This week's 365 Book A Day
featured items are:
with photographs by Michael P. Berman, Krista Elrick, Dana Fritz, David Taylor and Jo Whaley.
"This catalogue documents a two-part exhibition that has sprung from the work of Michael Berman, a current Guggenheim Fellow, who is both esteemed in the contemporary art world and a longtime activist with several environmental organizations."
edited by Regina-Maria Anzenberger.
"The agency remains - is perhaps now more than ever - a place for photojournalists with the ambition to witness the world and produce exciting photo-essays that are visually interesting and journalistically relevant. A meeting place for photographers from both East and West. A family, not a factory, dedicated to photography and quality. A place for people with passion. A virtual home for photography in the midst of Europe, the beautiful city of Vienna" - Regina-Maria Anzenberger
with photographs by Reiner Riedler.
"Fake Holidays reveals the absurdities of the world's artificial paradises: indoor skiing in Dubai, Tropical Islands in Berlin-Brandenburg, Niagara Falls in China."
Blackout New York
with photographs by Rene Burri.
"Blackout in New York. For one night, Burri follows the events, with eight rolls of 35mm film. Without a flash. Using only the scarcely available light. Burri's photo series is not a report in the traditional sense. More a meditation on light, or rather the lack of it."
with photographs by Holger Niehaus.
"The book Birne Helene (French Desert) by German photographer Holger Niehaus gives you the same feeling as walking through a high standard architectural building in the thirties! The scale, the dimensions of rooms and corridors breath the elegant white of the rooms. The white pages in the book become almost as important as the beautiful still lifes which are reminding us to Morandi, Kandinsky and even Donald Judd."
with photographs by Christopher Payne.
"For more than half the nation's history, vast mental hospitals were a prominent feature of the American landscape. From the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth, over 250 institutions for the insane were built throughout the United States; by 1948, they housed more than a half million patients."
Hong Kong Inside Outside
with photographs by Michael Wolf.
"During his more than 14 years in Hong Kong, German-born photographer Michael Wolf's perspective on his adopted city has boiled down to an essence of density - the hemmed-in, closely built environment which shapes everything from its peoples' lifestyles to their outlooks and even dreams."
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