Author: Colin Jacobson
Publisher: Vision on
Release Date: 2002
The victor's account of history may be the one that gets written down, but photojournalism still has the power to undermine the official version. Such is the corrective testimony of this startling collection of banned, suppressed or conveniently forgotten would-be news images, depicting moments through the last century up to the present day, where the propaganda needs of politicians, despots and stars clashed with sometimes awkward, sometimes horrifying truths. Underexposed provides a reality check on alleged events over the last hundred years, documenting the struggle of the powerful to contend with rival cultural forces of media and information. Reclaimed from the trash cans of the Second World War, Hitler's preening speech rehearsals come back to argue with his self-made myth. From the cruelty of Stalin's Russia to fundamentalist chaos in Iran, and on to the horrors of the Gulf War and perspectives on September 11, via disgruntled starlets, ecological destruction and US nuclear tests, Underexposed gathers together some of the most ideologically dangerous photographs ever taken and releases them to haunt the increasingly manipulated, retouched present.
Author: Nicholas Yapp
Release Date: 1998-09-01
A divided decade - the world at war, its triumphs and tragedies, victories and victims. Peace, rest, recovery and rebuilding. Here are new hopes and new problems - the tumult of history through the eye of the camera.
Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-04-04
John Julius Norwich—“the very model of a popular historian” (Wall Street Journal)—is acclaimed for his distinctive ability to weave together a fascinating narrative through vivid detail, colorful anecdotes, and captivating characters. Here, he has crafted a bold tapestry of Europe and the Middle East in the early sixteenth century, when four legendary rulers towered over the era. Francis I of France was the personification of the Renaissance, and a highly influential patron of the arts and education. Henry VIII, who was not expected to inherit the throne but embraced the role with gusto, broke with the Roman Catholic Church and appointed himself head of the Church of England. Charles V was the most powerful industrious man of the time, and was unanimously elected Holy Roman Emperor. Suleiman the Magnificent—who stood apart as a Muslim—brought the Ottoman Empire to its apogee of political, military, and economic power. Against the vibrant background of the Renaissance, these four men collectively shaped the culture, religion, and politics of their respective domains. With remarkable erudition, John Julius Norwich delves into this entertaining and layered history, indelibly depicting four dynamic characters and how their incredible achievements—and obsessions with one another—changed European history.
Eugï¿½ne Atget (1857-1927) spent nearly thirty years photographing details of often-inconspicuous buildings, side streets, cul-de-sacs, and public sculptures in his beloved Paris. Yet before his death, he was practically unknown outside of that city. His genius was first recognized about 1924 by two young Americans living and working in Paris, Man Ray and his studio assistant, Berenice Abbott, who recognized the elements of contradiction, ambivalence, and ambiguity in Atget's images of Parisian architecture, streets, and parks. Presented in this volume are more than fifty of the Getty Museum's two hundred ninety-five pictures by Atget, with commentary on each image by Gordon Baldwin, associate curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. In Focus: Eugï¿½ne Atget also contains a chronological overview of his life and an edited transcript of a colloquium on his career, with participants Baldwin; David Featherstone, independent editor and curator; photographer Robbert Flick, professor of art at the University of Southern California; independent scholar David Harris; Weston Naef, curator of photographs, Getty Museum; Franï¿½oise Reynaud, curator of photographs at the Musï¿½e Carnavalet, Paris; and Michael S. Roth, associate director of the Getty Research Institute. This volume of the In Focus series is published to coincide with an exhibit of Atget's images from June 20 through October 18, 2000, at the Getty Museum.
Sportscape tells the story of how sport has been shown by photographers over a period of 100 years, focusing on the beauty and interest of the photographs and what they can tell us about the development of sport. Many photographs have never been published before and each has been selected to contribute to a fascinating story of social, political and technological development over time, as well as being of interest in its own right. They have been selected from the collection of Allsport, the world's leading sports photographic agency, and the historic Hulton Getty Archive. Through this fascinating, surprising and beautiful selection, the momentum of the pictures give the book a dynamic thrust: from amateurism to professionalism, from wide views to tight focus, from black-and-white to colour, from local to international...everything getting faster and brighter and more dynamic as the century progresses. Director of The Photographers' Gallery in London, Paul Wombell's curatorial skills are at the core of the book. Sports columnist for The Times and Sports Feature Writer of the Year, 1999, Simon Barnes' introduction compellingly discusses the diverse themes that emerge from the pictures to draw fascinating comparisons between photographs and events separated by entire decades.
Author: Martin Lister
Release Date: 2013-09-23
This new edition of The Photographic Image in Digital Culture explores the condition of photography after some 20 years of remediation and transformation by digital technology. Through ten especially commissioned essays, by some of the leading scholars in the field of contemporary photography studies, a range of key topics are discussed including: the meaning of software in the production of photograph; the nature of networked photographs; the screen as the site of photographic display; the simulation of photography in the videogame; photography, ubiquitous computing and technologies of ambient intelligence; developments in vernacular photography and social media; the photograph and the digital archive; the curation and exhibition of the networked photograph; the dominance of the image bank in commercial and advertising photography; the complexities of citizen photojournalism. A recurring theme addressed throughout is the nature of ‘photography after photography’ and the paradoxical nature of the medium in the 21st century; a time when the traditional technology of photography has become defunct while there is more ‘photography’ than ever. This is an ideal book for students studying photography and digital media.
Author: Larry P. Gross
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
'Image Ethics in the Digital Age' brings together leading experts in the fields of journalism, media studies, & law to address the challenges presented by new technology & assess the implications for personal & societal values & behavior.
Essay by Donald Kuspit The first monograph by famed actor and director Leonard Nimoy, this eerily beautiful photographic study of the female form reveals Nimoy's intrigue with Old Testament mythology and ancient spirituality. The Shekhina, described by the Kabbala as God's feminine counterpart, is understood by mystics to be a crucial element of both divine and human spirit, symbolising the creativity and wisdom without which no being is complete. Here, Nimoy uses 50 duotone photos as an exhaustive investigation of his own spirituality.
Author: Adolphe Smith
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Street Life in London (1877-78), by journalist Adolphe Smith and photographer John Thomson, aimed to reveal by the innovative use of photography and essays the conditions of a life of poverty in London. Now regarded as a pioneering photo-text and a foundational work of socially conscious photography - "one of the most significant and far-reaching photobooks in the medium's history" (The Photobook: A History) - Street Life in London failed to achieve commercial success in its own time. In this groundbreaking book, we see the start, but not the conclusion, of a conversation between text and image in the service of education, reportage and social justice. This newly designed and typeset edition contains the full text and makes available to a contemporary audience Thomson's powerful images in their original size and rich colour.
Volume 3, 1940's : A divided decade - the world at war, it's triumphs and tragedies, victories and victims. Peace, rest recovery and rebuilding. Here are new hopes and new problems - the tumult of history trough the eye of the camera.
Author: The Editors of LIFE
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
Release Date: 2018-02-16
The tragedy that shook the world. Well over 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, it remains one of the tragedies that loom large in our collective memories and imaginations, not just for the enormous loss of life, but also for the fact that it shouldn’t have happened. From the construction of the ship and its maiden voyage, to its collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, the entire, fateful journey is chronicled in LIFE Titanic. This classic Special Edition is filled with stunning photography, authoritative text and archival documents that take you to the time period, and place you below the deck to see the ship’s inner workings, imagine the lavish meals served in the dining room, and meet many of the illustrious guests on the RMS Titanic. Amazing photos of the survivors and the aftermath, plus a look at the Titanic’s place in our shared history, make this a compelling guide to an unforgettable tragedy.
Author: Slim Aarons
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Release Date: 2005
A compelling array of 250 full-color photographs captures the opulent world of the rich and famous and the international elite, including Aristotle Onassis, C. Z. Guest, the Aga Khan, Truman Capote, and other Hollywood notables, celebrities, royalty, moguls, and other luminaries, in the sequel to Slim Aarons--Once Upon a Time.