D&M Publishers
Fred Herzog: Photographs

Book details:

October 2011
ISBN 978-1-55365-558-9
12" x 10"
224 pages
150 colour photographs
$60.00 CAD


  • "Fred Herzog: Photographs" Finalist for 2012 BC Book Prizes: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award

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Fred Herzog: Photographs

Watch this video of Fred checking his colour proofs with the D&M design team.

The definitive book about the stunning oeuvre of a pioneer of colour photography—Vancouver's Fred Herzog.

For more than five decades, Fred Herzog has focused his lens on street life, and his striking colour photographs—of vacant lots, second-hand shops, neon signs and working-class people—evoke nostalgia in an older generation and inspire wide-eyed revelation in a younger one.

The images that we now consider iconic once relegated Herzog to the margins: his bold use of colour was unusual in the 1950s and ’60s, a time when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black-and-white imagery. Fred Herzog has worked with Kodachrome slide film for over 50 years, but only in the past few years has technology allowed him to make archival pigment photographic prints of exceptional colour and intensity.

Fred Herzog: Photographs showcases this innovative artist’s impressive collection in a beautifully crafted volume. Providing authoritative texts are four titans of the art community: Claudia Gochmann’s introduction anchors Fred Herzog’s place in the history of photography, Sarah Milroy shares a conversation with Herzog, Douglas Coupland comments on what Herzog’s colour photos reveal about Vancouver and Jeff Wall focuses his photographer’s eye on a single Fred Herzog image.

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About the Author

Fred  Herzog

Fred Herzog

Fred Herzog was born in 1930 in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1952, spending time in Toronto and Montreal before arriving in Vancouver in 1953. He ...

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