Sometimes you just need to see a picture for a story to make sense. For all those famous people who lived after 1822, there are pictures available and it's often surprising how much context they lend to their biographies. We've collected all the photobiographies we carry here.

There are two main types of photobiographies: the kind in which photographs are the main content, and the kind in which text plays the prominent role with photographs acting as supplements. The latter type does NOT include biographies with a short series of plates in the center of the book. Our photobiographies are all illustrated throughout.

As with all our biography subgenres, don't stop here. Use the links in the left sidebar to narrow your search, and to find photobiographies for different kinds of people, different eras, etc. Also, while photobiographies do offer visual context, they can't replace the sheer amount of content you'll get in a text-only biography.

We're working on growing this section, so if you have a really cool or informative favorite photobiography, let us know and we'll see about carrying it. Unfortunately, those of us at Exodus Books don't have all knowledge (not even collectively), and many of our customers are more well-versed in biographical material than we are. If that's you, help us out!

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.


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Always Inventing
by Tom L. Matthews
from National Geographic
for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
C. S. Lewis: The Man Behind Narnia
by Beatrice Gormley
from Eerdmans
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Edward VIII
by Frances Lonsdale, Lady Donaldson
Abridged from Lippincott
for 8th-Adult
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: ZCLE-BIO)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
by Marfe Ferguson Delano
from National Geographic
for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$9.00 (2 in stock)
Henry Ford
by Dina El Nabli
from HarperCollins
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$2.13 (1 in stock)
Inventing the Future
by David Edward Sloane, Marfe Ferguson Delano
from National Geographic
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns
by Wilborn Hampton
from Candlewick Press
for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$7.65 (1 in stock)
Lincoln: A Photobiography
by Russell Freedman
from Houghton Mifflin
Biography for 5th-9th grade
1988 Newbery Medal winner
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
by Jennifer Armstrong
1st Pbk. Ed from Crown Publishers
for 4th-8th grade
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: HISW-20EXP)
Twilight Struggle
by Barbara Harrison, Daniel Terris
1st edition from HarperCollins
for 7th-12th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Wright Brothers
by Russell Freedman
from Holiday House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
1992 Newbery Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$14.44 $10.20 (1 in stock)