This entrancing full-color book (the first by American photographer
Peter Kayafas) documents the astounding folk art of Ion Stan Patras
(1908-1977), a Romanian woodcarver whose life's work was the
storytelling grave markers of his northern Romanian village, Sapanta.
Kayafas fell under the spell of these vividly colored, painted
masterpieces in 2003, and returned to Romania in 2004 determined to
capture both the artwork and poetic epitaphs on the grave markers.
Whether someone died young or old, quietly in his bed or far from
home, Patras' markers remain unique memorials, and Kayafas' photos
do them justice. Includes meticulously translated epitaphs by Adrian
The Mindful Moment Tim Page
Thames & Hudson
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A legendary photographer finds hope and enlightenment in wartorn Asia. Tim Page's photographs of the Vietnam War brought its horrific reality before the eyes of the world. Since then, his images of the conflicts in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos have been published, broadcast, and exhibited to universal praise.
Tibet has suffered extreme political turmoil and upheaval over the last 50 odd years. Occupied in 1950, Red Guards destroyed thousands of official buildings and holy places during the Cultural Revolution, and religious freedom and traditional education are still severely under threat.
While the history of photography is a well-established canon, much less critical attention has been directed at the phenomenon of the photobook, which for many photographers is perhaps the most significant vehicle for the display of their work and the communication of their vision to a mass audience. In the first of two volumes, both co-edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook provides a comprehensive overview of the development of the photobook, from its inception at the dawn of photography in the early nineteenth century through to the radical Japanese photobooks of the 1960s and 70s, by way of the modernist and propaganda books of the 1930s and 40s.
Phaidon?s iconic The Photobook: A History series has been hailed as "the most important contribution to the field since modern histories of photography began" (photo?eye). In the third and final volume, legendary photographer Martin Parr and co?author Gerry Badger bring the series fully up to date with a curated selection of more than 200 photobooks dating from World War II to the present day.
Artists in the Photo League, active from 1936 to 1951, were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life. Their focus centered on New York City and its vibrant streets-a newsboy at work, a brass band on a bustling corner, a crowded beach at Coney Island. Though beautiful, the images harbor strong social commentary on issues of class, child labor, and opportunity.