World Press Photo 2018

Author: World Press Photo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789053309018

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Since 1955, the annual World Press Photo contest has set the standard in visual journalism. World Press Photo 2018 brings you the winners - the most striking images and compelling stories from 2017. Selected from 73,044 pictures taken by 4,548 photojournalists and documentary photographers from 125 countries, the prize-winning pictures are presented in a moving, sometimes disturbing document. World Press Photo 2018 both informs, and inspires an understanding of the world.The jury this year comprised of 18 renowned authorities on photography was chaired by Magdelena Herrera, director of photography for Geo France.The World Press Photo of the Year has been awarded to Ronaldo Schemidt for his photograph of a protester engulfed in flames during the Venezuelan Crisis in May 2017.

This Critical Mirror

40 Years of World Press Photo

Author: Stephen Mayes

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500278482

Category: History, Modern

Page: 225

View: 9506

In 'This critical mirror--photojournalism since the 1950's, ' guest editors with different perspectives and interests have now been given access to the archives of world press photo. The newsmakers, the lessons of history, the families of man, the human spirit--these and other grand themes are represented and interpreted afresh in a parade of memorable images. So, too, is the everyday life and environment of recent years.


Author: Antonio Gibotta

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781364222833

Category: Photography

Page: 42

View: 8313

Els EnfarinatsThe pictures about "The floured's war"Ogni 28 dicembre a Ibi - in provincia di Alicante, in Spagna - si tiene la cosiddetta "battaglia degli infarinati". � una festa in cui gli abitanti si dividono in due gruppi: un gruppo, gli Enfarinat (gli infarinati), simula un colpo di Stato; l'altro cerca di restaurare l'ordine. I due gruppi si sfidano a colpi di farina, acqua, uova e fumogeni colorati. La festa esiste da 200 anni ed � parte delle celebrazioni collegate al giorno della Strage degli innocenti, il giorno in cui secondo il Vangelo il re della Giudea, Erode, ordin� il massacro di tutti i neonati allo scopo di uccidere Ges�. Inizia alle 8 di mattina, quando gli Enfarinat invadono la citt�, la conquistano ed eleggono un sindaco che stabilisce le regole da rispettare durante la giornata.Each 28th december, in Ibi - province of Alicante, in Spain -, the "The floured's war" takes place. It's a festival in which the citizens are divided into two groups: the first is called the Enfarinat (the floured), that simulate a coup d'etat; the other one tries to calm down the rebellion. The teams plays with flour, water, eggs and coloured smoke bombs: the photos taken during the match are beautiful. It has been celebrated since 200 years and it's linked to the day of the massacre of innocents, when Herod, king of Judea, ordered to kill each baby in order to find Jesus.

World Press Photo

Author: Kari Lundelin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500970737


Page: 240

View: 801

Represents some of the very best work being done around the world today. News Photographer"

World Press Photo 13

Author: Kari Lundelin,World Press Photo Foundation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500970478

Category: Photography

Page: 158

View: 8581

“Represents some of the very best work being done around the world today.” —News Photographer

World Press Photo 17

Author: World Press Photo Foundation,Kari Lundelin,Rodney Bolt,David Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500970782


Page: 240

View: 8981

Every year since 1958 an international jury has convened in the Netherlands under the auspices of the World Press Photo Foundation to choose the finest press photographs published around the world during the previous year. Universally recognized as the definitive competition for photographic reportage, it has been described by former art director of the Sunday Times Michael Rand as "the international photographic contest."Publishing the results of the latest annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from 2016--pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers, and magazines throughout the world.Selected from thousands, these prize-winning photos capture the most powerful, moving, and sometimes disturbing images of the year.

Magnum Magnum

Author: Brigitte Lardinois

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: 568

View: 9689

Presents more than four hundred photographs taken by the photographers of Magnum Photos.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 4126

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

Author: Alex Ross

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429932882

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 8141

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Alex Ross, the brilliant music critic for The New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world, and shows how it has pervaded every corner of twentieth century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Ross, in this sweeping and dramatic narrative, takes us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, riots, and friendships forged and broken. In the tradition of Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches and Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, the end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.

On the Frontline

Author: Susan Meiselas,Mark Holborn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544716

Category: Documentary photography

Page: 256

View: 9749

This landmark book offers a synthesis of celebrated Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas's views on her work and the role of the documentary photographer. Through text drawn largely from exclusive interviews with editor Mark Holborn, she offers a remarkable commentary on her career, from early work with carnival strippers, through groundbreaking reportage on Nicaragua and El Salvador, to projects encompassing subjects as varied as the Dani tribe of Indonesia, the Kurds of Northern Iraq and victims of domestic violence in California. Central to Meiselas's work are themes of collaboration, return and exchange. With over 110 photographs - some classics, others rarely published - this book demonstrates how the frontline on which Meiselas has worked involves a bearing of witness and a gathering of evidence. As Meiselas has stated: 'To continue on is to be curious - to be compelled to confront, to examine, to expose, to engage, and not know where you will end up or how the journey will change you. The frontline is always a choice.'

Blue Hope

Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean

Author: Sylvia A. Earle

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213956

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 4200

A lyrical tribute to the beauty and essential environmental roles of the ocean combines expert and celebrity insights with lavish photography of beaches, coral reefs and underwater life, in a collection of seven impassioned essays on the importance of ocean conservation.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Author: Paul Joynson-Hicks & Tom Sullam,Tom Sullam

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600931

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 5489

When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and the original Award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best - as well as some never before seen - to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed. A pelican losing its lunch; a three-headed giraffe; a meerkat having a rough day... this is the must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers of all stripes!

Nonhuman Photography

Author: Joanna Zylinska

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262037025

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 9976

Today, in the age of CCTV, drones, medical body scans, and satellite images, photography is increasingly decoupled from human agency and human vision. In Nonhuman Photography, Joanna Zylinska offers a new philosophy of photography, going beyond the human-centric view to consider imaging practices from which the human is absent. Zylinska argues further that even those images produced by humans, whether artists or amateurs, entail a nonhuman, mechanical element -- that is, they involve the execution of technical and cultural algorithms that shape our image-making devices as well as our viewing practices. At the same time, she notes, photography is increasingly mobilized to document the precariousness of the human habitat and tasked with helping us imagine a better tomorrow. With its conjoined human-nonhuman agency and vision, Zylinska claims, photography functions as both a form of control and a life-shaping force. Zylinska explores the potential of photography for developing new modes of seeing and imagining, and presents images from her own photographic project, Active Perceptual Systems. She also examines the challenges posed by digitization to established notions of art, culture, and the media. In connecting biological extinction and technical obsolescence, and discussing the parallels between photography and fossilization, she proposes to understand photography as a light-induced process of fossilization across media and across time scales.

Everyday Africa

30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent

Author: Peter DiCampo,Austin Merrel

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

ISBN: 9783868287318


Page: 440

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Everyday Africa combats the clich�s that depict Africa as a place of only poverty, disease, and war. Featuring the finest images from the acclaimed social media project, the book showcases photos of ordinary life that find beauty in stories rarely seen, shifting perception from the sensationalized extremes to a more textured, familiar reality. Photographs run alongside sections of Instagram commentary inspired by the images. Shocking, funny, and heartfelt, the comments are lighthearted one moment, caustic the next, speaking volumes about widely held perceptions of Africa while underscoring the continent's increased connectivity in a globalized world.

Believe Me

A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens

Author: Eddie Izzard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698405668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 3206

New York Times Bestseller "Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is." —The Philadelphia Inquirer With his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to historical politics, sexual politics, mad ancient kings, and chickens with guns, Eddie Izzard has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender, and race. Writing with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school, and alternative sexuality, as well as a life in comedy, film, politics, running and philanthropy. Honest and generous, Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far.

Paradise cage

Kiki Smith and Coop Himmelb(l)au

Author: Coop Himmelblau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 34

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Author: Donald Weber,Larry Frolick

Publisher: Schilt Pub

ISBN: 9789053307595

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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After a lone trip to Chernobyl in 2005, Donald Weber returned to the abandoned site of the nuclear disaster and spent the next six years in Russia and Ukraine photographing the ruins of the unstoppable storm we call history. Traveling and living with ordinary people who had endured much, and survived everything. Weber began to see the modern state as a primitive and bloody sacrifical rite of unnamed power. INTERROGATIONS is the result of his personal quest to uncover the hidden meaning of the bloody 20th century. In dialogue with writer Larry Frolick - whose own ancestors had been decimated in the final months of WW II - Weber insistently and provocatively addresses his questions both to the living survivors and to the ghosts of the State's innumerable victims, resurrecting their final hours by taking their point of view, and performing a kind of incantatory meditation over their private encounters with power. The policeman, working girls, thugs, dissidents and hustlers who inhabit these pages are all orphans of a secret history; the outline of our collective fate takes shape in Weber's epic work, expanding our awareness of what it means to be an actor in today's dark opera.

While the Fires Burn

A Glacier Odyssey

Author: Daniel Schwartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544778


Page: 256

View: 3444

Terrestrial and aerial photography combine with historic documents and computer-modeled drawings to capture the world's shrinking glaciers across four continents