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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 London Nights

Publisher's Description

In the glow of the night, the vibrancy of London meets a quiet stillness.

This collection of historic and contemporary images features work from over 60 photographers who reveal the city after hours: unnerving, beautiful, eerie, energised – sometimes all at once. Step into the night and discover a darker, richer side to the capital.

The book contains essays by Museum of London’s Curator of Photographs, Anna Sparham, poetry by award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams, and over 100 images from the exhibition that span the genres of architectural, documentary and portrait photography. Includes work by Bill Brandt, Bob Collins, Brian Griffin, Tish Murtha, Tim Peake, Rut Blees Luxemburg, William Eckersley, Dougie Wallace, Nick Turpin and many more.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 228 x 173 mm

208 pages


In the glow of the night, the vibrancy of London meets a quiet stillness.
£17.96

Picture of Mount St. Helens: Afterlife

Publisher's Description

In the most recent publication in the LiberArs series, Mount St. Helens: Afterlife, David Maisel invites us to explore the ruins that remain after an act of savage and inescapable destruction: the eruption of a volcano. The book is a reflection on nature’s capacity for regeneration through violence and destruction. As Marcia Bjornerund says in the essay that accompanies Maisel’s photographs, ‘Its story is no longer merely about death and devastation but also, paradoxically, survival and resilience’.

Publisher: Ivory Press

Size: 150 x 105 mm

143 pages

David Maisel
David Maisel invites us to explore the ruins that remain after an act of savage and inescapable destruction: the eruption of a volcano. The book is a reflection on nature’s capacity for regeneration through violence and destruction.
£39.75
£38.95

Picture of The Older Industrial Parks

Publisher's Description

In 1974, Lewis Baltz’s seminal work, “The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California”, explored a common American theme (the promised land defiled) in an uncommon place. For Baltz, industrial parks were a new phenomenon which would “cause severe dislocations in the local economy”. He was interested in “the effect of this kind of urbanism … Was it a world people could live in? Really?”

The Australian landscape rarely elicits such blatant anger. Our notion of landscape seems very different. Baltz documented the short term impact of money on place, while Lane’s project explores the mildly subversive impact of people after the event (more erosion than explosion), transforming Baltz’s stark Californian minimalism into an ethereal antipodean nocturne.

Lane and Baltz’s aims seem different, and yet, they are very much connected. Both projects are rooted in an exploration of place and time, there and here, then and now, Lane and Baltz.

Bill Lane was born in Melbourne in 1962. He was a finalist in 1992’s Felix H. Mann Memorial Prize at the National Gallery of Victoria and was acquired as part of the Hugh Williamson bequest for inclusion in “Sites of the Imagination”. His 1996 project “Shades” was included in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s “The Object of Existence”  and subsequently in Chris McAuliffe’s book “Art and Suburbia”.

Includes essay written by Sean Payne.

Publisher; Velvet Cell

Size: 240 x 175 mm

64 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Bill Lane

Publisher's Description

In 1974, Lewis Baltz’s seminal work, “The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California”, explored a common American theme (the promised land defiled) in an uncommon place. For Baltz, industrial parks were a new phenomenon which would “cause severe dislocations in the local economy”. He was interested in “the effect of this kind of urbanism … Was it a world people could live in? Really?”

The Australian landscape rarely elicits such blatant anger. Our notion of landscape seems very different. Baltz documented the short term impact of money on place, while Lane’s project explores the mildly subversive impact of people after the event (more erosion than explosion), transforming Baltz’s stark Californian minimalism into an ethereal antipodean nocturne.

Lane and Baltz’s aims seem different, and yet, they are very much connected. Both projects are rooted in an exploration of place and time, there and here, then and now, Lane and Baltz.

Bill Lane was born in Melbourne in 1962. He was a finalist in 1992’s Felix H. Mann Memorial Prize at the National Gallery of Victoria and was acquired as part of the Hugh Williamson bequest for inclusion in “Sites of the Imagination”. His 1996 project “Shades” was included in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s “The Object of Existence”  and subsequently in Chris McAuliffe’s book “Art and Suburbia”.

Includes essay written by Sean Payne.

Publisher; Velvet Cell

Size: 240 x 175 mm

64 pages

Limited Edition of 500

£30.00

Picture of New American Topographics

Publisher's Description

Iñaki Bergera’s enthusiasm for modern architecture shines through his entire oeuvre. Form, shape and volume are the key elements of his landscapes, shaped by industrial transformation and urban life.

However, his huge capacity for observation and his sense of astonishment allow him to show details that would otherwise go unnoticed and emphasise the intimate essence of places, as he transforms the most trivial things into something unknown and unexpected.

Bergera’s photographs might be universal, even neutral, but their content clearly speaks of North America in the new millennium. He surprises us with humorous remarks and associative games, showing the beauty of a parking lot, or the expressive strength of a row of mailboxes.

Iñaki Bergera (Vitoria, Spain, 1972) is a Spanish architect, photographer, researcher and professor. His interest in contemporary urban and hybrid landscapes and buildings has lead him to produce an intensive and coherent oeuvre displayed at several solo exhibitions.

Publisher: La Fabrica

Size: 160 x 245 mm

98 pages, 56 images

Language: English / Spanish

Iñaki Bergera
A poetic search for North American landscape as shaped by industrial growth and urban life
£25.20

Picture of Green Lungs of the City (Signed with print)

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British artist Simon Roberts was invitated to collaborate on a new book with Pierre Bessard, ‘Green Lungs of the City’ is the result.

Special edition of 250 copies (with a signed C-tyoe print)

Simon Roberts
Special edition of 250 copies (with a signed C-tyoe print)
£42.00

Picture of Cloven Landscape

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Rather than a mere reproduction of the works featured, the exhibition catalogue Cloven Landscape (published in July 2017) provides a documentation and critical examination of Naoya Hatakeyama’s 2016 show “Cloven Landscape” at Sendai Mediatheque.

The book is split into two halves, each 128 pages long. The “text” part features a dialogue with Hatakeyama, essays and examinations by writers and artists Mikiro Sasaki, Mikio Igarashi, Lieko Shiga and Takahiro Nishimura. The “photography” part consists, of course, of images used in the exhibition, but also, curiously, of photos taken by Hatakeyama of the exhibition itself. Additional information, such as a detailed list of the exhibited works, a map of the exhibition space and commentary on his works (in Japanese) by Hatakeyama complete the catalogue.

Publisher: akaaka-sha

Size: 235 x 180 mm

248 pages

Language: English, Japanese

Naoya Hatakeyama
Rather than a mere reproduction of the works featured, the exhibition catalogue Cloven Landscape (published in July 2017) provides a documentation and critical examination of Naoya Hatakeyama’s 2016 show “Cloven Landscape” at Sendai Mediatheque.
£38.00

Picture of Excavating the Future City

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For the past thirty years, Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama has undertaken a photographic examination of the life of cities and the built environment. Each of his series focuses on a different facet of the growth and transformation of the urban landscape—from studies of architectural maquettes to the extraction and use of natural materials such as limestone, as it is quarried via explosive blasts and subsequently incorporated into the construction of new buildings. In particular, Hatakeyama has routinely returned to the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolis, exploring this ever-evolving urban sprawl from both below and above, mapping the growth and expansion of these sites over time. Additional series focus on other forms of human intervention with the landscape and natural materials, including factories and building sites in Japan and abroad. Finally, his most recent photographs of his hometown of Rikuzentakata, a fishing town that was almost completely destroyed by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, are also included—an ongoing series begun almost immediately following the disaster. These photographs hauntingly embody the death and rebirth of the city, manifesting a deeply personal connection to the ongoing intersection of geology, architecture, and time.

Essay and coedited by Yasufumi Nakamori Contributions by Toyo Ito and Philippe Forest

Publisher: Co-published by Aperture and the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Size: 222 x 296 mm

280 pages, 160 black-and-white and four-color image

Naoya Hatakeyama
For the past thirty years, Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama has undertaken a photographic examination of the life of cities and the built environment.
£45.00

Picture of Pipeline Iceland/Alaska

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Gentaro Ishizuka began to travel around the world and photograph landscapes when he was in his teens. Since learning about the etymology of the word "photography," according to which it combines the natural element of "photo" (sun, light) and the artificial operation of "graphy" (depiction), Ishizuka has been creating his works based on the concept and method of such "coexistence of contradicting aspects."

"PIPELINE ICELAND/ALASKA," traces the inorganic "artifact" of a pipeline that runs over 1,200 kilometers in Iceland and Alaskan, also awarded The 30th Higashikawa Award Winners – New Photographer Award (2014).

Publisher: euphoria FACTORY

Size: 320 x 250 mm

128 pages


Gentaro Ishizuka
"PIPELINE ICELAND/ALASKA," traces the inorganic "artifact" of a pipeline that runs over 1,200 kilometers in Iceland and Alaska, also awarded The 30th Higashikawa Award Winners – New Photographer Award (2014).
£26.30

Picture of Stained Ground

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Ominous, overwhelming, and harshly lit at night—Korean photographer Taewon Jang (1976 in Seoul) puts industrial plants at the center of his work. He documented abandoned steel factories, nuclear reactors, cooling towers, storage containers, or briskly working oil refineries to depict the traces of humans’ effort to survive in modern era. Residential buildings seem tiny in comparison, and the overall scale has obviously shifted.
Jang prefers to show us these industrial landscapes in the gray of the dawn, or the red of dusk, by moonlight, in fog or snow; sometimes he shifts a gnarled tree into the foreground, but despite—or perhaps precisely because of—these potentially romantic, idyllic topoi, the viewer senses an uncanny, apocalyptic mood. Large, apparently deserted industrial plants dominate the horizon, yet moving backhoes, cranes, and conveyor belts give the impression they might have a hazardous life of their own.

Contributions by Suejin SHIN, graphic design by Andreas Platzgummer, ed. Suejin SHIN, Markus Hartmann

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 310 x 255 mm

168 pages, 77 illustrations

Taewon Jang
Industrial plants: cathedrals of the modern era
£32.50
£12.59

Picture of Danakil

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The Danakil Depression in the northeast of Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating and diverse desert landscapes on earth. The barren region in the so-called Afar Triangle lies on the intersection of tectonic plates of the earth’s crust in the border area of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Since centuries, it has been dominated by the nomadic Muslim Afar people, who subsist on salt mining and the breeding of camels, donkeys, and goats. Full of danger and at the same time unique, the desert has always held the irresistible allure of the unknown, of discovery, seeing, and understanding. It has also cast its spell on Ulrike Crespo, who has occupied herself intensively with the medium of photography since the 1990s and traversed Dallol – the hottest geothermal area on earth – in 2017. Following her successful photobook Iceland, also published by Kehrer, she now presents Danakil, which takes us to a region antithetical to the glaciers of Iceland, but of equally breathtaking beauty. Ulrike Crespo’s photographs depict impressive landscapes, which appear to be out of this world: bubbling sulfur pits, a saline lake that extends into the horizon, and sheer endless caravans of camels.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 240 x 305 mm

184 pages, 114 colour illustrations

Ulrike Crespo
The Danakil Depression in the northeast of Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating and diverse desert landscapes on earth.
£34.20

Picture of Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream

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If the creation of a structure represents the values and ideals of a time, so too does its subsequent abandonment and eventual destruction. In “Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream”, internationally acclaimed photographer Matthew Christopher continues his tour of the quiet catastrophes dotting American cities, examining the losses and failures that led these ruins to become forsaken by communities that once celebrated them. From the heartbreaking story of a state school that would become home to one of the country’s worst cases of fatal neglect and abuse to the shattered remains of what was once the largest mall in the United States, “Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream” asks what leads us to leave places behind and what the consequences are of doing so.

Matthew Christopher’s journeys through these dangerous and hard to access sites force us to confront who we were, who we are, and who we wish to become. Exploring the remnants of two gorgeous theaters fighting for survival, the country’s largest privately owned zoo, a a beachfront community left for dead when its bridge burned, a massive crumbling asylum, a derelict ocean liner larger than the Titanic, and more, this collection of photographs and essays will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.

Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Size: 254 x 254 mm

240 pages

Matthew Christopher
Matthew Christopher’s journeys through these dangerous and hard to access sites force us to confront who we were, who we are, and who we wish to become.
£22.46

Picture of Haikyo: The Modern Ruins of Japan

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With mazes of expressways pushing scores of traffic through action filled, neon lit cities, there is perhaps no better platform than Japan to grasp the full motion and machinery of life.  But sitting silently in the shadows waits another realm.  Just as intoxicating, enchanting and engaging as its counterpart albeit not as animated or ablaze with flashing lights, hundreds of abandoned abodes lay forgotten and left to decay.

Stepping away from the lights and into the shadows, photographer Shane Thoms embarks on an underground voyeuristic journey, documenting a curious collection of images that provide a rare and intimate glimpse into a secret, mysterious and sometimes bizarre world.

Shane Thoms’s works have been featured in CNN, Huffington Post, Daily Mail and The Business Insider and document the visual fragments of what is now an erased moment in the process of Japans urban evolution.  All culturally significant, each photograph is a platform where the observer can reflect upon this resilient countries hidden journey from permanence to disposability, composition to decomposition and construction to deconstruction.

Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Size: 249 x 246 mm

216 pages

Shane Thoms
Stepping away from the lights and into the shadows, photographer Shane Thoms embarks on an underground voyeuristic journey, documenting a curious collection of images that provide a rare and intimate glimpse into a secret, mysterious and sometimes bizarre world.
£17.96

Picture of Arctic Views - Passages In Time

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Tyrone Martinsson researches environmental and landscape photography. This personal account on the glaciers of Spitsbergen is a dialogue with history through stories of place and journeys through time, connecting archives with the locations that produced them. His focus is on glaciers, which are rapidly changing. By re-photographing the ice and comparing it to historical images, he addresses climate change using cross-disciplinary methods. It reflects his particular interest in how images can be used in relationships between humans and the environment, how our view of nature and landscape changes over time, and how we cannot escape our responsibility to future generations.

Publisher: Art And Theory Publishing

Size: 300 230 mm

136 pages

Tyrone Martinsson
This personal account on the glaciers of Spitsbergen is a dialogue with history through stories of place and journeys through time, connecting archives with the locations that produced them.
£27.95
£27.50

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 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: 280 x 300 mm

96 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 A Thousand Crossings

Publishing 6 March 2018

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For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work—portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies—is that it is all “bred of a place,” the American South. Mann, who is a native of Lexington, Virginia, uses her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and religion—that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries. Organized into five sections—Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains—and including many works not previously exhibited or published, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievements.

Publisher: Abrams Books

Size: 11 3⁄8 x 10 3⁄4"

320 pages, 230 black-and-white photographs

Sally Mann
For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor
£36.00

Picture of Election Eve

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In 1977 William Eggleston released Election Eve, his first and most elaborate artist’s book, containing 100 original prints in two leather-bound volumes housed in a linen box. It was published by Caldecot Chubb in New York in an edition of only five, and has since become Eggleston’s rarest collectible book. This new Steidl edition recreates the full original sequence of photos in a single volume, making it available to the wider public for the first time.

Election Eve contains images made in October 1976 during Eggleston’s pilgrimage from Memphis to the small town of Plains, Georgia, the home of Jimmy Carter who in November 1976 was elected 39th President of the United States. Eggleston began photographing even before he left Memphis and depicted the surrounding countryside and villages of Sumter Country, before he reached Plains. His photos of lonesome roads, train tracks, cars, gas stations and houses are mostly empty of people and form an intuitive, unsettling portrait of Plains, starkly different to the idealized image of it subsequently promoted by the media.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 330 x 250 mm

212 pages, 100 images

Four-color process

William Eggleston
In 1977 William Eggleston released Election Eve, his first and most elaborate artist’s book, containing 100 original prints in two leather-bound volumes housed in a linen box. This new Steidl edition recreates the full original sequence of photos in a single volume, making it available to the wider public for the first time. 978-3-95829-266-6
£75.00

Picture of State of Nature

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“State of Nature” shows the extent that natural­-disaster protection has become part of the European landscape.
Claudius Schulze traveled about 50.000 km across Europe, photographing seemingly picturesque landscapes from a crane platform with a large­-format camera. But each of those idyllic scenes contains imperfec­tions: alpine panoramas are crossed by snow sheds, the North Sea coast is fur­rowed by breakwaters. In each of the pho­tographs, protective structures rise into the landscape. But these pictures are not about defining the boundary between culture and nature. On the contrary: the pho­tographs demonstrate how much the two spheres penetrate each other.

Publisher: Hartmann Books

Size: 300 × 360 mm

172 pages on 2 different papers,6 1 color  and 13 b/w images

Texts by Oskar Piegsa and Thomas Glade

English/German

Graphic Design by -SYB-

Claudius Schulze
“State of Nature” shows the extent that natural­-disaster protection has become part of the European landscape.
£56.00

Picture of Frühwerk (Early Works) / Night and Day

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Axel Hütte (b. 1951 Essen, Germany) is a key figure in the iconic Dusseldorf School of Photography. He studied photography in Dusseldorf Art Academy from 1973 to 1981, attending Bernd Becher’s class.

Early Works is devoted to the years 1978 to 1995. Alongside portraits of colleagues and friends, which are presented here on a large scale for the first time, Hütte was particularly interested at the time in architectonic formations, such as stairwells and corridors in apartment buildings from the post-war era; underground stations in Berlin; buildings and squares in London, Venice and Paris; and ultimately landscapes in Italy, which are inscribed a special regulatory dimension by fragments of architecture. As different as the places in these photographs are, there is a common interest in their representation.

Night and Day presents around 80 large-format nocturnal and daytime pictures from the years 1995 to 2017, including thus far unpublished works from Canada and the USA. Hütte began his nocturnal cycle with dimly-lit landscapes, before focusing his gaze on illuminated cities in Europe, America and Asia in later years.

This two-volume catalogue is published on the occasion of an exhibition at Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf (24 September 2017 – 7 January 2018) and a simultaneous exhibition at the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat, Bottrop.

Publisher: Walther Koenig

Size: 310 x 380mm

356 pages, 207 colour illustrations

Axel Hütte
Axel Hütte is a key figure in the iconic Dusseldorf School of Photography. He studied photography in Dusseldorf Art Academy from 1973 to 1981, attending Bernd Becher’s class.
£63.00

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