Looking For The Masters In Ricardo's Golden Shoes by Catherine Balet

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...a book that manages to be playful and provocative about the nature of portraiture, photography and the way the internet has led to even the most celebrated photographs being divorced from their historical, social and artistic context.
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A collaboration between a photographer intrigued by the evolution of photography and her friend Ricardo, both her muse and her model. Balet became profoundly interested in what it is that gives a photograph its iconic status. Ricardo’s golden shoes walk from one world to another tracing a considered and thoughtful route through 176 years of photographic history.
 

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Published August 2, 2016 by Dewi Lewis Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Sean O'Hagan on Aug 08 2016

...a book that manages to be playful and provocative about the nature of portraiture, photography and the way the internet has led to even the most celebrated photographs being divorced from their historical, social and artistic context.

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