A landmark work of American photojournalism "renowned for its fusion of social conscience and artistic radicality" (New York Times)
In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when, in 1941, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was first published to enormous critical acclaim. This unsparing record of place, of the people who shaped the land and the rhythm of their lives, is intensely moving and unrelentingly honest, and today--recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century--it stands as a poetic tract of its time. With an elegant new design as well as a sixty-four-page photographic prologue featuring archival reproductions of Evans's classic images, this historic edition offers readers a window into a remarkable slice of American history.
This book gathers the most beautiful pictures of the legendary Mick Jagger, taken by some of the greatest photographers in the world. His extremely distinctive face has made him the archetypal rock star: Mick Jagger is universal. His physique and the way he moves have helped fashion the myth of the uber-sexy male celebrity. His mouth has become the emblem of his band The Rolling Stones. His face alone narrates fifty years of portrait photography practice, our relationship with celebrities, evolving dress and hair codes, and the creation of the rock aesthetic. Doing more than just recording this character of high dramatic intensity is the real challenge that portraitists, it seems, have been tackling for the past fifty years.
One day in the early 1970s, Robert Adams (born 1937) and his wife saw from their home a column of smoke rise above the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, near Denver, Colorado. For an hour they watched the plume grow and experienced a sense of helplessness before what appeared to be a nuclear accident in progress. Ultimately it was announced that the fire was burning outside the plant, but Adams decided to try to picture what stood to be lost in a nuclear catastrophe. He photographed in Denver and its suburbs; the individuals shown were within hazardous proximity to the Rocky Flats Plant. The new Steidl edition of Our Lives and Our Children presents an expanded sequence that retains the potent compactness of the first edition (out of print for nearly three decades).
This book is a selection of contact sheets and photographs by international and well-known photographers through which one can write an "original" history of photography. Each selected photo tells us the point of view of his/her author, whereas the contact sheets offer us the opportunity to better understand how the photographer has come to choose the right shot. Each selected photo is accompanied by a text written by the photographer, in which he/she tells to the reader when and why the picture was realized. This first book in the series features photographs by Michael Ackerman, Morten Andersen, Roberta Bayley, Stefano De Luigi, Jason Eskenazi, Joan Fontcuberta, Stanley Greene, Lauren Greenfield, Graciela Iturbide, Nadav Kander, Steve McCurry, Paolo Pellegrin, Anders Petersen, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alex Webb, and many others.
Giammaria De Gasperis was born in Sora in 1983. He is co-founder and editorial director of the photographic magazineRearviewmirror. He also works as exhibition curator and photo consultant for both Italian and foreign photographers. He is the curator ofFive Horizons, the First International Official Pearl Jam Exhibition (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, 2013; DanceHaus, Milan, 2014). He edited the two volumes ofContattiProvini d'autore, published by Postcart Edizioni and André Frère éditions, that are distributed worldwide and translated in Italian, English, and French. He lives and works in Rome.
In her series Removals, Finnish photographer Maija Tammi looks at the most common diseases by showing their raw evidence just a few minutes after operations. A removed gallstone, a goiter in a kidney bowl, looking like rare gems. "People find them really visually pleasing when they don't know what's in the photo," Tammi says, "They sometimes change their mind when they find out."
In Leftover, "portraits" of used radiation therapy masks, collected from hospitals, deal with the fear of sickness; both defined and undefined.
The intriguingly designed double book Leftover / Removals combines both series into a parallel story.
It is in such small communities as those so beautifully photographed by Hugh Palmer that the true spirit of Provence is to be found. Brilliant sunlight slants across jostling terra-cotta roofs, and great plane trees cast velvety shade across ancient squares where the only sound is that of a moss-covered fountain. The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence stunningly evokes the beauty and spirit of Provence, which has drawn visitors to it from ancient times to the present day. Its enduring charm is here celebrated in Palmer's magnificent photographs of such gems as Riez and its fields of lavender or the mysterious cobbled paths of Crestet. These entrancing places, and many others, make this book a lasting tribute to a magical world. Featuring a special listing of hotels, restaurants, festivals, and markets, this book celebrates a part of the world that has entranced millions.
The Royal Windsor Horse Show is the UK's largest outdoor show and features international competitions in four different equestrian disciplines. It also encompasses military displays involving The King's Troop and The Household Cavalry, as well as various other regiments from the British Army, Navy and Air Force. Anderson &?Low look behind the scenes during this very special week of events.