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The first detailed study of what filmic images can tell us about iconic photographs, No Power Without an Image reveals the multifaceted connections between seven celebrated photographs of political struggles, taken between 1936 and 1968, and cinema in all its forms.
Growing up in Colorado with his father in the Professional Bull Riding Association, Luke Gilford spent his formative years around the rodeo, an American institution that has often been associated with conservatism and homophobia. It was only later, when he discovered the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA), that he began to see himself as part of a rodeo family. The IGRA is the organising body for the LGBTQ+ cowboy and cowgirl communities in North America - a safe space for all races and gender expressions. The queer rodeo brings in participants from rural regions all over America for structured educational programs and competitions, facilitating opportunities to hone athletic skills, connection and care for animals, personal integrity, self-confidence, and support for one another. Gilford has spent over three years travelling the country to document this diverse and ever-evolving subculture. Shot on medium-format film and printed in a traditional dark room, the work is detailed and rich with emotion and colour. The resulting National Anthem photographs are both personal and poetic - clear testaments to Gilford's intimate relationship to the community. National Anthem is a celebration of outsiders and the immense beauty of chosen families everywhere.
Nor Dread Nor Hope Attend. Photographs from the Plains of Africa gathers 65 stunning black and white photographs of the icons of the Kenyan wilderness. This is David Gulden's second monograph and the culmination of seven years work. With his masterful eye, he has perfectly captured the elegance and beauty of lions, elephants, zebras and giraffes in their natural habitat. With a title from a poem by acclaimed Irish poet W.B. Yeats, Nor Dread Nor Hope Attend includes text by Dr. Richard Leakey, journalist Fiammetta Rocco, and American artist Alex Beard.
Hometown collects a series of suburban landscape photographs taken on Long Island between 1973-1980 by Joseph Szabo. Sharing the same DNA as his Teenage and Almost Grown series, Szabo's Hometown images conjure up an instant nostalgia, recalling fond memories of Szabo's childhood and adolescence in suburbia. Szabo explains, The Hometown scenes reminded me of places I knew from my youth, places that I saw on my way to school, church, or the museum. They struck an emotional chord in me, one that is hard to put into words but that revealed their connection to my own past. In that sense, Hometown is autobiographical. Building on his past work, Hometown gives context to the suburban lives that Szabo has documented so effectively for almost forty years.
Tar Beach. On the Rooftops of Little Italy brings together photographs and memories of life in and around the rooftops of Little Italy, New York. These are pictures that were made, kept and gathered by various families who handed them down from 1940 to the early 1970's. Reflections from the community offer perspectives of multiple generations, as Angel Marinaccio says: If you had an accomplishment- communion, confirmation, wedding, graduation or birthday, you'd dress up in your best outfit and go to the rooftop to take pictures and celebrate with your family. We see the images they shared and saved. The introduction to Tar Beach is written by renown filmmaker Martin Scorsese who grew up on the streets portrayed in this collection. He writes: The roof was our escape hatch and it was our sanctuary. The endless crowds, the filth and the grime, the constant noise, the chaos, the claustrophobia, the non-stop motion of everything... you would walk up that flight of stairs, open the door, and you were above it all. You could breathe. You could dream. You could be. Photographer Susan Meiselas, along with two of her neighbours, Angel Marinaccio and Virginia Dell'Orio, collected and curated these vernacular photographs to convey the feeling of this special place and time in the daily lives of Italian immigrants as they made their way to becoming part of American culture. The book is designed by Yolanda Cuomo.
Death in the Making will be a reprint of the original book published in 1938. With images by Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, it was a poignant tribute to the men and women, civilians and soldiers alike, who were fighting in Spain against Franco's oppressive and fascist insurrection. The book included only one year of images, but covered the spectrum of emotions of a civil war, from the initial excitement to the more harrowing realities of modern warfare. After World War II and the rising fear of Communism in the United States made association with the Spanish Civil War a liability, the book was forgotten. Today Death in the Making is newly appreciated for its call to arms against rising fascist threat. This new publication will replicate the original layout by photographer Andre Kertesz, the original caption text by Capa and preface by writer Jay Allen, but will also dramatically improve the image quality of the first edition. The new edition will also include an essay with new information about the making and the reception of the original book and a complete checklist identifying the author, location and date of each image. One of the most significant revelations is that Death in the Making contained unattributed photographs by Chim, later known as David Seymour, friend and colleague of Capa. The book is a co-publication with the International Center of Photography.
BALLROOM HARRY: Volume II picks up the trail of actor-artist Harry Goaz as he's reprised his infamous role on David Lynch's Twin Peaks. Harry Goaz has been an avid photographer since he was in his teens, and he shares his work in book form for the first time in this collection of photography. This collection pulls from his more recent travels as he returns to Los Angeles, visiting with a keen eye, like seeing long lost old friend. The Ironic juxtaposition of the subtitles under the images peel away another layer of his persona while deftly avoiding direct explanation. This is his second collaboration with creative production group Talented Friends.