I keep adding to a “curated” collection of the work of a 150-or-so photographers on Pinterest — a poor man’s photo library.

Books of Photography

  • Albertson, Rick — Documentary Portraits: A Retrospective

  • Frank, Robert — The Americans

  • Rowell, Galen — Mountain Light

Books about Photography

  • Addario, Lynsey — It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

  • Davis, Jeff — Foundations of Color

  • duChemin, David — The Soul of the Camera

  • duChemin, David — Within the Frame

  • Gibson, David — The Street Photographer’s Manual

  • Glover, Tavis Leaf — Canon of Design: Mastering Artistic Composition

  • Hunter, Fil et al. — Light, Science, and Magic

  • Hurn, David — On Being a Photographer

  • Jensen, Brooks — Letting Go of the Camera

  • Light, Ken — Witness in Our Time

  • Lubow, Arthur — Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer

  • Plant, Ian — Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition

  • Rowell, Galen — Galen Rowell’s Vision

  • Sontag, Susan — On Photography

  • Sontag, Susan — Regarding the Pain of Others

  • Walton, Kendall — Marvelous Images: On Values and the Arts