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April 2012

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Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

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Herb Ritts
L.A. Style
Paul Martineau
With an essay by James Crump
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

"Cindy, Naomi, Christy. All the supermodels are front and center in this stunning roll call that is Herb Ritts: L.A. Style."
Harper's Bazaar

"Herb Ritts was L.A. style."

"No one captured L.A. fashion quite like iconic lensman Herb Ritts, whose chic photos fill the pages of this ultra-chic book."
Who What Wear

"[Herb Ritts: L.A. Style] chronicles the career of the late photographer, and captures Ritts' ability to bring the distinct feel of his native California to life. It's his own unique version of California, a dry black and white background upon which to capture new compositions of the human body."

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style traces the life and career of the iconic photographer through a compelling selection of renowned, as well as previously unpublished, photographs and two insightful essays. Herb Ritts (1952-2002) was a Los Angeles-based photographer who established an international reputation for distinctive images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrity portraits. An exhibition of the same name will be on view at the Getty Center through August 12, 2012.

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Mary Ellen Mark
With a DVD of the film Prom by Martin Bell

"The photos are an honest, delightful portrayal of what is—at least in North America—one of the most memorable moments in adolescence."
New York Times Lens blog

"A remarkable record of young people on the brink of change."
Publishers Weekly

The high school prom is an American tradition, a rite of passage, and one of the most important rituals of youth in this country. The internationally recognized documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark took on the extraordinary challenge of working with the Polaroid 20x24 Land Camera to produce this fascinating look at dozens of young people from a diverse range of backgrounds on this memorable night in their lives. Traveling across the United States to complete the project from 2006 to 2009, Mark photographed prom-goers at thirteen schools from New York City to Charlottesville, Virginia, to Houston to Los Angeles. The filmmaker Martin Bell, Mark's husband, collaborated with her on the project to produce and direct a film, also called Prom, featuring interviews with the students about their lives, dreams, and hopes for the future. A DVD of the film is packaged with the book.

Click here to view the video trailer for Prom.

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