New Arrivals · Photography

September 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The gay essay

September 16, 2014
Friedkin, Anthony, 1949- photographer.
San Francisco : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, [2014]
143 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Catalog of an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco of photographs by American photographer Anthony Friedkin made between 1969 and 1973.
For more than forty years, American photographer Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949), creating full-frame black-and-white images, has documented people, cities and landscapes primarily in his home state of California. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 and 1970, Friedkin made a series of photographs that together offer an eloquent and expressive visual chronicle of the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco at the time. This is the first book to explore the series, titled The Gay Essay, in depth within the broader historical context that gave rise to it. 1969 witnessed the Stonewall riots in New York City and was a turning point in the history of community building and organized political activism among homosexuals in the United States. The Gay Essay provides a singular, intimate record of this crucial moment. Friedkin's portraits, taken in streets, hotels, bars, and dancehalls, demonstrate a sensitivity and an understanding that has imbued the photographs with an enduring resonance. This handsome book features seventy-five full-page plates and is accompanied by engaging essays and a poem by Eileen Myles.

One woman 100 faces

September 16, 2014
Tolot, Alberto, photographer.
1 volume (unnumbered pages) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm.

David Benjamin Sherry : it's time

September 15, 2014
Sherry, David Benjamin.
Bologna : Damiani, c2009.
vii, 48, A-7 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.

The world atlas of street photography

September 15, 2014
Higgins, Jackie.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014.
399 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
North America -- Latin America -- Europe -- Africa -- Australia -- Asia.
The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture--often candidly--the chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life ever since the genesis of photography in the 19th century. The World atlas of street photography focuses on the abundance of photos created on street corners internationally, including classic documentary street photography as well as mediated images of urban landscapes, staged performances, and sculpture. Twelve specially commissioned artworks are featured, in addition to a wide selection of striking and well-known images of city life. Lively and informative, this handsome book compiles expressions of a vibrant genre and is the first of its kind to scour the globe--from New York to New Delhi, Beijing to Brighton, Havana to Hamburg, and Sydney to Seoul. This magnificently illustrated compilation of more than 700 images presents over one hundred established and emerging contemporary photographers, including Nikki S. Lee, Lise Sarfati, Jeff Wall, Daido Moriyama, Alexey Titarenko, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, David Goldblatt, and Julio Bittencourt, among many others. The World atlas of street photography offers a peek through the lenses of photographers chronicling the fever, furor, and intimacy of urban life.

Photographer's market.

September 11, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books.
v. ; 24 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011-2015> North Light Books.

A royal passion : Queen Victoria and photography

September 3, 2014
xi, 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Invention of photography in the Victorian world / Jennifer Green-Lewis -- A young monarch, a new art, and the introduction of the photographic exhibition / Anne M. Lyden -- Queen Victoria's private photographs / Sophie Gordon -- "As we are" : exploring the royal we in photographs of Queen Victoria / Anne M. Lyden.
In January 1839, photography was announced to the world. Two years prior, a young Queen Victoria ascended to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. These two events, while seemingly unrelated, marked the beginnings of a relationship that continued throughout the nineteenth century and helped construct the image of an entire age. A Royal Passion explores the connections between photography and the monarchy through Victoria's embrace of the new medium and her portrayal through the lens. Together with Prince Albert, her beloved husband, the Queen amassed one of the earliest collections of photographs, including works by renowned photographers such as Roger Fenton, Gustave Le Gray, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Victoria was also the first British monarch to have her life recorded by the camera: images of her as wife, mother, widow, and empress proliferated around the world at a time when the British Empire spanned the globe.

[Photograph album : portraits].

August 29, 2014
[Place of production not identified] : [producer not identified], [18--?-19--?]
1 volume (unpaged) : black and white photographs ; 16 cm
Title provided by cataloger.
Book in original binding with decorative metal clasps on front and back covers, with gold edged pages.
1. Mrs. Thomas Carless -- 2. Annie Carless -- 3. Thomas Carless -- 4. Mary Carless -- 5. George Procter Carless -- 6. Mr. Henry Carless -- 7. Mr. George Henry Procter -- 8. Mrs. Procter -- 9. Mr. Carless -- 10. Mrs. Carless -- 11. Mr. Joseph Carless -- 12. Queen Victoria -- 13. Prince Consort -- 14. Princess Royal -- 15. Prince of Wales -- 16. Princess Nice -- 17. Prince Alfred -- 18. Princess Helena -- 19. Imperial family of France -- 20. Earl Russell.
A volume of twenty individual portrait photographs.

The street photographer's manual

August 21, 2014
Gibson, David, author.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A medium reliant on unexpected moments is now catapulted into the future with smart phones, digital technology, and specialty equipment0Street photography has been around since the very first cameras were invented, producing some of the most poignant images of our time. Today, a wave of new technology has given this photographic genre a new lease of life, from phone cameras to specialist lenses to digital zooms. This book leads the reader through a series of fully illustrated tutorials, including how to shoot a face in a crowd and how to train your eye to observe and capture the unexpected. Readers will be inspired by some of the best street photographers in the world, and then go forth and create their own memorable images.

Backyard bird photography : how to attract birds to your home and create beautiful photographs

August 8, 2014
Tekulsky, Mathew, 1954-
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
ix, 213 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Photos framed : a fresh look at the world's most memorable photographs

July 31, 2014
Thomson, Ruth, 1949- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
61 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Explores some of the most famous photographs in history, including Stephen Dalton's "Ladybird Take-off," Charles C. Ebbets' "Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper," and Neil Leifer's "Muhammad Ali versus Sonny Liston."

An American odyssey : photos from the Detroit Photographic Company, 1888-1924

July 28, 2014
Köln, Germany : Taschen, c2014.
611 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 40 cm.
"The rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images from the private collection of Marc Walter were produced by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. Using a photolithographic process that predated the autochrome by nearly 20 years, they offered people the very first color photographs of The United States. Suddenly, the continent's colors were available for all to see. The rich ochres and browns of the Grand Canyon, the dazzle of Atlantic City, became a visual delight not only for eyewitnesses, but for Americans far and wide." -- Publisher.

We went back : photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim

July 25, 2014
Young, Cynthia, 1969-
Munich : DelMonico Books, [2013]
304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held January 18 - May 5, 2013 at the International Center of Photography.
Director's foreword -- Lives of Chim / Carole Naggar -- We went back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim / Cynthia Young -- Actual Responsibility / Roger Cohen -- Plates -- Publication history.
"Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim began his career in the early 1930s photographing for leftist magazines in Paris. In 1936, one of these magazines, Regards, sent him to the front lines of the civil war in Spain, along with comrades Robert Capa and Gerda Taro. Although war formed the backdrop of much of his reportage, Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European politics, social life, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II. Like millions of other Europeans, Chim had suffered the pain of dislocation and the loss of family in a concentration camp. His profound empathy for his subjects is evident in his postwar work on child refugees. In this volume, Chim emerges as both a talented reporter and a creator of elegant compositions of startling grace and beauty. The book places Chim's work within the broader context of 1930s-1950s photography and European politics"-- Provided by publisher.

Brassaï : for the love of Paris

July 14, 2014
Brassaï, 1899-1984, photographer.
253 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held from November 8, 2013 to March 8, 2014 in the Salle Saint-Jean at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.
"Simultaneously published in French as Brassaï, pour l'amour de Paris"--Title page verso.
Foreword / Bertrand Delanoë -- Chronology -- Introduction: an artist's life -- The Paris of Marcel Proust -- The walls of Paris: graffiti -- The Paris of the années folles -- Picasso's Paris -- Eternal Paris: the Paris of the flaneur.
"This striking monograph celebrates the beauty of Paris, Brassaï's muse throughout his career. Hungarian-born photographer Brassaï dedicated more than fifty years of his artistic creation to capturing his adoptive city in all its facets. From winsome children playing in the public gardens to an amorous couple on an amusement park attraction, from opera and ballet stars to prostitutes and vagrants, and from cobblestone alleyways to ephemeral graffiti, his photographs embody the very essence of Paris. In an interview shortly before his death in 1984, he explained how Paris had served as an infinite source of inspiration and had reigned as the unifying theme that characterized each phrase of his artistic work", viewed April 17, 2014.

Karl Blossfeldt, 1865-1932 : the complete published work

July 10, 2014
Adam, Hans-Christian, 1948-, author.
543 pages : ilustrations ; 20 cm
Text in German, French, and English.
Original edition, 1999, Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH.
"German photography pioneer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) photographed plants so beautifully, and with such originality, that his work transcends the medium itself. Over more than 30 years, he took thousands of photographs, revealing a formally rigorous talent whose precision and dedication bridge the 19th- and 20th-century worlds of image making and bring a distinctly sculptural aspect to a firmly two-dimensional art form. Beautifully but starkly composed against plain cardboard backgrounds, Blossfeldt's images, relying on a northern light for their sense of volume, reveal nothing of the man but everything of themselves. They are still lifes, piercingly final statements on their subject, and have endured owing to their aesthetics and the ongoing fascination of students and photographers. Like their maker, they are quietly and lastingly effective."--book jacket.

Build your own pinhole cameras : print out and make cool paper cameras to take amazing photos

July 10, 2014
Quinnell, Justin, author.
Lewes, United Kingdom : Ilex, [2013].
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 /34 in.)
CD includes 7 easy-to-follow design templates.

Natural newborn baby photography : a guide to posing, shooting, and business

July 10, 2014
Long, Robin., author.
San Francisco, California : Peachpit Press, [2013].
207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Read this if you want to take great photographs

July 10, 2014
Carroll, Henry.
London : Laurence King Pub. Ltd., 2014.
128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
Includes index.

Touching strangers

July 2, 2014
Renaldi, Richard, photographer.
119 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm.
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 usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers, for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society. -- Provided by publisher.

Oddyssey : the Billiad

July 1, 2014
Westheimer, Bill.
West Orange, NJ : Petey Pie Press, c2009.
63 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 cm.
Oddyssey is a quirky photo journal of one man's trip around the world - without leaving Ohio. With humor and style the traveler visits towns from Moscow to Mesopotamia, Congo to Calcutta, Aberdeen to York by way of Utopia and scores of other unlikely places all found in America's heartland. As foreign as the place names are, the towns are distinctly American. The photographs connect mid-America with the larger world. -- P. [4] of cover.

Sacred spaces : Turkish mosques & tombs

June 18, 2014
Cross, Mary, photographer.
New York : The Quantuck Lane Press, 2013.
255 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Stunning photographs celebrate the great mosques and tombs of the Ottoman period in Turkey. Over twenty mosques and tombs built from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries in Istanbul, Bursa and Edirne. They are the products of a bold, daring, and refined civilization at the height of its power.

The photobook : a history. Vol. III.

June 18, 2014
Parr, Martin, 1952-
London ; New York : Phaidon Press Ltd., 2014.
320 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
While the history of photographs is a well-established canon, less critical attention has been directed at the phenomenon of the photobook, which for many photographers is perhaps the most significant vehicle for the display of their work and the communication of their vision to a mass audience. Volume III, co-edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, expands this study and history of the photobook further. It explores the symbiotic relationship between the contemporary propaganda book vs. the protest photobook, sex and youth culture, photographers examining their own environments and the impact of the Internet and social media on the nature of the photobook, among much else. The book is divided into 9 thematic chapters, each featuring general introductory text providing background information and highlighting the dominant political and artistic influences on the photobook in the period, followed by more detailed discussion of the individual photobooks. The introductory chapter texts are followed by spreads and images from over 200 books, which provide the central means of telling the history of the photobook. Chosen by Parr and Badger, these illustrations show the most artistically and culturally important photobooks in three dimensions, with the cover or jacket and a selection of spreads from the book shown.

Girls standing on lawns

May 28, 2014
Kalman, Maira.
New York : Museum of Modern Art, c2014.
64 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 22 cm.
"Combining vintage photographs from MoMA's collection, original paintings by Kalman inspired by these photographs, and text by Handler, Girls standing on lawns puts on display the creators' shared fascination with anonymous snapshots and the rich lives, memories, and stories they evoke."--P. [4] of cover.

Cindy Sherman

May 22, 2014
Moorhouse, Paul.
London ; New York : Phaidon, 2014.
145 p. : ill., ports. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
This is an introduction to the life and work of Cindy Sherman.

Henri Cartier-Bresson : here and now

May 19, 2014
Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
399 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Translated from the French by David H. Wilson and Ruth Sharman.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Gallery 1, 12 February to 9 June 2014.

The new art of capturing love : the essential guide to lesbian and gay wedding photography

May 16, 2014
Hamm, Kathryn, 1969-
New York : Amphoto Books, an imprint of The Crown Publishing Group, [2014]
x, 213 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A wedding revolution -- Breaking the mold -- Engagements -- Two grooms -- Two brides -- Wedding parties -- Wedding rituals.
"This first guide to posing and sensitively capturing same-sex couples on their wedding days equips semi-pro and professional wedding photographers to serve the exciting LGBT wedding photography market"-- Provided by publisher.

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