Nick Brandt

On This Earth, a Shadow Falls

Author: Vicki Goldberg,Nick Brandt,Peter Singer,Jane Goodall

Publisher: Big Life Editions

ISBN: 9781938922442

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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In 2001, Nick Brandt embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Focusing on some of the worlds last great populations of large mammals elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas and their kin he created two of the new centurys most influential photographic books: On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). His iconic portraits of these majestic animals express an empathy usually reserved for human subjects. The magisterial On This Earth, A Shadow Falls collects the most memorable images from Brandts first two books, along with their accompanying essays. A testament to the bookmakers craft, it is the first volume on Brandts work to capture the superb quality of his remarkable, large format prints, which are notable for their velvet blacks and tonal subtleties.

Across the Ravaged Land

Author: Nick Brandt

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419709456

Category: Photography

Page: 120

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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.

A Shadow Falls

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810954151

Category: Photography

Page: 132

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An assortment of tritone images captures the lives of the animals of East Africa in their natural environment, in an evocative tribute to the vanishing wilderness of the region.

On This Earth

Photographs from East Africa

Author: Nick Brandt

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811848655

Category: Photography

Page: 132

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Nick Brandt depicts the animals of East Africa with an intimacy and artistry unmatched by other photographers who choose wildlife as their subject. He creates these majestic sepia and blue-tone photoscontrasting moments of quintessential stillness with bursts of dramatic actionby engaging with these creatures on an exceptionally intimate level, without the customary use of a telephoto lens. Evocative of classical art, from dignified portraits to sweeping natural tableaux, Brandt's images artfully and simply capture animals in their natural states of being. With a foreword by Alice Sebold and an introduction by Jane Goodall, On This Earth is a gorgeous portfolio of some of the last wild animalsand a heartfelt elegy to a vanishing world.


Author: David Yarrow

Publisher: Clearview

ISBN: 9781908337177

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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There are many books available on wildlife photography but this is undoubtedly the best.

Scenic South Africa

Author: Sean Fraser

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Pub

ISBN: 9780620226172

Category: Photography

Page: 126

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A collection of the most scenic areas of South Africa

South Africa

Author: Michael Poliza

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783832794132

Category: Photography

Page: 236

View: 4987

Photography & photographs.

Magnum Stories

Author: Chris Boot

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714865034

Category: Photography

Page: 512

View: 3435

This book explores the 'photo story' through 61 master classes by some of the world's greatest photographers, all members of the international photographic agency Magnum.

Wild Encounters

Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures

Author: David Yarrow

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847858323


Page: 336

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From big cats to elephants and indigenous communities, Wild Encounters is a must-have for nature lovers, conservationists, and anyone who is inspired by all that remains wild. David Yarrow travels from pole to pole and continent to continent to visit frozen Arctic tundras, vast African deserts, primordial rain forests, and remote villages, inviting us to truly connect with subjects we mistakenly think we have seen before. Yarrow takes the familiar--lions, elephants, tigers, polar bears--and makes it new again by creating iconic images that deliberately connect with us at a highly emotional level. For more than two decades, this legendary wildlife photographer has been putting himself in harm's way to capture the most unbelievable close-up animal photography, amassing an incomparable photographic portfolio, spanning six continents. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving Earth's last great wild cultures and species, Yarrow is as much a conservationist as a photographer and artist. His work has transcended wildlife photography and is now collected and shown as fine art in some of the most famed galleries around the world. Featuring 160 of his most breathtaking photographs, Wild Encounters offers a truly intimate view of some of the world's most compelling--and threatened--species and captures the splendor and very soul of what remains wild and free in our world through portraits that feel close enough to touch.

Santu Mofokeng

A Silent Solitude Photographs, 1982-2011

Author: Simon Njami

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: 9788857232164


Page: 256

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Being a photographer at the time when Santu Mofokeng (b. 1956, Johannesburg) decided to become one was not an unmotivated act. A psychological, moral and sometimes physical war was being fought and South Africa was its arena. Photography could not afford to be an artistic abstraction. It was both a political and intellectual commitment. It was anger, it was revolt. But it remained, in spite of everything, a form of writing and that is how Mofokeng approached it. Not like his country's freedom fighters who denounced the iniquity of the ideology behind apartheid, but as the very special witness of a story which, until then, had been suppressed. By photographing his people, the places, the faces and the streets, Mofokeng speaks to us about himself. Because all stories always begin with the person who tells them. And they come back to the teller in the end.


Author: Annie Leibovitz,Susan Sontag

Publisher: Random House Inc


Category: Photography

Page: 239

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The photographer turns her lens to a favorite topic, women, sharing her portraits of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eudora Welty, Martina Navratilova, and Jodie Foster, as well as women from other walks of life, including a Navajo weaver, an astronaut, and a ran

Scent of a Dream

Travels in the World of Coffee

Author: Sebastiao Salgado

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419719219

Category: Photography

Page: 320

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In this remarkable visual survey, internationally acclaimed photographer Sebastiao Salgado documents traditional methods of sustainable coffee farming across the globe, revealing rituals deeply steeped in history and pride. The book spans nearly a decade of research into the hidden world of coffee, highlighting relationships characterized by respect, fair exchange, and a shared understanding that ever-improving quality has the power to improve lives. Salgado, a native to one of Brazil s premier coffee-growing regions, is the perfect guide for a reader s journey to principal farming locations in China, Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, India, Brazil, Costa Rica, and beyond."

Light and Dust

Images and Stories from the Wild of East Africa

Author: Federico Veronesi

Publisher: Marsilio Editori Spa

ISBN: 9788831720717

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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This book is a reflection on the subjects and places that made the deepest impression on the author during his years spent in Eastern Africa. His interest and skill in capturing the emotions of wild animals, their resilience and beauty make it unique. The author has sought out the most dramatic weather conditions for his photographs—morning mists, dust storms and heavy rains, or rays of light shining through the clouds—and followed the animals on endless journeys along ancient trails, accross dry lakes or raging rivers, documenting their never-ending fight for survival. He had his camera with him all the time, always hoping for the perfect blend of elements to come together in one image.

The Abbatial Crosier

Or, Bonaik and Septimine, a Tale of a Medieval Abbess

Author: Eugène Sue

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: 145

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Underwater Dogs

Author: Seth Casteel

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316227714

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; some lounge in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch their bodies to cut through the water with the focus and determination of a shark. In more than eighty portraits, award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel captures new sides of our old friends with vibrant underwater photography that makes it impossible to look away. Each image bubbles with exuberance and life, a striking reminder that even in the most loveable and domesticated dog, there are more primal forces at work. In Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel gives playful and energetic testament to the rough-and-tumble joy that our dogs bring into our lives.

More Than Human

Author: Tim Flach,Lewis Blackwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733629730

Category: Photography of animals

Page: 312

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Award-winning photographer Tim Flach has spent years inquiring into the essential bond we have with animals. Now he presents the culmination of a career-long endeavor, an extraordinary body of work in which each image is more striking and powerful than the last. Just as did Flach's highly acclaimed previous books, "Equus "and "Dogs," "More than Human "will amaze and inspire, in a constant affirmation of the animal, whether it be rare or common, powerful or defenseless, odd or majestic. The book showcases a menagerie of creatures--pandas, tigers, bats, lions, orangutans, cobras, bullfrogs, chimpanzees, wolves, porcupines, elephants, owls, armadillos, among many others--as they have never been seen before. Shedding light on Flach's images will be an accessible collection of texts, written and edited by author Lewis Blackwell. Praise for "More Than Human: " "A gallery of animal portraits that are unlike anything we've seen before." --"The Wall Street Journal" "His technique is impeccable; this is one of the most gorgeous photography books of the year. But what makes it more than a coffee-table trifle is the way Flach's images connect us--with near-tactile sensation and soulfulness--to the creatures on display." "Arresting portraits that express photographer Flach's 'sense of wonderment in nature.'" --"People" """Astoundingly sharp images." - The San Francisco Chronicle"" "Compelling and unexpected." --"The Denver Post" "Treat yourself to the full glory of "More Than Human," for the screen hardly does it justice." --Brain "A book of animal photographs guaranteed to dazzle viewers with their color, detail, clarity and, most of all, their uncanny 'humanity.'"-- BookPage

The Anatomy of Type

A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces

Author: Stephen Coles

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062203118

Category: Design

Page: 256

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The Anatomy of Type is the ultimate stylistic guide to the intricacies and design of 100 indispensable typefaces. A delightful, colorful, and visual reference guide created by Stephen Coles and Tony Seddon—two acknowledged pros in the font design world—The Anatomy of Type was developed with typographers, graphic designers, and font geeks in mind, graphically and visually expanding on the current font-mania initiated by Simon Garfields's Just My Type.

Photographs from the Edge

A Master Photographer's Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World

Author: Art Wolfe,Rob Sheppard

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 1607747820

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Legendary nature photographer Art Wolfe presents an intimate, behind-the-scenes guide to the experiences, decisions, and methods that helped him capture images from some of the most exciting locations across the globe. In Photographs from the Edge, you'll discover the secrets behind forty years of awe-inspiring photography from around the world. Wolfe takes you from the mountains of the Himalayas to the sandy shores of Mnemba Island, with stops in the crowded streets of India and the alkali lakes of Africa along the way. You’ll learn the equipment, settings, and creative choices behind each photograph. From endangered species to cultural celebrations to natural wonders, Wolfe brings each subject to life through his stunning photography and the stories he shares in this one-of-a-kind photo safari.


A Photicular Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761163808

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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A photicular book uses special technology to provide video-like images of eight animals--including a cheetah, elephant, gazelle, and gorilla--as well as a journal of a safari trip, a history of safaris, and animal facts.