The Great LIFE Photographers

Author: The Editors of LIFE

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316097932

Category: Photography

Page: 608

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The Great LIFE Photographers is the most comprehensive anthology of LIFE photography ever published, featuring the best work of every staff photographer who worked for the famous magazine, and that of a handful of others who shot for LIFE. It was always the photographers who made LIFE great, and this is the most vivid and exciting portrait of those men and women that has ever been produced. The book offers more than 100 portfolios including those of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Capa, Ralph Morse, Nina Leen, Harry Benson, Philippe Halsman, and Joe McNally, whose work for LIFE in the aftermath of September 11 was in the finest tradition of the magazine. Each portfolio includes a short biography, offering an intimate look at the people behind the lens. Here are the defining moments of the 20th century, including MacArthur wading ashore by Mydans, Capa's D-Day landing at Omaha Beach and, of course, Eisenstaedt's sailor kissing the nurse. Here are the first pictures taken from inside the womb and the first taken from outer space. Here are powerful scenes from Tiananmen Square and from the American South during the Civil Rights movement. LIFE helped make icons of Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles and Michael Jackson, and those indelible photographs are here too. This attractive new paperback edition is an affordable way to own some of the most memorable photographs ever made, stunningly reproduced in black and white and full color.

The Great Life Photographers

Author: John Loengard,Gordon Parks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288368

Category: History, Modern

Page: 608

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This is a volume of living history the history of our times, as seen by the photographers who captured it. It is the most comprehensive anthology of LIFE photography ever assembled, and illustrates the strengths that made many of these individuals famous and LIFE great. This book, an enormous international success in hardback, is now available in a new, compact, paperback edition.

The Great Life Photographers

Author: John Loengard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500286579

Category: History, Modern

Page: 608

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This is a volume of living history - the history of our times, as seen by the photographers who captured it. It is the most comprehensive anthology of LIFE photography ever assembled, and illustrates the strengths that made many of these individuals famous - and LIFE great. This book, an enormous international success in hardback, is now available in a new, flexibound format.

Life Photographers

What They Saw

Author: John Loengard

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821225189

Category: Photography

Page: 456

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A collection of interviews and 270 photographs traces the work, experiences, and careers of the original staff photographers of LIFE magazine, documenting how they pioneered the picture story and the photographic essay. 15,000 first printing.

Platinum Anniversary Collection

70 Years of Extraordinary Photography

Author: Life Magazine,Life Books (Firm)

Publisher: Life

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 304

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Honoring seven decades of outstanding work, a superlative assemblage of photographic images offers unforgettable moments from the past seventy years, capturing each era's greatest celebrities, horrific battlefield sequences, and everyday American life.

As I See it

The Photographs of John Loengard

Author: John Loengard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500543078

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 215

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John Loengard, one of the great LIFE magazine photographers, sums up his fifty-year career in this handsome volume. From a shimmering Marilyn Monroe to a man dozing on the beach, from a guffawing Ronald Reagan to Henri Cartier-Bresson flying a kite, from a groundskeeper in Dublin to picnickers in Central Park, Loengard's vision moves us with its humanity and artistry.

Life: The Classic Collection

Author: The Editors of LIFE

Publisher: Life

ISBN: 9781603200301

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Life has, of course, visited its archives before — but never like this. This edition puts the photographs on display, not only as part of the page layout but as the page itself. The explanatory text will be out of the way, so that each image can be savored. Moreover, prints will be included that are not just suitable for framing, but meant for framing. And not only will there be photographic prints; there will also be 75 other famous pictures that appeared in Life's pages, the story behind each of them and the narrative history of what Life's photography has long meant to the country and, indeed, to the world.This is a unique, ground-breaking book. It is the ultimate treatment of our photography to date in book form. As such it is ultra-commemorative and collectible. 'The Classic Collection', presented in this classic way, will be a definitive Life Book-and a category leader.

LIFE Guide to Digital Photography

Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros

Author: Joe McNally,Editors of Life

Publisher: Life

ISBN: 9781603201278

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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Photography has been the business and the passion of LIFE since the original weekly magazine's inception in 1936, and it continues to be the business and passion of LIFE Books and LIFE.com in the new millennium. But photography has surely changed during these many decades. The rigs and gear of old have given way-first slowly, then all at once-to sleek miracle machines that process pixels and have made the darkroom obsolete. The casual photog puts eye to lens, sets everything on auto and captures a photograph that is . . . perfectly fine. One of LIFE's master shooters-in fact, the final in the long line of distinguished LIFE staff photographers-was Joe McNally, and he has always believed that with a little preparation and care, with a dash of enthusiasm and daring added to the equation, anyone can make a better photo-anyone can turn a "keeper" into a treasure. This was true in days of yore, and it's true in the digital age. Your marvelous new camera, fresh from its box, can indeed perform splendid feats. Joe explains in this book how to take best advantage of what it was designed to do, and also when it is wise to outthink your camera or push your camera-to go for the gold, to create that indelible family memory that you will have blown up as large as the technology will allow, and that will hang on the wall forevermore. As the storied LIFE photographer and photo editor John Loengard points out in his eloquent foreword to this volume, there are cameras and there are cameras, and they've always been able to do tricks. And then there is photography. Other guides may give you the one, two, three of producing a reasonably well exposed shot, but Joe McNally and the editors of LIFE can give you that, and then can show you how to make a picture. In a detailed, friendly, conversational, anecdotal, sometimes rollicking way, that's what they do in these pages. Prepare to click.

TIME 100 Photographs

The Most Influential Images of All Time

Author: Time Magazine Editors

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1618935070

Category: History

Page: 240

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Since its inception, TIME magazine has been synonymous not just with outstanding journalism, but also with outstanding photography. Now, to mark the 175th anniversary of photography and the birth of photojournalism, the Editors of TIME magazine are publishing this companion book to the groundbreaking digital celebration of photography that TIME.com will be mounting online, displaying the most influential photographs of all time. While they may not be the most famous or well-known photographs, each one is unique for the way in which it changed, influenced, or commemorated a particular world event. From the first sports photograph to ever win the Pulitzer Prize - that of Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium to the photograph of Student Neda Agha-Soltan's death during Iran's 2009 election protests, each of the photographs in 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time is significant in how it forever changed how we live, learn, communicate, and in many cases, view the world.

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

Author: Julia Van Haaften

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393292797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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The comprehensive biography of the iconic twentieth-century American photographer Berenice Abbott, a trailblazing documentary modernist, author, and inventor. Berenice Abbott is to American photography as Georgia O’Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. She was a photographer of astounding innovation and artistry, a pioneer in both her personal and professional life. Abbott’s sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography, but also as a teacher, writer, archivist, and inventor. Famously reticent in public, Abbott’s fascinating life has long remained a mystery—until now. In Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography, author, archivist, and curator Julia Van Haaften brings this iconic public figure to life alongside outlandish, familiar characters from artist Man Ray to cybernetics founder Norbert Wiener. A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped first to Greenwich Village and then to Paris—photographing, in Sylvia Beach’s words, "everyone who was anyone." As the Roaring Twenties ended, Abbott returned to New York, where she soon fell in love with art critic Elizabeth McCausland, with whom she would spend thirty years. In the 1930s, Abbott began her best-known work, Changing New York, in which she fearlessly documented the city’s metamorphosis. When warned by an older male supervisor that "nice girls" avoid the Bowery—then Manhattan’s skid row—Abbott shot back, "I’m not a nice girl. I’m a photographer…I go anywhere." This bold, feminist attitude would characterize all Abbott’s accomplishments, including imaging techniques she invented in her influential, space race–era science photography and her tenure as The New School’s first photography teacher. With more than ninety stunning photos, this sweeping, cinematic biography secures Berenice Abbott’s place in the histories of photography and modern art, while framing her incredible accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.

50 Photographers You Should Know

Author: Peter Stepan

Publisher: Prestel

ISBN: 9783791383590

Category: Photographers

Page: 157

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This introduction to the world's greatest photographers from the inception of photography to today bears proof of the magic of the camera. From Félix Nadar to Nan Goldin, each of the photographers featured here represents an important aspect of photography's evolution--

Life: America the Beautiful

A Photographic Journey, Coast to Coast-and Beyond

Author: Editors of Life

Publisher: Life

ISBN: 9781933821153

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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More than one hundred compelling photographs--representing the work of such talented artists as Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Joel Meyerowitz, and Michael Melford--capture the rich natural wonders of America, from the Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier, and Big Sur to Nantucket Island and the Amish country of Pennsylvania. 100,000 first printing.

LIFE 75 Years

The Very Best of LIFE

Author: Editors of Life

Publisher: Life

ISBN: 9781603202121

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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In this deluxe commemorative edition, LIFE's editors focus on the publication's achievements more tightly than they ever have before: This is truly the best of everything LIFE has accomplished. In these pages are the best war photos ever taken for LIFE; the best photo essays ever to grace our pages (including the works of Capa and Parks and Smith); the loveliest pictures from Hollywood (in fact, the best pictures of Marilyn Monroe ever taken by such as Halsmann, Eisenstaedt and her dear friend Milton Greene), the best sports pictures, the funniest pictures we ever ran. The best pictures from the space race, and the most significant pictures to the human race, including Lennart Nilsson's "Life Before Birth." This is a premium volume of LIFE, and beyond its 200-plus pages, which include a review of every LIFE cover ever published, there is, included here, the ultimate premium: The first-ever LIFE issue, with the Margaret Bourke-White photograph of the Fort Peck Dam on the cover, reprinted in its entirety, at actual size (which was really big 10 1/2" x 14") and able to be detached. We've come a long way: We, you, those places, LIFE itself. This book tells, and celebrates, that voyage.

Life Classic Photographs

A Personal Interpretation

Author: John Loengard,Bob Cato

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821222638

Category: Photography

Page: 198

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Presents and discusses some of the most extraordinary photographs published by "Life" over the past fifty years, as well as the styles, subjects, and times of those who created the images

Lives of the Great Photographers

Author: Juliet Hacking

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544440

Category: Photography

Page: 304

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While certain photographs have become world-famous images indelibly printed on the cultural consciousness, the stories on the other side of the lens have been all too often distorted, obfuscated or overlooked, the social and political environments misunderstood or forgotten. By evoking the lives and backgrounds of nearly forty great photographers, Juliet Hacking also brings new light to their work, forging a greater understanding of each photographic pioneer. In addition, many rarely seen portraits and self-portraits are brought to light. Seen together, these entries form a holistic examination that, while drawing attention to the contributions of each individual, adroitly guides the reader through the major innovations, movements and developments in the history of photography with authority, dexterity and zeal. Bound in a single compact and portable volume, Lives of the Great Photographers is one of those rare examples where engaging reading meets beau livre.

A Photographer's Life

1990-2005

Author: Annie Leibovitz

Publisher: Bodley Head Childrens

ISBN: 9780224080637

Category: Portrait photography

Page: 480

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Documents the arc of Leibovitz's relationship with her companion, Susan Sontag, who died in 2004; the birth of her three daughters; and many events involving her large and robust family, including the death of her father. This book also features the portraits of public figures including the pregnant Demi Moore, and Nelson Mandela in Soweto.

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Photographs of the Famous and Infamous

Author: Brian Smith

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132867729

Category: Photography

Page: 264

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In this sexy, bold book, Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Brian Smith tells the stories behind the photos and lessons learned in 30 years of photographing celebrities and people from all walks of life. Smith’s long list of famous and infamous subjects includes pro basketball players Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O’Neal; billionaires Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Donald Trump; tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams; actors Anne Hathaway, Antonio Banderas, Christopher Walken, Taye Diggs, Jane Krakowski, and William H. Macy; and many more. You’ll get the inside scoop on what goes on at a celebrity photo shoot in this gorgeous guide to making professional portraits. Smith has mastered how to make a meaningful portrait on a magazine’s budget and on a celebrity’s schedule, which can sometimes be 15 minutes or less. Smith reveals his tips on connecting with people, finding the perfect location, telling a great story through portraiture, getting the ideal pose, capturing emotion and gestures, arranging unique group shots, and lighting the scene just right. You might not be photographing the rich and famous, but after reading Smith’s tell-all guide, you’ll know how to give everyone who makes their way in front of your camera the star treatment.

Questions Without Answers

The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII

Author: David Friend

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714848402

Category: Photography

Page: 352

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This major work presents a remarkable sequence of photo-stories from pioneering photo agency VII, documenting world history as we have experienced it since the end of the Cold War. The 11 extraordinarily talented photographers who make up this agency work at the cutting edge of digital photojournalism, committed to recording social and cultural change as it happens around the world. Questions Without Answers is an ambitious book featuring a strikingly broad selection of photo stories. Photos documenting Barack Obama giving a speech on Afghanistan to American troops sit alongside a collection of portraits featuring famous cultural figures such as David Bowie and Bernardo Bertolucci. We move from an exploration of the spread and impact of AIDS in Asia to dispatches from the current economic crisis and its effect on those working in finance. The crucial work done by VII in documenting conflict - environmental, social and political, both violent and non-violent - is also represented, including stories from the war in Iraq, the crisis in Darfur and the terrible events of 9/11. With an introduction by the eminent David Friend, Vanity Fair's editor of creative development and the former director of photography of Life magazine, this book is an important, moving and compelling record of the world we live in.

Hold Still

A Memoir with Photographs

Author: Sally Mann

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031624774X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe New York Times, Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, NPR, Publishers Weekly, BookPage A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann. In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her. Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land . . . racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder." In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.