Documentary Photography Art Books

Berenice Abbott

New York in the Thirties

Diane Arbus

Aperture Masters of Photography


Smithsonian Exhibition Catalog: Box of Ten Photographs

Eugène Atget

Aperture Masters of Photography

Richard Avedon

An Autobiography of Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon, Doon Arbus

The Sixties (signed)

Bill Brandt

Behind the Camera


Brassaï: The Monograph

Henri Cartier Bresson

Aperture Masters of Photography

The Decisive Moment

Bill Burke

I Want To Take Picture

Rene Burri

Rene Burri Photographs

Robert Capa

Robert Capa: Definitive Collection

Bruce Davidson

Outside Inside

William Eggleston

William Eggleston’s Guide

Walker Evans

American Photographs

Robert Frank

The Americans

Lee Friedlander

Friedlander (MOMA)

Bruce Gilden


David Harvey

Divided Soul

Frank Hohenberger

Indiana Photographs

Sophia Howarth

Street Photography Now

Graciella Iturbide

Juchitán De Las Muhjeres

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

Joseph Karsh

Fifty Year Retrospective

Andre Kertesz

His Life and Work

Joseph Koudelka


Dorothea Lange

Aperture Masters Series of Photography

Magnum Contact Sheets

Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found

Sally Mann

Immediate Family

Mary Ellen Mark

Aperture Masters of Photography

On the Portrait and the Moment

Tiny, Streetwise

Ward 81

Steve McCurry


Ralph Meatyard

A Four Fold Vision

Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas: On the  Frontline

Joel Meyerowitz

Where I Find Myself

Lisette Model

Aperture Masters of Photography

Irving Penn

Irving Penn

Eugene Richards

The Knife and Gun Club

Sabastiao Salgado

Africa: Eye on Africa

An Uncertain Grace


Exodus (signed)

Genesis (signed)



August Sander

Aperture Masters of Photography

W. Eugene Smith

Aperture Masters of Photography

Edward Steichen, Carl Sandburg

The Family of Man

Nick Turpin

On the Night Bus: Tales of the City

Alex Webb

The Suffering of Light

Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand

Books About Documentary Photography

A Photographer’s Life: It’s What I Do; Lynsey Addario

A Chronology; Diane Arbus

Doing Documentary Work; Robert Coles

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; Walker Evans, James Agee

Street Photography Now; Sophia Howarth

On Being a Photographer; David Hurn

Letting Go of the Camera; Brooks Jensen

Photographers A-Z; Hans-Michael Koetzle

Witness in Our Time; Ken Light

Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer; Arthur Lubow

Photographs Not Taken: A Collection of Photographer’s Essays; Arthur Lubow

Love Thy Neighbor; Peter Maas

The Bang Bang Club; Greg Marinovich

How the Other Half Lives; Jacob Riis

Documentary Photography; Arthur Rothstein

From my Land to the Planet; Sebastiao Salgado

On Photography; Susan Sontag

Regarding the Pain of Others; Susan Sontag

Mary Ellen Mark’s Ward 81: Art at the Expense of Social Documentary (thesis); Jennifer L. Stoots

The Education of a Photographer; Charles Traub

10 Years In-Public; Nick Turpin

Bystander: A History of Street Photography; Colin Westerbrook

Photography-Related Books

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking; Bayles, Orland

Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid and the Kodak Patent War

The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experientation; Vassar College

The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Colletion; Edited by S. Crist

Polaroid Transfers: A Complete Visual Guide; Kathleen Carr