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Walker Evans: The Magazine Work by David Campany ISBN 978-3-869302591

Walker Evans is rightly regarded as one of the most important photographers of the Twentieth Century, however it's often forgotten that he was employed for twenty years by Fortune magazine during the heyday of magazine publishing. Unusually, Evans was given pretty much carte blanche to work on his own projects as well as the text and layout of the finished product. The book contains fascinating detail on Evans' creative process and working methods as well as reproductions of many of the features he produced and I can recommend it to anyone who is either interested in the photographer or in magazine publishing.
Thanks. I was not aware of this. I wrote a short paper in college about his work at Fortune and remember going through all of the old issues in the library (on microfilm).
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"Victorian Candid Camera" by Bill Jay about the work of Paul Martin.
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What We Have Seen by Robert Frank
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What We Have Seen by Robert Frank

What We Have Seen by Robert Frank ISBN 978-3-958290952

Another in the series of the quirky 'family albums' from Robert Frank. This edition from 2016 has exactly the same format as 'Partida' that was published in 2014 and, like Partida, contains a wide variety of styles. There's a great shot of William Burroughs, by the way, as well a Jack Kerouac fast asleep.

Many popular photographers, such as Sebastiao Salgado, aim at aesthetic and technical perfection. Frank takes the opposite approach, preferring instead to see how far things can be pushed before they fall apart while at the same time retaining some visual interest and human feeling. I find this approach a refreshing counterpoint to the slickness of most digital imagery although I imagine it won't appeal to everyone.
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My favorite of recent book purchases is "Stephen Shore: Selected Works 1973-1981". It features unpublished photos from Shore's "Uncommon Places" project. The photos were chosen by other photographers, writers, artists, etc., who also provided some commentary. As is usual, many of the commentaries are rather pointless; however, the photos are worth seeing. The book is large format and the printing is excellent.

I've finally completed purchasing the entire 4-volume MoMA "Works of Atget". Some of the individual volumes (out of print but available used) are kinda pricey these days so it has taken a while for me to purchase the entire series. The commentaries in these books are exceptional and contribute to the photographs.

Edward Hopper was not a photographer but his use of light in his paintings is inspiring. I think any serious photographer would benefit from studying Hopper. I've picked up several books of his works recently and they're all quite enjoyable and informative.

Apparently publication date for Eggleston's "Election Eve" has again been delayed again. Also Saul Leiter's "In My Room". Now the dates are into 2018. I'll just have to remain patient.
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Jack Dykinga's "Photographer's Life"
Beautifully illustrated journey of Pulitzer-winning photojournalist to Large-format Nature photographer.
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My favorite of recent book purchases is "Stephen Shore: Selected Works 1973-1981". It features unpublished photos from Shore's "Uncommon Places" project. The photos were chosen by other photographers, writers, artists, etc., who also provided some commentary. As is usual, many of the commentaries are rather pointless; however, the photos are worth seeing. The book is large format and the printing is excellent.
This one is in my cart at Amazon, and will likely be grabbed soon. Good to hear your praise.

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Apparently publication date for Eggleston's "Election Eve" has again been delayed again. Also Saul Leiter's "In My Room". Now the dates are into 2018. I'll just have to remain patient.
How do you keep up w/ release dates of new stuff? I usually find out after the fact, and miss out on some things.
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I've got other expenses these days so not buying a lot of books, however, I ran across a great deal on Abe Books. Tokyokei by Issei Suda. It retails for some $140 before international shipping but there is a seller that had it for about $50. Looks like there are more if anyone is interested.
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...How do you keep up w/ release dates of new stuff? I usually find out after the fact, and miss out on some things.
I'm going by Amazon's estimated dates in the product description.
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All about Saul Leiter.
Shirley Baker: Women ,Children and Loitering Men.
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Beyond Casual Vision by Merg Ross

Paul Strand, Master of Photography - Yale University Press (A TOP booksale offer)
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