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Picture of Nordic Noir

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Captivated by the Scandinavian lands from a residence in Norway, Sébastien Van Malleghem has since advanced his travels from Denmark to Iceland, passing through Finland and Sweden. Nordic Noir is the visual recital of this contrasting trek.

With breath-taking and timeless landscapes, scenes of life and harsh portraits, the series is closer to a constellation than a linear path. In the explosion of emotions that is the series, the photographer finds the right balance between the sublime and the banal, between the grandiose and the intimate.

Leaning towards reverie in this work, Sébastien Van Malleghem’s eye remains sharp and keen; just as well when the scenery lends itself to pure contemplation, to the exhilaration of large spaces, to the experience of solitude where he captures a carefree and unbridled youthfulness that lays itself unreservedly open in front of the lens.

A graduate of the school ‘Le75’ in Brussels in 2009, this young photographer already has several reportages hailed by international critiques under his belt. His incisive and sombre visual writing, along with an unswerving commitment and determination, make him one of the most compelling young talents of recent years.

Since 2008, he has been producing projects at an almost dizzying pace. Among them are “Police”, adventures of a night squad; “Prisons”, a true immersion in the prison system; “The Ruins of the power”, a foray into post-Gadaffi Lybia; “The Last shelter”, on junkies, the homeless and others left to the streets of Berlin; and “Deposito Temporal”, in Mexico’s morgues.

In “Nordic Noir”, a series started in 2012, in parallel to his other works, his documentary style gives way to a more poetic and introspective dimension.

Publisher: André Frère Éditions

Size: 240 x 300 mm

136 pages, 71 duotone pictures
  
French / English





Sébastien Van Mallhegem
Captivated by the Scandinavian lands from a residence in Norway, Sébastien Van Malleghem has since advanced his travels from Denmark to Iceland, passing through Finland and Sweden. Nordic Noir is the visual recital of this contrasting trek.
£46.95

Picture of The Recent Past

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In 1972 James Ravilious moved with his wife to North Devon, her childhood home. Soon afterwards he was hired by the Beaford Centre to start a photographic archive recording the landscape and people of the area. This part of Devon clung to its traditional life for longer than many other parts of Britain, and although his photographs were taken as recently as the 1970s or 1980s, they capture a way of life that is vanishing, or has vanished.
 

At first his brief was purely documentary, but his work transcends mere record. By confining himself mostly to a radius of ten miles from his home, he was able to develop an intimacy with his subjects that is rare among photographers. Nearly everyone in this book has a name.


James Ravilious took almost 80,000 photographs for the Beaford Centre, creating an archive that may be unique in its comprehensiveness; but his artistry and empathy also caused it to contain some of the greatest photographs ever taken of rural life in Britain. 


Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press

132 pages

James Ravilious
In 1972 James Ravilious moved with his wife to North Devon, her childhood home. Soon afterwards he was hired by the Beaford Centre to start a photographic archive recording the landscape and people of the area
£27.00

Picture of A Pink Flamingo

Edition of 750. Signed copies.

Travelling is the broadening of horizons in hope of betterment. In the story of American settlement this process is both physical and metaphorical. Settlers struck out in search of new horizons; visions of a landscape from which they hoped to enclose a new life. The Oregon Trail was one such journey.

Now the landscape is fenced, with the people in it, the terrain has been charted and limitless opportunity capped, but yearning remains. In a sense America has never stopped travelling west; whilst the pursuit of happiness leads toward an ever-receding goal, people wait for greener grass.

with essay by Dai George

104 pages
49 Colour Plates
22.86 cm x 27.94 cm
Embossed Hardcover
Designed by Stanley James Press


Jack Latham

Edition of 750. Signed copies.

Travelling is the broadening of horizons in hope of betterment. In the story of American settlement this process is both physical and metaphorical. Settlers struck out in search of new horizons; visions of a landscape from which they hoped to enclose a new life. The Oregon Trail was one such journey.

Now the landscape is fenced, with the people in it, the terrain has been charted and limitless opportunity capped, but yearning remains. In a sense America has never stopped travelling west; whilst the pursuit of happiness leads toward an ever-receding goal, people wait for greener grass.

with essay by Dai George

104 pages
49 Colour Plates
22.86 cm x 27.94 cm
Embossed Hardcover
Designed by Stanley James Press


£35.00

Picture of The Englishman and the Eel (Signed)

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The Englishman and the Eel is a journey into that most London of institutions, the Eel, Pie and Mash shop. Today, these simple spaces hold within them the memories of a rich, largely undocumented cultural heritage of generations of working-class Londoners in a city whose only constant is change.

Stuart Freedman grew up in East London in the 1970s, then a byword for poverty now a metaphor for gentrification. The streets were navigated by pubs, rough, cheap cafés and Eel, Pie and Mash shops. Often elaborately decorated with ornate Victorian tiling, many sold live eels in metal trays that faced out onto the street to the fascination (and sometimes horror) of passersby. Inside, warmth and comfort. Steam. Tea. Laughter. Families.

Now few in number, the shops are havens for what the East End once was – but this is no rosy description of the Cockney – that music hall, heart-of-gold caricature but an affectionate and serious look at what that culture and its people have evolved into. The Englishman and the Eel is not an encyclopaedic record of every shop. Rather, a document of the most interesting and significant ones to make a book that is a tribute to a timeless institution. For Stuart Freedman the eel and its decline is a metaphor of the cultural change that has enveloped the East End. What remains is a tenacious and rare creature – endangered – but still surviving.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 220mm x 165mm

224 pages, 80 colour plates

Stuart Freedman
The Englishman and the Eel is a journey into that most London of institutions, the Eel, Pie and Mash shop. Today, these simple spaces hold within them the memories of a rich, largely undocumented cultural heritage of generations of working-class Londoners in a city whose only constant is change.
£29.00

Picture of Harry Benson: Persons of Interest

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With unique access to the most intriguing and enduring legends of our time, Harry Benson: Persons of Interest is a compelling masterpiece of photojournalism and portraiture.

Celebrating Benson’s 60+ year career and featuring photographs spanning his early years on London’s Fleet Street to his arrival in New York in 1964 with the Beatles, to marching with Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights movement, to being present at RFK’s assassination, to scores of Hollywood and music and sports legends, and right up to the present as the only person who has photographed the last twelve Presidents from Eisenhower to Trump, Benson’s unparalleled magnum opus is to be published following the massive success of the Magnolia Pictures documentary film, Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016).

With decades spent deliberately being in the just the right place at just the the right time, Benson’s photographs and writings of his encounters and adventures are sure to be of broad interest to photography afficionados, history lovers, and people young and old. With subjects ranging from Queen Elizabeth to Amy Winehouse, from Frank Sinatra to Brad Pitt, from Greta Garbo to Kate Moss, from Winston Churchill to Hilary Clinton, and Donald Trump, Benson explores and delights our public fascination with his images of the lives of the rich, powerful, and famous.

In April 2017 Benson received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography.
Critic Leonard Maltin said it all when he wrote, “Harry Benson has been witness to the key events of the past half-century and has never failed to capture their most telling moments with his camera.”

Publisher: PowerHouse

Size: 11 x 13"

300 pages

Harry Benson
With unique access to the most intriguing and enduring legends of our time, Harry Benson: Persons of Interest is a compelling masterpiece of photojournalism and portraiture.
£67.50

Picture of Magnum Atlas: Around the World in 365 Photos from the Magnum Archive

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Featuring new and iconic images, this follow-up to Prestel’s highly successful A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive includes some of the most striking photography ever collected in one volume. As readers flip the pages they will find themselves traveling from west to east across the globe. Each country is represented in three or four images captured by a single photographer. While renowned figures such as Robert Capa, Bruce Davidson, and Martin Parr are included, readers will also find younger photographers such as Olivia Arthur, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Mikhael Subotzky, all of whom present dazzling new views of our changing world. Shining a light on the human condition in every corner of the globe, this compilation exemplifies Magnum founder Henry Cartier-Bresson’s vision of “a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.”

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 200 x 200mm

752 pages, 365 color illustrations

Magnum
Featuring new and iconic images, this follow-up to Prestel’s highly successful A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive includes some of the most striking photography ever collected in one volume.
£20.25

Picture of Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947 – Present

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Founded in 1947 on the shared belief in humanist values, the Magnum photo agency has mostly focused on a transient world in times of unrest, collapsing social structures and polarising politics. This volume is being published to mark the 70th anniversary of the agency. A careful selection of images from this cooperative photo agency sheds new light on Magnum according to one important theme: community.

Community is marked by diversity, conflicts and ruptures, and yet we cling to the sometimes nostalgic-seeming idea of the harmonious coexistence of man. This volume celebrates this history with over 100 photographs from Magnum taken over the past 70 years. It features pictures of dramatic events of world history to quiet, private insights into our daily lives. The works in this volume prove the long-lasting power of Magnum, showing the empathy and engagement of photographers as they framed distant and unfamiliar communities.

With photographs by David Seymour, Josef Koudelka, Susan Meiselas, René Burri, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Carl De Keyzer, Alec Soth, Bruce Davidson, Paul Fusco, Larry Towell, Thomas Hoepker, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jim Goldberg, Alex Webb, Bieke Depoorter, Peter van Agtmael, Bruno Barbey.

Publisher: Hirmer

Size: 203 x 254b mm

128 pages, 110 illustrations


This volume celebrates this history with over 100 photographs from Magnum taken over the past 70 years.
£25.20

Picture of Bystander: A History of Street Photography

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In this book, the authors explore and discuss the development of one of the most interesting and dynamic of photographic genres. Hailed as a landmark work when it was first published in 1994, Bystander is widely regarded by street photographers as the ‘bible’ of street photography. It covers an incredible array of talent, from the unknowns of the late 19th century to the acknowledged masters of the 20th, such as Atget, Stieglitz, Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Kertesz, Frank, Arbus, Winogrand and Levitt to name just a few. In this new and fully revised edition, the story of street photography is brought up to date with a re-evaluation of some historical material, the inclusion of more contemporary photographers and a discussion of the ongoing rise of digital photography.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 292 x 220 mm

400 pages, 310 illustrations


Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz
Hailed as a landmark work when it was first published in 1994, Bystander is widely regarded by street photographers as the ‘bible’ of street photography.
£40.50

Picture of Small Town Inertia

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Jim Mortram lives near Dereham, a small town in Norfolk. Dereham is no different from thousands of other communities throughout Britain, where increasing numbers of people struggle to survive at a time of welfare cuts and failing health services.

For the last seven years, Jim has been photographing the lives of people in his community who, through physical and mental problems and a failing social security system, face isolation and loneliness in their daily lives. His work covers difficult subjects such as disability, addiction and self-harm, but is always with hope and dignity, focusing upon the strength and resilience of the people he photographs.

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

Jim Mortram
For the last seven years, Jim has been photographing the lives of people in his community who, through physical and mental problems and a failing social security system, face isolation and loneliness in their daily lives.
£22.50

Picture of Preston Bus Station

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It was while living in Preston in 2010 that the city’s imposing Brutalist bus station, built by Ove Arup and Partners in 1969, first caught Hawkesworth’s eye. “I did a project with Adam Murray, an ex-tutor of mine, where we spent the weekend at the bus station and produced a little newspaper filled with portraits of the teenagers we saw there”.  A few years later when Hawkesworth heard of plans to demolish the iconic building he determined to "move back to Preston for a month and spend every day in the bus station taking photographs. The station is one big loop, and I just walked around it all day, every day, just waiting for people to pop out at me. I tried not to think about it any more than that, it was just whoever would catch my eye in a particular moment. It was a centre for Megabus so if a bus comes from up North, it goes through Preston to go South, so there was always an influx of really interesting people coming through the station. When I found someone, I’d ask to take their portrait and that was it. To a certain extent, I was trying to be spontaneous about it; whether it was an old man, a kid with a funny haircut or interesting shoes – I just let anything be photographed.”

After seven years since Hawkesworth began the project his first monograph Preston Bus Station will be published this fall by Dashwood Books while he prepares for a major exhibition "Landscape with Tree, 14 rooms by Jamie Hawkesworth" at Huis Marseille, Museum of Photography in Amsterdam.

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Publisher: Dashwood Books

Size: 9.5 x 12"


196 pages

2,000 copies



Jamie Hawkesworth
It was while living in Preston in 2010 that the city’s imposing Brutalist bus station, built by Ove Arup and Partners in 1969, first caught Hawkesworth’s eye.
£80.00

Picture of Looking for Lenin

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In the process of decommunisation, Ukraine has toppled all its Lenin monuments. This book documents the inglorious fate of these Soviet statues, following their often violent removal.

Photographer Niels Ackermann and journalist Sébastien Gobert have scoured the country in search of the remains of these toppled figures. They are found in the most unlikely places: Lenin inhabits gardens, scrap yards and store rooms. He has fallen on hard times –  cut into pieces, daubed with paint, turned into a Cossack or Darth Vader. Yet despite every attempt to reduce their status, the monuments retain a sinister quality, resisting all efforts to separate them from their history.

Publisher: Fuel

Size: 60 x 200 mm

176 pages

Niels Ackermann and Sébastien Gobert1
In the process of decommunisation, Ukraine has toppled all its Lenin monuments. This book documents the inglorious fate of these Soviet statues, following their often violent removal.
£17.96

Picture of Young Love

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In the year 2000, Spencer was commissioned by Graham Rounthwaite at British music, fashion and culture magazine The Face to create a series focusing on youth clubs across the United Kingdom. From Cornwall to Lancashire, Spencer photographed teens goers as they drank, danced and fell in and out of love and lust.

“Today we stay younger longer and become grown up sooner. The successes of making any sort of story around youth is to recognise that we’ve all been there at sometime in our lives. Being a Teenager is life a concentrated moment of the human condition - all of the successes and pitfalls all being played out in one messy drama.” - Ewen Spence

Publisher: Stanley/Barker

Size: 
214 × 330 mm


30 Colour Photographs


Ewen Spencer
In the year 2000, Spencer was commissioned by Graham Rounthwaite at British music, fashion and culture magazine The Face to create a series focusing on youth clubs across the United Kingdom.
£31.50

Picture of St Kilda: The Silent Islands

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Rising up dramatically from the Atlantic Ocean, the island archipelago of St Kilda is often celebrated as the most remote location in the British Isles.

Forty miles from the Outer Hebrides, the main island of Hirta contains the highest sea cliffs in UK, and the remains of a village famous for its evacuation of 1930.

While this marked the end of a way of life, the islands have often been obscured in myth and romance. With a series of images made over several years, and following many visits out to the islands using a camera which once belonged to Fay Godwin, Alex Boyd’s new book seeks to challenge these perceptions.

Documenting the wild and now deserted landscape of the island of St Kilda, Boyd illuminates much about the island’s shadowy history and about the communities which have inhabited it.

This book of stunning photography contains a preface by Murdo Macdonald HRSA, a hard-hitting essay on the myth and reality of St Kilda by the islands’ archaeologist, Dr Kevin Grant, and poetry by the acclaimed Gerry Cambridge.

Publisher: Luath Press



Alex Boyd
A new book of photography documenting the wild and now deserted landscape of the island of St Kilda which illuminates much about the island’s shadowy history and about the communities which have inhabited it, featuring an introductory essay by Dr Kevin Grant.
£18.00

Picture of Manhattan Transit: The Subway Photographs of Helen Levitt

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Helen Levitt´s pictures haunt like an intimate ghost - ever present, never forceful, curious, receptive. In 1938 Levitt accompanied Walker Evans on a number of trips when he photographed passengers on the New York subway and soon she was taking her own shots. More empathetic and informal with a camera, Levitt´s finest photographs came from being present to the world, allowing herself to be seen as a fellow citizen, not as a photographer setting herself apart. The disarming ease of Levitt´s pictures builds up, page after page, into an undeniably singular attitude to the medium and the world. It was around 1978 that Levitt made her return to the subway, a full four decades after that first foray. She seems to have picked up exactly where she had left off in 1938, but in general her photography was less restricted, more in keeping with her looser street photographs. By the 1970s, public behaviour on the subway was much less formal, there was "elbow room". This is the most comprehensive publication of Helen Levitt´s photographs from the New York subway, many of which are published here for the first time.

Publisher: Walther Konig

Size: 247 x 215 mm

Helen Levitt
In 1938 Levitt accompanied Walker Evans on a number of trips when he photographed passengers on the New York subway and soon she was taking her own shots.
£36.00

Picture of Les Gorgan

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When Mathieu Pernot met the Gorgans, a Romani family living in France for more than a century, he was a student at the Arles photography school. He entered the intimacy of the family and started a documentary work.

In the spirit of a photo album, this monograph is the achievement of a work spanning over 20 years of the family's history and bears witness to the complexity of gypsy culture thanks to the many voices telling the story. Combining polaroids, Rolleiflex B&W pictures, snapshots, posed portraits along with festive gatherings to more painful moments related to imprisonment, death conveyed to us unfiltered, as they were lived. Taken by Mathieu Pernot or the Gorgans themselves, these photographs form an ensemble with no hierarchy, distinction between authors as wished by the photographer. The Gorgans are not only the subjects of this work, they are players implied in the making and editing of the content.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 240 x 310 mm

232 pages, about 300 photographs and documents

Texts (in French)

Mathieu Pernot, Clément Chéroux, Johanne Lindskog

Mathieu Pernot
When Mathieu Pernot met the Gorgans, a Romani family living in France for more than a century, he was a student at the Arles photography school. He entered the intimacy of the family and started a documentary work.
£45.00
£44.00

Picture of You Get Me? (Signed)

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Photographed over a nine-year period, You Get Me? by British artist Mahtab Hussain is a book centred on the experiences of young working-class South Asian Muslim men in contemporary Britain. Largely a book of portraits, it also documents the local environments of these men, picking up on manifest signs of multi-cultural identity.

The photographs in You Get Me? are interspersed with evocative extracts from Hussain’s numerous conversations with Muslim men, principally in London, Nottingham and Birmingham. Bringing issues of identity, masculinity, displacement and belonging to the fore, the book addresses concrete experiences of these men against a backdrop of derogatory media representations. Confronting the politics surrounding immigration and identity in Britain, Hussain at once celebrates the implicit agency of his photographic subjects, while recognising their struggle to determine a sense of self.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 200 x 250 mm

120 pages

Mahtab Hussain
Photographed over a nine-year period, You Get Me? by British artist Mahtab Hussain is a book centred on the experiences of young working-class South Asian Muslim men in contemporary Britain.
£30.00

Picture of The Run-On of Time

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The first publication to situate the work of Richards in the long photographic tradition that merges personal artistic vision with documentary practice

Eugene Richards (b. 1944) is a documentary photographer known for his powerful, unflinching exploration of contemporary social issues from the early 1970s to the present. This handsome book is the first comprehensive and critical look at Richards’s lifelong achievements.

Reproduced in tritone and color, the extraordinary images in this volume explore complicated and controversial subjects, including racism, poverty, drug addiction, cancer, aging, the effects of war and terrorism, and the erosion of rural America. The authors of the book situate Richards’s work in the long photographic tradition that merges personal artistic vision with documentary practice, following in the tradition of W. Eugene Smith and Robert Frank.

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 279 x 279mm

232 pages , 155 colour + tritone illustations

Eugene Richards
The first publication to situate the work of Richards in the long photographic tradition that merges personal artistic vision with documentary practice
£45.00

Picture of Oxford

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Martin Parr, one of Britain's best-known contemporary photographers, and President of Magnum, the world-famous photographic agency has undertaken a photo-documentary book project. Oxford is a collection of around 100 photographs documenting an academic year in the life of the university. They captures the day-to-day life of the colleges and University at work and play, and the colourful and arcane rituals that make it so distinctive.

His photographs are accompanied by an extended essay that draws on, and enriches, the photographic material and penned by Simon Winchester, OBE, the British writer, journalist and broadcaster.

The very first photo-documentary of Oxford was created by William Henry Fox Talbot. A century and a half later, Martin Parr's new project pays tribute to the great the pioneer of photography, and coincides with the Bodleian Library's bid to secure his personal archive.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

160 Pages, 119 colour halftones

Martin Parr and Simon Winchester OBE
The very first photo-documentary of Oxford was created by William Henry Fox Talbot. A century and a half later, Martin Parr's new project pays tribute to the great the pioneer of photography, and coincides with the Bodleian Library's bid to secure his personal archive.
£27.00

Picture of East/West

Publisher's Description

At a time when the world was politically divided into East and West, Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert’s quest for light and sensuality led him to capture the colors of two very different worlds: the vibrant glitziness of Las Vegas and Los Angeles in 1981, and the austere restraint of Moscow in 1989 just before the fall of the Soviet Union. The resulting photographs form a striking record of a remarkable era.

Including an essay by writer, curator, and artist David Campany, this two-volume publication reproduces almost 100 photographs from the series, nearly seventy of which are being published for the very first time. With each volume presented in a half slipcase, Harry Gruyaert: East/West offers an in-depth look at one of the world’s foremost photographers in two unique and contrasting locations, at a historically critical moment.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 8.4 in x 12.3"

160 pages, 96 photographs

Harry Gruyaert
At a time when the world was politically divided into East and West, Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert’s quest for light and sensuality led him to capture the colors of two very different worlds: the vibrant glitziness of Las Vegas and Los Angeles in 1981, and the austere restraint of Moscow in 1989 just before the fall of the Soviet Union.
£45.00

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

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