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Polaroid’s History of Innovation, War, and Lawsuits

Ronald K. Fierstein is a man who has had a front row seat to the evolution of photography as we know it. He's a lawyer who helped represent Polaroid during its lengthy legal battle with Eastman Kodak over patents.

Fierstein has written a new book that sheds light on the life and career of Polaroid founder Edwin Land, the "original Steve Jobs" (Jobs revered Land and modeled his career after his). It's titled A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War.

Book Review: ‘The Decisive Moment’ by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Wow... Where do I even begin? I would say that “The Decisive Moment” by Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of the most beautiful photo books I have ever handled, and it is a book that brings me extreme joy and happiness (you can see all the photos from the book for free over at Magnum Photos).

A Blast from the Past: How the World of Photography Was Changing Back in 1887

Back in 1887, a photography instructor named Edward M. Estabrooke published a book titled Photography in the Studio and in the Field. It was "a practical manual designed as a companion alike to the professional and the amateur photographer."

Filled with detailed information on how to practice photography with the equipment and technologies of the time, the book also contains interesting passages that describe how the world of photography was changing.

Photographer Creates Grids Showing How People on City Streets Look the Same

Fashion street photographers usually look for styles that are one of a kind. Hans Eijkelboom doesn't. For over twenty years, the Dutch 'anti-sartorial' photographer has roamed the streets of major cities around the world in search for the common -- people showing similar tastes in clothing, accessories, or behavior.

The result is a monumental project called "Photo Notes", which comprises grids of photos grouped together by a common theme.

Meet The Man Who Documented the Entire History of ZEISS Cameras in a 1,300-Page 7.7-Pound Book

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows as much about ZEISS as Bernd K. Otto. From the company's entry into the photography world in 1890, to its long-lived history and reputation throughout the 20th century, Otto’s knowledge and passion for the company led him to create Carl Zeiss Kamera-Register 1902–2012, the most comprehensive anthology of ZEISS cameras in existence.

Inside the Warrior: Striking Portraits that Reveal the Masculine Side of Yoga

Thinking about your local Yoga studio doesn't usually conjure up images of masculinity. Yoga mats, yoga pants, yoga in general is seen as a female-dominated, or sometimes even female-only, practice. But as photographer Amy Goalen's project Inside the Warrior goes to show, that is definitely not always the case.

The ‘Study of Pose’: An Encyclopedia of 1,000 Different Poses by Supermodel Coco Rocha

The Study of Pose is an upcoming book by photographer Steven Sebring and supermodel Coco Rocha, who's well known for her ability to "freestyle" various poses in rapid succession (some people call her the "Queen of Pose"). The book is packed with 1,000 different black-and-white poses by Rocha displayed on over 2,000 pages and serves as something of an encyclopedia of poses.

Chris Hadfield’s New Photo Book Documents Each Continent on Earth as Seen from the ISS

Chris Hadfield is one of the most loved and accomplished astronauts to ever travel around the Earth. But he's not just an astronaut, he’s also an international bestseller with his book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth reaching number one across the globe.

Now, he’s back with a new book titled You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, which takes readers on a photographic tour of our cities, countries and continents from a vantage point few of us will ever experience first hand.

‘Attack of the Giant Fingers’ Pays Tribute to the Digits that Invade Our Photos

Somewhere deep in the depths of our archives, it’s inevitable that every single one of us has an image with our finger in it. Whether a family portrait gone bad or an accidental misfire by a stranger helping you take a shot, it seems like our fleshly phalanges have a knack for getting in the way.

To honor these accidents, Erik Kessels has created a photo series and accompanying book titled Attack of the Giant Fingers. As the 13th section of his larger, ongoing collection titled In Almost Every Picture, this series sheds light on the darker days of analogue when you couldn’t ‘chimp’ to see if your finger invaded the frame.

Fan Ho’s Fantastic Black-and-White Street Photographs of 1950s Hong Kong

Photographer Ho Fan has been shooting black and white street photography since the 1950s. At the time, he was living in the poor, rundown Central neighborhood of Hong Kong. The streets, filled with food and trinket vendors, captured the recent Shanghai transplant's attention. It was with this fascination that Fan took his camera to the streets, documenting the intriguing life around him.

Annie Leibovitz Compiles Her Life’s Work into a 476-Page, Limited Edition, $2,500 Book

When you’ve captured as many photographs as renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has, it’s not exactly a simple task to pick and choose your best work. Shooting for over four decades for the likes of Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, her collection of work is as vast as it is rich.

And so, when it came time to create her latest book, rather than selecting just a few dozen of her photographs, she decided to step it up... a lot. Her latest book is a $2,500, 476-page visual journey through every single step of Leibovitz career.

Cartier-Bresson’s ‘The Decisive Moment’ is Back in Print 60 Years After the First Run

Henri Cartier-Bresson is a name forever engraved on the face of photographic history. Known for his humanist approach to photography and the world around him, the so-called father of street photography defined his photojournalistic style with each snap of the shutter.

And while his individual photographs are something to marvel at in their own right, one of the greatest contributions he ever gave the world was a book called The Decisive Moment, which you can now once more own without spending $500+ dollars.

Baby Photographer Anne Geddes Shares About Her Life and Work

When it comes to baby photography, there’s one name that sticks out above all of the rest: Anne Geddes. An Australian native currently living and working out of New York City, Geddes has made her name synonymous with cute photographs of newborns and children. In honor of Mother’s Day, CBS aired this short feature on her and her work.

Blurb Announces Partnership with Amazon to Simplify Self-Publishing Photo Books

As of Yesterday, Blurb -- an online platform and service that allows you to create and publish photo books -- announced that you will now be able to sell and distribute said photo books through none other than online retail giant, Amazon, regardless of how many copies are sold.

This is considerably big news, as it opens up an entirely new realm of possibilities for photographers who want to get some of their work out there in the form of printed books, but don’t have the means to desire to go through more traditional methods of ordering massive quantities and trying to get those sold.

Photog Travels the World and Photographs Ancient Cultures that May Soon Disappear

A few days ago, we shared photographer Sasha Leahovcenco's inspirational project in which he photographed people in Siberia who had never had their photo taken. Photographer Jimmy Nelson's series/book Before They Pass Away is similar in that he, too, is probably photographing people who have never seen a camera.

But the project takes on a deeper, more tragic meaning as well. You see, as the name suggests, Before They Pass Away is about capturing photographs of ancient tribes and cultures that, before long, may no longer exist to be photographed.