This work presents signature images of 20 of the century’s greatest photographs alongside excerpts from their interviews with the author and his portraits of each. Photographers include: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Jeanloup Sieff, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Edouard Boubat, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Sebastiao Salgado, Elliott Erwitt, Helmut Newton, Mary Ellen Mark, Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz, Gordon Parks, William Klein, Andreas Feininger, Eve Arnold, Marc Riboud, Joe Rosenthal, Carl Mydans, Horace Bristol, Eikoh Hosoe, Raghubir Singh and Peter Lindbergh.
Mark Edward Harris is a talented photographer, who was graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Master of Arts Degree in Pictorial/Documantary History. Mark started his professional photography career doing the stills for the Merv Griffin Show and warious television and movie companies. When the show ended in 1986 he set off on a four-month trek across the Pacific and throughout Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The images created on that trip brought attention to his travel and documentary photography.
Mark Edward Harris has traveled and photographed in 80 countries. His awards include a CLIO Award and an Aurora Gold Award for his photographic work and an ACE Award for television directing. His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work which won the prestigious New York Book Show Photography Book of the Year and Best of Show awards; The Way of the Japanese Bath, winner of a Premier Print Award; Wanderlust which led to him being named Photographer of the Year at the 2004 Black and White Spider Awards and the book itself being named the people/photography book of the year at the International Photography Awards and the Prix del la Photographie Paris; in 2007 Chronicle Books published Inside North Korea and in 2008 Inside Iran; in 2009 an expanded 2nd edition of The Way of the Japanese Bath was released.
His ditorial work has appeared in publications such as Life, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The London Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Playboy.