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Latest Newsletter- 12 February 2018

Our latest newsletter, out today, has new and forthcoming photobooks by Sally Mann and Makiko, Matthew Murray's beautiful landscapes of Saddleworth Moor; a new edition of Michael Schmidt's classic Waffenruhe; a limited edition Michael Kenna, and more.

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Theater of Love

Nobuyoshi Araki

Publisher's Description

The series consists of around 100 photographs taken around the year 1965, when Araki was working at advertising giant Dentsu. The photos, first shown at an exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery in February 2011, are presented as a postcard-sized book, hidden in a Fuji photographic paper box replica, the same way Araki discovered his old prints.

“I’ve found a cabinet box, labelled “Theater of Love”. Opening it, there were about 150 prints inside. They must have been taken around ’65, back when I was clicking away on an Olympus Pen F, experimenting with thermal development, fooling around with printing and film developing techniques. The photos are a record of me, the women and the life and the places of that era. Seems like I called them “Theater of Love” in those days. But either way — good stuff. Good photos. You can’t get this with digital.”
— Nobuyoshi Araki

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 180 x 133 mm

242 pages, 119 images

Language: Japanese

Limited Edition: 1000

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Selfpolaroids

Tokyo Rumando

Publisher's Description

selfpolaroids is a special box set, bringing together 32 large format postcards of the artist's polaroid selfies (4C), 1 book of Tokyo Rumando's new Peel Apart series (24 pages, 4C), and a sealed pack of the artist's personal belongings or stage props (unique to each box) all housed together in a luxurious printed clamshell box.

Please note: the vacuum-sealed personal belongings included with each copy of selfpolaroids are one-of-a-kind items. Please see the gallery above for three examples of items included with each box.

"I was a highschool student when I first got the polaroid camera. It was a fun gadget to play with friends, as it could quickly capture the moment.
This box set includes a selection of my polaroid works from 2005 until now.
I used to use the polaroid camera to do testing for my self portraits.
Polaroids are like a documentation of reality for me, as I make works that interconnect the present, past, and future.
When I look into their unique colours, I can see many beautiful colour particles like the universe - it gives me an unexplainable sense of exaltation."

― Tokyo Rumando

Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery

Size: 220 x 40 mm

24 pages

Polaroid photo cards

32 cards (colour print with UV screen thick varnish)

Including vacuum-sealed personal belongings by the artist

Colour photo booklet

Language: Japanese, English

Limited edition: 700

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Where I Find Myself

Joel Meyerowitz

Publisher's Description

‘Where I Find Myself’ is the first major single book retrospective of one of America’s leading photographers. As the title indicates, it is organized in inverse chronological order and spans the photographer's whole career to date. It covers all of Meyerowitz’s great projects: his work inspired by the artist Morandi, his work on trees, his exclusive coverage of Ground Zero, his trips in the footsteps of Robert Frank across the US, his experiments comparing colour and black and white pictures, and of course his iconic street photography work. The text is all by Joel Meyerowitz himself and the book coincides with a major retrospective show in Berlin.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 315 x 220 mm

352 pages, 400 illustrations

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Overflow

Takuma Nakahira

Publisher's Description

Takuma Nakahira’s series ‘Overflow’ was originally presented as an installation during the 1974 exhibition ’Fifteen Photographers Today’ (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). The work consisted of 48 color photographs that were arranged on a wall 6 meters wide and 1.6 meters high. The photobook ‘Overflow’ is the first chance to view Nakahira’s astonishing series outside the context of an exhibition.
The photographs show elements of a city — eery rifts in a space overflowing with objects, commodities and information — that Nakahira encountered and captured in his everyday life, from ivy creeping across walls and manhole covers in the streets to the tire of a large truck, from a pale-bellied shark floating in the transparent darkness behind the glass of an aquarium to close-up shots of a subway station.
The photobook’s layout strictly mimics each photo’s position in the installation piece in order to replicate the series’ original experience within the confines of a book. Additionally, Princeton University lecturer Franz K. Prichard contributes an extensive essay in which he compares the Overflow series with Nakahira’s vision of an ‘illustrated dictionary’ (as outlined in Nakahira’s 1973 essay ‘Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary?’), thereby offering a deep exploration of Takuma Nakahira, who integrated praxis and theory in his work like no one else.

‘Overflow compels us as viewers to see the interplay of a seemingly random distribution of fragments, surfaces and residues. And in so doing, we are made to sense the undifferentiated enumeration of parts of an incomplete whole. This is, if you recall, the definition of the “illustrated dictionary” form that Nakahira provided in the essay “Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary?”’
— from Franz K. Prichard’s essay


Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 364 x 257 mm

64 pages

Language: English and Japanese



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Control

Çağdaş Erdoğan

Publisher's Description

“Control deals with the dark side of the aftermath of the 2000s in Turkey, where instincts collided with modernism. The story of a night in Istanbul includes sex workers, dog fights, gun violence and political armed conflict. At first glance, these activities seem different, but once we delve deeper into these stories we can see that they are part of the same chain of motives.  Turkey entered a new political climate after the 2000s. The climate, which has become increasingly conservative, has given certain ideologies a platform and at the same time led people with opposing thoughts be vilified and pushed into the night. These include secret sex parties and dog fight competitions. Armed political conflicts that arise due to social issues and pressures in the country are also emerging at night.

I moved to the Gazi district of Istanbul in 2014 to complete the Night Blind project. I am currently photographing the armed political conflicts, dog fights and sex parties that take place in Gazi and other segregated neighborhoods in Istanbul. The common factor between the segregated neighborhoods is that the residents are mainly Kurds, Alevi’s and refugees. In recent times the government has increased the pressure, and are looking into different policies to wipe out these segregated neighborhoods.  The conflicts in the east of the country, often increase the severity of the pressures applied to these neighborhoods. Long term projects such as urban transformation are being introduced and dissembling the culture created in these neighborhoods. Problems within the education system also bring pressure and problems to the neighborhoods. There are simply not enough schools in these areas to cater to the population and there are also not enough teachers which results in most of the children leaving school without completing high school. This causes the children to carry out their potential in other areas. The children grow up trying to prove themselves from a very young age. Unfortunately this leads some to follow a path that leads to drug trafficking or taking part in illegal dog fights. After a while, this becomes a way of life. Sexual activities are one of the most secretive events that are pushed into the night. Those who cannot live out their different sexual orientations and preferences within society, live them secretly at night. People from different classes and professions come together to organize sex parties. Those who participate in these events are usually people who are forced to hide their sexual orientations and preferences from society. ”

Çağdaş Erdoğan

Publisher: Akina Books

112 pages

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Yalla Habibi – Living with War in Aleppo

Hosam Katan

Publisher's Description

Yalla Habibi – Living with War in Aleppo gives recognition to people in Eastern Aleppo who have continued their everyday lives with resilience and inventiveness amidst perilous circumstances. The pictures from Hosam Katan’s hometown, taken between 2013 and 2015, capture moments of the conflicting and contrasting experiences and emotions of these people. Anger, joy, grieve, fear, adventurousness, desperation, determination, solidarity, defiance, fatigue, excitement – having to live with war all of these emotions can change in an instant. The book shows people balancing the horrors of war with a sense of normalcy and trying to retain their dignity.
Although the news coverage of the conflict in Syria, and especially from Aleppo, has waned, it is important to keep up the dialog because the conflict is far from being over. »Yalla Habibi (Come on my dear)!« as people would say in Arabic.

The book is dedicated to to the German photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who died in 2014.

Hosam Katan (born in Aleppo 1994) started working as a photojournalist for Aleppo Media Center from October 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, he covered the conflict in Aleppo as a freelance photographer for Reuters as well. His pictures have been published in numerous international magazines. He is currently studying photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. The awards he has received include the Ian Parry Special Award 2014 and the Ian Parry Award 2015, the annual Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2015, the grand price at the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015, the Nannen Preis  2016, a Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Special Prize for Photography 2016, the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017, and the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017. He was nominated for the the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents 2016, and is shortlisted for the Meitar Photo Award 2017.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 240 x 320 mm

152 pages 74 color illistrations

. English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-839-1

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As it may be

Bieke Depoorter

Publisher's Description

Magnum photographer Bieke Depoorter has traveled to Egypt regularly since the beginning of the revolution in 2011, making intimate pictures of Egyptian families in their homes. In 2017, she revisited the country with the first draft of this book, inviting others to write comments directly onto the photographs. Contrasting views on country, religion, society, and photography arise between people who would otherwise never cross paths. The included booklet features all of the handwritten notes in the original Arabic as well as the English translations. As it may be depicts a population in transition with integrity, commitment, and respect.

Essay by Ruth Vandewalle

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 280 x 264 mm

62 pages, with 66-page booklet insert, 44 images

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Violet Isle (2nd Edition)

Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

Publisher's Description

The long awaited second edition of the sold out 2009 original, this multi-layered portrait of “the violet isle”—a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there—presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerable land. It combines two separate photographic visions: Alex Webb’s exploration of street life, with his attuned and complex attention to detail, and Rebecca Norris Webb’s fascination with the unique, quixotic collections of animals she discovered there, from tiny zoos and pigeon societies to hand-painted natural history displays and quirky personal menageries. The result is an insightful and intriguing blend of two different aesthetics inspired by Cuba’s existence over the last fifty years in an economic, political, cultural and ecological bubble virtually untouched by the rest of the world, and unlikely to remain that way for much longer.

Publisher: Raduis

Size: 10 x 11.25"

144 pages, 70 colour illustrations

Essay by Pico Iyer

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Platinum and Palladium: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation

Constance McCabe (ed)

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Publisher's Description

The Photographic Materials Group of AIC is proud to announce advance sales of Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation. This volume is made possible through the generous support of The Irving Penn Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the extraordinary efforts of its volunteer authors.

Edited by Constance McCabe, the volume presents the results of a four-year inter-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative led and organized by the National Gallery of Art. Contributions by 47 leading photograph conservators, scientists, and historians provide detailed examinations of the chemical, material, and aesthetic qualities of this important class of rare, beautiful, and technically complex photographs. The volume will help those who care for photograph collections gain a thorough appreciation of the technical and aesthetic characteristics of platinum and palladium prints and scientific basis for their preservation.  

Trim: 9" x 12", 456 pp.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword: Malcolm Daniel, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Preface and Acknowledgments: Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art
  • Notes to the Reader
  • Introduction: The Subtle Beauty of Platinum and Palladium Photographs, Andrea Nelson, National Gallery of Art
  • Plates: A Selection of Masterworks in Platinum and Palladium
  • Section I: Technical Foundation
    • The Technical History and Chemistry of Platinum and Palladium Printing, Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Willis’s Transatlantic Connection: Alfred Clements, Shannon Thomas Perich, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, and Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
        • Step-by-step: How Platinum and Palladium Prints Are Made, Caroline Minchew, National Gallery of Art
        • Additives Used in the Platinum Process, Alice Carver-Kubik, Image Permanence Institute; Saori Kawasumi Lewis, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; and Andrew Robb, Library of Congress
        • Platinum Paper Tins, Caroline Minchew, National Gallery of Art
    • Characterization, Degradation, and Analysis of Platinum and Palladium Prints, Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Platinum Prints on the Nano Scale, Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Keana Scott and Alline Myers, National Institute of Standards and Technology
        • The Surface and Subsurface of a Historic Platinum Print, Patrick Ravines, State University of New York College at Buffalo; Natasha Erdman, JEOL USA Inc.; and Rob McElroy, Buffalo, New York
        • Reflective Sheen in Mercury-Processed Platinum Prints, Erin L. Murphy, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library; Christopher McGlinchey, Museum of Modern Art; and Adrienne Lundgren, Library of Congress
        • Satista Prints and Fading, Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art; Christopher McGlinchey, Museum of Modern Art; and Christopher Maines, National Gallery of Art
    • The Art and Science of Papermaking for Platinum Photographs, Cyntia Karnes, Independent Paper Conservator, Toronto, Canada
    • Manufactured Platinum and Faux Platinum Papers 1880s-1920s, Sarah S. Wagner, National Gallery of Art
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Platinum Printing on Textiles, Ronel Namde, National Gallery of Art
        • Platinum Toning of Silver Prints, Ronel Namde and Joan M. Walker, National Gallery of Art
    • Platinum Enlargements, Greta Colleen Glaser, Crescent City Conservation
    • The History and Use of Glycerine in Platinum Printing, Adrienne Lundgren, Library of Congress
    • Overview of Historical Practices for Postprocessing Toning and Intensifying Platinum Prints, Erin L. Murphy, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library
    • The Phenomenon of Platinum “Image Transfer” to Adjacent Papers, Jennifer K. Herrmann, Sara Shpargel, Lauren Varga, and Mark Ormsby, National Archives and Records Administration; and Karen Gaskell, University of Maryland
    • A Summary of Early Chemical and Physical Treatments of Platinum Prints, Erin L. Murphy, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library
    • Investigating Chelating Agents for the Treatment of Platinum Prints, Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and Dana Hemmenway, Library of Congress
    • Caring for Platinum and Palladium Prints: Storage and Display, Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Center for Creative Photography
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Nonadhesive Mounting Methods for Photographic Prints, Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton and Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Paul Messier, Ltd
        • Preservation Concerns for Edward Weston’s Platinum and Palladium Photographs, Margaret Wessling, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
        • Microfade Testing, Christopher Maines, National Gallery of Art
  • Section II: Photographic Art and Practice
    • F. Holland Day’s Platinum Prints: A Collaboration between Conservator and Curator, Verna Posever Curtis and Adrienne Lundgren, Library of Congress
    • P. H. Emerson’s Platinum Prints and Photogravures, Philippa Wright, Independent Historian, Curator, UK, and John Taylor, Author, Editor, Curator, UK
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Distinguishing Platinum Prints from Photogravures, Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art
    • Art and Enlargement: The Platinum Prints of Thomas Eakins, Lee Ann Daffner, Museum of Modern Art
    • Maurice Vidal Portman and the Platinotype in India, John Falconer, British Library
    • The Platinum Print Technology of the Austrian Pictorialist Heinrich Kühn, Andreas Gruber, Wien Museum
    • A Great Day for Palladio: Alfred Stieglitz’s Palladium Prints, Sarah Greenough, National Gallery of Art
    • Alfred Stieglitz’s Palladium Prints: Treated by Steichen, Constance McCabe and Christopher Maines, National Gallery of Art; Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK; and Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    • A Technical Study of Paul Strand's Platinum Prints, Alisha Chipman, Library of Congress, and Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    • Paul Outerbridge: Abstraction, Advertising, and Platinum Prints, Linde B. Lehtinen, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Section III: The Platinum Revival and Contemporary Platinum and Palladium Prints 
    • Irving Penn’s Platinum-Palladium Prints, Vasilios Zatse, The Irving Penn Foundation, and Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art
    • The Platinum Renaissance: Oral Histories of Platinum-Palladium Printers and Artists, Tatiana Cole, The Better Image
    • Looking at a Platinum-Palladium Print, Pradip Malde, Sewanee: The University of the South

 


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Saddleworth: responding to a landscape

Matthew Murray

Publisher's Description

'Saddleworth' is the result of a 5 year creative journey by British artist Matthew Murray. This photographic book is an odyssey that captures not only the astonishing and beguiling beauty of this moorland landscape, but also the dramatic ephemeral changes caused by the season or simply the hour that each image was taken. Including texts by Martin Barnes (Senior Curator of Photographs at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London), Maartje Van Den Heuvel (Curator of Photography, Leiden University) and photographic artist Richard Billingham this beautiful book is available in a limited edition of 200 copies.

Published by Gallery Vassie Editions, 2017

Cloth covered hardback

24 x 30 cm

48 pages 30 colour images

Edition of 200 numbered & signed by Matthew Murray

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One Sunday in Beijing

Michael Kenna

Limited edition of 700 copies. 350 copies with a yellow cloth binding and 350 copies with a red cloth binding. Please email info@beyondwords.co.uk with your preference when you place your order.

The 3D lenticular cover has one black-and-white and one colour photograph (the first colour Kenna photo ever published in a book). Each copy includes a c print 18cmx19 cm include at the end of the book in a Cristal pochette

A lavish setting is needed to promote intense concentration among visual artists. Following in the footsteps of Pieter Hugo, Guy Tillim and Claudia Jaguaribe, a new international artist has been enjoying the hospitality of the Chinese people. Residing at the luxury Rosewood Hotel in Beijing throughout his photography project, Michael Kenna has been able to give his utmost attention to a city which is as hectic and multifaceted as it is pure and archetypal in form.

Tinged with a spirituality that is at the same time gentle and powerful, his images paint a picture of a sacred land where the signs of the human condition are a set of structures that offer mysterious, yet soothing, views. Speaking beings may seem absent from the space of contemplation, but let us make no mistake, [there is] every sound of invisible presences and of words unspoken.

The abstract scenes which the British photographer loves to create are invitations to meditate on the dual nature of our appearance in the general order of animal species, between grace and ponderousness, the pictorial beauty of the scenes represented seeming to redeem every evil intention, fulfilled or not, past or future.

In his aesthetic imperative there is a way of reordering the visible according to a paradigm of elevation, like an objective alliance between the Doric columns of our time, the architectonics of grandiose constructions, and the intimacy of prayer, like an ever-possible ecstasy, of the standing stone, the plant or the praying figure.

Michael Kenna envisages eternity as an arrangement of lines brought together by the power of inspiration demonstrating a very high level of civilisation, the vernacular joining the contemporary in a vast symphony of forms seized by a profound feeling of unity. So the artist turns politics into a panorama of events dilutable in the sublime of an untouchable nature despite the violence of that which wounds it.

The yuan rockets, or the euro, or the dollar. Cycles of disappearance accelerate in the Anthropocene era. What is left is a delight in the present, in full awareness, for whoever feels the moment as a desirable and breath-taking point in time.

Limited Edition of 700 copies, 350 with a yellow cover, 350 with a red cover, each with a lenticular cover and a 18cm x 19cm colour c-print enclosed in the book (not signed).

Publisher: Editions Bessard 2018

Size: 290 X 310 mm

72 pages, 68 images

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How to make a book with Carlos Saura & Steidl

Film by Jorg Adolph and Gereon Wetzel

Publisher's Description

This documentary film shows the story of creating Carlos Saura’s Vanished Spain, a book of Saura’s photos of Andalusia and central Spain in the late 1950s, and published by Steidl in 2016. As a young man the great Spanish film director Saura didn’t quite know what he wanted to become: a motorcycle racer, flamenco dancer or a photographer. 60 years, 40 films and numerous awards later, film has proven Saura’s focus yet his passion for photography runs like a thread throughout his career and life. Indeed his studio in Madrid today resembles a photographic museum, packed with curiosities, vintage Leicas and self-made cameras.

When publishers Hans Meinke and Gerhard Steidl set out to publish Saura’s largely unknown photographic oeuvre, they did not anticipate discovering the compelling landscapes, villages, bullfights and people of another era that comprise Saura’s personal portrait of 1950s Spain and transgress the propaganda imagery of the Franco regime. Neither did they expect the twists and turns of creating the book with Saura, an artist who resolutely calls himself a “photographic amateur.” How to make a book with Carlos Saura & Steidl reveals how photos become a photobook, and leaves open the amusing question of who of Saura, Meinke and Steidl were ultimately the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in their two-year-long creative process.

Playing time: 52 minutes

Publisher: Steidl

Format: DVD

Size: 140 x 190 mm

English / German / Spanish/Castilian

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A Thousand Crossings

Sally Mann

Publishing 6 March 2018

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Publisher's Description

For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work—portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies—is that it is all “bred of a place,” the American South. Mann, who is a native of Lexington, Virginia, uses her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and religion—that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries. Organized into five sections—Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains—and including many works not previously exhibited or published, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievements.

Publisher: Abrams Books

Size: 11 3⁄8 x 10 3⁄4"

320 pages, 230 black-and-white photographs

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Unwired

Jacqueline Hassink

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Publisher's Description

Off to radio silence! Even in our digital world there are still dead zones. Jacqueline Hassink went to see and photograph them

Unwired combines two concurrent projects from the Dutch photographer Jacqueline Hassink (*1966 in Enschede), both of which sharpen our eye for an increasingly digitally connected world. In Unwired Landscapes she has sought out places where it is impossible to build a network, where there is pure radio silence, so to speak—remote areas like the Japanese island of Yakushima, the Norwegian group of islands Svalbard known as Spitsbergen, or the uninhabitable volcanic desert of Iceland are caught by her lens, as are artificially created dead zones in urban spaces, such as a Digital Detox Hotel in Baden Baden.

Initially, her second project, iPortrait, seems to be the exact opposite of her first. In this project Hassink portrays people immersed in their smartphones in the subways of big cities such as New York, Paris, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo. Here, she reveals the other side of digital networking, which interferes with direct contact between human beings.

Contributions by Bregtje Van der Haak, Achille Mbembe, Evgeny Morozov, text(s) by Frits Gierstberg, Jacqueline Hassink, Yudo Harada, graphic design by Irma Boom

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 226 x 345 mm

318 pages, 131 illustrations

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Mapping the Limits of Space

Dan Holdsworth

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Publisher's Description

Nature meets Technology—in this important new publication, spanning more than two decades of Holdsworth's innovative practice

Mapping the Limits of Space surveys English artist Dan Holdsworth’s 20-year career. Since 1996 Holdsworth has explored the “extreme” territories that characterise humans’ changing relationship to the ‘natural’ world in the Anthropocene. The volume also reveals Holdsworth’s (*1974) most recent body of work. Since 2012 the artist has worked with academic geologists to map the exact contours of Alpine glaciers, using drones, lasers, photography, and high-end software used by the military and academy. We encounter millions of points in space, each millimetre-perfect, that plot the outline of a changing landscape. Produced in collaboration with the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, the publication offers new insights into Holdsworth’s innovative practice.

Text(s) by Dan Holdsworth, Madeleine Kennedy, Emma Lewis, Oliver Morton, Alistair Robinson, Joshua Wilson, graphic design by Simon Earith, Yes Studio

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 285 x 330 mm

272 pages, 250 illustrations

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Hill and Adamson's photographs of Linlithgow (Signed)

Roddy Simpson


Publisher: West Lothian History and Amenity Society (2002)

Size: 204 x 146 mm

70 pages

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Appleby

Mattia Zoppellaro

Publisher's Description

The Appleby’s Horse Fair takes place every year in early June, when 10,000-15,000 English and Welsh Gypsies, Scottish and Irish Travellers gather to buy and sell horses, meet with friends and relations, and celebrate their culture.

It is held outside the town, along the river Eden, near to Gallows Hill (named after the public hangings that were once carried out there). Irish Travellers, also called Pavees, ara traditionally itinerant ethnic group who maintain a set of traditions. They are predominantly English speaking, but the origins of this nomadic group are far from known. There are several assumptions that are difficult to verify, given the oral tradition of this people. Some say the Pavees derive from an ancient nomadic people, the Tarish; others say they descend from land-owners who have lost their possessions as a result of the conquest of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and the famine that struck the country in the XIX Century; still others say their ancestor was an artisan who had agreed to merge the nails to build the cross of Christ, and was therefore condemned to wander without finding a permanent abode.

For three consecutive summers, the Irish Travellers became the subjects of Mattia Zoppellaro’s work, who carried out an almost anthropological research that revolves around this important fair in Cumbria. Always fascinated by subcultures, the author’s camera focuses on the faces, the contradictions, the spirit of belonging and the traditions of Irish Travellers to investigate what Zoppellaro calls “the tension that is created between the individual and the group at a time when the former strives to join the second”.

Publisher: Constrasto

Size: 240 x 300 mm

96 pages, 65 photographs

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D. P. R. Korea

Carl De Keyzer

Publisher's Description

"Timing is of the essence but a serious amount of good luck and a decent quality crystal ball are necessary" - Carl De Keyzer in The Guardian

When it comes to foreign visitors or artists, North Korea must be the most restrictive country in the world. Nevertheless, Carl De Keyzer managed to cross the entire country in 42 days, divided into three journeys. In his latest book, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an ideological, political and cultural perspective. De Keyzer is one of very few photographers who got almost-unlimited access to the country. He photographed more than 200 different locations, many of which had never been captured on camera before. The 250 photos that form his 'Grand Tour' - taken on marches, at the shooting range, in the subway and in family homes - are a testament to this country's uniqueness.

Carl De Keyzer has been a member of the renowned photo agency Magnum since 1994. His pictures have been published and exhibited all over the world. Regular themes in his work are the permanent threat of decline in a modern civilisation and the impact of power on daily life.

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

Size: 238 mm x 170 mm
256 pages, 230 colour, 30 black & white illustrations

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Concrete Octopus

Osamu Kanemura

Publisher's Description

Concrete Octopus takes off where Kanemura´s 2002 acclaimed Spider's Strategy left. The cult Japanese photographer proves to be in great shape.  With a text by Chris Fujiwara, a film critic living in Tokyo.

"It would be strange and misleading, though obviously not wholly inaccurate, to call these photographs “images of the Japan of the present time.” Though they might perhaps have much to say to the social historian, their documentary function is circumscribed by the interest in exploring a visual universe too disunited and incomplete to be recognizable as a cultural or historical form. In these images, the world presents itself with great purity and without provocation or seduction, as though poised in the interval before the repetition of an already forgotten catastrophe." Chris Fujiwara

Publisher: Pierre von Kleist editions, Lisbon and Osiris, Tokyo

Size: 300 x 189 mm

88 pages

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Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky

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Publisher's Description

A major retrospective monograph on the work of Andreas Gursky, one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary photographers.

Lavishly illustrated and generously proportioned this is the essential book on the artist, spanning early landscape images captured on film through to newer, more expansive, digitally augmented works.

From his tutelage under Bernd Becher at the renowned Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, Gursky has gone on to earn both popular and critical acclaim for his large-format photographic works, which elevated photography to an undisputed medium for contemporary art.

This book includes a rare interview with the artist conducted by iconic photographer Jeff Wall, giving an insight into Gurksy’s working practices, and a text by curator, Brian Sholis looking at the development of Gursky’s seminal landscapes.

Also featured is the first English translation of a text by Gerald Schröder about Rhein II, until recently the most world’s most expensive photograph.

Published on the occasion of the first major retrospective on Gursky’s work in a British institution: Andreas Gursky at Hayward Gallery, London, 25 January– 22 April 2018.

This exhibition also marks the beginning of the Hayward Gallery’s 50th anniversary year and is the first exhibition to take place in the gallery following its two-year refurbishment.

Publisher: Hayward Publishing

Size: 260 x 295 mm

176 pages, 100 colour and b&w illustrations


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Bestsellers

Michael Kenna Calendar 2018

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

This is the twenty-second consecutive Michael Kenna wall calendar published by Nazraeli Press.

Michael Kenna is arguably the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. Often working at dawn or during the night, he has concentrated primarily on the interaction between the ephemeral atmospheric conditions of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass. Over sixty books and catalogs have been published on his work,

His exquisite, hand crafted, silver gelatin prints have been exhibited throughout the world and are included in such permanent museum collections as The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Mr. Kenna was made a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Born in Widnes, England, he currently lives in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

William Neill Photographer - A Retrospective

William Neill

Customer review: "Top in his field - If you had all the talent in the world and 40 years to make astounding photos, this book would be the result."

Customer review (Norman McCloskey): “This book from William Neill is simply stunning and if you only ever had one landscape book this would be enough to cover it all.”

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Publisher's Description

This retrospective book covering William Neill’s extensive career will feature images, many never published before, from his very early years with a camera in the 1970s through four decades including very recent work created in the past year. Photographs included are from his Antarctica series; an in-depth look at the “landscapes of the spirit” work; a Black and White portfolio; a series of patterns in nature imagery; and a portfolio of impressionistic, camera motion work; and last but not least, an extensive collection of Yosemite photographs. A true collector’s piece from this master of American Landscape Photography

About the photographer

A resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, William is a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and feels in Nature. Neill’s award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Vernon Collection, and The Polaroid Collection. Neill received a BA degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Colorado. In 1995, Neill received the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography.

Publisher: Triplekite Publishing

Size:295 x 295mm

224 pages, 151 illustrations


Holga

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

Michael Kenna is internationally renowned for producing evocative black-and-white images of nature and the urban environment. Often photographing at night or in the early morning hours, the majority of his photographs involve long time exposures with the camera on a tripod. However, some of Kenna’s more quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable images have been photographed with inexpensive, hand-held, plastic Holga cameras. These cameras generally produce relatively lowfidelity images, with marked vignetting. Precisely because of these attributes and its portability, Kenna often carries a Holga camera, even when he is not specifically photographing. For this beautifully produced book, Kenna has chosen his favorite Holga images, many never seen before, from his vast archive of negatives. Despite their low-tech origin, these refined and artful photographs bear the hallmarks of Kenna's brilliant work.

Sample images

Publishing House: Prestel

Size: 240 x 280 mm

144 pages, 60 black and white illustrations





Remote Scottish Postboxes Postcards

Martin Parr

Publisher's Description

Remote Scottish Postboxes is Martin Parr’s first major contribution to landscape photography. Between 2004 - 2010, Parr and his wife holidayed on the Scottish mainland and outlying islands of Orkney, Shetland, Barra, Lewis and Islay, stopping frequently to capture the local Postboxes. Through Parr’s photographs, these isolated, red outposts of civilisation each take on a character and personality of their own, against the lonely yet beautiful Scottish backdrop.

“When you are in the middle of nowhere, in a bleak landscape and in wild weather, these little post boxes are strangely comforting, a sign that other people are around, that life is going on, and that you are connected to the world” - Susie Parr

Remote Scottish Postboxes is presented in two ways; as a hand- stitched, 88 page book, in which the postboxes are accompanied by maps and co-ordinates of their locations and featuring a short text by Susie Parr, and as a Postcards book, comprised of 12 unbound postcards. Both books are designed by Victoria Forrest and are presented in a specially produced box.

Publisher: RRB Photobook 

Size: 197 x 121 mm

Edition of 2000

Elemental

Melanie Collie

Publisher's Description

Elemental tells a pictorial story of the sea, and its power. In its first part how it effects the man made objects placed within it, and secondly how it shapes our very planet at a natural erosion and shaping perspective. The images within this book are an effort to capture the essence of change, of making and remaking, of time and tide and the stories they leave behind. Each year the harbour residents watch the boats being winched out of the harbour to sit by the edge of the ocean during the wild winter months. I see the stories of time spent in the water. Each boat, so different in colour and size, left with a different pattern, telling a different tale of the ocean. The landscape changes with each tide of the ocean. North Cornwall’s coastline can be harsh and rugged, with ever changing patterns, colours, shapes and pathways. Each walk uncovers new treasure created by Mother Nature. Erosion peels back layers of Mother Natures story. The rocks, as they move with the ocean, share the ancient stories of their landscape, created over time

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 240mm x 240mm

64 pages, 52 illustrations

Abruzzo

Michael Kenna

One of our first customers to receive their copy, Douglas Thompson, wrote: "The exquisite 'Abruzzo' arrived today, it is a delight."

Publisher's Description


In Abruzzo, Michael Kenna found a cultural identity that elsewhere, for the most part, has been lost to globalization and instant communication. Kenna photographed medieval ruins, ancient villages and a countryside rich in traditional cultivation. As curator Vincenzo de Pompeis writes in the book’s introduction, “Abruzzo’s heritage, together with its impressive natural scenery, brings to mind romantic connotations that have historically attracted many international landscape artists, particularly in the 19th century. Michael Kenna fits perfectly into this rich historical vein of celebrated landscape artists who have worked in Abruzzo. Kenna’s work often evokes the influences of Romanticism. In his photographs of historic rural landscapes, for example, there is an air of melancholy, which accompanies memories from the past. His images of ruins stir up feelings of passing time, of the constantly evolving  ties between history and nature.”

This gorgeous new monograph by renowned landscape photographer Michael Kenna is published to coincide with a major museum exhibition opening in July, 2017 in Loreto Aprutino, Italy. Richly printed in duotone on matt art paper, and presented in an olive-green cloth slipcase, “Abruzzo” presents 65 images from the series, published here for the first time. “Abruzzo” opens with a bilingual essay by curator Vincenzo de Pompeis. This first printing is limited to 2,500 copies.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 320 x 300mm

80 pages, 65 duotone 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

Sea Fever

David Baker

Final few copies.

Publisher's Description

What is it about the way the sea moves, reflects, and glows that mesmerises and transfixes us? People are drawn to the sea, perhaps by the chaotic criss-cross of the waves, or the sense of power and force accompanied by the infinitely variable soundtrack. After all, an ocean wave is energy passing through water. Elemental and always in a state of flux, the sea changes colour depending on the weather or the light.

At heart I’m a coastal photographer drawn to the flow of the sea and the ever changing possibilities of shore, sea and sky. Coastal landscapes may often offer a simple geography of a beach, the sea and a cloudscape and as such there is a challenge to construct new and inventive interpretations.

Sea Fever is my interpretation of those seascapes and of the close affinity between sea and sky.

This A3+ soft back book is the first in the Triplekite Discover Series, featuring projects from today’s leading landscape photographers.

Gunnar Smoliansky Diary

Gunnar Smoliansky

Publisher's Description

Gunnar Smoliansky is a major Swedish photographer. He has devoted himself to photography since the early 1950s. Smoliansky has been an independent artist since the 1970s. Gunnar Smoliansky works exclusively in black and white and throughout his career, he has transformed his photographed motifs into completed photos in the darkroom. Stockholm is the main focus of Smoliansky’s photographic world, particularly the areas of Södermalm and Saltsjö-Boo. From a geographic point of view, the photographs of Gunnar Smoliansky are quite restricted in range. This has not, however, kept him from being regarded as one of the great world photographers.

The images in Gunnar Smoliansky Diary are a selection of the material Gunnar began to work with and to print methodically during the 1980s. Some of the material was also exhibited at the time – at Moderna, Lunds Konsthall, and galleries including Babar and Lido. These prints that consolidated his position as a major photographer.

The book consists of 172 images and an essay by Johanna Ekström. A major part of the images has not been published before.
Gunnar Smoliansky Diary is edited by Gerry Johansson and Jäger Arén.

The book is printed in an edition of 1350.

Publisher: Johansson & Jansson

Size:186 x 245 mm

204 pages Binding Hardcover

Like You've Never Been Away

Paul Trevor

Unsigned copies only left.

Publisher's Description
In December 1974, Paul Trevor came to Liverpool as a member of the Exit Photography Group: three young photographers collaborating on a project to document life in Britain’s inner cities. Paul stayed for six months photographing the hardships faced by people, particularly children, at a time of economic decline and social unrest. In 1982, some of his photographs were published in Survival Programmes: In Britain’s Inner Cities – a book of Exit’s work that is now regarded as one of the most significant documentary projects of its time. In 2011, National Museums Liverpool organized an exhibition of Paul’s work, most of which had remained unseen and unpublished. The show at the Walker Art Gallery attracted 64,000 visitors. People expressed their reactions in the Gallery’s comment books. Four books were filled. Here is a small sample:

‘Social documentary at its finest. One of the best collections I have seen’.

‘My mum once said she felt guilty for all the things I didn’t have as a child. I never felt like I’d missed having anything. These photos remind me why. Thank you.’

‘Fantastic, emotive, honest, humorous documentary of Liverpool. A beautiful piece of history.’

‘A rare and beautiful discovery for me. Your book is wonderful and must rank among the greatest books of street photography I have ever seen.’

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

136 pages

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