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Behind the Camera by Maria Ausherman; Fontaine Dunn (Foreword by); Amy Sancetta (Introduction by)Each of the women in this series stepped out of the bounds of physical and social expectations to pursue her personal vision through photography. Some were fortunate to have come from wealthy families who fostered their interests. Others had to make their way by supporting themselves, or they found encouragement from other, more established photographers. Many chose to avoid or leave behind the comforts of married life at a time when marriage provided the primary source of financial security for a woman. Each of them surmounted the challenges they encountered in order to pursue their dreams. I hope their true stories inspire you, and I invite you to continue documenting and recording whatever is most important in your life through the ever-evolving tool of photography, just as these women did before you. FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS: Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934) Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) Alice Austen (1866-1952) Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869-1933) Anne Brigman (1869-1950) Jessie Tarbox Beals (1870-1942) Bayard Wootten (1875-1959) Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) Elise Forrest Harleston (1891-1970) Laura Gilpin (1891-1979) Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) Helen Levitt (1913-2009) Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953)
Call Number: TR139 .A97 2021
The Photographer's Playbook by Jason Fulford (Editor); Gregory Halpern (Editor); Mike Slack (Photographer)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. Inside you will find advice for better shooting and editing, creative ways to start new projects, games and activities, and insight into the practices of those responsible for our most iconic photographs-John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, Susan Meiselas, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Tim Walker, and many more. The book also features a Polaroid alphabet by Mike Slack, which divides each chapter, and a handy subject guide. Edited by acclaimed photographers Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, the assignments and project ideas in this book are indispensable for teachers and students, and great fun for everyone fascinated by taking pictures.
Call Number: TR146 .P4365 2014
American Geography by Matt BlackAmerican Geography is the visual record of Magnum photographer Matt Black's five-year, 100,000-mile road trip across 46 states of the United States, plus Puerto Rico. It examines the conditions of powerlessness, prejudice and pragmatism among America's poor. The project originated in Matt Black's exploration of his own home town in California's rural Central Valley - a place that has been called 'the other California' - where one third of the population lives in poverty. Travelling out from that location in 2015, he went on to visit designated 'poverty areas' - places with poverty rates of above 20% as defined by the US census. He found that, rather than being anomalies, 'poverty areas' are never more than two-hour's drive apart. They are woven throughout the fabric of the country, yet are cut off from the 'land of opportunity'. Matt Black's compelling black and white photographs, from which one can trace a line back to the FSA Photographers of the 1930s and 1940s such as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, are accompanied by his own travelogue - an eclectic combination of observations, overheard conversations in cafés and city buses, diner menus, bus timetables, historical facts and echoes from daily news reports - which enrich the vivid portrait of these 'states of un-America.' With 100 illustrations in colour
Call Number: TR681 .P6 B533 2021
The Good Times Rolled by Bernard HermannThe Good Times Rolled comes from the French phrase laissez les bons temps rouler, which symbolizes the spirit of the city of New Orleans. Festive and flamboyant, the legendary Crescent City is a cauldron in which the spicy flavors of many different cultures and races have blended for nearly three centuries. Bernard Hermann's images capture the unique intensity of New Orleans's African American community and in doing so reveal the true soul of this exotic American city.