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Light-Years: A History of Photography (Lichtjaren – Een geschiedenis van de fotografie)

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Original Language: Dutch | 304 pp. | October 2019

2 Seas represents World excl Dutch rights

PHOTOGRAPHY | ART

We are surrounded by pictures, but what do we really know about the history of photography? Rooseboom shows us how photographs are made, meant, distributed, watched, used and misuse

In Light-years, Hans Rooseboom explains how photography grew from nothing into the influential, popular and omnipresent medium it currently is. Rooseboom shows us how photographs are made, meant, distributed, watched, used and misused. Did you know that in 1890, people were already worried about privacy infringement? And that photographs were being manipulated long before the invention of Photoshop? 

In twelve chapters, Hans Rooseboom offers us tools to look at photographs in different ways and helps us gain a deeper understanding of what it is we see. Insightful and addictive – this book makes us better observers and, with a bit of luck, better photographers. Light-years also includes a guide through the jungle of assembling a photo collection. 

An addictive and insightful book that helps you understand and enjoy photographs even more.

Hans Rooseboom (1966) is a curator and conservator of photography at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. He has created various exhibitions and has written on many aspects of the history of photography: from Daguerre to Man Ray, and from early colour photography to panorama pictures.