Cameras at War


Photo Gear that Captured 100 Years of Conflict - From Crimea to Korea

By: John Wade
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781526760104
Published: 30th May 2020
RRP / Print Price: £16.99

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Cameras at War

Books about war and the pictures that came out of conflict usually concentrate on the picture content. But behind every picture there is a camera – and that’s what this book is about. Profusely illustrated throughout with pictures of the cameras, rather than the pictures they took, it looks at 100 years of conflict from the Crimean War to the Korean War. It begins in the days when a photographer needed to be more of a scientist than an artist, such were the difficulties of shooting and processing any photograph. It ends with the cameras whose compact dimensions, versatility and ease of use meant that photographers could largely forget the science and concentrate on the art. Some cameras simply recorded events. Others defined and changed the way those events proceeded. These were the cameras that went to war, and this is their story.

 

 



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