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Picture of Obscura – 121 views

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“OBSCURA – 121 views” reflects the diverse spectrum of modern pinhole photography! 11 poetically named chapters serve as an echo chamber for associations and interpretations. Photographers from the worldwide photo community were invited to use the chapters’ headlines as inspiration for contributing their very subjective views on each topic, to experiment with the possibilities of the pinhole camera to create a different kind of reality. An international jury picked out the best photographs from more than 3.000 submissions. Out of these photographs, an extraordinary photo book was created, telling many small but very personal visual stories.

Publisher: Revolver Publishing

Size: 28 x 28 cm,

200 pages

German/English


“OBSCURA – 121 views” reflects the diverse spectrum of modern pinhole photography!
£31.25

Picture of Land/Sea Volume 1

First in a planned series of landscape photography collections, each one involving a photo essay by five different photographers, in this case Joe Wright, Valda Bailey, Al Brydon, Giles McGarry and Finn Hopson.  Also includes an essay by Paul Kenny.

Triplekite Publishing

Book Size: 230mm x 240mm
Pages: 68
Printing: Litho, waterless press
Cover: Soft bound, uncoated stock, soft laminated
Inner pages: 150gsm sealed and 60gsm bible paper


First of Triplekite's planned series of landscape photography collections
£20.00

Picture of Machiguchi Satoshi 1000 Photobooks

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Machiguchi Satoshi 1000 presents (over) 1000 pages of full-framed, close-cropped photographs of some of the most influential photo-books of the past seven decades. A resource and a treasure, it is authored by art director Satoshi Machiguchi, an individual referred to as “the son of a photo-book” and known for his work as a designer of photo- and art-books with photographers such as Daido Moriyama.
Flipping through the pages of semi-blurred extracts and details feels like watching time pass by. Commencing with 'Snowland' by Hiroshi Hamaya and Robert Frank's 'The Americans' – two titles that Machiguchi received as a child in the '70s – the book moves chronologically through publications by Diane Arbus, Joel Meyerowitz and Kishin Shinoyama before concluding with the 2011 title 'Everything happens for the first time' – which Machiguchi himself designed

Publisher: 1000BUNKO

Size: 147 x 105 mm

1000 pages

Satoshi Machiguchi
Machiguchi Satoshi 1000 presents (over) 1000 pages of full-framed, close-cropped photographs of some of the most influential photo-books of the past seven decades.
£38.70

Picture of Photobook: A History Volume III SIGNED

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Following the success of volumes I and II of The Photobook: A History (published in 2004 and 2009 respectively), this is the third volume bringing this study of the photobook fully up to date, with specific exploration of the contemporary, postwar photobook. It covers key themes including the globalization of photographic culture, the personalization of photobooks, the self-publishing boom and the new 'layered' photobook approach. 

While the history of photographs is a well-established canon, less critical attention has been directed at the phenomenon of the photobook, which for many photographers is perhaps the most significant vehicle for the display of their work and the communication of their vision to a mass audience. Volume III, co-edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, expands this study and history of the photobook further. It explores the symbiotic relationship between the contemporary propaganda book vs. the protest photobook, sex and youth culture, photographers examining their own environments and the impact of the Internet and social media on the nature of the photobook, among much else. 

The book is divided into 9 thematic chapters, each featuring general introductory text providing background information and highlighting the dominant political and artistic influences on the photobook in the period, followed by more detailed discussion of the individual photobooks. The introductory chapter texts are followed by spreads and images from over 200 books, which provide the central means of telling the history of the photobook. Chosen by Parr and Badger, these illustrations show the most artistically and culturally important photobooks in three dimensions, with the cover or jacket and a selection of spreads from the book shown.

SIGNED BY GERRY BADGER AND MARTIN PARR

Publisher: Phaidon

290 x 250 mm

320 pages, 900 colour illustrations

Martin Parr and Gerry Badger
Following the success of volumes I and II of The Photobook: A History this is the third volume bringing this study of the photobook fully up to date, with specific exploration of the contemporary, postwar photobook.
£59.95

Picture of Foto/Industria

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Ever since it was invented in the 19th Century, photography has been used by companies for the purposes of production, communication, identification and memory. Photography has also spurred changes in social processes by showing the inhumanity of certain jobs. Far removed from advertising, where images are conceptualised in advance, industrial photography relies above all on the photographers eye, creativity and perception of places and people. That is why great photographers have worked on specific projects. Through this book, the aim of MAST Foundation is to stimulate aesthetic and strategic reflection about the use companies make of photography and, with the collaboration of François Hébel, director of Les Rencontres de la Photographie dArles, they created the first Biennials of Industrial Photography. For this first international edition, seventeen photographers have been selected. They have done brilliant work for companies, making it a significant part of their output. Among the vast amount of material, photographic collections and noteworthy publications have been chosen, together with two photographers that, with an external eye, have documented different realities: David Goldblatt has concentrated himself on the work on the mines while Jacqueline Hassink on the places of business power. Catalogue of the first Biennials of Industrial Photography: the new event dedicated to corporate and industrial photography. 17 admission-free exhibitions in 11 historical venues from October 3rd to 20th, 2013 in Bologna, Italy. The Isabella Seràgnoli Foundation created the Foto Industria Bologna to stimulate thought about the aesthetic and strategic uses companies make of photography and collect quality images in connection with the photo gallery that Urs Stahel is setting up at MAST, its Arts, Experimentation and Technology exhibition space. The artistic director of the Biennials is François Hébel, director of Les Rencontres de la Photographie dArles.

Publisher: Contrasto

Size: 176 x 176 mm

692 pages


Ever since it was invented in the 19th Century, photography has been used by companies for the purposes of production, communication, identification and memory. Photography has also spurred changes in social processes by showing the inhumanity of certain jobs. Far removed from advertising, where images are conceptualised in advance, industrial photography relies above all on the photographers eye, creativity and perception of places and people. That is why great photographers have worked on specific projects. Through this book, the aim of MAST Foundation is to stimulate aesthetic and strategic reflection about the use companies make of photography and, with the collaboration of François Hébel, director of Les Rencontres de la Photographie dArles, they created the first Biennials of Industrial Photography. For this first international edition, seventeen photographers have been selected. They have done brilliant work for companies, making it a significant part of their output. Among the vast amount of material, photographic collections and noteworthy publications have been chosen, together with two photographers that, with an external eye, have documented different realities: David Goldblatt has concentrated himself on the work on the mines while Jacqueline Hassink on the places of business power. Catalogue of the first Biennials of Industrial Photography: the new event dedicated to corporate and industrial photography. 17 admission-free exhibitions in 11 historical venues from October 3rd to 20th, 2013 in Bologna, Italy. The Isabella Seràgnoli Foundation created the Foto Industria Bologna to stimulate thought about the aesthetic and strategic uses companies make of photography and collect quality images in connection with the photo gallery that Urs Stahel is setting up at MAST, its Arts, Experimentation and Technology exhibition space. The artistic director of the Biennials is François Hébel, director of Les Rencontres de la Photographie dArles.
£26.96

Picture of A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive

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Now available again in an attractive new compact format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday.

Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos is an iconic international photographic cooperative whose members have captured the major historical events of their times, as well as private and intimate moments. A year’s worth of these images is offered in this visually stunning book that features full-page reproductions organized to reflect what Cartier- Bresson himself declared a “community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.” Nearly 70 photographers are represented with five to six images each, and the current Magnum members have selected the photographs that they consider to best represent their own output. Published in a brilliant new compact format, running more than 700 pages, this book includes images that make history both individual and universal.

752 pages, 20x20, 7.9 x 7.9 Inches, 365 colour illustrations


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Now available again in an attractive new compact format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday.

Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos is an iconic international photographic cooperative whose members have captured the major historical events of their times, as well as private and intimate moments. A year’s worth of these images is offered in this visually stunning book that features full-page reproductions organized to reflect what Cartier- Bresson himself declared a “community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.” Nearly 70 photographers are represented with five to six images each, and the current Magnum members have selected the photographs that they consider to best represent their own output. Published in a brilliant new compact format, running more than 700 pages, this book includes images that make history both individual and universal.

752 pages, 20x20, 7.9 x 7.9 Inches, 365 colour illustrations

£17.99

Picture of Photoworks (Issue 20: Family Politics)

Publisher's Description 

With Issue 20, Photoworks becomes Photoworks Annual, and sports a new format and a fresh design.

Taking the theme Family Politics, the eagerly anticipated issue explores contemporary thinking on the most universal of photographic subjects.

Contents include: commissioned work from Jowhara Alsaud and Claudia Sola

Folios by Broomberg & Chanarin, David Moore and John Clang.

Conversations between: Marianne Hirsch and Lorie Novak, Wendy Ewald and Anthony Luvera, Bettina von Zwehl and Kelley Wilder.

And writings from Michael Bonesteel, Susan Bright, Terry Dennett, Geoffrey Batchen, Blake Stimson, Sarah James, Stephanie Schwartz, Jack Halberstam, Aaron Schuman, Blake Morrison, Andrew Kötting, Sue Hubbard and David Campany amongst others.


Taking the theme Family Politics, the eagerly anticipated issue explores contemporary thinking on the most universal of photographic subjects.
£18.00

Picture of Eyemazing: The New Collectible Art Photography

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Pushing boundaries and defying conventions, EYEMAZING magazine has been at the vanguard of art photography journals for the last decade.

The magazine has redefined the boundaries and possibilities of contemporary art photography, and is renowned worldwide for unearthing fresh talent and influencing galleries and collectors alike.

Masterfully curated by Eyemazing Susan, founder of Eyemazing magazine and one of the most original minds in the photography world today, this comprehensive book is just as groundbreaking as the magazine itself.

Featuring work by 131 photographers, including such famous figures as Michael Ackerman, Bettina Rheims, Sally Mann and Roger Ballen, alongside those Eyemazing Susan has discovered and championed, this book brings together a selection of the best work published in Eyemazing magazine over the last ten years into two ethereal streams of imagery: ‘Dreams and Memories of a Past Life’ and ‘Our Body, Our Cage. Our Body, Our Home’.

With outstanding reproductions on an ambitious scale and supporting essays and biographical profiles of the featured artists, Eyemazing is an unprecedented opportunity to have the very best of the new collectible art photography in a single, novel volume.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 335 x 245 mm

544 pages, 423 Illustrations, 423 in colour


Pushing boundaries and defying conventions, EYEMAZING magazine has been at the vanguard of art photography journals for the last decade.
£58.50

Picture of Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood

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Published to coincide with an exhibition held at The Photographers’ Gallery and The Foundling Museum in London and touring to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography, this beautiful and striking book examines contemporary interpretations of one of the most enduring subjects in the history of picture-making: the image of the mother. Focusing on the work of twelve international photographic artists, the publication challenges the stereotypical or sentimental views of motherhood handed down by traditional depictions, and explores how photography can be used to address changing conditions of power, gender, domesticity, the maternal body, and female identity.

The work featured here is highly personal, often documentary in approach and with the individual subject at its centre, reflecting photography itself in the twenty-first century. The featured artists offer very different views of contemporary motherhood, from the devoted to the dysfunctional, representing the myriad ways that becoming – or even trying to become – a mother can radically alter a woman’s sense of self and how others perceive her. Each one explains in their own words the inspirations – and the emotions – behind the work.

The book’s essays, illustrated with dozens of comparative images from antiquity to the present day, present the historical and contemporary context of the mother figure. Curator of the exhibition and volume editor Susan Bright traces the history of photographs of motherhood from the nineteenth century to our ‘postfeminist’ age. Simon Watney weaves a fascinating narrative of the Madonna figure through the centuries. Nick Johnstone looks at the presentation of the mother from the perspective of the father, and considers how images of fatherhood compare, while Stephanie Chapman lays out the moving history of London’s Foundling Museum through photographs and repositions the mother in a story of loss where she is strangely absent.

Presenting contemporary thinking on motherhood through an exploration of its changing representation in photography, Home Truths provides a fresh and unique insight into one of the most universal and well documented of experiences.

Essays by Susan Bright, Stephanie Chapman, Nick Johnstone and Simon Watney

With featured artists Janine Antoni, Elina Brotherus, Elinor Carucci, Ana Casas Broda, Ann Fessler, Tierney Gearon, Miyako Ishiuchi, Fred Hüning, Leigh Ledare, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Katie Murray and Hanna Putz

Publisher: Art/Books

Size: 265 x 218 mm

176 pages, 150 colour illustrations

Edited by Susan Bright
This beautiful and striking book examines contemporary interpretations of one of the most enduring subjects in the history of picture-making: the image of the mother.
£22.49

Picture of Lost Home

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LOST HOME is a collaborative bookwork project involving ten internationally known photographers. Each have responded to a specially commissioned prose poem written by Japanese screen-writer Nobuyuki Ishiki, twice winner of the Japan Academy Awards best screenplay award.

The photographers were each given, within a common book format, complete freedom of content and design to individually express their own understanding of the idea of LOST HOME.

Photographers:

Harvey Benge
Roe Ethridge
Takashi Homma
Ron Jude
Christian Patterson
Slavica Perkovic
Bertien van Manen
Terri Weifenbach

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 182 x 256 mm

24 Pages x 10 Photobooks

32 Pages x Prose poem work

Softcover : comes in a slipcase

Japanease and English text

Limited edition of 1000


LOST HOME is a collaborative bookwork project involving ten internationally known photographers. Each have responded to a specially commissioned prose poem written by Japanese screen-writer Nobuyuki Ishiki, twice winner of the Japan Academy Awards best screenplay award.
£110.00

Picture of Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

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

80 pages


The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today.
£13.50

Picture of Ping Pong

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“Ping-pong is a life style, a training in attention, a diversion, a mad passion and a way of not taking anything important too seriously and taking some tiny things much too seriously.” – Pico Iyer

“Ideally, the last picture in this book would show me pumping my fist in brutish victory.” – Geoff Dyer

For several years, Alec Soth has combined his passion for both table tennis and photography by collecting vernacular ping-pong photographs. With this publication, Soth asked Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer, writers and fellow table tennis enthusiasts, to respond to these pictures by engaging in a kind of literary ping-pong match.

Publisher: Little Brown Mushroom

Size: 6.625 x 7.875"

46 pages, 40 photographs

Edition of 1000

Alec Soth, Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer
For several years, Alec Soth has combined his passion for both table tennis and photography by collecting vernacular ping-pong photographs. With this publication, Soth asked Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer, writers and fellow table tennis enthusiasts, to respond to these pictures by engaging in a kind of literary ping-pong match.
£25.00

Picture of Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs

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Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton have been collecting American vernacular railway photographs for many years, poring through boxes of snapshots at train shows and enthusiasts’ gatherings. Seeking out the unusual, the lyrical, the pastoral and the urban, they have assembled a collection that includes railway landscapes, locomotives, bridges and people primarily during the age of steam.

This fascinating assemblage is accompanied by an essay that includes a brief discussion of the aesthetic evolution of railway photography in the early to mid-twentieth century and the phenomenon of the International Engine Picture Club, which acted as a clearing house and swapping mechanism for rail fans.

Publisher: WW Norton

Size: 185 x 235 mm

288 pages, 250 duotone photographs

Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton
Seeking out the unusual, the lyrical, the pastoral and the urban, Brouws and Burton have assembled a collection that includes railway landscapes, locomotives, bridges and people primarily during the age of steam.
£25.20

Picture of Siberia: In the Eyes of Russian Photographers

Publisher's Description

Filled with unforgettable images of Siberia’s people and landscape, this fascinating, panoramic book reflects its subject’s rich and complex culture.

The word Siberia brings to mind a series of extremes—vast, bleak, harsh, alluring, wild, and beautiful. Our imagined notion of this largely unknown territory is so strong that the name itself has become a metaphor for things remote or undesirable. The reality, however, is that Siberia surpasses any singular idea. Not only does it span numerous time zones and feature enormously varied geography, but its inhabitants range from nomads herding reindeer and shamans communing with spirits to scientists in state-of-the-art laboratories and urbanites surrounded by boutiques, museums, and opera houses. Spanning some 130 years, this collection of images by more than 50 Russian photographers conveys as never before Siberia’s enormity and diversity while bringing the region into concrete, human focus. It draws from rarely visited collections in Russian museums as well as the work of established and emerging photographers. This beautiful volume is at once a groundbreaking photographic event and a sublime introduction to one of Earth’s most intriguing places.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 230 x 255 mm

240 pages, 176 colour illustrations


Spanning some 130 years, this collection of images by more than 50 Russian photographers conveys as never before Siberia’s enormity and diversity while bringing the region into concrete, human focus.
£36.00

Picture of Gasoline

Publisher's Description

The gas station is one of the most iconic of twentieth century buildings. Recognised across the world, it is arguably most established on American soil where the notion of the road trip on a full tank of gas is culturally ingrained.

Gasoline presents 35 archive press images of gas stations taken between 1944 and 1995. They have been collected by writer David Campany, purchased from the photography archives of several American newspapers which have been discarding their analogue print collections and moving to the now ubiquitous .jpeg or .tif formats.

Gasoline can be read as a cautionary tale about the modern dependence on oil, about news photography, about the shift from film to digital imaging, or as a minor history of car design and vernacular architecture. Marked with the grease pen notations of the newspapers’ art directors, the photos tell of oil shortages, road congestion, crimes, accidents and choking cities.

Individually the images are single moments in time; collectively they show a growing consciousness about cars, the oil trade and global concern about pollution.

Publisher: MACK

Size: 240 x 320 mm

100 pages, 37 colour plates, 37 black & white plates

David Campany
Gasoline presents 35 archive press images of gas stations taken between 1944 and 1995. They have been collected by writer David Campany, purchased from the photography archives of several American newspapers which have been discarding their analogue print collections.
£24.75

Picture of New Topographics

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This book is dedicated to the exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, held in 1975 at the International Museum of Photography, and demonstrates both the historical significance of the show and its continued relevance in today’s culture.

The exhibition brought together Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore and Henry Wessel. Signalling the emergence of a new approach to landscape, the exhibition effectively gave a name to a movement. Even today, the catchphrase New Topographics is used to characterize the work of artists not yet born when the exhibition was held. New Topographics has since come to mark a paradigm shift. The show occurred just as photography took its place within the contemporary art world. Arguably the last traditionally photographic style, New Topographics was also the first photo-conceptual style. Illustrated with selected works from the 1975 exhibition, installation views, and contextual comparisons, this new edition also includes an illustrated checklist of the show and an extensive bibliography.

Publisher: Steidl

304 pages


This book is dedicated to the exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, held in 1975 at the International Museum of Photography, and demonstrates both the historical significance of the show and its continued relevance in today’s culture.
£28.80

Picture of Reading Magnum

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The Magnum Photos archive—a collection of more than 200,000 photographs by some of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries’ greatest image makers—is the most comprehensive accumulation of prints made by the distinguished photo cooperative. Consistently and with striking artistry, Magnum’s photographers have done more than simply document the far reaches of the globe; they have helped shape generations’ understanding of the world around them. While many of its photographs have been widely published, until now no one has examined the Magnum archive itself. In Reading Magnum, experts from several fields investigate this visual archive, now residing at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, to discover how a select, influential group of visual authors has used the camera for an ambitious project of cultural interpretation and social commentary.

>The chapters in Reading Magnum are devoted to themes generated by a close reading of the archive—war and conflict, portraiture, geography, cultural life, social relations, and globalization. These themes are further developed by evocative portfolios of images, which suggest something of the depth and range of the photo agency, and by tracing the trajectory of several iconic images from annotated press print to distribution to eventual publication. Volume editor Steven Hoelscher provides an overview of the Magnum enterprise, and Alison Nordström offers an appreciation of the Magnum archive as a material record of information about the making and disseminating of photographs that is being lost as images on paper are replaced by images on screen. As a whole, the book’s unique reading of the Magnum archive reveals patterns of intention, aesthetic vision, and political perspective that become legible only by viewing both the physical objects and the recorded images that constitute this remarkable collection.

Publisher: Texas University Press

Size: 9.5 x 10.5"

352 pages, 275 photographs


This first reading of the vast Magnum Photos archive as a body of work presents an astonishingly rich survey of life and death in the second half of the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries.
£46.80

Picture of Les Rencontres Internationales Arles Photography: Arles in Black

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The extensive catalogue of the 2013 Arles Festival, focusing on black-and-white photography. See here for highlights from the many exhibitions.  The catalogue is in English.
Publisher: Actes Sud
564 pages

564-page catalogue of the 2013 Arles Festival, focusing on black-and-white photography. Text in English.
£45.95

Picture of 10 x 10 American Photobooks

Publisher's Description

Produced in collaboration with Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki of bookdummypress, the publication is a way for you to experience the entire 10×10 project. This stylish and inventive Japanese manga design-inspired bilingual (Japanese-English) edition is released to coincide with the opening of the September 2013 Tokyo reading room. It will present illustrated selection lists from all the specialists, along with essays (not previously published) on American photobook culture by noted artists, writers, publishers, curators and bibliophiles. The 10×10 American Photobooks catalogue will provide the full 10×10 experience.

Limited edition of 500 copies.


This stylish and inventive Japanese manga design-inspired bilingual (Japanese-English) edition presents illustrated selection lists along with essays on the American photobook culture by noted artists, writers, publishers, curators and bibliophiles.
£64.50

Picture of Bound for Glory: America in Color 1939-43

Publisher's Description

The photographs of the Farm Security Administration (FSA), which recorded American life in the late 1930s and early 1940s, remain among the most moving and famous documentary images from the first half of the 20th century. Yet few people know that, along with thousands and thousands of black-and-white photographs, the FSA photographers also took color pictures. Here, for the first time, is a selection of the best of the FSA color photographs—introduced by National Book Award finalist Paul Hendrickson and assembled to create a vivid portrait of America as it emerged from the Great Depression to fight World War II. Covering countryside and city, farm and factory, work and play, the images in this book open a window onto our national experience from 1939 to 1943, revealing a world that we have always seen in our mind's eye exclusively in black and white. Never before has there been a book that paints this picture in full color.

Publisher: Abrams

Size: 11 1/2 x 8"

192 pages

Introduction by Paul Hendrickson
Here, for the first time, is a selection of the best of the FSA color photographs, assembled to create a vivid portrait of America as it emerged from the Great Depression to fight World War II.
£19.76

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