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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!

Faceless Faces in Public Places by Sam Kittner

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Faceless Faces in Public Places presents people exhibiting determination and hope as they interact with their daily environments amid the angst of this unprecedented era, capturing the affection they show for their communities and the vital nature of place even during a pandemic. The collection, with over 80 black-and-white photographs, is composed of street photography showing adults and children wearing protective masks as they go about their lives in local neighborhoods within the Washington, DC, urban core. The…

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Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer by Bob Gruen

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Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and connected photographers in rock and roll. For almost 50 years, he has documented the music scene in pictures that have captured the world’s attention. Right Place, Right Time is Gruen’s first written account of his winding, adventure-filled journey. He takes us on visits to John and Yoko’s apartment, on a cross-country road trip with the Ike and Tina Turner band, to Glasgow with Debbie Harry, backstage with KISS,…

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Gas and Glamour by Ashok Sinha

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Gas and Glamour is a tribute to America’s golden age of the automobile, a time when cars themselves were objects of beauty and the act of driving was celebrated. Those cars are no longer on the streets today, but the celebratory roadside vernacular architecture from that era remains. Ashok Sinha is a respected architectural photographer and prominent ASMP New York Chapter Member, where he also serves on the board of directors. Given that Covid has…

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Families for Humanity by Doug Schneider

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Families for Humanity is a portrait documentary book by ASMP Photographer Doug Schneider that chronicles the spirit of Westchester County, New York residents in the throes of a global pandemic. Schneider’s book highlights images of 122 families spanning 15 Westchester communities, displaying differences in sizes, culture, ethnicity, and age. Schneider’s moving photography shows an array of individuals experiencing a shared sense of uncertainty, discomfort, and hope. All proceeds from this book are earmarked for On…

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New David Bowie Book Includes Photos by ASMP Members Lynn Goldsmith and Mick Rock

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Cross-posted from Rolling Stone Geoff MacCormack: “I was, firstly, a Bowie band member in the ’70s; singing backing vocals, playing percussion, dancing and choreographing movements in performances of ‘Aladdin Sane/Ziggy’, ‘Diamond Dogs’ and ‘Young American’ tours, plus recording on six albums. “Masayoshi Sukita acquired a Nikkormat camera for me in April ’73, just after David and I arrived in Tokyo (by ship) for a tour. The first picture I took of David was an outside…

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Trees: Between Earth and Heaven by Art Wolfe

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Cross-posted from The Sierra Club [by Austin Price] In his new book, Trees: Between Earth and Heaven (Earth Aware Editions, 2018), photographer Art Wolfe turns his lens to the woody and fibrous, carbon-sequestering perennials that define so many landscapes around the world. The book includes flat-topped acacias in the African savanna, towering spruce and cedar wrapped in moss, twisting and twining koas and banyans, and giant sequoias covered in snow. But to an artist like Wolfe, trees…

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Her Majesty: A Photographic History 1926–Today 

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Cross-posted from GQ There is, of course, no easy way to sum up a near-70-year reign in a single image. When the Queen came to the throne in 1952, she was the head of state for perhaps half a billion people in the world; now, it’s hardly clear that the United Kingdom will outlive her. But her total dedication to public service has remained constant, and with it, her popularity. She’s the most recognisable British…

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Mary Ellen Mark: The Book of Everything

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Cross-posted from Steidl Books Conceived and edited by film director Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark’s husband and collaborator for 30 years, The Book of Everything celebrates in over 600 images and diverse texts Mark’s extraordinary life, work and vision. From 1963 to her death in 2015, Mark told brilliant, intimate, provocative stories of characters whom she met and engaged with—often in perpetuity. There was nothing casual or unprepared about Mark’s approach; she unfailingly empathized with…

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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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