07 January 2011

Jack London Photographer ~ Reesman et al (ed)

Coffee Table Book - large format with text, captions and glorious photography.
A social commentary in black and white.

Love Jack London as a writer and this book of his photographs is storytelling through the lens. This book of crisp, black and white photographs is photo-journalism through the eyes of a social activist.

There are chapters on the slums of London, the San Francisco earthquake, the Russo-Japanese War, sailing in the South Seas, the Mexican Revolution and more. Each chapter is introduced with information about the background to the historical context of the photos and photography techniques.

A wonderful historical study.