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In Focus

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In this sequel to the New York Times bestseller Through the Lens, National Geographic showcases the world's peoples in stunning photographs.

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Hardcover, 504 pages, October 2004.

A beautiful collection of more than 280 photographs culled from National Geographic's extensive photographic archives, this volume presents a powerful retrospective of portrait photography. Spanning more than ten decades of images and representing the work of more than 150 photographers, In Focus includes never-before-seen photographs alongside award-winning favorites. This rich collection is accompanied by new and fascinating text written by photographers that reveals their experiences as they captured people in the moment, as well as their evaluations of National Geographic portraits produced during each decade.

Geographic photographers have taken more pictures of people than of wildlife or landscapes or scientific experiments or archaeological digs or national monuments. This is because photographers and viewers alike are truly fascinated by people?more intrigued by each other than almost anything else. The subjects of National Geographic portraits are ordinary citizens and exotic strangers, individuals and groups, of the past and present.

Opening with a compelling look at National Geographic's contribution to the knowledge of the world's peoples through photography, the chapters that follow explore critical periods in world history and photographic style, tracing the evolution of portrait photography through insightful text and breathtaking images. Featuring amazing insights from the photographers?including Sam Abell, William Albert Allard, Jodi Cobb, Stuart Franklin, and David Alan Harvey?In Focus is elegant and insightful, and the perfect addition to anyone's home library or coffee table.

Dimensions (in inches): 10 x 10

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