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The African Photographic Archive: Research and Curatorial Strategies

by Christopher Morton & Darren Newbury

African photography has emerged as a significant focus of research and scholarship over the last twenty years, the result of a growing interest in postcolonial societies and cultures and a turn towards visual...


Gangsters & Grifters: Classic Crime Photos from the Chicago Tribune

by Chicago Tribune Staff & Rick Kogan

Created from the Chicago Tribune's vast archives, Gangsters and Grifters is a collection of photographs featuring infamous criminals, small-time bandits, hoodlums, and more at shocking crime scenes. These vintage...


Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography

by Mary Street Alinder

Group f.64 is perhaps the most famous movement in the history of photography, counting among its members Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston. Revolutionary in...


On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary

by Lutz Koepnick

Speed is an obvious facet of contemporary society, whereas slowness has often been dismissed as conservative and antimodern. Challenging a long tradition of thought, Lutz Koepnick instead proposes to understand...


A Doctor in The Great War: Unseen Photographs of Life in the Trenches

by Andrew Davidson

Featuring 250 previously unknown photographs, this is the extraordinary true story of a young doctor whose photos left behind an astonishing firsthand account of life at the front of World War I.

As a twenty-five-year-old...


China Days: A Visual Journal from China's Wild West

by Henrik Drescher

The nation of China is a constant source of fascination, yet we rarely glimpse life beyond its urban centers. Far west of Beijing and Shanghai, in the remote Chinese province of Yunnan, pioneering artist Henrik...


New York in the Sixties

by Klaus Lehnartz & Allan R. Talbot

Compelling photographs offer a vivid and varied tableau of daily life: shoppers, subways, Central Park, Coney Island, dozens of other revealing views of the city. 159 photographs by Lehnartz.


Photography Beyond Technique: Essays from F295 on the Informed Use of Alternative and Historical Photographic Processes

by Tom Persinger

Photography is not dying and has not died. It has been an ever-changing medium since its earliest days, and while near-obsession with the technology of the day may have defined photography over the course of...


Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

by Sherill Tippins

The history of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, where artists of all stripes, legends themselves, have lived and loved and worked for more than a century.


This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains

by David Stark & Nancy Warner

Nancy Warner’s photographs and David Stark’s interviews and reflections provide fresh perspective on the history and culture of a distinctly American phenomenon. Continuing in the tradition of Solomon D....


Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960

by Robert Hirsch

Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 is a groundbreaking survey of significant work and ideas by imagemakers who have pushed beyond the boundaries of photography as a window on our material...


Face of War: New Zealand's Great War Photography

by Sandy Callister

An authoritative history of combat photography and its cultural, emotional, and memorial roles, this collection is the first to examine the vernacular photos of World War I taken by its New Zealand participants....


This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains

by David Stark & Nancy Warner

Nancy Warner’s photographs and David Stark’s interviews and reflections provide fresh perspective on the history and culture of a distinctly American phenomenon. Continuing in the tradition of Solomon D....


Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography

by John Hannavy

The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of world photography up to the beginning of the twentieth century. It sets out to be the standard, definitive reference...


Old New York in Early Photographs

by Mary Black

New York City as it was 1853-1901, through 196 wonderful photographs: great blizzard, Lincoln's funeral procession, great buildings, much more.


Old Philadelphia in Early Photographs 1839-1914

by Robert F. Looney

215 rare vintage views — from first daguerreotype made in America (1839) to eve of World War I — capture the charm of yesteryear: panoramas, street scenes, landmarks, Lincoln's visit, 1876 Centennial Exposition,...


New York in the Thirties

by Berenice Abbott

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, and many...


The Depression Years as Photographed by Arthur Rothstein

by Arthur Rothstein

Outstanding 1930s photos: famous dust storm photo, ragged children, the unemployed, much more. 120 photographs. Captions.


Old Washington, D.C. in Early Photographs, 1846-1932

by Robert Reed

224 rare photos: Lincoln's inauguration, Ford's Theater in 1865, Frederick Douglass, Women's Suffrage Parade, Georgetown in 1893, more. Stunning views by Brady, Bishop, Peale, others. Pre-Civil War to modern...


Portraiture and Photography in Africa

by John Peffer & Elisabeth L. Cameron

Beautifully illustrated, Portrait Photography in Africa offers new interpretations of the cultural and historical roles of photography in Africa. Twelve leading scholars look at early photographs, important...