This collection is a showcase for photographs that should astonish, amaze, delight and amuse, elict compassion and alert us to history. From a panorama spanning from the 1930s to the 1990s, former "Life" picture editor John Loengard has selected 120 of his favourite images, both colour and black and white, and several stories covered in the past seven years. Loengard provides an insider's account of each photograph, accompanied by anecdotes. Among the images shown here are Robert Capa's "D-Day", John Bryson's portrait of Henry Fonda, a photograph from Larry Burrow's compelling body of work on Vietnam, Ian Bradshaw's famous streaker, and Therese Frare's moving study of AIDS. Margaret Bourke, Alfred Eisenstaedt, W. Eugene Smith, Harry Benson and Mary Ellen Mark are also featured.
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John Loengard joined Life magazine's staff in 1961. Hailed by American Photographer as Life's most influential photographer during the 1960s and instrumental in its re-birth as a monthly in 1978, Loengard served as its picture editor until 1987. He has published several books of his photographs: Pictures Under Discussion, which won the 1987 Ansel Adams Award, Celebrating the Negative and Georgia O'Keeffe at Ghost Ranch. His photographs have appeared in Life, People, The Sunday Times (London) and Travel & Leisure magazines and are in the Eastman House, the Vassar College Art Gallery, The International Center of Photography, and the De Menil Foundation collections among others.From Library Journal:
Former Life photographer and picture editor Loengard has selected his favorites from the works of over 80 photographers published in the last 50 years. Strong, highly expressive, and mostly familiar, all these photographs appeared originally as news photosthe ordinary made extraordinary by talented photographers. The book's layout is uncrowded, the reproduction quality good, and the engaging captions an effective summation of the photographer's attitude. A brief index provides access to photographers and subjects, a useful addition as the photos are presented here in no particular order. Not a history or comprehensive survey of Life , but a fine sampling of its contribution to photojournalism. Kathleen Collins, Library of Congress
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Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0500278822