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Latest newsletter- 18 May 2015

Today's newsletter includes new and forthcoming titles by Trent Parke, John Shaw, Peter Mitchell, Casper Sejersen, Jeff Wall, Gerry Johansson, Wendy Ewald, Hellen van Meene and Mark Ruwedel.

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Emile Hyperion Dubuisson

Publisher's Description

This previously unpublished series of photographs was made in Siberia in the early 1990s while Dubuisson was working as assistant director in a film crew shooting a documentary about the former Soviet Union. Challenged by the extreme conditions, filming was difficult and Dubuisson began taking pictures with a small all-weather camera around the villages in the Yamal Peninsula where gas workers, scientists and local reindeer herders lived and worked. On his return to Moscow, Dubuisson struggled to process his film and believed his negatives to have been damaged beyond repair. It is only recently that he returned to this material and has finally been able to produce photographic prints. The resulting images offer a strange, poetic vision of the bleakness of Siberia evoking its remoteness in both time and space through a combination of Dubuisson’s singular scenes of sub-zero life and the unintentional effects of the passage of time and the photographic process. As Boris Mikhailov writes in his foreword to the book:

Everything here reminds me of the cold, of life without a fridge; and the terrible smoke, which covers the sky...I also see traces of dust and fingerprints, which tell a story of their own.

Publisher: ADAD Books

Size: 210 x 260 mm

96 pages

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Disco Night Sept 11

Peter van Agtmael

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Publisher's Description

Disco Night Sept. 11 is a chronicle of America's wars from 2006-2013. The photographs shift back and forth from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the USA, unsparingly capturing the violent, ceaseless cost, but also the mystery and the madness, the beauty and absurdity at the core of each conflict. The narrative is complemented by nineteen gatefolds which elaborate on places and individuals.

Photographs are fragments, sometimes only loosely tied to important experiences. An extensive text records some of the missing pieces. The stories that precede and follow the moment of the photograph, conversations with soldiers, anonymous graffiti that's part confession, part boast.

Size: 210 x 260 mm

276 pages

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Black Rose, The

Trent Parke

Temporarily out of stock but more stock should arrive early June.

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Publisher's Description

The Black Rose represents the culmination of seven years of work for internationally renowned Adelaide photographer Trent Parke. In his quest to uncover his memories of his mother and childhood, Parke photographs details of the natural world and incidents from everyday life. These take on greater significance and symbolic meaning, which he builds to create a complex narrative. The Black Rose, produces a meditation on life¹s journeys and explores the way the past infiltrates the present, and in turn can influence the future.

Sample images

Size: 240 x 320 mm

168 pages, over 200 illustrations

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Some Thing means Everything to Somebody (Signed)

Peter Mitchell

Publisher's Description

Peter Mitchell's follow up to the sell-out Strangely Familiar is a scarecrow odyssey. His new book boldly maps out the passing of time by pairing these surreal totems in the landscape opposite personal ephemera. The juxtaposition of commonplace objects with the Everyman form of the scarecrow highlights the quirky and eccentric view Peter has shown throughout his work - the humdrum and mundane becomes weird and wonderful, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. This is a document of both the literal and the allegorical: blank scarecrow faces in empty landscapes with muted skies connect to a bleak pastoral sensibility, while hoarded belongings map out Peter's life chronologically. Peter, a child of the Air-Fix generation, recorded this collection of scarecrows over many years and presents this as an autobiography.

Sample images

Publisher: RRB Publishing

Size: 230 x280 mm

132 pages, 124 colour images

Edition of 950, signed

Includes 5 x 5 inch print

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Tree Stone Water (Signed)

Gerry Johansson

Publisher's Description

After visiting Japan during the 70’s and 80’s, and after the disappointment to see that even regional cities had been developed to the point where they all resembled a mini-Tokyo, Gerry Johansson (b. 1945, Swedish) decided to focus his creative energy on capturing the environment surrounding the Japanese people, as opposed to the people themselves. He chose not to merely record the bustling modern development of Ehime Prefecture, the core of Shikoku, but to also capture the exceptional natural beauty of the region. He took his camera to the rocks and mountain streams of the Nametoko Valley, deep inside forests teeming with the energy of life, and to the waters of the Seto Inland Sea.

The book is divided into three chapters, according to the book’s title. Photographs taken in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, September and October 1999.

First edition of 375 copies, numbered and signed.

Publisher: Libraryman

Size: 160 x 200 mm

48 pages

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Daybreak

Jeff Wall

Publisher's Description

The Bedouin workers were settling down in the field for the night. They didn’t sleep in a building but on the road that runs around the edge of the olive grove. It was really striking; the contrast with their colourful blankets and the prison and the olives and the beautiful light of the setting sun. I stood at the point where the picture was eventually taken and I could see the whole scene and I thought, maybe this could be a picture. Jeff Wall

During his first visit to Israel in October 2010, Jeff Wall came upon a scene of Bedouin olive pickers sleeping on a farm near Mitzpe Ramon, which sits in the shadow of a large prison. Struck by the encounter between prison and orchard, between the freedom of those sleeping under the sky contrasted against those who are not visible, sleeping in cells underground, Wall resolved to return and recreate the scene.

The image was meticulously restaged during the next harvest in October 2011. Setting up camp at a nearby hotel, with the laundry room converted into a makeshift lab, Wall worked with a team of Israeli assistants, following the same routine each day: waking before dawn, photographing just as the sun rose, making several exposures over a 10 minute spell. The image was sought over three weeks.

Daybreak is part of This Place, a project exploring the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally renowned photographers.

Publisher: MACK

Size: 300 x 440 mm

4 pages, 1 colour plates

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Julia Margaret Cameron

Marta Weiss

Publisher's Description

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) was one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century. Criticised in her lifetime for her unconventional techniques, she is now celebrated as a pioneering portraitist. 2015 marks the bicentenary of Cameron’s birth and the 150th anniversary of her first museum exhibition – the only one in her lifetime – held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1865. 

Drawing on the V&A’s significant collection, which includes photographs acquired directly from Cameron and letters she wrote to the museum’s founding director, Curator Marta Weiss tells the story of Cameron’s artistic development. She also presents, for the first time, a group of photographs recently revealed to have belonged to Cameron’s friend and mentor the artist G.F. Watts. This discovery sheds light on previously unacknowledged aspects of Cameron’s experimental approach.

Publisher: MACK

Size: 220 x 260 mm

208 pages

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Archipelago

Matthew Porter

Publisher's Description

Archipelago is a journey into an interior, upriver, towards an enigmatic hinterland. At any one instance, Matthew Porter sets up correlations between disparate images, configured on each page like islands in an archipelago, clusters which form their own, indigenous subjects. Short texts, placed at intervals, reveal the connective tissue binding varied subjects – Jane Fonda and the Vietnam War, the Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i and Hollywood. What interests Porter is the legacy of the photographic image, and its capacity reach across history, to make intelligible to us what we already know, or, encountered at the right moment, that which we could not otherwise know.

“Porter’s stills function like portals”, writes Lindsay Caplan, “obliquely suggestive of historical events, modernist styles, and codified genres, sometimes all at the same time… this very contemporary condition in which knowing too much and knowing too little invoke the same visceral state”.

Publisher: MACK

Size: 240 x 288 mm

132 pages, 127 colour plates

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Blossom

Ben Lerner & Thomas Demand

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Publisher's Description

The texts and images presented here are part of Blossom, a collaboration between the artist Thomas Demand and writer Ben Lerner. The images relate to a detail from a photograph of Katherine Russell, widow of Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev leaving her home in Boston, that first appeared in the New York Times on 4 May 2013.

Thomas Demand’s work lures the viewer into a reality that is not what it appears to be. Carefully contrived from paper, these imaginary worlds are sculpted, photographed and destroyed. The traces which remain are events in which the protagonist is removed, scenes that are both familiar and out of reach. Demand’s work has been shown extensively across the world and is included in most of the significant private and institutional collections. Recent books include The Dallies (MACK, 2012) and Model Studies (Ivory Press, 2011).

Publisher: MACK

Size: 310 x 240 mm

64 pages

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Belongs to Joe

Casper Sejersen

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Publisher's Description

Belongs to Joe is a photographic essay, compiled as set of notes on Lars von Trier’s film script for Nymphomaniac. The script’s elemental material draws from varied sources: Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Fibonacci numbers, Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, and Bach’s principles of composition – material woven in a continuous chain of associations embracing ecclesiastical history, sadism, fascism, pyrotechnics and botany.

Photographer Casper Sejersen unravels the many layers of the script, working alongside Danish art historian Cecilie Høgsbro, who chose narrative objects which allude to a carefully constructed visual history of eroticism. The notes and facts this book presents have been sampled and sometimes ritually collated in patterns forming small analyses. They form a private book of solace, collected by the protagonist herself – a personal collection of discovered meaningfullness, a herbarium without a title, though simply inscribed: Belongs to Joe.

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Publisher: MACK

Size: 247 x 305 mm

160 pages, 90 colour plates

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This Is Where I Live

Wendy Ewald

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Publisher's Description

For forty years, Wendy Ewald has travelled the world working with local communities, especially children. In addition to making her own photographs, she developed a method of handing out simple cameras and encouraging people – ordinarily the ‘subjects’ of a professional photographer – to author their own images of themselves and their communities. Because the photographers are trusted observers, innocent of the techniques (and wiles) of professionals, the results have the uncanny feel of unadorned truth.

In This Is Where I Live, Ewald redefines the scope of books about Israel and the West Bank. Ewald portrays an entire region through its discreet parts. Her subjects are contested sites where many communities coexist: Jewish, Christian, Gypsy and Druze. Ewald worked with fourteen different communities – in neighbourhoods, villages and schools – using a version of the prismatic approach she’s refined over many years. She encouraged a wide range of people – school children, elderly women and hi-tech workers – to take pictures and document their lives from their own perspective.

Cameras were offered to children uprooted by settlements in Hebron, the West Bank; to young girls at Tzahali military academy; to stall owners at The Shuk, Jerusalem’s lively marketplace; and to Bedouin students at a school in the Negev Desert. The collected images, accompanied by interviews and statements by the photographers, evoke the vitality of the region's cultural landscape, including small minorities such as the Gypsies (who are often swept under the umbrella of Arab identity) – not to mention the myriad identities within majority groups, illuminating the manifold meaning of ‘Jewish identity’.

Publisher: MACK

Size: 220 x 260 mm

400 pages, 600 colour plates

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John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography

John Shaw

Publisher's Description

For over four decades, John Shaw’s authentic voice and trusted advice has helped photographers achieve impressive shots in the great outdoors. In his first-ever book on digital photography, Shaw provides in-depth advice on everything from equipment and lenses to thorough coverage of digital topics including how to use the histogram. In addition, he offers inspirational and frank insight that goes far beyond the nuts and bolts of photography, explaining that successful photos come from having a vision, practicing, and then acquiring the equipment needed to accomplish the intention. Easily digestible and useful for every type of photographer, and complete with more than 250 jaw-dropping images, John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography is the one book you’ll need to beautifully capture the world around you.

Publisher: Amphoto Books

Size: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2"

240 Pages

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Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks

Edward S. Curtis

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Publisher's Description

Showcasing Edward Curtis's most compelling and important works, this beautiful publication highlights both iconic and rarely seen images, demonstrating his artistry and mastery of photographic mediums, and his commitment to documenting and preserving for posterity the Native Americans’ traditions and ways of life.

Widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on Edward Curtis, author Christopher Cardozo has curated a groundbreaking monograph on internationally renowned photographer Edward Curtis. Curtis’s magnum opus, "The North American Indian", the most extensive photographic portrait of Native Americans, is a crucial contribution to the history of America’s Native peoples as well as a testament to his tireless efforts to document and express the spirit of over eighty distinct tribal groups. In this book Cardozo selected from an unmatched private archive of rare and unique Curtis original, vintage photographs. Never before have Curtis’s finest photographs been presented with such fidelity and power in book form. Every style, subject matter, cultural and geographic area, and print medium Curtis worked in is included. The stunning photographs are further enriched and contextualized by essays from world-recognized experts. Creating a unique visual mosaic, the photographs give the viewer a deep, rich understanding of Curtis’s accomplishments as an artist, while exploring the crucial role the Native American participants played in co-creating this iconic body of work.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 255 x 310 mm

184 pages, 150 colour illustrations

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Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

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Publisher's Description

Los Angeles is a city of dualities—sunshine and noir, coastline beaches and urban grit, natural beauty and suburban sprawl, the obvious and the hidden. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles reveals these dualities and more, in images captured by master photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Lee Friedlander, Daido Moriyama, Julius Shulman and Garry Winogrand, as well as many younger artists, among them Matthew Brandt, Katy Grannan, Alex Israel, Lise Sarfati and Ed Templeton, just to name a few. Taken together, these individual views by more than 130 artists form a collective vision of a place where myth and reality are often indistinguishable. Spinning off the highly acclaimed Looking at Los Angeles (Metropolis Books, 2005), Both Sides of Sunset presents an updated and equally unromantic vision of this beloved and scorned metropolis. In the years since the first book was published, the artistic landscape of Los Angeles has flourished and evolved. The extraordinary Getty Museum project Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980 focused global attention on the city's artistic heritage, and this interest has only continued to grow. Both Sides of Sunset showcases many of the artists featured in the original book—such as Lewis Baltz, Catherine Opie, Stephen Shore and James Welling—but also incorporates new images that portray a city that is at once unhinged and driven by irrepressible exuberance. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit Inner-City Arts—an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Los Angeles' Skid Row that brings arts education to elementary, middle and high school students.

Contributing photographers and artists are Robert Adams, Iwan Baan, John Baldessari, Lewis Baltz, Sara Jane Boyers, Tim Bradley, Matthew Brandt, Charles Brittin, Mauren Brodbeck, Michael Butler, Craig Carlson, Oscar Castillo, Sam Comen, Kevin Cooley, Zoe Crosher, Bruce Davidson, Raymond Depardon, Tomas T. Diaz, Jeff Divine, John Divola, Mitch Dobrowner, David Drebin, Mitch Epstein, Elliott Erwitt, Dennis Feldman, Christina Fernandez, Larry Fink, Rose-Lynn Fisher, Robbert Flick, Lee Friedlander, Ron Galella, Harry Gamboa Jr., Niccolo Gandolfi, Bruce Gilden, Jim Goldberg, Katy Grannan, Bob Gruen, Nolan Hall, Karen Halverson, Grant Hatfield, Alexandra Hedison, Anthony Hernandez, Todd Hido, Stephen Hilger, Josef Hoflehner, Hugh Holland, Peter Holzhauer, Dennis Hopper, Bettina Hubby, John Humble, Martin Hyers and William Mebane Alex Israel, Graciela Iturbide, Steve Kahn, Yoko Kanayama, Dennis Keeley, Veronika Kellndorfer, Lisa Kereszi, Douglas Kirkland, Brandon Lattu, Gary Leonard, Michael Light, Dan Lopez, Alex MacLean, Florian Maier-Aichen, David Maisel, Steve McCurry, Susan Meiselas, Philip Melnick, Joel Meyerowitz, Zoran Milosavljevic, Daido Moriyama, Sarah Morris, Grant Mudford, Karin Apollonia Müller, Warren Neidich, Steven Nilsson, Jane O’Neal, Catherine Opie, Eric Orr, Bill Owens, Ed Panar, John Pfahl, George Porcari, Matthew Porter, Alex Prager, Marvin Rand, Bill Ray, Lara Jo Regan, Doug Rickard, Jennifer Robbins, Ed Ruscha, Mark Ruwedel, Sarah Sackner, Lise Sarfati, Lynn Saville, Ferdinando Scianna, Denise Scott Brown, Allan Sekula, Craig Semetko, Michael Shields, Stephen Shore, Julius Shulman, Nicolas Silberfaden, Mike Slack, SPOT, Randi Steinberger, Dennis Stock, Tim Street-Porter, Larry Sultan, Mark Swope, George Tate, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, Ben Tierney, Tseng Kwong-Chi, John Valadez, Camilo José Vergara, Ellen von Unwerth, Nick Waplington, Julian Wasser, Bruce Weber, James Welling, Henry Wessel, Garry Winogrand, Steve Winter and Amir Zaki.

Publisher: Metropolis Books

Size: 12.75 x 10.25"

288 pages, 181 Colour and blck & white illustrations

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Modoru Okinawa

Keizo Kitajima

1975. Okinawa, Japan. The Vietnam War has just ended.
Koza City is where the Kadena U.S. Air Force base is located.
The B-52s that attacked North Vietnam took off from here.

With the end of the war the city becomes the epicenter of a celebrative rush that lasts for a few years.
The city experiences a momentary crazed and raucous time.
A cacophonic spell where Japanese culture collides and becomes intimate with African-American trends and culture.

Ultimately it became a successful, popular shock wave.
It all dies off with the advent of the 1980s.
Keizo Kitajima visits Koza city regularly during those years and he executes a vital work, a crucial and important piece of documentary photography.
During those years Keizo realizes that the photographic exploration of reality is everything but small talk or commentary: it is an observation detached from any sentimentalism, a way to go further than what meets the eye and to document what is beyond the simple appearance.
This is Modoru Okinawa by Keizo Kitajima.
Texts by Christian Caujolle.

Published by Gomma Books

136 pages
17.5 x 24 cm
Hardcover
BW Offset
2015
Edition of 1000

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You Haven't Seen Their Faces SIGNED

Daniel Mayrit

Signed copies

Months after the London Riots of 2011, the Metropolitan Police hand delivered leaflets to people’s letterboxes which depicted youngsters that presumably took part in the events. Images of very low quality, almost amateur, were embedded with unquestioned authority due both to the device used for taking the photographs and to the institution distributing those images. But in reality, looking back in time, what did we actually know about those people? We had no context or explanation of the facts, but we almost inadvertently assumed their guilt because they had been ‘caught on CCTV’. This book intends to appropriate the characteristics of surveillance technology in order to create a very different set of images. Its subject matter is not the usual target of surveillance cameras, but a list of the 100 most powerful people in the City of London (according to the annual report by Square Mile magazine in 2013). The people here featured represent a sector which is arguably regarded in the collective perception as highly responsible for the current economic situation, but  nevertheless  still live  in a comfortable anonymity, away from public scrutiny. Hence the questions raised would be of the same nature: in the same way that we could not possibly know if the youngsters portrayed by the police were actually criminals, we cannot assume either that the individuals here featured are all involved in the ongoing financial scandals...but aren’t they?

Sample images

© Daniel Mayrit
Published by RIOT BOOKS
Design: Verónica Fieiras
Map Design: Mario Orellana
Screw bound
Size: 25,5cm x 17,5cm
Number of Pages: 101
Inside Paper: Kraft 80gr
Cover Paper: Kraft 140 gr
Limited edition of 350, signed by the author.
2015, Madrid, Spain

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Invisible City

Ken Schles

Publisher's Description

For a decade, Ken Schles watched the passing of time from his Lower East Side neighborhood. His camera fixed the instances of his observations, and these moments became the foundation of his “invisible city.” Friends and architecture come under the scrutiny of his lens and, when sorted and viewed in the pages of this book, a remarkable achievement of personal vision emerges.

Twenty-five years later, Invisible City still has the ability to transfix the viewer. A penetrating and intimate portrayal of a world few had entrance to - or means of egress from — Invisible City stands alongside Brassai’s Paris de Nuit and van der Elsken’s Love On The Left Bank as one of the twentieth century’s great depictions of nocturnal bohemian experience. Documenting his life in New York City’s East Village during its heyday in the tumultuous 1980s, Schles captured its look and attitude in delirious and dark honesty. Long out of print, this “missing link” in the history of the photo book is now once again made available. Using scans from the original negatives and Steidl’s quadratone technique to bring out nuance and detail never seen before, this new edition transcends the original of this underground cult classic.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 173 x 232 mm

80 Pages

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Night Walk

Ken Schles

Publisher's Description

Twenty-five years after his seminal 1988 book, Invisible City, Ken Schles revisits his archive and fashions a narrative of lost youth: a delirious, peripatetic walk in the evening air of an irretrievable Downtown New York as he saw and experienced it. Night Walk is a substantive and intimate chronicle of New York’s last pre-Internet bohemian outpost, a stream-of-consciousness portrayal that peels back layers of petulance and squalor to expose the frisson and striving of a life lived amongst the rubble. Here Schles embodies the flâneur as Susan Sontag defines it, as a “connoisseur of empathy ... cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes.” We see in Night Walk a new and revelatory Ulysses for the twenty-first century: a searching tale of wonder and desire, life and love in the dying hulk of a ruined American city.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 173 x 232 mm

162 Pages

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Desire: New Erotic Photography

Patrick Remy

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Publisher's Description

Gorgeous and wide-ranging, this collection of works by established and up-and-coming photographers showcases new developments in erotic photography.

The invention of photography gave artists a new means of expression—and a new way of depicting the human body. This elegant, compelling collection of images from new and established photographers demonstrates how technology has altered the genre—not only in terms of technique, but also composition, theme, and content. This incredibly diverse collection features the works of more than 30 artists from around the world, including Evan Baden’s explorations of the ways youth culture views sex, intimacy, and privacy; Noritoshi Hirakawa’s erotic and intimate portraits, which challenge mainstream conceptions of sexuality and heterosexual desire; David Bellemere’s dreamlike works, which are inspired by 1970s aesthetics, nature, light and the female body shape; and Ana Kraš’s surreal photographs that seem like they were taken coincidentally. At once cutting-edge and tasteful, this compelling volume presents a wide range of erotic photography.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 210 x 280 mm

280 pages, 220 colour illustrations, 20 b/w illustrations

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Bay Bridge: The New East Span

Tom Paiva

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Publisher's Description

With his Bay Bridge: The New East Span images, photographer Tom Paiva has richly documented the latest chapter in the history of spanning California’s East Bay. In the late 1920s, economic and social changes in the Bay Area, including the increasing popularity of automobiles, prompted the California legislature to establish the California Toll Bridge Authority and charged it with connecting San Francisco and Alameda County. The groundbreaking ceremony for the longest bridge in the world at that time took place on July 9, 1933, and presaged a nearly three-and-a-half-year project at a cost of $77 million. When it opened on November 12, 1936, the Bay Bridge caused “the greatest traffic jam in the history of San Francisco.” During its first year of operation, the Bay Bridge was crossed by nine million vehicles.
The 50th anniversary of the completion of the Bay Bridge, which actually includes both a suspension bridge and a truss bridge, took place in 1986. Three years later, the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the East Span, even though the epicenter of the 7.1 earthquake lay nearly 90 miles south. After 53 years and many millions of vehicles safely transported, the bridge was showing its age, prompting plans to create a more enduring structure.

In 2002, the 11-year construction project on the new Bay Bridge began, involving a complete retrofit of the suspension bridge and the replacement of the truss bridge with the world’s longest self-anchored suspension span. Photographer Tom Paiva, on an aerial assignment in the Bay Area, happened upon the initial phase of the project and knew that he had to become part of it Assigning himself the task of recording the creation and the construction of this monumental structure from his vantage point, Paiva believed that his unique vision would offer a valuable, yet complementary, view of the $6 billion enterprise. His quest was to contribute a lasting document that would honor the visionaries—past and present—who could imagine and create these imposing, yet beautiful, man-made spans.

With “Bay Bridge: The New East Span”, Tom Paiva has produced a masterful body of work, documenting one of the most daunting, and finally triumphant, engineering feats of our generation. This beautifully produced, oversized monograph pays fitting homage to its subject, and all of those who were involved in its creation.

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 430 x 355 mm

124 pages, 78 four-colour plates

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Bestsellers

Songbook (Signed)

Alec Soth

Signed copies, 2nd printing, available April 2015

Publisher's Description

Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country. To aid in his search, Soth assumed the increasingly obsolescent role of community newspaper reporter. From 2012-2014, Soth traveled state by state while working on his self-published newspaper, The LBM Dispatch, as well as on assignment for the New York Times and others. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, Soth attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and communal gatherings in search of human interaction in an era of virtual social networks.

With Songbook, Soth has stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary, funny and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the desire to be united.

SIGNED COPY

Sample images

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 285 cm x 273 mm

144 pages, 75 tritone plates

France (standard edition)

Michael Kenna

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SHIPPING OCTOBER 2014. Nazraeli Press is thrilled to announce Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France. Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre’s Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the artist himself, who selected both well-known and previously unpublished material from his own archive. It coincides with an exhibition of his Paris studies at Le Musée Carnavalet opening October 2014. 

Casebound in burgundy-dyed silk cloth and housed in an elegant gold-stamped black slipcase, France is printed in duotone on matt art paper. The book opens with an introduction in French and English by renowned historian and curator Jean-Claude Lemagny.

Michael Kenna is widely considered to be the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of some 50 monographs, Kenna’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and institutions worldwide, and has been widely exhibited and written about internationally since the mid-1970s. Michael Kenna was presented with the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2000.

A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

River Winter, The SIGNED

Jem Southam

SIGNED COPIES

Publisher's Description

“Winters, like ice ages, are Janus faced, for after the freeze comes thaw and flood, as water is returned to life and movement. Freeze, thaw, flood: the great climatic cycles that created the topography of the northern hemisphere, and which continue to shape the idea of winter that lies deep in our cultural imagination.”
Richard Hamblyn

In November 2010, after a photographic lull of half a year, Jem Southam took a photograph which became the first in this series, The River  Winter and which spurred him to make one of the most concentrated bodies of work in his career. From late autumn through to the earliest signs of spring, along the banks of the river Exe in Devon, Southam chose locations and took photographs, returning at regular intervals. This pattern continued for the next five months with Southam documenting the subtle agencies of change transforming the landscape. By the end of January 2011 he realized this had become a new work, one that caught the effects of the Earth’s turn on film, one which followed the passage of a single winter.

The shift in seasons is presented through a sequence of ten by eight colour contact prints, with which an essay by Richard Hamblyn explores how, since the last ice-age, winter has embedded itself into our cultural psyche.

Jem Southam (b. 1950) is a key figure in British landscape photography, working across twenty-five years. His work is included in many important collections including Rijksmuseum, Museum Folkwang, and the Yale Centre for British Art. He has been the subject of numerous solo shows including Tate St. Ives in 2004 and The Victoria & Albert Museum in 2006.

Publisher: MACK Books

Size: 330 x 277 mm

96 pages, 40 colour plates

Black Rose, The

Trent Parke

Temporarily out of stock but more stock should arrive early June.

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Publisher's Description

The Black Rose represents the culmination of seven years of work for internationally renowned Adelaide photographer Trent Parke. In his quest to uncover his memories of his mother and childhood, Parke photographs details of the natural world and incidents from everyday life. These take on greater significance and symbolic meaning, which he builds to create a complex narrative. The Black Rose, produces a meditation on life¹s journeys and explores the way the past infiltrates the present, and in turn can influence the future.

Sample images

Size: 240 x 320 mm

168 pages, over 200 illustrations

2014 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar

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 eighteenth calendar featuring his work. The 2014 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using “Daido black” ink. It features thirteen photographs: Two Leaning Trees, Kussharo Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2013; Yuanyang, Study 1, Yunnan, China. 2013; Alley of Trees, Damyang, Jeollanamdo, South Korea. 2012; Skyline, Shanghai, Study 5, China. 2011; Bamboo and Tree, Qingkou Village, Yunnan, China. 2013; Three Posts and Island, Jangsan-do, Shinan, South Korea. 2013; Chateau Lafite, Study 5, Bordeaux, France. 2012; Sand Dune, Wooi-do, Shinan, South Korea. 2012; Baby Elephant, Phuket, Thailand. 2011; Moai, Study 50, Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island. 2001; Pont Neuf, Study 3, Paris, France. 2011; Sadakichi‘s Docks, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. 2012; and Snow Clad Trees, Heilongjiang, China. 2012.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 14 x 18"

13 duotone plates

Michael Kenna Calendar 2015

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

Wire-O, 14 x 17 inches, 13 duotone plates.   

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 nineteenth calendar featuring his work. The 2015 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using Daido black ink. It features thirteen photographs: Wanaka Lake Tree, Study 1, Otago, New Zealand. 2013;  Tree in Snowdrift, Wuchang, Heilongjiang, China. 2011; Milford Sound, Study 2, New Zealand. 2013; Yuanyang, Study 3, Yunnan, China. 2013; Thirty Six Birds, Isle of Skye, Scotland. 2005; Late Afternoon Rainbow, Tasmania, Australia. 2013; Seaweed Farms, Study 7, Xiapu, China. 2010; Sandjeika Beach, Odessa, Ukraine. 2013; Night Pagoda, Nindge, Fujian, China. 2010; Harvest Moon, Seattle, Washington, USA. 2013; Maple in Autumn, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan. 2001; Pont des Arts, Study 3, Paris, France. 1987; Snow on Pebbles, Toya Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2009.

Silent Landscape SIGNED

Jan Tove

We have signed copies of the first printing only.  A decision has yet to be made on a second printing. Remaining copies have slight imperfections on the cover or in the printing.  We will send you the best copy we have.

Jan Tove's first published work for several years, Silent Landscape represents a significant maturation in his vision.  If, in Riverside, the relatively traditional nature photography of Beyond Order coexisted with work influenced by contemporary American landscape photographers, here they are successfully integrated.  Photographs mostly from Sweden but also from Norway, Denmark and Scotland.  See here for all the spreads from the book.

Michael Kenna 2013 calendar

Michael Kenna

Please note this is the 2013 calendar.

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 seventeenth calendar featuring his work. The 2013 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using “Daido black” ink. The subject of this year's calendar is France: Homage to Atget, Parc de Sceaux, France. 1988; Intra Muros, St. Malo, France. 1993; Dawn Mist, Mont St. Michel, France. 1994; Fontaine du Palmiere, Study 2, Paris, France. 2007; Sunrise, St. Valery sur Somme, France. 2009; Printemps, Bargeme, France. 2011; Pebbles and Beach House, Cayeaux sur Mer, France. 2009; Tidal Pool and Posts, Berck Plage, France. 2003; La Trappa, Vielle Ville, Nice, France. 1996; Abbey Façade and Star Trails, Hautvillers, France. 2001; Night Shadows, Saint Malo, France. 2000; Ciel d’Orage, Bargème, France. 1996; In-Between, Courances, France. 1997.

Shinan

Michael Kenna

Available now

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

Shinan, an archipelago of 1,004 exquisite and unspoiled islands situated in the South West of Korea, is also known as “The Island of Angels”. Michael Kenna photographed there over a period of two years. The resulting monograph, “Shinan”, is comprised of sixty-two black and white images in which the artist emphasizes suggestion rather than description; sparce and graphic elements evoke a whole world. Elegantly printed with our special Daido black ink and tinted spot varnish on Japanese matte art paper, this first printing of Shinan is limited to 3,000 slipcased copies. A special edition of 250 signed and numbered copies, presented in a custom clamshell box, is also available. “Breathtakingly beautiful” – it sounds like a cliché, but the phrase encapsulates the feeling that echoed in my mind the moment I saw Michael Kenna’s work... It is as if Mother Nature is trying to show off her creation through the medium of these images. – Lee Chuyoung, Curator of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.

Watch a video of Kenna working in Shinan.

Browse Kenna Shinan image archive.  The images are not guaranteed to be the same as the contents of the book.

All copies of the limited edition have been sold.

Here Far Away

Pentti Sammallahti

2nd printing, Aug 2013

Publisher's Decription

Born in 1950 in Helsinki, Finland, from 1971 Sammallahti began to exhibit extensively in Finland and throughout the world. He is recognised as a master craftsman both in terms of the photographic print and also in mechanical printing methods. His own innovative printing techniques and his reintroduction of the portfolio form have been a major influence on published photographic art. Sammallahti taught at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki for 17 Years, until he received a 15-year artist's grant in 1991 from the Finnish government, an unusually long endowment. He had a solo exhibition at Paris for Mois de la Photographie in 1996 and another in 1998 at Houston Fotofest. In 2004, Henri Cartier-Bresson ranked Sammallahti amongst his favourite photographers in his Foundation's inaugural exhibition in Paris. In 2005 he was added to Robert Delpire's Photo Poche book series and also exhibited at the Arles International Photography Festival. As a teacher, Sammallahti has had an enormous influence on a whole generation of documentary photographers in Scandinavia and since 1979, he has published thirteen books and portfolios and has received innumerable awards. His work is in many major international collections including the V&A, London; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Moderna Museet / Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm; and The Finnish State Collections and the Photographic Museum of Finland.

The Guardian's selection of Sammallahti's finest shots.


Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 300 x 242 mm

256 pages

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