The 70s, Photography and Everyday Life


La Fabrica – 2009

During the 1970’s, photography went through a period of renewal, thanks to the works of a handful of artists who gave aesthetic and conceptual value to everyday actions and normal people. This book is a collection of the most representative images from that generation of photographers, as society was succumbing to the concepts of individualism, feminism, post-modernism and liberal economy.

The 70s includes about ten photographs by each of the selected artists: Alberto Garcia-Alix, Allan Sekula, Ana Mendieta, Anders Petersen, Carlos Pazos, Christian Boltanski, Cindy Sherman, Claudia Andujar, David Goldblatt, Douglas Huebler, Ed van der Elsken, Eugene Richards, Fina Miralles, Gabriele and Helmut Nothhelfer, Hans-Peter Feldmann, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Karen Knorr, Kohei Yoshiyuki, Malick Sidibe, Sophie Calle, Victor Burgin, Viktor Kolar and William Eggleston.

Also includes two illustrated essays by relevant artists of the time, as well as presentation texts of the participating artists and a selection of classic writings on photography published in this decade, by Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, John Berger, Allan Sekula and Victor Burgin. Finally, it supplies a detailed chronology of socio-political transformations and the evolution of photography, illustrated with original documents and news media reproductions.

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