Human Documents: Eight Photographers [Michael Rockefeller, Robert Gardner, Adelaide de Menil, Kevin Bubriski, Christopher James, Jane Tuckerman, Susan Meiselas, Alex Webb]

By: Gardner, Robert; Eliot Weinberger

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A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Full blue cloth boards. Slight edge wear to dust jacket. Oblong format: 11" w x 9 1/4"h. 128 pages.


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In Human Documents, Robert Gardner introduces the work of photographers with whom he has worked over a period of nearly fifty years under the auspices of the Film Study Center at Harvard. Their images achieve the status of what Gardner calls "human documents" visual evidence that testifies to our shared humanity. In images and words, the book adds to the already significant literature on photography and filmmaking as ways to gather both fact and insight into the human condition. In nearly 100 images spanning geographies and cultures including India, New Guinea, Ethiopia, and the United States, Human Documents demonstrates the important role photography can play in furthering our understanding of human nature and connecting people through an almost universal visual language.

Author and cultural critic Eliot Weinberger contributes the essay "Photography and Anthropology (A Contact Sheet)," in which he provides a new and intriguing context for viewing and thinking about the images presented here.

With photographs by Michael Rockefeller, Robert Gardner, Kevin Bubriski, Adelaide de Menil, Christopher James, Jane Tuckerman, Susan Meiselas, and Alex Webb.

Title: Human Documents: Eight Photographers [Michael Rockefeller, Robert Gardner, Adelaide de Menil, Kevin Bubriski, Christopher James, Jane Tuckerman, Susan Meiselas, Alex Webb]

Author: Gardner, Robert; Eliot Weinberger

Categories: Anthropology / Sociology, Photography,

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Peabody Museum Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 0873658574

ISBN Number 13: 9780873658577

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Photography

Size: XL

Seller ID: 142644

Keywords: Anthropology, Photography,