Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs
By Joel Meyerowitz
Aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve, Seeing Things is a wonderful introduction to photography that explores how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments. In this book, photographer Joel Meyerowitz takes readers on a journey through the power and magic of photography — its abilities to freeze time, tell a story, combine several layers into one frame and record life’s fleeting and beautiful moments. The book features the work of masters such as William Eggleston, Mary Ellen Mark, Helen Levitt, and Walker Evans, among many others. Each picture is accompanied by a short commentary, encouraging readers to look closely and use their imagination to understand key ideas in photography such as light, gesture, composition-and, ultimately, how there is wonder all around us when viewed through the lens.