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Picture of extra{ordinary}: Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery

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The Caravan Gallery (Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale) document the unseen aspects of the way we live now. For 15 years their work has examined aspects of daily life and social change that the mainstream media frequently overlook.

The Caravan Gallery’s photographic practice is based on travel – near and far. The artists re-appropriate what has been called ‘the tourist’s gaze’ to see spaces, places and people that are seldom visited or thought worthy of ‘touristic’ attention.

The sites and sights that the artists document are often precisely those beneath a threshold of visibility. Like the very best travel writing, their work opens our eyes to those things already beneath our feet.

For Williams and Teasdale, the city itself is a kind of museum – a place of secret treasures – where one finds wonder, astonishment, moments of grace, and unexpected beauty.

Following the bestselling success of their Is Britain Great? trilogy, extra{ordinary} is a lavishly illustrated collection of the Caravan Gallery's most well-known photographs over the years.

Publisher: The Caravan Gallery

Size: 265 x 290 mm

132 pages, 86 colour illustrations

Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale
The Caravan Gallery (Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale) document the unseen aspects of the way we live now. For 15 years their work has examined aspects of daily life and social change that the mainstream media frequently overlook.
£22.50

Picture of Joel Meyerowitz: Sense of Time

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Joel Meyerowitz counts, next to Stephen Shore and William Eggleston, as the most significant representatives of the American New Colour Photography from the 1960/70s.

Meyerowitz's street photographs of New York, achromatic light examinations on Cape Cod and his Aftermath series became icons of contemporary photography.

'This retrospective documentary gives an overview on nearly every series Meyerowitz made in the last 52 years. We were allowed to accompany the photographer over three years and went out on the streets of New York and Paris. We also followed his footsteps on Cape Cod, France and Italy.'

Publisher: Walther Koenig

Format: DVD (duration 60 mins)

A Film by Ralph Goertz
'This retrospective documentary gives an overview on nearly every series Meyerowitz made in the last 52 years. We were allowed to accompany the photographer over three years and went out on the streets of New York and Paris. We also followed his footsteps on Cape Cod, France and Italy.
£17.10

Picture of This is England

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As a freelance photographer in the early 1970s, Homer Sykes worked for magazines such as The Observer, The Telegraph, Time or Newsweek and covered the conflicts in the Middle East or Northern Ireland. But he quickly turned to his own country, questioning the British customs. The first twenty years of his career were for him a true immersion in the daily life, folklore and mutations of a society in crisis, beset by doubt and reinventing itself through a pop-rock culture.

Publisher: Poursuite Editions

Size: 160 × 220 mm

32 pages

Homer Sykes
As a freelance photographer in the early 1970s, Homer Sykes worked for magazines such as The Observer, The Telegraph, Time or Newsweek and covered the conflicts in the Middle East or Northern Ireland. But he quickly turned to his own country, questioning the British customs.
£10.80

Picture of Kodama

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This photographic story is the first subject matter that Hajime would challenge himself to portray. The trigger to his passion dates back to a decade ago, when he was just 21 years old. Sitting in the college library he stumbled upon a book that portrayed the life of an ancient Japanese people living in mountainous ranges, only 30 years ago. The tribe was described as being quite apart from the Japanese society as we know it today. The book left a deep impression that marked him for life... This 56-page memory is richly overflowing with the recollections of Hajime's 5 years spent living, between 2007 and 2011, with that very tribe, the MATAGI.

Publisher: Madosha

Size: 300 x 300 mm

56 pages

Hajime Kimura
This 56-page memory is richly overflowing with the recollections of Hajime's 5 years spent living with the MATAGI in the mountainous ranges of Japan.
£26.73

Picture of Cry of Silence: Traces of An Armenian Memory

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Antoine Agoudjian’s comprehensive tome is dedicated to the Armenian cultural memory and identity; it marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide. Antoine Agoudjian has dedicated his life’s work to the photographic documentation of Armenian peoples, exiled from a nation decimated by genocide and war. Agoudjian’s evocative images explore cultural memory and identity in the face of wholesale extermination and consequent exile; his exhibition in 2011 was the first on this subject to be exhibited in Turkey since the 1915 genocide. His work evolved that same year from black and white to color photography, and his message of tolerance transcends beyond the Armenian community, offering hope in the irrepressible strength of the human spirit. With photographs taken all over the world over the course of nearly thirty years, Agoudjian documents what must not be forgotten in powerfully moving and intimate images.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 11 3/4 x 11"

Antoine Agoudjian
Antoine Agoudjian has dedicated his life’s work to the photographic documentation of Armenian peoples, exiled from a nation decimated by genocide and war.
£45.00

Picture of  Eve Arnold: Magnum Legacy

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This first volume in a major new series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers traces the life and achievements of Eve Arnold, who captured an incredible array of subjects with remarkable clarity and compassion.

Eve Arnold (1912–2012) was born to a poor immigrant family in Philadelphia and became a photographer by chance. In 1950 Arnold was a 38-year-old Long Island housewife when she enrolled in a six-week photography course that led to her groundbreaking photo essay on black fashion models in Harlem. She went on to become the first woman to join Magnum Photos and, eventually, one of the most accomplished photojournalists of her time. Filled with reproductions of Arnold’s acclaimed photographs, shot in both color and black and-white, as well as previously unseen archival images, this biography relates Arnold’s bold images to the fascinating story of their making. Renowned for her intimate portraits of figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Malcolm X, and Queen Elizabeth, Arnold was equally comfortable documenting the lives of the poor and dispossessed. “I don’t see anybody as either ordinary or extraordinary. I see them simply as people in front of my lens.” To her images of migrant workers, disabled veterans, and protesters for civil rights in the US and against apartheid in South Africa, she brought an unflinching eye and a strong sense of social justice. This highly engrossing narrative tells a compelling story of an intrepid artist whose life’s purpose was to report on the lives of others.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 235 x 273 mm

192 pages, 68 color illustrations, 114 b/w illustrations

Eve Arnold
This first volume in a major new series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers traces the life and achievements of Eve Arnold, who captured an incredible array of subjects with remarkable clarity and compassion.
£26.99

Picture of Congo

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In this sumptuously printed, large-format publication, distinguished Magnum photographers Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli present a collaborative document of the Congo and its people. Bringing together the best of each photographer’s personal styles as well as experimental forays into abstraction and collage, this volume captures what Alain Mabanckou describes as a full range of the landscape, “from urban scenes to great forests and back, reflecting the way it is in most African societies today.” With no captions or individual photo credits, the densely printed images—presented on full-bleed pages, as gatefolds, or as double-spread gatefolds—become wholly immersive. Mabanckou writes in his introduction that, “for the duration of this project [the photographers] must have become full-time ‘Congolese,’ living with the people in cities and in villages, sharing their joys and sorrows, crossing rivers and floods, stepping over public garbage bins, mingling with crowds of wildly excited children, roaming the banks of tributaries and streams, watching the endurance of the river dock workers.” The outcome is a profound study of Congo, and the resulting object exemplifies the expressive possibilities of contemporary documentary photography.  Congo is available in a limited run of 500 copies in the English Language.

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Publisher: Aperture

Size: 15.25 x 11.5"

260 pages, 202 duotone and 56 four-color images

Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli
In this sumptuously printed, large-format publication, distinguished Magnum photographers Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli present a collaborative document of the Congo and its people.
£200.00

Picture of Tsugaru: Poetry, Writings, Photography

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This volume presents the work of photographer Ichiro Kojima (1924–1964), who was born in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan and spent his career photographing the natural features of the region, along with the traditions of its people. Coinciding with the exhibition ‘Ichiro Kojima: To the North, From the North’ held at Izu Photo Museum in 2014, this reprinting of the original 1963 photobook is supplemented by an explanatory leaflet in English, not included in the first edition, in hopes of bringing his work to a larger audience. Besides the many black-and-white images of snowy landscapes and turbulent skies, it includes dialect poems by Kyozo Takagi and texts by Yojiro Ishizaka.

Publisher: Izu Photo

Size: 210 x 280 mm

104 pages

Ichiro Kojima
This volume presents the work of photographer Ichiro Kojima (1924–1964), who was born in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan and spent his career photographing the natural features of the region, along with the traditions of its people.
£53.75

Picture of At War

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We are familiar with her photographs without being aware of it. They have appeared on the front pages of daily newspapers and the covers of magazines, and have influenced our image of crises and wars. Anja Niedringhaus (1965–2014) documented military conflicts, political disputes, and social hardship with haunting imagery. She began working for the Associated Press in 2002, primarily in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, and the Gaza Strip. In April 2014, while reporting on the presidential election in Afghanistan, Niedringhaus fell victim to an assassination. The publication shows life in times of war, exhausted soldiers, desperate prisoners, but also laughter and a zest for life in the midst of suffering. The out-of-print volume from 2011 is now being republished with a new foreword. Texts on the subject of the war image as well as reflections on visual theory and extensive captions make it an important contemporary document.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 217 x 312 mm

180 pages, 78 illistrations in duotone

Anja Niedringhaus
War photographs from the recipient of the 2005 Pulitzer prize.
£29.25

Picture of Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego, The

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In 1919 Gusinde was sent as a missionary to Tierra del Fuego by his German congregation. While his mission was to convert the native peoples among whom he lived, the opposite took place: Gusinde became one of the first Westerners ever to be initiated into various sacred rites of the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego.

During the course of four trips made between 1919 and 1924, from the canals of Western Patagonia to the great island of Tierra del Fuego, Gusinde learned and wrote about the Kawésqar, Yamana and Selk’nam peoples. He also took more than one thousand photographs, all produced using a portable darkroom.

He captured some truly extraordinary images: feather-clad bodies sporting high head-dresses made of bark, wrapped up in guanaco furs, or entirely covered with ritual paint, populating a landscape battered by wind, rain and snow, at the heart of a natural world that Darwin had noted for its wildness.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 310 x 250 mm

280 pages, with over 200 illustrations in duotone

Martin Gusinde
In 1919 Gusinde was sent as a missionary to Tierra del Fuego by his German congregation. While his mission was to convert the native peoples among whom he lived, the opposite took place: Gusinde became one of the first Westerners ever to be initiated into various sacred rites of the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego.
£49.50

Picture of Africa Junctions: Capturing the City

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In African cities, life takes place on the streets, where public and private spheres blend. A sidewalk inconspicuously becomes a family kitchen or is suddenly transformed into a shop. A traffic jam might mean delay for one and work and a lucrative income for the other. Metropolises in Africa are characterized by informal structures and the art of improvisation; their colonial pasts have left marks that continue into the present in the form of social inequality and bad governance. The photographs by Lard Buurman (*1969 in Zeist) capture the African city as a site of permanent change and incessant encounter. The images are the result of combining several snapshots in time into a single scene, enabling the viewer to take in vibrant urban space. The eighty photographs are accompanied by essays from different authors that reflect on the African city and on the work of the Dutch photographer from different perspectives.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Sze: 252 x 310 mm

216 pages, 87 illustrations

Lard Buurman
The significant social and economic aspects of African cities in richly composed photographs.
£31.50

Picture of Japan Coast

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"I was on a path that wended its way between heaviness and lightness in the real and certain existence of the most fundamental things. This path resembles the highly variegated and over­lapping tales of Asian literature and I followed it, bitter in the knowledge that I will never achieve lightness. There, I photographed women, men, third-genders, children, pregnant women, pea­sants, houses, cars, trees and animals.

In the process, I tried to take into account the masculine world and its limits through my female identity. Thus, I show the fragility of manliness by photographing a woman’s hand touching a man, but also by photographing a man who exposes his muscles. In the same way, I show the lightness of a sunflower by photographing “Medusa” in her eternal prison; the eye of tradition by photog­raphing the eye of a peasant behind branches, or the eye of the of the city through a youth who identifies as being a gang member. During my second stay in Tottori, for a week in 2011, my goal was to explore the traces of the space between life and death, by walking through a hospital where people go to die, children’s homes and cemeteries. I therefore want to show cemetery flowers as an characteristic illusion of our industrial era.

In closing, I would like to say that the allusions I make to birth and death, the masculine wor­ld, love and the unknown end of life do not mean that I chase after dreams. In the words of Italo Calvino, ‘Whenever humanity seems condemned to heaviness, I think I should fly like Perseus into a different space. I don’t mean escaping into dreams or the irrational. I mean that I have to change my approach, look at the world from a different perspective, with a diffe­rent logic and with fresh methods of cognition and verification’.” Silva Bingaz

Publisher: André Frère Editions

Size: 215 x 290 mm

96 pages, 55 colour photographs

Silva Bingaz

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"I was on a path that wended its way between heaviness and lightness in the real and certain existence of the most fundamental things. This path resembles the highly variegated and over­lapping tales of Asian literature and I followed it, bitter in the knowledge that I will never achieve lightness. There, I photographed women, men, third-genders, children, pregnant women, pea­sants, houses, cars, trees and animals.

In the process, I tried to take into account the masculine world and its limits through my female identity. Thus, I show the fragility of manliness by photographing a woman’s hand touching a man, but also by photographing a man who exposes his muscles. In the same way, I show the lightness of a sunflower by photographing “Medusa” in her eternal prison; the eye of tradition by photog­raphing the eye of a peasant behind branches, or the eye of the of the city through a youth who identifies as being a gang member. During my second stay in Tottori, for a week in 2011, my goal was to explore the traces of the space between life and death, by walking through a hospital where people go to die, children’s homes and cemeteries. I therefore want to show cemetery flowers as an characteristic illusion of our industrial era.

In closing, I would like to say that the allusions I make to birth and death, the masculine wor­ld, love and the unknown end of life do not mean that I chase after dreams. In the words of Italo Calvino, ‘Whenever humanity seems condemned to heaviness, I think I should fly like Perseus into a different space. I don’t mean escaping into dreams or the irrational. I mean that I have to change my approach, look at the world from a different perspective, with a diffe­rent logic and with fresh methods of cognition and verification’.” Silva Bingaz

Publisher: André Frère Editions

Size: 215 x 290 mm

96 pages, 55 colour photographs

£30.25

Picture of Amexica

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"Amexica" is a project by Adrien Missika that took shape during a trip along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artist used a drone mainly to film several natural and urban sites between Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana, to offer a different point of view on this closely monitored zone. Missika's efforts have given rise to a highly ambitious piece, the most politically charged work of his output.

Publisher: les presses du réel

Size: 140 x 185 mm

260 pages

Adrien Missika
"Amexica" is a project by Adrien Missika that took shape during a trip along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artist used a drone mainly to film several natural and urban sites between Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana, to offer a different point of view on this closely monitored zone.
£21.95

Picture of First World War Now, The

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Carl De Keyzer invited ten top international photographers - colleagues of his at the celebrated Magnum agency - to shoot a series on how the First World War continues to reverberate in their countries. He chose nations that were directly involved in the conflict: Germany, Britain, Russia, Austria, Italy, Belgium, the United States, Australia, the Balkan countries and France.

Photographers featured:
Mark Power (UK); Alex Majoli (Italy); Chien-Chi Chang (Austria); Gueorgui Pinkhassov (Russia); Thomas Dworzak (Germany); Carl De Keyzer (Belgium); Nikos Economopoulos (Greece); Alec Soth (USA); Trent Parke (Australia); Antoine D'Agata (France).

Publisher: Hannibal Publishing

Size: 325 x 245 mm

240 pages, 45 colour, 125 black & white images

David Van Reybrouck
Carl De Keyzer invited ten top international photographers - colleagues of his at the celebrated Magnum agency - to shoot a series on how the First World War continues to reverberate in their countries.
£31.50

Picture of Zhili Byli

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Arkhangelsk / Russia / still another 140 miles to the Arctic Circle

With these words Andre Lützen opens his book Zhili Byli and that’s the point. The photographer traveled to the far north of Russia and has spent time in a place that is little known and hardly to be found in guidebooks. 

It’s cold and wet, the river is frozen, the streets are gray, at night a lonely lighted billboard - without advertising. People live in prefabricated or simple wooden houses, paint peels in the stairwell.

Nevertheless, people live here, the city has 350,000 inhabitants. They have established themselves in their homes, they are prepared for the long cold winter. Bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom. Patterned wallpaper, desk, television, piano, pictures on the wall, food on the table. The residents of Arkhangelsk have invited the photographer in their homes and he has made pictures that just show just they live.

Habitat, in- and outdoors, and how people arrange themselves. Somewhere in Russia. That’s what this beautiful book is about and what makes it so exciting - just because it is so unspectacular. 

In his essay A Journey from Nowhere to Nowhere Leonid A. Klimov talks about his mixed feelings about his cold secluded native land that is still his home, even if he does not live there anymore. Mostly because of the people.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 
240 x 220 mm

88 Pages
, 43 colour images

André Lützen
"Arkhangelsk / Russia / still another 140 miles to the Arctic Circle." With these words Andre Lützen opens his book Zhili Byli and that’s the point. The photographer traveled to the far north of Russia and has spent time in a place that is little known and hardly to be found in guidebooks.
£35.75

Picture of Confluence

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“Abstract beauty collides with the gritty reality of contemporary Asia in Ian Teh’s work, producing an effect that is at once mesmerising and disconcerting. If his subject is the world of the unseen – the people and landscapes that are everywhere, but strikingly unnoticed – then his images, too, draw the viewer into that nebulous space between admiration and revulsion, though there is barely a difference between the two.”
Tash Aw

 
For centuries, ships following the trade winds ventured into The Straits of Malacca, a narrow 805 km stretch of water between Peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Today, from an economic perspective, it remains one of the most important shipping lanes in the world, linking the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. One-quarter of the world’s traded goods, including oil, are shipped through these waters, with Port Klang as the main gateway to Malaysia. Historically, owing to Malaysia’s uniquely important position as a maritime trading hub, The Straits brought commerce but also foreign influences that fundamentally determined the nation’s cultural makeup and history. Hindu and Buddhist cultures imported from India dominated its early history for centuries. Although Muslims passed through in the 10th century, it was not until the 14th and 15th centuries that Islam first established itself on the Malay Peninsula. The rise of the colonial powers in the 19th and 20th centuries brought the Portuguese, Dutch and eventually the British into the region, followed by further migrations of Chinese and Indian workers to meet the needs of the colonial economy. Today, to sustain its economic growth, Malaysia has become the largest importer of migrant labour in the world and is one of the most multicultural societies on earth, undergoing deep transformations within its physical and cultural landscapes.
 
This series of photographs document a journey, for the most part along the short coastline of Selangor, the richest state in Malaysia. It is a contemporary portrait of a state, and in a sense a metaphor for the rest of the country. On the shore, an hour away from the nation’s glittering capital, are the gritty industrialised shipping terminals of Port Klang and the sleepy, seemingly idyllic rural towns that populate the Selangor waterfront. These images try to offer a nuanced document of what this coastline is today, and perhaps a sense of the significant changes that are ongoing. Here, where land meets sea and cultures collide, entire worlds and realities shift and merge into each other, and questions of race, belonging and identity take on new meanings. Just as prehistoric glaciers leave the mark of their earlier journeys on the land, the outward appearance of these places clearly shows the confluence of past and present.

Limited Edition: 300 copies

Size: 242 x 165mm

176 pages, 74 plates.

Ian Teh
This series of photographs document a journey, for the most part along the short coastline of Selangor, the richest state in Malaysia. It is a contemporary portrait of a state, and in a sense a metaphor for the rest of the country.
£50.00

Picture of Collected Works

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“These images and words are a gathering of individuals, events, places, conflicts and dilemmas that confronted me as I shifted from course to course in pursuit of survival. Some star-coloured, others, painted with rage, fall like rain in my memory. They all simmer down to what I remember, forgot, and what at last I know.” Gordon Parks’ photography. It is the most extensive publication to document his legendary career. Widely recognized as the most important and influential African-American photographer of the twentieth century, Parks combined a unique documentary and artistic style with a profound commitment to social justice.

Working first for the Farm Security Administration and later for Life magazine, he specialized in extended narrative picture stories on difficult subject matter. Covering crime, poverty, segregation, the politics of race and class, and controversial personalities, Parks became legendary for his ability to meld penetrating insight with a lyrical aesthetic.

He was thus able to introduce a broad and diverse public to people, issues and ideas they might otherwise have ignored. Parks was remarkably versatile, travelling the world to photograph news events and fashion, as well as the worlds of art, literature, music, theatre and film. Later in life, he reconceived his vision in fundamentally personal and poetic terms, producing colour photographs that were allusive rather than descriptive, symbolic rather than literal.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 250 x 290 mm

1084 pages

Gordon Parks
The most extensive publication to document the legendary career of Gordon Parks. Widely recognized as the most important and influential African-American photographer of the twentieth century, Parks combined a unique documentary and artistic style with a profound commitment to social justice.
£89.10

Picture of Segregation Story

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Gordon Parks: Segregation Story features a broad selection of images – most of them published for the first time – from Gordon Parks’ powerful 1956 photographic series documenting the “Restraints: Open and Hidden” on an extended African American family persevering in the segregated South. Originally commissioned for Life magazine, Parks’ work resulted in the creation of hundreds of transparencies, representing one of his earliest social documentary studies on color film, only a fraction of which had been reproduced.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 25 x 29 mm

120 Pages, 101 Photographs

Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks: Segregation Story features a broad selection of images – most of them published for the first time – from Gordon Parks’ powerful 1956 photographic series documenting the “Restraints: Open and Hidden” on an extended African American family persevering in the segregated South.
£25.20

Picture of Studio 54

2nd printing

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Studio 54 brings together a collection of photographs by renowned photographer, Tod Papageorge, taken in the late 1970s. They are a filled with all the decadency, vibrancy and glamour of New York’s most infamous club.

In Papageorge’s own words, “The 66 photographs in this book were made between 1978-80 in Studio 54, a New York discothèque that, through those years, was the place to be and be seen, as the celebrities, partygoers, and those crazy for dancing who filled it every night were happy to prove. Unsurprisingly, given its reputation (which quickly flamed into notoriety during a short, 33-month existence), it was difficult to get into: the imperturbable doormen who doled out access as if they were controlling passage into a fabulous kingdom made sure that it would be. Only the famous or socially connected could assume they’d find themselves shooed around the flock of hopeful celebrants milling on the street side of the velvet rope and guided through the door; otherwise, the thing most likely to help was to be beautiful. Once inside, though, everyone there seemed thrilled by the fact, no matter how they’d managed it, an excitement fed by the throbbing music and brilliantly designed interiors, which, on a party night, could suggest anything from Caliban’s cave to a harem.”

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Publisher: Stanley/Barker

Size: 254 × 203 mm

120 pages, 66 Duotone images

Tod Papageorge
2nd printing Studio 54 brings together a collection of photographs by renowned photographer, Tod Papageorge, taken in the late 1970s. They are a filled with all the decadency, vibrancy and glamour of New York’s most infamous club.
£36.00

Picture of Wind of Change (signed)

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“The wind of change is blowing through this continent, and whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact. We must all accept it as a fact, and our national policies must take account of it.”

On 3 February 1960, Harold Macmillan, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, made his controversial ‘Wind of Change’ speech to a hostile South African Parliament, in which he signalled his government’s intention to roll out independence to many of the British colonies. The speech was received in stony silence, particularly his critical comments on South Africa’s abhorrent policy of apartheid.

In 1964, The Sunday Times Magazine commissioned journalist Richard West and photographer John Bulmer to document the radical changes sweeping through Africa, devoting a whole issue to their report, ‘The White Tribes of Africa’. Visiting 14 countries over a two-month period, John captured the dying embers of colonialism set against a growing African nationalism.

Africa was just a starting point and over the next 15 years, John continued photographing the profound social and political changes sweeping across the world, from the slow disintegration of the Middle East and the early signs of the collapse of the Communist bloc, to the totalitarianism of China and North Korea.

In the mid-sixties, as now, America was a country of extremes, but the grinding, hopeless poverty of two very different areas – Appalachia in East Kentucky and Oakland, California – was still a shocking contrast to the rest of America’s wealth. President Johnson’s War on Poverty, launched in 1964, appeared to have had little effect. In South America, as capitalism and communism fought out their ideological battle, Bulmer brilliantly captured the collusion between the military and church for control of the hearts and minds of the people.

The pictures in this book offer a glimpse of a changing world. Colour photography as journalism was new at that time. Until the publication of the first colour supplement by The Sunday Times in 1962, colour photography had been used for advertising, fashion or travel pictures but rarely for photojournalism. John Bulmer was a pioneer and his work is now receiving the recognition it deserves.

Sample images

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

John Bulmer
The pictures in this book offer a glimpse of a changing world. Colour photography as journalism was new at that time. Until the publication of the first colour supplement by The Sunday Times in 1962, colour photography had been used for advertising, fashion or travel pictures but rarely for photojournalism. John Bulmer was a pioneer and his work is now receiving the recognition it deserves.
£19.99

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