Photography of Specific Subjects
Wet Dog
Wet Dog
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455531472
An adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs.

Every dog owner knows too well the fun and misery of bath time: the wriggles, the poignant looks, the playful splashes. Wet Dog, by photographer Sophie Gamand, is a stunning and touching capture of this intimate moment. Elevating dog photography to the status of art, these expressive portraits of our canine friends mirror our very own human emotions.
Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time
Last Call
Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399582762
From the James Beard Award-winning author of Bitters and Amaro comes this poignant, funny, and often elegiac exploration of the question, What is the last thing you'd want to drink before you die?, with bartender profiles, portraits, and cocktail recipes.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Everyone knows the parlor game question asked of every chef and food personality in countless interviews: What is the last meal you'd want to eat before you die? But what does it look like when you pose the question to bartenders? In Last Call, James Beard Award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons gathers the intriguing responses from a diverse range of bartenders around the country, including Guido Martelli at the Palizzi Social Club in Philadelphia (he chooses an extra-dry Martini), Joseph Stinchcomb at Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi (he picks the Last Word, a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail that's now a cult favorite), and Natasha David at Nitecap in New York City (she would be sipping an extra-salty Margarita). The resulting interviews and essays reveal a personal portrait of some of the country's top bartenders and their favorite drinks, while over 40 cocktail recipes and stunning photography make this a keepsake for barflies and cocktail enthusiasts of all stripes.

Praise for Last Call

" Parsons] captures the people and places through stunning photographs and prose. Like a perfectly balanced cocktail, it is equal parts cocktail recipes, travelogue and mixtape."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Measure equal parts travelogue, tell-all, discography, and cocktail companion--in service of an obituary of all patrons--and you have Last Call; Brad Thomas Parsons's best book yet. Through soulful photos and gritty interviews, he and photographer Ed Anderson capture the rawness, vulnerability, and ecstasy of the metamorphosis between the end of a guest's night and the beginning of a bartender's."--Jim Meehan, author of Meehan's Bartender Manual and The PDT Cocktail Book

"This book is a delight. Last Call shows us the sense of community evoked by bartenders across the country, whose wisdom and tenderness are captured here both in words and beautiful photographs. It made me--an erstwhile bartender and faithful customer--happy to remember that we all have nights when we unexpectedly hear the words 'last call, ' and that noble and fascinating bartenders are out there waiting to share it with us."--Alan Cumming
The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
The New Black Vanguard
Photography Between Art and Fashion
Hardcover      ISBN: 1597114685
In The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The featuring of the Black figure and Black runway and cover models in the media and art has been one marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities. More critically, however, the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body has been reinfused with new vitality and substance thanks to an increase in powerful images authored by an international community of Black photographers.
In a richly illustrated essay, Sargent opens up the conversation around the role of the Black body in the marketplace; the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image; and the institutional barriers that have historically been an impediment to Black photographers participating more fully in the fashion (and art) industries.

Fifteen artist portfolios feature the brightest contemporary fashion photographers, including Tyler Mitchell, the first Black photographer hired to shoot a cover story for American Vogue; Campbell Addy, founder of the Nii Agency and journal; and Nadine Ijewere, whose early series title, The Misrepresentation of Representation, says it all. Alongside a series of conversations between generations, their images and stories chart the history of inclusion, and exclusion, in the creation of the commercial Black image, while simultaneously proposing a brilliantly reenvisioned future.

Photographs by Photographs by Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo
And including conversations with Shaniqwa Jarvis, Mickalene Thomas, and Deborah Willis
Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan
Author
The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316515159
A beautiful and moving collection of photographs by Beowulf Sheehan, whose work captures the essence of 200 of our most prominent writers, historians, journalists, playwrights, and poets.
Beowulf Sheehan is considered to be his generation's foremost literary portrait photographer, having made portraits of the literary luminaries of our time across the globe, from Roxane Gay to Masha Gessen, Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgaard to J.K. Rowling, and Jonathan Franzen to Toni Morrison.
In AUTHOR Sheehan presents the most insightful, intimate, and revealing portraits of these artists made in his studio, in their homes, in shopping malls and concert halls, on rooftops and in parking lots, on the beach and among trees, surrounded by flowers and in clock towers. Following an enlightening foreword by Salman Rushdie, Beowulf Sheehan shares an essay offering insights in the poignant and memorable moments he experienced while making these portraits.
A treasure gift for readers and lovers of portrait photography, AUTHOR is the only book of its kind to appear in more than a decade.
Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad (Night Photography, Underground Railroad Photography and Essays)
Through Darkness to Light
Photographs Along the Underground Railroad (Night Photography, Underground Railroad Photography and Essays)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616895659

They left in the middle of the night--often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. Between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865, an estimated one hundred thousand slaves became passengers on the Underground Railroad, a journey of untold hardship, in search of freedom.

In Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, Jeanine Michna-Bales presents a remarkable series of images following a route from the cotton plantations of central Louisiana, through the cypress swamps of Mississippi and the plains of Indiana, north to the Canadian border-- a path of nearly fourteen hundred miles. The culmination of a ten-year research quest, Through Darkness to Light imagines a journey along the Underground Railroad as it might have appeared to any freedom seeker.

Framing the powerful visual narrative is an introduction by Michna-Bales; a foreword by noted politician, pastor, and civil rights activist Andrew J. Young; and essays by Fergus M. Bordewich, Robert F. Darden, and Eric R. Jackson.
Born to Dance: Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood
Born to Dance
Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0761189343
A New York Times bestseller

"In Jordan Matter's photos, dancers make all the world their stage." --New York Times


From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times-bestselling author of Dancers Among Us, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate McRae and Sofie Dossi) as well as stars in the making.

Jordan Matter is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube videos. Now, in one dazzling photograph after another, he portrays dancers--ages 2 through 18--in ordinary and extraordinary pursuits, from hanging with friends to taking selfies, from leaping for joy to feeling left out. The subjects include TV and internet stars like Chlo Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Sioux, and Kendall Vertes, as well as boys and girls from around the neighborhood. What they all share is the skill to elevate their hopes and dreams with beauty, humor, grace, and surprise. Paired with empowering words from the dancers themselves, the photographs convey each child's declaration that they were born to dance.
Bonus Features: Scan the QR code next to dozens of photos and watch behind-the-scenes videos documenting the shoots.

"Breathtaking photos to free your imagination." --Diane Sawyer, ABC World News

"When you take the natural grace of dancers and put them in unexpected places, you get photos that really tell a story." --Fox News
Hugs from Obama: A Photographic Look Back at the Warmth and Wisdom of President Barack Obama
Hugs from Obama
A Photographic Look Back at the Warmth and Wisdom of President Barack Obama
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250201098

A photographic celebration of Obama's warmth and compassion

America needs a hug from Obama now more than ever, and this beautiful collection of photographs and quotations showcases President Obama's wit, grace, wisdom, and warmth. As you pore over these pages, you'll be transported back to an era when leadership and dignity went hand in hand. Alongside touching images of our 44th president embracing his fellow citizens are some of his most inspirational and timely quotes, such as, "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America" and "We're the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis
Heyday
35 Years of Music in Minneapolis
Paperback      ISBN: 1681341239

Daniel Corrigan has been the photographer on the Minneapolis music scene since 1981--just as the scene was coming to life. As both a freelancer and the official house photographer for the legendary club First Avenue, he has captured thousands of live concerts, shot countless band promo photos, and was behind the camera for many of the best-known and most beloved album covers by local artists. This retrospective, culled from his personal archive of tens of thousands of photos, presents a unique perspective into a vibrant world, through nearly 500 evocative black-and-white and color images.

Featuring an introductory essay by music journalist Danny Sigelman, Heyday puts into context Corrigan's role as a chronicler of rock-and-roll and illustrates the array of talented artists who have come through the Twin Cities, across a wide range of musical styles and genres. In addition to the iconic images from Corrigan's oeuvre, the book offers a look at lesser-known gems as well as outtakes from legendary photo shoots. Supplemental essays explore Corrigan's personal recollections of specific shoots, concerts, and interactions with musicians to provide a rare glimpse into this significant yet largely unsung fixture of the Minneapolis music scene.

"Heyday is a feast for the eyes and ears that time and again speaks to Corrigan's singular gift as a photographer...Corrigan's obvious intimacy with his subjects and love for the music and scene shine through in every shot."
--Jim Walsh, MinnPost

This new paperback edition of the best-selling Heyday features as additional ten pages of photos not contained in the original hardcover--including recent shots as well as forgotten gems from deep within the Corrigan archive.

United States of Lego(r): A Brick Tour of America
United States of Lego(r)
A Brick Tour of America
Paperback      ISBN: 1510750487
See the United States as You Never Have Before: Brick by Brick

United States of LEGO takes readers on a journey across America that has never been seen before. Photographer Jeff Friesen composes artful LEGO brick dioramas, each revealing a scene with a witty caption that celebrates what makes every American state unique, incorporating toy-scale monuments, colorful citizens going about their daily lives, and new spins on state history.

Here is a fresh vision of every state assembled with bricks, from Washington's steaming rivers of espresso to the ancient reptiles in Florida (we're not talking about alligators here). Brick Minnesotans tirelessly shovel snow but are ready to pose with a friendly "okey-dokey "

Giving readers even more than a cross-country tour, United States of LEGO reveals intriguing secrets of the states for the first time. Have you ever wondered who extinguished Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara's passion in Georgia, what's fishing for fishermen in Alaska, or how NASCAR drivers earn extra spending money in North Carolina? The answers will surprise and delight you.

Readers will also find thrilling scenes from history re-created in meticulous detail. Who can forget Lewis and Clark's intrepid manservant, Gaston? Okay, the history textbooks did, but not United States of LEGO. And what ever happened to the giant turkeys that once roamed Massachusetts? Your education may have missed these tender birds whose fate is detailed here.

Every captioned photograph is infused with good-natured humor, and occasional ill-humored nature, such as the Maryland crabs who are through with being lunch. Speaking of lunch, the famous Kentucky Frying Chicken awaits your order within these pages. Don't delay Good citizens of all ages will enjoy exploring every state's unique character in enchanting LEGO dioramas.
She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild (Solo Travel Guides, Travel Essays, Women Hiking Books)
She Explores
Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild (Solo Travel Guides, Travel Essays, Women Hiking Books)
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1452167664

For every woman who has ever been called outdoorsy comes a collection of stories that inspires unforgettable adventure.

Beautiful, empowering, and exhilarating, She Explores is a spirited celebration of female bravery and courage, and an inspirational companion for any woman who wants to travel the world on her own terms.

Combining breathtaking travel photography with compelling personal narratives, She Explores shares the stories of 40 diverse women on unforgettable journeys in nature: women who live out of vans, trucks, and vintage trailers, hiking the wild, cooking meals over campfires, and sleeping under the stars. Women biking through the countryside, embarking on a road trip, or backpacking through the outdoors with their young children in tow.

Complementing the narratives are practical tips and advice for women planning their own trips, including:

- Preparing for a solo hike
- Must-haves for a road-trip kitchen
- Planning ahead for unknown territory
- Telling your own story

A visually stunning and emotionally satisfying collection for any woman craving new landscapes and adventure. Beautiful, empowering, and exhilarating, She Explores will inspire even the most outdoor-averse woman to connect with the landscape, take a leap of faith, and find her community.