Learn more Download now Browse your favorite restaurants Shop now Shop now flip flip flip Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 9 August 2011
I'm currently engaged in a project photographing the Romani community in Serbia so I'm interested in any other photographers work and approach in the same broad area - even though the context is actually radically different. In the main this is a collection of fine portraits of striking characters largely against plain backgrounds - some against blue canvas sheeting - in the broad style of Avedon's In the American West - but much more sympathetic in tone and style. There's actually relatively little of the context of the travellers' lives - little of the narrative I personally would have liked.The ones that are in the book are very powerful - so perhaps it's just been a matter of culling the numbers to fit in with publishing criteria. So personally I'm not at all sure about Val Williams' assessment in a concluding appreciative essay at the end of the book where she says that the photography 'combines all the sublimity of fashion photography with the enquiring edge of documentary'. Nevertheless this is a fine book and I can see why Iain McKell has been so enthralled with these remarkable characters.
6 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

3.6 out of 5 stars