20 libri, da avere, di fotografie su New York

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Invisible City (Inglese) Copertina rigida – 29 dic 2014
di Ken Schles
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L’anima di New York Le immagini più evocative della città che non dorme mai Ripercorrete l’epica storia di New York attraverso centinaia di fotografie emozionanti che ci mostrano i tanti volti di questa magica città dalla metà dell’Ottocento a oggi. Seguitene le mutevoli sorti dalle folli notti degli anni d’oro del jazz all’edonismo delle discoteche, dai tetri giorni della Depressione alle devastazioni dell’11 settembre e dei giorni che seguirono. Questa meravigliosa collezione di immagini rende omaggio all’architettura, all’energia e al patrimonio civile, sociale e fotografico della metropoli. Dal Brooklyn Bridge agli immigrati che sbarcavano a Ellis Island, dai bassifondi del Lower East Side ai magnificenti grattacieli art déco, le strade, i marciapiedi, il caos, l’energia, il crogiuolo di etnie, la cultura, la moda, l’architettura, la rabbia e la complessità della Grande Mela sono tutte rappresentate nella forza del loro spirito e delle loro contraddizioni. Oltre a centinaia di scatti firmati da fotografi del calibro di Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, William Claxton, Ralph Gibson, Ryan McGinley, Steve Schapiro, Garry Winogrand, Larry Fink, Keizo Kitajima, e tanti altri, New York: Portrait of a City offre oltre un centinaio di citazioni e riferimenti provenienti da libri, film, spettacoli di vario tipo e canzoni.

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In My Taxi: New York After Hours by Ryan Weideman (1991-10-02)
di Ryan Weideman (Autore)
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Max Kozloff (Autore), Ed Grazda (a cura di), William Klein (Fotografo)
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Keizo Kitajima spent six months in New York roaming it’s gritty streets and hanging out in its clubs. He presents a vison of eighties New York, full of energy, decadence and moments of quiet desperation. Like the city the publication is full of stark juxtapositions, flaboyant dispays of outrageous behaviour live next to pictures of desolation and dejection.
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[(Naked City )] [Author: Weegee] Mar-2003 Copertina flessibile – 1 mar 2003
di Weegee  
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Cecil Beaton’s New York Hardcover – 1938
by Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (Author)
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Harlem Stirs – 128 pages, softbound with slight edgewear and light soiling from handling to covers. text block is clean tight and bright. Wonderful black and white photos throughout. the pictures and words presents the horror of Harlem in the 1960’s. A vivid story of this powerful, tangled and much maligned region of New York City, leading to the changes and upheaval in the 1960’s. ~ Rasism, Social, Black America, Urban Blight
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Written in English and Swedish. The title is in reference to a street sign indicating traffic directions. Black and white images of “traces of life” in New York. The kind of thing you’d see when walking around, if you had your eyes open to it, Found objects, storefronts, signs, graffiti, abandoned/lost items, trash, anything that caught artist Enke Rothman’s interest. Photos by Tana Ross.
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Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city
Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called “Humans of New York,” in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes.
The blog has steadily grown, now boasting millions of devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York.
Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city.
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I See a City: Todd Webb’s New York focuses on the work of photographer Todd Webb produced in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. Webb photographed the city day and night, in all seasons and in all weather. Buildings, signage, vehicles, the passing throngs, isolated figures, curious eccentrics, odd corners, windows, doorways, alleyways, squares, avenues, storefronts, uptown, and downtown, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Harlem.
The book is a rich portrait of the everyday life and architecture of New York. Webb’s work is clear, direct, focused, layered with light and shadow, and captures the soul of these places shaped by the friction and frisson of humanity.
A native of Detroit, Webb studied photography in the 1930s under the guidance of Ansel Adams at the Detroit Camera Club, served as a navy photographer during World War II, and then went on to become a successful postwar photographer. His work is in many museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Todd Webb’s New York at the Museum of the City of New York, where Webb had his first solo exhibition in 1946, this book helps restore the reputation and legacy of a forgotten American artist.
150 back-and-white illustrations
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Based on the popular New York photography blog by the same name with over 2.5 million loyal fans, this coffee table photo book takes you on a dream-infused nostalgic journey through New York City featuring an exquisite collection of photographs and prose.
Street photographers will never tire of New York as a subject. It is the perfect setting for the genre, the world’s most evocative cityscape, against which candid, memorable moments play themselves out every day.
Nearly a decade ago, Vivienne Gucwa began walking the streets of the city with the only camera she could afford a sub-$100 point-and-shoot and started taking pictures. Choosing a direction and going as far as her feet would take her, she noticed lines, forms and structures that had previously gone unnoticed but which resonated, embodying a sense of home.
Having limited equipment forced her to learn about light, composition and colour, and her burgeoning talent won her blog millions of readers and wide recognition in the photographic community.
“NY Through the Lens” is a timeless photo book which showcases the stunning results of Vivienne’s ongoing quest. Filled with spectacular photographs and illuminated by Vivienne’s poetic commentary, NY Through the Lens is a quintessential New York book as well as a beautiful travel guide to the city; it will be a must-read for her many fans and for any lover of New York photography.
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Differing from other photo books about New York, New Yorkers: As Seen by Magnum Photographersintroduces a gallery of eye-catching, untamed images of the metropolis taken by members of the renowned Magnum photo agency. Known for their spirit of independence, these photographers proffer droll, enigmatic, melancholic, enchanting, perhaps even effervescent scenes of the world’s most well known city, often combining these disparate sensibilities together, against great odds, in a single image. For these pictures to have been on target, they had to be off-kilter—as charged with contradiction and nuance as the reality of their subjects. 

The photographers in this book come from many countries and, armed with a wide range of purposes, are united only by their membership in Magnum Photos. Though best known for reportage of global wars and crises, they have created a New York archive of great magnitude documenting the last sixty years of New York’s—and Magnum’s—history. Of the more than one hundred and fifty photographs in New Yorkers, only a fraction have ever been published. 

Leafing through New Yorkers, edited by the acclaimed art critic Max Kozloff, is like walking the streets of New York City, beguiled by its implausible and mixed energies, renewed at each turn of a corner. Throughout the city’s sidewalks, bars, subways, rooftops, bridges, street corners, diners, barbershops, boardwalks, and empty lots, and inside its ball games, parks, protests, parades, society events, and myriad trade districts, these photographers have roamed freely, snapping its denizens with a realism that smarts and a wit that sparkles, featuring never-before-seen work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Inge Morath, Elliott Erwitt, Bruce Davidson, Leonard Freed, Raymond Depardon, Eve Arnold, Dennis Stock, Ferdinando Scianna, Richard Kalvar, Burt Glinn, Eli Reed, René Burri, Susan Meiselas, and more. 

New Yorkers: As Seen by Magnum Photographers emphasizes the color work of the Magnum photographers, much of it surprisingly early, and contains an essay by Kozloff, who tackles his offbeat selection with relish.
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Danish-born Jacob A. Riis (1849–1914) found success in America as a reporter for the New York Tribune, first documenting crime and later turning his eye to housing reform. As tenement living conditions became unbearable in the wake of massive immigration, Riis and his camera captured some of the earliest, most powerful images of American urban poverty.
This important publication is the first comprehensive study and complete catalogue of Riis’s world-famous images, and places him at the forefront of early-20th-century social reform photography. It is the culmination of more than two decades of research on Riis, assembling materials from five repositories (the Riis Collection at the Museum of the City of New York, the Library of Congress, the New-York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the Museum of South West Jutland, Denmark) as well as previously unpublished photographs and notes. In this handsome volume, Bonnie Yochelson proposes a novel thesis—that Riis was a radical publicist who utilized photographs to enhance his arguments, but had no great skill or ambition as a photographer. She also provides important context for understanding how Riis’s work would be viewed in turn-of-the-century New York, whether presented in lantern slide lectures or newspapers.
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Presents a thorough study of the artist’s candid photographs of urban life in New York City, and the connection between his painting and his photography.
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Nearly 100 classic images by noted photographer: Rockefeller Center on the rise, Bowery restaurants, dramatic views of the City’s bridges, Washington Square, old movie houses, rows of old tenements laced with laundry, Wall Street, Flatiron Building, waterfront, and many other landmarks.

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A re-release of an acclaimed volume features definitive images of 1930s New York, in a deluxe edition that features more than three hundred duotones as taken with the support of the WPA’s Federal Art Project documenting Depression-era changes throughout the city. Reissue.
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Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation.

From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time. After serendipitously being gifted a Leica camera in 1977, Sandler shot in Boston for three productive years
and then moved back home to photograph in an edgy, dangerous, colicky New York City.

In the 1980s crime and crack were on the rise and their effects were socially devastating. Times Square, Harlem, and the East Village were seeded with hard drugs, while in Midtown Manhattan, and on Wall Street, the rich flaunted their furs in unprecedented numbers, and “greed was good.”

In the 1990s the city underwent drastic changes to lure in tourists and corporations, the result of which was rapid gentrification. Rents were raised and neighborhoods were sanitized, clearing them of both crime and character. Throughout these turbulent and creative years Sandler paced the streets with his native New Yorker’s eye for compassion, irony, and unvarnished fact.

The results are presented in The Eyes of the City, many for the first time in print. Overtly, they capture a complex time when beauty mixed with decay, yet below the picture surface, they hint at unrecognized ghosts in the American psyche.
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New York at Night: Photography after Dark, showcases images of New York City’s legendary nightlife by the leading photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Joseph Byron and James Van Der Zee to Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus, Elliott Erwitt, Larry Fink, and more. As diverse and complicated as the city itself, New York’s nightlife is glamorous and grungy, lonely and dangerous, highbrow and lowbrow. These images are complimented by writing from some of New York’s most respected contemporary authors, adding depth, context, and personal stories of their own experiences to those presented by the photographers. This engaging book captures the energy of the New York night and the city’s evolving hotspots, building a history of how New Yorkers play after dark and how that helps make this city a cultural and entertainment powerhouse.

Photographers featured within the book include: Berenice Abbott, Apeda Studio, Amy Arbus, Diane Arbus, Eve Arnold, Richard Avedon, John Baeder, Frank Bauman, Guy Bourdin, Bonnie Briant, Paul Brissman, René Burri, Joseph Byron, Cornell Capa, Drew Carolan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bob Colacello, John Cohen, Ted Croner, Bruce Davidson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, Louis Faurer, Donna Ferrato, Larry Fink, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Paul Fusco, Ron Galella, William Gedney, Bruce Gilden, Burt Glinn, Nan Goldin, William P. Gottlieb, Samuel H. Gottscho, Charles Harbutt, Phillip Harrington, Paul B. Haviland, Thomas Hoepker, Evelyn Hofer, Jenny Holzer, Peter Hujar, Douglas Jones, Sid Kaplan, William Klein, Stanley Kubrick, Collin LaFleche, Elliott Landy, Annie Leibovitz, Joan Liftin, Peter Lindbergh, Roxanne Lowit, Alex Majoli, Fred McDarrah, Ryan McGinley, Susan Meiselas, Lisette Model, Inge Morath, Helmut Newton, Toby Old, Paolo Pellegrin, Iriving Penn, Gilles Peress, Anton Perich, Hy Peskin, Jean Pigozzi, Sylvia Plachy, Robin Platzer, Eli Reed, Jacob Riis, Arthur Rothstein, Damien Saatdjian, Lise Sarfati, Paule Saviano, Norman Seeff, Neil Selkirk, Sam Shaw, Aaron Siskind, Dennis Stock, Erika Stone, Christopher Thomas, Peter Van Agtmael, James Van Der Zee, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand.
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Brooklyn Photographs Now reflects the avant-garde spirit of the city’s hippest borough, containing previously unpublished work by well-known and emerging contemporary artists. The book presents 250 images by more than seventy-five established and new artists, including Mark Seliger, Jamel Shabazz, Ryan McGinley, Mathieu Bitton, and Michael Eastman, among many others. The book documents the physical and architectural landscape and reflects and explores an off-centered—and therefore a less-seen and more innovative—perspective of how artists view this borough in the twenty-first century. This is the “now” Brooklyn that we have yet to see in pictures: what might seem to be an alternative city but is actually the crux of how it visually functions in the present day. This unique collection of images is the perfect book for the photo lover and sophisticated tourist alike.
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Aperture Summer Open

Scadenza:  6 aprile 2016
Premi:  Esposizione
Fee:  ($75 quota individuale annuale membro di Aperture – $50 studenti)

Il concorso Summer Open 2016 prende spunto dalla recente pubblicazione di Aperture su ‘Photography Is Magic’ ed è curata dall’autore del libro Charlotte Cotton.

L’Aperture Summer Open è un’esposizione annuale open-submission alla Galleria di Aperture Foundation di New York, con un’ampia scelta di lavori fotografici. Selezionati annualmente da un editor o un curatore prominente, la mostra cerca di rivelare e segnalare temi critici e tendenze della fotografica contemporanea internazionale. La mostra apre le porte della Fondazione a tutti i fotografi e promuove nuove idee e talento.

Link aperture.org/summeropen


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StreetFoto San Francisco

Scadenza:  15 aprile 2016
Premi:  Primo premio $1.000 più esibizione
Fee:  $20 per foto ($60 serie 3-9 foto)

StreetFoto San Francisco vi invita a inviare le vostre fotografie più belle di street per uno dei nostri quattro concorsi internazionali. Le iscrizioni saranno giudicate con cura da un team di noti fotografi di street. Tutti i finalisti verranno esposti allo StreetFoto San Francisco la settimana del 6-12 giugno 2016. I vincitori saranno annunciati nella cerimonia di premiazione del 11 giugno.

Categorie:

  • Best Street Photograph
  • Best Street Photography Series
  • Best Mobile Street Photograph
  • San Francisco Blitz

Link streetfoto.org/contests


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Renaissance Photography Prize

Scadenza:  14 giugno 2016 – Early Bird 18 Aprile 2016
Premi:  £1.000 per categoria
Fee:  £18 per foto (£55 per serie di 5-8 immagini) -20% Early Bird

Renaissance Photography Prize è un premio internazionale che mette in mostra la fotografia eccezionale di fotografi affermati ed emergenti durante la raccolta di fondi per sostenere le giovani donne con il cancro al seno. Tutti i profitti dalle iscrizione vengono donati a Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, Regno Unito, un ente di beneficenza che sostiene le donne più giovani colpite dalla malattia.

Link renaissancephotography.org


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Darkroom Gallery

Scadenza:  20 aprile 2016
Premio:  Mostra con possibilità di vendita delle opere
Fee:  $29 fino a 5 immagini
Tema:  Costruire: Arte in Architettura

Darkroom Galley propone temi periodici e l’attuale ha per oggetto ‘Costruire: Arte in Architettura’. Il giudice sarà Carlos Mínguez Carrasco.
Fotografare l’arte dell’architettura; le implicazioni antropologiche della progettazione strutturale.
“L’architettura dipende dal suo tempo. È la cristallizzazione della sua struttura interna, il lento dispiegamento della sua forma.” -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Link: www.darkroomgallery.com


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IREX Photo Contest

Scadenza:  25 aprile 2016
Premi:  $250 primo premio per categoria
Fee:  /

Benvenuti al 5° concorso fotografico annuale IREX! Entra subito per una possibilità di vincere premi in denaro per un totale di oltre $1.000. Vi invitiamo a presentare le vostre migliori immagini di scene e individui in tutto il mondo che dimostrano una o più delle quattro categorie del tema:

  • Potenziamento della gioventù
  • Coltivare leader
  • Rafforzamento istituzioni
  • Estensione dell’accesso all’istruzione di qualità e informazioni

Link irex.org/photocontest


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15° Inge Morath Award

Scadenza:  30 aprile 2016
Premi:  $5.000
Fee:  /
Per fotografe donne under 30

Magnum Foundation e Inge Morath Foundation annunciano il 15° annual Inge Morath Award. Il premio annuale di $5.000 destinato ad una fotografa sotto l’età di 30 anni, per il completamento di un progetto di documentario a lungo termine. Una vincitrice del premio e due finaliste saranno selezionate da una giuria composta da fotografi di Magnum e il direttore della Fondazione Inge Morath.
La sottoscrizione prevede l’invio di 40 / 60 fotografie

Link ingemorath.submittable.com


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International Photography Awards

Scadenza:  30 aprile 2016
Premi:  $22.000 premi in denaro ed esibizioni
Fee:  $35 singola foto professionisti, $25 amatori, $15 studenti ($60 serie pro)

L’International Photography Awards conduce un concorso annuale di fotografia per fotografi professionisti, non professionisti e student a livello globale, creando uno dei concorsi più ambiziosi e globali nel mondo della fotografia di oggi. L’IPA riconosce i migliori talenti della fotografia, che creano, modellano e definiscono il mondo della fotografia di oggi.

Link photoawards.com


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