This week's 365 Book A Day
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with photographs by Janne Lehtinen.
"The setting of Lehtinen's latest project is a small city in Finland. Between January and December 2006, the photographer prowled its streets at night, camera in hand, and in the process, he also took portraits of the father at six o'clock in the morning, just as he was coming off his night shift at a paper mill."
Love in Black and White
Photographs by Michael Kenna and poems by Bianca Rossi.
"British-born photographer Michael Kenna and Brazilian-born author and actress Bianca Rossini worked together to create a book of photographs and poems entitled "Love in black and white" Beautifully printed on natural Japanese paper in a limited edition of 1,500 hardcover copies, this gorgeous new book comprises 45 of Rossini's original poems, accompanied by selected photographs of Kenna's landscapes taken in locations around the world."
with photographs by Josef Hoflehner.
"Josef Hoflehner's China monograph spans four years of intensive travel to the Middle Kingdom and is an amazing testament to the unique confluence of geography, history and commerce that has shaped this vast nation. Through an original and often startling juxtaposition of images, classical sites from antiquity mix with new urban skylines to form a collection that underscores the contrasts of modern Chinese life and the sweeping changes taking place.' - from the Introduction by Scott Minick. "
Thoughts on Landscape
with writings and interviews by Frank Gohlke.
"Frank Gohlke has been a leading figure in American landscape photography for thirty years. Photographing grain silos in Minnesota, the aftermaths of a tornado in Texas and the Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington, and a river's quiet course in Massachusetts, his is a career of deep, unbroken contemplation of the land, and of our livelihood and survival within it."
On Prior Lane: A Firefly's Light
with photographs by Paul Caponigro.
"An acclaimed master of the medium, for more than fifty years Paul Caponigro has cultivated an extraordinary artistic vision. His primary subject matter - landscapes and still lifes - are transformed into metaphysical "equivalents"; the real world, acutely seen and rendered, becomes a transcendental domain."
A Shadow Falls
with photographs by Nick Brandt.
"In A Shadow Falls, Nick Brandt continues his ambitious and ongoing photographic project to memorialize the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Brandt's wide-screen panoramas of animals and landscapes capture an epic vision of Africa not seen before. His iconic portraits of its majestic animals are filled with an empathy usually reserved for human subjects."
by Mauro D'Agati.
"Palermo Unsung tells the story of singers, cantanti neomelodici, performing at the music festivals in the south of Italy and their frenzied public. It is a story of the common man, ragamuffin, culturally corrupt but human and paradoxically authentic."
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