C Photo 04

Author: Ivorypress
Year: Ivorypress, 2007
Language: Two editions: Japanese / Spanish and Chinese / English
Pages: 308 pgs
Size: 22,5 x 33 cm
ISBN: Chino / Inglés: 978-0-9549557-9-3 | Japonés / Español: 978-0-9554585-0-7

In William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Orlando declares: ‘All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.’ This volume pays tribute to the affectation and the artifice; to the deception and the staging present in so much of contemporary photography.

Interviews and Essays: Denise Bethel, Susan Bright, David Furnish, Philippe Garner, Antony Gormley, Chen Shen, Steve Silberman, Wendy Watriss, Rick Wester. Collector: The Photography Collection of Sir Elton John. Auction Houses: A selection of photographs that have achieved record-breaking prices at Christie´s, Phillips de Pury & Company and Sotheby´s. Archive: Throughout his life, the poet and activist Allen Ginsberg built this personal photographic archive, which contains emblematic images and portraits of members of the Beat Generation. Vintage: Lang Jingshan, considered the master of traditional Chinese photography. Guest: Marina Abramovic. C Action grants awarded to Swedish photographer Julia Peirone and Loan Nguyen, born in Switzerland but with Vietnamese roots.