There are 61 Magnum photographers featured in the book. Each photographer is represented across 8 pages by a photo story of their choice, which is fully illustrated, and a text which is written in the photographer’s own voice based on new interviews with the author. The texts are intelligent, idiosyncratic, each with their own voice and style. Accessible and engaging to read, they reveal different perceptions and approaches to photography and each photographer’s unique and varied takes on the photo story and their practice – what is the photo story?, what does it mean?, how did they come across it? what key decisions are made when taking the story, etc.
As well as featuring the work of individual photographers, this book functions as a history and interrogation of the form of the photo story – the key vehicle for photography in the twentieth century, from its earliest developments in the 30s, through the death of ‘photojournalism’, to contemporary manifestations, all of which is explored by the author in the introduction. The book explores the influences that have affected the photo story, such as key twentieth century events and the life of photographic magazines such as Newsweek, Time, and Paris Match, all of which have helped to define the genre. It provides a unique reflection on the course of photojournalism in the second half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, from the common purpose of the post-WWII years to the individualistic range of practices and interests that constitute documentary photography today.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Ano da edição||2004/12/01|
|Número de Páginas||511|