Photography Book Reviews

Two Books of Astronomy, 1996. Abelardo Morell


  • Look at photography books in the classroom. You can look at any of the photography books.
  • Find books that are compelling, share with classmates, or ask your teacher for recommendations based on genre (type of photos). Explore a variety of photographers and image making techniques, based on student interest.
  • Write a one paragraph review of each book with, highlighting one or more images that you found particularly compelling.
  • Share your google document with your teacher.


  1. You will look at many images, but are required to write a review of three images of your choice, from three different books.
  2. Use your laptop while browsing books. A google doc has been provided to get you started on the Classroom post.
  3. Explore books. Take several off the shelf that interest you. Feel free to share with friends in the class (recommend books to each other).
  4. Review the book and photographer. For each image:
    1. Take note of the photographer and book title. Also, take note of the page number.
    2. What is happening in the image? What is the subject? What’s happening? Where are we? Where is the photographer in relation to the subject.
    3. What does the photo communicate to you? Meaning? Feeling? Mood?
    4. Is this the kind of photo you’d like to make? Or just appreciate? Describe.
  5. Plan to share your favorite images with the class.