Photography books – Potere Fotografico http://poterefotografico.com/ Thu, 26 May 2022 21:15:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://poterefotografico.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-28.png Photography books – Potere Fotografico http://poterefotografico.com/ 32 32 New movies, books and albums for summer 2022 https://poterefotografico.com/new-movies-books-and-albums-for-summer-2022/ Thu, 26 May 2022 11:04:35 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/new-movies-books-and-albums-for-summer-2022/ We’re all about music, books, and entertainment, but for some reason putting “summer” ahead of these things just makes them better. Summer music, summer books and summer entertainment are a whole new level of fun! Again movies and TV shows at music book drops and releases, there’s a *ton* of projects coming out, so keep […]]]>

We’re all about music, books, and entertainment, but for some reason putting “summer” ahead of these things just makes them better. Summer music, summer books and summer entertainment are a whole new level of fun! Again movies and TV shows at music book drops and releases, there’s a *ton* of projects coming out, so keep scrolling for everything you need to know about this summer’s pop culture.


What to watch

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RevengeJuly 29

When radio host Ben travels to Texas from New York after the death of his girlfriend, he has more than he expected. When he learns that his whole family thinks she was murdered, Ben decides to help them investigate what happened. This dark comedy thriller stars BJ Novak, Ashton Kutcher and Dove Cameron.

Other Summer TV Shows and Movies

There are tons of movies and shows coming out this summer, from the long-awaited drop in stranger things 4 May 27 at Where the Crawdads sing the 15th of July. No matter what genre you prefer, this year’s entertainment is packed with captivating worlds and characters, and we can’t wait to dive into them. Discover all our summer movie recommendations!

If you like powerful women, check out our stimulating streaming guideand for adaptation fans, we have our favorite shows and movies based on books. If you’re crazy about fashion for TV shows, check out our Emily in Parisand External banks style guides during your Netflix session.

What to listen to

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Tate McRae’s i thought i could flyMay 27

With hits like “You Broke Me First” and “She’s Everything I Want To Be”, there are millions (including us!!) eagerly awaiting McRae’s album. While his music is upbeat and pop, we love how relatable and vulnerable his lyrics are, and how they make us feel less alone.

Albums to be released summer 2022

Harry Styles’ latest album released totally put us in a summer mood. And there are a lot of amazing albums coming out this summer. Head over to our Spotify profile for our Beach Days Playlist!

  • June 3: Poste Malone, Twelve karat toothache
  • June 3: Angel OlsenHighligths
  • June 10: BTS, Evidence
  • June 10: Grace Ives, janky star
  • June 10: Carrie Underwood, Jeans & Rhinestones
  • June 17: Yaya Bey, Remember your North Star
  • June 24: Regina Spektor, House, before and after
  • June 24: Conan Grey, super evil
  • June 30: Blink-182, sunny days
  • July 15: Lizzo,Special
  • July 15: Noah Cyrus, The hardest part
  • July 22: Her & Him,Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson
  • July 29: Maggie Rogers, Abandonment
  • August 19: Madonna, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones

What to read

Spotlight on B+C

counterfeit by Kirstin Chen, June 7

Ava is a rule-following Chinese-American lawyer who seems to have the perfect life. In reality, his world is collapsing. When Ava reconnects with her college roommate Winnie, whom Ava hasn’t seen since Winnie dropped out 20 years ago, she learns that Winnie’s newfound confidence and luxurious life are attributed to a counterfeit scheme: it imports near-exact replicas of luxury handbags. Winnie needs someone with an American passport to help her with her business. But when they get into trouble, Winnie disappears again and Ava has to pick up the pieces.

Other summer books

Whether you want an easy read on the beach or a completely bizarre murder mystery, there are so many titles to dive into this summer. We can’t wait for our B+C book club to dig book loversbut if you get caught up in all things Emily Henry, ccheck out our full list of summer books. Looking for TikTok recommendations? We also have BookTok book recommendations! Do you like female authors? Thesestimulating readingsare only for you.

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“Denver Noir”, “Saving Yellowstone” and other books to read this month https://poterefotografico.com/denver-noir-saving-yellowstone-and-other-books-to-read-this-month/ Tue, 24 May 2022 12:00:33 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/denver-noir-saving-yellowstone-and-other-books-to-read-this-month/ Black Denver (Akashic Books) “Denver Noir” edited by Cynthia Swanson (Akashic Books) Denver has a dark side. And more than a dozen local authors tell you everything. “Denver Noir” is one of 100 “Black” books published by Akashic Books. They range from Istanbul to Wall Street to New Orleans (which has two.) It’s Denver’s first, […]]]>

Black Denver (Akashic Books)

“Denver Noir” edited by Cynthia Swanson (Akashic Books)

Denver has a dark side. And more than a dozen local authors tell you everything.

“Denver Noir” is one of 100 “Black” books published by Akashic Books. They range from Istanbul to Wall Street to New Orleans (which has two.) It’s Denver’s first, and some of Colorado’s best authors have contributed to it.

Among the best are Manuel Ramos’ “Northside Nocturne,” whose own dark book series is set in North Denver.

Like Ramos’ other writings, “Nocturne” has a strong sense of place. In this story, a series of shootings of white men in a gentrified Chicano neighborhood frightens newcomers. Real estate developers are particularly concerned that fear will drive down property values. It “could turn into a mini race war,” Petey, one of the characters, says of the Taco Bell nachos. “Everyone thinks the shooter has to be a Latino.” The story is filled with racial tension and inevitable doom.

In “Ways of Escape” by Barbara Nickless, Persephone, an abused teenager, runs away from her home in eastern Colorado. Nickless is best known for her railroad detective mysteries, so it’s no surprise that Persephone rides the rails to her destination in Denver. It is a grueling journey. A wanderer shares his food with her, then demands payment. As for the end of the journey, well… after all, this is a black book.

The book features 14 writers, including Peter Heller, who writes about a psychopath who trolls Sloan’s Lake on a paddleboard. And David Heska Wanbli Weiden talks about a broke lawyer who thinks he hit hard. Together, in “Denver Noir”, these authors take a diverse look at Denver’s underside.

“Save Yellowstone” by Megan Kate Nelson (Scribner)

Save Yellowstone by Megan Kate Nelson (Scribner)
Save Yellowstone by Megan Kate Nelson (Scribner)

Entrepreneurs were on the verge of cashing in on Yellowstone when Ferdinand Hayden made his historical survey of the park in 1871. An enterprising soul hoped to build a hotel. Others wanted to settle within what would later become the park boundaries. Hayden not only walked the park, he also brought William Henry Jackson to photograph it and Thomas Moran to paint it.

Hayden’s passion was two-fold, writes Megan Kate Nelson, in “Saving Yellowstone.” He didn’t just want to save the precious land of Yellowstone, he also wanted to preserve it.

The Hayden expedition consisted of 32 men, “almost a marching army”, observed Hayden. Their job was to analyze, measure and record boiling rocks, rivers and springs. The result was a report that proved “Yellowstone represented the nation’s peculiar combination of the sublime and the terrible,” Nelson writes.

After returning to Washington, DC, Hayden lobbied for a national park. He had powerful supporters, including environmentalists and many members of Congress. But perhaps its biggest backer was financier Jay Cooke, who was working hard to sell bonds to build a railroad across the North West. He hoped tourists would clamor to visit the park, which would help raise funds for the proposed rail line. Opponents of the park designation were Indians who, although aware of the proposed park, had no power to prevent the designation. They just wanted the white men to go away. Unfortunately for them, Hayden’s reports, Jackson’s photographs and Moran’s paintings defeated them.

Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his previous book ‘The Three-Cornered War,’ weaves the story of the expedition and struggle to designate Yellowstone a national park with the plight of Native Americans and even reconstruction efforts in the South into a beautiful story.

“Earth is all that lasts” by Mark Lee Gardner (Custom House)

Earth is all that lasts (Custom House)
Earth is all that lasts (Custom House)

Mark Lee Gardner includes two Indian icons, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, in this book about the tragic struggle of Native Americans to drive white people off their land. Crazy Horse was a feared Lakota warrior, while Sitting Bull, once a brave fighter, was elevated to the status of a holy man.

The two participated separately in skirmishes to fight the “long knives”, as the soldiers were called, and together at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

“Courage,” said Crazy Horse to his supporters. “Only the earth lasts forever.” And that’s exactly what they did, surprising the soldiers with their ferocious attacks. Often armed with traditional bows and arrows and battle axes instead of guns, the Indians were formidable opponents as they overran the soldiers. “They were bigger than fiddlers in hell,” one officer noted.

Gardner did prodigious research on the Indian Wars, recounting battle after battle, from the glory days to the end for the Lakota during the infamous Ghost Dance. Both leaders were assassinated – Crazy Horse in 1877 and Sitting Bull in 1890.

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ON THE BOOKS: Big Bands Recalled in “My Life” https://poterefotografico.com/on-the-books-big-bands-recalled-in-my-life/ Sun, 22 May 2022 07:54:09 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/on-the-books-big-bands-recalled-in-my-life/ The disc jockey was born in January 1935 when Martin Block, a $20-a-week announcer employed by New York’s WNEW 1130-AM, began playing records between updates in the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, accused of kidnapping and murdering the airman’s son. Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne. After five weeks, the trial was over; Hauptmann was convicted […]]]>

The disc jockey was born in January 1935 when Martin Block, a $20-a-week announcer employed by New York’s WNEW 1130-AM, began playing records between updates in the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, accused of kidnapping and murdering the airman’s son. Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne.

After five weeks, the trial was over; Hauptmann was convicted and sentenced. And WNEW debuted a new program called “Make Believe Ballroom,” in which Block “who had a voice like maple syrup…would have us all believe he was in a huge, four-stage ballroom, on which the best orchestras of the day were poised, waiting for him to spin the stage a quarter turn and reveal them.

The quote comes from David Miller, a retired marketing manager who remembers hearing Block when he was 8 years old. It’s found early in Miller’s just-released memoir “Close Encounters: Music in My Life” ($24.95 at swingindownthelane.com), which serves as a sort of summary of Miller’s remarkable romance with big band music.

It’s a loose, rambling, rambling book, informed by Miller’s undying love for its subject, and it would make an interesting addition to the library of anyone interested in the history of American popular song.

Those interested in 20th century big band music – especially that produced by musical ensembles of 10 or more pieces including saxophones, trumpets, trombones, rhythm section and sometimes vocalists who dominated the scene American pop music from the mid-1920s through the 1940s – will find it almost essential.

Miller’s interest in pop music blossomed early on, and he began collecting records and keeping a diary of his favorite songs when he was 8 years old. By the 1980s, he had amassed a collection of over 9,000 faces. They came in handy when in 1983 he began producing a weekly show devoted to big band music from his home studio in Little Rock.

At first, the show, then titled “A Sentimental Journey With David Miller”, aired on a commercial station, North Little Rock’s KAUL. When KAUL changed format in 1985, the show found its way onto Little Rock’s National Public Radio affiliate, KUAR 89.1 FM.

Then, in 1989, when the station received a cease and desist order claiming that a Florida broadcaster had copyrighted “A Sentimental Journey,” the show became “Swingin’ Down. the Lane with David Miller”. It now airs weekly on about 40 NPR affiliates across the country.

Although Miller was tutored by the original disc jockey, he was never content to simply spin records. It also provides background and commentary and interviews with musicians.

Much of the book consists of excerpts from interviews Miller conducted with everyone from singer Jo Stafford – who in pre-Elvis days (before 1955) had more record sales worldwide than any other female artist – to singer/black cowboy star Herb Jeffries to Big Phat Band frontman and arranger Gordon Goodwin.

“Close Encounters” serves less as an autobiography than as an account of Miller’s sentimental upbringing in the music he loves; he plans a vacation to bandleader Glenn Miller’s hometown of Clarinda, Iowa to attend an annual four-day festival and chat with the few surviving members of Miller’s various bands.

(Glenn Miller, unrelated to the author, was presumed dead when his plane disappeared over the English Channel in December 1944. Although Miller was in his late thirties and probably would not have been drafted for the World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps out of patriotism and perhaps because it would have been difficult to keep a band together in wartime.While he was in the Army Air Corps, Miller formed a 50-piece military band that recorded over 800 performances and recorded songs in German to be broadcast as counter-propaganda denouncing fascist oppression in Europe.)

Although probably more valuable as a primary source than as a critical analysis, Miller’s book is charming and highly digestible. He generously drops snapshots of his encounters with these artists, and his fanboy enthusiasm is somehow contagious.

The Swing era is now mostly (mis)remembered for dance culture and fashion – two-tone spectator shoes and sweetheart necklines – and some proponents of cool jazz and bebop might consider its detailed arrangements and reliance on written compositions (as opposed to improvisation) as training wheel jazz.

But there’s no doubt that Miller knows and loves it, and that combination of expertise and passion elevates “Close Encounters: Music in My Life” from the ranks of benevolent reminiscence typical of the successful person.

“Stained Glass, Blackboards and Cash Registers of Fort Smith, Arkansas” by Wayne Bledsoe, Jim Kreuz and John Lehnen
With those who pay for architectural services increasingly drawn to the economies of boxes and smooth surfaces, every city should arm its witnesses and raters with cameras to document the slide into mediocrity.

“Stained Glass, Chalk Boards & Cash Registers of Fort Smith, Arkansas”, a photographic survey of some of the western outpost’s most distinctive buildings, is such a melancholy record.

Retired schoolteacher Wayne Bledsoe, retired chemical engineer Jim Kreuz and John Lehnen, a self-described Fort Smithian, are the authors of this photographic tour of 129 ‘exquisite and ornate’ buildings that ‘survived the’ wave of progress “in the 1960s”. Their working thesis is that no other city in Arkansas contains so much architectural diversity; this book makes their case.

Most of the places documented in these pages were built before 1940, with Fort Smith National Historic Site, established around 1817, the oldest cataloged structure. More recently constructed entrances include a few mid-century bank buildings and public schools – Southside High School (1963) and Ramsey Middle School (1954).

Each entry is accompanied by a few paragraphs of explanatory text, and often there are stock photographs that provide context.

The authors say they’ve arranged the book as a hypothetical road trip, and almost – but not quite – apologize for not providing a map. (A map would have been nice, guys.) Use your phone, they say. Fair enough, I guess.

It is a kind of civic pride that these quirky old buildings are still standing, but the future is not promised. The newest entry is a two-page spread on the 98-year-old St. Scholastica Monastery at Fort Smith, which – barring some miracle – is set to be demolished very soon.

E-mail: pmartin@adgnewsroom.com

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Night Owl Books opens in East Linton https://poterefotografico.com/night-owl-books-opens-in-east-linton/ Fri, 20 May 2022 14:00:40 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/night-owl-books-opens-in-east-linton/ A self-confessed “book addict” has taken the plunge and opened an independent bookstore in East Linton. Rebecca Wall, who previously ran an art gallery in London, moved to the village shortly before the lockdown. Now she’s taken over the reins of her mother’s old antique shop on Bridge Street and opened Night Owl Books. It […]]]>

A self-confessed “book addict” has taken the plunge and opened an independent bookstore in East Linton.

Rebecca Wall, who previously ran an art gallery in London, moved to the village shortly before the lockdown.

Now she’s taken over the reins of her mother’s old antique shop on Bridge Street and opened Night Owl Books.

It offers fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, with a particular focus on wildlife and the natural world.

The 34-year-old said: “It was quite impulsive.

“For a while, I really wanted to open a space to be a little community hub and show artists and hold workshops.

“I used to run a bookshop in London and worked there as a Saturday job as a teenager and absolutely loved it.”

And she added: “There has been such a revival in independent bookstores over the past two years. There are quite a few in Edinburgh, which I love, and I had the opportunity to use the space and thought I would really like to open a bookshop.

The planning of the store began last fall, the whole family got involved in the transformation of the place.

Since her arrival in the region, Rebecca has loved the local fauna and flora.

She added: “I don’t drive and the places we could go were all on foot. We were discovering the beautiful countryside and we have the Linn waterfalls just down the road. There are so many beautiful birds, hares, deer – everything!”

Night Owl Books also carry a selection of cards and gifts from independent makers across East Lothian and beyond, including handmade candles from Olive Atelier, Haddington; natural soaps made in North Berwick by Castaway Scotland; and cards and tote bags by East Lothian designer Fiddy & Mabel.

Local connections continue with take-out filter coffee roasted in East Linton by Hometown Coffee and a wide selection of teas.

Rebecca, who lives in the village with her fiancé Chris, said: “East Lothian has so much talent. I was taking pictures of all the amazing local contractors, makers, and craftspeople delivering stuff; there is so much talent here.

The bookstore is also hosting a series of book club get-togethers and events, including an upcoming needle felting workshop with The Crafty Kit Company.

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Books We Love: Books for Children and Young Adults by AAPI Authors https://poterefotografico.com/books-we-love-books-for-children-and-young-adults-by-aapi-authors/ Wed, 18 May 2022 14:37:30 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/books-we-love-books-for-children-and-young-adults-by-aapi-authors/ Diversifying your personal library is a wonderful way to start conversations with your children about different cultures. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so we wanted to highlight books for children and young adults written by AAPI authors. Buy these books at your favorite local bookstore or visit your local library to […]]]>

Diversifying your personal library is a wonderful way to start conversations with your children about different cultures. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so we wanted to highlight books for children and young adults written by AAPI authors. Buy these books at your favorite local bookstore or visit your local library to find them and more by AAPI authors!

Thanks to Annie Young, editor of Macaroni KID Santa Ana, California. and Macaroni KID Newport Beach, California; Arianna Dabu, editor of Macaroni KID Fort Myers, Florida.; and Emily Bowman, editor of Macaroni KID Woodbury-Oakdale-Cottage Grove-Stillwater, Minn.
for these book recommendations.


be a friend
By Salina Yoon

From the publisher: From the beloved author/illustrator of the Penguin and Bear series comes a heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt “different”. Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in an extraordinary way. Some kids do show-and-tell. Dennis mimics his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree… But being a mime can be lonely. It’s not until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship and how special he really is!

Suggested age: 3-6


Eyes that kiss in the corners
By Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho

From the publisher: A young Asian girl notices that her eyes are different from those of her peers. They have large round eyes and long eyelashes. She realizes that her eyes resemble those of her mother, her grandmother and her little sister. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and shine like hot tea, wrinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing on the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment. This powerful and poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages.

Suggested age: 4-8


Juna’s jar
By Jane Bahk

From the publisher: Juna and her best friend, Hector, love going on adventures in the park, collecting things to put in Juna’s empty kimchi pots. But one day, Hector unexpectedly walks away and Juna wonders who will play with her. Using her special jar, Juna goes in search of her friend all over the world. What Juna discovers is that adventure and new friends can be found in the most unexpected places.

Suggested age: 4-8


When Lola visits
By Michelle Sterling

From the publisher: For a young girl, summer is the season of no school, days spent at the pool and picking golden limes from the trees. But not in summer To start up until his lola, his grandmother from the Philippines, comes for her annual visit.

Suggested age: 4-8


Maïzy Chen’s Last Chance
By Lisa Yee

From the publisher: Maizy has never been to Last Chance, Minnesota…until now. His mother’s plan is just to stay for a few weeks, until his grandfather is better. But plans change, and as Maizy spends more time at Last Chance (where she and her family are the only Asian Americans) and Golden Palace, the restaurant her family has owned for generations, she makes a few discoveries. … But the more Maizy finds out, the more questions she asks. For example, why are his mother and grandmother always arguing? Who are the people in the pictures hanging on the office wall? And when she discovers a beloved family treasure is missing and someone left a racist note, Maizy decides it’s time to find the answers.

Suggested age: 8-12


Blackbird fly
By Erin Entrada Kelly

From the publisher: Apple has always felt a bit different from its classmates. She and her mother moved to Louisiana from the Philippines when she was little, and her mother still cooks Filipino dishes and berates Apple for becoming “too American.” When Apple’s friends turn on her and everything in her life starts to seem weird and embarrassing, Apple turns to music. If she can just save enough to buy a guitar and learn to play, maybe she can change. Maybe it’s the music that saves her… or maybe it’s her two new friends, who show her just how special she really is. Erin Entrada Kelly skillfully brings Apple’s conflicted emotions to the page in her debut novel about family, friendship, popularity, and going your own way.

Suggested age: 8-12


Where the mountain meets the moon
By Grace Lin

From the publisher: In the valley of Unsuccessful Mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a dilapidated hut with her parents. In the evening, her father regales her with old folk tales about the jade dragon and the old man on the moon, who knows the answers to all of life’s questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli embarks on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family’s fortunes. She encounters an assortment of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.

Suggested age: 8-13


Brown boy nowhere
By Sheeryl Lim

From the publisher: What’s the problem? Sixteen-year-old Filipino-American Angelo Rivera will tell you bluntly. Life fears. He was uprooted from his home in San Diego to a boring landlocked town in the middle of nowhere. Behind him, the waves of the ocean, his girlfriend and the greatest skateboarding competition on the California coast. Ahead, flipping burgers at his parents’ new restaurant and, as the only Asian in his all-white school, being trolled as a “brown boy” by narrow-minded, thick-necked jocks.

Resigned to being an outcast, Angelo is not alone. Kirsten, a crushing ex-cheerleader and graffiti artist, and Larry, a self-proclaimed invisible band geek, recognize another stranger. Soon, Angelo finds himself leading their group of misfits. They may be at the bottom of the high school food chain, but they’re determined to hold on.

Between shifts at the restaurant, dodging bullies and wishing he could go home, Angelo discovers that it might not be anywhere after all. Sharing it can turn it into somewhere in the blink of an eye.

Suggested age: tweens and teens


The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
By Kao Kalia Yang

From the publisher: Yang’s award-winning memoir of his family’s horrific escape from war in Laos is a love letter to his grandmother, a harrowing portrait of the aftermath of American intervention in Southeast Asia, and insight into the he inconspicuous exodus of the Hmong people, first to refugee camps in Thailand, then, for many, to new homes in Minnesota.

Suggested age: teenagers and adults


Dear America: Notes from an undocumented citizen
By Jose Antonio Vargas

From the back cover of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book: My name is Jose Antonio Vargas. I was born in the Philippines. When I was twelve, my mother sent me to the United States to live with her parents. When I applied for a driver’s license, I discovered that my papers were false. More than two decades later, I’m still here illegally, with no clear path to US citizenship. To some people, I’m America’s “most famous illegal”. In my mind, I am just one of some 11 million human beings whose uncertain fate is threatened in a country I call home.

This is not a book about immigration policy. This book, basically, does not deal with immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but about the unstable and unstable psychological state that undocumented immigrants like me find themselves in. This book is about lying and having to lie to get by; to impersonate an American and a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together and having to create new ones when you can’t. This book is about what it means to be homeless.

Suggested age: teenagers and adults

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Dwight Manley donates Breen books to ANA https://poterefotografico.com/dwight-manley-donates-breen-books-to-ana/ Sun, 15 May 2022 13:07:50 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/dwight-manley-donates-breen-books-to-ana/ Dwight Manley, a numismatist and philanthropist, donated more than 60 books, auction catalogs and photos previously owned by Walter Breen to the American Numismatic Association, according to the ANA on May 11. The items, many of which bear Breen’s handwritten notes and annotations, were purchased at the Sydney F. Martin Numismatic Library Collection Auction. Highlights […]]]>

Dwight Manley, a numismatist and philanthropist, donated more than 60 books, auction catalogs and photos previously owned by Walter Breen to the American Numismatic Association, according to the ANA on May 11.

The items, many of which bear Breen’s handwritten notes and annotations, were purchased at the Sydney F. Martin Numismatic Library Collection Auction.

Highlights of the collection include two annotated drafts of Walter Breen’s Complete Encyclopedia of American and Colonial Coins; Breen’s personal copy of The Encyclopedia of Commemorative Silver and Gold Coins of the United States, 1892-1954, a 1981 reference he co-wrote with Anthony Swiatek; 29 auction catalogs for sales that took place between 1951 and 1978; and 19 photographic plates “depicting Colonial-era state coins and other pre-federal coins with his handwritten notes on rarity.” A number of letters from Breen are also part of the collection.

Manley reflected on the importance of Breen and the collection: “Walter Breen had a troubled personal life, but he was one of the best numismatic scholars of his day. These important documents can help current and future researchers provide useful information for our hobby. »

The ANA library is named after Manley in recognition of a $250,000 donation made in 2003, which Manley described as a “thank you” for a $400 scholarship given to Manley to attend the summer seminar ANA 1980. Manley is a longtime collector who in 1999 purchased the salvaged treasure from the SS central America while serving as managing partner of California Gold Marketing Group LLC. Manley also placed record bids for legendary rarities such as the King of Siam Proof set and the finest 1913 Liberty Head nickel.

Martin was a renowned collector, researcher and author, who died in January 2021. Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers auctioned his collection and library in April 2022.

Breen was a noted researcher and numismatist, whose monographs and books were considered groundbreaking. His personal life, however, was notorious; he died in prison after being convicted of child molestation.

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Craig Atkinson on spotting unseen and never-before-seen photographic gems https://poterefotografico.com/craig-atkinson-on-spotting-unseen-and-never-before-seen-photographic-gems/ Fri, 13 May 2022 09:12:32 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/craig-atkinson-on-spotting-unseen-and-never-before-seen-photographic-gems/ Of the 500 books Craig has published – each representing the work of a different photographer – it would be a daunting task to pick just a few favorites. Plus, Craig is super indecisive: “If I told you a favorite now, it would be different by lunch.” So we picked out a few of our […]]]>

Of the 500 books Craig has published – each representing the work of a different photographer – it would be a daunting task to pick just a few favorites. Plus, Craig is super indecisive: “If I told you a favorite now, it would be different by lunch.” So we picked out a few of our favorites currently on display at the Martin Parr Foundation, and asked Craig to give us his take on them.

The first is an image taken by Sophie Gerrard at the Tunnock teacake factory in Scotland. Craig is instinctively drawn to the image as he’s a bit of a fan of Tunnock’s teacakes himself. He tells us that his family experienced a mini-crisis when the factory had to close during the lockdown and a “global shortage” of tea cakes ensued. Moving more seriously to the task at hand, Craig notes the interesting contrast between the factory’s clinical machines and the more humane, imperfect arrangement of the cakes on the conveyor belt: “I like the look on the worker’s face like if she was supervising mildly disordered children. ”

Next is an image of the wonderful photographer-restorer Charlie Phillips, well known for his role in documenting West Indian culture in post-war London. The image depicts a young man standing in Westbourne Grove tube station. Despite his hiding, he sports a pair of dark sunglasses – a detail that amuses Craig. “Charlie took this in 1967, I think in his early twenties – he had been in the UK for about 15 years, I think,” he adds. “A lot of Charlie’s archives are missing, including photos of Hendrix. It’s such a shame and it reinforces the importance of scanning, printing and archiving work.

Finally, there is a dark image of a lonely building in Manchester taken by Dragan Novaković. The photographer submitted his work to Craig some time ago and since then Café Royal has published several zines featuring his photography from London and Manchester. “The Manchester work fascinates me,” he tells us. “It predated me by a few years and no matter how many times I see work like this, I’m still amazed at how much everything has changed in such a short time.”

500 books off and many more in the works, Craig is working on a new collection of zines he calls the World events. The new project will allow him to publish work that does not fit his usual series, while maintaining loose ties to Britain and Ireland, whether by photographer or subject. It will showcase documentary photography between 1960 and 2010 and, like all of its series, will rely heavily on submissions, “which I always encourage, from all photographers – of all races, creeds, genders and backgrounds, well known or under -represented”. he concludes. “I want the series to be a true reflection of life and the photographers who were working at the time.”

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The best landscape photography books to inspire you https://poterefotografico.com/the-best-landscape-photography-books-to-inspire-you/ Wed, 11 May 2022 10:05:04 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/the-best-landscape-photography-books-to-inspire-you/ May 11, 2022 Looking for inspiration for your library? Amy Davies recommends some of the best landscape photography books to peruse Landscape photography is obviously an extremely popular genre. With millions of images posted every day on Instagram alone, it can be difficult to narrow down the source of inspiration from others. That’s why nothing […]]]>

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Looking for inspiration for your library? Amy Davies recommends some of the best landscape photography books to peruse


Landscape photography is obviously an extremely popular genre. With millions of images posted every day on Instagram alone, it can be difficult to narrow down the source of inspiration from others. That’s why nothing can really beat print media for showing off the best of the landscape. With these beautiful books, each page has usually been designed to perfection, representing the best of any photographer’s portfolio.

Sitting down with one of these books and really studying the craft presented before you is worth its weight in gold, and certainly a more rewarding way to spend your time than endlessly scrolling through social media feeds. You can also refer to them over and over again, usually spotting something new each time you read them again.

That said, with so many books released each year, it can be hard to know where to start. With that in mind, we’ve put together a fantastic selection here for you to get started. Most of them were released relatively recently and are still widely available for purchase. We’ve also included a few classics (see page 45) that might be a little harder to find, but are worth seeking out as they stand the test of time.

Of course, no list like this could ever be truly definitive, so if you have any suggestions for other landscape photography books that readers might like, please contact us through the usual methods.

Featured Image: St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, England – by The Art of Landscape Photography

best landscape photography books

Landscape by Jeremy Walker

2020, RRP £45Self-published, hardcover, 232 pages

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Regular readers will already be aware of the breathtaking work of landscape designer Jeremy Walker. Her first book, published in 2020, examines some of the UK’s lesser-known hidden gems, tucked away away from the most obvious landscape destinations. It also explores some of Britain’s sometimes turbulent history, through the ruins of once impressive castles and abbeys. Here you’ll find spectacular scenery, atmospheric weather conditions and, if nothing else, a checklist of potential getaway spots for your next photography trip. It also has a foreword by AP editor Nigel Atherton.

great images from the book Landscape by Jeremy Walker

One of the stunning images from Jeremy Walker’s Landscape book


Chasing the Light by Stefan Forster

2022, RRP £40Outfits, hardcover, 240 pages, ISBN: 9783961713837

In terms of location diversity, you can do worse than pick up one of Stefan Forster’s books. Each year, the Swiss photographer spends six months traveling the world and leads numerous workshops in the most beautiful and remote places on the planet. He spends much of his time in Iceland, his second adopted home. In Chasing Light, his latest volume, we can see some of Stefan’s finest experiences to date, presented from a variety of impressive perspectives. This tome is a potential classic in the making and a master class in how simple landscape imagery should be achieved.

Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia - excerpt from Chasing Light by Stefan Forster

Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia – from Stefan Forster’s Chasing Light landscape photography books


The Art of Landscape Photography by Mark Bauer and Ross Hoddinott

2022, RRP £16.99Ammonite Press, softcover, 192 pages, ISBN 9781781454480

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If you want to learn more about landscape photography, then you have not one, but two industry professionals at your fingertips here to go beyond the basics and look into the heart and soul of photography. of landscape – the composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion. With many examples, as well as in-depth technical details, this is a tool worth studying to improve your skills.


The Stone Age: The Ancient Castles of Europe by Frédéric Chaubin

2021, RRP £50Taschen, hardcover, 412 pages, ISBN: 9783836585019

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Castles are a classic mainstay of landscape photography. If they’re your thing too, then this book – which covers Europe and includes over 200 buildings in 21 countries – is likely to be a godsend. Also, the footage (like the one below) was shot on film with a Linhof camera, so it’s not quite the same as your average postcard travel diary. Again, you can very easily use this as a checklist to help you plan your next landscape expedition.

Castles are a classic choice for landscape photographers

Castles are a classic choice for landscape photographers


Don McCullin: The Landscape

2018, RRP £50Jonathan Cape, hardcover, 184 pages, ISBN: 9781787330429

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Although best known as a documentary photographer of some of the most harrowing conflicts of the post-war 20th century, Don McCullin is also an accomplished landscape shooter and master of the darkroom. In this inspiring collection, he captures the dark, brooding mystery of the West Country in winter, notably the Somerset Levels. Despite being a tough Londoner by birth, McCullin’s roots in Somerset run deep – he first came to the county as a wartime evacuee and lived near Bruton for many years. There are also scenes from more distant places, such as Syria and India. Wherever he turns, McCullin’s composition is dramatic and arresting, and the darkroom tone is jaw-dropping.


Ansel Adams 400 Photographs

2007, RRP £30Little, Brown & Company, hardcover, 432 pages, ISBN: 9780316117722

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It’s quite possible that no collection of landscape photography books would be complete without a mention of the original master, Ansel Adams. This 2007 book is a comprehensive overview of the legendary photographer’s stunning work, published in one beautiful volume. With an RRP of £30 (and usually available at a cheaper price) it’s an absolute bargain, and probably, if you’re only buying one book from our list, it should probably be this one.


Mermaids by Rachael Talibart

2018, prices varyTriplekite Publishing, hardcover, 64 pages, ISBN: 9780993258992

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One of the finest contemporary landscape photographers working today, you’d be hard pressed to find a brand new copy of any of Rachael Talibart’s books – a testament to their popularity. You should, however, be able to find second-hand copies of Sirens, which features his critically acclaimed work of seascapes and waves – the monstrous waves named after mythological beings. Beautiful and thoughtful work, this would be a fantastic addition to any budding landscape photographer’s bookshelf.


Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 14

2021, RRP £30Ilex Press, hardcover, 224 pages, ISBN: 9781781578155

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The best place to see a great collection of the world’s best landscape photography is to watch what the Landscape Photographer of the Year judges think are worth awarding. The regular competition was started by landscape legend Charlie Waite and always yields fantastic entries. Each image in the book is accompanied by captions describing the photographer’s inspirations, as well as technical information on equipment and technique. If you like what you see here, you can also go back the years to find older editions.

This beautiful image by Tomasz Rojek is featured in the LPOTY Collection 14 book.

This beautiful image by Tomasz Rojek is featured in the LPOTY Collection 14 book.


Classic photography books

Our recommended selection of definitive landscape books

The Earth seen from above by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

2017 (originally published in 1999), £58Abrams, 440 pages, ISBN: 9781419722844

First published over 20 years ago, this magnificent book has sold over three million copies worldwide. Aerial footage from multiple journeys across five continents and 60 countries provides a comprehensive survey of Earth from a dramatic vantage point – and a time before the drones that made it more common. In the new edition, over 100 new images are included, along with essays by leading experts and conservationists.

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Earth by Fay Godwin

1985, Prices varyWilliam Heinemann Ltd, 160 pages, ISBN: 9780434303052

Arguably one of the most essential purchases for anyone interested in British landscape photography, this fine collection of black and white images covers a good part of the country. The images are subtle and lovingly printed, and anyone who finds one used is unlikely to be disappointed.

Light and the Art of Landscape Photography by Joe Cornish

2003, Amphoto, Prices varyISBN: 9780817441524

Joe Cornish is one of the UK’s best-known and most popular landscape photographers, and this nearly 20-year-old book provides insight into his creative genius. With 150 fantastic images, as well as his valuable insight into how the image was created, as well as technical information, thought processes and creative inspirations behind each image.

Cape Light, Vignette

Cape Light: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz

2015 (originally published in 1979), Prices varyOverture, 112 pages, ISBN: 9781597113397

Although currently out of print, this exquisite selection of photographs is widely regarded as one of the most influential and popular photography books, especially since it was unusual at the time for its use of color. Whether you can get your hands on an original print or the 2015 reissue, you’ll find a masterful array of captivating shots.


Further reading:

Beginner’s Guide to Landscape Photography – Take Pictures!

AP Books: Bookazine Improve Your Photography

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5 Books Written By Asian American Women We’d Love To See Made Into A Movie Or TV Show Someday https://poterefotografico.com/5-books-written-by-asian-american-women-wed-love-to-see-made-into-a-movie-or-tv-show-someday/ Tue, 10 May 2022 09:02:50 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/5-books-written-by-asian-american-women-wed-love-to-see-made-into-a-movie-or-tv-show-someday/ The Asian-American experience, especially for women, is unlike any other experience in this country. And, as a black man, I would have no idea about that experience since, well, I’m not Asian. Or a woman. However, through the power of literature, I can get a sense of what that experience might be like by reading […]]]>

The Asian-American experience, especially for women, is unlike any other experience in this country. And, as a black man, I would have no idea about that experience since, well, I’m not Asian. Or a woman. However, through the power of literature, I can get a sense of what that experience might be like by reading books by Asian American women. Now, as a voracious reader, I’ve read several Asian American women’s books over the course of a few years without even realizing it, because I always choose what sounds interesting. And some of those books would make great movies or TV shows. So for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I thought I’d highlight a few.

Now, some books by Asian authors have already been brought to the screen with great success. the animated comedy, Crazy Rich Asians (which was written by Kevin Kwan), was a very popular film that received good reviews. And that of Jenny Han, To all the boys The series was a big hit on Netflix.

Additionally, you currently have original properties that are do not based on books that also feature Asian actors, like Everything, everywhere, all at once, which you seriously need to see right now. So here are some books written by Asian American women that would make great TV shows or movies. And hey, if they never make it into movies or TV shows, you can always, you know, read the book!

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White Ivy: A Novel – Susie Yang

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How many people read books? https://poterefotografico.com/how-many-people-read-books/ Mon, 09 May 2022 06:48:56 +0000 https://poterefotografico.com/how-many-people-read-books/ “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can brag about it’— Bertrand Russell I like to read. For my part, I am the happiest of readings. Apps. like Goodreads keeps track of the books we’ve read and want to read. They even have reading challenges, […]]]>

“There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can brag about it’— Bertrand Russell

I like to read. For my part, I am the happiest of readings.

Apps. like Goodreads keeps track of the books we’ve read and want to read. They even have reading challenges, book clubs, and roundtables. A few on Goodreads read over 100 books in a year. I can read a maximum of 50 books per year. The best part of being part of Goodreads is that we can read reviews from many people.

Some books are quick and easy to read. Some are hard reads with not just difficult sentences, but high quality words. Reading is a very enjoyable but solitary activity that can be made very interesting when a book club is involved.

There are book clubs like Oprah’s or Reese Witherspoon’s that give book recommendations. To keep up to date with the latest trends, one can check out what they recommend.

Some editions are beautiful

I have a few friends who buy different editions of the same book and take pictures and post them on social media. Some editions are beautiful. After reading a classic, they wouldn’t mind reading it over and over again. I often wonder how many people re-read books.

I reread a few books and observed that more often than not we tend to forget a lot about a book and when we revisit it we admire the finer nuances of the book, grasp the pure beauty and identify all the points which we had missed earlier.

Once we read a book that all of us in our book club found very difficult. The book is Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. We had to postpone the book club meeting because we couldn’t finish it. Despite the postponement, some of us have finished reading it and some have not.

Five stories end on a cliffhanger, only the sixth is complete and then the five stories are told in reverse order. Each story had a different storytelling style. The writer is brilliant but readers like us struggle. I think to be such a writer you have to have a brain that can visualize stories in many dimensions.

I read Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita a few years ago and the book haunted me for days. Some subjects can be heartbreaking, grueling and mentally draining. Unless you make up your mind, you cannot read such books.

Another book club had recommended “A Gentleman from Moscow” by Amor Towles. We all loved the book. It is a classic of the current era, although the story takes place at the time of the Russian revolution, we are transported to that time.

A sense of accomplishment

There are two advantages to reading tomes. First, it gives a sense of accomplishment, that you’ve finished a massive book, second, once you’re done, it can be used as a door stopper. Books like Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy), Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell), etc fall into this category.

Two contemporary books that are my favorite are Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (magical realism/fantasy) and Ken Follett’s ‘Pillars of Earth’ (Historical Fiction). I started reading ‘A la recherche du temps perdu’ by Marcel Proust, (the biggest brake on the door) I didn’t finish it. He wrote sentences that wouldn’t end two pages later. I often had to reread from the beginning of the sentence. I hope to finish it.

Some days a certain book may not be very appealing, although many people have given rave reviews. It is our mindset that is to blame.

Some books are easy to read and can be finished in one sitting. Books like Colleen Hoover’s Verity (thriller/suspense) and Alka Josh’s Henna Artist (historical fiction) have simple but very interesting storylines and lucid writing.

Reading is a rich experience in which not only do we gain knowledge, but reading fiction often makes a person more understanding of others and more empathetic. Reading is fun, motivating and reduces stress. If nothing else at night, you can doze off a few minutes after opening a book.

Anuradha Sharma is an Abu Dhabi-based freelancer

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