Photowisdom

December 7, 2009 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books | 1 Comment |
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Former creative head of Getty Images Lewis Blackwell is the author of a new book, Photowisdom: Master Photographers on Their Art. Blackwell will deliver a lecture in the School of Visual Arts Theatre at 333 West 23rd Street, New York, on 14 December 2009. The lecture and slide presentation will be followed by a Q + A with the audience and a book signing. The book itself is a 216-page, full-colour publication featuring outstanding images and “revelatory” interviews, the publisher says. The interviewed photographers share their visions, their challenges, their motivations and their methods as they discuss the purpose and the technique of photography with the author. Photowisdom: Master Photographers on Their Art is available for $50.

Press Release

PHOTOWISDOM

What photographers value in photography… and why it matters

Through an extraordinary selection of outstanding images, along with revelatory interviews, Lewis Blackwell’s new book Photowisdom: Master Photographers on Their Art provides an unrivalled exploration of the richness of contemporary photographic practice.

Join author, editor and former creative head of Getty Images Lewis Blackwell as he explores some of the leading photographers of our day - talking about their work, the value of their insights, and how the viewer and critics take an image into another space.

A lecture and slide presentation by Lewis Blackwell and a number of the photographers featured in Photo-Wisdom, will be followed by a Q + A with the audience and a book signing with Lewis Blackwell and the photographers featured in Photo-Wisdom.

If you are unable to attend the event, you can purchase a signed copy of PhotoWisdom at the ICP Museum Store, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street or online at http://shopping.icp.org/store/

The event is presented by the School of Visual Arts, International Center of Photography, Dear Dave Magazine, and Chronicle Books.

Monday, December 14, 2009, 7 pm
School of Visual Arts Theatre at 333 West 23rd Street
Event is free and open to the public

List of participating photographers:

Philip Toledano
Steve Pyke

Lewis Blackwell Bio:
Lewis Blackwell has worked as a leading author, editor and creative director in photography, winning international recognition with talks, exhibitions and books. He was for many years the overall creative head of Getty Images, the world’s largest photography agency, and prior to that was the editor-in-chief and publisher of Creative Review magazine. He lives in London.

PHOTOWISDOM
Master Photographers on Their Art
Edited by Lewis Blackwell

216 pages
Full color throughout
978-0-8118-7176-1
$50.00


Through an extraordinary selection of outstanding images, along with revelatory interviews, Photowisdom: Master Photographers on Their Art provides an unrivalled exploration of the richness of contemporary photographic practice.

The purpose and the technique of photography is explained and discussed with many of the greatest photographers of our time. They share their visions, their challenges, their motivations and their methods, as we are taken inside the work and behind the lens through original and highly accessible “in-their-own-words” commentaries.

The photographers featured range from award-winning photojournalists to celebrity shooters; from politicized environmentalists to elusive artists; from timeless veterans to new visionaries; and from great storytellers to the makers of lasting icons.

This remarkable group has come together to back an initiative that

Photowisdom is supporting with the innovative charity PhotoVoice, an award-winning organisation that uses photography to help disadvantaged people around the world tell their stories.

A contribution from each book sold will help fund the project.

This is a time when the creation of visual language has never been more vibrant, challenging or essential to our global culture.

Photowisdom brings together the wide range of outstanding image makers to help us understand where our vision of photography can take us.

Photographers featured in the book:

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Adam Fuss
Albert Watson
Ami Vitale
Andrew Zuckerman
Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Art Wolfe
Chuck Close
David Doubilet
David Goldblatt
David La Chapelle
Duane Michals
Edward Burtynsky
Elliott Erwitt
Ernesto Bazan
Erwin Olaf
Fazal Sheikh
Fulvio Bonavia
Graham Nash
Guido Mocafico
Howard Schatz
James Mollison
Jill Greenberg
Joel Meyerowitz
Joyce Tenneson
Jurgen Schadeberg
Lauren Greenfield
Loretta Lux
Mark Seliger
Mary Ellen Mark
Massimo Vitali
Michael Kenna
Michael Light
Mitch Epstein
Nadav Kander
Oliviero Toscani
Peggy Sirota
Phil Toledano
Pierre and Gilles
Pieter Hugo
Platon
Ralph Gibson
Ron van Dongen
Stephen Shore
Steve Bloom
Steve Pyke
Tim Flach
Tim Walker
Victor Schrager

About Chronicle Books
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States, Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and, over the years, has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books and quality merchandise. The company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject matter and format, maintaining a list that includes titles in fine art, cookbooks, children’s books, music and popular culture. To visit Chronicle Books online, go to http://www.chroniclebooks.com.



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#1 Jerry

Looks like an interesting read. Doesn't get much bigger than Getty images. I'll bet Lewis has an interesting take on the world of photography.

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