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Picture of Sleeping by the Mississippi (Signed)

2017 Mack edition

Includes a fold-out poster measuring 42*53cm in addition to the book. 

Publisher's Description

Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi captures America’s iconic yet oft-neglected ‘third coast’. Soth’s richly descriptive, large-format color photographs present an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, Sleeping by the Mississippi elicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing, and reverie. ‘In the book’s 46 ruthlessly edited pictures’, writes Anne Wilkes Tucker, ‘Soth alludes to illness, procreation, race, crime, learning, art, music, death, religion, redemption, politics, and cheap sex.’

Like Robert Frank’s classic The Americans, Sleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust.

This book is one of the defining publications in the photo-book era.

Publisher:Mack

Size: 280 x 275 mm

120 pages, 46 colour plates

Alec Soth
2017 Mack edition. Signed copy. Includes a fold-out poster measuring 42*53cm in addition to the book.
£40.00

Picture of Gene Smith’s Sink

Publisher's Description

Famously unabashed, W. Eugene Smith was photography’s most celebrated humanist. As a photo essayist at Life magazine in the 1940s and ’50s, he established himself as an intimate chronicler of human culture. His photographs of war and disaster, villages and metropolises, doctors and midwives, revolutionized the role of images in journalism, transforming photography for decades to come.

When Smith died in 1978, he left behind eighteen dollars in the bank and forty-four thousand pounds of archives. He was only fifty-nine, but he was flat worn-out. His death certificate read “stroke,” but, as was said of the immortal jazzman Charlie Parker, Smith died of “everything,” from drug and alcohol benders to weeklong work sessions with no sleep.

Lured by the intoxicating trail of people that emerged from Smith’s stupefying archive, Sam Stephenson began a quest to trace his footsteps. In Gene Smith’s Sink, Stephenson merges traditional biography with rhythmic digressions to revive Smith’s life and legacy. Traveling across twenty-nine states, Japan, and the Pacific, Stephenson profiles a lively cast of characters, including the playwright Tennessee Williams, to whom Smith likened himself; the avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage, with whom he once shared a Swiss chalet; the artist Mary Frank, who was married to his friend Robert Frank; the jazz pianists Thelonious Monk and Sonny Clark, whose music was taped by Smith in his loft; and a series of obscure caregivers who helped keep Smith on his feet. The distillation of twenty years of research, Gene Smith’s Sink is an unprecedented look into the photographer’s potent legacy and the subjects around him.

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 

Size: 5.7 x 8.5"

224 pages

Sam Stephenson
An incisive biography of the prolific photo-essayist W. Eugene Smith
£24.00

Picture of Tokyo (Signed)

Publisher's Description

"Tokyo is one of my favourite cities and I was keen to produce a series of photos exploring what makes it such a special place. The mixture of different cultural elements and influences in Japan's capital city seems to have produced a style which is unique to itself. Combining inspirations ranging from ancient Far Eastern traditions to playful retro-futurism, the benign lunacy of the stage show in Kabukichuo's Robot Restaurant is a great example of this.

In searching for subjects, I was particularly drawn to the tiny yakitori restaurants and bars that are clustered together in the alleys and archways around some of the main train stations. The people who frequented these places were especially interesting; once they left the main streets and entered these tucked-away areas they seemed to let their guard down, relax and become happy. It felt as though each of these small pockets of hospitality provided a sense of community within the otherwise anonymous lifestyle of the vast metropolis."

Limited Edition of 100

Size: 233 x 263 mm

80 Pages, 74 black and white images

Paul Bradshaw
Signed Limited Edition (100)
£50.00

Picture of Reading Raymond Carver

Publisher's Description

When Mary Frey began photographing family, friends and strangers in her immediate environment in 1979, she was in a state of transition. Studies finished, first teaching assignment, pregnant - responsibilities, duties, worries - and the need to look for meaning in everyday life. After a childhood in the sense of an imminent nuclear catastrophe, in an America where lifestyle magazines and television give directions how the BRAVE NEW WORLD should look and function.

Mary Frey has made strange pictures. Technically perfect, between snapshot and enactment, intimacy and distance. Charged banalities with children, adolescents and adults, middle class, USA, 35 years ago. No reportage, a psychogram. Stockphotos that no magazine would have printed, no agency would have used for a campaign. Weird.

In the end, Raymond Carver asks:

Would I live my life over again?
Make the same unforgiveable mistakes?

And as Raymond Carver in words Mary Frey answers with her pictures:

YES.

Text by Mary Frey
Quotes by Raymond Carver



Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 230 x 260 mm

96 pages, 51 Tritone images

Mary Frey
Mary Frey has made strange pictures. Technically perfect, between snapshot and enactment, intimacy and distance. Charged banalities with children, adolescents and adults, middle class, USA, 35 years ago.
£40.00
£39.00

Picture of Only the Lonely, 1958–1983

Publisher's Description

The first book on photographer William Gedney in nearly twenty years, this retrospective volume offers the only comprehensive survey of his work, including his acclaimed series on eastern Kentucky, Haight-Ashbury, India, gay pride parades, and night scenes.

Publisher: Texas University Press (Copublished with Editions Hazan)

Size: 10.5 x 9.5"

144 pages, 160 duotone photographs

William Gedney
The first book on photographer William Gedney in nearly twenty years, this retrospective volume offers the only comprehensive survey of his work, including his acclaimed series on eastern Kentucky, Haight-Ashbury, India, gay pride parades, and night scenes.
£29.70

Picture of Afghanistan

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Publisher's Description

Afghanistan has long been a country overwhelmed by tribal rivalries, colonial wars, and geo-political conflict. The Afghans have called their mountains “the land of rebellion,” a land that has not been successfully occupied since the times of Alexander the Great. These invaders — Persians, Arabs, Moguls, Sikhs, British, Russians — may have been thwarted, but wandering through the bazaars of Kabul will attest to their legacy. In the people of Afghanistan, the genes of countless races meet and intermingle.

Deep are the fissures in Afghan society; the schism between Sunni and Shia, the endemic violence across clans and tribes, and the blood feuds and rivalries within lineages. Yet born of such chaos and entrenched conflict are these most breathtaking of images.

In this definitive retrospective of his work in Afghanistan, Steve McCurry has curated over 140 gripping images to present a torn, proud people, from the desert of Kandahar to the streets of Kabul and remote rivers of Nuristan. For almost four decades, McCurry traveled to the country regularly, documenting its people with a rare and disarming humanity. His most striking portrait Afghan Girl (1984) has graced the covers of magazines around the world, in equal parts haunting and evoking remarkable grace and dignity. In common with so much of McCurry’s work, it has a timeless, painterly quality—entirely at odds with the troubled region in which it was taken.

McCurry has always been subjected to dangers that are an inevitable part of life “on the road” for photographers. He often ventured behind the lines, usually at great risk. His first trip to Afghanistan in 1979 involved him dressing in Afghan garb in order to be smuggled across the border from Pakistan. That journey into the treacherous, unpredictable landscape — territory controlled at various times by the Mujahideen, the Russians, and the Taliban — was one that McCurry would make numerous times. Many other photographers would follow in his footsteps, but none would return with such a flawless body of work.

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 267 x 370 mm

256 pages

978-3-8365-6936-1
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Steve McCurry
In this definitive retrospective of his work in Afghanistan, Steve McCurry has curated over 140 gripping images to present a torn, proud people, from the desert of Kandahar to the streets of Kabul and remote rivers of Nuristan.
£53.99

Picture of The New Village

Publisher's Description

For over 15 years, John Spinks has been photographing the small mining village in North Warwickshire where he spent his childhood. He left the village aged 18 to pursue the study of photography, and in 2000, began the process of engaging with his past through his work.

Spinks’ large format colour photographs are both sober and beautiful, suggesting the possibility of an uncanny hidden narrative in both the landscape and its inhabitants.

The photographs are a melancholic meditation on the themes of belonging and identity, the images somehow familiar yet oddly unsettling. In both his portraits of the villagers - some of whom he has known since childhood - and the landscape that surrounds them, Spinks captures a brooding, intense quality, as through his lens we are granted intimate access to a guarded world.

Even though Spinks grew up within the confines of the village, his gaze is simultaneously that of a local and an outsider, reflecting his experiences as a child and the adult he became. Through his photographs, Spinks explores the darkness and light of his past through the present, articulating notions of a particular kind of Englishness.

The book will include an essay by David Chandler:

“The rough, uncared-for woodlands that cluster around the built-up residential areas and council estates of post-war Britain are places where dreams and reality are intertwined. They are places of escape, of refuge, and of remnants, where the fears and frustrations of confined lives spill over and drain away. But, there amid the shadows and wandering imaginations, the darkness in people often lingers."
- Excerpt from 'What Are You Looking At', essay by David Chandler

"The New Village can also be read as a quiet, meticulous meditation on a particularly English kind of place, one that, for all the fascination it exerts on the photographer who grew up there, continues to withhold as much as it reveals."
- Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian / The Observer

Publisher: Bemojake

Size: 295 x 236 mm

88 pages, 38 images

John Spinks
For over 15 years, John Spinks has been photographing the small mining village in North Warwickshire where he spent his childhood.
£31.50

Picture of Pittsburgh 1950

Publisher's Description

In 1950, 22-year-old Elliott Erwitt was commissioned by the legendary Roy Stryker to document Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as it emerged from a notoriously polluted industrial city into a cleaner, more modern metropolis. Shooting for Stryker’s newly organised Pittsburgh Photographic Library, Erwitt’s photographs captured the humanity and spirit of the people of the city against the angular industrial architecture. Drafted into the army in Germany just four months after arriving in Pittsburgh, Erwitt was forced to abandon the project, leaving his negatives behind. For decades, the negatives were held at the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and as a result, a majority of the photographs in this book have neither been published nor exhibited before.

Essay by Vaughn Wallace

Publsiher: GOST

Size: 225 x 305 mm

140 pages

Elliott Erwitt
In 1950, 22-year-old Elliott Erwitt was commissioned by the legendary Roy Stryker to document Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as it emerged from a notoriously polluted industrial city into a cleaner, more modern metropolis.
£40.50

Picture of Henri Cartier-Bresson: Interviews and Conversations,1951–1998

Publisher's Description

Presented for the first time in English, this volume brings together twelve notable interviews and conversations with Henri Cartier-Bresson carried out between 1951 and 1998. While many of us are acquainted with his images, there are so few texts available by Cartier-Bresson on his photographic process. These verbal, primary accounts capture the spirit of the master photographer and serve as a lasting document of his life and work, which has inspired generations of photographers and artists.
Here, Cartier-Bresson speaks passionately, with metaphors and similes, about the world and photography. A man of principles shaped by the evolving eras of the twentieth century, his major influences included Surrealism, European politics of the 1930s and ’40s, the Second World War, and his experiences with Magnum as cofounder and reporter. This book illuminates his thoughts, personality, and reflections on a seminal career.
In his own words: “[Photography] is a way of questioning the world and questioning yourself at the same time. . . . It entails a discipline. For me, freedom is a basic frame of reference, and inside that frame are all the possible variations. Everything, everything, everything. But it is within a frame. The important thing is the sense of limit. And visually, it is the sense of form. Form is important. The structure of things. The space.”

Interviews with Daniel Masclet, Richard L. Simon,Byron Dobell, Yvonne Baby, Sheila Turner-Seed, Yves Bourde, Alain Desvergnes, Gilles A. Tiberghien, Gilles Mora, Philippe Boegner, and Pierre Assouline

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 4 ³⁄₄ x 7 ¹⁄₄ "

128 pages

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Presented for the first time in English, this volume brings together twelve notable interviews and conversations with Henri Cartier-Bresson carried out between 1951 and 1998.
£13.50

Picture of Magnum Analog Recovery

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Publisher's Description

Magnum Analog Recovery takes readers along an unusual route through the history of Magnum's first 30 years from Robert Capa's D-Day (1944) to Telex Iran by Gilles Peress (1979) : the range comprises 231 prints of that period from the Magnum Analog Recovery archive. This path - neither academic nor official - leads us through the mysteries at the heart of the Magnum cooperative. It is a sensitive journey through the upheavals of time.
Reproduced in a file reminiscent of the archive boxes from which they came, these iconic 20th-century photographs are to be found side by side with numerous unpublished images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, René Burri, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb and Gilles Peress.

Texts and quotations from the photographers (notes, extracts from correspondence of recorded conversations) punctuate the sequence and call to mind the approaches to photography to be found at the heart of Magnum, approaches that can sometimes be contradictory.

Publisher: LE BAL

232 pages, 231 images

32 quotations and documets


Magnum Analog Recovery takes readers along an unusual route through the history of Magnum's first 30 years from Robert Capa's D-Day (1944) to Telex Iran by Gilles Peress (1979) : the range comprises 231 prints of that period from the Magnum Analog Recovery archi
£55.00

Picture of Candy/A Good and Spacious Land

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Publisher's Description

In this two-volume set, two artists and two writers explore the concept of the “model city” through the lens of New Haven, Connecticut. This collaboration grew out of a 2013 joint residency at the Yale University Art Gallery by acclaimed photographers Jim Goldberg (b. 1953) and Donovan Wylie (b. 1971). In Candy, Goldberg uses Super 8 film stills, images of New Haven’s urban landscape, Polaroid portraits, and collaged archival material to create a layered reflection on 20th-century American cities that the artist calls a “photo-novel.” A Good and Spacious Land, with photographs by Wylie, examines topographic changes resulting from the construction of the I-95/I-91 highway interchange in New Haven and connects a contemporary American interpretation of the “promised land” to the underlying biblical narrative. The accompanying text in both volumes includes narratives woven throughout the images as well as essays reflecting on the photographs’ symbolism, social import, and historical contexts.

Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery

Size: 279 x 330 mm

372 pages, 225 colour illustrations

Jim Goldberg, Donovan Wylie, Christopher Klatell, Laura Wexler
In this two-volume set, two artists and two writers explore the concept of the “model city” through the lens of New Haven, Connecticut. This collaboration grew out of a 2013 joint residency at the Yale University Art Gallery by acclaimed photographers Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie.
£72.00

Picture of Dear Sky

Publisher's Description

Arthur Mebius (NL) is a lifelong aviation enthusiast and photographer. Looking for a new project, he discovered a place where big classic sovjet-airplanes are still flying: North Korea.

Air Koryo is the state-owned national airline of North Korea. International sanctions and environmental restrictions have reduced the airline’s international destinations with only China and Vladivostok remaining. The old Antonovs, Ilyushins and Tupolevs rarely fly abroad and therefore seem superfluous. Nevertheless these aircraft and their crews are kept ready for operation. Occasional domestic flights are all the more important for the flight attendants and pilots to practice and to keep up their knowledge and skills.

Arthur Mebius monitors the routine operations by the crew which appears as a rehearsed play of maintenance, controls and procedures. A beautiful ground control dance of which an image of dedication and pride arises.

The book is complemented with fictive anecdotes based on true historical events.

Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

Size: 200 x 275 mm

128 pages

Edition: 1.000

Arthur Mebius
Arthur Mebius is a lifelong aviation enthusiast and photographer. Looking for a new project, he discovered a place where big classic sovjet-airplanes are still flying: North Korea.
£32.00
£31.25

Picture of The Travellers

Publisher's Description

In Ireland, around 25,000 people still live in temporary settlements in the style of itinerant workers far removed from the amenities of Western civilisation. Moving from place to place in mobile homes without electricity and running water, the largest Catholic minority of the country is almost considered illegal, often maligned and faced with prejudices. Strangely out of step with 21st century lifestyle, they stick to their seemingly outdated traditions while also trying to find a new identity that fits in with modern society. Even in the present day, this ambiguity continues to define life for traveller community, whose livelihood depends on horse breeding and hunting and who keep their own language alive as part of their culture.

In 2011, the photographer Birte Kaufmann cautiously began to make contact with the travelling community, earning their trust and on some occasions living with them. For her portrayal of this unknown world, she needed to be in close contact with the families in order to capture their particular character and to avoid the usual stereotypes. Without a doubt, Birte Kaufmann’s combination of reportage and documentary photography hits the right note and offers impressive insights into an extraordinary world.

Publisher: Verlag Kettler

Size: 205 × 250 mm

144 pages

Birte Kaufmann
In 2011, the photographer Birte Kaufmann cautiously began to make contact with the travelling community, earning their trust and on some occasions living with them.
£36.00

Picture of Under Vancouver 1972–1982

Publisher's Description

"When I started making these photographs, especially the pictures of people in the mid-1970s, I felt like I was photographing a world nobody knew anything about, apart from the people living it, of course. I was something of an interloper, but my youth protected me. It’s curious to consider these pictures now, practically unseen since they were made, in terms of a Vancouver they might have some potential to invent." - Greg Girard

Greg Girard’s photographs of Vancouver from the 1970s and early 1980s show us the city’s final days as a port town at the end of the railway line. Soon after Vancouver began to be noticed by the wider world (Expo 86 is generally agreed on as the pivotal moment), the city began refashioning itself as an urban resort on nature’s doorstep and attracting attention as a destination for real estate investment. At that time, long before post-9/11 security concerns sealed off the working waterfront from the city, many of Vancouver’s downtown and east side streets ended at the waterfront, an area filled with commercial fishing docks, cargo terminals, and bars and cafés for waterfront workers and sailors. Pawn-shop windows downtown displayed outboard motors, chainsaws and fishing gear. Wandering these streets, living in cheap hotels, Girard photographed the workaday (and night) world of the city where he grew up.

The photographs in Under Vancouver 1972–1982 were made before Girard began earning a living as a magazine photographer, later establishing a formal practice as an artist. They reveal an early interest in the hidden and the overlooked, the use of colour film at night, and the extended photographic inquiry of a specific place, all of which became signature features of later books such as City of Darkness and City of Darkness Revisited (about the infamous Kowloon Walled City), Phantom Shanghai and Hanoi Calling.

Under Vancouver 1972–1982 is the first comprehensive collection of Girard’s early photographs of Vancouver. Made in and of the moment, a young photographer’s earliest engagements (often featuring the underside of the city), the pictures now form an unintended photographic record of a Vancouver that has all but disappeared.

Publisher: Magenta

Size: 7" × 9.75"

184 pages, 90 colour and black & white photographs

Greg Girard
Greg Girard’s photographs of Vancouver from the 1970s and early 1980s show us the city’s final days as a port town at the end of the railway line.
£36.00

Picture of Ultima Thule

Publisher's Description

Photographer Henrik Saxgren documents in Ultima Thule a hunter culture that is disappearing. Today there are less than 200 hunters left at Thule. A combination of cultural change and climate change threatens nature in the area, and it is likely that in 20 years the old hunter culture will belong to the past.

In total, photographer Henrik Saxgren spent more than six months among the hunters of Thule - divided over six journeys over the
last three years - in order to get the pictures for the photobook Ultima Thule. Ultima Thule contains 95 incredibly beautiful photographs,

Publisher:Gylendal

Size: 280 x 337 mm

184 pages

Henrik Saxgren
Danish photographer Saxgren documents the hunting culture of northwestern Greenland
£50.00

Picture of Nothing's in Vain

Publisher's Description

In 2011 Emmanuelle Andrianjafy arrived in the port city of Dakar, situated on the westernmost African coast, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Nothing’s in Vain is Adrianjafy’s response to the experience of uprooting to the Senegalese capital, a city as vibrant as it is disorientating. Embracing the chaos of an unfamiliar world, the artist takes us on an exploratory journey through a metropolis in constant flux between construction and deconstruction. The sequence of images careens between street scenes, portraits, landscapes, and close-up details, recreating her fluctuating experience of the multiple faces of the city.

Nothing’s in Vain is the winner of the MACK First Book Award 2017. The First Book Award 2017 is published with support from Wilson Centre for Photography, Kraszna-Krausz Foundation and optimal media.

British Journal of Photography Awards - Winner of the First Book Award 2017

Publisher: Mack

Size: 212 x 280 mm

112 pages, 54 colour plates, 20 duotone plates

Emmanuelle Andrianjafy
Nothing’s in Vain is the winner of the MACK First Book Award 2017. The First Book Award 2017 is published with support from Wilson Centre for Photography, Kraszna-Krausz Foundation and optimal media.
£20.00

Picture of World Press Photo 2017

Publisher's Description

Publishing the results of the most recent annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from the year 2016 – pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Selected from thousands of images, these prizewinning photos capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.

Publisher: Thames and Hudson

Size: 150 x 210 mm

240 pages


978-0500970782


Publishing the results of the most recent annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from the year 2016 – pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world.
£17.06

Picture of Magnum Manifesto

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Publisher's Description

In this landmark photography publication and accompanying exhibition, Clément Chéroux demonstrates how Magnum Photos owes its pre-eminence to the ability of its photographers to encompass and navigate the points between photography as art object and photography as documentary evidence. A Magnum photograph can be expressive and bear witness at the same time.

Magnum Manifesto is organized into three main parts:

  • Part 1 (1947–1968) views the Magnum archive through a humanist lens, focusing on post-war ideals of commonality and utopianism. 
  • Part 2 (1969–1989) shows a world fragmenting, with a focus on subcultures, minorities and outsiders. 
  • Part 3 (1990–present day) charts the ways in which Magnum photographers have captured – and continue to capture – a world in flux and under threat.

Featuring both group and individual projects, the book includes contact sheets, notebooks, magazine spreads and other previously unseen material to accompany the photographs. Complete with extensive texts by Clément Chéroux and photographic historian Clara Bouveresse, 'Magnum Manifesto' is an essential purchase for anyone seeking to understand the very best in photography.


Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 295 x 245 mm

416 pages, 400 illustrations

Edited by Clément Chéroux in collaboration with Clara Bouveresse
The official publication celebrating Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary: a totally fresh and perceptive view of the legendary agency’s history and archive
£40.50

Picture of Prom [With DVD]

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Publisher's Description

The high school prom is an American tradition, a rite of passage, and one of the most important rituals of youth in this country. The internationally recognized documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark took on the extraordinary challenge of working with the Polaroid 20x24 Land camera to produce this fascinating look at dozens of young people from a diverse range of backgrounds on this memorable night in their lives.

Traveling across the United States to complete the project from 2006 to 2009, Mark photographed prom-goers at thirteen schools from New York City to Charlottesville, Virginia, to Houston to Los Angeles. Mark’s husband, the filmmaker Martin Bell, collaborated with her on the project to produce and direct a film, also called Prom, featuring interviews with the students about their lives, dreams, and hopes for the future. A DVD of the film is packaged with the book.

The 127 large-format photographs are reproduced in rich detail, and quotations from the student interviews punctuate the book. Some of the students’ statements are comical, while others are deeply touching. The result is a captivating and revealing document of American youth at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Publisher: Chicago

9781606061084

Mary Ellen Mark
Traveling across the United States to complete the project from 2006 to 2009, Mark photographed prom-goers at thirteen schools from New York City to Charlottesville, Virginia, to Houston to Los Angeles.
£37.00
£16.50

Picture of Camera in Love

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Publisher's Description

This beautifully illustrated monograph accompanies a full retrospective on the acclaimed Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elsken.

Known for his unconventional technique and gritty, evocative images of people and places, Ed van der Elsken was a self-taught photographer whose work documented his own life and travels. This book offers a definitive overview of van der Elsken’s entire oeuvre, including his groundbreaking photo novel, “Love on the Left Bank” and his paean to 1950s Amsterdam, “Once Upon a Time”. On display at Amsterdam’s famed Stedelijk Museum, the exhibition at the center of this book focuses on the museum’s extensive collection of van der Elsken’s prints, and on the renowned installations he mounted there during his lifetime. Essays reveal the photographer’s early influences, including Weegee, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Capa, while also showing how his confident, unorthodox, and self-expressionist style paved the way for late 20th-century photographers, including Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, February 4 - May 28, 2017

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 240 x 300 mm

288 pages, 50 colour illustrations, 150 b/w illustrations

Ed van der Elsken
This beautifully illustrated monograph accompanies a full retrospective on the acclaimed Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elsken.
£36.00

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