New Arrivals · Photography

December 9, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

American witness : the art and life of Robert Frank

December 8, 2017
Smith, R. J., 1959- author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2017.
viii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portratis ; 24 cm
"...American Witness is the first comprehensive look at the life of a man who's as mysterious and evasive as he is prolific and gifted. Leaving his rigid Switzerland for the more fluid United States in 1947, Frank found himself at the red-hot social center of bohemian New York in the '50s and '60s, becoming friends with everyone from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Orlovsky to photographer Walker Evans, actor Zero Mostel, painter Willem de Kooning, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, Bob Dylan, writer Rudy Wirlitzer, jazz musicians Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, and more. Frank roamed the country with his young family, taking roughly 27,000 photographs and collecting 83 of them into what is still his most famous work: The Americans. His was an America nobody had seen before, and if it was harshly criticized upon publication for its portrait of a divided country, the collection gradually grew to be recognized as a transformative American vision. And then he turned his back on certain success, giving up photography to reinvent himself as a film and video maker. Frank helped found the American independent cinema of the 1960s and made a legendary film with the Rolling Stones. Today, the nonagenarian is an embodiment of restless creativity and a symbol of what it costs to remain original in America, his life defined by never repeating himself, never being satisfied. American Witness is a portrait of a singular artist and the country that he saw."--Dust jacket

Take better selfies

December 5, 2017
Salzberg, Alysa, author.
Pittsburgh, PA : Eldorado Ink, [2018]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Selfies at a glance -- Putting your best face forward -- Show your whole self -- Lighting and angles -- Background information -- Squad goals -- Photo development -- Glossary.
Chances are, you ve taken at least a few selfies. But maybe you don t always like how they come out. In this book, you ll discover simple ways to improve your selfie game including how to look your best for a picture, choosing the right pose, lighting, and angle, and, most importantly, letting your personality shine through. You ll also learn how to make the background of your selfie work for you, and how to share the spotlight with a special place. You ll find pointers for taking memorable group selfies, even with the hardest co-stars of all: babies, toddlers, and pets. And then there's what happens after you take your selfie, from a handy list of popular editing software and apps, to questions that will help you determine if you need to use them. Anyone can take a selfie, but with the tips in this book, you'll take yours to the next level!

Annie Leibovitz : portraits : 2005-2016

November 30, 2017
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949- photographer.
313 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 36 cm
Annie Leibovitz : Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life 1990-2005. In this newest collection, Leibovitz has captured the world's most compelling subjects in the style that has distinguished her as one of the most loved and compelling talents of our time. The photographs document contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.

National Geographic night vision : magical photographs of life after dark

November 30, 2017
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
398 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Energy -- Harmony -- Mystery -- Wonder.

One face fifty ways : the portrait photography ideas book

November 30, 2017
Dyer, Imogen, author, model.
London, England : Ilex, 2017.
160 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Themes -- Accessorizing -- Gear -- Light -- Taking your shot -- Angles -- Posing -- Choosing a formant -- Different faces.
"Whichever side of the camera you like to be on, this book will show you how, with some simple camera techniques and inexpensive items of wardrobe, you can revolutionize your portfolio." -- Page 4 of cover.

Zen dogs

November 30, 2017
Cearns, Alex, 1974- photographer.
116 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 x 22 cm
Introduction -- Zen dogs -- The dogs with eyes wide open.
Celebrate the peace, calm, and joy dogs bring to our lives with this unique full-color collection capturing eighty dogs in their most relaxed and contented moments.-- Source other than Library of Congress.

Ansel Adams : the National Parks Service photographs

November 20, 2017
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984.
160 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Kings River Canyon -- Grand Canyon National Park -- Native Americans and their lands -- Zion National Park -- Saguaro National Monument -- Death Valley National Monument -- Carlsbad Caverns National Park -- Boulder Dam -- Rocky Mountain National Park -- Grand Teton National Park -- Yellowstone National Park -- Glacier National Park.

France is a feast : the photographic journey of Paul and Julia Child

November 13, 2017
Prud'homme, Alex, author, editor.
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
207 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: "Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for Paul." Their wanderings through the French capital and countryside, frequently photographed by Paul, would help lead to the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julia's brilliant and celebrated career in books and on television. Though Paul was an accomplished photographer (his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), his photographs remained out of the public eye until the publication of Julia's memoir, My Life in France, in which several of his images were included. Now, with more than 200 of Paul's photographs and personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud'homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia's lives, but also brings to light Paul Child's own remarkable photographic achievement.

William Wegman : being human

November 6, 2017
Wegman, William, photographer.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2017.
352 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Poeple like us/People we like / William A. Ewing -- Physique -- Masquerade -- Hallucinations -- Vogue -- Cubists -- Zoo -- People like us -- Sit! -- Tales -- Color fields -- Disguise -- Terrain -- Style -- Stay -- People we like -- Nudes -- A conversation / William A. Ewing and William Wegman -- Picture dogs / William Wegman.
"William Wegman's whimsical photographs of his Weimaraner dogs have been celebrated in the art world and enjoyed by pet lovers for nearly four decades. In this entirely new volume, renowned photography curator William A. Ewing presents more than 300 images from the artist's personal archive, unearthing previously unseen gems alongside the iconic images that have made Wegman--along with dressed-up dogs Man Ray, Fay Ray, and others--beloved worldwide. Presented in sixteen thematic chapters, William Wegman: Being Human foregrounds the photographer's penchant for play and his evergreen ability to create images that are at once funny, striking, and surreal. Audiences of all ages will fall in love--for the first time, or all over again--with Wegman and his friends"-- Provided by publisher.

View from above : an astronaut photographs the world

October 10, 2017
Virts, Terry, 1967- author.
303 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Introduction : a life above -- The International Space Station -- Missions and results -- Leaving Earth -- White -- Our place in the universe -- Deliveries from home -- Emergency in space -- Color -- Spacewalking -- The human world -- Returning to Earth -- Epilogue : back home.

The atlas of beauty : women of the world in 500 portraits

October 3, 2017
Noroc, Mihaela, photographer.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
351 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Noroc has journeyed through more than fifty countries to celebrate the diversity of this fascinating world. This volume contains photographs of five hundred women, from tribes, conservative communities, and modern cities. Most were struggling and working hard, and were facing discrimination as women. But through it all they were shining with dignity, strength, and beauty.

Photographer's market.

September 20, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books.
v. ; 24 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011-2018> North Light Books.

The civil contract of photography

September 7, 2017
Azoulay, Ariella.
New York : Zone Books , 2008.
585 pages, 8 pages of color plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Citizens of disaster -- The civil contract of photography -- The spectator is called to take part -- Emergency claims -- Has anyone ever seen a photograph of rape? -- Photographing the verge of catastrophe -- Whose gaze? -- The public edge of photography -- The woman collaborator does not exist.
This is an account of the powerful relations that sustain and make possible photographic meanings, with special attention to photographs of Palestinian noncitizens of Israel and women in Western societies.

Understanding color in photography : using color, composition, and exposure to create vivid photos

August 31, 2017
Peterson, Bryan, 1952- author.
California : Watson-Guptill, [2017]
135 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Veteran photographer and instructor Bryan Peterson is best known for his arresting imagery using bold, graphic color and composition. Here he explores his signature use of color in photography for the first time, showing readers his process for creating striking images that pop off the page. He addresses how to shoot in any type of light, and looks at color families and how they can work together to make compelling images in commercial and art photography. He also helps readers understand exposure, flash, and other stumbling blocks that beginning and experienced photographers encounter when capturing images, showing how to get the most out of any composition. With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, Understanding Color in Photography is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level"-- Provided by publisher.

Gene Smith's sink : a wide-angle view

August 22, 2017
Stephenson, Sam, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
x, 206 pages ; 22 cm
"An incisive biography of the prolific photo-essayist W. Eugene Smith. In an interview with Philippe Halsman, W. Eugene Smith remarked: 'I didn't write the rules, why should I follow them?' Famously unabashed, Smith is photography's most celebrated humanist. During his reign as a photo-essayist at Life magazine in the 1940s and 1950s, he established himself as an intimate chronicler of human culture. His photographs of jazz musicians, disasters, doctors, and midwives revolutionized the role that image-making played in journalism, transforming photography for decades to come. In 1997, lured by the intoxicating trail of people that emerged from Smith's stupefying archive, Sam Stephenson set out to research those who knew him from various angles. In Gene Smith's Sink, Stephenson revives Smith's life and legacy, merging traditional biography with highly untraditional digressions. Traveling across twenty-nine states, Japan, and the Pacific, Stephenson tracks down a lively cast of characters, including the playwright Tennessee Williams, to whom Smith likened himself; the avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage, with whom he once shared a chalet; the artist Mary Frank, who was married to his friend Robert Frank; and Thelonious Monk and Sonny Clark, whom Smith recorded on surreptitious tapes. The result of twenty years of research, Gene Smith's Sink is an unprecedented look into the photographer's beguiling legacy and the subjects around him"-- Provided by publisher.

FotoFocus biennial photography : the Un-document

August 11, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio :, 2016.
113 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Catalog of the FotoFocus Biennail 2016, October 1-31, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Make great art on your iPad : paint, draw, share

August 11, 2017
Jardine, Alison, author.
London : ILEX, 2017.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Explore your creative talents and produce amazing artworks on your iPad"--Cover.

Africa on safari

July 31, 2017
Illman, Kym.
Berkshire : Papadakis, 2015.
204 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Drama and beauty abound on the plains of Africa and in this superb collection of images, Australian photographers Kym and Tonya lllman present an intimate insight into Earth's greatest wilderness. This lavish book is the result of thousands of hours spent on safari in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The lllmans' innovative, and sometimes controversial, approach includes cameras buried at the edges of waterholes, mounted on aerial drones and on remote controlled buggies, with many lost to lions and elephants in the process. They have spent days concealed in photographic hides to capture low level shots and have chartered helicopters to photograph wildlife and vistas not accessible by land. This is Africa on Safari.

Dog decor : canines living large

July 25, 2017
Bradley, Sara Essex, author, photographer.
New York : Glitterati, 2017.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Expressive nature photography : design, composition, and color in outdoor imagery

July 24, 2017
Tharp, Brenda.
New York, New York : Monacelli Studio, [2017]
240 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Introduction -- The heart of photography -- Celebrating light -- Creating visual flow -- Seeing in color -- Interpreting the landscape -- The narrative image -- Impressions of nature -- Seeing in the dark.
"Using single images, along with before-and-after and with-or-without examples, Expressive Nature Photography teaches how to make exposures that are creative, not necessarily correct. Inspiring photographers to get out early and stay out late, this book explains how to use light, an essential element of outdoor photography. Readers will learn how to “see in the dark,” use filters to create very long exposures, create a natural effect using light painting, photograph night skies and moonlit landscapes, and make the best use of available natural light. This book also covers how to use shutter speeds to express motion and capture the energy of fast-moving subjects, such rushing streams, ocean swells, and bounding wildlife. A chapter on the art of visual flow discusses how to create compositions that direct the viewer's eye through the frame for maximum impact. Photographers will develop a sense of when to break the "rules" of composition, how to use elements to frame subjects, what to include and exclude in the frame, how to create the feeling of depth and dimension in a scene, and how to push the boundaries of composition to make memorable nature images that capture and convey fresh viewpoints"

Camera lucida : reflections on photography

July 21, 2017
Barthes, Roland.
New York : Hill and Wang, 1981.
xix, 119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Originally published in 1980 by Éditions du Seuil, France."--Title page verso.
Part One: 1. Speciality of the photograph -- 2. The photograph unclassifiable -- 3. Emotion as departure -- 4. Operator, spectrum and spectator -- 5. He who is photographed -- 6. The spectator: chaos of tastes -- 7. Photography as adventure -- 8. A casual phenomenology -- 9. Duality --10. Studium and punctum -- 11. Studium -- 12. To inform -- 13. To paint -- 14. To surprise -- 15. To signify -- 16. To waken desire -- 17. The unary photograph -- 18. Co-presence of the studium and the punctum -- 19. Punctum: partial feature -- 20. Involuntary feature -- 21. Satori -- 22. After-the-fact and silence -- 23. Blind field -- 24. Palinode -- PART TWO -- 25. "One evening ..." --- 26. History as separation -- 27. To recognize -- 28. The winter garden photograph -- 29. The little girl -- 30. Ariadne -- 31. The family, the mother -- 32. "That-has-been" -- 33. The pose -- 34. The luminous rays, color -- 35. Amazement -- 36. Authentication -- 37. Stasis -- 38. Flat death -- 39. Time as punctum -- 40. Private/Public -- 41. To scrutinize -- 42. Resemblance -- 43. Lineage -- 44. Camera Lucida -- 45. The "air" -- 46. The look -- 47. Madness, pity -- 48. The photograph tamed.
A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontags On Photography.

The great Nadar : the man behind the camera

July 17, 2017
Begley, Adam, author.
New York : Tim Duggan Books, 2017.
248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Nadar aloft -- Félix -- LaVie de bohème -- The writing life -- "All is lost! Nadar has learned to draw!" -- On Rue Saint-Nadar -- Nadar vs. Nadar Jeune -- On the boulevard -- High and low -- Siege balloons -- A long good-bye -- Après Nadar.
A portrait of the fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer discusses his bohemian youth, larger-than-life studio, pioneering exploits as a balloonist, and photography sessions with such famed subjects as Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas. --Publisher

This land : an American portrait

June 30, 2017
Spencer, Jack, 1951- author, photographer.
xvi, 268 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 x 34 cm.
"This Land presents some one hundred and forty photographs that span the nation, from Key West to Death Valley and Texas to Montana. From the monochromatic and distressed black-and-white images that began the series to the oversaturated color of more recent years, these photographs present a startlingly fresh perspective on America"--Publisher's website.

The family imprint : a daughter's portrait of love and loss

June 28, 2017
Borowick, Nancy, author, photographer.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm
"When Photojournalist Nancy Borowick's parents, Howie and Laurel, were diagnosed with stage IV cancer and simultaneously underwent treatment, she did the only thing she knew how -- she documented it. By turning the camera on her family's life during this most intimate time, Borowick learned a great deal about herself, family, and relationships in general. She discovered that her parents' marriage -- while complex -- was an intricate symbiosis of compassion. Their partnership and sense of family only deepened. And no matter the prognosis, there was always room for laughter. Today, Borowick, herself, is married. Her father passed away in 2013, and her mom followed suit, 364 days later. The lessons she garnered from Howie and Laurel were plentiful: always call when the airplane lands, never pass on blueberry pie -- and most importantly, family is love and love is family"--Provided by publisher.


June 15, 2017
Pettit, Donald R., photographer.
Chicago, Illinois : Press Syndication Group, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
Chiefly illustrations.

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