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Picture of Abruzzo (Limited Signed and Numbered Edition)

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Signed and numbered edition of 100 copies, presented in a custom clamshell box.

Abruzzo, located in southern Italy, is known as the ‘green region of Europe’ because of the system of parks and nature reserves covering more than one-third of its territory. It has one of the highest biodiversity indexes in Europe, and one of the richest areas of flora in the world. 

In Abruzzo, Michael Kenna found a cultural identity that elsewhere, for the most part, has been lost to globalization and instant communication. As Kenna photographed medieval ruins, ancient villages and a countryside rich in traditional cultivation. As curator Vincenzo de Pompeis writes in the book’s introduction,  “Abruzzo’s heritage, together with its impressive natural scenery, brings to mind romantic connotations that have historically attracted many international landscape artists, particularly in the 19th century. Michael Kenna fits perfectly into this rich historical vein of celebrated landscape artists who have worked in Abruzzo. Kenna’s work often evokes the influences of Romanticism. In his photographs of historic rural landscapes, for example, there is an air of melancholy, which accompanies memories from the past. His images of ruins stir up feelings of passing time, of the constantly evolving  ties between history and nature.” 

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 320 x 300mm

80 pages, 65 duotone plates

Michael Kenna
Signed and numbered edition of 100 copies, presented in a custom clamshell box.
£200.00

Picture of Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981

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Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places is indisputably a canonic body of work—a touchstone for those interested in photography and the American landscape. Remarkably, despite having been the focus of numerous shows and books, including the eponymous 1982 Aperture classic (expanded and reissued several times), this series of photographs has yet to be explored in its entirety. Over the past five years, Shore has scanned hundreds of negatives shot between 1973 and 1981. In this volume, Aperture has invited an international group of fifteen photographers, curators, authors, and cultural figures to select ten images apiece from this rarely seen cache of images. Each portfolio offers an idiosyncratic and revealing commentary on why this body of work continues to astound; how it has impacted the work of new generations of photography and the medium at large; and proposes new insight on Shore’s unique vision of America as transmuted in this totemic series.
 
Texts and image selections by Wes Anderson, Quentin Bajac, David Campany, Paul Graham, Guido Guidi, Takashi Homma, An-My Lê, Michael Lesy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Richard Prince, Francine Prose, Ed Ruscha, Britt Salvesen, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, Lynne Tillman

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 12 x 15"

272 pages, 150 four-color images

Stephen Shore
Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places is indisputably a canonic body of work—a touchstone for those interested in photography and the American landscape. Remarkably, despite having been the focus of numerous shows and books, including the eponymous 1982 Aperture classic (expanded and reissued several times), this series of photographs has yet to be explored in its entirety.
£54.00

Picture of Japanscapes

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Toshio Shibata was born in Japan in 1949. He later studied at the University of Arts in Tokyo and the Royal Academy of Fine arts in Gent, Belgium. He returned to Japan in 1980. Shibata’s work is included in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Publisher: The Velvet Cell

Size: 200 x 250 mm

64 pages, Four Colour Offset

Limited Edition of 500

Toshio Shibata
Limited Edition of 500
£22.50

Picture of Abruzzo

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In Abruzzo, Michael Kenna found a cultural identity that elsewhere, for the most part, has been lost to globalization and instant communication. Kenna photographed medieval ruins, ancient villages and a countryside rich in traditional cultivation. As curator Vincenzo de Pompeis writes in the book’s introduction, “Abruzzo’s heritage, together with its impressive natural scenery, brings to mind romantic connotations that have historically attracted many international landscape artists, particularly in the 19th century. Michael Kenna fits perfectly into this rich historical vein of celebrated landscape artists who have worked in Abruzzo. Kenna’s work often evokes the influences of Romanticism. In his photographs of historic rural landscapes, for example, there is an air of melancholy, which accompanies memories from the past. His images of ruins stir up feelings of passing time, of the constantly evolving  ties between history and nature.”

This gorgeous new monograph by renowned landscape photographer Michael Kenna is published to coincide with a major museum exhibition opening in July, 2017 in Loreto Aprutino, Italy. Richly printed in duotone on matt art paper, and presented in an olive-green cloth slipcase, “Abruzzo” presents 65 images from the series, published here for the first time. “Abruzzo” opens with a bilingual essay by curator Vincenzo de Pompeis. This first printing is limited to 2,500 copies.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 320 x 300mm

80 pages, 65 duotone plates

Michael Kenna
Richly printed in duotone on matt art paper, and presented in an olive-green cloth slipcase, “Abruzzo” presents 65 images from the series, published here for the first time.
£54.00

Picture of Framed

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Hardback cover printed directly with no dustjacket, matt laminated

Pages:  48
Plates: 25
Size: 240mm x 240mm

One of the finest contemporary landscape photographers in the uk today” Mikhail Palinchak

Framed is the latest work from one of the godfathers of British contemporary landscape photography. Almost paint-like in quality, Framed reflects Friel’s extraordinary ability to reinvent his image-making and yet again produce a thrilling perspective on the notion of ‘landscape’.

Sample images on Chris’s website

Chris Friel Framed

Chris Friel Framed

Chris Friel

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Hardback cover printed directly with no dustjacket, matt laminated

Pages:  48
Plates: 25
Size: 240mm x 240mm

One of the finest contemporary landscape photographers in the uk today” Mikhail Palinchak

Framed is the latest work from one of the godfathers of British contemporary landscape photography. Almost paint-like in quality, Framed reflects Friel’s extraordinary ability to reinvent his image-making and yet again produce a thrilling perspective on the notion of ‘landscape’.

Sample images on Chris’s website

Chris Friel Framed

Chris Friel Framed

£18.50

Picture of On The Road, Everglades

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Since the mid 1990’s Bert Teunissen is on the road, photographing the landscape. Always in the same way: shot from behind the steering wheel while driving. This publication focusses on the dense American landscape of the Everglades in Florida. Bert Teunissen uses an Olympus Pen; the legendary half frame camera from the 60s and 70s. All photographs are printed on out of date photographic paper-stock, creating different flares in colours and contrasts, which makes every print unique and impossible to create again. For Bert Teunissen this irreversible process is part of his search to capture the fluid state of mind while traveling.

Publisher: Fw: Books

Size: 170 x 240 mm

96 pages

Bert Teunissen
Since the mid 1990’s Bert Teunissen is on the road, photographing the landscape. Always in the same way: shot from behind the steering wheel while driving. This publication focusses on the dense American landscape of the Everglades in Florida.
£26.00
£25.50

Picture of Desert

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“And now, over twenty years later,” Jungjin Lee notes, “when I examine these works, I encounter the same experiences and energy I had felt then and there. Transcending time and space, everything is still, my mind is perfectly quiet, and I know I face ‘eternity and the absolute.'” In this body of work produced over five years in the early 1990s, Lee captures the vast American Southwest and transforms it with liquid light and diluted light-sensitive emulsions to create images that are as uncontrollable and natural as the landscape she depicts. Desert comprises four series of works (each bound as a separate book and presented in a unique slipcase), all of which contain monochromatic images of arid lands. Stratigraphy etched into rock faces, massive stones, cave-like precipices, and anthropomorphic fauna showcase an extensive compendium of the desert’s many faces and textures. Each image focuses on the landscape’s formal qualities, eschewing human presence, simultaneously evoking late 19th-century photography, while epitomizing the stark modernity of Lee’s lens. Certain images provoke a sense of the infinite in their vastness, while others fix upon particular features, deftly transitioning from the macro to the micro.

Publisher; Radius Books

Size: 10 x 14"

188 pages, 106 images

Four books in a special slipcase

Texts by Jungjin Lee and Robert Frank

Jungjin Lee
In this body of work produced over five years in the early 1990s, Lee captures the vast American Southwest and transforms it with liquid light and diluted light-sensitive emulsions to create images that are as uncontrollable and natural as the landscape she depicts.
£80.00

Picture of Intervention

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Sublimity and exploitation: on the relationship between humankind and nature

In his works of art the Korean photographer Han Sungpil confronts the themes of environment, energy production, and humankind’s impact on nature. The three series in this book of photographs are distinguished by their surprising perspective, which goes beyond the visual vocabulary normally found in environmental documentations. Whether it’s a painterly French landscape featuring nuclear power plants, presented as a scene of idyllic perfection, or a search for the relics of whale hunting and coal mining in the Arctic and Antarctic, Sungpil’s photographs tell, artfully and critically, of nature’s sublimity and humankind’s overexploitation of it. Photographs of abandoned trawlers, whaling stations, and industrial ruins set in front of monumental, ice-covered landscapes shift the focus to the exploitation of ecological resources, leaving the viewer speechless. Sungpil was awarded the Ilwoo Foundation’s prize for his moving works of art.

Ed. Ilwoo Foundation, Seoul Korea, text(s) by Celina Lunsford

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 300 x 230 mm

176 pages, 97 illustrations

ISBN 978-3-7757-4279-5

Han Sungpil
In his works of art the Korean photographer Han Sungpil confronts the themes of environment, energy production, and humankind’s impact on nature.
£35.00

Picture of Iceland

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With her Iceland series, Ulrike Crespo takes on an extraordinary landscape, which has inspired countless travel and art photographers since the 19th century. And yet she succeeds in producing images that depict the breath-taking wealth of colors and forms of this wild island in a completely new way, often in nearly abstract details: turquoise- blue icebergs, black volcanic sand, white foaming waterfalls, mossy green boulders, and sulphur-yellow gravel deserts.

Ulrike Crespo has been preoccupied with photography since the 1990s. Her first photobook, Twilight, telling about the zone between light and darkness, was published by Kehrer in 2011. Further books followed, including Ephemere (2012), featuring images of flowers, Cold Landscape (2013), dedicated to distorted landscape images shot with infrared photography, and finally Unter der Haut des Wassers (2015), which focuses on an underwater world with undulating forests of seaweed and kelp. Ulrike Crespo’s photographs have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She lives and works in Frankfurt / Main, Vienna, and West Cork, Ireland.

Publisher: Kehrer

Size: 240 x 305 mm

240 pages, 184 color and 1 b/w illustration

English, German

Ulrike Crespo
With her Iceland series, Ulrike Crespo takes on an extraordinary landscape, which has inspired countless travel and art photographers since the 19th century.
£0.00

Picture of This Land: An American Portrait

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Created across thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand miles, this startlingly fresh photographic portrait of the American landscape shares artistic affinities with the works of such American masters as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Mark Rothko, and Albert Bierstadt.

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Size: 13 x 11"

284 pages, 142 color photos

Jack Spencer
Created across thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand miles, this startlingly fresh photographic portrait of the American landscape shares artistic affinities with the works of such American masters as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Mark Rothko, and Albert Bierstadt.
£35.10

Picture of Morgenland

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Reaching a new pinnacle of his signature composition and coloring in his most recent Orient series, Elger Esser presents landscapes—beaches, wetlands, riverbeds, and valleys—in Lebanon, Egypt, and Israel.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 320 x 280 mm

180 pages, 100 colour and duotone plates

English/German edition

Elger Esser
Reaching a new pinnacle of his signature composition and coloring in his most recent Orient series, Elger Esser presents landscapes—beaches, wetlands, riverbeds, and valleys—in Lebanon, Egypt, and Israel.
£40.50

Picture of Steinholt

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Steinholt is a house in the fishing village of Þórshöfn in the remote northeast corner of Iceland. Built in 1929 by my wife’s paternal grandparents, the house was given a name before there was a street. My wife, Álfheiður, was named after her grandmother. The closeness of their relationship and the unexpected circumstances by which we came to acquire this small house, are where the photographic project begins. Informed by stories and written accounts, I have retraced the movements of my wife’s ancestors as they criss-crossed the landscape, in search of work or a place to live. The resulting series of black and white analogue photographs compiled over the last five years are an attempt to interpret the past and investigate the origin of names as a means to inhabiting the landscape.« (Christopher Taylor)

A trained zoologist and self taught photographer, Christopher Taylor (b.1958) has traveled extensively in France, Iceland, Japan, India, and China. He has held critically acclaimed solo and group exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, London, Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, and Calcutta, and is represented by Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, and Tasveer, India.

Publisher: Kehrer

Size: 220 x 220 mm

160 pages, 60 duotone illustrations

English, Icelandic

ISBN 978-3-86828-766-0

Christopher Taylor
Steinholt is a house in the fishing village of Þórshöfn in the remote northeast corner of Iceland.
£34.20

Picture of Rail Magic

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In 1949 René Groebli shot a series of images around and on top of trains in France, His working style was stimulated by his experiences with moving images, his fascination with movies. In many experiments he tried to express the dynamism of movement in single photographs. Lasting experiences – like his first train journey from Zurich to Paris – brought him to a city in which he immersed fully in the themes of romanticism and movement in the atmosphere of the French steam trains.

At the end of 1949 RAIL MAGIC was published for the first time, 15 images in a publication that the artist financed himself. It was a daring opus in a time in which photography presented itself quite conservatively and hardly full of dynamism, where honest tradition demanded easily understood documentation. No surprise then, that Groebli’s images were met with rejection. Of course with time passing the work has been met with great admiration by photo historians and today an original publication is a treasured (and pricey) item by book collectors.

With a fresh perception, René Groebli started for this edition from the 15 photographs of the first publication and fashioned this new selection of 74 images, a sort of gem from the beginnings of the “Subjektive Fotografie” as a remembrance of the times when the smell of soot and of smoke intensified the magic between black and white, between Paris and Zurich.

With an essay by René Schlachter. 

first edition 2017

74 photographs, taken with either a Leica III F with one single lens (Elmar 50 mm, 1:3.5) or with the old twin-lens Rollei ex.

128 pages, 17cm x 23cm, soft cover, open thread-stitching, german/english

Sturm & Drang publishers 2017

Rene Groebli

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In 1949 René Groebli shot a series of images around and on top of trains in France, His working style was stimulated by his experiences with moving images, his fascination with movies. In many experiments he tried to express the dynamism of movement in single photographs. Lasting experiences – like his first train journey from Zurich to Paris – brought him to a city in which he immersed fully in the themes of romanticism and movement in the atmosphere of the French steam trains.

At the end of 1949 RAIL MAGIC was published for the first time, 15 images in a publication that the artist financed himself. It was a daring opus in a time in which photography presented itself quite conservatively and hardly full of dynamism, where honest tradition demanded easily understood documentation. No surprise then, that Groebli’s images were met with rejection. Of course with time passing the work has been met with great admiration by photo historians and today an original publication is a treasured (and pricey) item by book collectors.

With a fresh perception, René Groebli started for this edition from the 15 photographs of the first publication and fashioned this new selection of 74 images, a sort of gem from the beginnings of the “Subjektive Fotografie” as a remembrance of the times when the smell of soot and of smoke intensified the magic between black and white, between Paris and Zurich.

With an essay by René Schlachter. 

first edition 2017

74 photographs, taken with either a Leica III F with one single lens (Elmar 50 mm, 1:3.5) or with the old twin-lens Rollei ex.

128 pages, 17cm x 23cm, soft cover, open thread-stitching, german/english

Sturm & Drang publishers 2017

£51.75
£50.50

Picture of Tibet: Culture on the Edge

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Firsthand accounts and spectacular photographs combine to form a fascinating portrait of the endangered Tibetan people, their plateau, and their cultural landscape. Known as the “water tower of Asia,” the Tibetan Plateau is heating up twice as fast as the global average. These rapidly melting glaciers-along with recent unprecedented development on the plateau-are quickly changing the lives of the deeply devotional nomads, monks, and farmers who have lived in this area for centuries.

Photographer Phil Borges uses individual stories and portraits to illustrate how dramatic development, climate change, and the deep devotion of the Tibetan people are interacting to transform Tibetan culture. The portraits of the land and the people bring a powerful visual component as the reader meets and learns about Tibet firsthand through these storytellers.


Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 12.9 x 1 x 9.3'

208 pages

Phil Borges
Firsthand accounts and spectacular photographs combine to form a fascinating portrait of the endangered Tibetan people, their plateau, and their cultural landscape.
£32.50
£12.50

Picture of Cottonwoods

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Trees have been a subject of lifelong engagement for Robert Adams, and no species has enthralled him more than the cottonwood. Revered by the Plains Indians, native cottonwoods animate the landscape unforgettably but their thirst for water and lack of commercial value have made them common targets for removal by agribusiness and housing developers. Some of Adams’s earliest pictures were of cottonwoods, and he photographed them throughout the thirty-five years he lived in Colorado.

Originally published by the Smithsonian in 1994 as a part of the series “Photographers at Work,” this new edition of Cottonwoods has been expanded and enlarged.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 250 x 300mm

72 pages, 42 images


Robert Adams
Trees have been a subject of lifelong engagement for Robert Adams, and no species has enthralled him more than the cottonwood.
£34.20

Picture of Take Me to the River: Photographs of Atlantic Rivers

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In Take Me to the River, Michael Kolster explores four American rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean—the Androscoggin, Schuylkill, James, and Savannah—as they emerge from two centuries of industrial use and neglect. Even as these well-known rivers still carry the legacies of longstanding pollution in their currents and sediments, thanks to the Clean Water Act of 1972, they have become renewed and rediscovered waterways that our grandparents never could have envisioned.

Kolster's new book is a masterful presentation of dramatic yet understated photographs of these rivers, from their source to the sea. In the spirit of nineteenth-century photographers such as Louis Daguerre, Henry Talbot Fox, and Timothy O'Sullivan, they were made using the wet-plate photographic process, in a portable darkroom Kolster set up along the banks and overlooks of these rivers. The chemical slurries that develop and fix the image on the glass plate actually mimic the movements of a river's current, and the idiosyncratic qualities of Kolster's ambrotypes harken back to the historical coincidence of the dawn of photography and the industrialization of Europe and America.

With the reality of a changing global climate and consensus building about the extent that humans are responsible, Take Me to the River challenges us to set aside our blinders of wanting to see these riverine landscapes as either pure or despoiled. As the boundaries between the human and the natural are increasingly entangled, Kolster's photographs suggest how we can embrace, even cherish, places once degraded and ignored that have become, in their own way, alluring.

With essays by Alison Norström and Matthew Klingle.

Publisher: GFT Publishing

Size: 11.5 x 11.875"

240 pages with 185 ambrotype plates (including 10 foldouts), 2 duotones, and 2 color photographs by the author

4 historic photographs, and 4 black-and-white maps

Michael Kolster
In Take Me to the River, Michael Kolster explores four American rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean—the Androscoggin, Schuylkill, James, and Savannah—as they emerge from two centuries of industrial use and neglect.
£55.00

Picture of If you lived here, you'd be home by now

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Shot between 2013 and 2014, 'If you lived here, you'd be home by now' questions the existence and function of Ireland's ghost estates - housing estates that were built throughout Ireland, but never occupied due to the the economic crash of 2008.

Ruth Connolly is an Irish photographer and visual artist. She graduated in 2014 with an MA in Photography from Central Saint Martins, London, and has exhibited both in Ireland and abroad. She currently lives in Dublin where she works as a photographer and photography lecturer.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 175 x 230 mm

56 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Ruth Connolly
Shot between 2013 and 2014, 'If you lived here, you'd be home by now' questions the existence and function of Ireland's ghost estates - housing estates that were built throughout Ireland, but never occupied due to the the economic crash of 2008.
£22.50

Picture of Rocks and Clouds

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In his new series, Mitch Epstein investigates the meaning of time by photographing rocks that last millions of years and clouds that evaporate before our eyes. These large-format black-and-white pictures examine society’s complex relationship to nature, a theme Epstein has explored in previous work, including his acclaimed tree pictures (New York Arbor, 2013).

The way the sky and ground can mirror one another intrigued ancient Chinese painters, as well as modern earthwork artists and the Surrealists, all of whom inspired this project. Epstein draws attention to the sculptural quality of New York City’s clouds, bedrock, and architecture—which, at its most elemental, is made from rock. Cloud wedges engulf a cargo ship, buildings recall constructivist paintings, and erratics are imposing elders in the middle of a park or sidewalk. Rocks and Clouds suggests society’s inability to control time and tame nature. While it seems impossible to make a fresh picture of New York, Epstein gives us a surprising portrait of it. 

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 295 x 360 mm

160 pages, 70 images 

Mitch Epstein
In his new series, Mitch Epstein investigates the meaning of time by photographing rocks that last millions of years and clouds that evaporate before our eyes.
£40.50

Picture of Woodlands

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In Woodlands Mat Hennek presents genuine portraits of trees, the results of numerous hikes through various forests in Europe and the USA. Hennek sets out to discover extraordinary places in remote and often difficult to access areas, traveling on the road beyond human civilization for days. He removes spatial landmarks, alternately erasing the ground and horizon to unhinge any sense of direction. Light and shadow, pattern and structure build up to an impressionistic hymn—infinite, without a center, without beginning or end.

Hennek presents the woods as a divine, mystical architecture which we experience as well as see. Through a graphic style that sublimates the landscape into pure abstraction, he eliminates the border between painting and photography, revealing the soul of a landscape—one that is unique, indivisible and an integral part of nature.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 430 x 360 mm

96 pages, 48 images

Mat Hennek
In Woodlands Mat Hennek presents genuine portraits of trees, the results of numerous hikes through various forests in Europe and the USA.
£63.00

Picture of The World is Not Beautiful

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John Myers’ portrait and landscape photography was produced throughout the 1970s in and around the West Midlands and went largely unnoticed until a signature exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in 2011. This new publication presents the artist’s photographic response to 1970s conceptualism, and situates his work in the wider international context.

Myers’ landscape work compares favourably to the new understandings of ‘man altered landscape’ photography which were developed by the luminaries of the New Topographics movement (including Stephen Shore, Lewis Baltz and Bend and Hilla Becher) in the USA and in Europe from in the mid 1970s.

It is becoming increasingly clear that this body of work was many years ahead of his time, asking visionary questions about what photography and landscape were ‘for’ in a uniquely austere series of black and white prints.

Publisher: Cornerhouse Publications/UH Galleries

Size: 270 x 210 mm

68 pages, 50 black & white illustrations

John Myers
John Myers’ portrait and landscape photography was produced throughout the 1970s in and around the West Midlands and went largely unnoticed until a signature exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in 2011. This new publication presents the artist’s photographic response to 1970s conceptualism, and situates his work in the wider international context.
£10.80

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