Some of the greatest photographers in the world have occupied our shelves and here is an example of some them and their images.
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As the United States navigates a political moment defined by the close of the Obama era and the rise of #BlackLivesMatter activism, Aperture magazine releases "Vision & Justice," a special issue guest edited by Sarah Lewis, the distinguished author and art historian, addressing the role of photography in the African American experience.
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.
Most of Ted Williams' archive, comprising both original negatives and photographs, has never been seen before - until now. This book celebrates Williams' Jazz photography, one of the richest unseen archives from the jazz era. It's an archive that charts the sweep of Jazz and the creative souls who brought the art form to life during the heart of the twentieth century.
One of the few self-published photography books. Michael July has done an excellent job of chronicling and celebrating natural hair.
Misty is one of the phenomenal talents of this era and just a wonderful young lady. It's been Eso Wons' pleasure to carry books by and about her.
This magnificent volume is a celebration of the first 100 years of black film poster art.
In 1933, Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin sons of sharecroppers from Kentucky, arrived in Harlem. Despite the hardships of the Great Depression, they found a flourishing arts community and quickly established their place as visual chroniclers of the life of the city. For thirty years, the Smiths used their cameras to record the achievements of blacks in the face of poverty and discrimination.
"Working in the tradition of Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, Paganelli brings an artist's eyes and a native son's sensibility to his superb photographs."Frank Van Riper, The Washington Post
Purveyor of extraordinary music and an arbiter of cool, Blue Note is the definitive jazz label signing the best artists, pioneering the best recording techniques, and lead cover design trends with punchy, iconic artwork and typography that shaped the way we see the music itself.
Relive the incredible history of the King of Pop - in reverse - with Michael Jackson: Rewind.
A photographic history of the African struggle from the 19th century to the present. The book includes 500 photographs, some previously unpublished.
Kitchen Table Series is the first publication dedicated solely to this early and important body of work by the American artist Carrie Mae Weems. The 20 photographs and 14 text panels that make up Kitchen Table Series tell a story of one woman's life, as conducted in the intimate setting of her kitchen.
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.
THE FIGHTER. THE ACTIVIST. THE MAN. THE ICON. An officially authorized collection, Muhammad Ali Unfiltered is Jeter Publishing's intimate look at one of the most inspiring figures of our age. Celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali in these 200-plus pages of images, quotes, and tributes to the Greatest of All Time.
I am the greatest, declared Muhammad Ali-and he backed up his words with actions. Not only was he the finest heavyweight boxer ever to step into the ring, he was also a compelling and controversial figure outside of it.
In this previously unpublished photo-essay, the legendary boxer Muhammed Ali is captured up close and unguarded in the run-up to the "Rumble in the Jungle"
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.
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.
Frequently reissued with the same ISBN, but with slightly differing bibliographical details.
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.
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
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 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.