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Following in the footsteps of his sellout 2004 title, Wanderlust: One Hundred Countries, photographer Michael Clinton again offers a trip into the tantalizing prospect of trotting the globe and visiting one hundred countries. This time, though, he has created a more extensive, yet equally breathtaking, survey that includes 500 of what he calls his "snapshots"—recording virtually every detail of what he has encountered in his travels over the last thirty-five years. Global Snaps is a leisurely stroll through an expanded collection of gorgeous and informative photographs. Less precious in styling and presentation than many typical photography books, Clinton has stepped back to let his photography stand front and center, and has removed himself almost entirely from the fray. Here, in luminous color, Clinton’s photographs stand on their own as an amazing and incisive record of the world, country by country and continent by continent.
Clinton’s larger-than-life desire to visit and document one hundred countries in his lifetime has resulted in countless memories, experiences, plane tickets, and journal entries—and in thousands of gorgeous photographs. An incredible survey of all the places everyone wants to visit, along with many that will provide new inspiration, Global Snaps is a "dip" into a living photo archive—as Clinton’s drive to explore has not yet abated. Also included is a removable postcard for those readers who will use this book as a travel companion and want to send back a unique hello to family and friends from an exotic place. Organized by continent, with convenient tabbing for quick reference and movement throughout the book, Global Snaps recognizes that there is an expanding group of curious readers who want to explore every nook and cranny of the world. Clinton’s second monograph, with its luscious production values, fills this need by providing a huge array of visual delights for actual and armchair travelers alike, from the lens of a photographer whose work has already struck a chord with the reading public.
About the Author
Michael Clinton is a magazine publisher, author/photographer, and pilot. He has served on the boards of Volunteers of America and The Starlight Children’s Foundation, for which he has led fund-raising expeditions to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Nepal, and Patagonia. Clinton serves on the acquisitions committee of the International Center of Photography, New York and is an advisor to Friends Without Borders. The former publisher of GQ, he is currently the executive vice president of Hearst Magazines, the publisher of eighteen national magazines including Esquire and O, The Oprah Magazine. Clinton is the author of Wanderlust: One Hundred Countries, A Personal Journey (Glitterati, 2004). He lives in New York City and Water Mill, New York.
Pamela Fiori is the Editor-in-Chief of Town & Country, the longest continuously published magazine in America, and the recently launched Town & Country Travel. Fiori constantly travels from her home base in New York.