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1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality

Geoff Dyer, Joseph Stiglitz

2016    80 pages    (Hatje Cantz)

To be able to simply drift in the infinity pool on the roof terrace of the 57-floor Marina Bay Sand Hotel, while enjoying in the background the urban soundscape of Singapore’s imposing sea of high-rises; or to be personally welcomed to a private champagne party after an extended hot-air balloon ride over the Kenyan wilderness: the extravagant pleasures of the wealthiest 1% of the earth’s population represent an extreme contrast to those of the remaining 99%. Describing the gaping disparities [...]

To be able to simply drift in the infinity pool on the roof terrace of the 57-floor Marina Bay Sand Hotel, while enjoying in the background the urban soundscape of Singapore’s imposing sea of high-rises; or to be personally welcomed to a private champagne party after an extended hot-air balloon ride over the Kenyan wilderness: the extravagant pleasures of the wealthiest 1% of the earth’s population represent an extreme contrast to those of the remaining 99%. Describing the gaping disparities in images is a challenge that has been taken up by photographers such as Nina Berman, Peter Bialobrzeski, Guillaume Bonn, Greg Girard, David Leventi, Michael Light, Andrew Moore, Matthew Pillsbury, Mikhael Subotzky, Brian Ulrich and many others. This volume provides visual evidence of the blatant discrepancy between people’s living conditions, which can be as fascinating as it is shocking. [less]

6X6: Erika Larsen, Paula McCartney, Dave Jordano, Ian Wolstenholme, Sasha Rudensky, Shawn Records

Society of Photographers

2009   

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7 Rooms

Svetlana Alexievich

2013    152 pages    (Kehrer Verlag)

Polish photographer Rafal Milach accompanied with his camera seven young people living in the Russian cities of Moscow, Yekaterinburg, and Krasnoyarsk. In intimate pictures, he portrays a generation caught up between the mentality of the old Soviet regime and the up-and-coming Russia of the Putin era. In this album, bound in high-grade synthetic leather, these snapshots of contemporary Russian life are accompanied by sensitive interviews with those portrayed.7 Rooms was shortlisted for Paris [...]

Polish photographer Rafal Milach accompanied with his camera seven young people living in the Russian cities of Moscow, Yekaterinburg, and Krasnoyarsk. In intimate pictures, he portrays a generation caught up between the mentality of the old Soviet regime and the up-and-coming Russia of the Putin era. In this album, bound in high-grade synthetic leather, these snapshots of contemporary Russian life are accompanied by sensitive interviews with those portrayed.7 Rooms was shortlisted for Paris Photo Aperture PhotoBook Award 2012 in the category First Book and was winner of the Best Photography Book Pictures of the Year Award 2011. [less]

20th Century Photography

2001    192 pages    (Taschen)

This text offers all the important photographers of the 20th century listed in alphabetical order, from Ansel Adams to Piet Zwart, with images and biographical information.

This text offers all the important photographers of the 20th century listed in alphabetical order, from Ansel Adams to Piet Zwart, with images and biographical information. [less]

20th Century Photography (Klotz)

Museum Ludwig Cologne

1996    760 pages    (Taschen)

Cologne's Museum Ludwig features the L. Fritz Gruber Collection of international photography. This book features all the major photographers from this collection, from Richard Avedon to Piet Zwart, and includes biographical details and commentaries on the most important pictures.

Cologne's Museum Ludwig features the L. Fritz Gruber Collection of international photography. This book features all the major photographers from this collection, from Richard Avedon to Piet Zwart, and includes biographical details and commentaries on the most important pictures. [less]

21 Days to Baghdad: The Inside Story of How America Won the War Against Iraq (War Commemorative Edition)

Time

2003    (Time Books)

War Commemorative Edition by Time. The Inside Story of How America Won the War Against Iraq.

War Commemorative Edition by Time. The Inside Story of How America Won the War Against Iraq. [less]

27 Eyes on Sylhet

27 Eyes on Sylhet is a collaborative effort between Griffith University and Pathshala Media Academy. It is the result of a three week intensive workshop in Bangladesh. Students visited Sylhet in the country's north seeking to investigate and engage with the local community to produce a body of work over the period of one week. The result is a collection of 27 different stories which share the perceptions of the 27 participating students.

27 Eyes on Sylhet is a collaborative effort between Griffith University and Pathshala Media Academy. It is the result of a three week intensive workshop in Bangladesh. Students visited Sylhet in the country's north seeking to investigate and engage with the local community to produce a body of work over the period of one week. The result is a collection of 27 different stories which share the perceptions of the 27 participating students. [less]

44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World

David Burnett

2009    224 pages    (National Geographic)

At a time when most Westerners fled the carnage in Iran, David Burnett was one of the few to stay and document the breathtakingly sudden fall of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in December 1978, and the chaotic political maneuvering that would culminate in the triumph of the Ayatollahs and the birth of the Islamic Republic.44 Days re-creates a coup that led to our long hostage crisis, President Jimmy Carter’s political demise, and an enmity still blazing after thirty years. Burnett’s vivid images [...]

At a time when most Westerners fled the carnage in Iran, David Burnett was one of the few to stay and document the breathtakingly sudden fall of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in December 1978, and the chaotic political maneuvering that would culminate in the triumph of the Ayatollahs and the birth of the Islamic Republic.44 Days re-creates a coup that led to our long hostage crisis, President Jimmy Carter’s political demise, and an enmity still blazing after thirty years. Burnett’s vivid images of the dizzying events and emotions of that turbulent time illustrate his narrative of the monarchy’s destruction, the last-ditch efforts to salvage a secular government, and the establishment of a hard-line regime dominated by religious leaders and the rule of Islamic law. Accompanying Burnett’s account is a penetrating foreword by commentator Christiane Amanpour, herself Iranian-born, as well as an essay by celebrated New York Times reporter John Kifner, who shares his own experience of revolution in Iran and reflects upon its decades-long aftermath.Filled with powerful insights into the revolution and its pertinence today, this book is for history and current affairs buffs, photography lovers, and everyone interested in the clash of Islamic fundamentalism and the West. [less]

66 Frames

Gordon Ball

1999    320 pages    (Coffee House Press)

A sixties memoir and an intriguing slice of avant garde film history.

A sixties memoir and an intriguing slice of avant garde film history. [less]

'71 - NY

Daido Moriyama, Neville Wakefield

2002    400 pages    (Roth Horowitz, LLC)

In 1971, Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama took a trip to New York City with Tadanori Yokoo. He stayed at the Chelsea Hotel and spent his days in The Museum of Modern Art Photography Study Center looking at pictures taken by Weegee. He shot 100 rolls of film with a half-frame camera, yielding 70 images per roll. Some of those pictures are presented here.

In 1971, Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama took a trip to New York City with Tadanori Yokoo. He stayed at the Chelsea Hotel and spent his days in The Museum of Modern Art Photography Study Center looking at pictures taken by Weegee. He shot 100 rolls of film with a half-frame camera, yielding 70 images per roll. Some of those pictures are presented here. [less]

100 photos de Paolo Pellegrin pour la liberté de la presse

Paolo Pellegrin

2013    (Reporters Sans Frontieres)

Paolo Pellegrin's work is at the crossroads of documentary reporting and art photography. His constant ethical concern for form and substance is at the heart of this album from the photographic project Postcards from America . These images reflect the reality of the "American Dream", often hard, rarely innocent. From the border of El Paso in Mexico, where everyone is trying to reach this mirage, to real Miami and far from the golden idea that everyone can make of it, Paolo Pellegrin shows a trip [...]

Paolo Pellegrin's work is at the crossroads of documentary reporting and art photography. His constant ethical concern for form and substance is at the heart of this album from the photographic project Postcards from America . These images reflect the reality of the "American Dream", often hard, rarely innocent. From the border of El Paso in Mexico, where everyone is trying to reach this mirage, to real Miami and far from the golden idea that everyone can make of it, Paolo Pellegrin shows a trip through the States Of today marked by a duality, between hopes and realities. [less]

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Saiful Huq Omi

2016   

Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Rohingyas in Bangladesh [less]

1968 Magnum Throughout the World

Marc Weitzmann, E. J. Jeric J. J. Hobsbawm

1998    267 pages    (Distributed Art Publishers (DAP))

Students massacred in Mexico City. The Chicago Democratic Convention. Bobby Kennedy. The Tet Offensive. Jimi Hendrix. These are just a few of the headline events and personalities in a year that radically changed world culture, and the Magnum Agency is surely the most comprehensive source of photographs from this tumultuous time. Compiled by noted Parisian journalist Marc Weitzmann, this collection allows readers to reflect back on remarkable events of 1968. 240 duotone photos .

Students massacred in Mexico City. The Chicago Democratic Convention. Bobby Kennedy. The Tet Offensive. Jimi Hendrix. These are just a few of the headline events and personalities in a year that radically changed world culture, and the Magnum Agency is surely the most comprehensive source of photographs from this tumultuous time. Compiled by noted Parisian journalist Marc Weitzmann, this collection allows readers to reflect back on remarkable events of 1968. 240 duotone photos . [less]

1970s: The Hulton Getty Picture Collection, The

Nick Yapp

1998    (Konemann)

Book 1970s

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46750

João Pina (Photographer)

2018    (FotoEvidence)

46750 is a visual account of the last decade of the city. A portrait of the so-called ¿wonder city¿, with all its contrasts and complexities. 46750 is also the number of homicides that occurred in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, an average of 13 homicides per day for the decade 2007-2016, the time João Pina worked in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro.Over the years, this body of work has been published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Stern Magazine, El Pais Semanal, The [...]

46750 is a visual account of the last decade of the city. A portrait of the so-called ¿wonder city¿, with all its contrasts and complexities. 46750 is also the number of homicides that occurred in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, an average of 13 homicides per day for the decade 2007-2016, the time João Pina worked in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro.Over the years, this body of work has been published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Stern Magazine, El Pais Semanal, The New York Times, and acclaimed with awards such as Estação Imagem 2017, PDN Photo Annual 2010 [less]

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Aaron Huey: Mitakuye Oyasin

2013    208 pages    (Radius Books)

In this powerful new book of photographs, Aaron Huey portrays both the broken social landscape and the ceremonial warrior culture of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This body of work goes far beyond the obvious poverty and into the world of the tribe's visions and dreams. It is a witness to both the dark and the light, and is intentionally presented as more of a prayer or poem than documentary. The book begins and ends with a traditional Lakota prayer, suggesting that the intervening [...]

In this powerful new book of photographs, Aaron Huey portrays both the broken social landscape and the ceremonial warrior culture of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This body of work goes far beyond the obvious poverty and into the world of the tribe's visions and dreams. It is a witness to both the dark and the light, and is intentionally presented as more of a prayer or poem than documentary. The book begins and ends with a traditional Lakota prayer, suggesting that the intervening images may be analogous to a transformative ceremonial experience.The Pine Ridge Reservation, located 75 miles south east of the Black Hills in South Dakota, is sometimes referred to as Prisoner of War Camp #344, and is now the home of the Oglala Lakota. Sadly, Pine Ridge is now the quintessential example of the failure of the U.S. reservation system imposed upon the Lakota and other tribes, with staggering statistics on everything from violent crime to education. The unemployment rate is nearly 90% and the life expectancy for men is 48, roughly the same as Afghanistan and Somalia.Huey, a photographer who has covered war and crises in some of the most far-flung places on the planet for magazines like the New Yorker and National Geographic, stumbled upon Pine Ridge seven years ago. Since then he has created one of the single largest bodies of work on a contemporary Indian Reservation. His color photographs stand as a testament to the incredible difficulties facing the tribe and the reparations yet to be made to them, but also to the strength and beauty of their spirit, which shines through all of the darkness. Mitakuye Oyasin is printed with a 'lay-open' binding (i.e. the book block is not attached to the spine), so that the book can be laid flat. [less]

Aaron Rose Photographs

Alfred Corn

2001    144 pages    (Harry N. Abrams)

The first ever presentation of the works of Aaron Rose, a contemporary photographer whose work was unknown to the photography world until recently. Aaron Rose worked for most of his career in isolation, and was in his late fifties before an appreciative audience discovered his work. when the Whitney Museum in New York included five of his prints in their 1997 Biennial. He builds his own cameras and mixes complex developing solutions incorporating exotic metals. He has spent the last 35 years [...]

The first ever presentation of the works of Aaron Rose, a contemporary photographer whose work was unknown to the photography world until recently. Aaron Rose worked for most of his career in isolation, and was in his late fifties before an appreciative audience discovered his work. when the Whitney Museum in New York included five of his prints in their 1997 Biennial. He builds his own cameras and mixes complex developing solutions incorporating exotic metals. He has spent the last 35 years taking and superbly printing more than 25,000 photographs, most of them from negatives that he printed once or twice and then put away forever. [less]

Aaron Siskind: Another Photographic Reality

Gilles Mora

2014    200 pages    (University of Texas Press)

Aaron Siskind (1903–1991) was a major figure in the history of American photography. A leading documentary photographer who was active in the New York Photo League in the 1930s, Siskind moved beyond the social realism of his early work as he increasingly came to view photography as a visual language of signs, metaphors, and symbols—the equivalent of poetry and music. Through the forties and ifties, he developed new techniques to photograph details and fragments of ordinary, commonplace [...]

Aaron Siskind (1903–1991) was a major figure in the history of American photography. A leading documentary photographer who was active in the New York Photo League in the 1930s, Siskind moved beyond the social realism of his early work as he increasingly came to view photography as a visual language of signs, metaphors, and symbols—the equivalent of poetry and music. Through the forties and ifties, he developed new techniques to photograph details and fragments of ordinary, commonplace materials. This radical new work transformed Siskind's image-making from straight photography to abstraction, from documentation to expressive art. His concern with shape, line, gesture, and the picture plane prompted immediate comparison with abstract expressionist painting, particularly with the art of Franz Kline and Robert Motherwell. It took some years for Siskind's unprecedented photography to gain full acceptance, but, by the 1970s, he was an acknowledged master, publishing and exhibiting widely. Siskind was also one of the founding donors who established the archive at the Center for Creative Photography.Aaron Siskind's oeuvre is so original that it defies classification, and it has not received the sustained critical attention that it richly merits. In fact, there are no other books on Siskind currently in print. Aaron Siskind presents the first complete retrospective of this legendary photographer. It highlights important, rarely published bodies of work from Harlem; from Bucks County architecture; and from the "Tabernacle," "Gloucester," "Martha's Vineyard," "Louis Sullivan," and "Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation" photo series. The book also includes an introduction by Gilles Mora, an expert on modern American photography, and texts by critic and photographer Charles Traub. This study, based on the Siskind archives at the Center for Creative Photography and supported by the Aaron Siskind Foundation, fills a resounding editorial void around one of the most challenging and important figures in the art of American photography. [less]

ABC

William Wegman

1994    64 pages    (Hyperion Book CH)

Twenty-six stunning black-and-white photographs that feature the artist's irresistible weimaraner dogs forming the letters of the alphabet are accompanied by color portraits of Fay, Ray, Battina, and their friends illustrating a word beginning with that letter.

Twenty-six stunning black-and-white photographs that feature the artist's irresistible weimaraner dogs forming the letters of the alphabet are accompanied by color portraits of Fay, Ray, Battina, and their friends illustrating a word beginning with that letter. [less]

ABCDuane: A Duane Michals Primer

Duane Michals

2014    184 pages    (The Monacelli Press)

The legendary photographer relates intimate themes of his life and art in a scrapbook memoir illustrated by his works—from portraits of Magritte to Warhol, to painted tintypes, and the revolutionary multiple-image sequences and handwritten texts for which he is best known—and by pieces from his personal art collection, now donated to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art.   Whether a portrait of Eugène Atget by Berenice Abbott, collages by Joseph Cornell, or drawings by David Hockney, the [...]

The legendary photographer relates intimate themes of his life and art in a scrapbook memoir illustrated by his works—from portraits of Magritte to Warhol, to painted tintypes, and the revolutionary multiple-image sequences and handwritten texts for which he is best known—and by pieces from his personal art collection, now donated to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art.   Whether a portrait of Eugène Atget by Berenice Abbott, collages by Joseph Cornell, or drawings by David Hockney, the works of Michals’s artistic lodestars sit alongside his own haunting images—some never-before-published—and his mordantly funny, playful, humble, and heartbreaking observations on art, photography, and life—revealing the creative obsessions of a uniquely beloved artist.   The images and texts by Duane Michals assembled here are, like the artist himself—impossible to categorize; perhaps there is no better way to organize them than alphabetically. Whether recalling encounters with many of the past century’s most illustrious artists (Balthus, Duchamp), celebrating literary heroes (Whitman, Joyce), addressing essential human concerns (Grief, Children’s Stories, Homosexuality, God), or revealing deeply personal snippets of life with a partner suffering from dementia (Fred Said)—ABCDuane is a creative autobiography and the perfect primer for Michals’s vastly influential body of work—both for those who have loved it for the past half-century, and those being delighted by it for the first time. [less]

About Looking

John Berger

1980    198 pages    (Pantheon)

As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already [...]

As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger alters the vision of anyone who reads his work. [less]

Abrams Encyclopedia of Photography, The

Quentin Bajac, Christian Caujolle

2004    288 pages    (Harry N. Abrams)

A comprehensive reference traces the history of photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in 1829 to the breakthroughs in digital photography today, covering such key themes as portraits, still lifes, photojournalism, and NASA images while exploring the ways that the use of pictures has influenced public perspectives. 12,500 first printing

A comprehensive reference traces the history of photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in 1829 to the breakthroughs in digital photography today, covering such key themes as portraits, still lifes, photojournalism, and NASA images while exploring the ways that the use of pictures has influenced public perspectives. 12,500 first printing [less]

Access to Life

Jeffrey Sachs

2009    310 pages    (Aperture/Magnum Photos/The Global Fund)

Eight of the world's leading photojournalists, all Magnum photographers, follow 30 individuals in nine countries before and four months after they begin antiretroviral treatment, documenting the transformative effect on their bodies, lives and families. Photographers include Bendiksen, Goldberg, Majoli, McCurry, Pellegrin, Peress, Reed and Towell. Comes with DVD.

Eight of the world's leading photojournalists, all Magnum photographers, follow 30 individuals in nine countries before and four months after they begin antiretroviral treatment, documenting the transformative effect on their bodies, lives and families. Photographers include Bendiksen, Goldberg, Majoli, McCurry, Pellegrin, Peress, Reed and Towell. Comes with DVD. [less]

Across the Ravaged Land

Nick Brandt

2013    120 pages    (Harry N. Abrams)

Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt’s trilogy of books documenting the disappearing animals of eastern Africa. The book offers a darker vision of this world, still filled with a stunning beauty but now tragically tainted and fast disappearing at the hands of man.In addition to a range of starkly powerful animal portraits, Brandt introduces some new themes, as humans make an appearance for the first time. He also contributes two essays summing up his [...]

Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt’s trilogy of books documenting the disappearing animals of eastern Africa. The book offers a darker vision of this world, still filled with a stunning beauty but now tragically tainted and fast disappearing at the hands of man.In addition to a range of starkly powerful animal portraits, Brandt introduces some new themes, as humans make an appearance for the first time. He also contributes two essays summing up his photographic odyssey, which has taken more than a decade of intensive work to complete. [less]

Acts of Charity

Mark Peterson, Philip Weiss

2004    160 pages    (powerHouse Books)

At the height of the nonprofit world’s social swirl in New York, the city’s white-shoe charities scramble to give the gala parties that will tease a few more dollars out of their well-heeled patrons. With many nonprofits depending on their gala’s for earning up to 25 percent of their budget, the events themselves are quite a site to see, sometimes costing one half of the ticket price to produce. On any given night, New York’s upper crust might bounce between their pick of benefit soiré [...]

At the height of the nonprofit world’s social swirl in New York, the city’s white-shoe charities scramble to give the gala parties that will tease a few more dollars out of their well-heeled patrons. With many nonprofits depending on their gala’s for earning up to 25 percent of their budget, the events themselves are quite a site to see, sometimes costing one half of the ticket price to produce. On any given night, New York’s upper crust might bounce between their pick of benefit soirées. The most sought-after events, however, are invitation only and can cost up to $10,000 per couple—and if you think that's expensive, just wait until you see what people wear! In Acts of Charity, Mark Peterson captures the culture of philanthropy and reveals the true personalities behind these seemingly selfless acts. Peterson accompanied society matriarchs—who don Chanel gowns, elbow-length gloves, and flawless coiffures—as they attended New York City benefit galas that are as elite as they are charitable. Providing the perfect entrée to high society, Peterson escorts us to the most exclusive evenings, introducing us to the characters who populate these posh parties. Acts of Charity is your invitation into this most exclusive world, and even includes the highlight of the spring social season—the Conservancy Ball for the New York Botanical Garden. [less]

Ad Van Denderen: So Blue, So Blue

2008    272 pages    (SteidlMack)

According to the United Nations' Plan Bleu, over the next 20 years approximately 205 million second homes will be built to accommodate 350 million tourists annually along the coasts of Turkey and Spain alone. This influx of tourism and the return of "westernized" immigrants fuels religious and political radicalization and serves as a fulcrum for major economic changes and ecological pressures. So Blue, So Blue was initiated in 2001 when Dutch photographer Ad Van Denderen photographed a group of [...]

According to the United Nations' Plan Bleu, over the next 20 years approximately 205 million second homes will be built to accommodate 350 million tourists annually along the coasts of Turkey and Spain alone. This influx of tourism and the return of "westernized" immigrants fuels religious and political radicalization and serves as a fulcrum for major economic changes and ecological pressures. So Blue, So Blue was initiated in 2001 when Dutch photographer Ad Van Denderen photographed a group of 100 illegal immigrants landing rubber boats in southern Spain. Soaked to the skin, they ran off in the morning light. Hours later, tourists appeared on the same beach, ready to enjoy another sunny day. Since then, Van Denderen has photographed in every country that borders the Mediterranean Sea. So Blue, So Blue is his attempt to understand the immense economic, political, socio-religious and ecological changes taking place around the open space that Europe, Asia and Africa have contested and shared for centuries. [less]

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin: Fig.

Julian Stallabrass

2007    144 pages    (Steidl/Photoworks, Brighton)

Fig. features over 80 still lives, portraits and landscapes by London-based photographers Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. Tracing connections between photography and British colonial acquisitiveness, they unearth and document weird arcana from Victorian collections in various public museums. As Broomberg and Chanarin themselves have observed: "the history of photography is intimately bound up with the idea of colonial power. Documentary photographers today have a worrying amount in common [...]

Fig. features over 80 still lives, portraits and landscapes by London-based photographers Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. Tracing connections between photography and British colonial acquisitiveness, they unearth and document weird arcana from Victorian collections in various public museums. As Broomberg and Chanarin themselves have observed: "the history of photography is intimately bound up with the idea of colonial power. Documentary photographers today have a worrying amount in common with the collector/adventurers of past eras. As unreliable witnesses, we have gathered together 'evidence' of our experiences and present our findings here; a muddle of fact and fantasy." The items photographed range from bizarre objects found at the Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton, such as a merman's body and a unicorn's horn, to ancient waxworks and a dodo skeleton; or from floral arrangements found in the rooms of Hotel Rwanda to a single leaf blown from a tree in Tel Aviv by a bomb blast. [less]

Advanced Photography

Michael John Langford

1989    308 pages    (Focal Pr)

A textbook for serious enthusiasts, in-course students and technical staff covering colour printing and fine-tuning (exposure and processing). It also covers computer-aided design and reproduction. It aims to explain the technical background to practical photography.

A textbook for serious enthusiasts, in-course students and technical staff covering colour printing and fine-tuning (exposure and processing). It also covers computer-aided design and reproduction. It aims to explain the technical background to practical photography. [less]

Advice for Photographers: The Next Step

Al Weber

2006    70 pages    (Cafe Margo)

Advice for Photographers: The Next Step is a practical and to-the-point book that discusses topics and issues that photographers will have to face sooner or later to be successful in the field. Al Weber deals with many day-to-day issues important to photographers some of these issues are: the pitfalls of procrastination, time management, setting a work pace that will not lead to professional burnout, the necessity of change in one's professional life so as to remain creative, developing your own [...]

Advice for Photographers: The Next Step is a practical and to-the-point book that discusses topics and issues that photographers will have to face sooner or later to be successful in the field. Al Weber deals with many day-to-day issues important to photographers some of these issues are: the pitfalls of procrastination, time management, setting a work pace that will not lead to professional burnout, the necessity of change in one's professional life so as to remain creative, developing your own style of photography, and how to effectively communicate with others and present your work. Al Weber is an accomplished, internationally recognized photographer and instructor for over 50 years. Al has worked and taught with some of the major names in photography including Ansel Adams and Hal Halberstadt. The book offers insight into some of the factors that have made Al a successful photographer and teacher. [less]

Aernout Mik (Museum of Modern Art, New York Exhibition Catalogues)

Laurence Kardish, Kelly Sidley

2009    96 pages    (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Dutch artist Aernout Mik's moving-image installations meld filmmaking, sculpture and architecture into experiences that are at once compelling and unsettling, irrational yet plausible. The artist designs and constructs architectural spaces that hold his moving images, making the viewer's physical relationship to the piece a critical component of the overall experience. By interrogating the most basic ideas of narrative and reality and rejecting classical cinematic ideals, Mik creates works that [...]

Dutch artist Aernout Mik's moving-image installations meld filmmaking, sculpture and architecture into experiences that are at once compelling and unsettling, irrational yet plausible. The artist designs and constructs architectural spaces that hold his moving images, making the viewer's physical relationship to the piece a critical component of the overall experience. By interrogating the most basic ideas of narrative and reality and rejecting classical cinematic ideals, Mik creates works that are rich in allusion but subversive of codes. Published to accompany the artist's first U.S. retrospective, this volume is a vivid exploration of Mik's work and process. Laurence Kardish, MoMA's Senior Curator in the Department of Film, situates Mik within the history of documentary and nonnarrative cinema, while Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, investigates the ways in which the artist's work changes the way we see reality while simultaneously reinforcing the norms of visual culture. Abundantly illustrated with stills and the artist's own drawings, the book also features detailed descriptions of the installations, an exhibition history and a bibliography, making it the most comprehensive volume on the artist available in English. [less]

Aesthetic of the Cool

Robert Farris Thompson

2011    179 pages    (Periscope Pub)

Presents a collection of essays on the African heritage in the art and music of the Americas.

Presents a collection of essays on the African heritage in the art and music of the Americas. [less]

Afghanistan

Chris Steele-Perkins

2001    128 pages    (Mariner Books)

"Afghanistan" is introduced by the French essayist and traveller André Velter and includes essays and verses by the Afghani poet Sayd Bahodine Majrouh, who was assassinated in Pakistan in 1988. 76 duotone photographs.

"Afghanistan" is introduced by the French essayist and traveller André Velter and includes essays and verses by the Afghani poet Sayd Bahodine Majrouh, who was assassinated in Pakistan in 1988. 76 duotone photographs. [less]

Afghanistan 1980 -1989

Ed Grazda

Takes place in Peshawar, Pakistan and liberated Afghanistan

Takes place in Peshawar, Pakistan and liberated Afghanistan [less]

Afghanistan: A Darkness Visible

Seamus Murphy

2008    175 pages    (Saqi Books)

Afghanistan is a collection of stunning, lyrical photographs from an acclaimed, prize-winning photojournalist.From 1994 to 2006, Seamus Murphy photographed the effects of the Taliban regime, the tumultuous years of civil war, and the historical elections following the fall of the Taliban. Alongside scenes of war and politics, his magnificent photographs capture intimate images of domesticity, work, and leisure. Seamus Murphy has won six World Press Photo awards and has received widespread [...]

Afghanistan is a collection of stunning, lyrical photographs from an acclaimed, prize-winning photojournalist.From 1994 to 2006, Seamus Murphy photographed the effects of the Taliban regime, the tumultuous years of civil war, and the historical elections following the fall of the Taliban. Alongside scenes of war and politics, his magnificent photographs capture intimate images of domesticity, work, and leisure. Seamus Murphy has won six World Press Photo awards and has received widespread acclaim for his work in Afghanistan and the Middle East. [less]

Afghanistan: A Distant War

Robert Nickelsberg

2013    192 pages    (Prestel USA)

Noted documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg's photographs help bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan. Since the attack on the World Trade Center, Afghanistan has evolved from a country few people thought twice about to a place that evokes our deepest emotions. TIME magazine photographer Robert Nickelsberg has been publishing his images of this distant yet all too familiar country since 1988, when he accompanied a [...]

Noted documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg's photographs help bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan. Since the attack on the World Trade Center, Afghanistan has evolved from a country few people thought twice about to a place that evokes our deepest emotions. TIME magazine photographer Robert Nickelsberg has been publishing his images of this distant yet all too familiar country since 1988, when he accompanied a group of mujahideen across the border from Pakistan. This remarkable volume of photographs is accompanied by insightful texts from experts on Afghanistan and the Taliban. The images themselves are captioned with places, dates, and Nickelsberg's own extensive commentary. Timely and important, the book serves as a reminder that Afghanistan and the rest of the world remain inextricably linked, no matter how much we long to distance ourselves from its painful realities. [less]

 
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