An extravagant photographic history of photographers and their cameras. Featuring over a century of striking images, this beautiful volume celebrates the men and women behind the camera. They range from photojournalists to studio and fashion photographers such as Avedon and Bailey. Some of the greatest names from twentieth century photography are shown with their Leica, Nikon, Rolleiflex and Speed Graphic cameras taking pictures of film stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and John Wayne and pop stars such as the Beatles - as well as self-portraits and pictures of their contemporaries. This magnificent tome includes rarely seen and previously unpublished photographs from the archives of Getty Images. All are reproduced to the very finest quality yet seen in print. The photographers and their cameras are brought alive by accompanying text from one of the world's leading photographic specialists, Michael Pritchard.