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Chaining the Sun
Chaining the Sun
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816636567

Jeremiah Gurney was a leading portrait photographer working in New York City during the second half of the nineteenth century. Celebrated in his time, his work has since been overshadowed by the reputation of his competitor Mathew Brady. Now, for the first time since his death a hundred years ago, Gurney's accomplishments are being brought to light. Produced in conjunction with an exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, this volume covers Gurney's entire fifty-year photographic career.

Gurney was declared the country's leading portraitist in 1853 when he won the Anthony Pitcher, the first and most important American photography prize. He made pictures in every major nineteenth-century photographic medium and format beginning with the daguerreotype, capturing the images of not only ordinary men and women but also famous American and English figures such as the Prince of Wales, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain. Chaining the Sun is a fascinating look at the role photography played in the world of nineteenth-century United States, both as a commercial enterprise and as an index of a rapidly changing society.

Marc Riboud: Photographs at Home and Abroad
Marc Riboud
Photographs at Home and Abroad
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810915669

This volume is a retrospective of the work of famed French photographer Marc Riboud. Photographs from Paris, China, Vietnam, and the Middle East are included. These images display an elegance of composition and tough minded scepticism."

The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite
The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite
Paperback      ISBN: 1930238002
Edward S. Curtis: Coming to Light
Edward S. Curtis
Coming to Light
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792264045

An intimate biography of the photographer known for his portraits of the American Indians explores the lasting impact of his work, which serves as a bridge between the romantic past and contemporary Native American communities, and details his life, including his impoverished boyhood, rise to succe

Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog
Daido Moriyama
Stray Dog
Hardcover      ISBN: 0918471508

A crucial overview of an artist whose pioneering work prefigures much current cutting-edge photography. Influenced early on by William Klein and Andy Warhol, Moriyama stands as one of Japan's central postwar photographers.

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Acquainted With the Night
Acquainted With the Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0847819795

A collection of black and white photographs accompanied by 35 poems inspired by the night. Poets include Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Rachel Hadas and Octavio Paz along with citations from ancient verses such as the Rig Veda and Epic of Gilgamesh.

Views on the Mississippi: The Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse
Views on the Mississippi
The Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816636478
Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War 1861-1865
Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War 1861-1865
Hardcover      ISBN: 0929445104

A group at the headquarters, near Fairfax Court-House, taken in June, 1863. Thoughtful and erect, the most prominent figure is Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, then a Captain on the Staff of General Meade. Handsome, chivalric, one of the bravest to the brave, his character was fitly compared to that of the good knight, the Chevalier Bayard, and like him, he was truly "sans peur et sans reproche." So noble a man, that all the heroes who have perished for the nation, his loss is the hardest to realize. The story of his short but brilliant career has been written by abler hands, and is now a "household word." Of its closing scenes, the writer narrowly escaped being a witness, having been invited to accompany the Colonel on that ill-starred expedition by which his life was sacrificed. Just recovering from the loss of his leg, and suffering acutely from any physical exertion, his active spirit could not be controlled, when the thought of his brothers in arms pining under the cruelties of Libby and Belle Isle. No ruthless raid was his, but a Christian effort to help the despairing Union Prisoners. None, who knew him, need be told how false was the document, claimed to have been found upon his person. General Meade, suspecting his inability to undergo the fatigues of an expedition in the inclement weather of February, was disinclined to give his permission, but Dahlgren, determined on his purpose, mounted his horse, and proceeding to a review of the Second Corps, rode fearlessly over the fields, and under his frank smile, so well hid all traces of bodily suffering, that the General reluctantly permitted him to depart. After the review, when he came over (for the retirement it offered) to the writer'stent, it was too evident how fearful had been the effort of his will.

Then Palestine
Then Palestine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0893818348

A gripping eyewitness account of the Palestinian plight.
Larry Towell, one of the finest photojournalists working today, made seven trips to Palestine between 1993 and 1997 and documented the Arab/Israeli conflict in a powerful series of pictures. Immediate and full of raw feeling, his images bring the viewer into the active center of a bitter struggle. The photographs reveal the tragedy of a society subsumed in violence: a fist clenched around a rock thrusts through the frame, a soldier jerks a small child off the ground by the wrist, a mother covers her face with a photograph of her gun-wielding dead son. "A sniper, fifteen meters to my left, crouches into position with a high-powered rifle fixed on me, playing a nerve-wracking game. Others point] at the motionless old men who continue to ignore them, grieving the death of their boys. Their fighters. Eventually the soldiers tire of the amusement and leave."--from Larry Towell's journals

West from the Columbia: Views at the River Mouth
West from the Columbia
Views at the River Mouth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0893816426

A collection of unremarkable b&w photos of water and sea from the vantage point of the Columbia River as it flows into the Pacific. The reproductions (or perhaps the original works) seem flat, despite the tritone separations indicated in the colophone. A brief preface and photo identification captio