Firecrackers?

Female Photography Now

Author: Fiona Rogers,Max Houghton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544747

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 240

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A survey of the greatest female photographers working today, created as a platform to showcase important work that might otherwise be marginalized in the still male-dominated photography community
Posted in Photography, Artistic

Girl on Girl

Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

Author: Charlotte Jansen

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679556

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 5664

A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies. This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art. Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female creativity.
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Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics

Author: Claire Raymond

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317242467

Category: Art

Page: 242

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Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics makes the case for a feminist aesthetics in photography by analysing key works of twenty-two women photographers, including cis- and trans-woman photographers. Claire Raymond provides close readings of key photographs spanning the history of photography, from nineteenth-century Europe to twenty-first century Africa and Asia. She offers original interpretations of well-known photographers such as Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, and Carrie Mae Weems, analysing their work in relation to gender, class, and race. The book also pays close attention to the way in which indigenous North Americans have been represented through photography and the ways in which contemporary Native American women photographers respond to this history. Developing the argument that through aesthetic force emerges the truly political, the book moves beyond polarization of the aesthetic and the cultural. Instead, photographic works are read for their subversive political and cultural force, as it emerges through the aesthetics of the image. This book is ideal for students of Photography, Art History, Art and Visual Culture, and Gender.
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National Geographic Stunning Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213921

Category: Photography

Page: 396

View: 1608

"Targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful Photographs, the 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world. Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivalled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life"--
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#girlgaze

How Girls See the World

Author: Amanda de Cadenet

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847860892

Category: Documentary photography

Page: 272

View: 5622

Collection of photographs from social media movement #girlgaze.
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Photography and Collaboration

From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing

Author: Daniel Palmer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474233473

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 3655

Photography and Collaboration offers a fresh perspective on existing debates in art photography and on the act of photography in general. Unlike conventional accounts that celebrate individual photographers and their personal visions, this book investigates the idea that authorship in photography is often more complex and multiple than we imagine – involving not only various forms of partnership between photographers, but also an astonishing array of relationships with photographed subjects and viewers. Thematic chapters explore the increasing prevalence of collaborative approaches to photography among a broad range of international artists – from conceptual practices in the 1960s to the most recent digital manifestations. Positioning contemporary work in a broader historical and theoretical context, the book reveals that collaboration is an overlooked but essential dimension of the medium's development and potential.
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Firecracker

Author: David Iserson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101604336

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 638

A hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson! Being Astrid Krieger is absolutely all it's cracked up to be. She lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents' estate. She was kicked out of the elite Bristol Academy and she's intent on her own special kind of revenge to whomever betrayed her. She only loves her grandfather, an incredibly rich politician who makes his money building nuclear warheads. It's all good until... "We think you should go to the public school," Dad said. This was just a horrible, mean thing to say. Just hearing the words "public school" out loud made my mouth taste like urine (which, not coincidentally, is exactly how the public school smells). Will Astrid finally meet her match in the form of public school? Will she find out who betrayed her and got her expelled from Bristol? Is Noah, the sweet and awkward boy she just met, hiding something?
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Magnum Contact Sheets

Author: Kristen Lubben

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292914

Category:

Page: 524

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Available for the first time in an accessible paperback edition, this groundbreaking book presents a remarkable selection of contact sheets and ancillary material, revealing how the most celebrated Magnum photographers capture and edit the very best shots. Addressing key questions of photographic practice, the book illuminates the creative methods, strategies, and editing processes behind some of the world's most iconic images. Featured are 139 contact sheets from sixty- nine photographers, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks, and spreads from contemporary publications including Life magazine and Picture Post. Further insight into each contact sheet is provided by texts written by the photographers themselves or by experts chosen by the members' estates. Many of the acknowledged greats of photography are featured, including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, and Inge Morath, as well as such members of Magnum's latest generation as Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Alec Soth. The contact sheets cover over seventy years of history, from Robert Capa's Normandy landings and the Paris riots of 1968 via Bruno Barbey, to images of Che Geuvara by Rene Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold, and portraits of classic New Yorkers by Bruce Gilden.
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The Book of Fires

A Novel

Author: Jane Borodale

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110118986X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Reminiscent of Year of Wonders, a captivating debut novel of fireworks, fortune, and a young woman's redemption It is 1752 and seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted child. Lost and frightened, she finds herself at the home of Mr. J. Blacklock, a brooding fireworks maker who hires Agnes as an apprentice. As she learns to make rockets, portfires, and fiery rain, she slowly gains his trust and joins his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen. Jane Borodale offers a masterful portrayal of a relationship as mysterious and tempestuous as any the Brontës conceived. Her portrait of 1750s London is unforgettable, from the grimy streets to the inner workings of a household where little is as it seems. Through it all, the clock is ticking, for Agnes's secret will not stay secret forever. Deeply atmospheric and intimately told from Agnes's perspective, The Book of Fires will appeal to readers of Geraldine Brooks, Sarah Waters, Sheri Holman, and Michel Faber.
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Pics Or It Didn't Happen

Images Banned from Instagram

Author: Arvida Byström,Chris Kraus,Molly Soda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791383071

Category:

Page: 300

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Featuring photographs that have been banned from Instagram, this generously illustrated book explores modern censorship. Instagram's user guidelines prohibit posting "violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic, or sexually suggestive photos." Unsurprisingly, these policies have been a source of tension and debate for many creatives who use the social media platform as a means of self-expression. Having received many takedown notices themselves, artists Arvida Byström and Molly Soda put out an open call asking avid Instagrammers to submit their own censored images. The result is this collection of pictures from well-known and emerging IG users including Petra Collins, Rupi Kaur, Amalia Ulman, Lina Scheynius, Harley Weir, and dozens more. The book features a wide range of subject matter, from body image and sexual relationships to menstruation and nude selfies. Pushing the boundaries of social media guidelines and social mores, this book reveals a fascinating picture of 21st century society's complex views on the image of the human body and censorship.
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Bud, Not Buddy

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1101934263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2668

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Magnum China

Author: Colin Pantall,Zheng Ziyu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544549

Category:

Page: 376

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Many of Magnum_s most renowned photographers _ beginning with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson on assignment in the 1930s _ have been captivated by China. They_ve returned time and again, their fascination growing in line with China_s burgeoning accessibility and international influence. _ both an outstanding photobook and a fascinating social history _ illustrates the agency_s evolving relationship with this increasingly influential nation to give a visually rich, informed photographic account of the country, its people and the changes witnessed over the last nine decades. Chronologically organized to present key periods in the development of the modern state and its associated territories, Magnum China presents in-depth portfolios by individual photographers, accompanied by introductory commentaries on the featured projects and group selections illustrating the diversity of Magnum_s interaction with the region. Supplemented with introductory essays by Jonathan Fenby, historical timelines, lists of photographers_ travels and a fold-out map of China, Magnum China offers detailed and perceptive socio-political, geographical and historical context to complement the outstanding photography of some of the world_s finest photographers.
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JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life

#PeaceOutHaterz

Author: JoJo Siwa

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352025

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Dronescapes

The New Aerial Photography

Author: Dronestegram,Ayperi Karabuda Ecer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544723

Category:

Page: 288

View: 5330

The ultimate collection of drone photography from around the world, sourced from the world's leading drone photography website
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Charles Freger Yokainoshima

Author: Charles Freger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544594

Category:

Page: 256

View: 8224

A gorgeously photographed glimpse into the "island of monsters" the world of Japanese folk masks, characters, and costumes"
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Follow my leader

Author: HSP

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780153144080

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3814

Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

TIME 100 Photographs

The Most Influential Images of All Time

Author: Time Magazine Editors

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1618935070

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 4808

Since its inception, TIME magazine has been synonymous not just with outstanding journalism, but also with outstanding photography. Now, to mark the 175th anniversary of photography and the birth of photojournalism, the Editors of TIME magazine are publishing this companion book to the groundbreaking digital celebration of photography that TIME.com will be mounting online, displaying the most influential photographs of all time. While they may not be the most famous or well-known photographs, each one is unique for the way in which it changed, influenced, or commemorated a particular world event. From the first sports photograph to ever win the Pulitzer Prize - that of Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium to the photograph of Student Neda Agha-Soltan's death during Iran's 2009 election protests, each of the photographs in 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time is significant in how it forever changed how we live, learn, communicate, and in many cases, view the world.
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The Ghost Sitter

Author: Peni R. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101142585

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1987

For fifty years, ten-year-old Susie has waited for her parents and sister to come back. Each new family who moves into her home seems not to notice her, except for the young children. Susie likes children. She even likes baby-sitting, but can she baby-sit forever? Why can't she get anyone else's attention? Charlotte is looking forward to a great summer in her new home, despite her many baby-sitting duties. But someone else seems to be helping her watch her little brother. Someone only he can see. Gradually Charlotte realizes her all-too-normal house is haunted-by the ghost of a girl who doesn't or won't realize that she's dead. Set around the Fourth of July, this story offers two perspectives-one of the living and one of the dead-in a wholly entertaining and thought-provoking way.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Only in Spain

A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love

Author: Nellie Bennett

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402293879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9890

Why don't' you...run away with the gypsies? Ten-hour shifts in a high-end department store and catering to snooty customers...Nellie Bennett's life wasn't supposed to turn out this way. But maybe all she needs to do is infuse a little passion into her routine—through flamenco dance lessons, for instance. What Nellie doesn't realize is that flamenco is not just a dance—it's a way of life that seems much more enticing than her depressing retail gig. So she packs her suede dance shoes and leaves everything she knows behind, flying halfway around the world to seek the authentic experience in Seville, where the dark-eyed gypsy boys and mouth-watering tapas are enough to make Nellie want to stay in Spain forever. And why shouldn't she? Only in Spain is a foot-stomping, full-on firecracker of a memoir—crackling with energy, food, dance, gypsies, and love—that will capture your heart with the first "Olé!" "A vivid, entertaining memoir...Bennett had me itching to pack my bag and join her."—Ann Vanderhoof, author of An Embarrassment of Mangoes and The Spice Necklace
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Fire Cracker

Author: Shirley Kennett

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453286837

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 8127

PJ Gray plays a high-stakes game of computer cat-and-mouse—with a man who doesn’t exist Someone has hacked into the St. Louis Hospital, and not merely to steal information. The hacker alters patient results and drug dosages in the hospital’s computer network, with fatal consequences. Who better for the police to have on the case than PJ Gray, psychologist and master of forensic computer simulation? As Gray gets to work with her old-school partner Leo Schultz, the pair discover the killer’s trail to be far more opaque than usual: They’re chasing someone who’s successfully manufactured his own death. When they start to untangle his plot, they become part of it, as the brilliant murderer puts Gray to the toughest test she’s ever faced. An outstanding follow-up to Gray Matter, and featuring a techno-hunt worthy of Patricia Cornwell, Fire Cracker sizzles with suspense.
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