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Adams& technical contribution to the art of photography cannot be under-estimated. He co-founded the influential photography organization, Group f/64, with the likes of Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham, and also co-pioneered the Zone System technique that gives photographers better control over finished images.
Collectors are willing to pay steep prices for the world′s finest photography books. Rare editions from the likes of Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn and Ansel Adams are among the most sought-after of all art books. Sometimes these books have captured an era or a location, sometimes they have helped to coin an artistic trend, sometimes they are simply the finest work of a particular photographer.
Technically, the first photobook was published within five years of the invention of the Daguerrotype. William Henry Fox Talbot created a method to develop and mass produce paper photographs, and he used them in his 1844 landmark book The Pencil of Nature. Its very title explains his use of photography to replace drawing. Then, it wasnt considered an expressive medium of its own.