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Picture of Paris (signed)

Publisher's Description

In the shape of a true Paris map, Martin Parr invites us to follow him in the French capital. For three years, commissioned by the Maison Européeenne de la Photographie (MEP), Martin Parr has focused his lens on Parisians and photographed the Champs-Elysées, tourists, Bastille Day, fashion shows, Paris Air Show, museums and art fairs, the Agricultural Show... 

In the end, around forty unpublished images and several previous iconic ones of everyday scenes convey a concentrate of Parisian atmosphere. 

Publisher:  Editions Xavier Barral

Size:  210 x 300 mm 

128 pages, 40 illustrations

Martin Parr
In the shape of a true Paris map, Martin Parr invites us to follow him in the French capital. For three years, Martin Parr has focused his lens on Parisians and photographed the Champs-Elysées, tourists, Bastille Day, fashion shows, Paris Air Show, museums and art fairs, the Agricultural Show...
£41.25

Picture of Coal not Dole The Miners' Strike 1984/1985

Publisher's Descrption

In 1984, with the UK miners' strike at its peak, the young German photography student Michael Kerstgens decided to travel to Britain and document the dispute. Born in Wales, and with a godfather who was managing director of the Llanelli-based mining supplies company Thyssen Schachtbau Great Britain Ltd., he imagined it would be easy to get close to the action.

Yet the strike was brutal and had torn a rift through British society. People were wary of him, as an outsider, and so he was limited to photographing events on the periphery, but not the striking miners and their various activities.

The tide turned when he resolved to travel to the heart of the strike in Yorkshire and there met the activist Stuart "Spud" Marshall. Spud trusted him immediately and opened the door for Kerstgens to photograph not only the heat of the action but also more intimate moments beyond the picketing, violent clashes with the police, and public discussions on the political stage.

Kerstgens photographed soup kitchens, meetings behind closed doors, and the wives of striking miners who first became politically active through their help and support in organizing the protest. He photographed families at home or with friends at occasional festivities, and striking miners picking low-grade coal to heat their houses. He documented the pride and courage of workers who were deeply rooted in the mining community. And he recorded their exhaustion and despair when defeat finally came at the end of a long campaign.

The strike of 1984/85 was the last significant labour dispute in the UK. It marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new age of industrial relations, both in Britain and beyond. Michael Kerstgens' book shows how this process shaped the lives of many and how it transformed the country forever. Nearly 30 years after the strike, he returned to record the changes. These photographs, including some of "Spud", who still lives there, are also included in this work.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 230 x 210 mm

132 pages, 71 illustrations, 14 in colour

Michael Kerstgens
In 1984, with the UK miners' strike at its peak, the young German photography student Michael Kerstgens decided to travel to Britain and document the dispute
£32.95

Picture of Looking Up Ben James - a Fable

Publisher's description

“It is spring 2008 and my friend, photographer and book collector John Gossage is coming to the UK. We have planned to embark upon a minor road trip together. All John requests is that I drive and that we visit some ‘typical Parr seaside locations’. No problem.” Martin Parr “The protagonist of this work, “the photographer”, Mr. Parr is pictured throughout the book.” John Gossage Martin Parr and John Gossage’s British coastal trip covered spots like Georgian Clifton (Bristol), Severn Bridge (Wales), and Caerau, the mining village near Cardiff where photographer Robert Frank had made his famous report and met the miner Ben James in 1953.

The road took them further north to reach Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales, ending in Liverpool, Morecambe and smaller towns in the Lake District. The outcome are shots of street scenes, backyards, gardens, sceneries and very few people on the way, silent testimonies of small, unexpected details of everyday life in a world that is not visited by many, let alone photographed. As Parr concludes in his introductory text: “I am amazed that the collective vision of this volume is so familiar, but entirely alien. It restores my faith in photography to know that a mature and original photographer like John Gossage can see the things I just did not notice.”

Steidl publishers

192 pages

John Gossage
John Gossage's account of a road trip taken in the west of England and Wales with Martin Parr as his guide
£31.50

Picture of The Stage

Publisher's Description

Donigan Cumming's The Stage is one of the most challenging photobooks published in the last century. Collaborating with his subjects to explore a kind of psychological portraiture, Cumming created a theatre of domestic and institutional interiors peopled by the strange and eccentric. Books on Books #19 presents an in-depth study of this remarkable and little known Canadian photobook with an essay by Richard Enright called The Overwhelming Quotidian: Donigan Cumming and The Stage.

Essays by Robert Enright, Jeffrey Ladd
Hardcover w/ Dustjacket
240 pp, 9.5 x 7 in.
275 Duotone & Color illustrations

Donigan Cumming
"one of the most challenging photobooks published in the last century"
£29.50
£28.95

Picture of In Flagrante (Books on Books 4) Revised Edition 2014

Publishers' Description

Chris Killip's In Flagrante is often cited as the most important photobook to come from England in the 1980s. Published in 1988, In Flagrante describes the communities in Northern England that were devastated by the deindustrialisation common to policies carried out by Thatcher and her predecessors starting in the mid-1970s. Books on Books 4 presents Killip's political yet lyric work and a new essay by Gerry Badger called Dispatches from a War Zone.

Essays by John Berger and Sylvia Grant, Gerry Badger, Jeffrey Ladd
Hardcover w/ Dustjacket
108 pp, 9.5 x 7 in.
65 Duotone and 4-color illustrations

Chris Killip
A revised edition of this study of one of Britain's most influential photobooks.
£29.50
£28.95

Picture of Ray's a Laugh

Publisher's Description

Richard Billingham's Ray's a Laugh is considered one of the most important contemporary photobooks from Britain. Centred around Billingham's working-class family who live in a cramped Birmingham high-rise tenement apartment and his father Ray - a chronic alcoholic - these candid snapshots describe their daily lives in a visual diary that is raw, intimate, touching and often uncomfortably humorous. Books on Books #18 contains every page spread from this classic book including a contemporary essay by Charlotte Cotton.

Essays by Charlotte Cotton, Jeffrey Ladd
Hardcover w/ Dustjacket
108 pp, 9.5 x 7 in.
90 Color illustrations

Richard Billingham (Books on Books 18)
Billingham's depiction of his parent's home in Birmingham, now accorded the status of a classic by Errata Editions
£29.50
£28.95

Picture of Bad Weather (Books on Books 17) SIGNED

Martin Parr's Bad Weather is the debut book from one of Britain's most world-renowned and prolific photographers. Armed with wry humour (and a water-proof camera), Parr captured the social landscape of the UK during downpours, snow storms and the most challenging elements. Published in 1982, Bad Weather has been long out of print and is one of Parr's most sought after books. Books on Books # 17 offers an in-depth study of this important photobook including a new essay by Thomas Weski called Even the Queen Gets Wet.

Essays by Thomas Weski, Peter Turner, Jeffrey Ladd
Hardcover w/ Dustjacket
90 pp, 9.5 x 7 in.
50 Duotone illustrations

Martin Parr
SIGNED An in-depth study of this important photobook including a new essay by Thomas Weski called Even the Queen Gets Wet. Includes original spreads.
£31.95

Picture of American Artifacts

American Artifacts is a complex and poetic photographic portrait of America as it simmered its way through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It reflects that span of years some have called the “lost” decade. American Artifacts is a personal exploration by an empathetic neighbour—the Canadian documentary photographer Phil Bergerson (Born Toronto, 1947).

Much like the discovery process of the archaeologist, Bergerson describes his approach as sifting through the remains of a culture—sifting through the shards of artifacts left behind by a rushing humanity as it made its way through the streets of a tumultuous America. His book is a collection of these message shards—often ironic, sometimes full of pathos. All represent the concerns of a struggling humanity: their fears, desires, and hopes with many images vibrating between reality and metaphor. A variety of recurring themes are reflected in photographs of shop window displays, and in the objects and signs from the forgotten corners of hundreds of towns and cities he visited.

In organising his 120 colour photographs to best portray the complexity of America, Bergerson turned to the art of sequencing as his primary expressive vehicle. Working in the sequencing traditions of Walker Evans, Robert Frank and Nathan Lyons, Bergerson has orchestrated the dynamic interplay between several themes to project their multi-layered meanings.

The book’s photographic sequence is bracketed by two powerful pieces of writing, beginning with Margaret Atwood’s brilliant writing on debt from Payback, and ending with Nathan Lyons’ insightful essay on “Sequencing”.

Black Dog Publishing

Hardback
144 pages
120 b/w and colour ills
28.0 x 31.0 cm
11.0 x 12.0 in

Phil Bergerson
American Artifacts is a complex and poetic photographic portrait of America as it simmered its way through the first decade of the twenty-first century.
£22.46

Picture of Antibodies

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Publisher's Description

This monumental collection of d’Agata’s controversial work is a cult classic and companion to one of the most talked-about photography exhibitions of the past decade, available now for the first time in English.

Containing striking images of people living on the fringes of society, Antibodies is a challenging and captivating collection from one of the most renowned photographers working today. Antoine d’Agata has traveled the world’s darkest corners collecting images of prostitutes, addicts, war-torn communities, and the homeless. A nomad himself, d’Agata tackles subjects often left untouched, unnoticed, or ignored. Frequently compared to his mentors Nan Goldin and Larry Clark, d’Agata’s work, for all its grim and occasionally terrifying realism, bears the hallmarks of timeless photographs. This volume features images from a number of d’Agata’s series, interspersed with short texts as well as essays and commentary. Antibodies was awarded the 2013 Arles Book Prize, and is certain to become one of the most sought-after photography books of the year.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 204 x 266 mm

560 pages, 2500 colour illustrations

Antoine d’Agata
This monumental collection of d’Agata’s controversial work is a cult classic and companion to one of the most talked-about photography exhibitions of the past decade, available now for the first time in English.
£54.00

Picture of Eden and After

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Publisher's Description

Children have been one of Nan Goldin’s ongoing photographic subjects, and they have provided some of her most moving and intimate works. Eden and After presents her selection of just some of these photographs, which include portraits of the children of Nan’s close friends. Through these unique portraits, Nan presents a complex investigation of childhood. Some photographs depict children alone, others show them in familial and social groups. From pregnancy and newborns through to teenagers, some subjects have been documented by Nan through their entire lives. 

The portraits capture children in their vastly changing emotional states, from lonely and introverted to their most exuberant, literally flying through the air.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 260 x 275 mm

320 pages, 300 colour illustrations

Nan Goldin
A brand new collection of photographs of children, taken by Nan Goldin, one of the world’s most prominent and influential contemporary photographers with a loyal international following.
£67.50

Picture of Go There

“Roshin Books’ newest release is another beautifully produced book…  I hadn’t heard of Gen Sakuma before this book. But I look forward to seeing more. He’s got a great eye, a great sense of humour and an obvious love for what he’s doing. He’s witnessed a lot on the streets of Tokyo. A head to head battle between a tiger headed muscle man and a nonchalant biker. A man entrapped by a telephone booth. Even the Japanese doppelgänger of Chandler from ‘Friends’ having a nap on a train.” (The New Frame)

Publisher: Roshin Books

Size: 225 × 300mm

80 pages, 67 black & white plates

First edition of 600 copies

Gen Sakuma
Gen Sakuma is a street photographer based in Tokyo.
£37.50

Picture of Stakeout Diary

Publisher's Description

Yukichi Watabe documented the investigation of a grisly murder that had occurred in Mito (Ibaraki Prefecture) in 1958. Watabe closely followed two police detectives, one from the Metropolitan Police Department and the other local. Their investigation involved stakeouts around downtown areas of Tokyo, areas that have since changed beyond recognition.

Some photographs from the series appeared in a magazine in the same year but there was no opportunity for any further publication. As a result, the photographs were little known. In 2006, a British dealer in old books found 120 sheets of these photo works at Jinbou-chou (central Tokyo), and the work was published in Paris in 2011. This photo book, A Criminal Investigation, attracted attention all over the world.

For this new publication, we have borrowed negatives from Hiroyuki Watabe, the son of Yukichi Watabe, for a fresh selection, using prints made especially for the purpose.

Even for those who are lucky enough to possess a copy of A Criminal Investigation, the new book will come as a revelation.

Publisher: Roshin Books

Size: 230 x 305 mm

104 pages, 70 black & white plates

2nd edition of 1000 copies

Yukichi Watabe
New publication made with negatives from Hiroyuki Watabe, the son of Yukichi Watabe, for a fresh selection, using prints made especially for the purpose. Even for those who are lucky enough to possess a copy of A Criminal Investigation, the new book will come as a revelation
£40.00

Picture of Seventh Dog, The

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Publisher's Description

The Seventh Dog is a new monograph/photobook by American photographer Danny Lyon. Organised chronologically, this artist's book tells the story of Danny Lyon's 50-year-career as one of America's most original and influential documentary photographers. Groundbreaking as a photobook in itself, Lyon tells this story starting in the present day and going back in time to the beginning of his career in the 1960s when he photographed the American civil rights movement and the Chicago bikeriders. Through text and image – colour and b&w photographs, original photo collages, letters and other ephemera (many published here for the first time), and Lyon's own writings – this is a story of Danny Lyon's personal journey as a photographer - a story about photojournalism, the move from film to digital photography, about Lyon's life and quest as a photographer, and of America.

The book takes the form of an original artist’s photobook featuring Lyon’s own writings, collages, letters, documents and colour and black-and-white-photographs – many published here for the first time.

This is Lyon’s personal story of his photographic journey; starting in the present day and moving back in time, it features recent work such as Occupy (2011) and Indian Nations (2002), as well as classic series from the 60s and 70s, such as Bikeriders and Texas Prisons.

Beautifully produced, the book features an original cover by Lyon, special finishes and high-quality photographic and facsimile reproductions
Includes a new essay by Elisabeth Sussman, a Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 275 x 275 mm

10 7/8 x 10 7/8”

240 pages, 200 colour photographs


Danny Lyon
A new ‘retrospective’ covering the remarkable 50-year career of one of America’s most original and influential photographers, Danny Lyon
£67.50

Picture of One Picture Book #84: Polaroids from Haiti

Publisher's Description

The photographs in Jim Goldberg’s contribution to our One Picture Book series, ‘Polaroids from Haiti’, were taken during a week in March of 2013, and depict Haitians dealing with their everyday struggles. Goldberg, who describes himself as a ‘documentary storyteller’, spent his time traveling throughout the country listening to and photographing Haitian life.  The resulting images reflect the continuing challenges and undying spirit of this impoverished country, when the 2010 earthquake is still reverberating from every surface. "Polaroids from Haiti" is limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed Polaroid by Jim Goldberg.

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages,11 four-colour plates, 1 original Polaroid.

Jim Goldberg
The photographs in Jim Goldberg’s contribution to the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series, ‘Polaroids from Haiti’, were taken during a week in March of 2013, and depict Haitians dealing with their everyday struggles. Limited to 500 numbered copies, and includes an original signed Polaroid by Jim Goldberg.
£55.00

Picture of Printed Matter

Publisher's Description 

Bernd & Hilda Becher are among the most influential artists of our time. The Bechers initiated their work on industrial heritage threatened with destruction at the end of the 50s. They set up what was to become one of the largest industrial archival funds of our time. For the first time, the work of the two German photographers is resented from a historical perspective through the printed matter; thus allowing for a comprehension of the different stages in their practice, notably the shift from a conception of the work identified by a unique photograph to a representation of the work as a series of images, or typology.

Publisher: Musee De L'Elysee

Size: 290 x 290 mm

64 pages, 116 illustrations 6 in colour

Bernd and Hilla Becher
For the first time, the work of the Bechers is resented from a historical perspective through the printed matter; thus allowing for a comprehension of the different stages in their practice, notably the shift from a conception of the work identified by a unique photograph to a representation of the work as a series of images, or typology.
£43.95

Picture of Rome

Publisher's Description

Anders Petersen (born 1944) has been photographing the city of Rome since the mid-1980s. He has returned numerous times, and in 2005 he was invited for the Rome Commission, a prestigious commission that has previously been awarded to leading photographers such as Josef Koudelka, Graciela Iturbide, Alec Soth and many others. He returned in 2012, and decided to photograph his lover, Julia, who was briefly visiting him there. Rome begins with Petersen’s portraits of Julia, which develop into a broader investigation of the city’s lesser-known monuments and byways, its cars, bars and citizens, as Petersen revisits the locations he had documented seven years previously, acutely conscious of his own mortality. These photographs, mostly taken over the course of one week with a small, unobtrusive camera, constitute a fascinating culmination in Petersen’s love affair with Rome.

Publisher: Walther König

Size: 8 X 12"

112 pages, 85 Colour illustrations

Anders Petersen
Anders Petersen has been photographing the city of Rome since the mid-1980s. He returned in 2012, and decided to photograph his lover, Julia, who was briefly visiting him there. Rome begins with Petersen’s portraits of Julia, which develop into a broader investigation of the city’s lesser-known monuments and byways.
£31.50

Picture of Here and Now

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Publisher's Description

This lavishly illustrated monograph – published to accompany France’s first major retrospective since the photographer’s death in 2004 – traces Cartier-Bresson’s development as a photographer, activist, journalist and artist. In addition to some of his best-known photographs, here are many seldom seen or unpublished images, and some rarities in colour as well as black and white.

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work embraced art, politics, revolution and war. But more powerful than any of these overarching themes was his evident concern for the human individual at every social level. Cartier-Bresson’s observations of the effects of poverty and revolution around the world led directly to his pioneering photojournalism, and his co-founding of Magnum Photos. He also became renowned for his penetrating portraits ofthe most prominent figures of his time: Cartier-Bresson’s biographer Pierre Assouline called him ‘the eye of the century’.

This is an indispensable work for lovers of photography and admirers of Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose influence continues to endure so powerfully today.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 295 x 234 mm

416 pages, with over 500 illustrations in colour & black and white

Henri Cartier-Bresson
This lavishly illustrated monograph – published to accompany France’s first major retrospective since the photographer’s death in 2004.
£40.50

Picture of Capa in Color

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Publisher's Description

Famed photojournalist and founder of Magnum Photos, Robert Capa was primarily known for his black-and-white images. But after World War II he turned increasingly to color, fulfilling assignments for a variety of popular magazines such as Life and Holiday. This volume reproduces Capa’s color images in a wide variety of forms including prints, magazine spreads, book jackets, and other ephemera, revealing the photographer at a point in his career when his role as director of Magnum required that he keep up with current technology—both as a business decision and a way of capturing new assignments. This book also features contextualizing essays by International Center of Photography curator Cynthia Young and photo historian Sally Stein, travel writings by Capa and assignment collaborators John Steinbeck and Irwin Shaw, and brief essays providing background on various pieces of reportage.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 255 x 305 mm

208 pages with 225 color illustrations

Robert Capa
This volume reproduces Capa’s color images in a wide variety of forms including prints, magazine spreads, book jackets, and other ephemera.
£36.00

Picture of Upstate

Publisher's Description

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar are spending two weeks in upstate New York. Their trip will cover more than 1000 miles, and the itinerary will range from Albany and the Hudson Valley to the Catskills, Adirondacks, and the university towns of Syracuse and Ithaca. The upstate project will continue the investigation of community life, as well as touch on the region’s landscape, institutions, literature, and long, colorful history.

The LBM Dispatch is an irregularly published newspaper of the North American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.

By Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Publication Date, August, 2012
48 pages 11.25 inches x 15 inches
50 lb newsprint paper
Edition of 2000
Designed by Jenny Tondera

Alec Soth

Publisher's Description

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar are spending two weeks in upstate New York. Their trip will cover more than 1000 miles, and the itinerary will range from Albany and the Hudson Valley to the Catskills, Adirondacks, and the university towns of Syracuse and Ithaca. The upstate project will continue the investigation of community life, as well as touch on the region’s landscape, institutions, literature, and long, colorful history.

The LBM Dispatch is an irregularly published newspaper of the North American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.

By Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Publication Date, August, 2012
48 pages 11.25 inches x 15 inches
50 lb newsprint paper
Edition of 2000
Designed by Jenny Tondera

£17.50

Picture of Michigan

Publisher's Description

From October 20th through November 5th, Alec Soth and Brad Zellar will be on the road in Michigan, producing an election season version of the LBM Dispatch in one of the country’s most diverse and politically fascinating states. The trip –a rambling search for the state of the union in towns all over Michigan– will take them across the Upper Peninsula to the Mackinac Straits, and then downstate through the enormous territory of the Lower Peninsula, including stops in Saginaw, Flint, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids.

The LBM Dispatch is an irregularly published newspaper of the North American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.

By Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Publication Date, November, 2012
48 pages, 11.25 inches x 15 inches
50 lb newsprint paper
Edition of 2000
Designed by Jenny Tondera

Alec Soth

Publisher's Description

From October 20th through November 5th, Alec Soth and Brad Zellar will be on the road in Michigan, producing an election season version of the LBM Dispatch in one of the country’s most diverse and politically fascinating states. The trip –a rambling search for the state of the union in towns all over Michigan– will take them across the Upper Peninsula to the Mackinac Straits, and then downstate through the enormous territory of the Lower Peninsula, including stops in Saginaw, Flint, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids.

The LBM Dispatch is an irregularly published newspaper of the North American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.

By Alec Soth and Brad Zellar
Publication Date, November, 2012
48 pages, 11.25 inches x 15 inches
50 lb newsprint paper
Edition of 2000
Designed by Jenny Tondera

£17.50

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