Why Photography Matters | Author: Jerry L. Thompson
A lucid and wide-ranging meditation on why photography is unique among the picture-making arts.
Photography matters, writes Jerry Thompson, because of how it works-not only as an artistic medium but also as a way of knowing. With this provocative observation, Thompson begins a wide-ranging and lucid meditation on why photography is unique among the picture-making arts. He constructs an argument that moves with natural logic from Thomas Pynchon (and why we read him for his vision and not his command of miscellaneous facts) to Jonathan Swift to Plato to Emily Dickinson (who wrote "Tell all the Truth but tell it slant") to detailed readings of photographs by Eugene Atget, Garry Winogrand, Marcia Due, Walker Evans, and Robert Frank. Forcefully and persuasively, he argues for photography as a medium whose business is not constructing fantasies pleasing to the eye or imagination, but describing the world in the toughest and deepest way.
Kounellis | Editor: Bruno Corà
Jannis Kounellis (*1936 in Piraeus, Greece) is one of the major figures of Arte Povera. Today he looks back at a career spanning more than fifty years in which his...
Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka | Author: Johnny Moncada
Capturing the romance and beauty of la dolce vita, this volume features intimate and rare moments of Veruschka, the iconic face of 1960s glamour, from the forgotten and unpublished photographic...
Ricky Maynard: Portrait Of A Distant Land | HC | MCA Catalogue
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Ricky Maynard has built a career photographing and documenting the histories of Indigenous communities, primarily in and around his home in Tasmania. To look at a photograph by Ricky Maynard is...