Xavier Barral (ed., foreword), Philippe Séclier (foreword), Simon Baker (essay), Nancy W. Barr (essay), Clément Chéroux (essay), Marc Desportes (essay), Pascal Ory(essay), Alain Bublex (chronology), Interviews with Alain Prost and Jean Todt


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"'Autophoto' explores photography's longstanding and generative relationship to the automobile. Since its invention, the automobile has reshaped our landscape, extended our geographic horizons and radically altered our conception of space and time, influencing the practice of photographers worldwide.

The book shows how the car provided photographers with new subject matter and a new way of exploring the world. It brings together 500 works made by 90 historical and contemporary artists from around the world, including Robert ADAMS, BRASSAI, Edward BURTYNSKY, Alejandro CARTAGENA, Langdon CLAY, John DIVOLA, Robert DOISNEAU, William EGGLESTON, Elliott ERWITT, Walker EVANS, Robert FRANK, Lee FRIEDLANDER, Anthony HERNANDEZ, Yasuhiro ISHIMOTO, Justine KURLAND, Jacques Henri LARTIGUE, Ray K. METZKER, Joel MEYEROWITZ, Daido MORIYAMA, Catherine OPIE, Martin PARR, Rosangela RENNO, Ed RUSCHA, Hans-Christian SCHINK, Malick SIDIBE, Stephen SHORE and Henry WESSEL.

Capturing formal qualities such as the geometric design of roadways or reflections in a rear view mirror, these photographers invite us to look at the world of the automobile in a new way.
'Autophoto' also includes other projects, such as a series of car models that cast a fresh eye on the history of automobile design, created specifically for the Fondation Cartier show by French artist Alain BUBLEX, plus a comparative history of automobile design and photography, essays by scholars and quotes by participating artists." (publisher's note)