New Arrivals · Photography

November 14, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

France is a feast : the photographic journey of Paul and Julia Child

November 13, 2017
Prud'homme, Alex, author, editor.
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
207 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: "Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for Paul." Their wanderings through the French capital and countryside, frequently photographed by Paul, would help lead to the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julia's brilliant and celebrated career in books and on television. Though Paul was an accomplished photographer (his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), his photographs remained out of the public eye until the publication of Julia's memoir, My Life in France, in which several of his images were included. Now, with more than 200 of Paul's photographs and personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud'homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia's lives, but also brings to light Paul Child's own remarkable photographic achievement.

William Wegman : being human

November 6, 2017
Wegman, William, photographer.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2017.
352 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Poeple like us/People we like / William A. Ewing -- Physique -- Masquerade -- Hallucinations -- Vogue -- Cubists -- Zoo -- People like us -- Sit! -- Tales -- Color fields -- Disguise -- Terrain -- Style -- Stay -- People we like -- Nudes -- A conversation / William A. Ewing and William Wegman -- Picture dogs / William Wegman.
"William Wegman's whimsical photographs of his Weimaraner dogs have been celebrated in the art world and enjoyed by pet lovers for nearly four decades. In this entirely new volume, renowned photography curator William A. Ewing presents more than 300 images from the artist's personal archive, unearthing previously unseen gems alongside the iconic images that have made Wegman--along with dressed-up dogs Man Ray, Fay Ray, and others--beloved worldwide. Presented in sixteen thematic chapters, William Wegman: Being Human foregrounds the photographer's penchant for play and his evergreen ability to create images that are at once funny, striking, and surreal. Audiences of all ages will fall in love--for the first time, or all over again--with Wegman and his friends"-- Provided by publisher.

View from above : an astronaut photographs the world

October 10, 2017
Virts, Terry, 1967- author.
303 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Introduction : a life above -- The International Space Station -- Missions and results -- Leaving Earth -- White -- Our place in the universe -- Deliveries from home -- Emergency in space -- Color -- Spacewalking -- The human world -- Returning to Earth -- Epilogue : back home.

The atlas of beauty : women of the world in 500 portraits

October 3, 2017
Noroc, Mihaela, photographer.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
351 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Noroc has journeyed through more than fifty countries to celebrate the diversity of this fascinating world. This volume contains photographs of five hundred women, from tribes, conservative communities, and modern cities. Most were struggling and working hard, and were facing discrimination as women. But through it all they were shining with dignity, strength, and beauty.

Photographer's market.

September 20, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books.
v. ; 24 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011-2018> North Light Books.

The civil contract of photography

September 7, 2017
Azoulay, Ariella.
New York : Zone Books , 2008.
585 pages, 8 pages of color plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Citizens of disaster -- The civil contract of photography -- The spectator is called to take part -- Emergency claims -- Has anyone ever seen a photograph of rape? -- Photographing the verge of catastrophe -- Whose gaze? -- The public edge of photography -- The woman collaborator does not exist.
This is an account of the powerful relations that sustain and make possible photographic meanings, with special attention to photographs of Palestinian noncitizens of Israel and women in Western societies.

Understanding color in photography : using color, composition, and exposure to create vivid photos

August 31, 2017
Peterson, Bryan, 1952- author.
California : Watson-Guptill, [2017]
135 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Veteran photographer and instructor Bryan Peterson is best known for his arresting imagery using bold, graphic color and composition. Here he explores his signature use of color in photography for the first time, showing readers his process for creating striking images that pop off the page. He addresses how to shoot in any type of light, and looks at color families and how they can work together to make compelling images in commercial and art photography. He also helps readers understand exposure, flash, and other stumbling blocks that beginning and experienced photographers encounter when capturing images, showing how to get the most out of any composition. With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, Understanding Color in Photography is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level"-- Provided by publisher.

Gene Smith's sink : a wide-angle view

August 22, 2017
Stephenson, Sam, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
x, 206 pages ; 22 cm
"An incisive biography of the prolific photo-essayist W. Eugene Smith. In an interview with Philippe Halsman, W. Eugene Smith remarked: 'I didn't write the rules, why should I follow them?' Famously unabashed, Smith is photography's most celebrated humanist. During his reign as a photo-essayist at Life magazine in the 1940s and 1950s, he established himself as an intimate chronicler of human culture. His photographs of jazz musicians, disasters, doctors, and midwives revolutionized the role that image-making played in journalism, transforming photography for decades to come. In 1997, lured by the intoxicating trail of people that emerged from Smith's stupefying archive, Sam Stephenson set out to research those who knew him from various angles. In Gene Smith's Sink, Stephenson revives Smith's life and legacy, merging traditional biography with highly untraditional digressions. Traveling across twenty-nine states, Japan, and the Pacific, Stephenson tracks down a lively cast of characters, including the playwright Tennessee Williams, to whom Smith likened himself; the avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage, with whom he once shared a chalet; the artist Mary Frank, who was married to his friend Robert Frank; and Thelonious Monk and Sonny Clark, whom Smith recorded on surreptitious tapes. The result of twenty years of research, Gene Smith's Sink is an unprecedented look into the photographer's beguiling legacy and the subjects around him"-- Provided by publisher.

FotoFocus biennial photography : the Un-document

August 11, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio :, 2016.
113 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Catalog of the FotoFocus Biennail 2016, October 1-31, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Make great art on your iPad : paint, draw, share

August 11, 2017
Jardine, Alison, author.
London : ILEX, 2017.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Explore your creative talents and produce amazing artworks on your iPad"--Cover.

Africa on safari

July 31, 2017
Illman, Kym.
Berkshire : Papadakis, 2015.
204 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Drama and beauty abound on the plains of Africa and in this superb collection of images, Australian photographers Kym and Tonya lllman present an intimate insight into Earth's greatest wilderness. This lavish book is the result of thousands of hours spent on safari in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The lllmans' innovative, and sometimes controversial, approach includes cameras buried at the edges of waterholes, mounted on aerial drones and on remote controlled buggies, with many lost to lions and elephants in the process. They have spent days concealed in photographic hides to capture low level shots and have chartered helicopters to photograph wildlife and vistas not accessible by land. This is Africa on Safari.

Dog decor : canines living large

July 25, 2017
Bradley, Sara Essex, author, photographer.
New York : Glitterati, 2017.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Expressive nature photography : design, composition, and color in outdoor imagery

July 24, 2017
Tharp, Brenda.
New York, New York : Monacelli Studio, [2017]
240 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Introduction -- The heart of photography -- Celebrating light -- Creating visual flow -- Seeing in color -- Interpreting the landscape -- The narrative image -- Impressions of nature -- Seeing in the dark.
"Using single images, along with before-and-after and with-or-without examples, Expressive Nature Photography teaches how to make exposures that are creative, not necessarily correct. Inspiring photographers to get out early and stay out late, this book explains how to use light, an essential element of outdoor photography. Readers will learn how to “see in the dark,” use filters to create very long exposures, create a natural effect using light painting, photograph night skies and moonlit landscapes, and make the best use of available natural light. This book also covers how to use shutter speeds to express motion and capture the energy of fast-moving subjects, such rushing streams, ocean swells, and bounding wildlife. A chapter on the art of visual flow discusses how to create compositions that direct the viewer's eye through the frame for maximum impact. Photographers will develop a sense of when to break the "rules" of composition, how to use elements to frame subjects, what to include and exclude in the frame, how to create the feeling of depth and dimension in a scene, and how to push the boundaries of composition to make memorable nature images that capture and convey fresh viewpoints"

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.
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.
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.


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.
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

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.
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).

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