Wisconsin Death Trip

By Michael Lesy

A shocking portrait of a small town crumbling--socially, morally, physically and emotionally--under the impact of the great depression of the 1890s. This "cult classic" is now available again in paperback.

The History of Photography

An Overview
By Alma Davenport

A compact, readable, up-to-date overview of the history of photography.

Subjects: Photography

Literature and Photography

Interactions, 1840-1990, A Critical Anthology
By Jane Rabb

"Baudelaire Meets Poe," Jane Rabb has gathered the first and last words about photographs and photography.

Stopping Time

A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe
By Peter Goin

The Tahoe basin--then and now.

Photography in Print

Writings from 1816 to the Present
Edited by Vicki Goldberg

Essays by photographers, critics, and philosophers.

Visual Anthropology

Photography as a Research Method
Revised and Expanded Edition
By John CollierMalcolm Collier

This book provides reliable research methods from the systematic gathering of data through analysis of photographic records to the transfer of insights to ethnographic records, with an emphasis on developing the skills of thorough observation rather than technical skill.