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.
Robin de Puy is regarded as one of the most talented young Dutch photographers in the field of journalistic portraits. Commissions began to pour in after her winning the National Portrait Prize in 2014, yet she became uncertain. So she made a radical decision: to undertake a 10,000 km journey through the United States, by herself, on a Harley Davidson. The journey´s purpose was to touch base, to return to what photography really means for her. The results appear in her first book, published along with an exhibition in the Photo Museum in The Hague.
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more than 100 of these rare images, many of which have never been published before, the book also includes previously unpublished commentary by Gisèle Freund about Frida Kahlo, texts by Kahlo´s biographer Gérard de Cortanze and art historian Lorraine Audric, as well as a link to a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.
A major new book on Martin Parr explores the photographer´s most enduring subject - people - as never before By turns witty, surprising, and ingenious, Martin Parr´s photographs reveal the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight. This book - published to coincide both with Parr´s 2019 exhibition at London´s National Portrait Gallery and also the date the UK will leave the EU - examines what it means to be human at a time of both change and retrospection. Bringing together new work from the last decade, Only Human explores the concepts of Britishness and national identity through the rituals and habits of everyday life.
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.
Discover the extraordinary world of flowers, trees, and foliage plants in this beautiful celebration of the plant kingdom. Perfect for plant lovers, gardeners, and naturalists, the exquisite images on every page unearth a wealth of floral delight. Whether it´s tiny mosses, delicate ferns, vibrant wildflowers, or stately palms, Flora invites you to explore our amazing planet, from root to leaf tip. Captivating photos, crystal-clear artworks, and four sumptuous prints featuring stunning plants entice you to delve in and uncover the plant world´s best-kept secrets. If you have ever wondered about the mechanics of photosynthesis, why leaves change colour, how cacti store water, or how seeds know when to grow, Flora has all the answers. Made in collaboration with scientific experts at the world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, Flora is a fresh and engaging introduction to the mysterious inner workings of plants from across the globe. Accessible to everyone, the book´s combination of concise information, eye-catching images, and explanatory artworks will delight gardeners and botanists, ecologists and naturalists, photographers and artists, as well as all who care about the natural world.
This book presents photos by David Goldblatt taken between 1952 and 2016 of Fietas in Johannesburg, with an emphasis on his 1976-77 images of the suburb´s last Indian residents before they were forcibly removed under apartheid. Known affectionately by its inhabitants as Fietas, though officially called Pageview, this was one of the city´s few ´´non-racial´´ suburbs, where Malay, African, Chinese, Indian and a few white people lived. Composed of narrow streets and small houses of two rooms and a kitchen for up to 15 people, here different races and religions formed a strong, safe community where children played in the streets. There were two mosques, Hindu, Tamil and Muslim schools, cricket, soccer and bridge clubs, and 170 shops-customers came from all over the Witwatersrand. In 1948 the National Party came to power and made the clearance of all ´´non-white´´ inhabitants of Pageview an immediate objective. Some 5,000 Africans and other people of color were evicted or ´´persuaded´´ to leave by the promise of better townships, while under the Group Areas Act the Indians were to move to Lenasia, an apartheid creation 35 kilometers from the city. For 20 years the remaining Indians fought against removal, principally in the courts, but in 1977 police and their dogs finally forced them out, except for a few. Almost all buildings were destroyed and in their place new houses for lower-income whites built. Today these are occupied by a mix of people from Africa, Europe and Asia; no sense of community remains except that of the homeless sheltering in the spaces left by demolition.
In Street Photography: The Art of Capturing the Candid Moment, Gordon Lewis helps readers understand and conquer the challenging yet rewarding world of street photography. The book includes discussions of why photographers are drawn to street photography, the different styles of street photography, and what makes a great street photograph. Lewis then goes on to explore how the choice of location can change a photographer´s approach to image capture: from city streets to fairs to beaches, Lewis discusses the impact different environments have on the process of street photography. Another crucial element to becoming a good street photographer is learning to travel light, with minimal equipment. Lewis gives readers practical advice on everything from cameras and lenses to camera bags and clothing. Lewis also delves into the techniques and approaches that will help novices master the art of street photography. Whether your style is to engage your subjects or to remain unnoticed and take candid portraits, Lewis offers ideas on how to capture fascinating moments in time: a gesture, expression, or composition that may exist for only a fraction of a second, but can leave a lasting impression of the wonders, challenges, and absurdities of modern life.