Thames & Hudson

  • Here is a wonderful and absorbing way to come to know and appreciate the greatest practioners in colour photography today.

    It is one of those rare publications of such startling simplicity in its conception - though meticulously and subtly executed - that its future as a cult success is assured. Photographs are grouped together by six basic colours - red, blue, green, yellow, white and black - triggering a stream of stimulating experiences.

    After a succinct texts outlining what it is that the colours connote today and have done in the past, we enter a thought-provoking, delightful and occasionally shocking universe. Magnificently printed images tell us more about the world today and yesterday, how we interact with it and learn from it, than any other formal study could ever do.

    Famous as well as unusual photographs are reproduced here with examples by practically all the great names and artists who use the medium - Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Susan Meiselas, Bruno Barbey, Raghu Rai and Peter Marlow among them.