This book is a selection of contact sheets and photographs by international and well-known photographers through which one can write an "original" history of photography. Each selected photo tells us the point of view of his/her author, whereas the contact sheets offer us the opportunity to better understand how the photographer has come to choose the right shot. Each selected photo is accompanied by a text written by the photographer, in which he/she tells to the reader when and why the picture was realized. This first book in the series features photographs by Michael Ackerman, Morten Andersen, Roberta Bayley, Stefano De Luigi, Jason Eskenazi, Joan Fontcuberta, Stanley Greene, Lauren Greenfield, Graciela Iturbide, Nadav Kander, Steve McCurry, Paolo Pellegrin, Anders Petersen, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alex Webb, and many others.
Giammaria De Gasperis was born in Sora in 1983. He is co-founder and editorial director of the photographic magazine Rearviewmirror. He also works as exhibition curator and photo consultant for both Italian and foreign photographers. He is the curator of Five Horizons, the First International Official Pearl Jam Exhibition (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, 2013; DanceHaus, Milan, 2014). He edited the two volumes of ContattiProvini d'autore, published by Postcart Edizioni and André Frère éditions, that are distributed worldwide and translated in Italian, English, and French. He lives and works in Rome.
About the Author
Elisabeth Biondi is an independent curator, a venture she embarked on having left The New Yorker in 2011, after fifteen years as the magazine’s visuals editor. So far she has curated Subjective/Objective, and Under the Bridge, for the NY PhotoFestival, and New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography, at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea. In the fall of 2011, her exhibition Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker, was the season’s opening show at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. It has been expanded and traveled to the Ullens Center in Beijing. Currently, Biondi’s exhibition Widely Different: New York City Panoramas, is on view at the Seaport Museum, in New York.
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in the book we can have a look at the famous picture of singer: Ramones, Lou Reed,Bill Frisell, fashion designer Valentino, Coco Chanel, VIP such as Alfred Hitchcock, Steve Jobs, Marcello Mastroianni and many others.