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THE 1960s: Photographed by David Hurn

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“We come across the work of someone like David Hurn and realize how much about the 1960s we still have to discover.” New York Times

Iconic 1960s photographs from one of Magnum’s finest photographers.

A magnificent volume curated with insight and appreciation for a true master of his art. Magnum photographer David Hurn’s rendering of the 1960s encompasses both Hollywood screen idols and East End sun-seekers; headline news, alongside rituals unchanged for centuries. Photoessays from the streets of New York, anti-Vietnam protests, the London Soho scene, the French Riviera, Queen Charlotte’s Ball and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969; portraits of Michael Caine, Quentin Crisp, Julie Christie, amongst many more; and Hurn’s work within the film industry, capturing The Beatles during filming of A Hard Day’s Night, Sean Connery in From Russia With Love and Jane Fonda in Barbarella. An incredibly well-rounded vision of the 1960s that is not to be missed.

“Life as it unfolds in front of the camera is full of so much complexity, wonder and surprise that I find it unnecessary to create new realities. There is more pleasure, for me, in things as they are.” – David Hurn

ISBN: 978-1-909526-13-6
228pp; Hardback; 240 colour and b/w photographs
290 x 245 mm / 11.4 x 10 in.

Released: October 2015

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IN THE EYE OF THE ROCK’N’ROLL HURRICANE: The Photography of Neal Preston

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“The more intensely you look at them, the more each picture will tell you.”

Neal Preston’s legendary music images include some of the most memorable ever made of rock’s most iconic stars. If this era could be described as a hurricane, Neal captured this from his unique position in the eye of the Rock‘n’Roll hurricane.

“In a room with five people or 50,000, Neal always seems to find a place of his own, to capture a moment not noticed or looked for by anyone else. His live photography perfectly relays the feeling of having been at that concert, to feel the excitement and energy and to visualise the music and identity of the subject.”

Neal has toured with Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, and countless others. This special, limited edition book has been produced in collaboration with The Lightpower Collection and features some of the greatest highlights from Neal’s 40-year career, carefully selected to represent the finest work from his extensive catalogue.

Produced to coincide with an exhibition at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in April 2015, this book has accompanying text in English and German.

ISBN: 978-1-909526-35-8;
112pp; Hardback; 65+ colour & b/w photographs
290 x 245 mm / 11.4 x 10 in.

TOM KELLEY’S STUDIO

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Exquisite nude photography.

First volume dedicated to Kelley’s visionary colour nude photography of 1940s-1970s.

Features outtakes and unseen images from Marilyn Monroe’s iconic 1948 nude shoot.

Over 95% of images never-before-seen.

Complete access to Kelley’s archive granted for first time.

Edited by Kelley’s son, Tom Kelley Jr.

In 1948, celebrity photographer Tom Kelley took a photograph of an out-of-work actress; a nude posed with arm outstretched against a scarlet background. That actress was Marilyn Monroe. In 1953, this photo became Playboy’s first ever centrefold in its inaugural issue. Kelley’s photograph has become one of the most viewed nudes in history and, as Norman Mailer wrote, is ‘breathtakingly beautiful’. This is but one image from a vast, previously unseen archive of Kelley’s visionary nude photography from the 1940s to 1970s, published for the first time by R|A|P.

This exquisite volume is accompanied by text from Peter Doggett. Describing the evolution of Kelley’s style, he writes: ‘The 1940s portraits have an air of classicism … Next comes the era of the exotic: of leopard skins and fur, French lingerie and exquisite furniture … And then, in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, the mood is one of freedom … in keeping with the spirit of the age … And then there are the photographs that transcend the genre for which they were intended, and veer towards experimental art – the almost eerie “doll” portraits, for example, that seem to prefigure the later work of Cindy Sherman.’

ISBN: 978-1-909526-03-7
288pp; Hardback; 250 colour photographs
290 x 245mm / 11.4 x 10 in.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

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An extravagant photographic history of photographers and their cameras.

– New York Times

Photographers celebrates the truly innovative men and women behind the camera; trailblazers in their field, who captured and immortalised our world.

This definitive edition shows rarely seen photographs of some of twentieth-century photography’s greatest names. From Henri Cartier-Bresson and Weegee, to David Bailey and Richard Avedon by way of the men and women of Life and Picture Post magazines as well as anonymous pressmen, they are all shown at work with their camera. Photographers shows photographers with their celebrity subjects, who range from the best-known Hollywood stars to players of sport, musicians and politicians. It also shows some of those same celebrities turning the camera back on to the photographer.

Photographers shows off the classic cameras used by the press, photojournalists and fashion photographers. The Leica, the Nikon, the Pentax, the Rolleiflex and Speed Graphic are among the cameras shown in use. A section on wartime photographs shows aerial cameras in action.

Amongst the photographers shown are: Antony Armstrong-Jones, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terence Donovan, Philippe Halsman, Bert Hardy, Annie Leibovitz, Tony Ray-Jones and Weegee. Stars include Sean Connery, Sammy Davis Jr, David Hemmings, Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Peter Sellers, Terence Stamp, James Stewart, Robert Vaughn and John Wayne; and subjects such as the Beatles, Christine Keeler, Bobby and John F Kennedy, and shots on film sets.

An introductory essay by one of the world’s leading photographic specialists, Michael Pritchard, sets the photographers and their cameras within a wider context of the rapid growth in demand for photographs of celebrities from the 1890s and the development of celebrity culture associated with the rise of the movies from the 1920s.

Produced in association with Getty Images, one of the world’s leading collections of photography, Photographers reproduces each of the images to the highest standards supported by detailed captions.

ISBN: 978-0-9566487-7-8
288pp; Hardback; 260 colour & b/w photographs
290 x 245 mm / 11.4 x 10 in.

HURRELL: The Kobal Collection

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‘A Hurrell portrait is to the ordinary publicity still about what a Rolls-Royce is to a roller-skate.’ Esquire, 1936.

George Hurrell is one of the greatest portrait photographers of Hollywood’s Golden Age. His strong contrast black and white images and groundbreaking use of negative retouching revolutionized the medium of Hollywood portraiture during the 1930s and 1940s.

This lavish book captures the enduring glamour of his photography and presents the very finest reproductions of his work yet seen in print. It features several unseen images of cinema’s most iconic faces. All images have been taken from The Kobal Collection. One of the most distinguished archives of classic Hollywood imagery in the world, it has the largest collection of Hurrell material in existence.

ISBN: 978-0-9566487-5-4
288 pp; Hardback; 260 b/w photographs
290 x 245mm / 11 x 10 in.

ART KANE

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“The most rock’n’roll out of a group of elite postwar photographers.” – The Guardian

Art Kane was one of the most profoundly influential photographers of the twentieth century. A bold visionary, his work explored a number of genres – fashion, editorial, celebrity portraiture, travel, and nudes with an unrelenting and innovative eye. Like his contemporaries, Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) and Helmut Newton (1924-2004), Kane developed a style that didn’t shy away from strong colour, eroticism and surreal humour.

In 1958, Kane assembled the greatest legends in jazz and shot what became his most famous image, Harlem 1958. In the 1960s and 1970s, he photographed, among others, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Janis Joplin, The Doors, and Bob Dylan. While the battle for civil rights and the Vietnam War raged, Kane was refining a conscientious response to the period with his editorial work that was powerfully accessible and populist in its desire to communicate to a large audience.

This is the first time Kane’s work has been collected into one, comprehensive volume. Beautifully curated, it is a fitting tribute to one of photography’s most original and creative forces.

ISBN: 978-1-909526-12-9
320pp; Hardback; 200 colour & b/w photographs
304 x 245 mm / 12 x 10 in.

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SEPARATE CINEMA The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art

SEPARATE CINEMA The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art

‘A brilliant overview of the last century of film poster art that … every student of African-American history and culture should experience.’ – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
This magnificent volume is a celebration of the first 100 years of black film poster art. A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the black film industry from the earliest days of Hollywood to present day. Accompanied by insightful accompanying text, a foreword by black history authority and renowned academic Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an afterword by acclaimed film director Spike Lee.
Part aesthetic, part nostalgic, the posters have meaning to young and old alike, and possess the power to transcend ethnicity. From early independents to 12 Years a Slave, these posters represent a journey: they remind people of the pioneers of the past, those courageous and daring African-American filmmakers, entertainers and artists whose dreams and struggles paved the way for future generations.
The wealth of imagery on these pages is taken from The Separate Cinema Archive, maintained by archive director John Kisch. The most extensive private holdings of African-American film memorabilia in the world, it contains over 35,000 authentic movie posters and photographs from over 30 countries. This stunning coffee table book represents some of the archive’s greatest highlights.
Release date: September 2014
ISBN: 978-1-909526-06-8
320pp; 260 colour / B&W images and photographs