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Picture of Afghanistan

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

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

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

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

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 267 x 370 mm

256 pages

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

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

Picture of The New Village

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

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

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

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

The book will include an essay by David Chandler:

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

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

Publisher: Bemojake

Size: 295 x 236 mm

88 pages, 38 images

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

Picture of Pittsburgh 1950

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

Essay by Vaughn Wallace

Sample images

Publisher: GOST

Size: 225 x 305 mm

140 pages

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

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

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

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

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 4 ³⁄₄ x 7 ¹⁄₄ "

128 pages

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

Picture of Magnum Analog Recovery

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

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

Publisher: LE BAL

232 pages, 231 images

32 quotations and documets


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

Picture of Candy/A Good and Spacious Land

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

Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery

Size: 279 x 330 mm

372 pages, 225 colour illustrations

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

Picture of Dear Sky

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

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

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

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

Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

Size: 200 x 275 mm

128 pages

Edition: 1.000

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

Picture of The Travellers

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

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

Publisher: Verlag Kettler

Size: 205 × 250 mm

144 pages

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

Picture of Under Vancouver 1972–1982

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

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

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

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

Publisher: Magenta

Size: 7" × 9.75"

184 pages, 90 colour and black & white photographs

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

Picture of Ultima Thule

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Reprinting 11 November 2017

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

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

Publisher:Gylendal

Size: 280 x 337 mm

184 pages

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

Picture of Nothing's in Vain

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

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

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

Publisher: Mack

Size: 212 x 280 mm

112 pages, 54 colour plates, 20 duotone plates

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

Picture of World Press Photo 2017

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

Publisher: Thames and Hudson

Size: 150 x 210 mm

240 pages


978-0500970782


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

Picture of Magnum Manifesto

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

Magnum Manifesto is organized into three main parts:

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

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


Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 295 x 245 mm

416 pages, 400 illustrations

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

Picture of Prom [With DVD]

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

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

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

Publisher: Chicago

9781606061084

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

Picture of Camera in Love

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

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

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

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 240 x 300 mm

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

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

Picture of Nigel Henderson's Streets

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‘Henderson knew how to turn a street into his own theatre. He understood the simple strength of documenting the streets of London, with their players, dramas and characters. This beautiful book really brings his photographs to life.’ Martin Parr

An evocative view of the post-war East End including stunning photography from the Tate Archive, much of which has never been published before.

In 1943, recovering from the trauma of his experiences as a pilot in the Second World War, artist Nigel Henderson (1917– 85) began experimenting with photography. While living in Bethnal Green, east London, he created an extraordinary archive of photography documenting life in the area between 1949 and 1953. This book showcases 150 of these newly digitised photographs which capture the heart of working- class life. From hop- scotching children to a funeral cortège, Henderson’s unique view of the streets documents the resilience and character of the local people, and a way of life that would soon disappear, as Britain moved into the 1960s.

Edited by Clive Coward, head of Tate’s picture library, Tate Images.

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Size: 285 x 285 mm

120 pages, 150 duotone illustrations

Nigel Henderson
An evocative view of the post-war East End including stunning photography from the Tate Archive, much of which has never been published before.
£22.49

Picture of Berlin Noir

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In his new book Berlin Noir, Miron Zownir documents the timeless urban melancholy and the wild life of Berlin in all its facets thanks to urban landscapes and portraits. At the same time, the publication is a retrospective of Zownir's photographs, which were created between 1978 and 2016.

In 1978, Berlin was more than ever the mecca of nonconformists and artists. An urban oasis of the unsuitable, which promised unrestricted development. A city that has always hovered over the magic of transformation, then as now. Zownir's works from West Berlin, which has been littered with death, drastically documents the rebellious world pain of the punks, the social lack of perspective of dropouts, drug addicts, casual workers or the homeless. His recent works, however, show examples of the "Anything goes" in the Berlin clubs, the celebrated body cult of the Love Parade or commercial sex events, which in turn testify to a seemingly boundless freedom. But here, too, the gloomy abstraction of the black and white breaks the surface and reveals the rushing escape into pleasure and pain, solitude in the mass, a depressing premonition of the "morning after". One thing, however, seems to have remained the same: Berlin is still the longing destination for freaks and slender birds of paradise from all over the world. From the very beginning Zownir gave this extraordinary human being and their "otherness" his attention. Also a number of Berlin originals such as Bruno S., the thickest whore of Germany, Molly Luft, Ben Becker or Iris Berben find their appearance in BERLIN NOIR. His portraits do not remain silent. They are relentlessly expressive and emotional and create a force field in which the individuals become visible with their cultivated passions, in everyday situations, exceptional circumstances or even at the abyss.

Publisher: Pogobooks

Size: 305 x 245 mm

232 pages

978-3-942547-58-1

Miron Zownir
In his new book BERLIN NOIR, Miron Zownir documents the timeless urban melancholy and the wild life of Berlin in all its facets thanks to urban landscapes and portraits. At the same time, the publication is a retrospective of Zownir's photographs, which were created between 1978 and 2016.
£45.00

Picture of People in Cars

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Mike Mandel grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and as an kid in the 1950s could walk just about everywhere he needed to go: to school, or later down the street to the open field to collect rocks or catch lizards. All of his friends lived on his block, so he didn’t think too much about the time he spent in cars. But by the time he reached twenty in 1970, he realised how large a role the car would play in his life, and so began to photograph the inhabitants of 1970s California in their cars.

"On a late afternoon with the light low in the west I’d regularly find my spot on the corner of Victory Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon Ave. in Van Nuys (ironically, so close to home I could easily walk there). It was a busy intersection with a wealth of cars pulling my way to make a right turn. I was using a 28mm wide angle lens on my 35mm camera, which meant that I had to get in pretty close to the window to get my shot, and when I did there would inevitably be a reaction: surprise, amusement, and on some few occasions, annoyance."

"In contrast to how this project might play out today, it seemed then that people enjoyed being recognised by the camera and readily participated in the playfulness of the moment. It was warm outside, the car windows were open. It was the window that framed and instilled these portraits with the language of the automobile environment." - Mike Mandel


Publisher: Stanley / Barker

Size: 210 x 297 mm

72 pages, black/white illustrated throughout

First edition

Mike Mandel
Mike Mandel grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and as an kid in the 1950s could walk just about everywhere he needed to go: to school, or later down the street to the open field to collect rocks or catch lizards. All of his friends lived on his block, so he didn’t think too much about the time he spent in cars. But by the time he reached twenty in 1970, he realised how large a role the car would play in his life, and so began to photograph the inhabitants of 1970s California in their cars.
£31.50

Picture of Extra! Weegee

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No other photographer has caught the sensations, scandals and catastrophes of the 1930s and 1940s in New York City with his camera as captivatingly as Weegee. He was always directly on the spot when it happened and documented the events and the onlookers. All the works come from the N.E.A. agency archive, which was only rediscovered in 2012; most of the vintage prints are being published for the very first time in this volume.

Weegee (1899–1968) was the first photographer to receive official permission in 1938 to listen in live to the New York police radio. From then onwards he sometimes even arrived at the trouble spot before the police and took countless photographs. From the hardened police officer to the loud-mouthed crook; from the midnight boozer to the dancing jazz musician; from a dramatic conflagration to the celebrations at the end of the Second World War: Weegee immortalised all these moments in unforgettable pictures. The volume also shows a hitherto unknown side of the famous photographer – happy people enjoying themselves. The works are complemented by the exciting story of the rediscovery of the archive, which was missing for decades.

Publisher: Hirmer Verlag

Size: 300 x 240 mm

336 pages, 361 illustrations

Weegee
All the works come from the N.E.A. agency archive, which was only rediscovered in 2012; most of the vintage prints are being published for the very first time in this volume.
£40.50

Picture of 100 Great Street Photographs

Publisher's Description

This celebration of contemporary street photography—in all its edgy, strange, beautiful, haunting, colourful, and humorous glory—brings together the work of a new generation of talented artists.

Over the past few decades, the long tradition of street photography has been wholly transformed by the proliferation of digital cameras, the Internet, and smartphones. A new generation of photographers have embraced this modern technology to capture the world around us in a way that is un-staged, of-the-moment, and real. Exploring this rich seam of emergent and exciting street photography, the 100 photographs featured in this book—the majority of which are previously unpublished and taken in the last few years—are presented on double-page spreads along with commentary about the work and its creator. Curated by David Gibson, a street photographer and expert in the genre, this stunning book offers a truly global collection of images. Gibson’s insightful introduction gives an insider’s overview of street photography, illuminating its historic importance and its renaissance in the digital age.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 230 x 250 mm

208 pages, 100 colour illustrations

Curated by David Gibson
This celebration of contemporary street photography—in all its edgy, strange, beautiful, haunting, colorful, and humorous glory—brings together the work of a new generation of talented artists.
£22.49

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