Synopses & Reviews
55 is a new series of beautifully produced pocket-sized books that acknowledge and celebrate all styles and aspects of photography.
Dorothea Lange was working for the FSA in California at the same time as Walker Evans was photographing in the South. Her work from this time produced one of the iconic images of the twentieth century Migrant Mother, also known as Migrant Madonna. Lange was an overtly political photographer. She empathized greatly with the plight of her subjects. Her photographs show her respect for their dignity in the face of often unbearable circumstances and explicitly condemn those she perceived as their exploiters.
"Dorothea Langes iconic portraits of impoverished settlers in Americas Midwest in the Thirties...shock and fascinate." Sainsburys
This volume - investigating the work of a particular photographer, in this case, Dorothea Lange - comprises a 4000-word essay by an expert in the field, 55 photographs presented chronologically, each with a commentary, and a biography of the featured photographer.
Photography is the visual medium of the modern world. It pervades our lives and shapes our perceptions. 55 is a major new, ongoing series of beautifully produced pocket-sized books that celebrate the world's most important photographers from art, photojournalism, science, street photography, fashion photography, to travel photography. Each book focuses on an individual master and features 55 of their key works with a short introduction and critical commentaries, telling both the photographer's story and the story of the world that shaped their views.