Photographer Monographs - Letter H:

Francis Haar: A Lifetime of Images
Artist: Francis Haar
Author: Francis Haar, Tom Haar
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Year: 2001 - Pages: 149
Francis Haar [1908-1997] practiced his art of photography and filmmaking in three distinctly different worlds. He started his first studio in his native Budapest; later he moved to Paris and from there he was invited to Japan. After twenty years working in the Orient -- interrupted by three years of activity in Chicago -- he settled in Honolulu in 1960. He brought with him from these previous experiences priceless riches and memories, reflected in all of his contemporary work.

He emerged from the same artistic and cultural milieu which nurtured Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes, with whom he enjoyed a personal and artistic friendship. As with so many Hungarians, he became fluent and expert in the 'Language of Vision' and enthralled with the 'Vision of Motion.' When expressing himself verbally, his Hungarian accent is unmitigated, but when speaking visually, in photography or in cinematography, his message resonates with overtones from Japan and reverberates with the cosmopolitan sophistication of European and American big-city environments. Like other sensitive and receptive newcomers to Hawai'i, he became deeply attracted to the study of Hawaiian culture.
Condemned: Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis
Author: Robin Hammond
Publisher: FotoEvidence
Year: 2013 - Pages: 132
Condemned: Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis by Robin Hammond presents a profound body of work produced over seven years in nine African countries. "Condemned" was selected for the 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award by a prestigious international jury. Hammond captures both the deplorable conditions that the mentally ill endure and the overwhelming challenge that mental health workers face with limited resources and inadequate or failed systems health care systems in which the mentally ill have the lowest priority. Interviews with both the incarcerated mentally ill and those working to heal them - secular mental health workers and both Christian and Muslim faith healers - provide blunt evidence of the past trauma and current suffering of his subjects and the challenges and frustration of those struggling with limited resources to find ways to address the needs of vast numbers of mentally ill. Shame and prejudice based on traditional and religious beliefs about mental illness add cultural obstacles to the effective treatment of the mentally ill in many regions of Africa. The hardbound book measures 8 inches by 12 inches, with a matt laminated cover. It contains 89 black and white images, an introduction by the photographer and raw fragments of interviews conducted with patients, care givers, healers, and mental health administrators. Printed on 100lb paper on a Heidelberg press at Ofset Yapimavi in Istanbul, the photographs bring a rich aesthetic feel to a subject matter that could be considered harsh and disturbing.
Zimbabwe: Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence
Author: Robin Hammond
Publisher: Actes Sud
Year: 2013 - Pages: 151
In Zimbabwe, Robin Hammond (born 1975), a freelance photojournalist from New Zealand and the recipient of the 2011 Carmignac Gestion photojournalism prize, highlights the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe and the trials of the people who suffered the repression, violence and atrocities committed under President Mugabe's regime.
Farmed
Author: Paul Hart
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Year: 2016 - Pages: 108
The Fens, a region of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, is one of the richest arable areas in the UK. Hart has been photographing this landscape of agribusiness over the last six years. He explores this wide-open environment, a linear landscape of straight lines and flat horizons, which is monoculture at it’s core.
Gardening at Night
Artist: Cig Harvey
Author: Cig Harvey
Publisher: Schilt Publishing
Year: 2015 - Pages: 144
Gardening at Night is an exploration of home, family, nature, and time. It’s predecessor, You Look at Me Like an Emergency, captured journeys in finding and defining home, while Gardening at Night denotes settling into one’s landscape, and creating life where you are. The narrative throughout has a delicious element of magical realism – the viewer is left with the feeling of waking within a dream. On the other hand there is familiarity in what she evokes – something primal and instinctual that points to each person’s connection to nature. Seasons figure prominently as metaphors for the cycle of life, and interplays between shadow and light underscore the work. Each photograph and written vignette offers a tactile experience of things that ordinarily seem intangible – the secret life of birds, of barren winter trees, of the lake in spring time, or the girl in the window whose house you pass every day. The jewel-toned images are arresting and weighted, but punctuated, as always by Cig’s characteristic whimsical style. The result is an intensely personal collection that captures an experience of the world that is at once otherworldly and yet instantly familiar.
You Look At Me Like An Emergency
Artist: Cig Harvey
Author: Cig Harvey
Publisher: Schilt Publishing
Year: 2012 - Pages: 144
Cig Harvey's YOU LOOK AT ME LIKE AN EMERGENCY is a visual autobiography exploring the photographer's central relationships over the course of more than a decade. Through rich, vibrant photographs and startingly revealing writing, Cig transforms quotidian experences that reference time and place, creating totems that mark key moments in her life. As much a map of one woman's emotional life as it is a catalog of psychological archetypes, YOU LOOK AT ME LIKE AN EMERGENCY takes the viewer on a literal and metaphorical journey that deals with rejection, hope, indecision, strength, loss, and love to finally find a place called home. In seventy-four gorgeously colored photographs and seventeen personally written vignettes, EMERGENCY conveys the universal quest for personal identity and place in the world.
Spektrum Berlin
Author: Matthias Heiderich
Publisher: Editions Intervalles
Year: 2015 - Pages: 96
First monograph of this German photographer, unfortunately the book is in French only.
Robert Heinecken: Object Matter
Author: Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Eva Respini, Robert Heinecken
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Year: 2014 - Pages: 188
Robert Heinecken was a pioneer in the postwar Los Angeles art scene who described himself as a para-photographer because his work stood "beside" or "beyond" traditional ideas of the medium. Published in conjunction with the first museum exhibition of the artist's work since his death in 2006, this publication covers four decades of his remarkable and unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s, with special emphasis on his early experiments with technique and materiality. Culling images from newspapers, magazine advertisements and television, Heinecken recontextualized them through collage and assemblage, double-sided photograms, photolithography and re-photography. Although he was rarely behind the lens of a camera, his photo-based works question the nature of photography and radically redefine the perception of it as an artistic medium. As the most comprehensive survey of Heinecken's oeuvre, this book sets his work in the context of twentieth-century history of photographic experimentation and conceptual art. An illustrated essay by conservator Jennifer Jae Gutierrez about the artist's experimental techniques, which ranged from photograms to photolithography to collage, contributes to the sparse scholarship on Heinecken's working methods. Robert Heinecken was born in 1931 in Denver, Colorado and in 1942 his family relocated to Riverside, California. After serving in the US Marine Corp, he earned a BA in 1959 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he continued his studies, specializing in printmaking and graduating with an MFA in 1960. He founded the graduate program for photography at UCLA in 1964, where he taught until 1991. Heinecken died at age 74 in 2006 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Waterlilies
Author: Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
Publisher: Blurb
Year: 2012
Waterlilies is a beautiful project of acclaimed professional photographer Sandrine Hermand-Grisel who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking.
Forever
Author: Anthony Hernandez
Publisher: Mack
Year: 2017
Forever comprises photographs taken in the downtown area of Los Angeles and the poorer neighborhoods of Compton, Watts and South Central, made between 2007-2012. The work traces the movements of the homeless, in images which take up the point of view of the homeless person. So, rather than photographing the material trace – a chair or bed – Hernandez photographs what might be might seen and observed from the street itself.
Excerpts from Silver Meadows
Artist: Todd Hido
Author: Todd Hido
Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Year: 2013 - Pages: 108
Nazraeli Press is pleased to announce Excerpts from Silver Meadows, our sixth monograph by Todd Hido and his most ambitious project to date. Hido is one of the most widely recognized and influential photographic artists of our time. Silver Meadows is the name of a street that runs through the neighborhood in Kent, Ohio where the artist grew up. The setting of Hido s childhood, it also became the creative wellspring for his work. Here, it serves as a point of departure for Hido s reexamination of a Midwestern suburban upbringing; a trip through the innocence of childhood and adolescence and into the darker aspects of life beyond. Beautifully printed on matt Japanese art paper, and featuring an installation of tipped-in images on the case binding, Excerpts from Silver Meadows is printed in a first edition of 3,000 copies.
Intimate Distance
Artist: Todd Hido
Author: Todd Hido
Publisher: Aperture
Year: 2016 - Pages: 272
Well-known for his photographs of landscapes and suburban housing across the United States, and for his use of luminous color, Todd Hido casts a distinctly cinematic eye across all that he photographs, digging deep into his memory and imagination for inspiration. David Campany introduces the work and looks specifically at Hido's cinematic influences and the kind of spectatorship the work demands. The book is organized chronologically, showing how his series overlap in exciting, new ways. Also featured are short interviews with Hido about the making of each of his monographs. From exterior to interior, surface observations to subconscious investigations, landscapes to nudes, this mid-career survey reveals insight into Hido’s practice and illustrates how his unique focus has developed and shifted over time.
Lewis Hine
Author: Alison Nordström, Elizabeth McCausland, Lewis Hine
Publisher: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Year: 2012 - Pages: 264
In 1905, a young sociologist named Lewis Hine Wickes decided to pursue photography as the medium with which to denounce injustice and poverty. Hine was one of the first photographers to document the wave of mass immigration from an impoverished Europe to an economically booming America, and his portraits of immigrants at Ellis Island offered a more positive image of this influx. Later, while working with the National Child Labor Committee, Hine compiled a vast corpus of images that showed how American industry was making use of child labor, helping to bring about changes in U.S. child labor law. But as he wearied of photographing poverty, Hine developed an idealized vision of the worker that emphasized the dignity of labor--a vision that culminated in his legendary Men at Work series, first published in 1932 and today a classic American photobook. "We call this the Machine Age," he wrote in its introduction, "But the more machines we use, the more do we need real men to make and direct them." This beautifully produced volume, which includes a complete facsimile of Men at Work, is compiled from the collection of the George Eastman House, to whom Hine's son bequeathed his archive after his death. It includes both well-known series and recently discovered early works, plus rare family photographs, ephemera and a detailed chronology. The works are arranged in thematic groupings: "Ellis Island," "Tenements," "Child Labor," "Chicago and New York," "Pittsburgh," "Europe," "Black America," "Empire State Building" and "New Deal."
Gowanus Waters
Author: Steven Hirsch
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Year: 2016 - Pages: 156
The Gowanus Canal is a 1.8-mile-long waterway connecting Upper New York Bay (the bay in between Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, and Staten Island) with the formerly industrial interior of Brooklyn. Originally it was fed by the marshland and freshwater springs in Brooklyn and drained into the Atlantic Ocean in Upper New York Bay.
Hong Kong Yesterday
Artist: Fan Ho
Author: Fan Ho
Publisher: Modernbook Editions
Year: 2012 - Pages: 112
Now available is Fan Ho's most popular book, Hong Kong Yesterday (3rd Edition). Hong Kong Yesterday is a beautiful look at Hong Kong during the 1950's and 1960's by award winning photographer, Fan Ho. The book is Cloth bound, Hard cover, 9.5 x 11 inches, 112 pages, 70 dual-color plates.
The Living Theatre
Artist: Fan Ho
Author: Fan Ho
Publisher: Modernbook Editions
Year: 2008 - Pages: 176
"Award-wining photographer Fan Ho has won 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956. Ho has been elected Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, England; Honorary Member of the Photographic Societies of Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore and etc, and was honored with One-Man-Shows in the above countries. Ho's works can be seen and have been published in many International Photographic Annuals all over the world."
Champ: Muhammed Ali Photographed By Thomas Hoepker
Author: Thomas Hoepker
Publisher: Peperoni
Year: 2012 - Pages: 96
Ali was and is the greatest. A great sportsman, a controversial thinker, who with, his appearances in and outside the ring, enthralled people but also offended many. A polarizing figure, still unforgotten. Thomas Hoepker, a member of MAGNUM PHOTOS, had the opportunity to spend time with Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali and take photographs in 1960 when he won the a gold medal at the Rome Olympics, in 1966, when Ali was world heavyweight champion already, in 1970, when he, after several years of a forced absence from the ring, restarted his career and prepared himself for the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier and years later, already weakened by Parkinson's disease. Many of these pictures have gone around the world and have become photographic icons. They have been shown in many museums and are sought after by collectors. But many photographs in this book have been unpublished until now. They show Ali in private moments and public appearances outside of the ring, on a visit to his hometown, talking to children and young people, flirting with a pretty baker's daughter, who later became his wife, on the film set of 'The Dirty Dozen ', in the gym and at home.
New York: Thomas Hoepker
Author: Thomas Hoepker
Publisher: teNeues
Year: 2013 - Pages: 120
The bustling gateway to America, New York has always been a city of dramatic excitement--big dreams and constant changes. A legendary photojournalist and former president of Magnum Photos, Thomas Hoepker vividly captures the city's complex spirit in all its many moods. A long-time resident, Hoepker's images range from the early 60s through 9/11, and up to the very present including the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. With journalistic zeal and a keen eye for crucial details, he documents a true New York with its diverse inhabitants and the allure of its prominent landmarks and hidden, far-flung corners. His insightful photography conveys a vivid sense of the city's physical landscape and also of its unique everyday interactions and intricate urban culture.
Testament: Chris Hondros
Author: Chris Hondros
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Year: 2014 - Pages: 160
Testament is a collection of photographs and writing by late photojournalist Chris Hondros spanning over a decade of coverage from most of the world's conflicts since the late 1990s, including Kosovo, Afghanistan, the West Bank, Iraq, Liberia, Egypt, and Libya. Through Hondros' images, we witness a jubilant Liberian rebel fighter exalt during a firefight, a U.S. Marine remove Saddam Hussein's portrait from an Iraqi classroom, American troops ride confidently in a thin-skinned unarmored Humvee during the first months of the Iraq war, "the probing eyes of an Afghan village boy," and "rambunctious Iraqi schoolgirls enjoying their precious few years of relative freedom before aging into more restricted adulthoods." Hondros was not just a front-line war photographer, but also a committed observer and witness, and his work humanizes complex world events and brings to light shared human experiences. Evident in his writings, interspersed throughout, Hondros was determined to broaden our understanding of war and its consequences.
Dennis Hopper: On the Road
Author: Jose Lebrero Stals, Dennis Hopper
Publisher: Fundación Museo Picasso Málaga
Year: 2013 - Pages: 273
Director, actor, photographer, artist and art collector, Dennis Hopper was a man of diverse talents who intersected with countless key moments in American culture--particularly, and most famously, in the 1960s. Hopper's great gifts as a photographer are well established, with many of his images having entered public consciousness. This handsomely produced volume looks at Hopper's photography throughout its glory years, from 1961 to 1967. In these years, Hopper carried a camera everywhere, from bars to marches, art openings to freeways. Conceived as a kind of road trip across America, the book runs the gamut of 1960s counterculture and film culture, taking in Warhol's Factory (where Hopper spent much time), film shoots, street scenes, road trips and of course the classic portraits of movie stars, musicians, artists, bikers and activists, from Martin Luther King to Allen Ginsberg and James Brown. The result of exhaustive research into the artist's archives at the Dennis Hopper Art Trust, and with a wealth of previously unpublished images, Dennis Hopper: On the Road offers a first-hand, collective portrait of an era.
Animalia
Author: Henry Horenstein
Publisher: Pond Press
Year: 2008 - Pages: 80
ANIMALIA is a collection of the best of noted photographer Henry Horenstein’s images of sea and land creatures. Described variously as evocative, mysterious, romantic, surprising, and weird, Horenstein’s abstract images will make the viewer see otherwise familiar animals in a new and different light. Printed in sumptuous sepia duotones, ANIMALIA will make an elegant gift book for the animal or photography lover among your friends and family members.
Close Relations
Author: Henry Horenstein
Publisher: PowerHouse Books
Year: 2007 - Pages: 112
In Close Relations, noted photographer Henry Horenstein presents his earliest photographs, made from 1970 to 1973: a collection of portraits of family and friends, landscapes, and period imagery. These photographs describe a time familiar to everyone, when one moves from adolescence to adulthood, remaining as part of a family while beginning to create a network of one’s own.
Portraits of Country Music
Author: Henry Horenstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Year: 2012 - Pages: 144
Forty years after Henry Horenstein began documenting the country music scene in and around Nashville, his deep love for the music and its people continues. Having spent a lifetime around performers and fans, he has been granted access to both the high-glamour backstage of the Grand Ole Opry in its heyday of the 1970s and the rough-and-tumble dive bars that carry on the tradition today.
Horst Portraits: 60 Years of Style
Author: Terence Pepper, Horst P. Horst, Charles Saumarez Smith
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Year: 2001 - Pages: 212
Horst P. Horst's images are the essence of elegance. Glamorous and sexy, they capture the celebrity and style of the 20th century. In this, the first book devoted specifically to Horst's portraits, 170 full-page photographs immortalize the actors and artists, designers and models, royalty and socialites who sat for him during his 60-year career. Coco Chanel, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Gertrude Stein, Salvador Dali, Steve McQueen, Noel Coward, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Calvin Klein are just a few of those pictured. Culled from private collections as well as from the archives of American, British, and French Vogue, a number have never before been published. Horst Portraits includes an informative introduction, extensive notes on both the subjects and the sittings, and a complete chronology.
Horst: Photographer of Style
Author: Philippe Garner, Claire Wilcox, Robin Muir
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
Year: 2014 - Pages: 336
The first major book to celebrate the entire career of legendary fashion photographer Horst P. Horst. The first comprehensive book on Horst P. Horst, this richly illustrated survey accompanies a retrospective of the photographer’s career, spanning fashion, nudes, portraiture, interiors, and art, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. For an incredible six decades, Horst’s work graced the pages and covers of Vogue, beginning in the 1930s alongside luminaries such as Cecil Beaton and George Hoyningen-Huene. With equal admiration for the physical ideals of classical sculpture and the surrealism of Salvador Dali, Horst crafted some of fashion’s most iconic images. Newly researched essays follow the photographer as he captured—and mingled with—the great thinkers, designers, and muses of his day, among them Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel. Known first as a master photographer of French and British couture, Horst also left his mark on interior and lifestyle photography with his work in House & Garden. This survey traces a career remarkable for its range, daring, and depth.
Natural Beauty
Author: James Houston
Publisher: Damiani
Year: 2013 - Pages: 200
New York-based photographer James Houston (born 1965) is a leading beauty and celebrity photographer. For his latest project, Houston has shot luxuriant, saturated color portraits of some of the world's leading environmentally conscious celebrities--(including Adrian Grenier and Emma Watson) and supermodels (including Christy Turlington, Elle Macpherson, Arizona Muse and Anja Rubik)--each with nature as the inspiration for the portrait. Houston's project aims to raise awareness about environmental issues, and to raise funds for Global Green USA.
The Photographic Art of Hoyningen-Huene
Author: William A. Ewing, George Hoyningen-Huene
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Year: 1998 - Pages: 248
From unpublished memoirs and other sources, Ewing (Style and Motion, etc.) offers a comprehensive picture biography of Geoge Hoyningen-Huene, who was born into Russia's aristocracy and in the Paris of the '20s and '30s became a quintessential sophisticate among fashion magazine photographers. For Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar he provided location and studio portraits of models, designers, film stars, authors, poets and society's darlings. Influenced by Man Ray, Baron de Meyer and Edward Steichen, Hoyningen-Huene set a standard of elegance in a genre later taken further by Horst, Penn and Avedon. In this volume's richly reproduced portraitsamong them Coco Chanel, Cocteau, Chaplin, Stravinsky, the Windsors, Lifar, Dolores Del Rio and Garboartist and subject combine superlatively in what came to be known as glamour.
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Mitakuye Oyasin
Author: Aaron Huey
Publisher: Radius Books
Year: 2013 - Pages: 208
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a sprawling area of land that encompasses parts of the Lakota Sioux tribe's traditional homeland, the Black Hills of South Dakota. Sadly, Pine Ridge continues to be the setting for an ongoing massacre within the tribe. Gangs on the reservation are out of control, and the violence they live by affects even the smallest villages. Pine Ridge is the quintessential example of the failure of the reservation system, with staggeringly depressing statistics on everything from violent crime (the average life expectancy for men is 48) to education. In this powerful new book, Seattle-based photographer Aaron Huey (born 1975) portrays the broken social landscape and desperate living situation that permeates Pine Ridge today. Huey, a photographer who has covered war and poverty in some of the most far-flung places on the planet, stumbled upon Pine Ridge several years ago and has spent the last few years trying to unravel its complexities. His color photographs stand as chilling testaments to the incredible difficulties facing the tribe as a whole, and the reparations yet to be made to them.
1994
Artist: Pieter Hugo
Author: Pieter Hugo
Publisher: Prestel
Year: 2017 - Pages: 96
Brilliant South African photographer Pieter Hugo reflects on a generation of Africans born in an era of unprecedented freedom and in the wake of unspeakable violence. Celebrated for his often unsettling but arresting images, especially from his native continent, Pieter Hugo is a photographer with a passion for revealing the truth, no matter how painful or disturbing it may be. In this book, he turns his lens to images of reconciliation, healing, and hope as seen in the faces of children, including his own. 1994 refers to a pivotal moment in African history―specifically in South Africa, which held its first free and democratic elections that year, and Rwanda, where a clash between the Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups gave rise to a brutal genocide. Hugo photographs children in a landscape from which they emerge and are sometimes engulfed by, some representing more of the Edenic, while others seem older, more impacted by life. His photographs are both unsentimental and straightforward.
Kin
Artist: Pieter Hugo
Author: Pieter Hugo
Publisher: Aperture
Year: 2015 - Pages: 164
ieter Hugo (born 1976) has garnered critical acclaim for his series of portraits and landscapes, each of which explores a facet of his native South Africa and neighboring African countries, including the film sets of Nigeria's Nollywood; toxic garbage dumps in Ghana; sites of mass executions in Rwanda; as well as albinos, the Hyena Men of Nigeria, honey collectors and garbage scavengers. Kin, a collection of images shot throughout South Africa over the past decade, focuses instead on the photographer's family, his community and himself. Writer John Mahoney characterizes it as the artist's first major work to focus exclusively on his personal experience in his native South Africa, a place defined by centuries of political, cultural and racial tensions and contradictions. Hugo describes his series as "an engagement with the failure of the South African colonial experiment and my sense of being 'colonial driftwood.' South Africa is such a fractured, schizophrenic, wounded and problematic place ... How does one take responsibility for history, and to what extent should one try? How do you raise a family in such a conflicted society?" This work attempts to address these questions and reflect on the nature of conflicting personal and collective narratives.
Permanent Error
Artist: Pieter Hugo
Author: Pieter Hugo
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Year: 2011 - Pages: 112
This great publication from the award-winning photographer Pieter Hugo reveals the devastating consequences of toxic waste on one community in Africa. In his previous well-received volumes of photographs, Hugo offers unflinching yet striking portraits of humans, animals, societies, and landscapes that shock and disturb, but also demand our attention. In Permanent Error, he documents a garbage dump in Ghana that has become the repository for discarded computers from around the world. These haunting images document the true cost of a misguided policy-the shipping of millions of tons of obsolete computers to developing countries. The computers are burned to extract valuable metals, effectively turning the site into a toxic wasteland that contaminates air, soil, and groundwater for miles around. These amazing portraits tell a story of a marginal community overwhelmed by poverty, but where human strength and resilience shine through the inhuman conditions Hugo lays bare.
The Hyena & Other Men
Artist: Pieter Hugo
Author: Pieter Hugo
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Year: 2008 - Pages: 80
Many myths surround the "Hyena Men" who haunt the peripheries of Nigeria's cities. Accompanied by hyenas, rock pythons and baboons, these men earn a living by performing before crowds and selling traditional medicines. Pieter Hugo's extraordinary portraits of their liminal existence reveal an uncanny world of complex, codependent relationships, where familiar distinctions between dominance and submission, wildness and domesticity, tradition and modernity are constantly subverted. Nigerian journalist Adetokunbo Abiola introduces readers to the "Hyena Men," explaining the traditions and mystique behind their practices. Presented in thirty-five full-color plates, these intense portraits reveal why Hugo is one of the most exciting young photographers at work today.
This Must Be the Place
Artist: Pieter Hugo
Author: Pieter Hugo, TJ Demos
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Year: 2012 - Pages: 228
Filled with startling portraits of Africa's raw and tragic beauty, this first retrospective of Pieter Hugo's award-winning work collects the most important images from the photographer's career to date. Pieter Hugo has been documenting his native continent of Africa since his late teens. An autodidact, he was eventually drawn to portraiture, an interest that culminated with his hugely popular book, The Hyena and Other Men. Since that book, Hugo has continued to earn high praise while testing the limits of the traditional portrait. As Aperture magazine observes, "Hugo maneuvers through the muddy waters of political engagement, documentary responsibility, and the relationship of these to his own aesthetic." In the books Nollywood and Permanent Error he suffuses a journalist's perspective and a voyeur's theatricality into images of Africa's people and environment. This retrospective volume collects photographs from each of his earlier series as well as portraits and landscapes that have never been shown or published before. Essays by three esteemed photographic critics contextualize Hugo's career Hugo's career within the realm of contemporary photography. Full-page color illustrations highlight Hugo's extraordinary talent for teasing out the subtleties in otherwise stark images.
Peter Hujar: Love & Lust
Author: Vince Aletti, Stephen Koch, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Peter Hujar
Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery
Year: 2014 - Pages: 82
Celebrated and revered by artists, the work of Peter Hujar remains something of a public secret, but his photographs dealing with sex and eroticism, made between the years 1969 and 1986, have come to define a certain era in New York. Today they are widely considered to be his finest and most radical work. Hujar's view of the human body is uninhibited and uncompromising, but his poignant explorations of sexuality and desire also project a universal humanity; as Nan Goldin said of Hujar's nudes, "Looking at his photographs of nude men, even of a naked baby boy, is the closest I ever came to experience what it is to inhabit male flesh." This monograph, published in conjunction with an exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, is the first to deal specifically with Hujar's photographs of love and lust. Captured in deeply textured black and white, these photographs present a view of human relationships that encompasses both the tender and taboo. This volume also contains an interview with author Fran Lebowitz from 1989, and newly commissioned essays by Vince Aletti and Stephen Koch.
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