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Latest Newsletter- 13 November 2018

Our latest newsletter, just published, has new and forthcoming titles by Homer Sykes, Chris Killip, Martin Parr - all signed - plus Don McCullin, Margaret Fay Shaw, Vivian Maier, Harry Gruyaert, Albarran/Cabrera and more.

Featured

Limited Edition: Skinningrove/The Station/Portraits/The Last Ships

Chris Killip

Publisher's Description

A limited slipcased edition of 250 signed and numbered. Over a total of 124 pages, these high quality newsprint, tabloid format publications feature photographs spanning 1970 to 1989, with many unpublished before.

Chris Killip in conjunction with Pony, London has made four new newsprint publications:

The Station - 34 images on 32 pages on an an anarcho-punk venue in Gateshead that he photographed in 1985. "Nobody ever asked me where I was from or even who I was. A thirty-nine years old with cropped white hair, always wearing a suit (as the jacket had pockets stitched inside to hold my 4x5" slides). I had a big flat-bed plate camera around my neck and a hefty Norman flash with its out-size battery around my waist. I must have looked like something out of a 1950s B-movie or some rather oddball imitation of 'Weegee the Famous.'"

The Last Ships - 25 images on 28 pages of Killip's shipbuilding photographs from Tyneside. "When I was making my shipbuilding photographs I didn't show them to anyone, as shipbuilding on Tyneside had become a personal obsession. I made them with a sense of urgency as I thought it wasn't going to last. I didn't set out to be the photographer or the English de-industrial revolution, it happened all around me during the time I was photographing."

Skinningrove - 34 images on 32 pages from Skinningrove with a text by Killip. Thirty of these images are previously unpublished.

Portraits - 26 images on 32 pages. "Making a portrait fills me with a certain amount of dread. It's the impertinence of what you're about to do in reducing a human being into one fixed moment. You think about the subject's complexity (knowing them makes this worse) and the predetermined limitations that surround any attempt at portraiture. Then you convince yourself that you have to try, and you go ahead. This brief moment between you and the person in front of you is based on their trust in your intent."

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Vivian Maier: The Color Work

Vivian Maier

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Publisher's description

The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier.

Photographer Vivian Maier’s allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery. Her story—the secretive nanny-photographer who became a pioneer photographer—has only been pieced together from the thousands of images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. Vivian Maier: The Color Work is the largest and most highly curated published collection of Maier’s full-color photographs to date.

With a foreword by world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz and text by curator Colin Westerbeck, this definitive volume sheds light on the nature of Maier’s color images, examining them within the context of her black-and-white work as well as the images of street photographers with whom she clearly had kinship, like Eugene Atget and Lee Friedlander. With more than 150 color photographs, most of which have never been published in book form, this collection of images deepens our understanding of Maier, as its immediacy demonstrates how keen she was to record and present her interpretation of the world around her.

Publisher: Harpercollins

Size: 10.25 x 12.50"

240 pages

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Return to Manchester (Signed)

Martin Parr

Publisher's description

Iconic British social documentary photographer, Martin Parr began his career in Manchester, studying at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) from 1970-73.

He has revisited the city many times over the last 40 years. Ranging from black and white images of Prestwich Mental Hospital in 1972 and Yates Wine Lodges in 1982-3, to colour pictures of people shopping in 1986 and 2008, this book brings together Parr’s Manchester photographs.

Bringing this work up to date a new commission, a portrait of the city and its people in 2018. Parr has photographed people in hairdressers, at markets, in Mosques, in cafes, playing sport, in factories and in the gay village.

He has captured scientists’ ground-breaking research at Manchester University, fans of the city’s world famous football teams and the state of the art BBC facilities at Media City.

The images show a diverse, inclusive and multi-cultural city and reveal people’s passions, skills, relationships and quirks – celebrating the humanity of the everyday.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Martin Parr: Return to Manchester at Manchester Art Gallery (16 November 2018 – 22 April 2019).

Publisher: Manchester Art Gallery

Size: 24 x 29 cm

160 pages

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My British Archive: The Way We Were 1968-1983 (Signed)

Homer Sykes

Publisher's description

The Way We Were 1968-1983 is a look at British society through the eyes of leading British photographer Homer Sykes – his personal view of ‘life’ as he encountered it as a young photographer setting out in the early years of his career.

This was a time when British society was going through a period of enormous change. This is reflected by Sykes as he embraces everyday life, with a gentle and seeing eye; a knife throwing striptease tent booth at The Derby in Epsom, through to a kite-flying middle class family battling against the wind and rain on Brighton promenade. The book covers poverty in the East End, rich kids and their parents at society balls, teddy boys, factory workers in the north of England and New Romantics at the Blitz Club in Covent Garden, when Boy George was just George O’Dowd and there was still an Alternative Miss World. Skinheads hang out in upstairs bars, while Catholic youths riot in the streets of Northern Ireland. He also chronicles many of the social issues of the time and the demonstrations that brought those problems to public attention: “I attempted to get behind the more obvious news image; I was looking for other moments, that gave depth and understanding to those people’s predicaments."

Homer Sykes published his first book in 1977. Since then he has published more than fifteen other books and has featured in magazines worldwide. His last book Once A Year was also published by us. Homer has exhibited widely, with his first show being held in 1971 at the ICA in London. In 2014 the prestigious Maison Robert Doisneau museum in Paris gave him a one man show, their first ever for a British photographer.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 29 x 23.5 cm

168 pages, 138 duotone plates

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Werd - Photo Book

Marco Zedler

Publisher's description

A Photographic Encounter with Monastery and Island

Lying at the western end of the Untersee, Werd Island is also washed by the waters of Lake Constance in Switzerland, which a few hundred metres away flows into the High Rhine. People have been coming to the island since time immemorial, using it as a place of dwelling and religious worship.

Photographer Marco Zedler spent several months exploring this remarkable setting between nature, civilization and spiritual life. Presented here for the first time are the resulting landscape photos and his personal impressions of daily monastic life.

Contains over 40 color photographs, an essay and personal foreword.

German | English

80 pages

First edition

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The Isle of Dogs: Before the big money

Mike Seaborne

Publisher's description

Book 2 in the series 'Vintage Britain'

Now home to Canary Wharf and global finance, the Isle of Dogs was once the beating heart of industrial East London. These photographs, taken between 1982 and 1987, show the island just before the big money moved in and the area was forever transformed.

Mike Seaborne has been photographing London since 1979. He was Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London until 2011 and now focuses on personal photographic projects.

With an introduction by Ken Worpole.

This is the first edition.

Book design by Friederike Huber.

ISBN: 978-1-910566-39-8

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 15.6 x 19.6 cm

192 pages


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Dog Show 1961-1978

Shirley Baker

Publisher's description

Book 3 in the series 'Vintage Britain'

When Shirley Baker began taking photographs at dog shows in the 1960s the hairdos of the owners were more impressive than those of their groomed canines. Not only a fascinating portrait of the phenomenon, Dog Show also captures the tender, amusing and at times obsessive relationship between humans and their dogs.

Shirley Baker (1932–2014) was a British social documentary photographer known for her street photographs of working-class areas of Manchester taken in the 1960s and ’70s. Her acute observation and artistic eye can be seen throughout her work, which has been exhibited in the UK and around the world.

With an introduction by Lucinda Gosling. This book is published in collaboration with Mary Evans Picture Library.

This is the first edition.

Book design by Friederike Huber.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 15.6 x 19.6 cm

80 pages

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Remembering the Future

Albarrán Cabrera

Publisher's description

For years, Angel Albarrán (born 1969) and Anna Cabrera (born 1969) have been the preferred printers for museums and world-renowned photographers such as Masao Yamamoto. Recently they have branched out as artists themselves, experimenting with new and traditional print techniques and exhibiting worldwide.

Text by Amanda Renshaw.

Publisher: RM

Size: 8 x 12.5"

64 pages, 130 colour images

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Eilean: The Photography of Margaret Fay Shaw

Edited by Fiona J. Mackenzie

Publisher's description

Margaret Fay Shaw took her first photographs of the Hebrides in 1924 whilst travelling through the islands by bicycle. It was her photography which first brought her to the attention of folklorist John Lorne Campbell, and after their marriage in 1935 they began their unique career together, creating the world’s finest treasury of Hebridean song, story, image and folklore.

Her collection of some 9,000 photographs and film were taken mainly on the Hebridean islands of Uist, Barra, Mingulay, Eriskay, Canna and the Irish Aran Islands, and form a key part of the magnificent Campbell collections at Canna House, where she and John made their home for 60 years. In 1981 they gifted the island of Canna and its collections to the National Trust for Scotland, who now curate the material for future generations to enjoy.

This book features over 100 of the best of Margaret Fay Shaw’s Hebridean photographs, with extended captions by Fiona J. Mackenzie and an introductory essay by the collection’s former archivist, Magdalena Sagarzazu.

Publisher: Birlinn

128 pages, black & white halftones throughout

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Littoral Drift + Ecotone

Meghann Riepenhoff

Publisher's description

This work stems from the artist’s fascination with the nature of our relationships to the landscape, the sublime, time, and impermanence. Both series consist of cyanotypes made directly in the landscape, where elements like precipitation, waves, wind, and sediment physically etch into the photo chemistry; the prints simultaneously expose in sunlight and wash in the water around them. Littoral Drift, a geologic term describing the action of wind-driven waves transporting sand and gravel, consists of camera-less cyanotypes made in collaboration with the landscape and the ocean, at the edge of both. The elements employed in the process—waves, rain, wind, and sediment—leave physical inscriptions through direct contact with photographic materials. Ecotone also engages dynamic photographic materials in the landscape, but collaborates with precipitation rather than ocean waves or running water in the landscape. Rain, snow, ice, fog, etc. chemically activate the photographic materials, while they expose via the residual sunlight that exists even in the heaviest storm. Riepenhoff drapes the photochemically treated paper on objects in the landscape, from windfall branches and boulders to garbage cans and fences. The pieces record the movement of water through the planetary surface, tracing topographies in both wild and built environments. Photochemically, the pieces are never wholly processed; they continue to change over time in response to environments that they encounter, blurring the line between creation and destruction. The artist selectively re-photographs moments in the evolution of the images to generate a series of static records of a transitory process. Entitled Continua, the progressive images are shown as polyptychs. Where the fugitive cyanotypes are analogies for a terrifyingly fleeting and beautiful existence, the process of re-photographing is a metaphor for the incorporation and mediation of photography in contemporary human experience.

Publisher: Radius Books (Co-published with Yossi Milo)

Size: 8 x 10"

Two Volumes in a Z Binding

50 images / 112 pages per volume

100 images / 224 pages total

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Edges

Harry Gruyaert

Publisher's description

The ‘edges’ that Harry Gruyaert, a pre-eminent member of the Magnum photo agency, explores in this incredibly lush, full-colour book, are the oceans, seas and rivers where humans meet the edge and the water begins. This unusual volume, which opens from the top up, takes the reader to Israel’s Dead Sea, the Mali River in Niger, the North Sea of Iceland, South Korea and Biarritz, as Gruyaert’s sensitive photos record the subtle chromatic vibrations of the edges of the Orient and the Occident. Gruyaert opposes the hustle of the city with a pared-down, yet intense, nature. His landscapes are never empty; they are inhabited places where light, colour, objects, people and situations weave a serene, sublime tableau.

This beautifully produced photographic manifesto reveals the profoundly poetic character of Harry Gruyaert’s work, and the sensual elegance of his faultless compositions.

A collection of images of shorelines as seen through the lens of Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert

Publisher; Thames & Hudson

Size: 23 x 30 cm

144 pages

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The Landscape

Don McCullin

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Publisher's description

After a career spanning sixty years, Sir Don McCullin, once a witness to conflict across the globe, has become one of the great landscape photographers of our time. McCullin’s pastoral view is far from idyllic. Though the woods and stream close to his house in Somerset have offered some respite, he has not sought out the quiet corners of rural England. He is drawn, instead, to the drama of approaching storms. He has an acute sense of how the emptiness of his immediate landscape echoes a wider tone of disquiet.

McCullin is based in the geographical centre of southern England. The presence of sacred mounds, hill forts, ancient roads and the nearby monuments of the prehistoric era have shaped his sense of nationhood. But down on the Somerset Levels, he has tramped through the flooded lowlands. The imagery of his home county, ravaged by storms, inevitably projects the associations of a battlefield, or, at least, the views of one intimate with scenes of war.

He is not alone in his preference for darkened clouds over clear skies. McCullin’s West Country is not far removed from the East Anglia of Constable’s Dedham Vale two centuries earlier. His knowledge of his historical predecessors places him deep in a Romantic tradition. His experience as a traveller reinforces the sense of a man on the edge of civilisation under siege. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his repeated views of the glories of Palmyra and of the destruction of this ancient Syrian city.

The Landscape is the last in a long series of books published by Jonathan Cape, which encompasses the entirety of McCullin’s working life.

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Size: 35.8 x 29.5 cm

184  Pages

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Only God Can Judge Me

Bruce Gilden

Publisher's Description

"As I travelled through America, I noticed the same pattern in many cities: in all the bad areas, I saw white women, generally young and at one time generally pretty, who were drug addicts — and I’m talking serious heroin or crack addicts. Many of them admitted they were sex workers and in many instances they looked like a shell of themselves. This struck me very deeply bringing back memories from my youth.

In all of these women, I see my own mother — ravaged by pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol and her lifestyle — so I went to these areas where they hang out and I started asking them if I could photograph them.

 This personal motivation is the genesis of my ongoing project Only God Can Judge Me on prostitutes and drugs. I went back again to photograph some of these women in Overtown, Miami and I interviewed them. It’s hard to imagine how much suffering and how little hope their stories contain. We ignore them but they do exist and survive at the “other end of the spectrum” as Trish says.

I want to continue this project and attract attention to them and to what drugs did to them. It’s always interesting when people say that they have trouble looking at these faces. This can happen to anyone’s loved one. Just imagine you have to look at your mother’s face."

Publisher: Browns Editions

Size: 25 x 37.6 cm

56 pages, 2 gate folds, 24 images

Edition of 700

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A View From the North (Signed)

Denis Thorpe

Publisher's Description

Denis Thorpe joined his local newspaper with the ambition of becoming a reporter. Circumstances dictated that he was assigned to the photography department and he immediately became enamoured with that medium’s creative possibilities. For Denis, photography became his passport to another world.

After National Service with the Royal Air Force, he decided to pursue photojournalism, inspired by Picture Post and the early Magnum photographers, and Thorpe embarked on a journey of freelancing through London and then the provinces working for morning and evening papers, eventually arriving at the Daily Mail in Manchester.


Denis became a Guardian staff photographer in the 1970s covering assignments across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, China, India, the Soviet Union, the United States and Japan during a twenty-three year career with the paper. Denis has many press awards for his picture essays and news photography including the 1979 World Press Photo Foundation Gold Medal and Ilford Photographer of the Year in 1988.


He has produced several books and exhibitions of his work and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography and has an Honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of Manchester. This book shows his beginnings, personal projects and work from around the British Isles and clearly demonstrates why Denis Thorpe is considered by his peers as one of the greats of twentieth century photojournalism.

Duotone: 270 x 290mm (Landscape format) 216 pages

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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

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K

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

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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

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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

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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
    


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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"
   

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Bestsellers

Bright Black World (Signed)

Todd Hido

Publishing November 2018. Taking advance orders.

Unsigned copies - £10 less

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

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

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

Scattered Waters (Signed)

Thomas Joshua Cooper

Due to limited supply, we cannot accept any more orders for this title at the moment. Email info@beyondwords.co.uk if you would like us to let you know if it becomes available again.

Publisher's Description

Thomas Joshua Cooper is one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working anywhere in the world today. The capturing of any one image can involve months of preparation and arduous travel as each location is tracked down and then photographed with a weighty wooden field camera from 1898.

Cooper’s travels have taken him from pole to pole, old world to new, but always between journeys he returns to his studio and dark room in Glasgow. Scotland is his home and, for the last 32 years, he has worked on a parallel project to his wider travels, chronicling his adopted land through the rivers that help to define its identity. Scattered Waters: Sources Streams Rivers is Cooper’s love letter to Scotland and presents some of the most beautiful and unexpected photographs that he has ever made.

This beautiful 96-page hardback book, with 47 illustrations and essay by Bella Bathurst, was published to accompany the major solo exhibition  Scattered Waters: Sources Streams Rivers at Ingleby Gallery which took place from 11 October – 29 November 2014.

Signed copies

Artist's video intro to Scattered Waters

hardback book, published by Ingleby Gallery (2014)
96 pages; 28 x 22 x 1.7 cm

Recommended retail price £30

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

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

Per Strada (Signed)

Guido Guidi

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Publisher's Description

Per Strada presents a significant body of work by Guido Guidi, which he made intermittently from 1983 to 2015. The subject is the Via Emilia, a Roman road connecting Milan to the Adriatic Sea. To this day, the Via Emilia is the territorial backbone of the Southern tier of the PoValley, running through mid-size cities such as Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna, Forlì, and Rimini. Using a 8x10 inch camera, Guidi focuses his lens on the “interstices” between cities rather than on historical centres. He explores the rich palimpsest of signs in the landscape built from centuries of residential, agricultural, industrial, and commercial activity.

Guidi’s project on the Via Emilia began in the environs of his hometown, Cesena. For the Italian artist, to photograph everyday landscapes is to acknowledge the importance of the vernacular, but also to break free of one’s own stereotypes, ideas, and constraints. As he once stated in an interview: “At a certain moment I felt pushed to leave my room, like in Wim Wenders’s film ‘The Wrong Move’ (1975), when Wilhelm breaks the windowpane with the palm of his hand and leaves the house. I leave the house and what do I find? A house, an entrance door, a woman who passes by or who asks me something.”

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 30 cm x 24 cm

464 pages

Three paperback volumes each with a tipped-in-image and a bilingual booklet with Guido Guidi in conversation, all housed together in a printed slipcase.

Signed by the artist

Return to Manchester (Signed)

Martin Parr

Publisher's description

Iconic British social documentary photographer, Martin Parr began his career in Manchester, studying at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) from 1970-73.

He has revisited the city many times over the last 40 years. Ranging from black and white images of Prestwich Mental Hospital in 1972 and Yates Wine Lodges in 1982-3, to colour pictures of people shopping in 1986 and 2008, this book brings together Parr’s Manchester photographs.

Bringing this work up to date a new commission, a portrait of the city and its people in 2018. Parr has photographed people in hairdressers, at markets, in Mosques, in cafes, playing sport, in factories and in the gay village.

He has captured scientists’ ground-breaking research at Manchester University, fans of the city’s world famous football teams and the state of the art BBC facilities at Media City.

The images show a diverse, inclusive and multi-cultural city and reveal people’s passions, skills, relationships and quirks – celebrating the humanity of the everyday.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Martin Parr: Return to Manchester at Manchester Art Gallery (16 November 2018 – 22 April 2019).

Publisher: Manchester Art Gallery

Size: 24 x 29 cm

160 pages

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

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

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