Cameras at War

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

John Wade

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.
Date Published :
October 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
260 black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526760104
Pages : 280
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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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.

About The Author
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John Wade is a freelance writer and photographer, with more than forty years’ experience in both fields. He has written, illustrated, edited and contributed to more than thirty books, plus numerous magazine articles, for book and magazine publishers in the UK, US and Australia. His specialties are photographic history and techniques, as well as social history.

REVIEWS
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"...contains clear and concise writing and excellent illustrations of cameras, accessories, and even vintage advertising."

- History in Motion

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