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books and ebooks published by Fotoevidence

Digital Photo Monograph
Bronx Boys ebook Fotoevidence
Bronx Boys for computer

photographs by Stephen Shames
text by Martin Dones

Over 120 Previously
Unpublished Photographs

TIME calls FotoEvidence’s book Bronx Boys, “one of the first true digital photo-monographs that can be downloaded to your computer.” Paul Moakley, Time.com, August 16, 2011.

Bronx Boys is an intimate photo essay about the lives of young people in the Bronx during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Shot over two decades by photojournalist Stephen Shames, Bronx Boys takes the viewer inside the lives of young people living at the epicenter of a crack cocaine epidemic that devastated their community. The story tracks their childhood on the streets, their loves and losses. It includes a powerful first person narrative by Martin Dones, one of the young men Shames followed and who survived life on the streets.




Photo Books for iPad
Occupy USA

Photographs Vance Petrunoff
Foreword Vance Petrunoff
Photo Editor Svetlana Bachevanova
Text Editor Bradley Gray
Cover Design Svetlana Bachevanova

On the second anniversary of the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Svetlana Bachevanova, publisher of FotoEvidence, announced the release of Occupy USA by Vance Petrunoff. Occupy USA is a photo book for the iPad that documents Occupy encampments in cities across the United States, from New York to Honolulu.

142 Color Photographs from Occupy Wall Street encampments across the USA from New York to Honolulu, including Oakland, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Berkeley, UC Davis, Sacramento, Davis, Sebastopol and Vacaville.


White Pride

Photography: Anthony Karen
Afterward by Ben Cosgrove

White Pride provides the viewer with unprecedented access into two of America’s most notorious extremist communities, the Ku Klux Klan and disparate groups of white nationalists.  Anthony Karen’s camera captures not only rare video of a Ku Klux Klan cross lighting ceremony but takes the viewer from public demonstrations to secret meetings and into the homes and lives of his subjects. 

White Pride includes an afterword about Karen’s photography by Ben Cosgrove, editor at Life.com, and an interview with the photographer in which he talks about how he gained access to these private communities.

Though they share an ideology of white separatism, the Ku Klux Klan and white nationalists are separated by history, tradition and culture. Karen’s work spans the spectrum of white separatism in America, reminding us of its long history, enduring presence and variety of forms in our society.

From Karen’s interview: ” The ‘dark side of society’ is something very few outsiders have access to, which makes it the perfect place for a visual storyteller to be. The appeal of exploring that realm is a combination of several factors: it’s about the interaction necessary in order to be allowed into a very personal space, the trust that needs to be established in order to be granted the opportunity to bear witness to someone in, potentially, their most vulnerable moment, and the skill and artistry involved in capturing all of that intangible essence with a click of a button.


BLACK TSUNAMI
ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI FOTOEVIDENCE ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION OF

BLACK TSUNAMI
JAPAN 2011

Photographs by James Whitlow Delano
Afterwards by Bill Emmott

AN iPAD BOOK AVAILABLE AT THE ITUNES STORE
Includes
  • 80 black and white photographs from March 2011 and more recently.
  • An Afterward by Bill Emmott, former editor of the Economist.
  • A video interview with James Whitlow Delano.
  • A video clip of the arrival of the black tsunami in Miyako harbor.

BLACK TSUNAMI provides a haunting portrait of the devastation left by the great tsunami that engulfed northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. Images of farms and villages in the exclusion zone show an uninhabited landscape where ancestral graves, decaying buildings and neglected animals share the abandoned space.


Bronx Boys

Photographs by Stephen Shames
Text by Martin Dones

Over 120 Previously
Unpublished Photographs

Bronx Boys is an intimate photo essay about the lives of young people in the Bronx during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Shot over two decades by photojournalist Stephen Shames, Bronx Boys takes the viewer inside the lives of young people living at the epicenter of a crack cocaine epidemic that devastated their community. The story tracks their childhood on the streets, their loves and losses. It includes a powerful first person narrative by Martin Dones, one of the young men Shames followed and who survived life on the streets.


Before the Limit/ Antes del Limite

Photographs by Claudia Guadarrama
Text by Joachim Fuentes
Published by FotoEvidence

Before the Limit/Antes del Limite by Claudia Guadarrama documents the struggle faced by Central American immigrants crossing Mexico’s southern border en route to the United States. Guadarrama is a dedicated photojournalist whose work presented in Before The Limit won both the Inga Morath Award and Canon Prix Femme at Visa Pour L’Image.

To create this project Guadarrama traveled on freight trains, took paths deep through the forest, and visited the shelters and detention centers where immigrants, whose journeys have ended in capture or
tragedy, find themselves. She provides an intimate and moving portrait of the struggle Central American immigrants face long before they reach the border with the United States.

Before the Limit includes a powerful and poetic forward by Joachim Fuentes and an interview with Guadarrama by Svetlana Bachevanova about her experience shooting the project.

Before The Limit represents one of the first high-resolution digital photo books to be available for Apple’s iPad.

The text in the book it is in English and Spanish.


Faces of the Middle East

Produced by Hermoine Macura
Published by FotoEvidence

Faces of the Middle East by Hermoine Macura is a digital book that documents the various ethnic and religious groups that call the Middle East home.

Featuring Jews, Christians and Muslims as well as other minority groups, Faces of the Middle East is a personal and intimate journey told through a collection of images by Australian TV Broadcaster and Producer, Hermoine Macura. Arriving in the Middle East soon after September 11th, when clips of the Taliban and Al Qaeda atrocities were flooding the news on a daily basis, Hermoine began a journey which allowed her to explore unique locations, cities and places unknown to many.

The nonpolitical and non-governmental photographic project, features Macura's work from more than seven years as a journalist in the region. Hermoine's work offers a fresh insight and another view to a region so often misunderstood and misrepresented in today's globalizing culture.

Faces of the Middle East features contemporary Judeo Christian music as well as interviews with Syrian and Lebanese refugees caught in the ongoing Syrian humanitarian crisis. The multimedia, digital book, published by FotoEvidence, is available in the I-tunes store.


Romania

Photographs: Joseph Rodriguez
Photo Editor: Régina Monfort
Afterword: Dr. Ileana Selejan
Audio Interview: Boryana Alexandrova
Design: Vanya Dimitrovska
iBook Publication: FotoEvidence

Romania reveals the clarity and sensitivity of Joseph Rodriguez' lens. Best known for "East Side Stories" about L.A. gangs, his work from Romania brings the same humanistic touch to both the devastation and hope that followed the fall of the Ceausescu Communist regime there. In work never before published, the viewer takes a journey into villages, through factories, farmland, institutions and homes. His stark, black and white photography draws on a long tradition of humanistic photographers. Romania confirms Rodriguez' place in that classic tradition.

Living in Europe at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent revolutions throughout Eastern Europe, Rodriguez made several trips to Romania to witness conditions for himself. His work was exhibited in Sweden to raise awareness about the dire conditions of many institutions in Romania and he later returned to Romania with the Swedish Red Cross to document their humanitarian work.

The eBook format allows for media enhancements and Romania contains audio clips of Rodriguez discussing his images and travels. The work is put in historical context with an afterword by Romanian Dr.Ileana Selejan, Art Historian and Linda Wyatt Gruber Curatorial Fellow in Photography at the Davis Museum at Wellsley College.

 
Hard Copy Books
Princess to Slave

Copyright 2015 FotoEvidence. All rights reserved
Photographs Copyright© 2015 Anahit Hayrapetyan
Introduction Copyright© 2015 Lara Aharonian
Photo Editor: Regina Monfort
Translation: Lilia Khachatryan, Milena Abrahamyan, Taguhi Torosyan
Text corrector: Arqmenik Nikoghosyan
Text Editor: David Stuart
Design: Mark Weinberg

In “Princess to Slave” Anahit Hayrapetyan documents Armenian women affected by domestic violence. She follows the stories of five women who suffered domestic abuse, telling their stories and documenting the conditions they endure. The women in “Princess to Slave” range from a local women in Hayrapetyan’s own village to a woman who brought her case to court and garnered national attention to plight of women facing abusive husbands and in-laws.

By juxtaposing the harsh treatment these women faced at the hands of their husbands with images from their childhood, when they were treated as princesses by their fathers, Hayrapetyan highlights the irony of a culture where women are idolized while children but dominated and disrespected as adults.

An introduction by Lara Aharonyan, director of the Women’s Resource Center of Armenia, details the factors that have led to diminished freedom and opportunity for women in modern Armenia and the challenges the society faces in addressing women’s rights.




Preorder Urban Cave

Copyright 2015 FotoEvidence. All rights reserved.
Photographs Copyright© 2015 Andrea Star Reese
Text and Stories Copyright© 2015 Andrea Star Reese
Photography Editor: Alison Morley
Text Editor: David Stuart
Design: Mark Weinberg

The Urban Cave is a story about the resilience and humanity of people who live unsheltered on the other side of conventional society. It is about a group of individuals and the full spectrum of their lives, rather than just their deprivations. The images are in response to the beauty of a place, a people, and the dignity, determination, and perseverance reflected in their culture.

The train tunnel has been evacuated, the Batcave has been sealed off and the people dispersed but The Urban Cave book preserves the story of these displaced people, the unusual beauty of the home they made and the strength and determination with which they lived.

The book contains an introduction by Alison Morley, Chair of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at ICP, who also serves as the book's photo editor.




Condemned

Condemned by Robin Hammond
Copyright 2013 FotoEvidence . All rights reserved.
Photographs Copyright© 2013 Robin Hammond
Introduction: Copyright© 2013 Robin Hammond
Consulting Photo Editor: Regina Monfort
Text consultant: David Stuart
Cover Design: Erin Joy
Design: Mark Weinberg and Robin Hammond
Africa Map © Bruce Jones Design

Hammond captures both the deplorable conditions that the mentally ill endure and the overwhelming challenge that mental health workers face with limited resources and inadequate or failed systems health care systems in which the mentally ill have the lowest priority.

Interviews with both the incarcerated mentally ill and those working to heal them - secular mental health workers and both Christian and Muslim faith healers - provide blunt evidence of the past trauma and current suffering of his subjects and the challenges and frustration of those struggling with limited resources to find ways to address the needs of vast numbers of mentally ill. Shame and prejudice based on traditional and religious beliefs about mental illness add cultural obstacles to the effective treatment of the mentally ill in many regions of Africa.

The hardbound book measures 8 inches by 12 inches, with a matte laminated cover. It contains 89 black and white images, an introduction by the photographer and raw fragments of interviews conducted with patients, care givers, healers, and mental health administrators. Printed on 100lb paper on a Heidelberg press at Ofset Yapimavi in Istanbul, the photographs bring a rich, aesthetic feel to a subject matter that could be considered harsh and disturbing.

Condemned includes work shot in: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan and Uganda. Hammond produced this work over a period of seven years using his own resources, support from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and finally using crowd funding to complete the project.




Life in War

Life in War by Majid Saeedi
Copyright 2014 FotoEvidence . All rights reserved.
Photographs Copyright© 2014 Majid Saeedi
Introduction: Copyright© 2014 Ed Kashi
Photo Editor: Regina Monfort
Text editor: David Stuart
Design: Mark Weinberg

Life in War is a fruit of the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award.




Bhopal Second Disaster

Photographs by Alex Masi
Foreword by Indra Sinha




Crying Meri: Violence Against Women in Papua New Guinea

Crying Meri by Vlad Sokhin
Copyright 2014FotoEvidence . All rights reserved
Photographs Copyright© 2014 Vlad Sokhin
Introduction: Copyright© 2014 Jo Chandler
Foreword: Copyright© 2014 Christina Saunders
Photo Editor: Andrei Polikanov
Text editor: David Stuart
Design: Mark Weinberg

 




Destino

Destino by Michelle Frankfurter
Copyright 2014 FotoEvidence . All rights reserved.
Photographs Copyright© 2014 Michelle Frankfurter
Introduction: Copyright© 2014 Michelle Frankfurter
Introduction: Copyright© 2014 Susan Terrio
Photo Editor: Tom Kennedy
Text editor: David Stuart
Design: Mark Weinberg




Sicarios:Latin American Assassins and Bhopal Second Disaster
Limited Time Sale



Black Tsunami Japan 2011

Photographs by James Whitlow Delano
Afterwards by Bill Emmott
Photo Editor Svetlana Bachevanova
Text editor David Stuart
Book Design Mark Weinberg




SICARIOS: LATIN AMERICAN ASSASSINS

photographs by Javier Arcenillas
text by Juan Luis Font

Sicarios: Latin American Assassins is the fruit of the first FotoEvidence Book Award. It takes the viewer into the underworld of the assassin in Guatemala, where society has been savaged by a culture of murder for hire. Hit men operate with impunity in a country where ninety-five percent of murders remain unsolved. Javier Arcenillas comes face to face with several young assassins, the bodies they leave in their wake and the people who struggle with the consequences.

Sicarios: Latin American Assassins is available for iPad at the iTunes store