Reviews and Blog Posts: photography

Books Not Meant to be Read: PhotoGrids

PhotoGrids Sidewalk Chalk

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda talks about an artist book by Sol LeWitt:

PHOTOGRIDS

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Steve McCurry untold : the stories behind the photographs.

by Steve McCurry

Reviewer Rating:
5

This is a book of the stories behind the pictures that tell the stories.  Steve McCurry's photos are stunning - his use in many of his photographs of two or three extremely vibrant colors that just jump out of the page at you is absolutely amazing and allows those photos...

Plaza Voices: Stories of Integration

Photo from the "Stories of Integration" series on view at Barnum Library

Desiree S. of the Ross-Barnum branch writes:

Moving away from one’s home can be one of the most challenging life experiences. Having come to Denver via Oklahoma City myself just one year ago, I can certainly vouch for there being a period of readjustment -- one has to discover all new neighborhoods, meet all new friends and perhaps reconnect with old ones. In short, one must create an everyday existence that is different from what was there before. But what about adjusting to a place where both the language and the culture are completely foreign?

It's All In the Details: Walking Tour with Photographer Amy Wright

Photo credit: Amy Wright

“I didn’t tell him that I grew up in an ugly city that taught me how to look between dust and rubbish and potholes to find a splinter of glass that looked like unmelting ice, beautiful in its defiance of the sun.” ― Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

Looking at your urban environment can be as exciting and thought-provoking as any pastoral vision.  Capture the rhythms and patterns of the city and it's architecture in a fun, community event. 

Before they pass away

by Jimmy (Photographer) Nelson

Reviewer Rating:
4

This book just floored me. It really changed my day.

It’s a powerful collection of portraits documenting dozens of cultures around the world whose people are, for one reason or another, at risk of fading away.

Chuck Close : face book

by Chuck Close

Reviewer Rating:
5

I am a BIG fan of the books published by Abrams Books for Young Readers and quickly pounced on their new biography about Chuck Close, an American painter best known for his BIG paintings of the human face. Face Book is a massaged and amped up presentation based on an interview...

The seer of shadows

by 1937- Avi

Reviewer Rating:
4

Horace wants to be photographer. He is an apprentice to a photographer and is fulfilling his dream. They are commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Von Macht to take a photograph, but when the photo is developed, there is a girl in the picture. Horace discovers that the girl is the daughter...

Quiet beauty : Japanese gardens of North America

by Kendall H Brown

Reviewer Rating:
5

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!  Did I say beautiful?  I meant BEAUTIFUL!  Inspiration galore.

Travel Around The World At The Library! (Passport Not Required)

Do you love to travel? Or wish you had more time to travel? Join us at the library for an exploration of world music, culture, photography, and even tips for traveling with young children. You'll be ready to set off on your own adventure!

In this Introduction to World Music, you can play a flute, sing a song in Spanish, clap a Caribbean rhythm, and dance a samba! We'll play music from around the world and learn about geography and culture. Please register: 720-865-0135 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at the Ross-Broadway Branch.

The Appalachian Trail : celebrating America's hiking trail

Reviewer Rating:
5

I've written about the Appalachian Trail here before, and this new book, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the AT, is a wonderful addition to the literature about the world's longest footpath. Filled with beautiful photographs and history, this book details the trail from dream to reality, the various people...

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