Artist-photographer has won a cult following for his flamboyant, lavishly staged and surrealist fashion photography. Now he brings his unique brand of very British fantasia to a subject close to his and all our hearts: grandmothers. This volume offers an assortment of characterful portraits.
The author's playful approach to capturing Parisian street scenes on camera earned him recognition as one of the twentieth centurys most important photographers. In this volume, he leads us on an entrancing tour into Parisian gardens, along the Seine, and through crowds of Parisians.
1989 was an epoch-making year. This title records the fall of the BerlinWall, Tiananmen Square, the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia and the Exxon Valdez disaster; in the world of entertainment, the success of Madonna and George Michael; and the release of the films "Batman", "Dead Poets Society" and "When Harry Met Sally".
Suitable for anyone interested in photography, whether beginner or advanced, this book introduces the work of 20 top international photographers, showing in step-by-step detail how an idea progresses from concept stage to final image.
A selection of two hundred photographs in colour and black and white of old hands, young hands, mothers cradling their children, people gripping guns, hands tied up, hands being hennaed, chopping food, holding flowers, performing surgery and playing cards, eating, painting, saluting and blessing.
Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind.
Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. This is a book on art in various languages.
Contains essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness.