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Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern

An informative introduction to Kirstein’s generous, tempestuous relationship with MoMA, to be read alongside Martin Duberman’s biography The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein.


Making It Up: Photographic Fictions

Readers more familiar with documentary approaches and photojournalism will find this title fascinating

Anja Niemi: In Character

An excellent introduction to the intriguing work of a talented contemporary photographer.

Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium of Photographic Invention

Using collage, multiple exposure, mixed media, and making reference to art traditions classic and modern, Morell’s images are a delight for both fans of the genre and for those interested in how this singular contemporary artist pursues his craft.


Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico

An excellent brief introduction to a photographer not well enough known in the United States.


NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy 1932–1960

Will appeal to students of Italian film and photography history, and to those who enjoy browsing black-and-white photographs that are both dramatic history and quite beautiful.


Mexico, Masks & Rituals

Students of ethnography, dance, and even costume design or fashion will value this title. The intensely colorful images, aided by the attractive graphic design, will captivate photography enthusiasts.


We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation

Will engage both serious students of the LGBT movement and those who appreciate simply browsing the photos, which are by turns fierce, joyful, spirited, determined, and celebratory.

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