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The Tao of Photography: Seeing beyond Seeing

The Tao of Photography: Seeing beyond Seeing

by Philippe L. Gross

Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781580081948
Pages: 144
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 4 Mb
Date posting: 2021-05-08


This provocative, visually stunning volume draws upon Taoist teachings to explore the creative and spiritual dimensions of the art of photography. Co-written by freelance photographer and university lecturer Phillippe Gross and psychology professor S. I. Shapiro, The Tao of Photography applies the Taoist practice of mindfulness and surrendering the "I" to the role of the photographer, and the intellectual, spiritual, and practical challenges the artist faces in rendering her surroundings on film. Excerpts from the Taoist classic the Chuang-tzu and the writings of Western aesthetes are complemented by 71 photographs from the work of such canonical photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Stieglitz, and Dorothea Lange. Lucid instructional text and enlightening exercises assure that photographers of all levels will be able to incorporate the lessons of the Tao into their own work.