Acclaimed American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark (b. 1940) made her first iconic pictures when living in Turkey on a Fulbright Fellowship in the mid-1960s. Her photographs of Bombay brothels, shot in the late 1970s, were published in 1981 in Falkland Road, a book that became legendary and confirmed her status as one of the most prominent and provocative documentary photographers working today.
Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years celebrates the career of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century from his first innovative and explosive solo dances to the present. From 1939 to 1945 Merce Cunningham was a principal dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, and in 1944 he performed his first dazzling New York solo concert. Thus far, his illustrious career has seen Cunningham choreograph nearly two hundred works for the renowned company that bears his name, and other major dance companies, including the New York City Ballet, Ballet of the Paris Opera, and American Ballet Theater. This unique book incorporates images of performances, rehearsals, and candid photographs by many worldrenowned photographers, including Imogen Cunningham, Barbara Morgan, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Hujar, and Arnold Eagle. Throughout his lifetime, Cunningham has collaborated and continues to collaborate with an extraordinary group of artists including John Cage, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, David Tudor, Andy Warhol, and others, all of whose work is also featured here. An uptodate chronology of dances, videos, films, and "events," in addition to a selected bibliography, is included, as well as samples of Cunningham's choreographic notes, his essays, and set and costume designs.
Habana Libre is a stunning contemporary exploration of the privileged class in a classless society: a secret life within Cuba. Michael Dweck's photographs are exhilarating, sensual and provocative, with a sexy and hypnotic visual rhythm. This is a face of Cuba never before photographed, never reported in Western media and never acknowledged openly within Cuba itself.
"For more than a decade, the German artist Michael Wesely has been inventing and refining techniques for making photographs with unusually long exposures - some as long as three years. In 1997, he began to use his unique approach to photography to explore major urban construction projects, such as the rebuilding of Potsdamer Platz, in Berlin. Buildings that are demolished or constructed over the course of Wesely's long exposures often have a ghostlike presence, evoking simultaneously a vanishing and emerging presence."
This book presents the epic story of New York in photographs, photo-portraits, maps, and aerial views?nearly 600 pages of emotional, atmospheric images, from the mid-19th century to the present day. Supplementing this treasure trove of images are hundreds of quotations and references from relevant books, movies, shows and songs.
Think of the movies, think of any photographic image of the New York skyline and there will undoubtedly be water towers; features that are as much a recognizable part of the city as the yellow taxi cabs and the street signs. Ronnie Farley has documented these New York monoliths for over 20 years from every angle and time of day; a beautifully photographed and original collection.
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In November 2002, war photographer Christopher Anderson had a chance encounter with a Holga, a plastic toy camera manufactured in China. Expecting it to be nothing more than a game, Anderson quickly found a kind of freedom with the plastic camera that differed greatly from his usual work as a war photographer.
Penelope Umbrico: Photographs offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images. As the artist describes, she works "within the virtual world of consumer marketing and social media, traveling through the relentless flow of seductive images, objects and information that surrounds us, searching for decisive moments--but in these worlds, decisive moments are cultural absurdities."