Photography of Specific Subjects
A New Perspective of Earth
Hardcover ISBN: 039957865x
Derived from the Daily Overview Instagram account--which showcases the most extraordinary images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature taken from satellite imaging systems--this stunning and unique collection of photographs accompanied by thoughtful captions offers an unexpected look at humanity. Conceived as an Instagram account less than two years ago--and now causing a global sensation--Overview offers breathtaking photographs that showcase the incredible way in which humans have shaped the Earth's landscape. The project was inspired by, and derives its name from, the "Overview Effect"--a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole. Through more than 250 stunning photographs--which highlight extraordinary patterns while also revealing a deeper story about humanity and our inextricable ties to the environment--and accompanying captions, readers are given an opportunity to appreciate our home in its entirety, to reflect on its beauty and fragility all at once.
A Century of Photographs
Hardcover ISBN: 1616897643
Love is in the air as Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey take on humankind's oldest pastime: kissing. In racy candids, humorous vintage postcards, and snapshots taken on the sly, couples from the Victorian era through the Swinging Sixties smooch, canoodle, neck, and spoon. The collected photographs are sweet, sincere, and saucy, occasionally awkward, and always intriguing: Who took these photos? And what lay in store for these amorous couples after the shutter clicked—true love or just a passing fancy? People Kissing is the perfect gift to share with a sweetheart any day you feel like making a public display of affection.
The Photographer's Guide to the Everglades
Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them
Paperback ISBN: 0881508659
The Everglades region is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the U.S., and M. Timothy O'Keefe will help you find and photograph this natural wonder--from great blue herons to rare American crocodiles, from sparkling beaches to mangrove swamps. This indispensable guide also covers the 80 percent of the Everglades that's outside the park's boundaries. Includes coverage of the Seminole Big Cypress Reservation.
Sad Stuff on the Street
Hardcover ISBN: 1623260663
Sad Stuff on The Street by Sloane Crosley and Greg Larson, and designed by Todd Oldham, is a sometimes humorous, yet often sad tribute to the untold stories of detritus found on the streets of cities around the world. Featuring photographs and short essays from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amy Sedaris, Salman Rushdie, Miranda July, Michael Chabon, Ben Gibbard, Jesse Eisenberg, and by other sad stuff spotters across the globe, this collection chronicles the cast-offs of our daily lives and speculates on their origin and on their demise.Genuine sadness, however, is no laughing matter. Therefore, 100% of proceeds will go to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.This project came about in early 2011, when a man (San Francisco resident Greg Larson) and a woman (New York resident Sloane Crosley) broke up after a year of dating. But both of them harbored an actual desire to stay friends. So they kept communication alive by sending each other photos of so-sad-it’s-funny objects they spotted on their respective streets. Eventually they decided to share their habit with the world and sadstuffonthestreet.com was born. For the past six years, humanity’s single shoes, abandoned toys, and outdated television sets have found a home online.Sloane Crosley is a New York Times bestselling author and contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
Through Darkness to Light
Photographs Along the Underground Railroad
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.
Finding Freedom on the Open Road
Hardcover ISBN: 0399581146
This gorgeous photography book celebrates the nomadic lifestyle and community of vanlife, providing an inspiring and detailed look into the world of the rolling homes built and occupied by a new generation of modern gypsies.
Paperback ISBN: 1452164991
"William Wegman's whimsical photographs of his Weimaraner dogs have been celebrated in the art world and enjoyed by pet lovers for nearly four decades. In this entirely new volume, renowned photography curator William A. Ewing presents more than 300 images from the artist's personal archive, unearthing previously unseen gems alongside the iconic images that have made Wegman--along with dressed-up dogs Man Ray, Fay Ray, and others--beloved worldwide. Presented in sixteen thematic chapters, William Wegman:Being Human foregrounds the photographer's penchant for play and his evergreen ability to create images that are at once funny, striking, and surreal. Audiences of all ages will fall in love--for the first time, or all over again--with Wegman and his friends"--