books by Aperture
mexico the revolution and beyond
A Window into Mexico's Past
Mexico has a great history of producing world class photographers. Along with Hugo Brehme, Augustin Victor Casasola is one of the founders of that tradition. His photographs of the Mexican Revolution have passed into the realm of iconic. Casasola is so esteemed that the Mexican Government purchased all of his negatives and used them as the foundation of a National Photographic Archive. In ...
Migrations: Humanity in Transition
An Intense, Emotionally Gripping Look At Poverty
Sebastiao Salgado has earned numerous accolades for his dignified photographs of impoverished humanity. This, his latest book, covers work he has done over the last few years, documenting forced migrations and economic squalor throughout the world. He is certainly a keen observer of the human condition. However, I felt completely overwhelmed looking at his work from this book when it was ...
Daybooks of Edward Weston
The Weston experience- an introspective look
A fascinating introspective look into the mind of one of the great American photographers of the beginning of the 20th century, Edward Weston. With his intricate, yet simple, and sometimes abstract images, Weston created a world of his own together with his "one true love," his camera. By evidently pouring his soul into every entry of his daybooks, Weston makes the reader gain a greater ...
Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey, 1963-1999
Mary Ellen Mark
A Glimpse at the Soul
I was fortunate enough to see the exhibition of these photographs at the International Center of Photography a few days ago. If you can, go to see the show before it closes. If you can't, buy this book and get a glimpse at the power of a photograph. Though no expert, I enjoy the art of photography. I am particularly interested in portraits of real people. Mary Ellen Mark has the ability to ...
On the Beach
RICHARD MISRACH SIMPLY AMAZES ME WITH ALL HIS PHOTO PROJECTS. FROM DESERT CANTOS , THE SKY BOOK , SAN FRANSICO BRIDGE BOOK.WE ARE AWAKENED BY HIS ON THE BEACH PROJECT. A MOST INTERESTING AND SOPHISTICATED PUBLICATION TO DATE.A MUST FOR A PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK COLLECTOR.
Why People Photograph
Why Do Peoples Photograph?
Comprehensible texts that talk about the `whys' of a subject are hard to come by. Often times those books are overly analytical and specific and can be a challenge to read, let alone get through. Fortunately Robert Adams holds an appreciation for simplification and utilizes this trait in his writing. "Why People Photograph" is a collection of essays in about photography. Adams focuses on ...
Excellent overview of Koudelka's opus
Excellent, well balanced overview of Kuoudelka's work from his earliest days, experimenting with expressive, graphical effects and theater photography, through journalism, all the way to his latest achievements in panoramic, abstract landscapes. This book can serve as an introduction to this outstanding artist and motivation for exploring his opus in more detail. The integrity of Koudelka's ...
Thomas Allen: Uncovered
Its twenty-seven four-color images speak largely for themselves
The debut monograph of photography artist Thomas Allen, Uncovered: Photographs by Thomas Allen presents surprisingly lascivious images from pulp paperbacks of bygone decades, constructed into humorous and witty scenes (utilizing no digital aftereffects at all!). For example, in "Thirst" a sexy woman reaches her hand toward a man with a bottle on an adjacent volume, while in "Teeter" a man losing ...
Paul Fusco: RFK
Of course, this is one of those cases where the subject of the book comes with all sorts preconceived notions, but the photography in this book will make you feel the loss and respect these people felt as if you were actually there. Excellent documentary photography.
Lost Futures: Our Forgotten Children
a book of questions
Every child in these pictures asks questions. Why don't I have a home? Why do I live in a car? In this camp? Why is my mother crying? Why is everything broken? Why is the refrigerator empty? Why do I need help breathing? Why is the air so bad? Why did I die before I could grow up? Why am I in a coffin? Why are there so many coffins? Why must I be a prostitute? Who are these people ...
Dawoud Bey: Class Pictures
Don't judge a kid by it's cover
Dawoud Bey gives us an opportunity to look on the inside of our kids with their words and his eye. You can't help but be mesmerized by great portraits and the self accounts that these young adults share. Fantastic piece of modern American art.
Shocking, yet beautiful
This book contains stunning, yet extremely graphic photography which portrays animals, such as frogs, praying mantises, and tarantulas in mating dances, meeting their prey, and devouring fruit. While you can't say that "no animals were harmed in the making of this book" it is a book that brings you face-to-face with animals in their natural behavior. It is a wonderful book and is worth ...
Berenice Abbott (Aperture Masters of Photography)
Julia Van Haaften
Berenice Abbott: a complete life
I thought this was a wonderful pictorial two volume treat revealing the best of Berenice Abbott's work. Like others I was aware of her remarkable coverage of New York architecture in the thirties but I didn't know that she also worked on a large assignment in 1954 photographing US Route 1 from Florida to Maine and between 1940 and 1961 developed techniques for doing scientific photos. Book ...
Christenberry finds mystery in the ordinary
After ordering this book based on the solitude of the cover image, I was not disspointed with the excellent content. Christenberry has an ability to capture the questioning and mystery of quiet images. He stops and watches for natural arrangements that probably go unnoticed by just about anyone. (Except those also blessed to see the intrique that can lie quietly waiting for imagination to find ...
Scoring in Heaven: Gravestones and Cemetery Art of the American Sunbelt States
Virginia Warren Smith
Aperture Book, 1991
Wonderful book. Fantastic pictures. My mother and I are huge cemetary buffs and visit new ones every chance we get. I purchased this as a gift for her and she loved it.
Chiapas: The End of Silence / El fin del silencio
an exquisite, detailed summary of contemporary Chiapas
A marvelous visual "walk" through contemporary Chiapas. Antonio Turok's sentiments are palpable in his pictures. A 'must-have' book for those interested in modern Mexico and, particularly, Chiapas.
Dan Winters: Periodical Photographs
Beauty you can stare at for a long time
There's something about these photographs. I found myself staring at them a long time. Like there were many layers to them. There is definitely a natural history feel to the photographer's work. It's almost like his studio was set up in the back room of a museum. The images capture so much of the subject. And the style is so elegant and pure that the images have an amazing depth. I don't think ...
Dorothea Lange - Photographs of a Lifetime
Photographs of a Lifetime
I had just recently seen a Lange exhibit when I bought this wonderful book. It starts with an essay on Lange by Robert Coles. Then it moves into her photographs and her own words. Her work is beautiful on its own, but to have the photographs and her philosophy side by side is an enriching experience. The photographs fill the entire book so it's a great read and a nice coffee table book. ...
Stones in the Road: Photographs of Peru
Aperture Book, 1992
The British Bulletin of Publications
"Anyone thinking of going to Peru or, for that matter any Andean Republic, on a photographic assignment should study this author and photographer's work with great care. He demonstrates great empathy with the people he photographs--his main subject-matter. The photographer should be heartily congratulated for his exceptional ability to study and understand his subject-matter, achieve ...
Figure and Ground
Richard Renaldi Portrays America
Richard Renaldi's photographs of people and landscapes has captured an essential view of what it means to be an American. Visually and emotionally stunning, his is a portayal of people and places in the US that is both unique and recognizable yet is accomplished without judgement - his approach to his subjects, which cuts across the economic spectrum, is sensitive, understanding and reveals their ...
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