New Arrivals · Photography

July 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Camera lucida : reflections on photography

July 21, 2017
Barthes, Roland.
New York : Hill and Wang, 1981.
xix, 119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Originally published in 1980 by Éditions du Seuil, France."--Title page verso.
Part One: 1. Speciality of the photograph -- 2. The photograph unclassifiable -- 3. Emotion as departure -- 4. Operator, spectrum and spectator -- 5. He who is photographed -- 6. The spectator: chaos of tastes -- 7. Photography as adventure -- 8. A casual phenomenology -- 9. Duality --10. Studium and punctum -- 11. Studium -- 12. To inform -- 13. To paint -- 14. To surprise -- 15. To signify -- 16. To waken desire -- 17. The unary photograph -- 18. Co-presence of the studium and the punctum -- 19. Punctum: partial feature -- 20. Involuntary feature -- 21. Satori -- 22. After-the-fact and silence -- 23. Blind field -- 24. Palinode -- PART TWO -- 25. "One evening ..." --- 26. History as separation -- 27. To recognize -- 28. The winter garden photograph -- 29. The little girl -- 30. Ariadne -- 31. The family, the mother -- 32. "That-has-been" -- 33. The pose -- 34. The luminous rays, color -- 35. Amazement -- 36. Authentication -- 37. Stasis -- 38. Flat death -- 39. Time as punctum -- 40. Private/Public -- 41. To scrutinize -- 42. Resemblance -- 43. Lineage -- 44. Camera Lucida -- 45. The "air" -- 46. The look -- 47. Madness, pity -- 48. The photograph tamed.
A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontags On Photography.

The great Nadar : the man behind the camera

July 17, 2017
Begley, Adam, author.
New York : Tim Duggan Books, 2017.
248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Nadar aloft -- Félix -- LaVie de bohème -- The writing life -- "All is lost! Nadar has learned to draw!" -- On Rue Saint-Nadar -- Nadar vs. Nadar Jeune -- On the boulevard -- High and low -- Siege balloons -- A long good-bye -- Après Nadar.
A portrait of the fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer discusses his bohemian youth, larger-than-life studio, pioneering exploits as a balloonist, and photography sessions with such famed subjects as Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas. --Publisher

This land : an American portrait

June 30, 2017
Spencer, Jack, 1951- author, photographer.
©2017
xvi, 268 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 x 34 cm.
"This Land presents some one hundred and forty photographs that span the nation, from Key West to Death Valley and Texas to Montana. From the monochromatic and distressed black-and-white images that began the series to the oversaturated color of more recent years, these photographs present a startlingly fresh perspective on America"--Publisher's website.

The family imprint : a daughter's portrait of love and loss

June 28, 2017
Borowick, Nancy, author, photographer.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm
"When Photojournalist Nancy Borowick's parents, Howie and Laurel, were diagnosed with stage IV cancer and simultaneously underwent treatment, she did the only thing she knew how -- she documented it. By turning the camera on her family's life during this most intimate time, Borowick learned a great deal about herself, family, and relationships in general. She discovered that her parents' marriage -- while complex -- was an intricate symbiosis of compassion. Their partnership and sense of family only deepened. And no matter the prognosis, there was always room for laughter. Today, Borowick, herself, is married. Her father passed away in 2013, and her mom followed suit, 364 days later. The lessons she garnered from Howie and Laurel were plentiful: always call when the airplane lands, never pass on blueberry pie -- and most importantly, family is love and love is family"--Provided by publisher.

Spaceborne

June 15, 2017
Pettit, Donald R., photographer.
Chicago, Illinois : Press Syndication Group, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
Chiefly illustrations.

Blind spot

June 15, 2017
Cole, Teju, author, photographer.
New York : Random House, [2017]
xvi, 332 pages : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Generation wealth

June 9, 2017
Greenfield, Lauren, author, photographer.
London : Phaidon, 2017.
503 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
"Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost" -- provided by publisher.

Shot : 101 survivors of gun violence in America

June 9, 2017
Shorr, Kathy, 1957- photographer.
©2017
119 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"The increasing ubiquity of gun violence has become the norm across the world and particularly in the United States, where we have begun to hear horror after horror on a daily basis. So much so that it has started to produce a numbing effect, a helplessness that allows us to hear the news and say, "Here we go again," and put it out of our mind. Gun violence is now something we expect to happen." --Publisher's description.

Autopsy of America : death of a nation

June 8, 2017
Lawless, Seph, photographer, author.
Great Britain : Carpet Bombing Culture, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustratons ; 26 cm.
"This is a book about Urban Exploration. As publishers we're obliged to say it's not meant to encourage trespass where it is illegal. So we are."--Title page verso.
"Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation is a harrowing look deep inside the crumbling apocalyptic landscape of America through the eyes of photojournalist Seph Lawless. Autopsy of America takes you through the tattered remnants of the United States of America in a way that you never seen before. The beautiful apocalyptic landscapes consisting of abandoned schools, factories, shopping malls, amusement parks, theaters, hospitals, sport arenas, homes, even entire towns offer a visual diagnostic to some of the county's true ills. The captivating images are accompanied by Lawless' personal anecdotes and thought-provoking stories that are equally riveting as the images."--provided by Amazon.com.

Focus & filter : professional techniques for mastering digital photography and capturing the perfect shot

June 6, 2017
Darlow, Andrew, author.
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, [2017]
194 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Free yourself from Auto mode! Revealing insider secrets and easy-to-learn techniques for stunning photos, this book teaches you how to take beautiful, professional-quality images anywhere with DSLR or mirrorless cameras. Focus & Filter, a must-have guide by award-winning photographer Andrew Darlow, features 50 techniques, 50 Pro Assignments and more than 250 color photographs" --Back cover.

Oh! Augusta! : photographs

June 5, 2017
Greiner, William K., photographer.
©2014
47 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 22 x 28 cm
Photographs taken by William Greiner in downtown Augusta, Georgia, in January 2012. The photographer participated in a panel discussion, along with Dave Anderson, Meryl Truett, and Birney Imes, at the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, Jan. 26, 2012, to mark the closing of the exhibition Local color : photography in the South.
"This volume has been published in conjunction with the exhibition Oh! Augusta! photographs by William Greiner, organized by the Morris Museum of Art, August 23-November 2, 2014"--Title page verso.
Foreword and acknowledgments / Kevin Grogan -- Artist's statement / William Greiner -- William Greiner / Michelle Schulte -- The collection.

Petar Jagetić : Pet Desetljeća Fotografije = Petar Jagetić : five decades of photography

June 5, 2017
Zagreb : Muzej Mimara, 2016.
59 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
English title from English text (page 48).

Aftermath : the fallout of war--America and the Middle East

May 22, 2017
©2016
xiii, 175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Introduction : futureperfect, from violence to empathy / Carol McCusker -- Chaos and hope / Dexter Filkins -- Making wars visible / Aida A. Hozic -- After war, a failure of the imagination / Phil Klay -- Muslims caught in the aftermath / Terje Østebø -- Fallen : Suzanne Opton's heroic heads / Phillip Prodger -- Sight unseen / Carol McCusker -- Plates -- Now what? / Carol McCusker and Melanie Light.
After years of researching, looking, and thinking about the ways artists respond to the residual impact of war on people and environments, McCusker has selected twelve remarkable artists who are active in the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine. This book presents their work.

The photographer's black & white handbook : making and processing stunning digital black and white photos

May 11, 2017
Davis, Harold, 1953- author.
New York, New York : Monacelli Studio, [2017]
239 pages : illustrations (mostly black and white); 28 cm
Includes index.
This book provides "inspiration, ideas, techniques, and tools to use in your black and white photography, along with a soup-to-nuts workflow to take you from black and white pre-visualization through capture and post-production"--Cover flap.

Studio anywhere : a photographer's guide to shooting in unconventional locations

April 14, 2017
Fancher, Nick, author.
[San Francisco, Calif.] : Peachpit Press, 2015.
xxi, 241 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The living room studio -- The backyard studio -- The basement studio -- The office studio -- The park studio -- The street studio.
What's your definition of a photo studio? Is it a room with a white seamless backdrop or a cyc wall? Maybe it's simply anywhere you're in control of the lighting. In a perfect world, where every day is a breezy 72 degrees with partial cloud coverage, we would all have a 5,000-square-foot studio--and the entire catalog of B & H"!in our equipment lockups. But the reality is that you may have an outdated DSLR with two decent lenses (which took you several years to save up for), and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, your garage, or the empty conference room at your office. That's where Studio Anywhere comes in. With photographer Nick Fancher as your guide, you'll learn how to get portfolio-ready photos while working in some of the most problematic scenarios imaginable. Whether shooting a corporate portrait, a test shoot with a model, or a promo shoot with a band, you'll discover that most of the time, there's no need for an expensive studio--you just have to get creative. Studio Anywhere is a resource for photographers to learn through behind-the-scenes photos and lighting diagrams from a range of photo shoots--but it doesn't stop there. Because directing a photo shoot involves more than simply knowing how to wield a camera or process a raw file, Nick also lets you in on the aesthetic decisions he makes in his signature photos, inspiring you to develop your own vision. And, finally, he describes his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow so you can learn how to deftly navigate post-processing. -- Amazon.com.

Studio anywhere 2 : hard light : a photographer's guide to shaping hard light

April 10, 2017
Fancher, Nick, author.
San Rafael, CA : Rocky Nook Inc., 2017.
xxxiii, 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Practical photography digital camera school

April 5, 2017
London : Carlton Books Limited, 2016.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.

In appreciation to G.A. Ginter

March 31, 2017
[Cincinnati, Ohio?] : Queen City Pictorialists, 1946.
1 volume (unpaged) : black and white photographs ; 34 cm
Title from cover.
A red spiral bound scrapbook with title and ex libris plate mounted on cover. Item is encased in brown box. Scrapbook contains black & white photographs from the members of the Queen City Pictorialists photography club compiled in honor of Gustavus Ginter's 70th birthday. Ginter was a Cincinnati attorney and member of the club. Some photographs are signed by the photographer including B.H. Corlett, R.P. Nute, Chas. H. Partington, Bill White, R.W. Alexander, W.R. Knight, Warden La Roe, George R. Hoxie, Dick Poyne, Adrian G. Moore and J. Anthony Bill. Some photographs are mounted on blank pages.

Read this if you want to take great photographs of places

March 27, 2017
Carroll, Henry, author.
London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd, [2017].
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"50 master photographers including: Alec Soth, Martin Parr, Robert Adams, Todd Hido, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Julius Shulman, Rinko Kawauchi, Thomas Ruff, Tim Hetherington, Joel Sternfeld" --Back cover.
Where are you? -- Composition -- Exposure -- Light -- Manipulation -- Location.

Aging gracefully : portraits of people over 100

March 15, 2017
Thormaehlen, Karsten, photographer.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2017]
120 pages : portraits (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

My life in focus : a photographer's journey with Elizabeth Taylor and the Hollywood jet set

March 14, 2017
Bozzacchi, Gianni, author.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
ix, 298 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
In My Life in Focus, Bozzacchi traces his journey from humble beginnings to the sphere of the rich and famous. As a child, he cultivated his skills by working with his father -- a photographer for the Italian government. Following in his parent's footsteps was not something Bozzacchi had foreseen for his future; but his passion for taking pictures and his ability to put his subjects at ease enabled him to capture stunning images of some of the greatest stars of the twentieth century, including Audrey Hepburn, Steve McQueen, Raquel Welch, Mia Farrow, Clint Eastwood, and the royal family of Monaco.

The photo ark : one man's quest to document the world's animals

March 13, 2017
Sartore, Joel, author, photographer.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
399 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

The 100 photographs that changed the world

March 6, 2017
©2016
222 pages : illustrations (some col.) ; 29 cm
The 100 most famous photographs in contemporary history, the shots that showed the world epoch-making moments and points of no return, the images that through their expressive force moved consciences and set off changes in politics and society: from giants like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa to great reporters like Elliott Erwitt, Eugene Smith, and Kevin Carter, a sequence of images that will certainly leave an impression.

The garden photography workshop : tips and techniques for capturing your garden

February 27, 2017
Jones, Andrea, 1960- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2017.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm

I am you : selected works, 1942-1978

February 24, 2017
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006, photographer.
Göttingen, Germany : Steidl ; Pleasantville, New York : the Gordon Parks Foundation ; Berlin, Germany : C/O Berlin Foundation, 2016.
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
"This publication accompanies an exhibition of the same name traveling to: C/O Berlin Foundation, September 10-December 4, 2016, Berlin, Germany; Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, February 7-May 7, 2017, Munich, Germany; FOAM, June 16-September 6, 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Deutsche Börse Group, The Cube, September 21, 2017-January 7, 2018, Eschborn, Germany."
"The texts introducing each section of photographs, most of which were written by George Philip LeBourdais, have been adapted from Gordon Parks : collected works (Steidl, 2012)."
Foreword / Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. -- Sequence and series : photographic and filmic thinking by Gordon Parks / Felix Hoffman -- Fashion, 1947-1954 -- Harlem is nowhere, 1948 -- Harlem gang leader, 1948 -- Ingrid Bergman on Stromboli, 1949 -- Back to Fort Scott, 1950 -- Alberto Giacometti, 1951 -- Alexander Calder, 1952 -- A man becomes invisible, 1952 -- Fashion, 1956-1978 -- Segregation in the South, 1956 -- Crime, 1957 -- Duke Ellington, 1960 -- Muhammad Ali, 1966/1970 -- Flavio, 1961 -- The learning tree, 1963 -- The March on Washington, 1963 -- Black Muslims, 1963 -- A Harlem family, 1967.
Injustice, violence, the rise of the American civil rights movement, high fashion and the arts-Gordon Parks captured half a century of the vast changes to the American cultural landscape in his multi-faceted career. I AM YOU: Selected Works, 1942-1978 reveals the breadth of his work as the first African American photographer for Vogue and Life magazines as well as a filmmaker, and as a writer. Reportage for major magazines dominated Parks' work from 1948 to 1972. He chronicled black America's struggle for equality, exposing the harsh realities of life in Harlem, institutionalized racism, and shocking poverty. Parks was equally accomplished as a portraitist, capturing figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King alongside entertainers including Duke Ellington and Ingrid Bergman. He turned his attention to film in the 1960s with social documentaries as well as the now cult classic Shaft (1971). This book traces the threads of Parks' achievements, examining his multi-layered oeuvre through the interaction between his photographic and filmic visions.

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