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: 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: 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, 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: 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: 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: Richard Cahan, Michael F. Williams
Publisher: Cityfiles Press
Presents a collection of black-and-white photographs from the amateur photographer along with essays documenting her life and work.
Author: Helmut Newton
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
The collection 'Sex & Landscapes' brings together a rich selection from Helmut Newton’s little-known landscape and travel photographs, as well as unseen 'tougher' sex pictures, described by Philippe Garner of de Pury & Luxembourg as Helmut’s world of dark, brooding seas, baroque statuary, crashing waves, a long desert highway under threatening skies, a Berlin park at dusk, enigmatic apartment buildings at night, the Rhine seen from the air, the shadows of airplanes, all this interwoven with hard and voyeuristic sexual imagery, plus a touch of his high style and glamour. The book’s publication coincides with the exhibition of 'Sex and Landscapes', which will open on June 3 at the inauguration of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.
Legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt captures the enchantments of Paris - both the intimate details of daily life and the grand vistas - with an eye that's witty, detached, and anti-Romantic. A stunning tribute that succeeds in capturing all of the moods of one of the world's great cities.
Author: Alex Webb, Geoff Dyer
Gathering some of Alex Webbs most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, "The Suffering of Light" brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalogue. Recognized as a pioneer of American colour photography, Webb has since the 1970s consistently created photographs characterized by intense colour and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism and fine art, but as Webb claims, to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera. Webbs ability to distil gesture, colour and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony and humour. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, This is Webbs first comprehensive monograph and provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern masters prolific, thirty-year career.
Author: Blaise Aguirre, Bruno Barbey
Publisher: Contrasto Due
A compelling reportage by one of the most important photographers of Magnum Photos.