5 albums of famous photographers // the Book that you will want to revisit again and again

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5 albums of famous photographers

Books that you will want to revisit again and again Kommersant Style from

Today in the General staff building of the State Hermitage Museum starts the exhibition of the most famous female photographer Annie Leibovitz. During Woodstock, she was the goddess of reportage, and in 1975 became the official photographer of the Rolling Stones during their American tour. Perhaps the most famous and tragic at the same time a portrait made by Annie, was a photo of a naked John Lennon and dressed in black Yoko Ono — 5 hours after photoset singer was shot and killed. Since 1983, Annie Leibovitz shoots for magazines Vanity Fair and Vogue, deals with portraits of royalty, stars of show business and politics. On the eve of the opening of the exhibition “Kommersant Style” has picked up five albums by influential photographers who will not only look great on the coffee table, but moved to study the history of photography in earnest.


Album Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs
5 620 RUB, yoox.com

Robert Mapplethorpe — American photographer. Robert Mapplethorpe born 4 November 1946. Photos Mapplethorpe took with the Polaroid. “Polaroid” was the title and the first exhibition of the photographer, which opened in 1976 in the Metropolitan Museum. In the mid 1970-ies Mapplethorpe began shooting friends and acquaintances, over the 1980-ies Mapplethorpe concentrated on photographs of Nudes, flowers (especially orchids) and portraits of celebrities.

Album Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty
3 900 rubles yoox.com

Irving Penn — American photographer, one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, the most important representative of fashion photography.

Album Diane Arbus: A Box of Ten Photographs
6 080 RUB, yoox.com

Diane Arbus — American photographer, a spokeswoman for the new York school, one of the Central figures in documentary photography. Despite its marginal aesthetics, Diane Arbus is considered one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century.

Album Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
3 510 RUB, yoox.com

Nan Goldin — famous photographer from new York. Its themes — sexual assertiveness and confessional — associated with gender (female subject), the shocking and the new realism.

7 330 RUB, yoox.com

William Eggleston — contemporary American photographer, pioneer of color art photography, one of the representatives of documentary photography. He did not receive special education — instead, he studied the books of Robert Frank, Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Starting with a black-and-white photographs in the late 1960-ies, though not the first, began to work in color. At the time colour photography was not held in high esteem — later, the American art critic and photographer John Sarkowski noticed young talent. And Eggleston has established the title of “pioneer of color photography”.

Elena Krawczun



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