Snapshots: The Eye of the Century





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by Christian Skrein. Essays by Carl Aigner, Christian Skrein and Vince Aletti. Preface by Peter Noever. Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2004.

First Edition. Fine.

‘You press the button, we do the rest.’ Kodak used this slogan in ads for the first box cameras, introduced by George Eastman in 1888. From then on, virtually anyone could take pictures–the snapshot was born! Without exception, the amateur photos presented in ‘Snapshots: The Eye of the Century’ capture what are essentially ordinary moments–yet every trace of banality disappears once they are removed from the context of personal biography