Media praise for Why Photographs Work

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"Each of the images was spectacular. Even though I had to remind myself that reading the book was not about me, I began to wonder why I should even try to take photographs when these artists had created such amazing works."
-- Conrad J. Obregon, Amazon.com

"Recommended for photography lovers. "
-- Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor

"Fifty-two pick-up is easy to play with George Barr’s most recent book. Whether you read it chronologically or let it fall open to a new image each time, Why Photographs Work — 52 Great Images: Who Made Them, What Makes Them Special and Why (Rockynook) will entertain, enlighten, and inspire...From my own experience I can enthusiastically recommend this book as a valuable resource for anyone who wants to become a better photographer. Why Photographs Work — 52 Great Images: Who Made Them, What Makes Them Special and Why will also be a significant source for those who simply enjoy photography as art and enjoy studying great images."
-- Frank Etier, Technorati

"If you’ve ever wanted to increase your appreciation of good photography, this book is an excellent place to start."
-- Doug Bardwell, The Cleveland Examiner

"This book does an excellent job of gathering together some of the great modern photographers and reviewing particularly striking imagery from each of them. But what makes this book truly unique, and brilliantly useful, is Barr's analysis of each image followed immediately by the photographers' biographies and perspectives on their own works."
-- Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler, Photographer's Forum/PFMagazine.com