The Places We Live

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597110679

Category: Photography

Page: 108

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The year 2008 has witnessed a major shift in the way people across the world live: for the first time in human history more people live in cities than in rural areas. This triumph of the urban, however, does not entirely represent progress as the number of people living in urban slumsoften in abject conditionswill soon exceed one billion. From 2005 to 2007 Jonas Bendiksen documented life in the slums of four different cities: Nairobi, Kenya; Mumbai, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Caracas, Venezuela; . His lyrical images capture the diversity of personal histories and outlooks found in these dense neighborhoods that, despite commonly held assumptions, are not simply places of poverty and misery. Yet, slum residents continuously face enormous challenges, such as the lack of health care, sanitation, and electricity. The Places We Live includes twenty double gatefold images, each representing an individual home and its denizens story. Through its innovative design and experiential approach, The Places We Live brings the modern-day Dickensian reality of these individuals into sharp focus

Satellites

Photographs from the Fringes of the Former Soviet Union

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 152

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Satellites is a journey through unrecognized countries and isolated regions in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Siberia. In this collection of photographs, Jonas Bendiksen takes us into the little-known worlds of Transdniester, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, the Ferghana Valley, the Jewish Autonomous Region, and the spaceship crash zones near the Kazakh Steppe, and in the process reveals that the narrative of the Soviet collapse continues to evolve.

The Last Testament

The Truth Shall Set You Free

Author: Jonas Bendiksen

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597114288

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 456

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Imagined as a sequel to the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, The Last Testament features visual accounts and stories of seven men around the world who claim to be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Building on biblical form and structure, chapters dedicated to each Jesus include excerpts of their scriptural testaments, laying out their theology and demands on mankind in their own words. Jonas Bendiksen takes at face value that each one is the true Messiah returned to Earth, to forge an account that is a work of apocalyptic journalism and compelling artistic imagination.

Christopher Anderson -

SON

Author: Christopher Anderson

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg

ISBN: 9783868283907

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Son presents a very personal body of work from Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson, who has earned international acclaim for his documentary work from conflict zones all over the world. Following the birth of his son he stepped away from war photography and his work turned towards an intimate reflection: 'These photographs are an organic response to an experience that is at the same time the most unique and the most universal of experiences: the birth of a child. They are a record of love and a reflection on the seasonal nature of life' - Christopher Anderson

Driftless

photographs from Iowa

Author: Danny Wilcox Frazier

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 120

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In Driftless, Danny Wilcox Frazier's dramatic black-and-white photographs portray a changing Midwest of vanishing towns and transformed landscapes. As rural economies fail, people and resources are migrating to the coasts and cities, as though the heart of America were being emptied. Frazier's arresting photographs take us into Iowa's abandoned places and illuminate the lives of those people who stay behind and continue to live there: young people at leisure, fishermen on the Mississippi, veterans on Memorial Day, Amish women playing cards, as well as more recent arrivals, Lubavitcher Hasidic Jews at prayer and Latinos at work in the fields. Frazier's camera finds these newcomers while it also captures activities that seemingly have gone on forever: harvesting and hunting, celebrating and socializing, praying and surviving. Poetic and dark but illuminated with flashes of insight, this collection of photographs is a portrait of contemporary rural Iowa, but it is also more than that. It shows what is happening in many rural and out-of-the-way communities all over the United States, where people find ways to get by in the wake of closing factories and the demise of family farms. Taken by a true insider who has lived in Iowa his entire life, Frazier's photographs are rich in emotion and give expression to the hopes and desires of the people who remain, whose needs and wants are complicated by the economic realities remaking rural America.

On the Frontline

Author: Susan Meiselas,Mark Holborn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544716

Category: Documentary photography

Page: 256

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This landmark book offers a synthesis of celebrated Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas's views on her work and the role of the documentary photographer. Through text drawn largely from exclusive interviews with editor Mark Holborn, she offers a remarkable commentary on her career, from early work with carnival strippers, through groundbreaking reportage on Nicaragua and El Salvador, to projects encompassing subjects as varied as the Dani tribe of Indonesia, the Kurds of Northern Iraq and victims of domestic violence in California. Central to Meiselas's work are themes of collaboration, return and exchange. With over 110 photographs - some classics, others rarely published - this book demonstrates how the frontline on which Meiselas has worked involves a bearing of witness and a gathering of evidence. As Meiselas has stated: 'To continue on is to be curious - to be compelled to confront, to examine, to expose, to engage, and not know where you will end up or how the journey will change you. The frontline is always a choice.'

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.

Treadwell

Author: Andrea Modica,E. Annie Proulx

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811811187

Category: Art

Page: 85

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Andrea Modica is one of the most accomplished and critically acclaimed young photographers to emerge in the last five years. Treadwell is Modica's first major published collection - a rich, empathetic, and often wrenching study of small town family life in upstate New York. Focusing on one young girl and her extended clan of family and friends, with whom Modica forged a ten-year relationship, the images in Treadwell express pathos and humanity without sentimentality or spectacle. Including 40 exquisite duotone photographs and an essay by Pulitzer prize-winning writer E. Annie Proulx, this seminal work makes a distinguished contribution to the visual chronicle of human experience in the twentieth century.

John Chiara: California

Author: Virginia Heckert

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597114233

Category: Photography

Page: 164

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John Chiara creates his own cameras and chemical processes, in order to make unique photographs that use the direct exposure of light onto reversal film and paper. Each resulting photograph is a singular, luminous object. This highly anticipated first book includes the surreal and thrilling landscape and architectural images for which the artist has become known. John Chiara: California features images taken in the artist's hometown of San Francisco and other locations along the Pacific Coast. An essay by Virginia Heckert situates Chiara's work in the landscape tradition of the American West and discusses this process-driven work.

The Hobbyist

Author: Olivia Baeriswyl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783959051705

Category: Hobbies

Page: 120

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What happens when photographers and artists incorporate hobbies into their work as a means of challenging artistic practices and hierarchies? How do hobbyists describe their passions photographically, not least today in our era of digital communication? The Hobbyist is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and hobby culture, both in connection to photography of hobbies and also photography as a hobby. Both hobby and photographic practices similarly find themselves in between leisure and labour, ideology and consumerism, between amateur culture and professionalism. From the hippy and avant-garde cultures of the 1960s, to 1980s do-it-yourself, to today's maker movement, The Hobbyist explores photography's engagement with a wide variety of lively, often quirky amateur obsessions.

The Last Testament

Author: Don Cupitt

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 033404622X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Considers the traditional Christian ideas of the hereafter against modern beliefs, arguing that we need not the New Testament message but a Last Testament for the Last World that we live in.

The Martin Parr Coloring Book!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597114257

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Photography and pop-culture buffs, get out your crayons and colored pencils! Martin Parr's colorful and tongue-in-cheek photographs--his comedy of contemporary manners--have been transformed into a coloring book. Here is Parr's affectionate and hilarious catalogue of human foibles--bad fashion choices, messy foods, trashy souvenirs and the tourists who buy them--rendered afresh. The book's eighty pages are packed with the most iconic and beloved Parr images, made into original drawings by Jane Mount, offering hours of coloring entertainment.

Libyan Sugar

Author: Michael Christopher Brown

Publisher: Twin Palms Pub

ISBN: 9781936611096

Category: History

Page: 370

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Centered around the 2011 Libyan Revolution, Libyan Sugar is a road trip through a war zone, detailed through photographs, journal entries, and written communication with family and colleagues. A record of Michael Christopher Brown's life both inside and outside Libya during that year, the work is about a young man going to war for the first time and his experience of that age-old desire to get as close as possible to a conflict in order to discover something about war and something about himself, perhaps a certain definition of life and death.

Buzzing at the Sill

Author: Peter van Agtmael

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

ISBN: 9783868287363

Category:

Page: 192

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Peter van Agtmaels work about coming home from years of covering war is holding up a mirror to today's American society

Fashion Photography

The Story in 160 Pictures

Author: Eugenie Shinkle

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597113632

Category: Design

Page: 272

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Fashion photography captures our desires and fantasies about how we present ourselves to the world, while reflecting the changing values of our culture and society. Fashion Photography: The Story in 160 Pictures explores the profound influence that fashion photography has had on us over the past eight decades, presenting its evolution as a language, and a genre, while showcasing some of its most glamorous moments. Featuring work by every important fashion photographer of the past, alongside those shaping contemporary taste today--including Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Steven Meisel, Corinne Day, and Juergen Teller, to name a few--fashion chronicler Eugenie Shinkle reveals illuminating moments in the story of fashion and photography, while sketching the bigger picture. She charts how fashion photography flourished with the rise of illustrated magazines, how influential art directors collaborated with photographers to shape epochs of style, and how generations of fashion photographers have built upon each other's ideas to expand this genre. An object of exquisite beauty in its own right, this book serves as an accessible primer to the story of fashion photography, for everyone engaged by this compelling subject.

We Are Indestructible

Author: Mads Nissen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910401231

Category:

Page: 192

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More than 50 years of conflict between the government army, guerrilla rebels and paramilitary groups has led to the internal displacement of more than 7 million - leaving visible scars on the landscape and people of Colombia. We are Indestructible is the culmination of Nissen's work, providing a portrait of a war-torn country navigating the complexities of newfound peace.

Good Sick

Author: Jordan Baumgarten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910401194

Category:

Page: 96

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Good Sick is a deeply personal look at the opioid crisis in the city of Philadelphia

Lee Friedlander

The American Monument

Author: Lee Friedlander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780871300720

Category: Photography

Page: 80

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Originally published to great acclaim in 1976, The American Monument has become one of the most sought-after photography publications of the 20th century. Long out of print, this second edition is once again available again for all to enjoy and own. Published in the same oversized format as the first editionwith exquisite duotone reproductions of the original 213 photographsthe album of post-bound single sheets can easily be disassembled for display. Considered by many, including Friedlander himself, to be one of his most important books, The American Monument has influenced generations of photographers, curators and art historians. The second edition includes the original essay by Eakins Press founder Leslie George Katz along with a new essay by eminent past NYCs Museum of Modern Arts photography curator and Friedlander scholar Peter Galassi, which illuminates the history and continued significance of this iconic artist and this early publication. The deeply influential American curator of photography at MoMA during the 1960s-70s, John Szarkowski (19272007), stated: I am still astonished and heartened by the deep affection of those pictures, by the photographers tolerant equanimity in the face of the facts, by the generosity of spirit, the freedom from pomposity and rhetoric. One might call this work an act of high artistic patriotism, an achievement that might help us reclaim that word from ideologues and expediters. Lee Friedlander is the recipient of three Guggenheim Fellowships as well as a MacArthur Fellowship. He has published more than 50 monographs since 1969, and exhibited extensively around the world for the past five decades, including a major retrospective at the MoMA, NY, in 2005.

IOWA

Author: Nancy Rexroth

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477310410

Category: Photography

Page: 168

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In the early 1970s, Nancy Rexroth began photographing the rural landscapes, children, white frame houses, and domestic interiors of southeastern Ohio with a plastic toy camera called the Diana. Working with the camera's properties of soft focus and vignetting, and further manipulating the photographs by deliberately blurring or sometimes overlaying them, Rexroth created dreamlike, poetic images of "my own private landscape, a state of mind." She called this state IOWA because the photographs seemed to reference her childhood summer visits to relatives in Iowa. Rexroth self-published her evocative images in 1977 in the book IOWA, and the photographic community responded immediately and strongly to the work. Aperture published a portfolio of IOWA images in a special issue, The Snapshot, alongside the work of Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, and Emmet Gowin. The International Center for Photography, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution included IOWA images in group exhibitions. Forty years after its original publication, IOWA has become a classic of fine art photography, a renowned demonstration of Rexroth's ability to fashion a world of surprising aesthetic possibilities using a simple, low-tech dollar camera. Long out of print and highly prized by photographers and photobook collectors, IOWA is now available in a hardcover edition that includes twenty-two previously unpublished images. Accompanying the photographs are a new foreword by Magnum photographer and book maker Alec Soth and an essay by internationally acclaimed curator Anne Wilkes Tucker, who affirms the continuing power and importance of IOWA within the photobook genre. New postscripts by Nancy Rexroth and Mark L. Power, who wrote the essay in the first edition, complete the volume.