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Photographer's Playbook
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Over 250 inspiring and fun photography assignments from leading photographers and educators, including John Baldessari, Elinor Carucci, Sandra Phillips, Stephen Shore, and Alec Soth

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Jason Fulford is a photographer and cofounder of the non-profit publisher J&L Books. He has lectured at more than a dozen art schools and universities and is a contributing editor to Blind Spot magazine. Fulford's photographs have been featured in Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Blind Spot, Aperture, and on book jackets for Don DeLillo, John Updike, Bertrand Russell, Jorge Luis Borges, Terry Eagleton, Ernest Hemingway, and Richard Ford. He is a 2014 Guggenheim fellow, and his published books include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010) and Hotel Oracle (2013). Gregory Halpern received a BA in history and literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. His third book of photographs, entitled A, is a photographic ramble through the streets of the American Rust Belt. His other books include Omaha Sketchbook and Harvard Works Because We Do. In 2014 he was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He currently teaches at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Examines how the photograph can be animated through composition, engagement and passion; Fulford and Halpern's The Photographer's Playbook contains 307 assignments designed to inspire, enlighten and educate students, teachers and photographers. -British Journal of Photography
Just what the doctor ordered for amateur photographers looking to educate themselves by immersing their imaginative gifts into the works of some of today's successful photographers. -Resource Magazine
The idea is that photography is nothing if it stays in a little box, that there is a big wide world out there and photography needs to engage with it. -British Journal of Photography
An invaluable resource of perceptive information on all things photography...Inside is a treasure trove of advice... -Juxtapoz, August 2014 issue
The Photographer's Playbook is a slap in the face for the obvious, the hackneyed, the over-familiar. -British Journal of Photography

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