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Picture of Dog’s Best Friend, A Pet Project

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Dog’s Best Friend, A Pet Project marks Friedlander’s first monograph centering on his dogs--one of his career-long interests--and, in many instances, their relationship to their owners. From the publisher: “His pictures show the role these precious pets play in our day-to-day lives. We see dogs as companions, objects of affection, waiting alone in their gated yards, in parks, and in cars – the usual breadth of situation that Lee Friedlander is known for. Not much misses the roving eye of Friedlander... but this title is sure to delight as it is filled with the warmth and humor of the human condition as it interacts with the favored pet, all framed and juxtaposed in the stunning style of Lee Friedlander.”

Publisher: SPQR Editions, Brooklyn

Size: 9½ x 11½"

108 pages, 100 plates

Lee Friedlander
Dog’s Best Friend, A Pet Project marks Friedlander’s first monograph centering on his dogs--one of his career-long interests--and, in many instances, their relationship to their owners.
£65.00

Picture of Gap in the Hedge (Special Edition)

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Built in 1928, ’Bwlch-y-Clawdd’ (Gap in the Hedge) is a mountain pass (450m) that connects the Rhondda Valley - In South Wales - to the town where I was born and still live, Bridgend. It is also connected to the Afan Valley via the A4107, which leads through to the coastline and industrial town of Port Talbot. The Bwlch road itself is the A4061, which stretches approximately 25 miles.

Not only did the pass offer a lifeline to the isolated valleys, and present greater job opportunities for the local people but it also provided an essential shortcut for valley based industry; predominantly coal related. My parents used the pass themselves to make their own move to Bridgend in 1966; starting their own business there shortly after.

Loosely based around nostalgia, ‘Gap in the Hedge’ reflects on a journey I used to make with my Mother to visit relatives in the Rhondda Valley, every Saturday when I was a small boy. It was my first taste of a road trip and I can recall almost every inch of the journey. I’d sit there in the front seat of my Mother’s little red car utterly absorbed and mesmerised by the forests, terraced houses and falling rock warning signs. The journey seemed to take forever, but we were only ever around 30 minutes from home.

This series not only attempts to document the beauty of this iconic piece of South Wales landscape, but also explores the relationship that the people - whether locals, tourists or workers - have with the landscape and environment. And ultimately, what lies ahead for this part of South Wales following Brexit and the abolition of EU funding. The immediate villages of Nantymoel and Cwmparc - both of which are former mining communities - either side of the mountain, are incorporated into the project, as the pair both sit in the shadow of ‘The Bwlch’.

Special Edition with signed limited edition print - £80.00

Special Edition limited to 50 copies.

Signed & numbered digital print approx 230 x 210mm

Publisher: Another Place Press

Size: 250 x 200mm

132 pages

Dan Wood
"Built in 1928, ’Bwlch-y-Clawdd’ (Gap in the Hedge) is a mountain pass (450m) that connects the Rhondda Valley - In South Wales - to the town where I was born and still live, Bridgend..."
£80.00

Picture of Stanley Kubrick Photographs, Through a Different Lens

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Before becoming the critically acclaimed filmmaker responsible for such iconic films as Dr. Strangelove and The Shining, Stanley Kubrick spent five years as a photographer for Look magazine. The Bronx native joined the staff in 1945, when he was only 17 years old, and shot humanist slice-of-life features that celebrate and expose New York City and its inhabitants.

Through a Different Lens reveals the keen and evocative vision of a burgeoning creative genius in a range of feature stories and images, from everyday folk at the laundromat to a day in the life of a debutant, from a trip to the circus to Columbia University. Featuring around 300 images, many previously unseen, as well as rare Look magazine tear sheets, this release coincides with a major show at the Museum of the City of New York and includes an introduction by noted photography critic Luc Sante.

These still photographs attest to Kubrick’s innate talent for compelling storytelling, and serve as clear indicators of how this genius would soon transition to making some of the greatest movies of all time.

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 267 x 330 mm

328 pages

Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Stanley Kubrick
In 1945, at just 17 years old, Stanley Kubrick became a staff photographer for Look magazine. His humanist slice-of-life features celebrate his native New York City and already reveal a burgeoning creative genius.
£45.00

Picture of Red Utopia

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Red Utopia is a non-propagandistic search for what is left of communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution. The photographs show interiors of party offices and their iconography, as well as environmental portraits of party officials and activists: people who, unlike their colleagues in communist dictatorships, chose for membership of such a party out of a sense of conviction and free choice against the prevailing neoliberal trend. Red Utopia focuses on five “non-communist” countries where this ideology still plays a role of some (and sometimes remarkable) importance: India, Italy, Nepal, Portugal, and Russia.

Long before the Russian Revolution of 1917, communism was a source of inspiration for idealists and revolutionaries who sought a fairer society. The struggle between communism and capitalism was one of the main themes in recent history, certainly between 1917 and 1989.

The gritty experiences of real socialism, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of neoliberalism seemed to deliver the final blow to the communist ideology. Many communist parties were disbanded after 1989 or slowly bled dry. While the gap between rich and poor widened in many countries from the 80s on, the Free Market seemed to have become the only remaining ideology.

Publisher: Nazreali Press

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Jan Banning
Red Utopia is a non-propagandistic search for what is left of communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution.
£45.00

Picture of Glasgow 1969

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It’s late afternoon in the summer of 1969. We are in the outskirts of Glasgow and Gabriele Basilico is holding a Nikon F, shooting a single roll of film. He is in a state of grace, although nobody might then have known that this roll was to mark Basilico’s baptism as a photographer. He is struck by the Scottish kids, the terrains vagues, the 19th-century industrial archaeology. At the time he was just an architecture student interested in the British post-war new towns, in the social photography of Bill Brandt, but he had not yet shown a vocation for photography of his own. The volume, after Iran 1970 and Marocco 1971, completes the “Basilico before Basilico” trilogy and is accompanied by the texts of Umberto Fiori and Pippo Ciorra, and a testimony from Giovanna Calvenzi.

Publisher: Humboldt Books

Size: 170 x 210 mm

72 pages, booklet in the flap

Italian, English

Gabriele Basilico
It’s late afternoon in the summer of 1969. We are in the outskirts of Glasgow and Gabriele Basilico is holding a Nikon F, shooting a single roll of film. He is in a state of grace, although nobody might then have known that this roll was to mark Basilico’s baptism as a photographer.
£19.80

Picture of No Ruined Stone

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“No Ruined Stone” by Scottish photographer Paul Duke offers a timely and far-reaching insight into a fractured and deprived housing estate in Edinburgh. Returning to Muirhouse — the backdrop to Irvine Welsh’s novel “Trainspotting“ — Duke’s documentary and poetical photographs lead us through the estate he grew up in. Although circumspect questions of social inequity are raised in the book the underlying narrative is about fighting spirit, dignity and hope of the residents living there today.

Paul Duke was born and educated in Edinburgh. He gained a Master of Arts degree with distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1989. As well as exhibiting in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery he has shown in the Scottish Parliament and was included in the National Galleries of Scotland landmark exhibition “Light from the Dark Room” in 1995. “No Ruined Stone” is his second publication after “At Sea”, published in 2013. The text is written by Martin Barnes, senior curator of photography, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Publisher: Hartmann Books

Size: 230 × 300 mm

112 pages, 64 duotone Photographs

Paul Duke
“No Ruined Stone” by Scottish photographer Paul Duke offers a timely and far-reaching insight into a fractured and deprived housing estate in Edinburgh.
£33.00

Picture of she dances on Jackson (Signed)

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The reprint of this hugely successful 2013 book coincides with a retrospective of the work of Vanessa Winship at the Barbican Art Gallery in London from June to September 2018.

In 2011 Vanessa Winship was the recipient of the Henri Cartier Bresson Award which funds an artist to pursue a new photographic project. For over a year Winship travelled across the United States, from California to Virginia, New Mexico to Montana, in pursuit of the fabled ‘American dream’. she dances on Jackson presents a conversation, a lyrical and lilting interaction between landscape and portrait exploring the vastness of the United States and attempting to understand the link between a territory and its inhabitants. For Winship this relationship is inextricable; places accrue particular meanings according to the people she meets, what she sees, and by what's happening to her personally. Each human encounter, sound and smell adds extra dimensions to her work and the resulting photographs.

she dances on Jackson marks a progression. Stylistically similar to her previous work using black and white film and a large format camera, Winship’s portraits remain arresting and unnerving but this body of work reveals her to also be a skilled landscape photographer. For Winship photography is a process of literacy, a path by which she understands life. Her intimate approach enables the reader to glimpse the world as she sees it, if only for a moment.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 240 x 270 mm

144 pages, 64 tritone plates



Vanessa Winship
The reprint of this hugely successful 2013 book.
£40.00

Picture of The Tree of Life is Eternally Green

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An intimate notebook of documentary work undertaken in Romania, exploring the country's landscape and integral connections its inhabitants have with nature. Martínez and Sáez travelled more than 6000km photographing mostly in rural areas, meeting with local people along the way. Their exploration encompasses winter through summer seasons, with the guiding theme that since the first inhabitants of Europe populated fertile Romanian lands, the spirit of Romanian society has been instinctively linked to the land.

Romania has a complex history where its people have struggled to claim territory, faced brutal oppression, communist nationalisation, and foreign exploitation of resources and agriculture. The central region of Transylvania was claimed at the end of the First World War, extending the country’s wealth of natural resources from the border with Ukraine to the Danube Valley. Industrialisation increased exponentially from the 1950s to 1980s and the effects had a massive impact on the economy, social progress, and the landscape. But Romanians have been resilient in the face of progress and adversity, and since the fall of communism in 1989 the country has seen an intellectual revival and a return to practicing long-held traditions. For over 15 years in a conflict in Roşia Montană, public administration and environmental organizations have confronted a mining company in a fight to keep their natural environment free from continued over-exploitation.

In The Tree of Life is Eternally Green, Martinez and Saez focus on identity and history from a perspective that transcends socio-political issues, and dispels stereotypes associated with Romanians. Their record is seeped in the natural environment and celebrates Romanian people, their traditions, the untamed landscape and the country’s rich flora.

Publisher: Overlapse

Size: 230 x 185 mm

174 pages

66 photographs; 19 reproductions of pressed flowers + leaves; 10 illustrations

Pascual Martínez + Vincent Sáez
An intimate notebook of documentary work undertaken in Romania, exploring the country's landscape and integral connections its inhabitants have with nature.
£32.00

Picture of Out of the Darkness

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In 1966, Joel Meyerowitz took an initiatory journey around Europe. Upon his return to New York, he submitted his project to the Head of Photography at MoMA, leading to his monographic exhibition My European Trip. Meyerowitz toured around Spain in 1966 an 1967 and took hundreds of pictures that comprise an exceptional document of 1960's Spain. He admits that this time in Spain was precisely what marked his creative turning point as a photographer-indeed this is the one period when he takes both colour and black and white photographs before fully turning to colour photography.

Publisher: La Fabrica

180 pages

Joel Meyerowitz
Six months in Andalusia, 1966-1967
£33.30

Picture of Roots

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With over twenty new photographs, this revised edition of Roots (initially published in 2012 and quickly out of print) immerses us in the Belgium of the 1970s and 1980s. From the first black and white photographs to the revelation of colour, this publication explores the Belgium photographer’s singular, almost expressionistic, universe.

In a very personal text, accompanying his photographs, Harry Gruyaert comments on his relationship to Belgium. While an essay by the Belgium writer Dimitri Verlhust makes us truly live these photographs from the inside.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 290 x 216 mm

200 pages, 122 B&W and colour photographs, among which 21 previously unpublished

Texts in English & French

Harry Gruyaert
With over twenty new photographs, this revised edition of Roots (initially published in 2012 and quickly out of print) immerses us in the Belgium of the 1970s and 1980s.
£40.00

Picture of Exit

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Isabelle Graeff (born 1977 in Heidelberg) became known in 2010 for her series My Mother And I. For this project she spent years accompanying her mother with a camera, in order to question the relationship between mother and child. The photographs for her project Exit now expand the search for identity to an entirely new country. Between August 2015 and June 2016 the London-based photographer observed with a compassionate eye the crisis of a country whose population has been painfully divided since the Brexit referendum at the very latest. A country divided between people whose gaze is directed outward and people who are looking inward. A country that has again begun a new search for an identity that already exists in all of its mystical beauty, because its nature remains untouched by social developments.

Graeff traces these upheavals, changes, and developments with her camera. The critic Niklas Maak has written an insightful essay about this, which contextualizes the images on various levels.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 230 x 320 mm

136 page, 89 illustration

Isabelle Graeff
Upheaval, change, development: the Brexit. Isabelle Graeff traces an entire nation’s search for identity
£36.00

Picture of The Gamblers

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The Gamblers has been a long running project for Martin Amis, who has made pictures of racegoers over a number of years. RRB is pleased to be finally bringing this work to the public in book form in 2018.

Martin Amis’ photobook The Gamblers is the culmination of his long-term project photographing at racecourses across the South of England. The Gamblers is an affectionate portrait of the racing crowd, a well-informed tribe of racing enthusiasts, from a quirky mix of class and social backgrounds, who come together to find the next winner. Martin immersed himself in the racing crowds, camera at the ready, often betting himself as he sought his next subject. Despite covering so many races over more than a decade with a variety of cameras and shooting strategies, Martin has skillfully collected his images into a single story. Filled with moments of gentle humour, The Gamblers will take you from highs to lows, through moments of tension to the frenetic and jubilant energy of the holding the winning slip. “One of my fondest childhood memories is my regular trips to the races with my father. I loved to watch the horses race, but I loved even more to watch the motley cast of characters betting on them. The stench of beer and tobacco would fill the air, bookmakers’ chants of the latest odds cut through the gamblers lively conversations as I helped my father place his bets. I loved every moment and continued to gamble and enjoy horseracing into my adult life. As a photographer, it was a very obvious subject to focus my camera lens upon. - Martin Amis

Publisher: RRB Publishing

104 pages

Martin Amis
The Gamblers has been a long running project for Martin Amis, who has made pictures of racegoers over a number of years.
£40.00

Picture of Errance

Errance consists of vertical black and white photographs of empty, unidentifiable roads and places. The format restricted Raymond Depardon to taking certain photographs and not others, and to moving away from the people he met during his travels. However they are not landscape pictures either. “They are stills from an imaginary film that could have been made. Only instead of being horizontal, this movie’s screen would be turned on its end.” A sort of corridor with too much sky and too much ground that reveals a viewpoint without deforming it.

Publisher: Akaaka

200 pages

Raymond Depardon
Photographs and Text by Raymond Depardon
£35.00

Picture of If You Have A Secret

Publisher's Description

Irina Popova is a documentary photographer and curator known for her special interest in the subjects of privacy, sincerity, and marginality. She gained notoriety for her documentary series about two young drug addicts and their baby living in squalor in a St. Petersburg squat. Published in 2017 by Dostoevsky Publishing, Amsterdam, this is the second version of her 2014 photobook, ‘If You Have a Secret’. Besides its vivid, colourful portraits, the new edition has a different design, double-folded “secret” pages, and other intriguing features. Only about three quarters of the photographs are the same as in the previous edition, and the texts have also been revised and re-edited.

Publisher: Dostoevsky Photography Society

136 pages

Irina Popova
Irina Popova is a documentary photographer and curator known for her special interest in the subjects of privacy, sincerity, and marginality.
£48.00
£47.00

Picture of Settlements (Signed)

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How should we live on this planet? Can we lead fulfilling lives whilst sustaining the environment on which we depend for our wellbeing and sustenance?

In a world increasingly dedicated to material consumption, driven by a sense of entitlement to exploit nature without limit, these questions have become critical.

Settlements is a photographic record of a small number of communities and individuals, based in Britain, who are quietly building and exploring alternative land-based, low impact ways of living, that address these issues and dilemmas.

Taken between 2004 and 2015, the photographs chart a period in their evolution and growth seen through their homes, infrastructure and community portraits. They are accompanied by introductions written by the communities, and texts by the author that explore connected historical and contemporary issues.

Together they reveal a way of life that challenges the mainstream, suggesting different narratives for the future and contributing to our collective imagination.

Size: 240 x 290 mm

256 pages, 151 colour photographs

David Spero
Settlements is a photographic record of a small number of communities and individuals, based in Britain, who are quietly building and exploring alternative land-based, low impact ways of living, that address these issues and dilemmas.
£35.00

Picture of Icebreaker

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"In the winter of 2002 I was commissioned by the German magazine 'Mare' to spend ten days aboard the Finnish icebreakers 'Kontio' and 'Fennica'.

These huge and powerful ships assist international shipping to reach ports in the northern section of the Bay of Bothnia, across seas which are often frozen for six months of the year."

Publisher: Another Place Press

Size: 250 x 200 mm

56 pages

Edition of 600

Mark Power
In the winter of 2002 Mark Power was commissioned by the German magazine 'Mare' to spend ten days aboard the Finnish icebreakers 'Kontio' and 'Fennica.
£16.00

Picture of Where I Find Myself

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‘Where I Find Myself’ is the first major single book retrospective of one of America’s leading photographers. As the title indicates, it is organized in inverse chronological order and spans the photographer's whole career to date. It covers all of Meyerowitz’s great projects: his work inspired by the artist Morandi, his work on trees, his exclusive coverage of Ground Zero, his trips in the footsteps of Robert Frank across the US, his experiments comparing colour and black and white pictures, and of course his iconic street photography work. The text is all by Joel Meyerowitz himself and the book coincides with a major retrospective show in Berlin.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 315 x 220 mm

352 pages, 400 illustrations

Joel Meyerowitz
‘Where I Find Myself’ is the first major single book retrospective of one of America’s leading photographers.
£40.50

Picture of Yalla Habibi – Living with War in Aleppo

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Yalla Habibi – Living with War in Aleppo gives recognition to people in Eastern Aleppo who have continued their everyday lives with resilience and inventiveness amidst perilous circumstances. The pictures from Hosam Katan’s hometown, taken between 2013 and 2015, capture moments of the conflicting and contrasting experiences and emotions of these people. Anger, joy, grieve, fear, adventurousness, desperation, determination, solidarity, defiance, fatigue, excitement – having to live with war all of these emotions can change in an instant. The book shows people balancing the horrors of war with a sense of normalcy and trying to retain their dignity.
Although the news coverage of the conflict in Syria, and especially from Aleppo, has waned, it is important to keep up the dialog because the conflict is far from being over. »Yalla Habibi (Come on my dear)!« as people would say in Arabic.

The book is dedicated to to the German photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who died in 2014.

Hosam Katan (born in Aleppo 1994) started working as a photojournalist for Aleppo Media Center from October 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, he covered the conflict in Aleppo as a freelance photographer for Reuters as well. His pictures have been published in numerous international magazines. He is currently studying photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. The awards he has received include the Ian Parry Special Award 2014 and the Ian Parry Award 2015, the annual Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2015, the grand price at the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015, the Nannen Preis  2016, a Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Special Prize for Photography 2016, the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017, and the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017. He was nominated for the the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents 2016, and is shortlisted for the Meitar Photo Award 2017.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 240 x 320 mm

152 pages 74 color illistrations

. English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-839-1

Hosam Katan
The pictures from Hosam Katan’s hometown, taken between 2013 and 2015, capture moments of the conflicting and contrasting experiences and emotions of these people.
£31.50

Picture of How to make a book with Carlos Saura & Steidl

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This documentary film shows the story of creating Carlos Saura’s Vanished Spain, a book of Saura’s photos of Andalusia and central Spain in the late 1950s, and published by Steidl in 2016. As a young man the great Spanish film director Saura didn’t quite know what he wanted to become: a motorcycle racer, flamenco dancer or a photographer. 60 years, 40 films and numerous awards later, film has proven Saura’s focus yet his passion for photography runs like a thread throughout his career and life. Indeed his studio in Madrid today resembles a photographic museum, packed with curiosities, vintage Leicas and self-made cameras.

When publishers Hans Meinke and Gerhard Steidl set out to publish Saura’s largely unknown photographic oeuvre, they did not anticipate discovering the compelling landscapes, villages, bullfights and people of another era that comprise Saura’s personal portrait of 1950s Spain and transgress the propaganda imagery of the Franco regime. Neither did they expect the twists and turns of creating the book with Saura, an artist who resolutely calls himself a “photographic amateur.” How to make a book with Carlos Saura & Steidl reveals how photos become a photobook, and leaves open the amusing question of who of Saura, Meinke and Steidl were ultimately the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in their two-year-long creative process.

Playing time: 52 minutes

Publisher: Steidl

Format: DVD

Size: 140 x 190 mm

English / German / Spanish/Castilian

Film by Jorg Adolph and Gereon Wetzel
This documentary film shows the story of creating Carlos Saura’s Vanished Spain, a book of Saura’s photos of Andalusia and central Spain in the late 1950s, and published by Steidl in 2016.
£13.50

Picture of D. P. R. Korea

Publisher's Description

"Timing is of the essence but a serious amount of good luck and a decent quality crystal ball are necessary" - Carl De Keyzer in The Guardian

When it comes to foreign visitors or artists, North Korea must be the most restrictive country in the world. Nevertheless, Carl De Keyzer managed to cross the entire country in 42 days, divided into three journeys. In his latest book, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an ideological, political and cultural perspective. De Keyzer is one of very few photographers who got almost-unlimited access to the country. He photographed more than 200 different locations, many of which had never been captured on camera before. The 250 photos that form his 'Grand Tour' - taken on marches, at the shooting range, in the subway and in family homes - are a testament to this country's uniqueness.

Carl De Keyzer has been a member of the renowned photo agency Magnum since 1994. His pictures have been published and exhibited all over the world. Regular themes in his work are the permanent threat of decline in a modern civilisation and the impact of power on daily life.

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

Size: 238 mm x 170 mm
256 pages, 230 colour, 30 black & white illustrations

Carl De Keyzer
In his latest book, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an ideological, political and cultural perspective.
£44.96

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