Author: James Guimond
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Social Science
Looks at how documentary photographers have contested the idea of the American dream, and discusses the work of Francis Benjamin Johnston, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, William Klein, Diane Arbus, and Robert Frank
Author: Miles Orvell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2003
Presents an overview of the history of American photography, covering how American photographers view the world, the nature of photographic exploitation, experimental techniques, and the works of prominent photographers.
A sweeping retrospective of American photography in the twentieth century features 125 works covering the field from the introduction of the 35-millimeter camera to the digital technology currently dominating the market. (Fine Arts)
Scholarship on photography’s earliest years has tended to focus on daguerreotypes on metal or on the European development of paper photographs made from glass or paper negatives. But Americans also experimented with negative-positive processes to produce photographic images on a variety of paper formats in the early decades of the medium. Paper Promises: Early American Photography presents this rarely studied topic within photographic history. The well-researched and richly detailed texts in this book delve into the complexities of early paper photography in the United States from the 1840s to 1860s, bringing to light a little-known era of American photographic appropriation and adaptation. Exploring the economic, political, intellectual, and social factors that impacted its unique evolution, both the essays and the carefully selected images illustrate the importance of photographic reproduction in shaping and circulating perceptions of America and its people during a critical period of political tension and territorial expansion. Due to the fragility of paper photography from this period, the works in this catalogue are rarely displayed, making the volume an essential tool for any scholar in the field and a very rare peek into the mid-nineteenth century.
The companion book to the PBS television series traces the role of photography in American society, from early snapshots of family members to advertising, fine art, documentary journalism, and the Internet
For more than two decades, this annual review of the best of the year's photography has not only provided the most arresting, moving and technically original images seen through a viewfinder but it has also been a valuable visual document of its time. Chosen by a jury of experienced design and editing professionals from book publishing, newspapers, magazines, advertising, and art, the winners' photographs, some 300 of them in almost 400 pages, are displayed in their best light in an elegantly designed hardcover volume. Ranging from events that shook the world to the captured moments that normally pass unnoticed to staged shots that prove the art involves more than just opening the shutter, the photographs show the infinite power of the medium to grab our attention and hold our gaze in an age of perpetual motion. You'll see some of the most famous names in the practice alongside other up-and-comers, all united by a masterly eye. As an essential source for the top talent in the field, this is a book that sits on--and is often taken off--the shelves of art directors everywhere.
Author: Robert Frank
Publisher: Scalo Verlag Ac
Release Date: 1998-05
Previously published in 1959, Frank's most famous and influential photography book contained a series of deceptively simple photos that he took on a trip through America in 1955 and 1956. These pictures of everyday people still speak to us today, 40 years and several generations later.
"This book presents images from our annual competition held in January 2006 at the former studio of Richard Avedon in New York City. Images receiving a majority vote or better from our jury appear in the book and on our web site. From over 9,000 images submitted, only 363 were selected to appear in this book and represent the best images from the year. Another 200 were chosen to appear on our web site."--BOOK JACKET.
A captivating collection of photographs of tribal leaders at a critical and poignant moment in Native American history. Fleming recounts the intriguing history of this collection, which was the Smithsonian's--and perhaps the country's--first photographic exhibit.