Paul Chesley: A Photographic Voyage by Paul ChesleyPaul Chesley: A Photographic Voyage by Paul Chesley

Paul Chesley: A Photographic Voyage

byPaul ChesleyContribution byKEITH LORENZ

Hardcover | November 8, 2013

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This memoir of an artist's life will highlight the best images of his career, from a geisha on a phone in a limousine, to the chromatic lifestyles of Havana, the forbidding ranks of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, the faces of post-war Vietnam, and countless other countries he visited.From Bhutan to Bali, from China to the Ukraine, from Micronesia to Cuba, Paul Chesley has photographed not only the romance of illusions but 'the magic of reality in thousands of instants,' as said by Joseph Conrad.This memoir of an artist's life will highlight the best images of his career from a geisha on a phone in a limousine, to the chromatic lifestyles of Havana, the forbidding ranks of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, the faces of post-war Vietnam and the volcanic island of Iceland plus countless other countries in the past four decades.Chesley often focuses on the mercurial aspects of cultures in transition. He is drawn to those places where life seems to be on hold for just a fraction of time between the past and the future. His goal has always been the fleeting moments of the present before it is swept away in the never ending tide of history.While this book takes us to a score of faraway places, it is not attempting to be an ethnographic record. The accompanying, informal essays and the Introduction by Keith Lorenz intend to furnish a personal vision of history and place. These perspectives do not encourage facts to overwhelm the narrative. The aim of photos and text is to provide a mood, not an explanation.
Paul Chesley is an American photojournalist born in Red Wing, Minnesota, who is best known for his work as a photographer for the National Geographic Society. He was introduced to the art of photography by his father at the age of three when he was given his first camera. He grew up taking pictures on family vacations and developin...
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Title:Paul Chesley: A Photographic VoyageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 13.12 × 10.36 × 1.29 inPublished:November 8, 2013Publisher:Goff BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939621046

ISBN - 13:9781939621047

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