Twenty-Five and Under: Photographers

Twenty-Five and Under: Photographers

by Alice Rose George, Robert Coles
     
 

Culled from an extensive, yearlong, nationwide search, this book of photographs from people twenty-five years of age and younger provides a unique and revealing look at how a new generation is seeing and interpreting the world.25 and Under is an illuminating look at the art and sensibility of young American photographers who have documented worlds they know and

Overview

Culled from an extensive, yearlong, nationwide search, this book of photographs from people twenty-five years of age and younger provides a unique and revealing look at how a new generation is seeing and interpreting the world.25 and Under is an illuminating look at the art and sensibility of young American photographers who have documented worlds they know and imagine with surprising diversity and sophistication. The images range from photojournalist essays to computer-manipulated images, from carefully constructed art pieces to snapshots of daily life. The photographers address world issues and personal concerns, serious matters and trivial ones, and do so with humor and wit as well as anguish and anger.
This extraordinary collection of 150 duotones and color photographs allows us to look through the eyes of young people as we enter the twenty-first century, to see their hopes, fears, confusion, and ambitions through the startling and inspiring images they create.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Editor George (Flesh and Blood, Picture Project, 1992) set out to find what photographers under the age of 25 are producing in this country. The result is this collection of work by 25 young photographers, whom few of us will have heard of or seen. Judging from the quality of the images here, however, some will be familiar names in contemporary photography in the coming decades. What strikes one is the self-absorbed nature of most of the work. Perhaps feeling that there is nothing that hasn't already been photographed in some way by someone else, these young artists choose to focus on the self and its context of home, friends, and activities. As a result, the photographic process seems to serve as a kind of self-exploratory tool, without larger ambitions or purpose. Appropriately, psychologist and Doubletake magazine cofounder Robert Coles writes an introductory essay about the act of seeing and the role of sight in shaping our experience of self and the world. Recommended for collections of contemporary photography.Kathleen Collins, New York Transit Museum Archives, Brooklyn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393315769
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/17/1996
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Alice Rose George is a photography editor and consultant to major magazines and collectors. She lives in New York City.

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