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Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation: The Photography Workshop Series

Aperture, 2014

In this series, Aperture Foundation works with the world's top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography--offering the workshop experience in a book. Its goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a well-known student of the featured ...
  
  











  



  
Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders

Aperture, 2014

First published in 1968, and now back in print for the first time in ten years, The Bikeriders explores firsthand the stories and personalities of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club. This journal-size volume features original black-and-white photographs and transcribed interviews by Lyon, made from 1963 to 1967, when he was a member of the Outlaws gang. Authentic, personal and uncompromising, Lyon's depiction of individuals on the outskirts ...
  
  











  



  
Jo Ann Callis: Other Rooms
Francine Prose

Aperture, 2014

Jo Ann Callis: Other Rooms , the first publication to comprehensively feature Jo Ann Callis' mid-1970s investigation of the nude body and sexuality, is a revelation; the work is provocative, seductive and remarkably fresh. The artist's playful, evocative use of constrictions and overlays on the human form, including twine, belts, tape and other everyday materials, are both humorous and fraught, offering an intensely personal assessment of the ...
  
  











  



  
The Photographer's Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas

Aperture, 2014

The best way to learn is by doing. The Photographer's Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories and anecdotes from many of the world's most talented photographers and photography professionals. Whether you're looking for exercises to improve your craft--alone or in a group--or you're interested in learning more about the medium, this playful collection will inspire fresh ways of engaging with photographic process. ...
  
  











  



  
Sally Mann: Immediate Family

Aperture, 2014

First published in 1992, Immediate Family has been lauded by critics as one of the great photography books of our time, and among the most influential. Taken against the Arcadian backdrop of her woodland summer home in Virginia, Sally Mann's extraordinary, intimate photographs of her children reveal truths that embody the individuality of her own family yet ultimately take on a universal quality. With sublime dignity, acute wit and feral ...
  
  











  



  
Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers

Aperture, 2014

Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format eight-by-ten-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are ...
  
  











  



  
Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places
Lynne Tillman, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen

Aperture, 2005

Published by Aperture in 1982 and long unavailable, Stephen Shore's legendary Uncommon Places has influenced a generation of photographers. Among the first artists to take color beyond advertising and fashion photography, Shore's large-format color work on the American vernacular landscape stands at the root of what has become a vital photographic tradition. Uncommon Places: The Complete Works presents a definitive collection of the original ...
  
  











  



  
Photography Changes Everything

Aperture, 2012

Photography Changes Everything offers a provocative rethinking of photography's impact on our culture and our daily lives. Compiling hundreds of images and responses from leading authorities on photography, it offers a brilliant, reader-friendly exploration of the many ways in which photographs package information and values, demand and hold attention, and shape our knowledge of and experience in the world. The volume draws on the extraordinary ...
  
  











  



  
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Mind's Eye

Aperture, 2005

Henri Cartier-Bresson's indelible writings on photography and photographers have been published sporadically over the past forty-five years. His essays--several of which have never before been translated into English--are collected here for the first time. The Mind's Eye features Cartier-Bresson's famous text on "the decisive moment" as well as his observations on Moscow, Cuba, and China during turbulent times. These essays ring with the same ...
  
  











  



  
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image: The Photography Workshop Series

Aperture, 2014

In this series, Aperture Foundation works with the world's top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography--offering the workshop experience in a book. Its goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a well-known student of the featured ...
  
  











  



  
Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and The Nude: The Photography Workshop Series
Todd Hido

Aperture, 2014

In The Photography Workshop Series , Aperture Foundation works with the world's top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings and insights on photography, offering the workshop experience in a book. Its goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each book features the creative process and core ...
  
  











  



  
Understanding a Photograph
John Berger

Aperture, 2013

John Berger's explorations of the relationships between the individual and society, culture and politics, and experience and expression through the written word, films, photographic collaborations and performances are unmatched in their diversity, ambition and reach. His television series and book Ways of Seeing revolutionized the way that art is understood. Now, Understanding a Photograph gathers the photography writings of one of the most ...
  
  











  



  
Emmet Gowin
Keith Davis, Emmet Gowin, ...

Aperture, 2013

Throughout his prolific career as a photographer, Emmet Gowin has threaded together seemingly disparate subjects: his wife, Edith, and their extended family; American and European landscapes; aerial views of environmental devastation, brought together by his ongoing interest in issues of scale, the impact of the individual, and notions of belonging. This long-awaited survey pays tribute to Gowin's remarkable career and his impact on the medium. ...
  
  











  



  
Words Not Spent Today Buy Smaller Images Tomorrow: Essays on the Present and Future of Photography (Aperture)
David Levi Strauss

Aperture, 2014

At this transitional moment in the field of photography, how should we consider what is to come for the medium? Can its past and present practitioners help guide us, both as creators and as observers? David Levi Strauss--eminent author, critic and teacher--rises to the challenge of these questions and more in Words Not Spent Today Buy Smaller Images Tomorrow: Essays on the Present and Future of Photography . In the course of 25 essays, some of ...
  
  











  



  
This Is Mars
Alfred McEwen, Francis Rocard, ...

Aperture, 2013

This Is Mars offers a previously unseen vision of the red planet. Located somewhere between art and science, the book brings together for the first time a series of panoramic images recently sent back by the U.S. observation satellite MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Since its arrival in orbit in 2006, MRO and its HiRISE telescope have been mapping Mars' surface in a series of exceptionally detailed images that reveal all the beauty of this ...
  
  











  



  
Mitch Dobrowner: Storms

Aperture, 2013

Mitch Dobrowner has been chasing storms since 2009, traveling throughout Western and Midwestern America to capture nature in its full fury. Making photographs in the tradition of Ansel Adams, to the highest standard of craftsmanship, Dobrowner creates extraordinary black-and-white images of monsoons, tornados and massive thunderstorms conjure awe and wonder. As Dobrowner states in the book's afterword, "I experience storms as living beings, ...
  
  











  



  
Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light
Geoff Dyer

Aperture, 2011

The Suffering of Light is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb. Gathering some of his most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, this exquisite book brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalog. Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and ...
  
  











  



  
The Battle of the Bulge
Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge

Aperture Press, 2014

On December 16, 1944, their lives changed forever... The Battle of the Bulge is a compilation of firsthand accounts narrated by the men and women who endured one of the bloodiest conflicts in American history. Drawn from the official archive of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Inc., these stories describe in riveting detail the experiences of ordinary people-from brutal combat and facing one's own mortality to glimpses of human kindness ...
  
  











  



  
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph: Fortieth-Anniversary Edition

Aperture, 2012

When Diane Arbus died in 1971 at the age of 48, she was already a significant influence--even something of a legend--for serious photographers, although only a relatively small number of her most important pictures were widely known at the time. The publication of Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph in 1972--along with the posthumous retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art--offered the general public its first encounter with the breadth and ...
  
  











  



  
Robert Adams: Why People Photograph: Selected Essays and Reviews

Aperture, 2005

A now classic text on the art, Why People Photograph gathers a selection of essays by the great master photographer Robert Adams, tackling such diverse subjects as collectors, humor, teaching, money and dogs. Adams also writes brilliantly on Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Laura Gilpin, Judith Joy Ross, Susan Meiselas, Michael Schmidt, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Eugène Atget. The book closes with two essays on "working conditions" in the ...
  
  











  








   



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