Kiosk. A History of Photojournalism, 1839-1973

Life, Look, Picture Post, Quickand Kristall–once upon a time, you could buy them at the kiosk around the corner, and they were the most accessible, exciting, up-to-date form of news available. Nowadays they are an anachronism, replaced by the mass media of television, newspapers and the internet. But photojournalism has existed for the last 150 years, and photojournalists have spent that time on the front lines, not only in times of war but in times of peace, recording the important events of contemporary history alongside the situations of everyday life, condensing the essential of a story in just a few pages of pictures. Kioskreprints original newspaper pages produced between 1839 and 1973, from nineteenth-century illustrations of new railway stations to legendary photo series taken in Vietnam, from Roger Fenton to Robert Capa, from the Berliner Illustrirte Zeitungto USSR in Construction, from Collier’s Weeklyto AIZ to Vu.

Text: Von Dewitz Bodo. pp. 328; hardcover. Publisher: Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, 2010.

ISBN: 9783882437911| 388243791X

ID: 13786

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Life, Look, Picture Post, Quickand Kristall–once upon a time, you could buy them at the kiosk around the corner, and they were the most accessible, exciting, up-to-date form of news available. Nowadays they are an anachronism, replaced by the mass media of television, newspapers and the internet. But photojournalism has existed for the last 150 years, and photojournalists have spent that time on the front lines, not only in times of war but in times of peace, recording the important events of contemporary history alongside the situations of everyday life, condensing the essential of a story in just a few pages of pictures. Kioskreprints original newspaper pages produced between 1839 and 1973, from nineteenth-century illustrations of new railway stations to legendary photo series taken in Vietnam, from Roger Fenton to Robert Capa, from the Berliner Illustrirte Zeitungto USSR in Construction, from Collier’s Weeklyto AIZ to Vu.

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