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Picture of Lines, The

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Edward Ranney (b. 1942) is one of the most distinguished photographers of the Peruvian landscape. In 1985 Ranney began photographing the Nazca lines, a series of monumental geoglyphs that stretch across an arid plateau in southern Peru. Created by the Nazca culture more than 2,000 years ago, the lines have perplexed archeologists and inspired scores of visual artists. While most clearly seen from the air in a plane or helicopter, these lines offer an even more awe-inspiring experience when viewed from the ground—Ranney’s chosen vantage for his large-format photographs.

Two decades of work on these lines in Peru and on similar glyphs found in northern Chile are brought together for the first time in this handsome volume, revealing the enigmatic beauty of these ancient manmade landforms. An illuminating essay by esteemed critic Lucy R. Lippard situates Ranney’s work within the context of landscape photography and contemporary art.

Publisher: Yale Univeristy Press

Size: 12 x 9 3/4" 

88 pages, 44 tritone illustrations

Edward Ranney
In 1985 Ranney began photographing the Nazca lines, a series of monumental geoglyphs that stretch across an arid plateau in southern Peru.
£27.00

Picture of Nationality Doubtful

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This retrospective catalog features vintage prints as well as recent, unpublished work by internationally acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka (b. 1938). A leading member of the photo agency Magnum, co-founded by his close friend Henri Cartier-Bresson, Koudelka has been a legend since the publication of his unforgettable eyewitness photographs taken during the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet-led troops in 1968. In addition to Invasion and Exiles, Koudelka’s most ambitious project, Gypsies, is featured with the complete set of twenty-two prints first exhibited in 1967. Koudelka’s impressive imagery is accompanied here by five essays that provide a thorough understanding of and appreciation for this outstanding artist, willfully independent and reclusive despite his renown.

Publisher: Yale Univerity Press

Size: 9 1/2 x 12"

224 pages, 200 colour and black & white illustrations.

Josef Koudelka
This retrospective catalog features vintage prints as well as recent, unpublished work by internationally acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka (b. 1938).
£31.50

Picture of Afghanistan

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For thirty years, Afghanistan has known only war. Renowned Magnum photographer Larry Towell presents a moving and in-depth look at the country, whose citizens and landscapes are affected by conflict on a daily basis. Towell, a veteran conflict reporter, has also worked in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico, Palestine, and Israel. This work was shot between 2008 and 2011, offering a tour de force examination of survival, exile, loss, and recuperation. Here is the war seen from a variety of perspectives—from military camps to domestic interiors—and depicting U.S. and British soldiers, landmine victims, ordinary Afghan citizens, cityscapes, recreation, addiction, and weaponry, as well as a rare series of Taliban portraits. The limited-edition book presents a facsimile of the photographer’s original artist maquette, complete with his handwritten notes and stories, items he collected in the field, and over 350 images, including powerful collages made by Towell. A true art object, this book conveys the complexity of the conflict, which has roots that go deep into historical and tribal grievances. Beautifully produced in a limited edition, this extraordinary object offers an important historical document on present-day Afghanistan seen through its social, political, and environmental landscapes. 

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11 x 15"

192 pages, 350 duotone and four-color images

Edition of 1,000 copies

Larry Towell
Renowned Magnum photographer Larry Towell presents a moving and in-depth look at the country, whose citizens and landscapes are affected by conflict on a daily basis.
£90.00

Picture of Reading the Landscape

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In the first, breathtakingly beautiful photographs of his Habitat series, Olaf Otto Becker (* 1959) presents us with idyllic dreamlike places, paradisiacal tableaus from the jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia. Roman­tic floodplains, tree trunks slung with liana vines, eco­logical niches for countless life forms—these are the kinds of untouched tropical rainforests that we pic­ture in our dreams. Even the temperate rainforest of Redwood National Parks in California seems reassur­ingly intact. The mammoth trees are surviving thanks to rigorous conservation measures. In contrast, in the second half of his series Becker painfully shows us what happens throughout the globe when interna­tionally operating companies clear large tracts of land and giant areas of barren, treeless terrain result. Erosion also does its work, and no life can survive in these places. In the final section Becker presents the artificial “forests” conceived by various international architects to insert greenery into urban space. Is this our vision of the future?

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 348 x 278 mm

160 pages, 90 illustrations

Olaf Otto Becker
In the first, breathtakingly beautiful photographs of his Habitat series, Olaf Otto Becker presents us with idyllic dreamlike places, paradisiacal tableaus from the jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia.
£54.00

Picture of Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down

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The Arkansas Delta has been called at different times the soul of the South, the land of opportunity, a place ruled by race, a forgotten place. Eugene Richards (born 1944) first went to the delta as a VISTA volunteer in 1969. It was less than a year after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a time when cotton, religion, prejudice and poverty were what characterized most peoples' lives. Increasingly drawn to this both sorrowful and beautiful place, Richards would stay for more than four years, working as a social worker and reporter until the community service organization and newspaper he helped found were forced to close their doors. But over the years he would keep returning. Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down is a book that speaks of remembrance and change, of struggle and privation, of loving and loss, of then and now. Black-and-white photographs made long years ago but never before published are interwoven with recent color photographs and, in turn, with a short story that relates Richards' relationship with an impoverished delta family as well as a growing awareness of his own aging and mortality.

Publisher: Many Voices Press

Size: 12 x 9.75"

112 pages, 26 colour and 26 black & white illustrations

Eugene Richards
Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down is a book that speaks of remembrance and change, of struggle and privation, of loving and loss, of then and now.
£34.25

Picture of Landscape

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The latest monograph from David LaChapelle (born 1963) comprises two separate series, Gas Station and Refineries, each of which was shot on location in the rainforests of Maui and on the coastlines of California. This idyllic scenery is brutally punctured by LaChapelle’s scale models of disturbingly dazzling oil refineries and petrol stations with bright, fluorescent smokestacks—handcrafted from cardboard and a vast array of recycled materials from egg cartons to tea canisters, hair curlers and other byproducts of our petroleum based, disposability-obsessed culture. The striking contrast between the fueling stations and refineries and their naturalistic backdrops is both captivating and repelling: though the natural world seems on the verge of engulfing these manmade creations, the eerie, unnaturally lit buildings suggest the extent of the destruction already caused, even as their chromatic glare distracts from their function.

Publisher: Damiani Editore

88 pages, 88 illustrations 

David LaChapelle
The latest monograph from David LaChapelle comprises two separate series, Gas Station and Refineries, each of which was shot on location in the rainforests of Maui and on the coastlines of California.
£26.10

Picture of Iceland

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Marco Paoluzzo has been visiting and photographing the impressive landscapes of Iceland for 20 years. Most of his photographs have so far remained unpublished.

The first part of Iceland illustrates the country's unspoilt landscapes (my zen garden), while the second part reveals the signs of man (and other stories).

Publisher: Till Schaap Edition

Size: 320 x 305 mm<

132 pages, 120 black & white illustrations

Marco Paoluzzo
Marco Paoluzzo has been visiting and photographing the impressive landscapes of Iceland for 20 years. Most of his photographs have so far remained unpublished.
£40.50

Picture of Question of Hope

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The question of hope is especially urgent because of environmental threats. One such peril, deforestation, is the subject of the first half of this book, where pictures of it suggest a war zone. The subject of the second half of the book, light on the sea, might initially seem disconnected from the first, but in combination they have about them what Samuel Johnson once called “the stability of truth,” in this case a recognizable balance of harsh facts and dateless, mysterious consolation. Robert Adams has studied both elements – our failed stewardship and the promise implied by beauty – across much of the American West. He has over the years also photographed them near where he lives on the Oregon coast, and it is this local caring that gives The Question of Hope much of its intensity. Published in association with the Portland Art Museum, this important new monograph is beautifully printed on Japanese art paper in a first edition of 1,000 copies. It includes a text by Adams, and an essay by Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 8 1/2 x 9 1/2"

56 pages, 40 duotone plates

Robert Adams
The question of hope is especially urgent because of environmental threats. One such peril, deforestation, is the subject of the first half of this book, where pictures of it suggest a war zone. The subject of the second half of the book, light on the sea, might initially seem disconnected from the first, but in combination they have about them what Samuel Johnson once called “the stability of truth,” in this case a recognizable balance of harsh facts and dateless, mysterious consolation. Robert Adams has studied both elements – our failed stewardship and the promise implied by beauty – across much of the American West. He has over the years also photographed them near where he lives on the Oregon coast, and it is this local caring that gives The Question of Hope much of its intensity.
£28.00

Picture of Oz diary

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The man behind Purple magazine is the chronicler of his generation, exposing the lifestyles of the creative elite through his intimate, autobiographical photographs.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 8 1/4 x 12"

Olivier Zahm
The man behind Purple magazine is the chronicler of his generation, exposing the lifestyles of the creative elite through his intimate, autobiographical photographs.
£45.00

Picture of Views from the Window of my Flat

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Jirí Hanke worked as a clerk in a savings bank in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, where his office looked out onto the city square. Between 1981 and 2006 he photographed the public events that took place there, producing the now-celebrated series presented in this volume.

Publisher: Kant

Size: 9 x 6.5"

92 pages, 124 duotome images

Jirí Hanke
Jirí Hanke worked as a clerk in a savings bank in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, where his office looked out onto the city square. Between 1981 and 2006 he photographed the public events that took place there, producing the now-celebrated series presented in this volume.
£48.50

Picture of Canada

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This volume gathers Viktor Kolár’s photographs from his five-year Canadian exile (1968–1973). For Kolár, the relative freedom of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal challenged him to define his style. "To capture the ‘new world’ without self-censorship--that was my sole task."

Publisher: Kant

Size: 9.5 x 8.5"

120 pages, 81 Duotine images

Viktor Kolár (1968-1973)
This volume gathers Viktor Kolár’s photographs from his five-year Canadian exile (1968–1973).
£39.50

Picture of My Rules

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The definitive monograph of Glen E. Friedman, a pioneer of skate, punk, and hip-hop photography, including much never-before-published work. Glen E. Friedman is best known for his work capturing and promoting rebellion in his portraits of artists such as Fugazi, Black Flag, Ice-T, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, The Misfits, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., and Public Enemy, as well as classic skateboarding originators such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, Duane Peters, and Stacy Peralta, and a very young Tony Hawk. Designed in association with celebrated street and graphic artist Shepard Fairey, this monograph captures the most important and influential underground heroes of skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop cultures. My Rules is an unprecedented window into the three most significant countercultures of the last quarter of the twentieth century, and Friedman’s photographs define those important movements that he helped shape. A remarkable chronicle and a primer about the origins of radical street cultures, My Rules is also a statement of artistic inspiration for those influenced by these countercultures.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 13 x 11 1/2"


Glen E. Friedman
The definitive monograph of Glen E. Friedman, a pioneer of skate, punk, and hip-hop photography, including much never-before-published work.
£31.50

Picture of Dust SIGNED

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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.

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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.
£70.00

Picture of Does Yellow Run Forever? SIGNED

Signed copies available November 2014

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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

Signed copies available November 2014

Publisher's Description

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

£30.00

Picture of Settlement

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… everything is possible and everything is watched and noted, for here on the West Bank of the River Jordan every inch of land is known, recorded, and potentially a source of conflict.

Nick Waplington lived in Jerusalem between 2008 and 2013, visiting over 350 distinct Jewish settlements in the region, from populous cities like Ariel to tiny outposts made up of a few caravans. This book’s title, Settlement, refers to the Jewish communities built in the region of the former state of Palestine known as the West Bank, an area of approximately 2,173 square miles, between the Jordan River and Jerusalem. The area was occupied by Israel in 1968, in the aftermath of the Six-Day War; Israel's right to govern is not recognised by the United Nations, which deems any Israeli building in this area to be a violation of international law.

The book investigates the topography of Jewish identity in the West Bank, which is in conflict not only with the Palestinian majority but also with mainstream Israeli society: While all the settlers are Jewish, and almost all are Israeli citizens, many are not natives of Israel. Most of the men and women photographed by Waplington are immigrants who arrived in the West Bank from the United States, South Africa, Australia, the UK, the former Soviet Union, and other parts of the wider Jewish diaspora. The exact number of settlements cannot be determined with accuracy, as both construction and demolition take place regularly throughout the region. In general, however, the presence of Jewish settlers in the West Bank is entrenched, and their building projects continue with the support of the state of Israel.

Nick Waplington is a British photographer born in Aden, Yemen. His work is held in collections of the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Settlement is part of a project entitled This Place, which explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers.

188 pages
145 colour plates
30 cm x 27 cm
Hardcover with tipped-in image

Nick Waplington
Nick Waplington lived in Jerusalem between 2008 and 2013, visiting over 350 distinct Jewish settlements in the region, from populous cities like Ariel to tiny outposts made up of a few caravans.
£45.00

Picture of Scrapbook: photographs 1932-46

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‘Simply wonderful’ – Black & White Photography

‘Matchless perfection … a really inspired and insightful line of attack into a well-covered subject’ – The Daily Telegraph

Henri Cartier-Bresson was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1940. After two unsuccessful attempts, he managed to escape in 1943. During this time, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, assuming that the photographer had died in the war, started preparing what they thought was a posthumous exhibition of his work.

When he reappeared, Cartier-Bresson was delighted to learn of the exhibition, and decided to review his entire work and curate it himself. In 1946 he travelled to New York with about 300 prints in his suitcase, bought a scrapbook, glued each one in, and brought that album to MoMA’s curators. His first exhibition, a celebration of his survival, opened on 4 February 1947.

In the 1990s, Cartier-Bresson once again returned to this scrapbook. Following his death in 2004, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the present owner of the prints, finished restoring them, making it possible to bring a large body of extraordinary, hitherto unpublished work to the public, images that have finally become a memorial collection after all.

  1. Introduction by Agnès Sire
  2. Essay by Michel Frizot

Agnès Sire is the President of the Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Michel Frizot is a French historian of photography.

  • 32.00 x 27.00 cm
  • Hardback without Jacket
  • 264pp
  • Illustrated in tritone throughout
  • First published 2006

  • See here for sample images.

 

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson
2014 reprint of 2006 edition
£45.00

Picture of The Decisive Moment

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The Decisive Moment, originally called Images à la Sauvette, is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist's humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson's photography has become part of the world's collective memory. This new publication is a meticulous facsimile of the original book. It comes with an additional booklet containing an essay on the history of The Decisive Moment by Centre Pompidou curator Clément Chéroux.

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Facsimile reprint of the legendary 1952 book
£70.20

Picture of Paparazzo (Limited Edition)

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The post-Fascist Italy of the early 1950s saw an explosion in international film production, and as stars flocked to Rome – followed by models, playboys, and monarchs – the city was transformed. A small band of press photographers were the very first to document this ‘Hollywood on the Tiber’ phenomenon, and in doing so they revolutionised their art form forever. These men would later be dubbed the ‘paparazzi’, and they changed the face of photojournalism. Among their number was Elio Sorci. Sorci was a strategic mastermind, with an independent spirit and unparalleled appetite for adventure that made him a leader in his field (his was the image that finally confirmed the Elizabeth Taylor–Richard Burton affair). Sorci’s stripped-back images depict this world just as it was, often tinged with vulgarity and essentially superficial, but thrilling, compelling, and seductive. Paparazzo is the first definitive collection of his award-winning work across four decades. Each frame captures the vitality and excitement of ‘la Dolce Vita’, while revealing something of the charm, vivacity, intuition, and tenacity of the man himself.

One of a limited run of 50 copies

• Handmade black and gold box with lasercut, hinged magnetic lid

• Black foam inlay with 20mm black ribbon

• Custom made, printed gold envelope

• Wax seal with embossed ‘ES’ monogram

• Archival quality digital print

Publisher: Roads

Size: 340 x 240 mm

352 pages



Elio Sorci
The late Elio Sorci amassed over 14,000 sets of images in his career, and while prints of his photographs now sell at auction for thousands of pounds, to date there has not been a book dedicated to Sorci’s work.
£900.00

Picture of Paparazzo

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The late Elio Sorci amassed over 14,000 sets of images in his career, and while prints of his photographs now sell at auction for thousands of pounds, to date there has not been a book dedicated to Sorci’s work. One of the first paparazzi, Sorci’s photographs show some of the world’s most iconic stars in a new light. They are candid, glamorous, often hilarious and always cool. Interestingly, in some cases the stars are a little older than they are in the clichéd images we are used to, which is a refreshing angle in today’s hyper-Photoshopped media. 

Publisher: Roads

Size: 340 x 240 mm

352 pages

Elio Sorci
The late Elio Sorci amassed over 14,000 sets of images in his career, and while prints of his photographs now sell at auction for thousands of pounds, to date there has not been a book dedicated to Sorci’s work.
£54.00

Picture of On a Wet Bough

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This stunning monograph of tintype portraits is culled from an archive of hundreds taken over the last decade by Keliy Anderson-Staley. The long exposure time needed to make a tintype requires that the sitter remain as still as possible to produce a sharp image. As a result, the subjects of these tintypes often display an intense and guileless expression that immediately connects their faces to those of 19th-Century portraits. Stripped of the modern default behavior of smiling in front of a camera, these images, with all the exquisite detail afforded by the wet plate process, suggest an important rethinking of what it means to photograph and be photographed.

Anderson-Staley mixes and pours the emulsion for each plate on site shortly before a portrait is made. The process of hand-coating each piece leaves behind traces of the maker that are as beautifully and deeply embedded in the final image as the perceived identity of the subject.

Publisher: Waltz Books

Size: 11 x 14 inches 

144 pages, 85 duotone plates

Keliy Anderson-Staley
This stunning monograph of tintype portraits is culled from an archive of hundreds taken over the last decade by Keliy Anderson-Staley.
£55.00

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