Alex Webb: La Calle: Photographs of Mexico

Author: Alex Webb,Guillermo Arriaga

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597113717

Category:

Page: 168

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La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning 1975 to 2007. Whether in black and white or color, Webb's richly layered and complex compositions touch on multiple genres. As Geoff Dyer writes, "Wherever he goes, Webb always ends up in a Bermuda-shaped triangle where the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary, and art blur and disappear." Webb's ability to distill gesture, light, and cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of mystery, irony, and humor. Following an initial trip in the mid-1970s, Webb returned frequently to Mexico, working intensely on the U.S.-Mexico border and into southern Mexico throughout the 1980s and '90s, inspired by what poet Octavio Paz calls "Mexicanism--delight in decorations, carelessness and pomp, negligence, passion, and reserve." La Calle presents a commemoration of the Mexican street as a sociopolitical bellwether--albeit one that has undergone significant transformation since Webb's first trips to the country. Newly commissioned pieces from noted Mexican and Mexican American authors lend further insight into the roles the streets have played for generations: part arterial network, part historical palimpsest, and part absurdist theater of the everyday.

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Slant Rhymes

Author: Rebecca Norris Webb

Publisher: La fabrica

ISBN: 9788416248865

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 112

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Slant Rhymes is a conversation between two world renowned photographers, Magnum photographer Alex Webb and poet and photographer Rebecca Norris Webb, a married creative couple who have authored 18 books.

The Suffering of Light

Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb

Author: Alex Webb,Geoff Dyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597111737

Category: Photography

Page: 203

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Gathering some of Alex Webbs most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, "The Suffering of Light" brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalogue. Recognized as a pioneer of American colour photography, Webb has since the 1970s consistently created photographs characterized by intense colour and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism and fine art, but as Webb claims, to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera. Webbs ability to distil gesture, colour and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony and humour. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, This is Webbs first comprehensive monograph and provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern masters prolific, thirty-year career.

Mexican Suite

A History of Photography in Mexico

Author: Olivier Debroise

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292716117

Category: Photography

Page: 291

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"Now this publication is available in English as Mexican Suite. Olivier Debroise and Stella de Sa Rego have revised this edition to include more current material and explanatory notes for an audience less familiar with Mexican history. They have also eliminated some of the general history of photography and added more of the early history of photography in Mexico, as well as many new, previously unpublished images. The book is organized both chronologically and thematically, which allows viewer/readers to follow the evolution of major photographic genres and styles. Debroise also examines the role of photography in the development of modern Mexico and the influence of prominent foreign photographers such as Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Istanbul

City of a Hundred Names

Author: Alex Webb,Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597110341

Category: Photography

Page: 135

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In 1998 Alex Webb visited Istanbul and was immediately enthralled by the people, the layers of culture and history, the richness of street life. But what particularly drew him in was a sense of Istanbul as a border city, lying between Europe and Asia. As he writes, For thirty-some years as a photographer I have been intrigued by borders, places where cultures come together, sometimes easily, sometimes roughly. He has returned to Istanbul whenever possible, and the resulting body of worksome of Webbs strongest to dateconveys the frisson of a culture in transition, yet firmly rooted in a complex history.

Native Soil

Author: Jack Spencer

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807124753

Category: Photography

Page: 158

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Includes Will "Cooter" Branch from Coila, Mississippi, Isaac from Hollywood, S.C., other photos from South Carolina and some photos from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Virginia, but mainly people and scenes from Mississippi.

Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Memory City

Author: Alex Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934435762

Category: Photography

Page: 172

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"Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb take an elegiac look at Rochester, New York. For this project, Alex took images with his last rolls of Kodachrome, a formerly vibrant color film that can now only be processed as black-and-white. The resulting photos have a weathered quality akin to a fading memory. Alex also took to the streets of Rochester and shot in digital color--work that punctuates the black and white work with images from his signature style. Rebecca, who still uses film for all her work, responded to the medium's uncertain future by creating an elegiac refrain of color still lifes and portraits of Rochester women past and present. Woven into the book are quotes by many of the famous writers and thinkers who have been connected to Rochester, including women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and poets John Ashbery and Ilya Kaminsky. And the authors have also created a timeline on the cultural history of the city that traces the evolution of a once-vibrant and now complex city."--

Jack Spencer

Beyond the Surface

Author: Mark Scala

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826519351

Category: Photography

Page: 147

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Published in conjunction with the exhibition Jack Spencer: Beyond the Surface, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, July 7, 2013-October 13, 2013.

The Dada Cyborg

Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin

Author: Matthew Biro

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816636192

Category: Art

Page: 318

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In an era when technology, biology & culture are becoming ever more closely connected, 'The Dada Cyborg' explains how the cyborg as we know it today developed between 1918 & 1933 as German artists gave visual form to their utopian hopes & fantasies in a fearful response to World War I.

Luc Delahaye

2006 - 2010

Author: Luc Delahaye,Galerie Nathalie Obadia

Publisher: Steidl Dap

ISBN: 9783869302287

Category: Photography

Page: 80

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() there has to be a photograph in the newspaper. Or an image which emerges from reading an article. The journalistic way of relating facts, which is to say incompletely, without affect or commentary, is the best stimulus for the imagination: it lets me see situations. Nothing which happens during these first moments can help me later on, except by setting something off, but thats still where everything begins." In this way Luc Delahayes pictures are often made at sites and events from which newspapers report everyday. They indicate an approach that is both direct and detached, where the unromantic clarity of the documentary style contradicts and enhances the dramatic intensity of the tableau form. Within their visual coherence, they express a nub of formal tensions and invite the beholder to reflect on the relationship between art, history and information through a distanced contemplation. Luc Delahaye was born in 1962. This book, his first with Steidl, is published at the occasion of the exhibition of his most recent works at the Nathalie Obadia Gallery in Paris.

My Dakota

Author: Rebecca Norris Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934435472

Category: Photography

Page: 112

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In 2005, Rebecca Norris Webb set out to photograph her home state of South Dakota, a sparsely populated frontier state on the Great Plains with more buffalo, pronghorn, mule deer and prairie dogs than people. South Dakota is a land of powwows and rodeos, corn palaces and buffalo roundups; a harsh and beautiful landscape dominated by space, silence, brutal wind and extreme weather. The next year, however, everything changed for Norris Webb, when her brother died unexpectedly of heart failure. "For months," she writes in the introduction to this volume, "one of the few things that eased my unsettled heart was the landscape of South Dakota. For each of us, does loss have its own geography?" My Dakota is a small intimate book about the west and its weathers, and an elegy for a lost brother.

Earthlings

Author: Richard Kalvar

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 88

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Richard Kalvar, a member of the elite club of Magnum photographers, has an exceptional eye and a talent for catching moments when societal behavior becomes humorous or shifts into the absurd. His compelling duotone photographs document the human condition. Kalvar seeks to emphasize the unusual, and his penetrating lens reveals a unique brand of humanity. He explores everyday life but with an altogether fresh perspective, at times funnier or darker. This collector's monograph was produced in conjunction with the artist from photographic "evidence" compiled on his travels from Rome to Paris, New York to Varsovie, and San Francisco to Tokyo.This is the first monograph published on Kalvar, one of the world's most important post war photographers.

Harry Gruyaert

Author: Francois Hebel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544488

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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The first retrospective of the pioneering work of Harry Gruyaert

Gianni Berengo Gardin

Photographer

Author: Gianni Berengo-Gardin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500543122

Category: Italy

Page: 439

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Gianni Berengo Gardin is one of the most prominent Italian photographers of the post-war era. This book is the most complete retrospective of his work to date, with 250 images presented in eleven sections, each of them introduced by brief texts elaborating on his career and celebrating his acutely humane eye. Featuring three interviews with Berengo Gardin himself, conducted specially for this collection, this is a compelling story of a life in photography.

Lucien Hervé

Building Images

Author: Olivier Beer,Lucien Hervé

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892367542

Category: Photography

Page: 223

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Lucien Hervé (b. 1910), one of the great architectural photographers of the twentieth century, collaborated with Le Corbusier from 1949 until the renowned architect died in 1965. Hervé approached his subjects seeking not only to document the buildings he was commissioned to photograph but also, especially, to convey a sense of space, texture, and structure. Through light and shadow, Hervé defined the dialogue between substance and form. By delineating a strong contrast between light and shadow as well as placing emphasis on building details, the photographer was able to communicate the depth of a room, the surface of a wall, or the strength of a building's framework. For too long, Hervé the master of architectural photography has eclipsed Hervé the photographer whose career began as early as 1938 and whose subject matter varied widely. Featuring more than one hundred of his photographs in every genre, this book celebrates Hervé's work as an artist, creating images that serve not simply as records but stand as works of a singular imagination.

Louis Faurer

Author: Anne Tucker,Lisa Hostetler,Kathleen V. Jameson,Addison Gallery of American Art,Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego, Calif.),Art Institute of Chicago,Philadelphia Museum of Art

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781858941653

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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"Louis Faurer was one of America's "quiet" photographers. Known for his raw, melancholy, and psychologically charged pictures of life on the street, and in particular for his evocative shots of 1940s and 1950s Times Square, New York, Faurer frequently drew on the film noir idiom to create memorable images. Photographs of moviegoers, box-office lines, ushers, and cinemas advertising B movies such as Force of Evil, Edge of Doom, and Ace in the Hole are recurrent themes." "Much of Faurer's best work, though, is of ordinary people, and he frequently haunted the streets of New York, finding poetry amid the crackle of the city. In an untitled picture taken in 1937 in Philadelphia, the trousers, jacket cuffs, and cane of a seated man are in sharp focus, as are a box of pencils and a sign announcing "I am totally blind." Hurrying past him are the blurred images of pedestrians. Other shots such as I Am Paralyzed, Daddy Warbucks, and Eddie combine a social and personal awareness that was rare for its time." "Faurer also worked as a fashion photographer for nearly thirty years, producing work for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Flair, with a particular gift for highlighting his subject's ephemeral grace. He was a lasting influence on Robert Frank and other members of the New York school of photography." "This book, the first to examine Faurer's work in depth and bring it to a modern readership, draws together a great deal of previously unpublished material, as well as images not seen since they originally appeared in magazines in the 1940s and 1950s."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Herestillnow

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

ISBN: 9783868287820

Category:

Page: 112

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D'Amato's portraits give individual faces to the ongoing crisis in African-American communities like Chicago's West Side

D. P. R. Korea

Grand Tour

Author: Carl De Keyzer

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 9789401443876

Category: Documentary photography

Page: 256

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When it comes to foreign visitors or artists, North Korea must be the most restrictive country in the world. Nevertheless, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer managed to cross the entire country in 42 days, divided into three journeys. In his latest book, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an ideological, political and cultural perspective. De Keyzer is one of very few photographers who got almost-unlimited access to the country. He photographed more than 200 different locations, many of which had never been captured on camera before. The 250 photos that form his 'Grand Tour' - taken on marches, at the shooting range, in the subway and in family homes - are a testament to this country's uniqueness.

Dureau?

The Photographs

Author: George Dureau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597112840

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Page: 160

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George Dureau, The Photographs is an album of the great photographic portraits made throughout the forty years of Dureau's artistic career--a New Orleans romance between the photographer and his subjects. All of Dureau's exquisite photographs, many of them nudes, were made in his studio in the French Quarter of New Orleans, or on the city's streets. He began photography for the pleasure of photographing his lovers, and as research material for his paintings. Only later on did he begin to take his photographs seriously as works of art in their own right. Many of his subjects became part of Dureau's "extended family," whom he photographed on different occasions over many years. Surprisingly, only one book of Dureau's photographs has been published: New Orleans, 1985, a modest paperback long out of print. This Aperture book is possible now because of the commitment of the community of Dureau's supporters to see it happen. George Dureau, The Photographs is edited by Chris Boot, with a text by Philip Gefter.

I Want to Take Picture

Author: N.A

Publisher: Twin Palms Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 64

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A photobook of Bill Burke's travels to Thailand and Cambodia in the 1980s, with collages of photographs, ephemera, and handwritten diary entries.