Photography Books

Some of the greatest photographers in the world have occupied our shelves here are some examples of the many currently instock.

When you are in the Los Angeles area make it a point to shop at Eso Won Books.

Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780944092699
Published: Twin Palms Publishers - January 1st, 2000

Gruesome photographs document the victims of lynchings and the society that allowed mob violence.

Howard L. Bingham's Black Panthers 1968 Ltd Ed Cover Image
By Howard Bingham (Photographer), Steve Crist (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781934429150
Published: Ammo Books - October 1st, 2009

Forty years after Life magazine sent writer Gilbert Moore and photographer Howard Bingham to document and tell the story of the Black Panthers. The very secretive Panthers and their Minister of Information, Eldridge Cleaver would only allow Life to do the story if Bingham was the photographer.

Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali Cover Image
By Gordon Parks (Photographer), Paul Roth (Contribution by), Peter Kunhardt (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9783958296190
Published: Steidl - February 11th, 2020

With fantastic previously unseen images, this book represents a collaboration between two heroes of Black American culture

Bruce W. Talamon. Soul. R&b. Funk. Photographs 1972-1982 Cover Image
By Pearl Cleage, Reuel Golden (Editor), Bruce W. Talamon (Photographer)
ISBN: 9783836572408
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Taschen - September 30th, 2018

We have signed copies of Mr. Talamon's Soul r&b Funk

Jazz Images by William Claxton Cover Image
By William Claxton (Photographer), Howard Mandell (Introduction by), Jordi Soley (Notes by)
ISBN: 9788409038169
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Published: Elemental Music - October 15th, 2019

This book presents a selection of more than 150 superb Color & B&W images. Where previous jazz photographers captured their subjects in the dark, smoky environs of nightclubs, Claxton capitalized on the sun and surf of southern California, posing artists in unorthodox outdoor settings to represent a new era in the music's continued evolution.

William Claxton. Jazzlife Cover Image
By Joachim E. Berendt, William Claxton (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9783836542937
Published: Taschen - August 17th, 2016

In 1960, photographer William Claxton and noted musicologist Joachim Berendt traveled the United States hot on the trail of jazz. Through music halls and marching bands, side streets and subways, they sought to document this living, breathing, beating musical phenomenon that enraptured America across social, economic, and racial lines.

Ronnie Scott's 1959-69: Photographs by Freddy Warren Cover Image
By Freddy Warren (Photographer), Simon Whittle (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781909526631
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Published: Reel Art Press - December 3rd, 2019

A warm and intimate portrait of London's most legendary jazz venue

Gullah Days: Hilton Head Islanders Before the Bridge 1861-1956 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949467079
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Published: Blair - February 4th, 2020

The Gullah culture, though borne of isolation and slavery, thrived on the US East Coast sea islands from pre-Civil War times until today, and nowhere more prominently than on Hilton Head Island, SC. On this small barrier island descendants of the first generations of Gullah people continue to preserve Gullah language, customs, arts, and cuisine.

Birchtown and the Black Loyalist Experience: From 1775 to the Present Cover Image
By Stephen Davidson, Peter Zwicker (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9781459505568
Published: Formac Publishing Company Limited - May 7th, 2019

This book chronicles experiences of African Americans who were part of the influx of Loyalist refugees from the American Revolution. The Black Loyalists were both freed and enslaved Black Americans who had joined the British side. For their loyalty, they were evacuated by the British Navy to Nova Scotia, where they were to receive freedom, land, and provisions.

The Obama Portraits Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691203287
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 11th, 2020

A richly illustrated celebration of the paintings of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

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Yes We Did: Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President Cover Image
By Lawrence Jackson, Barack Obama (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780525541011
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Published: TarcherPerigee - October 22nd, 2019

"Eight years in the White House went by so fast. That's why I'm so grateful that Lawrence was there to capture them. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do."
--From the foreword by Barack Obama

Revolution in Black and White: Photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest Withers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991541843
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Published: Cityfiles Press - November 15th, 2019

Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers of the civil rights era. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the civil rights movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968.

Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial (Documentary Arts and Culture) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469654232
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 17th, 2020

At first glance, Jessica Ingram's landscape photographs could have been made nearly anywhere in the American South: a fenced-in backyard, a dirt road lined by overgrowth, a field grooved with muddy tire prints. These seemingly ordinary places, however, were the sites of pivotal events during the civil rights era, though often there is not a plaque with dates and names to mark their importance.

We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity Cover Image
By Nat'l Mus Afr Am Hist Culture, Kinshasha Holman Conwill (Editor), John H. Morrow Jr. (Contributions by), Krewasky A. Salter (Contributions by), Lonnie G. Bunch III (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781588346728
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Published: Smithsonian Books - November 5th, 2019

A richly illustrated commemoration of African Americans' roles in World War I highlighting how the wartime experience reshaped their lives and their communities after they returned home.

Lunch Counter Sit-Ins: How Photographs Helped Foster Peaceful Civil Rights Protests (Captured History) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756558789
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Published: Compass Point Books - August 1st, 2018

On point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the saga of the Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins in the early 1960s to life. Readers will learn about the four brave college students who started it all, as well as the many who came after. These events changed the world.