This exquisitely-produced volume presents the work of twenty legendary photographers of international renown. From Man Rays pioneering experimentations to the elegant and provocative fashion shots of Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts, this volume showcases masters of their craft across different photographic genres, from reportage and documentary to art and portraiture to fashion and glamour photography. For each artist featured, a 22-page portfolio of their iconic images provides a comprehensive overview of their oeuvre. Each section opens with an insightful introduction to the masters work and includes a concise biography of the photographer. Images are accompanied by insightful, engaging commentary from the specialist authors and contextualized by original essays that shed light on the stories, motivations, and techniques behind each shot. Featuring a striking, elegant design and large format, Master Photographers brings a host of stunning works into sharp focus, and incorporates a truly international cast of photographers. From French masters such as Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier-Bresson, to the wit and charm of Englishman Martin Parr, via the provocative oeuvre of Japanese photographer Araki Nobuyoshi, and the powerful portraits of Americans Walker Evans and Elliot Erwitt, this volume provides a fascinating insight into the work of the most innovative and important photographers of recent times. A discerning introduction to and a celebration of the legendary masters of twentieth century photography, this volume is perfect for amateurs and aficionados alike.