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Picture of Harrodsburg (unsigned)

Glasgow-born, London-based Dougie Wallace has had a rapid rise to prominence as a street photographer. His Stags, Hens and Bunnies revelled in the riotous nightlife of Blackpool. Shoreditch Wild Life did much the same for East London – stupidly I didn’t keep a collector’s edition for myself when they were affordable. Now Harrodsburg comes up close – often very close – to the super-rich shoppers of London’s famous department store. The grotesque caricatures bring to mind the great US street photographers Jeff Mermelstein and Bruce Gilden. Wallace’s Harrodsburg is the subject of a BBC documentary to be broadcast in March 2017.

Publisher's Description

In Harrodsburg, Dougie Wallace looks at the excessive wealth and consumerism that can be found around the Knightsbridge area close to the world famous department store, Harrods.

From the mid-1970s onwards, Gulf millionaires began coming to the area. They were later joined by the Oligarchs and the Hedgies, in a phenomenon that now involves all the various tribes of the global super-rich buying up London properties as if they were assets to appreciate in value rather than homes in which to live.

The work is a powerful, timely and stark exposé of the emergence of this ultra-affluent elite who are changing the face of the city, pricing out not just ordinary people but even the upper middle class natives of Central London, and marginalising old wealth from their time-honoured habitats. Employing his trademark wit and keen eye for the absurd, Wallace has produced an uncompromising and revealing series of pictures which draw attention to the excesses of the super rich in powerful and direct detail.

Harrodsburg is introduced by cultural commentator Peter York, perhaps best known for his best-selling 1970’s classic The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook. Most recently, in November 2016 he presented Peter York's Hipster Handbook on BBC4.

In less than three years Dougie Wallace has become recognised as one of UK’s leading photographers. He has published three successful books, Stags, Hens & Bunnies and Road Wallah (Dewi Lewis) and Shoreditch Wildlife (Hoxton Minipress) and has featured in major exhibitions in Europe, the United States and India. He continues to attract considerable press and media attention and his photographs feature regularly in leading international publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine.

In March 2017 BBC4 TV will screen a 30 minute documentary about Dougie Wallace, which focuses primarily on the Harrodsburg work and is part of the series ‘What Artists Do All Day’. The programme follows Dougie on the streets of Knightsbridge as he completes the photographs for the book.

Signed copies also available late February 2017

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 300 x 220 mm

96 pages

Dougie Wallace
In Harrodsburg, Dougie Wallace looks at the excessive wealth and consumerism that can be found around the Knightsbridge area close to the world famous department store, Harrods.
£27.00

Picture of Incoming

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In Infra and The Enclave, Irish photographer Richard Mosse used innovative techniques to depict the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This resulted in his being awarded the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize at the age of only 34. Now he has created a major video work on the subject of migration.

Publisher's Description

The major humanitarian and political issue of our time is migration and with his latest video work, Irish artist Richard Mosse has created a searing, haunting and unique artwork. Projected across three 8 meter wide screens, the film is accompanied by a loud dissonant soundtrack to create an overwhelming, immersive experience. Moving from footage of a live battle inside Syria, in which a US aircraft strafes Daesh positions on the ground, to a scene showing pathologists extracting DNA from the bones of unidentified corpses of refugees drowned off the Aegean island of Leros, the film opens a testimonial space of historical document – bearing witness to significant chapters in recent events – mediated through an advanced weapons-grade camera technology. Narratives of the journeys made by refugees and migrants across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, are captured using an extremely powerful thermal camera not generally available to the public. This super-telephoto military camera can perceive the human body beyond 50km day or night, reading the biological trace of human life. The camera translates the world into a heat signature of apparent temperature difference, producing a dazzling monochrome halo-image which alludes literally and metaphorically to hypothermia, climate change, weapons targeting, border surveillance, xenophobia, and the ‘bare life’ of stateless people.

The book version recreates the immersive nature of the film, combining still images from the entire sequence over nearly 600 pages to represent the harsh and compelling narrative in a full bleed layout.

Incoming was made in collaboration with cinematographer Trevor Tweeten and composer Ben Frost and was co-commissioned by Barbican Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The book is published alongside an installation of Mosse’s 3-screen video work in the Curve Gallery of the Barbican Art Gallery. 

Richard Mosse was born in 1980 in Ireland. He earned an MFA in Photography from Yale University, a PG Dip in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London, an MRes in Cultural Studies from the London Consortium, and a first class BA in English Literature from King’s College London. Mosse represented Ireland at the 55th Venice Biennale with The Enclave, for which he was awarded the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize (2014). He is also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship, the B3 Award from the Frankfurt Biennale, Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, an ECAS Commission, a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting publication grant, the Perspective Award, a Visual Arts Bursary from the Irish Arts Council, a Culture Ireland facilitation grant, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency, and a residency at the International Artists Workshop in Ramallah. A body of works related to the video piece and titled Heat Maps has been shortlisted for the 2017 Prix Pictet. Mosse has exhibited widely. The list of museums that have shown his work include Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nasher Museum, MIT, MCA, MoCP, Montreal Museum of Fine arts, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Portland Art Museum, Kunsthalle Munich, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Palazzo Strozzi, Reykjavik Art Museum, Bass Museum, the Kemper, FOAM, the Photographers Gallery, Akademie der Künst Berlin, National Gallery of Victoria, and the University of New South Wales. He lives in New York City.

OTA-bound paperback with metallic silkscreen cover image and black painted edges.

Metallic tritone printing throughout.

Texts by Giorgio Agamben and Richard Mosse.

576 pages, 280 tritone plates

17.5 cm x 19.7 cm             

Richard Mosse
Sold out of signed copies, sorry!
£31.50

Picture of Valparaiso

Publisher's Description

Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain (1931–2012) published very few books during his lifetime, but perhaps the most fêted among them was Valparaíso. He photographed this Chilean seaport throughout his career, but it was in the early 1960s, when he returned to his homeland after travelling the world for many years as a Magnum photographer, that it became a focus for his attention. He saw it as ‘a rather sordid yet romantic city’, standing between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, falling into a slow decline as its trading importance faded away, yet still retaining hints of beauty and magic.

Now published in English for the first time with an introduction by Agnès Sire as well as a specially written text by Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, this new edition of Valparaíso is based on a layout that Larrain designed in 1993, in response to the original French edition of 1991. It also includes a selection of previously unpublished photographs taken between 1952 and 1992, expanding the original 36 images to a total of 120.

This intimate book features handwritten notes and texts by the artist himself, allowing us to share his singular vision of the world and its moments of grace.

Sample images

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 235 x 165 mm

210 pages, illustrated in black and white throughout

Sergio Larrain
The first publication in English of Sergio Larrain’s much-prized book Valparaíso
£36.00

Picture of Passport

The photos in Passport show the very shabby interiors of many of the Ukrainian homes of vulnerable people forced to meet a deadline for new passport photos. Some commentators have viewed these images as exploitative or voyeuristic but I find them very tender and empathic.

Publisher's Dsecription

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it became necessary in the newly independent Ukraine to replace the old Soviet passports with new Ukrainian ones. There was a rush to accomplish this, with all Ukrainians being required to get a new passport within a year. In 1994-1995, in Luhansk in southeast Ukraine, social services began employing photographers to take passport photos in the homes of those who were elderly or ill, and could not themselves afford to pay a photographer. Alexander Chekmenev was one of the photographers commissioned for this extraordinary task.

Witnessing how people were living out their final years made a very strong impression on him. One day he took nearly 60 portraits, mainly of elderly people. The very next day, he was shocked to discover that one of the men he had photographed had died. In one house he discovered an old woman who had a coffin prepared for herself. She lived in one room, with the coffin in the other. He also came across a 92-year-old man who had made similar arrangements, acquiring a coffin, and waiting for his death. He had placed it in his shed and whenever he finished off a bottle of vodka, he would put the empty bottle into the coffin. When it was full, he passed the coffin on to somebody else saying that it was a sign that his time had not yet come. When they came to take his photo, the old man sat at a table with his nephew, a bottle of vodka and two full shot glasses standing in front of them.

Chekmenev also took photos of people who were mentally confused. They did not know what was going on, why they were being seated, or why he was taking pictures of them. One person, unable to move, had to be lifted from his bed. Two social workers held him in an upright position, whilst two others held the backdrop. Evidently, he too needed a new passport.

Born in Eastern Ukraine, Alexander Chekmenev’s early work focused on people affected by the collapse of the Soviet Union. His is an intimate and unique insider view of the painful transition of what was once a major coal mining region. In 1997, he moved to Kiev, where he currently works as photojournalist. He has been published in magazines worldwide and has exhibited widely in Europe including shows at Side Gallery, Newcastle, and Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff. His first USA show was shown recently at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 225 x 300 mm 

156 pages, 74 colour plates
ISBN: 9781911306061

Alexander Chekmenev
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it became necessary in the newly independent Ukraine to replace the old Soviet passports with new Ukrainian ones. There was a rush to accomplish this, with all Ukrainians being required to get a new passport within a year. In 1994-1995, in Luhansk in southeast Ukraine, social services began employing photographers to take passport photos in the homes of those who were elderly or ill, and could not themselves afford to pay a photographer. Alexander Chekmenev was one of the photographers commissioned for this extraordinary task.
£31.50

Picture of Harrodsburg (Signed)

Back in stock now (March 2017)

Publisher's Description

In Harrodsburg, Dougie Wallace looks at the excessive wealth and consumerism that can be found around the Knightsbridge area close to the world famous department store, Harrods.

From the mid-1970s onwards, Gulf millionaires began coming to the area. They were later joined by the Oligarchs and the Hedgies, in a phenomenon that now involves all the various tribes of the global super-rich buying up London properties as if they were assets to appreciate in value rather than homes in which to live.

The work is a powerful, timely and stark exposé of the emergence of this ultra-affluent elite who are changing the face of the city, pricing out not just ordinary people but even the upper middle class natives of Central London, and marginalising old wealth from their time-honoured habitats. Employing his trademark wit and keen eye for the absurd, Wallace has produced an uncompromising and revealing series of pictures which draw attention to the excesses of the super rich in powerful and direct detail.

Harrodsburg is introduced by cultural commentator Peter York, perhaps best known for his best-selling 1970’s classic The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook. Most recently, in November 2016 he presented Peter York's Hipster Handbook on BBC4.

In less than three years Dougie Wallace has become recognised as one of UK’s leading photographers. He has published three successful books, Stags, Hens & Bunnies and Road Wallah (Dewi Lewis) and Shoreditch Wildlife (Hoxton Minipress) and has featured in major exhibitions in Europe, the United States and India. He continues to attract considerable press and media attention and his photographs feature regularly in leading international publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine.

In March 2017 BBC4 TV will screen a 30 minute documentary about Dougie Wallace, which focuses primarily on the Harrodsburg work and is part of the series ‘What Artists Do All Day’. The programme follows Dougie on the streets of Knightsbridge as he completes the photographs for the book.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 300 x 220 mm

96 pages

Dougie Wallace
Back in stock now (March 2017). In Harrodsburg, Dougie Wallace looks at the excessive wealth and consumerism that can be found around the Knightsbridge area close to the world famous department store, Harrods.
£30.00

Picture of Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography

Publisher's Description

Academy Award–winning director Errol Morris turns his eye to the nature of truth in photography.

In his inimitable style, Errol Morris untangles the mysteries behind an eclectic range of documentary photographs. With his keen sense of irony, skepticism, and humor, Morris shows how photographs can obscure as much as they reveal, and how what we see is often determined by our beliefs. Each essay in this book is part detective story, part philosophical meditation, presenting readers with a conundrum, and investigates the relationship between photographs and the real world they supposedly record. Believing Is Seeing is a highly original exploration of photography and perception, from one of America’s most provocative observers.

Publisher: Penguin Books

Size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/8"

336 pages

Errol Morris
Was $50 > Now £6.99 Academy Award–winning director Errol Morris turns his eye to the nature of truth in photography.
£6.99

Picture of At Mirrored River

Publisher's Description

The project titled At Mirrored River was inspired by the Gaelic word Teannalach (pron. “chann-ah-lack”). Teannalach is a Gaelic word used in the West of Ireland which means awareness. In particular, it is awareness of that which is intangible and hushed; of being aware of the quietness and presence of people and the spaces they inhabit. With this in mind, l sought to capture the teannalach of stories and dreams within a singular town.

The project is entirely made in an ordinary small industrial town although it is not a literal documentation about the town. The chosen space is deliberately reflective of other similar industrial towns across the world.

It was important for me to construct an unrecognizable geographical picture of a town which didn’t have recognizable iconic images, to avoid the obvious. I wanted to look at the ordinary every day spaces we inhabit and our ordinary daily lives because for me, the ordinary is where all the of the universal beauty, magic and possibilities lye. As the late influential writer John McGahern said, “ the ordinary is the most precious thing in life”.

In focusing the work and containing the project within one town and it’s inhabited spaces, my personal challenge was to find the light and the beauty in the ordinary, the hope and the optimism where others might only initially see the mundane and the routine.

As the project unfolded, it became less about the location of the project and more about mapping the feelings contained within the town. At Mirrored River is about the awareness of who we are, the questions we ask and the dreams we project. It is about the teannalach of a place.

Printed in an edition of 800

Publisher: Blue Swallow

Size: 8¾ x 10¾"

64 pages

Enda Bowe

Publisher's Description

The project titled At Mirrored River was inspired by the Gaelic word Teannalach (pron. “chann-ah-lack”). Teannalach is a Gaelic word used in the West of Ireland which means awareness. In particular, it is awareness of that which is intangible and hushed; of being aware of the quietness and presence of people and the spaces they inhabit. With this in mind, l sought to capture the teannalach of stories and dreams within a singular town.

The project is entirely made in an ordinary small industrial town although it is not a literal documentation about the town. The chosen space is deliberately reflective of other similar industrial towns across the world.

It was important for me to construct an unrecognizable geographical picture of a town which didn’t have recognizable iconic images, to avoid the obvious. I wanted to look at the ordinary every day spaces we inhabit and our ordinary daily lives because for me, the ordinary is where all the of the universal beauty, magic and possibilities lye. As the late influential writer John McGahern said, “ the ordinary is the most precious thing in life”.

In focusing the work and containing the project within one town and it’s inhabited spaces, my personal challenge was to find the light and the beauty in the ordinary, the hope and the optimism where others might only initially see the mundane and the routine.

As the project unfolded, it became less about the location of the project and more about mapping the feelings contained within the town. At Mirrored River is about the awareness of who we are, the questions we ask and the dreams we project. It is about the teannalach of a place.

Printed in an edition of 800

Publisher: Blue Swallow

Size: 8¾ x 10¾"

64 pages

£33.25

Picture of The Eyes of the City

Publisher's Description

Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation.

From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time. After serendipitously being gifted a Leica camera in 1977, Sandler shot in Boston for three productive years
and then moved back home to photograph in an edgy, dangerous, colicky New York City.

In the 1980s crime and crack were on the rise and their effects were socially devastating. Times Square, Harlem, and the East Village were seeded with hard drugs, while in Midtown Manhattan, and on Wall Street, the rich flaunted their furs in unprecedented numbers, and “greed was good.”

In the 1990s the city underwent drastic changes to lure in tourists and corporations, the result of which was rapid gentrification. Rents were raised and neighborhoods were sanitized, clearing them of both crime and character. Throughout these turbulent and creative years Sandler paced the streets with his native New Yorker’s eye for compassion, irony, and unvarnished fact.

The results are presented in The Eyes of the City, many for the first time in print. Overtly, they capture a complex time when beauty mixed with decay, yet below the picture surface, they hint at unrecognized ghosts in the American psyche.

Publisher: powerHouse

Size: 11.25 x 10.5"

180 pages

Richard Sandler
From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time.
£35.09

Picture of Across the Bridge

Publisher's Description

“The sound of the Öland Bridge expansion joints against the tires. The first years, when the bridge was new, islanders would come out in droves along the road to look at the invasion of the mainlanders. They don’t anymore. Apart from that most things have kept the same, time runs slower here. I see friendship, happiness, love, a breakup and a sorrow. There is so much ugliness here. So much beauty.” — Simon Johansson

Publisher: Journal

Size: 8¾ x 9¾"

108 pages, 56 black-and-white illustrations

Simon Johansson.

Publisher's Description

“The sound of the Öland Bridge expansion joints against the tires. The first years, when the bridge was new, islanders would come out in droves along the road to look at the invasion of the mainlanders. They don’t anymore. Apart from that most things have kept the same, time runs slower here. I see friendship, happiness, love, a breakup and a sorrow. There is so much ugliness here. So much beauty.” — Simon Johansson

Publisher: Journal

Size: 8¾ x 9¾"

108 pages, 56 black-and-white illustrations

£33.00

Picture of Winogrand / Lindbergh: Women on Street

Publisher's Description

The catalogue presents more than 60 works of two world famous photographers. For the first time this catalogue puts together photographs by Peter Lindbergh and Garry Winogrand, who are setting apart with ‘women’ and ‘street photography’.

Next to works from the world famous series, Women are Beautiful by Winogrand, this catalogue presents partially unpublished works by Lindbergh, which he has shot on the street during some fashion shootings.

The photographs perform a substantive discourse on the truthfulness of street photography, centred around the major themes ‘directing’, ‘authenticity’ and ‘reality’. A further highlight is the publication of a few very rare colour photographs by Winogrand shot between 1958-1964.

Garry Winogrand (who died in 1984), ranks among the most important exponents of street photography and, from the mid-1970s, he played a decisive role in establishing photography in the context of contemporary art. His frequently falling lines, a direct and intuitive approach to his subject and an insightful view of the cosmos of the street are the features of his distinctive style.

Peter Lindbergh is regarded as one of the best living photographers and a star of fashion photography. In the 1990s, with his photographs of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Cindy Crawford he coined the term ‘supermodel’. Yet, over and over again, he has demonstrated something untypical for the fashion world, as the focus of his attention is the individual behind the model.

Published on the occasion of the Düsseldorf Photo Weekend 2017 exhibition, Peter Lindbergh / Garry Winogrand: Women on Street at Kulturzentrum NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf (3 February – 30 April 2017).

Publisher: Walther Koenig

Size: 220 x 230 mm

140 pages, 62 colour illustrations 

English and German text.

Peter Lindbergh and Garry Winogrand
The catalogue presents more than 60 works of two world famous photographers. For the first time this catalogue puts together photographs by Peter Lindbergh and Garry Winogrand, who are setting apart with ‘women’ and ‘street photography’.
£28.80

Picture of New York in the 1970s

Publisher's Description

The luminous and compelling photographs in New York in the 1970s capture the essence of a city in a way best described as “place portraiture.” Trager’s images present the architecture of Manhattan with time-defiant clarity and beauty. Although Trager selected his subjects for aesthetic and visual reasons—rather than from an historical or documentary point of view—with the passage of time his distinctly imaginative photographs have also acquired value as historical documents. The negatives for the images in this book, only recently rediscovered, had originally been archived for printing but Trager began other projects before any prints were made.

The photographs in New York in the 1970s were taken at the same time as Trager’s timeless Philip Trager: New York, published by Wesleyan University Press in 1980, in which the photographer depicts the city “as a solitary figure, always aware of the ‘enveloping sky’.” New York in the 1970s reveals Trager’s more concentrated attention to the interaction between the city’s architecture and the dynamics of the street.

"Trager has definitively taken New York, twice." Stephen C. Pinson

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 250 x 290 mm


112 pages

Philip Trager
The luminous and compelling photographs in New York in the 1970s capture the essence of a city in a way best described as “place portraiture.”
£36.00

Picture of Washington Square

Publisher's Description

In the late 50’s, New York’s Washington Square was a place of rebellion, nicknamed junkie row and described by Simone de Beauvoir as "A cosmopolitan chorus of tourists, ‘intellectuals’, students and a dubious collection of beatniks, hippies and bohemians who gather while in the dimly lit night clubs and coffee houses, blues and folk singers perform.”

As a young man, the American photographer Dave Heath, created deeply expressive, candid portraits of the young people who populated the square, as well as venturing into the 7 Arts Coffee Gallery, where the infamous Beat poets: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac (who appear in the book), spent their nights giving readings of their latest works such as Ginsberg's influential poem Howl, which is included as an introduction to the book.

This special book began it's journey shortly before Heath sadly passed away in 2016 on his 85th birthday.

Publisher: Stanley Barker

104 pages

1st edition

Dave Heath
As a young man, the American photographer Dave Heath, created deeply expressive, candid portraits of the young people who populated Washington Square
£31.50

Picture of Political Theatre

Publisher's Description

Over the past two years Mark Peterson has photographed American presidential candidates as they lead rallies, meet with voters and plead for votes. He started shortly before the government shutdown in 2013 at a Tea Party rally at the US Capitol, when politicians were railing against President Obama and the Affordable Care Act—a show to get a sound bite into the next news cycle.

Since then Peterson has followed the political spin as it approaches the November 2016 election. Donald Trump’s entrance into the race—taking control of TV talking heads and making the media his press agent—is true political theatre. In a similar gesture, Bernie Sanders raised an arm in a power salute to waiting photographers after giving a speech in New Hampshire.

Peterson pulls back the curtain on such performances to show these politicians as they really are. Although they are in plain sight, they hide behind words and carefully arranged imagery to project their vision of America. Peterson cuts through such staging and reveals the cold, naked ambition for power.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 290 x 203 mm

120 pages, 120 images

Mark Peterson
Over the past two years Mark Peterson has photographed American presidential candidates as they lead rallies, meet with voters and plead for votes. Peterson pulls back the curtain on such performances to show these politicians as they really are. Although they are in plain sight, they hide behind words and carefully arranged imagery to project their vision of America. Peterson cuts through such staging and reveals the cold, naked ambition for power.
£25.20

Picture of Faces of the North

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

Introduction by Mary Ellen Mark. Text by Ragnar Axelsson.

Raised on an isolated farm in southern Iceland, Ragnar Axelsson (born 1958) became captivated early on by the brutal beauty of the North Atlantic and the delicate interactions between its inhabitants and their environment. Born of that fascination, Faces of the North, first published in a small print run in 2004, established Axelsson as one of the leading documentary photographers of our time. It contained about 100 lushly austere, powerful images of Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, taken over two decades. Long out of print, Faces of the North is now republished in a special anniversary edition that echoes the format of Axelsson's latest publications, Last Days of the Arctic and Behind the Mountains. Containing the original selection of photographs documenting the vanishing lifestyles of the North Atlantic, the new edition also includes previously unpublished photos, Axelsson's personal accounts of the journeys which led to the images' creation and the artist's sketches of the photographs, drawn nightly as he traveled through the Arctic. In the 2004 edition of Faces of the North, Axelsson collected the images of farmers, hunters and fishermen in the Arctic and the Atlantic that he became best known for; in the 2014 edition, his oeuvre comes full circle, as he looks back upon the foundation of his photographic passion and career.

Sample images

Publisher: Crymogea

Size: 12.25 X 11.5"

412 pages, 210 duotone images

Ragnar Axelsson
Long out of print, Faces of the North is now republished in a special anniversary edition that echoes the format of Axelsson's latest publications, Last Days of the Arctic and Behind the Mountains.
£44.10

Picture of Growing Up Black

Publisher's Description

Growing Up Black charts not just the history of Black Britain but Britain itself. Renowned photographer Dennis Morris captures intimate moments within the black community, his images recording the frequently contested history of the first generation to call themselves black.

Dennis Morris started his career as a photographer at an early age. He was 11 years old when one of his photographs was printed on the front page of the Daily Mirror. As a young boy in the church choir, he was given a camera which was to spark his lifelong passion for photography. Growing Up Black is a beautifully designed, thought-provoking monograph which documents domestic life in 1960s and 1970s Hackney, East London, where Morris moved with his family aged four.

'In this selection from his archive, Dennis Morris gives us a beautifully well-judged and eloquent portrait of the black diaspora, frozen at a particular moment in time. It is pregnant with anticipations of what is still to come, infused with future possibilities. We are invited to read these images backwards and forwards. Growing up black in the 1970s, they suggest, was not so much a state of being as a state of becoming.'
- Stuart Hall

Publisher: Autograph ABP

160 pages on silk paper stock, 95 black & white images


Dennis Morris
A Chronicle of Black Britain in the 60s and 70s
£34.25

Picture of Kuwait: A Desert on Fire

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Publisher's Description

In January and February 1991, as the United States–led coalition drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein’s troops retaliated with an inferno. At some 700 oil wells and an unspecified number of oil-filled low-lying areas they ignited vast, raging fires, sending billowing black clouds over the region and thousands of tons of nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

As the desperate efforts to contain and extinguish the conflagration progressed, Sebastião Salgado traveled to Kuwait to witness the crisis firsthand. The conditions were excruciating. The heat was so vicious that Salgado’s smallest lens warped. A journalist and another photographer were killed when a slick ignited as they crossed it. Sticking close to the firefighters, and with characteristic sensitivity to both human and envrionmental impact, Salgado captured the terrifying scale of this “huge theater the size of the planet”: the ravaged landscape; the sweltering temperatures; the air choking on charred sand and soot; the blistered remains of camels; the sand still littered with cluster bombs; and the flames and smoke soaring to the skies, blocking out the sunlight, dwarfing the oil-coated firefighters.

Salgado’s epic pictures first appeared in the New York Times Magazine in June 1991 and were subsequently widely published and awarded the Oskar Barnack Award, recognizing outstanding images on the relationship between man and the environment. Kuwait: A Desert on Fire is the first monograph of this astonishing series. Like Genesis, Exodus, and The Children, it is as much a major document of modern history as an extraordinary body of photographic work.

Publisher: Taschen

Size 318 x 290 mm

208 pages

Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Sebastiao Salgado
In January and February 1991, as the United States–led coalition drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein’s troops retaliated with an inferno. At some 700 oil wells and an unspecified number of oil-filled low-lying areas they ignited vast, raging fires, sending billowing black clouds over the region and thousands of tons of nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
£40.49

Picture of Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne

Publisher's Description

The first complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency

This fascinating in-depth survey brings Magnum's history alive through the genre of the photobook – an essential vehicle for photographers to share their work.

Its pages include unpublished behind-the-scenes material, together with ephemera from the photographers' archives about the making of their books. With an introduction by Fred Ritchin and texts by Carole Naggar, this book explores the evolution of the photobook, as well as the important role that Magnum has played in the history of documentary photography.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 270 x 180 mm

512 pages, 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714872117


The first complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency
£44.96

Picture of Nicaragua: June 1978 - July 1979

Publisher's Description

Originally published in 1981, Susan Meiselas’s Nicaragua is a contemporary classic—a seminal contribution to the literature of concerned photojournalism. Nicaragua forms an extraordinary narrative of a nation in turmoil. Starting with a powerful and chilling evocation of the Somoza regime during its decline in the late 1970s, the images trace the evolution of the popular resistance that led to the insurrection, culminating with the triumph of the Sandinista revolution in 1979. The book includes interviews of various participants in the revolution, along with letters, poems, and statistics. Excerpts from these interviews, gathered during Meiselas’s return to Nicaragua in early 1981, accompany the plates in the book.

In 2008, on the thirtieth anniversary of the popular insurrection, and of Meiselas’s first trip to Nicaragua, Aperture published a new edition. Now, as the fortieth anniversary approaches, Aperture is pleased to reissue the book with an augmented reality (AR) function, bringing a selection of images to life via clips from Meiselas’s films Pictures from a Revolution (1991), in which she returns to the scenes she originally photographed, tracking down subjects and interviewing them, and Reframing History (2004), a documentation of her return in 2004 with nineteen mural-sized images of her photographs from 1979, to collaborate with local communities to create sites for collective memory.

A conversation with Kristen Lubben addresses the history of Meiselas’s work in Nicaragua, how it has been circulated, revisited, repatriated, and reconsidered—how and why it endures. Expanding upon this, they discuss the new layered content experience of AR in this edition, which takes the reader beyond still photography into a world of video and sound.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 10 3/4 x 8 1/2"

128 pages, 75 four-colour images

Susan Meiselas
Originally published in 1981, Susan Meiselas’s Nicaragua is a contemporary classic—a seminal contribution to the literature of concerned photojournalism.
£31.50

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Publisher's Description

Fancy Pictures brings together six of Mark Neville’s socially engaged and intensely immersive projects from the last decade. Neville often pictures working communities in a collaborative process intended to be of direct, practical benefit to his subjects. The Port Glasgow Book Project (2004) is a book of his social documentary images of the Scottish town. Never commercially available, copies were given directly to all 8000 residents. A second Scottish project involved Neville living and working with the farming community of the Isle of Bute for eighteen months. Deeds Not Words (2011) focuses on Corby, an English town that suffered serious industrial pollution. Assembling photos and scientific data, he produced a book to be given free to the environmental health services department of each of the 433 local councils in the UK.

In 2011 Neville spent three months working on the front line, Afghanistan, as an official war artist, making Helmand. Two projects for the USA are also included. Invited by the Andy Warhol Museum in 2012, Neville examined social divisions in Pittsburgh, and the photo-essay Here is London, commissioned by The New York Times Magazine, echoes the style of the celebrated photographers who documented the boom and bust of the 1970s and ’80s.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 290 x 262 mm

224 pages, 109 images

Mark Neville
Fancy Pictures brings together six of Mark Neville’s socially engaged and intensely immersive projects from the last decade.
£36.00

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Publisher's Description

This book is the first in fifteen years to present the largely overlooked work of Louis Faurer, who depicted the melancholy streets of New York in the 1940s and ’50s, and whom Walter Hopps has described as a “master of his medium.”

Faurer initially worked for fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar in New York, but soon focused his eye on the enchanting city itself: “Everywhere a new discovery awaited me.” Here Faurer made poetic, darkly romantic images of the characters of the street, often the poor and lonely amidst the bustle of Times Square during what he called its “hypnotic dusk light.”

Inspired by Walker Evans, Faurer developed a personal, highly empathetic vision, comparable to that of Robert Frank, with whom he shared a loft and darkroom in his early New York days. Faurer solidified his ironic, brooding aesthetic in the ’50s, often employing graphic contrasts, reflections and distortions which show the influence of film noir and deepen his exploration of the psychology of the individual – “My eyes search for people who are grateful for life, people who forgive and whose doubts have been removed, who understand the truth, whose enduring spirit is bathed by such piercing light as to provide their present and future with hope.”

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 172 x 233 mm

208 pages, 100 images

Louis Faurer
This book is the first in fifteen years to present the largely overlooked work of Louis Faurer, who depicted the melancholy streets of New York in the 1940s and ’50s, and whom Walter Hopps has described as a “master of his medium.”
£26.82

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