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The New York Times Magazine Photographs

Kathy Ryan, Editor

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ISBN 10: 1597111465 / ISBN 13: 9781597111461
Published by Aperture Foundation, Incorporated, Gordonsville, VA, U.S.A., 2011
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine/Fine unread copy covered by Archival Brodart Cover. Oversize, heavy, will require additional postage. Massive retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most valuable photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant production by Arem Duplessis: Oversize-volume format. Pristine-white hard boards with gilt titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors, a wildly diverse and impressive Who's Who of contemporary photography. Nearly everyone is here, from Nan Goldin to Sally Mann, Ruven Afanador to Ryan McGinley, Thomas Demand to Sam Taylor-Wood, Bruce Weber to Joel-Peter Witkin. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Italy to the very highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. In matching pristine-white DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents some of the finest and most representative photographs which first appeared in the New York Times Magazine. "For over 30 years, The NYT Magazine has been synonymous with the myriad possibilities of photography. Reflects upon and interrogates the very nature of both photography and print magazines at a pivotal moment in their history. Presents commissioned photographs in four sections: Reportage, Portraiture, Style, and Conceptual Photography" (Publisher's blurb). "Thousands of photographs have appeared in the magazine. Revealing portraits of the famous; documents of atrocity and heroism; sensitive studies of everyday life; unclassifiable works of art have now been collected into a book" (A. O. Scott). You will pore over this volume again and again because it is inexhaustible. An absolute "must-have" title for contemporary photography collectors. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. 250 plates. Some of the world's greatest photographers. A flawless copy. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001268

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Title: The New York Times Magazine Photographs

Publisher: Aperture Foundation, Incorporated, Gordonsville, VA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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For over 30 years, The New York Times Magazine has been synonymous with the myriad possibilities and applications of photography. The New York Times Magazine: Photographs reflects upon and interrogates the very nature of both photography and print magazines at this pivotal moment in their history and evolution. Edited by Kathy Ryan, longtime photo editor of the Magazine, and with a preface by former editorial director Gerald Marzorati, this volume presents some of the finest commissioned photographs worldwide in four sections: reportage, portraiture, style and conceptual photography, including photo illustration. Diverse in content and sensibility, and consistent in virtuosity, the photographs are accompanied by reproduced tear sheets to allow for the examination of sequencing and the interplay between text and image, simultaneously presenting the work while illuminating its distillation to magazine form. This process is explored further through texts offering behind-the-scenes perspective and anecdotes by the many photographers, writers, editors and other collaborators whose voices have been a part of the magazine over the years. Issues of documentary photography are addressed in relation to more conceptual photography; the efficacy of storytelling; and what makes an image evidentiary, objective, subjective, truthful or a tool for advocacy; as well as thoughts on whether these matters are currently moot, or more critical than ever. As such, The New York Times Magazine: Photographs serves as a springboard for a rigorous, necessary and revitalized examination of photography as presented within a modern journalistic context.

About the Author:

Kathy Ryan is the longtime director of photography at The New York Times Magazine. During her time there, the magazine has been recognized with numerous photography awards, including two Emmy Awards and National Magazine Awards in 2011 and 2012. Ryan has received the Royal Photographic Society’s annual award for Outstanding Service to Photography, and the Picture Editor of the Year award at Visa pour l’Image. She has curated exhibitions, lectured on photography extensively, and is the author and editor of The New York Times Magazine Photographs (Aperture, 2011).

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