Photography Anthologies
#girlgaze: How Girls See the World
#girlgaze
How Girls See the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847860892

#girlgaze is on a mission to close the gender gap by creating visibility and tangible jobs for girls behind the lens and this timely book, from photographer and media entrepreneur Amanda de Cadenet's visionary focus, features a beautiful and powerful collection of images capturing how young women perceive the world.

This inspiring must-have for feminists and creatives alike showcases the work of a diverse collective of female-identifying photographers mixing candid and formal photos of females living their lives: moments of significance caught in a fraction of a second at home, on the streets, remote countrysides, and in war-torn countries. Spirited, elegant, and inspiring, #girlgaze promotes and highlights the work of Gen Z female photographers from all walks of life and is a stunningly beautiful representation of the female gaze.
200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World (Coffee Table Book, Inspiring Women's Book, Social Book, Graduation Book)
200 Women
Who Will Change the Way You See the World (Coffee Table Book, Inspiring Women's Book, Social Book, Graduation Book)
Paperback      ISBN: 1452184658
In this ambitious global project, two hundred women share inspiring stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption, and generosity.

This updated, abridged edition includes powerful new interviews and stirring quotes alongside selections from the original book, all answering the same five questions. Presented in an accessible, chunky paperback brimming with stunning photographs and empowering stories, this new edition is an illuminating read for the modern woman and a lovely gift for mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends.

- Equality is explored through diverse interviews with women from around the world
- Brave insightful interviews with women -- famous as well as unknown, rich and poor, black and white, leaders, victims, survivors and heroes
- Women featured include Angela Davis, Alice Waters, Amber Heard, and Isabel Allende

Fans of In the Company of Women, The Atlas of Beauty, and Bad Girls Throughout History will love this book.

This book is perfect for:
- Fine art photography buffs
- Portraits book fans
- Community organizers
200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World (Personal Growth Books for Women, Coffee Table Books, Women of the World Books)
200 Women
Who Will Change the Way You See the World (Personal Growth Books for Women, Coffee Table Books, Women of the World Books)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452166587
200 incredible women. 126 hours of interviews. 16,000 photographs. 5 questions.

A snapshot of female life around the globe: This collection of interviews with 200 women from a variety of backgrounds takes you on a journey that's heartbreaking and uplifting. Each woman shares her unique reply to the same five questions: What really matters to you?, What brings you happiness?, What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?, What would you change if you could?, and Which single word do you most identify with? The variety of answers offers gifts of empowerment and strength - inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Interviewees include:
  • Jane Goodall, conservation and animal welfare activist
  • Margaret Atwood, author and winner of The Booker Prize
  • Roxane Gay, author and feminist
  • Ren e Montagne, former host of NPR's Morning Edition
  • Alicia Garza, activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter
  • Alfre Woodard, award-winning actor and activist
  • Marian Wright Edelman, head of the Children's Defense Fund
  • Lydia Ko, professional golfer and Olympian
  • Dolores Huerta, labor activist, community organizer, and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association
  • Alice Waters, chef, author, and food rights advocate
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author and Macarthur Foundation fellow
Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image--and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project.

200 Women reminds us that there are no ordinary women.
  • Makes a wonderful birthday, graduation, or going away gift for every woman to encourage personal growth.
  • Great coffee table book to spark conversations about powerful and inspirational women around the globe.
20th Century Photography
20th Century Photography
Hardcover      ISBN: 3836507811

This work provides a fascinating insight into Germany's L. Fritz Gruber photography collection; from conceptual art to abstraction, all the major movements and genres are represented via a vast selection of the century's most remarkable photographs.

20th Century Photography
20th Century Photography
by Taschen
Hardcover      ISBN: 3836541025

The history of photography began nearly 200 years ago, but only relatively recently has it been fully recognized as a medium in its own right. Cologne's Museum Ludwig was the first museum of contemporary art to devote a substantial section to international photography. The L. Fritz Gruber collection, from which this book is drawn, is one of the most important in Germany and one of the most representative anywhere in the world, constituting the core of the museum's holdings.

This book provides a fascinating insight into the collection's rich diversity; from conceptual art to abstraction to reportage, all of the major movements and genres are represented via a vast selection of the 20th century's most remarkable photographs. From Ansel Adams to Piet Zwart, over 850 works are presented in alphabetical order by photographer, with descriptive texts and photographers' biographical details, providing a comprehensive and indispensable overview of 20th-century photography.

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Alluvium: Dhaka, Bangladesh in the Crossroads of Water
Alluvium
Dhaka, Bangladesh in the Crossroads of Water
Hardcover      ISBN: 1941806864

Imagine the most extreme urban environment on earth--a place three times as dense as Manhattan, enveloped in a constant flow of water, beset by a relentless stream of rural migrants, plagued by annual monsoons, and threatened by climate change. A place where the very earth beneath your feet is constantly shifting from dry to wet, where categories like "dry" and "wet" in fact mean very little, since most of what exists is somewhere in between. This is Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh. Home to 14 million.

Since 2007, architects Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake have directed a design-research laboratory on Dhaka for graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. What began as a desire to help a city in need became an immersion in investigating its ebbs and flows, mapping its urban systems, and charting its development via annual visits. The result of this extended study is Alluvium: Dhaka, Bangladesh, in the Crossroads of Water, a cross-genre book that incorporates diverse media and layers of narrative and analysis to encourage new readings and perspectives.

The book includes first-person narratives by architects and planners, documentary photographs, and maps and infographics that visually represent the intricate connections between people, water, land, and health in this delta megacity. The work proposes a new approach to understanding place that is interwoven with human interest--an intimate, collaborative, research-based model that holds relevance for both the developing and developed worlds.
Animals in Photographs
Animals in Photographs
Hardcover      ISBN: 160606441x

From the invention of photography up through the internet age, animals have been a frequent subject of the camera's lens, from portraits of beloved pets and exotic creatures to the documentation of human cruelty against them. Drawing on the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, this book traces the relationship between animals in photographs and the rapidly advancing technology of photography. From the wild dogs of South Africa to William Wegman's photogenic Weimaraners, from images of Victorian zoos to visions of the heavy toll of game hunting, animals on film are moving, sympathetic, and sometimes tragic figures.

In this vivid and engaging book, Arpad Kovacs explores the social, symbolic, scientific, and aesthetic approaches to a subject that has been of continuous interest to photographers across the centuries. Over ninety full-color plates represent image makers ranging from Felice Beato, Eadweard Muybridge, Andr Kert sz, and Alfred Stieglitz to Berenice Abbott, Manuel lvarez Bravo, and Man Ray. More recent photographers, such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Hiroshi Sugimoto, are represented along with contemporary artists, such as Tim Hawkinson, Pieter Hugo, and Graciela Iturbide. The result is a book that shows the evolution of a photographic obsession that abides to this day.

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition In Focus: Animalia, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from May 26 to October 18, 2015.
Artists and Their Cats
Artists and Their Cats
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452133557

Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo . . . so many great artists have shared one very special love: the companionship of cats. Gathered here for the first time are behind-thescenes stories of more than 50 famous artists and their feline friends. From Salvador Dali's pet ocelot Babou to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's menagerie of cats, including Salt (who was black) and Pepper (who was white), Artists and Their Cats captures these endearing friendships in charming photographs and engaging text, and reveals what creative souls and the animals best known for their independent spirits have in common. In this clever compilation, art aficionados will discover a softer side of their favorite artists, and cat lovers will enjoy a whole new way to celebrate their favorite furry friends.

The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits
The Atlas of Beauty
Women of the World in 500 Portraits
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399579958
Based on the author's online photography project, this stunning collection features portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories.

Since 2013 photographer Mihaela Noroc has traveled the world with her backpack and camera taking photos of everyday women to showcase the diversity of beauty all around us. The Atlas of Beauty is a collection of her photographs celebrating women from all corners of the world, revealing that beauty is everywhere, and that it comes in many different sizes and colors. Noroc's colorful and moving portraits feature women in their local communities, ranging from the Amazon rainforest to London city streets, and from markets in India to parks in Harlem, visually juxtaposing the varied physical and social worlds these women inhabit. Packaged as a gift-worthy, hardcover book, The Atlas of Beauty presents a fresh perspective on the global lives of women today.
Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography
Auto Focus
The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580933009
Auto Focus features a dazzling array of self-portraits by seventy-five of the world's foremost contemporary photographers. Photography writer and curator Susan Bright provides a clear guide through this significant and dynamic genre, showing how issues of identity--whether national, sexual, racial, personal, or artistic--are key to understanding the work of many of today's leading photographers.

This lavishly illustrated, accessible survey is organized into five thematic chapters: diaristic and autobiographical images; pictures of the body; the use of masks and masquerade; the return to studio portraiture and the photographic album; and performance, both public and private. An informative illustrated introduction explains the history of the photographic self-portrait from the 1840s to the late twentieth century, providing an invaluable context for the recent surge in artists' images of themselves.

From intimate images of introspection and those that consciously challenge notions of ethnicity and sexuality to dramatic, stylized photographs of dreamlike scenarios, Auto Focus shows how one of the longest-established artistic genres continues to fascinate artists today.