Diane Arbus was one of the greatest photographers of the last century. Her portraiture of freaks, circus performers, twins, nudists and others on the social margins connected with a wide public at a deep psychological level. This biography begins at the moment Arbus quit the world of commercial photography to be an artist, and ends with her death.
From the empty magical theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay. This title showcases the photographs from around the world documenting this phenomenon.
A wonderful photo-documentary account of a year in the life of Oxford University, created by the renowned photo-journalist Martin Parr. His exquisite behind-the-scenes images are accompanied by Simon Winchester's witty and affectionate essay on life in the iconic institution.
You want to look through the lens of your camera and change the world. This title provides a theory of, and history of, photography as activism. It also includes interviews with contemporary photographers.
Bruce Gilden was born in 1946 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. After taking photography classes at the School of Visual Arts, he embarked on his first major project: recording tourists and pleasure-seekers visiting Coney Island.
Documents and celebrates the work of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the significant force in Mexican photography and one of the foremost practitioners of visual arts in the 20th century. This title includes over 360 sumptuous tritone photographs which are arranged in chronological order and mark Alvarez Bravos remarkable 80-year career.