Author: Kristen Lubben
Available for the first time in an accessible paperback edition, this groundbreaking book presents a remarkable selection of contact sheets and ancillary material, revealing how the most celebrated Magnum photographers capture and edit the very best shots. Addressing key questions of photographic practice, the book illuminates the creative methods, strategies, and editing processes behind some of the world's most iconic images. Featured are 139 contact sheets from sixty- nine photographers, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks, and spreads from contemporary publications including Life magazine and Picture Post. Further insight into each contact sheet is provided by texts written by the photographers themselves or by experts chosen by the members' estates. Many of the acknowledged greats of photography are featured, including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, and Inge Morath, as well as such members of Magnum's latest generation as Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Alec Soth. The contact sheets cover over seventy years of history, from Robert Capa's Normandy landings and the Paris riots of 1968 via Bruno Barbey, to images of Che Geuvara by Rene Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold, and portraits of classic New Yorkers by Bruce Gilden.
Author: Kristen Lubben
139 hojas de contacto de 69 fotógrafos de la agencia Magnum Photos, así como detalles seleccionados y material visual complementario. Hitos que conmemoran las hojas de contacto como medio de trabajo, como registros personales e históricos, como herramientas de edición de incalculable valor y como una manera fascinante de acompañar a los grandes fotógrafos en su búsqueda de las imágenes más duraderas de nuestro tiempo. Incluye el trabajo de numerosos maestros de la fotografía (Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt e Inge Morat) y los de la nueva generación de Magnum (Jonas Bendiksen, Alexandra Sanguinetti y Alec Soth, entre otros). Pocos libros de fotografía pueden afirmar ser verdaderamente innovadores. Éste es uno de ellos. Revela, por primera vez, la manera en que los fotógrafos de Magnum toman y editan sus mejores fotografías. Los textos de los propios fotógrafos o de expertos escogidos por los responsables de los legados proporcionan un análisis más profundo de cada una de las hojas de contacto.Aborda cuestiones clave de la práctica fotográfica: la imagen final ¿fue preparada con sumo cuidado o surgió como un descubrimiento fortuito de algo muy bello? ¿Trabajó el fotógrafo con diligencia para sacar el mejor partido de una determinada situación o entró en juego el fabuloso 'momento decisivo'? Muestra al desnudo los métodos creativos, las estrategias y los procesos de edición que están detrás de algunas de las imágenes que se han convertido en iconos mundiales.
Author: Richard Whelan
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
The legendary war photographer Robert Capa carried into his personal life the same remarkable vitality that characterizes his pictures. Driven from his native Hungary by political oppression, he was first recognized for photographing the Spanish Civil War. In 1938 he was in China recording the Japanese invasion. During World War II he was in London, North Africa, and Italy, and then in France covering D-Day on Omaha Beach, the liberation of Paris, and the Battle of the Bulge. When the new nation of Israel was founded in 1948 he was there. In 1954 he was in Vietnam, taking photographs until the moment he was killed. Away from battle, Capa gather about him such famous people as Ernest Hemingway and his wife (the war correspondent Martha Gellhorn), Gary Cooper, Irwin Shaw, and Gene Kelly. Whelan shows Capa photographing the street life of Paris, crisscrossing America on assignment from Life, in Russia with John Steinbeck, in Italy with John Huston, on the Riviera with Picasso, and with Ingrid Bergman.
Author: Susan Meiselas, Kristen Lubben
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
Edited by Kristen Lubben. Text by Susan Meiselas, Caroline Brothers, Edmundo Desnoes, Ariel Dorfman, Elizabeth Edwards, David Levi Strauss, Lucy Lippard, Jan-Erik Lundstrom, Allan Sekula.
Author: Magnum Photos
In this landmark photography publication and accompanying exhibition, Cl�ment Ch�roux demonstrates how Magnum Photos owes its pre-eminence to the ability of its photographers to encompass and navigate the points between photography as art object and photography as documentary evidence. A Magnum photograph can be expressive and bear witness at the same time. Magnum Manifesto is organized into three main parts: Part 1 (1947-1968) views the Magnum archive through a humanist lens, focusing on post-war ideals of commonality and utopianism. Part 2 (1969-1989) shows a world fragmenting, with a focus on subcultures, minorities and outsiders. Part 3 (1990-present day) charts the ways in which Magnum photographers have captured - and continue to capture - a world in flux and under threat. Featuring both group and individual projects, the book includes contact sheets, notebooks, magazine spreads and other previously unseen material to accompany the photographs. Complete with extensive texts by Cl�ment Ch�roux and photographic historian Clara Bouveresse, Magnum Manifesto is an essential purchase for anyone seeking to understand the very best in photography.
Author: John Maloof
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Please note that all blank pages in the book were chosen as part of the design by the publisher. A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers. Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide—from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries—and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America’s post-war golden age. It wasn’t until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier’s negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work.
Author: Trent Parke
Publisher: Steidl Dap
In 2003, Trent Parke began a road trip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90.000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to Midnight merges traditional documentary techniques and imagination to create a dark visual narrative portraying Australia with a mix of nostalgia, romanticism and brooding realism. This is not a record of the physical landscape but of an emotional one. It is a story of human anxiety and intensity which, although told from Australia, represents a universal human condition in the world today.
Author: Kristen Lubben, Erin Barnett
This book examines the role of photography and the media in constructing Amelia Earharts iconic image, which remains as identifiable today as it was in 1937, the year her plane disappeared over the Pacific. Earharts career in the public eye began in 1928, when she was selected to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, in part because of her physical resemblance to Charles Lindbergh. In a time when aviators were glamorous symbols of adventure and modernity, Earhart was launched into instant celebrity aided considerably by one of the flights promoters, publisher George Palmer Putnam, whom Earhart later married. Between 1928 and her disappearance, Earhart was frequently pictured in newspapers and magazines, which profiled her record-breaking flights, forays into clothing design, or her endorsements for everything from cigarettes to luggage. Earhart, in turn, capitalized on the fame that her flying accomplishments (paired with Putnams relentless promotional machine) brought her to champion the advancement of women and other causes about which she was passionate and outspoken. In her unconventional pants and leather jacket, she became the embodiment of the new roles that began to seem possible for American women in the 1920s and 30s.
Author: Magnum Photos, Inc. Staff, Guy Andrews
A remarkable work, celebrating the moments when world-class Magnum photographers turned their lenses to one of photography s most rewarding subjects: cycling"
Author: Henry Carroll
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and users of compact system, and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy packed with hands-on tips. Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses, and seeing. Images taken by master photographers – including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Fay Godwin, and Martin Parr – serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Today's aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This book answers that need, teaching readers how to take photographs using professional techniques.
Author: Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua
Publisher: CRC Press
Photographic lighting is a topic that will never go out of style, no matter how sophisticated cameras and other technology get. Even with the most high-tech gear, photographers still need to put a lot of thought and vision into lighting their photographs in order to get great results. This key skill has the power to dramatically and quickly improve photographs. Light Science and Magic provides you with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light, with examples and instructions for practical application. Featuring photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions, this book speaks to photographers of varying levels. It provides invaluable information on how to light the most difficult subjects, such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and portraits. This new edition includes: All new chapter titled "Setting Up Your New Studio" A re-vamped and expanded chapter 8 now titled "Making Portraits" New appendix of reliable photo gear sources Over 100 new photographs and informational sidebars Updated information about advances in flash equipment, LED panels and fluorescent lights Styles of lighting continue to change, but the nature of light will always remain the same. Once photographers understand the basic physics of lighting, they can apply that knowledge to a broad range of photographic styles.
Author: Bryan Peterson
Publisher: Amphoto Books
Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera. Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.