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
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Women photographers

Author: Constance Sullivan

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 263

View: 6333

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Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics

Author: Claire Raymond

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317242467

Category: Art

Page: 242

View: 2747

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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A History of Women Photographers

Author: Naomi Rosenblum

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 432

View: 8443

Women have had a special relationship with the camera since the advent of photographic technology in the mid-nineteenth century. Photographers celebrated women as their subjects, from intimate family portraits and fashion spreads to artistic photography and nude studies, including Man Ray’s Violon d’Ingres. Lesser known— and lesser studied— is the history of women photographers, who continue to make invaluable contributions to this flourishing art form. Featuring more than 300 illustrations, A History of Women Photographers is the only comprehensive survey of women photographers from the age of the daguerreotype to the present day. In this edition, author Naomi Rosenblum expands the book’s coverage to include additional photographers and fourteen new images. The text and the appendix of photographer biographies have been revised throughout, and Rosenblum also provides a new afterword, in which she evaluates the influence of rapidly changing digital technology on the field of photography and the standing of women photographers in the twenty-first century.
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Women Photographers

From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman

Author: Boris Friedewald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791384665

Category:

Page: 240

View: 5708

This thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-depth biographical and critical assessments. Since the inception of photography as an art form nearly 200 years ago, women have played an important role in the development of the genre, often pushing boundaries and defying social convention. This comprehensive volume features 55 of the most important women photographers. Each artist is profiled in spreads featuring splendid reproductions of key works and an in-depth overview of her career and contributions to the art of photography. Biographical information and a contextual essay focusing on the impact of women in the history of the medium makes this an excellent illustrated reference.
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Women Seeing Women

A Pictorial History of Women's Photography from Julia Margaret Cameron to Inez Van Lamsweerde

Author: Lothar Schirmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905791200

Category: Photography of women

Page: 245

View: 4140

This anthology is dedicated to pictures of women taken by women. It begins with photographs by the two great female photographers of the 19th century, Clementina Lady Hawarden and Julia Margaret Cameron, and covers a period of over 100 years to the present day. Some 160 images by 90 photographers present us with the entire spectrum of female self-definition both behind and in front of the camera. As such, the four major themes of social reality, the family, the female body and virtual reality come to the fore with their multifarious pictures from the worlds of art, literature, fashion, dance and show business. There are self-portraits as well as female photographers’ portraits of female photographers, daughters, mothers and, of course, several important female figures including Virginia Woolf, Greta Garbo, Martha Graham, Simone de Beauvoir, Maria Callas, Madonna, Hillary Clinton, and even Her Majesty the Queen.
Posted in Photography of women

#girlgaze

How Girls See the World

Author: Amanda de Cadenet

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847860892

Category: Documentary photography

Page: 272

View: 8294

Collection of photographs from social media movement #girlgaze.
Posted in Documentary photography

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: 1931

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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Follow my leader

Author: HSP

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780153144080

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 846

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Thank You, Sarah

The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving (with audio recording)

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442445068

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3298

From the author of Speak and Fever, 1793, comes the never-before-told tale of Sarah Josepha Hale, the extraordinary "lady editor" who made Thanksgiving a national holiday! Thanksgiving might have started with a jubilant feast on Plymouth's shore. But by the 1800s America's observance was waning. None of the presidents nor Congress sought to revive the holiday. And so one invincible "lady editor" name Sarah Hale took it upon herself to rewrite the recipe for Thanksgiving as we know it today. This is an inspirational, historical, all-out boisterous tale about perseverance and belief: In 1863 Hale's thirty-five years of petitioning and orations got Abraham Lincoln thinking. He signed the Thanksgiving Proclamation that very year, declaring it a national holiday. This story is a tribute to Hale, her fellow campaigners, and to the amendable government that affords citizens the power to make the world a better place! Included in this e-book edition is a read-along option.
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The Book of Fires

Author: Jane Borodale

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fireworks industry

Page: 382

View: 4943

The year is 1752, and 17-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted child. Lost and frightened, she lands work as an apprentice to a fireworks maker. As she learns the trade, she joins in his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen.
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Everything You Know About Art is Wrong

Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 184994475X

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 4361

A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in art and art history. This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through the lives of starving (and not so starving) artists, unusual exhibitions and painting blunders throughout history. In the intriguing, outrageous and often provoking world of the visual arts, nothing is quite as it seems. From the world’s first intance of photobombing in 1843 to the Damien Hirst spot painting that landed on Mars, the destruction of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers during World War II and the £3,500 sheet of paper crumpled into a ball, Everything You Know About Art is Wrong will confound your assumptions about the world of art – and perhaps even the place of art in the world.
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The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen

A Daughter's Tale of Family and Football

Author: Lori Leachman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614488255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 3403

Told in a rich Southern voice, The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen is a quirky, heartwarming true story of life and death in competitive football.
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On the Frontline

Author: Susan Meiselas,Mark Holborn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544716

Category: Documentary photography

Page: 256

View: 4580

This landmark book offers a synthesis of celebrated Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas's views on her work and the role of the documentary photographer. Through text drawn largely from exclusive interviews with editor Mark Holborn, she offers a remarkable commentary on her career, from early work with carnival strippers, through groundbreaking reportage on Nicaragua and El Salvador, to projects encompassing subjects as varied as the Dani tribe of Indonesia, the Kurds of Northern Iraq and victims of domestic violence in California. Central to Meiselas's work are themes of collaboration, return and exchange. With over 110 photographs - some classics, others rarely published - this book demonstrates how the frontline on which Meiselas has worked involves a bearing of witness and a gathering of evidence. As Meiselas has stated: 'To continue on is to be curious - to be compelled to confront, to examine, to expose, to engage, and not know where you will end up or how the journey will change you. The frontline is always a choice.'
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Photographers' Sketchbooks

Author: Stephen McLaren,Bryan Formhals

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544341

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 5341

This book celebrates the new creative processes of the modern photographic era, in which blogs and Instagram streams function alongside analogue albums and contact sheets, and the traditional notebook takes the form of Polaroid studies, smartphone pictures, diaristic projects, found photography, experimental image-making and self-published photo-zines. Each photographer presents his or her sketchbook: several pages of images that convey his or her working methods and thought processes. These intimate, one-off presentations are accompanied by engaging interviews that reveal how the simple act of pressing a shutter can capture and express a fully realized personal vision. Three essays by the authors explore subjects at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, including: photo diaries and online experiments and exhibitions; print and electronic publication; planning and editing large projects; and new cameras and other photographic technologies. Designed to satisfy the most demanding of image junkies, this is an indispensible resource for anyone with an interest in photography or the creative process.
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Butterflies in Flight

Author: Roger Camp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500510902

Category: Design

Page: 104

View: 6626

Here is an exquisitely beautiful homage to the colourful celebrity of the insect world, the butterfly. With more than 300 photographs of real butterflies, depicted in all their lightness and brilliance, and presented in a unique accordion-fold format, Butterflies in Flight is a strikingly attractive gift book that will appeal to anyone who appreciates art and nature. Hundreds of butterflies soar and drift across the page. Each panel of this traditional Japanese format stands on its own visually, yet is also designed to lead to the next panel so that the flight itself appears to glide, panel after panel, before the viewer. The accordion format, which unfolds to more than 23 metres, allows the book to be set upright and displayed as a delightful art object. Roger Camp has brilliantly used modern techniques of photography and digital imaging to create an irresistible flight of real butterflies. He was first inspired by Kanzaka Sekka's 1904 woodblock-printed book, One Thousand Kinds of Butterflies, to find a contemporary way of marrying beauty with technology, thus creating a magical presentation of these infinitely graceful creatures.
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Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive

Author: Alex Prager

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452171579

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Alex Prager is one of the truly original image makers of our time. She creates delicately staged compositions that are familiar yet strange, utterly compelling, and unerringly memorable. Silver Lake Drive showcases Prager's boldest creations to date: from the early Polyester series, through her film collaborations with actor Bryce Dallas Howard, to the tour-de-force Face in the Crowd—shot on a Hollywood sound stage with more than 150 performers—and her 2016 commission for the Paris Opera, La Grande Sortie. In a deluxe hardcover package with a textured two-piece case and foil stamping, Silver Lake Drive is a an essential collectible for Prager's fans and an illuminating introduction to her work for new audiences.
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Madam and Eve

Women Portraying Women

Author: Liz Rideal,Kathleen Soriano

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786271563

Category: Art

Page: 292

View: 7484

How do women paint or photograph each other? How do they represent each other in performance or sculpture? As mothers or heroines? With tenderness, aggression or respect? Madam & Eve explores the female gaze as it focuses on other women. The authors – an artist and a curator – investigate the work of over 200 artists, ranging from the well-established to the lesser known. A historical introduction sets up the artistic and cultural context for the rest of the book, which focuses on art since the 1970s and covers the universal themes of the body, life, death, stories, and icons. The result is an amazing parade of artworks: eye-catching, poignant, powerful, political, idiosyncratic, playful, awkward, passionate, sexy, and positive. It is also an eloquent examination of the impact that the feminist movement has had on contemporary art.
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Evidence

Author: Diana Matar,Victor Levie

Publisher: Schilt Pub

ISBN: 9789053308424

Category: Photography

Page: 104

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Evidence is the cumulation of six years work on political disappearance by the photographer Diana Matar. Years ago the artist s father-in-law, a Libyan opposition leader, was kidnapped by the Egyptian secret service and handed over to the Gaddafi regime; he has been missing ever since. The first third of the book is a meditation on absence told through photographs and excerpts of letters written by the artist to her missing father-in-law, Jaballa. Slowly the book begins to change as it is made clear that Jaballa s actions have implications for her own life and her family s safety. As she travels through London, Libya, Italy and California, the images and diary entries take one on a journey through contemporary history. Crafted as an homage to one man, the book shows the cruel effects of dictatorship on intimate relationships and family life."
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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: 1639

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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