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Picture of Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera

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The real world is full of cameras; the virtual world is full of images. Where does all this photographic activity leave the artist-photographer? Post-Photography tries to answer that question by investigating the exciting new language of photographic image-making that is emerging in the digital age of anything-is-possible and everything-has-been-done-before.

Found imagery has become increasingly important in post-photographic practice, with the internet serving as a laboratory for a major kind of image-making experimentation. But artists also continue to create entirely original works using avant-garde techniques drawn from both the digital and analogue eras.

This book is split into five sections – Something Borrowed, Something New; Layers of Reality; All the World Is Staged; Hand and Eye; and Post-Photojournalism – which cover the key strategies adopted by 53 of the most exciting and innovative international artist-photographers of the 21st century.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 280 x 216 mm

272 pages, 196 colour illustrations

Robert Shore
The real world is full of cameras; the virtual world is full of images. Where does all this photographic activity leave the artist-photographer? Post-Photography tries to answer that question by investigating the exciting new language of photographic image-making that is emerging in the digital age of anything-is-possible and everything-has-been-done-before.
£22.46

Picture of Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 Catalogue

Publisher's Description

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today. This prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally, and sixty stunning reproductions of the selected works provide an excellent overview of current photographic styles, trends and techniques.

This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions. The works included are not only about the subjects – people who appear intriguing, defiant or relaxed – but also reveal the outstanding skill of the photographers, whose intelligence and diligence enable them to capture a moment in time, and to convey something of the spirit of those photographed.

Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book features all the selected entries from this year’s competition, as well as comments and insights from the judges. The catalogue includes an extended essay about contemporary portraiture.

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery

Size: 280 x 220mm

80 pages, 60 illustrations


The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today. This prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally.
£13.50

Picture of Paris Magnum

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By documenting the everyday workings of the city, Magnums photographers capture the essence of Parisian life. Their photographs show the city as it lives and breathesfrom fashion shows to underground jazz clubs, from the bustling metro to outdoor cafés, and from the Art Deco Fouquets hotel to the working class Goutte dOr neighborhood. Even celebrities appear as ordinary citizens encountered in their own milieufrom former President François Mitterrand to novelist Marguerite Duras, singer Edith Piaf to actress Catherine Deneuve, fashion designer Christian Dior to artist Giacometti. The citys rich history and traditions are inherent in images depicting the bravery of an unknown female resistance fighter, the exuberant joy upon the Liberation of Paris, the eroticism of burlesque dancers, or the excitement of the final lap of the Tour de France. Crusty baguettes, buttery escargot, glasses of wine, and abundant butcher cases attest to the gastronomic pleasures of the city, and all of the monumentsthe Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dameappear like cast members at curtain call. This book celebrates the myriad aspects of Paris in a volume as captivating for the lifelong Parisian as it is for the armchair traveler.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 250 x 318 mm

304 pages


This book celebrates the myriad aspects of Paris in a volume as captivating for the lifelong Parisian as it is for the armchair traveler.
£36.00

Picture of Photography Book (2nd Edition)

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A revised and updated edition of Phaidon's bestselling book, which brings this landmark work fully up-to-date with new additions covering the latest developments in photography.

The Photography Book is an unsurpassed collection of more than 550 superb images that represent the world's best photographers from the mid-nineteenth century to today.

Arranged alphabetically by photographer, it showcases pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre, icons like Robert Capa and contemporary names such as Richard Wentworth and Carolee Schneemann. The selection encompasses fashion, sport, natural history, reportage, society portraiture, documentary and art, with concise text providing useful insight into each work and its creator. Also included are extensive cross-references and glossaries of technical terms and movements.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 210 mm

576 pages, 563 illustrations

Ian Jeffrey
A revised and updated edition of Phaidon's bestselling book, which brings this landmark work fully up-to-date with new additions covering the latest developments in photography.
£35.96

Picture of Islands of the Blest

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These photographs depict various places in the American West, and were taken over a one hundred-year period, from the 1870s through the 1970s. The photographers represented range from the completely unknown to some of America’s most distinguished practitioners of the medium. All of the images were sourced from digital public archives.

Sample images

Publisher: Silas Finch

Size: 11.5 x 13.5"

68 pages, 44 b&w plates

Offset printed with UV inks on uncoated paper. 

Edited by Bryan Schutmaat and Ashlyn Davis
These photographs depict various places in the American West, and were taken over a one hundred-year period, from the 1870s through the 1970s.
£30.95

Picture of This Place

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This Place explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers, each of whom use photography to ask essential questions about culture, society and the inner lives of individuals. The photographers, all outsiders to Israeli and Palestinian society, represent an array of nationalities, cultures, and visual grammars; they are Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington

As each artist pursues their own line of investigation, what emerges is a dissonant and startling portrait; together, the highly individualised works combine to create not a single, monolithic vision, but rather a diverse and fragmented portrait, alive to all the rifts and paradoxes of this important and much contested space. This book accompanies a monumental exhibition, curated by Charlotte Cotton, which features more than 600 images, all newly-commissioned work, the product of four years of artist residencies. It includes an essay by the curator and extensive interviews with each of the participating artists.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 200 x 260 mm

192 pages, 300 colour plates


This Place explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers, each of whom use photography to ask essential questions about culture, society and the inner lives of individuals.
£27.00

Picture of Photographers’ Sketchbooks

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Photography is so much more than pushing a button ...

It is a way of seeing, a way of life, a grasping of life. At the same time it involves an enormous amount of preparatory work, research, and trial and error. All photographers – the visually restless, the diarists, the experimenters, the R&D obsessives, the collectors and the cross-genre free-wheelers – know this as they dream of future pictures and agonize over the next big project. They create speculative work that may blossom into something important, or wind up in a box under the bed – or its virtual equivalent.

This book offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the working methods of nearly 50 photographers from around the world.

In their own words, they present selections from their ‘sketchbooks’: everything from Polaroid studies to smartphone snaps, diaries, found photography, installations, zines, blogs and online photo streams alongside traditional contact sheets, photo albums and book dummies. 

With over 500 images, Photographers’ Sketchbooks is a compelling insight into the ways professional photographers realize a personal vision.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 220 x 297 mm

320 pages, with 520 illustrations


Stephen McLaren and Bryan Formhals
This book offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the working methods of nearly 50 photographers from around the world.
£26.96

Picture of Open Road

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“Joyrides, voyages of discovery, surveys, wanderings, migrations, polemics, travel diaries, and assessments of the nation. Is America even imaginable without the road trip?”—David Campany

The road trip is an enduring symbol in American culture. Ever since cars became widely available, the road stretching over the horizon has represented a sense of possibility and freedom, discovery and escape—a place to get lost and find yourself in the process. The American road trip has appeared prominently in lit­erature, music, and movies, but it has had an especially powerful influence on photography. As photographers have embarked on trips across the United States with the express purpose of making work, they have created some of the most important photographs in the history of the medium: from images by Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Berenice Abbott to Robert Frank’s seminal 1950s odyssey, The Americans. From Stephen Shore to Ryan McGinley, hundreds of other photographers have continued the tradition.

The Open Road is the first book to explore the photographic road trip as a genre. It opens with a comprehensive introduction, which traces the rise of road culture in America and considers photographers on the move across the country and across the century, from the early 1900s to present day. Each chapter explores one body of work in depth through informative texts and a portfolio of images, beginning with Robert Frank, and including such renowned work as Garry Winogrand’s 1964, Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects, William Eggleston’s Los Alamos, and Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the MississippiThe Open Road is a visual tour-de-force, pres­enting the story of photographers for whom the American road is muse.

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Publisher: Aperture

Size: 10 × 11 1/2"

336 pages , ca. 250 duotone and four-colour

David Campany
The Open Road is the first book to explore the photographic road trip as a genre. It is a visual tour-de-force, pres­enting the story of photographers for whom the American road is muse.
£36.00

Picture of Looking at Images

Publisher's Description

A deeper look at 120 selected photographs published in LensWork and LensWork Extended

  • Short, thought-provoking discussions about photography and the creative process
  • Encompassing aspects of image content, context, composition, and artmaking
  • Improve your photography and deepen your aesthetic eye by learning to see, feel, understand, think, and speak about images.
  • A dynamic teaching tool and study aid — including expanded Table of Contents and 4-page detailed Index
  • State-of-the-art, museum-book quality duotone printing

Brooks Jensen’s in-depth commentaries are not critiques, but instead discuss aspects of photography through image content, context, and composition. Looking at Images is a study aid — an engaging look at images as a platform to think about photography and the creative process. The intent is to provide photographers with tools to help them think about their own creative work. For the first time, these commentaries are available in book form!

Includes color images as well as black-and-white!

Publisher: Lenswork

Size: 9 x 8” 

264 Pages



Brooks Jensen
A deeper look at 120 selected photographs published in LensWork and LensWork Extended
£30.95

Picture of Photobooks Spain 1905-1977

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The form of the photo book allows for narrative meaning to arise from the images, and as such, has been used by many of the most preeminent photographers to present and communicate their works. In Spain particularly, the photo book is colored by a complex national history: the Civil War, the transition to democracy, the social and cultural role of the peasantry and the evolving role of women have all been significantly documented via the photo book. The relationship of Spanish culture and photography to the photo book is comprehensively explored in this volume, published to accompany an exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. This volume collects the work of not only well-known photographers such as José Ortiz Echagüe, Alfonso, Francesc Català-Roca, Ramón Masats, Xavier Miserachs, Francisco Ontañón and Colita, but also relatively unknown figures, such as Antonio Cánovas, the collective work of Misiones Pedagógicas (Teaching Missions), José Compte, Enrique Palazuelo, Luis Acosta Moro and Salvador Costa. Text by Horacio Fernández explains the cultural significance of these artists' works and further delves into the complex relationship between the Spanish photo book and literature.

Publisher: RM/Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofía

Size: 8.75 X 11.25"

264 pages


In Spain particularly, the photo book is colored by a complex national history: the Civil War, the transition to democracy, the social and cultural role of the peasantry and the evolving role of women have all been significantly documented via the photo book.
£40.50

Picture of Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography

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Photography has always played a vital role in how architecture is communicated. For most of us, it is how we experience the most exceptional, arresting, unreachable, beautiful or ephemeral works we cannot visit in person. With immediate distribution and consumption of imagery now so readily available, photography and architecture together are more important than ever before. 

Single photographers are increasingly working closely and even exclusively with particular architects, allying their work with the design process itself. Some photographers are using new technologies to create visions of new architectures and imagined futures and others seek change through journalistic and social documentation. 

Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography will cover a diverse range of subjects and themes across the built environment. Presenting the work of leading contemporary architects (from Koolhass to Zadid), intense urbanisation and evolving natural landscapes by international photographers as diverse as Helene Binet, Thomas Struth and Richard Wentworth. 

Presenting the most extraordinary work of contemporary architectural photography,Shooting Space will not only provide a quick and engaging display of beautiful photography but more careful examination will reward the reader with a timely survey of our built environment.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 250 mm

240 pages, 200 illustrations


Presenting the most extraordinary work of contemporary architectural photography,Shooting Space will not only provide a quick and engaging display of beautiful photography but more careful examination will reward the reader with a timely survey of our built environment.
£44.78

Picture of Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

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The relationship between architecture and photography is the focus of this book that features the work of eighteen influential artists, from the 1930s to the present day.

Architecture has long been a subject matter for photographers, who utilize the medium not just to document the built world, but also to reveal wider truths about society. This book features chapters devoted to various artists—among them, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Ed Ruscha, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky and Iwan Baan—and includes 220 color and duotone images. Each chapter opens with a text introducing the artists’ work, followed by reproductions of their photographs. Arranged chronologically, the book documents the birth of the skyscraper against the backdrop of the Great Depression; the rise of the modernist tradition in America, post-colonial Africa, and India; the effects of industry on 1960s Europe; the increasing suburbanization of America and Europe; and the consequences of today’s mass urbanization in Asia, the Middle East, and South America. Far-reaching and penetrating, this volume reflects on the ongoing dialogue between photography and architecture.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 210 x 260 mm

256 pages,125 colour illustrations95 b/w illustrations


The relationship between architecture and photography is the focus of this book that features the work of eighteen influential artists, from the 1930s to the present day.
£31.50

Picture of Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography

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Landscape photography has traveled far from its origins in the picturesque or pastoral. It is at the cutting edge of contemporary image-making with leading photographers creating work that transcends definitions of “art” or “documentary.” This is the first truly international survey of a vibrant, burgeoning field of photography, its masterful image-makers, and their work.

William A. Ewing has selected more than 230 photographs by over 100 photographers, ranging from renowned figures such as Susan Derges, Edward Burtynsky, and Simon Norfolk, to younger rising stars including Pieter Hugo, Olaf Otto Becker, and Penelope Umbrico. Each of them represents an individual viewpoint of a shared concernfor our changing landscape and environment.

Organized into ten themes—Sublime; Pastoral; Artefacts; Rupture; Playground; Scar; Control; Enigma; Hallucination; and Reverie—Landmark is an intelligent and poetic survey which captures a genre of photography to perfection.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 12 x 10"

256 pages, 240 colour illustrations

William A. Ewing
This is the first truly international survey of a vibrant, burgeoning field of photography, its masterful image-makers, and their work.
£35.96

Picture of Magnum Contact Sheets

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This exceptional book, presented here in a new, accessibly priced format, is published just as the shift to digital photography threatens to render the contact sheet obsolete and celebrates the sheet as a fascinating way of accompanying great photographers as they work towards, and capture, the most enduring images of our time.

Addressing key questions of photographic practice — was the final image a set-up, or a chance encounter; did the photographer work to extract the potential from a situation, or was the ‘decisive moment’ at play? — this book lays bare the creative methods, strategies and editing processes behind some of the world’s most iconic images.

139 contact sheets, representing 69 photographers, are featured, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks and spreads from contemporary publications, including Life magazine and Picture Post. Further insight is provided by texts written by the photographers themselves or by experts chosen by members’ estates.

Many greats of photography are included, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt and Inge Morath, as well as Magnum’s latest generation, such as Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Alec Soth. These photographers cover over seventy years of history, from the Normandy landings by Robert Capa, the Paris riots of 1968 by Bruno Barbey and war in Chechnya by Thomas Dworzak to images of Che Guevara by René Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold and classic New Yorkers by Bruce Gilden.

See here for sample images and an interesting review article by Eric Kim.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 292 x 240 mm

524 pages, 446 illustrations, 240 in colour

Edited by Kristen Lubben
This exceptional book, presented here in a new, accessibly priced format, celebrates the contact sheet as a fascinating way of accompanying great photographers as they work towards, and capture, the most enduring images of our time.
£40.50

Picture of World Atlas of Street Photography

Publisher's Description

More people than ever before live in the city, which critic Susan Sontag once described as ‘a landscape of voluptuous extremes’.

The energetic, ever-changing pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture, often candidly, the chaos, character and incident of modern urban life. Its theatre of the everyday and the ordinary continues to inspire extraordinary art and holds up a mirror to our public world.

Including classic documentary street photography as well as images of urban landscapes, portraits and staged performances, The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on an abundance of photography that has been created on street corners around the globe including:

Daido Moriyama as he roams the cramped, winding back alleys of Tokyo
Joel Meyerowitz’s extraordinary archive of New York’s Ground Zero in the days after the 9/11 attacks
Alexey Titarenko as he uses long exposures to recast his home town of St Petersburg as a haunting city of shadows
Remarkable beach scenes of Rio de Janeiro with Julio Bittencourt
Katy Grannan's portraits of the hustlers and strutters on Hollywood Boulevard
New York’s hip-hop culture seen by Nikki S. Lee, artfully disguised to expose preconceptions on race and identity

Sample images here.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 235 x 220 mm

Jackie Higgins
Including classic documentary street photography as well as images of urban landscapes, portraits and staged performances, The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on an abundance of photography that has been created on street corners around the globe
£22.46

Picture of Lens-Based Sculpture: The Transformation of Sculpture Through Photography

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Lens-Based Sculpture shows the relation between sculpture and photography for the first time from the perspective of the history of sculpture.

The overview with 200 works, spanning the twentieth century and beyond, from more than 70 international artists shows how modern sculpture detached itself from the millennial principle of statuary sculpture and evolved into a new artistic praxis where the whole of reality with its diverse tactile, spatial, and media phenomena is sculptural material.

The photo camera serves as sculpture's primary tool, as a sketchbook and facilitator for spatial and structural representation in mass and form.

Featuring the work of Umberto Boccioni, Marcel Duchamp, Tony Cragg, Valie Export, Rebecca Horn, Ron Mueck, Bruce Nauman, Giuseppe Penone, and Kiki Smith, among many others.

Publisher: Walther Koenig

Size: 295 x 240 mm

432 pages, 300 colour illustrations


Lens-Based Sculpture shows the relation between sculpture and photography for the first time from the perspective of the history of sculpture.
£34.20

Picture of The A-Z of Spanish Photographers

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With impressive comprehensiveness, this book documents more than 600 Spanish photographers working in genres and idioms from classical to contemporary photography, reportage to fashion and advertising, press, architecture, landscape and portraiture.

Publisher: LA FÁBRICA

8.25 X 11.25”

672 pages, illustrated throughout


§With impressive comprehensiveness, this book documents more than 600 Spanish photographers working in genres and idioms from classical to contemporary photography, reportage to fashion and advertising, press, architecture, landscape and portraiture.
£72.00

Picture of Exit 53: Nudes

Publisher's Description

In the history of art, there are abundant nudes of all types, but from a contemporary perspective they have become less numerous, their innocence almost entirely disappeared. With photography’s establishment as an art form, other ways of seeing have emerged that look at the body beyond its sexual, sensual, or even aesthetic connotations. The pictures in this edition break through the stereotypes to rediscover real beauty, where the idea of the photographer and model is an anachronism. With an essay by Sergio Rubira, portfolios by Jorge Fuembuena, Naomi Harris, Paul Kooiker, Malerie Marder and Cheryl Sourkes, and contributions by more than fifteen exemplary artists.

Publisher: Idea Books

SIze: 210 x 260 mm

176 pages, illustrated in colour & bw,

Spanish/English


The pictures in this edition break through the stereotypes to rediscover real beauty, where the idea of the photographer and model is an anachronism.
£32.00

Picture of #SANDY

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#SANDY is a book of iPhone photos of Hurricane Sandy by acclaimed photographers including Benjamin Lowy • Stephen Wilkes • Ed Kashi/VII • Hank Willis Thomas • Richard Renaldi • Lyle Owerko • Wyatt Gallery • Michael Christopher Brown • Ruddy Roye • Craig Wetherby • 13th Witness • Sam Horine • Andrew Quilty • Giles Clarke • Erica Simone • Yosra El-Essawy • Duffy Higgins • Brent A. Bartley • Dylan Chandler • Nicole Sweet

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated communities in the New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas. In response, Foley Gallery and photographer Wyatt Gallery organized an exhibition of iPhone photographs of the storm by the photographers listed above. Hundreds of people attended the one night event and almost 400 photographs were purchased. Over a year later many residents are still struggling to regain normal living conditions.

Publisher: Daylight

Size: 8 x 8"

94 color photographs


#SANDY is a book of iPhone photos of Hurricane Sandy by various acclaimed photographers.
£27.25

Picture of Tokyo 2020
Publisher's Description
In selecting nine independent photographers who are actively producing new work and currently still in the early years of their respective careers, this volume does not attempt to show a comprehensive representation of the current state of Japanese photography, but rather focuses on how these young artists reflect the country’s present concerns and future aspirations as it looks forward to hosting the Olympic Games in 2020. Included are wildly different works by Maya Akashika, Yuji Hamada, Go Itami, Kosuke, Yoshinori Mizutani, Wataru Yamamoto, Daisuke Yokota, Kazuo Yoshida and Yumiko Utsu, plus artists’ statements, biographies and an essay by Ivan Vartanian.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English

Hideto Fuse Ivan Vartanian

Publisher Amana

9 Japanese Photographers
Survey of the work of nine young Japanese photographers
£36.50
£35.75

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