Faces Of Hope:
Children Of A Changing World; by Alison Wright, foreword by Marian
Wright Edelman; New World Library, 14 Pamaron Way, Novato, CA 94949; hard
cover; 180 pages; $35; (ISBN 1-57731-223-6)
Even in the poorest of countries, the light of hope still shines in the
eyes of a child. Its warm glow was the beacon that guided award-winning
photographer Alison Wright on her quest around the globe. She has done
an magnificent job of filling this book with 200 inspirational portraits
of children from various cultures enjoying life with the carefree spirit
that only youth can bestow upon mankind. Join her on this fascinating
journey through images and heartwarming text, it's a trip you'll
Vintage San Francisco;
photographs by Moulin Studios, edited by Peter Beren; Welcome Books, 6
West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011; hard cover; 160 pages; $16.95; (ISBN
San Francisco has been in a state of rapid transition since the late 1800s
and the fine photographers of Moulin Studios have been there to capture
the city's beautiful yet ever changing face. Over 100 gorgeous black
and white images and lively quotes grace the pages of this tiny treasure.
It is an almost magical combination that cleverly brings the past to life
and allows the reader to glimpse a vision of San Fransico from its early
days to its near destruction in the 1906 earthquake and the remarkable
rebirth that followed. This certainly is a wonderful journey through time
that I'm sure you will enjoy .
Shadows And Light:
A Photographic Exploration Of The Sea In Black And White; by Jonathan
Bird; Jonathan Bird Productions, 59 Old Andover Road, North Reading, MA
01864; www.jonathanbird.net; soft cover; 80 pages; $19.95; (ISBN 0-9728634-0-0)
Photographer Jonathan Bird has a unique and exciting vision of underwater
photography. His extremely creative use of black and white transforms
this wondrous art form from a riot of intense color into a symphony of
pure shape, composition, and tone. The book contains 73 captivating images
of lonely shipwrecks, curious whales, and playful dolphins that expertly
showcase this photographer's talent. Bird provides a totally different
look at what lies beneath the waves so don't miss out on this book.
You may purchase this title directly from the author or at www.amazon.com.
Success: A Complete Guide To Presenting, Submitting And Selling Your Photographs;
by John Kaplan; Writer's Digest Books, 4700 East Galbraith Road,
Cincinnati, OH 45236; soft cover; 160 pages; $27.99; (ISBN 1-58297-210-9)
The creation of a successful portfolio can be a daunting task. There are
so many important decisions to make regarding the images chosen to grace
its pages including the materials which make up the portfolio itself.
In spite of all this drama, it really doesn't need to be an impossible
task with award-winning photographer John Kaplan lending a helping hand.
His guide will show you the best ways to get noticed, all the latest portfolio
options available, along with useful tips on how to promote and exhibit
your work. This is a wonderful resource for both amateur and professional
photographers, so grab your copy today.