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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 nearly 250 photographers whose work is reproduced in the book range from established artists such as Isa Genzken, Jeff Wall, Sophie Calle, Thomas Demand, Nan Goldin and Sherrie Levine to emerging talents such as 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 new 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 older paradigm for photojournalists was to simply record events, with the hope-and frequently the expectation-that people and their governments would be moved to respond to the injustices pictured; as witnessed by the impact of certain images during the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. Given evolving media and political climates, however, including the billions of images now available online from all kinds of sources, the purpose and effectiveness of media, in particular of visual journalism, has been called into question. Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and Citzenship, by author and critic Fred Ritchin, addresses the new and emerging potentials for visual media to impact society. Ritchin examines the historical and contemporary uses of photography and related media to inspire social change. From the unintended consequences of "citizen journalism" and leaked images such as those from Abu Ghraib, to the new strategies by visual journalists and the targeted human rights projects by documentary photographers, the intention of this book is to provide a much-needed critical approach to the issues involved in such efforts. Also encompassing online efforts, uses of video, and a diverse range of books and exhibitions, Bending the Frame aims for as wide-ranging and farreaching a discussion as possible, asking the critical question: how can images promote new thinking and make a difference in the world?
This title shows how the window has provided photography with one of its richest and most enduring themes. Photographers have been irresistibly drawn to the window as a powerful source of inspiration throughout the history of the medium. As one of the first camera subjects, the window is literally and figuratively linked to the photographic process itself. By bringing together key works, arranged thematically rather than chronologically, and presenting pairings within broader stylistic movements, this volume examines the motif of the window as a symbol of photographic vision. The theme is presented in a wide range of contexts, from one of the earliest images by William Henry Fox Talbot and Julia Margaret Cameron's 1864 allegorical use of the motif, to works by members of the Photo-Secession, including Gertrude Kasebier and Fred Holland Day to twentieth-century photographs by William Eggleston, Walker Evans, and Lee Friedlander.
First published in 1991, "The History of Photography" explores the people, technology, and imagery that have made photography such a tremendous force in modern culture. As technology has improved, the level to which society depends upon photography increases. Over the past 150 years, photographers and their works have taught, inspired, angered, and spurred several generations toward social and political action. This interdependence between society and the photographic image continues to strengthen and evolve.
This book develops specific themes from pre-photography to the present. The reader will develop a deeper understanding of how major photographers have viewed their work, how attitudes toward photography have changed, and how photography has influenced world perceptions and events.
Isms: Understanding Photography packs an enormous amount of detail into a handy, attractive guide tracing the evolution of photography through a series of interconnected trends, groups, themes and movements - from the invention of the photographic process to the post-internet age. Organised chronologically, this is a uniquely international, comprehensive guide to photography with concise, readable and jargon-free but scholarly insight into major photographers, movements and themes of the past 170 years. In an age where photography is of more resonance and interest than ever before, Isms: Understanding Photography offers an in-depth and clear exposition of photography for the interested general reader or student.
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Jeff Kurus, Publisher The Tale of Jacob Swift is a photo-fiction story recounting the struggles and triumphs that one swift fox family experiences in raising its son in the harsh but beautiful grasslands of North America. Written by Jeff Kurrus with photographic imagery by Rob Palmer, this book about Jacob is sure to prompt discussion between parent and child regarding the circle of life.
The astonishingly lyrical and subtle tones and shades of Yumiko Izu's rare platinum-palladium prints are showcased in this quality publication which juxtaposes images from her two most idiosyncratic collections SECRET GARDEN and FARAWAY. While her exquisite compositions, shot with an 180-mm lens on a large-format Deardorff view camera, are every bit as lovely as the fluid music she relates them to, it's her mastery of tonal expression that really sets her fine art apart.
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Michael Forsberg Photography ". . . and the sky blackened with dark, gray bodies. In the blurry confusion, John lost Mary." So begins Have You Seen Mary?, Jeff Kurrus's fictional account of one sandhill crane's faithful search during spring migration for his lost mate. Set on Nebraska's Platte River, this tenderly woven story of love is also a stirring introduction to these majestic birds, replete with Michael Forsberg's radiant color photographs. This book will appeal to all ages, for it both entertains and educates readers about sandhill cranes.
A stunning selection of over 30 astronomical images that will take your breath away. Produced in connection with the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year award this week-to-view desk diary features some of the finest examples of astronomy captured by some of the most talented photographers.
Step back in time with this stunningly nostalgic black and white wall calendar. With photography ranging from the 1960s right back to the early twentieth century, you'll get a real sense of Plymouth's heritage. This incredible shipping port of Plymouth has an incredible history, brought to life in this calendar. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Step back in time with this stunningly nostalgic black and white wall calendar. With photography ranging from the 1960s right back to the early twentieth century, you'll get a real sense of Swindon's heritage. The city has grown from a small market town into a hub of culture and excitement; this calendar takes you back to its fascinating early period. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
World Heritage in Korea is a stunning set of pictures that highlights Korea s world heritage sites. The list is comprised of Gyeongju historical sites, Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple, the Tripitaka Koreana, Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, Changdeokgung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine, Dolmen sites in Ganghwa, Gochang and Hwasun, the Royal tombs of the Joseon Dyansty and historical villages of Hahoe and Yangdong. It was first published to much acclaim in 2001: this revised edition was published in 2011 and includes all the most recent additions to the list of World
Step back in time with this stunningly nostalgic black and white wall calendar. With photography ranging from the 1960s right back to the early twentieth century, you'll get a real sense of Aberdeen's heritage. Aberdeen's past, including its culture and history are revealed in this fantastic calendar. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Step back in time with this stunningly nostalgic black and white wall calendar. With photography ranging from the 1960s right back to the early twentieth century, you'll get a real sense of Exeter's heritage. With its canals, a cathedral and beautiful gardens, Exeter has a wealth of history and culture that are displayed in this calendar. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
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