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Ryan McGinley: Whistle for the Wind
Ryan McGinley: Whistle for the Wind
by Ryan (pht) Mcginley
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In 2002, two years after Ryan McGinley, then a student, staged his first exhibition of photographs in a SoHo gallery, he created inexpensive handmade books of a sampling of his work titled The Kids Are Alright. Those books eventually found their way to... (read more)

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The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life
The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life
by George Lange
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Renowned photographer George Lange's work is guided by one simple truth: An unforgettable photograph is not about what the subject looks like, but what it feels like. In this entirely new kind of photography guide, written by Mr. Lange and Scott Mowbray,... (read more)

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Step-By-Step Wedding Photography: Techniques for Professional Photographers
Step-By-Step Wedding Photography: Techniques for Professional Photographers
by Damon Tucci
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Photographing a wedding is one of the most demanding tasks a photographer can undertake. Because of the tremendous import of the event to the couple, their families, and their guests and attendants, there is no room for error. Its the photographers job... (read more)

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Fred Stein: Paris New York
Fred Stein: Paris New York
by Fred (pht) Stein
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Fred Stein (1909-1967) was a master of street photography. As an early pioneer of the hand-held camera, he captured poignant moments in the street life of two of the world's great cities: Paris and New York, where he lived after fleeing from Nazi... (read more)

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Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland
Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland
by Jennifer A. Watts
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Bruce Davidson (b. 1933) and Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) are two of the greatest American photographers of their generation. Working in different traditions, and exhibiting fundamentally distinct approaches, they are both brilliant observers whose art... (read more)

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Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit
Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit
by Paul Martineau
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Controversial, misunderstood, and sometimes overlooked, Minor White (1908–1976) is one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, whose ideas exerted a powerful influence on a generation of photographers and still resonate today. His... (read more)

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Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
by Julian Cox
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For more than forty years, American photographer Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949), creating full-frame black-and-white images, has documented people, cities, and landscapes primarily in his home state of California. During the culturally tumultuous years of... (read more)

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Magic Light and the Dynamic Landscape
Magic Light and the Dynamic Landscape
by Jeanine Leech
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Moments of peak action are well-known in sports photography, but they also happen in nature photography. The light can change within seconds and the best light may occur only long enough for a single frame. To create dramatic images, landscape... (read more)

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Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful
Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful
by Matthew S. (edt) Witkovsky
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This retrospective catalog features vintage prints as well as recent, unpublished work by internationally acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka (b. 1938). A leading member of the photo agency Magnum, co-founded by his close friend Henri Cartier-Bresson... (read more)

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Promising Waters
Promising Waters
by Mila (pht) Teshaieva
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For over four years, award-winning Ukranian photographer Mila Teshaieva has documented the transformation of the three former Soviet republics on the shores of the Caspian Sea: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. The battle for control of the... (read more)

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Here Far Away
Here Far Away
by Pentti (pht) Sammallahti
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This retrospective covers more than forty years of work and unfolds in almost as many countries. Pentti Sammallahti is a wanderer who makes subtle observations of the people and animals he encounters. He records the ordinary and in that ordinariness... (read more)

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Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs: 1949-1962
Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs: 1949-1962
by Nicholas Cullinan
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Robert Rauschenberg's engagement with photography began in the late 1940s under the tutelage of Hazel Larsen Archer at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. This exposure (or experience) was so great that for a time Rauschenberg was unsure whether to... (read more)

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Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows
Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows
by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams
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Presenting her breathtaking photographs alongside interviews with those who knew her best, this volume is the first attempt to put Vivian Maiers work in context and create a moving portrait of her as an artist. Though she created more than 10,000... (read more)

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The Art of the Photograph: Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions
The Art of the Photograph: Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions
by Rob Sheppard
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Featuring more than 200 of master photographer Art Wolfe's stunning images, The Art of the Photograph  helps amateur photographers of all levels break bad habits and shatter common yet incorrect assumptions that hold many photographers back and... (read more)

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Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Carl Mydans: The Library of Congress
Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Carl Mydans: The Library of Congress
by Carl (pht) Mydans
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Providing a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War, each Fields of Vision volume includes an introduction to the life of the photographer and 50 evocative images selected from their work. Carl Mydans was born in... (read more)

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Eva Besnyo: Budapest - Berlin - Amsterdam
Eva Besnyo: Budapest - Berlin - Amsterdam
by Eva (pht) Besnyo
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 A prominent figure in the Dutch New Photography movement, Eva Besnyö is best known for her remarkable landscapes, portraits, and architectural photographs, which retain their incredible intensity to this day. But beyond her impressive... (read more)

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Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
by Jordan Matter
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The mystery of the body in motion. The surprise of seeing what seems impossible. And the pure, joyful optimism of it all. Dancers Among Us presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking—but in the... (read more)

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American Cinematographer Manual, Volume 1 (9TH 04 Edition)
American Cinematographer Manual, Volume 1 (9TH 04 Edition)
by Stephen H. Burum
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This newly revised edition of the "American Cinematographer Film Manual" continues to be the standard, providing fully updated, comprehensive coverage of cinematography from production to post. (Performing Arts)... (read more)

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The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography: Classic Tool, Universal Applications
The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography: Classic Tool, Universal Applications
by Chris Johnson
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In this fifth edition of The Practical Zone System, Chris Johnson updates his classic manual on Ansel Adams s landmark technique for the digital age. Whether you are a beginning, large-format, or professional photographer; whether you work with digital... (read more)

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Once: Pictures and Stories
Once: Pictures and Stories
by Wim Wenders
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Wim Wenders ranks among the greatest artistic minds of contemporary film: over the past 30 years his films have consistently demonstrated such clarity and sensitivity that they have transcended boundaries of language and nationality, finding a devoted... (read more)

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