Photography Books

Some of the greatest photographers in the world have occupied our shelves and here is an example of some them and their images.

(If you are in the Los Angeles area make it a point to come by the store, there are plenty of sale book that are not on the website.)

Jerry Dantzic: Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: With a Reflection by Zadie Smith Cover Image
By Jerry Dantzic, Grayson Dantzic (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Zadie Smith (Introduction by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780500544655
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Published: Thames & Hudson - April 18th, 2017

In 1957, New York photojournalist Jerry Dantzic spent time with the iconic singer Billie Holiday during a week-long run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill.


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Blue Note Cover Image
By Francis Wolff (Photographer), Michael Cuscuna (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$49.95
ISBN: 9782080202208
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Published: Flammarion-Pere Castor - October 6th, 2015

One hundred and fifty exceptional photographs from the golden age of the legendary Blue Note Jazz Label.

Frances Wolff, photographer and producer, co-founded and ran Blue Note from 1939 unti his death in 1971.

Michael Cuscuna, a musician producer, joined Blue Note in 1984, where he produces recordings and manges the label's reissues.


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Jazz: The Iconic Images of Ted Williams Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9781851498277
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Published: Acc Publishing Group Ltd - September 13th, 2016

 

 


AFROS: A Celebration Of Natural Hair  Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578090221
Availability: Special Order
Published: Natural Light Press - August 18th, 2013

 

 


Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art Cover Image
By John Kisch (Editor), Tony Nourmand (Editor), Henry Louis Gates (Foreword by)
$75.00
ISBN: 9781909526068
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Published: Reel Art Press - October 20th, 2014

This magnificent volume is a celebration of the first 100 years of black film poster art.


Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781454926368
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Published: Sterling - April 4th, 2017

A stunning pictorial celebration of one of the most beloved First Ladies of our time: Michelle Obama.


Obama: The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama - 2,920 Days Cover Image
By Mark Greenberg, Ken Burns (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781454926399
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Published: Sterling - April 4th, 2017

A vibrant celebration of President Obama, this perfect commemorative book provides a valuable record of his historical presidency.


Sapelo: People and Place on a Georgia Sea Island Cover Image
By Buddy Sullivan, Benjamin Galland (Photographer)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780820350165
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Published: University of Georgia Press - March 2017

Sapelo, a state-protected barrier island off the Georgia coast, is one of the state's greatest treasures. Presently owned almost exclusively by the state and managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Sapelo features unique nature charac-teristics that have made it a locus for scientific research and ecological conservation. Beginning in 1949, when then Sapelo owner R. J.


Fashion Africa Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781909762008
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Published: Jacaranda - April 5th, 2016

Africa has one of the richest and most vibrant cultures in the world, but is rarely explored by Western media. This visual overview of contemporary African fashion brings together designers, design companies, and ethical manufacturers to promote Africa as a vital epicenter for the fashion industry.


The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art Cover Image
By David Bindman (Editor), Suzanne Preston Blier (Editor), Henry Louis Gates (Editor)
$95.00
ISBN: 9780674504394
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Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - February 27th, 2017

The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art asks how the black figure was depicted by artists from the non-Western world. Beginning with ancient Egypt--positioned properly as part of African history--this volume focuses on the figure of the black as rendered by artists from Africa, East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.


This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement Cover Image
By Leslie G. Kelen (Editor), Julian Bond (Contribution by), Clayborne Carson (Contribution by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781617031717
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - February 2012

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement is a paradigm-shifting publication that presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work of nine activist photographers-men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement.


Parchman Cover Image
By R. Kim Rushing, Mark Goodman (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781496806512
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - October 13th, 2016

Constructed in 1904, the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman covers 20,000 acres, forty-six square miles, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Originally designed like a private plantation without walls or guard towers, the prison farm has been slowly transformed over the decades into a modern penitentiary. In 1994, photographer R.


Motown: The Sound of Young America Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9780500518298
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Published: Thames & Hudson - September 13th, 2016

In this first official visual history of the label, new research, a dazzling array of images, and unprecedented access to the archives of the makers and stars of Motown lend new insight to the legend.


Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers Cover Image
By Stephen Shames (Photographer), Bobby Seale
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419722400
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Published: ABRAMS - October 18th, 2016

In words and photographs, Power to the People is the story of the controversial Black Panther Party, founded 50 years ago in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton.


The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780226396699
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 2016

This stunning book charts the rich history of the blues, through the dazzling array of posters, album covers, and advertisements that have shaped its identity over the past hundred years. The blues have been one of the most ubiquitous but diverse elements of American popular music at large, and the visual art associated with this unique sound has been just as varied and dynamic.


Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9780944092699
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Published: Twin Palms Publishers - January 2000

Frequently reissued with the same ISBN, but with slightly differing bibliographical details.


Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780500288054
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Published: Thames & Hudson - April 27th, 2009

The nomadic people who inhabit the valley share a gift for body painting and elaborate adornments borrowed from nature, and Hans Silvester has captured the results in a series of photographs made over the course of numerous trips.


Selma 1965: The Photographs of Spider Martin Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781477308394
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 15th, 2015

"Spider Martin, more than any other photographer of our time, has used his camera to document the struggle for civil rights and social change in the State of Alabama. . . . In viewing Spider's collection, one is literally walking through the pages of American history."
--John Lewis, 1996


North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South Cover Image
By Mark Speltz, Deborah Willis (Preface by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781606065051
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Published: J. Paul Getty Museum - November 2016

And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062427007
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Published: Ecco Press - October 27th, 2015

The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s PBS series, And Still I Rise--a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos.


Hip Hop Raised Me Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780500518946
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Published: Thames & Hudson - November 15th, 2016

Hip Hop Raised Me is the definitive volume on the essence, experience, and energy that is hip hop, and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty years.