National Geographic Night Vision
Magical Photographs of Life After Dark
Hardcover ISBN: 1426218524
Celebrate the beauty of the world after dark—from starlit skies and glowing city streets to exquisite nocturnal creatures and the wonders that emerge after sunset—with this amazing new book from National Geographic. The world is a different place after dark, and this magnificent photography book illuminates the mesmerizing realm of all things nocturnal. After dark, the light is different; there is an unspoken intimacy; new and different activities occur. And in the natural world, an unseen universe comes alive. Page after page of vivid photos explore the many nuances of night vision—from the sea by moonlight to night markets in Laos to the face of a child lit up by a screen in a darkened room. The range of images is breathtaking: A smoky jazz club. Flowers that bloom only at night. Phosphorescent fish. Lions photographed with infrared cameras. The Eiffel Tower, all lit up. Faces around a campfire. A stadium lit by floodlights. Earth from space. Elegant, sexy, and a little mysterious, this richly illustrated book is a stunning pathway to some of the world's most captivating sights.
The Girl in the Picture
The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
Paperback ISBN: 0140280219
Known around the world as the "napalm girl" after being photographed fleeing, naked, from an attack on her South Vietnamese village, Kim Phuc's struggle against war and publicity is narrated by the author of The Concubine's Children. Reprint.
Dread and Dreams
Hardcover ISBN: 1942084021
Dread and Dreams brings together photographs Zalmaï made between 2008 and 2013 against the backdrop of the fourteen-year US-led invasion of Afghanistan that culminated with the withdrawal of American troops. Through Zalmaï's eyes, "in black-and-white images, spare as a bone but thick with texture, we see an underrepresented Afghanistan" (Photo District News). Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Zalmaï left the country after the Soviet invasion in 1980. He traveled to Lausanne, Switzerland, where he became a Swiss citizen. Following his passion for Photography, which he discovered very early in life, Zalmaï pursued combined studies at both the School of Photography of Lausanne and at the Professional Photography Training Center of Yverdon. In 1989, he began to work as a freelance photographer, traveling around the world from Indonesia to Egypt, from Cuba to the Central African Republic, and eventually returned to Afghanistan, where he continues documenting the ongoing war and plight of the Afghan people. Zalmaï’s work has been published in several magazines and newspapers, [including the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, The New Yorker Magazine, Harper's Magazine , Newsweek, La Repubblica and more]. He has worked for a number of International Organizations and NGOs, [including Human Rights Watch, International Committee of the Red Cross, UN Office On Drug and Crime, and the UN Refugee Agency]. Zalmaï’s work has earned him several international awards, the latest being the Visa D'Or from the Visa Pour l'Image International Photojournalism Festival and a grant by Getty Images.
A Celebration of Life
Hardcover ISBN: 3868286098
India: A Celebration of Life is the culmination of nearly a decade of visits to the Indian subcontinent by documentary photographer and writer Manuel Rivera-Ortiz. This collection pulls together 120 photographs of the people and places of this incredible nation of polar opposites from Rajasthan to Kolkata, Mumbai to Kutch. Men, women, and children, mostly living on the fringes of Indian society, are represented here. ButIndia. A Celebration of Life is more about hope than it is about despair. Rivera-Ortiz records the dignity of the people who still live disadvantaged in situations of poverty.
Learning to Breathe
Paperback ISBN: 0452295351
An extraordinary spiritual memoir about the will to survive . . . one breath at a time While traveling in Laos on a winding mountain road, the bus that award-winning journalist Alison Wright was riding in collided with a logging truck. As she waited fourteen hours for proper medical careÂ—in excruciating pain, certain she was moments from deathÂ—Alison drew upon years of meditation practice and concentrated on every breath as if it would be her last. Despite countless surgeries and a grueling recovery, Alison set herself the goal of achieving a new dream: to one day climb Mount KilimanjaroÂ—and she reached the summit on her fortieth birthday. Gasping for air once again, she stood at the highest point in Africa, determined to never again take a single breath for granted. Perfect for readers who love spiritual authors traveling abroad, such as Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and Greg Mortenson (Three Cups of Tea), this memoir is an amazingly inspirational tale of how a life-changing accident transformed one womanÂ's faith.
Reckoning at the Frontier
Hardcover ISBN: 3868285113
Reckoning at the Frontier examines Mexico's struggle with organized crime through the stunning, introspective photographs of renowned photojournalist Eros Hoagland. Focused on the border cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez, Hoagland travels through the harsh deserts and urban mazes of northern Mexico. Part journalistic reportage and part artistic exploration,Reckoning at the Frontier goes beyond drug war crime scene imagery to reveal a parallel narrative about the price of complacency, the power of fear, and the consequences of corruption. Hoagland's long-term work in Mexico has appeared in the New York Times,Der Spiegel, Time magazine, and many others.