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Subway Photographs Of Helen Levitt

Author : Marvin Hoshino
ISBN : 3960981228
Genre : Black-and-white photography
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The most comprehensive publication of Helen Levitt's photographs from the New York subway, many of which are published here for the first time. Helen Levitt's pictures haunt like an intimate ghost - ever present, never forceful, curious, and receptive. In 1938 Levitt accompanied Walker Evans on a number of trips when he photographed passengers on the New York subway and soon she was taking her own shots. More empathetic and informal with a camera, Levittʼs finest photographs came from being present to the world, allowing herself to be seen as a fellow citizen, not as a photographer setting herself apart. The disarming ease of Levittʼs pictures builds up, page after page, into an undeniably singular attitude to the medium and the world. It was around 1978 that Levitt made her return to the subway, a full four decades after that first foray. She seems to have picked up exactly where she had left off in 1938, but in general her photography was less restricted, more in keeping with her looser street photographs. By the 1970s, public behaviour on the subway was much less formal, there was ʻelbow roomʼ. This is the most comprehensive publication of Helen Levittʼs photographs from the New York subway, many of which are published here for the first time.

Portraits Of Automated Facial Recognition

Author : Lila Lee-Morrison
ISBN : 9783839448465
Genre : Social Science
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Automated facial recognition algorithms are increasingly intervening in society. This book offers a unique analysis of these algorithms from a critical visual culture studies perspective. The first part of this study examines the example of an early facial recognition algorithm called »eigenface« and traces a history of the merging of statistics and vision. The second part addresses contemporary artistic engagements with facial recognition technology in the work of Thomas Ruff, Zach Blas, and Trevor Paglen. This book argues that we must take a closer look at the technology of automated facial recognition and claims that its forms of representation are embedded with visual politics. Even more significantly, this technology is redefining what it means to see and be seen in the contemporary world.

Raghubir Singh

Author : Mia Fineman
ISBN : 9781588396358
Genre : Photography
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In the New York Times, critic Teju Cole offered this appreciation of the work of Indian–born photographer Raghubir Singh (1942—1999): "Singh gives us photographs charged with life: not only beautiful experiences or painful scenes but also those in–between moments of drift that make up most of our days." This richly illustrated volume, the first in–depth study of Singh's work, situates it at the intersection of Western modernism and traditional South Asian modes of picturing the world. A major practitioner of color street photography, Singh captured images that demonstrate the diverse culture of India. Raghubir Singh features over 100 of his photographs—in counterpoint with the work of such influences as Henri Cartier–Bresson and Lee Friedlander and with images of traditional South Asian artworks that inspired his practice—providing an extensive overview of the artist's career. With its vibrant plates and insightful essays, this publication brilliantly illustrates Cole's assessment that Singh's work draws "breathtaking coherence out of the chaos of the everyday."

Art And The Subway

Author : Tracy Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9780813544526
Genre : Art
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Paintings, graffiti, photographs, and public art by Walker Evans, DONDI, Keith Haring, and others are featured in this visual representation of the New York subway system and the art it has inspired throughout the years.

Walker Evans

Author : Walker Evans
ISBN : 9780870999383
Genre : Photography
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Shares selected images from the American photographer's life's work, and analyzes a career that spanned more than four decades


Author : Helen Levitt
ISBN : UOM:39015054141661
Genre : Photography
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Capturing the diverse culture and street life of New York with pioneering photographs, from 1930s Harlem to black-and-white images from the 1980s and 1990s, a stunning collection pays homage to this acclaimed photographer.

Fifty Key Writers On Photography

Author : Mark Durden
ISBN : 9780415549448
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A clear and concise survey of some of the most significant writers on photography who have played a major part in defining and influencing our understanding of the medium. It provides a succinct overview of writing on photography from a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives and examines the shifting perception of the medium over the course of its 170 year history. Key writers discussed include: Roland Barthes Susan Sontag Jacques Derrida Henri Cartier-Bresson Geoffrey Batchen Fully cross-referenced and in an A-Z format, this is an accessible and engaging introductory guide.

Taking The Train

Author : Joe Alan Austin
ISBN : MINN:31951P00505117Y
Genre : Graffiti
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Color As Form

Author : John Upton
ISBN : UOM:39015006764644
Genre : Photography
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Optic Antics

Author : Michele Pierson
ISBN : 9780199831241
Genre : Art
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Ken Jacobs has been making cinema for more than fifty years. Along with over thirty film and video works, he has created an array of shadow plays, sound pieces, installations, and magic lantern and film performances that have transformed how we look at and think about moving images. He is part of the permanent collections at MoMA and the Whitney, and his work has been celebrated in Europe and the U.S. While his importance is well-recognized, this is the first volume dedicated entirely to him. It includes essays by prominent film scholars along with photographs and personal pieces from artists and critics, all of which testify to the extraordinary variety and influence of his accomplishments. Anyone interested in cinema or experimental arts will be well-rewarded by a greater acquaintance with the genius, the innovation, and the optical antics of Ken Jacobs.

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