New Books in the Library

The Dubois Library has recently added these new titles to our collection:

Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century: Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2011)

The exhibition Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century: Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi was organized by the Royal Academy of Arts in London to celebrate the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union in 2011. Containing more than 180 plates, the catalog documents the profound influence of Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi on photojournalism, and the development of photographic practice throughout the history of Hungary.


Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010)

In Brett Abbott's essay for the catalog Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties, he states, "Independent studies by documentary photographers are a part of the greater dialogue about the state of society, penetrating issues in ways that the mainstream media is unwilling or unable to accomplish on its own (p. 31). And this catalog illustrates exactly that, highlighting the powerful work of Leonard Freed, Philip Jones Griffiths, W. Eugene and Aileen M. Smith, Susan Meiselas, Mary Ellen Mark, Lauren Greenfield, Larry Towell, Sebastião Salgado, and James Nachtwey.


Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment (New York: Skira Rizzoli in association with the Nevada Museum of Art, 2011)

With more than 150 photographs selected from the collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, provides a compelling look at landscape and environmental photography. A wide range of work from 100 photographers is included, from Ansel Adams and Robert Adams to Todd Hido, Lisa Robinson, Chris Jordan, and Catherine Opie.


Photographic Memory: the Album in the Age of Photography, by Verna Posever Curtis (New York: Aperture Foundation & the Library of Congress, 2011)

Chosen from the Library of Congress's varied collections, Photographic Memory: the Album in the Age of Photography highlights incredible examples of photographic albums, everything from a souvenir album with Edward S. Curtis photographs from an Alaskan expedition to a two-volume album of Walker Evans' photographs from the Great Depression, which later comprised the landmark publication Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.