This is a pocket-sized history of photography from its beginnings up to the present, covering important technical developments, styles and famous photographers. The book covers the history of photography from its beginnings in 1826 up to the present. Along the way it discusses 50 of the most significant and influential people in the field. They include the early pioneers such as Daguerre, famous photojournalists such as Don McCullin, and Robert Capa, famous portrait artists such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Annie Leibovitz, fashion photographers such as Cecil Beaton and Mario Testino and art photographers such as Bill Brandt and Ansel Adams. There are also 10 theme spreads on subjects such as politics, the Magnum Agency, and women in photography. All in all, this is a complete pocket guide to this fascinating subject.