I've been asked before about my collection of photography books. Here is a comprehensive but incomplete inventory of the photographic monographs/anthologies/exhibition catalogs in my collection. These are only the books that center around photographs, not having anything to do with philosophy of photography or the mechanics of taking and producing photographs (that's an entirely separate catalog, which I'll compile at a later date). Also not included are periodicals, which run into the hundreds. I'll mention a few periodical titles that I've collected, but not detail the volumes - Black-and-White, (Not Only) Blue, Not Only Black+White, Provocateur and Photographers International. As far as I know, all but Black-and-White are no longer published. Title Artist/Author Publisher Publication Date Notes 4 A M Adu Formosa Books 2000 Olympic Portraits Annie Liebowitz Bullfinch 1996 (Don't) Call Me Shirley Brett M. Cochrane Knopf Australia 1995 Burma: Something Went Wrong Chan Chao Nazareli Press 2000 The Great Wall of China Chen Changfen Yale University Press 2007 Beauty of Darkness Connie Imboden Custom & Limited Editions 1999 1st Edition The Raw Seduction of Flesh Connie Imboden Silver Arts 1999 softcover, Signed Piercing Illusions Connie Imboden Foto Book Press 2001 softcover, Signed Beijing Spring David and Peter Turnley Stewart, Tabori and Chang 1989 All My Lies Are True David Carol Kabloona Press 2009 Signed, personalized to me Edward Curtis – The Master Prints Edward Curtis Arena Editions 2001 Hardcover Edward Steichen – The Early Years Edward Steichen Princeton University Press 1999 Edward Weston: The Form of the Nude Edward Weston Phaidon Press 2005 Margarethe Mather and Edward Weston: A Passionate Collaboration Edward Weston, Margarethe Mather W.W. Norton 2001 Suffering The Ideal F. Holland Day Twin Palms 1995 Hardcover, 1st Edition, Limited Edition F. Holland Day F. Holland Day Van Gogh Museum 2001 Exhibition Catalog Faces of the Eastern Shore Frank Van Riper Qesada House 1992 Softcover, signed, personalized to me The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans Frederick Evans Getty 2010 Exhibition Catalog Foro Italico George Mott Powerhouse Books 2003 1st Edition, slipcovered Inside Life Greg Gorman Rizzoli 1997 1st Edition, Signed, Slipcovered with signed print As I See It Greg Gorman Powerhouse Books 2000 1st Edition, signed Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa Hans Silvester Thames & Hudson 2008 Kazu Herb Ritts Parco 1995 1st Edition Daguerreotypes Jerry Spagnoli Steidl 2006 First Edition, Softcover Tuscany: Inside the Light Joel Meyerowitz Main Street 2003 The Mural Project: Photography by Ansel Adams John Armor, Peter Wright Reverie Press 1989 Hardcover, Signed, personalized - “To John – thanks for your help” Manzanar: Photographs by Ansel Adams John Armor, Peter Wright Times Books 1988 Lengthening Shadows Before Nightfall John Dugdale Twin Palms 1995 Signed, personalized to me, dated 2006 Life's Evening Hour John Dugdale August Press 2000 Hardcover, Limited Edition Picturing Men – A Century of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography John Ibson Smithsonian 2002 The Luminous Years Karl Bissinger Abrams 2003 Passage to Angkor Kenro Izu Friends Without Borders 2005 1st Edition, signed Homo Sum Konrad Helbig 6x6.com 2010 Not dated – guessing at publication date Skin Laurent Elie Badessi Edition Stemmle 2000 Red Color News Soldier Li Zhensheng Phaidon Press 2003 Panoramas of the Far East Lois Conner Smithsonian 1993 Photography's Antiquarian Avant-Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes Lyle Rexer Abrams 2002 American Photographs: The First Century Merry A. Foresta Smithsonian 1996 At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian Merry A. Foresta, Jenna K. Foley Smithsonian 2003 The Pre-Raphaelite Camera Michael Bartram Little, Brown & Company 1985 Eye Mind Spirit – the Enduring Legacy of Minor White Minor White Howard Greenberg Gallery 2008 Face to Face: The Art of Portrait Photography Paul Ardenne Flammarion 2004 Collaboration: The Photographs of Paul Cadmus Paul Cadmus Twelvetrees Press 1992 1st Edition, Limited Edition Physique: Classic Photographs of Naked Athletes Peter Kuhnst Thames & Hudson 2004 Man to Man: A History of Gay Photography Pierre Borhan Vendome Press 2007 The Hyena & Other Men Pieter Hugo Prestel 2007 Shooting Soldiers – Civil War Medical Photographs by R.B. Bontecou R.B. Bontecou Burns Archive Press 2011 Torero Reuven Afanador Edition Stemmle 2001 1st Edition Sombra Reuven Afanador Merrell 2004 1st Edition Mil Besos Reuven Afanador Rizzoli 2009 1st Edition Cuba in the 1850s Through the Lens of Charles DeForest Fredricks Robert M. Levine University of South Florida Press 1990 Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition Robert Mapplethorpe Guggenheim Museum 2004 Exhibition Catalog Hymn to the Earth Ron Rosenstock Silver Strand Press 2003 Signed, Numbered Edition # 597 Maryland's Civil War Photographs: The Sesquicentennial Collection Ross Kelbaugh Maryland Historical Society 2012 Signed, Numbered Edition # 130, personalized to me America and the Tintype Steven Kasher ICP/Steidl 2008 Spirit Capture: Photographs from the National Museum of The American Indian Tim Johnson Smithsonian 1998 In Defense of Beauty Tom Bianchi Crown Publishers 1995 Tseng Kwong-Chi Tseng Kwong-Chi Paul Kasmin Gallery 2008 Taormina Wilhelm Von Gloeden Twelvetrees Press 1986 Specimens and Marvels: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Invention of Photography William Henry Fox Talbot Aperture 2000 William Henry Fox Talbot William Henry Fox Talbot Phaidon 2008 Download This is not intended as just an ego-stroking exercise but to encourage conversation about photography books, book collecting, and sharing work that inspires us. Please post your own lists and/or comment upon/critique mine.