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Latest Newsletter- 07 January 2019

First newsletter of 2019 out today: new and forthcoming photobooks from Alec Soth, Tish Murtha, Eric Lawton, Talia Chetrit, Tara Wray and more.

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Keith Carter: Fifty Years

Keith Carter

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Publisher's description

Celebrating a lifetime of exploring humanity’s landscape through an artistic lens, the legendary photographer Keith Carter collects 250 of his most compelling images, ranging from the deeply personal to the universal, accompanied by essays from bestselling novelist and poet Rosellen Brown and acclaimed critic A. D. Coleman.

Dubbed a “poet of the ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, photographer Keith Carter came of age during the turbulent ‘60s and ‘70s, developing a singular, haunting style that captures both the grit and the glory of the human spirit. Showcasing a broad array of his work—which has been shown in more than one hundred solo exhibitions in thirteen countries—Keith Carter: Fifty Years spans delicate, century-old processes as well as digital-age techniques to yield an enduring vision of the world around us.

The interlaced images in Keith Carter: Fifty Years feature contrasts of natural light and darkness as we explore the mythos of time and terrain, the familiar and the magical, and the varied creatures that inhabit our earth. The human form—depleted or energized, solitary or with a beloved partner—becomes a meditation on aging and loss, which have affected Carter profoundly in recent years. Yet these losses have spurred in him a sense of discovery, not despair. Rather than arranging the works chronologically, Carter chose to group them into correlations, echoing the kaleidoscopic effect of memory. The result is mesmerizing; each artifact draws us into an experience of intensity and wonder, enduring long after the page is turned.

Publisher
University of Texas Press
Dimensions
10.5 x 12.75"
No. of Pages
320
Image Count
267
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Silence and Image: Essays on Japanese Photographers

Mariko Takeuchi

Publisher's description

The first book of essays by the major critic Mariko Takeuchi. The text of Silence and Image discusses the works of 11 Japanese photographers including Ken Domon, Risaku Suzuki, and Lieko Shiga. All of the essays have been translated into English, and the beautiful illustrations serve as portals to the text. What does it mean to look at photographs? What does it mean to draw near to people in pain? These questions underlie all of the essays. The book also considers gender as it relates to art and photography.

  • The Other, Distance, and Image ― Ryudai Takano
  • The White of Photographs, the White of Risaku Suzuki
  • Ryuichiro Suzuki's Odyssey
  • Absence ― Maki Umaba
  • Toward a Life of Photography ― Lieko Shiga
  • Between Two Extremes― Bishin Jumonji
  • Visible and Invisible Scars: Ken Domon's Hiroshima and
  • Portraying the Suffering of Others
  • The Experience of Architecture ― Ryo Suzuki
  • Here, She Says― Lieko Shiga
  • Things the Darkness Reveals ― Osamu James Nakagawa
  • To Beyond the Darkness― Takashi Arai
  • Tryadhvan― Eriko Koga
  • Thoughts on Osamu Hiraki
  • Publisher
    Akaaka
    Binding
    Hardcover
    No. of Pages
    370
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Ahn Jun: Self-Portrait

Ahn Jun

Publisher's description

The past is behind,

the future far away.

The present is a void. A momentary fissure.


This is the first photography book by Ahn Jun, a Seoul-based photographer who works internationally.

It features a series of self-portraits taken between 2008 and 2013 in Seoul, New York, and Hong Kong.

The images of Ahn looking down from the rooftops and edges of high-rise buildings are filled with an overpowering sense of tension and floating in the air.

To stand on rooftops is, for her, to visualize the void that exists between a past that cannot be changed and a future landscape that seems far away, while capturing the momentary fissure that is the present.

This is both a performance replacing time with space and possible only through photography as well as an image isolated from contexts.

Ahn's images are both a perspective of looking out over the city horizontally and one of looking down at the void below from a height.

Optical perception and spatial perception, life and death, ideal and reality all collide with one another, presenting the existence of human beings on these edges.

"I think the present is one very short instant between the future and the past. So basically all of us are living on the edge of something, between life and death, and between the ideal and the reality." Ahn Jun

"With her bare feet showing, or her loose stance as she leaps into the unknown, Jun seduces the viewer to the edge of the void, pushing one to stand, as she does, on the verge of the sublime." Michelle Dunn Marsh( Executive Director & Curator, Photographic Center Northwest)

Publisher
Akaaka
Dimensions
36.4 × 23.3 cm
No. of Pages
88


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Bastard Countryside

Robin Friend

Publisher's description

Bastard Countryside collects together 15 years worth of exploration within the British landscape, dwelling on what Victor Hugo called the ‘bastard countryside’: “somewhat ugly but bizarre, made up of two different natures”. Friend’s large-format colour images scrutinise these inbetween, unkempt, and often surreal marginal areas of the country, highlighting frictions between the pastoral sublime and the discarded, often polluted reality of the present.

Starting from a classical landscape tradition, Friend’s meticulous 5x4 photographs are given heightened effect through exaggerations of colour and composition, embodying a friction between British pastoral ideals and present reality. In particular, Friend follows moments in which the expected narrative of the landscape is rudely interrupted: often through leakage, pollution, or the wreckage and containment of nature.

In his accompanying essay, writer Robert Macfarlane describes Bastard Countryside as “a vision par excellence of our synthetic ‘modern nature’– produced by assemblage and entanglement rather than purity and distinction”. Contained within Friend’s photographs are “hard questions […] about what kinds of landscape one might wish either to pass through or to live in; about what versions of ‘modern nature’ might be worth fighting for, and why.”

Robin Friend (b.1983) is a London-based photographer who grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He divides his time between his fine art practice and commissioned work. Recent projects include the award-winning books Sanctuary: Britain’s Artists and their Studios and Art Studio America (Thames & Hudson, 2011-13); a collaborative choreographic work for the BBC, Winged Bull in the Elephant Case (2017, with Wayne McGregor); and a National Gallery exhibition project, documenting the gallery's wartime art storage in a Snowdonian mine (2018). Friend's work has been exhibited at Aperture Gallery, New York; Christies, Paris and at the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House & the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Bastard Countryside is his first book.

Publisher
Loose Joints
Dimensions
24 x 27 cm
Binding
Hardcover
Binding Additional
Section sewn quarter-bound embossed hardcover with tip-ons front and back
No. of Pages
104
Image Count
51
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Yuka and the Forest

Lena C Emery

Publisher's description

Yuka & The Forest marks Lena C. Emery’s second monograph and continuation to ‘Rie’ wherein she talked about the vulnerabilty of revealing our skin and our bodies being bound to the natural world. Within her new book, Emery introduces us to the chinju no mori, the sacred forest. We are reminded that cultures like that of Japan, which are deeply embedded in nature, have been able to perserve much of their natural habitat by having fostered an interconnected value system. Within ‘Yuka & The Forest’ we embark on a journey of reflection that leads us through a remote village in rural Japan, high into the midst of a vast lanscape. We are prompted to reflect on nature’s profound serenity and as the last pages fall also of its demise at the hand of our own.

Limited edition of 500 copies with print.

Publisher Art Paper Editions
Dimensions 24 × 29.5 cm
No. of Pages 64
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Tbilisi

Martin Parr

Publisher's description

One of the most accomplished photojournalists alive today, Martin Parr turns his lens toward Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, and captures the beauty of this vibrant city.

With curiosity and zeal, Martin Parr has been photographing people and the way we live for more than thirty years. One of the leading members of the Magnum Photos collective, Parr has traveled the world to investigate the international phenomena of leisure, consumption, and communication. His often humorous images juxtapose the peculiar with the familiar. The growing city of Tbilisi is the perfect subject for Parr’s eloquent portraits. A burgeoning travel destination, Tbilisi straddles 21st-century European chic with world-weary Soviet influences. At street markets and high-end stores, gyms and the opera house, family parties and casinos, Parr documents, in his own inimitable way, a dynamic, ever-changing city that feels simultaneously utterly foreign and completely familiar.

Publisher Prestel
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
No. of Pages 128
Image Count 80
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Rafu (Deluxe Edition)

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

A special edition of 25 copies featuring an original gelatin silver photograph made by the artist, numbered and signed, and presented with a signed copy of the book in a custom clamshell box. The original photograph measures approximately 8 x 11.5 inches, with an image size of 7.5 x 7.5 inches.

For over thirty years, Michael Kenna has photographed temples, shrines, gardens, seascapes and landscapes, in black and white, throughout Japan. Ten years ago, he also began to photograph female nudes in various locations in Japan. A selection of these photographs was unveiled to the public for the first time at Paris Photo in November 2018. 

The Japanese women who modeled were actresses, dancers, office workers, photographers and yoga practitioners. “Their willingness to express themselves in front of the camera and their trust in my integrity as a photographer, enabled us to engage in creative visual explorations and conversations”, says Kenna. “The human body is an absolutely amazing, mysterious miracle in a myriad of ways”, adds the British photographer. “I view both historical and contemporary creative representations of the nude as open invitations to explore this esthetic challenge. My efforts may add little or nothing to the enormous existing mountain of artistic treasures, but that is not important. This is another chapter in an ongoing story”.

Nazraeli Press is pleased to announce the publication of Kenna’s Japanese nude studies, entitled Rafu. Beautifully printed on uncoated Japanese art paper, and hand-bound in deep purple silk, this gorgeous artist’s book presents 42 images from the Rafu series.

Nazraeli 2019, 1st edition

210 x 304mm, 64 pages, 41 duotone plates

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Rafu (Special Edition)

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

A special edition of 150 copies featuring a numbered and signed copy of the book presented in a custom greyboard slipcase.

For over thirty years, Michael Kenna has photographed temples, shrines, gardens, seascapes and landscapes, in black and white, throughout Japan. Ten years ago, he also began to photograph female nudes in various locations in Japan. A selection of these photographs was unveiled to the public for the first time at Paris Photo in November 2018. 

The Japanese women who modeled were actresses, dancers, office workers, photographers and yoga practitioners. “Their willingness to express themselves in front of the camera and their trust in my integrity as a photographer, enabled us to engage in creative visual explorations and conversations”, says Kenna. “The human body is an absolutely amazing, mysterious miracle in a myriad of ways”, adds the British photographer. “I view both historical and contemporary creative representations of the nude as open invitations to explore this esthetic challenge. My efforts may add little or nothing to the enormous existing mountain of artistic treasures, but that is not important. This is another chapter in an ongoing story”.

Nazraeli Press is pleased to announce the publication of Kenna’s Japanese nude studies, entitled Rafu. Beautifully printed on uncoated Japanese art paper, and hand-bound in deep purple silk, this gorgeous artist’s book presents 42 images from the Rafu series.

Nazraeli 2019, 1st edition

210 x 304mm, 64 pages, 41 duotone plates

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Rafu

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

For over thirty years, Michael Kenna has photographed temples, shrines, gardens, seascapes and landscapes, in black and white, throughout Japan. Ten years ago, he also began to photograph female nudes in various locations in Japan. A selection of these photographs was unveiled to the public for the first time at Paris Photo in November 2018. 

The Japanese women who modeled were actresses, dancers, office workers, photographers and yoga practitioners. “Their willingness to express themselves in front of the camera and their trust in my integrity as a photographer, enabled us to engage in creative visual explorations and conversations”, says Kenna. “The human body is an absolutely amazing, mysterious miracle in a myriad of ways”, adds the British photographer. “I view both historical and contemporary creative representations of the nude as open invitations to explore this esthetic challenge. My efforts may add little or nothing to the enormous existing mountain of artistic treasures, but that is not important. This is another chapter in an ongoing story”.

Nazraeli Press is pleased to announce the publication of Kenna’s Japanese nude studies, entitled Rafu. Beautifully printed on uncoated Japanese art paper, and hand-bound in deep purple silk, this gorgeous artist’s book presents 42 images from the Rafu series. The first printing is limited to 1,000 copies. A special slipcased edition, individually numbered and signed by the artist, is available here  A deluxe edition of 25 copies, including a gelatin silver print made by the artist and presented with a copy of the book in a custom clamshell box, is available here

Rafu was published to coincide with a major retrospective exhibition of Michael Kenna’s photographic work at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photographic Art.

Nazraeli 2019, 1st edition

210 x 304mm, 64 pages, 41 duotone plates

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One Picture Book Two #5-8

Mark Ruwedel, Jo Ann Callis, Michael Mulno, Jan Banning

Publisher's description

Our One Picture Book Two series is a slightly larger, newly designed series of artist's books based on our recently completed One Picture Book series.

Two sets of four titles will be published each year.

This second set of four titles in a slipcase includes:

  • MARK RUWEDEL | One Picture Book Two #5 : Studio E.R.
  • JO ANN CALLIS | One Picture Book Two #6 : Cheap Thrills
  • MICHAEL MULNO | One Picture Book Two #7 : Residential Variations
  • JAN BANNING | One Picture Book Two #8 : THe Sweating Subject

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2"

16 pages, 13 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph.

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One Picture Book Two #8: The Sweating Subject

Jan Banning

Publisher's description

The Sweating Subject is a series of group portraits of tribal chiefs and their court, which includes myself, photographer Jan Banning. All are members of the Gonda or Dagomba tribe in the Northern Territories of Ghana — except for me: I am from the Netherlands. I came to Ghana on an assignment to photograph the mixing of tradition and modernity and was invited by the chiefs to have my photo taken with them.

Much has already been said about the power of the photographer who travels the world and records ‘the other’. But although the camera position, lighting and other aesthetic and technical details for these photographs were determined by me, I am just as much an object as all the other people portrayed. They are ‘selfies’ without self-determination: in the end it was my driver or one of my interpreters who decided when to press the button. And although formally the photographer, I was as expectant and powerless as everyone else at the decisive moment.

The Sweating Subject recalls colonial photography in which we see a white man pose as the big boss together with his nonwhite ‘subjects’. But this white man is a lot less imposing as he sits in the midst of the chiefs and their courtiers who, despite their heavy and warm ceremonial clothes, look proud, dignified and completely in their element. In fact, he looks like a stranger, misplaced and perspiring heavily, so unsuited is he to the climate.” — Jan Banning

The Sweating Subject is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2"

16 pages, 15 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph.

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One Picture Book Two #7: Residential Variations

Michael Mulno

Publisher's description

The 13 photographs presented in Residential Variations are selected from a larger body of work of the same title, which depicts a series of homes within a Southern California neighborhood. Through time or a succession of personal aesthetic decisions each house has been reformed from, but still resembles the simple post-war modern home that once defined the neighborhood. Interest and beauty is found within these modest domestic structures and their revisions.  

Michael Mulno’s photographs are included in several public and private collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.

Residential Variations is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2"

16 pages, 13 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph.

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One Picture Book Two #6: Cheap Thrills

Jo Ann Callis

Publisher's description

In her delicious contribution to our One Picture Book Two series, Jo Ann Callis presents 13 highly-charged photographs of suggestively anthropomorphic desserts from her series ‘Cheap Thrills: Forbidden Pleasures’.

Created in the early 1990s, this body of work was among several that Callis created at the time exploring gender and sexuality. Since emerging in the late 1970s as one of the first important practitioners of the ‘fabricated photographs’ movement, Callis has used photography to render the sensual tones and textures of fabric and food, or to animate clay figures of her own making.

Jo Ann Callis was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and relocated to Los Angeles in 1961. She enrolled at UCLA in 1970 where she began taking classes with Robert Heinecken, among other prominent artists. She started teaching at CalArts in 1976 and remains a faculty member of the School of Art’s Program in Photography and Media. She has continued to photograph, draw, and paint, and her work has been widely exhibited in such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and many others.

In 2009 a retrospective of her work, Woman Twirling, was presented by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Callis has received three NEA Fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other awards and prizes.

Cheap Thrills is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist

Hardcover, 6 x 8 1/2, 16 pages, 13 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2"

16 pages, 13 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph.

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One Picture Book Two #5: Studio E.R.

Mark Ruwedel

Publisher's description

Our first artist’s book with Mark Ruwedel catalogues seven buildings used at various times as art studios by Ed Ruscha.

Based in Los Angeles, where these images were made, Mark Ruwedel has been photographing the North American landscape for over 30 years. A prolific photographer who visits the same places and subjects again and again over extended periods of time, Ruwedel says of his approach: “I have come to think of the land as being an enormous historical archive; as a whole, the work explores the relationships of the social, technological and cultural with the natural world.”

Mark Ruwedel’s work is widely exhibited in the United States and abroad. It is held within the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London; and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, among many others. He is a Guggenheim Fellow (2014) and a recipient of the Scotiabank Photography Award.

Studio E.R. is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2"

16 pages, 7 duotone plates, 1 original signed photograph.

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The Island Position (Signed)

John Lehr

Publisher's description

The Island Position is an advertising term that describes the premium position of an advertisement surrounded solely by editorial content. In The Island Position, John Lehr explores the facades of American commercial spaces that are threatened by the emergence of e-commerce. In a rush to remain relevant, storeowners emblazon their windows and walls with anything that will grab attention: tessellations of quick-fading ads, floor-to-ceiling decals of fanned money or flowing hair, haphazard product displays, and desperate, hand-scrawled invitations. They repaint, renovate, rebrand, and rearrange, gestures which point to the desires and anxieties of people who are being left behind as our thumbs lead us into the new economy. The work presents a turning point in our cultural landscape: the transition from a physical culture to a virtual one.

Masquerading as a typology of storefronts, the surfaces in The Island Position embody something unseen: the people who constructed them. The signage is not simply an appeal to consumption, but a typography of emotion: vulnerability, ingenuity, distress, and hope—the language of capitalism as a form of public address. Lehr is not interested in what is for sale. He is interested in what is at stake.

Essay by George Saunders

Publisher: Mack

Size: 22 x 29 cm

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Showcaller (Signed)

Talia Chetrit

Publisher's description

Showcaller is the first book exploring the work of emerging artist Talia Chetrit. It brings together a broad range of her work made between 1994 and 2018 and is linked to a retrospective museum exhibition at the Kölnischer Kunstverein in early 2018. The title Showcaller is a theatrical term which references the performative aspects of Chetrit’s work, the power dynamic between subject and photographer, and, ultimately, between the photographer and her audience.

The earliest works included were made when Chetrit was a teenager and she adroitly collapses and shuffles images from across 24 years and neutralizes the space between family portraits, teenage friends, intimate sex pictures, self-portraits, staged murder pictures, still-lives, and street photographs, to name just a few of the subjects and genres her work adopts. Regardless of the subject matter or the technique with which the image is made, her focus lies on researching and unveiling the basic social, conceptual, and technical conditions of the genre of photography. Her work is imbued with a desire to control the physical and historical limitations of the camera, to trace its manipulative potential, and to question the relationship between photographer and subject.

Publisher: Mack

Size: 29 x 22 cm

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Scene (Signed)

Alex Majoli

Publisher's description

"For eight years and across several continents, Alex Majoli has been photographing events and non-events. Political demonstrations, humanitarian emergencies, and quiet moments of everyday life. What holds all these images together is a sense of theatre. A sense that we are all actors, all playing the parts that history and circumstance demand of us. Majoli’s photographs result from his own performance. Entering a situation, he and his assistants slowly go about setting up a camera and lights. This activity is a kind of spectacle in itself, observed by those who will eventually be photographed. Majoli begins to shoot, offering no direction to the people before his camera. This might happen over twenty minutes. It might be an hour or so.

Perhaps the people adjust their actions in anticipation of the image to come. Perhaps they refine their gestures in self-consciousness. Perhaps they do not. The representation of drama and the drama of representation become one. The camera flash is instantaneous and much stronger than daylight. But all this light plunges the world into night, or moonlight. The world appears as an illuminated stage. Everything seems to be happening at the end of the day. Just when the world should be sleeping, it offers a heightened performance of itself.

We never really see people or places: we see the light they reflect. And the quality of that light affects how we understand them."

David Campany

Publisher: Mack (Co-published with Le Gal, Paris)

Size: 38 x 22.5 cm

Essays by David Campany and Corinne Rondeau

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Maine

Gary Briechle

Publisher's description

    Winter is always too long.
    Put the plow on the truck, stay warm, take your meds.
    Get through it any way you can.
    Spring is mud. Summer, the stunning but brief reward.
    Then the fall into winter again.

Gary Briechle has forged many long-term relationships with the people he has photographed since moving to Maine nearly 20 years ago. This gives his work a peculiar intimacy, as if the pictures were made by a family member. He lives and works in midcoast Maine and doesn’t see a need to travel to make photographs: “Most everything that inspires me is within a few miles of my home. Sometimes I think that Maine is like my foster family; I’m not really entirely comfortable and will probably never feel completely settled, but Maine keeps feeding me.”

Gary Briechle was born in 1955 in Morristown, New Jersey. He attended Colgate University and received his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His work has appeared in several issues of the New York Times Magazine and he was awarded a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography. With few exceptions, he draws and photographs daily. This is the artist’s second monograph with Twin Palms Publishers.

Publisher: Twin Palms

Size: 7.75 x 10"

128 pages, 63 full-colour plates

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Elswick Kids

Tish Murtha

Publisher's description

When Tish Murtha sadly died from a brain aneurysm in 2013, she had largely been forgotten. In 2017, her key work, Youth Unemployment, was published to universal acclaim, and was followed by a major retrospective at London’s Photographers Gallery. Tish has now been recognised as a social-documentary photographer of the first rank. She had set out to document “marginalised communities from the inside” and, set against today’s austerity, her work is more relevant than ever. The anger and frustration evident in Youth Unemployment even reached the House of Commons, where it was raised as a subject of debate. Elswick Kids is a less strident set of images. They were taken as Tish walked the streets of the working-class district of Elswick in Newcastle Upon Tyne and were not intended to be an exhibition in their own right. Today, though, they tell of a time when children had the freedom of the streets to play in and where friendship blossomed against a seemingly harsh background. The photographs have a stark beauty that shines from every page. Elswick Kids is a vital contribution to our understanding of life in a northern city in the late twentieth century.

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

Size: 27 x 29 cm

180 pages

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I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating (Signed Special Edition)

Alec Soth

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

Publisher's description

Limited edition of 150 copies, each comprising a signed copy of the first printing of the book, housed in a linen slipcase with a signed and numbered print. Please note only Print B (the right hand image above) is still available.

Taking its name from a line in Wallace Stevens’ short poem “The Gray Room,” Alec Soth’s latest book is a lyrical exploration of intimacy. While these large-format color photographs are made all over the world, they aren’t about any particular place or population. Whether made in Odessa or his hometown of Minneapolis, Soth’s new book is fundamentally about intimate encounters in private rooms.

“After the publication of my last book about social life in America, Songbook, and a retrospective of my four, large-scale American projects, Gathered Leaves, I went through a long period of rethinking my creative process. For over a year I stopped travelling and photographing people. I barely took any pictures at all.

When I returned to photography, I wanted to strip the medium down to its primary elements. Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully, briefly glimpse their interior life.

In order to try and access these lives, I made all of the photographs in interior spaces. While these rooms often exist in far-flung places, it’s only to emphasize that these pictures aren’t about any place in particular. Whether a picture is made in Odessa or Minneapolis, my goal was the same: to simply spend time in the presence of another beating heart.” - Alec Soth

Interview with Alec Soth by Tanya Yanigahara

Publisher: Mack

Size: 30 x 33.5 cm

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Bestsellers

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 2019 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


Bright Black World (Signed)

Todd Hido

All signed copies have been allocated to customers so please DO NOT USE THIS PAGE TO ORDER. There may be some cancellations of advance orders so please send an email to info@beyondwords.co.uk if you wish to be put on the reserve list.

Link to unsigned copies

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

Bright Black World

Todd Hido

We are out of stock.  We will receive our last ten copies of the first printing in January. Please feel free to place an advance order.

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

Jasper

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

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

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

I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating (Signed)

Alec Soth

Publishing March 2019.

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

Publisher's description

Taking its name from a line in Wallace Stevens’ short poem “The Gray Room,” Alec Soth’s latest book is a lyrical exploration of intimacy. While these large-format color photographs are made all over the world, they aren’t about any particular place or population. Whether made in Odessa or his hometown of Minneapolis, Soth’s new book is fundamentally about intimate encounters in private rooms.

“After the publication of my last book about social life in America, Songbook, and a retrospective of my four, large-scale American projects, Gathered Leaves, I went through a long period of rethinking my creative process. For over a year I stopped travelling and photographing people. I barely took any pictures at all.

When I returned to photography, I wanted to strip the medium down to its primary elements. Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully, briefly glimpse their interior life.

In order to try and access these lives, I made all of the photographs in interior spaces. While these rooms often exist in far-flung places, it’s only to emphasize that these pictures aren’t about any place in particular. Whether a picture is made in Odessa or Minneapolis, my goal was the same: to simply spend time in the presence of another beating heart.” - Alec Soth

Interview with Alec Soth by Tanya Yanigahara

Publisher: Mack

Size: 30 x 33.5 cm

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Opening

Jungjin Lee

"What a gorgeous piece of art that production is, thanks" (Graham Lowe, customer)

Publisher's Description

Following up on her widely-acclaimed book Everglades, published by Nazraeli Press in 2016, Jungjin Lee has created a true artist’s book with this series of desert and mountain landscapes entitled Opening. Made in some of her favorite places in Arizona, New Mexico and Canada, these images inspire a sense of the deep and quiet interaction between the beholder and the landscape, and the physical presence of earth, stone, tree and sky.

Limited to 2,000 slipcased copies, Opening features an accordion binding which creates two back-to-back panoramas each measuring some 11 feet long when fully spread out.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 400 x 200 mm

56 pages, 28 duotone plates

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

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