Found in Brooklyn
Hardcover ISBN: 0393039536
Roma's photographs pay homage to the diverse, expansive, and truly unique place that is Brooklyn. Brooklyn is often thought of as a world of its own. For the photographer Thomas Roma, Brooklyn is the place of his boyhood, a place of lush gardens and expanses of white cement, of the merging of old country and new world. In these photographs, made over a period of twenty years, Roma finds images of the neighborhoods that shaped him. Roma is a rare photographer who, without resorting to technical gimmicks, offers us pure photography. He looks directly into the mundane and from it creates poetry, mystery, and surprise. An old man sits in his undershirt surrounded by the flowering beauty he has created. A boy lies on an overpass, dreaming, as cars rush beneath him. Roma's pictures take us through streets and passages, abandoned lots and backyards, to give us glimpses of Brooklyn that are at turns amusing, forlorn, stunning, and surreal.
Photographs of a Lifetime
Hardcover ISBN: 0893816574
The most comprehensive collection of the photographer's work ever published. Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime begins with her portraits from the early years, when she was a fashionable studio photographer, and moves into the classic images that established Lange as the preeminent documentary artist of her time: the Depression bread lines and demonstrations, the blighted farms, the migrating farm families, and the makeshift, desolate tent camps. The book concludes with her photographs from the final years, when Lange traveled the globe, finally turning the lens on her children and grandchildren and the familiar objects of her daily life. In a penetrating critical biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Coles offers an incisive study of Lange's life and work.
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Places in the Sand
Hardcover ISBN: 1885254768
Traveling thousands of miles across vast deserts, Margaret Courtney-Clarke has photographed the remote and seldom-seen landscapes of Africa's magnificent and delicate environment, where nature wages an ongoing struggle to survive. Places in the Sand portrays unfolding dunes blown constantly by the wind, dreamlike roads that lead nowhere, the fragile cracked ground stretching endlessly toward the horizon. Born and raised on a ranch at the edge of the Namib Desert, Courtney-Clarke's photographic work reflects an extraordinary blend of sophisticated European and ancient African cultures as well as an innate love for and instinctive understanding of the eternal beauty of the land. In Places in the Sand, she turns a nostalgic and knowing eye to the landscape, creating evocative slivers of panoramas in which earth touches sky, poetic images of abandoned shacks engulfed by sand and time, and jewel-like shots framing textures, majestic colors, and forms.
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. I join the foray and run as close as I can. Open-fire regulations sanction shoot-to-kill. We run through the alleys. We hear them behind us. The footsteps are catching up. We hear the weight of guns, boots, and the grunting that stops dead as we turn the corner and take chairs in the assembly of mourners. "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
Growing Up in New York
Hardcover ISBN: 1567920519
For fifty years, Arthur Leipzig has been roaming the streets of New York, capturing its moods, recording its faces, and documenting its myriad activities - from lovers at Coney Island to painters on the Brooklyn Bridge. In his role as a documentary photographer, he traveled the city day and night, sometimes on assignment, sometimes on his own, but always sensitive to its night life, its poverty and poetry, its violence and drama. His affection for the city he calls home is manifest in his work, but until this volume, the range and vitality of his New York photographs have never been displayed between the covers of a book. Here are over ninety of Leipzig's best images, all of them certain to bring a smile (or a tear) to anyone familiar with what it meant to really grow up in a city that offered, and continues to offer, just about everything to anyone. It is not the "moment" that Leipzig seeks, but rather the human face, the sense of energy, and of faith. As he writes in his preface: "Of course, the 'good old days' were not all sweetness and light. There was poverty, racism, corruption, and violence, then as now, but somehow we all believed in the possible. We believed in hope."
A Kind of Rapture
Hardcover ISBN: 067944257x
Featuring an introduction by Toni Morrison and an afterword by Meyer Schapiro, a collection of finely reproduced, painterly color photographs documents the state of life in the Rust Belt and the East Coast over the past dozen years. 10,000 first printing.