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Picture of Vanessa Winship (Signed)

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The work of British photographer Vanessa Winship first emerged into public consciousness in the late 1990s, as the political world map was being radically redrawn in the wake of the Cold War. Her sober, black-and-white depictions of Eastern Europe, shot in natural light on a variety of formats and cameras, explored concepts of borders, national identity and the vulnerability of humans within the continuum of history and world conflict. Upon her receipt of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson Award in 2011, Robert Delpire observed: "Her work might be seen as a classic documentary approach but in fact it features a sensitivity and complexity that is deeply contemporary." This first broad survey of her work (previous monographs have focused on a single series) lusciously reproduces her many acclaimed projects: Imagined States and Desires: A Balkan Journey (1999–2003); Black Sea: Between Chronicle and Fiction (2002–2010); Georgia: Seeds Carried by the Wind (2008–2010); Sweet Nothings: Schoolgirls of Eastern Anatolia (2007); Humber (2010); the widely acclaimed She Dances on Jackson (2011–2012), of which Phil Coomes of BBC News raved: "This is pure photography, and … viewed as a whole, is about as good as it gets"; and her most recent series, Almería: Where Gold Was Found (2014). Also included are specially commissioned essays by Neil Ascherson, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and Carlos Martín García; excerpts from books by Juan Goytisolo; plus a biography-timeline, an updated bibliography and a selection of the texts by the photographer used to complement each series in the style of a travel diary.

Publisher: Fundación Mapfre

260 pages, 9 colour, 173 black & white

Vanessa Winship
The work of British photographer Vanessa Winship first emerged into public consciousness in the late 1990s, as the political world map was being radically redrawn in the wake of the Cold War.
£49.50

Picture of Another Photographic Reality

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Aaron Siskind (1903–1991) was a major figure in the history of American photography. A leading documentary photographer who was active in the New York Photo League in the 1930s, Siskind moved beyond the social realism of his early work as he increasingly came to view photography as a visual language of signs, metaphors, and symbols—the equivalent of poetry and music. Through the forties and ifties, he developed new techniques to photograph details and fragments of ordinary, commonplace materials. This radical new work transformed Siskind’s image-making from straight photography to abstraction, from documentation to expressive art. His concern with shape, line, gesture, and the picture plane prompted immediate comparison with abstract expressionist painting, particularly with the art of Franz Kline and Robert Motherwell. It took some years for Siskind’s unprecedented photography to gain full acceptance, but, by the 1970s, he was an acknowledged master, publishing and exhibiting widely. Siskind was also one of the founding donors who established the archive at the Center for Creative Photography.

Aaron Siskind’s oeuvre is so original that it defies classification, and it has not received the sustained critical attention that it richly merits. In fact, there are no other books on Siskind currently in print. Aaron Siskind presents the first complete retrospective of this legendary photographer. It highlights important, rarely published bodies of work from Harlem; from Bucks County architecture; and from the “Tabernacle,” “Gloucester,” “Martha’s Vineyard,” “Louis Sullivan,” and “Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation” photo series. The book also includes an introduction by Gilles Mora, an expert on modern American photography, and texts by critic and photographer Charles Traub. This study, based on the Siskind archives at the Center for Creative Photography and supported by the Aaron Siskind Foundation, fills a resounding editorial void around one of the most challenging and important figures in the art of American photography.

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Size: 10 x 12"

200 pages, 150 duotones

Aaron Siskind
This study fills a resounding editorial void around one of the most challenging and important figures in the art of American photography.
£36.00

Picture of In America

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Because of the importance of Robert Frank’s The Americans; because he turned to filmmaking in 1959, the same year the book appeared in the United States; and because he made very different kinds of pictures when he returned to still photography in the 1970s, most of Frank’s American work of the 1950s is poorly known. This book, based on the important Frank collection at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, is the first to focus on that work. Its careful sequence of 131 plates integrates 22 photographs from The Americans with more than 100 unknown or unfamiliar images to chart the major themes and pictorial strategies of Frank’s work in the United States in the 1950s. Peter Galassi’s text presents a thorough reconsideration of Frank’s first photographic career and examines in detail how he used the full range of photography’s vital 35mm vocabulary to reclaim the medium’s artistic tradition from the hegemony of the magazines.

Publisher: Steidl

196 pages

Robert Frank
This book is the first to focus on more than 100 unknown or unfamiliar images to chart the major themes and pictorial strategies of Frank’s work in the United States in the 1950s.
£36.00

Picture of A Question of England SIGNED

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As a small boy, John Comino-James stood in school cap and Sunday suit to have his snapshot taken under flags put up for Queen Elizabeth's Coronation. The resultant photograph resonates with an England long since disappeared, yet still fertile in the imagination. That sense of how that England has changed is the focus in John Comino-James' new book as he explores our everyday landscape of sign and symbol, from roadside verge to traffic-free shopping centre, to high-rise cityscapes. Art is in action ahead, and with a friendly corporate Hello, we are offered No Deposit Deals on Half Price Dreams. We are thanked for shopping, and offered free cash withdrawals. A Money Shop is at hand and woodlands are for sale - just visit the website. If we drop litter CCTV may catch us, and we are warned that if we leave something valuable on show in our car we can expect it to be stolen. Reminders of the valour and necessity, the sacrifices, the folly and the tragedy of war are never far away. Earthquakes may strike, stores may close but we can still buy artisan ice-cream. But if opportunity is the moment you have been looking for, where is salvation to be found if not in moments of direct relationship with others?

  • Hardcover: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing (18 Sep 2014)
  • Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 21.6 x 2.2 cm
John Comino-James

Publisher's Description

As a small boy, John Comino-James stood in school cap and Sunday suit to have his snapshot taken under flags put up for Queen Elizabeth's Coronation. The resultant photograph resonates with an England long since disappeared, yet still fertile in the imagination. That sense of how that England has changed is the focus in John Comino-James' new book as he explores our everyday landscape of sign and symbol, from roadside verge to traffic-free shopping centre, to high-rise cityscapes. Art is in action ahead, and with a friendly corporate Hello, we are offered No Deposit Deals on Half Price Dreams. We are thanked for shopping, and offered free cash withdrawals. A Money Shop is at hand and woodlands are for sale - just visit the website. If we drop litter CCTV may catch us, and we are warned that if we leave something valuable on show in our car we can expect it to be stolen. Reminders of the valour and necessity, the sacrifices, the folly and the tragedy of war are never far away. Earthquakes may strike, stores may close but we can still buy artisan ice-cream. But if opportunity is the moment you have been looking for, where is salvation to be found if not in moments of direct relationship with others?

  • Hardcover: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing (18 Sep 2014)
  • Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 21.6 x 2.2 cm
£30.00

Picture of Last Book, The

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Author and technologist Nicholas Negroponte has declared that printed books are in danger of disappearing; according to his predictions, the last printed book will appear sometime in the spring of 2016. This copy might well make its appearance tucked away in a backpack and taken aboard a subway to read. This is the premise of The Last Book, the latest body of work by Amsterdam-based photographer Reinier Gerritsen. The world—and the word—is in the process of becoming less and less dependent on paper. Our reading habits, especially as they occur in public spaces, are subtly shifting each day. Gerritsen has taken up the current plethora of books and their readers on New York City’s subways as the proverbial canary-in-the-coal-mine, an indicator of the still-robust nature of public readership, in the face of its ostensible decline. The work began for Gerritsen as a series of modest observations, and has turned into a series of unexpected, documentary portraits, set against a visual landscape of best sellers, classics, romance novels, detective thrillers, Bibles, biographies, and other printed books. Gerritsen depicts groups of individuals engrossed in the worlds they hold in their hands, bringing together a social portrait of readers. From the subtle interactions of passengers and facial expressions to the sociological clues of book titles, a complexly layered narrative is informed by the choices of readers and the mélange of New York City’s subway riders as they are transported both literally and figuratively, by the books in their hands. The Last Book will also include an illustrated index and bibliography charting the titles and authors that populate our minds during our daily commutes. 

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 6 1/2 × 9"

240 pages , 45 four-color images and a visual index 

Reinier Gerritsen
The world—and the word—is in the process of becoming less and less dependent on paper. Our reading habits, especially as they occur in public spaces, are subtly shifting each day. Gerritsen has taken up the current plethora of books and their readers on New York City’s subways as the proverbial canary-in-the-coal-mine.
£36.00

Picture of Exiles

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Available again with 10 new images, this remains one of the most powerful documents of the spiritual and physical state of exile ever published.

The sense of mystery that fills these photographs – mostly taken during Koudelka’s years of wandering through Europe and the United States since leaving his native Czechoslovakia – speaks of passion and reserve, of his ‘rage to see’. The brilliant accompanying essay by Robert Delpire invokes the soul of man in search of a spiritual homeland; it speaks with a remarkable and unforgettable dignity.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 265 x 298 mm

188 pages, 75 Illustrations

Josef Koudelka
Available again with 10 new images, this remains one of the most powerful documents of the spiritual and physical state of exile ever published.
£35.96

Picture of Stigma SIGNED

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"STIGMA” resulted from two years of work and over fifty meetings of photographer Adam Lach and the authors of the interviews Katarzyna Dybowska with the family of Romanian Romas living in the encampment in Wroclaw. This work was already seen and appreciated i.a. on prestigious competition Picture of the Year International in 2014.

The book “STIGMA” tells the story of 60-person family of Romanian Romas living in the encampment in Wroclaw. This is not another chapter of colorful legend about gypsies – there are no caravans, no campfires, no dancing and singing – there are people with remarkable stories. This group of nomads, depended on never-ending looking for a better world, unawarely influenced by the mass culture, struggles with the same worries as every modern man.

“It’s easy to fight for the rights of people who scream loud. It’s harder to see the ones that aren’t demonstrating. By narrowing the photographed places only to Psie Pole – a part of the district of Wroclaw occupied by Roma slums – I’m taking away the possibility to observe the Romas while doing what’s commonly seen as their every-day reality – beggary and theft. With the family, separated from the rest of the society, they appear as completely different people - opposite to the typical image. They struggle not only with hard everyday life but also with the city authorities and with the neighbors. Among the citizens of Wroclaw they are seen as beggars, thieves and swindlers what causes repeated acts of aggression. Any operation of the city authorities that is supposed to solve the problem of Roma, leads to intimidation and the attempts of eviction. Above all “STIGMA” is the tale about family, relationships and emotions of the people who, in spite of everything, seem to be happy and calm. It’s also an attempt to analyze the shape of present-day family in the borderland of tradition and modernity.” – Adam Lach

The form of the book creates the complementation to the verbal layer – it’s thick, irregular and often uncomfortable for the viewer. The narration of the story adopts film characteristics - surprising the viewer with the culmination of emotions and sudden calmness. “That’s their world – disorganized and random – completely different from our regular modern reality” – the authors point out.

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Adam Lach
The book “STIGMA” tells the story of 60-person family of Romanian Romas living in the encampment in Wroclaw.
£44.00

Picture of Here and Gone: Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and the 1960s

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John Cohen was a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers, one of the folk revival’s most authentic and respected musical groups. In the 1960s he made a series of photographs of the last years of Woody Guthrie’s life, and early portraits of Bob Dylan on his arrival in New York, depicting two titans of American music at opposite ends of their careers. In the process, Cohen portrayed one of the great moments of American folk music history.

The book contains other images from the 1960s including the music scenes at Washington Square and on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, images of Jerry Garcia and the musicians in San Francisco’s “Family Dog,” as well as the psychedelic “Sky River Rock” festival.

In 1970, Dylan requested Cohen make another set of color photographs of him with a “camera that could take photographs from a block away.” By then, he had become world-famous. Bob was seen walking unrecognized on the streets of the city and at a farm in upstate NY. The photographs were used in Dylan’s album “Self Portrait".

Publisher: Steidl

152 pages

John Cohen
John Cohen was a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers, one of the folk revival’s most authentic and respected musical groups. In the 1960s he made a series of photographs of the last years of Woody Guthrie’s life, and early portraits of Bob Dylan on his arrival in New York.
£28.80

Picture of We Love Britain SIGNED

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With history providing strong links between Hanover and Great Britain – from the 1714 crowning of a Hanover Elector as George I of England to the British post-WW II occupation of Lower Saxony— Martin Parr, British Magnum photographer and one of the most poignant chroniclers of our time, was asked to search for traces of Britishness in and around Hanover, for vivid evidence of a common German-British heritage.

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Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 210 x 270mm

136 pages, 75 colour plates

English/German edition.

Martin Parr
Martin Parr, British Magnum photographer and one of the most poignant chroniclers of our time, was asked to search for traces of Britishness in and around Hanover, for vivid evidence of a common German-British heritage.
£19.95

Picture of Black Country Stories SIGNED

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Over the last four years Martin Parr has been working on a commission for Multistory photographing the Black Country. It was an area he knew little of, other than its reputation as a densely populated, post-industrial area; one in decline. Many of the industries that once made the Black Country great have declined, but numerous small factories and manufacturing businesses remain in good health. A degree of regeneration has also come as a result of the many immigrant communities that have made the Black Country their home. The region is now populated with many different communities – Polish, Sikh and Somali to name but a few.

Parr has explored workplaces, temples, churches, shops, clubs and societies. Wary of neglecting the day-to-day experience, he also photographed in the Merry Hill Shopping Centre, in shops such as Tesco, in bars, clubs and nightclubs as well as in leisure facilities such as gyms, sports centres and spas. One particular focus of this new series is on portraiture, an aspect of Parr’s work that has really blossomed through the project. 

For Parr, it was a welcome return to the notion of being a community photographer, something he last did in the late 1970s in the Calder Valley in and around Hebden Bridge ­– connecting to the community, giving back prints to the subjects and ensuring that the photographs are shown locally before being launched on an International stage.

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Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 315 x 230 mm

140 pages, 105 colour plates

Martin Parr
Over the last four years Martin Parr has been working on a commission for Multistory photographing the Black Country. It was an area he knew little of, other than its reputation as a densely populated, post-industrial area; one in decline.
£30.00

Picture of Nationality Doubtful

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This retrospective catalog features vintage prints as well as recent, unpublished work by internationally acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka (b. 1938). A leading member of the photo agency Magnum, co-founded by his close friend Henri Cartier-Bresson, Koudelka has been a legend since the publication of his unforgettable eyewitness photographs taken during the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet-led troops in 1968. In addition to Invasion and Exiles, Koudelka’s most ambitious project, Gypsies, is featured with the complete set of twenty-two prints first exhibited in 1967. Koudelka’s impressive imagery is accompanied here by five essays that provide a thorough understanding of and appreciation for this outstanding artist, willfully independent and reclusive despite his renown.

Publisher: Yale Univerity Press

Size: 9 1/2 x 12"

224 pages, 200 colour and black & white illustrations.

Josef Koudelka
This retrospective catalog features vintage prints as well as recent, unpublished work by internationally acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka (b. 1938).
£31.50

Picture of Afghanistan

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For thirty years, Afghanistan has known only war. Renowned Magnum photographer Larry Towell presents a moving and in-depth look at the country, whose citizens and landscapes are affected by conflict on a daily basis. Towell, a veteran conflict reporter, has also worked in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico, Palestine, and Israel. This work was shot between 2008 and 2011, offering a tour de force examination of survival, exile, loss, and recuperation. Here is the war seen from a variety of perspectives—from military camps to domestic interiors—and depicting U.S. and British soldiers, landmine victims, ordinary Afghan citizens, cityscapes, recreation, addiction, and weaponry, as well as a rare series of Taliban portraits. The limited-edition book presents a facsimile of the photographer’s original artist maquette, complete with his handwritten notes and stories, items he collected in the field, and over 350 images, including powerful collages made by Towell. A true art object, this book conveys the complexity of the conflict, which has roots that go deep into historical and tribal grievances. Beautifully produced in a limited edition, this extraordinary object offers an important historical document on present-day Afghanistan seen through its social, political, and environmental landscapes. 

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11 x 15"

192 pages, 350 duotone and four-color images

Edition of 1,000 copies

Larry Towell
Renowned Magnum photographer Larry Towell presents a moving and in-depth look at the country, whose citizens and landscapes are affected by conflict on a daily basis.
£90.00

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 Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down

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The Arkansas Delta has been called at different times the soul of the South, the land of opportunity, a place ruled by race, a forgotten place. Eugene Richards (born 1944) first went to the delta as a VISTA volunteer in 1969. It was less than a year after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a time when cotton, religion, prejudice and poverty were what characterized most peoples' lives. Increasingly drawn to this both sorrowful and beautiful place, Richards would stay for more than four years, working as a social worker and reporter until the community service organization and newspaper he helped found were forced to close their doors. But over the years he would keep returning. Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down is a book that speaks of remembrance and change, of struggle and privation, of loving and loss, of then and now. Black-and-white photographs made long years ago but never before published are interwoven with recent color photographs and, in turn, with a short story that relates Richards' relationship with an impoverished delta family as well as a growing awareness of his own aging and mortality.

Publisher: Many Voices Press

Size: 12 x 9.75"

112 pages, 26 colour and 26 black & white illustrations

Eugene Richards
Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down is a book that speaks of remembrance and change, of struggle and privation, of loving and loss, of then and now.
£34.25

Picture of Dust SIGNED

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Nadav Kander is a recipient of the renowned Prix Pictet and one of today’s most successful pho­tographers. When he learned of the existence of two “closed” cities on the border between Kazakhstan and Russia, he knew that he would have to visit them. For Dust he photographed the desolated landscapes of the Aral Sea and captured fascinating images of the restricted military zones of Priozersk and Kurtchatov, which did not appear on any map until well after the end of the Cold War. Long-distance missiles were tested in Priozersk under great secrecy. Hundreds of atomic bombs were detonated in the so-called Poly­gon near Kurchatov until the program ended in 1989. The bombs were exploded in a remote but still popu­lated area, and covert studies were made of the ef­fects of the radiation on the unsuspecting inhabi­tants. Kander writes how the ticking of the Geiger counter on his belt while he photographed reminded him that he should not become too enthralled with the aesthetic and painterly allure of the crumbling ruins.

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Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size:340 x 270 mm

120 pages, 48 illustrations

Nadav Kander
For Dust Nadav Kandar photographed the desolated landscapes of the Aral Sea and captured fascinating images of the restricted military zones of Priozersk and Kurtchatov, which did not appear on any map until well after the end of the Cold War.
£70.00

Picture of Settlement

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… everything is possible and everything is watched and noted, for here on the West Bank of the River Jordan every inch of land is known, recorded, and potentially a source of conflict.

Nick Waplington lived in Jerusalem between 2008 and 2013, visiting over 350 distinct Jewish settlements in the region, from populous cities like Ariel to tiny outposts made up of a few caravans. This book’s title, Settlement, refers to the Jewish communities built in the region of the former state of Palestine known as the West Bank, an area of approximately 2,173 square miles, between the Jordan River and Jerusalem. The area was occupied by Israel in 1968, in the aftermath of the Six-Day War; Israel's right to govern is not recognised by the United Nations, which deems any Israeli building in this area to be a violation of international law.

The book investigates the topography of Jewish identity in the West Bank, which is in conflict not only with the Palestinian majority but also with mainstream Israeli society: While all the settlers are Jewish, and almost all are Israeli citizens, many are not natives of Israel. Most of the men and women photographed by Waplington are immigrants who arrived in the West Bank from the United States, South Africa, Australia, the UK, the former Soviet Union, and other parts of the wider Jewish diaspora. The exact number of settlements cannot be determined with accuracy, as both construction and demolition take place regularly throughout the region. In general, however, the presence of Jewish settlers in the West Bank is entrenched, and their building projects continue with the support of the state of Israel.

Nick Waplington is a British photographer born in Aden, Yemen. His work is held in collections of the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Settlement is part of a project entitled This Place, which explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers.

188 pages
145 colour plates
30 cm x 27 cm
Hardcover with tipped-in image

Nick Waplington
Nick Waplington lived in Jerusalem between 2008 and 2013, visiting over 350 distinct Jewish settlements in the region, from populous cities like Ariel to tiny outposts made up of a few caravans.
£45.00

Picture of Scrapbook: photographs 1932-46

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‘Simply wonderful’ – Black & White Photography

‘Matchless perfection … a really inspired and insightful line of attack into a well-covered subject’ – The Daily Telegraph

Henri Cartier-Bresson was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1940. After two unsuccessful attempts, he managed to escape in 1943. During this time, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, assuming that the photographer had died in the war, started preparing what they thought was a posthumous exhibition of his work.

When he reappeared, Cartier-Bresson was delighted to learn of the exhibition, and decided to review his entire work and curate it himself. In 1946 he travelled to New York with about 300 prints in his suitcase, bought a scrapbook, glued each one in, and brought that album to MoMA’s curators. His first exhibition, a celebration of his survival, opened on 4 February 1947.

In the 1990s, Cartier-Bresson once again returned to this scrapbook. Following his death in 2004, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the present owner of the prints, finished restoring them, making it possible to bring a large body of extraordinary, hitherto unpublished work to the public, images that have finally become a memorial collection after all.

  1. Introduction by Agnès Sire
  2. Essay by Michel Frizot

Agnès Sire is the President of the Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Michel Frizot is a French historian of photography.

  • 32.00 x 27.00 cm
  • Hardback without Jacket
  • 264pp
  • Illustrated in tritone throughout
  • First published 2006

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
2014 reprint of 2006 edition
£45.00

Picture of The Decisive Moment

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The Decisive Moment, originally called Images à la Sauvette, is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist's humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson's photography has become part of the world's collective memory. This new publication is a meticulous facsimile of the original book. It comes with an additional booklet containing an essay on the history of The Decisive Moment by Centre Pompidou curator Clément Chéroux.

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Facsimile reprint of the legendary 1952 book
£70.20

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 Stags, Hens & Bunnies SIGNED

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Blackpool has an unenviable reputation for its stag and hen parties. Every weekend marauding packs of brides and grooms, close friends and family, overflow its streets on a mission to consume dangerous, liver-crushing levels of alcohol. This, their rite of passage acted out on the last night of freedom, before the conventions and responsibilities of marital life, mortgage, children.

Dougie Wallace has captured a town heaving with everything from bunnygirls to banana men. Girls dressed in togas, all matching gold handbags and neatly-done hair, giving it the ‘when in Rome’ treatment, devil girls, pink ladies, Brownies, guys in drag, stuffed into nuns’ and nurses’ outfits, wearing salacious T-shirts with ‘Johnny’s Last Night of Freedom’ or ‘Up the Anus Ashley’ – each group with the same singular objective, to get as ‘fucked up’ as possible.

London-based photographer Dougie Wallace grew up in Glasgow. He is recognised for his expressive social documentary and a distinct and direct style of street photography. As he says; ‘Human behaviour motivates my pictures. People, their interactions and emotions fascinate me… Translating this, through my lens, into social wit, criticism and humorous vignettes is what stimulates me.’

Largely self-taught, he took up photography seriously after having served four years in the army. Often known as ‘Glasweegee’, Wallace believes that his Glasgow upbringing has helped shape his style, which has been described as ‘hard edged’ and ‘visually exaggerated’, conveying a personalised point of view that is both believable and absurd. His work has featured in many publications including commissions for The New York Timesand Stern Magazine, Germany.

See here for sample images.

Like a proper ‘Weedgie’ Dougie Wallace doesn’t patronise but sees humanity and pathos in the carnage that is Blackpool. 
– Irvine Welsh

Dougie Wallace has captured Blackpool in all its profligate glory. 
– Alan McGee

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 240 x 300 mm

96 pages, 72 colour photographs

Dougie Wallace
Blackpool has an unenviable reputation for its stag and hen parties. Every weekend marauding packs of brides and grooms, close friends and family, overflow its streets on a mission to consume dangerous, liver-crushing levels of alcohol. This, their rite of passage acted out on the last night of freedom, before the conventions and responsibilities of marital life, mortgage, children.
£28.00

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