Blumenfeld had a disdain for mainstream conformity and without compromise, his images were infused with an experimental energy. With daring in-camera optical effects and a precise control of lighting and processing, he was a technical genius—never leaving any detail to chance. Working mainly in color, his innovative style continues to shape contemporary photography.
Born in Budapest in 1913, the self-schooled Robert Capa is considered the father of photo-journalism. A fervent anti-war campaigner, it was his powerful record of the Spanish Civil War that brought him global fame. On moving to the USA in 1939, he became a war correspondent for Life magazine and the US military and cofounded the Magnum photo agency. His fearless chronicle of the Allied landings gained critical and public acclaim. Capa’s untimely death in 1954 came after a serious landmine injury in Vietnam.
Jacques Olivar was a Paris-based advertising photographer and movie director before embracing fashion photography. Adventure and a cinematic sensibility are keys to his unique style.
This collection follows a series of stunning young women across the USA and elsewhere. Each location— phone booth, gas station, etc.—is a pit stop on the road to better things. Although transients, these beauties leave their mark on the landscape. Where do their journeys lead? Who knows? Yet, the mounting tension draws us in—much like a Hitchcock film. Although hard-edged, these portraits are still innocent.
It’s the classic American fantasy: restless, always hopeful, and never giving up—forever young.
The Prix Pictet Commission is an invitation for one of the photographers short-listed for the Prix Pictet, to document a sustainability project in a particular country or region.
For the third Commission, Chris Jordan took photographs on a fieldtrip to the Nakuprat-Gotu Conservancy in Northern Kenya, an initiative led by tribal Elders, which aims to bring peace and prosperity to a region ravaged by violence and climate change. Jordan’s photographs both document the problems— particularly the poaching of elephants— and celebrate the heroes and triumphs of what he calls a “quiet revolution” aimed at building a sustainable future for this community.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012, Babelsberg is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world. From box-office hits to artistic triumphs, they’ve all been created here. These sound stages, where such stars as Marlene Dietrich were born, are the real birthplace of German film. Babelsberg has always been a source of technical and artistic innovation: in fact, many key developments in camera techniques and sound recording originated within these walls.
This comprehensive overview covers all aspects of the cinematic arts, from sets to scripts and costumes. All stages of the studio’s history are represented, including the golden years of Weimar cinema and Babelsberg’s recent re-emergence as an international commercial and cultural presence.
Arnold is perhaps best known for her images of Marilyn Monroe. She has chronicled figures as diverse as migrant potato workers, heads of state, and screen icons. A blend of exacting technique and moral courage would typify her long career which never settled for clichés or stereotypes. Guided in her own words, this volume features Arnold’s iconic photographs as well as many never-before published images.