Moon: Photographing the Moon 1840-Now

Hannibal Publishers

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Maarten Dings & Joachim Naudts

Hardcover | 24.08 x 2.44 x 28.58 cm | 240 pp

Hannibal Publishers | 2019 | 9789492677990

This beautifully produced book offers a comprehensive survey of the moon and our fascination with it as represented through photography and film. Combining imagery, both factual and fictional, this book features many artists that each in their own way reflect on the mystical celestial body, we call 'moon'. The book shows the diversity of meanings of The Moon, it's relation to mankind and to nature. 

In 1840, barely three years after the invention of photography, J.W. Draper makes the first picture ever made of The Moon and since that day photographers have never stopped following his example. The paradoxical aspects of the moon continue to fascinate and inspire. Like a photograph, The Moon depends on sunlight to be visible. It has no light of its own and no apparent strength to resist our nightly city lights either. Photographers feel this close connection to The Moon's characteristics and find the perfect object in its aesthetics.

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