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BLINK showcases the work of 100 contemporary photographers, selected by 10 critics, curators and creative directors based around the world. Essentially an exhibition in a book, it provides an overview of the world of photography, presents the most exciting photographers of today and predicts the stars of tomorrow. All styles of photography are represented - from fashion to art, from photojournalism to digital photography. An authoritative reference and source of inspiration for professionals and newcomers alike, BLINK enables the reader to stay one step ahead of emerging trends in the fast-changing world of photography.
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10 Curators Shahidul Alam is a photographer and the Director of Drik agency in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Marcelo Brodsky is a photographer and the President of Latin Stock in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Joan Fontcuberta is a photographer and the Editor of Photovision in Utrera, Spain. Alasdair Foster is the Director of the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, Australia. Dennis Freedman is the Creative Director of W and Details magazines in New York. Christine Frisinghelli is the Editor of Camera Austria in Graz, Austria. Shino Kuraishi is the Curator of Photography at the Yokohama Museum of Art in Yokohama, Japan. Simon Njami is the Editor of Revue Noire and Artistic Director of the Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako, Mali. Wendy Watriss is a photographer and Co-Founder and Artistic Director of FotoFest in Houston, Texas. Paul Wombell is the Director of the Photographers' Gallery in London. 100 Artists - Abir Abdullah, Gosbert Adler, Akinbode Akinbiyi, Alexander Apostol, Marc Asnin, Mert Atlas & Marcus Piggott, Alejandro Bachrach, Tina Barney, Yto Barrada, Uta Barth, Pat Brassington, Adriana Calatayud, Daniel Canogar, Albert Chong, Omar D, Thomas Demand, Tracey Derrick, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, Rose Farrell & George Parkin, Samuel Fosso, Seiichi Furuya, Jenny Gage & Tom Betterton, Pablo Garber, Tierney Gearon, Maya Goded, Julio Grinblatt, Jitka Hanzlova, Naoya Hatakeyama, Fran Herbello, Gavin Hipkins, Takashi Homma, Dieter Huber, Sameera Huque, Tomoko Isoda, Sanja Ivekovic, Wu Jialin, Gerald van der Kaap, Osamu Kanemura, Jean-Pierre Khazem, KIDing (R), Atta Kim, Steven Klein, Boo Moon Kwon, Rosemary Laing, Luisa Lambri, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Jungjin Lee, Eva Leitolf, Laura Letinsky, Marcos Lopez, Paula Luttringer, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Chema Madoz, Bertien van Manen, Taiji Matsue, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Craig McDean, Hellen van Meene, Boris Mikhailov, Santu Mofokeng, Santos Montes, Abelardo Morell, Mala Mukerjee, Vik Muniz, Yurie Nagashima, Lamia Naji, Eustaquio Neves, Otobong Nkanga, Katsumi Omori, Yuki Onodera, Tatiana Parcero, Swapan Parekh, Eileen Perrier, Patricia Piccinini, Plonk & Replonk, res, Xavier Ribas, Hans-Christian Schink, Joachim Schmid, Zineb Sedira, Shirana Shahbazi, Paul M Smith, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Beat Streuli, Gerardo Suter, Michel Szulc-Krzyzanowski, Michael Thompson, Diana Thorneycroft, Milagros de la Torre, Ike Ude, Juan Urrios, Gabriel Valansi, Cassio Vasconcellos, Massimo Vitali, Hywell Waters, Carrie Mae Weems, Manfred Willmann, Ma Xiao Hu, Takashi Yasumura. 10 Writers - Frits Gierstberg, Christian Hoeller, Vinay Lal, Angel Molla, Jean Loup Pivin, Arundhati Roy, Charles Stainback & Vik Muniz, Hripsime Visser, Peter Watson, Akihito Yasumi & Osamu Kanemura.Review:
'BLINK. is a wonderful book ... a photographic roller-coaster ride on a global scale ... adventurous ... This is what BLINK. is all about, going from one genre to another, from one unexpected discovery to another: a photographic surprise party.' (Free-Eye) 'Beautifully structured, cool and calm in its appearance ... a discreetly paced book full of rigour.' (Design Week) 'A truly international mix which makes an interesting and useful compendium of work.' (Creative Review) 'Phaidon's epic Blink is the year's finest compilation.' (Wallpaper*) 'A treasure-trove of photography.' (Frame, The Netherlands) 'Due to the diversity of their specialisations and nationalities, the photographers included cover a wide range of styles, from documentary to fashion.' (The Art Newspaper) 'Magnificent ... gives as broad a picture of life on Planet Earth as it is possible to imagine.' (Sunday Business Post) 'When you have seen a few of these photographs, your eyes feel rinsed. The world looks more like a movie, and you don't want to miss it.' (The Times) 'Who are the most noteworthy image-makers of today? Whose work will we be clamoring for tomorrow? Look for the answers in the new publication, Blink. This 480-page rectangular book, with the neat, baby blue, barcode-style cover, features 100 of the most exciting contemporary photographers, selected by 10 international critics, curators, and creative directors. It is a not-to-be-missed who's who hot list, presenting talent in all styles of contemporary photography - from fashion, to art, photojournalism to digital.' (Picture) 'The international coverage is impressive. So is the quality of the photography, which is as visually stunning as it is stylistically diverse ... Blink is a feast of imagery that proves, with ardor and style, that the world of contemporary photography is extensive, vibrant and incredibly diverse.' (Planet) ' Blink's very ambitious goal is to span the breadth of what photography is today, and there is something for everyone ... Blink is more analagous to a sourcebook than an exhibition - a place to start, a place to learn what is out there and what it looks like.' (Photo District News) 'An exhibition book that provides an up-to-the-minute, global view of contemporary photography. All styles of photography are represented - from fashion to art, from photojournalism to digital photography. An authoritative reference and source of inspiration for professionals and newcomers alike, Blink enables readers to stay one step ahead of emerging trends in the fast-changing world of photography.' (STEP Inside Design) 'An ambitious survey of 100 contemporary lensmen and women whose photography ranges from fashion and nature to journalism and digital. Also a handy guide, it expresses the diversity and complexity of the medium.' (City) 'This chunky book is recommended for anyone who wants to stay current with the many permutations in the field of contemporary photography, from fashion to photojournalism to everything in between ... Blink is generously illustrated and supplemented with essays by 10 additional writers and biographical information about each photographer ... Contrary to its title, Blink is a book that invites prolonged surfing.' (The Miami Herald) 'Substantial in size, the book simply and beautifully highlights the pictures, virtually eliminating the need for words.' (I.D.)
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