Photography Literature

Photography Literature at Forum Auctions complements our Photographs and Photobooks department, focusing on rare books relating to the history and development of photography, both as a technology and an artistic medium.

Our Photography Literature specialists have many years of experience in this field and are available to provide valuations and advise best path to market for any rare books relating to the history of photography you may have, as well as advise on probate and insurance valuations for single items or collections. Please view the Experts section below for more information.

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Rupert Powell

Rupert Powell

Deputy Chairman, International Head of Books

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Dido Arthur

Dido Arthur

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Justin Phillips

Justin Phillips

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Max Hasler

Max Hasler

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Rhiannon Spence

Rhiannon Spence

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Hester Malin

Hester Malin

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Cosima Benson-Colpi

Cosima Benson-Colpi

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Lydia Gardner

Lydia Gardner

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

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Leo Hessian

Leo Hessian

Trainee Cataloguer, Books and Works on Paper

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Simon Luterbacher

Simon Luterbacher

Consultant, Books and Works on Paper

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What's the difference between 'Photography Literature' & 'Photobooks'?
Good question! The distinction at Forum Auctions revolves around the purpose of the books in question. 'Photography Literature' refers to books that explore the history and evolution of photography as a technology and artistic medium, whereas 'Photobooks' refers more to books where the photography contained therein is the purpose of the book, such as photographer's monographs. There is inevitably some scope for crossover...
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