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Picture of From Back Home
Publisher's Description
From back home is one of the most powerful photographic stories made for many years on a Sweden far from the big city. Photographers Anders Petersen and JH Engstrom have exhibited widely and their images are displayed in museums and galleries worldwide. They both come from Värmland and have now returned to depict their homeland. The result is an intimate and tumultuous journey among people, events and landscapes of over 300 pages. The book is designed by Greger Ulf Nilson. The text is reproduced in parallel in English and Swedish.

Publisher: Max Strom
Size: 205 x 272 mm


Publisher's Price: £ £40.00

Anders Petersen & JH Engstrom
Publisher's Description
From back home is one of the most powerful photographic stories made for many years on a Sweden far from the big city. Photographers Anders Petersen and JH Engstrom have exhibited widely and their images are displayed in museums and galleries worldwide. They both come from Värmland and have now returned to depict their homeland. The result is an intimate and tumultuous journey among people, events and landscapes of over 300 pages. The book is designed by Greger Ulf Nilson. The text is reproduced in parallel in English and Swedish.

Publisher: Max Strom
Size: 205 x 272 mm


Publisher's Price: £ £40.00

£36.00

Picture of Views of a Vanished Country
Publisher's Description
The charm of the photographs by Thomas Hoepker (*1936 in Munich) lies in their documentary quality, their authenticity, and their testimonial character, for they were produced by an impartial eye. Hoepker was a photojournalist for magazines such as Stern and Geo for many years. In the early seventies he and his wife, journalist Eva Windmöller, were accredited in the German Democratic Republic, and they spent several years reporting on politics and everyday life in East Berlin. In this volume, Hoepker documents life in East Germany from 1959 to the political turn of events in the late eighties: photos of children playing on the Berlin Wall, party rallies, propaganda posters, ramshackle old façades from the Imperial Era and new apartment blocks, Sunday outings and empty supermarket display cases, as well as portraits of artists such as Wolf Biermann tell tales of a vanished nation.

You can view images from this book on the Hatje Cantz website.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 288 x 268 mm
256 pages, 201 illustrations, 117 in colour

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
Thomas Hoepker
Publisher's Description
The charm of the photographs by Thomas Hoepker (*1936 in Munich) lies in their documentary quality, their authenticity, and their testimonial character, for they were produced by an impartial eye. Hoepker was a photojournalist for magazines such as Stern and Geo for many years. In the early seventies he and his wife, journalist Eva Windmöller, were accredited in the German Democratic Republic, and they spent several years reporting on politics and everyday life in East Berlin. In this volume, Hoepker documents life in East Germany from 1959 to the political turn of events in the late eighties: photos of children playing on the Berlin Wall, party rallies, propaganda posters, ramshackle old façades from the Imperial Era and new apartment blocks, Sunday outings and empty supermarket display cases, as well as portraits of artists such as Wolf Biermann tell tales of a vanished nation.

You can view images from this book on the Hatje Cantz website.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 288 x 268 mm
256 pages, 201 illustrations, 117 in colour

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£31.50

Picture of BURKE + NORFOLK - Photographs from the War in Afghanistan by John Burke and Simon Norfolk

Publisher's Description
Simon Norfolk’s 2002 book Afghanistan: chronotopia is now recognised as a classic of photography. It established Norfolk’s reputation as one of the leading photographers in the world and has been exhibited at more than thirty venues worldwide.

In 2010 Simon Norfolk returned to Afghanistan. This time he followed in the footsteps of the nineteenth century Irish photographer John Burke, a superb, yet virtually unknown, war photographer. Burke’s eloquent and beautiful photographs of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880) provide an extraordinary record. Using unwieldy wet-plate collodion negatives and huge wooden cameras he shot landscapes, battle-fields, archaeological sites, street scenes, portraits of British officers and ethnological group portraits of Afghans in what amounts to a record of an Imperial encounter. The range is tremendously broad, yet suffused with a delicate humanism. These are also amongst the first ever pictures made in Afghanistan. With this book, one hundred and thirty years too late, John Burke’s time has come at last.

Norfolk’s new work looks at what happens when you add half a trillion US war dollars to an impoverished and broken country such as Afghanistan. Very loosely re-photographic in nature, the work is presented as an artistic collaboration between Burke and Norfolk. It features photographs by Burke never before published as well as Norfolk’s new pictures from Kabul and Helmand.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 365 x 290 mm
168 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
John Burke and Simon Norfolk

Publisher's Description
Simon Norfolk’s 2002 book Afghanistan: chronotopia is now recognised as a classic of photography. It established Norfolk’s reputation as one of the leading photographers in the world and has been exhibited at more than thirty venues worldwide.

In 2010 Simon Norfolk returned to Afghanistan. This time he followed in the footsteps of the nineteenth century Irish photographer John Burke, a superb, yet virtually unknown, war photographer. Burke’s eloquent and beautiful photographs of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880) provide an extraordinary record. Using unwieldy wet-plate collodion negatives and huge wooden cameras he shot landscapes, battle-fields, archaeological sites, street scenes, portraits of British officers and ethnological group portraits of Afghans in what amounts to a record of an Imperial encounter. The range is tremendously broad, yet suffused with a delicate humanism. These are also amongst the first ever pictures made in Afghanistan. With this book, one hundred and thirty years too late, John Burke’s time has come at last.

Norfolk’s new work looks at what happens when you add half a trillion US war dollars to an impoverished and broken country such as Afghanistan. Very loosely re-photographic in nature, the work is presented as an artistic collaboration between Burke and Norfolk. It features photographs by Burke never before published as well as Norfolk’s new pictures from Kabul and Helmand.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 365 x 290 mm
168 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
£36.00

Picture of Gekijo

Publisher's Description
'Gekijo' is a new book by one of the most widely respected photographer in Japan, Daido Moriyama(b.1938). The images are selected mainly from 70's and 80's black and white works, just ordinary people on the street. The book was weaved as if there are the stories about salaryman (corporate employee)'s desire and sorrows.

Limited edition of 500

You can view images from this book on the Super Labo website.

Publisher: Super Labo
Size: 149 x 216 mm
52 Pages, 37 Images

Publisher's Price: ¥ 4200
Daido Moriyama
Limited edition (500). Final copy.
£45.00

Picture of Litmus Test
Publisher's Description
Litmus Test, the new book by Ed Templeton (b.1972), professional skateboarder and artist based in Huntington Beach, California, is a collection of photographs from his trip to Russia in 2007. 'It was a short trip, only 6 days.' Templeton says in his text. A trip where he shot constantly in the wide-eyed amazement of a first-timer in a new place, picking up on the social differences of the people and places so mythical to a child who grew up in the cold-war. The photographs in Litmus Test were printed by hand in Templeton's home darkroom expressly for this Super-Labo book and written on by Templeton himself, pulling quotes from various literature and luminaries from history.

Limited edition of 500

You can view images from this book on the Super Labo.

Publisher: Super Labo
Size: 201 x 277 mm
34 Pages, 42 Images

Publisher's Price: ¥ 2940
Ed Templeton
Publisher's Description
Litmus Test, the new book by Ed Templeton (b.1972), professional skateboarder and artist based in Huntington Beach, California, is a collection of photographs from his trip to Russia in 2007. 'It was a short trip, only 6 days.' Templeton says in his text. A trip where he shot constantly in the wide-eyed amazement of a first-timer in a new place, picking up on the social differences of the people and places so mythical to a child who grew up in the cold-war. The photographs in Litmus Test were printed by hand in Templeton's home darkroom expressly for this Super-Labo book and written on by Templeton himself, pulling quotes from various literature and luminaries from history.

Limited edition of 500

You can view images from this book on the Super Labo.

Publisher: Super Labo
Size: 201 x 277 mm
34 Pages, 42 Images

Publisher's Price: ¥ 2940
£35.00

Picture of Stravinsky Overdrive
Publisher's Description
'Stravinsky Overdrive' is the series of the photographs that I have taken for two years from 2000 in Tokyo as well as in various cities in Japan including Osaka, Hiroshima, Gumma, and Hachinohe.

This series which consists of nearly 80 photographs were firstly exhibited in Helsinki in 2002. I'm not interested in the endemic memories that each city has. Rather, I prefer an extreme mess of material objects in the city just like the surface of the Jackson Pollock’s painting.

Limited edition of 500

You can view images from this book on the Super Labo website.

Publisher: Super Labo
Size: 160 x 225 mm
24 Pages, 11 Images

Publisher's Price: ¥ 2310
Osamu Kanemura
Publisher's Description
'Stravinsky Overdrive' is the series of the photographs that I have taken for two years from 2000 in Tokyo as well as in various cities in Japan including Osaka, Hiroshima, Gumma, and Hachinohe.

This series which consists of nearly 80 photographs were firstly exhibited in Helsinki in 2002. I'm not interested in the endemic memories that each city has. Rather, I prefer an extreme mess of material objects in the city just like the surface of the Jackson Pollock’s painting.

Limited edition of 500

You can view images from this book on the Super Labo website.

Publisher: Super Labo
Size: 160 x 225 mm
24 Pages, 11 Images

Publisher's Price: ¥ 2310
£29.00

Picture of Tehran Echoes
Publisher's Description
Winner of the World Press Photo 2009

Winner of the Picture of the Year Award 2009

Winner of the People in the News Award 2009

Tehran Echoes is a result of a 30 day stay in the capital of Iran. Pietro Masturzo and Carlo Maddalena arrived at the start of June 2009, ten days before the long-awaited presidential elections. Through the lens of his camera, Masturzo was able to report and testify Tehran’s citizens growing discontent; people and students courageously challenging President Ahmadinejad’s corrective methods gathered together in the streets to peacefully protest against the President in office. A few days before the elections the ‘‘green wave’’ protest movement increased in size. The re sponse from the Government was that of brutal repression, forc ing the demonstrators to move from the streets to the roofs, where the protest full of expectations continued for months. Text: Italian / English

Publisher: Postcart
Size: 300 x 200 mm
64 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 23.99
Photographs by Pietro Masturzo, Text by Carlo Maddalena
Publisher's Description
Winner of the World Press Photo 2009

Winner of the Picture of the Year Award 2009

Winner of the People in the News Award 2009

Tehran Echoes is a result of a 30 day stay in the capital of Iran. Pietro Masturzo and Carlo Maddalena arrived at the start of June 2009, ten days before the long-awaited presidential elections. Through the lens of his camera, Masturzo was able to report and testify Tehran’s citizens growing discontent; people and students courageously challenging President Ahmadinejad’s corrective methods gathered together in the streets to peacefully protest against the President in office. A few days before the elections the ‘‘green wave’’ protest movement increased in size. The re sponse from the Government was that of brutal repression, forc ing the demonstrators to move from the streets to the roofs, where the protest full of expectations continued for months. Text: Italian / English

Publisher: Postcart
Size: 300 x 200 mm
64 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 23.99
£21.59

Picture of Seacoal (2015 edition)

Publisher's Description
Chris Killip first attempted to photograph Seacoal Beach in Lynemouth, Northumberland, England, in 1976, but it took him six years to gain the trust of the people who worked there. Living, on and off, in a caravan on Lynemouth’s Seacoal camp from 1982 to 1984, Killip immersed himself in their struggles to survive. Fourteen images from the Seacoal series were also included in Killip’s groundbreaking book In Flagrante (1988).

"When I first saw the beach at Lynemouth, in January 1976, I recognized the coalmine and powerstation above it but nothing else. The beach beneath me was full of activity with horses and carts backed into the sea. Men were standing in the sea next to the carts, using small wire nets attached to poles to fish out the coal from the water beneath them. The place confounded time; here the Middle Ages and the twentieth century intertwined." - Chris Killip

2nd edition, 2015


Publisher: Steidl
Size: 270 x 230 mm
112 pages, 116 tritone plates

Chris Killip
hris Killip first attempted to photograph Seacoal Beach in Lynemouth, Northumberland, England, in 1976, but it took him six years to gain the trust of the people who worked there.
£34.20

Picture of La Creciente

Publisher's Description
 'My appetite to see and discover new work is insatiable, so when Marcelo Brodsky suggested that I meet some young Argentine photographers while I was considering who to show at the Brighton Photo Biennial for 2010, I jumped at this opportunity. By the time I had seen the third image in Chaskielberg’s folio I was convinced this was a major new photographer. I had never seen any images like this before and few with such maturity from a new photographer. On one level his work documents a rural community living on the banks of the Parana river delta. But there is so much more than this. All taken during the full moon, his photos are a virtuoso exploration of how flash, torches, moonlight and posed portraits all fuse together in a seamless manner. The photographer has combined subject and methodology so convincingly that you know he has resolved this brilliantly. So much so, you hardly notice the thin line between subject and style.' - From the Introduction by Martin Parr. 'La Creciente' is the sixth title in our popular series Parr/Nazraeli Series of Ten.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
64 pages, 39 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
Alejandro Chaskielberg

Publisher's Description
 'My appetite to see and discover new work is insatiable, so when Marcelo Brodsky suggested that I meet some young Argentine photographers while I was considering who to show at the Brighton Photo Biennial for 2010, I jumped at this opportunity. By the time I had seen the third image in Chaskielberg’s folio I was convinced this was a major new photographer. I had never seen any images like this before and few with such maturity from a new photographer. On one level his work documents a rural community living on the banks of the Parana river delta. But there is so much more than this. All taken during the full moon, his photos are a virtuoso exploration of how flash, torches, moonlight and posed portraits all fuse together in a seamless manner. The photographer has combined subject and methodology so convincingly that you know he has resolved this brilliantly. So much so, you hardly notice the thin line between subject and style.' - From the Introduction by Martin Parr. 'La Creciente' is the sixth title in our popular series Parr/Nazraeli Series of Ten.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
64 pages, 39 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
£36.00

Picture of Invisible Oil
Publisher's Description
In Invisible Oil, the artist Ernst Logar addresses the material petroleum and its importance as a basis of our modern civilization using the example of the Scottish petroleum metropolis Aberdeen. In the course of his work, the artist managed to get access to non public places of the North Sea based petroleum industry. The photographs taken and the correspondence with the petroleum companies, which are active there, are documented as well as the numerous artistic works developed and made of the material petroleum. These objects reflect our modern civilization’s dependency on petroleum and contemplate it in a haunting manner. The book also addresses the current economic and social situation of the oil-industry-dominated city of Aberdeen and possible problematic future scenarios.

Essays by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Karin Kneissl, Peter Troxler and Alejandra Rodríguez-Remedi examine the political and economic significance of oil as a resource, as well as the substantial changes in favour of sustainability that will be necessary in the future.

Publisher: Springer
96 pages, 58 illustrations, 44 in colour

Publisher's Price: £ 26.99
Ernst Logar
Publisher's Description
In Invisible Oil, the artist Ernst Logar addresses the material petroleum and its importance as a basis of our modern civilization using the example of the Scottish petroleum metropolis Aberdeen. In the course of his work, the artist managed to get access to non public places of the North Sea based petroleum industry. The photographs taken and the correspondence with the petroleum companies, which are active there, are documented as well as the numerous artistic works developed and made of the material petroleum. These objects reflect our modern civilization’s dependency on petroleum and contemplate it in a haunting manner. The book also addresses the current economic and social situation of the oil-industry-dominated city of Aberdeen and possible problematic future scenarios.

Essays by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Karin Kneissl, Peter Troxler and Alejandra Rodríguez-Remedi examine the political and economic significance of oil as a resource, as well as the substantial changes in favour of sustainability that will be necessary in the future.

Publisher: Springer
96 pages, 58 illustrations, 44 in colour

Publisher's Price: £ 26.99
£24.29

Picture of Seeing through Race - A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography
Publisher's Description
Seeing through Race is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger’s provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images—dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma—and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on photographs of powerless blacks, these unforgettable pictures undermined efforts to enact—or even imagine—reforms that threatened to upend the racial balance of power.

Publisher: University of California Press
264 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 19.95
Martin A. Berger
Publisher's Description
Seeing through Race is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger’s provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images—dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma—and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on photographs of powerless blacks, these unforgettable pictures undermined efforts to enact—or even imagine—reforms that threatened to upend the racial balance of power.

Publisher: University of California Press
264 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 19.95
£17.96

Picture of Someplace Like America - Tales from the New Great Depression
Publisher's Description
In Someplace Like America, writer Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael S. Williamson take us to the working-class heart of America, bringing to life—through shoe leather reporting, memoir, vivid stories, stunning photographs, and thoughtful analysis—the deepening crises of poverty and homelessness. The story begins in 1980, when the authors joined forces to cover the America being ignored by the mainstream media—people living on the margins and losing their jobs as a result of deindustrialization. Since then, Maharidge and Williamson have traveled more than half a million miles to investigate the state of the working class (winning a Pulitzer Prize in the process). In Someplace Like America, they follow the lives of several families over the thirty-year span to present an intimate and devastating portrait of workers going jobless. This brilliant and essential study—begun in the trickle-down Reagan years and culminating with the recent banking catastrophe—puts a human face on today’s grim economic numbers. It also illuminates the courage and resolve with which the next generation faces the future.

Publisher: University of California Press
256 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 20.95
Dale Maharidge (Author), Bruce Springsteen (Foreword), Michael S. Williamson (Photographer)
Publisher's Description
In Someplace Like America, writer Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael S. Williamson take us to the working-class heart of America, bringing to life—through shoe leather reporting, memoir, vivid stories, stunning photographs, and thoughtful analysis—the deepening crises of poverty and homelessness. The story begins in 1980, when the authors joined forces to cover the America being ignored by the mainstream media—people living on the margins and losing their jobs as a result of deindustrialization. Since then, Maharidge and Williamson have traveled more than half a million miles to investigate the state of the working class (winning a Pulitzer Prize in the process). In Someplace Like America, they follow the lives of several families over the thirty-year span to present an intimate and devastating portrait of workers going jobless. This brilliant and essential study—begun in the trickle-down Reagan years and culminating with the recent banking catastrophe—puts a human face on today’s grim economic numbers. It also illuminates the courage and resolve with which the next generation faces the future.

Publisher: University of California Press
256 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 20.95
£18.86

Picture of People In Trouble Laughing Pushed To The Ground
Publisher's Description
People in trouble laughing pushed to the ground. Soldiers leaning, pointing, reaching. Woman sweeping. Balloons escaping. Coffin descending. Boys standing. Grieving. Chair balancing. Children smoking. Embracing. Creatures barking. Cars burning. Helicopters hovering. Faces. Human figures. Shapes. Birds. Structures left standing and falling...

The Belfast Exposed Archive occupies a small room on the first floor at 23 Donegal Street and contains over 14,000 black-and-white contact sheets, documenting the Troubles in Northern Ireland. These are photographs taken by professional photo-journalists and 'civilian' photographers, chronicling protests, funerals and acts of terrorism as well as the more ordinary stuff of life: drinking tea; kissing girls; watching trains.

Belfast Exposed was founded in 1983 as a response to concern over the careful control of images depicting British military activity during the Troubles. Whenever an image in this archive was chosen, approved or selected, a blue, red or yellow dot was placed on the surface of the contact sheet as a marker. The position of the dots provided us with a code; a set of instructions for how to frame the photographs in this book. Each of the circular photographs shown on the previous pages reveals the area beneath these circular stickers; the part of each image that has been obscured from view the moment it was selected. Each of these fragments – composed by the random gesture of the archivist - offers up a self-contained universe all of its own; a small moment of desire or frustration or thwarted communication that is re-animated here after many years in darkness.

The marks on the surface of the contact strips – across the image itself – allude to the presence of many visitors. These include successive archivists, who have ordered, catalogued and re-catalogued this jumble of images. For many years the archive was also made available to members of the public, and sometimes they would deface their own image with a marker pen, ink or scissors. So, in addition to the marks made by generations of archivists, photo editors, legal aides and activists, the traces of these very personal obliterations are also visible. They are the gestures of those who wished to remain anonymous.

You can view images from this book on the Mack Books website and clicking the cover image.

Publisher: Mack Books
Size: 203 x 230 mm
416 pages, 212 plates

Publisher's Price: £ 35
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Publisher's Description
People in trouble laughing pushed to the ground. Soldiers leaning, pointing, reaching. Woman sweeping. Balloons escaping. Coffin descending. Boys standing. Grieving. Chair balancing. Children smoking. Embracing. Creatures barking. Cars burning. Helicopters hovering. Faces. Human figures. Shapes. Birds. Structures left standing and falling...

The Belfast Exposed Archive occupies a small room on the first floor at 23 Donegal Street and contains over 14,000 black-and-white contact sheets, documenting the Troubles in Northern Ireland. These are photographs taken by professional photo-journalists and 'civilian' photographers, chronicling protests, funerals and acts of terrorism as well as the more ordinary stuff of life: drinking tea; kissing girls; watching trains.

Belfast Exposed was founded in 1983 as a response to concern over the careful control of images depicting British military activity during the Troubles. Whenever an image in this archive was chosen, approved or selected, a blue, red or yellow dot was placed on the surface of the contact sheet as a marker. The position of the dots provided us with a code; a set of instructions for how to frame the photographs in this book. Each of the circular photographs shown on the previous pages reveals the area beneath these circular stickers; the part of each image that has been obscured from view the moment it was selected. Each of these fragments – composed by the random gesture of the archivist - offers up a self-contained universe all of its own; a small moment of desire or frustration or thwarted communication that is re-animated here after many years in darkness.

The marks on the surface of the contact strips – across the image itself – allude to the presence of many visitors. These include successive archivists, who have ordered, catalogued and re-catalogued this jumble of images. For many years the archive was also made available to members of the public, and sometimes they would deface their own image with a marker pen, ink or scissors. So, in addition to the marks made by generations of archivists, photo editors, legal aides and activists, the traces of these very personal obliterations are also visible. They are the gestures of those who wished to remain anonymous.

You can view images from this book on the Mack Books website and clicking the cover image.

Publisher: Mack Books
Size: 203 x 230 mm
416 pages, 212 plates

Publisher's Price: £ 35
£35.00

Picture of TJ/Double Negative
Publisher's Description
A unique event in publishing: the work of a world-renowned photographer and a world-class novelist brought together in one collector's edition.

This publication is the product of the collaboration of two of the finest creative individuals at work in South Africa today, a photographer and a novelist, on a project that is the city of Johannesburg.

‘Johannesburg is a fragmented city. It is not a place of smoothly integrated parts. And it has a name that does not roll easily off the tongue.' So begins David Goldblatt's introduction to TJ, a book of photographs of Johannesburg: the City of Gold, Chowburg, eGoli, Jozi, Goutini, Duiwel's Dorp. Commencing in the 1950s, his masterful lens probes, documents and comments on life over six decades in this incomparable African city. Selected form a massive body of work, this superb distillation presents a unique pictorial history of the city.

A new novel by Ivan Vladislavic is the partner of the book of photographs, in a sleeved set beautifully produced in Italy, is. In Double Negative, a young man in Johannesburg receives from a senior photographer an induction into the intricate nature of photography and artistic representation. ‘If,' he says, ‘I try to imagine the lives going on in all these houses, the domestic dramas, the family sagas, it seems impossibly complicated. How could you ever do justice to something so rich in detail? You couldn't do it in a novel, let alone a photograph.' The novel traces the young man as he heads into his career that takes him overseas and back, developing in the process an ever widening perspective on not only the social and political change in the country but also on questions to do with observation and the observing subject. It brings into sharp focus the history of South Africa's recent past and the difficulty of imaging and re-imagining it.

You can view images from this book on the Umuzi website.

Publisher: Umuzi
Size: 280 x 270 mm

300 pages

Publisher's Price: $ 85
David Goldblatt and Ivan Vladislavic
Publisher's Description
A unique event in publishing: the work of a world-renowned photographer and a world-class novelist brought together in one collector's edition.

This publication is the product of the collaboration of two of the finest creative individuals at work in South Africa today, a photographer and a novelist, on a project that is the city of Johannesburg.

‘Johannesburg is a fragmented city. It is not a place of smoothly integrated parts. And it has a name that does not roll easily off the tongue.' So begins David Goldblatt's introduction to TJ, a book of photographs of Johannesburg: the City of Gold, Chowburg, eGoli, Jozi, Goutini, Duiwel's Dorp. Commencing in the 1950s, his masterful lens probes, documents and comments on life over six decades in this incomparable African city. Selected form a massive body of work, this superb distillation presents a unique pictorial history of the city.

A new novel by Ivan Vladislavic is the partner of the book of photographs, in a sleeved set beautifully produced in Italy, is. In Double Negative, a young man in Johannesburg receives from a senior photographer an induction into the intricate nature of photography and artistic representation. ‘If,' he says, ‘I try to imagine the lives going on in all these houses, the domestic dramas, the family sagas, it seems impossibly complicated. How could you ever do justice to something so rich in detail? You couldn't do it in a novel, let alone a photograph.' The novel traces the young man as he heads into his career that takes him overseas and back, developing in the process an ever widening perspective on not only the social and political change in the country but also on questions to do with observation and the observing subject. It brings into sharp focus the history of South Africa's recent past and the difficulty of imaging and re-imagining it.

You can view images from this book on the Umuzi website.

Publisher: Umuzi
Size: 280 x 270 mm

300 pages

Publisher's Price: $ 85
£61.50

Picture of Deep Sea Diver - An American Photographer's Journey in Shanxi, China (Limited Edition)
Publisher's Description
A limited edition facsimile of Danny Lyon’s original photobook/diary compiled after his six trips to Shanxi Province in northeast China

With his vintage Leica and accompanied by a young translator named Lolly Pop, American photographer Danny Lyon traveled across Shanxi Province in northeast China six times between 2005 and 2009. The result of Lyon’s unfailing enthusiasm for immersing himself in local banter and customs is an extraordinary portrait of China and the Chinese, one seldom seen by foreigners. Lyon’s unparalleled photographic findings and discoveries are presented in this limited edition photobook alongside his handwritten annotations and commentary, as well as his ever-inquisitive and non-judgmental prose.

Shanxi was once the Middle Kingdom and its border to the north with Inner Mongolia is marked by the Great Wall and Fire Towers. Lyon’s China is a portrait of what is gone, not just in China but in all of the advanced world. The images hark back to simpler times and look like they could have been made in the 1940s and 1950s: mechanics are covered with grease and flat tyre repair shops line the highways, people ride bicycles, play cards in their pajamas and railroad workers work in gangs with picks, while a foreman blows a whistle. We see almost nothing of this century’s technological advances in Lyon’s pictures and the relationships between people are close and affectionate. An homage to Lyon’s own childhood in1950s America and a China that is quickly vanishing, this portrayal reveals a uniquely personal and human perspective. Eighty-five black and white photographs are accompanied by the photographer’s own writings, handwritten notes and travel ephemera, including business cards, scrap papers, taxi receipts and tickets.

A travel journal and artist’s book in one, this is a must for anyone with an interest in the curiosities of foreign discovery, photography and the myriad elements that go into welding the two together for reflection and reminiscences.

Publisher: Phaidon
Size: 280 x 330 mm
136 pages, 85 black and white illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 125
Danny Lyon
Publisher's Description
A limited edition facsimile of Danny Lyon’s original photobook/diary compiled after his six trips to Shanxi Province in northeast China

With his vintage Leica and accompanied by a young translator named Lolly Pop, American photographer Danny Lyon traveled across Shanxi Province in northeast China six times between 2005 and 2009. The result of Lyon’s unfailing enthusiasm for immersing himself in local banter and customs is an extraordinary portrait of China and the Chinese, one seldom seen by foreigners. Lyon’s unparalleled photographic findings and discoveries are presented in this limited edition photobook alongside his handwritten annotations and commentary, as well as his ever-inquisitive and non-judgmental prose.

Shanxi was once the Middle Kingdom and its border to the north with Inner Mongolia is marked by the Great Wall and Fire Towers. Lyon’s China is a portrait of what is gone, not just in China but in all of the advanced world. The images hark back to simpler times and look like they could have been made in the 1940s and 1950s: mechanics are covered with grease and flat tyre repair shops line the highways, people ride bicycles, play cards in their pajamas and railroad workers work in gangs with picks, while a foreman blows a whistle. We see almost nothing of this century’s technological advances in Lyon’s pictures and the relationships between people are close and affectionate. An homage to Lyon’s own childhood in1950s America and a China that is quickly vanishing, this portrayal reveals a uniquely personal and human perspective. Eighty-five black and white photographs are accompanied by the photographer’s own writings, handwritten notes and travel ephemera, including business cards, scrap papers, taxi receipts and tickets.

A travel journal and artist’s book in one, this is a must for anyone with an interest in the curiosities of foreign discovery, photography and the myriad elements that go into welding the two together for reflection and reminiscences.

Publisher: Phaidon
Size: 280 x 330 mm
136 pages, 85 black and white illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 125
£112.50

Picture of Direction - Space!
Publisher's Description
Fifty years ago, on April 12th 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. His orbit of the Earth made him a celebrity worldwide. His name is still synonymous with the Space Race and with Russian space exploration.

Half a century after the legendary flight, Direction–Space! looks at two of the sites that were key to the Soviet Space programme: Star City and Baikonur.

Cosmonauts have lived and trained in Star City since the 1960s. In the Soviet era, it was a top secret location. Now also known as ‘The Yuri Gagarin Russian State Science Research Cosmonauts Training Centre’ it is still a military research centre and consists of a training facility and a residential area for the cosmonauts and their families as well as the military and civilian personnel serving the facility.

Baikonur, situated in Kazakhstan, was the world’s first space launch facility and it is still the largest. Nowadays, the site is rented and administered by Russia.

Direction–Space! is a fascinating study of Star City and Baikonur. Incorporating unique archive materials, it explores the reality of the space community at first hand, investigating the physical and psychological space as well the routine and lives of its residents. It offers a new insight into a subject central to the Cold War history of the Soviet Union, and raises questions over attitudes and perceptions that have been formed over past decades.

Maria Gruzdeva is a young Russian photographer. Based in London for the past three years, she is able to offer a unique perspective on her country of origin, its post-Soviet history and aesthetics. She held her first major solo exhibition in Moscow in 2010 and has shown her work in several group exhibitions as well as at art fairs such as VOLTA6 in Basel and Art Moscow.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 247 x 310 mm
112 pages, 120 colour photos & illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
Maria Gruzdeva
Publisher's Description
Fifty years ago, on April 12th 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. His orbit of the Earth made him a celebrity worldwide. His name is still synonymous with the Space Race and with Russian space exploration.

Half a century after the legendary flight, Direction–Space! looks at two of the sites that were key to the Soviet Space programme: Star City and Baikonur.

Cosmonauts have lived and trained in Star City since the 1960s. In the Soviet era, it was a top secret location. Now also known as ‘The Yuri Gagarin Russian State Science Research Cosmonauts Training Centre’ it is still a military research centre and consists of a training facility and a residential area for the cosmonauts and their families as well as the military and civilian personnel serving the facility.

Baikonur, situated in Kazakhstan, was the world’s first space launch facility and it is still the largest. Nowadays, the site is rented and administered by Russia.

Direction–Space! is a fascinating study of Star City and Baikonur. Incorporating unique archive materials, it explores the reality of the space community at first hand, investigating the physical and psychological space as well the routine and lives of its residents. It offers a new insight into a subject central to the Cold War history of the Soviet Union, and raises questions over attitudes and perceptions that have been formed over past decades.

Maria Gruzdeva is a young Russian photographer. Based in London for the past three years, she is able to offer a unique perspective on her country of origin, its post-Soviet history and aesthetics. She held her first major solo exhibition in Moscow in 2010 and has shown her work in several group exhibitions as well as at art fairs such as VOLTA6 in Basel and Art Moscow.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 247 x 310 mm
112 pages, 120 colour photos & illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
£27.00

Picture of This Is Not A House
Publisher's Description
The US subprime mortgage crisis, which had its roots in the closing years of the twentieth century, exposed pervasive weaknesses in the regulation of the financial industry and the global financial system. At the end of 2008, as the fall-out from the crisis became increasingly widely felt, Edgar Martins was commissioned by the New York Times Magazine to photograph across the US in eight separate states and across sixteen different locations. These carefully researched sites exposed the extent and impact of the crisis on the US construction industry.

Martins approached the project as a photographic intervention into a crisis and the resulting images go beyond pure formal investigation or documentation. His interest lay in summoning a disquieting conjunction of realism and fiction by ‘cutting into the real’. As the writer Jacques Ranciére states, the real can only be unravelled and understood if it is first fictionalised. And so the real must be transformed to be understood. The houses depicted in this series do not refer to just the particular. They are images of spatial assemblages, of kinds of stages on which a number of quite different (and perhaps incompatible) narratives might be enacted. These images, these houses, these ruins, reflect back at us the human constructs that we project and impose on them.

This Is Not A House emerges precisely at that juncture where clear words falter, where language is disturbed. The meaning of the world is no longer carried on its surface, if indeed it ever was.

Internationally recognised, Edgar Martins has won several awards for his work including Portugal’s BES Photography Award, The UK’s National Media Museum Terry O’Neil Award, and a Jerwood Photography Prize. He has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States and has published several books, the two most recent being Topologies, (Aperture), and When Light Casts No Shadow, (Dewi Lewis Publishing).

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 265 x 335 mm
108 pages, 65 colour photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
Edgar Martins
Publisher's Description
The US subprime mortgage crisis, which had its roots in the closing years of the twentieth century, exposed pervasive weaknesses in the regulation of the financial industry and the global financial system. At the end of 2008, as the fall-out from the crisis became increasingly widely felt, Edgar Martins was commissioned by the New York Times Magazine to photograph across the US in eight separate states and across sixteen different locations. These carefully researched sites exposed the extent and impact of the crisis on the US construction industry.

Martins approached the project as a photographic intervention into a crisis and the resulting images go beyond pure formal investigation or documentation. His interest lay in summoning a disquieting conjunction of realism and fiction by ‘cutting into the real’. As the writer Jacques Ranciére states, the real can only be unravelled and understood if it is first fictionalised. And so the real must be transformed to be understood. The houses depicted in this series do not refer to just the particular. They are images of spatial assemblages, of kinds of stages on which a number of quite different (and perhaps incompatible) narratives might be enacted. These images, these houses, these ruins, reflect back at us the human constructs that we project and impose on them.

This Is Not A House emerges precisely at that juncture where clear words falter, where language is disturbed. The meaning of the world is no longer carried on its surface, if indeed it ever was.

Internationally recognised, Edgar Martins has won several awards for his work including Portugal’s BES Photography Award, The UK’s National Media Museum Terry O’Neil Award, and a Jerwood Photography Prize. He has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States and has published several books, the two most recent being Topologies, (Aperture), and When Light Casts No Shadow, (Dewi Lewis Publishing).

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 265 x 335 mm
108 pages, 65 colour photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
£31.50

Picture of Tropical Gift - The Business of Oil and Gas in Nigeria
Publisher's Description
Christian Lutz continues his photographic study of power structures with “Tropical Gift”. He took portraits in Nigeria of people who live by and with the economic force that dominates everything there, the oil and gas industry. The photographs observe the protagonists’ everyday lives and professional world from very close up, the rich profiteers in the capital and the indigenous population in the oil region, the Niger delta. The pictures tell their own story of business with these coveted raw materials subtly, but highly expressively.

To view images from this series visit Christian Lutz's page on the Agence VU website.

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Size: 304 x 244 mm
96 pages, 50 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
Christian Lutz
Publisher's Description
Christian Lutz continues his photographic study of power structures with “Tropical Gift”. He took portraits in Nigeria of people who live by and with the economic force that dominates everything there, the oil and gas industry. The photographs observe the protagonists’ everyday lives and professional world from very close up, the rich profiteers in the capital and the indigenous population in the oil region, the Niger delta. The pictures tell their own story of business with these coveted raw materials subtly, but highly expressively.

To view images from this series visit Christian Lutz's page on the Agence VU website.

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Size: 304 x 244 mm
96 pages, 50 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
£31.50

Picture of Ground
Publisher's Description
Bruno Steven's book about the llast 10 years of Palestinian conflict. With forewords by Robert Fisk and Gideon Levy. To view images from this book visit Bruno Steven's website.

Publisher: Lannoo
Size: 300 x 300 mm
208 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
Bruno Stevens
Publisher's Description
Bruno Steven's book about the llast 10 years of Palestinian conflict. With forewords by Robert Fisk and Gideon Levy. To view images from this book visit Bruno Steven's website.

Publisher: Lannoo
Size: 300 x 300 mm
208 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
£40.50

Picture of Paul Graham - Beyond Caring (Books on Books #9)
Publisher's Description
Paul Graham's Beyond Caring published in 1986 is now considered one of the key works from Britain's wave of 'New Color' photography that was gaining momentum in the 1980s. While commissioned to present his view of 'Britain in 1984,' Graham turned his attention towards the waiting rooms, queues and poor conditions of overburdened Social Security and Unemployment offices across the United Kingdom. Photographing surreptitiously, his camera is both witness and protagonist within a bureaucratic system that speaks to the humiliation and indignity aimed towards the most vulnerable end of society. Books on Books #9 presents every page spread of Graham's controversial book along with a contemporary essay by writer and curator David Chandler.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
104 pages, 50 Color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
Essays by David Chandler, Jeffrey Ladd
Publisher's Description
Paul Graham's Beyond Caring published in 1986 is now considered one of the key works from Britain's wave of 'New Color' photography that was gaining momentum in the 1980s. While commissioned to present his view of 'Britain in 1984,' Graham turned his attention towards the waiting rooms, queues and poor conditions of overburdened Social Security and Unemployment offices across the United Kingdom. Photographing surreptitiously, his camera is both witness and protagonist within a bureaucratic system that speaks to the humiliation and indignity aimed towards the most vulnerable end of society. Books on Books #9 presents every page spread of Graham's controversial book along with a contemporary essay by writer and curator David Chandler.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
104 pages, 50 Color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

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