Maledetti Fotografi

Autore: Enrico Ratto
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523967483
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Maledetti Fotografi e un progetto nato nel 2014, fondato da Enrico Ratto. Ogni mese pubblichiamo le interviste ai piu interessanti fotografi italiani ed internazionali. In questo libro sono raccolte le interviste realizzate nel 2014 con i grandi autori della fotografia. Questo libro contiene le interviste con: Guido Harari Henryk Hetflaisz Mario Giacomelli Riccardo Venturi Hua Kiem Arianna Arcara e Luca Santese (Cesura) Helmut Newton Christoph Bangert Stuart Franklin Don McCullin Gianni Berengo Gardin Sarah Moon George Woodman Steve McCurry Frank Horvat Kate Garner Dominique Tarle Ferdinando Scianna Wolfgang Volz Mattia Insolera Long Thanh"

War Porn

Autore: Christoph Bangert
Editore: Kehrer Verlag
ISBN: 9783868284973
Grandezza: 55,53 MB
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A raw, intense, brutally honest and controversial book on war and its aftermath

Photography After Frank

Autore: Philip Gefter
ISBN: 9781597110952
Grandezza: 62,44 MB
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In Photography After Frank, former New York Times writer and picture editor Philip Gefter presents the tale of contemporary photography, starting with a pivotal moment: Robert Franks seminal work in the 1950s. Along the way, he connects the dots of photographys transformation into what it is today. Gefter begins with Franks challenge to the notion of photographys objectivity with the grainy, off-handed spontaneity of The Americans. Next comes the staged document and postmodernisms further challenge to image fidelity. Other themes are photojournalism, the diversity of portraiture, the influence of private and corporate collections on curatorial decisions, and how the market shapes art making. Throughout the book, Gefter deftly connects Franks legacy with the work of dozens of important individual artists who followed in his wake, from Lee Friedlander and Nan Goldin to Stephen Shore and Ryan McGinley. The book includes texts written exclusively for this publication as well as essays drawn from Gefters critical writings, reviews, and even obituaries. Photography After Frank offers a page-turning yet journalistic approach bound to appeal to students and artworld aficionados, alike.

Photographers Sketchbooks

Autore: Stephen McLaren
ISBN: 9780500544341
Grandezza: 62,58 MB
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This book celebrates the new creative processes of the modern photographic era, in which blogs and Instagram streams function alongside analogue albums and contact sheets, and the traditional notebook takes the form of Polaroid studies, smartphone pictures, diaristic projects, found photography, experimental image-making and self-published photo-zines. Each photographer presents his or her sketchbook: several pages of images that convey his or her working methods and thought processes. These intimate, one-off presentations are accompanied by engaging interviews that reveal how the simple act of pressing a shutter can capture and express a fully realized personal vision. Three essays by the authors explore subjects at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, including: photo diaries and online experiments and exhibitions; print and electronic publication; planning and editing large projects; and new cameras and other photographic technologies. Designed to satisfy the most demanding of image junkies, this is an indispensible resource for anyone with an interest in photography or the creative process.

Valerio Bispuri

Autore: Valerio Bispuri
Editore: Contrasto
ISBN: 9788869657238
Grandezza: 79,58 MB
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Paco is the result of a long-term project about the life cycle of a new drug. An investigation on its production, trafficking, consumption, addicts and victims.Sold for less than half a dollar per dose, Paco has been called the poor man's cocaine" and has ravaged the poorest slums of Buenos Aires. Smoked like crack, it has an extremely short effect and can lead to addiction in just as short a time, turning out to be much more addictive than heroin or crack itself. The effect lasts for only five to ten minutes, and it takes only about thirty seconds to act.Also known as PBC (pasta basica de cocaina, "cocaine base paste"), Paco is the waste product of cocaine preparation and is mixed with hypertoxical chemical substances varying from kerosene, glue, glass powder and even rat poison. It is mainly produced in clandestine laboratories, known ascocinas ("kitchens"), in the Villas, the slums outside Buenos Aires. Some of the submitted pictures are a rare depiction of the Paco kitchens and document the whole process of its production.Twelve to seventeen-year-old boys living in urban ghettos are among the worst hit by this addiction. This phenomenon creates a young army of "walking dead" that will do anything to get their dose, with devastating human, sanitary and social effects for whole communities.But Paco is becoming a problem in the middle and upper classes too and one of the reasons for its diffusion is of course widespread poverty that followed Argentina's economic crisis of 2001.After the harsh reportageEncerrados (Contrasto, 2015), which led him to visit 74 South American prisons, Bispuri offers here another punctual documentation on a little-known phenomenon, but not for this less alarming.The images are accompanied by three essays, in English and Spanish, by the author, by the writer Marco Lodoli and the journalist Cesar Gonzalez."

Edward Weston

Autore: Edward Weston
Editore: Aperture
ISBN: 9781597113106
Grandezza: 19,90 MB
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This classic monograph, first issued as a hardcover in 1965, began its life in 1958 as a monographic issue of "Aperture" magazine published in celebration of Weston's life. Drawing on a decades-long collaboration between the photographer and Nancy Newhall, Aperture cofounder and early MoMA curator, this volume brings together a sequence of images and excerpts from Weston's writing in an effort to channel the photographer's creativity and, in his own words, "present clearly my feeling for life with photographic beauty ... without subterfuge or evasion in spirit or technique." Now, 50 years later, Aperture presents a reissue of this volume, which covers the range of Weston's greatest works, from the portraits and nudes to the landscapes and still-lifes. Accompanying and amplifying the images are Weston's own thoughts, excerpted from his now-famed daybooks and letters. Others who contributed to the making of the book include two of the artist's sons, Brett and Cole, and two other Aperture cofounders, filmmaker and author Dody Warren Weston and Ansel Adams, whose preface offers a posthumous tribute to the oeuvre of a remarkable artist. A brief bibliography as well as a chronology offer further insight into the life and work of this giant of twentieth-century photography. Edward Weston (1886-1958) began to earn an international reputation for his portrait work around 1911, but it was not until 1922 that he came fully into his own as an artist, with his photographs of the Armco Steel mill in Ohio. From 1923 to 1926 he worked in Mexico and California, where he lived with his sons, turning increasingly to subjects such as nudes, clouds and close-ups of rocks, trees, vegetables and shells. On a Guggenheim Fellowship from 1937 to 1939, he photographed throughout the American West. In 1948 Weston made his last photograph; he had been stricken with Parkinson's disease several years earlier.

Here I Am

Autore: Alan Huffman
Editore: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802193668
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Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) was one of the world's most distinguished and dedicated photojournalists, whose career was tragically cut short when he died in a mortar blast while covering the Libyan Civil War. Someone far less interested in professional glory than revealing to the world the realities of people living in extremely difficult circumstances, Tim nonetheless won many awards for his war reporting, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his critically acclaimed documentary, Restrepo. Hetherington's dedication to his career led him time after time into war zones, and unlike some other journalists, he did not pack up after the story had broken. After the civil war ended in Liberia, West Africa, Tim stayed on for three years, helping the United Nations track down human rights criminals. His commitment to getting the story out and his compassion for those affected by war was unrivalled. In Here I Am, Alan Huffman tells Hetherington's life story, and through it analyses what it means to be a war reporter in the twenty-first century. Huffman recounts Hetherington's life from his first interest in photography and war reporting, through his critical role in reporting the Liberian Civil War, to his tragic death in Libya. Huffman also traces Hetherington's photographic milestones, from his iconic and prize-winning photographs of Liberian children, to the celebrated portraits of sleeping US soldiers in Afghanistan. Here I Am explores the risks, challenges, and thrills of war reporting, and is a testament to the unique work of people like Hetherington, who travel into the most dangerous parts of the world, risking their lives to give a voice to those devastated by conflict.

Paris Spleen 1869

Autore: Charles Baudelaire
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811200073
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Baudelaire composed the series of prose poems known as Paris Spleen between 1855 and his death in 1867. He attached great importance to his work in this then unusual form, asking, "Which one of us, in his moments of ambition, has not dreamed of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical, without rhythm and without rhyme, supple enough and rugged enough to adapt itself to the lyrical impulses of the soul, the undulations of reverie, the jibes of conscience?"

The Cambodian Room

Autore: Tommaso Lusena de Sarmiento
Editore: Contrasto Due
ISBN: 9788869653193
Grandezza: 18,53 MB
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Magnum photographer Antoine DAgata has become a little too intimate with the subject of his photo series. In order to get to know the seamy side of Cambodia, he goes to the end of the end. In Phnom Penh, he moves in with a drug-addicted prostitute named Lee, who not only allows DAgata to photograph her, but shares her crack pipe and her bed with him as well. When she asks him what he really wants from her, he admits that he hopes the pictures will earn him money. DAgata has been throwing himself into projects like this for twenty years now, despite the fact that he is blind in his right eye and myopic in his left. This has not stood in the way of his career as a photographer of the subclass. On the contrary, Its the darkness that brought me up. The film camera employs a similar observational yet alienating style, following the couple from up close while they spend weeks in a stuffy room, in voluntary confinement. The claustrophobic atmosphere of this documentary debut is interspersed with gruesome street shots and uncompromising photos by DAgata, who has increasing doubts about his profession as a photographer. Journalist Philippe Azoury is worried and comes for a visit, forcing DAgata to question his unorthodox working method. Together, they discuss the emotional life that underlies the photographers work.

Otherwise Known As The Human Condition

Autore: Geoff Dyer
Editore: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 9781555970260
Grandezza: 62,93 MB
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*Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism* *A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice* *A New York Times Top 10 Nonfiction Book of the Year, as selected by Dwight Garner* Geoff Dyer has earned the devotion of passionate fans on both sides of the Atlantic through his wildly inventive, romantic novels as well as several brilliant, uncategorizable works of nonfiction. All the while he has been writing some of the wittiest, most incisive criticism we have on an astonishing array of subjects—music, literature, photography, and travel journalism—that, in Dyer's expert hands, becomes a kind of irresistible self-reportage. Otherwise Known as the Human Condition collects twenty-five years of essays, reviews, and misadventures. Here he is pursuing the shadow of Camus in Algeria and remembering life on the dole in Brixton in the 1980s; reflecting on Richard Avedon and Ruth Orkin, on the status of jazz and the wonderous Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, on the sculptor ZadKine and the saxophonist David Murray (in the same essay), on his heroes Rebecca West and Ryszard Kapus ́cin ́ski, on haute couture and sex in hotels. Whatever he writes about, his responses never fail to surprise. For Dyer there is no division between the reflective work of the critic and the novelist's commitment to lived experience: they are mutually illuminating ways to sharpen our perceptions. His is the rare body of work that manages to both frame our world and enlarge it.