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Picture of Vitreous China

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Ron Jude’s (b. 1965, American) Vitreous China is comprised of an archive of photographs he made while exploring areas of light industry in (primarily) Midwestern American cities. Rather than comment on the workings of industry itself, Jude depicts the ambient peripheral zones suffusing these environments: big rig parking lots, side exits, and other secondary spaces in which Jude imagines his grandfather might have daydreamed, or let his mind wander, during his many years as a kiln operator in vitreous china plants, first in the Midwest, and later in Southern California.

Supplanting the narrative inadequacies of photography with an alternate experience of atmospheric immersion, Jude exploits the seemingly factual, descriptive traits of the medium while also pursuing moments of subjective transcendence. Like the paradoxical relationship between the surface beauty of vitreous china (an enamel coating applied to porcelain) and its blunt, utilitarian function (strengthening toilets & sinks), the photographs, interwoven with a series of short texts by Mike Slack, attempt to tease out an experience that embraces both the physical crudeness of these spaces as well as the intangible complexes of memory and narrative encoded within them.

First edition of 375 copies, numbered.

Size: 160 x 200 mm

54 pages. 1 fold-out. 29 color plates

ISBN 978–91–88113–04–7

Ron Jude
Ron Jude’s Vitreous China is comprised of an archive of photographs he made while exploring areas of light industry in (primarily) Midwestern American cities.
£27.00

Picture of Long Night of Mégantic/La longue nuit de Mégantic

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July 7, 2014, he starts the recorder. “One year after your death, the pain remains just as strong,” begins Louise. The previous year, Louise's daughter, Andrée-Anne, who was working at the Musi-Café, was the first person reported missing after a train transporting nearly 8 million litres of shale oil exploded in downtown Lac-Mégantic. 47 people were killed instantly, making it Canada’s deadliest train disaster in almost 150 years. The explosion levelled most of the town centre, creating a 400-metre-wide area that is still inaccessible. Huneault’s project documents the aftermath of the catastrophe and is a meditation on loss and mourning.

Michel Huneault arrived in Lac-Mégantic for the first time twenty hours after the explosion. He would continue visiting the community during the following year photographing inside and outside the damaged area, renamed the red zone. In total, he spent 70 days in the community, over 14 visits, and his visits will continue. The impressions gathered through research and through intimate discussions with locals loomed over him while he was documenting the calm eeriness of the town, where everything had changed one fateful night at 1:15 am. Through the seasons and aftershocks, Huneault became close friends with many Méganticois, sharing the lonely ebb and flow of their emotions: pain, anger, hopes for healing and peace of mind. Their complicity soon echoed throughout the work, which became an active fragment of an evolving collective memory.

One out of every 128 citizens of Lac-Mégantic died on July 6, 2013. As time passed, he tried to comprehend what such a constellation of traumas and mournings means. Having worked in other post-catastrophe situations, he was interested in how the community handled the emotional burden while dealing with the more pragmatic imperatives of recovery: arranging funerals when victims’ identification takes months, battles surrounding the reconstruction (and demolition) of the historical downtown, domino expropriations affecting even more lives, the control of information, the absence of answers, the fear of unknown, the contamination and its legacy, the constant and numbing murmur of it all.
Huneault believes that grasping and representing this complex atmosphere is the key to understanding the full depth of the incident in order to be able to formulate relevant solutions to move forward.

Huneault will keep going back to Mégantic, hopefully to find more light and healing, but also up the train track toward North Dakota, to where this oil and darkness originated. Today, although the town centre remains flattened, the tracks were the first thing to be rebuilt and train traffic has resumed, including cargo of hazardous goods. While less oil is transiting here - for now - it is passing through other North American towns every day…

Publisher: Schilt

Size: 170 x 245 mm

152 pages, 49 photos in full colour

Bilingual: English/Français

ISBN: 9789053308769

Michel Huneault

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July 7, 2014, he starts the recorder. “One year after your death, the pain remains just as strong,” begins Louise. The previous year, Louise's daughter, Andrée-Anne, who was working at the Musi-Café, was the first person reported missing after a train transporting nearly 8 million litres of shale oil exploded in downtown Lac-Mégantic. 47 people were killed instantly, making it Canada’s deadliest train disaster in almost 150 years. The explosion levelled most of the town centre, creating a 400-metre-wide area that is still inaccessible. Huneault’s project documents the aftermath of the catastrophe and is a meditation on loss and mourning.

Michel Huneault arrived in Lac-Mégantic for the first time twenty hours after the explosion. He would continue visiting the community during the following year photographing inside and outside the damaged area, renamed the red zone. In total, he spent 70 days in the community, over 14 visits, and his visits will continue. The impressions gathered through research and through intimate discussions with locals loomed over him while he was documenting the calm eeriness of the town, where everything had changed one fateful night at 1:15 am. Through the seasons and aftershocks, Huneault became close friends with many Méganticois, sharing the lonely ebb and flow of their emotions: pain, anger, hopes for healing and peace of mind. Their complicity soon echoed throughout the work, which became an active fragment of an evolving collective memory.

One out of every 128 citizens of Lac-Mégantic died on July 6, 2013. As time passed, he tried to comprehend what such a constellation of traumas and mournings means. Having worked in other post-catastrophe situations, he was interested in how the community handled the emotional burden while dealing with the more pragmatic imperatives of recovery: arranging funerals when victims’ identification takes months, battles surrounding the reconstruction (and demolition) of the historical downtown, domino expropriations affecting even more lives, the control of information, the absence of answers, the fear of unknown, the contamination and its legacy, the constant and numbing murmur of it all.
Huneault believes that grasping and representing this complex atmosphere is the key to understanding the full depth of the incident in order to be able to formulate relevant solutions to move forward.

Huneault will keep going back to Mégantic, hopefully to find more light and healing, but also up the train track toward North Dakota, to where this oil and darkness originated. Today, although the town centre remains flattened, the tracks were the first thing to be rebuilt and train traffic has resumed, including cargo of hazardous goods. While less oil is transiting here - for now - it is passing through other North American towns every day…

Publisher: Schilt

Size: 170 x 245 mm

152 pages, 49 photos in full colour

Bilingual: English/Français

ISBN: 9789053308769

£24.75

Picture of Anthony Hernandez

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Introduction by Robert Adams. Text by Erin O'Toole, Ralph Rugoff, Anthony Hernandez, Lewis Baltz.

The comprehensive monograph on contemporary American photographer Anthony Hernandez co-published with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on the occasion of his major retrospective.

Since the early 1970s, when he began photographing on the streets of his native Los Angeles, Anthony Hernandez has consistently pushed his practice into uncharted territory, challenging himself by adopting new formats and subject matter. Moving from black and white to color, from 35mm to large-format cameras, and from the human figure to landscapes to abstracted detail, he has produced an unusually varied body of work united by its arresting beauty and subtle engagement with social issues. At first largely unaware of the formal traditions of the medium, Hernandez developed his own style of street photography, one uniquely attuned to the desolate allure and sprawling expanses of LA.
Published to accompany the photographer’s first retrospective, Anthony Hernandez offers a comprehensive introduction to his career of more than 40 years, tracing his evolution as well as highlighting continuities across his practice. The catalogue represents the full range and breadth of Hernandez’s work, with an extensive plate section that includes many photographs that have never before been exhibited or published.

Published by D.A.P./SFMOMA

Size: 9.5 X 11"

280 pages, 245 colour illustrations

Anthony Hernandez
The comprehensive monograph on contemporary American photographer Anthony Hernandez co-published with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on the occasion of his major retrospective.
£31.50

Picture of Intimate World of Josef Sudek

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Josef Sudek (1896–1976) was a Czech photographer, best known for his photographs of Prague. He was a bookbinder before turning to photography after losing his right arm in WWI. This book, published to accompany an exhibition, examines how Sudek’s photographs reflect his relationship to the world around him, from intimate explorations of cherished objects and views through his window to his night walks through the streets of Prague and its periphery, as well as excursions into the surrounding countryside. With essays, reminiscences by two former assistants, and stunning illustrations, here is a compelling view of Sudek’s photographs, and the art of his friends and fellow artists. Sudek’s legacy includes some of the 20th century’s most haunting images of nature, monuments, city streets, and objects—all transformed by his sensitivity to the power of light to reveal and the power of darkness to render all impenetrable.

Publisher: 5 Continents Editions

Size: 11 3⁄4 x 9 1⁄2"

288 pages, 230 colour illustrations

Josef Sudek
This book examines how Sudek’s photographs reflect his relationship to the world around him, from intimate explorations of cherished objects and views through his window to his night walks through the streets of Prague and its periphery, as well as excursions into the surrounding countryside.
£27.00

Picture of Western Landscapes

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Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) is best known for his images of the social landscape, in which the banal features of roadsides and city streets become a vivid backdrop for human interaction. In this extraordinary compilation, Friedlander turns his attention to the natural landscape. Western Landscapes features more than 175 images of the western United States, Canada, and Mexico, taken during the 1990s and 2000s. The selection encompasses mountains, deserts, icy plains, and forests alike, capturing the majesty of crashing waves and towering peaks as well as the humble beauty of mottled stones and tangled twigs. Friedlander also showcases in crisp black and white some of the most prominent and treasured American national parks—including Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Zion. The iconic grandeur and isolation of the west provide a counterpoint to Friedlander’s portraits and scenes of modern American life, illustrating another equally compelling dimension of national identity.

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 13 1/2 x 15"

200 pages, 189 tritone illustrations

Lee Friedlander
In this extraordinary compilation, Friedlander turns his attention to the natural landscape. Western Landscapes features more than 175 images of the western United States, Canada, and Mexico, taken during the 1990s and 2000s.
£49.50

Picture of Street: Human Clay

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American photographer Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has had an expansive career, photographing his subjects—from family and friends to political figures and celebrities—in their everyday environments, while simultaneously changing the very landscape of his chosen media. In his Human Clay series, images of people in their surroundings are presented together thematically. Each book features hundreds of photographs, many never before published, chosen and sequenced by the artist himself from his vast archive. This latest volume in the series compiles some of Friedlander’s street photography taken over the course of more than 50 years—including images of Atlanta, Buffalo, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, and San Francisco, as well as more than 125 photographs of New York City.

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 11 x 9 5/8"

217 pages, 208 duotone illustations

Lee Friedlander
In his Human Clay series, images of people in their surroundings are presented together thematically. Each book features hundreds of photographs, many never before published, chosen and sequenced by the artist himself from his vast archive.
£40.50

Picture of Sugar Paper Theories (Signed)

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Forty years ago, two men went missing in southwest Iceland. The facts of their disappearances are scarce, and often mundane. An 18-year-old set off from a nightclub, drunk, on a 10-kilometre walk home in the depths of Icelandic winter. Some months later, a family man failed to return from a meeting with a mysterious stranger. In another time or place, they might have been logged as missing persons and forgotten by all but family and friends. Instead, the Gudmundur and Geirfinnur case became the biggest and most controversial murder investigation in Icelandic history.

In the 1970s theories about the disappearances fixated on Iceland’s anxieties over smuggling, drugs and alcohol, and the corrupting influence of the outside world. The country’s highest levels of political power were drawn into the plot. But ultimately, a group of young people on the fringes of society became its key protagonists. All made confessions that led to convictions and prison sentences. Yet none could remember what happened on the nights in question. 

Now a public inquiry is uncovering another story, of how hundreds of days and nights in the hands of a brutal and inexperienced criminal justice system eroded the link between suspects’ memories and lived experience. 

Jack Latham photographed the places and people that feature in various accounts of what happened to Gudmundur and Geirfinnur after they vanished. He spent time with the surviving suspects, as well as whistle blowers, conspiracy theorists, expert witnesses and bystanders to the case. 

In ‘Sugar Paper Theories’, Latham’s photographs and material from the original police investigation files stand in for memories real and constructed. Professor Gisli Gudjónsson CBE, a former Reykjavik policeman and forensic psychologist whose expert testimony and theory of memory distrust syndrome helped free the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four – and are now central to the Gudmundor and Geirfinnur inquiry – provides a written account of the case.

Jack Latham is the recipient of the Bar Tur Photobook Award 2016. 

Signed copies

Publisher: Here Press and The Photographers’ Gallery

Size: 310 x 230 mm

180 pages, 46 colour photographs, 37 black & white photographs
8 illustrations, 9 press cuttings

Colour photography by Jack Latham

Text by Professor Gisli Gudjónsson

Black & white archive photography sourced from original police files

Edition of 1000

ISBN: 978-0-9935853-2-6

Jack Latham
In ‘Sugar Paper Theories’, Latham’s photographs and material from the original police investigation files stand in for memories real and constructed.
£35.00

Picture of La Calle: Photographs from Mexico

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La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning 1975 to 2007. Whether in black and white or color, Webb’s richly layered and complex compositions touch on multiple genres. As Geoff Dyer writes, “Wherever he goes, Webb always ends up in a Bermuda-shaped triangle where the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary, and art blur and disappear.” Webb’s ability to distill gesture, light, and cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of mystery, irony, and humor.

Following an initial trip in the mid-1970s, Webb returned frequently to Mexico, working intensely on the U.S.–Mexico border and into southern Mexico throughout the 1980s and ’90s, inspired by what poet Octavio Paz calls “Mexicanism—delight in decorations, carelessness and pomp, negligence, passion, and reserve.” La Calle presents a commemoration of the Mexican street as a sociopolitical bellwether—albeit one that has undergone significant transformation since Webb’s first trips to the country. Newly commissioned pieces from noted Mexican and Mexican American authors lend further insight into the roles the streets have played for generations: part arterial network, part historical palimpsest, and part absurdist theater of the everyday.

Texts by Guillermo Arriaga, Álvaro Enrigue, Valeria Luiselli, Guadalupe Nettel, and Mónica de la Torre

Publisher: Aperture and Televisa Foundation

Size: 8 1/2 x 10 5/8"

176 pages, 86 four-colour and black-and-white images

Alex Webb
La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning 1975 to 2007.
£36.00

Picture of Santa Barbara return jobs back to US

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"Many of the photographs in this book are not “about” anything per se, but their tone, seen together, leaves little mystery. Alejandro’s “America,” seen through the lens of “Santa Barbara,” is a place hanging on by a thread. There are several images in the book, peering down on the street, taken from high up in a building somewhere. In other, happier times, I might enjoy their dynamic perspective. “Wow, those are cool,” I might think. But in the context of 2016, I couldn’t help but imagine the photographer a lonely, bitter shooter, eyeing up his next victim through a rifle-scope, anxious to squeeze the trigger, and move the drama along to its natural conclusion." Jonathan Blaustein

Publisher: Skinnerboox

Size: 230 × 340 mm

112 Pages

Edition of 500

Alejandro Cartagena
"Many of the photographs in this book are not “about” anything per se, but their tone, seen together, leaves little mystery. Alejandro’s “America,” seen through the lens of “Santa Barbara,” is a place hanging on by a thread."
£30.00

Picture of Buzzing at the Sill

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Buzzing at the Sill is Peter van Agtmael’s work about coming home from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to understand his experiences and his country. A student of history at Yale during the September 11 attacks and the invasion of Iraq, his sheltered life was uprooted by the realization that he needed to cover the wars. The work is a stew of reflections on war, memory, militarism, identity, race, class, family, surrealism and the landscape. It is both about the limitations of photography and an homage to its power.

Buzzing at the Sill is a sequel to Disco Night Sept. 11, van Agtmael’s previous book on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that was shortlisted for the Paris Photo/Aperture Book Award and was named a Book of the Year by The New York Times Magazine, Time, Vogue and American Photo amongst others. Peter van Agtmael (b. 1981) is a member of Magnum Photos. He has won many awards, including the W. Eugene Smith Award, the ICP Infinity Award and two World Press Photo awards for his work in Iraq and on the war at home.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 200 x 240 mm

200 pages, 100 colour illustrations

Peter van Agtmael
Buzzing at the Sill is Peter van Agtmael’s work about coming home from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to understand his experiences and his country. A
£28.80

Picture of Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973–1983

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Long out of print, this seminal collection of essays and photographs are by artist, theorist and filmmaker, Allan Sekula. Originally published by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984, in these essays and images Sekula sought to portray the inextricable bond between labour and material culture, drawing deeply on Marxist theory to argue passionately for a collective model of progress. Sekula taught at California Institute of Arts (CalArts) from 1985 until his death in 2013, and from that insider's position he critiqued photography and the circumstances of its production and consumption, exposing what the medium failed to represent – women, labourers, minorities and the institutional structures that reinforce cultural biases.


Publisher: MACK

Size: 215 x 277 mm

250 pages

70,000 words

Allan Sekula
Long out of print, this seminal collection of essays and photographs are by artist, theorist and filmmaker, Allan Sekula.
£27.00

Picture of Girl Plays with Snake

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Girl Plays with Snake by Clare Strand comprises images sourced from the darkest recesses of the artist’s extensive archive. The project continues Strand’s decades-long engagement with the scrapbooks, magazines and photographs that she has drawn together since her mid-teens. In this iteration of Strand’s ongoing research and reflection, women and girls are pictured holding, playing with and gazing fondly at snakes. Key to understanding the intention of the imagery is the inclusion of found and automatic generated texts orchestrated by Strand, which touch on the absurd, the intimate, the erotic and the uncanny.

Siegfried Kracauer would recognise Strand as a dedicated “Rag Picker”. She describes her working method as being like "rolling in newly cut grass and seeing what you pick up on your jumper”. Strand’s constantly evolving practice brings together intensive research, deadpan humour and insights into popular culture. She shifts from the mysterious and the absurd to understand public obsessions, often via trickery and manipulation. Recently exhibited work includes machines to encourage entropy, web programmes, looped films and intricate photographic constructions subverting, reimagining and manipulating the medium’s origins.


Faux leather embossed hardcover

Publisher: MACK

Size: 160 x 210 mm

128 pages

Clare Strand
Girl Plays with Snake by Clare Strand comprises images sourced from the darkest recesses of the artist’s extensive archive.
£27.00

Picture of Neighbors

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Coinciding with his first solo museum exhibition in North America, Neighbors presents more than 15 years of Roe Ethridge’s photographs, which typically and wryly collapse distinctions between commercial, conceptual and personal uses of photography. Divided into three ‘chapters’, the central section spans the American photographer’s entire oeuvre, from his early self-published projects to his most recent work, bookended by two almost inscrutable series in his signature deadpan style: family snapshots of grey, rural beach scenes, and images of farm animals – turkey, pigs, goats ­– to conclude. Rendering the mundane peculiar, hilarious even, Neighbors haphazardly traces the evolution of Ethridge’s attempt to bombard his viewers with a heady mixture of imagery, subverting the stylistic tropes of each genre as it relishes in the oddities of image-making and viewing.

Included in Neighbors is an essay by Kevin Moore, the curator of Ethridge’s mid-career survey Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor, which leads the 2016 FotoFocus Biennial at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The title of the exhibition refers to the photographic term “nearest neighbor”, a type of sampling used when resizing a digital image. Like the title of the book, it also alludes to the personal nature of Ethridge’s work, as he frequently includes his family and friends, as well as himself, as subjects in his images, including his editorial assignments. Flouting distinctions between sentimental and commercial photography, Ethridge’s practice explores the ways in which our daily immersion in layers of imagery both mediate and generate meaning in our lives.

With an essay by Kevin Moore

Publisher: MACK

Size: 205 x 290 mm

96 pages, 134 colour plates

Roe Ethridge
Coinciding with his first solo museum exhibition in North America, Neighbors presents more than 15 years of Roe Ethridge’s photographs, which typically and wryly collapse distinctions between commercial, conceptual and personal uses of photography.
£31.50

Picture of Hanon (Signed Copy)

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Mizutani's new series, a follow up to his "Tokyo Parrots" series, through which he rapidly received recognition, captures great cormorants, which have exploded in population in the suburbs of Tokyo. Unlike his previous works, this series appears nearly monotone despite being shot in color. He has captured the urban landscape, which has become peculiar due to the presence of these birds, in very graphic compositions that transform the landscape into a two dimensional world without perspectival depth.

In Mizutani's images, flocks of great cormorants perched on the overhead power lines, which are a ubiquitous element of the Tokyo sky, become silhouettes that resemble musical notes on a score. In fact, the book of the series was titled HANON in reference to the French piano instruction book.

Publisher : Amana inc.

Size : 360×258×8mm

68 pages

Yoshinori Mitzutani
Mizutani's new series, a follow up to his "Tokyo Parrots" series, through which he rapidly received recognition, captures great cormorants, which have exploded in population in the suburbs of Tokyo.
£50.00

Picture of Thirtyfour Parking Lots

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Whether seen from above or close up, fully occupied or completely deserted, softly illuminated at night or baking under a glaring sun, the parking lots that Takashi Homma has photographed in different cities around the world are all more or less the same. Inspired by the word paintings of Ed Ruscha, Homma takes the Ruscha-style cover’s introduction of a cut-and-dried theme and expands upon it, literally and visually. Amsterdam, Vancouver, Melbourne, Tokyo, Brasilia, Chandigarh, Warsaw, Reykjavik, and Los Angeles are some of the places where wide expanses of asphalt and concrete stretch away from office complexes, fast food chains, industry, residential blocks, and more.

Publisher: Lim Art

Size: 210 x 260 mm

56 pages

Takashi Homma
Whether seen from above or close up, fully occupied or completely deserted, softly illuminated at night or baking under a glaring sun, the parking lots that Takashi Homma has photographed in different cities around the world are all more or less the same.
£32.85

Picture of Essential Elements (Collector's Edition)

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Edward Burtynsky has achieved global recognition for his spectacular, large-scale photographs which depict the impact of human activity upon urban and natural environments around the world. They cover such subjects as mines and quarries, the oil industry, ship-building and ship-breaking, water as a resource under threat worldwide, and an emergent China.

Curated by William A. Ewing, this volume, the first comprehensive survey of Burtynsky’s multi-faceted work in over a decade, includes both iconic images and previously unpublished photographs.

Relinquishing the project-based lens through which the photographer’s work has previously been presented – the major monographs Oil and Water being the most recent examples – it presents Burtynsky’s photographs in free-flowing sections which combine and contrast work from throughout his career. This original approach provides a sense of both his visual language and his exploration of the dilemmas at the heart of our globalized world. Each section is interspersed with selected texts which work in concert with the images to provide a context and greater understanding of Burtynsky’s view of the world.

With an introduction by Ewing and an afterword by academic Joshua Schuster, Essential Elements provides an entirely new way of seeing Burtynsky’s work for those who are already familiar with it, as well as an accessible introduction for those encountering his photographs for the first time.

This slipcased collector's limited edition includes a signed print of the cover image (above), Silver Lake Operations #16 Lake Lefroy, Western Australia 2006

Sample images

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 276 x 330 mm

202 pages, 140 Illustrations, 140 in colour

Edward Burtynsky
This slipcased collector's limited edition includes a signed print of the cover image, Silver Lake Operations #16 Lake Lefroy, Western Australia 2006
£292.50

Picture of Essential Elements (Signed)

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Edward Burtynsky has achieved global recognition for his spectacular, large-scale photographs which depict the impact of human activity upon urban and natural environments around the world. They cover such subjects as mines and quarries, the oil industry, ship-building and ship-breaking, water as a resource under threat worldwide, and an emergent China.

Curated by William A. Ewing, this volume, the first comprehensive survey of Burtynsky’s multi-faceted work in over a decade, includes both iconic images and previously unpublished photographs.

Relinquishing the project-based lens through which the photographer’s work has previously been presented – the major monographs Oil and Water being the most recent examples – it presents Burtynsky’s photographs in free-flowing sections which combine and contrast work from throughout his career. This original approach provides a sense of both his visual language and his exploration of the dilemmas at the heart of our globalized world. Each section is interspersed with selected texts which work in concert with the images to provide a context and greater understanding of Burtynsky’s view of the world.

With an introduction by Ewing and an afterword by academic Joshua Schuster, Essential Elements provides an entirely new way of seeing Burtynsky’s work for those who are already familiar with it, as well as an accessible introduction for those encountering his photographs for the first time.

Sample images

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 276 x 330 mm

202 pages, 140 Illustrations, 140 in colour

Edward Burtynsky
A major new retrospective of one of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary art photographers
£45.00

Picture of Aves Mei

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Aves Mei is a photographic project by Italian artist Giorgia Valli. Created in the ‘World of Birds’ exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, each photograph depicts living birds perched in an environment of painted backdrops and synthetic foliage — a recreation of the birds’ natural habitats. These combinations of living creatures against dense layers of artifice result in a collection of striking and surreal images.

Opening with a text by the artist, excerpted below, Aves Mei presents 10 plates in an over-sized format, bound in dark green cloth and limited to 1,000 casebound copies. 

. . . After a period spent in the midst of thousands of sounds, my wish was to photograph silence. Wandering, I reached the Bronx Zoo, where I could walk around freely and photograph for hours. I needed to create friction among my emotions. Since childhood, I had always refused to visit zoos because they made me feel sad. But here, I experienced a sense of freedom that made me feel serene. I was suspended in a dimension between earth and heaven, where my only connection to reality was through simple and primitive sounds.

No sounds other than cries with which both people and birds make their way into the world; nothing more than simple syllables, such as ‘da-da’ or ‘ma-ma’. Shot after shot, the jingle of baby talk reached my ears. Whether in captivity or in liberty, the mysterious song of birds leaves an indelible trace which, like cages set into a wall, will eternally preserve the lives and voices of those who experience them.

Publisher: Nazraeli 

Size: 455 x 255 mm

32 pages, 10 four-colour plates.

Giorgia Valli
Aves Mei is a photographic project by Italian artist Giorgia Valli. Created in the ‘World of Birds’ exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, each photograph depicts living birds perched in an environment of painted backdrops and synthetic foliage — a recreation of the birds’ natural habitats.
£45.00

Picture of Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water

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In Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water, artist Eduardo del Valle depicts experiences and recollections of the first ten years of his life in Cuba, from 1951 until 1961, when he left the country of his birth, never to return. Over the past nine years, del Valle has made images that are central to his reminiscences and which portray painful aspects of his childhood that have stayed with him throughout his life and career. These memories of Cuba come together to form an outstanding visual autobiography.

Limited to only 500 copies, this is a remarkable artist’s book, comprising 84 colour photographs, beautifully printed on matt art paper and presented in a custom-designed cigar box. The book opens with an introduction by Tony Mendoza, and includes a preface by Juan A. Martinez, poems by Ellen Bass and Richard Blanco, and an afterword by Daniel Gottlieb.

For 40 years, Eduardo del Valle has worked in collaboration with Mirta Gómez, their practice and photographic series focusing on subjects in states of transformation. Their work has received international attention across the decades, with accolades including two Guggenheim Fellowships, solo exhibitions at New York Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 340 x 260 mm

104 pages, 84 four-colour plates

Eduardo del Valle
In Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water, artist Eduardo del Valle depicts experiences and recollections of the first ten years of his life in Cuba, from 1951 until 1961, when he left the country of his birth, never to return.
£67.50

Picture of Theatres

Publisher's Description

In the late 1970s, as Hiroshi Sugimoto was defining his artistic voice, he posed a question to himself: “Suppose you shoot a whole movie in a single frame?” The answer that came to him: “You get a shining screen.” For almost four decades, Sugimoto has been photographing the interiors of theaters using a large-format camera and no lighting other than the projection of the running movie. He opens the aperture when a film begins and closes it when it ends. In the resulting images, the screen becomes a luminous white box, its ambient light subtly bringing forward the rich architectural details of these spaces.

He began the series by photographing the classic movie palaces built in the 1920s and 30s, their ornate architectural elements a testament to the cultural importance of the burgeoning movie industry. He continued with drive-in theaters. In the last decade, Sugimoto has photographed historic theaters in Europe as well as disused theaters that expose the ravages of time. Taken together, these photographs present an extended meditation on the passage of time, a recurring theme in his artwork.

'Theaters', the third in a series of books on Sugimoto’s art, presents 130 photographs, 18 of which have never before been published.

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Publisher: Damiani and Matsumoto Editions

176 pages, 130 illustrations

Hiroshi Sugimoto
or almost four decades, Sugimoto has been photographing the interiors of theaters using a large-format camera and no lighting other than the projection of the running movie. He opens the aperture when a film begins and closes it when it ends. In the resulting images, the screen becomes a luminous white box, its ambient light subtly bringing forward the rich architectural details of these spaces.
£36.00

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