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In the second half of the 19th century, unprecedented advances in technology resulted in the collision of travel and photography. Explorers were able to document their journeys, hauling enormous amounts of equipment over arduous terrain. The results were breathtaking. This collection of photographs takes readers on a historic global tour that includes five continents and offers a visible record of worlds long-since vanished. Beginning in North Africa amid the pyramids and along the Nile, this book takes readers down through the Sahara to South Africa via Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Zanzibar. The journey continues from South to North America, capturing images of the tribes near Cape Horn in Patagonia, an expedition down the Amazon River, the Panama Canal, Yellowstone Park, trains in New York City, and the Inuit tribes of Canada. The journey across Europe goes from Cologne Cathedral, over the Alps, down to Naples, via the Balkans through to the Ottoman Empire. The book concludes with images from Persia to Mongolia, along with apan, India, Java, and ending in Australia. The 230 mostly duotone images include the works of William Henry Jackson, Felice Beato, Timothy O'Sullivan, Linnaeus Tripe, Samuel Bourne, and many others. Accompanied by expert commentary, these images shed invaluable light on the ways Western societies confronted and reimagined the world beyond their borders.
In the 1970s, photographer Hugh Holland masterfully captured the burgeoning culture of skateboarding against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape. This never-before-published collection showcases his black-and-white photographs that document young skateboarders sidewalk surfing off Mulholland Drive in concrete drainage ditches and empty swimming pools in a drought-ridden Southern California. From suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, this was the place that inspired the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders. With their requisite bleached-blond hair, tanned bodies, tube socks and Vans, these young outsiders evoke the sometimes reckless but always exhilarating origins of skateboarding lifestyle and culture.
Niu Guozheng hails from Henan, a province of inland China. Employed in the law enforcement agency of the Pingdingshan prefecture, whose economy is largely based on mining - an activity he has portrayed in two distinct photographic series - Niu witnessed situations that his own sense of justice considered as unjustifiable. He documented living conditions in centres for custody and interrogation (in Chinese 'shoushensuo'), thinking that the treatment of the prisoners was not worthy of his country's ethics. His activity as a camera-carrying policeman, accepted or tolerated by his colleagues and by the inmates, was motivated by his belief that only knowledge of facts can bring about the solution of problems. The centres for custody and interrogation were shut in 1997 thanks to a reform of the criminal justice process. Exhibited at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing for a short time, Niu Guozheng's reportage has not been published to date. His images, stark and disturbing in some cases, tenderly poetic in others, characterise an eye that merges the documentary intent with a very strong aesthetic sensibility which reminds us of the classic masters of photography. Text in English, Chinese, and Italian.
Exclusive never-before-seen photos of Ali and other stars of the '70s boxing scene. Celebrates one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time, as well as those who went up against him in the ring. This edition also includes a special introductory essay by the late, great Jimmy Breslin. From award-wining photographer Michael Brennan comes a book highlighting his extensive archive of powerful and sometimes very moving images from the world of boxing. They Must Fall: Muhammad Ali and the Men He Fought features images of not only Ali, the 'Greatest of All Time', but also of the men he fought in the ring. Brennan located former opponents for a special feature that ran over several pages in Sports Illustrated, to discover for himself where these great athletes ended up. Around 1978, I had been in Houston, Texas photographing former Ali opponent George Foreman who had then reinvented himself as a roadside preacher. On the plane back to NYC, I thought, 'if that's what George is doing I wonder what the rest of his opponents are up to?' I set out to track down as many of the old guys as I could find. I really had no idea what I was going to do with the project. My first old opponent was coincidentally Ali's very first professional opponent, a man called Tunney Hunsaker. He was, at that time, the Police Chief of Fayetteville, West Virginia. After finding eight or nine guys, through a friend I pitched the idea to a guy called Gil Rogin, then the Editor of Sports Illustrated. I'm not exaggerating when I say he was 'all over it' immediately. He then commissioned me to track down many more. Willie Besmanoff, who fought Ali in 1961, became a youth counsellor. George Logan, who lost in a technical knockout in 1962, became a school truancy officer. When Brennen took photos of Joe Frazier in 1979, he was performing as a cabaret singer. Frazier fought Ali three times, winning the first fight in a famed Madison Square Garden match in 1971, but later lost in 1974 and 1975. Buster Mathis, who lost in 1971, went on to load trucks. George Foreman, who lost by a knockout in the 8th round in 1974, reinvented himself as a roadside preacher in 1978. This unique book is a look through Brennan's archive with a spotlight on the 1970s. It will contain several never-before-seen photos. With text throughout by Michael Brennan, including his original 1981 Sports Illustrated essay, this is an eye-opening and fascinating account of Ali and the men who challenged him in the ring. This edition also includes a special introductory essay by the late, great Jimmy Breslin.
Jitu is a wonderful collection of timeless photography from James Stephenson's twenty year spiritual journey through Africa, exploring the heart of this incredible land. His words and images take the reader into the world of shamanism, of storytelling, mythology and magic as he travels with Jitu, a local witch doctor and fisherman; his journey uncovers the folklore of the ocean and ends at the sacred mountain Nundulungu, where he and the Hadzabe Bushmen initially encountered the sacred text, that became the foundation for his writing. This is travel writing with heart and soul; conveying a deep respect for indigenous cultures and traditions accompanied by some powerful and emotive images.
A symbol of strength, survival despite hardship and - more recently - the perils of global warming, the polar bear wears many different faces across the world. Polar Bears: A Life Under Threat is an uncompromising exploration of the animal behind the mythos. Rawicki's anthology transports us to the Arctic: the bears' home territory. His photographs depict playful cubs, hunting mothers and solitary adults on their yearly migration. The bears' innate curiosity shines through, as they peer through windows and rear up on their hind legs to study the camera. As well as trekking across miles of dazzling snow, they forage in forests and towns - leading to a striking series of photographs that document the relationship between bear, man and environment. Accompanying these images are a series of essays, poems and even a quiz, from the minds of Michel Rawicki and his contributors: Hubert Reeves, astrophysicist, and Remy Marion, author of several books about the polar regions. They explain the challenges encountered by polar bears in the modern age, and explore the future of a species threatened by climate change and pollution.
What is it about a dull yellow metal that drives men to abandon their homes, sell their belongings and cross a continent in order to risk life, limbs and sanity for a dream? - Sebastiao Salgado When Sebastiao Salgado was finally authorized to visit Serra Pelada in September 1986, having been blocked for six years by Brazil's military authorities, he was ill-prepared to take in the extraordinary spectacle that awaited him on this remote hilltop on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. Before him opened a vast hole, some 200 meters wide and deep, teeming with tens of thousands of barely-clothed men. Half of them carried sacks weighing up to 40 kilograms up wooden ladders, the others leaping down muddy slopes back into the cavernous maw. Their bodies and faces were the color of ochre, stained by the iron ore in the earth they had excavated. After gold was discovered in one of its streams in 1979, Serra Pelada evoked the long-promised El Dorado as the world's largest open-air gold mine, employing some 50,000 diggers in appalling conditions. Today, Brazil's wildest gold rush is merely the stuff of legend, kept alive by a few happy memories, many pained regrets-and Sebastiao Salgado's photographs. Color dominated the glossy pages of magazines when Salgado shot these images. Black and white was a risky path, but the Serra Pelada portfolio would mark a return to the grace of monochrome photography, following a tradition whose masters, from Edward Weston and Brassai to Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, had defined the early and mid-20th century. When Salgado's images reached The New York Times Magazine, something extraordinary happened: there was complete silence. In my entire career at The New York Times, recalled photo editor Peter Howe, I never saw editors react to any set of pictures as they did to Serra Pelada. Today, with photography absorbed by the art world and digital manipulation, Salgado's portfolio holds a biblical quality and projects an immediacy that makes them vividly contemporary. The mine at Serra Pelada has been long closed, yet the intense drama of the gold rush leaps out of these images. This book gathers Salgado's complete Serra Pelada portfolio in museum-quality reproductions, accompanied by a foreword by the photographer and an essay by Alan Riding.Also available in a signed and limited Collector's Edition and as an Art Edition.
As a National Geographic photographer, taking pictures of lions, tigers, and bears was a regular day's work for Vincent Musi, but in 2017 he gave himself a new challenge: dogs. Using the same lighting and photographic techniques he uses for his photography, Musi spent a year shooting portraits of dogs. From a farting bulldog to a Labrador that likes opera, he chronicled the character and personality of everyday dogs. The result was a wildly successful Instagram account. The Year of the Dogs features 75 dogs from this series of exquisite photos with close-ups, profiles, and full body shots along with a narrative about each dog. Presented in an elegant package that properly showcases the vitality of Musi's photos, The Year of the Dogs will be the go-to gift book for dog lovers of the holiday season.
Following on from his daily photo blog, renowned London street photographer Babycakes Romero brings you MYDLN. A Street View of London Life. A compelling collection of documentary images showing both the communities and cultures which make up the multicultural melting pot that is London. These photos, carefully curated here for the first time, bear witness to the real heart and soul of the people that make up the metropolis. Narratives and interactions depicting scenes of love, hope, struggle and everyday life. This is his photographic love letter to London. A city of possibilities which has in fact become the impossible city. The intensity, the craziness, the inequality, the mayhem, the conflict, the injustice, the beauty and the essence of what makes the city what it was, what it is and what it will be. Each stolen moment recording and documenting a different perception of both the place and its people. This is survival in the city.
Celebrating 25 years of Green Day, from renowned photographer Bob Gruen It's been 25 years since the breakthrough album Dookie put punk rock pioneers Green Day on the musical map, and renowned photographer Bob Gruen has been taking photos of the band ever since. Green Day includes behind-the-scenes photos as well as concert images from their international tours, many of which are previously unpublished-along with photos from their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2015 and the band's 2009 hit Broadway play American Idiot (the soundtrack of which won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album). The book has the full support of the band, with quotes and commentary from Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, and Mike Dirnt throughout.