ONLY HUMAN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTIN PARR

ONLY HUMAN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTIN PARR

A major new book on Martin Parr explores the photographer's most enduring subject - people - as never before By turns witty, surprising, and ingenious, Martin Parr's photographs reveal the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight. This book - published to coincide both with Parr's 2019 exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery and also the date the UK will leave the EU - examines what it means to be human at a time of both change and retrospection. Bringing together new work from the last decade, Only Human explores the concepts of Britishness and national identity through the rituals and habits of everyday life.
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ANDRE KERTESZ: THE POLAROIDS

ANDRE KERTESZ: THE POLAROIDS

After the death of his wife, Andre Kertesz consoled himself by taking up a new camera, the Polaroid SX70. As with earlier equipment, he mastered the camera and produced a provocative body of work that both honored his wife and lifted him out of depression. Here Kertesz dips into his reserves one last time, tapping new people, ideas, and tools to generate a whole new body of work through which he transforms from a broken man into a youthful artist.
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THE BITTER YEARS – EDWARD STEICHEN AND THE FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PHOTOGRAPHS

THE BITTER YEARS – EDWARD STEICHEN AND THE FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PHOTOGRAPHS

The Bitter Years was the title of a seminal exhibition held in 1962 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Edward Steichen, and 2012 marks its fiftieth anniversary. The show featured 209 images by photographers who worked under the aegis of the U.S. Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 1935-41, as part of Roosevelt's New Deal. The FSA, set up to combat rural poverty during the Great Depression, included an ambitious photography project that launched many photographic careers, most notably those of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange.
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GUSTAV KLIMT AND EMILIE FLOGE: PHOTOGRAPHS

GUSTAV KLIMT AND EMILIE FLOGE: PHOTOGRAPHS

Emilie Flöge was only a teenager when she met the painter Gustav Klimt, but their friendship soon evolved into a complex and loving relationship that lasted the rest of their lives. Alfred Weidinger, an acclaimed expert on Klimt and his contemporaries, has compiled an exhaustive collection of photographs relating to the artist and his designer muse. While Klimt took many of these shots, other photographers include Carl Schuster, Victor von Spitzer, Hugo Henneberg, Pauline Kruger Hamilton, Anton Josef Trcka (Antios), and unknown individuals who had access to the couple's private lives.
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WILLIAM KLEIN ABC

WILLIAM KLEIN ABC

Born in New York in 1929, William Klein is one of the leading photographers of the postwar era, as well as an influential filmmaker, painter, and graphic artist. This astonishing book, selected and designed by Klein himself, offers a visual survey of his long and varied career. It includes his poetic street photography of New York, Moscow, Rome, Tokyo, and Paris; his exciting fashion photography; stills and posters from his bitingly satirical films; and his graphically powerful painted contact sheets. Klein, whose achievement puts him on a level with Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn, lives in Paris and is revered in Europe. This is the first comprehensive book on his work published in the United States in 20 years.
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100 GREAT STREET PHOTOGRAPHS

100 GREAT STREET PHOTOGRAPHS

Over the past few decades, the long tradition of street photography has been wholly transformed by the proliferation of digital cameras, the Internet, and smartphones. A new generation of photographers have embraced this modern technology to capture the world around us in a way that is unstaged, of the moment, and real. Exploring this rich seam of emergent and exciting street photography, the 100 photographs featured in this book-the majority of which are previously unpublished and taken in the last few years-are presented on double-page spreads along with commentary about the work and its creator.
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