Published by Aperture. Edited by Marvin Heiferman, Mark Holborn, Suzanne Fletcher. Text by Nan Goldin.
First published in 1986, Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggles for intimacy and understanding among the friends and lovers whom Goldin describes as her “tribe.” These photographs described a lifestyle that was visceral, charged and seething with a raw appetite for living, and the book soon became the swan song for an era that reached its peak in the early 1980s. Twenty-five years later, Goldin’s lush color photography and candid style still demand that the viewer encounter their profound intensity head-on. As she writes: “Real memory, which these pictures trigger, is an invocation of the color, smell, sound and physical presence, the density and flavor of life.” Through an accurate and detailed record of Goldin’s life, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency records a personal odyssey as well as a more universal understanding of the different languages men and women speak. The book’s influence on photography and other aesthetic realms has continued to grow, making it a classic of contemporary photography. This anniversary edition features all-new image separations produced using state-of-the-art technologies and specially prepared reproduction files, which offer a lush, immersive experience of this touchstone monograph. Nan Goldin was born in Washington, D.C., in 1953, and grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. Her first solo show was held in Boston in 1973. She moved to New York in 1979, where she began documenting the city’s gay and transvestite scenes and developed the informal snapshot aesthetic for which she is celebrated today. Goldin was the 2007 recipient of the Hasselblad Award.
Published by Damiani. Text by Marvin Heiferman, Robin Bell, Caleb Cain Marcus.
Photographer Caleb Cain Marcus’ second monograph, A Portrait of Ice finds breathtaking worlds of color in the glaciers of Patagonia, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand and Alaska. Devastatingly lonely, yet beautiful, these landscapes where ice meets sky seem to belong to a world where man has never set foot.
Published by Aperture. Edited and introduction by Marvin Heiferman. Foreword by Merry Foresta.
Photography Changes Everything offers a provocative rethinking of photography’s impact on our culture and our daily lives. Compiling hundreds of images and responses from leading authorities on photography, it offers a brilliant, reader-friendly exploration of the many ways in which photographs package information and values, demand and hold attention, and shape our knowledge of and experience in the world. The volume draws on the extraordinary visual assets of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, science centers and archives to launch an unprecedented interdisciplinary dialogue on photography’s capacity to shape and change our experience of the world. Photography Changes Everything features over 300 images and nearly 100 engaging short texts commissioned from experts, writers, inventors, public figures and others--from Hugh Hefner to John Baldessari, John Waters, Robert Adams, Sandra Phillips and many others. Each story responds to images selected by project contributors. Together they engage readers in a timely exploration of the extent to which our lives have been transformed through our interactions with photographic imagery. Edited by leading photography curator and author Marvin Heiferman, Photography Changes Everything provides a unique opportunity to better understand the history, practice and power of photography at this transitional moment in visual culture.
Published by Damiani. Edited by Ray Merritt. Text by Malcolm Daniel. R. Ward Bissell, Sarah Greenough, Robert C. Morgan, Marvin Heiferman, et al. Afterword by Joseph Cohen.
The reasons why people collect art are no doubt as simple and as complex as the reasons why people fall in love. The New York collector Joe Cohen has been quietly amassing a stupendous art collection for four decades, excluding no medium or subject, for the love of art, and its acquisition. The Cohen Family Collection is vast, but also very personal, often with a tale behind each work. Among the highlights of this collection are paintings by Tiepolo, Degas, Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, Balthus, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Joan Mitchell and David Hockney, and photographs by Atget, Dorothea Lange, Irving Penn, Avedon, Sugimoto and Chuck Close. Edited by Ray Merritt, this massive celebration of the collection illustrates many of the works in situ, and, through informative and entertaining commentary, casts light on their diversity and significance.
Tabloid Pictures from the Los Angeles Herald Express 1936 to 1961
Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.. Edited by Carole Kismaric. Text by Marvin Heiferman, Diane Keaton.
These 92 duotones... Hearken back to the days of whiskey-breathed news hacks and cigar-chamoing shutterbugs leering out from behind weathered Speed Graphics with no. 2 press bulbs and lightsaber flashes.... Good fun at a good price.--Library Journal