Documentary Photo Collections
Lost Views on the Shorelines of Economy
Hardcover ISBN: 3869305908
In September 2011, a group of scientists, artists and writers embarked on an expedition to North-West Svalbard, the northern extremity of Norway. Travelling on a ship, the M/S Stockholm, each of them recorded the event from their own professional and personal perspective. The aim of the expedition was to discuss the discourse of the voyage regarding the environment and our relation to the land and nature.
A Personal Memoir: With the Lost Photographs of David Attie
Hardcover ISBN: 1936941112
In 2001, The Little Bookroom published Truman Capote's long-out-of-print homage to Brooklyn,A House in the Heights. In 2014, more than fifty years after they were taken, the original photographs commissioned to illustrate the piece have been discovered by the photographer's son. Also found among the negatives were portraits of Capote taken on that same day; none of the photos have ever been published. Now, in a new edition with a new title,Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir With the lost photographs of David Attie, the words and images will be united for the first time. The images of Brooklyn provide a stunning and atmospheric visual portrait of the city in 1959--its building, shops, street life, lost moments-- a Brooklyn at once strangely familiar yet largely vanished: horse-drawn wagons delivering produce to housewives, kids swimming in the East River and getting into mischief on the docks, dimly-lit bars, vintage signs, little girls jumping rope, bricklayers, barbers, neighborhood characters, all set against a backdrop of period architecture, that spectacular bridge, and the skyline of Manhattan. The essay itself brings to life the landscape that was for the author a world of grand homes and dimly recalled gentility, of mysterious warehouses and menacing street thugs, a garden overhung with wisteria, and the famous Promenade and waterfront--all rendered in his deft and stylish prose. Originally commissioned for Holiday magazine by John Knowles (later the author of A Separate Peace), the piece remained one of his favorites--especially its surprise ending. At the time, George Plimpton wrote that in the essay, Capote's "love of history, gossip, character, and a skill at putting all this to words...brings Brooklyn Heights to life as vividly as any landscape Truman ever undertook to survey." David Attie's photos enhance that landscape in a breathtaking way.
Pictures of Longing
Photography and the Norwegian-American Migration
Paperback ISBN: 1517901995
Haunting and revealing photographs sent home by Norwegian immigrants in America as visual document and collective expression of the emigrant experience Between 1836 and 1915, in what has been called history’s largest population migration, more than 750,000 Norwegians emigrated to North America. Writing home, the newcomers sent thousands of pictures—America–photographs, as they are called in Norway. In these photographs, the emigrant experience unfolds as framed by thousands of Norwegian transplants in towns, cities, and rural communities across America. Pictures of Longing brings more than 250 America–photographs into focus as a moving account of Norwegian migration in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, conceived of and crafted by its photographer-authors to shape and reshape their story. To clarify the historic nature and the cultural function of the America-photographs, art historian and photography scholar Sigrid Lien located thousands of the photographs in public and private archives and museums in Norway and the United States. Reading these photographs alongside letters sent home by Norwegian immigrants, Lien provides the first comprehensive account of this collective photographic practice involving “the voice of the many.” Pictures of Longing shows, in fascinating detail, how the photographs, like the accompanying letters, contribute to the cultural grassroots expression of Norwegian migration. They steer us toward multiple, fragmented, and dispersed histories and also complement the existing fabric of established historical narratives, demonstrating photography’s potential to engage with history.
Love and Resistance
Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era
Hardcover ISBN: 1324002069
Selected from the New York Public Library archives, a powerful collection featuring the images of two pioneering civil-rights photojournalists captures the energy, humor and humanity of the groundbreaking LGBTQ equality protests that surrounded the Stonewall Riots.
The Twins in the Dome
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1634890604
"The Dome was our signature." --Torii Hunter "The Dome was alive and it was loud." --Corey Koskie "A lot of spooky stuff happened in there." --Kent Hrbek From 1982–2009 the Twins called the Metrodome their home. During that time there were World Championships, Hall of Fame performances, crazy bounces, and balls lost in the roof. It was a different kind of ballgame and the Dome had many critics, but you always knew the game would be played. Along the way, the Twins shared the Dome with some of the top groups in rock music. The Metrodome was "Minnesota's rec room." Through new interviews with legendary Twins players and personalities, "The Twins in the Dome" is packed with fond recollections and candid comments. The stories are told by those who were there: Kent Hrbek -- Bert Blyleven -- Tom Kelly -- Torii Hunter Tim Laudner -- Roy Smalley -- Corey Koskie Jim Rantz -- Dick Bremer -- John Gordon Don Denkinger -- Bill Lester Bob Showers gathered hundreds of color photos that fill the pages and bring the stories to life. From Kirby Puckett and Justin Morneau to "Sweet Music" Viola and the Rolling Stones, the history is preserved in The Twins in the Dome.