Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity
Publication Date: 30 Jul 2011
Number of Pages: 352
In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in colour and black & white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social and environmental attitudes. She also asks what is at stake in landscape photography now through placing critical appraisal of key examples of work by photographers working in, for example, the USA, in Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic areas, within broader art historical and political concerns. This illuminating book will interest readers in photography and media, geography, art history and travel, as well as those concerned with environmental issues
2:44 pm • 13 April 2014
All my photographs as of 7/11/2011 photocopied in the order they are listed on my website (Then I took them all down)
Edition of 20, signed & numbered
8.5 x 11 in.,
250 pages, stapled, b/w xerox
(via David Schoerner)
4:00 pm • 16 January 2013 • 8 notes
Mark Wyse: Seizure
Damiani Press 2011
8.25 x 10.5 inches,
This monograph by Mark Wyse is based upon a sequence of photographs (some by Wyse, some appropriated from other sources) juxtaposing disparate images as a means of exploring modes of photographic—and personal—meaning. Framing the book’s visual material, a dialogue of textual fragments introduces two voices that ruminate on the sense of seizure experienced while viewing a photograph.
Also see Hard Copy / Soft Image by Charlie White
(via Project Projects — Mark Wyse: Seizure)
10:51 am • 27 December 2012 • 5 notes
War Primer 2
E-book optimised for iPad
War Primer 2 originated as a book published by MACK in 2011 and sold out immediately. It is a sequel to Bertolt Brecht’s War Primer (1955), which was concerned with images of the Second World War, whereas War Primer 2 updates Brecht’s piece with images of conflict generated by both sides of the so-called “War on Terror”.
War Primer 2 was produced in the artists’ studio in a limited edition of 100 copies, applying silkscreen and offset printed images to 100 copies of a 1998 edition (Libris, London) of Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 War Primer. This digital version combines critical and academic essays about War Primer with a screen based rendition of the artist’s book.
(via War Primer 2)
9:55 am • 27 November 2012 • 2 notes
A Manual for the Immaterial Worker
Bureau for Open Culture
16 pages; 2011
8.4 x 5.75 inches
9:11 pm • 5 September 2012 • 1 note
World Cup 2010 | Ian van Coller
Makarapa and Vuvuzela
128 Page Book, 10 x 8 inches (25cm x 20cm)
100 color photographs from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Printed 4 color offset, perfect bound.
Limited Edition of 250, hand numbered and hand signed.
In June and July of 2010, South Africa hosted the largest and most popular sporting event in the world. This is the first time that the FIFA World Cup (European Football) has been held on the continent of Africa. Sixteen years after the end of apartheid this event represents a particularly important time in South African history, where South Africa was able to stage a massive “coming out” party for the rest of the world.
This series of photographs focuses on South African national identity expressed through portraiture of football fans as well landscapes of football fields around the country. South African soccer fans are particularly “colorful” and are known for their trumpeting of Vuvuzelas and their outrageously adorned headgear. These incredibly artful creations, known as Makarapas, have their origins in the mining hardhats that were once synonymous with black migrant workers of the apartheid-era. Today, these mining helmets have been transformed into colorful symbols of national identity now donned by both blacks and whites.
2:39 pm • 25 February 2011 • 2 notes
ISSUE 06 : Fantom Editions
FANTOM PHOTOGRAPHIC QUARTERLY. ISSUE 06/WINTER 2010/PREVIEW
12:02 pm • 3 February 2011
humble arts foundation | the collector’s guide to new art photography vol. 2
The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2
Edited by amani olu & Jon Feinstein
Preface by Jon Feinstein | Introduction by Vanessa Kramer
The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2 is a 216-page biennial sourcebook that highlights some of the most challenging and innovative new photographic work from 100 photographers internationally. Edited by Humble Arts Foundation’s founders, amani olu and Jon Feinstein, with an introduction by Vanessa Kramer, Director of Photographs, Phillips de Pury & Company, The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2 is a resource for collectors, gallerists, curators, art professionals, educators, and the public. This new volume continues Humble’s mission of introducing new talent to people of influence in contemporary art.
The Collector’s Guide Vol. 2 will debut with a book launch party and exhibition at the Chelsea Art Museum on Friday, March 4, 2011, 8PM. Click here for details.
Trim Size: 9 x 10.5 in.
Illustrations: 174 color, 26 black-and-white
Retail: $49.95 plus S+H.
The Collector’s Guide V2 includes full contact information for each artist and gallery representation information if applicable.
PRE-ORDER A COPY
3:45 pm • 27 January 2011 • 1 note
I Heart Boy
by J Yatrofsky
Book Launch and Exhibition Opening
Thursday, February 10, 7–9 PM
Exhibition: February 10–March 6
The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
Please RSVP: iheartboy@powerHouseArena.com
Posing in the intimacy of their own homes, often in studio apartments in Manhattan’s East Village, Lower East Side, or Brooklyn, lanky, hairless bodies are posed sensually against the minimalist backgrounds of naturally lit rooms with sparse furnishings.
Sporting the occasional tattoo and a bit of punk swagger to match their youthful naiveté, with nods to Larry Clark and the ’80s underground music scene, their aesthetic is appreciated by the likes of designer Hedi Slimane, American Apparel, and the most popular indie bands from New York, L.A., London, Paris, and Berlin. This is the undressed and carefree look of today’s urban trendsetter—whose style trickles out of the young, creative circles in cities, only to be copied elsewhere tomorrow.
With each photograph, these sexually charged images of male bodies invite the viewer to dwell upon the welcome tenderness of warm skin. Ultimately I Heart Boy is a series of nudity in the purest sense; of being simply bared as human before the world.
Click here for more information about the book.
1:39 pm • 26 January 2011 • 1 note
Books on Books #9
Paul Graham: Beyond Caring
Essays by David Chandler, Jeffrey Ladd
Hardcover w/ Dustjacket
104 pp, 9.5 x 7 in.
50 Color illustrations
Release date: February 2011
Limited Edition Set also available
published in 1986 is now considered one of the key works from Britain’s wave of “New Color” photography that was gaining momentum in the 1980s. While commissioned to present his view of “Britain in 1984,” Graham turned his attention towards the waiting rooms, queues and poor conditions of overburdened Social Security and Unemployment offices across the United Kingdom. Photographing surreptitiously, his camera is both witness and protagonist within a bureaucratic system that speaks to the humiliation and indignity aimed towards the most vulnerable end of society. Books on Books #9 presents every page spread of Graham’s controversial book along with a contemporary essay by writer and curator David Chandler.
11:35 am • 24 January 2011 • 2 notes