by Harvey Wang
edited by Amy Brost and Edmund Carson

From Darkroom to Daylight (Daylight Books, 2015) explores the transition from film to digital in photography. More than 40 important photographers and prominent figures in the field of photography were interviewed, including Jerome Liebling, George Tice, Elliott Erwitt, David Goldblatt, Sally Mann, Gregory Crewdson, Susan Meiselas, and Eugene Richards, as well as two inventors who changed the world: Steven Sasson, who built the first digital camera while at Kodak, and Thomas Knoll, who along with his brother created Photoshop.

Praise for the book:

"Snap up" this "timely" book exploring "the minds and hearts of photographers, artists, printmakers, and designers who honed their skills with paper and chemistry, and of those who favor digital... This volume will generate enthusiastic discussion about what has been gained and lost with the adoption of digital methods." —Library Journal

"This is at once an homage to the analog world of film photography, a capsule history of the medium's digital revolution, and an engaging conversation with noted photographers about the transition between them." —American Photo

From Darkroom to Daylight is a thoughtful reflection on the transition from analogue to digital photography.  Wang’s engaging book is sure to be appreciated by any photographer.
Photo Life (Canada)

"This is a wonderful book, a thoughtful appreciation of the pitfalls and promise of technology."—Ken Burns, filmmaker

"The interviews are insightful and intelligent, and Wang’s portraits of the contributors are thoughtfully executed and revealing. Strongly recommended." —Royal Photographic Society Journal (UK)

“What all photographs have in common is the essential role of light and light-sensitive materials in the production of an image, but there are many routes toward that end. This collection of interviews and personal narratives, accompanied by Harvey Wang’s splendid portraits, offers a revelation and hence an invaluable record of key issues in how and why photographers today choose to go one way or the other, toward film or digital methods, toward darkroom or daylight.”   —Alan Trachtenberg, author, Reading American Photographs: Images as History, Mathew Brady to Walker Evans and other writings, and professor of English and American Studies, Yale University

One of the "10 Best New Photography Books of Summer 2015"  —American Photo


This book was made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with additional support from The Adobe Foundation, the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, and Kickstarter backers.

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