HUMANS: Photographs That Make You Think

HUMANS: Photographs That Make You Think

by Henry Carroll
HUMANS: Photographs That Make You Think

HUMANS: Photographs That Make You Think

by Henry Carroll


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A startling and original look at what it means to be human in a rapidly changing world, from bestselling author and art writer Henry Carroll, with images by a diverse and innovative group of contemporary photographers

HUMANS reveals how contemporary photographers use visual language to pose honest and confronting questions about our bodies, the purpose of faith in a fact-based world, systemic social structures that limit and allow freedom, and the opposing forces of unconditional love and abject cruelty.

In this diverse collection of arresting images and insightful text, Henry Carroll regards the photographers as modern-day philosophers—original thinkers who fuse technique, concept, and imagination in order to provoke meaningful visual reflections on what matters most. For both creators and consumers of images, HUMANS is an immersive and supremely relevant book offering a treasure trove of ideas and visual inspiration designed to cultivate a deeper, more personal understanding of who we are, why we are, and what we think.

See through the eyes of a new generation of photographers responding to the rapidly unfolding issues shaping our lives. In this series of small, insightful, and beautifully presented books, Henry Carroll, the bestselling photography writer of the last decade, considers the ideas behind images to present personal perspectives on climate change, race, sexuality, gender, faith, inequality, beauty, power, and our contradictory relationship to animals and the natural world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419751455
Publisher: Abrams Image
Publication date: 10/26/2021
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Henry Carroll is the author of 10 books published in more than 20 languages, including the bestselling Read This Book if You Want to Take Great Photographs series. He is originally from London and has an MFA from the Royal College of Art. Carroll now lives in Los Angeles, where he mostly plays chess, runs on the beach, makes furniture, and writes.

Table of Contents

Body 8

Maria Kokunova

Mark McKnight

Glenda Lissette

Isabelle Wenzel

Kate Peters

Mari Katayama

Paul Mpagi Sepuya


Cara Phillips

Maija Tammi

Faith 42

Ana Zibelnik

Khadija Saye

David Avazzadeh

Alys Tomlinson

Pawel Jaszczuk

Marwan Bassiouni

Kristine Potter

Murray Ballard

Connection 66

Lindley Warren Mickunas

Masaki Yamamoto

Jonny Briggs

Pixy Liao

Luis Alberto Rodriguez

Andres Gonzalez

George Georgiou

Jack Davison

Deanna Dikeman

Division 96

Laurence Rasti

Zanele Muholi

Jammie Holmes

Guanyu Xu


Xaviera Simmons

Ryan Debolski

Doug Rickard

Control 118

Lindsay Godin

Peter Funch

Adji Dieye

Silvia Rosi

Rodrigo Valenzuela

Abdo Shanan

Clément Lambelet

Amy Elkins

Introduction 4

Photo Credits 142

Acknowledgments 143

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