A Visual Diary of the '60s and '70s
Hardcover ISBN: 0865652295
Traces the author's decade-long study of the artists, performers, and society figures around Notting Hill and the Slade School of Art, a period during which he photographed new friends and acquaintances in a variety of everyday situations. 12,500 first printing.
Children of Ceausescu
Hardcover ISBN: 1884167101
Decades after the fall of the iron curtain and the overthrow and execution of brutal Romanian dictator Nicholas Ceausescu, the worst AIDS epidemic among children in the world bears out its infamous legacy in Romania, still one of the poorest and most fractured societies in Eastern Europe. Beginning in 1994 and for the next five years, Magnum photographer Kent Klich traveled to Romania to document the appalling aftermath of Ceausescu
Chorus of Light
Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection
Hardcover ISBN: 084782313x
Sir Elton John has emerged in the 1990s as one of the world's pre-eminent collectors of twentieth-century photography. The High Museum of Art is the first institution to present highlights from the more than 2,000 photographs John has acquired during the last decade. This book presents more than 150 illustrations of images by more than 100 photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Tina Modotti, Paul Outerbridge, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston. Masters such as Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Harry Callahan, Irving Penn, Lucas Samaras, Robert Mapplethorpe, John Dugdale, and Horst P. Horst are represented in depth. The book accompanies the first major exhibition of John's collection and includes an introduction by the exhibition's curator, Ned Rifkin, and an appreciation of the collector by Jane Jackson, adviser to the collection. An essay by Thomas W. Southall discusses Elton John's taste as a collector. A lengthy interview of Sir Elton by Ingrid Sischy of Interior magazine reveals the famous performer's passion and direction in acquiring photographs. Views of Elton's Atlanta residence show how the collector lives within his astonishingly dense collection.
A History in Photographs, 1930-1969
Paperback ISBN: 1882256468
A history of the world's most recognized company in photos from the archives of The Coca-Cola Company. Here are nostalgic photos of billboards, signs, bottling trucks, store fronts, soda fountains, bottling plants & more. The years of the depression, World War II, the 50s and the space age are all reflected in this impressive collection.
An Aperture Monograph
Paperback ISBN: 1597111759
Diane Arbus-- born Diane Nemerov in New York City in 1923-- married Allan Arbus at the age of eighteen. She started taking pictures in the early 1940s and studied photography with Berenice Abbott in the late 1940s and with Alexey Brodovitch in the 1950s. It was Lisette Model's photographic workshops, however, that inspired her, around 1957, to begin seriously pursuing the work for which she has come to be known. Her first published photographs appeared in Esquire in 1960. During the next decade, working forEsquire,Harper's Bazaar, and other major magazines, she published more than a hundred pictures, including portraits and photographic essays, many of which originated as personal projects, occasionally accompanied by her own writing.Diane Arbus: Magazine Work (Aperture, 1984) documents this aspect of her career and its relationship to her best-known imagery. In 1963 and 1966 she was awarded Guggenheim Fellowships for her project on "American Rites, Manners, and Customs." She traveled across the country, photographing the people, places, and events she described as "the considerable ceremonies of our present." "These are our symptoms and our monuments," she wrote. "I simply want to save them, for what is ceremonious and curious and commonplace will be legendary." A selected group of these photographs attracted a great deal of critical and popular attention when they were featured, along with the work of two other photographers, in the Museum of Modern Art's 1967 exhibition "New Documents." The boldness of her subject matter and photographic approach were recognized as revolutionary. In the late 1960s, Arbus taught photography at Parsons School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Cooper Union, and continued to make photographs. Notable among her last works is a series of photographs she took at residences for the mentally retarded. Untitled (Aperture, 1995) is a collection of fifty-one of these photographs. "The extraordinary power ofUntitled confirms our earliest impression of Arbus's work," wrote Hilton Als in the New Yorker. "It is as iconographic as it gets in any medium. These pictures are purely ecstatic." In 1970, Arbus made a portfolio of ten prints, which was intended to be the first in a series of limited editions of her work. She committed suicide in July of 1971. In the years following her death and the Museum of Modern Art's posthumous retrospective-- which was seen by more than a quarter of a million people before it began its three-year tour of the United States and Canada-- exhibitions devoted exclusively to her work have been mounted throughout Western Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. To this day critics continue to debate the meaning of her photographs and the intentions behind them. Their indelible imprint on our visual experience has long been established beyond dispute. When Diane Arbus died in 1971 at the age of forty-eight, she was already a significant influence-- even something of a legend-- among photographers, although only a relatively small number of her most important pictures were widely known at that time. The publication of Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph in 1972-- along with the posthumous retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art-- offered the general public its first encounter with the breadth and po
Surfing the Ends of the Earth
Hardcover ISBN: 1623260175
Chris Burkard's photographs are puncutated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss, by adventure seeking and the lifestyle that it encompasses, and by movement and intuitive light-working capabilities. With the ocean as his main muse, Burkard has consistenly captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographic impressions, utilizing the tool of surfing to approach the ocean's intricate personality and then extending out to include the human personalities that draw meaning from this same source. Searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes, Burkard portrays the humble placement of the human in contrast to nature. At just 26 years of age, Burkard has spent the last eight years seeking out remote surf in the most rugged conditions in the world. In the process, he has established himself as a major photographer in the surf and outdoor community. Burkard serves as senior staff photographer for Surfer magazine and contributes regularly to various international publications and companies such as Patagonia. Burkard has completed two book projects, one with friend and co-author Eric Soderquist, titled "The California Surf Project" (2006), and the other, "Plight of the Torpedo People," accompanying Patagonia body surfing film, "Come Hell or High Water" (2012).