Library Shelf Location 27.GIER
Publication Date 2002
Description "Blink" presents the work of 100 contemporary photographers, selected by ten international critics, curators and creative directors. As an exhibition in a book, this work showcases up-and-coming talent from around the world, enabling the reader to stay one step ahead of emerging trends in the fast-changing world of photography. Each curator was commissioned to choose ten photographers who have broken new ground on the international contemporary photography scene. Photographers such as Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Vik Muniz and Rineke Dijkstra, whom the selectors believe are set to become household names, are included, along with Tomoko Isoda, Shirana Shahbazi and Marc Asnin, who are gaining recognition for their innovative work and are about to emerge internationally. The photographers' pages are listed in A-Z order, featuring two double-page spreads of recent exemplary images, a short explanatory text from the curator, and biographical information. In a series of ten essays, the curators describe their decision-making process and reflect on the nature of contemporary photographic practice. In addition to the photographers, each curator has chosen an extract written since 1995 which they feel best illustrates the cultural context surrounding contemporary photography. The ten works produced in the book range from cultural studies to fiction, from criticism to journalism.
ISBN 0714841994
Quantity 1
Pages 448
Authors Frits Gierstberg, Christian Holler, Vinay Lal, Angel Molla, Jean Loup Pivin, Arundhati Roy, Charles Stainback, Hripsime Visser, Peter Watson, Akihito Yasumi, Vik Muniz, Osamu Kanemura
Format Hardback
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd, London
Category Photography
Language English

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