Die Publikation zeigt Einzelaufnahmen sowie Serienbilder Annette Kelms, kühle aber klar anmutende Fotografien, deren Motive sich häufig aus den einfachen Dingen moderner Alltagskultur speisen, aber auch Architektur- und Landschaftsaufnahmen bis hin zu Portraits. Die Fotografien reihen sich in die Bildtradition westlicher Kunstproduktion ein, hinterfragen und offenbaren aber auch auf kritische Weise unsere Wahrnehmung und Rezeption eben dieser Bild- und Sehkultur. Mit einfachsten Mitteln führt Kelm die Konstruktion solcher Bilder vor und überlässt dem Betrachter die Möglichkeit einer Dechiffrierung und Dekonstruktion.
In the Omo Valley the local Surma and Mursi tribes decorate the territory of their naked bodies with whatever nature offers, such as leaves, flowers, grasses, butterfly wings and snail shells as well as the occasional pen top or Kalashnikov cartridge. The author captures these decorations to form a parade of African fashion.
In 1950, photographer Gisèle Freund embarked on a two-week trip to Mexico, but she wouldn´t leave until two years later. There she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home, she immersed herself in their private lives and the cultural and artistic diversity of the country, taking hundreds of photographs. These powerful photographs, among the last taken before Kahlo´s death, bear poignant witness to Frida´s beauty and talent.Showcasing more than 100 of these rare images, many of which have never been published before, the book also includes previously unpublished commentary by Gisèle Freund about Frida Kahlo, texts by Kahlo´s biographer Gérard de Cortanze and art historian Lorraine Audric, as well as a link to a previously unreleased colour film, shot by Freund, showing Diego Rivera at work.
In Hashtag Authentic, social media guru Sara Tasker provides tips, advice and guidance on how to turn your personal Instagram account into a profitable creative outlet. Since setting up her Instagram account (me_and_orla) while on maternity leave in 2013, Sara has become a celebrated influencer and iPhoneographer, and through her calm, atmospheric and authentic style has garnered legions of followers. Here, Sara presents the lessons she has learned along the way. Sara´s nurturing voice and enchanting photography provide guidance on: Storytelling , with tips on finding your own visual style and personal niche. Making pictures , including composing for Instagram, finding the best light and getting the most out of your camera phone. Archiving your life , with tips organized by themes like Craft & Making, Family & Pets and Food & Ingredients. Sharing your world , detailing the keys to Instagram success and beyond. Hashtag Authentic is both an inspiring manual and an interactive tool for finding an online voice, growing a tribe and becoming an influencer.
A generation between Peace Agreement and Brexit-daily life of teenagers in Belfast Northern Ireland will have to leave the European Union due to UK´s Brexit although a majority of its citizens voted to remain. After more than 30 years of conflict during the so called ´´Troubles´´ a fundamental condition of the 1998 Peace Agreement was the open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This frontier will become an external border of the European Union after Brexit again. There is a serious concern that such a hard border is very likely to threaten the Peace Process in the country. Toby Binder´s photo series accompanies teenagers in six different Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods, providing an intimate and immediate insight into the daily lives of a whole generation. It depicts the ubiquity of unemployment, drug crime, and violence afflicting Belfast´s youth, whether they live on one side of the ´´Peace Wall´´ or the other.
´´Ann Marks is the definitive expert on Vivian Maier. Where our documentary leaves off, she picks up. Through her meticulously organized and exhaustive research, Marks paints a complete historical profile of the photographer.´´ -John Maloof, Director & Producer, Academy Award Nominated Film, Finding Vivian Maier Author Ann Marks unravels the mysteries surrounding the life of Vivian Maier, the nanny who lived secretly as a world-class photographer. Revelations include a traumatic New York childhood with a family at such odds, its ten members were buried in nine different cemeteries. An emotionally damaged Maier overcame early constraints through fortitude, intellect, and immense creative resources, to live an independent, fulfilling life on her own terms. The only person in the world granted access to 140,000 photographs, home movies and tape recordings, Marks writes the definitive biography, placing the photographer´s work in the context of her life experiences and persona. Based on clues found in pictures, genealogical records and interviews with those who knew the photographer during each stage of her life, the biography is rigorously researched and complete. Unlike typical academic prose, Marks´ treatment is clear, engaging, and relatable, with a narrative that unfolds like a bestseller. Vivian Maier Developed relates the arc of the photographer´s life to her body of work, illustrated with over 500 images, both favorites and unseen, offering an inspiring tale of a socially conscious, uniquely complex and highly talented woman.
Figures in polar bear costumes on the beach, at pubs, and fairs, arm in arm with toddlers, men, women: what kind of strange pictures are these? The collector Jochen Raiß, whose flea market finds of women in trees have already stirred the enthusiasm of photography fans, again opens up his treasure trove for a new and mysterious series of people posing with polar bears. The shaggy white animal appears in the oddest places, serving both willingly and naturally as a photographic motif. Where did this evident trend originate, and why has the polar bear, of all creatures, become so popular? And why were Germans up to the mid-twentieth century in particular so crazy about polar bears? This funny little book collects the best pictures from Raiß´s collection-and certainly leaves some questions unanswered. For three decades Hamburg-based Jochen Raiß has been poking around flea markets and second-hand stores, collecting historic amateur photographs, which he presents on his website imperfekt.photography.
On the night of 13 November 2015, Paris was convulsed by a series of coordinated attacks. Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong, not far from the strikes, did not consider taking photographs, weighed on not only by the difficulty of depicting a city already so exhaustively pictured, but more so by the impossibility of representing such tragedy. The next day Leong, wandering the city in the aftermath of the events, turned his camera downward to the ground, focusing on an aspect of the city we repeatedly look at yet largely do not notice. The resulting photos render a seemingly known city strange and unfamiliar. At first appearing to be abstractions or even aerials or views of the cosmos, they reveal specific details we would otherwise miss and which contain gravity in their apparent banality-from cigarettes left on the asphalt by mourners, to the footprints and broken glass of the night before, and the sawdust scattered on the sidewalks soaking up blood. Paris, Novembre is a portrait of a city at a traumatic moment in its history and an exploration of how that history leaves its marks on the city´s ground. Leong´s series is a gesture of mourning and contemplation, seemingly of nothing and the reluctance to look, yet at the same time of looking closely and intently.
This monograph on the work of Gideon Lewin, master printer and assistant to Richard Avedon, reveals moments never told, stories never heard, and a life that only a few ever experienced. It is a story of a close working relationship and collaboration with a master. Avedon: Behind the Scenes, 1964-1980 relates Lewin´s personal experiences working with Richard Avedon for 16 years. It is about the hard work, the intrigues, the energy, the mysteries, the humor, and the commitment to creating images that were larger-than-life and will last for generations. This book illuminates many details about preparations for Avedon´s major exhibitions, the master classes he was a part of, and many behind-the-scenes stories working on fashion collections in Paris and in New York for Harper´s Bazaar and Vogue, photographing the world´s most famous personalities and most beautiful women: Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, Cher, Jean Shrimpton, Veruschka, Twiggy, Rene Russo, Patti Hansen, and Lauren Hutton. Finally, this book opens a window on the lighter side of Richard Avedon, as well as his total dedication to the art of photography in his determination to leave a legacy unlike that of any other photographer. With about 200 photographs Avedon: Behind the Scenes, 1964-1980 is a singular and remarkable journey.