Conversations with Contemporary Photographers

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Nan Richardson
Umbrage Editions, 2005 - Education - 285 pages

Conversations is a landmark series in photography, featuring extensive, in-depth interviews on aesthetics, craft, and culture with living masters and major international critics from Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including new interviews commissioned especially for this collection.

The book traces the heritage of the medium in a fascinating dozen informal discourses and topics ranging from the personal to the political, covering intimate detail and theoretical background alike. Complete with biographies, bibliographies, and self-portraits of each featured artist, it is both a vital record of the best in contemporary photography and an engaging read.

Artists and interviewers include:

• Max Pam (Australia) by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio (Mexico)
• Bernard Plossu (France) with Juan Manuel Bonet (France)
• Miguel Rio Branco (Brazil) with Tereza Siza (Portugal)
• William Klein (United States) with Eric Daviron (France)
• Alex Webb (United States) with Max Kozloff (United States)
• Joan Fontcuberta (Spain) with Cristina Zeklich (Austria)
• Graciela Iturbide (Mexico) with Fabienne Bradu (France)
• Javier Vallhonrat (Spain) with Santiago Olmo (Spain)
• Philip Lorca di Corcia (United States) with Nan Richardson (United States)
• Duane Michals (United States) with Enrica Vigano (Italy)
• Thomas Struth (Germany) and more

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Nan Richardson is an editor, writer, and curator. Co-author of Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003), Havana (2002), Louise Dahl-Wolfe (2000), The White-T (1996), Drag Diaries (1995) and contributor to periodicals including The LA Times Magazine, The Boston Review of Books, Stern, Granta, Interview, Art News, Artforum, Art in America. Former editor of Aperture magazine.

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