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Photography after Frank

Author: Philip Gefter
Publisher: New York : Aperture : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers [distributor], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the author's view of contemporary photography in the United States from the 1950s with the work of Robert Frank to the present day. Frank looked beneath the surface of American life to reveal a people plagued by racism, ill-served by their politicians and rendered numb by a rapidly expanding culture of consumption. Yet Frank also found novel areas of beauty in simple, overlooked corners of American life.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
teori, filosofi
Named Person: Robert Frank; Robert Frank; Robert Frank
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gefter
ISBN: 9781597110952 1597110957
OCLC Number: 276334173
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Why MoMA is giving its largest solo photography exhibition ever to Lee Friedlander --
Travels with Walker, Robert, and Andy. On Stephen Shore --
Southern exposures: past and present through the lens of William Christenberry --
John Szarkowski, curator of photography, dies at eighty-one --
Imagist's eye. On Henry Wessel --
Beauty is not a four-letter word. On Richard Misrach --
Tableau inside your town hall. On Paul Shambroom --
Bernd Becher, photographer of German industrial landscape, dies --
Keeping it real: photo-realism --
Portraits of American paradises, mostly lost. On Joel Sternfeld --
Keeping his eye on the horizon (line). On Sze Tsung Leong --
Photographic icons: fact, fiction or metaphor? --
Picnic that never was. On Beate Gutschow --
As unpretty as a picture. On Eric Fischl --
Moments in time, yet somehow in motion. On JoAnn Verburg --
Robert Polidori: in the studio --
Young man with an eye, and friends up a tree. On Ryan McGinley --
Page one: a conversation with Philip Gefter, picture editor of the New York times' front page / by Veronique Vienne --
History's first draft looks much better with pictures --
Reflections of New York's luckiest: Look magazine --
Reading newspaper pictures: a thousand words, and then some --
Cornell Capa, photojournalist and museum founder, dies at ninety --
Defining beauty through Avedon --
Self-portrait as obscure object of desire. On Jack Pierson --
Is that portrait staring at me? On Fiona Tan --
Pantheon of arts and letters in light and shadow. On Irving Penn --
Photographer's lie. On Annie Leibovitz --
Embalming the American dreamer. On Katy Grannan --
What eight-five hundred pictures are worth --
The man who made Mapplethorpe: a film about Sam Wagstaff --
The Avedon eye, trained on faces captured by others --
Photography reveals itself between covers --
Culture in context: photographs in Vince Aletti's magazine collection --
For photography, extreme home makeover --
Theater of the street, the subject of the photograph. On Philip-Lorca diCorcia --
Why photography has supersized itself --
A thousand words? How about $450,000? --
From a studio in Arkansas, a portrait of America. On Mike Disfarmer --
What's new in photography: anything but photos.
Responsibility: essays by Philip Gefter.

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Presents the tale of contemporary photography, starting with a pivotal moment: Robert Franks seminal work in the 1950s. This book begins with Franks challenge to the notion of photography's  Read more...

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