Beyond Words


Latest Newsletter- 09 October 2018

Our latest newsletter has new and forthcoming titles by Paul Hart, Mark Power, Mark Steinmetz, Masahisa Fukase, Mandy Barker, Yan Wang Preston and signed Martin Parr. Plus Michael Kenna's calendar and news of the first complete facsimile of the original three issues of the influential Japanese publication Provoke.


Real Life Dramas

Mary Frey

Publisher's Description

The rediscovery of a great American photographer.

When Mary Frey’s book READING RAYMOND CARVER was released in 2017, many people rubbed their eyes in astonishment: Why don’t I know Mary Frey? What happened, that more than 30 years had to pass before these grandiose pictures are publicly shown?

It’s not exactly like that. For the black-and-white photographs taken at home and in her immediate vicinity in Massachusetts between 1979 and 1984 Mary Frey has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. 1987 and 1991 her color photographs on the same subject were shown in New York at the MoMA. And then? Silence. Mary Frey has continued to photograph, she taught at several Universities, some museums and collectors have her pictures in their collections, famous photographers have been inspired by her work, but she never took care to push her own career as an artist.

But now something is happening. Mary Frey is the rediscovery of the moment, her pictures too good to be overlooked. Photographed in large format on film, technically perfect, between snapshot and enactment, intimacy and distance. Charged banalities with children, adolescents and adults, middle class, USA, 35 years ago. No reportage, a psychogram. Funny, sad, true and hyperreal.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 28.5 x 25 cm

128 pages, 59 Colour images



Eamonn Doyle

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Publisher's Description

In his Dublin trilogy (i, ON and End.) Eamonn captured the combined actions of the city and its population as they played out in front of him. With K, he moves away from the urban east coast to the western Atlantic edge of Ireland, to a landscape that, in places, appears out of time, a parallel world untouched by human presence.

Through the intense colour images of K, we follow a figure that shape-shifts as it travels across this landscape. Entirely veiled in cloth, the figure is spectral, changing in colour and materiality as it is pushed and pulled by gravity, wind, water and light. In places it appears almost gaseous, in others it is molten and then, at times, the weight of being earthbound becomes apparent. Accompanying these colour images, K includes a number of dense black and white photographs that appear to describe some kind of seismic evidence.

Printed on a number of pages in the book are stratified layers of hand-written letters from a mother to her dead son. Eamonn’s brother, Ciarán, died suddenly at age 33 in 1999. His mother, Kathryn, never managed to escape the grief of such a time-reversed event, right up until her own death in 2017. In the letters, we can make out a word here and there, but the cumulative effect is their appearance as musical notation, a veil of sound waves, a phonetic score for lament.

Working with a 1951 recording of an Irish Keen, musician David Donohoe has composed a new, two-part piece for voice that accompanies this body of work for exhibition, and is included in the book as a 10" vinyl record. This layered and ever-changing composition forms an integral part of our experience of K, relating directly to it in both form and expression. The Keen (or Cine, from the Irish caoinim, “I wail”) is an ancient Irish tradition of lamentation songs for the dead, to carry their spirit over to the other side and to act as a cathartic expression of grief for those gathered around. Traditionally Keens are performed directly over the body of the deceased by women. In some of the images of K, the contorted and wind-blown shapes of the figure and cloth seem to take on the form of the wailing sound itself.

With his Dublin work, Eamonn looks at how the contemporary forces of the city and the movement of its people continually shape each other. In K, he seeks out the primal, even primordial, forces that have sculpted and driven us into being.

The cruelty of the speed of light is that we can only ever look back in time. The further we look out, the further back in time we see. But this does bring the past into the present as we attempt to understand, even though sometimes we just cannot. This is as true of a photograph taken on the streets of Dublin as it is of one taken of plasma clouds in distant galaxies. And we can only comprehend any of this by passing through the vibrations of time, like a song cast out to the cosmos.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks

Size: 370 x 290 mm

88 pages

includes 10" vinyl record

Limited edition of 1000


Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu

Publisher's Description

"Shomei Tomatsu is the pivotal figure of recent Japanese photography." John Szarkowski

Casting a cold eye on postwar Japan, the raw, grainy and impressionistic photography of Shomei Tomatsu practically defined Japanese photography in the second half of the 20th century, greatly influencing Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki and Takuma Nakihara. His best-known images are his portraits of people and street scenes from the 1950s, when the country struggled to recover from World War II and US military presence was ubiquitous; his photographs of 1960s Japan; and throughout his career, his images of Okinawa, where he died in 2012. Tomatsu's most famous single photograph is probably Melted Bottle, Nagasaki, 1961, which depicts a beer bottle rendered grotesquely biomorphic by the nuclear blast that devastated Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The American photographer and writer Leo Rubinfien described Tomatsu's Nagasaki images as "sad, haggard facts," noting that "beneath the surface there was a grief so great that any overt expression of sympathy would have been an insult."

This book, which accompanies a major retrospective at MAPFRE in Barcelona, elucidates the rich visual universe of Tomatsu, including his best-known images and previously unpublished work. It is the first comprehensive survey to be published since his death.

Publisher: Fundacion MAPFRE

Size: 9.5 x 11"

172 pages, 63 colour, 117 black & white


Caspian: The Elements

Chloe Dewe Mathews

Publisher's Description

Caspian: The Elements is Chloe Dewe Mathews’s record of five years spent roaming the borderlands of the Caspian Sea. In a resource-rich region roiled by contested geopolitics, Dewe Mathews found that elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium are central to the mystical, practical, artistic, religious, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. With essays by Morad Montazami, Sean O’Hagan, and Arnold van Bruggen, Caspian: The Elements offers a series of powerful visual narratives that explore the deep links between the peoples of the Caspian and their enigmatic and coveted landscapes.

Essays by Morad Montazami, Sean O’Hagan, and Arnold van Bruggen

Copublished: Aperture and Peabody Museum Press

Size: 19 x 26 cm

216 pages, 120 four-color images


Ansel Adams DIary 2019

Ansel Adams

Publisher's Description

A stunning compilation of photographs of the American wilderness by Ansel Adams make this a perennially popular engagement calendar. This stylish black-and-white engagement calendar features a wide range of images by Ansel Adams; magnificent mountain landscapes, stormy seascapes, details from nature, lofty trees, and the occasional architectural detail.

Impeccable printed in duotone to the standards of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, the calendar is a pleasure to use. Ample space is provided for recording daily appointments, with a section of monthly calendars to facilitate long-range planning.

This lovely calendar is a satisfying and practical way to enjoy the beautiful photographs of Ansel Adams all year long.

Size: 9.5" x8.25"

128 pages


Ansel Adams Calendar 2019

Ansel Adams

Publisher's Description

The beautiful Ansel Adams wall calendar is a favorite year after year, with over five million copies sold since it was first published in 1983.

Thirteen photographs by Ansel Adams, chosen to reflect the changing seasons, grace this handsome wall calendar. Well-known classics combine with less familiar images of the American wilderness to present a wonderful variety of photographs throughout the year. The superb duo tone reproductions and gracious design make this a wall calendar that is welcomed as a gift or treasured as a monthly reminder of the work of this great American photographer.

Size: 15.5 x 12.5"


Sierra Club Diary 2019

Publisher's Description

The most popular nature calendar ever published with stunning images of flora and fauna.

Keep track of your daily activities and appointments with our engagement calendar that's as much at home on your desk as it is in your briefcase, bag, or daypack.

Week-by-week format with 56 full-color photographs

Publisher: Sierra Club

Size: 6 5/16 x 9 1/4"


Sierra Club Wall Calendar 2019

Publisher's Description

Our popular spiral-bound wall calendar featuring twelve stunning landscape photographs.
A bestseller for thirty years -- over 10 million sold!

All the grandeur of the North American wilderness

Publsher: Sierra Club

Size: 11 5/16" x 13 1/2"


American Fraternity

Andrew Moisey

Publisher's Description

The American Fraternity is a photobook that provides an intimate and provocative look at Greek culture on college campuses by combining contemporary photographs with scanned pages from a wax-stained 60 year old ritual manual. This book will shed new light on the peculiarities of the fraternal orders which count seventy-five percent of modern U.S. presidents, senators, justices, and executives among their members. These mysterious campus organizations are filled with arcane oaths and ceremonies and this book attempts to capture within its pages some of this dark power.

Publisher: Daylight Books

Size: 6 x 8"

144 pages; 96 images



Matthew Genitempo

Publisher's Description

"pines grow pulling the old dreams through the soil pinesap climbing into its limbs lifting a ladder like solitude"

Inspired by the life and work of the poet and land surveyor Frank Stanford, these photographs were taken in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri.

By capturing the region’s foggy landscapes, hermetic homes, and rugged men living in solitude in the dark woods, Jasper explores Matthew Genitempo’s fascination with running away from the everyday. The work bounces between fact and fiction, exhibiting both the reality and the myth of what it means to be truly apart from society.

Publisher: Twin Palms

Size: 10.5 x 13"

96 pages, 51 tritone plates


Sun Gardens

Anna Atkins

Publisher's Description

This lavishly illustrated book features the beautiful and scientifically important photographs by Anna Atkins, whose landmark work combined a passion for botany with remarkable creativity and technical skill.

Anna Atkins (1799–1871) came of age in Victorian England, a particularly fertile environment for learning and scientific discovery. Guided by her father, a prominent scientist, Atkins was inspired by William Henry Fox Talbot to take up photography and was friends with Sir John Herschel, who invented the cyanotype photographic process in 1842. The next year, Atkins began making cyanotypes in an effort to illustrate and distribute information about her herbarium. The result was Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, the first book to be illustrated with photographs. A decade later, she and her friend Anne Dixon expanded their visual inquiry to flowering plants, feathers, and other subjects. This volume is a revised and expanded edition of a long out-of-print monograph that first secured Atkins’s place in the history of photography. It draws upon years of careful research and sets Atkins and her work in the proper context. Supplementary texts shed new light on her productions and on the cyanotype process, which is still used by artists today. The photographs themselves—ethereal, deeply hued, and wonderfully intricate—are brought to life with exquisite reproductions that are certain to win Atkins a new generation of followers.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 23 x 30.5 cm

176 pages, 120 color illustrations



David Jiménez

Publisher's Dsecription

Aura is the third photobook by David Jiménez, a Spanish photographer based in Madrid, widely known by his first book Infinito (Photovision, 2000), and versus (RM Verlag, 2014). This new book is the natural continuation of that series of works; this time the oneiric character of the images is intensified, as are connections of a magical nature among the images, and the whole acquires increased movement and agitation, like the rhythm of an uninterrupted dance.

The author´s work as a whole is based on the intuition that what we call reality conceals a network of complex relationships beyond rational thought. His purpose is to metaphorically recreate this secret network of connections through a universe of images rich with hidden clues, in which the deeper meaning of events is found outside narrative time and space, more closely approaching the sudden spark of the poetic. He is interested in provoking the dissolution of literal references, inviting the viewer to construct a new syntax. To this end, he plays with the limits of perception, seeking a hypnotic effect, and a precise degree of ambiguity that promotes mutations of meaning, a sort of alchemical transformation.

Aura also contains some self-referential images, we will eventually be spectators watching somebody who is looking at the book within the book itself. Another striking facet of the work is the presence of certain recognizable elements that are repeated with variations, creating a cadence, like birds in flight that produce distinct shapes in the emptiness, shadows with an undulating movement or patterns of light on an abysmal blackness. The author also plays with negative space, with the fragmented figure, with the echo among forms, generating an always present ambiguity which makes us wonder whether we’re seeing or imagining.

Publisher: Infinito Books (self published)

Size: 32.8 x 23.8 cm

126 pages

Edition of 1,500 copies

First edition, 2018



Lu Nan

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Publisher's Description

Trilogy, by Lu Nan draws together three series of the photographer’s work created over the course of 15 years; The Forgotten People, a haunting study of the living conditions of China’s psychiatric patients, On the Road, a document of the daily lives of Catholics in China and Four Seasons, a chronicle of the lives of rural peasants in Tibet. Collectively, the projects are part of one major work presenting three stages of inner life – suffering, purification and peace of heart. Previously only published in his native China, this is the first English language publication of the renowned photographer’s work.

In 1989, Lu Nan began work on The Forgotten People, and over the course of two years visited nearly 40 mental institutions across ten provinces and major cities, alongside individual family homes. There is a stigma surrounding mental illness in China and the result of this is a lack of trained medical professionals and a deeply inadequate healthcare system, with families often taking the responsibility for care. The photographs are often difficult to view but Lu Nan balances the harsh conditions with moments of tenderness and humanity, aiming to document those cast aside by the mainstream with a careful and honest empathy.

The second section of the book On the Road, depicts the lives of Catholic believers in China. During the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76), the demonstration of religious life was forbidden in China—worshippers were arrested, imprisoned, and sometimes tortured for their devotion, Catholic homes were raided and Bibles were confiscated. This series was created between 1992 and 1996 when Lu Nan visited over one hundred churches and religious pilgrimages to document believers. The images focus on how the Catholics practice love and faith in daily life beyond the physical building of a church, and the lives of a population dedicated resolutely to their faith in the face of discrimination and hardship.

The final section of the book, Four Seasons draws upon Lu Nan’s photographs of the daily lives of Tibetan peasants whose livelihoods depend on the whims of mother nature. This series was made over the course of seven years and nine separate trips, with Lu Nan often living with farmers and their families, to capture the rural existence through harsh unforgiving winters, planting season and autumn’s harvest.

Publisher: GOST BOOKS

Size: 210 x 290 mm

400 pages, duotone throughout


Sunday Photo Book

Matt Writtle

Publisher's Description

A 128 page photographic book documenting twelve different Sundays from a variety of backgrounds across England.

Sundays evolve as we age; our childhood memories are often held dear and as adults, we associate Sunday with the chance to relax and switch off from work and the world.

However, the last few decades have seen a huge shift away from traditional churchgoing, while consumerism and digital culture have changed the way we use our time. So what impact have these changes had on our ability to relax and be with ourselves? And how does the way we spend our leisure time reflect the nature of society in 21st century England?

This book provides the reader with the opportunity to pause and reflect on what value they place on their leisure time in an ever increasingly fast paced world.


Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography

Anne Brigman

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Publisher's Description

A much-anticipated look at one of the first feminist artists, best known for her iconic landscape photographs made in the early 1900s depicting female nudes outdoors in rugged Northern California.

This monumental publication rediscovers and celebrates the work of Anne Brigman, whose photography was considered radical for its time. For Brigman to objectify her own nude body as the subject of her photographs at the turn of the 20th century was groundbreaking; to do so outdoors in a near-desolate wilderness setting was revolutionary. Brigman’s significance spanned both coasts: in Northern California, where she lived, she was known as a poet, a critic, and a member of the Pictorialist photography movement. On the East Coast, her work was promoted by Alfred Stieglitz, who elected her as a fellow of the prestigious Photo-Secession.

The special deluxe packaging for this publication includes a box containing two volumes: one large book is devoted to Brigman’s entire career, covering such topics as Brigman’s work within the contexts of the California Arts & Crafts movement and New York Modernism, and the relevance of her work to contemporary conversations regarding gendered landscapes of the American frontier. Also included is a smaller book with Brigman’s poetry and reproductions of Brigman’s original Songs of a Pagan.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 9-3/4 x 12"

400 pages


Provoke Complete Reprint of Three Volumes

Publisher's Description

2018 marks the 50th year since Provoke had first been published.

Provoke was first published in November 1968 as a dojin-shi, or self-published magazine. It was originally conceived by art critic Koji Taki (1928-2011) and photographer Takuma Nakahira (1938-2015), with poet Takahiko Okada (1939-1997) and photographer Yutaka Takanashi as dojin members. The subtitle for the magazine was “Provocative Materials for Thought”, and each issue was composed of photographs, essays and poems. After releasing the second and third issue with Daido Moriyama as a subsequent member, the group broke up with their last publication First, Abandon the World of Pseudo-Certainty - an overview edition of the three issues. Provoke’s grainy, blurry, and out-of-focus photographs were initially ridiculed as are-bure-boke and stirred a great deal of controversy, yet it had created a strong impact inside and outside of the photography world during that time. However, today, Provoke has become an extremely rare book and very few people have seen the original.

Why does Provoke matter today?

Provoke has been attracting increasing attention in recent years, in and out of Japan. In 2016, an extensive photography exhibition entitled Provoke: Between Protest and Performance Photography in Japan, 1960-1975 opened first in Austria, then toured to Switzerland, France and the United States. Provoke has challenged existing photographic conventions and posed fundamental questions of visual perception, in the midst of the social and political upheaval during the late sixties. Now the world is gradually recognizing and re-examining its significance in a multitude of contexts.

Why is NITESHA reprinting Provoke?

While we are running our second-hand bookshop NITESHA, we were fortunate to be able to purchase all three volumes of Provoke. Rather than merely putting them back in the market again for profits, we have decided to make a reprint of these extremely rare and inaccessible issues that are currently only owned by a limited number of connoisseurs. Striving to stay close to the original publications as much as possible, we are making this reprint available to many in a reasonable price and highly looking forward to seeing how today’s society will respond to the work.

How does NITESHA’s Provoke Complete Reprint differ from the one in The Japanese Box, released in 2001?

Published as part of The Japanese Box: Facsimile Reprint of Six Rare Photographic Publications of the Provoke Era*, Provoke's facsimile reprint has its photographic images cropped approximately 3 mm from the edges for bookbinding purposes. The reprint also does not include texts by Takahiko Okada due to copyright reasons. Provoke Complete Reprint by NITESHA maintains the original size of the images and includes all original texts, along with the ones by Takahiko Okada. In addition, the volumes will be accompanied by complete English and Chinese translations of the original Japanese texts as a booklet.

Vol.1: H210×W210mm, 68 pages, Softcover
Vol.2: H242×W180mm, 109 pages, Softcover, Obi Strip
Vol.3: H240×W184mm, 110 pages, Softcover
Languages: Japanese (English and Chinese translations will be printed separately
to accompany the volumes as a supplement)

Villa Argentina

Arunà Canevascini

Publisher's description

The poetic universe of a mother and a daughter of Iranian origins, set in a house in Switzerland.

Villa Argentina—the winning project of La Fábrica and Photo London’s Book Dummy Award in 2017—is a stunning photobook in which the Swiss photographer with Iranian roots Arunà Canevascini explores her relationship with her mother and the story of her family through captivating colour photographs and compositions with objects created for the camera.

Canevascini’s mother is an artist who spent her childhood in Tehran, in a living environment that she somehow replicates in her life as an adult. Villa Argentina, the family house in the South of Switzerland, is the setting for mother and daughter’s poetic and creative universe, the backdrop of a solitude à deux which they both share and which allows the photographer to speak of issues such as domesticity, femininity and migration.

Publisher: La Fábrica
Size: 21 x 29 cm

64 pages, 38 images

Language: English / Spanish


Small World (Signed)

Martin Parr

Publisher's description

First published in 1996 Small World is one of the most popular and most important of Martin Parr’s books. This revised and extended edition includes more than 40 new photographs as well as featuring many of Martin Parr’s most iconic images.

It is a biting, very funny satire in which Parr looks at tourism worldwide, exposing the increasingly homogenous ‘global culture’ where in the search for different cultures those same cultures are destroyed. The issues that Parr raised two decades ago when the book was first published are even more relevant today.

Whilst Parr’s larger-than-life troupe of tourists appear willing participants in an omnipresent consumer culture they are also bemused victims – at the mercy of larger social forces and locked into their insatiable craving for spectacle. Small World‘s citizens become a symbol of western society’s prosperous freedoms, declaring their power and their rights to travel, to choose and to consume.

A member of the prestiguous MAGNUM photo agency Martin Parr is one of the best known photographers in the world today. He has published innumerable books and his work has been exhibited and published worldwide

Introduced by Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 24 x 29.5 cm

80 colour photographs, 104 pages



Paul Hart

Publisher's description

The Fens, a region of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, is one of the richest arable areas in the UK. It is a landscape of agribusiness that Paul Hart has been photographing for over eight years. In his new book, DRAINED, he continues the exploration of this wide-open environment which he began with FARMED, the first in a planned series of three books about the region. This is a linear landscape of straight lines and flat horizons, with monoculture at it’s core. Hart’s narrative pinpoints the objects that remain when all that surrounds has been cleared by modern agricultural practice. He conveys nature’s vulnerability within this unsheltered, unprotected environment.

Hart’s working method is in the vein of documentary, exploring our relationship to the landscape by highlighting elements that are so often overlooked. He employs the analogue process and traditional darkroom techniques, to convey something of the soulful in a landscape. As Francis Hodgson says in his insightful introductory essay: “Paul Hart is a photographer interested in the slow harvesting of hidden truth from the ordinary places that most of us pass by … (his) placid, formally peaceful landscape is pregnant with stories that lurk in the mud or the mist.

Hart explores our relationship with the landscape in both a humanistic and socio-historical sense. His work has been exhibited widely at venues such as the Royal Academy of Art, The Photographers’ Gallery and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, as well as at prestigious art fairs such as Paris Photo, AIPAD New York, and Photo London. He has received several major awards including the International Photography Awards (USA) and PX3 Prix de la Photographie (France) His work is often featured in international publications and his two books, Truncated and Farmed (both published by Dewi Lewis), have received cosniderable critical acclaim. Hart regularly collaborates with Ilford Photo, and is widely known as a leading traditional printmaker, making finely crafted silver gelatin prints.

Francis Hodgson is Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton. Highly respected as a writer and commentator on photography, he was previoulsy photography critic at the Financial Times, and Head of Photographs at Sotheby’s, London. Francis was a co-founder of the leading photography prize the Prix Pictet.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 29.5 x 29.5 mm

96 pages, 49 Duotone plates


Displaced: Manzanar 1942–1945 | The Incarceration of Japanese Americans

Edited by Evan Backes. Foreword by Pico Iyer. Introduction by Nancy Matsumoto.

Publisher's description

Edited by Evan Backes. Foreword by Pico Iyer. Introduction by Nancy Matsumoto.

"This sorry episode has been illuminated in books and documentaries. But I've never felt its emotional texture—the unexpected mix of dereliction and upstanding hopefulness—so vividly as in this set of photographs taken by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange and five others, among them an artist incarcerated at Manzanar." –Pico Iyer

In the weeks following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, American suspicion and distrust of its Japanese American population became widespread. The US government soon ordered all Japanese Americans (two thirds of them American citizens) living on the West Coast to report to assembly centers for eventual transfer to internment camps, openly referred to by the New York Times as "concentration camps." Within a few months of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066; soon after, the War Relocation Authority (WRA) was established and by the end of March, the first of 10,000 Japanese evacuees arrived in Manzanar, an internment camp in the Owens Valley desert at the foot of the Sierras. Families were given one to two weeks' notice and were allowed to pack only what they could carry. Businesses were shuttered and farms and equipment were sold at bargain prices. Upon arrival at Manzanar, each person was assigned to a barrack, given a cot, blankets and a canvas bag to be filled with straw in order to create their own mattresses.

Dorothea Lange was hired by the WRA to photograph the mass evacuation; she worked into the first months of the internment until she was fired by WRA staff for her "sympathetic" approach. Many of her photographs were seized by the government and largely unseen by the public for a half century. More than a year later, Manzanar Project Director Ralph Merritt hired Ansel Adams to document life at the camp. Lange and Adams were also joined by WRA photographers Russell Lee, Clem Albers and Francis Stewart. Two Japanese internees, Toyo Miyatake and Jack Iwata, secretly photographed life within the camp with a smuggled camera.

Gathered together in this volume, these images express the dignity and determination of the Japanese Americans in the face of injustice and humiliation. Today the tragic circumstances surrounding displaced and detained people around the world only strengthen the impact of these photos taken 75 years ago.

Publisher: T. Adler Books
Size: 9.25 x 8.75"

176 pages, 160 black & white illustrations

ISBN 9781942884293



Bright Black World (Signed)

Todd Hido

Publishing November 2018. Taking advance orders.

Unsigned copies - £10 less

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Publisher's Description

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Todd Hido’s new monograph, Bright Black World. For over two decades, Hido has crafted narratives through loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits. He has traversed North America capturing places that feel at once familiar and unknown; welcoming and unsettling. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of Fimbulwinter, which translates into the ‘endless winter’, many of Hido’s new images allude to and provide form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter.

Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This newest publication highlights the artist’s first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography.

Opening with a text by Alexander Nemerov, Bright Black World comprises 48 plates printed in an oversized format, and featuring two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring some 25 x 40 inches. This first printing is limited to 3,000 clothbound copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 43.2 x 30.4 cm

104 pages, 48 four-color plates

The Moth (Signed)

Jem Southam

Publisher's Description

The Moth derives from one black-and-white picture that Jem Southam made in about 1983: a solitary man standing on Gwithian beach in St Ives, Cornwall. From this singular, meditative moment, the book of otherwise unpeopled, colour photographs unravels like a succession of memories, drifting back and forth through time. Over the course of 30 years, Southam intermittently returned to the west of Cornwall to explore a place steeped in marine and mining history, and in the mythology of Celtic saints who exiled to Cornish shores. His poetic sequence of images, inspired by the alliterative verse of the old English poems The Wanderer and The Seafarer, moves from vistas of meadows to water streams, forgotten homes and farm dogs awaiting their food. Now and then, Southam’s fluctuating current of pictures is punctuated by a sublime moment in the rural landscape, only to be eclipsed by the hazy memory of The Moth.

Publisher: Mack Books

72 pages

Takeshi Shikama

Takeshi Shikama

The first collection of Takeshi Shikama's work since 2013.  It includes a selection of his earlier images but primarily focuses on recent work, not previously published, from the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Spain and the USA.

Shikama handprints his own work using the platinum palladium technique on a traditional Japanese paper handmade from the bark of the gampi tree.

Published by the Daguan Gallery, Taiwan, on the occasion of a solo exhibition in 2018.

96 pages

53 images

230 x 170mm

Bright Black World

Todd Hido

Publishing November 2018. Taking advance orders.

Signed copies also available

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Todd Hido’s new monograph, Bright Black World. For over two decades, Hido has crafted narratives through loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits. He has traversed North America capturing places that feel at once familiar and unknown; welcoming and unsettling. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of Fimbulwinter, which translates into the ‘endless winter’, many of Hido’s new images allude to and provide form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter.

Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This newest publication highlights the artist’s first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography.

Opening with a text by Alexander Nemerov, Bright Black World comprises 48 plates printed in an oversized format, and featuring two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring some 25 x 40 inches. This first printing is limited to 3,000 clothbound copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 43.2 x 30.4 cm

104 pages, 48 four-color plates

Supplement: Deutschland (Signed)

Gerry Johansson

Publisher's Description

“Why Supplement: Deutschland ? Shouldn’t the 169 pictures in Deutschland (MACK, 2012) be enough? Frankly not. Some pictures I liked were left out for various reasons. And some went into the book even though they shouldn’t be there. I’m simply not very good at judging my books until they are printed and bound and I hold them my hands. I guess I will have the same problem with Supplement: Deutschland, but that’s the way it is. So this is probably not the last Supplement

 But there is also another, and stronger, reason. I just can’t leave my subjects. I keep working on them year after year if it is possible. And as time goes by it gets more and more interesting and new images creates a dialog with older work.

 Roughly two thirds of the pictures in the new book are made after 2012. Most of them in the countryside between Berlin and the North Sea.” (Gerry Johansson, January 2018)

Edited by Gerry Johansson and Greger Ulf Nilsson

Designed by Greger Ulf Nilsson and Henrik Nygren

96 pages 24 x 17 cm 

Cloth bound with 2 tipped in images

59 images

The Quiet Pioneer

Kurt Hutton

Publisher's Description

More often than not, when discussion turns to the pioneering days of modern photojournalism, a number of names instantly spring to mind; Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Doisneau and Kertesz are just a handful who are synonymous with the genre. However, arguably one of the founding fathers of reportage is inevitably missing from the list. A man who was at the very forefront of this photographic revolution and who, like those mentioned above, did much to change the world of photography. Kurt Hutton – arguably every bit as influential and ground-breaking as his counterparts – did much to usher in the new era of photo-documentary and was one of an elite band of photojournalists to first utilize the Leica in Britain, fundamentally changing how we viewed our world in the process.

The ‘revelatory experience’ – when one comes across Kurt’s imagery for the first time – seems to be a regular occurrence and happened again recently with none other than the Leica company itself – needless to say, an exhibition is now touring Leica galleries across Europe as a result. It is baffling why Hutton is not mentioned in the same breath as those ‘greats’ listed above but after a hiatus of some 70 years since the last ‘Kurt Hutton’ book, we can at least take another small step in establishing Hutton as one of the true giants of 20th century photojournalism.

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

Size: 290 x 220mm

132 pages

Michael Kenna Calendar 2019

Michael Kenna

Publisher's description

Michael Kenna's intimate, exquisitely crafted black-and-white photographs reflect a sense of refinement, respect for history, and thorough originality. 

We are pleased to present our twenty-third calendar featuring his work. The 2018 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using Daido black ink. It features thirteen photographs: Pine Trees, Study 4, Gangwondo, South Korea. 2011; Distant Mountains, Pizzoli, Abruzzo, Italy. 2015; Snowy Afternoon, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. 2008; James Island, Study 4, La Push, Washington, USA. 2014; Daybreak Reflection, Angkor Watt, Cambodia. 2018; Huangshan Mountains, Study 56, Anhui, China. 2017; Watchtower, Study 49, Bongsudae Beach, South Korea. 2018; Two Pine Trees, Llucalcari, Mallorca, Spain. 2017; Kite and Clouds, Bangalore, India. 2008; Homage to Giacomelli, Scanno, Abruzzo, Italy. 2016; Joemma Beach, Study 3, Washington, USA. 2017; Guggenheim Museum, Study 1, New York, USA. 2010; and Emerging Light, Maepang Beach, South Korea. 2018.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 31 x 35.5 cm

13 duotone plates

On Being a Photographer

David Hurn & Bill Jay

Publisher's Description
“A photographer might forget his camera and live to tell the tale. But no photographer who survives has ever forgotten the lessons in this book. It is not just essential reading, it’s compulsory.” Daniel Meadows Head of Photojournalism, Center for Journalism Studies University of Wales “I read On Being a Photographer in one sitting. This is an invaluable book for its historical and aesthetic references as well as David’s words, which go to the heart of every committed photographer - from the heart of a great photographer. It is inspiring.” Frank Hoy, Associate Professor, Visual Journalism The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication Arizona State University

Now exclusively available through Beyond Words

Publisher:Lenswork Publishing
Size: 5 ¼ x 7 ½'
145 pages

Sverige signed

Gerry Johansson

Photographs from Sweden between 1988 and 2005

Publisher: Johansson & Jansson

Size: 240 x 170 mm

320 pages, 176 photographs

Anna Atkins: Photographs of British Algae (Cyanotype Impressions (Sir John Herschel’s Copy)

Anna Atkins

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Publisher’s Description

Shortly after William Henry Fox Talbot announced his invention of photography in 1839, the amateur botanist Anna Atkins (1799–1871), daughter of a prominent British scientist, began to experiment with the medium. In 1843 she turned to her friend Sir John Herschel's recently discovered cyanotype process to publish her collection of native seaweeds. Over the next decade, Atkins printed and issued these bracingly modern photograms to her "botanical friends" in the form of hand-stitched fascicles.

The first book to be illustrated by photography and the earliest sustained application of photography to science, British Algæ is a landmark in publishing and photography. Of the nearly two dozen substantially complete or partial copies known to exist, each is distinct in its appearance and often in its number and arrangement of plates. The set of 13 parts she gave to Herschel—now in the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library—is especially important and was carefully preserved by generations of the Herschel family. This sumptuous facsimile edition reproduces the recto and verso of each plate, presenting the work as its creator intended.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 20 x 24 cm

Boxed, 13 volumes, 464 pages, 239 cyanotypes.

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