Item description for Love and Lust by Donna Ferrato...
From the award-winning photographer of Aperture's seminal Living with the Enemy, now in its fourth printing, comes Donna Ferrato's second book, Love and Lust, a provocative look at human intimacy. Ferrato's first book tackled the brutal subject of battered women, making an important issue public. Now, Ferrato turns her eye on the theme of love in its many facets, from the emotional bond of a boy and his dog, to full-blooded orgies and other lusty behavior.
The constant question regarding Ferrato's work is, "How does she get these astonishing pictures?" Readers will wonder the same as they page through these bold, sometimes shockingly intimate photographs. This is anything but a sentimental journey. Non-judgmental, wide-eyed, and embracing myriad expressions of human emotion, Ferrato moves with assurance from puppy love to orgasm, from a peck on the cheek between friends to sexual role-playing to S&M. In these photographs, representing nearly thirty years of her work, Ferrato is never heavy-handed or sensational. Rather, there is always the sense that she is winking at the viewer, encouraging a relaxed acceptance of all the positive expressions of human feeling, be they childlike or fabulously steamy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.88" Height: 0.81" Weight: 1.37 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2004
ISBN 1931788332 ISBN13 9781931788335
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More About Donna Ferrato
Donna Ferrato, photographer and mother, has been with camera in hand for more than sixteen years. Her photographs have been published extensively, primarily in "Life," "Time," "Stern," "People," "Fortune," the "New York Times Magazine," and the "Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine." She is the founder of the Domestic Abuse Awareness Project (DAAP). Her work on domestic violence has won her numerous awards, among them the Crystal Eagle Award for courage in journalism, from the International Women's Media Foundation; the Kodak Crystal Eagle Award; the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Humanistic Photography; and the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography. Ann Jones is a journalist, activist, and critic. She is the author of the best-seller "Women Who Kill," and co-author of "When Love Goes Wrong: What do Do When You Can't Do Anything Right." Her most recent book is "Next Time, She'll Be Dead: Battering and How to Stop It" (Beacon Press, 1994). Stacey Kabat is the Executive Director of Battered Women Fighting Back!, Inc. she consults and lectures nationally for corporations and universities on domestic violence and human rights. In 1992, Ms. Kabat was a recipient of an International Reebok Human Rights Award for her work on domestic violence and human rights. She coproduced and codirected a documentary film on domestic violence, "Defending Our Lives," which won an Academy Award in 1994.
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Love and Lust Jun 9, 2004
Long awaited, this provocative monograph -- Ferrato's second book from Aperture -- presents an exploration of love in all of its physical manifestations. Her optimistic and penetrating gaze finds love in all the right (and gorgeously wrong) places -- "from puppy love to orgasm, from a peck on the cheek between friends to sexual role-playing to S&M." Her physical proximity to the subjects creates a genuine feeling of intimacy, which permeates her entire body of work and highlights love's common experience across conflicting social mores. Throughout -- whether violent, broken, transgressive, base, ephemeral, elated, quotidian, or eternal -- love is present, and Ferrato sees in it, beauty. Without moralizing or patronizing, Ferrato successfully reveals love, in its varied manifestations, as something shared and familiar, ever in motion and ever reborn.
Love And Lust, Donna Ferrato May 25, 2004
In perusing the remarkable new book of photographs,"Love and Lust", I was reminded of two great literary artists. Thoreau and Whitman. When Whitman wrote his poem " Beginners" he was thinking of such creators. " How dear and dreadful they are to the earth." Thoreau in one of his little known journal passages mused on what it would be like for groups of young people to make love in the open fields.It would be a beautiful and natural sight, he thought.This creative approach to sensuality is typical of great minds. Such forerunners, " Shake things up" and move humanity forward.Donna is well known for her book on domestic violence " Living With The Enemy" She is fully as candid in her depiction of the largeness of our emotions in the areas of love and sexuality as she has been in the world of violence and abuse."Love and Lust" chronicles over twenty years of her photographic studies of sensuality and affection.She moves from the center of family life,as Nell Dorr did, into the greater world.It is a paradox that we humans are often more afraid to explore our love feelings than our violence.Donna dedicates her book to " The 'Bonobo monkeys'they have something to teach the more advanced primates about "Making love, not war" The poetic eye of this photographer caresses ,with childlike candor, the objects chosen for attention.Her vision has the variety of a kaleidoscopic circus dream of Ray Bradbury. There is much shock value as well.The book is not for the squeamish. The Bizarre is shown beside the everyday.She juxtaposes gay and straight young and old, nuns and ghetto people, swingers,rich, poor and middle class.All those playing at the myriad games of sex.This is an all encompassing vision.In so many ways we reach out for the love and pleasure we seek. Often it appears in forms we might never have expected, but those forms may prove non-the-less valid.Study this book carefully. It is a work of art even to the binding, which has the feel of pliant skin. "He who touches this book , touches a man.." Whitman said of "Leaves of Grass" We are touched by an incredibly honest woman,in this book.Her art and bravery deserve laurels.