Babies: Seen by 18 Photographers
by Martina Mettner
Publisher's Description

Edited by Martina Mettner

144 pages, 9x9', 80 color and black-and-white photographs, Cloth

This enchanting book gathers together the most creative and unusual baby images selected among contemporary photography. With their cameras, a selection of well-known men and women photographers explore the mysteries of new life, sharing with us their fascination with the deep, ever curious, searching gaze of these tiny human beings just as they are beginning their lives in the world. This collection stands out among baby books, and will delight any buyer by showing the beauty, the vulnerability, and the innocent humor of these tender, endlessly endearing creatures.

The rich spectrum of visual viewpoints-in color and black and white-ranges from classic, formal portraits to detailed close- ups of hands and feet and compelling studies of baby body language and wonderful facial expressions. What these photographs have in common is a high aesthetic and artistic quality and the sense that each of these photographers has come under the spell of these precious little beings.

Babies is a delightful compilation of unusual, original, amusing, and extraordinary photographs of babies by a selection of outstanding contemporary art photographers. An alternative to baby books with stereotypical, cliched images, Babies presents fresh, varied, and creative photography.

The Photographers: Sandi Fellman, Mary M. Kalergis, Claude Jetter, Starr Ockenga, Sue Packer, and Maude Schuyler Clay, among others. Editor Martina Mettner's The Autonomization ofPhotography (1987) earned her the Erich Stenger Award from the German Photographic Society as well as the Kodak Photo Book Award. She served as editor-in-chief of two photography magazines, including Leica Fotografie International. She has also edited a number of photography books, including most recently In Their Mothers' Eyes (Edition Stemmle, 2001).
ISBN: 3908163722
Publisher: Edition Stemmle
Hardcover : 120 pages
Language: English
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