The Genius of Photography

This looks like it might be a Good Thing. The new six-part BBC series The Genius of Photography starts on Thursday at 9pm on BBC4. People without some kind of digital TV will be able to see it on BBC2 at a later date, probably next year. The series promises to be a serious history of photography, and will show lots of classic images.

The accompanying book is a hefty hardback with numerous pictures ranging from as early as 1826 to the early 21st century, with detailed background information on many of them. The pictures are accompanied by what would appear to be a detailed history of the development of photography (I haven’t read it yet!). The full price of £25 is a little expensive, but Amazon are offering it at half price at the time of writing. Worth a look of you’re at all interested in photography.