Photojournalism
Body Horror: Photojournalism, Catastrophe and War
Body Horror
Photojournalism, Catastrophe and War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0814782396

What compels us to look at shocking photographs or, alternatively, to look away? Should the media use disturbing images to inform, at the risk of offending? How is our sense of politics, morality, and culture affected when we are exposed to gruesome images of accidents and disasters, murder and execution, grief and death?

In Body Horror, John Taylor addresses these questions by examining how the media presents unsettling pictures, especially those of dead and injured "foreigners." Drawing on recent experiences in the Gulf, Bosnia and Rwanda, Taylor argues that documentary photography, for all the horror it reproduces, ultimately defines a democracy.

Fully aware of the voyeuristic aspects of photojournalism, Taylor probes the difficulty of applying moral imperatives when separating the utility of showing images of suffering and violence from the risk of either insulting or gratifying public sensibilities. A compelling documentary of photography's cultural and political power, Body Horror analyzes the moral responsibility attached to publishing and bearing witness to photographs of violence, and the historical amnesia that arises when such imagery remains unseen.

Chance Magazine: Issue 5
Chance Magazine
Issue 5
Paperback      ISBN: 099056942x
Chance Issue 5 covers newly-forged and long-standing theatrical legacies. Among them, this issue examines a year-old Shanghai theater built on a decades-old industrial footprint, the luxurious costumes by Martin Pakledinaz for his last production The Pirate Queen, and a backstage view of showgirls in On the Town. Writers Sharr White and John Logan confer on the joys and frustrations of writing for stage and screen and theater artists. Francisco Clemente and Robert Lepage discuss their views of their own art through found objects and the role of cultural institutions and Buddhist teachings. Current members of The Living Theatre discuss their 2014 visit to Burning Man and their love for founder Judith Malina. An "embedded critic" describes through a dramaturgical lens the evolution of a theater piece by the dance and visual art team zoe - juniper. And Chance introduces a new series exploring artistic rights with essays by two theater practitioners and a graphic exploration of the continuum from design inspiration to design appropriation. All these adventures and others await the reader in Chance Issue 5.

Chance Magazine: Issue 6
Chance Magazine
Issue 6
Paperback      ISBN: 0990569438

With original photo shoots and incisive artistic commentary, Chance Magazine: Issue 6 offers many more glimpses into the work of leading designers of sets, costumes, lighting, video and projection, as well as the work of playwrights, directors, photographers, multi-media artists and other innovative theatrical minds.

Chance Magazine: Issue 7
Chance Magazine
Issue 7
Paperback      ISBN: 0990569454

With original photo shoots and incisive artistic commentary, Chance Magazine: Issue 7 offers many more glimpses into the work of leading designers of sets, costumes, lighting, video, and projection, as well as the work of playwrights, directors, photographers, multi-media artists, and other innovative theatrical minds.

Chance Magazine: Issue 8
Chance Magazine
Issue 8
Paperback      ISBN: 0990569462

With original photo shoots and incisive artistic commentary, Chance Magazine: Issue 8 offers many more glimpses into the work of leading designers of sets, costumes, lighting, video, and projection, as well as the work of playwrights, directors, photographers, multi-media artists, and other innovative theatrical minds.

Chance Magazine: Issue 9
Chance Magazine
Issue 9
Paperback      ISBN: 0990569470

With original photo shoots and incisive artistic commentary, Chance Magazine: Issue 9 offers many more glimpses into the work of leading designers of sets, costumes, lighting, video, and projection, as well as the work of playwrights, directors, photographers, multi-media artists, and other innovative theatrical minds.

Charles Burson: The Ground Game: Through My Lens, the 2016 Campaign
Charles Burson: The Ground Game
Through My Lens, the 2016 Campaign
Hardcover      ISBN: 0999652249

This book offers an intimate look at the grassroots scenes of the historic 2016 Clinton campaign through the lens of Charles Burson (born 1944), former Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, who began his pursuit of photojournalism in 2013. Burson's lens gives us an inside look at the commitment, passion, joy and pathos of those who went to the rallies, painted the banners, marched in the parades, made the phone calls, created the lists, adjusted the sound and light, knocked on doors, organized caucuses, staffed the headquarters in towns throughout the country and raised the money. Burson's personal connections to this political world bring us close to the intricate workings of the Clinton campaign. The result is part visual journey, part memoir, layered with the stories of the people working on the ground in an unprecedented political landscape.

Che & Fidel: Images from History
Che & Fidel
Images from History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1925019411

Introduced and selected by Che Guevara's widow, Aleida March, this book offers a photographic testimony to the extraordinary bond that existed between two extraordinary individuals, whose example still serves today to inspire all those seeking a better world of justice and dignity for all humankind. Includes text in Spanish and English and over fifty remarkable photographs of Che and Fidel Castro together, including the first and the last photos of them together. Published in association with the Che Guevara Studies Center.

Aleida March's own memoir was recently published as Remembering Che.

Chicago Flashback: The People and Events That Shaped a City's History
Chicago Flashback
The People and Events That Shaped a City's History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1572842350

The devoted journalists at the Chicago Tribune have been reporting the city's news for 170 years. As a result, the paper has amassed an inimitable, as-it-happened history of its hometown, a city first incorporated in 1837 that rapidly grew to become the third-largest city in the United States. Since 2011, the Chicago Tribune has been mining its vast archive of photos and stories for its weekly feature Chicago Flashback, which deals with the significant people and events that have shaped the city's history and culture from the paper's founding in 1847 to the present day.

Now the editors of the Tribune have carefully collected the best, most interesting Chicago Flashback features into a single coffee-table volume. Each story is accompanied by at least one black-and-white image from the paper's fabled photo vault located deep below Michigan Avenue's famed Tribune Tower. Chicago Flashback offers readers a unique perspective on the city's long and colorful history.
Christer Strömholm: Lido
Christer Strömholm
Lido
Hardcover      ISBN: 3958293352

This book presents little-known photos by the legendary Swedish photographer Christer Str mholm (1918-2002) selected by Gunnar Smoliansky. In the late 1980s, gallerist Kim Klein proposed a small exhibition of Str mholm's pictures at the Lido Gallery in Stockholm. Str mholm agreed and entrusted Smoliansky with making a selection from his early 6x6 Rolleiflex negatives. Smoliansky was delighted to do so--the planned 10 to 12 photos soon ballooned to 70--and he printed two sets, one for Str mholm and one for himself. The photos date from the late 1940s and early '50s, and show Str mholm's formative years in Paris, the south of France, Morocco and other destinations. Most of these pictures had never before been printed, let alone publicized, until their exhibition in 1990.