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19.05.2010

 

SYGMA. Close-up : from silver screen legends to sports heroes - a photo journey through historical moments

For every moving moment of our times, there is an equally as moving image to match. These aren’t just photos that simply depict a moment that changed history, but have become legends in their own right. Feymedia Verlag’s new book ‘SYGMA. Close-up: Die Macht der Bilder’ (SYGMA. Close-up: The Power of Pictures) presents a selection taken from over 50 million images and takes us on a journey through historical events.

The outstanding documentary photographs present characters that inspired and polarised, revive past events and experiences that changed the world forever. Silver screen legends, sports heroes and the charismatic faces of politics are shown alongside historical moments and dramatic scenes from areas of conflict.

The viewer is reminded of past events spread across 300 pages: the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Tschernobyl tragedy or 11 September 2001. Poignant images of famine, earthquakes and war, which are all still a part of our world, are presented alongside sports victories and defeats, legendary musicians and actors of our times.

The documentary strength of the Sygma photographers’ images lies in its clarity and direct drama. Photojournalism becomes art – the aesthetic dimension goes well beyond pure documentary photography.

Author Stefanie Bisping was born in 1968, studied English, German and Politics in Munster (Germany) and Reading (UK). She works as a freelance writer for newspapers, magazine and publishing houses.


SYGMA. Close-up: Die Macht der Bilder

304 pages, hardcover
88 b/w images
84 colour images

ISBN: 978-3-941459-08-3
Price: 78 Euro

Monolingual edition: German
Design: Lambert & Lambert

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder

SYGMA. Close-up : Die Macht der Bilder