Thursday, August 11, 2016

Book Beginning: From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.


Sorry for the crazy mixed up Linky! For those of you unable to add your link because it said you already had, or for any reason, or if you just want to add your link here instead of below, here is a new Linky:


Brian Lanker, the photographer, was easy to appreciate, to admire, and to comprehend because his photographer's eye was the human eye and every viewer could easily translate what Lanker saw into what the viewer knew.

-- from an introductions, "A Few Words" by Maya Angelou, to From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker, by Brian Lanker, with a prologue by Maya Angelou, published by OSU Press.

Lanker won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography when he was only 24. This is a gorgeous book of his amazing photographs, with captions researched and written by his friend, Mike Tharp, a war correspondent and award-winning journalist, and essays by Lanker’s colleagues and friends.


  1. This looks like a great book - I love good photography.

  2. This sounds pretty good - thanks for sharing- it's a new to me book

  3. I think that there is something funky with the linky. I say this because I am on the list and I haven't signed up yet. When I clicked my own link it sent me to a Book Beginning I did in April. Is there an error in the linky or is it just me?


  4. I found the same problem as Anne Bennett. This seems to be an old Linky list from April.

  5. Same here. I haven't signed up yet, but I'm on the list too. :-/

  6. I don't know much about the photographer but this sounds interesting. I'm curious to see some of his work.

  7. Why on Earth is my Friday 56 link from March in the Linky??? I definitely didn't add it.

  8. Sorry for the crazy Linky today! Operator error (mine)! I added a new Linky so you can post your links to it.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  9. I've not heard about him. Would love to read about his story.

  10. Did you already feature this book? No matter - I have this on my TBR. Amazing photographer!

  11. I love photography, so this sounds like a great book to me.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes


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