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Dust by Patrick Wack
The monograph DUST gathers four years of work by French photographer Patrick Wack shot in the areas of Central Asia known as East Turkistan or Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region under the current Chinese administration.
Campesino Cuba by Richard Sharum
Photographer Richard Sharum travelled across Cuba to document the lives of isolated farmers, or 'Campesinos,' and their wider communities at a time of national transition. The histories of these communities have formed the backbone of Cuba, and yet they are rarely depicted in photographic representations of the country. Sharum began researching Campesino communities in late 2015 and his resulting black and white photographs depict the intertwined relationship of people and the land they depend on
The Black Leopard by Will Burrard-Lucas
This inspiring book tells the story of a photographer's journey to find the mysterious black leopard. There are few creatures as gorgeous and elusive as the black leopard. In Africa, these magnificent cats are so rare as to be the stuff of legend. Will Burrard-Lucas's love for leopards began during his childhood in Tanzania and propelled him into a career as a wildlife photographer. In his quest to create intimate portraits of animals, he developed innovative technology, including a remotely controlled camera buggy and a high quality camera trap system for photographing nocturnal creatures. Then, one day in 2018, he heard about sightings of a young African black leopard in Kenya and with the help of people from the local community, he succeeded in capturing a series of high-quality photographs of the elusive cat. In this compelling and visually stunning book, Burrard-Lucas tells his story of creativity, entrepreneurship, and passion for wild animals, alongside awe-inspiring images of lions, elephants, and the black leopard itself.
MAGNUM 2020
Magnum Photos is excited to present 'Magnum 2020', a book which brings together a turbulent year of world events through the eyes of this collective. A yearbook of sorts, Magnum 2020 was born out of a year like no other; one which challenged the collective to find new ways of documenting experiences as counties locked down and everyone stayed home to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. It was also a year of reckoning for the agency, reflecting on the structures of power and privilege that have existed in the world for generations and understanding how they can be challenged and ultimately undone.
Manuel Rivera-Ortiz: CUBA Finding Home
In 2002, I went to Cuba on a personal quest for self-discovery.I needed to remember what Puerto Rico was like when I was growing up. I'd often been told that, in some ways, time had stood still in Cuba; I'd heard that said by Papá's friends who had immigrated to Puerto Rico from Cuba some years back. I'd sit and listen to their powerful stories about Castro and his regime and the hardships. Mostly, I remember their stories about leaving family behind!
Sebastião Salgado: Amazônia
Sebastião Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region for six years: the forest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there - an irreplaceable treasure of humanity.<
Erna Helena Ania by Tomasz Laczny
BLOW UP PRESS presents its 8th release - Erna Helena Ania by Tomasz Laczny, winner of the 2020 BUP Book Award. Erna Helena Ania is a true story of a mother's love for her daughter, inscribed in the history of the end of the World War II and its aftermath, told by a grandson, in whose life its elements sound echo like.
One of A Kind by Donald Graham
One of a Kind (Hatje Cantz, 2021) is the first comprehensive monograph by internationally renowned photographer Donald Graham bringing together over 100 of his stunning portraits spanning a wide cultural and social spectrum. Made in India, Tibet, Jamaica, Mali, Europe and throughout the United States, there is a unique story in every face, punctuated by combinations of strength and vulnerability. Graham writes: "These portraits come from a desire to honor the beauty of uniqueness, character, and imperfection while remaining sensitive to the pain of the human experience. Every life is one of a kind, never to be repeated. These are tough stories told with grace."
Cruise Night by Kristin Bedford
Kristin Bedford's new photo book Cruise Night pulls back the curtain on LA's Mexican American lowrider car culture, aiming to tackle the misconceptions and celebrate the uniqueness of this marginalized community. Bedford is the first woman to create an original large-scale body of work about this American movement.
Remains to Be Seen by Travis Fox
Remains To Be Seen (Daylight) by Travis Fox, an aerial photographer and Emmy award-winning filmmaker, explores a disappearing but still tangible American landscape. From the Rust Belt towns of the Midwest, to the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskill Mountains, to the lakebeds of Southern California, Fox uses aerial photography with documentary candor and precision to create a visually sumptuous record of former industrial sites and abandoned neighborhoods that persist as incisions on the landscape, scars in the memory, and traces of healing. His work, which is both beautiful and disorienting, piques the viewer's interest and invites closer inspection.<
Doug’s Gym: The Last of Its Kind
On my first trip to Doug's Gym in downtown Dallas, I climbed a sagging wooden staircase to find a rundown old gym with peeling paint, sagging tin ceiling, and ancient equipment. It was dilapidated to the point of beauty. I had avoided gyms for most of my life, but I joined this one for its themes of memory, loss, and mortality, which have preoccupied me in my photography.
Dino Kuznik by Setanta Books
Dino Kuznik is a New York based photographer, originally from Slovenia, Europe. He uses photography as a medium to immortalize aesthetically unique scenes, which emphasize composition and colour. One of the key driving factors behind his personal work is solitude, state of mind - on only attainable after total immersion within the environment he works in.<
A Dream of Europe by Jacob Ehrbahn
A Dream of Europe reminds us that at the other end of policy decisions and behind the numbers and statistics, there are real people - the refugees and migrants who dream of a better life in Europe.
I Am Always Here by Tom McGahan
I've walked the banks of this river for as long as I can remember, looking for something, looking for nothing, looking for her. This landscape forever changing with every tide, never knowing what it may bring, muddy salty paths never really going anywhere, no destination, no arriving, walk some and maybe more turn back towards home, refreshed, windswept, sun kissed, sore feet, dry mouth, made an image or two, sometimes none
Looking at Photography  By Stephen Frailey
In 1973, John Szarkowski, the revered director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, published his classic volume Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, offering a wide-ranging and accessible history of photography and an engaging primer.
Jeanine Michna-Bales: Standing Together
In 1916, Inez Milholland Boissevain (1886-1916) embarked on a grueling campaign across the Western United States on behalf of the National Woman's Party appealing for women's suffrage ahead of the 1916 presidential election. Standing Together, by fine artist Jeanine Michna-Bales (born 1971), retraces Milholland's journey. The 30-year-old suffragist delivered some 50 speeches to standing-room-only crowds in eight states in 21 days: Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Nevada and California.
Oh India by Thomas James Parrish
Thomas James Parrish presents his first Photobook 'Oh India' as a part of his photography fundraising project.
Talk Soon by Erik Kessels & Thomas Sauvin
It's been a strange year, let's stay in touch! screams Erik Kessels and Thomas Sauvin's book-slash-art project, Talk Soon (Atelier Editions), the free associative, photographic dialogue between the two artists, translated into a tearaway postcard flip book.
Holy by Donna Ferrato
If you know Donna, she lives her art. She is angry. She is empathic. She is loving. She is committed. This book, Holy, is an encapsulation of her anger; a compendium of her empathy; a 176-page vessel of her love; a lifetime of her commitment.
Mountains by John Hakansson
A photographic journey into another scale, when travel in the real world was limited. John Håkansson has depicted tree stumps from a low perspective and shown them having grown into mountains.
Bus Response by Dougie Wallace
Since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Dougie Wallace has been out photographing on the streets of London, capturing the changing moods of the city and its population.
Backroads Buildings, In Search Of The Vernacular
Steve Gross & Susan Daley have been photographing these buildings for many years on our travels in examination of the changing American landscape and to document for their aesthetic & cultural value
Istanbul: A City of Strange and Curious Moments by Timurtas Onan
As one of the key figures of contemporary photography in Turkey and known for his projects in different concepts on Istanbul, Timurtaş Onan offers us a retrospective selection of his works between 2000-2020 in his new book 'Istanbul: A City of Strange and Curious Moments'
Panopticon by Riccardo Dogana
To watch, to see everything, to watch the world staying at its center. To be like God. [...] But this center has no place in a traditional geography: it is the endless, wild, mysterious Big Data electronic prairies. And this is an opportunity for everyone, through the medium of screens: getting to violate (and of letting the others violate) the intimate vestibule of space and time, with a look.
The chrysalis and the Lantanas, Diary of a Cisgender Man
After several introspective journeys around the world, Avarino Caracò decides to explore the identity dimension of his Sicilian land. In this book, just published for PM Edizioni in the form of a personal diary, the author questions his path as a photographer and as an individual, facing his own limits as a cisgender person, and dealing with 11 transgender and non-binary people. 11 different stories that represent everyday life and resilience of very different people, who share a common difficult and hostile cultural territory towards non-heteronormative gender identities.
SPECTACLES: A Memoir of Jewelry and Photography
In his fourth book, Stephen Albair-by his own admission "an artist obsessed with recasting found objects and first-person experiences"-presents what he terms "a memoir told through photography and jewelry design.
A Place of Our Own by Iris Hassid
For six years (2014-2020) Tel Aviv-based photographer and artist Iris Hassid followed the day to day life of four young Palestinian women, citizens of Israel, who are part of a recent surge of the young generation of Arab female students attending Tel Aviv University.
Todd Webb in Africa: Outside the Frame
The compelling photographic journey of one of the 20th century's great photographers through 8 African countries on the cusp of independence.
The Boys by Rick Schatzberg
When two of his oldest friends died unexpectedly, Rick Schatzberg (born 1954) turned to photography to cope with his grief. He spent the next year and a half photographing his remaining group of a dozen men who have been close since early childhood. Now in their 67th year, "The Boys," as they call themselves, grew up together in the 1950s in post-war Long Island, New York.
Home Fires, Vol I: The Past  by Bruce Haley
Bruce Haley spent his formative years on a small ranch in the southwestern portion of California's San Joaquin Valley, in an area between Lemoore and Riverdale known as the Island District. Not the sort of young man who was easily contained indoors (setting a pattern that would last a lifetime), he ran the land, rode horses and dirt bikes across the fields, and grew up. Haley is a Robert Capa Gold Medal winner and celebrated internationally for his war and documentary work that took him to Somalia, Afghanistan, Burma, and elsewhere. For this deeply personal project, he turns his camera homeward, to this agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley. The resulting images, haunting and melancholy, play out against the larger framework of contentious water politics and land use issues.
Today’s Special by Jeff Rothstein
Coral Press Arts is pleased to announce the publication of Today's Special, a photobook by Jeff Rothstein.
Big Heart Strong Hands by Anne Helene Gjelstad
We're delighted that Big Heart, Strong Hands will shortly be back in stock. We published the book in late January this year and within eight weeks it was sold out. Unfortunately Covid delayed our reprint but we can now announce that we expect to be able to begin shipping orders out to customers from December 18th.
Ragnar Axelsson Arctic Heroes
For 4,000 years, the Greenlandic sled dog has been the true hero of the Artic today, with global warming melting his world away, his fate is uncertain.
Unperson by Tim Franco
For the past 3 years, photographer Tim Franco based in Seoul, South Korea has been documenting the incredible tales of women and men fleeing the North Korean dictatorship in search of another life. This exclusive project composed of portraits and testimonies of the defectors, as well as landscapes retracing the roads of their exile will be published as a photo book by the Magenta Foundation.
We are Santa by Ron Cooper
I'm a portrait, travel and documentary photographer based in Denver, Colorado. I travel overseas extensively in pursuit of images that reflect local cultures and people. My most recent project, We Are Santa, was produced a bit closer to home, specifically in photo shoots in eight cities across the United States.
Personal History by Carole Glauber
For thirty years, photographer Carole Glauber pointed her Brownie Hawkeye camera at her children as they did what children do -- played outside with the hose, dug in the sand, twirled a hula hoop and as time goes by have a bar mitzvah, graduate from high school, marry. Presented chronologically in the book, the photographs capture the two boys growing up before the viewer's eyes. But the utilization of the Brownie year after year producing images with the camera's signature, ephemeral look, provides a consistent emotional content overlay, even as the sons change and mature.
The Locusts by Jesse Lenz
Charcoal Press is pleased to announce The Locusts, the first major monograph by photographer and publisher Jesse Lenz. After a few years of living and traveling North American in an airstream with his family, Lenz settled down in a farm in rural Ohio. He began photographing his children as they ran wild in fields, built forts in the attic, and fell asleep surrounded by lightsabers and superheroes.
Then and There: Mardi Gras 1979 by Harvey Stein
Inspired by the Polaroid SX-70 instant photographs taken by the great Greek American artist, Lucas Samaras, the well-known photographer Harvey Stein, in the mid 1970's bought an SX-70 camera and for the rest of that decade used it to shoot in his signature style, intimate portraits of strangers in the street. This in addition to his major work of street photography in which he simultaneously confronts and collaborates with strangers using his two Leica M-4 film cameras.
Thierry Clech: Indian Lights
India is a strange country. You come back without being fully aware of what you really saw. Everything that seems real is not. And everything that appears as imbued with supernatural well and truly exists. This doubtful situation is in fact the uncertainty of street photography: everything goes too fast, constantly appears and disappears in the viewfinder as visions we try to capture, following the impulses of our unconscious. Nothing is more beautiful than the apparent banality, behind which we sometimes discover another world, invisible if we don't take the time to look at it, to open our eyes to detect its mysteries and symbols that move out of the shadows into the limelight for a moment, before vanishing.
No. Superhero by Ole Marius Joergensen
No superhero is a series of work by the acclaimed Scandinavian artist, Ole Marius Joergensen. The work features meticulously staged, cinematic photographs that depict seemingly ordinary situations which are then infused with a juxtaposed narrative. This unlocks an unexpected and unique world that feels both old and new.
The Ameriguns by Gabriele Galimberti
Of all the firearms in the world owned by private citizens for non-military purposes, half are in the United States. Numerically they exceed the country’s population: 393 million for 372 million people. This is no coincidence, nor a matter of market alone: but of tradition and Constitutional guarantee. It is the history of the Second Amendment, ratified in 1791 to reassure the inhabitants of the newly independent territories. Two hundred and fifty years later, it is still entrenched in all aspects of American life. This book frames its current status through what are seen as four fundamental American values: Family, Freedom, Passion, Style.
Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s
LOVING. A Photographic History of Men in Love portrays romantic love between men in hundreds of moving and tender vernacular photographs taken during the 100-year period between the 1850s and 1950s. This visual narrative of astonishing sensitivity brings to light an until-now-unpublished collection of hundreds of snapshots, portraits, and group photos made in the most varied of contexts, both private and public. Some are formal studio portraits, others were shot at the beach, in suburban settings, in the countryside, and at home. The range of individuals shown is extensive, covering nineteenth-century working class men, fashionably dressed businessmen, university students, and soldiers and sailors of all ages-spanning the time between the Civil War and World War War II, and into the 1950s.
Craig Varjabedian: Found Horizons
Craig Varjabedian's photographs of the American West illuminate his profound connection with the region and its people. His finely detailed images shine with an authenticity that reveals the ties between identity, place, and the act of perceiving. For Varjabedian, photography is a receptive process driven by openness to the revelation each subject offers, rather than by the desire to manipulate form or to catalog detail. He achieves this vision by capturing and suspending on film those decisive moments in which the elements and the spirit of a moment come together
Phil Bergerson Retrospective in Search of Meaning
Phil Bergerson "In Search of Meaning" marks the Stephen Bulger Gallery's sixth solo exhibition of work by Canadian photographer Phil Bergerson (b. 1947, Toronto, Canada) and coincides with the release of his third monograph, A Retrospective, published by Daylight Books. The publication is a survey of Bergerson's illustrious 50-year career which began in the 1970s with his exploration of performance art, drawing, painting and printmaking, before embracing photography exclusively. His early imagery includes an investigation of vernacular photography by manipulating found family snapshots to imbue them with new meanings, and the creation of grid-based works presenting multiple images that comment on the excesses of consumer culture.
California Love: A Visual Mixtape
This amazing compendium of photographs celebrating the Golden State is truly a love letter to California. One hundred and ten photographers offer intriguing photographs and perspectives on our special sliver of the west coast. At a time of Covid, wildfires, earthquakes, and protest, there is comfort in our deep connectedness to place.
Nor Dread, Nor Hope Attend by David Gulden
Photographer and environmentalist David Gulden's connection to the land and wildlife of Kenya began when he was 15 and traveled with his father on safari. This connection grew to advocacy, and the 66 black and white photographs collected in his second monograph, Nor Dread, Nor Hope Attend (Damiani, October 2020), reflect this commitment to relaying the truth of the impacts of declining habitats, while simultaneously showing the fierce beauty of both the animals of the African plains, and the expansive landscape itself.
Imagine: Reflections on Peace
Imagine: Reflections on Peace is a book, exhibition and short films conceived to encourage discourse and conversation around peace building and ending conflict. It is an initiative of The VII Foundation, which was established in 2001 to challenge complex social, economic, environmental and human rights issues through documentary non-fiction storytelling and education.
Tariq Zaidi: Sapeurs
British photographer Tariq Zaidi presents a fashion subculture of Kinshasa & Brazzaville: La Sape, Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elégantes (Society of Ambiance-Makers & Elegant People). Its followers are known as "Sapeurs" ("Sapeuses" for women). Most have ordinary day jobs as taxi-drivers, tailors and gardeners, but as soon as they clock out they transform themselves into debonair dandies. Sashaying through the streets they are treated like rock stars - turning heads, bringing 'joie de vivre' to their communities and defying their circumstances.
Irish Summers by Harry Gruyaert
Gallery FIFTY ONE is excited to announce its new show 'Irish Summers' by the renowned Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert (1941). This exhibition brings together a selection of images the artist made on trips to Ireland over the period 1983-84. While some of these photographs are included in a number of Gruyaert's previous projects and books (e.g. 'Rivages'/'Edges'), this is the first time that they are presented as a series. An eponymous new FIFTY ONE Publication will be launched for the occasion of this exhibition.
Luka Khabelashvili
With artists around the world enduring difficult times, Open Doors Gallery and Setanta Books are proud to announce a new collaborative project looking to highlight the work of emerging and unpublished photographic artists from all over the world. This exciting new zine series will feature a new artist bi-monthly.
Peter Fink:  My Mind’s Eye
Beginning as a designer, Peter Fink (1907, Grand Rapids 1984, New York City) traveled the globe from the 1950s to 1970s, moving in hidden streets and industrial towns of postwar Japan, France, Portugal, northern Africa, and the Middle East, photographing workers and street scenes. Arts and culture are recurring themes, as well as the life of workers, families or children in each new place he observed, but also expressive portraits and fashion, surreal still-lives, or his radical Refractions - reflections on architecture.
Margaret Durow
Margaret was born in rural Wisconsin, 1989 and began exploring her photographic style from a young age. Therefore, she has developed a unique ability to capture the magic in the landscapes she grew up in. By exploring the transient nature of memory, Durow uses photography as a tool to preserve a feeling. Hence, giving her work an intimate and insightful quality as she documents the world around her.
Fred Stein: Paris - New York
Fred Stein (1909 Dresden - 1967 New York) was a master of the art of street photography. As an early pioneer of the handheld camera, he captured poignant moments in the street life of two of the world's great cities: Paris and New York where he lived after fleeing from Nazi Germany.
The Plain by Melanie Friend
Melanie Friend's photographs reveal the military presence as a disquieting feature on the horizon: a rusty tank positioned as a target, a red box used for field telephones in a copse, smoke from an exploding shell. In the inaccessible ‘Impact Area', a cluster of distant soldiers undertake firing exercises. Red flags warn the visitor to keep out; signage to the military remind them not to drive tanks over Neolithic barrows. Occasionally, Friend has closer encounters with an artillery gun or an armoured vehicle, but often the landscape holds sway; manoeuvres are heard, but not always seen.
Dotan Saguy: Nowhere to go but Everywhere
Award-winning photographer Dotan Saguy first met the Reis family, Mormons from Brazil, the day they arrived in Los Angeles in a converted yellow school bus they call home with their three children ages 10, 5 and 2. They had come to the United States two years prior to chase the American Dream. While they quickly found financial footing in the US and acquired all the material things they wanted, they were still not happy. Inspired by a YouTube video by a Brazilian artist who quit everything to travel and sell his art, they decided to explore an alternative lifestyle that would allow them to spend more time as a family and discover the world together through travel.
Midnight La Frontera by Ken Light
Over thirty years ago between 1983 and 1987 along the California/ Mexico border, Ken Light took his Hasselblad camera and flash and rode along with Border Patrol agents in the middle of the night as they combed the Otay Mesa looking for “illegal aliens.” He was there when the immigrants were apprehended - literally captured by authorities as well as the photographer's flash, evoking an unvarnished Weegee. The black and white images he made are stark, impromptu mug shots in the desert, taken at a moment of extreme vulnerability, when hope gave way to despair.
Into The Fire by Matt Stuart
Into the Fire is Matt Stuart's second book of photographs following on from his critically acclaimed 'All that life can Afford'. Into the Fire documents the daily lives of people who live in Slab City, an off- grid community based on a former military base in the Sonoran desert, just north of the Mexican border.
Jamie Johnson: Growing Up Travelling
American photographer Jamie Johnson has devoted her over 20-year career to photographing children around the world. In 2014 she was invited to Ireland to document the Irish Travellers, a nomadic, ethnic minority that have lived on the margins of mainstream Irish society for centuries. She was introduced to a group of Travellers at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair and Festival, an annual event in County Galway where Travellers from Ireland and Europe come to set up camps, reunite with family and friends, and sell puppies and ponies. The children are left to run footloose and fancy free with dolls, animals, and candy cigarettes. While the Travellers don't usually like outsiders, Johnson's warmth, kindness and show of respect won them over and she was granted full access to photograph their lives and culture.
Post Truth  by George Byrne
George Byrne's visually stunning images of urban Los Angeles' hidden beauty astound in the artist's first monograph, Post Truth
Kicking Sawdust: Running Away with the Circus and Carnival
Clayton Anderson was living the life of a 19 year old, had secured a funky apartment near the water in Miami Beach, was waiting tables and hanging out with friends, when his life took a decidedly atypical turn. The courtyard payphone rang and his father on the other line said he needed to come help the family run their cinnamon roll concession with the travelling carnival. At the insistence of his artist friend Jack Pierson (who contributed the book's introduction), Anderson bought a camera and documented the years he was on the road between 1988 and 1992.
Jon Setter: The Urban Text
Jon Setter makes photographs that attempt to reveal the unseen aspects of urban spaces and architecture. Often working with subjects discovered by chance on unprescribed walks, he documents cities from peculiar viewpoints. Colours, patterns, materials and textures of the urban vernacular are methodically developed into an abstracted expression of space to expand our reading of the cityscape.
Two Women in Their Time
In the fall of 2017, the internationally acclaimed underground theater troupe Belarus Free Theatre took New York by storm for a production of their harrowing anti-torture, anti-Putin play, "Burning Doors." They were joined by Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who made international headlines when they were imprisoned for staging an anti-Putin performance in a Moscow cathedral. The play met with enthusiastic acclaim from critics.
Eboundja by Reinout van den Bergh
Home to some 30 families, the small fishing village of Eboundja is in the Océan district of southern Cameroon. Its nearly 200 villagers have been living in great insecurity about their future since 2009, the year in which Cameroonian authorities destined an 18 by 12 miles coastal zone as a domaine d'utilité publique. By decree. Its purpose being the construction of a deep sea harbour. Iron ore was found deep in the Cameroonian jungle.
The Road Not Taken by Arnaud Montagard
The Road Not Taken by Arnaud Montagard investigates classic visual themes of Americana and touches upon some of the ideas laid down by the Beat poets. Leaving the fast paced city life behind and setting off on a journey into the American psyche. As an outsider who moved to New York some years ago,Arnaud's images are informed and inspired by the greats that precede him, but also announce his own unique style.
Imogen Cunnigham: A Retrospective by Paul Martineau
American artist Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) enjoyed a long career as a photographer, creating an extensive and distinct oeuvre that underscored her unique vision, versatility, and ardent commitment to the medium. An early feminist and inspiration to future generations of men and women practitioners, Cunningham intensely engaged with Pictorialism and Modernism; genres of portraiture, landscape, the nude, still life, and street photography; and themes such as flora, dancers, music, hands, and the elderly.
Zaido by Yukari Chikura
Nothing had prepared me for my father's death. He was taken by a blood cancer before the family knew he was seriously ill. There was little time to talk, to prepare. We couldn't even say out last "SAYONARA" (goodbye). One day he was there and the next day- an empty place in the family. When he was gone the seemed to be no recovering. The house seemed full of sorrow and shock. In my room at night, expecting to hear my fathers voice, I heard only the weeping of my sister.
He Threw The Last Punch Too Hard by Hannah Kozak
When Los Angeles based photographer and former Hollywood stuntwoman Hannah Kozak was nine years old, her mother left Hannah and her family after falling in love with another man. He turned out to be violent. From the age of nine to fourteen, Hannah witnessed him abuse her mother on the weekends she spent with them. In 1974, he beat Hannah's mother so badly she sustained permanent brain damage. After caring for her for six years, Hannah's father moved her mother into an assisted living facility at the age of forty-one, where she lived for thirty-five years. She has spent the last five years at a different, much improved facility. She is partially paralyzed on one side and cannot walk on her own, cloth or feed herself.
Skater Girls by Jenny Sampson
In Jenny Sampson's follow-up monograph to Skaters (Daylight, 2017) featuring her acclaimed collection of tintype portraits of male and female skateboarders, the American photographer, who is based in Berkeley, California, chose to focus exclusively on female skateboarders. Although historically a male-dominated sport, there have always been girls in the skateboarding landscape. By turning her lens on these fearless females in skate parks and at events all over California, Washington and Oregon, Sampson hopes Skater Girls (Daylight, September, 2020) will increase visibility and celebrate these girls and non-binary people, young and older, who have been breaking down this gender wall with their skater girl power.
PALM SPRINGS Modern Dogs at Home by Nancy Baron
In good times and bad, our best friends are there for support, therapy, and unconditional love. Especially now -- where would we be without our dogs? Although the so-called modernists of Palm Springs embrace the serenity of life in post-WWII America, the sometimes-harsh realities of contemporary life are impossible to ignore. These mid-twentieth-century reenactors are often transplants, enjoying the Palm Springs lifestyle with their dogs and friends as their chosen family.
Rod Harbinson: Zen In The Time Of Corona
This book offers a unique introduction to the Zen path through words, photos and poetry. More than a guidebook, it provides a space for reflection on our current situation and talks about Zen in relation to both photography and the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tango in the Big Mango by Peter Nitsch
Tango in the Big Mango photo book is a mixture of documentary/street and conceptual images. The series consists of four parts: documentary/street photography, and conceptual themes of greed, growth, and angst. Tango in the Big Mango captures the intensity of urban life and barrage of consumption, culture and eccentricity in Bangkok.
Six Degrees South by Gilles Nicolet
Swahili is Gilles Nicolet's first book, a personal, melancholic, sometimes contemplative vision of a world which is dear to him but slowly disappearing.
Body Language by Allen Wheatcroft
Allen Wheatcroft's first monograph, Body Language (Damiani) explores the delicate balance between connection and dislocation, which he keenly observes while roaming city streets in the U.S. and Europe, with his Leica camera on hand. Taken from 2014-2018 in Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris and Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden, the photographs emphasize gestures, movements, and expressions - a visual language without words. These pictures prompt the viewer to wonder about, and empathize with, the bankers and doormen, loners and gym rats, tourists and sun bathers - eager, perplexed, hurting - who inhabit our modern cities. With a focus on tension, loneliness, and synchronicity in contemporary life, this project artfully captures the universal language of the body in the street.
Atlantic City: The Last Hurrah photographs by Timothy Roberts
Atlantic City, at one time known as "The World's Playground" with its glittering casino hotels and night clubs, and legendary boardwalk and beach, looms large in the American imagination. It has been the subject of many movies, including the 1980 Louis Malle classic "Atlantic City" starring Susan Sarandon and Burt Lancaster, and the hit HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" set in the era of Prohibition. Historically the city was a refuge for those fleeing Prohibition. The casinos offered the unsleeping promise of redemption at the pull of a lever or roll of the dice.
VIALATTEA by Ilias Georgiadis
Origini edizioni is proud to show you the third book born from the collaboration with Leporello, from projects selected by Call launched in March 2019, on theme "Terra" (in the sense of earth, land, matter).
William Earle Williams: PARTY PICTURES
William Earle Williams: Party Pictures is dedicated to the American photographer's acclaimed series of the same name. Williams' insightful photographs taken in the 1970s and 80s revel in the details of a particular moment and the unspoken cues of class, race and gender. In Party Pictures, you will find blue-blood doyennes in starched lace and society upstarts dripping with jewels alongside A-list celebrities and blue-collar wait staff.
Geert Broertjes: One year
In a very short space of time, Geert Broertttes lost the most important women in his life. His aunt, grandmother and mother passed away. He shared his grief with his girlfriend, who became a recurring theme in this series. But even this relationship ended, a couple of months after his mother passed. Broertjes photographed the process instinctively. It was only afterwards that he noticed the coherence of his work. It became a poetic story about love, loss and grief.
The Rest Between Two Notes: Selected Works by Fran Forman
I communicate with the world by creating visual narratives of composited photographs, often illuminating that in-between moment in time. It is how I explore dreams deferred, connections to prior generations, the natural world and our place within it. Making art is my psychological release, my obsession and my salvation.
Lost Venice by Sarah Hadley
In Lost Venice (Damiani, April 2020) photographer Sarah Hadley presents an alluring and haunting portrayal of this majestic city as distilled through her personal lens of loss and nostalgia. By contemplating the temporal beauty of Venice, Hadley examines our own impermanence and the uncertain future of this unique city.
This Is How the Heart Beats by Jake Naughton and Jacob Kushner
Same-sex relations are illegal in thirty-two African countries. Most, including Kenya and Uganda, were former British colonies, and the legacy of the colonialists' anti-gay legislation can be felt to this day. In 2014 Uganda introduced a so-called "kill the gays" law that sought to broaden the criminalization of same-sex relations, making it punishable by life imprisonment and, in some instances, death. In 2019 Uganda's Minister of Ethics and Integrity called to introduce such a bill once again.
PRESENT by Stephan Vanfleteren
Stephan Vanfleteren is mainly known to the general public for his penetrating black & white portrait photography, but over the past decades his work has ranged to documentary, artistic and personal pictures. From street photography in world cities like New York to the genocide of Ruanda, from storefront façades to the mystical landscapes of the Atlantic wall, from still lifes to intense portraits. The iconic images sit side by side with unknown treasures in this heavy tome containing no less than 505 photographs.
Of Lions and Lambs by Benita Suchodrev
The tourist season is over, the promenade is empty and Brexit is at the door when Benita Suchodrev returns to the British coastal town of Blackpool to photograph the hidden reality behind the famous Amusement Mile. She leads us to local churches, soup kitchens, youth shelters, old age homes and impoverished neighborhoods, meets bizarre characters, underage mothers, drug-addicts, artists, and hermits. She photographs strangers on train platforms, homeless in torn rags feasting on ham sandwiches and coffee under a dark overpass, closed storefronts and deserted alleys on a rainy night.
Coincidences by Jonathan Higbee
Coincidences, the first monograph from American photographer Jonathan Higbee, comprises over ten years of Higbee's work on the streets of New York City, including iconic and never-before-published photographs. A self-professed love letter to New York, Higbee captures moments of serendipity when people and their surroundings collide in beautiful, humorous and sometimes extraordinary ways. Aperture Gallery & Bookstore will host a book release and reception for Coincidences on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30pm.
A Sense of Place by Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir
In 2003, photographic artist Charlotta María Hauksdóttir moved from her native Iceland to California to study photography. The relocation stirred in her a sense of rootlessness and a yearning for the landscapes of her childhood. She began making regular trips to Iceland to take photographs of the breathtaking landscapes of fjords, mountains, craggy shorelines and glaciers that she would then reconstruct and repurpose in her studio, as we do our memories. The resulting images are published in A Sense of Place: Imprints of Iceland by Charlotta María Hauksdóttir (Daylight Books, January 2020). The book reveals how the physical space of landscapes can be closely tied to a person's identity, sense of being, and personal history.
Doug’s Gym: The Last of Its Kind By Norm Diamond
As a physician for almost forty years, Norm Diamond was accustomed to facing death and loss, themes that followed him into his second career as a fine art photographer. In his first book What Is Left Behind (Daylight, 2017), Diamond photographed poignant objects he found at estate sales in Dallas, Texas. In Doug's Gym (Kehrer Verlag, February 2020), Diamond trained his camera on a legendary "no frills" gym that was one of the landmarks of downtown Dallas for 55 years. Owned and operated by the grizzled, cigar smoking Doug Eidd, the gym evoked a bygone era that captivated Diamond.
Can’t Smile Without You by Martin Andersen
Photographer and life-long Tottenham Hotspur fan, Martin Andersen has turned his camera on his fellow fans to create 'Can't Smile Without You', an intimate and often visceral collection of photographs taken at home, away, and across Europe from 2013 until 2017 with the last game played at the White Hart Lane stadium. Selected and edited from over one hundred different games, Andersen presents an authentic and unflinching documentation of the fans and their resultant relationships and community. His imagery depicts the drama, tensions, and raw emotions involved in such unwavering support of a football team that infiltrates every part of life.
Book: Independent Mysteries by Michael Magers
Independent Mysteries is the first monograph from documentary photographer Michael Magers. In it, Magers exposes the persistent tension between connection and disconnection - a feeling of "intimate distance" he grappled with while traveling to places like Japan, Haiti, and Cuba for various assignments and personal projects. Drawing on nearly a decade of work, each image can be viewed as a film-still, with little context other than light brushes of human contact, fleeting intimacy, solitude and vulnerability. Every one of the grainy, black-and-white photographs in this book carries with it a secret to be discovered and explored.
House Music by Charles Rozier
Spanning almost thirty years, House Music by Charles Rozier chronicles seemingly quotidian moments in the lives of multiple generations of the photographer's extended family. Training the camera on those closest to him, Rozier brings the sensibility of a street photographer to his own domestic setting. This is a body of work that transcends convention and the particularities of Rozier's own circumstances to create a story that speaks to universal experience.
Fatherland/ Padre-Patria
While Peru's landscape is often celebrated for its rich history and lush beauty, the series Fatherland shifts this perception and offers a counter narrative, exposing viewers to the scars born from decades of a relentless epidemic of hate. Through extensive research from within the gay and transgender communities, Juan José Barboza-Gubo and Andrew Mroczek document the sites of hate crimes throughout Peru's cities, deserts, the Andes, and deep within the jungles of the Amazon.
The Young Ones by Simon Johansson
Swedish photographer Simon Johansson presents his new book "The Young Ones". DAD WAKES ME AT three o'clock in the morning as agreed. I'm not sure what's most exciting, to be up watching TV in the middle of the night, or that man is landing on the moon. No matter which, the grainy black-and-white television image of Neil Armstrong in a space suit floating down the ladder has stuck on my retina. While man takes the giant leap, 380 439 kilometres from our living room, I take a small step to expand my very own universe.
DEAR MR. PICASSO:  An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom
Noted photographer and co-founder of FotoFest, Fred Baldwin has recently published his memoir, Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom (Schilt Publishing). The book begins with Baldwin's encounter with Pablo Picasso in 1955, a life-changing event that emboldened Baldwin to embrace a peripatetic life as a photojournalist. His remarkable "picture stories" led him to locations where few or no photographers had gone before. Baldwin's book is illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs from his vast archive.
The World According to Roger Ballen
Throughout his career, Roger Ballen has pursued a singular artistic goal: to give expression to the human psyche -- to explore, visually, the hidden forces that shape who we are. The new book The World According to Roger Ballen, published in association with a major exhibition on view at the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris through July 31, 2020, provides a unique overview of the life and work of one of the most distinctive art photographers practicing today.
In Salem, Collage Poems and Photographs by Catherine Corman
In Salem, a collection of collage poems and original photographs by Catherine Corman inspired by the Salem Witch Trials, is being published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Designed by Naomi Yang of Exact Change and Galaxie 500, the chapbook is accompanied by a companion piece, a silent film that will screen on All Hallows' Eve at Synesthesia, an art gallery in Brooklyn.
Michael Light: Lake Lahontan - Lake Bonneville
San Francisco-based photographer Michael Light's (b. 1963) fourth Radius book of his aerial survey Some Dry Space: An Inhabited West journeys into the vast geological space and time of the Great Basin—the heart of a storied national "void" that is both actual and psychological, treasured as much for its tabula rasa possibilities as it is hated for its utter hostility to human needs.
Kingdom of Sand and Cement by Peter Bogaczewicz
Kingdom of Sand and Cement by Peter Bogaczewicz, explores the challenges Saudi Arabia faces today as it rapidly transforms from a tribal desert culture to an influential world power. In less than a century, following the discovery of oil in 1938 and the founding of Saudi Aramco, the Saudis have transitioned from living in traditional mud houses to commencing work on the world's tallest skyscraper. The demographic has shifted dramatically and today, only 17 percent of Saudis live in rural areas compared with nearly 70 percent half a century ago. Through his large-format color photographs, Bogaczewicz documents a country of sharp contrasts where visual traces of a disappearing ancient culture can be seen in the midst of a burgeoning modern society reflecting the ambitious agenda of the Al Saud ruling family.
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai by Mark Parascandola
Mark Parascandola, a documentary fine-art photographer based in Washington, D.C., is interested in how photography and the movies shape our perceptions of history and truth, reality and make-believe. In his critically acclaimed photo book, Once Upon a Time in Almería: The Legacy of Hollywood in Spain (Daylight, 2017), Parascandola documented a bygone era of Hollywood glamour amid the geopolitics of the Cold War. Once Upon a Time in Shanghai in contrast, looks towards the future. Here, Parascandola turns his lens on the film industry in present day mainland China which already produces more films than Hollywood and is poised to take over as the world's largest movie viewing market.
Documentary Photography Reconsidered: History, Theory, Practice by Michelle Bogre
Documentary photography is undergoing an unprecedented transformation as it adapts to the impact of digital technology, social media and new means of distribution. In Documentary Photography Reconsidered: History, Theory, Practice (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, October 17, 2019), noted photographer and educator Michelle Bogre contextualizes these changes by offering a historical, theoretical and practical perspective on documentary photography from its inception to the present day.
Flight of Spirit, The Photographs of Anne Noggle
In the history of photography, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) stands alone among the great American photographers for her powerful, wry portraits and self-portraits of aging women and women's bodies-as Noggle called it, "the saga of fallen flesh." Suffusing Noggle's photographs are her profound joie de vivre, humor, and defiant humanism. Noggle's unique vision shaped the medium in ways that have yet to be adequately acknowledged-this new book seeks to underscore the impact and lasting influence of this unconventional photographer
MASK by Chris Rainier
Ever since the dawn of human civilization, mankind has been in search of the sacred and a profound connection to the spiritual world. For countless traditional cultures around the planet, the dancing of the mask allows the performers and their audience to create a powerful relationship to a meaningful sense of the sacred. While masks have been hung in the great museums of the world, they are all too often separated from their context and meaning. Chris' mission has been to bring the masks back to life.
London’s Great Theatres by photographer Derry Moore and actor Simon Callow
London’s Great Theatres offers an intimate look behind the curtains of London’s iconic theatres, from the West End to Hackney. The acclaimed actor and director Simon Callow provides informative and personally insightful commentaries for each of the 28 theatres, to accompany Derry Moore’s striking photographs. The images show the theatres as they have never been seen before; in sweeping portraits or in intimate detail, as the book unlocks each building and demonstrates the role of London’s theatres in society throughout the last few centuries.
California Trip by Dennis Stock
In 1968, Magnum photographer Dennis Stock took a freewheeling five-week road trip up and down the California highways, documenting the counterculture hippie scene at its height. These black and white photos were compiled to create what would become a cult classic: California Trip. Originally published in 1970, the book became an emblem of the free love movement that continued to inspire people throughout the decades. Just as Stock's portraits of James Dean introduced us to the icon of a generation, his photos of the free spirits and landscapes of California captured the essence of a place where everything seemed possible. "The pursuit of the best of all possible worlds" was the Rule.
Koudelka Shooting Holy Land: The Disc Edition
A unique edition of the award-winning documentary, Koudelka Shooting Holy Land on acclaimed Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka (Magnum Photos), will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD and offered for online rent. Including over 60 minutes of never-before-seen additional material - rare interviews with Koudelka in his Paris studio, edit-room-floor scenes released for the first time, and a Q&A with Koudelka and director Baram filmed in front of a live audience.
Obsessions: The Magnum Square Print Sale
The June 2019 Magnum Square Print Sale will see Magnum photographers and estates delve into their archives to select a single image that reflects the issues, working practices and visual signatures which have obsessed the collective's members throughout their careers.Signed or estate-stamped, museum-quality 6x6" prints by Magnum's photographers for $100. Available for five days only.
Martino Marangoni: Rebuilding my days in New York 1959-2018
As the son of an Italian father and an American mother, Martino Marangoni (born 1950) regularly spent time in New York, where, impressed by the city's skyscrapers, he first learned to use a camera. From 1972 to 1975 he studied photography at Pratt Institute and became acquainted with the work of Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander, among others. His fascination with New York and his ties with friends and family brought him to the city almost every year. He was there when the Twin Towers were being built, and he was present when they were destroyed in 2001. Since 9/11, he has returned to visit Ground Zero regularly, documenting the rebuilding of the area and the changing neighborhood.
HOMELANDS: Life on the Edge of the South African Dream, photographs by Pieter De Vos
Homelands by Pieter de Vos (Daylight, June 2019) explores life in contemporary South Africa through the experiences of Donald Banda, a resident of an informal settlement called Woodlane Village located in the affluent suburb of Moreleta Park, Pretoria. Donald's community ekes out a living in the shadows of the trappings of the wealthy -- high-end shopping malls, a mega-church, one of South Africa's most expensive golf estates, gated communities, and a private hospital. Homelands explores how people experience home and belonging in a society that straddles the tension between social and economic inclusion and exclusion. As Donald says, "There is no place like home. But if home no longer feels like home, we are lost.
Isa Leshko ’Allowed to Grow Old’
Allowed to Grow Old is a dignified and affectionate portrait series of elderly animals living on farm sanctuaries. Prompted by an event in Leshko's personal life, Allowed to Grow Old is a treatise on mortality through the lens of animal rights. Images of Teresa, a thirteen-year-old Yorkshire Pig, or Melvin, an eleven-year-old Angora Goat, make us aware of just how rare it is to see a farm animal reach advanced age. Rescued from abuse and neglect, the animals are circumspect of strangers, and Leshko often spends hours attuning with each animal ensuring they feel safe and comfortable before she makes even a single image. The effect is charming, challenging, and ultimately unforgettable.
Jeffrey Stockbridge: Kensington Blues
American photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge gives a rare insight into the opioid crisis of Kensington Avenue in North Philadelphia. Self published, this beautiful book shows daring images of addicts and prostitutes. Stories and quotes give another perspective to these poignant and intimate portraits of marginalized men and women. Not only do they help us better understand who they are, but also encourages us to open our mind and overcome prejudice.
William Coupon: Portraits Book Signing
Photo-eye Bookstore's Project Space is proud to welcome internationally acclaimed portrait photographer William Coupon to our Rufina Circle location for a Book Signing and Artist Reception on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 5-7pm.
Book Signing Susan Meiselas at photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space
Photo-eye Bookstore is proud to welcome Susan Meiselas for a book signing on Friday, August 3rd from 4-5:30 pm. Meiselas will be signing copies of her two latest monographs, Mediations, published by Damiani and On the Frontline published by Aperture.
Book Review: TJ Norris ’Shooting Blanks’
TJ Norris, in "Shooting Blanks" the culmination of more than ten years spent roaming America, cataloguing its gradual disintegration, places his gaze on much more than just surfaces- his gaze is rooted in deep experience, shooting the ephemeral from a solid footing below.
Top 10 Photo Books of 2017
Here is a selection of 10 photo books that in my opinion should be in your library! It is of course a very subjective choice and if I could I would not have chosen ten books but at least 50. Each editor published treasures and depending of the kind of photography you like you might not choose the same books. But all of them are worth a look! Enjoy.
Jenny Sampson Book: Skaters - Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders
Skateboarding culture is exceptionally well-documented, and yet, the catalog of images is almost completely without portraiture... until now. In ghostly tones and stark, haunting relief, Sampson has pulled off the trick of tricks: She has persuaded random skaters to sit still while she photographs them with a staggeringly slow camera, and in doing so, she has captured, against all odds and with chilling nuance, the restless soul of skateboarding ." -- Bret Anthony Johnston, author and skateboarder
Havana: Light Beyond Vision
For the past three years, a Boston photographer who specializes in colorized infrared photography, has been traveling off of the beaten path in Havana, Cuba and the surrounding countryside capturing rare images that explore it s many hidden gems. Using this truly unique approach allows the photographer to reveal sunlight that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. Sixty of these vivid panoramic images have been compiled into a 130-page coffee table book, Havana: Light Beyond Vision. With captions offering insight into the places, people, culture and history, from Hemingway's seaside fishing village of Cojímar to Havana's bustling avenidas, each image comes to life on the page with a dreamlike quality that mirrors the mysteries of this island nation
Top 10 Photo Books of 2015
Numerous incredible photography books where published this year and it was certainly not easy to make such a small selection. We decided on this list of 10 fine art photography books as well as some serious documentary tomes. You may recognize a few classics in here as well as be exposed to some great new talent. These books will not only be important pieces in your library, but they would also be good ideas for presents since we are approaching that time of year!
Eli Reed: ’The Documentary Perspective’
Eli Reed's new monograph, "A Long Walk Home," is a retrospective of his life's work. Reed will be signing copies of this impressive book that consists of more than 250 images and spans his forty-year career. Along with the book signing on November 12th, there is an equally impressive retrospective exhibition as well as a workshop taught by Reed. He is no stranger to teaching, being a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin for the past decade while also having led workshops and courses at several universities and photography centers nationwide including the International Center of Photography, Columbia University, New York University, and Harvard University.
Ken Light ’What’s Going On? 1969-1974’
I'm eagerly awaiting my copy of Ken Light's new monograph, "What's Going On? 1969-1974." I was at the kick off party for his crowd funding campaign at the Leica Gallery in San Francisco where select images that would one day be in the book were displayed throughout the space on easels and pedestals. Shots of soldiers marching on students and young people wrapped in blankets, massed together for an unknown reason. I see now this picture taken of Ken back then when he was making these photographs. He was one of those kids, 18 and wandering through a country that was changing radically and rapidly. And there he is, in the midst of it, living it and documenting it. It's amazing what a bit of distance can do for you as a photographer, to stow away your images for four decades and then revisit them with the mature eye of a life lived as a social documentarian.
DAIDO MORIYAMA: LABYRINTH
Plexus Co.,Ltd and euphonic,inc. is proudly announcing the release of the e-Book version of Daido Moriyama's "LABYRINTH" as " LABYRINTH -Complete Edition-" on iBookstore from June 3rd, 2015. Amazon Kindle version starts sale from July 6th. LABYRINTH -Complete Edition- reveals more than 3,000 shots of unseen photos, which was not print- ed on the original version of the book. The negative film of each page was precisely selected and aligned by Daido Moriyama himself and was printed as a Contact Sheet.
METAMORPOLIS
The construction of China's Three Gorges the largest hydro-electric power station in the world, meant relocating over a million people as the land they lived on at the time would be consumed by swelling reservoirs.
Top 10: Best photography books of 2014
Once again Christmas is just around the corner and you have no idea what to buy. Have you thought about photography books? The choice is so large!To help you make up your mind we came up with a list of photo books that you will want to order for yourself or give to someone else. In any case you will make someone happy.
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