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Latest Newsletter- 13 March 2017

Our latest newsletter, out today, has new and forthcoming titles by Fyodor Telkov, Awoiska van der Molen, Peter Mitchell, Stefan Hunstein, Naoya Hatakeyama and Irving Penn, new editions of Mandel & Sultan's Evidence and Paul Strand's Tir a'Mhurain, an anthology of photos of the North Sea and more.

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Forever

Anthony Hernandez

Publisher's Description

Forever comprises photographs taken in the downtown area of Los Angeles and the poorer neighbourhoods of Compton, Watts and South Central, made between 2007–2012. The work traces the movements of the homeless, in images which take up the point of view of the homeless person. So, rather than photographing the material trace – a chair or bed – Hernandez photographs what might be might seen and observed from the street itself.

The title was drawn from a previous work Landscapes for the Homeless (1996), exhibited at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover. The catalogue included a conversation between Hernandez and Lewis Baltz titled Forever Homeless: A Dialogue. It was Baltz who chose the title, and Hernandez speaks of its prevailing significance, “The title is very important because, as I write this, fifteen years on, the homeless population of Los Angeles has only increased; I could technically keep photographing this subject, making these kinds of pictures, forever.”

Anthony Hernandez (b. 1947) served for two years as a medic in the US Army in the Vietnam War, before taking up photography in 1969. His projects include Landscapes for the Homeless (1988-91), Waiting for Los Angeles (1996-98), Pictures for Rome (2000), Everything (The Los Angeles River Basin) (2003-4) and Rodeo Drive, 1984 (MACK, 2012).

108 pages
68 colour plates
24.5 cm x 24.5 cm

Publication date: April 2017

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Deep Springs (Signed)

Sam Contis

Publisher's Description

Contis’s photographs capture the strange beauty of macro and microcosmic views in the high desert. The indistinguishableness of earth and body and the sensual echoes of human and animal give her works an Ovidian sense of imminent metamorphoses. – Lawrence Rinder 

The images in Sam Contis's Deep Springs were made in a remote desert valley east of the Sierra Nevada. The work centres on a small, all-male liberal arts college, founded in 1917 by the educational pioneer L. L. Nunn. 

The college and its surroundings provide a stage on which Contis explores the construction of myth, place, and masculine identity. Bringing together new photographs with pictures made by the first students at the college a century ago, Deep Springs engages with the enduring image of the American West––one that Hollywood, mass media, and the history of American photography have imprinted into the collective psyche. 

Sam Contis (b.1982) lives and works in California. Her work is represented in the collections of LACMA and the Yale University Art Gallery, and has recently been exhibited at the Fotomuseum Antwerp, Gallery Luisotti in Los Angeles, and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York. She holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from New York University. In 2017 she will have her first solo museum show at the Berkeley Art Museum. Deep Springs is her first book.

Signed copies

Exhibitions:
The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley - 3 May to 27 August, 2017
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NYC - 12 May to 18 June, 2017

152 pages

24 cm x 28.8 cm


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Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust

Harry Borden

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Publisher's Description

Award-winning photographer Harry Borden brings together powerful and moving portraits of Holocaust survivors, with captions in their own words.

'A masterpiece and deeply moving' - Alain de Botton

'A wonderful piece of work' - Lynn Barber

Over the course of five years, acclaimed photographer Harry Borden has travelled the globe photographing survivors of the Holocaust. The people featured vary in age, gender and nationality, but are all tied together by their experience and survival of one of the darkest moments in human history.

Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten note from the sitter, ranging from poems, to memories, to hopes for the future, creating a strong sense of intimacy between sitter and reader. This intimacy is amplified by the home settings of many of the photographs, along with the photographer's use of available light at each scene. At the end of the book is a section providing more information about the person in each portrait, and about how and what they survived, together with the historical context of the events they lived through.

Thought-provoking and touching, this book conveys the dignity and humanity of each subject's character. Survivor is a unique and powerful testimony of what it is to live with memories of the Holocaust.

Publisher: Cassell

276 pages

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Kochi Diary (Signed)

Peter Bialobrzeski

Publisher's Description

Kochi Diary is the 5th book in the City Diary Series by Peter Bialobrzeski.

"1st August 2016: The Wear Helmet, Get Petrol, Be Safe campaign starts today. That doesn’t mean, of course, that you’ll be refused petrol if you aren’t wearing protective gear. Instead you’ll be handed a campaign leaflet by the pump–operator. In the Kochi–Ernakulam area there have been 17,000 two wheeler accidents in the past three years, with more than 1,200 motorists dead. The Hindu states: “Besides poor road conditions, the presence of young brats with snazzy new super bikes ... is proving to be a major cause of concern.”

Peter Bialobrzeski is a world-renowned photographer and the recipient of several awards including the prestigious “World Press Photo Award” in 2003 and 2010. He is also the author of over ten photobooks, including “Neon Tigers”, “Heimat”, “Lost in Transition” and “Paradise Now”.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 140 x 210 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 50

[Signed Ed. of 50] Kochi Diary - Peter Bialobrzeski

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Iowa

Nancy Rexroth

Publisher's Description

In the early 1970s, Nancy Rexroth began photographing the rural landscapes, children, white frame houses, and domestic interiors of southeastern Ohio with a plastic toy camera called the Diana. Working with the camera’s properties of soft focus and vignetting, and further manipulating the photographs by deliberately blurring or sometimes overlaying them, Rexroth created dreamlike, poetic images of “my own private landscape, a state of mind.” She called this state IOWA because the photographs seemed to reference her childhood summer visits to relatives in Iowa. Rexroth self-published her evocative images in 1977 in the book IOWA, and the photographic community responded immediately and strongly to the work. Aperture published a portfolio of IOWA images in a special issue, The Snapshot, alongside the work of Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, and Emmet Gowin. The International Center for Photography, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution included IOWA images in group exhibitions.

Forty years after its original publication, IOWA has become a classic of fine art photography, a renowned demonstration of Rexroth’s ability to fashion a world of surprising aesthetic possibilities using a simple, low-tech dollar camera. Long out of print and highly prized by photographers and photobook collectors, IOWA is now available in a hardcover edition that includes twenty-two previously unpublished images. Accompanying the photographs are a new foreword by Magnum photographer and book maker Alec Soth and an essay by internationally acclaimed curator Anne Wilkes Tucker, who affirms the continuing power and importance of IOWA within the photobook genre. New postscripts by Nancy Rexroth and Mark L. Power, who wrote the essay in the first edition, complete the volume.

Sample images

Publisher: Texas University Press

Size: 10 x 10"

168 pages, 77 black & white photographs

Foreword by Alec Soth; essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker,; essay and postscript by Mark L. Power

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Bigger than the Frame

Eddie Adams

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Publisher's Description

This career-spanning collection of both iconic and rarely seen images celebrates the work of Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist Eddie Adams, whose potent visual storytelling ran the gamut from the horrors of war to the lives of the famous and powerful.

Best-known for Saigon Execution, his Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph that forever shaped how the world views the horrors of war, Eddie Adams was a renowned American photojournalist who won more than five hundred awards, including the George Polk Award for News Photography three times and the Robert Capa Gold Medal. During his fifty-year career, he worked as a staff photographer for the Associated Press, Time, and Parade, and his photos appeared on more than 350 magazine covers. Adams is also famous and deeply respected for founding the Eddie Adams Workshop, an intensive photography seminar whose graduates include twelve Pulitzer Prize–winners and many others who have achieved illustrious careers in journalism, commercial photography, and media.

Eddie Adams presents a career-spanning selection of the photographer’s finest work from the 1950s through the early 2000s, drawn from the Eddie Adams Photographic Archive at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his much-praised Vietnam War photography, the book includes images that uncannily reflect world and domestic issues of today, including immigration, conflict in the Middle East, and the refugee crisis. All of them attest to Adams’s overwhelming desire to tell people’s stories. As he once observed, “I actually become the person I am taking a picture of. If you are starving, I am starving, too.” Accompanying the images are an essay by internationally acclaimed photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker, a personal remembrance by Adams’s widow Alyssa Adams, a foreword by Briscoe Center director Don Carleton, who provides a concise history of Adams’s career, and a timeline.

Publisher: Texas University Press

Size: 9.5 x 10.5"

53 color photographs, 198 black & white photographs

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Moment (Signed)

Wolfgang Hildebrand

Publisher's Description

Moment, by Wolfgang Hildebrand, uses numerous photographs–taken at different times during day and night–to transform ordinary places into something between fiction and reality. Hildebrand is attracted to the constantly changing environments in cities, and this project explores the idea of the undefined moment or series of moments within a single frame.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 210 x 260 mm

64 pages

Limited Edition of 50

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Tales from Beneath the Arches (Signed)

Éanna de Fréine

Publisher's Description

Tales from Beneath the Arches explores the transformation of ‘non-places’ created by the mass building of elevated highways and expressways in Taiwanese cities. This project examines how such spaces have been repurposed by people to suit their needs. It is in these spaces that we can see the interaction between people and the built environment in one of the densest urban landscapes in the world.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 210 x 260 mm

80 pages

Limited Edition of 500


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Chauvet Pont-d'arc, L'inappropriable

Raphaël Dallaporta

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Publisher's Description

Invited to confront himself to the heritage of the Grotte Chauvet, Raphaël Dallaporta has imagined an immersive visual approach as if we were physically entering the cave.

For ten years, Raphaël Dallaporta has developed photographic protocols which allow him to renew our look on a given subject, through unexpected images. The panoramas he imagined for the Chauvet Cave go beyond the traditional limits of the photographic medium, in order to account for the tortuous landscape of the cave, marked by engravings and paintings dated at 36 000 B.C. Inspired by the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, Raphaël Dallaporta’s approach aims at rendering on a plane surface the 360° views of the cave.

These photographs reveal in a single image the different layers of history, from the first images of humanity to the current landscape, modelled by the water. These striking photographs skillfully blend together science, technique and artistic creation.

2 japanese-bound volumes:

First volume – photographs
24 x 32 cm, 280 pages 
70 B&W photographs

Second volume – texts in French and diagrams
24 x 32 cm, 80 pages

Essays (in French) by:

Marie Bardisa, curator of the cave
Jean-Jacques Delannoye, geomorphologist
Jean-Paul Curnier, philosopher and writer
Jean Clottes, curator
Rémi Labrusse, art historian

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Tibet 1985-1995, Offrandes

Gao Bo

Publisher's Description

The venue of his first photographs, Tibet holds a particular place in Chinese artist Gao Bo’s work. This monograph gathers for the first time his entire body of work on Tibet taken over five journeys between 1985 and 1995, immortalizing the ancient rites of buddhist monks and the spiritually-infused everyday life in a spectacular landscape between earth and sky.

Ten years after these images were taken, the artist went back to these photographs and reworked them by using his blood as ink in an automatical calligraphy he refers to as "language of the soul". With this process, Gao Bo highlights the limits of language and strives to overcome the incommunicability of his experience in Tibet. For him, it is less of a sacrifice than an offering.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 170 x 233 mm

304 pages, 346 black & white photographs

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The Kids Were Alright

Ryan McGinley

Publisher's Description

The first book to examine Ryan McGinley’s early photographs and Polaroids—raw, visceral portraits of his coterie of friends and artists in downtown New York City.

Published to accompany an exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright focuses on the photographer’s early work from 1998 to 2003, the year of his solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

These early photographs and Polaroids—many of which have never been exhibited or published— document his friends and collaborators in downtown New York City. In the process, McGinley created a powerful portrait of his generation and their often debauched lifestyle: gritty, daring, and focused on moments of both pleasure and tedium. McGinley’s singular ability to capture the mood and emotional depth of a moment is evident even from the earliest years of his career.

Curator Nora Burnett Abrams offers the most comprehensive consideration to date of this important work in her essay, and other contributions— including an interview with McGinley and artist Dan Colen and several short reminiscences from many of his subjects and social circle at the time— will provide context and commentary on the more than 100 works in the volume.

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

Size: 8 x 11"

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Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask, Another Mask

Sarah Howgate (with an essay by Dawn Ades)

Publisher's Description

This book draws together for the first time the self-­portraits of French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun (1894–1954) and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing (b.1963). Although they lived almost one hundred years apart, their work shares similar themes: gender, identity, masquerade and performance. Beginning with a visit to Jersey, where Cahun lived and worked until her death, and where the Cahun archive is housed, Wearing’s journey of discovery is examined in this beautiful book.

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery

208 pages, approx. 150 images

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Xteriors 2001-2015

Desiree Dolron

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Publisher's Description

Desirée Dolron, reputed to be one of the most successful Dutch photographers in the world today, recently completed her series 'Xteriors' (2001 - 2015). The book, designed by Irma Boom Office, unites all works from this project for the first time. The intentionality of Dolron's approach is palpable; every decision regarding technique and form is meticulously considered in the pictorial construction of these darkly introverted and strangely timeless photographs. The models inhabit a tranquil and withdrawn realm of near-perfect compositions. Beautifully crafted in a hybridised visual language that blurs the traditional disciplinary boundaries between painting and photography, analogue, and digital. With texts by Wim Pijbes and Charlotte Cotton.

Publisher: Raven Publishers

Size: 300 x 360 mm

112 pages

Dutch/English

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Continental Drift

Taiyo Onorato / Nico Krebs

PUblisher's Description

In April 2013, photographers Nico Krebs and Taiyo Onorato, who have been working together for a dozen years, loaded up their 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser in Switzerland and headed east. They’d already roughly traced their route by running a finger across the map of Eurasia to their ultimate destination, Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. It felt like setting forth on an expedition to the mystical realms of the East: Eurasia, Central Asia, the foothills of the Himalayas, the forests of Siberia, the Stan Republics, the gigantic expanse of the former Soviet Union. A vast land mass, very few images of which are lodged in our minds, at least no clear and well-defined images, rather a haze of history and global politics. Nico Krebs and Taiyo Onorato went out in search of these images, to reproduce them, and to create them themselves.

Continental Drift is a travel log straddling the fine line between documentation and fiction about unknown lands, their possible past and conjectured future. It relates encounters with the utterly bizarre and inaccessibly alien, as well as with a remarkable openness and lavish hospitality they’d never known before, in striking contrast to their previous trip across the United States (The Great Unreal, now in its third edition at Edition Patrick Frey).

Many of the countries and regions they traversed are in the throes of upheaval, caught between thousand-year-old traditions and post-Communist history and geopolitics, religious, territorial and ethnic turmoil, and the spreading desire to jump on the bandwagon of global turbocapitalism. The search for identity here is palpable – a search, along with the attendant confusion, graphically depicted in Continental Drift.


Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey

Size: 240 × 330 mm

214 pages, 130 colour images

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Pictures of You

Rory MacLean

Publisher's Description

Ten real lives, ten photographs, ten journeys in time: the first killing of the Cold War, the dying hopes of a doomed aviator, the ghosts of Native America at Alcatraz, Chairman Mao's most timid lover, Nature’s final battle with Man. One photograph – or group of photographs – comes from each decade of the 20th century. All belong to the Archive of Modern Conflict. Over the past 25 years the Archive's small collection of amateur photographs has grown into one of the world's most moving image treasuries, its shelves now holding pictures of some four million lost lives.

In the 20th century, amateur photography took history – and collective memory – out of the hands of historians and gave it to individuals. In Pictures of You, bestselling author Rory MacLean narrates a journey across the globe and into the lives of ordinary men and women who lived through extraordinary times. He travels along the Archive's shelves, venturing from Siberia to Rangoon, China to Shepperton Studios, hearing forgotten voices that echo from the depths of time, picturing lives that mirror our own, and saving the stories behind these pictures of you.

‘A delicately beautiful book, haunting in its effect. Superb.’ - Alexander McCall Smith

‘Stunning! A unique virtuoso exercise in empathy, narrative and imagination, with learning and hints of mysticism thrown in.’ - Jan Morris

Publisher: Bone Idle

Size: 130 x 198 mm

200 pages, 100 black & white illustrations

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Dora Maar: Paris in the Time of Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, and Picasso

Louise Baring

Publisher's Description

An exquisite volume on the beautiful, talented, and mysterious Dora Maar, showcasing her Surrealist photography, her life with Pablo Picasso, and her friendships with Surrealists in 1930s Paris.

Highly regarded as a Surrealist photographer in the 1930s, Dora Maar was a fellow student with Henri Cartier-Bresson and friends with Brassaï, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, and André Breton, the charismatic leader of the Surrealists.

When Maar met Picasso in the mid-1930s, she became the most influential of his many muses, inspiring much of what is considered to be his best work. But during the ten years they were together, she abandoned her career as an acclaimed professional photographer and instead photographed Picasso, including her famous series of him painting Guernica.

While Maar was considered an influential Surrealist photographer, most of her work vanished from the public eye once she stopped creating it in the late 1930s. Now, this volume restores her photographs to their place in history, featuring a treasure trove of incredible and never-before-published images.

An important look at Surrealist photography, Dora Maar is also beautifully illustrated with photographs celebrating Maar’s friendships with leading artists and intellectuals of the day, such as Georges Bataille (Maar’s former lover), glamorous Nusch Éluard and her husband, the poet Paul Éluard, and arts patron and hostess Marie-Laure de Noailles, evoking the atmosphere of 1930s and ’40s artistic Paris.

"In the skilled hands of art writer Louise Baring, the book heroically restores Maar’s photographs to their place in history, featuring never-before-published images, many from the Pompidou Museum in Paris, that showcase the magnitude of her photographic talent." ArtDaily.org

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 8 x 10


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Paralipomena

Joan Fontcuberta

Publisher's Description

This volume presents a selection of recent works by Joan Fontcuberta (born 1955), created for various exhibitions. Paralipomena are things that are omitted, unspoken, overlooked or neglected, but that also constitute the continuation or completion of previous works.

Publisher: Silvana Editoriale

Size: 8 x 8'

64 pages, 96 colour images

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Trad

Gunnar Smoliansky

This is an edition of only 500 numbered copies.

Publisher's Description

“Gunnar Smoliansky’s (b. 1933, Swedish) studies of trees are social journalism in photographic form, although not from the human world in spite of their occasional traces of humanity. No, people appear to have left the scene. Smoliansky’s depictions of trees are a forestry ranger’s nightmare and at the same time far too vulnerable to please the zealous conservationist. These photographs are about a type of vegetation that may once have been both magnificent and dignified – what remains of growth is both frustrated and defiant. They are not romantic pictures of virgin woods. No, instead they are places that have been consigned to oblivion, pre- or post-profitability. Impediments. Languishing land. Windfallen tree trunks or soon to be windfallen trunks that are nothing but upright poles, trunks that have grown into each other. In these photos we are far from observing from perfect specimens, textbooks and the pleasure of inventing Latin names in the Linnaean spirit. They are mainly trees that remain standing by sheer dint of willpower, knots and twists. Like a neglected case of rheumatism. And yet: in the midst of this solitude, in the midst of this struggle, so difficult to grasp, there is a sense of community among the susceptible.”

 Excerpt from the preface written by writer and poet Gunnar D. Hansson (b. 1945, Swedish)

First edition of 500 copies, numbered.

Sample images

Publisher: Libraryman

Size: 300 x 360 mm

40 pages. 25 duotone plates.

Duotone offset printed clothbound hardcover. Linen thread bound.

Uncoated tip-in frame on front cover, with typography in gold foil and spine text in gold foil.

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American Mystic

Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Publisher's description

The legendary, mysterious photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925–72) lived in Lexington, Kentucky, working in a close-knit community of artists and writers while making his living as an optician. Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic, by esteemed art historian Alexander Nemerov, is a groundbreaking study of Meatyard’s work, creative thinking and sources of inspiration.
Given rare access to the personal library in which Meatyard had tellingly annotated works of fiction, poetry and other pages of personal significance, Nemerov examines the artist’s process of creating characters and staging dreamlike scenes. American Mystic also considers the artists and writers whose work influenced Meatyard, such as William Blake, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Thomas Merton.
Meatyard’s celebrated series The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater and many of his other photographs cast family members and friends in central roles, often masked and enacting symbolic dramas. Of these mystical works, Nemerov writes, “For Meatyard, a photograph is a careful or casual arrangement meant to produce a feeling it cannot name.”

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36 Views

Fyodor Telkov

Fyodor Telkov is a young Russian photographer whose 36 Views has recently won the first Fotocanal Photography Book Competition. The views in question are of two giant mountains of waste on the outskirts of the copper-mining town of Degtyarsk. These black-and-white images of a bleak landscape are possessed of a chilly beauty.

Publisher's Description

36 views goes back to the renowned series of prints of the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai: 36 views of Mount Fuji. Telkov has captured thirty-six images of the small mining town of Degtyarsk, in the Russian región of Sverdlovsk, at each end of which we find two huge waste heaps. The two mountains of dead rock are visible from all angles, an environmental catastrophe that is the daily horizon for the inhabitants of Degtyarsk. The city grew with copper mining – an activity that left its mark on the landscape – and its consequences.

This Project is the winner of the First Fotocanal Photography Book Competition, organized by the Comunidad de Madrid and Ediciones Anómalas.

Fyodor Telkov (Russia, 1986) is member of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia and lives and Works in Ekaterinburg. He has participated in numerous exhibitions including Photo Biennial Foto Fest 12 (Houston, USA, 2012) Festival di Cortona (Cortona, Italy, 2013), Pingyao International Photography Festival (Pingyao, China, 2013), Young Photo 1/2” See (Sant Petersburg, Russia, 2013) among others.

32 x 21,5 cm. 88 pages

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Bestsellers

Ravens

Masahisa Fukase

We're taking advance orders for this 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.

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

Publication date: May 2017



Incoming

Richard Mosse

Sold out of signed copies, sorry!

In Infra and The Enclave, Irish photographer Richard Mosse used innovative techniques to depict the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This resulted in his being awarded the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize at the age of only 34. Now he has created a major video work on the subject of migration.

Publisher's Description

The major humanitarian and political issue of our time is migration and with his latest video work, Irish artist Richard Mosse has created a searing, haunting and unique artwork. Projected across three 8 meter wide screens, the film is accompanied by a loud dissonant soundtrack to create an overwhelming, immersive experience. Moving from footage of a live battle inside Syria, in which a US aircraft strafes Daesh positions on the ground, to a scene showing pathologists extracting DNA from the bones of unidentified corpses of refugees drowned off the Aegean island of Leros, the film opens a testimonial space of historical document – bearing witness to significant chapters in recent events – mediated through an advanced weapons-grade camera technology. Narratives of the journeys made by refugees and migrants across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, are captured using an extremely powerful thermal camera not generally available to the public. This super-telephoto military camera can perceive the human body beyond 50km day or night, reading the biological trace of human life. The camera translates the world into a heat signature of apparent temperature difference, producing a dazzling monochrome halo-image which alludes literally and metaphorically to hypothermia, climate change, weapons targeting, border surveillance, xenophobia, and the ‘bare life’ of stateless people.

The book version recreates the immersive nature of the film, combining still images from the entire sequence over nearly 600 pages to represent the harsh and compelling narrative in a full bleed layout.

Incoming was made in collaboration with cinematographer Trevor Tweeten and composer Ben Frost and was co-commissioned by Barbican Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The book is published alongside an installation of Mosse’s 3-screen video work in the Curve Gallery of the Barbican Art Gallery. 

Richard Mosse was born in 1980 in Ireland. He earned an MFA in Photography from Yale University, a PG Dip in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London, an MRes in Cultural Studies from the London Consortium, and a first class BA in English Literature from King’s College London. Mosse represented Ireland at the 55th Venice Biennale with The Enclave, for which he was awarded the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize (2014). He is also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship, the B3 Award from the Frankfurt Biennale, Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, an ECAS Commission, a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting publication grant, the Perspective Award, a Visual Arts Bursary from the Irish Arts Council, a Culture Ireland facilitation grant, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency, and a residency at the International Artists Workshop in Ramallah. A body of works related to the video piece and titled Heat Maps has been shortlisted for the 2017 Prix Pictet. Mosse has exhibited widely. The list of museums that have shown his work include Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nasher Museum, MIT, MCA, MoCP, Montreal Museum of Fine arts, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Portland Art Museum, Kunsthalle Munich, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Palazzo Strozzi, Reykjavik Art Museum, Bass Museum, the Kemper, FOAM, the Photographers Gallery, Akademie der Künst Berlin, National Gallery of Victoria, and the University of New South Wales. He lives in New York City.

OTA-bound paperback with metallic silkscreen cover image and black painted edges.

Metallic tritone printing throughout.

Texts by Giorgio Agamben and Richard Mosse.

576 pages, 280 tritone plates

17.5 cm x 19.7 cm             

Harrodsburg (Signed)

Dougie Wallace

Back in stock now (March 2017)

Publisher's Description

In Harrodsburg, Dougie Wallace looks at the excessive wealth and consumerism that can be found around the Knightsbridge area close to the world famous department store, Harrods.

From the mid-1970s onwards, Gulf millionaires began coming to the area. They were later joined by the Oligarchs and the Hedgies, in a phenomenon that now involves all the various tribes of the global super-rich buying up London properties as if they were assets to appreciate in value rather than homes in which to live.

The work is a powerful, timely and stark exposé of the emergence of this ultra-affluent elite who are changing the face of the city, pricing out not just ordinary people but even the upper middle class natives of Central London, and marginalising old wealth from their time-honoured habitats. Employing his trademark wit and keen eye for the absurd, Wallace has produced an uncompromising and revealing series of pictures which draw attention to the excesses of the super rich in powerful and direct detail.

Harrodsburg is introduced by cultural commentator Peter York, perhaps best known for his best-selling 1970’s classic The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook. Most recently, in November 2016 he presented Peter York's Hipster Handbook on BBC4.

In less than three years Dougie Wallace has become recognised as one of UK’s leading photographers. He has published three successful books, Stags, Hens & Bunnies and Road Wallah (Dewi Lewis) and Shoreditch Wildlife (Hoxton Minipress) and has featured in major exhibitions in Europe, the United States and India. He continues to attract considerable press and media attention and his photographs feature regularly in leading international publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine.

In March 2017 BBC4 TV will screen a 30 minute documentary about Dougie Wallace, which focuses primarily on the Harrodsburg work and is part of the series ‘What Artists Do All Day’. The programme follows Dougie on the streets of Knightsbridge as he completes the photographs for the book.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 300 x 220 mm

96 pages

Pictures From Home

Larry Sultan

Larry Sultan was responsible for two very influential photographic books. The first, Evidence, was created in collaboration with Mike Mandel. The second, Pictures from Home, was published in 1992 and there have been no more editions since then. Mack’s new edition offers a new edit and includes previously unpublished images. It is built around images created in a series of visits to his parents’ home in the 1980s but these are combined with film stills from home movies, fragments of conversation, Sultan’s own writings and other memorabilia. It has been especially influential in its melding of documentary and staged elements.

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Publisher's Description

First published in 1992 to wide critical acclaim, Pictures From Home is Larry Sultan’s pendant to his parents. Sultan returned home to Southern California periodically in the 1980s and the decade-long sequence he presents moves between registers, combining contemporary photographs with film stills from home movies, fragments of conversation, Sultan’s own writings and other memorabilia. The result is a narrative collage in which the boundary between the documentary and the staged becomes increasingly porous.

“What drives me to continue this work is difficult to name,” wrote Sultan. “It has more to do with love than with sociology. With being a subject in the drama rather than a witness. And in the odd and jumbled process of working, everything shifts: the boundaries blur, my distance slips, the arrogance and illusion of immunity falters. I wake up in the middle of the night, stunned and anguished. These are my parents. From that simple fact, everything follows.”

This new edition – the first released since 1992 – offers a new edit of Sultan’s work and includes previously unpublished images.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 230 x 270 mm

196 pages, 140 colour plates

Modern Color

Fred Herzog

2nd printing available now.

Publisher's Description

Pioneer of color photography: comprehensive overview with unreleased photo material

Fred Herzog is known for his unusual use of colour in the fifties and sixties, a time when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black and white imagery. The Canadian photographer worked almost exclusively with Kodachrome slide film for over 50 years, and only in the past decade has technology allowed him to make archival pigment prints that match the exceptional color and intensity of the Kodachrome slide. In this respect, his photographs can be seen as a pre-figuration of the New Color photographers of the seventies. This book will bring together over 230 images, many never before reproduced, and will feature essays by acclaimed authors David Campany and Hans-Michael Koetzle. Fred Herzog will be the most comprehensive publication on this important photographer to date.

Texts by David Campany, Hans-Michael Koetzle, Jeff Wall

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Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 265 x 230 mm

320 pages, 230 illustrations

German, English

Stones and Marks

Peter Elliston

Sold out - taking orders for more stock in March 2017. 

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

Publisher's Description

Australian physicist and photographer, Peter Elliston, packed his cumbersome 8×10-inch view camera and travelled over many years to eighteen countries on four continents seeking out and photographing petrolgyphs and pictographs, standing stones, monuments, and ancient ruins. Each photograph in this beautiful oversized book is accompanied by commentary by Elliston on the historical importance of each of the sites, or by accounts by the nineteenth century archaeologists and explorers who first discovered many of these places. The combination of photographs and writing provide an extremely rich experience.

An enduring curiosity about our past has led Peter Elliston to locate, research, decode, and record the historically significant visual and textual information found in Stones and Marks. In this book, Elliston’s exquisite photographs are powerfully combined with his scholarly writing. His sharp-focused photographs, made with an 8 x 10-inch view camera, convey valuable descriptive information while revealing great beauty. His research and writing enhance our knowledge about the sites by drawing on the sketches and writings that early explorers and modern archaeologists created in the same locations, and by providing translations of ancient inscriptions, with information about who made them and when. Perhaps most important, the remnants of the ancient monuments link us to our past and offer profound connections. In Stones and Marks, we learn about our ancestors—and, ultimately, about ourselves as their successors.

The photographs in Stones and Marks have been reproduced to the highest possible standards: incomparable 600-line screen quadtone printed on heavy coated stock with specially modified inks on a unique, custom-designed Heidelberg press. A sturdy French-fold dust jacket complements and protects the book.

Publisher: Lodima Press

Size: 13″ x 11″

172 pages, 77 reproductions

Lee Miller in Fashion

Lee Miller

Publisher's Description

Muse, surrealist and war photographer, Lee Miller was also one of the twentieth century’s most important fashion photographers – yet her work in the field of fashion remains little known.

This book is the first to redress the balance by exploring her unprecedented contributions as both model and photographer to the century’s leading fashion magazine, Vogue. From the late 1920s when her face graced its cover to the 1940s and 1950s when her stunning photographs lit up its pages, Vogue was the primary outlet for Miller’s daring 
creative vision.

Miller’s transition from one side of the camera to the other was unprecedented, and her fashion self-portraits, in which she was simultaneously model and photographer, are unique in the history of fashion photography. Only a few short years after she picked up the camera for the first time, Vanity Fair would declare her one of the ‘most distinguished living photographers’.

The story of Lee Miller in Fashion is also the story of an amazing transatlantic creative community 
in New York, London and Paris, as well as the changes that rocked the world in these glittering, then tumultuous decades.

Becky E. Conekin seamlessly intertwines this fascinating history with Miller’s life and accomplishments, as well as those of her friends and peers, including Edward Steichen, Man Ray and Picasso. The result is a vivid, beautifully illustrated read about one of the century’s true individuals.

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Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size:246 x 186 mm

224 pages, with 144 illustrations, 12 in colour

Tokyo (Signed)

Gerry Johansson

Publisher's Description

“In the stately ways of our shining capital the dwellings of high and low raise their roofs in rivalry as in the beginning… how often does the mansion of one age turn into the cottages of the next.” 
Kamo no Chomei

Tokyo is a visual journey through a city at once futuristic and obsolete, its visionary design worn out – like that of a past era. Johanasson uses photography to index the city, finding form and pragmatic order through accumulation and sequence, revealing the city's hidden, modular logic: lego-like segments, a basic square unit repeated indefinitely and in various sizes. These images are unpeopled, showing only the architecture of the city, a container of 13 million people, organised around mass movement and the funnelling of human traffic. Between the concrete, glass and steel, the occasional green life sprouts – miniature gardens in the narrow alleyways, or a cluster of flower pots lining the sidewalk. The architecture creates its own topography, and the city is glimpsed as the last outpost of a fading, mechanised world

Sample images

Publisher: only photography

Size: 
240 x 300 mm

160 pages, 
101 black & white plates

Everglades

Jungjin Lee

Publisher's Description

The photographs in this book were made by Jungjin Lee in the Everglades for the Norton Museum of Art’s exhibition “Imaging Eden”. Bringing her unique meditative approach to this subject, Lee captured a sense of stillness in the constantly moving landscape – one inhabited by endangered species like the manatee, the American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. Her photography is imbued with elemental vastness and wonder. Using a multilayered process that integrates elements of painting, Lee’s photographs exude a materiality not often found in photography.

The Florida Everglades is one of the most extensive and complex wetlands on our planet. It has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance. It is the third-largest national park in the lower 48 states

Beautifully printed on lush uncoated Japanese paper, Everglades is limited to 2,000 copies presented in a green cloth slipcase; both book and slipcase were designed by the artist herself. Jungjin Lee’s photography is imbued with elemental vastness and wonder. A former assistant of Robert Frank, she creates large scale landscapes employing a unique interplay between image and material. Jungjin Lee was born in South Korea in 1961. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited internationally, and are housed in many important collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; FNAC, Paris; the LA Museum of Art; and Houston Museum of Fine Art.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 7.5 x 15"

52 pages, 25 duotone plates

The Yellow River

Zhang Kechun

Publisher's Description

"Carrying out this photograph project is because of the inspiration after reading the novel River of the North written by Zhang Chengzhi. Attracted by the powerful words in this novel, I decided to take a walk along the Yellow River to experience and feel the father-like broad and wide brought from this river, so that I could find the root of my soul .while along the way, the river from my mind was inundated by the stream of reality. The river, which once was full of legends, had gone and disappeared. That is kind of my profound pessimism. Nevertheless, as a vast country with a long history, its future is always bright. There is a descent in the matrix; there is her own nutrition to feed her babies; there is the power of creation to cultivate them strongly. The weak moaning finally will be drowned by the shout for joy. From this point of view, it seems, all shall be optimistic."

 - STATEMENT by Zhang Kechun

Published by Jiazahi Press

Size: 250 x 250 mm

120 pages, 55 color pictures

Second printing 2017

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