Photography helped shape art in the late twentieth century; in the twenty-first, it has begun to dominate it. Not only are major international museums and galleries devoting blockbuster exhibitions to the medium, but artist-photographers are also being celebrated as contemporary masters, with their pieces commanding unprecedented prices. This stunning survey presents the work of eighty of the most important and best-loved artist-photographers in the world today such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Sophie Calle, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Allan Sekula, Boris Mikhailov, Inez van Lamsweerde, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Sam Taylor-Wood and many more. Introductions to each section outline the current genres and consider why photographers are attracted to certain themes. Each photographers work is then presented in sequence, with commentaries by the author highlighting the arts most important aspects. A general introduction sets out the historical relationship between art and photography from the early nineteenth century and discusses the art worlds embrace of the medium in recent decades.