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Situated at the tip of an ancient and intriguing continent, South Africa is a land of many contrasts and infinite natural beauty. This new and lavishly illustrated edition of South Africa Landscapes captures in 150 full-colour photographs the sweeping vistas, superb wildlife and breathtaking scenery that makes this country unique.
From the mountains, winelands and beaches of Cape Town in the south to the famous wildlife sanctuary of the Kruger National Park in the north; from the craggy Cederberg and the celebrated wildflower displays of Namaqualand to the mountainous desert of the Richtersveld and the aloe-studded Little Karoo; from the pristine dunes along the KwaZulu-Natal coast and the awe-inspiring Drakensberg, South Africa Landscapes vividly portrays the vibrancy and the splendour of this fascinating land.
In Hashtag Authentic, social media guru Sara Tasker provides tips, advice and guidance on how to turn your personal Instagram account into a profitable creative outlet. Since setting up her Instagram account (me_and_orla) while on maternity leave in 2013, Sara has become a celebrated influencer and iPhoneographer, and through her calm, atmospheric and authentic style has garnered legions of followers. Here, Sara presents the lessons she has learned along the way. Sara's nurturing voice and enchanting photography provide guidance on: Storytelling, with tips on finding your own visual style and personal niche. Making pictures, including composing for Instagram, finding the best light and getting the most out of your camera phone. Archiving your life, with tips organized by themes like Craft & Making, Family & Pets and Food & Ingredients. Sharing your world, detailing the keys to Instagram success and beyond. Hashtag Authentic is both an inspiring manual and an interactive tool for finding an online voice, growing a tribe and becoming an influencer.
As the struggle against apartheid gained momentum in the seventies and eighties, women photographers recorded the drama unfolding across the land. More recently, women have begun exploring a different aesthetic and developing a wide range of photographic practices in the worlds of fashion, journalism, documentary, and advertising. Seventy-five photographers and almost 400 images are included.
"Robin Comley" has worked as a journalist and editor and is photographic editor of "A Century of Sundays," a retrospective on 100 years of the "Sunday Times" newspaper. "George Hallett" is a Cape Town-based photographer who has exhibited internationally. In 1995, he won a Golden Eye in the World Press Photo Award for his essay on President Mandela during the 1994 election campaign. "Neo Ntsoma" has won many prestigious awards including the CNN African Journalist Award (Photography), of which she was the first woman recipient. Her work has been published in international publications and her photo-project, South African Youth ID--Kwaito Culture' appeared in "Moving in Time," an anthology of work from fifty South African photographers in celebration of ten years of democracy.
James Ravilious (1939-1999) trained as an artist, like his father Eric, but a Cartier-Bresson exhibition converted him to photography, which he taught himself. In 1972, a move to his wife Robin's homeland - a very rural, unspoilt part of North Devon - inspired him. It also produced the perfect job: recording daily life in that traditional bit of old England before it was modernised. He devoted himself to this for more than seventeen years. The results, over 75,000 black and white negatives in the Beaford Archive, form what Barry Lane, Secretary General of the Royal Photographic Society, called `a unique body of work, unparalleled at least in this country for its scale and quality' James was a friendly, modest man with a very unintrusive approach. Because of this, and because of the length of the project, he was able to make a uniquely detailed portrait, intimate and sympathetic, of a whole way of life in one small piece of countryside: its landscapes, its seasons, its people, their hardships and their pleasures. His respect for his subjects is manifest in his work. He never sentimentalised their lives. It was vital to him that his record should be completely honest. But it is not merely social history. It is also the work of someone who composed with the eye of an artist, and who often looked at his world with artists such as Breughel, Claude Lorrain, Thomas Bewick and Samuel Palmer in mind.
When you think of London, what do you see? The Houses of Parliament? The bustle around Piccadilly Circus? Elegant Victorian streets and squares? The Tate Modern? Or even Camden Market? With London, there are so many different aspects to the city. In more than 200 striking images, London celebrates the British capital, from its famous landmarks to atmospheric alleyways, from the top of the Shard to London Underground's lost ghost stations, from the parks to the canals to the Thames. Exploring both the history and modernity of the city, the book reveals the city's legacy as a capital and a trading hub, but also looks at how the contemporary city lives and breathes as a multi-ethnic metropolis. Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, London is a stunning collection of images celebrating the world's most interesting city.
Comet presents the amazing story of the Rosetta space probe and its interstellar voyage to the comet Tchoury. Its mission - to find clues to the origins of our solar system and the emergence of life on Earth. Following a ten-year voyage and a journey spanning millions of kilometres through our Solar System, the Rosetta entered the comet's orbit. Its lander, Philae - a miniature science laboratory - landed directly on Tchoury's surface and was able to take the photographs presented here. This triumph of scientific endeavour brought back a raft of incredible new photographs, the best of which are featured here. The book is built around the various phases in Rosetta's journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching the lights of home recede; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; plunging into the cosmos' starry void and approaching the comet; and, finally, landing on Tchoury. The photographs are accompanied by a text that reflects on the objectives of the mission and the accomplishment of such a technological feat for humanity. Detailed captions provide the reader with accessible scientific information, enabling them to get to the heart of the subject.
This is a book like no other. It is a book of vivid images woven together to bring us the true story of the rainbow nation as it strives to follow Madiba's legacy and face the challenges of the next stage on its long journey. Stunning, revealing, unforgettable.
There's nothing quite like a relationship with an aged pet-a dog or cat who has been at our side for years, forming an ineffable bond. Pampered pets, however, are a rarity among animals who have been domesticated. Farm animals, for example, are usually slaughtered before their first birthday. We never stop to think about it, but the typical images we see of cows, chickens, pigs, and the like are of young animals. What would we see if they were allowed to grow old? Isa Leshko shows us, brilliantly, with this collection of portraits. To create these portraits, she spent hours with her subjects, gaining their trust and putting them at ease. The resulting images reveal the unique personality of each animal. It's impossible to look away from the animals in these images as they unforgettably meet our gaze, simultaneously calm and challenging. In these photographs we see the cumulative effects of the hardships of industrialized farm life, but also the healing that time can bring, and the dignity that can emerge when farm animals are allowed to age on their own terms. Each portrait is accompanied by a brief biographical note about its subject, and the book is rounded out with essays that explore the history of animal photography, the place of beauty in activist art, and much more. Open this book to any page. Meet Teresa, a thirteen-year-old Yorkshire Pig, or Melvin, an eleven-year-old Angora Goat, or Tom, a seven-year-old Broad Breasted White Turkey. You'll never forget them.
FIVE WORDS IS ALL IT TAKES TO PROVOKE A CHAIN OF CREATION. That is what Katya Boirand discovered the first time she asked a friend for five words and then turned them into a poem, using the words and the subject as her inspiration. This spark started a movement, and soon Katya was asking friends and strangers alike for their five words of choice. Take Me to the Edge is a selection of these poems, sitting alongside a portrait of each subject, in this stunning and joyous celebration of language, connection and art.
A hotspot in the North Atlantic, Iceland is one of the world's most unusual countries. It is Europe's second largest island but its most sparsely populated country. Sitting astride the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, linking the North Atlantic plate with the Eurasian plate, it is closer to Greenland than Europe. It lies just south of the Arctic Circle, but, warmed by Gulf Stream waters, has a temperate climate. It has fiery volcanoes and freezing glaciers, striking black sand beaches and hot geysers - the word geyser itself comes from Icelandic. And a geologically young landmass, Iceland is still taking shape: a volcanic eruption in 1963 caused the formation of the new island of Surtsey. Iceland is a fascinating exploration of this most beautiful island. From volcanoes and lava flows to geysers and geothermal pools, from bird life to whale-watching, from national parks, verdant valleys to inland tundra, and from how waterfalls are used for hydro-electric power to Reykjavik's city life, the book is packed with 200 spectacular colour photographs. Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Iceland is a stunning collection of images celebrating the world's most curious island.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK HADDON In Postcard From The Past, Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards. `Sublimely funny' Jason Hazeley, author of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups `My favourite Twitter account is now my favourite book. Irresistible!' Jill Mansell `This book is an absolute treat' Holly Walsh `Transfixing, beguiling, warmly haunting. These are the ghosts of a childhood' Robin Ince `A hilarious and occasionally disturbing look at how the British remain resolutely small-minded wherever they go' Charlie Higson `Six by four inch portions of pure heaven' Rachel Johnson `Somehow both poignant and deeply creepy' Samira Ahmed `One of Twitter's most nourishing concepts - each one arriving like a bonsai Alan Bennett play' Danny Baker `Beautiful. Inspiring. Educational. Hilarious' Emma Freud `One of the saddest and funniest picture books you're ever likely to read' Owen Hatherley, author of The Ministry of Nostalgia `Hilarious, haunting, silly, poetic and profound' Danny Wallace `A book of rare and genuine beauty' James O'Brien, LBC
Published to accompany the opening of the Victoria and Albert Museum Photography Centre, this set of 50 postcards features highlights from the V&A's world-class collection. Seminal prints by nineteenth-century pioneers William Henry Fox Talbot and Julia Margaret Cameron; botanical and motion studies by Anna Atkins and Eadweard Muybridge; early colour photographs by Agnes Warburg and Nickolas Muray; pictures by twentieth-century greats Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen; works by some of the most influential modern and contemporary artists and photographers, including Eugene Atget, Man Ray and Cindy Sherman; examples of the V&A's recent acquisitions by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cornelia Parker, Linda McCartney and Mark Cohen: from the daguerreotype to the digital, this selection celebrates a history of photography. Artists featured: Anna Atkins (1797-1871) William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815-94) Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79) Roger Fenton (1819-69) Gustave Le Gray (1820-84) Don Juan Carlos Maria Isidro de Borbon, Count of Montizon (1822-87) Leonida Caldesi (1822-91) and Mattia Montecchi (1816-71) Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carol) (1832-98) Seraphin-Mederic Mieusement (1840-1905) and Paul Robert (1865-98) Timothy O' Sullivan (1840-82) Eugene Atget (1857-1927) Ema Spencer (1857-1941) Alfred Ernest Payne (1859-1936) F. Holland Day (1864-1933) Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) Herbert Ponting (1870-1935) Agnes Warburg (1872-1953) Bernard Eilers (1878-1951) Emil Otto Hoppe (1878-1972) Edward Steichen (1879-1973) Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) Rudolph Koppitz (1884-1936) Erich Salomon (1886-1944) Frederick William Bond (1887-1942) Man Ray (1890-1976) Nickolas Muray (1892-1965) Herbert Bayer (1900-85) Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) Bill Brandt (1904-83) Frank Horvat (born 1928) Gianni Penati (born 1930) J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (1930-2014) Linda McCartney (1941-98) Mark Cohen (born 1943) Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) Tom Wood (born 1951) Nan Goldin (born 1953) Cindy Sherman (born 1954) Sian Bonnell (born 1956) Cornelia Parker (born 1956) Thomas Ruff (born 1958) Garry Fabian Miller (born 1957) Jan Kempenaers (born 1968) Mary McCartney (born 1969)
The first book by wildlife photographer and writer Larry Laverty, Power and Majesty features extraordinary images and informative text that capture the life of African elephants. The book focuses on these majestic animals and features stunning photographs from the most remote corners of Africa, from the savannas and deserts to the rivers and jungles. The text introduces various elephant habitats, explores the magical qualities of elephants, and underscores the immense challenges they face for survival in a world dominated by humans. The photographs and information showcased in this book will help increase our appreciation and understanding of the African elephant's significant place in the animal kingdom. Their abilities to love, to remember, to function as families, and to survive under some of the harshest conditions will change the way we think about elephants, with the hope that this knowledge will encourage more people to help save those who remain in the wild.
Runa Islam's films are replete with vivid images that enthrall the viewer with their poetry. Using and reflecting on the medium of film is a pivotal part of her work. In detailed interviews with the artist, this book sheds light on her work during the last five years.
Runa Islam was born in Bangladesh in 1970 and today lives in London. She deconstructs linear narrative patterns and time sequences, making the act of seeing--both watching and recognizing what is seen--the central focus of her films. In 2008, Islam was nominated for the Turner Prize for visual art.
San Francisco, home of cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge-and its quintessential cool gray fog. As a resident of the Silicon Valley, Karl the Fog naturally uses Twitter and Instagram accounts to document his comings and goings and the beauty of the city he loves (except for when it's sunny). Amassing roughly half a million followers across social platforms, Karl the Fog's witty takes on San Francisco paired with beautiful, evocative photography have earned him celebrity status in the Bay Area and beyond. Packaged in a fog-wrapped acetate jacket, Karl's first book features more than 50 scenic selfies and entertaining observations about the city, along with details of his family's foggy history, and a foreword by Sutro Tower.
The pioneering architect, planner, theorist and educator, Denise Scott Brown is the second recipient of the Soane Medal, which is awarded annually in recognition of architects who have made a major contribution to their field, through their built work, through education, history and theory. The lecture was delivered on 17 October 2018 at the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, which she designed with Robert Venturi. From Soane to the Strip is a transcript of Denise Scott Brown's Soane Medal lecture - a narrated history of her early life and the experiences that shaped her later practice, illustrated by her own extraordinary and rarely-seen photography.
A three-part series of author's photographs that are inspired by the mystery and beauty of looking into a lens - the third eye that he uses to create his photographic universe. 3rd Eye Trilogy is a new, three-part series of Hemmatat's photographs inspired by the mystery and beauty of looking into a lens - the third eye that he uses to create his photographic universe. A lens reveals structures and shapes; against light, a hidden universe of organic, and even futuristic forms...a gateway beyond ordinary sight. Here within the lens mechanical marvels, a new series of abstract
"The first time I saw Sharmila practicing yoga, I was amazed. Her ability to control her body with awe-inspiring precision was mysterious. Her quiet and powerful concentration makes her slowly evolving, rock solid shapes appear like sculpture. By uniting the rich heritage of dance, martial arts and yoga in an unforeseen way, Sharmila is guiding performance into new territory."--Karole Armitage.
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