The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography | John Bevis
This beautifully published and richly illustrated book tells the story of the origins of nature photography. It is the story of Richard & Cherry Kearton, whose exploratory and documentary use of photography in the late 19th and early 20th Century cemented their place in the history of this photographic discipline. Their work shed light on the habits of birds and other creatures and created an invaluable record for future generations.
This new and definitive study concerns itself with the lives and partnership of the Keartons, especially their role in the history of nature photography; their attitudes to and interaction with nature; and the status of invention in their work. Reproduced throughout the book are the remarkable photographs that they declared as having been taken ‘direct from nature’.