Here are forty-six contemporary image-makers who are noted for their candid depictions of life on the streets and in the subways, at shopping malls and movie theaters, on beaches and in parks. Included are luminaries such as Magnum members Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, and Alex Webb (who are still ´´seeing what is invisible to others,´´ as Robert Frank put it), along with an international group of emerging photographers whose individual biographies illuminate the stories behind their pictures of New York, Tokyo, Delhi, or Dakar. Four thought-provoking essays and a global conversation between leading street photographers explore the compelling and often controversial issues in the genre. A select bibliography and a resource section for aspiring street photographers complete the book. 300+ full-color photographs
When Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love, a witty account of her globe-hopping, soul-searching journey after a divorce, she never imagined that Julia Roberts would be playing her in a movie adaptation. Gilbert followed that book up with a new memoir, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage. Her advice to couples considering tying the knot: talk about the big three - children, sex, and money.Next, for years, Bollywood´s sappy, over-the-top, romantic musicals drew audiences with colorful hand-painted murals on the old movie theaters. But digital printing presses have put many of the painters who created these murals out of work. In Delhi, one craftsman found new patrons for his movie-mural artistry: American ex-pats in love.Then, the professional graphic designers at the Austin-based firm, Under Consideration, take a stab at rebranding Valentine´s Day. The husband-and-wife team, Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio, tell Kurt about their ideas: a new valentine icon, better colors, and a transformed Cupid.Finally, he´s the obnoxious comedian Randy in the Adam Sandler movie, Funny People, and the weaselly civil servant Tom Haverford on the sitcom, Parks and Recreation. Comic Aziz Ansari tells Kurt about the perils of stand-up comedy and his new DVD, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. [Broadcast Date: February 13, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/100213/rt_stud_100213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.