Increasingly and forebodingly, contemporary artists are turning their attention to the subject of climate change, in poignant and often confrontational ways. The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video explores recent and historic work in the context of present-day environmental concerns, considering the future consequences of the age of the anthropocene, and humanity's harsh imprint on our planet.The Edge of the Earth accompanies a major exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto, and includes works by pioneering and renowned artists such as Edward Burtynsky, Naoya Hatakeyama, Richard Misrach and Robert Rauschenberg; critical propositions on present situations by Chris Jordan, Gideon Mendel and Brandi Merolla; plus visionary works by Jean-Pierre Aub , Adrien Missika, Evariste Richer and Andreas Rutkauskas. Photojournalism from the RIC's Black Star Collection is also included, contextualising artistic reflections within half a century of historical reportage on the environment. Produced as a large-format book with high-quality reproductions throughout, The Edge of the Earth includes critical texts by B n dicte Ramade and TJ Demos, an interview with Lucy Lippard, and an introduction by Paul Roth. This critical overview offers the insight of artists into the present climate crisis, with the motive of prompting reconsideration of our increasingly perilous relationship to our planet. Published in partnership with Ryerson Image Centre.
Three authors from diverse backgrounds contribute essays to this volume of photographs of Native Americans from the archives of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Noted photographer and author Michael Katakis, Professor of Native American literature and American Book Award winner Gerald Vizenor, and Associate Curator of the American collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum Robert Preucel have contributed very personal and sensitive essays inspired by the portraits in this volume. Listen closely as you look at these arresting images.
This unique gift book highlights the special place dogs of all sizes have in the world of humans. Utilizing rare postcard images from the archives of the Mary Evans Picture Library in London and historic quotes about dogs, 'Faithful and True' will make you appreciate 'Man's Best Friend' all that and more.
An ideal gift book for all pet lovers, or lovers of antique postcards and ephemera.
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." Andy Rooney
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." Roger A. Caras
"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs." Charles de Gaulle.
Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955. This book, the permanent embodiment of Edward Steichen's monumental exhibition, reproduces all of the 503 images that Steichen described as "a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world. Photographs made in all parts of the world, of the gamut of life from birth to death." A classic and inspiring work, The Family of Man has been in print for more than 40 years. The New York Times once wrote that it "symbolizes the universality of human emotions." First produced by a magazine publisher and sold by the hundreds of thousands on newsstands and in airport shops, The Family of Man has been in more recent years published by the Museum. It has been continuously in print since 1955; the present thirtieth-anniversary edition was prepared from original photographs with all new duotone plates in 1986.
Frederic Church (1826-1900), who gained international renown for paintings such as Niagara (1857), Heart of the Andes (1859), Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), and The Icebergs (1861), was inspired by his extensive travel and study. His work was also informed by his appreciation of a new visual medium. Fire & Ice, a selection from the several thousand photographs and daguerreotypes Church collected at Olana, his Orientalist home on the Hudson River, provides insight into the interests and taste of one of nineteenth-century America's greatest painters.
Church was a boy of thirteen when the invention of photography was announced to the world. As a painter, he was of the first generation to grow up with photographs and consider them a useful adjunct to his work. Church collected photographs and daguerreotypes by early pioneers of the art, including D sir Charnay, Eadweard Muybridge, and Carleton Watkins. His collection appears to have served largely as a source of inspiration and armchair travel, reminding him of favorite locations and details of architecture, culture, and landscape.
In Fire & Ice, images from Church's collection are shown along with a selection of his own oil sketches, drawings, and archival materials. Some of the photographs are devoted to the varied geographical interests reflected in Church's art and travels: Central and South America, the Middle East, and the polar North. Others served as visual reference for the design and construction of Olana. Lavishly illustrated, Fire & Ice shows how the photographs in Church's collection echoed the principal stages of the painter's career.--Peggy Ann Kusnerz, History of Photography, Summer 2003. "Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History"
There are many outstanding female photographers working today, yet the photographic industry continues to be a male-dominated world. Established in 2011, Firecracker (fire-cracker.org) is an online platform dedicated to supporting female photographers worldwide by showcasing their work in a series of monthly, online gallery features; by organizing events; and by awarding an annual grant to enable a female photographer to fund a project.
Building on Firecracker's foundations, this book brings together the work of more than thirty of the most talented contemporary female photographers from around the world. Each profile explores the photographer's creative practice, illustrated by photographs that showcase a key project in her career, and a selection that offers a wider view of her work. The images encompass an eclectic variety of styles, techniques, and locations--from German Alma Haser's futuristic series of portraits that use origami to create 3D sculptures within the frame, to Egyptian Laura El-Tantawy's filmic and intensely personal series on political protest in Cairo. With more than 300 photographs, Firecrackers is a celebration of some of the most inquisitive, stylish, and daring photography being made today.
Flash Forward is The Magenta Foundation's annual emerging photographers competition. Now in its seventh year, this compelling look at emerging talent from three countries brings to light the work of an exceptional group of photographers.
Photographers from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom are invited to submit their photographs, and the jury is comprised of top industry professionals. Jurors for 2011 include: Julien Beaupre Ste-Marie, photo editor, "enRoute Magazine"; Erin Elder, business development manager for digital media, "The Globe and Mail"; Robyn McCallum, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Diane Smyth, "British Journal of Photography," London, United Kingdom; Harry Hardie, director, HOST Gallery; Bruno Ceschel, founder, Self Publish, Be Happy; Aaron Schuman, director and editor, "Seesaw Magazine"; Andy Adams, editor and publisher, "Flak Photo"; Shane Lavalette, photographer and publisher, "Lay Flat"; Larissa Leclair, founder, Indie Photobook Library; and George Slade, program manager and curator, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.
"Flash Forward 2011" showcases the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that jurors have identified as having great potential. This small volume is essential for curators, collectors, advertising professionals, and artists who wish to stay fully informed about up-and-coming photographers.
Diane Smyth is the deputy editor of the "British Journal of Photography." Her work has also appeared in the "Sunday Herald," "Creative Review," "Aperture," and "Photo District News," and she has given talks at The Photographers' Gallery. She originally studied English literature and holds a BA and MA in the subject.
This collection of highly creative and incredibly moving visual stories from 25 contemporary photographers has been thoughtfully curated by Alice Yoo and Eugene Kim, founders of the leading art and culture blog My Modern Met. These photo essays capture magnificent displays of ordinary people--parents and children, husbands and wives, grandparents, friends, siblings, and pet owners--doing extraordinary things for love. From Batkid's mission to save San Francisco, to the husband who wore a pink tutu all over the country to bring his sick wife joy, to a collection of portraits of people "happy at 100," these heartwarming photographs will inspire boundless faith in humanity.