New Arrivals · Photography

April 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Berenice Abbott : a life in photography

April 17, 2018
Van Haaften, Julia, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
xix, 634 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Berenice Abbott is to American photography what Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. Abbott's sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography but also as a teacher, writer, archivist, and inventor. A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped to Paris - photographing, in Sylvia Beach's words, "everyone who was anyone" - before returning to New York as the Roaring Twenties ended. She soon fell in love with art critic Elizabeth McCausland, with whom she would spend thirty years of her life. Abbott's best known work, "Changing New York," documented the city's 1930s metamorphosis. She next turned to science as a subject, culminating in work important to America's 1950s "space race" with the Soviet Union. This biography secures Abbott's place in the histories of photography and modern art while framing her accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.

Retro cameras : the collector's guide to vintage film photography

April 17, 2018
Wade, John, 1945- author.
New York, New York : Thames and Hudson, 2018.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm
Includes index.
"With over 550 illustrations."
"Retro Cameras is a stylish, design-led guide to classic and retro cameras aimed at those who want to discover the world of analogue photography. It includes more than 100 camera models, from the easily affordable to the highly collectible, in 13 formats: 35 mm SLRs; 35 mm Rangefinders; 35 mm Viewfinder Cameras; Roll Film SLRs; Sheet and Roll Film Folding Cameras; Twin Lens Reflexes; Instamatics; Stereo Cameras; Panoramic and Wide-angle Cameras; Miniature Cameras and Instant Cameras. Supplementing an already comprehensive resource are quick reference shooting guides for each format, as well as a section on retro camera accessories."-- Provided by publisher.

Genealogy research and those photographs : how to keep details of the people and day with any photo in a permanent way without altering the original photograph

April 5, 2018
Kalten, D., author.
vii, 79 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Where you start -- Step one -- Scan to where -- Your notes -- Saving information -- The trick -- When -- Adding information -- Printing choices -- Added examples -- Main steps in program -- Main steps in summary -- Free programs.

Photographic : the life of Graciela Iturbide

March 27, 2018
Quintero, Isabel, author.
95 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
"Born in Mexico City in 1942, Graciela Iturbide wants to be a writer, but her conservative family has a different idea. Although she initially follows their wishes, she soon grows restless. After tragedy strikes, she turns to photography to better understand the world. The photographic journey she embarks on takes her throughout Mexico and around the globe, introducing her to fascinating people and cultures, and eventually bringing her success and fame. With more than two dozen photographs by Iturbide herselft, Photographic explores the questions of what it means to become an artist."--Back cover.

Sally Mann : a thousand crossings

March 26, 2018
331 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Catalog of an exhibition held at National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 4-May 28, 2018, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, June 30-September, 23, 2018, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, November 20, 2018-February 10, 2019, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 3-May 27, 2019, Jeu de paume, Paris, June 17-September 22, 2019 and High Museum of Art, Atlanta, October 19, 2019-January 12, 2020.
Writing with photographs: Sally Mann's ode to the South, 1969-2017 / Sarah Greenough -- Family -- Flashes of the finite: Sally Mann's familiar terrain -- The land -- The Earth remembers: landscape and history in the work of Sally Mann / Drew Gilpin Faust -- Last measure -- Abide with me: the color of humanity in Sally Mann's world / Hilton Als -- Abide with me -- Torn from time itself: Sally Mann's new avenues from old processes / Malcolm Daniel -- What remains.
For more than 40 years, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature's magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work-portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies-is that it is all "bred of a place," the American South. Mann, who is a native of Lexington, Virginia, has long written about what it means to live in the South and to be identified as a Southerner. Using her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage, she asks powerful, provocative questions-about history, identity, race, and religion-that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries. Organized into five sections-family, landscape, battlefields, legacy, and mortality-and including many works not previously exhibited or published, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann's artistic achievement of the past four decades. It is also a focused exploration of how the legacy of the South-as both homeland and graveyard, refuge and battleground-emerges within her work as a powerful and provocative force that continues to shape American identity and experience. Exhibition:National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA (04.03.-28.05.2018) / Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA (30.06.-23.09.2018) / The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA (20.11.2018-10.02.2019) / The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (03.03.-27.05.2019) / Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (16.06.-15.09.2019) / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA (13.10.2019-05.01.2020).

Paper promises : early American photography

March 22, 2018
Harris, Mazie M., author.
Los Angeles, CA : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2018]
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
"This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Paper Promises: Early American Photography, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from February 27 to May 27, 2018."
A vast number of beautiful impressions -- Face value -- Patent politics -- A new kind of evidence / Christine Hult-Lewis -- Plantation tourism / Matthew Fox-Amato.

Pictures photographed by A. Nielen, Cincinnati O.

March 14, 2018
Nielen, A. (Andries), 1850-1940.
Cincinnati, OH : A. Nielen, [1900?].
17 unnumbered leaves : color illustrations ; 15 x 21 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is a scrapbook bound in dark brown cloth with 3 metal eyelets and string tie.
"Colored by the hands of Japanese artists"--Page [2] of cover.
Travel photographs by A. Nielen from his travels to Japan, New Guinea, Hawaii, and Sweden, arranged as a scrapbook. All include a descriptive text on bottom border of picture. Images affixed to black card stock pages.

Birds of the photo ark

March 13, 2018
Sartore, Joel, photographer.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2018]
239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
For avian enthusiasts, from armchair observers to dedicated life-listers, this brilliant book from acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore celebrates the beauty of all birds, great and small. This elegantly packaged celebration of birds from around the world unites incredible animal portraits from Joel Sartore's distinguished National Geographic Photo Ark project with inspiring text by up-and-coming birder Noah Strycker. It includes hundreds of species, from tiny finches to charismatic eagles; brilliant toucans, intricate birds of paradise, and perennial favorites such as parrots, hummingbirds, and owls also make colorful appearances. Everyone who cares about birds--from the family with a bird feeder outside the kitchen window to the serious birder with a life list of thousands--will flock to this distinctive and uplifting book.

The photographer's vision : understanding and appreciating great photography

March 7, 2018
Freeman, Michael, 1945-
Amsterdam ; New York : Focal Press, ©2011.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
A momentary art -- Understanding purpose -- The genres of photography -- What for? -- Capture to concept -- Photographers' skills -- Surprise me -- The skill to capture -- Compositional skills -- Color and not -- Lighting.
In The Photographer s Eye, Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, The Photographer's Mind, he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international best-sellers featured Michael s own photography: stunning landscapes, revealing portraits, and fascinating street photography. Now, in The Photographer s Vision, he examines the work of photography s greats, explaining how to look at a photo - and how to learn from looking at it.


February 19, 2018
Griffin, Brian, 1948- photographer, interviewee.
London : GOST Books, 2017.
383 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Summary provided by cataloger.
An exploration of the music photography by Brian Griffin that was shot for album covers, singles, posters and press for such artists as Ian Dury, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, The Specials, Elvis Costello, and others. Main text is in the form of a conversation between Brian Griffin and Terry Rawlings.

Neal Preston : exhilarated and exhausted

February 2, 2018
Preston, Neal, author, photographer.
334 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Includes index.
"Neal Preston is one of the greatest rock photographers of all time. Exhilarated and Exhausted is a no-holds-barred complete retrospective of his 40-year career. Produced in collaboration with Neal, this is the first time he has allowed unrestricted access to his legendary archive - considered one of the music industry's most significant and extensive photo collections. This exceptional volume is a who's who of rock royalty."-- Provided by publisher.

People knitting : a century of photographs

January 30, 2018
Levine, Barbara, 1960- author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2016]
143 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Includes index.
The delightful photography of people knitting, from the 1860s to 1960s, showcases everyone from Hollywood starlets to the farm wives of the Shetland Islands. People Knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life--a charming tribute in photographs and colorful printed ephemera to this ever-popular and sometimes all-consuming craft.

Portraiture unplugged : natural light photography

January 18, 2018
Caylor, Carl, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
We live in an era where the broad accessibility of smartphones means that photography is no longer an esoteric pursuit. Anyone with a smartphone can and does snap images of themselves and of their friends. As such, guides which imply that you need enormous amounts of equipment or training to take a photograph are simply ignored, if not laughed at. This title appeals to readers desire to craft better images, while also recognising that most readers won't have the time nor the desire to spend hours tinkering with lighting.

The luminous portrait : capture the beauty of natural light for glowing, flattering portraits

January 17, 2018
Messina, Elizabeth.
New York : Amphoto Books, ©2012.
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
A reference for wedding and portrait photographers as well as amateur shutterbugs of any experience level demonstrates how to maximize natural lighting for the best effects.

Tina Barney

January 16, 2018
New York : Rizzoli 2017.
239 pages : chieflycolor illustrations ; 31 cm
Internationally acclaimed American artist Tina Barney burst on the scene in the early 1980s with her provocative yet intimate photographs capturing the domestic lives and social rituals of the elite. In choosing colour over black and white and producing large-format prints, she broke the tradition of established fine-art photography at the time. Her unstintingly honest portrayal of her subjects, many of whom are family and friends, remains completely original. Straddling the line between candid and choreographed photography, between engagement and detachment, she captures her subjects in a range of rarefied settings, both private and public.

If you're bored with your camera read this book

January 12, 2018
Fordham, Demetrius, author.
London : ILEX, 2017.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
You know photography, don't you? Nice group pictures, tasteful landscapes, perhaps a filter from an app on your phone. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive, boring...right? WRONG! In this book you'll find inspiring ideas and genuinely different techniques that you can use to capture anything, from artistic portraits, through to stunning street photography and unusual aboreals. This book will open your eyes, and your lens cap, to new ideas.

Naptime with Joey

January 12, 2018
Izumikawa, Laura, author, photographer.
New York : Gallery Books,, 2017.
120 pages : chiefly color illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
"Joey Marie wears many hats (or, rather, wigs): she's dressed up as Inigo Montoya, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Pikachu, Anna Wintour, Moana, and Barb from Stranger Things. She's taken trips to Hawaii, baked croissants, and blasted off to the moon as an astronaut (at least, in her dreams). She's held occupations such as pizza chef, aerobics instructor, and handy-dandy-fixer-upper (figuratively, of course). She's inspired a parenting blog, been the face of her mom Laura Izumikawa's Instagram account--and for the first time, she's taken the leap from the ranks of internet-baby-snoredom to the pages of a book. Naptime with Joey is chockablock full of over a hundred deliciously adorable photos of Joey dressed up as various pop culture characters, movie stars, musicians, vacationers, and holiday-goers, making this the most fun, festive, and downright delightful gift under the sun"--Amazon.

I see a city : Todd Webb's New York

January 11, 2018
Webb, Todd, photographer.
175 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
A city seen : Todd Webb's postwar New York / Sean Corcoran -- My city, lost and found / Daniel Okrent -- Plates -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments.
"I See a City: Todd Webb's New York focuses on the work of photographer Todd Webb produced in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. Webb photographed the city day and night, in all seasons and in all weather. Buildings, signage, vehicles, the passing throngs, isolated figures, curious eccentrics, odd corners, windows, doorways, alleyways, squares, avenues, storefronts, uptown, and downtown, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Harlem. The book is a rich portrait of the everyday life and architecture of New York. Webb's work is clear, direct, focused, layered with light and shadow, and captures the soul of these places shaped by the friction and frisson of humanity. A native of Detroit, Webb studied photography in the 1930s under the guidance of Ansel Adams at the Detroit Camera Club, served as a navy photographer during World War II, and then went on to become a successful postwar photographer. His work is in many museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Todd Webb's New York at the Museum of the City of New York, where Webb had his first solo exhibition in 1946, this book helps restore the reputation and legacy of a forgotten American artist."--Publisher's website.

Stephen Shore : selected works 1973-1981

January 11, 2018
Shore, Stephen, 1947- photographer.
279 pages : color illustrations ; 39 cm
"... an international group of artists, curators, authors, and cultural figures have selected up to ten photographs apiece from Stephen Shore's Uncoming Places archive. None of the images appear in the current edition of his landmark book of the same name; most are published here for the first time. Each suite of photographs, chosen from over four hundred newly scanned or rediscovered negatives, offers an idiosyncratic commentary on Shore's distinctive vision of America and proposes new perspectives on this seminal body of work from the 1970s and early '80s"--Page 5.


January 10, 2018
Michals, Duane, photographer.
171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 31 cm
"Duane Michals' Portraits presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of more than a half-century of portrait photographs--many of iconic cultural figures--by one of our era's most influential and entertaining artists.Duane Michals, the subject of a major retrospective exhibition organized by the Carnegie Museums in 2014 and scheduled to travel in 2018, has long been recognized for his inventive photo sequences, which shaped the work of several generations of artists. But even as he enjoys wide acclaim, a central body of work by the eighty-five-year-old artist remains little known.For decades, Michals was a sought-after editorial photographer for leading magazines, portraying outstanding creative personalities of our era. This comprehensive selection of his inventive portraits--many not previously published in book form--accompanied by Michals' inimitable, sometimes hilarious observations and reminiscences, will delight his fans and engage new admirers. The book features intimate and illuminating images of musical performers such as Barbra Streisand and Johnny Cash; actors from Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams to Tilda Swinton; contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Jasper Johns; authors such as Norman Mailer and John Cheever; and old masters of modern art including Rene Magritte and Balthus."-- Provided by publisher.

Extra! Weegee : a collection of 359 vintage photographs from 1929-1946

January 10, 2018
336 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 x 31 cm
Published to coincide with an exhibition held at Fotografiska, Stockholm, April 7 - May 28, 2017.
Weegee (1899?1968) erhielt 1938 als Erster offiziell die Erlaubnis, den New Yorker Polizeifunk live mitzuhören. Seither traf er teilweise noch vor der Polizei am Krisenherd ein und machte unzählige Aufnahmen. Vom hartgesottenen Polizisten bis zum großmäuligen Ganoven, von der mitternächtlichen Schnapsdrossel bis zum tanzenden Jazzer, vom dramatischen Großbrand bis zu den Feierlichkeiten zum Ende des Weltkrieges: Weegee bannte all diese Momente in unvergessliche Bilder. Der Band zeigt auch die bisher unbekannte Seite des berühmten Fotografen: feiernde, glückliche Menschen. Ergänzt werden die Werke durch die spannende Geschichte der Wiederentdeckung dieses jahrzehntelang verschollenen Archivs. 00Exhibition: Swedish Museum for Photography, Stockholm, Sweden.

Polaroid : the complete guide to experimental instant photography

January 10, 2018
Adam, Rhiannon, author.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2017.
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Camera and film format guide -- Creative techniques.
"Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography is the go-to resource for all lovers of instant photography. Divided into two main parts, Camera and Film Format Guide and Creative Techniques, it offers a comprehensive introduction to instant photography, including: a wide-ranging overview of instant cameras and compatible accessories and film; tips on what to buy and where to buy it; how to adapt equipment and preserve the life of your images; easy step-by-step guides to a wide range of image manipulations, accompanied by visual showcases of the work of the very best Polaroid photographers; extensive resources section, complete with film compatibility guide, a list of stockists, and safety information. Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography provides photographers, art students, and vintage camera enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills to push the boundaries of what an Polaroid photograph can be"--Back cover.

Microsculpture : portraits of insects from the collections of the Oxford University of Natural History

January 2, 2018
Biss, Levon, photographer.
New York, NY : Abrams, 2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
"Microsculpture is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss's photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale format to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. Each picture in Microsculpture is created from approximately 8,000 individual photographs. Segments of the specimen are lit and photographed separately using microscope lenses, then stacked to maintain sharp focus throughout. These images are then combined to create a single high-resolution file. From start to finish, each portrait takes approximately 4 weeks to create. The project has captured the attention of the world with features in WIRED and New Scientist. Microsculpture has been exhibited at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Xposure 2016 International Photography Festival in Sharjah, U.A.E. It has been viewed by over half a mil-lion people so far and will be touring museums around the world from 2017 onward."--Publisher.

Avedon : something personal

December 27, 2017
Stevens, Norma, author.
x, 699 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Overture -- Curtain raisers -- His show of shows -- Featured players -- The house of pain -- Finding life through a lens -- All hell breaking loose -- East meets west -- Fresh affiliations -- Forbidden affinities -- Darkroom rivalry -- Assisted living -- First serving -- Assorted nuts -- Second helping -- The Calvin campaigns -- Veni, vidi ... Versace! -- Back in (editorial) fashion -- Believe it or not -- The cash cow -- Unsullied legacy -- The last picture show -- The living end -- Parting words.
A candid portrait of the famed photographer, co-written by his longtime business partner and confidante, traces Avedon's life from his humble New York childhood to his death during a shoot in 2004.

Irving Penn : centennial

December 18, 2017
New York : Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2017]
371 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Published in conjunction with "Irving Penn: Centennial" on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from April 20 through July 30, 2017, and at the Grand Palais, Paris, from September 2017 through January 2018.
Director's foreword / Thomas P. Campbell -- Preface / Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim -- The heart of the matter / Maria Morris Hambourg -- Signs of life, 1939-47 / Jeff L. Rosenheim -- Existential portraits, 1947-48 / Maria Morris Hambourg -- In Vogue, 1947-50 / Philippe Garner -- Cuzco, 1948 / Jeff L. Rosenheim -- Nudes, 1949-50 / Maria Morris Hambourg -- Small trades, 1950-51 / Jeff L. Rosenheim -- Classic portraits, 1948-62 / Maria Morris Hambourg -- Ethnographic photographs, 1967-71 / Harald E.L. Prins -- Cigarettes, 1972 / Maria Morris Hambourg -- Time capsules, 1960s-2007 / Philippe Garner -- Still life, 1968-2000 / Adam Kirsch -- Advertising / Alexandra Dennett -- Penn's printing processes / Vasilios Zatse -- Chronology / Alexandra Dennett -- Notes -- List of plates -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
"Celebrating the centennial of Irving Penn's birth, this volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career. The introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs. The essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits; fashion; female nudes; people of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; still lifes; and more"--Provided by publisher.

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