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Picture of Nordic Noir

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Captivated by the Scandinavian lands from a residence in Norway, Sébastien Van Malleghem has since advanced his travels from Denmark to Iceland, passing through Finland and Sweden. Nordic Noir is the visual recital of this contrasting trek.

With breath-taking and timeless landscapes, scenes of life and harsh portraits, the series is closer to a constellation than a linear path. In the explosion of emotions that is the series, the photographer finds the right balance between the sublime and the banal, between the grandiose and the intimate.

Leaning towards reverie in this work, Sébastien Van Malleghem’s eye remains sharp and keen; just as well when the scenery lends itself to pure contemplation, to the exhilaration of large spaces, to the experience of solitude where he captures a carefree and unbridled youthfulness that lays itself unreservedly open in front of the lens.

A graduate of the school ‘Le75’ in Brussels in 2009, this young photographer already has several reportages hailed by international critiques under his belt. His incisive and sombre visual writing, along with an unswerving commitment and determination, make him one of the most compelling young talents of recent years.

Since 2008, he has been producing projects at an almost dizzying pace. Among them are “Police”, adventures of a night squad; “Prisons”, a true immersion in the prison system; “The Ruins of the power”, a foray into post-Gadaffi Lybia; “The Last shelter”, on junkies, the homeless and others left to the streets of Berlin; and “Deposito Temporal”, in Mexico’s morgues.

In “Nordic Noir”, a series started in 2012, in parallel to his other works, his documentary style gives way to a more poetic and introspective dimension.

Publisher: André Frère Éditions

Size: 240 x 300 mm

136 pages, 71 duotone pictures
  
French / English





Sébastien Van Mallhegem
Captivated by the Scandinavian lands from a residence in Norway, Sébastien Van Malleghem has since advanced his travels from Denmark to Iceland, passing through Finland and Sweden. Nordic Noir is the visual recital of this contrasting trek.
£46.95

Picture of Walker Evans

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Walker Evans was one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century. His focus on everyday life in America, in both urban and rural settings, makes him also one of the most relatable. This retrospective volume traces Evans’ career through more than 300 images—from his first photographs of the late 1920s to his Polaroids of the 1970s. Organized thematically, the book examines topics such as Evans’ relationship with the impresario Lincoln Kirstein, his work in postcards and magazines, and his lifelong exploration of the American vernacular. In addition, this volume features items from the photographer’s own collection, including personal writings, signage, postcards, and other ephemera. Through these ancillary objects and a thorough overview of Evans’ career, readers will come away with a better understanding of a photographer whose iconic photographs remain timeless.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 235 x 280 mm

320 pages, 104 color illustrations, 285 b/w illustrations

Walker Evans
This retrospective volume traces Evans’ career through more than 300 images—from his first photographs of the late 1920s to his Polaroids of the 1970s
£44.99

Picture of Ilulissat: Sculptures of Change—Greenland 2003–2017

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Ever since his first visit to the Arctic in 2003, the photographer Olaf Otto Becker (*1959 in Travemünde, Germany) has returned there again and again. Starting in Ilulissat, one of the oldest settlements in western Greenland, Becker and his camera have traveled by boat on the polar sea, looking for icebergs. Like floating giants, the white mountains jut out of the water, their many majestic shapes reflected in it below. In their peaceful sublimity there is always also a sense of fragility, as he himself says: “For me, icebergs are wonderful temporal sculptures created of their own accord, yet at the same time they are also natural monuments, reminders of the continuing process of climate change, which we humans are now influencing to a great extent for the first time in the history of our planet.”

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 280 x 240 mm

96 pages, 48 illustrations

German, English

Olaf Otto Becker
Witness to climate change in progress
£29.25

Picture of Silence

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The photographer and architect Gabriela Torres Ruiz (*1970 in Mexico City) shows how silence can be captured photographically and the associations it engenders. With a fine sense for the poetic interplay between light, color, and space, her Silence series juxtaposes landscape motifs and interior photographs in diptychs and triptychs. The depicted decay of the buildings alongside enchanted alpine and forest landscapes make reference to the cycle between architecture and nature, which ultimately reclaims its environment. Not only do the photographs reveal a formal affinity in terms of their texture and nuanced color as a result of Torres Ruiz’s sensitive selection, but they also closely relate in content. The melancholy beauty of Iceland was the source of inspiration for the series. The photographer has since sought out further abandoned and forgotten places for the purpose of reflecting on the phenomenon of “silence.”

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 230 x 290 mm

112 pages, 88 illustations

German, English, Spanish

Gabriela Torres Ruiz
The aura of abandoned places
£31.50

Picture of The Human Clay: Parties

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Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) is known for his candid portraits of people in their everyday environments. This volume in his Human Clay series of books highlights a lively collection of Friedlander’s photographs of celebrations—both public and private. From intimate gatherings to boisterous street parades, costume parties to black-tie affairs, Friedlander captures the spirit of these events and the ways in which they are commemorated. He documents surprisingly intimate moments—couples stealing a kiss, friends engaged in spirited conversation or laughing over drinks, guests lost in music on the dance floor. The images also feature a number of celebrities, including actors Ingrid Bergman and Sidney Poitier, enjoying the revelry at galas and parties, such as one at the famous Sardi’s restaurant in New York.
 
Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery

Size: 244 x 279 mm

188 pages, 172 duotone illus.

Lee Friedlander
This volume in his Human Clay series of books highlights a lively collection of Friedlander’s photographs of celebrations—both public and private.
£45.00

Picture of Nowhere Far

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Nowhere Far, the first monograph by Nicholas Hughes, has been 15 years in the making and spans six separate series of abstract and ethereal landscapes. Hughes’s work is concerned with landscape, the environment and contemporary man’s relationship to these, examining the space between the world people habit and that which nature claims as its own.

£30 / €35 / $40

Publisher: GOST

Size: 240 x 320 mm (portrait)

112 pages (where 8 pages printed silver and 8 pages printed gold)

Foreword by Brett Rodgers
Essays by Jay Griffiths and Martin Barnes



Nicholas Hughes
Nowhere Far, the first monograph by Nicholas Hughes, has been 15 years in the making and spans six separate series of abstract and ethereal landscapes. Hughes’s work is concerned with landscape, the environment and contemporary man’s relationship to these, examining the space between the world people habit and that which nature claims as its own.
£30.00

Picture of Albert Renger-Patzsch

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This survey monograph on Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897-1966), considered one of the most influential figures in the history of the 20th-century photography, leader of the New Objectivity movement that appeared in Germany in the 1920s. Author of a monumental oeuvre, his work encompasses a variety of themes and genres. This selection of close to 200 photographs taken over 40 years, offers a complete overview of Renger-Patzsch documentary style based on realist sobriety and frankness whether he photographs a detail of plant, an animal or an industrial landscape. The photographer’s vision arranges, organizes the shapes sometimes isolating one part in a close-up. This objective approach with nevertheless a poetic resonance intensifies our perception of reality and nourishes our imagination.

This large body of photographs comes with illustrated essays (in French) shedding light on the multiple aspects of his work which exerted a decisive influence on generations of photographers, including Bernd and Hilla Becher, and still today within the context of contemporary art and culture.

Sample images

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral (Copublished with Fundacion MAPFRE)

Size: 240 x 280 mm

320 pages, 190 black & white photographs

Texts (in French): Sérgio Mah, Herbert Molderings, Stefan Gronert, Kerstin Stremmel

Albert Renger-Patzsch
This survey monograph on Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897-1966), considered one of the most influential figures in the history of the 20th-century photography, leader of the New Objectivity movement that appeared in Germany in the 1920s.
£49.00
£47.95

Picture of One, Two, Three, More

Publisher's Description

Helen Levitt’s earliest pictures are a unique and irreplaceable look at street life in New York City from the mid-1930s to the end of the 1940s. There are children at play, lovers flirting, husbands and wives, young mothers with their babies, women gossiping, and lonely old men. A majority of these photographs have never been published. Other pictures included in this book are now world-famous, now part of the standard history of photography. Together they provide a record of New York not seen since Levitt’s pioneering solo show at The Museum of Modern Art in 1943.

Levitt’s photographs are in some of the best photography collections in America, including: The Met, MoMA, The Smithsonian, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Born in Brooklyn in 1913, Helen Levitt’s photographs made on the streets of New York have inspired and amazed generations of photographers, collectors and curators. Helen Levitt’s first major museum exhibition was at the Museum of Modern Art in 1943, and a second solo show was held there in 1974. Retrospectives of her work have been held at several museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Center for Photography and the Centre National la Photographie in Paris.

Publisher: powerHouse

Size: 8 x 8"

204 pages


Helen Levitt (text by Geoff Dyer)
Helen Levitt’s earliest pictures are a unique and irreplaceable look at street life in New York City from the mid-1930s to the end of the 1940s. There are children at play, lovers flirting, husbands and wives, young mothers with their babies, women gossiping, and lonely old men.
£30.59

Picture of Good Goddamn
 (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Good Goddamn is a short photobook about a man from rural Texas and his last few days of freedom before going to prison.

First edition limited to 750 copies.

Size: 9x12"

44 pages. 27 duotone reproductions on Mohawk Superfine uncoated paper.

Bound with carton staples.

15x20.25" foldout poster included. ISBN 978-0-692-94637-4.

Sample images

Bryan Schutmaat
Good Goddamn is a short photobook about a man from rural Texas and his last few days of freedom before going to prison.
£35.00

Picture of The Recent Past

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In 1972 James Ravilious moved with his wife to North Devon, her childhood home. Soon afterwards he was hired by the Beaford Centre to start a photographic archive recording the landscape and people of the area. This part of Devon clung to its traditional life for longer than many other parts of Britain, and although his photographs were taken as recently as the 1970s or 1980s, they capture a way of life that is vanishing, or has vanished.
 

At first his brief was purely documentary, but his work transcends mere record. By confining himself mostly to a radius of ten miles from his home, he was able to develop an intimacy with his subjects that is rare among photographers. Nearly everyone in this book has a name.


James Ravilious took almost 80,000 photographs for the Beaford Centre, creating an archive that may be unique in its comprehensiveness; but his artistry and empathy also caused it to contain some of the greatest photographs ever taken of rural life in Britain. 


Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press

132 pages

James Ravilious
In 1972 James Ravilious moved with his wife to North Devon, her childhood home. Soon afterwards he was hired by the Beaford Centre to start a photographic archive recording the landscape and people of the area
£27.00

Picture of The Perfect Man

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The award-winning Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel presents her striking latest project, The Perfect Man. With Chaplin’s film Modern Times as a starting point for the book’s narrative structure, De Middel reflects on the peculiar understanding of masculinity in India, through the relationships between man, machine and work.

In India, industrial revolution never really started and never really ended, but western standards,which defined this new perfect working man, were imposed and accepted in a society that already had a very elitist cultural structure. The results were confusing.

De Middel tells the story of Doctor Ashok Aswani, who decided one day to go to the cinema instead of going to work. He saw a Chaplin movie four times, lost his job and started what would become the biggest festival homage to Chaplin in the world. Doctor Aswani would never be the perfect man because the perfect man works for his country’s greatness. The perfect man wakes up early to go to work and waves at his wife from the car as he heads towards the daily traffic-jam that would take him to his office. Charlot would never be the perfect man either.

Publisher:La Fribrica


Size: 210 x 280 mm

176 pages, 
158 images


Language: Spanish—English

Cristina de Middel
The award-winning Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel presents her striking latest project, The Perfect Man.
£33.30

Picture of Instant Stories

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Nearly 250 polaroids by film director Wim Wenders, taken over five decades between 1968 and 2017.

Wim Wenders, the distinguished filmmaker and co-founder of New German Cinema, is also a world-renowned photographer. He has exhibited his large-format, panoramic photographs in Paris, Hamburg, Berlin, Bilbao, Sydney, Shanghai, Rome, São Paulo, Moscow, Copenhagen, New York and Düsseldorf. Now, for the first time, this book – published to accompany an exhibition at London’s Photographer’s Gallery – presents his polaroids. Spanning the 1970s to the present day, they feature friends, actors and personal heroes, objects, places, spaces and situations from the everyday life of a travelling filmmaker. Wenders does not order his ‘photographic notes’, as he calls them, by theme, but as stories. They are accompanied by his own texts, short stories and haikus.

Wim Wenders: Instant Stories is a photographic road trip through the life of the artist, from his early travels through America’s cinematic landscapes to the German provinces and beyond.


Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 290 x 245 mm

320 pages

Wim Wenders
Nearly 250 polaroids by film director Wim Wenders, taken over five decades between 1968 and 2017
£36.00

Picture of Self/Portrait Artists’ book (Signed and numbered
)

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Teresa Eng spent time as an artist in resident in China in 2012 and 2015, observing the rapid development the cities and its surroundings.
In “Self/Portrait”, Teresa presents portraits of Chinese millenials that she approached in a shopping centre alongside one of their selfie from their mobile phone. The portraits, introspective by nature, are lit by the bright LED advertisements. In contrast, each subject’s selfie reveals details of their lives and interests as well as how they want to be seen. “Self/Portrait” speaks of individualisation in a transitioning capitalist society as well as the need to belong.
 
Signed and numbered



Size: 215mm x 265mm


36 pages plus 15 throwouts
, 69 colour images

Housed in a dichroic slipcase


Each with a 8 x 10″ lambda print (signed & numbered), certificate of authenticity and envelope

Teresa Eng
In “Self/Portrait”, Teresa presents portraits of Chinese millenials that she approached in a shopping centre alongside one of their selfie from their mobile phone.
£195.00

Picture of You An Orchestra You A Bomb

Publisher's Description

Cig Harvey's third monograph, You An Orchestra You A Bomb, is a vibrant and bold book; possibly her most beautiful to date. It explores the photographer’s relationship with life itself. It is a book about paying attention to and appreciating the fragile present.

You An Orchestra You A Bomb captures moments of awe, makes icons of the everyday, and looks at life on the threshold between magic and disaster. Cig has always experienced the world viscerally but after a traumatic event, a raw heightened awareness of temporary nature of life permeates this new work.

Through breathless moments of beauty, her images propel us to fathom the sacred in the split seconds of everyday. Cig's photographs are interwoven with her intimate poetry in this hauntingly beautiful book.

Sample images

Publisher: Schllt Publishing

Size: 225 x 225 mm

144 pages with approx. 80 photographs in full colour

Cig Harvey
Cig Harvey's third monograph, You An Orchestra You A Bomb, is a vibrant and bold book; possibly her most beautiful to date.
£36.00

Picture of The waiting game II

Publisher's Description

"Txema Salvans’s previous series was also about life in the gaps and at the edges. It showed lone women, probably prostitutes, sitting or standing in very similar landscapes to the ones you see here.

In this book the figures are by water. In the previous book, they are by roads. All are waiting and, in a sense, all are fishing. (It is no coincidence that a slang term for a prostitute is a ‘hooker’).

Photography may be a matter of cold optics and geometry, but it is also invites connection and empathy. Finding the balance is not easy. It is tempting to use the camera merely to objectify and beautify. It is also tempting to use it in a way that pretends to reveal the inner lives of those who are photographed. Salvans resists both. He places himself, and us, on the cusp of beauty and ugliness, knowledge and ignorance, waiting for something else."

Size: 33.5 x 250 mm

Text from David Campany, Gabi Martínez

Txema Salvans
Txema Salvans’s previous series was also about life in the gaps and at the edges. It showed lone women, probably prostitutes, sitting or standing in very similar landscapes to the ones you see here. In this book the figures are by water. In the previous book, they are by roads. All are waiting and, in a sense, all are fishing.
£40.00

Picture of Homing In | B-sides Box Set (Signed)

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We are happy to announce Todd Hido has produced his 2nd B-Sides Box Set. His new Box Set, Homing In, offers a new glimpse into Hido's highly prolific process and unveils unpublished House Hunting photographs, overlooked images of his muse Khrystyna, and even brand new work made this year from the original set of Twin Peaks.
 
50 individual cards, 47 photographs

Numbered edition of 2000

Size: 3-7/8 x 2-7/8 x 1-1/8" two-piece archival acrylic box

Todd Hido
3-7/8 x 2-7/8 inch cards in a two-piece archival acrylic box
£45.00

Picture of dumbsaint 01: township

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Over the course of 2017 and 2018, TIS books is publishing TIS/dumbsaint, a set of three photobook projects for which Raymond Meeks collaborates with a variety of artists and writers.

The first title in the series is township, with photographs by Adrianna Ault, Tim Carpenter, and Meeks, along with a new piece of fiction by Brad Zellar.


Publisher: TIS Books

Size: 200 x 270 mm

86 pages, 61 tritone plates, two 4x6 tritone inserts, 16 page 12cm x 20cm short story insert my brother by Brad Zellar, ISBN 9781943146109

Adrianna Ault, Tim Carpenter, and Raymond Meeks
The first title in the series is township, with photographs by Adrianna Ault, Tim Carpenter, and Meeks, along with a new piece of fiction by Brad Zellar.
£40.00

Picture of TBW Book Series No. 5

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Shortlisted for the Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation PhotoBook of the Year Award 2017

FOUR BOOK SET

Book 1: Mike Mandel - Boardwalk Minus Forty
Book 2: Susan Meiselas - Prince Street Girls
Book 3: Bill Burke - They Shall Take Up Serpents
Book 4: Lee Friedlander - Head

Our fifth Subscription Series gathers four iconic living American photographers to offer entirely new bodies of never before seen work. Reaching back 30 years and beyond, the books feel contemporary through deliberate choices in editing, sequence, and design, while continuing to celebrate their vintage origins. Each artist's vision, while individually experienced, comes together to form a powerful quartet of books.

Mike Mandel - Boardwalk Minus Forty

Created during the artist's time as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute, Boardwalk Minus Forty was one of Mandel's first serious forays into what he jokingly refers to as "real photographs." Known later for his conceptual bodies of work, most notably Evidence, created with fellow artist Larry Sultan in the late 1970's and now regarded by many as one of photography’s most influential photo books, Boardwalk is a rare look back at the foundation the artist was building all along.

Susan Meiselas - Prince Street Girls

Shot during a short period in the late 1970s in New York's Lower East Side, Meiselas developed a close and lasting bond with a group of eleven neighborhood girls, collectively known as the Prince Street Girls. This book is an intimate and sprawling view of the girls’ formative years in an ever-changing city. Meisalas, a highly renowned and respected photographer, works today as a member of Magnum. Her early 1970's work, Carnival Strippers, and her following work in Nicaragua remain seminal photographic achievements to this day.

Bill Burke - They Shall Take Up Serpents

Continuing with Burke's tradition of examining niche American cultures, Serpents pulls us into the surreal, intense, and at times consuming world of coal miners doubling as religious snake handlers by the work-week's end. Here we see Burke building a lyrical narrative connecting the two groups that feels effortless. Known for using a variety of camera and film formats, Burke strings together images that alone might seem out of place but together weave the iconic storytelling the artist has become widely known and respected for.

Lee Friedlander - Head

Spanning 50 years of the artist's work, Friedlander dove into his archives to assemble a collection of images that crystallizes one of his signature shooting motifs. The book oscillates in tone from serious to humorous and back again. With a fluidity that belies the seemingly disparate images, Friedlander reminds viewers of his brilliance as both photographer and master of the bookmaking medium. Head is a fascinating glimpse into the process and approach of one of the world's most important and enigmatic living artists.

Edition of 1000

Size: 8.5 x 10.5"

Mike Mandel, Susan Meiselas, Bill Burke and Lee Friedlander
Shortlisted for the Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation PhotoBook of the Year Award 2017
£115.00

Picture of Duane Michals: Portraits

Publisher's Description

A comprehensive overview of more than a half century of portrait photographs by one of our era’s most influential – and entertaining – artists.

Duane Michals: Portraits presents for the first time a comprehensive look at more than a half century of portrait photos by one of our era’s most significant artists. Michals, long recognized for his influential photo sequences, also is a sought-after editorial photographer for major periodicals. With inventive, improvisational flair, he has documented outstanding creative personalities of our era in portraits that constitute a major and under-appreciated side of his creative legacy. Accompanied by his inimitable, sometimes hilarious, observations and reminiscences, the subjects of the portraits, most not previously seen in book form, include performers such as Barbra Streisand and Johnny Cash; contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Jasper Johns; outstanding authors like Norman Mailer and John Cheever; ‘old masters’ of modern art including René Magritte and Balthus; and Michals’s probing self-portraits and ‘imaginary portraits’ made by painting on vintage photographs.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 24.5 x 29.5 cm

176 pages

Duane Michals
A comprehensive overview of more than a half century of portrait photographs by one of our era’s most influential – and entertaining – artists.
£31.46

Picture of Nothing Personal

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This meticulous reprint of Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Nothing Personal explores the complexities and contradictions still at the center of the American experience – especially timely in the age of Donald Trump. Deploying both image and text, Avedon and Baldwin examine the formation of identity, and the bonds that both underlie and undermine human connection. An accompanying 72-page booklet features a fresh essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Hilton Als, and many of Avedon’s unpublished outtakes, correspondence, preliminary layouts and ephemera.

In 1963-64, former high school friends Richard Avedon, at the time one of the world’s most famous photographers, and James Baldwin, best-selling novelist and essayist and a leading literary voice in the American civil rights movement, collaborated on Nothing Personal, a book about the state of life in America.

Avedon’s subjects range from civil rights icons, to intellectuals, politicians, pop singers, patients in a mental institution, and ordinary Americans, all carefully juxtaposed, cropped, and tightly sequenced. Here, the American Nazi Party contends with poet Allen Ginsberg, and a weary General Eisenhower gives way to the sway of Malcolm X. Depleted mental institution patients call out for human warmth, and are followed by the embrace of mother and child.

Baldwin’s four-part essay offers a critique of a society that is disconnected, unjust and divisive, and therefore in the midst of an existential crisis. In a highly personal and pertinent testimony, he writes about his own experience of harassment by a racist police officer in his native New York City. Yet Baldwin, like Avedon, ends his work with the inescapable need for – and power of – love.

Designed by legendary art director Marvin Israel, Nothing Personal is a triumph of minimalism. An oversized book in its own white slipcase, the striking placement of both photographs and text revolutionized the design and packaging of photography books. This is a faithful reprint of the original book, which has been out of print for decades, and was produced with the collaboration of The Richard Avedon Foundation.

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 270 x 360 mm

160 pages

Richard Avedon & James Baldwin
Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s landmark 1964 book finally back in print
£53.99

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