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Peter Fink:  My Mind’s Eye
Beginning as a designer, Peter Fink (1907, Grand Rapids 1984, New York City) traveled the globe from the 1950s to 1970s, moving in hidden streets and industrial towns of postwar Japan, France, Portugal, northern Africa, and the Middle East, photographing workers and street scenes. Arts and culture are recurring themes, as well as the life of workers, families or children in each new place he observed, but also expressive portraits and fashion, surreal still-lives, or his radical Refractions - reflections on architecture.
Margaret Durow
Margaret was born in rural Wisconsin, 1989 and began exploring her photographic style from a young age. Therefore, she has developed a unique ability to capture the magic in the landscapes she grew up in. By exploring the transient nature of memory, Durow uses photography as a tool to preserve a feeling. Hence, giving her work an intimate and insightful quality as she documents the world around her.
Fred Stein: Paris - New York
Fred Stein (1909 Dresden - 1967 New York) was a master of the art of street photography. As an early pioneer of the handheld camera, he captured poignant moments in the street life of two of the world's great cities: Paris and New York where he lived after fleeing from Nazi Germany.
The Plain by Melanie Friend
Melanie Friend's photographs reveal the military presence as a disquieting feature on the horizon: a rusty tank positioned as a target, a red box used for field telephones in a copse, smoke from an exploding shell. In the inaccessible ‘Impact Area', a cluster of distant soldiers undertake firing exercises. Red flags warn the visitor to keep out; signage to the military remind them not to drive tanks over Neolithic barrows. Occasionally, Friend has closer encounters with an artillery gun or an armoured vehicle, but often the landscape holds sway; manoeuvres are heard, but not always seen.
Dotan Saguy: Nowhere to go but Everywhere
Award-winning photographer Dotan Saguy first met the Reis family, Mormons from Brazil, the day they arrived in Los Angeles in a converted yellow school bus they call home with their three children ages 10, 5 and 2. They had come to the United States two years prior to chase the American Dream. While they quickly found financial footing in the US and acquired all the material things they wanted, they were still not happy. Inspired by a YouTube video by a Brazilian artist who quit everything to travel and sell his art, they decided to explore an alternative lifestyle that would allow them to spend more time as a family and discover the world together through travel.
Midnight La Frontera by Ken Light
Over thirty years ago between 1983 and 1987 along the California/ Mexico border, Ken Light took his Hasselblad camera and flash and rode along with Border Patrol agents in the middle of the night as they combed the Otay Mesa looking for “illegal aliens.” He was there when the immigrants were apprehended - literally captured by authorities as well as the photographer's flash, evoking an unvarnished Weegee. The black and white images he made are stark, impromptu mug shots in the desert, taken at a moment of extreme vulnerability, when hope gave way to despair.
Jamie Johnson: Growing Up Travelling
American photographer Jamie Johnson has devoted her over 20-year career to photographing children around the world. In 2014 she was invited to Ireland to document the Irish Travellers, a nomadic, ethnic minority that have lived on the margins of mainstream Irish society for centuries. She was introduced to a group of Travellers at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair and Festival, an annual event in County Galway where Travellers from Ireland and Europe come to set up camps, reunite with family and friends, and sell puppies and ponies. The children are left to run footloose and fancy free with dolls, animals, and candy cigarettes. While the Travellers don't usually like outsiders, Johnson's warmth, kindness and show of respect won them over and she was granted full access to photograph their lives and culture.
Post Truth  by George Byrne
George Byrne's visually stunning images of urban Los Angeles' hidden beauty astound in the artist's first monograph, Post Truth
Kicking Sawdust: Running Away with the Circus and Carnival
Clayton Anderson was living the life of a 19 year old, had secured a funky apartment near the water in Miami Beach, was waiting tables and hanging out with friends, when his life took a decidedly atypical turn. The courtyard payphone rang and his father on the other line said he needed to come help the family run their cinnamon roll concession with the travelling carnival. At the insistence of his artist friend Jack Pierson (who contributed the book's introduction), Anderson bought a camera and documented the years he was on the road between 1988 and 1992.
Jon Setter: The Urban Text
Jon Setter makes photographs that attempt to reveal the unseen aspects of urban spaces and architecture. Often working with subjects discovered by chance on unprescribed walks, he documents cities from peculiar viewpoints. Colours, patterns, materials and textures of the urban vernacular are methodically developed into an abstracted expression of space to expand our reading of the cityscape.
Two Women in Their Time
In the fall of 2017, the internationally acclaimed underground theater troupe Belarus Free Theatre took New York by storm for a production of their harrowing anti-torture, anti-Putin play, "Burning Doors." They were joined by Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who made international headlines when they were imprisoned for staging an anti-Putin performance in a Moscow cathedral. The play met with enthusiastic acclaim from critics.
Eboundja by Reinout van den Bergh
Home to some 30 families, the small fishing village of Eboundja is in the Océan district of southern Cameroon. Its nearly 200 villagers have been living in great insecurity about their future since 2009, the year in which Cameroonian authorities destined an 18 by 12 miles coastal zone as a domaine d'utilité publique. By decree. Its purpose being the construction of a deep sea harbour. Iron ore was found deep in the Cameroonian jungle.
The Road Not Taken by Arnaud Montagard
The Road Not Taken by Arnaud Montagard investigates classic visual themes of Americana and touches upon some of the ideas laid down by the Beat poets. Leaving the fast paced city life behind and setting off on a journey into the American psyche. As an outsider who moved to New York some years ago,Arnaud's images are informed and inspired by the greats that precede him, but also announce his own unique style.
Imogen Cunnigham: A Retrospective by Paul Martineau
American artist Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) enjoyed a long career as a photographer, creating an extensive and distinct oeuvre that underscored her unique vision, versatility, and ardent commitment to the medium. An early feminist and inspiration to future generations of men and women practitioners, Cunningham intensely engaged with Pictorialism and Modernism; genres of portraiture, landscape, the nude, still life, and street photography; and themes such as flora, dancers, music, hands, and the elderly.
Zaido by Yukari Chikura
Nothing had prepared me for my father's death. He was taken by a blood cancer before the family knew he was seriously ill. There was little time to talk, to prepare. We couldn't even say out last "SAYONARA" (goodbye). One day he was there and the next day- an empty place in the family. When he was gone the seemed to be no recovering. The house seemed full of sorrow and shock. In my room at night, expecting to hear my fathers voice, I heard only the weeping of my sister.
He Threw The Last Punch Too Hard by Hannah Kozak
When Los Angeles based photographer and former Hollywood stuntwoman Hannah Kozak was nine years old, her mother left Hannah and her family after falling in love with another man. He turned out to be violent. From the age of nine to fourteen, Hannah witnessed him abuse her mother on the weekends she spent with them. In 1974, he beat Hannah's mother so badly she sustained permanent brain damage. After caring for her for six years, Hannah's father moved her mother into an assisted living facility at the age of forty-one, where she lived for thirty-five years. She has spent the last five years at a different, much improved facility. She is partially paralyzed on one side and cannot walk on her own, cloth or feed herself.
Skater Girls by Jenny Sampson
In Jenny Sampson's follow-up monograph to Skaters (Daylight, 2017) featuring her acclaimed collection of tintype portraits of male and female skateboarders, the American photographer, who is based in Berkeley, California, chose to focus exclusively on female skateboarders. Although historically a male-dominated sport, there have always been girls in the skateboarding landscape. By turning her lens on these fearless females in skate parks and at events all over California, Washington and Oregon, Sampson hopes Skater Girls (Daylight, September, 2020) will increase visibility and celebrate these girls and non-binary people, young and older, who have been breaking down this gender wall with their skater girl power.
PALM SPRINGS Modern Dogs at Home by Nancy Baron
In good times and bad, our best friends are there for support, therapy, and unconditional love. Especially now -- where would we be without our dogs? Although the so-called modernists of Palm Springs embrace the serenity of life in post-WWII America, the sometimes-harsh realities of contemporary life are impossible to ignore. These mid-twentieth-century reenactors are often transplants, enjoying the Palm Springs lifestyle with their dogs and friends as their chosen family.
Rod Harbinson: Zen In The Time Of Corona
This book offers a unique introduction to the Zen path through words, photos and poetry. More than a guidebook, it provides a space for reflection on our current situation and talks about Zen in relation to both photography and the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tango in the Big Mango by Peter Nitsch
Tango in the Big Mango photo book is a mixture of documentary/street and conceptual images. The series consists of four parts: documentary/street photography, and conceptual themes of greed, growth, and angst. Tango in the Big Mango captures the intensity of urban life and barrage of consumption, culture and eccentricity in Bangkok.
Six Degrees South by Gilles Nicolet
Swahili is Gilles Nicolet's first book, a personal, melancholic, sometimes contemplative vision of a world which is dear to him but slowly disappearing.
Body Language by Allen Wheatcroft
Allen Wheatcroft's first monograph, Body Language (Damiani) explores the delicate balance between connection and dislocation, which he keenly observes while roaming city streets in the U.S. and Europe, with his Leica camera on hand. Taken from 2014-2018 in Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris and Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden, the photographs emphasize gestures, movements, and expressions - a visual language without words. These pictures prompt the viewer to wonder about, and empathize with, the bankers and doormen, loners and gym rats, tourists and sun bathers - eager, perplexed, hurting - who inhabit our modern cities. With a focus on tension, loneliness, and synchronicity in contemporary life, this project artfully captures the universal language of the body in the street.
Atlantic City: The Last Hurrah photographs by Timothy Roberts
Atlantic City, at one time known as "The World's Playground" with its glittering casino hotels and night clubs, and legendary boardwalk and beach, looms large in the American imagination. It has been the subject of many movies, including the 1980 Louis Malle classic "Atlantic City" starring Susan Sarandon and Burt Lancaster, and the hit HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" set in the era of Prohibition. Historically the city was a refuge for those fleeing Prohibition. The casinos offered the unsleeping promise of redemption at the pull of a lever or roll of the dice.
VIALATTEA by Ilias Georgiadis
Origini edizioni is proud to show you the third book born from the collaboration with Leporello, from projects selected by Call launched in March 2019, on theme "Terra" (in the sense of earth, land, matter).
William Earle Williams: PARTY PICTURES
William Earle Williams: Party Pictures is dedicated to the American photographer's acclaimed series of the same name. Williams' insightful photographs taken in the 1970s and 80s revel in the details of a particular moment and the unspoken cues of class, race and gender. In Party Pictures, you will find blue-blood doyennes in starched lace and society upstarts dripping with jewels alongside A-list celebrities and blue-collar wait staff.
Geert Broertjes: One year
In a very short space of time, Geert Broertttes lost the most important women in his life. His aunt, grandmother and mother passed away. He shared his grief with his girlfriend, who became a recurring theme in this series. But even this relationship ended, a couple of months after his mother passed. Broertjes photographed the process instinctively. It was only afterwards that he noticed the coherence of his work. It became a poetic story about love, loss and grief.
The Rest Between Two Notes: Selected Works by Fran Forman
I communicate with the world by creating visual narratives of composited photographs, often illuminating that in-between moment in time. It is how I explore dreams deferred, connections to prior generations, the natural world and our place within it. Making art is my psychological release, my obsession and my salvation.
Lost Venice by Sarah Hadley
In Lost Venice (Damiani, April 2020) photographer Sarah Hadley presents an alluring and haunting portrayal of this majestic city as distilled through her personal lens of loss and nostalgia. By contemplating the temporal beauty of Venice, Hadley examines our own impermanence and the uncertain future of this unique city.
This Is How the Heart Beats by Jake Naughton and Jacob Kushner
Same-sex relations are illegal in thirty-two African countries. Most, including Kenya and Uganda, were former British colonies, and the legacy of the colonialists' anti-gay legislation can be felt to this day. In 2014 Uganda introduced a so-called "kill the gays" law that sought to broaden the criminalization of same-sex relations, making it punishable by life imprisonment and, in some instances, death. In 2019 Uganda's Minister of Ethics and Integrity called to introduce such a bill once again.
PRESENT by Stephan Vanfleteren
Stephan Vanfleteren is mainly known to the general public for his penetrating black & white portrait photography, but over the past decades his work has ranged to documentary, artistic and personal pictures. From street photography in world cities like New York to the genocide of Ruanda, from storefront façades to the mystical landscapes of the Atlantic wall, from still lifes to intense portraits. The iconic images sit side by side with unknown treasures in this heavy tome containing no less than 505 photographs.
Of Lions and Lambs by Benita Suchodrev
The tourist season is over, the promenade is empty and Brexit is at the door when Benita Suchodrev returns to the British coastal town of Blackpool to photograph the hidden reality behind the famous Amusement Mile. She leads us to local churches, soup kitchens, youth shelters, old age homes and impoverished neighborhoods, meets bizarre characters, underage mothers, drug-addicts, artists, and hermits. She photographs strangers on train platforms, homeless in torn rags feasting on ham sandwiches and coffee under a dark overpass, closed storefronts and deserted alleys on a rainy night.
Coincidences by Jonathan Higbee
Coincidences, the first monograph from American photographer Jonathan Higbee, comprises over ten years of Higbee's work on the streets of New York City, including iconic and never-before-published photographs. A self-professed love letter to New York, Higbee captures moments of serendipity when people and their surroundings collide in beautiful, humorous and sometimes extraordinary ways. Aperture Gallery & Bookstore will host a book release and reception for Coincidences on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30pm.
A Sense of Place by Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir
In 2003, photographic artist Charlotta María Hauksdóttir moved from her native Iceland to California to study photography. The relocation stirred in her a sense of rootlessness and a yearning for the landscapes of her childhood. She began making regular trips to Iceland to take photographs of the breathtaking landscapes of fjords, mountains, craggy shorelines and glaciers that she would then reconstruct and repurpose in her studio, as we do our memories. The resulting images are published in A Sense of Place: Imprints of Iceland by Charlotta María Hauksdóttir (Daylight Books, January 2020). The book reveals how the physical space of landscapes can be closely tied to a person's identity, sense of being, and personal history.
Best Photo Books for Christmas
Here is a selection of photo books that, in my opinion, should be in your library! It is of course a very subjective choice and if I could, I would have chosen at least 50 of them. This collection will help you to draft your 'wish list' or to find the perfect gift for someone who enjoys photography. Happy Holidays!
Lina Scheynius: My Photo Books
These books. My sketchbooks or notebooks. The space where I feel completely free to show my photographs the way I want to show it. A place where I can try out and experiment. Sometimes fall, sometimes surprise myself. Each book a testament of where I was and who I was when I made it.
Winner of the German Photo Book Award 2019/20: Minkkinen
Working with the body in natural and urban landscapes - without assistants and without manipulation - Minkkinen's self- portraiture stands as one of genre's longest, nonstop continuities in the history of photography.
Koudelka Shooting Holy Land: The Disc Edition
A unique edition of the award-winning documentary, Koudelka Shooting Holy Land on acclaimed Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka (Magnum Photos), will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD and offered for online rent. Including over 60 minutes of never-before-seen additional material - rare interviews with Koudelka in his Paris studio, edit-room-floor scenes released for the first time, and a Q&A with Koudelka and director Baram filmed in front of a live audience.
Doug’s Gym: The Last of Its Kind By Norm Diamond
As a physician for almost forty years, Norm Diamond was accustomed to facing death and loss, themes that followed him into his second career as a fine art photographer. In his first book What Is Left Behind (Daylight, 2017), Diamond photographed poignant objects he found at estate sales in Dallas, Texas. In Doug's Gym (Kehrer Verlag, February 2020), Diamond trained his camera on a legendary "no frills" gym that was one of the landmarks of downtown Dallas for 55 years. Owned and operated by the grizzled, cigar smoking Doug Eidd, the gym evoked a bygone era that captivated Diamond.
Can’t Smile Without You by Martin Andersen
Photographer and life-long Tottenham Hotspur fan, Martin Andersen has turned his camera on his fellow fans to create 'Can't Smile Without You', an intimate and often visceral collection of photographs taken at home, away, and across Europe from 2013 until 2017 with the last game played at the White Hart Lane stadium. Selected and edited from over one hundred different games, Andersen presents an authentic and unflinching documentation of the fans and their resultant relationships and community. His imagery depicts the drama, tensions, and raw emotions involved in such unwavering support of a football team that infiltrates every part of life.
Book: Independent Mysteries by Michael Magers
Independent Mysteries is the first monograph from documentary photographer Michael Magers. In it, Magers exposes the persistent tension between connection and disconnection - a feeling of "intimate distance" he grappled with while traveling to places like Japan, Haiti, and Cuba for various assignments and personal projects. Drawing on nearly a decade of work, each image can be viewed as a film-still, with little context other than light brushes of human contact, fleeting intimacy, solitude and vulnerability. Every one of the grainy, black-and-white photographs in this book carries with it a secret to be discovered and explored.
Best Photography Books to Read in 2020
With the ending of the year fast approaching, photography experts and enthusiasts have had an entire year to publish their best work and share it with the world. There are so many great photography books published both in this past year and even in the past, and they can all be great reads for those looking to purchase them in 2020.
House Music by Charles Rozier
Spanning almost thirty years, House Music by Charles Rozier chronicles seemingly quotidian moments in the lives of multiple generations of the photographer's extended family. Training the camera on those closest to him, Rozier brings the sensibility of a street photographer to his own domestic setting. This is a body of work that transcends convention and the particularities of Rozier's own circumstances to create a story that speaks to universal experience.
Fatherland/ Padre-Patria
While Peru's landscape is often celebrated for its rich history and lush beauty, the series Fatherland shifts this perception and offers a counter narrative, exposing viewers to the scars born from decades of a relentless epidemic of hate. Through extensive research from within the gay and transgender communities, Juan José Barboza-Gubo and Andrew Mroczek document the sites of hate crimes throughout Peru's cities, deserts, the Andes, and deep within the jungles of the Amazon.
The Young Ones by Simon Johansson
Swedish photographer Simon Johansson presents his new book "The Young Ones". DAD WAKES ME AT three o'clock in the morning as agreed. I'm not sure what's most exciting, to be up watching TV in the middle of the night, or that man is landing on the moon. No matter which, the grainy black-and-white television image of Neil Armstrong in a space suit floating down the ladder has stuck on my retina. While man takes the giant leap, 380 439 kilometres from our living room, I take a small step to expand my very own universe.
DEAR MR. PICASSO:  An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom
Noted photographer and co-founder of FotoFest, Fred Baldwin has recently published his memoir, Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom (Schilt Publishing). The book begins with Baldwin's encounter with Pablo Picasso in 1955, a life-changing event that emboldened Baldwin to embrace a peripatetic life as a photojournalist. His remarkable "picture stories" led him to locations where few or no photographers had gone before. Baldwin's book is illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs from his vast archive.
The World According to Roger Ballen
Throughout his career, Roger Ballen has pursued a singular artistic goal: to give expression to the human psyche -- to explore, visually, the hidden forces that shape who we are. The new book The World According to Roger Ballen, published in association with a major exhibition on view at the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris through July 31, 2020, provides a unique overview of the life and work of one of the most distinctive art photographers practicing today.
In Salem, Collage Poems and Photographs by Catherine Corman
In Salem, a collection of collage poems and original photographs by Catherine Corman inspired by the Salem Witch Trials, is being published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Designed by Naomi Yang of Exact Change and Galaxie 500, the chapbook is accompanied by a companion piece, a silent film that will screen on All Hallows' Eve at Synesthesia, an art gallery in Brooklyn.
Michael Light: Lake Lahontan - Lake Bonneville
San Francisco-based photographer Michael Light's (b. 1963) fourth Radius book of his aerial survey Some Dry Space: An Inhabited West journeys into the vast geological space and time of the Great Basin—the heart of a storied national "void" that is both actual and psychological, treasured as much for its tabula rasa possibilities as it is hated for its utter hostility to human needs.
Kingdom of Sand and Cement by Peter Bogaczewicz
Kingdom of Sand and Cement by Peter Bogaczewicz, explores the challenges Saudi Arabia faces today as it rapidly transforms from a tribal desert culture to an influential world power. In less than a century, following the discovery of oil in 1938 and the founding of Saudi Aramco, the Saudis have transitioned from living in traditional mud houses to commencing work on the world's tallest skyscraper. The demographic has shifted dramatically and today, only 17 percent of Saudis live in rural areas compared with nearly 70 percent half a century ago. Through his large-format color photographs, Bogaczewicz documents a country of sharp contrasts where visual traces of a disappearing ancient culture can be seen in the midst of a burgeoning modern society reflecting the ambitious agenda of the Al Saud ruling family.
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai by Mark Parascandola
Mark Parascandola, a documentary fine-art photographer based in Washington, D.C., is interested in how photography and the movies shape our perceptions of history and truth, reality and make-believe. In his critically acclaimed photo book, Once Upon a Time in Almería: The Legacy of Hollywood in Spain (Daylight, 2017), Parascandola documented a bygone era of Hollywood glamour amid the geopolitics of the Cold War. Once Upon a Time in Shanghai in contrast, looks towards the future. Here, Parascandola turns his lens on the film industry in present day mainland China which already produces more films than Hollywood and is poised to take over as the world's largest movie viewing market.
Documentary Photography Reconsidered: History, Theory, Practice by Michelle Bogre
Documentary photography is undergoing an unprecedented transformation as it adapts to the impact of digital technology, social media and new means of distribution. In Documentary Photography Reconsidered: History, Theory, Practice (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, October 17, 2019), noted photographer and educator Michelle Bogre contextualizes these changes by offering a historical, theoretical and practical perspective on documentary photography from its inception to the present day.
Flight of Spirit, The Photographs of Anne Noggle
In the history of photography, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) stands alone among the great American photographers for her powerful, wry portraits and self-portraits of aging women and women's bodies-as Noggle called it, "the saga of fallen flesh." Suffusing Noggle's photographs are her profound joie de vivre, humor, and defiant humanism. Noggle's unique vision shaped the medium in ways that have yet to be adequately acknowledged-this new book seeks to underscore the impact and lasting influence of this unconventional photographer
MASK by Chris Rainier
Ever since the dawn of human civilization, mankind has been in search of the sacred and a profound connection to the spiritual world. For countless traditional cultures around the planet, the dancing of the mask allows the performers and their audience to create a powerful relationship to a meaningful sense of the sacred. While masks have been hung in the great museums of the world, they are all too often separated from their context and meaning. Chris' mission has been to bring the masks back to life.
Award Winning UK Photographer Jack Latham documents Iceland’s most controversial unsolved double murder
British photographer Jack Latham and his Sugar Paper Theories photography project documents one of the most controversial murder cases in Iceland's history where those charged had no recollection of the murder taking place. It happened 45 years ago but still has the country transfixed due to the wrongful prosecution of six people who were subject to extremely dubious interrogation methods and after a number of years in prison were acquitted leaving the case unsolved and conspiracy theories about the Icelandic government rife. Using his own photography and archival images from the original investigation it's a fascinating project which I thought would be of interest.
London’s Great Theatres by photographer Derry Moore and actor Simon Callow
London’s Great Theatres offers an intimate look behind the curtains of London’s iconic theatres, from the West End to Hackney. The acclaimed actor and director Simon Callow provides informative and personally insightful commentaries for each of the 28 theatres, to accompany Derry Moore’s striking photographs. The images show the theatres as they have never been seen before; in sweeping portraits or in intimate detail, as the book unlocks each building and demonstrates the role of London’s theatres in society throughout the last few centuries.
California Trip by Dennis Stock
In 1968, Magnum photographer Dennis Stock took a freewheeling five-week road trip up and down the California highways, documenting the counterculture hippie scene at its height. These black and white photos were compiled to create what would become a cult classic: California Trip. Originally published in 1970, the book became an emblem of the free love movement that continued to inspire people throughout the decades. Just as Stock's portraits of James Dean introduced us to the icon of a generation, his photos of the free spirits and landscapes of California captured the essence of a place where everything seemed possible. "The pursuit of the best of all possible worlds" was the Rule.
Martino Marangoni: Rebuilding my days in New York 1959-2018
As the son of an Italian father and an American mother, Martino Marangoni (born 1950) regularly spent time in New York, where, impressed by the city's skyscrapers, he first learned to use a camera. From 1972 to 1975 he studied photography at Pratt Institute and became acquainted with the work of Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander, among others. His fascination with New York and his ties with friends and family brought him to the city almost every year. He was there when the Twin Towers were being built, and he was present when they were destroyed in 2001. Since 9/11, he has returned to visit Ground Zero regularly, documenting the rebuilding of the area and the changing neighborhood.
HOMELANDS: Life on the Edge of the South African Dream, photographs by Pieter De Vos
Homelands by Pieter de Vos (Daylight, June 2019) explores life in contemporary South Africa through the experiences of Donald Banda, a resident of an informal settlement called Woodlane Village located in the affluent suburb of Moreleta Park, Pretoria. Donald's community ekes out a living in the shadows of the trappings of the wealthy -- high-end shopping malls, a mega-church, one of South Africa's most expensive golf estates, gated communities, and a private hospital. Homelands explores how people experience home and belonging in a society that straddles the tension between social and economic inclusion and exclusion. As Donald says, "There is no place like home. But if home no longer feels like home, we are lost.
Isa Leshko ’Allowed to Grow Old’
Allowed to Grow Old is a dignified and affectionate portrait series of elderly animals living on farm sanctuaries. Prompted by an event in Leshko's personal life, Allowed to Grow Old is a treatise on mortality through the lens of animal rights. Images of Teresa, a thirteen-year-old Yorkshire Pig, or Melvin, an eleven-year-old Angora Goat, make us aware of just how rare it is to see a farm animal reach advanced age. Rescued from abuse and neglect, the animals are circumspect of strangers, and Leshko often spends hours attuning with each animal ensuring they feel safe and comfortable before she makes even a single image. The effect is charming, challenging, and ultimately unforgettable.
Jeffrey Stockbridge: Kensington Blues
American photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge gives a rare insight into the opioid crisis of Kensington Avenue in North Philadelphia. Self published, this beautiful book shows daring images of addicts and prostitutes. Stories and quotes give another perspective to these poignant and intimate portraits of marginalized men and women. Not only do they help us better understand who they are, but also encourages us to open our mind and overcome prejudice.
William Coupon: Portraits Book Signing
Photo-eye Bookstore's Project Space is proud to welcome internationally acclaimed portrait photographer William Coupon to our Rufina Circle location for a Book Signing and Artist Reception on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 5-7pm.
10 Insightful Books That Every Photographer Should Read
If you are a photographer and if you are enthusiastic about the art, you can read up some valuable resources to hone your skills. This post contains a list of must-read books. "Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving."Aaron Siskind The evolution of technology has undoubtedly made it simpler to click pictures with a Smartphone. But as acclaimed photographer Aaron Siskind had put it, photography is much more than that. It captures the raw emotions and evokes sentiment among the onlookers. In essence, becoming a good photographer means you not only have to master the technical concepts like lighting or negative focus, but also need to have a clear understanding of what makes a moment worth freezing within a frame. Now, while most beginners emphasize on proper practice to enhance their skills, the ace photographers often recommend reading up on it. That's why we have prepared a list of excellent books that photographers (whether beginner or professional) must go through.
Book Signing Susan Meiselas at photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space
Photo-eye Bookstore is proud to welcome Susan Meiselas for a book signing on Friday, August 3rd from 4-5:30 pm. Meiselas will be signing copies of her two latest monographs, Mediations, published by Damiani and On the Frontline published by Aperture.
Book Review: TJ Norris ’Shooting Blanks’
TJ Norris, in "Shooting Blanks" the culmination of more than ten years spent roaming America, cataloguing its gradual disintegration, places his gaze on much more than just surfaces- his gaze is rooted in deep experience, shooting the ephemeral from a solid footing below.
Top 10 Photo Books of 2017
Here is a selection of 10 photo books that in my opinion should be in your library! It is of course a very subjective choice and if I could I would not have chosen ten books but at least 50. Each editor published treasures and depending of the kind of photography you like you might not choose the same books. But all of them are worth a look! Enjoy.
Jenny Sampson Book: Skaters - Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders
Skateboarding culture is exceptionally well-documented, and yet, the catalog of images is almost completely without portraiture... until now. In ghostly tones and stark, haunting relief, Sampson has pulled off the trick of tricks: She has persuaded random skaters to sit still while she photographs them with a staggeringly slow camera, and in doing so, she has captured, against all odds and with chilling nuance, the restless soul of skateboarding ." -- Bret Anthony Johnston, author and skateboarder
Havana: Light Beyond Vision
For the past three years, a Boston photographer who specializes in colorized infrared photography, has been traveling off of the beaten path in Havana, Cuba and the surrounding countryside capturing rare images that explore it s many hidden gems. Using this truly unique approach allows the photographer to reveal sunlight that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. Sixty of these vivid panoramic images have been compiled into a 130-page coffee table book, Havana: Light Beyond Vision. With captions offering insight into the places, people, culture and history, from Hemingway's seaside fishing village of Cojímar to Havana's bustling avenidas, each image comes to life on the page with a dreamlike quality that mirrors the mysteries of this island nation
VU Collection
Produced in a limited edition of only 100 copies , each box set is dedicated to a photographer of the VU agency. In each collection you can find seven fine art prints. The prints are 18 x 24 cm ( 7 x9") and made ​​under the supervision of the artist, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Each print is signed and numbered.
Top 10 Photo Books of 2015
Numerous incredible photography books where published this year and it was certainly not easy to make such a small selection. We decided on this list of 10 fine art photography books as well as some serious documentary tomes. You may recognize a few classics in here as well as be exposed to some great new talent. These books will not only be important pieces in your library, but they would also be good ideas for presents since we are approaching that time of year!
Eli Reed: ’The Documentary Perspective’
Eli Reed's new monograph, "A Long Walk Home," is a retrospective of his life's work. Reed will be signing copies of this impressive book that consists of more than 250 images and spans his forty-year career. Along with the book signing on November 12th, there is an equally impressive retrospective exhibition as well as a workshop taught by Reed. He is no stranger to teaching, being a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin for the past decade while also having led workshops and courses at several universities and photography centers nationwide including the International Center of Photography, Columbia University, New York University, and Harvard University.
Ken Light ’What’s Going On? 1969-1974’
I'm eagerly awaiting my copy of Ken Light's new monograph, "What's Going On? 1969-1974." I was at the kick off party for his crowd funding campaign at the Leica Gallery in San Francisco where select images that would one day be in the book were displayed throughout the space on easels and pedestals. Shots of soldiers marching on students and young people wrapped in blankets, massed together for an unknown reason. I see now this picture taken of Ken back then when he was making these photographs. He was one of those kids, 18 and wandering through a country that was changing radically and rapidly. And there he is, in the midst of it, living it and documenting it. It's amazing what a bit of distance can do for you as a photographer, to stow away your images for four decades and then revisit them with the mature eye of a life lived as a social documentarian.
DAIDO MORIYAMA: LABYRINTH
Plexus Co.,Ltd and euphonic,inc. is proudly announcing the release of the e-Book version of Daido Moriyama's "LABYRINTH" as " LABYRINTH -Complete Edition-" on iBookstore from June 3rd, 2015. Amazon Kindle version starts sale from July 6th. LABYRINTH -Complete Edition- reveals more than 3,000 shots of unseen photos, which was not print- ed on the original version of the book. The negative film of each page was precisely selected and aligned by Daido Moriyama himself and was printed as a Contact Sheet.
METAMORPOLIS
The construction of China's Three Gorges the largest hydro-electric power station in the world, meant relocating over a million people as the land they lived on at the time would be consumed by swelling reservoirs.
Top 10: Best photography books of 2014
Once again Christmas is just around the corner and you have no idea what to buy. Have you thought about photography books? The choice is so large!To help you make up your mind we came up with a list of photo books that you will want to order for yourself or give to someone else. In any case you will make someone happy.
Top 10: Best photography books of 2013
There are so many good books out there... Unfortunately we cannot buy them all. Depending on our preferences and needs we all make different choices. It was hard to make ours but we have decided that the 10 fine art photography books that we would recommend you to buy.
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AAP Solo Exhibition
PHmuseum 2020 Women Photographers Grant

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