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No Smoke without Fire: Willie Doherty
This major bookwork features the most comprehensive collection of Doherty’s recent colour photographs available in print to date. It is accompanied by texts by the artist. Published on the occasion of a Doherty exhibit at Matts Gallery, London.
Magnum Legacy: Eve Arnold
Filled with reproductions of Arnold’s acclaimed photographs, shot in both color and black and white, as well as previously unseen archival images, this biography relates Arnold’s bold images to the fascinating story of their making. Renowned for her intimate portraits of figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Malcolm X, and Queen Elizabeth, Arnold was equally comfortable documenting the lives of the poor and dispossessed. “I don’t see anybody as either ordinary or extraordinary. I see them simply as people in front of my lens.” To her images of migrant workers, disabled veterans, and protesters for civil rights in the US and against apartheid in South Africa, she brought an unflinching eye and a strong sense of social justice. This highly engrossing narrative tells a compelling story of an intrepid artist whose life’s purpose was to report on the lives of others.
John Gutmann Photographer at Work: Sally Stein
This handsome book acknowledges Gutmann’s place in the history of photography. Drawing on his archive of photographs and papers at the Center for Creative Photography, it presents both unfamiliar works and little-known contexts for his imagery, linking his photography to his passionate interest in painting and filmmaking, his collections of non-Western art and artifacts, and his pedagogy. In addition to a major essay by Sally Stein, the volume includes an introduction by Douglas R. Nickel, and an overview of the Gutmann archive by Amy Rule.
Impossible Reminiscences: René Burri
This title presents the largely unpublished colour photographs of one the world’s greatest living humanist photographers, accompanied by Burri’s personal recollections and reminiscences to illuminate each photograph.
The Photograph as Contemporary Art: Charlotte Cotton
In the 21st century photography has come of age as a contemporary art form. Nearly two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it as a legitimate medium, equal in status to painting and sculpture. This book provides an introduction to contemporary art-photography, identifying its most important features and themes and celebrating its exciting pluralism through an overview of its most important and innovative practitioners. The work of nearly 250 photographers is reproduced, from established artists such as Isa Genzken, Jeff Wall, Sophie Calle, Thomas Demand, Nan Goldin, and Sherrie Levine to emerging talents such Walead Beshty, Jason Evans, Lucas Blalock, Sara VanDerBeek, and Viviane Sassen.
This new edition brings the story of contemporary art photography up to date with a revised introduction outlining the evolution of photography from documentary tool to art form, and an updated final chapter focusing on the younger generation of artists who emphasize the technical and material properties of photography, employ it as part of a wider pan-media practice, or respond to evolving new modes of dissemination in the digital age.
The World Atlas of Street Photography: Jackie Higgins
The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on the abundance of photos created on street corners internationally, including classic documentary street photography as well as mediated images of urban landscapes, staged performances, and sculpture.
How to read a photograph: Ian Jeffrey
Ian Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form. Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background.
Collect Contemporary Photography: Jocelyn Phillips
Where does one begin when looking to start a collection of contemporary photography? How can one identify prints of enduring appeal and value in a global scene with more artists working in it than ever before? Collect Contemporary: Photography aims to provide those who are looking to start their own collection with guidance on practical matters, including where to buy according to your budget as well as information about different photographic techniques and media, and how to properly store prints.
Photography a Critical Introduction: Liz Wells
Surveying the spectrum of photography from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, Photography: A Critical Introduction is the first book to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their proper social and political contexts. While most histories of photography invariably focus on the works of the “great photographers,” this book is written especially to provide a coherent introduction to the nature of photographic seeing and its personal and cultural significance through history.