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Just as the Farmers Security Administration in the United States produced a major photographic essay during the thirties on the plight of farmers to raise public awareness, "Voices from the Land" reveals, through images by Jurgen Schadeberg, the harsh reality of the lives of many rural farm workers in South Africa.South Africa s urban community and urbanites worldwide, mostly familiar with postcard versions of farm life, can now take a glimpse into the neglected world of rural life. Images are powerful tools in bringing about positive change and when complemented by evocative stories written by a team of committed writers, as in this book, the effect is even more intense. We lift the veil on rural farm life and invite you to experience, through pictures and words, a journey into rural South Africa."
My Cool Bike celebrates a love affair with bikes and bike culture. The bicycle is the most popular form of transport on the planet. Cycling is simply ideal for many things and we are now at the dawn of a new golden age of this versatile machine. This book will appeal to all who have taken up cycling for sport, fun, health and wealth. As the individual stories in the book show, a bike is a way of seeking solitude - a leisurely trip taken at one's own pace, only relying on pedal power. For some the bike is much more than an accessory for the daily commute: there are the plucky few who have have embarked on life-changing momentous global journeys; while for others bike ownership offers the chance to be part of a loyal, passionate and strong-minded community of fellow enthusiasts embarking on club excursions. Among this collection of cool bikes are classic racing bikes, high-tech machines that use the latest in material science and aerodynamics, eccentric bikes designed for specific purposes, and rarities coveted by serious collectors. Themes include: Urban, Commercial, Touring and Sporting, Vintage and Eccentric, Custom bikes, Eco and community bikes, Workshops, shops and cafes and Accessories including fashion.
Bringing together the music photography of Ruth Bayer, who has documented key players in the English musical post-punk underground since the mid-1980s. With unprecedented access and intimacy, Ruth has photographed luminaries and legends including Marc Almond, David Tibet of Current 93, John Balance and Peter Christopherson of Coil, Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound, Little Annie, Shirley Collins and Tiny Tim, amongst others. A unique collection of timeless, iconic images of some of the most influential, eccentric and infamous musicians of their times.
This "mini" sized version of the New York Times bestseller showcases astounding natural phenomena, far-flung landscapes, and uncommon animal species, shot by star National Geographic photographers. Volcanic lightning cuts through the night sky. A lone kangaroo skims the surface of a lake at sunset. A jeweled scarab from King Tut's tomb glitters in the darkness. The dazzling landmark book shot by an elite group of acclaimed photographers is now available as a compact gift book. Culled to reflect the many variations of our planet's secret wonders--from 30,000-year-old cave paintings to flowers that bloom every few years to engravings inside Abraham Lincoln's watch--each image offers a powerful perspective that will astonish and inspire. Filled with behind-the-scenes stories and wrought with beauty, mystery, and joy, Rarely Seen is a breathtaking window to the extraordinary.
Within a few years of the invention of the first commercially successful photography process in 1839, American slaveholders had already begun commissioning photographic portraits of their slaves. Ex-slaves-turned-abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass also came to see how sitting for a portrait could help them project humanity and dignity amidst northern racism. In the first decade of the medium, enslaved people had begun entering southern daguerreotype saloons of their own volition, posing for cameras, and leaving with visual treasures they could keep in their pockets. And, as the Civil War raged, Union soldiers would orchestrate pictures with fugitive slaves that envisioned racial hierarchy as slavery fell. In these ways and others, from the earliest days of the medium to the first moments of emancipation, photography powerfully influenced how bondage and freedom were documented, imagined, and contested. By 1865, it would be difficult for many Americans to look back upon slavery and its fall without thinking of a photograph. This book explores how photography altered, and was in turn shaped by, conflicts over bondage. Drawing upon an original source base that includes hundreds of unpublished and little-studied photographs of slaves, ex-slaves, and abolitionists as well as written archival materials, it puts visual culture at the center of understanding the experience of late slavery. It assesses how photography helped southerners to defend slavery, slaves to shape their social ties, abolitionists to strengthen their movement, and soldiers to imagine and pictorially enact an interracial society during the Civil War. With diverse goals, these peoples transformed photography from a scientific curiosity (in the early 1840s) into a political tool (by the 1860s). While this project sheds new light on conflicts over late American slavery, it also reveals a key moment in the much broader historical relationship between modern visual culture and racialized forms of power and resistance.
This week-to-view flexibound desk diary features stunning black-and-white photography from the V&A John French Archive.John French, perfectionist and absolute master of light, was at the peak of his career in the 1950s and `60s during which time he photographed the top models of his day. Always beautifully posed and extremely elegant they included Grace Coddington, Barbara Goalen, Celia Hammond, Marla Scarafia and Jean Shrimpton, in clothing from designers ranging from Christian Dior to Mary Quant. Also available in pocket format.
“JR's colossal photographic mural, The Chronicles of San Francisco, is an exuberant celebration of democracy in an age when it could not be more needed or welcome… Humanity, in all its lovely messiness, is palpable.” - Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City
World renowned artist, TED Prize winner, Oscar nominee, and one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2018, JR is a contemporary art superstar.
In 2018, he brought his legendary photo truck to San Francisco. More than 1,000 citizens posed for his camera and told their stories, and JR compiled their portraits into an astounding photographic mural, a portrait of the city. To be installed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, it is the latest of his ground-breaking and deeply compelling art projects. This rich volume features all the individual portraits and selected stories alongside behind-the-scenes photos, a foreword by Neal Benezra, and an introduction by JR. A removable poster showcases the entire mural. For JR's legions of fans and anyone who loves or lives in San Francisco, this book reveals art and urban community from a new angle.
Route 66, the first continuous road linking Chicago and Los Angeles, is an iconic American highway that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Originally designed in 1926 to create a speedier connection with the Pacific coast, today Route 66 represents the opposite: deceleration and leisure time. Passing through eight states, drivers see bustling cities like Santa Fe and ghost towns like Calico, natural spectacles such as the Mojave Desert, and the glories of the Grand Canyon. A road trip on Route 66 draws on the nostalgia of the American dream: the freedom to reinvent oneself, the lure of open country, the cult of 'Easy Rider', desert vistas, neon signs, vintage motels, mom-and-pop diners - in short, it is the symbol of a nation that idealises being 'on the road'. This superb collection of photographs highlights forgotten places and outstanding sights along the legendary highway.
Andy Warhol's daily practice of photography during the last decade of his life, examined and documented for the first time. "A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures." -Andy Warhol From 1976 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol was never without his camera. He snapped photos at discos, dinner parties, flea markets, and wrestling matches. Friends, boyfriends, business associates, socialites, celebrities, passers by: all captured Warhol's attention-at least for the moment he looked through the lens. In a way, Warhol's daily photography practice anticipated our current smart phone habits-our need to record our friends, our families, and our food. Warhol printed only about 17 percent of the 130,000 exposures he left on contact sheets. In 2014, Stanford's Cantor Center for the Arts acquired the 3,600 contact sheets from the Warhol Foundation. This book examines and documents for the first time these contact sheets and photographs-Warhol's final body of work Peggy Phelan and Richard Meyer analyze the contact sheets, never before seen, and their importance in Warhol's oeuvre. Accompanying their text and other essays are reproductions of contact sheets, photographs, and other visual material. The contact sheets present Warhol's point of view, unedited; we know where he was every minute because a photograph remembers it. Copublished with the Cantor Arts Center
Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was a one-of-a-kind artists who possess a great talent but do not achieve fame that would be congruent to that talent. Due to geopolitical upheavals in his native and Poland a large proportion of his work was destroyed. Yet thanks to the efforts of a group of dedicated art patrons art critics, and personal acquaintances, the work of Szukalski is being re-evaluated and actually shown to the public. This book which will act as a catalogue for a show of Szukalski's work at the Laguna Art Museum is the first critical view of his work to come out since 1923. His life and work are examined in a 60 page illustrated essay by Eva & Donat Kirsch, placing them in historical and art history context, followed by a selection of works with commentary by the artist. That commentary gives a first view of the artists idiosyncratic ideology that is explained in more detail in the last part of the book, 'Zermatism.'
Between 2009 and 2013, as the nation contemplated the historic election of Barack Obama and endured the effects of the Great Recession, Matthew Frye Jacobson set out with a camera to explore and document what was discernible to the ""historian's eye"" during this tumultuous period. Having collected several thousand images, Jacobson began to reflect on their raw, informal immediacy alongside the recognition that they comprised an archive of a moment with unquestionable historical significance. This book presents 100 images alongside Jacobson's recollections of their moments of creation and his understanding of how they link past, present, and future. The images reveal diverse expressions of civic engagement that are emblematic of the aspirations, expectations, promises, and failures of this period in American history. Myriad closed businesses and abandoned storefronts stand as public monuments to widespread distress; omnipresent, expectant Obama iconography articulates a wish for new national narratives; flamboyant street theater and wry signage bespeak a common impulse to talk back to power. Framed by an introductory essay, these images reflect the sober grace of a time that seems perilous, but in which ""hope"" has not ceased to hold meaning.
`Touching, insightful and human - this book demands a social and, above all, a political response' Jon Snow Tamsen Courtenay spent two months speaking to people who live on London's streets, the homeless and the destitute - people who feel they are invisible. With a camera and a cheap audio recorder, she listened as they chronicled their extraordinary lives, now being lived four feet below most Londoners, and she set about documenting their stories, which are transcribed in this book along with intimate photographic portraits. A builder, a soldier, a transgender woman, a child and an elderly couple are among those who describe the events that brought them to the lives they lead now. They speak of childhoods, careers and relationships; their strengths and weaknesses, dreams and regrets; all with humour and a startling honesty. Tamsen's observations and remarkable experiences are threaded throughout. The astonishing people she met changed her for ever, as they became her heroes, people she grew to respect. You don't have to go far to find these homegrown exiles: they're at the bottom of your road. Have you ever wondered how they got there?
Lejaren a Hiller (1880-1969) pioneered advertising photography for an industry dominated by text and an occasional line drawing. An advertising and editorial photographer in early twentieth-century America, Hiller began his career as an illustrator. He first recognized photography's potential as a persuasive method to sell products and services, as well as illustrating magazine stories. Best known for his large and exquisitely detailed studio sets that often depicted historical scenarios or exotic foreign lands, Hiller produced thousands of photographs for a variety of clients. The author includes examples from all aspects of Hiller's career, and he examines two of Hiller's most recognizable projects: the 87 Lands campaign for Canadian Club Whisky and Surgery Through the Ages, commissioned by Davis and Geck, a manufacturer of surgical sutures. Doug Manchee is professor of photography and program chair for the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. He teaches classes in advertising photography and his commercial clients include Adobe Systems, Corning Inc., Xerox, Eastman Kodak, Simpson Paper, Bausch & Lomb, and many others. Manchee's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions.
From an area that boasts itself as ?America's First Region? from the first settlement of Jamestown in 1607, the Greater Hampton roads area is steeped in American history. The area is mostly known for seven main cities that surround one of the world's largest natural harbors and has the mouth of two rivers, Elizabeth and James, that empty into the Chesapeake Bay heading out to the Atlantic Ocean. There are also several independent cities and counties that make up this beautiful coastal area. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's of the area in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Hampton Roads history and the building of this unique area. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of the Greater Hampton R
Collins' Cambridge International AS & A Level Digital Media & Design Student's Book is the only resource written specifically for the new Cambridge International A & A level Digital Media & Design 9481. Written by experts in the media and design field, this resource provides in-depth coverage of this exciting area of study. Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education First teaching: 2018 First examination: 2019 This title is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education. The only resource to provide coverage of all three areas of study, the resource has been designed to support students through this new qualification for first teaching from 2018 and examination from 2019 onwards. * Introduce students to the digital media and design industry; with sections covering the history of digital media, how the digital landscape has changed and what tools and technologies are used in industry. * Deliver a fully international course with international examples, contexts, names, and locations. * Build students' practical or technical skills with focused activities throughout that provide students opportunities to put these skills into practice. * Consolidate students' understanding with comprehension activities that encourage discussion and reflection. * Prepare students for their assessment with activities that encourage students to produce a design outcome or engage with the design process, including tips to help students succeed. * Enable students to access the syllabus content with a fresh, visual design and language tailored to English as a Second Language learners, with key terms providing clear definitions of technical language. * Put all the areas of study into context with industry insights offering real-life titbits of information, and case studies providing students engaging international examples of the real-world application of the material they are studying.
A must-have book for bird lovers everywhere! Game Drive Birds of Southern Africa is designed to be rewarding to birdwatchers around the world, while being particularly useful to visitors to southern Africa. While not a comprehensive guidebook, it covers the birds one may see on a regular game drive and will help readers become familiar with the 300 most common species. Southern Africa has a great variety of different climates, biomes, vegetation types and general habitats, which in turn give rise to an amazing richness of birdlife - there are over 960 species in the region.
The first compilation of writings by a master of photography.
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