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Welcome to the ASMP Bookshelf where we highlight publications of our talented members. Go ahead and peruse the posts. We are certain that you will find at least one book that draws you into its pages. All posts have links to third-party sites where you can purchase the book. Enjoy your read!

The Light of Days Gone By – by Craig Varjabedian

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THE LIGHT OF DAYS GONE BY Photographs by Craig Varjabedian Essays by Cindy L. Lane and Myra Bullington NEW from Eloquent Light Editions, Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico: Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian’s new book The Light of Days Gone By was 45 years in the making. It celebrates with stunning imagery the journey of a photographer and the beautiful light he has witnessed and captured along the way. The Light of Days Gone By is a testament…

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Ernst Haas – New York in Color, 1952-1962

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Cross-posted from Prestel Publishing The first book on master photographer Ernst Haas’s work dedicated to both his classic and newly discovered New York City color photographs of the 1950s and 60s. Ernst Haas’s color works reveal the photographer’s remarkable genius and remind us on every page why we love New York. When Ernst Haas moved from Vienna to New York City in 1951, he left behind a war-torn continent and a career producing black-and-white images….

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Gordon Parks The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

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Cross-posted from Steidl Books [by Sarah Meister (Author, Editor), Nicole Fleetwood (Author), Bryan Stevenson (Author), Gordon Parks (Photographer)] When Life magazine asked Gordon Parks to illustrate a recurring series of articles on crime in the United States in 1957, he had already been a staff photographer for nearly a decade, the first African American to hold this position. Parks embarked on a six-week journey that took him and a reporter to the streets of New…

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A Portrait of America That Still Haunts, Decades Later

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Arthur Lubow] The cover of “The Americans,” Robert Frank’s revolutionary and influential book, is “Trolley – New Orleans,” a photo of a group of white and black people looking out towards the photographer from a streetcar. Lubow, the Times’s photography critic, takes apart this iconic image, in increments, to see what it tells us about America then and now. Hint: not much has changed. “Dead center we see…

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Form and Landscape — Bauhaus in New England by Mark Römisch

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The ideals of the Bauhaus still reach and inspire students, architects, designers, and artists all over the world. The unparalleled traces that the movement left in New England — on the East Coast of the U.S. — are widely forgotten, even among those familiar with the impact that the German art and design school left on the world. In Form and Landscape — Bauhaus in New England, photographer Mark Römisch rediscovers these traces and reveals…

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Atlantic City – The Last Hurrah by Timothy Roberts

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Introduction by Amy S. Rosenberg 128 pages; 55 B&W photographs Daylight Books / April 2020 Atlantic City looms large in the American imagination. It has been the subject of many movies, including the 1980 Louis Malle classic “Atlantic City” starring Susan Sarandon and Burt Lancaster, and the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” set in the era of Prohibition. Historically the city was a refuge for those fleeing Prohibition. The casinos offered the unsleeping promise of…

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The Rise of David Bowie 1972-73 by Mick Rock

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Cross-posted from ItsNiceThat [by Jenny Brewer] Diving deep into one of the most significant eras of David Bowie’s career, a new Taschen tome compiles photographs taken by the artist’s official photographer Mick Rock from 1972-73 around the Ziggy Stardust epoch. Ranging from candid snapshots from backstage and rehearsals to vibrant portraits depicting his kaleidoscopic style choices, the book explores all facets of the Starman phase in its glorious glossy pages. Work began on the book in 2015…

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That Photo Makes Me Hungry by Andrew Scrivani

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Photographing Food for Fun & Profit Discover insider secrets for mouthwatering photographs. Andrew Scrivani, food photographer for the New York Times, is one of the most respected names in the business. He’s also a teacher of the craft, advising #foodporn obsessives, bloggers, photographers ready for the next step, and anyone who loves to shoot and eat, in how to: See the light (craft and shape it the way you want) Embrace the math (calculate ISO,…

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Mississippi Eyes by Matt Herron

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8.10.20 Editor's Note: Famed Civil Rights photographer, activist, and past ASMP President Matt Herron, who captured poignant moments of the civil rights era in the South including the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, died in a glider crash in Lake County, California on Friday, August 7, 2020. Lending their eyes to the cause of civil rights during the pivotal summer of 1964, a team of five young photographers attempted to document...
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Dave Frieder’s New Book – The Magnificent Bridges of New York City

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Dave Frieder is a daring individual who has a great passion for the bridges he photographs. His skills are impressive, and he is able to capture something amazing in each photo. —John Travolta Dave Frieder has climbed twenty of New York City’s bridges, and has recently published a new book, The Magnificent Bridges of New York City. The images in the book capture the many intricate angles of the incredibly-engineered bridges spanning the Hudson and…

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