At our meeting in January we came up with the idea of creating a reading list to which we could all contribute our recommendations and add to it as we go along.
The first suggestions by Bookworm members are listed below.
Gerry Badger, The Genius of Photography, 2007
Gerry Badger, The Pleasures of Good Photographs, 2010
John Berger, several books including: Understanding a Photograph, 2013; Another Way of Telling, 1982
Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour, 2012
Henry Carroll, Read this if you want to take great photographs, 2014
Jackie Higgins, Why it does not have to be in focus: modern photography explained, Thames & Hudson, 2013
Robin Kelsey, Photography and the Art of Chance, 2015
Ashley La Grange, Basic Critical Theory for Photographers, 2005
Stephen Shore, The Nature of Photographs, 2007
Liz Wells, A Critical Introduction, 5th revised edition, 2015
Note from Del: A text that’s worth reading is The Pencil of Nature (Henry Fox Talbot) - downloadable from Project Gutenberg. There’s a whole load of free stuff on their bookshelf <http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Photography_(Bookshelf)> , for those interested in historical stuff.