Janet Malcolm

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Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography
by Janet Malcolm
Publisher's Description
Including the complete original text, this reprint of Malcolm's classic essays includes several new pieces exploring the last images of Diane Arbus, Sally Mann's family pictures, Bellocq's Storyville Portraits, and others. Her lucid writings are essential to an understanding of twentieth century photographers--Avedon, Callahan, Eggleston, Frank, Friedlander, Penn, Steichen, Stieglitz, Penn, Weston, and Winnogrand--and her elegant prose is a joy to read.
Amazon.com Review
Janet Malcolm takes nothing for granted. In complicated but lucid prose she sets out to change our perceptions of photographers and photography in this highly regarded volume, now in an expanded edition. She looks at Alfred Stieglitz's pioneering efforts on behalf of the medium as an art form, considers Edward Weston's "psychic journey" to Mexico, and reflects on how these men fared at the hands of recent biographers. Malcolm also examines misconceptions about Richard Avedon's fashion photography and analyzes the motives behind his often distressing celebrity portraits. In a new essay, she discusses the charges of exhibitionism leveled at the provocative work of Sally Mann.
ISBN: 0893817279
Publisher: Aperture
Hardcover : 224 pages
Language: English
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