Shoot: Photography of the Moment (Paperback)

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By Ken Miller, Penny Martin (Contribution by), Stephen Shore (Contribution by)
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Shoot gathers over 20 photographers whose work focuses on capturing a moment rather than elaborate lighting setups or controlled, manufactured scenarios. Employing the most basic photographic tools—a single-lens reflex camera and natural light—they must rely on their instincts and their ability to interact with a situation to create a dynamic image. This freewheeling approach reflects an era in which we are increasingly bombarded by images, and the emotional resonance of images has become an important part of our visual vocabulary. The book documents the influence of an older generation of art photographers, such as the legendary Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans, and expands on a younger generation of photographers, including Tim Barber and J. H. Engström, to show how this style has gained traction and influence.

About the Author

Photographer Stephen Shore became one of the first living photographers to have a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is currently director of the photography department at Bard College.

ProfessorPenny Martin is the Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Fashion Imagery at London College of Fashion, before which she was the longstanding editor in chief of

Ken Miller is a curator, writer, and the editor of "Revisionaries: A Decade of Art in Tokion."

Praise For…

"SHOOT straddles the divide, alternatively offering visions mundane and majestic, grotesque and gorgeous." ~Nylon Magazine

"Rizzoli is publishing a new book Shoot: Photography of the Moment, a survey of informal, snapshot-style photography by Stephen Shore, Nan Goldin, Juergen Teller, Wolfgang Tillmans and other pioneers of the style, presented alongside the best new practitioners..." ~Photo District News

"SHOOT, a new book by Ken Miller, brings together two generations of photographers who have stripped down the art of image-making and focused their lens on the spontaneous rather than the controlled." ~V Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780847831937
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: September 15th, 2009
Pages: 208