Aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve, Seeing Things is a wonderful introduction to photography that asks how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments.
In this book, acclaimed and beloved photographer Joel Meyerowitz takes readers on a journey through the power and magic of photography: its abilities to freeze time, tell a story, combine several layers into one frame and record life’s fleeting and beautiful moments. The book features the work of masters such as William Eggleston, Mary Ellen Mark, Helen Levitt and Walker Evans, among many others. Each picture is accompanied by a short commentary, encouraging readers to look closely and use their imagination to understand key ideas in photography such as light, gesture, composition-and, ultimately, how there is wonder all around us when viewed through the lens.
Number of pages: 80
Number of images: 30
Publication date: 2016-06-28
Measurements: 11.25 x 8.25 x 0.4 inches
“Meyerowitz distils a lifetime’s thought about getting, and appreciating, the shot . . . Truly an eye-opening invitation.” —Kirkus Review
“Put your budding artist on a first-name basis with photographers like William Eggleston, Mary Ellen Mark, Helen Levitt, and Walker Evans while showing them how to go beyond the first glance. It’s like art history and appreciation 101, but fun.” –AIGA Holiday Gift Guide
Joel Meyerowitz is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He is a two-time Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of both National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities awards, and a recipient of the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis, and has published over thirty books, including the Aperture titles Legacy (2009), Cape Light (2015), and Provincetown (2019). He lives in Italy.