The Photographed Photographer
Edited by Guido Cecere, Cesare Colombo.
The layperson’s picture of the photographer at work encompasses many scenarios: the fashion photographer clicking away while flattering and cajoling the model; the crime scene reporter crouched over the dead body; the photojournalist dodging bullets as he or she strives to snatch a dramatic image from the battlefield. In The Photographed Photographer, Guido Cecere--art historian, art director and a photographer himself--turns the lens back on the image-maker with a compilation of nearly 500 portraits of photographers culled from prints, drawings, posters, ads, books, magazines, ornaments, stamps, postcards, figurines and of course photographs. The images are arranged across 18 themed chapters, from military photography to advertising, cinema to eroticism, parody to cartoons. Works by Alinari, Mario Giacomelli, Weegee, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Oliviero Toscani, Margaret Bourke White, Mario Cresci and Elio Ciol, and poster and drawing artists such as Marcello Dudovich, Gino Boccasile and Guido Crepax are included.