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Picture of Sketch of Paris: Photographs by JH Engström

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For over twenty years, Swedish photographer JH Engström has lived and worked in Paris, a city that, like New York, has a long photographic pedigree; countless photographers have been inspired by its iconic architecture and busy streets. Sketch of Paris, however, is hardly a catalog of classic Parisian scenes, offering instead a raw yet lyrical portrayal of the artist’s misadventures, loves, and random encounters in its streets, bars, and artist lofts—an entirely personal Paris. Engström brings us on a gritty, no-holds-barred guided tour of life in his adopted city. The photographs provide a type of homage to Paris, a city that has greatly influenced and inspired Engström—as a photographer and as a person. Beautifully produced in a slipcased volume, the book brings together 250 color and black-and-white photographs all made between 1991 and 2012, tracing a critical time during the development of the artist’s own voice and vision.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 8 1/ 2 x 11 2 ⁄ 3"

314 pages, 250 four-colour and black-and-white images

JH Engström
Sketch of Paris, however, is hardly a catalog of classic Parisian scenes, offering instead a raw yet lyrical portrayal of the artist’s misadventures, loves, and random encounters in its streets, bars, and artist lofts—an entirely personal Paris.
£40.50

Picture of Dennis Hopper: On the Road

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Director, actor, photographer, artist and art collector, Dennis Hopper was a man of diverse talents who intersected with countless key moments in American culture--particularly, and most famously, in the 1960s. Hopper’s great gifts as a photographer are well established, with many of his images having entered public consciousness. This handsomely produced volume looks at Hopper’s photography throughout its glory years, from 1961 to 1967. In these years, Hopper carried a camera everywhere, from bars to marches, art openings to freeways. Conceived as a kind of road trip across America, the book runs the gamut of 1960s counterculture and film culture, taking in Warhol’s Factory (where Hopper spent much time), film shoots, street scenes, road trips and of course the classic portraits of movie stars, musicians, artists, bikers and activists, from Martin Luther King to Allen Ginsberg and James Brown. The result of exhaustive research into the artist’s archives at the Dennis Hopper Art Trust, and with a wealth of previously unpublished images, Dennis Hopper: On the Road offers a first-hand, collective portrait of an era.

Publisher: FUNDACION MUSEO PICASSO MALAGA/LEGADO PAUL, CHRISTINE Y BERNARD RUIZ-PICASSO

Size: 9.75 x 12.5"

273 pages, 16 color and 158 tritone images

Publisher's price: $55

Dennis Hopper
Hopper’s great gifts as a photographer are well established, with many of his images having entered public consciousness. This handsomely produced volume looks at Hopper’s photography throughout its glory years, from 1961 to 1967.
£38.75

Picture of Bound for Glory: America in Color 1939-43

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The photographs of the Farm Security Administration (FSA), which recorded American life in the late 1930s and early 1940s, remain among the most moving and famous documentary images from the first half of the 20th century. Yet few people know that, along with thousands and thousands of black-and-white photographs, the FSA photographers also took color pictures. Here, for the first time, is a selection of the best of the FSA color photographs—introduced by National Book Award finalist Paul Hendrickson and assembled to create a vivid portrait of America as it emerged from the Great Depression to fight World War II. Covering countryside and city, farm and factory, work and play, the images in this book open a window onto our national experience from 1939 to 1943, revealing a world that we have always seen in our mind's eye exclusively in black and white. Never before has there been a book that paints this picture in full color.

Publisher: Abrams

Size: 11 1/2 x 8"

192 pages

Introduction by Paul Hendrickson
Here, for the first time, is a selection of the best of the FSA color photographs, assembled to create a vivid portrait of America as it emerged from the Great Depression to fight World War II.
£19.76

Picture of Pierdom (Signed)

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Publisher's Description  Simon Roberts has travelled the coastline of Britain to create a comprehensive and fascinating photographic record of the country’s remaining pleasure piers, in homage to these monuments of Victorian engineering and eccentricity.

The pleasure pier follows the story of Britain’s relationship to the seaside, from the early links with the Romantics, to the engineering feats and technical advancement of the Industrial Revolution. They bear witness to the growth of the coast as a pleasure destination for a monied elite, as well as the working class enthusiasm for the seaside brought on by the development of the railways and the introduction of bank holidays. Britain’s piers trace our changing economic fortunes too, from post-war boom to economic downturn, and now a slow re-awakening of our appreciation of these cultural and historic landmarks.

At the turn of the last century, almost a hundred piers existed; now only half remain and several face an uncertain future. Whilst some are modest structures, others are elegant and exotic, thrusting out into the sea with characteristic Victorian aplomb. Loosely following in the footsteps of Francis Frith, whose company made the last major photographic survey of these peculiarly British structures, Roberts documented the remaining piers using his signature landscape style, echoing the aesthetic and tone of his acclaimed book We English

See here for sample images.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 246 x 305mm

160 pages, 81 colour plates

Simon Roberts
Signed copies. Simon Roberts has travelled the coastline of Britain to create a comprehensive and fascinating photographic record of the country’s remaining pleasure piers, in homage to these monuments of Victorian engineering and eccentricity.
£35.00

Picture of Non-Conformists, The

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The Non-Conformists features Martin Parr’s first major body of work from the mid-1970s, published here for the first time in book form. A wonderful and charming surprise for Parr enthusiasts and fans of traditional reportage, this body of black-and-white imagery predates the cutting color work that earned him his fame in the 1980s. In 1975, fresh out of art school, Martin Parr found poor footing in the London photography scene, so he moved to the picturesque Yorkshire Pennine mill town of Hebden Bridge. Over a period of five years, he documented the town in photographs, showing in particular the aspects of traditional life that were beginning to decline. Susie Parr, whom he had met in Manchester, joined him in documenting a year in the life of a small Methodist chapel, together with its farming community.


In words and pictures, the Parrs vividly and affectionately document cobbled streets, flat-capped mill workers, hardy gamekeepers, henpecked husbands, and jovial shop owners. The best Parr photographs are interleaved with Susie Parr’s detailed background descriptions of the society they observed.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 8 x 9 3/8"

168 pages, ca. 90 duotone images

Martin Parr
The Non-Conformists features Martin Parr’s first major body of work from the mid-1970s, published here for the first time in book form.
£27.00

Picture of Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs

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Steve McCurry Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs takes an unprecedented look at the work of Steve McCurry, one of today’s finest and most daring imagemakers. This is the first book to fully explore how the world-renowned photographer finds, takes and develops his uniquely iconic photographs. Presenting a personal archive of material, Steve McCurry Untold features the very best of McCurry’s most beautiful and powerful photo stories, taken from around the world over the last thirty years. Each story is illustrated with never-before-seen notes, images and ephemera – saved by McCurry from his extensive travels – and over 100 lavish, full-colour photo plates of McCurry’s most significant work. Brought to life by newly commissioned essays, the stories offer a critical narrative and give new insight and ideas into the background, experience and ideas behind McCurry’s unparalleled photography. Together, these fascinating documents reveal a new and exciting view of the story behind the story.

Tracing the narrative behind 14 of McCurry’s most important assignments, each story provides a behind-the-scenes look at McCurry’s adventures, from first publication to their afterlife in the world, creating a documentary record of his remarkable career. The featured work covers his entire oeuvre and focuses on a broad range of themes, such as rail travel in India (1983), the plight of the Tibetan people (2000–6), the effects of the Monsoon (1984) and the events of September 11th (2001), alongside his lesser-known bodies of work on the Hazara Tribe in Afghanistan (2007), Yemen (1999), and the environmental fallout from the Gulf War in Kuwait (1991). Richly illustrated and explained, this book provides an inside perspective on Steve McCurry, creating a living biography and archive of one of photography’s greatest legends.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 345 x 245 mm

264 pages, 500 colour illustrations

Steve McCurry
An unprecedented look at the work of Steve McCurry, one of today’s finest and most daring imagemakers.
£35.96

Picture of Tractor Boys

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Youngsters meet up on the village outskirts, racing their tractorcars, burning tyremarks into the warm summer asphalt. The smell of rubber, oil and souped-up engines fills the air when the engines speed. The cars form into a circle as the boys take turns in the middle. It is a game – showing their skills – showing off to the girls. Strength is measured and proved – as if in a strange ritual mating dance.

The car of choice is known as an EPA tractor, a Swedish term for an older car converted for use as an agricultural machine. These became common in the 1930s and were previously called ‘car-tractors’. During the 1950s EPAs had almost died out as new tractors had come down in price and become more available. The EPAs were almost forgotten until youths discovered that the EPA law offered them a way to drive, even as 15 year-olds – and so during the 1960s and 1970s they became increasingly popular in rural areas. Tough rules are in force to restrict the gearing on the cars and their speed is supposed to be limited to 30 km per hour. There is also no suspension on the rear wheels, making them extremely uncomfortable to drive at high speed. However, the boys are skilled with cars and very creative when it comes to finding ways to bypass these legal and physical restrictions that limit the power and speed of the engines. The solutions they come up are numerous and are closely guarded secrets.

Sample images.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 190 x 248 mm

60 pages, 39 duotone photographs

Martin Bogren
Youngsters meet up on the village outskirts, racing their tractorcars, burning tyremarks into the warm summer asphalt.It is a game – showing their skills – showing off to the girls. Strength is measured and proved – as if in a strange ritual mating dance.
£22.50

Picture of Love and War

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Love and War chronicles Guillaume Simoneau’s on-off relationship with Caroline Annandale. They first met at the Maine Photographic Workshop in 2000. Both in their early twenties, they began a feverish relationship and travelled the world together just prior to September 11, 2001. After the terrorist attacks on the United States, Annandale enlisted in the US army and was sent to Iraq. The two grew apart, Annandale eventually marrying someone else, but they reunited several years later upon her return from war to begin a tumultuous second chapter in their relationship.

Using a variety of images, including pictures he took when they first met, photographs Caroline emailed home from Iraq, text messages, and handwritten notes, Simoneau charts the couple’s love affair and its attendant ups and downs, but not in chronological order. Sequenced to mimic the disjointed nature of memory and identity, the project reveals how our perceptions of ourselves and our loved ones are always a blend of past and present. As the photographs progress, they expose Caroline’s loss of innocence and her transformation into a toughened war veteran. Ultimately, Simoneau reveals the lasting impact- – the invisible, indelible, and often irreversible effects that both love and war have on people’s lives.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 210 x 295 mm

80 pages, 38 colour plates

Guillaume Simoneau
Love and War chronicles Guillaume Simoneau’s on-off relationship with Caroline Annandale. They first met at the Maine Photographic Workshop in 2000. Both in their early twenties, they began a feverish relationship and travelled the world together just prior to September 11, 2001.
£27.00

Picture of Don McCullin

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Don McCullin has been making photographs for more than 50 years, first capturing the small dramas of everyday life in 1950s London, then travelling to the world’s most dangerous conflict zones, and more recently exploring the landscapes of Somerset in England. Published to accompany an exhibition of his work at the National Gallery of Canada, this book includes more than 130 works drawn from all of McCullin’s major series – his social documentary work in England, his Berlin Wall series, his award-winning work on war and famine, his anthropological expeditions, and his still lifes and landscapes.

Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict in association with the National Gallery of Canada

Size: 239 x 310 mm.

120 pages

Don McCullin
This book includes more than 130 works drawn from all of McCullin’s major series – his social documentary work in England, his Berlin Wall series, his award-winning work on war and famine, his anthropological expeditions, and his still lifes and landscapes.
£35.00

Picture of Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography

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Since the 1980s Northern Ireland has produced a distinctive body of photographic work, by photographers from within and outside Northern Ireland. This book brings together significant works by key photographers to examine the phenomenon of new photographic practices in Northern Ireland. Many of the photographers included have established global reputations, but have not previously been considered in a sustained way as group of photographers interacting with each other’s work.

Taking a historical and thematic approach, the book begins with the media imagery of the Troubles that compelled photographers and artists to intervene in the flow of press photography that dominated a global, visual portrayal of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. From this response, and influenced by wider, international trends in contemporary photography, an engaged and often polemic aesthetic emerged, individual to each photographer but also shared across diverse photographic practices. With the Peace Process in the 1990s a new dynamic entered the scene which required photographers to think about the social and political past and future of Northern Ireland, and which also offered new opportunities for exhibiting and publishing work.

While presenting an analysis of its broad aesthetics, the book also questions the extent to which the theme of conflict has dominated our view of Northern Irish photography. Through the inclusion of work by photographers with a keen sense of trends and debates in the wider contexts of contemporary photography and art, the book considers photography in and from Northern Ireland as a reflection of place in the broadest possible sense.

Features photographs by Abbas, Craig Ames, Sylvia Grace Borda, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Ursula Burke, John Byrne, Garrett Carr, Gerry Casey, Malcolm Craig Gilbert, John Davies, Victoria J. Dean, Willie Doherty, John Duncan, David Farrell, Paul Graham, Stuart Griffiths, Anthony Haughey, Kai-Olaf Hesse, Sean Hillen, Claudio Hils, Daniel Jewesbury, Philip Jones Griffiths, Bill Kirk, Peter Marlow, Brendan Murphy, Gareth McConnell, Patrick McCoy, Sean McKernan, Mary McIntyre, Moira McIver, Eoghan McTigue, Les Levines, Anthony Luvera, Jonathan Olley, Martin Parr, Adam Patterson, Mark Power, Paul Quinn, Paul Seawright, Victor Sloan, Hannah Starkey, Chris Steele-Perkins, Nick Stewart, Donovan Wylie and Patrick Zachmann.

Publisher: Belfast Exposed in partnership with the MAC

288 pages

Colin Graham
This book brings together significant works by key photographers to examine the phenomenon of new photographic practices in Northern Ireland. Many of the photographers included have established global reputations, but have not previously been considered in a sustained way as group of photographers interacting with each other’s work.
£27.00

Picture of Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq

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With previously unpublished photographs by an incredibly diverse group of the world’s top news photographers, Photojournalists on War presents a groundbreaking new visual and oral history of America’s nine-year conflict in the Middle East. Michael Kamber interviewed photojournalists from many leading news organizations, including Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Magnum, Newsweek, the New York Times, Paris Match, Reuters, Time, the Times of London, VII Photo Agency, and the Washington Post, to create the most comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts of the Iraq War yet published. These in-depth interviews offer first-person, frontline reports of the war as it unfolded, including key moments such as the battle for Fallujah, the toppling of Saddam’s statue, and the Haditha massacre. The photographers also vividly describe the often shocking and sometimes heroic actions that journalists undertook in trying to cover the war, as they discuss the role of the media and issues of censorship. These hard-hitting accounts and photographs, rare in the annals of any war, reveal the inside and untold stories behind the headlines in Iraq.

Publisher: Texas University Press

Size:10 x 12"

300 pages, 164 b&w and colour illustrations


With previously unpublished photographs by an incredibly diverse group of the world’s top news photographers, Photojournalists on War presents a groundbreaking new visual and oral history of America’s nine-year conflict in the Middle East.
£42.30

Picture of World Press Photo 13 yearbook

Publisher's Description

Since 1955, the annual World Press Photo contest has set the standard in visual journalism. World Press Photo 13 brings you the winners—the most striking images and compelling stories from 2012.

Selected from more than 103,000 pictures taken by 5,600 photojournalists and documentary photographers from 124 countries, the prize-winning pictures are presented in a moving, sometimes disturbing document. World Press Photo 13 both informs and inspires an understanding of the world.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 230 x 297 mm

160 pages


Since 1955, the annual World Press Photo contest has set the standard in visual journalism. World Press Photo 13 brings you the winners—the most striking images and compelling stories from 2012.
£15.26

Picture of ABC

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Born in New York in 1929, William Klein is one of the leading photographers of the postwar era, as well as an influential filmmaker, painter, and graphic artist. This astonishing book, selected and designed by Klein himself, offers a visual survey of his long and varied career. It includes his poetic street photography of New York, Moscow, Rome, Tokyo, and Paris; his exciting fashion photography; stills and posters from his bitingly satirical films; and his graphically powerful painted contact sheets.

Klein, whose achievement puts him on a level with Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn, lives in Paris and is revered in Europe. This is the first comprehensive book on his work published in the United States in 20 years.

Publisher: Abrams

Size: 11 1/2 x 8"

184 pages, 196 colour illustrations

William Klein
This astonishing book, selected and designed by Klein himself, offers a visual survey of his long and varied career.
£22.50

Picture of White Road

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From 1998 to 2005, Ivan Sigal worked, lived and travelled in Central Asia, traversing Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. He roamed with a dual identity: on the one hand designing media projects with local communities; on the other, an itinerant documentarian. The images from his multi-year odyssey reveal the unsettled lives of Eurasians in provincial towns and cities. Alongside the photos, an episodic narrative unfolds: vignettes chronicling Sigal’s encounters while tracing his restless passage through the landscape.

Through image and text, White Road addresses what was left behind when the Soviet Union’s ideological superstructure was stripped away, eliminating the grand narrative that imposed meaning on people’s lives. The cumulative effect is that of a search without a centre or apparent goal. We sense that circumstances of history and power propel us—subject, traveller, and reader—from encounter to encounter, and from place to place. The term “white road” means “safe journey” in Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Uzbek. These words are printed on road signs at the edges of Central Asian towns, wishing travellers well as they enter the emptiness of the steppe.

See Ivan Sigal's website for sample images.

Publisher: Steidl

472 pages

Ivan Sigal
From 1998 to 2005, Ivan Sigal worked, lived and travelled in Central Asia, traversing Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan.
£45.00

Picture of New York Is

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‘New York Is’ documents renowned Japanese photographer Takayuki Ogawa’s experience in New York City in the late 1960s. In these images, his enthusiasm for the city and fascination with American culture of the time is tangible. Ogawa’s shift away from the established documentary style of post-war Japanese photographers is readily apparent, and personal expression, emotion and empathy all find their way into his work. From Vietnam War protests and hippies to black culture in Harlem and Pop Art, the period is elegantly captured in Ogawa’s work. Includes critical texts by Nathan Lyons and Anne Wilkes Tucker, plus a DVD with film footage shot by Ogawa.

A video preview of the book is available here.

Publisher: Idea Books

Size: 220 x 210 mm

164 pages

Japanese/English

Publisher's price: £59.95

Takayuki Ogawa
‘New York Is’ documents renowned Japanese photographer Takayuki Ogawa’s experience in New York City in the late 1960s. In these images, his enthusiasm for the city and fascination with American culture of the time is tangible.
£58.50

Picture of Heartland: An American Road Trip in 1963

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From today's perspective it sounds like a fairy tale, when Thomas Hoepker talks about the beginning of his America Reportage.

“Would you like to discover America?” editor-in-chief Horst Mahnke asked one day. “We sat in the conference room of Kristall. ‘Sure’, we said. ‘But what exactly do you want us to do there?’ – ‘I think’, replied the editor, ‘you’ll fly to New York and then you rent a car and you drive westward until you meet the Pacific, and then you drive back on another route and you take pictures and write about what you see. No time limit.’ We liked the brief briefing and nodded. The year was 1963 and I was 27.”

Hoepker and Winter covered a total of 26 785 kilometers by automobile, according to Mahnke, the editor-in-chief, whose editorial to Issue No. 8/1964 on the whole anticipated the tenor of the series, which was critical of the USA: “They saw far beyond the skyscrapers of Manhattan, whose spectacular silhouette is still considered by many Europeans to be typical of America. And once beyond the America of the picture postcard, they discovered some truths of which I think we need to be aware. I believe there are some shocking truths amongst them and in the light of these truths the legendary American way of life no longer looks quite so triumphantly brilliant as people generally imagine.”

In his observations author Hans-Michael Koetzle claims:

Hoepker’s America reportage is still a prime example of committed photojournalism personally interpreted, of photography as reportage at the highest level of formal aestheticism. “Heartland” stands for a piece of photo history and at the same time turns out to be oppressively up to date.

Sample images here.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 24o x 216 mm

84 pages, 68 tritone and 8 colour illustrations

Publisher's Price: £29.95

Thomas Hoepker
Hoepker’s America reportage is still a prime example of committed photojournalism personally interpreted, of photography as reportage at the highest level of formal aestheticism. “Heartland” stands for a piece of photo history and at the same time turns out to be oppressively up to date.
£29.25

Picture of Reza: War and Peace

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With the Middle East and Asia as his far-ranging home territory, Reza Deghati's photos chronicle 30 years of turmoil, hope, and splendor. Now some of his most dramatic works are in this volume, filled with pictures that convey torment and upheaval, but also the art, culture, and traditions of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and other areas—and the photographer's understanding of humanity and deep commitment to justice.

Reza's own narration focuses attention on the costs of war and the human condition. For readers interested in world history, current events, and the human experience, this photographic tour de force is a must.

Publisher: National Geographic

Size: 11" x 14"

296 pages, 200 color and black-and-white photographs

Reza Deghati
Was £50 > Now £16.50
£16.50

Picture of Roots

A substantial collection of the work of this influential colour photographer.  All the images are of his native Belgium, “a country he once saw as dull and uninspiring. We start from the very beginning, from the early days of black and white, of grainy ISO effects, blurred focus, and stark graphic contrasts. This leads the way quite rapidly, however, to the bulk of the exhibition: where we encounter strong color saturation, cool blue/grey palettes (unavoidable given the famously not-so-glorious Belgian meteorology), contrasted by bright areas of color—often reds and greens—so perfectly composed as to appear rather unnatural.”  (Adrian Caneva).  Based on a recent major exhibition in Brussels.  See here for more detail.

Publisher: Xavier Barral Editions

Size: 295 x 221 mm

Publisher's price: £43.50

Harry Gruyaert
A substantial collection of the work of this influential colour photographer.
£42.50

Picture of Another Family SIGNED

SIGNED COPIES

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This fascinating book tells the story of Irina Popova’s stay with a family of drug-users in St. Petersburg, Russia. The photo story – focusing on a small child living in shocking family circumstances – has provoked an explosion of criticism on the Internet, directed towards the parents as well as at the photographer. The book reveals the documentary evidence during the development of the story, including the previously unpublished photos from the archives of the photographer herself and the characters, the web pages of blogs with comments, the private letters and the diaries. It attempts to analyze the consequences of the photographer’s actions and the degree of responsibility of the photographer. The multivocal storytelling in the book forms the screenplay for a real-life drama. This is the first time this frequently discussed topic of the supposed responsibility of documentary photographers has been analyzed so consistently and comprehensively in book form. This book is therefore more than simply a documentary photo book depicting the deplorable situation of a drug-addict family – it is an essential document dealing with the question all documentary photographers may be confronted with at some time in their careers: can I continue working or should I stop and try to help solve the problem I am witness to?

Publisher: Schilt Publishing

Size: 170 x 225

200 pages with approx. 60 photos in full colour

Irina Popova
This fascinating book tells the story of Irina Popova’s stay with a family of drug-users in St. Petersburg, Russia.
£35.00

Picture of American Photographs

Publisher's Description

Walker Evans is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. His elegant, crystal-clear photographs and articulate publications have inspired several generations of artists, from Helen Levitt and Robert Frank to Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander. The progenitor of the documentary tradition in American photography, his principal subject was the vernacular – the indigenous expressions of a people found in roadside stands, cheap cafés, advertisements and small-town main streets. For fifty years, from the late 1920s to the early 1970s, Evans recorded the American scene with the nuance of a poet and the precision of a surgeon, creating an encyclopedic visual catalogue of modern America in the making.

First published by The Museum of Modern Art in 1938, and often out of print since then, American Photographs has been the key touchstone for photographers and those who seek to understand the lyrical potential of the medium. This Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Edition, with sumptuous duotone plates complementing the elegant restraint of the original typography and design, makes Evans’s landmark book available again. For the first time, digital technologies aid in emulating the precise cropping and finely tuned balance of the 1938 reproductions, capturing as never before the look and feel of the first edition.

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Size: 227 x 200 mm

87 duotone illustrations

Walker Evans
First published by The Museum of Modern Art in 1938, and often out of print since then, American Photographs has been the key touchstone for photographers and those who seek to understand the lyrical potential of the medium.
£22.49

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