Leni Riefenstahl's The Last of the Nuba. Published in 1973, this book documents the 15 years she spent in Sudan which helped rehabilitate her artist status.
December 2010 Archives
Tacita Dean. Images from The Russian Ending, 2001:
Tacita Dean. Images from The Russian Ending, 2001.
Each image in the portfolio is derived from a postcard collected by Dean in her visits to European flea markets. Most of the images depict accidents and disasters, both man-made and natural. Superimposed on each image are white handwritten notes in the style of film directions with instructions for lighting, sound and camera movements, suggesting that the each picture is the working note for a film. The title of the series is taken from a convention in the early years of the Danish film industry when each film was produced in two versions, one with a happy ending for the American market, the other with a tragic ending for Russian audiences. Dean's interventions encourage viewers to formulate narratives leading up to the tragic denouements in the prints, engaging and implicating the audience in the creative process.
The nominees for the 2011 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize have been announced. The four artists are Thomas Demand, Roe Ethridge, Jim Goldberg and Elad Lassry. More info here
Check out Jonathan Cherry's excellent Mull it Over blog comprising of "a series of web based interviews with innovative contemporary photographers from around the world".
Archive section here http://www.mullitover.cc/archive