Last year, Meg and I took a weekend trip to our state capital, Raleigh, North Carolina. Here we visited the NC Museum of Art. It's not a bad museum, but I don't remember too much of it. I do, however, remember finding this great little book of photography called "Regarding Manhattan" by a photographer I'd never heard of before.
Turns out, this guy is somewhat of a local, living and working in North Carolina and the surrounding states. Well I bought that book for $12. A steal really. I almost felt guilty as it seemed to be the cheapest thing for sale in the gift shop.
Well, today I randomly stumbled upon a photography site and quickly realized it was this photographer Joe Rosenthal, whose book I had purchased. This guy really is a great photographer.
Check out his site: www.johnrosenthal.com
Be sure also to spend some time reading his writings on photography. I've not come across better writing about photography than this.