New in Thames & Hudson’s acclaimed ‘Photofile’ series, this book surveys the work of William Klein, best known for New York. Christian Caujolle studied in Paris with Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes and Pierre Bourdieu. He worked as Picture Director at Libération before founding the VU photo agency in 1986.
William Klein Introduction by Christian Caujolle William Klein was born in New York City in 1928. After enlisting in the army he was stationed in Germany and then France, where he would later settle permanently. His interest in art began with abstract painting and shifted to photography in the early 1950s as he began his career in fashion photography with Vogue magazine. He gained notoriety for his ambivalent and ironic approach to fashion photography and can be credited as one of the founding fathers of street photography. He directed such satirical films as Who are You, Polly Maggoo?, as well as documentary shorts and features. This latest addition to the Photofile series assembles the experimental, unforgettable moments captured by William Klein in one accessible volume.
66 illustrations 19.0 x 12.5 cm 144pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 411124 February £9.95
Presents the results of the World Press Photo contest, described by the British Journal of Photography as ‘the premier competition for photojournalism and reportage’. Illustrated throughout 24.5 x 19.0 cm 240pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 970782 May £18.95
World Press Photo 17 World Press Photo Foundation Universally recognized as the definitive competition for photographic reporting, the World Press Photo awards have been described by Michael Rand as ‘the international photographic contest’. Publishing the results of the most recent awards, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from the year 2016 – pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Selected from thousands of images, these prizewinning photos capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.
‘A compilation of the most shocking, heartbreaking, and sometimes beautiful photographs taken by photojournalists last year’ The Herald ‘Will amuse, sadden, console and ultimately teach you much about this world of ours’ Popular Photography