Photography. Photography: A Cultural History (Fourth Edition), by Mary Warner Marien.
Available on Amazon USA and UK Publisher Laurence King writes: Mary Warner Marien discusses photography from a truly global viewpoint and looks at a wide-ranging collection of images through the lenses of art, science, travel, war, fashion, the mass media and individual photographers. In addition to representing the established canon of Europe and the United States, key work from Latin America, Africa, India, Russia, China and Japan is also included. Professional, amateur and art photographers are all discussed, with 'Portrait' boxes devoted to highlighting important individuals and 'Focus' boxes charting particular cultural debates.
Richard Billingham, Ray's A Laugh, 1996 Mary Warner Marien is Emeritus Professor at Syracuse University and this publication started as a textbook for her students. Photography. Have a look at some of the works, ideas and facts i discovered in the book: Clara Sheldon Smith, Claude F. (English) Çağlar Kanzık. Mrs. Deane : nothing is too amazing to be true. Non-digitally manipulated hand print © Yaseen Al-Obeidy The Kuwait Weeks were born out of a conversation I had with Kuwaiti photographer Mohammed Alkouh, who is currently having a solo show at CAP Kuwait, which includes a number of his recent studio portraits.
We talked about his encounters in the traditional portrait studios, which gave him the love for the hand-colored image, and how for him those photographs, like real life instances of Oscar Wilde’s pictures of Dorian Gray, contained the presence and the youth of a family member now in advanced age or even deceased. And how the vintage image has this mysterious time-warp quality that we cannot shake off or stop being fascinated by — an addiction merciless tapped into and catered to by several online platforms, numerous photo books, collections, some galleries, eBay sellers and auctioneers. Installation view with self portraits of Al-Obeidy over the years © Hester Keijser.
Conscientious. Articles Contemporary Photographers Diane Meyer May 6, 2013 – According to the artist, Diane Meyer’s Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten “is based on photographs taken at various points in my life and arranged by location.
Sections of the images have been obscured through a layer of embroidered pixels sewn directly into the photograph. The embroidery deteriorates sections of the original photograph forming a new pixelated layer of the original scene. Book Reviews, Photobooks Review: Naked by Rimaldas Viksraitis May 3, 2013 – A few years ago, Rimaldas Viksraitis won the Discovery Award at the Arles photography festival for his work in the Lithuanian countryside, depictions of scenes that for many critics and viewers brought to mind photographers like Boris Mikhailov or Richard Billingham. Review: Kiev by The Sochi Project Apr 26, 2013 – The release of smaller, purely photo-centric books, has been a part of The Sochi Project for the past years now.
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