In this volume, ten Magnum photographers turn their lenses on contemporary Georgia. Situated on the cusp of Russia and Asia, but with a European culture dating back to the 7th century BC, Georgia was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1922. Its independence was restored in 1991, but it then suffered from civil war and a breakdown of its economic infrastructure. In the last decade, however, despite ongoing tensions in its relations with Russia, Georgia has mounted a spirited comeback. Magnum photographers Antoine d'Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Thomas Dworzak, Martine Franck, Alex Majoli, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power and Alec Soth visited the country during spring 2009, each pursuing their own theme (Alec Soth goes in search of the 'most beautiful woman in Georgia', for example). All found themselves enchanted by the Georgian people, something strongly conveyed in their photographs as well as in personal text journals which accompany the images. This well-designed volume also includes a fold-out map, marked with each photographer's journey; a chapter showing the best of Magnum photographers' work over 60 years (including by Magnum's founders Robert Capa from his visit to Georgia with John Steinbeck in 1948 and Henri Cartier-Bresson); and an illuminating introduction by the Paris-based New Yorker writer, and Georgia expert, Wendell Steavenson.
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Book Description Chris Boot, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1905712154
Book Description Chris Boot, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111905712154
Book Description Chris Boot, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1905712154
Book Description Chris Boot, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardcover with Obi. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. New, GIFT QUALITY! First Edition HC copy, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Georgian Spring is the travel journal of ten Magnum photographers who visited Georgia (former Soviet Union) in the spring of 2009. Includes the work of Jonas Bendiksen, Antoine d'Agata, Thomas Dworzak, Martine Franck, Alex Majoli, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Mark Power and Alex Soth. A 20-page chapter is devoted to each, includes text and photos. Also includes a chapter from the Magnum archive of photos -- including Robert Capa's 1947 photo-essay made while visiting the Soviet Union with John Steinbeck. Made to accompany a Magnum traveling exhibit in 2009. This copy is PRISTINE! No finer copy available for this price. Strong and tight., clean and bright -- never opened. Size: 11-1/2 x 9-7/8 Inches. Bookseller Inventory # 10-400780