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Diary of a Camera
Richard Quinney

A meditation on the art and history of photography, printed in the tradition of fine art photography

Diary of a Camera is Richard Quinney’s meditation on the art and history of photography. Printed in the tradition of fine art photography, this handsome book features 173 photographs by Quinney, each accompanied by a narrative vignette that provides perspectives on the history of photography and the changing technology of making visual images. It will appeal to a wide range of photographers, from occasional photographers to professional documentary and fine art photographers.

Readers and viewers will learn immediately that the narrator of Diary of a Camera is the camera itself. The camera tells the story of what it is to be a camera, how and what the camera selects to photograph, and reflections on being a camera in the course of a year of photographing.

I have been waiting for a long time to tell you this: I am a camera. For the greater part of my life, I have been silent, except for the continual “click” and “click.” And that has been fine with me; there is certain awareness and concentration in silence. But near the end of the recent summer, verbal ability was granted to me. Now I am able to tell you what I am seeing, and how and why I am seeing, in the course of making photographs. What follows is the year’s diary—visual and verbal—of my life as a camera. These images and these words I give in gratitude for this life. Come, let us go, for we have miles to travel, things to see, and thoughts to share in this magical and wondrous year.

 

 

Author. Photo credit, Name Richard Quinney is the author of many photography books, including Borderland: A Midwest Journal; Once Upon an Island: Photographs of Manhattan, 1969–70; A Sense Sublime; and Things Once Seen. He is the founder of the independent press Borderland Books.

 

 


 

 

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September 2015
LC: 2014955081
200 pp.   7 1/2 × 10
173 b/w photos

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Cloth $30.00 t
ISBN 978-0-983-51748-1
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