New Arrivals · Photography

May 11, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Shtetl in the sun : Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977-1980

May 10, 2019
Sweet, Andy, 1953-1982, photographer.
©2018
120 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Place of publication taken from publisher's website, viewed on February 19, 2019.
Foreword misspelled as forward on title page.
"Forget the jokes about late '70s South Beach being the Yiddish-speaking section of "God's Waiting Room"; yes, upwards of 20,000 elderly Jews made up nearly half of its population in those days -- all crammed into an area of barely two square miles like a modern-day shtetl, the small, tightly knit Eastern European villages that defined so much of pre-World War II Jewry. But these New York transplants and Holocaust survivors all still had plenty of living, laughing and loving to do, as strikingly portrayed in Shtetl in the Sun, which features previously unseen photographs documenting South Beach's once-thriving and now-vanished Jewish world -- a project that American photographer Andy Sweet (1953-82) began in 1977 after receiving his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a driving passion until his tragic death"--Publisher's description.

Only in New York : 500 photos, 500 moments

May 7, 2019
New York, New York : Universe Publishing, [2019]
507 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 x 27 cm
"Curated from hundreds of thousands of photos from The New York Times' archives. Only in New York brings together memorable, poignant, and historic images of the Big Apple....This collection spans more than a century, providing a vivid chronicle of metropolitan life at its most vibrant."--Book jacket.

Dawoud Bey : seeing deeply.

April 24, 2019
©2018
394 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Introduction : the art of negotiation by Sarah Lewis -- Harlem, U.S.A. : framing Harlem by Deborah Willis -- Small camera work : the daily miracle by David Travis -- Black and white type 55 polaroid street portraits : story based on Dawoud Bey's "young man at a tent revival" by Hilton Als -- 20x24 polaroid works : from the streets into the studio by Dawoud Bey -- Class pictures : what is the "work"? by Jacqueline Terrassa -- Character project -- Strangers/community : for now by Rebecca Walker -- Birmingham project : a remembrance of lives lost by Maurice Berger -- Harlem Redux by Leigh Raiford.
Recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," Dawoud Bey has created a body of photography that masterfully portrays the contemporary American experience on its own terms and in all of its diversity. Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply' offers a forty-year retrospective of the celebrated photographer's work, from his early street photography in Harlem to his current images of Harlem gentrification. Photographs from all of Bey's major projects are presented in chronological sequence, allowing viewers to see how the collective body of portraits and recent landscapes create an unparalleled historical representation of various communities in the United States. Leading curators and critics-Sarah Lewis, Deborah Willis, David Travis, Hilton Als, Jacqueline Terrassa, Rebecca Walker, Maurice Berger, and Leigh Raiford-introduce each series of images. Revealing Bey as the natural heir of such renowned photographers as Roy DeCarava, Walker Evans, Gordon Parks, and James Van Der Zee, Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply demonstrates how one man's search for community can produce a stunning portrait of our common humanity.

How to photograph absolutely everything

April 17, 2019
Ang, Tom, author.
©2019
384 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 27 cm
Includes index.
Elements of photography -- People -- Landscapes and nature -- Animals -- Architecture -- Events -- Artistic expression -- Other applications.

Our planet

April 15, 2019
Fothergill, Alastair, author.
New York : Ten Speed Press, 2019.
319 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Frozen worlds -- Fresh water -- Grasslands and deserts -- Forests -- Jungles -- Coastal seas -- High seas.
"This striking photographic companion to the groundbreaking Netflix original documentary series, from the team that brought us the original 'Planet Earth' and 'The blue planet', takes you on a journey across the globe's different biological realms to present stunning visuals of nature's most intriguing animals in action, and environmental change on a scale that must be seen to be believed"--Inside cover.

Space utopia : a journey through the history of space exploration from the Apollo and Sputnik programmes to the next mission to Mars

April 15, 2019
Fournier, Vincent, 1970- photographer.
Paris, France : Editions Noeve Paris
167 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 35 cm
Color illustrations on lining papers.
"Vincent Fournier's visionary photographs provide an imaginative look at space exploration by merging fantasy with reality in images of rockets, otherwordly landscapes, research facilities, and cosmonauts. To produce these extraordinary images, Fournier has collaborated with the world's major space centers and astronomical observatories, including NASA, the European Space Agency, the Russian space agency, and the European Southern Observatory. Readers are given access to confidential locations and projects such as the NASA SLS rocket. Fournier's artistic vision creates a unique look at the history of space exploration, from the early Sputnik and Apollo programs to the future Mission on Mars. The images invite us to focus on our perceptions of space and time. Fournier questions our past and future utopias--what are our expectations for the future and has the future already happened? The evocative images document and archive while also exploring humankind's myths and fantasies about the future"--Amazon.com.

Monumental journey : the daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey

April 12, 2019
Pinson, Stephen C., author.
©2019
xi, 237 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 28 cm
Catalog of an exhibition at Metropolitan Museum of Art from January 30-May 12, 2019.
The odyssey of an artist and his work / Sylvie Aubenas -- Splendor in the dust / Stephen C. Pinson -- Plates -- Framing an Islamic art / Martina Rugiadi -- The pleasure of ruins / Andrew Szegedy-Maszak -- Daguerreotype work in France / Thomas Galifot -- From drawing to photography : Image-production techniques / Olivier Caumont -- "Un Daguerréotype monstre" / Sylvie A. Centeno, Nora W. Kennedy, Grant B. Romer, Andrea E. Schlather, and Ariadna Cervera Xicotencatl -- Key sites and subjects / Lindsey S. Stewart -- Map of Girault's travels, 1831-50.
In 1842, the pioneering French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804-1892) set out eastward across the Mediterranean with a custom-built camera to explore ancient lands that were largely unknown to the Western world. This book is the first to fully consider the hundreds of daguerreotypes that resulted from his three-year journey, many of which were made using innovative techniques that fascinate photographers to this day. The images, including the first-known photographic documentation of significant locations, offer tangible evidence of historic sites, many of which have since been destroyed, in places such as Greece, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, and Jerusalem. They are remarkable and unparalleled portraits of a world gone by. Copiously illustrated and featuring a geographic glossary of the sites and images, Monumental Journey sheds new light on the arc of Girault's career, the vibrant orientalist milieu of 19th-century France that shaped his work, and his inventive contributions to the nascent field of photography. It introduces modern audiences to a brilliant yet enigmatic talent, as well as the stunning images, many published here for the time, that make a major contribution to the histories of both photography and eastern Mediterranean.--Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (30.10-12.05.2019); Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France (17.06-13.10.2019).

The heart of a boy : celebrating the strength and spirit of boyhood

April 2, 2019
Parker, Kate T., author.
New York : Workman Publishing, [2019]
250 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"Boys can be wild. But they can also be gentle. Bursting with confidence, but not afraid to be vulnerable. Ready to run fearlessly downfield—or reach out to a friend in need. In this empowering, deeply felt celebration of boys being—and believing in—themselves, see the unguarded joy of a little brother hugging his big brother. The inquisitive look of a young scientist examining a bug. The fearless self-expression in a ballet dancer’s poise. There are guitarists, fencers, wrestlers, stargazers, a pilot. Boys who aspire to be president, and boys whose lives are full of overwhelming challenges, yet who bravely face each day as it comes. With inspiring and joyful quotes from the boys themselves, this book spreads a heartfelt, uplifting message of openness, self-confidence, and warmth."--Amazon.com.

The lady from the black lagoon : Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick

March 5, 2019
O'Meara, Mallory, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2019]
307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Gordon Parks : the new tide, early work, 1940-1950

March 5, 2019
Brookman, Philip, author, editor.
©2018
336 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 x 26 cm
Catalog from an exhibition held at National Gallery of Art, Washington [D.C.], November 4, 2018-February 18, 2019; The Cleveland Museum of Art, [Cleveland, Ohio], March 23-June 16, 2019; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, [Texas], August 31-December 29, 2019; and, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, [Massachusetts], February 1-April 26, 2020.
Introduction : Young Gordon Parks / Sarah Lewis -- Plates : a choice of weapons -- Plates : government work -- Plates : the home front -- Plates : Standard Oil -- Plates : mass media -- Gordon Parks : the sphere of conscious history / Philip Brookman -- Black Parnassus : Chicago in the interwar years / Richard J. Powell -- Gordon Parks : haute coutoure and the everyday / Deborah Willis -- The crucible of race : Gordon Parks and an emerging civil rights movement / Maurice Berger -- The road to Life : a timeline of origins and early career, 1818-1950 / Anjuli Lebowitz, Philip Brookman, and Elizabeth Doorly.
Focusing on new research and access to forgotten pictures, "The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950" documents the importance of these years in shaping Gordon Parks' passionate vision. The book brings together photographs and publications made during the first and most formative decade of his 65-year career. During the 1940s Parks' photographic ambitions grew to express a profound understanding of his social, cultural and political experiences. From the first photographs he published in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and his relationship to the Chicago Black Renaissance, to his mentorship with Roy Stryker and his breakthrough work for America's influential picture magazines - including "Ebony" and "Life" - this book traces Parks' rapid evolution from an accomplished, self-taught practitioner to a groundbreaking artistic and journalistic voice.

Terry O'Neill, rare and unseen : a portfolio of vintage prints

March 4, 2019
O'Neill, Terry, 1938- photographer.
©2018
235 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest living photographers today, with work displayed and exhibited at first-class museums and fine-art galleries worldwide. His iconic images of Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Brigitte Bardot, Faye Dunaway, and David Bowie - to name but a few - are instantly recognisable across the globe. Now, for the first time, O'Neill selects a range of images from his extensive archive of vintage prints, which will surprise and delight collectors and photography lovers alike. Long before the age of digital, photographers would send physical prints to the papers and magazines. These prints were passed around, handled by many, stamped on the back, and often times captioned. After use, the prints were either filed away, thrown out or - for the lucky few - sent back to the photographer or their photo agencies. At the dawn of the 1960s, when O'Neill's career began, physical prints were the norm. Terry kept as many as he could that were sent back to him. "I just kept everything," he says. "I don't know why. Back then, there wasn't really a reason to keep them. Photos were used straight away and then I just moved on to the next assignment. No one was thinking these would be worth anything down the line, let alone fifty years later."

The NASA archives : from Project Mercury to the Mars rovers : 60 years in space

March 4, 2019
Bizony, Piers, author.
©2019
1 volume : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm.
To Infinity and Beyond Journey through the U.S. space program's fascinating pictorial history On October 1, 1958, the world's first civilian space agency opened for business as an emergency response to the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik a year earlier. Within a decade, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, universally known as NASA, had evolved from modest research teams experimenting with small converted rockets into one of the greatest technological and managerial enterprises everknown, capable of sending men to the moon.

Foursome : Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury

February 27, 2019
Burke, Carolyn, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
419 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art-- Provided by publisher.

Sun gardens : cyanotypes by Anna Atkins

February 26, 2019
Schaaf, Larry J. (Larry John), 1947- author.
New York, NY : The New York Public Library, 2018.
215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles ; 32 cm
Includes a facsimile of Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions. Part 1, by Anna Atkins, issued in 1843.
Accompanies the exhibition Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins, held at The New York Public Library from October 19, 2018 to February 17, 2019.
Preface / Joshua Chuang -- Notice to the reader -- Part I of British algae (from the Sir John Herschel copy) -- Reminiscences / Larry J. Schaaf -- Pleasurable offerings to botanical friends / Larry J. Schaaf -- Selected plates from various holdings -- British algae: bibliographic details / Larry J. Schaaf, Joshua Chuang, and Emily Walz -- The productions of Anna Atkins and Anne Dixon / Larry J. Schaaf, Joshua Chuang, and Emily Walz -- On the origins, care, and feeding of cyanotypes / Mike Ware -- Notes to the texts -- Acknowledgments -- Image credits -- Index of historical names.
Anna Atkins (1799-1871) came of age in Victorian England, a particularly fertile environment for learning and scientific discovery. Guided by her father, a prominent scientist, Atkins was inspired by William Henry Fox Talbot to take up photography and was friends with Sir John Herschel, who invented the cyanotype photographic process in 1842. The next year, Atkins began making cyanotypes in an effort to illustrate and distribute information about her herbarium. The result was 'Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions', the first book to be illustrated with photographs. A decade later, she and her friend Anne Dixon expanded their visual inquiry to flowering plants, feathers, and other subjects. This volume is a revised and expanded edition of a long out-of-print monograph that first secured Atkins's place in the history of photography. It draws upon years of careful research and sets Atkins and her work in the proper context. Supplementary texts shed new light on her productions and on the cyanotype process, which is still used by artists today. The photographs themselves-ethereal, deeply hued, and wonderfully intricate-are brought to life with exquisite reproductions that are certain to win Atkins a new generation of followers. Exhibition: The New York Public Library, New York, USA (18.10.2018-03.05.2019).

Ai Weiwei : Beijing photographs, 1993-2003

February 25, 2019
Ai, Weiwei, photographer, interviewee.
New York ; Beijing : Chambers Fine Art ; Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
395 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
An autobiography in pictures: photographs taken by Ai Weiwei that capture his emergence as the uniquely provocative artist that he is today. Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs 1993-2003 is an autobiography in pictures. Ai Weiwei is China's most celebrated contemporary artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. In April 2011, when Ai disappeared into police custody for three months, he quickly became the art world's most famous missing person. Since then, Ai Weiwei's critiques of China's repressive regime have ranged from playful photographs of his raised middle finger in front of Tiananmen Square to searing memorials to the more than 5,000 schoolchildren who died in shoddy government construction in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Against a backdrop of strict censorship, Ai has become a hero on social media to millions of Chinese citizens. This book, prohibited from publication in China, offers an intimate look at Ai Weiwei's world in the years after his return from New York and preceding his imprisonment and global superstardom. The photographs capture Ai's emergence as the uniquely provocative artist that he is today. There is no more revealing portrait of Ai Weiwei's life in China than this. The book contains more than 600 carefully sequenced images culled from an archive of more than 40,000 photographs taken by Ai: a narrative arc carefully shaped by an artist keenly aware of photography's ability to tell stories. It includes a shattering series of photographs taken between 1993 and 1996 devoted to the final illness and death of Ai's father Ai Qing. The book is a sequel to Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993, a privately published book that collected photographs taken by Ai during his years on the New York art scene.

Kentucky Renaissance : the Lexington Camera Club and its community, 1954-1974

February 19, 2019
Sholis, Brian, author.
©2016
xv, 175 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Kentucky Renaissance: the Lexington Camera Club and its community, 1954-1974", organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and held there October 8, 2016-January 1, 2017.
"Dozens of American cities witnessed the founding of camera clubs in the first half of the 20th century, though few boasted as many accomplished artists as the one based in Lexington, Kentucky. This pioneering book provides the most absorbing account to date of the Lexington Camera Club, an under-studied group of artists whose ranks included Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Van Deren Coke, Robert C. May, James Baker Hall, and Cranston Ritchie. These and other members of the Lexington Camera Club explored the craft and expressive potential of photography. They captured Kentucky's dramatic natural landscape and experimented widely with different techniques, including creating double and multiple exposures or shooting deliberately out-of-focus images. In addition to compiling images by these photographers, this book examines their relationships with writers, publishers, and printmakers based in Kentucky at the time, such as Wendell Berry, Guy Davenport, Jonathan Greene, and Thomas Merton. Moreover, the publication seeks to highlight the unique contributions that the Lexington Camera Club made to 20th-century photography, thus broadening a narrative of modern art that has long focused on New York and Chicago. Featuring a wealth of new scholarship, this fascinating catalogue asserts the importance and artistic achievement of these often overlooked photographers and their circle"-- Provided by publisher.

Blue Sky : the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40

February 18, 2019
[Seattle, Washington] : University of Washington Press, [2014]
214 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Blue Sky: the Oregon Centor for the Photographic Arts at 40', organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Julia Dolan, October 18, 2014 - January 11, 2015.
Foreword by Brian J. Ferriso; essays by Julia Dolan, Todd J. Tubutis.
This deserves to be seen : making (a) space for photography in Portland / Todd J. Tubutis -- Casually assertive curation : an assessment of the contributions of Blue Sky Gallery / Julia Dolan -- Around the table : an interview with the founders / Julia Dolan.

Chuck Ramirez : all this and heaven too

February 18, 2019
©2017
82 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too is published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same title, presented at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, September 14, 2017-January 14, 2018. This exhibition was organized by the McNay Art Museum"-- Provided by publisher.

Hashtag authentic : finding creativity and building a community on Instagram and beyond

February 14, 2019
Tasker, Sara, author.
London : White Lion Publishing, 2019.
189 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Fred W. McDarrah : New York scenes

February 14, 2019
McDarrah, Fred W., 1926-2007, photographer.
New York : Abrams, 2018.
247 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Fred W. McDarrah's bohemian chronicle / Sean Wilentz -- The photographs -- The photographer's story.
"During his 50-year association with the Village Voice, Fred W. McDarrah (1926-2007) covered the city’s downtown scenes, producing an unmatched and encyclopedic visual record of people, movements, and events. McDarrah frequented the bars, cafés, and galleries where writers, artists, and musicians gathered, and he was welcome in the apartments and lofts of the city’s avant-garde cultural aristocracy. He captured every vital moment, from Jack Kerouac reading poetry, to Bob Dylan hanging out in Sheridan Square, to Andy Warhol filming in the Factory, to the Stonewall Riots. Through his lens, we see the legendary birth of ideas and attitudes that continue to shape the character and allure of New York today." -- Publisher's description

Magnum China = Magenan Zhongguo

February 14, 2019
©2018
374 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Introduction. Part 1 A time of war 1938-1949 : Timeline -- List of travels -- Introduction -- Robert Capra, the fight against fascism -- Henri Cartier Bresson, the victory of the communists. Part 2 The Mao Zedong years 1950-1976 : Timeline -- List of travels -- Introduction -- Werner Bischof, the end of the road -- Hiroshi Hamaya, Red China I saw -- Marc Riboud, humanity observed -- René Burri, a new vision -- Bruno Barbey, the end of an era. Part 3 The Deng Xiaoping years 1977-1992 : Timeline -- List of travels -- Introduction -- Inge Morath, China opening up -- Eve Arnold, the changing face of China -- Bruno Barbey, a new economic dawn -- Patrick Zachmann, the eye of a long-nose -- Guy Le Querrec, Moscow to Beijing -- Patrick Zachmann, the walled city -- Portfolio 1977-1992. Part 4 The era of a global superpower : Timeline -- List of travels -- Introduction -- Lu-Nan, a trilogy -- Marc Riboud, changing economic tides -- Stuart Franklin, Shanghai '93 -- Martin Parr, looking back at consumerist China -- Chien-Chi Chang, the chain -- Ian Berry, the Three Gorges Dam -- Paolo Pellegrin, shadow of a prayer -- Chien-Chi Chang, escape from North Korea -- Carolyn Drake, wild pigeon -- Michael Christopher Brown, move -- Martin Parr, luxury -- Chris Steele-Perkins, China's changing families -- Jim Goldberg, the collaged China -- Portfolio 1993-present. Text credits -- Picture credits -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Many of Magnum's most renowned photographers - beginning with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson on assignment in the 1930s - have been captivated by China. They've returned time and again, their fascination growing in line with China's burgeoning accessibility and international influence. 'Magnum China' - both an outstanding photobook and a fascinating social history - illustrates the agency's evolving relationship with this increasingly influential nation to give a visually rich, informed photographic account of the country, its people and the changes witnessed over the last nine decades. 0Chronologically organized to present key periods in the development of the modern state and its associated territories, 'Magnum China' presents in-depth portfolios by individual photographers, accompanied by introductory commentaries on the featured projects and group selections illustrating the diversity of Magnum's interaction with the region. Supplemented with introductory essays by Jonathan Fenby, historical timelines, lists of photographers' travels and a fold-out map of China, 'Magnum China' offers detailed and perceptive socio-political, geographical and historical context to complement the outstanding photography of some of the world's finest photographers.

Point of view : me, New York City, and the punk scene

February 14, 2019
Stein, Chris, 1950- author, photographer.
©2018
209 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Introduction: the city and the city -- Self-portraits in Sheepshead Bay -- Women's House of Detention -- The apartment -- Eric Emerson -- Treasure hunt -- Kids on a stoop -- Coney Island -- Care fire -- The Fillmore East -- William Burroughs -- The fence -- Fanne Foxe and Divine -- The office.
"For the duration of the 1970s and onward--from his days as a student at the School of Visual Arts through the foundation of the era-defining band Blondie and his subsequent reign as epicenter of punk's golden age--Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene. Following in the footsteps of Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk, this spectacular new book presents a more personal and more visceral collection of Chris Stein's photographs of the era. The images presented here take us from self-portraits in his run-down East Village apartment to candid photographs of pop-cultural icons of the time and evocative shots of New York City streetscapes in all their most longed-for romance and dereliction. An eclectic cast of cultural characters--from William Burroughs to Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol to Iggy Pop--appear here exactly as they were in the day, juxtaposed with children playing hopscotch on torn-down blocks, riding the graffiti-ridden subway, or cruising the burgeoning clubs of the Bowery. At once a chronicle of one music icon's life among his punk and New-Wave heroes and peers, and a love letter to the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for those scenes, Point of View transports us to another place and time"--Dust jacket.

Inge Morath : an illustrated biography

February 8, 2019
Gordon, Linda, author.
Munich ; New York, NY : Prestel, [2018]
191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Forged by war -- Magnum, Paris -- Choosing photography -- Learning from the masters -- World photographer -- America and Arthur Miller -- Heading east -- Crossing borders -- Archives essay.

Flowers for Lisa : a delirium of photographic invention

February 7, 2019
Morell, Abelardo, photographer, artist, interviewee.
©2018
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Best known for his surreal camera obscura pictures and luminous black-and-white photographs of books, photographer Abelardo Morell now turns his transformative lens to one of the most common of artistic subjects, the flower. The concept for 'Flowers for Lisa' emerged when Morell gave his wife, Lisa, a photograph of flowers on her birthday. "Flowers are part of a long tradition of still life in art," writes Morell. "Precisely because flowers are such a conventional subject, I felt a strong desire to describe them in new, inventive ways." With nods to the work of Jan Brueghel, Edouard Manet, Georgia O'Keeffe, Rene Magritte, and others, Morell does just that; the images are as innovative as they are arresting.

Steve McCurry : a life in pictures

February 7, 2019
McCurry, Steve, photographer.
©2018
388 pages (2 folded) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
First published in Italian in 2018 as: Steve McCurry : una vita per immagini.
In the beginning -- Becoming Steve McCurry -- First steps -- Afghanistan -- India -- Turning points -- Portaits -- Portraits -- Occupational hazards -- Outside the frame -- Portfolios: Grit ; Sentinals and sanctuaries ; Sleep ; Unseen ; Recent work -- Tribute art -- ImagineAsia -- Family.
The largest collection of Steve McCurry's images in one single volume and the final word on forty years of McCurry's incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve's sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, who has supported his image-taking from the start, Whatever It Takes is the ultimate book of McCurry's images and his approach to photography. The book brings together all of McCurry's key adventures, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the Mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totaling over 600 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as many previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry's authoritative text - drawn from her unique relationship with Steve - as well as reflections from many of Steve's friends and colleagues.

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