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Siegfried Hansen, Friday 24 September 2010

Street Photography Now

Street Photography Now
Street Photography Now
Three Members of Public Life, Ying Tang, Markus Hartel and Siegfried Hansen participate in the book
"Street Photography Now"
Get up close and personal with the world’s best street photographers as they capture the drama of everyday life at 1⁄125 of a second. Prowl pavements and back alleys, encountering comic absurdities, small acts of kindness and scenes of unexpected beauty; let your eye be caught by a witty billboard, a woman dressed as an angel, a businessman sprinting through the crowd: the human carnival is in town and the streets are alive.

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Street Photography Now



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Robert Engelhardt, Saturday 17 May 2008

Les Parisiens sous l'Occupation - Occupied Paris Shown Full Color

Interesting and controversial exhibition in Paris of color photographs of life under the German occupation. Read the full report about the exhibition on Spiegel Online

Buy at Paris Bibliotheques: Les Parisiens sous l'Occupation - Occupied Paris Shown Full Color

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Markus Hartel, Tuesday 07 March 2006

Louis Stettner's New York

Louis Stettner's New York
Reknowned photographer Louis Stettner depicts the ever evolving city of New York in a fascinating collection of pictures ranging from the 1950s through the 1990s to the present. 100 duotone photographs.

Buy at Amazon: Louis Stettner's New York

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Markus Hartel, Tuesday 07 March 2006

Urban Prisoner

Urban Prisoner
Matt Weber first started taking photographs while working as a NYC taxi driver. He soon discovered that the idea of seeing something and recording it was really what he'd been doing all along, mentally framing shots as he drove around town on twelve hour shifts. Gradually his confidence began to build, and he began to see himself as a photographer with a taxi, rather than a cabbie with a camera.

Although Weber's book can be viewed as a revival of classic street photography, as Lifson points out in his introduction, "he works at being nobody but himself." Images go from despairing to hopeful, alarming to mundane, but are never contrived, moments which appeared on their own, rather than being orchestrated to achieve their effect. "His strongest pictures have no minor subjects or incidental matter and thus achieve a seamless coherence of subject and context."

not exactly a steal at $60, but Matt did put lots of sweat and effort in it to get the book published in great quality...

Buy at abebooks.com: Urban Prisoner

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Markus Hartel, Tuesday 07 March 2006

Drive by Shootings

Drive by Shootings
Anything can happen on the streets of New York City. For instance, a former art director for Saks Fifth Avenue could decide to become a taxi driver, and then start photographing all the other crazy things and moments of city life going on around him. David Bradford is one of the few American-born, English-speaking cabbies left in Manhattan, and the only one he knows of that shoots photos while he drives. Using high-speed black and white film and an automatic camera, Bradford has been shooting the New York streets since 1990. The more than 600 photos here reveal an edgy, unguarded New York, catching street vendors, other drivers, billboards, the soaring architecture of skyscrapers and bridges, nighttime revelers, graffiti, and abstract patterns of lights and rhythmic structures, along with such whimsical images as a line of young women by a truck, each toting a bare-bottomed male mannequin. Several essays describe Bradford and his methods, in English, German, and French.

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Markus Hartel, Tuesday 07 March 2006

Bystander : A History of Street Photography

Bystander : A History of Street Photography
from amazon.com:
This landmark book, a monumental chronicle of the photographic genre created from the chaotic energy of everyday street life, grew out of a fifteen-year collaboration between an esteemed curator and a distinguished photographer. The work of such celebrated masters as Atget, Stieglitz, Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Garry Winogrand are presented here, along with extraordinary photographs by complete unknowns. Colin Westerbeck's enlightening text illuminates each of these images, and a new illustrated afterword by Westerbeck, only available in this paperback edition, examines contemporary street photography.

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Arthur Fleischmann, Wednesday 01 February 2006

Magnum Stories

Magnum Stories
For everyone interested in documentary photography, this is a fascinating book. Not only does it conatin images by 61 members of the legendary Magnum photo agency, these photographers also discuss their work, careers and beliefs.

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Arthur Fleischmann, Wednesday 01 February 2006

Winterreise

Winterreise
In the winter of 1998/99 photographer Luc Delahaye traveled through Russia. This book contains the pictures he took on his journey: dark, depressing. Beautiful at the same time. A small (13 x 18 cm) yet remarkable book.

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Arthur Fleischmann, Wednesday 01 February 2006

Jeanloup Sieff. 40 Years of Photography

Jeanloup Sieff. 40 Years of Photography
Another of those Taschen bargains... :-) For €19.99, you get a beautiful, large "coffee-table" book, full of fascinating B&W pictures, very nice print quality. And not only are the photos a pleasure to look at, the text is also fun and worth reading.

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Arthur Fleischmann, Wednesday 01 February 2006

Willy Ronis

Willy Ronis
Willy Ronis is a key figure in the history of French photography. He is regarded as one of the most important representatives of the humanist school of photography. This new book offers an overwiev of his work, a bit of everything: street photos, reportage, portraits and nudes. 192 pages of wonderful B&W photos. Print quality is excellent, especially considering the cheap price - for €19.99, this book is a bargain.

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