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Picture of Prisons

Publisher's Description

"This work stems from a self-financed reporting on prisons that started back in 2011, during which I visited no less than ten prisons. This follows a several-year-long study of the Belgian police force and its actions in the field. Prisons aims at opening our eyes on inmates; casting light on the failures of an obsolete judicial and penal system which remains to this day inscribed in the country that taught me the ideals of justice and humanity. Why do we turn a blind eye on those broken lives? On those whose lives are ruined?" Sébastien Van Malleghem

Publisher: Andre Frer Editions

Size: 210 x 258 mm

208 pages, 95 duotone pictures

French / English

Sébastien Van Malleghem
Prisons aims at opening our eyes on inmates; casting light on the failures of an obsolete judicial and penal system which remains to this day inscribed in the country that taught me the ideals of justice and humanity.
£37.25

Picture of Where the Children Sleep

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One is missing his bed. Another, her doll with the dark eyes. A third is dreaming himself back to a time when his pillow was not an enemy. The war in Syria has continued for five years and more than two million children are fleeing the war, within and outside of the country borders. They have left their friends, their homes, and their beds behind. A few of these children offered to show where they sleep now, when everything that once was no longer exists.

Magnus Wennman, winner of three World Press Photo Awards and fourfold winner of Sweden’s Photographer of the Year Award, has met refugees in countless refugee camps and on their journeys through Europe. The story of when the night comes is a living narrative with no given ending. The traveling exhibition Where the children sleep is a cooperation between photographer Magnus Wennman, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography), and the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 240 x 210 mm

64 pages, 25 colour illustrations 

Magnus Wennman
Magnus Wennman, winner of three World Press Photo Awards and fourfold winner of Sweden’s Photographer of the Year Award, has met refugees in countless refugee camps and on their journeys through Europe.
£13.50

Picture of Colony / Colonie

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Christophe Gin spent five months exploring the landscapes of Guiana, from border regions to the most remote Amerindian villages, where soldiers mingle with gold prospectors and exploited immigrant workers, and where local population is forced to integrate republican concepts. His photography bears witness to the reality of life in a land full of contrasts, far from the caricatures often presented through the mainstream press.

"Guiana is France’s most vast region, in which the Guiana Space Centre co-exists with an immense area of forest. In principle, this part of the Republic is subject to the same laws as those of the metropolis. However, a combination of factors (an uncontrollable equatorial forest, a gold rush descending into the tropical Far-West, foreign nationals reduced to criminality, and an American-Indian population forced to adapt to a system of republicanism) transform this part of the Republic into a place of lawlessness..

When viewed from the metropolis, this hellish cliché is that most often associated with this French department, and unfortunately it is very easy to reduce Guiana to this caricature.

After having worked in the region for the past fifteen years, I see Guiana more like a mosaic of exceptional places, often governed by codes and laws that are right for them. In this context French law, rights and customs remain somewhat illusory.“ (Christophe Gin)

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 305 x 280 mm

120 pages and text leaflet, 58 duotone illustrations

Christophe Gin
Christophe Gin spent five months exploring the landscapes of Guiana, from border regions to the most remote Amerindian villages, where soldiers mingle with gold prospectors and exploited immigrant workers, and where local population is forced to integrate republican concepts.
£32.40

Picture of ICI AILLEURS

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From his very first photograph in New York in 1936 to his recent work in the Alpilles forest, this monograph testifies of the wealth of Louis Stettner's work. He makes the link between the humanist photography and the American street photography by giving a poetic and uncluttered vision of the world which surrounds us.

Through his long career, Stettner knew how to catch with an incomparable eye the urban atmospheres, from the post-war Paris to the boiling city of New York at the same time, then the beat generation of East Village, movements of political contestations in the 1970s in the United States or the gestures of the work in the series Workers on both sides of the Atlantic ocean.

Photographer and art critic at the same time, the book also presents a long interview of the artist with Clément Chéroux and Julie Jones where Stettner evokes his influences, his inspirations and his reflections on the photography. In a selection of articles published during his collaboration with the american magazine Camera 35 in the 1970s, Louis Stettner broaches, without waffle, the artistic context of the time, his friendship with Brassaï, Lisette Model and Weegee. He claims the influence of the Photo League and defends the social commitment in photography.

Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
June, 15 - September, 12 2016

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 190 x 275 mm

160 pages, 90 black & white photographs

Texts : interview between the artist, Clément Chéroux and Julie Jones

Louis Stettner
From his very first photograph in New York in 1936 to his recent work in the Alpilles forest, this monograph testifies of the wealth of Louis Stettner's work.
£37.25

Picture of hello camel

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"In my experience, the two most significant characteristics of war are horror and absurdity," says Christoph Bangert, the German photojournalist who has been documenting crises for international publications such as the New York Times for ten years. Following his examination, in his critically acclaimed book War Porn (Kehrer 2014) of the way our society deals with horrific images, in his new work hello camel he now confronts the bitter absurdity of war. He opposes our clichéd notion of modern war as a dynamic, dramatic, and heroic experience with his calm and composed, but equally odd and alien images of the wars in Afghanistan, Gaza, Darfur, Lebanon, and Iraq. Simultaneously, hello camel is a documentary of human striving to create something approximating normality in the face of violence and chaos.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 44 colour illustrations 

Christoph Bangert
Bangert opposes our clichéd notion of modern war as a dynamic, dramatic, and heroic experience with his calm and composed, but equally odd and alien images of the wars in Afghanistan, Gaza, Darfur, Lebanon, and Iraq.
£32.40

Picture of Rest 3000~ Stay 5000

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Rest 3000~ Stay 5000~ sees Tokyo based photographer Tokyo Rumando exploring the world of the Tokyo’s love hotels. Visiting more than 20 love hotels in areas such as Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Yoshiwara, Tokyo Rumando explores the historical and cultural aspects of the hotels through self-portraiture. Exposing the private worlds of intimacy where excitement, fantasy and love are sought out behind the facade of Japan’s well ordered and clean society.

Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery

Size: 257 × 182 mm

88 pages

Tokyo Rumando
Tokyo based photographer Tokyo Romando explores the world of the Tokyo’s love hotels.
£27.50

Picture of Once a Year, Some Traditional British Customs

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'A truly unique document recording many of Britain’s most enduring seasonal customs and events, in all their uncanny yet prosaic glory.'
Simon Costin, Director of The Museum of British Folklore

'Probably the best study of English folklore and ritual.'
Peter Hamilton in The British Journal of Photography

Once a Year, Some Traditional British Customs was first published in 1977 establishing Homer Sykes as one of the UK’s leading young photographers. Over a period of almost seven years he travelled the country photographing around 100 traditional British customs, with over 80 appearing in the book.

Though inspired by the 19th century photographer Benjamin Stone, Homer Sykes approached the events with a distinctly modern sensibility, creating dynamic images which focus mainly on the tradition that is being re-enacted against a background of everyday life.

In recent years Homer Sykes’s photographs have become recognised as one of the most important archives of British traditional customs as well as a fascinating insight into life in 1970s Britain. Homer Sykes has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally and has published 14 books, including many which cover other aspects of British life.

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Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 290 x 235mm,

216 pages, 134 duotone photographs

Homer Sykes
Over a period of almost seven years Homer Sykes travelled the country photographing around 100 traditional British customs, with over 80 appearing in the book. First published in 1977.
£27.00

Picture of Unseen

Publisher's Description

The first publication to bring together the three major twentieth-century photographers Wolf Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert, presenting their artistic responses to three great world cities across three crucial decades.

Catalogue accompanying Ben Uri exhibition Unseen London, Paris, New York, 1930s-60s, curated by Katy Barron.

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Contributors: Katy Baron, Michael Berkowitz, Zeldza Cheatle, Jessica Feather & Saskia Rubin

Publisher: Ben Uri

112 pages

Wolf Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert
The fist publication to bring together the three major twentieth-century photographers Wolf Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert, presenting their artistic responses to three great world cities across three crucial decades.
£22.50

Picture of American Realities

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In 2010 more Americans were living below the poverty line than at any time since 1959, when the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting this data. In 2011, Kira Pollack, Director of Photography at Time, commissioned Joakim Eskildsen to photograph this growing crisis affecting nearly 46.2 million Americans. Based on census data, Eskildsen, together with journalist Natasha del Toro, travelled to the places with the highest poverty rates in New York, California, Louisiana, South Dakota and Georgia over seven months to document the lives of those behind the statistics. The people Eskildsen has portrayed — those who struggle to make ends meet, who have lost their jobs or homes and often live in unhealthy conditions—usually remain invisible in a society to which the myth of the American Dream still remains strong. Many of Eskildsen’s subjects hold there is no such dream anymore — merely the American Reality.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 240 x 200 mm

120 pages

Joakim Eskildsen
In 2010 more Americans were living below the poverty line than at any time since 1959, when the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting this data. In 2011, Kira Pollack, Director of Photography at Time, commissioned Joakim Eskildsen to photograph this growing crisis affecting nearly 46.2 million Americans.
£21.60

Picture of The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories (Signed)

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories: Photographs by Martin Parr at The Hepworth Wakefield. This publication documents The Rhubarb Triangle, a new commission of a series of photographs taken over the last 12 months in an area of countryside known as ‘The Rhubarb Triangle’ in West Yorkshire, which is famous for producing early-forced rhubarb.

Parr’s photographs capture all aspects of the rhubarb business, from the back-breaking work of moving the rhubarb from field to shed, the freezing cold and exhausting labour of picking the vegetable by candlelight (or occasionally by head-torch), and the consumption of the rhubarb by coach parties and food tourists. With a Director’s foreword by Simon Wallis and an essay by Susie Parr which provides a fascinating insight into The Rhubarb Triangle.

Size: 222 x 286 mm

84 pages

Martin Parr
Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories: Photographs by Martin Parr at The Hepworth Wakefield.
£20.00

Picture of Topical Times for these Times Book of Liverpool Football (Special Edition - with signed print)

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Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city. From youth games and local bar teams playing in district park leagues, to the weekly rituals of match days at Liverpool and Everton, he has photographed the sport - and the city’s relationship with it - in all its forms. Rarely going inside the stadia, he has instead photographed in the streets and bars outside, at the pitch sides and on buses across the city over decades.

With football serving as a central thread in the working and social lives of his contemporaries, it has always been an element of Grant’s wider work about the city. This book brings together his pictures of the game, the land and the people who populate it. A Topical Times for these Times, taking its title from boys sports annuals and the football yearbooks that prospered and inspired in the 1970s and 80s, draws on the changing landscape of Liverpool as it negotiated success and tragedy, and as a new commercial era took hold. The book is a devoted appreciation of football in the city, the game itself and those who are part of each.

An essay by the writer Niall Griffiths and a short piece by Ken Grant accompany the photographs.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks Publishing

Size: 195 x 230 mm

176 pages, 170 images

Edition of 100

Ken Grant
Limited Edition with signed print
£75.00

Picture of Topical Times for these Times Book of Liverpool Football

Publisher's Description

Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city. From youth games and local bar teams playing in district park leagues, to the weekly rituals of match days at Liverpool and Everton, he has photographed the sport - and the city’s relationship with it - in all its forms. Rarely going inside the stadia, he has instead photographed in the streets and bars outside, at the pitch sides and on buses across the city over decades.

With football serving as a central thread in the working and social lives of his contemporaries, it has always been an element of Grant’s wider work about the city. This book brings together his pictures of the game, the land and the people who populate it. A Topical Times for these Times, taking its title from boys sports annuals and the football yearbooks that prospered and inspired in the 1970s and 80s, draws on the changing landscape of Liverpool as it negotiated success and tragedy, and as a new commercial era took hold. The book is a devoted appreciation of football in the city, the game itself and those who are part of each.

An essay by the writer Niall Griffiths and a short piece by Ken Grant accompany the photographs.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks Publishing

Size: 195 x 230 mm

176 pages, 170 images

Edition of 1000

Ken Grant
Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city.
£31.50

Picture of World Press Photo 16

Publisher's Description

The results of the World Press Photo contest, described by the British Journal of Photography as ‘the premier competition for photojournalism and reportage’

‘Some of the very best work being done around the world today’ – News Photographer

‘Will amuse, sadden, console and ultimately teach you much about this world of ours’– Popular Photography

Since 1955, the annual World Press Photo contest has set the standard in visual journalism. The competition is universally recognized as the definitive competition for photographic reportage.

Publishing the results of the latest annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from 2015 – pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Selected from thousands of images, these prizewinning photos capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.

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Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 245 x 190 mm

240 pages, illustrated in colour and black and white throughout


The results of the World Press Photo contest, described by the British Journal of Photography as ‘the premier competition for photojournalism and reportage’
£17.06

Picture of Cuba La Lucha

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Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer went to Cuba and came back with surprising, often tragicomical pictures of a split country. Fidel Castro on a wall poster, while a man on the same picture wears a T-shirt that spells FBI. Four Cubans withdrawing money in a bank, while Che Guevara watches them from a portrait above their heads.

In his new photobook, with an introduction by curator and publicist Gabriela Salgado, Carl De Keyzer captures Cuba’s duality in pictures. With a master’s eye, he paints the picture of a country that is still rooted in communism, while reaching for Western capitalism.

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Publisher: Lannoo

Size: 22cm x 31cm

176 pages

Carl De Keyzer
Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer went to Cuba and came back with surprising, often tragicomical pictures of a split country.
£40.50

Picture of So Long, China

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For over thirty years, Patrick Zachmann has traveled across China, a country he discovered in 1982 while reporting on the Chinese film industry. From Hong Kong triads in the 1980’s to the mutation of the city of Beijing through Tiananmen Square protests, this book brings together around 350 B&W and colour photographs, in which the small and the great history meet in a changing country. The underlying theme of this long-term work is the issue of identity, that becomes for the new generations in loss of marks of identity, a major concern.

In an intimate format, this book recalls the travel diary punctuated with excerpts from Patrick Zachmann’s travel log written during his travels. These quotes bring new light on these photographs, as well as on the work of a photographer in a society where censorship and state manipulations prevail.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 170 x 230 mm

592 pages, 345 black & white and colour photographs

Texts (in French): Patrick Zachmann

Patrick Zachmann
In an intimate format, this book recalls the travel diary punctuated with excerpts from Patrick Zachmann’s travel log written during his travels. These quotes bring new light on these photographs, as well as on the work of a photographer in a society where censorship and state manipulations prevail.
£35.25

Picture of Fat Baby, The

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The Fat Baby is an epic collection of poignant and often controversial stories photographed and written by acclaimed social documentary photographer Eugene Richards. The culmination of a dozen years of reporting, both on and off assignment, these stories, each one different in style and tone, immerse us in the lives of Honduran coffee growers, members of a Kansas City street gang, drought-plagued villagers from Niger, and doctors in an embattled Bosnian hospital. They chronicle the birth of a first child, an explosion of family violence, the struggle of a farming family to hang on to its ancestral home, and the unearthing of a half-hidden grave said to hold the remains of a slave.

Described as having an acute, sometimes hard-edged visual sensibility and a literary voice, Richards writes in order to come to terms with the complexities of what he is observing. At a time when photojournalists are often relegated to illustrating the ideas of others, he persists in interweaving his words and photographs to create boldly narrative stories that bear witness to the dramas of real lives and comment on the times in which we live. Deeply personal and prodigious in scope, The Fat Baby is a tribute to the emotional power of photography and a celebration of storytelling.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 214 mm

432 pages, 300 Duotone Photographs

Publisher's price £59.95 > our price £19.95

Eugene Richards
The Fat Baby is an epic collection of poignant and often controversial stories photographed and written by acclaimed social documentary photographer Eugene Richards. Publisher's price £59.95 > our price £19.95
£59.95
£19.95

Picture of Vanished Spain

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When the great filmmaker Carlos Saura was a young man, he desired to create a book about his native Spain that would transgress the propaganda imagery of the Franco regime. He strove to depict his country as seen through his camera when he set out on a journey through Andalusia and central Spain in his Fiat 600 in the late 1950s. The trip left a deep impression on his first documentary film, “Cuenca” (1958). Since his youth Saura has been fascinated not only by the process of photographing but also by its technology, as demonstrated by his museum-quality collection of hundreds of historical and self-made cameras. Torn between the two media at the beginning of his career, Saura eventually chose to become a filmmaker but has continued to take photographs.

Vanished Spain offers a comprehensive insight into Saura’s photography with a focus on his black-and-white work of the 1950s: compelling images of landscapes, villages, bullfights and people of another era. Photographs of Saura’s diploma film project, “La Tarde de Domingo” (1957), are also present in the book, making it the definitive representation of his photographic oeuvre.

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Publisher: Steidl

Size: 250 x 290 mm

256 pages

Carlos Saura
Vanished Spain offers a comprehensive insight into Saura’s photography with a focus on his black-and-white work of the 1950s: compelling images of landscapes, villages, bullfights and people of another era.
£52.20

Picture of Summer Days Staten Island

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Taken in the "forgotten borough" of Staten Island between 1983 and 1984, the photographs in Christine Osinski’s (born 1948) Summer Days Staten Island create a portrait of working-class culture in an often overlooked section of New York City. Captured on Osinski’s large format 4x5 camera as she wandered the island, her candid portraits of strangers, vernacular architecture and quotidian scenes reveal an invisible landscape within reach of the thriving metropolis of Manhattan. The neighborhoods that Osinski captured are devoid of the skyscrapers, swarms of pedestrians and choking masses of traffic that are a short ferry ride away. Instead, she captures kids riding bikes on open, empty streets, suburban homes with neatly tended yards and the small-town feel of New York’s least populous borough. Accompanying the series of images is an essay by Paul Moakley, Time magazine’s Deputy Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise.

Publisher: Damiani

Size: 12 x 9.5"

96 pages

Christine Osinski
Taken in the "forgotten borough" of Staten Island between 1983 and 1984, the photographs in Christine Osinski’s (born 1948) Summer Days Staten Island create a portrait of working-class culture in an often overlooked section of New York City.
£22.50

Picture of Ground Zero (Signed)

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Tenmei Kanoh came back to New York in the Summer of 2015, the city was overflowing with tourists. Kanoh felt transported back in time, to the windy rooftops of the World Trade Center. There are many ways to think about the change and the realities that occurred after 9/11. Photography can preserve a story for posterity, about events that will be buried in history.

Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 256 × 182 mm

140 pages

Limited edition: 300 copies

Tenmei Kanoh
Tenmei Kanoh came back to New York in the Summer of 2015, the city was overflowing with tourists. Kanoh felt transported back in time, to the windy rooftops of the World Trade Center. There are many ways to think about the change and the realities that occurred after 9/11. Photography can preserve a story for posterity, about events that will be buried in history.
£34.00

Picture of Labor Anonymous

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Walker Evans shot the photographs collected in Labor Anonymous as an assignment for Fortune magazine, which published a small selection of 20 images in its November 1946 issue, under the title "On a Saturday Afternoon in Detroit." Until now, however, the entire series of 50 photographs has never been reproduced. Evans’ extraordinary serial studies of the facial expressions and postures of Detroit workers walking the city’s streets are fascinating both as portraiture and as a surprising dimension of his photographic style. Shooting passersby against a plywood backdrop as they crossed his field of vision from distant right to close left (some noticing him, most not), with the light striking and modeling their features, Evans found that what he was creating with these images was "the physiognomy of a nation." This book compiles the photographs, contact sheets, small-version printlets, Evans’ annotations to newspaper clippings, drafts for an unpublished text, telegrams and every available print Evans made, along with the Fortune spread as published. Labor Anonymous captures a long-vanished moment in American history, and a crucial project in Evans’ oeuvre.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Walker Evans (1903–75) took up photography in 1928. His book collaboration with James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), which portrayed the lives of three white tenant families in southern Alabama during the Depression, has become one of that era’s most defining documents. Evans joined the staff of Time magazine in 1945, and shortly after moved to Fortune magazine, where he stayed until 1965. That year, he became a professor of photography at the Yale University School of Art. Evans died at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1975.

Publisher: D.A.P./Koenig

Size: 9.5 X 10"

170 pages, 50 duotone illustrations

Walker Evans
Walker Evans shot the photographs collected in Labor Anonymous as an assignment for Fortune magazine, which published a small selection of 20 images. Until now, however, the entire series of 50 photographs has never been reproduced.
£31.50

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