All posts filed under: Black & White

Thomas Albdorf: General View (Skinnerboox, 2017)

Thomas Albdorf was born in Linz, Upper Austria in 1982. His main interest focuses on photography and sculpture – in particular, the intersection area between both practices. “General View“ investigates conceptions of a new reality that continuously departs from the indexical referent towards an ever-changing rendering of a world that is yet still routed in the photographic image.

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Daido Moriyama: Tales of Tono (Tate/D.A.P., 2013)

First published in 1976, and taking its name from a collection of Japanese rural folk legends, Tales of Tono is a compact little volume composed of black-and-white photo diptychs and spreads that were shot in the countryside of northern Honshu, Japan. Faithfully reproducing the original edition, this book contains a text by the artist that offers the reader a typically honest and self-effacing account of Daido Moriyama’s thoughts about his practice.

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Erskine Caldwell; Margaret Bourke-White: You Have Seen Their Faces (University of Georgia Press, 1995)

In the middle years of the Great Depression, Erskine Caldwell and photographer Margaret Bourke-White spent eighteen months traveling across the back roads of the Deep South from South Carolina to Arkansas to document the living conditions of the sharecropper. Their collaboration resulted in You Have Seen Their Faces, a graphic portrayal of America’s desperately poor rural underclass. It was first published in 1937 by Viking Press.

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