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Picture of Sune Jonsson: Life and Work

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This is the largest retrospective book of Sune Jonsson's life's work ever made. He is regarded as one of Sweden's most important documentary photographers. The ingress and sedate portraits moves everyone who sees them. People who may seem remote populate his visual world, but they are only a few decades away. The pictures are important documents but also timeless poetry. 

Sune Jonsson (1930-2009) worked for nearly his entire life in the county of Västerbotten. He took as his life's work to document the agricultural life he saw disappeared when an increasingly large scale and urban society replaced the old agricultural landscape. 

The monograph Life And Work spans most of Sune Jonsson's work, from his debue with the book Byn med det blå huset via Bilder från den stora flyttningen to Och tiden blir ett förunderligt ting. The text is written by Val Williams, Professor of History and Culture of Photography at the University of the Arts London and former curator at the Hasselblad Center . Sune Jonsson's own writings provide inputs to his various projects. 

The book is published in cooperation with Sune Jonsson Center for Documentary Photography at the Museum of Västerbotten.

Publisher: Max Strom

Size: 250 x 310 mm

Sune Jonsson
This is the largest retrospective book of Sune Jonsson's life's work ever made. He is regarded as one of Sweden's most important documentary photographers.
£45.00

Picture of Beats, The

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In the late 50s after an unsuccessful stint in college, master photographer Larry Fink dropped out and began an odyssey of hitchhiking through America. Starting out in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and moving on to Chicago, Larry travelled eastward through Cincinnati and finally back to his native soil on Long Island where his family waited with dismayed but open arms.

Clearly Long Island was not an optimal place for young Fink to remain. Striking out on his own once again, but this time for nearby Beat mecca, New York City, Fink settled down on Minetta Lane with a chap who fancied himself a poet.

Larry was quick to hit MacDougal Street where he met Turk, Mary, Bobbie, Motha, Ambrose, Randy, and Mike Stanley, not to mention Hugh Romney (a.k.a Wavy Gravy), LeRoi Jones, and so many more. Photographing, singing, and smoking weed scored in small brown paper bags on the avenues of the Village, Fink was living with internal rage, infernal optimism, and oh so many new freedoms. Just a kid, Larry yearned to get out and fight the revolution and to photograph while doing so.

The crew lived all together in the sub-basement of the Sullivan Street Theatre. Being next to the Village Gate, a now legendary jazz club, they dug their way to the rear of the club brick by brick to listen to their princes of expressive freedom: John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Art Blakey.

Fink, a Marxist and red diaper baby, didn’t immediately fit in with Turk’s crew, but they needed a young, drug-fueled, jazz-loving (and playing) photographer to document their visionary plight. So, it was decided that Larry sign on—they soon left New York to cross America for Mexico—in search of the soul of the Aztecs, the freedoms of the road, the compulsion of speed, the needy thrust of exaggerated adolescence. They moved fast and hysterically forward…

“It was my fate to be aligned with the Beats because of my propensity for drugs, anger, and poetry. Since they were second generation, without the same sense of immortal obsession such as the like of Kerouac and Ginsberg, they had a distinct need to be documented. Perhaps that is why they tolerated me. We were not a happy marriage and got our divorce in Mexico City. The pictures, made in 1958 and 1959, come from MacDougal Street in New York City all the way down to Mexico, and on the road in America.” —Larry Fink

Publisher: powerHouse

Size: 9.7 x 12.25"

96 pages

Larry Fink
In the late 50s after an unsuccessful stint in college, master photographer Larry Fink dropped out and began an odyssey of hitchhiking through America.
£31.50

Picture of Rheinlandschaften

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A new edition of the very first Schirmer/Mosel book published in 1975, on the occasion of our 40th anniversary. Sander’s atmospheric and technically excellent pictures of the Rhineland area taken between 1929 and 1946 have lost none of their mesmerizing appeal.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 265 x 320 mm

112 pages, 40 plates, 20 illustrations.

German edition

August Sander
A new edition of the very first Schirmer/Mosel book published in 1975, on the occasion of our 40th anniversary. Sander’s atmospheric and technically excellent pictures of the Rhineland area taken between 1929 and 1946 have lost none of their mesmerizing appeal.
£48.75

Picture of ¡Vámonos! Bernard Plossu in México

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For more than fifteen years, French photographer Bernard Plossu took extended trips to Mexico to photograph people, landscapes, and a culture in flux. ¡Vámonos! Bernard Plossu in México captures the bohemian adventure of this traveler’s four journeys, the first in 1965–66 and the last in 1981. His black-and-white and color images have transfixed generations of young people in France, who cherish him in the way young Americans celebrate Jack Kerouac. Plossu’s romantic vision encompasses coquettish women, peasants at work, fog-wrapped trails in the jungle, and waves lapping at sandy beaches. Yet Plossu is also aware of poverty and the challenges facing a modernizing society, and his photographs capture the nobility of all his subjects. Along with more than three hundred photographs, organized into chapters representing each of his Mexican journeys, this first compilation of Plossu’s Mexican work includes an essay by prominent French photo editor Claude Nori that highlights Plossu’s vagabond spirit. Additional commentaries are provided by renowned writers, including the book’s editor, Salvador Albiñana, and Emmanuel Guigon, Francisco Salinas, Alfonso Morales, and José Agustín. 

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11 3/8 x 12 5/8"

336 pages, 330 duotone and four-colour images

Bernard Plossu
For more than fifteen years, French photographer Bernard Plossu took extended trips to Mexico to photograph people, landscapes, and a culture in flux. ¡Vámonos! Bernard Plossu in México captures the bohemian adventure of this traveler’s four journeys, the first in 1965–66 and the last in 1981.
£67.50

Picture of Woodlands

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Woodlands is the title of a series of 50 landscape photographs, which are presented here on full-page plates.

They were taken over the past three years in Upper Austria, Bernhard Fuchs' home region near Linz, which he left in the 1990s in order to study under Bernd Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

No other photographer is as far removed from today's zeitgeist as Bernhard Fuchs. In their peace and tranquillity, in their patience and discretion, his pictures are as beautiful as nature itself.

Publisher: Koenig Books

Size: 270 x 280 mm

104 pages, 50 colour illustrations

Bernhard Fuchs
Woodlands is the title of a series of 50 landscape photographs, which are presented here on full-page plates.
£43.20

Picture of Above the Line: People and Places in the DPRK (North Korea)

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This catalogue reproduces 150 colour photographs taken by the acclaimed photojournalist Nick Danziger during a visit to the North Korea in 2013.

Travelling with the writer Rory MacLean, and Andrea Rose, Director of Visual Arts at the British Council, Danziger was able to record the everyday life in the DPRK and was given rare access to cities outside Pyongyang.

The photographs are accompanied by commentary on the DPRK’s customs and rituals by Andrea Rose. Exceptionally, all the Korean text in the photographs has been translated, giving a vivid sense of the political exhortation that surrounds citizens in the country.

The catalogue includes 12 Profiles, written by MacLean based on interviews held in the DPRK. These provide fascinating glimpses into the everyday lives of individuals in various walks of life.

Publisher: British Council

Size: 270mm x 243mm

206 pages, 137 colour illustrations

Nick Danziger
This catalogue reproduces 150 colour photographs taken by the acclaimed photojournalist Nick Danziger during a visit to the North Korea in 2013.
£18.00

Picture of Contemporanea

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Over the last few years, the Architecture Photographer Giovanni Presutti has photographed many of the most important buildings in major European cities, placing a special focus on constructions built in the last decade. The methodical research and surveys which he carries out before each trip have led him to the conclusion that the majority of these buildings have two key aspects in common. The first is their very prominence; their devotion to aesthetics. It is clear that the works are produced by contemporary society, with even those featuring complicated internal structures increasingly characterized by attention to exteriority. It is important to note, however, that these buildings do not lack functionality. The second is the uniformity of style and planning. Presutti encountered similar ideas and materials in every country he visited which were often completely unconnected to local traditions. This frequently made it difficult to place a certain building in a given country. It is as though the European Union, having not yet achieved political or social unity, has somehow succeeded at an architectural level. Giovanni Presutti explores these issues in Contemporanea, emphasizing the aesthetic qualities his subjects have in common; the lines, materials and reflections, as seen from different perspectives. In the process, he has sought out pureness of form, and created a unique context; one that is representative of our time . A foreword by Antonio Belvedere, and an introduction by the Parisian-born curator, critic and photography historian Gabriel Bauret, provide a critical perspective on this collection of images.

Publisher: Oscar Riera Ojeda 

Size: 300 x 200 mm

208 pages, 150 photographs

Giovanni Presutti
Over the last few years, the Architecture Photographer Giovanni Presutti has photographed many of the most important buildings in major European cities, placing a special focus on constructions built in the last decade.
£22.50

Picture of Nail Houses

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During his travels through China, Peter Bialobrzeski was fascinated by the so-called nail houses. Sur­rounded by tall, newly constructed buildings, these houses have been earmarked for demolition, but their owners resolutely refuse to vacate. In his thought-provoking series the artist photographs these isolated structures, often in the evening hours, when the brightly lit interiors convey the domestic comfort that these homes provide for their owners, despite all the cracks in the walls. Peter Bialobrzeski (* 1961 in Wolfsburg) uses his camera to offer these re­nitent structures moral support. Following the publi­cation of Case Study Homes and Informal Arrange­ments, this striking series completing the Habitat tril­ogy poses uncomfortable questions to the viewer. It also emphatically underscores the fundamental right of every human being to a home and sense of security.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 200 x 299 mm

116 pages, 63 illustrations


Peter Bialobrzeski
During his travels through China, Peter Bialobrzeski was fascinated by the so-called nail houses. Sur­rounded by tall, newly constructed buildings, these houses have been earmarked for demolition, but their owners resolutely refuse to vacate.
£29.25

Picture of Dust

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Nadav Kander is a recipient of the renowned Prix Pictet and one of today’s most successful pho­tographers. When he learned of the existence of two “closed” cities on the border between Kazakhstan and Russia, he knew that he would have to visit them. For Dust he photographed the desolated landscapes of the Aral Sea and captured fascinating images of the restricted military zones of Priozersk and Kurtchatov, which did not appear on any map until well after the end of the Cold War. Long-distance missiles were tested in Priozersk under great secrecy. Hundreds of atomic bombs were detonated in the so-called Poly­gon near Kurchatov until the program ended in 1989. The bombs were exploded in a remote but still popu­lated area, and covert studies were made of the ef­fects of the radiation on the unsuspecting inhabi­tants. Kander writes how the ticking of the Geiger counter on his belt while he photographed reminded him that he should not become too enthralled with the aesthetic and painterly allure of the crumbling ruins.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size:340 x 270 mm

120 pages, 48 illustrations

Nadav Kander
For Dust Nadav Kandar photographed the desolated landscapes of the Aral Sea and captured fascinating images of the restricted military zones of Priozersk and Kurtchatov, which did not appear on any map until well after the end of the Cold War.
£63.00

Picture of Pandora's Camera

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This book is the first English translation of a renowned collection of essays by Joan Fontcuberta, in which he considers the technological shift that photography has undergone in recent years. The medium finds itself torn between loss and hope, between the disappearance of the silver gelatin photograph and the possibilities of the digital medium. Fontcuberta uses the motif of Pandora’s box to conceptualise the capricious nature of photography, its fickle relationship to truth – employing the Greek myth concerning a large jar containing myriad forms of human unhappiness, or blessings, depending on the version you read. As Pandora’s camera, digital technology spells calamity to some and liberation to others; it is blamed for irretrievably discrediting veracity, but at the same time it introduces a new degree of truth.

In his signature ironic style and playful tone, Fontcuberta examines the new principles that have arisen within the digital ecosystem, in jocular essays such as ‘I Knew the Spice Girls’ or 'The Mystery of the Missing Nipple'. His critical reflections and poetic evocations are inspired by the hope that still remains in the notion of a postmodern Pandora’s camera – one that might not only describe our environment, but also bring transparency to it.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 150 x 228 mm

192 pages

Joan Fontcuberta
This book is the first English translation of a renowned collection of essays by Joan Fontcuberta, in which he considers the technological shift that photography has undergone in recent years.
£13.50

Picture of Camouflages

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Joan Fontcuberta, in his original and multifaceted work Camouflages, impressively brings into question the concept of reality, exploring camouflage in all its aspects. The idea develops through ten thematic areas: independent, but strictly related as they represent as many viewpoints on the alteration of reality.

From the images of a fossil mermaid to virtual landscapes, created using famous artworks as moulds, passing through paradoxical miracles and fake botanical plates. The purpose is to spread “doubt” in the mind of the observer. The stars are midges and dust on the windscreen of a car, behind the terrorist hides an ordinary actor and an imaginary Russian astronaut disappears in space as well as in all documents and official photographs.

Through these images Fontcuberta, with an ironic and disillusioned eye, deals with broader subjects: the role of religion in society and politics, criticising superstition and irrational; the limitations connected with the idea of authorship, style, signature and authenticity of a work of art; a reflection upon realism conceived as “belief”, “faith” or conviction.

Publisher: Contrasto

230 x 155 mm

248 pages, 170 colour and b/w photographs

Joan Fontcuberta
Joan Fontcuberta, in his original and multifaceted work Camouflages, impressively brings into question the concept of reality, exploring camouflage in all its aspects.
£26.96

Picture of Out West

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The images in this book are part of a project documenting small rural communities (1,000 inhabitants or less) in the Canadian West. As demographic changes – ‘rural drain, urban claim’ – persist, many would argue that the rural is becoming a redundant sidepiece in a world that is increasingly concerned with the urban. The project investigates how rural communities in the Canadian West struggle to hold onto their heritage despite the diminishing vitality of these towns.

Publisher: The Velvet Cell

Size: 148 x 210 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Kyler Zeleny
The images in this book are part of a project documenting small rural communities (1,000 inhabitants or less) in the Canadian West. The project investigates how rural communities in the Canadian West struggle to hold onto their heritage despite the diminishing vitality of these towns.
£16.20

Picture of European Fields (Original Edition)

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At the beginning of the 1995 football season, Hans van der Meer set out to take a series of football photographs that avoided the clichéd traditions of modern sports photography. In an attempt to record the game in its original form—a field, two goals and 22 players—he sought matches at the bottom end of the amateur leagues, the opposite end of the scale to the Champions’ League. And he avoided the enclosed environment of the stadium and tight telescopic details and hyperbole of action photography. Preferring neutral lighting, framing and camera angles, he chose instead to pull back from the central subject of the pitch, locating the playing field and its unfolding action within a specific landscape and context. He was heavily influenced by the old tradition of photography in which a wide view of the action often resulted in elements of the locality being present in the image.

Van der Meer began by focusing on sites within the Netherlands and in 1998 he published Dutch Fields, followed by a DVD, Flemish Fields, in 2000. His European odyssey has since taken him from small towns in the remote regions of Europe—from Bihariain in Romania to Björkö in Sweden, from Torp in Norway to Alcsóörs in Hungary, from Bartkowo in Poland to Beire in Portugal—and to the fringes of the major conurbations of Greece, Finland, England, France, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, Slovakia, Denmark, Ireland, Wales, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain and Italy. These acute and subtle observations of the poetry and absurdity of human behavior connect the game of football to the basic futility of the human condition. The small tragicomedies are dwarfed by the serenity and permanence of the natural or manmade world that surrounds them but in their pathos can be found the original passion and humanity of the game.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 268 x 380 mm

176 pages, 89 photos

Hans van der Meer
Original hardcover edition.
£55.00
£40.00

Picture of Abandoned Places: The Photographer's Selection

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The best of Abandoned Places 1, 2 and 3 from a different point of view; each photo included has been chosen by the photographer
Showcases the beauty of decay and includes 80% new material

In Abandoned Places: The Photographer's Selection photographer Henk Van Rensbergen collects the most fascinating photographs of abandoned buildings from all over the world.

With Abandoned Place 1, Van Rensbergen earned his place amongst the major photographers. His photos of mysterious abandoned castles, factories and hospitals were internationally acclaimed. In the two other books in the series he discovered a whole range of abandoned places across the world. This photographer's choice shows the evolution of Van Rensbergen's art.

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

Size: 270 x 340 mm

224 pages, 150 colour, 60 black & white

Henk Van Rensbergen
The best of Abandoned Places 1, 2 and 3 from a different point of view; each photo included has been chosen by the photographer Showcases the beauty of decay and includes 80% new material
£40.50

Picture of Typology 1979

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"No two of the little houses are the same… carefully proportioned furnishings here are wildly contradicted with slapdash decorations over there. Everyone has thought about their buildings, brought materials, laid walls, used power drills, insulated, glued things, extended the previous tenant’s shed, retro-fitted a bigger window, added a television antenna. They are strange hybrid buildings, between tool sheds and dachas, gingerbread houses and orangeries." Ulf Erdmann Ziegler

Joachim Brohm rose to prominence in the early 1980s, one of the first photographers in Europe to take pictures exclusively in colour, connecting the everyday cultural landscape with the new possibilities of colour photography. This collection titled Typology 1979 is one of his very earliest series, depicting 35 allotment sheds from the Ruhr valley region of Germany, painterly images that are an everyday inventory – of garden structures, of human activity. Influenced by the great American photographers such as William Eggleston and Robert Adams, he also looked to his German contemporaries, Bernd and Hilla Becher, whose ‘typologies’ are heralded in the collection’s title.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 240 x 260 mm

104 pages, 35 colour plates

Joachim Brohm
Joachim Brohm rose to prominence in the early 1980s, one of the first photographers in Europe to take pictures exclusively in colour, connecting the everyday cultural landscape with the new possibilities of colour photography.
£36.00

Picture of Does Yellow Run Forever?

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Paul Graham’s Does Yellow Run Forever? comprises a series of photographs touching upon the ephemeral question of what we seek and value in life – love, wealth, beauty, clear-eyed reality or an inner dream world?

The work weaves in and out of three groups of images: photographs of rainbows from Western Ireland, a sleeping dreamer, and gold stores in the United States. The imagery leads us from reality to dream and illusion, between fact and spectral phenomena, each entwined one within the other.

Does Yellow Run Forever? refuses to reduce the world to a knowable schema, but instead embraces the puzzle - that there are no singular meanings, direct answers, or gold waiting at the end of the rainbow. Yet, there are startling visions in the everyday, be they ‘beautiful’ or ‘ugly’, that there are dreams worth dreaming, magical scenes to be seen, and true moments of wonder to be found as we shiver the mirror of life.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 135 x 190 mm

96 pages, 31 colour plates


Paul Graham
Paul Graham’s Does Yellow Run Forever? comprises a series of photographs touching upon the ephemeral question of what we seek and value in life – love, wealth, beauty, clear-eyed reality or an inner dream world?
£27.00

Picture of Black Market

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Black Market has been selected by Le Monde as one of the best Photography Books of 2012. Black Market takes its name from the eponymous film Al Suq al Soda, or Black Market. Directed by the surrealist painter-turned-filmmaker Kamel el-Telmissany, the film was banned shortly after its release in Egypt in 1945, and has since all but disappeared. What is more, this rare copy of the film, a recording from television, has been partially erased by another film – an unknown porno probably made in the 1970s or 80s. The two films share the same strip of magnetic tape, but sit uncomfortably together and transmit inverse aesthetic, moral and political positions.

Publisher: Chopped Liver Press

Size: 155 x 215 mm

101 pages

Edition of 100

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Black Market has been selected by Le Monde as one of the best Photography Books of 2012.
£50.00

Picture of Common Ground

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Common Ground, by Italian photo artist Luca Faccio (born 1969), examines Korea’s violent division into North and South, with portraits of people, cities and landscapes on both sides of the divide.

Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg

Size: 295 x 245 mm

224 pages

English and German text.

Luca Faccio
Common Ground, by Italian photo artist Luca Faccio (born 1969), examines Korea’s violent division into North and South, with portraits of people, cities and landscapes on both sides of the divide.
£32.40

Picture of Route 66: 1973-1974

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In the summer of 1973, John Schott drove Route 66 from the midwest to California and back, sleeping in his pick-up truck and photographing with an 8x10-inch Deardorf view camera. Among his subjects were vintage motels situated along the highway, and it was a selection of these photographs that, two years later, were included in William Jenkins’ seminal New Topographics exhibition at the George Eastman House.

The twenty images that were included in this exhibition have been well-documented, though never reproduced in a manner showing the richness of detail and tone displayed in the original contact prints.

We are pleased to announce that, as part of our NZ Library, a beautifully printed, oversized book is now available which presents not only the 20 photographs originally shown from this important body of work, but all 47 photographs included in the artist’s complete set of archived images. This important new publication opens with an illuminating essay by Britt Salvesen, Department Head and Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography, and the Department Head and Curator of Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a leading expert on the subject.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 12 x 15"

60 pages, 47 duotone plates

From the NZ Library | Set One

John Schott
In the summer of 1973, John Schott drove Route 66 from the midwest to California and back, sleeping in his pick-up truck and photographing with an 8x10-inch Deardorf view camera.
£150.00

Picture of Mantis

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As one of the most celebrated and influential artists of his generation, Daido Moriyama has been the subject of dozens of books and films, and literally hundreds of exhibitions mounted around the world during the past three decades. His subjects are often sprawling, both geographically and metaphorically, with one influencing the next. In Mantis, however, the act of photographing becomes the subject of the book, decades after the fact. 

In this beautifully produced artist’s book, Moriyama presents 21 frames printed as full-bleed enlargements, all from one contact sheet with an imprinted date of 1987. The book is divided into three unintended chapters, the result of Daido having photographed one subject until his was satisfied, moving on to the next, and then repeating this once more.

The book opens, fantastically, with a close-up of the hand of Masahisa Fukase, the artist’s friend and contemporary, holding a praying mantis which has caught the attention of them both; after several frames, Moriyama abruptly stops and then continues the roll of film inside of a studio apartment elsewhere. A female subject unwittingly and slowly becomes mantis-like in her poses, and gradually she merges into yet another subject, a mysterious set of portraits whose timelessness is given away only by the frames that preceded it. 

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 10 x 15"

48 pages, 21 duotone plates

From the NZ Library | Set One

Daido Moriyama'
Moriyama's subjects are often sprawling, both geographically and metaphorically, with one influencing the next. In Mantis, however, the act of photographing becomes the subject of the book, decades after the fact.
£150.00

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