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Sleep - a book by Spagna, Ted


Sleep( )
Author: Spagna, Ted
Text by: Hobson, Allan
Foreword by: Mark, Mary Ellen
Editor: Bonfilio, Delia
Eldridge, Ronnie D.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Universe Publishing
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $55.00
Book Description:

An intimate, voyeuristic exploration into the private landscape of the unconscious from the Muybridge of sleep. In 1975, Ted Spagna began his voyeuristic venture into "inner space," exposing the secrets of human sleep behavior by photographing intimate narratives of sleeping figures with a time-lapse camera. Taken at fixed intervals throughout the night from a bird's-eye view, and displayed in chronological order, the series of images reads like a silent film. From the erotic to the...
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Detailed Subjects: Health & Fitness / Sleep & Sleep Disorders
Photography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.37 x 12.3 x 0.75 Inches
Book Weight:2.6 Pounds
Author Biography
Spagna, Ted (Author)
Mary Ellen Mark (March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015) was an American photographer known for her photojournalism, portraiture, and advertising photography. She was born in Elkins Park, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a BFA degree in painting and art history from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1962, and a Masters Degree in photojournalism from that university's Annenberg School for Communication, in 1964. The following year, Mark received a Fulbright Scholarship to photograph in Turkey for a year.

Mark had 18 collections of her work published, most notably Streetwise and Ward 81. Her work was exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide and widely published in Life, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, New York Times, and Vanity Fair. She received numerous awards, including three Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from the George Eastman House and the Outstanding Contribution Photography Award from the World Photography Organisation.

Mark died of myelodysplastic syndrome in Manhattan, on May 25, 2015; she was 75.


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