Tag: photography

THE PHOTO ARK: A Delightful Deluge of Animal Portraits

THE PHOTO ARK: A Delightful Deluge of Animal Portraits

Lynn: We focus on youth books here at Bookends, but every so often, an adult book comes along that we think would be of special interest to kids. The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals (2017) by Joel Sartore is just that sort of book. In fact, this book may be […]

EYES OF THE WORLD: Photojournalists Robert Capa and Gerda Taro

EYES OF THE WORLD: Photojournalists Robert Capa and Gerda Taro

Lynn: I need to start this post about Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism (2017) with a disclaimer: Cindy and I had the privilege of watching part of this book’s creation. Marc Aronson shared some of his early ideas with us when we all spoke at a conference […]

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Worlds in Miniature: Elgin Park, Marwencol, and Synecdoche, New York

Last year, I finally caught up with the film Marwencol (2010), a fascinating documentary about Mark Hogancamp, a man who was brutally assaulted and nearly beaten to death in Kingston, New York. The beating left him in a coma, and, when he woke up, he couldn’t remember anything. Not only did he have to relearn basic […]

Classic Chicago Crime for Your Coffee Table
By November 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Classic Chicago Crime for Your Coffee Table

The passage of time helps make even the most gruesome crimes less horrible and more interesting to contemplate. (Heaven knows, we in Chicago could use a thick pair of rose-colored glasses.) In Gangsters and Grifters: Classic Crime Photos from the Chicago Tribune, more than 120 photos from the newspaper’s archives offer a glimpse of a Chicago that was, […]

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Shutterbabe

Shutterbabe

There is a type of book-reading I like to do which in my mind I call “what were they thinking?”  In the past I have suggested books like The Final Frontiersman by James Campbell, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer and Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts.  While I find the behavior of the major […]

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