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Latest Newsletter/Spring Sale- 16 April 2018

Our latest newsletter, out today, has new and forthcoming photobooks by Jeffrey Conley (signed), Simon Roberts, Vanessa Winship (signed), Luigi Ghirri, Joel Meyerowitz, Inaki Bergera, Rachael Talibart and more.

We have had a very good response to the Sale announcement in our last newsletter. The Sale will continue until 30 April. Some items are sold out but there are still titles by Jack Latham, Martin Parr, Masahisa Fukase, Alexander Gronsky, Cristina de Middel, Jacob Aue Sobol, Simon Roberts, Mike Brodie, Paul Wakefield, Albert Watson and more. See below for the full list.

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The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the Present

Tony Ray-Jones, David Hurn, Martin Parr, and Simon Roberts

Publisher's Description

Many of us in Britain look back with fondness on memories of paddles in the sea and picnics on the promenade. Yet the seaside can also be a place of faded glory and acute deprivation. These tensions have provided fertile ground for documentary photographers who have sought to capture the ambiguities and eccentricities that define a day at the British seaside.

Featuring works by some of Britain’s best-loved photographers – Tony Ray-Jones, David Hurn, Martin Parr, and Simon Roberts – this book explores our changing relationship with the seaside over the last six decades and holds up a critical and affectionate mirror to a much-loved and quintessentially British experience.

Published to accompany the 2018 National Maritime Museum exhibition The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the Present, this book showcases over 100 photographs, including material from each of the photographers’ archival collections, newly commissioned works, and never-before-seen images.

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Dog’s Best Friend, A Pet Project

Lee Friedlander

Publisher's Description

Dog’s Best Friend, A Pet Project marks Friedlander’s first monograph centering on his dogs--one of his career-long interests--and, in many instances, their relationship to their owners. From the publisher: “His pictures show the role these precious pets play in our day-to-day lives. We see dogs as companions, objects of affection, waiting alone in their gated yards, in parks, and in cars – the usual breadth of situation that Lee Friedlander is known for. Not much misses the roving eye of Friedlander... but this title is sure to delight as it is filled with the warmth and humor of the human condition as it interacts with the favored pet, all framed and juxtaposed in the stunning style of Lee Friedlander.”

Publisher: SPQR Editions, Brooklyn

Size: 9½ x 11½"

108 pages, 100 plates

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Sx by XX

Petra Collins, Lalla Essaydi, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Laurie Simmons, Mickalene Thomas

Publisher's Description

Six by XX comprises six limited edition, oversized books and six original signed photographs by six of the most extraordinary artists working in photography today:

    Petra Collins
    Lalla Essaydi
    Marilyn Minter
    Catherine Opie
    Laurie Simmons
    Mickalene Thomas

Each title in the set is limited to 100 hand-numbered and signed copies, and contains a separate exhibition-quality original print, numbered and signed by the artist, on 355 x 280mm paper. The books and accompanying photographs are presented in a custom-made slipcase with hand-marbled sides and silver stamping.

We are pleased to offer this deluxe set of six limited edition books and six original signed photographs at the pre-publication price of £2,100

Publisher: Nazreali Press

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Reverence

Jeffrey Conley

Publisher's Description

Beautifully printed in duotone on our special matt Japanese art paper, this first edition is limited to 750 numbered and slipcased copies. Jeffrey Conley crafts each of his prints by utilizing two traditional darkroom methods, gelatin silver and platinum/palladium printing processes. As both the artist and the printer, Conley’s first-hand technique creates a compendium of work that is as wide-ranging as it is intricate and intimate. The artist has, moreover, perfected the balance between simplicity and complexity, nuanced and bold. 

Conley received his BFA in Photographic Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. He then moved to Yosemite National Park where he taught at the Ansel Adams Gallery and spent years honing his craft. Jeffrey Conley has since been exhibited worldwide. His first book, Winter, was published by Nazraeli Press in 2011 to wide acclaim and has since sold out.

“For as long as I can remember I have felt most at peace outdoors. Nature has always been my refuge and sanctuary. I find the natural world to be endlessly wondrous in its range of character and texture, from moments of delicate intimacy and subtlety to the massively expansive and powerful. Nature is in constant change, and photography is particularly well suited to capture and amplify the swirling fluidity and the wonderfully serendipitous moments born of the ephemeral. Photographing nature is a very specific kind of exercise in mindfulness; to be out in nature with senses responsive, keenly aware of circumstances and completely receptive, yielding to the present.  The photographs in this exhibition represent some of my observations while investigating nature over these last several years; moments that represent my awe, wonder, and affinity towards our Earth.” —Jeffrey Conley

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 300 x 300 mm

64 pages, 50 duotone plates

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Gap in the Hedge (Special Edition)

Dan Wood

Publisher's Description

Built in 1928, ’Bwlch-y-Clawdd’ (Gap in the Hedge) is a mountain pass (450m) that connects the Rhondda Valley - In South Wales - to the town where I was born and still live, Bridgend. It is also connected to the Afan Valley via the A4107, which leads through to the coastline and industrial town of Port Talbot. The Bwlch road itself is the A4061, which stretches approximately 25 miles.

Not only did the pass offer a lifeline to the isolated valleys, and present greater job opportunities for the local people but it also provided an essential shortcut for valley based industry; predominantly coal related. My parents used the pass themselves to make their own move to Bridgend in 1966; starting their own business there shortly after.

Loosely based around nostalgia, ‘Gap in the Hedge’ reflects on a journey I used to make with my Mother to visit relatives in the Rhondda Valley, every Saturday when I was a small boy. It was my first taste of a road trip and I can recall almost every inch of the journey. I’d sit there in the front seat of my Mother’s little red car utterly absorbed and mesmerised by the forests, terraced houses and falling rock warning signs. The journey seemed to take forever, but we were only ever around 30 minutes from home.

This series not only attempts to document the beauty of this iconic piece of South Wales landscape, but also explores the relationship that the people - whether locals, tourists or workers - have with the landscape and environment. And ultimately, what lies ahead for this part of South Wales following Brexit and the abolition of EU funding. The immediate villages of Nantymoel and Cwmparc - both of which are former mining communities - either side of the mountain, are incorporated into the project, as the pair both sit in the shadow of ‘The Bwlch’.

Special Edition with signed limited edition print - £80.00

Special Edition limited to 50 copies.

Signed & numbered digital print approx 230 x 210mm

Publisher: Another Place Press

Size: 250 x 200mm

132 pages

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Stanley Kubrick Photographs, Through a Different Lens

Stanley Kubrick

Publisher's Description

Before becoming the critically acclaimed filmmaker responsible for such iconic films as Dr. Strangelove and The Shining, Stanley Kubrick spent five years as a photographer for Look magazine. The Bronx native joined the staff in 1945, when he was only 17 years old, and shot humanist slice-of-life features that celebrate and expose New York City and its inhabitants.

Through a Different Lens reveals the keen and evocative vision of a burgeoning creative genius in a range of feature stories and images, from everyday folk at the laundromat to a day in the life of a debutant, from a trip to the circus to Columbia University. Featuring around 300 images, many previously unseen, as well as rare Look magazine tear sheets, this release coincides with a major show at the Museum of the City of New York and includes an introduction by noted photography critic Luc Sante.

These still photographs attest to Kubrick’s innate talent for compelling storytelling, and serve as clear indicators of how this genius would soon transition to making some of the greatest movies of all time.

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 267 x 330 mm

328 pages

Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

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he Bollocks A Photo Essay Of The Sex Pistols

Dennis Morris - T

Publisher: Zero+ Publishing

Size: 220 x 330 mm

208 illustrations

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Glasgow 1969

Gabriele Basilico

Publisher's Description

It’s late afternoon in the summer of 1969. We are in the outskirts of Glasgow and Gabriele Basilico is holding a Nikon F, shooting a single roll of film. He is in a state of grace, although nobody might then have known that this roll was to mark Basilico’s baptism as a photographer. He is struck by the Scottish kids, the terrains vagues, the 19th-century industrial archaeology. At the time he was just an architecture student interested in the British post-war new towns, in the social photography of Bill Brandt, but he had not yet shown a vocation for photography of his own. The volume, after Iran 1970 and Marocco 1971, completes the “Basilico before Basilico” trilogy and is accompanied by the texts of Umberto Fiori and Pippo Ciorra, and a testimony from Giovanna Calvenzi.

Publisher: Humboldt Books

Size: 170 x 210 mm

72 pages, booklet in the flap

Italian, English

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The Corners

Chris Dorley-Brown

Publisher's Description

These hyperreal photographs of East London street corners are a unique documentation of an ever-changing landscape. Using multiple exposures, Chris Dorley-Brown plays out different narratives simultaneously, creating dream-like scenes that lie somewhere between fiction and reality.

Chris Dorley-Brown has been living and working in East London for over 20 years. He sett up his own photographic practice in 1984  and has since expanded his activities to film-making and radio and has worked as a sound designer for BBC Radio 3. The Corners is Chris’ third photography book.

Book design by Friederike Huber.

This is the first edition.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 243 x 291 mm

96 pages

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London Nights

Publisher's Description

In the glow of the night, the vibrancy of London meets a quiet stillness.

This collection of historic and contemporary images features work from over 60 photographers who reveal the city after hours: unnerving, beautiful, eerie, energised – sometimes all at once. Step into the night and discover a darker, richer side to the capital.

The book contains essays by Museum of London’s Curator of Photographs, Anna Sparham, poetry by award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams, and over 100 images from the exhibition that span the genres of architectural, documentary and portrait photography. Includes work by Bill Brandt, Bob Collins, Brian Griffin, Tish Murtha, Tim Peake, Rut Blees Luxemburg, William Eckersley, Dougie Wallace, Nick Turpin and many more.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 228 x 173 mm

208 pages

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Annie Leibovitz: The Early Years, 1970–1983

Annie Leibovitz

Publisher's Description

The Early Years, 1970–1983 returns to Leibovitz’s origins. It begins with a moment of artistic revelation: the spontaneous shot that made Leibovitz think she could transition from painting to photography as her area of study at the San Francisco Art Institute. The meticulously and personally curated collection, including contact sheets and Polaroids, provides a vivid document both of Leibovitz’s development as a young artist and of a pivotal era.

Leibovitz’s reportage-like photo stories for Rolling Stone, which she began working for when she was still a student, record such heady political, cultural, and counter-cultural developments as the Vietnam War protests, the launch of Apollo 17, the presidential campaign of 1972, Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974, and the Rolling Stones on tour in 1975. Then, as now, Leibovitz won the trust of the prominent and famous, and the book’s pages are animated by many familiar faces, among them Muhammad Ali, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ken Kesey, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Didion, and Debbie Harry, as well as John Lennon and Yoko Ono, captured in their now iconic embrace just hours before Lennon was assassinated.

Throughout the book, the portraits and reportage are linked to images of cars, driving, and even a series on California highway patrolmen. In many ways, it’s a celebration of life on the road—the frenetic rhythms, the chance encounters, the meditative opportunities. And with its rich archival aspects, it is also a tribute to an earlier time and a young photographer enmeshed in a culture that was itself in transition.

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 216 x 270 mm

198 pages

Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

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Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs

Diane Arbus

Publisher's Description

In May 1971, Artforum, bastion of late modernism, featured the work of a photographer for the very first time. On its cover and in a six-page spread, it published selections from Diane Arbus's portfolio, A box of ten photographs. In the words of the magazine’s editor and photography skeptic, Philip Leider, “The portfolio changed everything . . . one could no longer deny [photography’s] status as art.” At the time of Arbus’s death, two months later, only four of the intended edition of fifty had been sold. Two had been purchased from Arbus by Richard Avedon (the first for himself, the second as a gift for his friend Mike Nichols); another was purchased by Jasper Johns; and a fourth by Bea Feitler, art director at Harper’s Bazaar. Arbus signed the prints in all four sets; each print was accompanied by an interleaving vellum slip-sheet inscribed with an extended caption. For Feitler, Arbus added an eleventh photograph, A woman with her baby monkey, N.J., 1971.

Acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., in 1986—and the only one of the four completed and sold by Arbus that is publicly held—that portfolio is the subject of an exhibition on view at the museum from April through September 2018. This exceptional book replicates the nature of Diane Arbus’s original and now legendary object. Smithsonian curator John P. Jacob, who has unearthed a trove of new information in preparing the book and exhibition, weaves a fascinating tale of the creation, production, and continuing repercussions of this seminal work.

Essay by John P. Jacob Published by Aperture in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 280 x 355 mm

10 pages, 44 tritone and four-color images 

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she dances on Jackson (Signed)

Vanessa Winship

Publisher's Description

The reprint of this hugely successful 2013 book coincides with a retrospective of the work of Vanessa Winship at the Barbican Art Gallery in London from June to September 2018.

In 2011 Vanessa Winship was the recipient of the Henri Cartier Bresson Award which funds an artist to pursue a new photographic project. For over a year Winship travelled across the United States, from California to Virginia, New Mexico to Montana, in pursuit of the fabled ‘American dream’. she dances on Jackson presents a conversation, a lyrical and lilting interaction between landscape and portrait exploring the vastness of the United States and attempting to understand the link between a territory and its inhabitants. For Winship this relationship is inextricable; places accrue particular meanings according to the people she meets, what she sees, and by what's happening to her personally. Each human encounter, sound and smell adds extra dimensions to her work and the resulting photographs.

she dances on Jackson marks a progression. Stylistically similar to her previous work using black and white film and a large format camera, Winship’s portraits remain arresting and unnerving but this body of work reveals her to also be a skilled landscape photographer. For Winship photography is a process of literacy, a path by which she understands life. Her intimate approach enables the reader to glimpse the world as she sees it, if only for a moment.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 240 x 270 mm

144 pages, 64 tritone plates

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Reverence (Signed)

Jeffrey Conley

Publisher's Description

Nazraeli Press is pleased to present the publication of Jeffrey Conley's second monograph, Reverence. Beautifully printed in duotone on our special matt Japanese art paper, this first edition is limited to 750 numbered and slipcased copies. Jeffrey Conley crafts each of his prints by utilizing two traditional darkroom methods, gelatin silver and platinum/palladium printing processes. As both the artist and the printer, Conley’s first-hand technique creates a compendium of work that is as wide-ranging as it is intricate and intimate. The artist has, moreover, perfected the balance between simplicity and complexity, nuanced and bold. 

Conley received his BFA in Photographic Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. He then moved to Yosemite National Park where he taught at the Ansel Adams Gallery and spent years honing his craft. Jeffrey Conley has since been exhibited worldwide. His first book, Winter, was published by Nazraeli Press in 2011 to wide acclaim and has since sold out.

“For as long as I can remember I have felt most at peace outdoors. Nature has always been my refuge and sanctuary. I find the natural world to be endlessly wondrous in its range of character and texture, from moments of delicate intimacy and subtlety to the massively expansive and powerful. Nature is in constant change, and photography is particularly well suited to capture and amplify the swirling fluidity and the wonderfully serendipitous moments born of the ephemeral. Photographing nature is a very specific kind of exercise in mindfulness; to be out in nature with senses responsive, keenly aware of circumstances and completely receptive, yielding to the present.  The photographs in this exhibition represent some of my observations while investigating nature over these last several years; moments that represent my awe, wonder, and affinity towards our Earth.” —Jeffrey Conley

Slipcased, 300 x 300mm, 64 pages, 50 duotone plates

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Sirens

Rachael Talibart

Publisher's Description

Rachael Talibart's photographs express her love of all things coastal. Working very much in the tradition of the 'sublime' in art, while also deliberately eschewing location-based landscape photography, Rachael seeks in her stark yet intimate compositions to convey the awe and exhilaration of being confronted by the ocean in its most tempestuous moods. This is nowhere more evident than in the photographs from her critically acclaimed Sirens series, monstrous waves named after mythological beings. Although these strange, sometimes frightening, wave-forms were all captured during the storms that pounded the south coast in 2016 and 2017, the images are intended to transcend time and space, to expand our experience of the ocean and make us see the natural world in a new light.

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 300 x 240 mm

64 pages 35 illustrations

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They Were My Landscape

Phoebe Kiely

Publisher's Description

Oscillating between the banal and the profound, They Were My Landscape is a collection of black and white photographs that echo the fragility of human life. Phoebe Kiely devotes her lens to the overlooked nooks, spoiled surfaces and daily detritus of urban environments to build a serendipitous landscape of an anonymous place. As we drift through her mutable world of fleeting shadows and scintillating reflections, we witness seductive moments in prosaic spectacles: refracted light cast on a concrete corner, shimmering foil in a shop window, the fractal patterns of leafless trees, or the mottled residue of bubbles on a glass façade. And now and then, glimpses of people – homeless, commuting, or standing unnervingly still – enter the book’s elusive sequence. For Kiely, there is no underlying rule or unswerving direction: life is as chaotic as it is mundane, as disruptive as it is calm. If her book reflects a universal experience, it is one that – as the slanting views of gritty tower blocks reveal – is seen through the singular view and local environs of this remarkable young British photographer.

Publisher: Mack Books

98 pages

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The Camera: Essence and Apparatus

Victor Burgin

Publisher's Description

Victor Burgin is one of the most influential artists and writers working today. He came to prominence as a key figure in the Conceptual Art of the late 1960s. After turning to photography in his artistic practice he produced a series of groundbreaking theoretical essays that drew on semiotics, psychoanalysis and feminism in order to think through the ideological role of photographs in the production of beliefs and values, and in the understanding of memory, history, subjectivity and space.

In the last decade or so, Burgin has worked with computer-generated imagery and the virtual camera. But rather than accepting a radical divide between so-called ‘analogue’ and ‘digital’ realms, Burgin has emphasised the continuity of the virtual camera, the various physical cameras in use today, and the painted images of Quattrocento painting – all of which have their essence in the perspectival system of representation. Further to this, Burgin argues that no image is merely an optical experience – all images are essentially psychological events and thus virtual also. Inseparable from language, they form the psychical spaces of fantasy and projection, recognition and misrecognition. Whether on pages, walls or screens, in galleries or online, single views, or swarms of picture fragments, images are the making and unmaking of our sense of self, and the world around us.

This collection brings together for the first time Victor Burgin’s writings related specifically to the camera, following the shifts and nuances in his thinking over nearly five decades. Moreover, it allows us to chart the evolution of what the camera was and is, and how its affects are to be understood.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 140 x 228 mm

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The Map and The Territory

Luigi Ghirri

Publisher's Description

Through the course of the 1970s and 1980s, Luigi Ghirri pursued his extraordinary project, open-ended and mercurial, marked by empathy for the changing everyday spaces of his time. Over the course of his short career, Ghirri would produce a vast body of photographs without parallel in the Europe of his time and numerous writings which would have an indelible impact on the history of photography.

This extensive book compiled by the renowned British curator James Lingwood accompanies a touring exhibition to three major museum venues across Europe and focuses on the first decade of Ghirri’s work, defined by his 1979 exhibition in Parma. Vera Fotografia was grouped into fourteen different narrative sequences, each of which is represented in this volume: Fotografie del periodo iniziale (1970), Kodachrome (1970-78), Colazione sull’erba (1972-74), Catalogo (1970-79), Km 0.250 (1973), Diaframma 11, 1/125, luce naturale (1970-79), Atlante, (1973), Italia Ailati (1971-79), Il paese del balocchi (1972-79), Vedute (1970-79), Infinito (1974), In Scala (1976-79), Still Life (1975-79).

The focus of the project is on Ghirri’s quietly compelling project to create a new kind of geography, located in his fascination with representations of the world, in the form of reproductions, pictures, posters, models and maps. The mediation of experience through images in an Italy poised between the old and the new was, for Ghirri, an inexhaustible terrain to survey – “a great adventure into the world of thinking and looking, a wonderful magic toy that miraculously manages to combine our adult awareness and the fairy tale world of children…a never-ending journey through great and small, through variations and the realm of illusions and appearances, a labyrinthine specular place of multitudes and simulation."

Published in collaboration with Jeu de Paume, Museum Folkwang and Museo Reina Sofia.

Edited by James Lingwood

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 198 x 248 mm

376 pages, 248 colour plates 50 illustrations

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Posturing

Edited by Holly Hay and Shonagh Marshall

Publisher's Description

Not since the early 2000s has a group of fashion photographers become a movement. Now, 21 contemporary fashion photographers have been brought together for Posturing, the book about a new movement. Featuring editorial work, it highlights how they use the body and its position to tell new stories in new ways. Through 58 photographs, as well as interviews with photographers, stylists, set designers and commissioning editors, Posturing explores the ways that the movement is changing how fashion is presented.

Edited by Holly Hay and Shonagh Marshall, Posturing celebrates aesthetic oddness, and in the process questions the essential function and meaning of a fashion image. It is a style of photography that rejects the hyper-sexualised body and celebrity-driven, glamour-obsessed vision of fashion that in the 2000s glorified naked consumerism. One that is changing traditional ideas of clothing, casting and images, as well as recontextualising what the body means to fashion, and what fashion can mean to the body. Posturing is a record of that change and this new movement, capturing the voices and visions of those most integral to creating it.

Photos by Andrea Artemisio, Bibi Cornejo Borthwick, Blommers & Schumm, Brianna Capozzi, Casper Sejersen, Charlie Engman, Charlotte Wales, Coco Capitán, Estelle Hanania, Hanna Moon, Johnny Dufort, Joyce Ng, Lena C. Emery, Mark Peckmezian, Marton Perlaki, Pascal Gambarte, Reto Schmid, Suffo Moncloa, Tim Elkaïm, Tyrone Lebon, and Zoë Ghertner

Edited by Holly Hay and Shonagh Marshall

Holy Hay is photographic director at Wallpaper*. She was part of the founding team at Garage, and later worked as picture editor at AnOther. Known for supporting new talent, Hay commissioned shoots with most of the photographers featured in this book early in their careers.

Shonagh Marshall is an independent curator. She previously worked at Somerset House where she curated Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, Utopian Voices, Here and Now, and Hair by Sam McKnight. Her curatorial approach is centred on the role of fashion within contemporary culture and demystifying the process behind image-making.

Publisher: Self Publish, Be Happy

Size: 150 x 190 mm

192 pages

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Eyes Wild Open

Marie Sordat (Editor)

Publisher's Description

This book highlights the relationships that exist between several generations of photographers whose practice is as intuitive as it is abrupt or transgressive. Emerging after World War II with pioneers such as Robert Frank, William Klein, and the founders of the legendary Japanese magazine ‘Provoke’, this singular approach to photography remains particularly productive in contemporary creation. Gathering this family of photographers, whose work together spans more than 60 years, this book allows the reader to visualise the links between past and present, rediscover classics, find new talents, and understand the various influences of this photographic heritage up until today.

Publisher: Andre Frere Editions

Size: 170 x 220 mm

240 pages

Languages: French/English

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Bestsellers

Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain

Michael Kenna

SALE COPIES SOLD OUT - SORRY

Publisher’s Description

Huangshan, also known as The Yellow Mountain, is an exquisite one hundred and sixty-square mile mountain range in Anhui province in eastern China. The range is particularly known for its seventy-two uniquely-shaped granite peaks, the ubiquitous pine trees that literally grow right out of the rock faces, and the ever-changing configurations of flowing clouds as seen from above. Originally named Yishan (Yi Mountain), legend has it that the mountain was renamed after the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) ascended to heaven there in 747 AD. Huangshan has been, and continues to be, the subject of numerous traditional Chinese paintings and literature, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Today, it is one of China’s most popular tourist attractions.

In 2007, Michael Kenna made his first pilgrimage to Huangshan, and three years later Nazraeli Press published a monograph of the photographs he made on this and subsequent visits. The first edition of Huangshan sold out quickly, so we are pleased to announce a new, expanded edition of the book published on the tenth anniversary of Kenna’s first visit to the site. Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain includes fourteen new, previously unpublished photographs as well as the original forty-six. This new edition features a special Chinese-style binding, and is limited to 1,000 copies of which only 500 will be sold outside of Asia, where the book is co-published by Monogram Asia. Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain is beautifully printed on Japanese art paper using our exclusive “Daido black” ink.

A special edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the artist and presented in a board slipcase, is also available at our US website.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 290 x 216 mm

84 pages, 60 duotone plates

Supplement: Deutschland (Signed)

Gerry Johansson

Publisher's Description

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

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

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

Edited by Gerry Johansson and Greger Ulf Nilsson

Designed by Greger Ulf Nilsson and Henrik Nygren

96 pages 24 x 17 cm 

Cloth bound with 2 tipped in images

59 images

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

Like You've Never Been Away

Paul Trevor

Unsigned copies only left.

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

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

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

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

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

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

136 pages

One Sunday in Beijing

Michael Kenna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publisher: Editions Bessard 2018

Size: 290 X 310 mm

72 pages, 68 images

Reverence (Signed)

Jeffrey Conley

Publisher's Description

Nazraeli Press is pleased to present the publication of Jeffrey Conley's second monograph, Reverence. Beautifully printed in duotone on our special matt Japanese art paper, this first edition is limited to 750 numbered and slipcased copies. Jeffrey Conley crafts each of his prints by utilizing two traditional darkroom methods, gelatin silver and platinum/palladium printing processes. As both the artist and the printer, Conley’s first-hand technique creates a compendium of work that is as wide-ranging as it is intricate and intimate. The artist has, moreover, perfected the balance between simplicity and complexity, nuanced and bold. 

Conley received his BFA in Photographic Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. He then moved to Yosemite National Park where he taught at the Ansel Adams Gallery and spent years honing his craft. Jeffrey Conley has since been exhibited worldwide. His first book, Winter, was published by Nazraeli Press in 2011 to wide acclaim and has since sold out.

“For as long as I can remember I have felt most at peace outdoors. Nature has always been my refuge and sanctuary. I find the natural world to be endlessly wondrous in its range of character and texture, from moments of delicate intimacy and subtlety to the massively expansive and powerful. Nature is in constant change, and photography is particularly well suited to capture and amplify the swirling fluidity and the wonderfully serendipitous moments born of the ephemeral. Photographing nature is a very specific kind of exercise in mindfulness; to be out in nature with senses responsive, keenly aware of circumstances and completely receptive, yielding to the present.  The photographs in this exhibition represent some of my observations while investigating nature over these last several years; moments that represent my awe, wonder, and affinity towards our Earth.” —Jeffrey Conley

Slipcased, 300 x 300mm, 64 pages, 50 duotone plates

Ravens

Masahisa Fukase

In stock - new edition from Mack of this photobook classic (publication May 2017).

Masahisa Fukase’s Ravens (sometimes The Solitude of Ravens) was voted the best book of the last 25 years by the BJP’s panel of experts in 2010. As the last edition was published in 2008 and went quickly out of print, many photobook enthusiasts will not have seen a copy. Mack are publishing a bilingual facsimile of the first hardback edition, accompanied by a booklet positioning it in the history of Japanese photography and Fukase’s work. The coastal landscapes of Hokkaido serve as the backdrop for his profoundly dark and impressionistic photographs of flocks of crows. The work has been interpreted as an ominous allegory for postwar Japan. As they were made in the immediate aftermath of Fukase’s separation from his wife, who had been a central subject of his earlier photography, they can also be seen as foreshadowing his subsequent emotional and metal decline.

Sample images

Publisher's Description

Consistently proclaimed as one of the most important photobooks in the history of the medium, Solitude of Ravens by Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase was first published in 1984 and the two subsequent editions have both been short runs and have sold out immediately. This bilingual facsimile of the first hardback edition is accompanied by a booklet positioning the body of work in the history of Japanese photography and Fukase’s oeuvre. 

Fukase’s haunting series of work was made between 1975 and 1982 in the aftermath of a divorce and was apparently triggered by a mournful train journey to his hometown. The coastal landscapes of Hokkaido serve as the backdrop for his profoundly dark and impressionistic photographs of ominous flocks of crows. The work has been interpreted as an ominous allegory for postwar Japan. 

Masahisa Fukase (b. 1934, Hokkaido; d. 2012) graduated from the Nihon University College of Art’s Photography Department in 1956. Fukase became a freelance photographer in 1968 after working at the Nippon Design Center and Kawade Shobo Shinsha Publishers. His major books include Yugi [Homo Ludence] (Chuokoronsha, 1971); Yoko (Asahi Sonorama, 1978), and Karasu [Ravens] (Sokyusha, 1986). Countless solo exhibitions have been dedicated to Fukase’s work, and his photographs have been included in group exhibitions at the MoMA, NY; Oxford Museum of Art; Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; V&A, London. Fukase also won numerous prizes, including the 2nd Ina Nobuo Award in 1976 for his exhibition “Karasu” and the Special Award at the 8th Higashikawa Photography Awards in 1992. Fukase tragically fell down a set of stairs in 1992 and suffered a traumatic brain injury from which he never recovered. He passed away in 2012.

Sample images

136 pages
80 black & white plates
26.3 cm x 26.3 cm

Publication date: May 2017



Gunnar Smoliansky Diary

Gunnar Smoliansky

Publisher's Description

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

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

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

The book is printed in an edition of 1350.

Publisher: Johansson & Jansson

Size:186 x 245 mm

204 pages Binding Hardcover

The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

Geoff Dyer

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Publisher's Description

Garry Winogrand—along with Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander—was one of the most important photographers of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as one of the world’s foremost street photographers. Award-winning writer Geoff Dyer has admired Winogrand’s work for many years. Modeled on John Szarkowski’s classic book Atget, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand is a masterfully curated selection of one hundred photographs from the Winogrand archive at the Center for Creative Photography, with each image accompanied by an original essay.

Dyer takes the viewer/reader on a wildly original journey through both iconic and unseen images from the archive, including eighteen previously unpublished color photographs. The book encompasses most of Winogrand’s themes and subjects and remains broadly faithful to the chronological and geographical facts of his life, but Dyer’s responses to the photographs are unorthodox, eye-opening, and often hilarious. This inimitable combination of photographer and writer, images and text, itself offers what Dyer claims for Winogrand’s photography—an education in seeing.

Publisher: Univeristy of Texas Press

Size: 10 x 12"

240 pages, 22 colour photos, 90 b&w photos

William Neill Photographer - A Retrospective (Collector'sEdition)

William Neill

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

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

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

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

Publisher's Description

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

About the photographer

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

Publisher: Triplekite Publishing

Size:295 x 295mm

224 pages, 151 illustrations


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