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The Last Photographic Heroes: American Photographers of the Sixties and…
by Gilles Mora
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810993740, Hardcover)The photography that Americans invented in the 1960s and ’70s was as fresh and vital as their music. Photographers of those years believed in their medium’s unlimited capacities of expression. Between the publication of Robert Frank’s The Americans (1958) and the coming of post-modernism, the photographers featured in this book embarked on their own personal quests. Whether they roamed the world, like Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand, or sought out its dark corners, like Larry Clark and Nan Goldin, they shared a fierce devotion to their medium and its unique qualities.
The generation that created this work knew it was remarkable. Today, with Gilles Mora as a guide, we can look back on it with even greater appreciation, since we know that these were indeed the last photographic heroes. Also includes work by Joel Meyerowitz, William Eggleston, and many others.
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"In the wild years between the publication of Robert Frank's landmark The Americans in 1958 and the discovery of the postmodernist Cindy Sherman in the early 1980s, the photographers featured in this book embarked on their own personal quests for an independent and unique photographic language that would redefine the scope and content of documentary photography as well as the expressive potential of the photographs as well as the expressive potential of the photographic image. Heroes of a challenging, dynamic modernity, they believed in a medium with endless possibilities and devoted themselves, with an abundance of creative energy, to reinvigorating it in a wide range of inventive ways." "This generation of photographers knew it was remarkable. Today, with author Giles Mora as a guide, we can look back on it with greater appreciation."--BOOK JACKET.
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