Synopses & Reviews
The ocean has been a rich subject for artists since time immemorial. To pay tribute to the beauty of the ocean and to celebrate the artists that have captured its many extraordinary faces, photography editor Sue Hostetler has compiled work from eighty of the most prominent contemporary photographers. The book features contributions by Vicki Goldberg, renowned photography critic; Jean-Michel Cousteau and Robert Redford, who are lifelong environmentalists; and a message from the Natural Resources Defense Council which is dedicated to preserving natural habitats the world over. From the haunting work of Shirin Neshat to the pop-techno vision of Mariko Mori, to the elegantly romantic work of Elliott Erwitt, Oceans
is a unique and stunning volume.
Robert Adams, Harry Callahan, Lynn Davis, Rineke Dijsktra, Elliott Erwitt, Andreas Gursky, Richard Misrach, Shirin Neshat, Jock Sturges, Hiroshi Sugimoto, William Wegman, Minor White, and many others.
About the Author
is president of Ocean Futures Society, which is dedicated to communicating with the public on critical marine issues and helping to activate action partnerships amongst decision makers.
In addition to his work as an actor, director, and producer, Robert Redford has been a noted environmentalist since the early 1970s. His advocacy has covered a wide spectrum of environmental and conservation issues including involvement in the passage of many landmark pieces of environmental legislation, and the preservation of those protections in ensuing years. He has been a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council for twenty-six years.
Vicki Goldberg is one of the country's leading photography critics. She is the author of The Power of Photography: How Photography Changed Our Lives and Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography. She writes frequently for the New York Times and Vanity Fair.
Sue Hostetler has traveled the world as a social documentary photographer capturing civil unrest and the delivery of medical aid to wartorn areas such as Rwanda, Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Guatemala, and Cuba. She now works as a photo editor. As well as conceiving and compiling Oceans, Sue orchestrated the benefit auctions in New York and San Francisco, which will support the NRDC, and that accompany the release of the book. She lives in New York City.