The Photography Book takes us on a journey through familiar and strange moments in time, immortalized by great, unknown and innovative photographers from around the world. Since its birth over 150 years ago, photography has undergone a number of twists and turns in its progress from a practical means of documentation to an art form with its own icons, heroes, galleries and collectors. Arranged in alphabetical order by photographer, The Photography Book brings together 500 inspiring, moving and beautiful images of famous events and people, sensational landscapes, historic moments, sport, wildlife and fashion. Each photograph is discussed in detail, bringing it to life and giving us an understanding of this art form which is so influential in our everyday lives. A simple system of cross-referencing enables easy access to photographers working with a similar approach or using different means to capture the same subject. Glossaries of technical terms and movements are also included, together with an international directory of museums and galleries where photography is regularly on display.