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We are thrilled to announce the publication of Todd Hido’s new monograph, Bright Black World. For over two decades, Hido has crafted narratives through loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits. He has traversed North America capturing places that feel at once familiar and unknown; welcoming and unsettling. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of Fimbulwinter, which translates into the ‘endless winter’, many of Hido’s new images allude to and provide form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter.

Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This newest publication highlights the artist’s first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography.

Opening with a text by Alexander Nemerov, Bright Black World comprises 48 plates printed in an oversized format, and featuring two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring some 25 x 40 inches. This first printing is limited to 3,000 clothbound copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 43.2 x 30.4 cm

104 pages, 48 four-color plates

Todd Hido
We are out of stock. We will receive our last ten copies of the first printing in January. Please feel free to place an advance order.
£60.00

Picture of The Moth (Signed)

Publisher's Description

The Moth derives from one black-and-white picture that Jem Southam made in about 1983: a solitary man standing on Gwithian beach in St Ives, Cornwall. From this singular, meditative moment, the book of otherwise unpeopled, colour photographs unravels like a succession of memories, drifting back and forth through time. Over the course of 30 years, Southam intermittently returned to the west of Cornwall to explore a place steeped in marine and mining history, and in the mythology of Celtic saints who exiled to Cornish shores. His poetic sequence of images, inspired by the alliterative verse of the old English poems The Wanderer and The Seafarer, moves from vistas of meadows to water streams, forgotten homes and farm dogs awaiting their food. Now and then, Southam’s fluctuating current of pictures is punctuated by a sublime moment in the rural landscape, only to be eclipsed by the hazy memory of The Moth.

Publisher: Mack Books

72 pages

Jem Southam
he Moth derives from one black-and-white picture that Jem Southam made in about 1983: a solitary man standing on Gwithian beach in St Ives, Cornwall. From this singular, meditative moment, the book of otherwise unpeopled, colour photographs unravels like a succession of memories, drifting back and forth through time.
£40.00

Picture of New York

Publisher's Description

The starting point for Evelyn Hofer’s New York is the 1965 book New York Proclaimed, which features an in-depth essay by V. S. Pritchett and photos by Hofer, and enjoyed great popularity upon its original publication. New York Proclaimed is an example of Hofer’s perhaps most important body of work, her city portraits: books that present comprehensive prose texts by renowned authors alongside her self-contained visual essays with their own narratives. The newly conceived New York focuses on Hofer’s photos of the 1960s as well as until now unpublished images from the early 1970s.

In Hofer’s photos of the street and (semi-)public spaces, people and architecture become symbols of a particular time and place. She immersed herself in New York society and captured these aspects of the everyday—inconspicuous and subtle, yet all the more enduring for being so—in images that invariably reflect the zeitgeist. New York contains a new essay by John Haskell which posits possible stories behind Hofer’s photos and draws connections between images taken over the course of ten years.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 21.5 x 28 cm

144 pages, 93 images

Evelyn Hofer
The starting point for Evelyn Hofer’s New York is the 1965 book New York Proclaimed, which features an in-depth essay by V. S. Pritchett and photos by Hofer, and enjoyed great popularity upon its original publication.
£36.00

Picture of Perfect Places, Perfect Company

Publisher's Description

A reworking of a series of photographs made in the mid-1980s at Colorado’s Pawnee National Grassland and first published under the title Perfect Times, Perfect Places, this pair of books conveys the privilege and sensory pleasure of walking a vast, open space. With Kerstin, his wife, and Sally, their dog, Robert Adams would drive out to the reserve to experience silence, stillness and affection. Although he is perhaps best known for picturing a damaged American geography, here Adams has recorded scenes that are flawless.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 26 x 32 cm

108 pages, 55 images

Robert Adams
A reworking of a series of photographs made in the mid-1980s at Colorado’s Pawnee National Grassland and first published under the title Perfect Times, Perfect Places, this pair of books conveys the privilege and sensory pleasure of walking a vast, open space.
£61.20

Picture of America revised (Special Edition - Signed)

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Publisher's Description

Ater the incredible success with Gerry Johansson’s Tokyo last year (the 500 edition was sold out in three months), I’ve been looking out for another project with the artist. For the new book America revised I’ve chosen 83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States. Gerry Johansson purists who know, like and collect his mostly self published and tabloid sized books might be irritated by our large size 320 x 300 mm (12 3/5“ by 11 4/5“). And in addition there will be even a small number of color images included. But as the reproduction size has more or less the size of his prints, even those who have never seen an original print by Gerry Johansson, could get an almost lifelike impression of an exhibition by GJ. And this was one of my intentions when designing the book. Finally I’ll be sure that even the officially sworn in fans of Gerry Johansson will like the concept. And of course there will be special editions coming with the first copies of the book.

Special Edition signed and numbered copies. With a gelatine silver print; printed by the artist with three different images in an edition of 20 each. Customers should express their print preference when ordering.

Publisher: Only Photography

Size: 320 x 300 mm

124 page, 83 mostly full plate black & white and a few colour images

Gerry Johansson
83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States.
£360.00

Picture of bau1haus- modernism around the globe

Publisher's Description

A century after the founding of the Bauhaus—probably the most popular and yet controversial art school in Weimar—its name has become a byword, as well as a myth. Entire generations have been confronted with, and socialized by, the factual, down-to-earth, and functional Bauhaus architecture. Trailblazers, allies, and heirs to modernism are united by an architectural language generally described as “Bauhaus.”

The Bauhaus legacy, which the photographer Jean Molitor has been tracking around the world since 2009, is presented here in this catalogue. In his art project bau1haus Molitor focuses on the buildings’ aesthetics. He sees them as the central element in an epoch-making movement in architecture, art, and design, which evolved from Art Nouveau/Jugendstil into modernism, and his pictures make it possible to perceive this global connection clearly.

Ed. Nadine Barth, text(s) by Kaija Voss, graphic design by Julia Wagner grafikanstalt

German, English

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 290 x 250 mm

160 pages, 100 illustrations

Jean Molitor
The Bauhaus legacy: Jean Molitor tracks down a legend
£31.50

Picture of Housing Plans for the Future

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This is the latest of Donovan Wylie’s books with Steidl that explore the architecture of the Northern Ireland conflict. While Wylie’s earlier publications including British Watchtowers and Maze (on Belfast’s Maze prison) document disappearing military structures, Housing Plans for the Future focuses on the legacy of architectural containment in urban areas today.

Wylie took these photos during walks through a number of social-housing neighborhoods in inner-city Belfast, which look eerily similar. While the built environments at first appear benign, even mundane, sustained looking reveals how they purposely control vision and movement. Walls block vehicle access, houses are inverted to face away from neighboring communities and minimize potential antagonism, and excessive street lighting ensures visibility in what Wylie calls “a prison of sorts … a completely thought-through system of social control.” These defensive structures, built in the 1970s and ’80s and still populated today, are a powerful and largely unrecognized legacy of the Northern Ireland conflict.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 29.5 x 23 cm

80 pages

Donovan Wylie
This is the latest of Donovan Wylie’s books with Steidl that explore the architecture of the Northern Ireland conflict.
£27.00

Picture of Depardon USA

Publisher's Description

Photographer, writer and director, Raymond Depardon seems to have had a thousand lives. One of them took place in the United States, where he returned several times throughout his career. He went to photograph, for magazines or for himself, key moments of history but also more contemplative landscapes, emblematic of the American continent. This book, which brings together for the first time all these photographs, accompanies the eponymous exhibition presented at the Rencontres d'Arles from July 2 to September 23, 2018

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

180 pages, 76 photogarphs

Raymond Depardon
This book accompanies the eponymous exhibition presented at the Rencontres d'Arles 2018
£36.00
£35.25

Picture of Into the Light

Publisher's Description

Since earliest times the colour white has exerted a powerful fascination on Man for its purity, glistening brightness, magic and symbolism. Fascinated by the power of the colour white, Tom Jacobi travelled seven continents and photographed breathtaking landscapes which reveal a timeless power and offer space for contemplation.

The colour white is an integral part of the history of mankind, from a religious point of view and in philosophy and nature. The Bible states: “God spoke: Let there be light”. For the ancient Egyptians white was the colour of happiness. The Romans described someone who was always lucky as a “Child of the White Hen”. In Buddhism the white lotus blossom is the symbol of enlightenment. And the Antarctic summer shows one of the most haunting landscapes in white. Tom Jacobi’s landscape photos celebrate the colour white in an impressive manner: monumental, magical and the opposite of black: light compared with nothingness and chaos.

Texts by Katharina Jacobi

English-German edition

Publisher: Hirmer

Size: 27 x 32 cm

144 pages, 70 colour illustrations

Tom Jacobi
Between Heaven and Earth, Between Light and Darkness
£40.50

Picture of America revised (Signed)

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

Ater the incredible success with Gerry Johansson’s Tokyo last year (the 500 edition was sold out in three months), I’ve been looking out for another project with the artist. For the new book America revised I’ve chosen 83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States. Gerry Johansson purists who know, like and collect his mostly self published and tabloid sized books might be irritated by our large size 320 x 300 mm (12 3/5“ by 11 4/5“). And in addition there will be even a small number of color images included. But as the reproduction size has more or less the size of his prints, even those who have never seen an original print by Gerry Johansson, could get an almost lifelike impression of an exhibition by GJ. And this was one of my intentions when designing the book. Finally I’ll be sure that even the officially sworn in fans of Gerry Johansson will like the concept. And of course there will be special editions coming with the first copies of the book.

Publisher: Only Photography

Size: 320 x 300 mm

124 page, 83 mostly full plate black & white and a few colour images

Gerry Johansson
83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States.
£95.00

Picture of America in a Trance

Publisher’s Description

Niko J. Kallianiotis's first monograph, America in a Trance dives into the heart and soul of the Pennsylvania industrial regions, a place where small town values still exist and sustainable small businesses once thrived under the sheltered wings of American Industry. It was here, to the cradle of American industrialism that immigrants from tattered European countries once crossed the Atlantic for a better future. Some, like Kallianiotis, still do.

Born and raised in Greece but now a proud Northeastern Pennsylvanian, Kallianiotis has called this place home for roughly twenty years. Those decades have taught him how beliefs from both sides of the fence in the current political climate have a direct effect and interest in these towns. And yet, Kallianiotis achieves a certain level of neutrality within the work. Whether it is the hard Pennsylvania coal towns to the East, the shadows of looming steel stacks to the West or every faded American dream in between.

Through the use of light and color, an illumination of hope, the photographer explores his own relationship with the land. Within 'America in a Trance' there is the silhouette of what once was, streets and storefronts thriving, and the echo of that time still ringing in the bricks of the houses and churches.

Publisher: Damiani

136 pages, 85 illustrations

Niko J. Kallianiotis
Niko J. Kallianiotis's first monograph, America in a Trance dives into the heart and soul of the Pennsylvania industrial regions, a place where small town values still exist and sustainable small businesses once thrived under the sheltered wings of American Industry.
£27.00

Picture of American Winter (Special Edition)

Publisher's Description

Special Edition of American Winter featuring a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book, housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print [1/150 - 150/150]

Since the early eighties, Gerry Johansson has made quiet pictures of quiet places, often lying in the shadows of industrial decline. For American Winter, Johansson travelled through semi-deserted towns in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, finding as much beauty as there was misery in landscapes cloaked in snow: an isolated church floating in a mottled sea of white; leafless trees lining endless highways leading to nothing; long shadows cast on vernacular architecture in the season’s merciless sun. In his photographs time appears to stand still: neighbourhoods that once possessed the allure of Art Deco architecture, or the glory of bustling Main Streets, are now home to abandoned school buildings and cars parked decades ago. Johansson’s ascetic framing and sensitivity to light lends itself to the scenery and the sense of hopelessness evoked by these neglected places.

Publisher: Mack



 

Gerry Johansson
Special Edition of American Winter featuring a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book, housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print
£160.00

Picture of 3DPRK (Second Edition)

Publisher's Description

3D portraits from North Korean from 2014-2018, by Beijing based Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tančič collaborate with Koryo Studio. 10 new works shot in 2018 are included in second edition.

Publisher: Jiazazhi

Size: 233 x 70 x 68 mm

Second edition of 1200

Matjaž Tančič
3D portraits from North Korean from 2014-2018, by Beijing based Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tančič collaborate with Koryo Studio. 10 new works shot in 2018 are included in second edition.
£30.00

Picture of What is the Distance to the Moon?

Publisher's Description

“When the sun went down, the rain that had been falling since early evening stopped.

Apart from my camera in the little plastic bag, my entire body was soaked. I don’t know if it was for this reason but every lodging that night had denied my request to stay, and so I was on the road, in the dark, walking aimlessly.

A small part of the moon found an opening in the clouds and gave a small, sad shimmer of light, like the look on a dog that got separated from its owner.

I blow some air through my lips, whistle a few times.

Slowly the moon-lit clouds move a little, and I feel a little of my unease had disappeared from my body.
Tonight I’ll just walk this road until I reach its end, no stopping, no turning around.”

The photographs in What is the Distance to the Moon? were taken between 2004 and 2005 in various areas of Japan, while Toshiya Murakoshi traversed the country by train and on foot.

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 243 x 308 mm

64 pages, 34 images



Toshiya Murakoshi
The photographs in What is the Distance to the Moon? were taken between 2004 and 2005 in various areas of Japan, while Toshiya Murakoshi traversed the country by train and on foot.
£50.00

Picture of My Journey (Ryojin)

Publisher's Description

"My Journey (Ryojin)", 60 black and white works were selected from her images taken from 1968 (around the time when she started photography) to the 1980s. Some of these works have never been shown to the public - Sceneries from train windows, fishing boats at the port, photobook for Tamiko Nishimura's latest street performer in Asakusa, Uchinada sand dune under heavy snow, her neighborhood and people around her, etc.

To Nishimura, journeys are always followed by snapshots and she constantly photographs as if she is travelling, even when she is in Tokyo. She calmly focuses on each encounter and develops the images in the dark room - It is a stance that has never changed for her in the past several decades.

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 219 x 250 mm

120 pages, 60 images

Limited Edition: 500

Tamiko Nishimura
"My Journey (Ryojin)", 60 black and white works were selected from her images taken from 1968 (around the time when she started photography) to the 1980s.
£40.00

Picture of A gradual thaw

Publisher's Description

The quiet, powerful landscape photography comprising Toshiya Murakoshi’s series “A Gradual Thaw” were taken in his home prefecture of Fukushima between the years 2011 and 2015. With the project, Murakoshi looks for traces of his own memories.

“If to photograph one’s hometown means ridding yourself of the ideas and objects acquired at birth and chasing after whatever is left at the very end, then to photograph different regions is an attempt to find and acquire new things, ideas and interest and try and see how far this process can lead.

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 260 x 368 mm

34 pages, 14 images

Toshiya Murakoshi
The quiet, powerful landscape photography comprising Toshiya Murakoshi’s series “A Gradual Thaw” were taken in his home prefecture of Fukushima between the years 2011 and 2015.
£85.00

Picture of Pompeii Archive

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Publisher’s Description

Handsomely illustrated and grand in scale, this book features images by American photographer William Wylie (b. 1957) taken over the course of five years. The photographs reanimate the ancient city of Pompeii, showing the ongoing cycles of deterioration and preservation that mark it as a living landscape. Wylie captures Pompeii’s former grandeur, including its terracotta reliefs and wall paintings, while also drawing attention to the signs of an active excavation site, from plaster casts in glass cases to ceramic fragments in storage facilities. His elegant compositions and command of light and shadow highlight how natural phenomena, pollution, and human intervention are continually reshaping the city. People, however, are notably absent in the photographs. Wylie beautifully documents Pompeii’s present by engaging with the tenuous relationship that the archaeological site maintains with the past.

Publisher:  Yale University Press

Size: 279 x 324mm

120 pages, 83 duotone illustrations

William Wylie
Handsomely illustrated and grand in scale, this book features images by American photographer William Wylie taken over the course of five years.
£27.00

Picture of Mexico Between Life and Death

Publisher's Description

During fourteen trips between 1993 and 2010, Harvey Stein photographed in Mexico, primarily in small towns and villages and mostly during festivals (Day of the Dead, Easter, Independence Day) that highlight the country’s unique relationship to death, myth, ritual and religion. This book is the definitive expression of Stein’s intimate relationship with the people and culture of Mexico.

The images show fragments of what Mexico is, a country of incredible contrasts and contradictions. Mexico is about piercing light and deep shadow, of stillness and quick explosiveness, of massive tradition and creeping progress, of great religious belief but with corruption as a way of life. It is a land of ritual and legend, of vibrant life and dancing skeletons, a country next to the United States yet so far away, and with over 50 percent of its population under 20 years old but where old age is revered. In these masterful photographs, Mexico – Between Life and Death, Stein explores these unsettling disparities.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 300 x 240 mm

176 pages, 157 duotone illustrations

Harvey Stein
During fourteen trips between 1993 and 2010, Harvey Stein photographed in Mexico, primarily in small towns and villages and mostly during festivals (Day of the Dead, Easter, Independence Day) that highlight the country’s unique relationship to death, myth, ritual and religion.
£31.50

Picture of border | korea

Publisher’s Description

How can a line on a map change the fate of so many people?

North Korea and South Korea: a single group of people that not so long ago lived as one now leading completely separate realities on opposite sides of a military boundary known as the “38th Parallel.” “border/korea” is an attempt to illustrate these two countries divided by a line drawn on a map, using delicately juxtaposed photos.

Separated by just 190 kilometers, the people in Seoul and Pyongyang each go about their daily lives. As the result of numerous choices made over the 70-plus years since the Korean Peninsula was divided. A single race of people who share the same names, speak the same language and look very much alike has been transformed into two worlds apart. The uniforms that students wear, the soldiers on opposite sides of the boundary line, the buses and subways they ride and the umbrellas they raise on rainy days. The babies born into these two worlds inevitably grow up with the values impressed on them by their distinct ways of life.

Publisher: Libro Arte

Size: 285 × 230 mm

120 pages

Yusuke Hishida
North Korea and South Korea: a single group of people that not so long ago lived as one now leading completely separate realities on opposite sides of a military boundary known as the “38th Parallel.” “border/korea” is an attempt to illustrate these two countries divided by a line drawn on a map, using delicately juxtaposed photos.
£56.70

Picture of An error has occurred

Publisher’s Description

An error has occurred is the major new book project by Melbourne-based photographer Rohan Hutchinson. The publication is based around a core series of large-format photographs that Hutchinson took during an expedition to the Arctic in early 2017. The focus of the expedition was to record and document the beauty, immensity and diversity of the Arctic landscape in this particular moment. Upon returning to Australia, Hutchinson set about reinterpreting and expanding the scope of resulting photographs in a bid to respond to the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and address our responsibilities not just as Australians, but as global citizens.

The final works comprise of two components. The first is a series of large-format photographs that capture the beauty, enormity, tonality and specificity of the winter landscape. The second is a series of physical and chemical reworkings of these photographic prints. Executed in Australia, this series saw Hutchinson re-sensitise the original C-type photographs with photographic emulsion liquid and expose them to the harsh Australian sun. Paired with their originals, the works reveal a ravaged, blackened arctic landscape. The works act as both a poignant allegory for the global resonance of our actions and as a précis on the limits and potentials of the photographic medium, taking Hutchinson’s research-based practice to new creative terrains in the process.

Publisher: Perimeter Editions

Size: 295 x 235 mm

48 pages

Edition of 700

Rohan Hutchinson
An error has occurred is the major new book project by Melbourne-based photographer Rohan Hutchinson. The publication is based around a core series of large-format photographs that Hutchinson took during an expedition to the Arctic in early 2017.
£40.00
£39.00

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