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Stop the Presses!
The second half of the 20th Century was the golden age of press photography. News photographers would go out into the field with their trust camera and a handful of film with the voice of their newspaper editors ringing in their ears. ‘Get the shot!’ Whether it was a world-wide sporting event, a film premier attended by a host of celebrities, a royal tour or perhaps an unfolding disaster, the right photo was worth more than a thousand words it made the story and had the potential of being published right around the world. Russell McPhedran made his career by capturing that right shot at the right time.
Wild Land: A Journey into the Earth's Last Wilds
Four years in the making, this is one of the most ambitious travel stories of our time. Peter and Beverly Pickford lived on a large farm in South Africa all their life. When their children left home they realised they wanted something different. They wanted to see the world before it was too late. The result is a wildlife book like no other. Wild Land is an epic and unprecedented portrait of some of the most untouched parts of our planet, and a timely message highlighting the urgent need for them to be preserved for the future of the planet, and a future on which humankind's very survival is dependent.
Aperture Conversations presents a selection of interviews highlighting critical dialogue between photographers, esteemed critics, curators, editors, and artists from 1985 to the present day. Emerging talent and well-established photographers discuss their work openly, and examine the future of the medium. This book celebrates the artist's voice, collaborations, and the photography community at large.
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature's magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work-portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies-is that it is all "bred of a place," the American South. Mann, who is a native of Lexington, Virginia, uses her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions-about history, identity, race, and religion-that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries.
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography
Here is a comprehensive, accessible and authoritative illustrated reference to the history, art and science of photography. In one single, elegant volume, it features over 300 iconic photographs and contains more than 1,200 concise yet fully detailed entries on all aspects of the subject. Though much information can today be found online, locating it takes time and sources can have questionable provenance and uncertain academic credentials. All previous dictionaries of photography are now outdated, as well, focusing either on the famous and influential practitioners of the genre or presented as mere glossaries of technical terms.
Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People
Given his first camera at the age of six, celebrated Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson (of Noma) has been taking photographs for over twenty-five years. As part of his research for The Nordic Cookbook, Magnus travelled extensively throughout the Nordic countries, not only collecting recipes but also photographing the landscape, food and people. These beautiful photographs - spontaneous moments that just happened to unfold around him - capture the true spirit of the Nordic lands.
The Scent of a Dream: Travels in the World of Coffee
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 characterised 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.
Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs 1949-1962
Robert Rauschenberg's engagement with photography began in the late 1940s under the tutelage of Aaron Siskind and Hazel Larsen Archer at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Their combined influence was so great that for a time Rauschenberg was unsure whether to pursue painting or photography as a career. Instead he chose both. This volume gathers and surveys Rauschenberg's numerous uses of photography for the first time. It includes portraits of friends, studio shots, photographs used in the "Combines" series, silkscreens, photographs of lost works and works in progress, allowing us to re-imagine almost the entirety of the artists work in light of his always inventive uses of photography, while also supplying previously unseen glimpses into his social nexus of the 1950s and 60s.
Vivian Maier: Street Photographer
A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents- an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers. Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America's post-war golden age.
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