LIBRI E FOTOGRAFIA :DAMIANI EDITORE | Dennis Hopper, JR, Joseph Szabo

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Damiani | Dennis Hopper, JR, Joseph Szabo

Drugstore Camera |
Dennis
Hopper
Drugstore
Camera
 feels
like a stumbled-upon treasure, a disposable camera you forgot about and only
just remembered to develop. Yet in this case the photographer is Dennis Hopper
and the photographs, remarkably, are never before published. Shot in Taos, New
Mexico, where Hopper was based following the production of 
Easy
Rider
 in the
late 60s, the series was taken with disposable cameras and developed in
drugstore photo labs. This clothbound collection documents Hopper’s friends and
family among the ruins and open vistas of the desert landscape, female nudes in
shadowy interiors, road trips to and from his home state of Kansas and impromptu
still lifes of discarded objects. These images, capturing iconic individuals and
wide-open Western terrain, create a captivating view of the 60s and 70s that
combines political idealism and optimism with California cool.
The Ghosts of Ellis Island | A project
by JR with drawings by Art Spiegelman
In
August 2014 the French artist JR received an unprecedented invitation to work in
the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, a building on the south side of the island
that has been abandoned and closed to visitors since 1954. For 
Unframed—Ellis
Island
,
documented in 
The
Ghosts of Ellis Island
,
JR chose about 20 archival photographs of the hospital’s patients and staff and
wheat-pasted these images around the abandoned building, creating haunting
scenes that bring the history of these rooms back to life: a family looking out
at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, a small boy lying on an empty bed
frame, patients staring out of the caged “psychopathic” ward. Along with images
of JR’s photographic interventions in the hospital, this publication includes
new illustrations by legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who collaborated with
JR on illustrated narratives about Ellis Island’s immigrants.
Joseph Szabo: Rolling
Stones Fans
| Joseph
Szabo
In
1978 two of Joseph Szabo’s high school students invited him to join them at a
Rolling Stones concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. Sensing a promising photo
opportunity, Szabo agreed, packing three 35mm cameras and plenty of
black-and-white film. Some 90,000 Rolling Stones fans converged on the stadium
for the concert, where Szabo captured them drinking, kissing, smoking, dancing
and hanging out. Szabo recently returned to these contact sheets; an earlier
edition of this work, published in 2007, is now highly
collectible. 
Joseph
Szabo: Rolling Stones Fans
 reprints
photographs from this series, selected by Szabo, in a luxurious new
edition.

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