5 Great Photo Books

To wrap up an issue filled with pictures, here are some terrific picture books

ART PHOTOGRAPHY NOW SUSAN BRIGHT Forget twilit still lifes and peachy nudes. The photography in Bright's lively survey of 80 artists who work with cameras has more to do with staged scenes of suburban anxiety, mock heroic tableaux of heavily armed children and the determined contemplation of whatever is enigmatic or unnerving. (There are a fair number of nudes, though none you would think to call peachy.) Thanks to Bright, you also get to enjoy the sight of Kate Moss, above, in a picture by the photo-collaborators Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, holding a lit cigarette between her toes--providing one more reason...

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