Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Focus on Photography is a high school level textbook published by Davis Publications, Inc. in Worcester, Massachusetts. It covers both traditional darkroom based and digital photography, and teaches photography by subject categories, such as landscape, portraits, photojournalism, and still life. It features interviews and profiles of artists and working photographers like Eliott Erwitt, Jody Cobb, Olivia Parker, and Maggie Taylor. Historical profiles of significant artists like Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Gordon Parks are also included. Examples of good photography run the gamut from top-class student work to the best of currently working professionals. The aim for Focus on Photography is to teach photography as a visual art and to teach students how to see photographically. For more information, check out:


In the coming days, the Focus on Photography blog will be the place to come for news and insights on the art and practice of photography. I might also include non-photographic content once in a while, like film and DVD reviews and even a music CD review. Check in on a regular basis, as I will try to update this as often as I can. See you soon.

Hermon Joyner

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