This book is for anyone interested in frank testimonials about the human race. Twenty-two of the best photo-journalists today share their experiences with you. A must for any sensitive person.
The smoky fragrance of lamb roasting on the spit; the waif of fresh corn tortillas sizzling; the spiced scent of falafels frying. The aromas of quintessential street foods slither through urban boulevards, seducing the senses, beckoning you over. These are the spaces where locals gather, where culinary traditions of a country are revealed, and where, through simple foods, cultures are uncovered. Capturing the authentic, raw poeticism of these stories is Take Away: a 500-page photographic anthology with global street food as the subject.
New York photographer Amy Stein’s work ‘explores our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment’. Her recently released book, Domesticated, began when she was in grad school. ‘I was simply trying to make compelling images that wouldn’t get eviscerated in critique’, she says of the project. ‘As the series progressed, I began to become interested in exhibiting the work and have had many opportunities to do so this year. The Critical Mass book is the icing on the cake’. There’s an extended interview with Amy Stein on the Feature Shoot photo blog.
Marking the Land was named one of the ten best photo books of the year by American Photo magazine. Photographer Jim Dow is no stranger to critical acclaim, and he has a knack of making you feel sorrow and emptiness in his most current book which focuses its attention on the mass immigration of people from country to cities, and the desolation that fills the romantic countryside of the Northern Plains. It forces us all to rethink our conceptions of America’s forgotten frontier.