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This website, "Migrations," includes photographs and text done by Sebastião Salgado that are reproduced in his exhibitions and books, Migrations: Humanity in Transition and The Children. It is Mr. Salgado's first major venture into the Web and includes an interview with him, a section on how to help, and other features. Sebastião Salgado is someone who believes in not only witnessing what is going on in the world but helping to reflect on its problems.
What you find here is a selection of texts, an overview of books and catalogues by Michael Ruetz, an introduction to his current projects – and some personal information about the artist. Note: This is an archived page so some of the links probably don't work.
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"I love photography as it allows me to approach others and communicate by the simple signs of complicity. I put everything into taking a photograph and bringing out the best in someone. Feeling honoured, that person will naturally give in exchange. So, a meeting, an exchange has taken place."
Raghubir Singh is considered a pioneer of color photography. In the 1970s he was one of the first photographers to reinvent the use of color at a time when color photography was still widely disconsidered. His photographs, acclaimed for their organization of space, reflect the multiple aspects of contemporary India.
International Center for Photography
As a world-class museum and school, a collecting institution, a library, and a co-publisher of photography books, we're proud that we now have a website that represents all of those facets to the public.
Women in Photography International
Founded in 1981, and reorganized in 2000 as an online resource center, Women in Photography International serves the needs of photographers, photo educators, photography students, gallery owners and photographic organizations around the world. In keeping with our mission, we promote the visibility of women photographers and their work through a variety of programs, exhibitions, juried competitions and publications. As an educational nonprofit organization, Women in Photography International perpetuates this tradition by providing member benefits that accommodate changing interests and needs as we head into our third decade as a resource for the international photographic community.
International Photography Hall of Fame
Mission of the International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum: [is] "To promote awareness and education of the history of photography."
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Through the camera’s lens and the photographer’s eye, it is possible to travel the globe from the comfort of a cozy chair and the pages of a book or the window of a computer screen. This display features books and web sites that show photos of diverse places and cultures including: Europe, Japan, Australia, the Himalayas, India, South America and more.
Hector Acebes: Portraits in Africa, 1948-1953.
Seattle, WA: Marquand Books, 2004.
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It is Acebes's still photographs from his travels in the late 1940s and early 1950s throughout Africa and South American, however, that may become his most important legacy. With the respect they command for the individuals who appeared before his lens, these recently rediscovered images attest to Acebes's photographic gift. They offer a valuable resource for scholars and students of local societies and cultures in Africa and South America, yet their importance reverberates far beyond the classroom.
New York: Aperture Foundation, 2004.
TR654 .A355 2004
For more than a quarter of a century, Afghanistan has been ravaged by war, drought, and famine. In this magnificent volume, Zalmaï, Afghan-born photographer, returns after twenty-three years in exile to rediscover his homeland at a crucial moment of transition. Working in rich color, and frequently using a panoramic format that embraces the vastness of the sky and sand, Zalmaï immerses us in the ravaged landscape and the bustle of reconstruction.
The Most Beautiful Villages of England.
York: Thames & Hudson, 1999.
DA667 .B464 1999
and magnificent photography by James Bentley and Hugh Palmer. Grouped by area and subdivided by county--northern, midland, eastern, southern, and western--this splendid volume describes and illustrates the most beautiful villages and that most beautiful of lands--"this earth, this Realme" --this England.
Born into Brothels: Photographs by the Children of Calcutta.
New York: Umbrage, 2004.
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A powerful story that unfolds in the red-light district of Calcutta: a photographer that becomes a teacher and the extraordinary children she meets who learn to dream with cameras in their hands.
The Face of Tibet.
Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2001.
DS786 .C464 2001
This work reveals the splendour and intricacies of Tibetan life in this collection of photographs. It celebrates the mountains and the Plateau of Tibet, the Forbidden City of Lhasa, the countryside, religious life, and the people in this troubled land. William Chapman's commentary accompanies his colour photographs that pay tribute to the majesty of the landscape and the uniqueness of the Tibetan people.
Mattison, Harry. ed.
El Salvador: Work of Thirty Photographers.
New York: W.W. Norton, 1983.
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The history of the political turmoil in El Salvador from the coup d'etat in 1979 to the present is traced in photographs and accompanying text.
New York: Abrams, 2006.
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Those of us who have never had the privilege of visiting Africa can take solace in this splendid pictorial journey across the immense and magnificent continent, courtesy of photographer Olivier Föllmi. A worthy companion to Föllmi’s lovely Offerings for Humanity series, which celebrates the day-to-day spirituality of an entire continent throughout the year, Africa follows India and Homage to the Himalayas in assembling the lensman’s most spectacular pictures of this rich and diverse land.
Föllmi, Olivier, Danielle Follmi, and Matthiew Ricard.
New York: Abrams, 2002.
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This spectacular book invites the reader on a journey to a faraway exotic land-and into one's own heart and soul. The beauty of the majestic Himalayan countryside, of the Tibetan people - spiritual masters and humble shepherds alike - and of their sacred places all inspire a desire to look within, in search of an understanding of the essence of Buddhism and the Himalayan spirit.
Harmon, Tim D.
The Land and the People: The Republic of China.
Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Pub., 1992.
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Harmon's album of photographs samples the wide variety of sights to be found in Taiwan, from contemporary skyscrapers in Taipei to traditional aboriginal villages in the isolated mountain and island areas. The colorful images present an engaging portrait of the Chinese people and culture, making this a pleasant book for browsing by general readers, students, and travelers.
Portrait of Islam: A Journey Through the Muslim World.
New York: Thames & Hudson, 2002.
DS35.57 .L38 2002
This lavishly illustrated coffee-table book uses Laurance's compelling photographs to elucidate the tremendous diversity of the Islamic world. It is arranged geographically, with sections on North and West Africa; the Near East and Middle East; South Asia; and Southeast Asia (including Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation). Photojournalist Laurance has an appreciation of apparent paradox, as displayed in one particularly memorable image: a Jordanian woman, dressed from head to toe in black with no part of her face showing, sits in an outdoor caf‚ sipping coffee and chatting on her cell phone.
New York: DK Pub., 2006.
QH86 .M29 2006
Over the past 16 years Swiss photographer Thomas Marent has traveled all over the world photographing rainforests, from Peru and Ecuador to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Usually traveling alone, Marent has been known to spend extraordinary lengths of time to get the perfect shot - sometimes 12 days. You can see the results in his first book, Rainforest. The book is his testament - an intimate collection of more than 500 breathtaking animal and plant portraits, and the fascinating stories behind them.
New York: Abrams, 2002.
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Once upon a time, before the Soviet invasion and two decades of civil war, Afghanistan stood as a beautiful, if austere, country. Enchanted by the dramatic landscape, two photographers from the West devoted 14 years, from 1964 to 1978, to documenting its rugged charms. From ruined cities covered with desert sands to the Pamir mountains, where caravans of camels walk across frozen rivers in winter, to the Turkestan bazaars along the old Silk Road, Roland and Sabrina Michaud traveled and came to love this ravaged paradise and its proud peoples: Pashtuns, Tadjiks, Hazara farmers, Uzbek horsemen, Kirgiz shepherds, Nuristani mountain dwellers, and Derbiche vagrants.
Melis, Wim, curator.
Nazar: Photographs from the Arab World.
New York: Aperture, 2005.
TR114 .N66 2004
An Arabic word meaning "seeing, insight, reflection," Nazar is an apt title for this multifaceted view of the Arab world seen through the eyes of fifty-six Arab and Western photographers. With essays by seven international writers, this stimulating catalog to a highly acclaimed exhibition at the Noorderlicht Festival presents the largest collection of Arab photographs ever exhibited in the West.
Carver, Richard and Judith Carver, eds.
One Day/U.S.A.: A Self-Portrait of America’s Cities.
New York: Abrams, 1986.
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"We chose the first day of spring, March 20, 1985. It was an extraordinary day, because thousands of photographers, amateur and professional, went out with a single idea in mind and took pictures – outstanding pictures, human pictures, beautiful pictures, and some dreadful pictures. But in all, they produced a fascinating montage, the overriding theme of which was the rich humanity of our cities."
Source: Carver, Richard E. "Foreword." In One Day/U.S.A.: A Self-Portrait of America’s Cites. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986.
Eye on Australia.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1987.
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“Beauty is said to dwell in the eye of the beholder. Every individual makes personal judgements about beauty; some individual judgements, of course, are commonly held and may even become universally accepted as standards within a community or even an entire culture. Unfortunately it is often the case that such perceptions become habitual, unthinking, and thus superficial, however intelligent or sensitive they may have orginally been. This is true with respect to precetions of Australia – as a landscape, as a country - as it is for any other subject. Michael Ruetz’s unique, unpreconceived vision of this land will come, therefore, as a startling revelation to many."
Source: Butler, Harry. "Inrtroduction." In Eye on Australia. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1987.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1990.
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Those who think Germany is all factories and autobahns will be stunned by the lush Bavarian forests, soaring Alpine peaks, and turreted castles that sweep across these pages. Ruetz has captured the pastoral as well as urban essence of his homeland with a Linhof Technorama camera that encompasses 100-degree views without distortion.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.
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"The seven years spent making these images were like a trip seven centuries back in time to observe, unrolling before me, at a slow, utterly sluggish pace – which marks the passage of time in the region – all the flow of different cultures, so similar in their beliefs, losses and sufferings. I haunted the universality of this world apart, traveling from torrid coastal lowlands of Northeastern Brazil to the mountains of Chile, to Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico."
Source: Salgado, Sebastiao "Preface" In Other Americas. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.
River of Colour: The India of Raghubir Singh.
London: Phaidon Press, 1998.
DS408 .S56 1998
First published in 1998 to mark the occasion of an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, this book is arranged into eleven thematic sections. The images capture the sights and smells of street life, monuments, and pilgrims, creating a picture of daily life in India.
Japan: A Self-Portrait: Photographs, 1945-1964.
Paris: Flammarion, 2004.
TR105 .K45 2004
Chosen for aesthetic merit and content, these 150 photographs are accompanied by essays from renowned Japanese experts, covering historical, social, and photographic perspectives. Three chapters reflect the different periods of this societal transformation and the evolution of Japanese photography from social realism to a subjective and increasingly personal style.
Hong Kong: Front Door/BackDoor.
New York: Thames & Hudson, 2005.
DS796.H75 W65 2005
This is a surprising and at times shocking visual journey through the narrow streets and urban wastelands of one of the most densely populated corners of the world. Hong Kong resident and World Press Photo Award-winning photographer Michael Wolf captures the lives and living conditions of his neighbours through the traces they leave on the city's dense architecture and dark back alleys. Supported by thought-provoking texts by art critic Kenneth Baker and designer Douglas Young, this is a humanistic tribute to the ingenuity of city-dwellers.
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