Robert Cameron (photographer)

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Robert Cameron
Born April 21, 1911
Died November 10, 2009
Nationality American
Occupation photographer and author
Known for published books featuring aerial photographs of cities around the world
Notable work
  • Above San Francisco
  • Above New York
  • Above Paris
  • Above London
  • Above Mexico City
  • Above Las Vegas

Robert Cameron (April 21, 1911 – November 10, 2009[1]) was a famed American photographer and author of numerous books featuring aerial photographs of numerous cities throughout the globe.

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Cameron's book style consists of an aerial photograph with text and history of the site and occasionally on the opposing page a historical photo of the same site with text. The books are always all photographic and are primarily of large conurbations. His career began as a photographic journalist for the Des Moines Register in 1933. During the Second World War he worked as a photographer for the United States Department of War. He founded the publishing company Cameron and Company in 1964 with the publication of The Drinking Man's Diet, which went on to sell over 2.4 million copies worldwide in 13 different languages. His books of aerial photography include:

  • Above San Francisco
  • Above New York
  • Above Paris
  • Above London
  • Above Mexico City
  • Above Las Vegas
  • Above Chicago
  • Above Los Angeles
  • Above Washington
  • Above Seattle
  • Above San Diego
  • Above Carmel
  • Above Mackinac
  • Above Yosemite
  • Above Tahoe
  • Above Alcatraz
  • Above Petoskey
  • Above Harbor Springs
  • Above Makinak Island

In the 1991 film Defending Your Life, Cameron's books can be seen sitting on a coffee table, one of which features the film's fictitious city, Judgement City.

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