Catalogue


Chapalingas /
Rosalind Solomon.
imprint
Göttingen : Steidl, 2003.
description
461 p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 30 cm.
ISBN
3882438770 (cl.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Göttingen : Steidl, 2003.
isbn
3882438770 (cl.)
general note
Catalog of an exhibition held, Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln, 14. März - 9. Juni 2003.
language note
Text in German, English, French.
catalogue key
5006293
 
Includes bibliography (p. 549-461).
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2003-11-01:
American-born photographer Solomon (b. 1930) is known for her images of people living in Third World countries and her documentation of AIDS victims in the 1980s, and her work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, the Smithsonian, and New York's MoMA. Here she offers a compilation of 203 duotone images dating from 1974 to 2000. Solomon's documentary work beautifully captures people in their homes or on their land, consumed with their day-to-day activities. While the photographs of some famous people are included, those of average people in settings ranging from Chattanooga, TN, to Calcutta, India, are by far the most arresting. The book opens with three essays by critics who describe Solomon's oeuvre, here divided into thematic sections ("Food," "Wheels," "Hearts," etc.). These sections encourage the kind of free association reflected in the book's title, which is a made-up word from the author's childhood. At the beginning of each section, Solomon includes essays or poems meant to serve as literary snapshots of events relevant to the theme, but these writings do not correlate with specific photographs or add to their beauty. However, as this is currently Solomon's only in-print title, it is recommended for large public and academic libraries.-Valerie Nye, New Mexico State Lib., Santa Fe (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The relationships between people are the subject of Solomon's photography. The pictures in this volume tell tales of rootedness and loneliness, poverty and affluence and of moments of hope and happiness.
Long Description
Rosalind Solomon takes pictures of people and their relationships with each other. Whether well-known figures or ordinary people, her subjects appear as they go about their daily lives, celebrating at parties, engaging in moments private and public. Cultural and social contrasts characterize the photographer's images, captured during numerous trips across the United States and around the world since the 1970s. The pictures tell tales of rootedness and loneliness, poverty and affluence, moments of hope and moments of happiness. In Chapalingas, Solomon has grouped her photographs into associative categories such as Food, Wheels, Splits, Hearts, Play and Faith, prompting the viewer to compare the motifs present in her more than 160 images. Accompanied by Solomon's poetic text, which sheds light on the contexts in which her photographs were taken and the personal thoughts they engendered.
Short Annotation
Rosalind Solomon takes pictures of people and their relationships with each other.
Unpaid Annotation
Rosalind Solomon takes pictures of people and their relationships with each other. Whether well-known figures or ordinary people, her subjects appear as they go about their daily lives, celebrating at parties, engaging in moments private and public. Cultural and social contrasts characterize the photographers images, captured during numerous trips across the United States and around the world since the 1970s. The pictures tell tales of rootedness and loneliness, poverty and affluence, moments of hope and moments of happiness. In Chapalingas, Solomon has grouped her photographs into associative categories such as Food, Wheels, Splits, Hearts, Play and Faith, prompting the viewer to compare the motifs present in her more than 160 images. Accompanied by Solomons poetic text, which sheds light on the contexts in which her photographs were taken and the personal thoughts they engendered.

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