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Summary: Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the surfaces of those who visited her Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC B

Hollihan, Kerrie Logan.

Summary: "The tremendous struggles women have faced as war correspondents and photojournalists A profile of 16 courageous women, Reporting Under Fire tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back scoops from the front lines. Each woman--including Sigrid Schultz, who broadcast news via radio from Berlin on the eve of the Second World War; Margaret Bourke-White, who rode with General...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 HOL

Summary: Profiles American photographer Dorothea Lange, who came to the the attention of the world with her photographs documenting the Great Depression, and achieved lasting fame in the post-War years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DOR

Summary: A portrait of the late photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist's work (including experimental videos and journal entries) and remarkably candid interviews with her artist parents Betty and George (a ceramic sculptor and painter/photographer), who have continued their own artistic practices while watching Francesca's professional reputation eclipse their own.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lorber Films 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WOO

Copaken, Deborah

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Breasts. Uterus. Cervix. Heart. Vagina. The source of life, right? Well, for writer and photographer Deborah Copaken, it turned out to be just the opposite--almost. Between escaping from an abusive marriage, facing down the challenge of single-parenthood, and attempting to find love again, getting her bearings after everything she knew fell to pieces proved more slippery than she ever could...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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Rosenstock, Barb

Summary: An introduction to the life and achievements of the documentary photographer describes the disability that inspired Lange's photography career and her efforts to raise awareness about the unseen victims of the Great Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LAN

Addario, Lynsey.

Summary: War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the complex lives of others. It's her work, but it's much more than that: it's her singular...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ADDARIO, LYNSEY ADD

Summary: In his final film as director, Gordon Parks turned the camera upon himself and created a deeply personal and remarkably poetic self-portrait. Moments Without Proper Names blends Parks's striking photographs with newly-shot footage of the artist, his own musical compositions, and personal reminiscences performed by a trio of esteemed actors: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Joe Seneca.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC MOM

Richter, Peter-Cornell.

Summary: Uniting 28 paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe from collections all over the United States with 32 stunning images by the pioneering photographer Alfred Stieglitz, this book focuses on the two artists' work, their stormy and passionate marriage, and the influence they had on one another's pictures. The photographic historian Peter-Cornell Richter perfectly captures this aspect in his sensitive and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prestel 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 RIC

Summary: Nicholas Vreeland walked away from a worldly life of privilege to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Grandson of legendary Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, and trained by Irving Penn to become a photographer, Nicholas' life changed drastically upon meeting a Tibetan master, one of the teachers of the Dalai Lama.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MON

Smith, Patti.

Summary: In this tough, tender memoir, singer-song writer Patti Smith transports readers to what seemed like halcyon days for art and artists in New York as she shares tales of the denizens of Max's Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner's, Brentano's, and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe--the man who changed her life with his love, friendship,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco Press 2009

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McCommons, James

Summary: "In 1906 George Shiras III (1859-1942) published a series of remarkable nighttime photographs in National Geographic. Taken with crude equipment, the black-and-white photographs featured leaping whitetail deer, a beaver gnawing on a tree, and a snowy owl perched along the shore of a lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The pictures, stunning in detail and composition, celebrated American...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of New Mexico Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 328.73 MCC

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHIRAS, GEORGE MCC

Gordon, Linda.

Summary: Dorothea Lange's photographs define how the American Depression is remembered; this evocative biography defines her creative struggles and enduring legacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LANGE, DOROTHEA GOR

Bannos, Pamela

Summary: Who was Vivian Maier? Many people know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. They revealed her to be an inadvertent master of twentieth-century American street photography. Not long after, the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAIER, VIVIAN BAN

Summary: A portrait of American photographer Tina Barney, who specialises in photographing the rarefied upper echelons of society in the US and Europe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IndiePix 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TIN

Summary: Robert Frank, now 91 years old, is among the most influential artists of the last half-century. His seminal volume, The Americans, published in 1958, records the Swiss-born photographer's candid reactions to peculiarly American versions of poverty and racism. Today it is a classic work that helped define the off-the-cuff, idiosyncratic elegance that are hallmarks of Frank's artistry.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DON

Summary: In 1976, William Eggleston's images were featured in the Museum of Modern Art's first one-man exhibition of color photographs. It is rare for an artist of such stature to allow himself to be shown as unguarded as Eggleston does in Michael Almereyda's intimate portrait. The filmmaker tracks the photographer on trips but gives particular attention to downtime in Memphis, Eggleston's home base....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WIL

Summary: A documentary about legendary photographer Bill Cunningham features photographs chosen from over three million previously unpublicized images and documents from the iconic street photographer and fashion historian. Told in Cunningham₂s own words from a 1994 interview, the photographer chronicles moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TIM

Mann, Sally

Summary: A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann. In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her. Sorting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MANN, SALLY MAN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MANN MAN

Blumenthal, Deborah

Summary: Describes the life and work of the hatmaker-turned-photographer, detailing how he used his passion and talent to uncover the hidden stories that people's clothes told about fashion, individuality, and freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CUN

Whelan, Richard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STIEGLITZ, ALFRED WHE

Manseau, Peter

Summary: In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized Americas imagination. A "spirit photographer," William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling. Peter Manseau brilliantly captures a nation wracked with grief...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MUMLER, WILLIAM MAN

Panzer, Mary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Portrait Gallery 1997

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 770.92 PAN

Solnit, Rebecca.

Summary: A survey of the historical contributions of Eadweard Muybridge documents his role in filmmaking technology and as a war photographer before standing trial for the murder of his wife's lover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD SOL

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