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America's True Colors is an exploration - from coast to coast - of who we are as Americans. Stephen Marc's magical photographs capture American identity and sense of place like no other artist has, from the perspective of a baby-boomer generation African American documentary/street photographer raised in the Midwest. His book is a record of the collective American community in 2020, in all kinds of places; from public gatherings at special events to commemorations, parades, and protests, to everyday encounters in city streets. Marc shows the rich gestures of a new American culture that are performed, displayed, and exchanged every day, representing hot issues such as immigration, gender identity, civil and women's rights, cultural diversity, patriotism, community and police violence, sports and play, and popular culture. As the United States becomes more demographically and culturally diverse; Americans simultaneously celebrate and are haunted by the nation's past. This is a critical period of social-media distractions and political divisions reminiscent of the turbulent 1950s and 1960s, and Marc's photos straddle the presidencies of Barrack Obama and Donald Trump. Americans are witnessing a significant readjustment in how they define themselves and recognize each other as Americans; and those in search of the American Dream today have to be prepared for the contradictions. It has been decades since photographers Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and others made big trips and depicted a nation undergoing great change in their time. America's True Colors presents a similar journey: It is at once an homage, update, critical response, and expanded vision of those earlier pioneering projects. By comparison, as an African-American man, Marc's perspective and relationship to the nation's fabric is very different; his photos show how there has been a major shift in how Americans both acknowledge and refute, embrace and reject the emerging diversity. As Marc suggests, America may not have reached the post-racial era that many people have hoped for, as the nation navigates the conundrums of coexistence. In its nearly 250-year history, the United States of America has experienced many defining moments, challenged both from within and outside its borders. This is another of those times, when an imperial president and a dysfunctional two-party system have left the nation at odds with itself. It has yet to be determined how Americans will square the lived reality of its citizens and its foundational principles and ideals. Marc's stunning portrait of who we are as Americans contains 250 photographs in advance recognition of America's 250th birthday in 2026.
For thirty-five years, best-selling photographer Richard Berenholtz has captured the iconic skylines of New York and all of its buildings and bridges. Skylines of New York wonderfully showcases the city that never sleeps in grand style with this collection of 100 breathtaking skyline images. From the tip of Lower Manhattan, Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park and the Hudson River--and dozens of locations in between--every well-known NYC site is featured here. To really bring the Big Apple home, some of the city's most memorable skyline panoramas are featured on gatefold pages that open to more than two feet wide. Designed in a handsome yet affordable package, Skylines of New York is the perfect gift for all who love New York.
Trope Tokyo, the fourth volume in the Trope City Editions series, celebrates the architecture and urban landscapes of this dynamic metropolis fusing the ancient and the ultramodern. The collection highlights the photographic images of emerging and independent photographers from Tokyo and beyond, who through their passion for the craft, creative development, and social media smarts have attracted impressive followings on Instagram. This carefully curated and bound collection of 200 photographs offers a new perspective of Tokyo. Each chapter is accompanied by a map, along with the locations where the photographs were taken. From high above Tokyo Tower to the scramble of Shibuya Crossing, these images command a strong point of view: digitally processed, filtered, toned, de-saturated, sharpened, for a very urban sensibility. Showcasing both the quiet traditionalism and sleek futurism of contemporary Tokyo, the images reveal distinctive and dramatic visions of one of the world's greatest cities.
- Brings together two outstanding series of photographs taken 30 years apart that capture the American religious experience - Expands the earlier, now out of print book, God Inc. I, with photographs that were not previously published - God Inc. I & II are bound together in a reversible volume with two covers In the summer of 1990, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer bought a camper van and spent a year traveling across the United States to capture the American religious experience. Published in 1992, the series - which was exhibited at the California Museum of Photography in San Diego - was called God Inc. Thirty years later, he has revisited the American Bible Belt and various other states to see how religious groups embrace modern life and the latest technologies in their search for new followers. The result, God Inc. I & II, is a fascinating documentary of American life that bundles both series of photographs in a reversible format with two covers. The first part is supplemented with photographs that were not published before. 'During the whole year, I asked myself why Americans undergo their religious experiences so intensively and emotionally.' - Carl De Keyzer, during the process of creating God Inc. I. Published to accompany an exhibition in Ghent, Belgium, in November 2020.
- The first academic insight into the Taikang photography collection- High-quality pictures of this revered gallery accompanied by essays from the experts- A glimpse into how portrait photography has shaped the history of China From political leaders to celebrities, photographic portraits exert considerable influence over our reaction to public figures. As the first academic publication focused on the Taikang photography collection, this book explores both the mechanics of portraiture and its psychological effects. Taikang Space is one of the most important non-profit art institutions in China. Based in Beijing, they focus on contemporary art and photography. Portrait Fever is based on the framework of the eponymous exhibition, which ran at Taikang Space from March 2017. This book introduces the curator and researchers involved with the exhibition, as well as researchers such as Shi Zhimin, Jin Yongquan, Liu Jianping, Liu Zhangbolong, who deliver their own unique angles on the topic of portrait photography. Portrait Fever also features the curator's interviews with Qia Sijie, Chen Shilin and Zhang Zuo - respectively the personal photographer, standard portrait re-toucher and darkroom technician of Chairman Mao.