This July 4th weekend I scored a gently used copy of Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency for $12.95 at a bookstore in Saugherties, NY.
Oh, if only all photo books were such a bargain!
I’m an Amazon junkie and in between ordering the latest box of diapers for my son, I peruse their photo books – adding to my Wish List in hopes that someone will send them to me as gifts…
Recently I realized (took me long enough!) that I could buy used copies at a fraction of the cost. This will certainly drive me to become a photo book collector.
Arriving this week about a subject near and dear to my heart (diversity in photography history) is Photography’s Other Histories, edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson.
Check out the book description:
Moving the critical debate about photography away from its current Euro-American center of gravity, Photography’s Other Histories breaks with the notion that photographic history is best seen as the explosion of a Western technology advanced by the work of singular individuals. This collection presents a radically different account, describing photography as a globally disseminated and locally appropriated medium. Essays firmly grounded in photographic practice—in the actual making of pictures—suggest the extraordinary diversity of nonwestern photography.
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What photo books are on YOUR wishlist?
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