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Publisher’s Description

Photographic Treatment © consists of a series of five books, Daily Photo Dose 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, each with thirty black and white photographic diptychs collected and edited by Laurence Aëgerter.

Conducted in collaboration with neurologists, gerontologists and psychologists, the project aims to provide an image-based therapeutic tool to improve the well-being of senile dementia patients.

While dementia can’t be cured, the ways that we care for people with the disease can be improved, and that is what Aëgerter is seeking to do with this series. Brain stimulation is especially important for individuals suffering from the adverse effects of dementia, as it has proven to be helpful in slowing down the process of brain degeneration, according to the brain plasticity principle ‘Use It or Lose It’.

It is Aëgerter’s belief that pairing images is a powerful strategy to stimulate brain activity. The process of recognising connections between two images engages specific cognitive functions, involving associative creativity and fantasy. Photographic Treatment © also seeks to improve the well-being of individuals with dementia through the social interaction they have with their carers in the process of looking at the photographs and making connections. The series is an art project, but it was also a finalist for an innovation care award in the Netherlands, confirming its integration within specialised scientific criteria accepted by experts in the field of caregiving.

French artist, Laurence Aëgerter lives and works in Amsterdam and Marseille. Through projects that encompass public space, photography and artist’s books, Aëgerter examines what shapes our collective memory. Her work is in many major collections including Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles; MoMA and MET, New York; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; MAMAC, Nice; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 29.7 x 21 cm

64 pages, 5 volumes

Winner of the 2018 Rencontres d'Arles Author Book Award

Laurence Aëgerter
Winner of the 2018 Rencontres d'Arles Author Book Award
£45.00

Picture of Halfstory Halflife

Publisher’s Description

Over the course of multiple summers, Raymond Meeks has ventured the few miles from his rural home in the Catskill Mountain region of New York, to a single-lane bridge spanning the tributaries of Bowery and Catskill Creeks. Beneath the bridge, a waterfall drops sixty-feet over moss-covered limestone toward a forbidding pond. The local youth have come here from time immemorial, congregating near outcroppings and around a concrete altar – a remnant of an earlier stone bridge. Most allow themselves a brief running start before launching their pale bodies into the void, where tentative suggestions of flight mark the response to gravity. Taken collectively, their gestures allude to ritual, a prayerful response to the exigencies of budding sexuality and a future rife with uncertainty. Halfstory Halflife is a distillation of the photographs made in the shadows of these falls, marked each summer by the emergence of young adults perched at a precipice both in space and in their lives.

Raymond Meeks (b.1963 Ohio) lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York.His pictures have been exhibited at galleries including Fotomuseum Den Haag (Holland), Candace Dwan in New York and Camera Obscura in Paris.  His work is housed in public and private collections including the Bibliothèque Nationale (France), The National Gallery of Art, George Eastman House and the Museum of Modern Art Library.  He is the co-founder of Orchard Journal and Dumbsaint and the author of over twenty-four commercially and self-published books.  His most recent collaborative journal, Township, (along with Tim Carpenter, Adrianna Ault and Brad Zellar) was nominated for the 2018 International Photobook Award at Kassel. Meeks is represented by Wouter van Leeuwen in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Publisher: Choose Commune

Size: 21.5 x 28 cm

144 pages, 78 black and white photographs

Raymond Meeks
Over the course of multiple summers, Raymond Meeks has ventured the few miles from his rural home in the Catskill Mountain region of New York, to a single-lane bridge spanning the tributaries of Bowery and Catskill Creeks.
£45.00

Picture of Approximate Joy

Publisher's Description

“I have seen the future and it is now and it is China. There is no need for the past. It can be erased. A new happiness is being constructed, an approximation of joy, better than the real thing.” - CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON

Publisher: Stanley/Baker

120 pages 

303 x 246 mm

2018

Christopher Anderson
“I have seen the future and it is now and it is China. There is no need for the past. It can be erased. A new happiness is being constructed, an approximation of joy, better than the real thing.” - CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON
£40.00

Picture of Stories

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Publisher’s Description

Heralded for his nuanced portrayals of township life in South Africa, and widely celebrated as "the spiritual painter of South Africa's body politic" (Aperture), Santu Mofokeng (born 1956) first made his name as a member of the Afrapix collective, then as a documentary photographer and finally as an independent artist. His groundbreaking Stories series is the result of a multi-year collaboration between the photographer, bookmaker Lunetta Bartz, editor/curator Joshua Chuang and Gerhard Steidl. Together they have carefully mined and distilled over 30 years of work into 18 definitive "stories" that are sharply edited, simply presented and richly printed in an oversized format that recalls the golden age of picture magazines. The stories range in subject from the zealous expressiveness found in Train Church and Pedi Dancers to the contested spaces of Robben Island, Trauma, and Landscapes and Billboards. In addition to the volumes previously published by Steidl, many pictures appear here for the first time. Limited edition of 1,000.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 9.5 x 12.5"

21 vols, 1046 pages / 551 black & white photographs

Edited by Joshua Chuang

PUBLISHER
Steidl

BOOK FORMAT
Boxed, pbk, 21 vols, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 1046 pgs / 551 bw.

Taking advance orders - due to publish January 2019


Santu Mofokeng
Heralded for his nuanced portrayals of township life in South Africa, and widely celebrated as "the spiritual painter of South Africa's body politic" (Aperture), Santu Mofokeng (born 1956) first made his name as a member of the Afrapix collective, then as a documentary photographer and finally as an independent artist.
£162.00

Picture of Magazines

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Robert Heinecken (1931–2006) seldom used a camera. A self-described “para-photographer,” he repurposed found imagery to explore the underpinnings of daily life. He cut into periodicals—snipping heads from lithe bodies and slicing rouged lips from smiling cheeks—and reorganized these fragments into collaged wholes that reveal the greed, hypocrisy and misogyny behind traditional depictions of America.

This book presents Heinecken’s Periodicals (1969–72) and Revised Magazines (1989–94) as 25 facsimiles. Originally conceived as insertions into everyday life, these collage-publications were taken from newsstands, altered and then returned to be purchased by unsuspecting consumers. By pasting a Vietnam War image into fashion magazines or a dominatrix into Time, Heinecken created serials that are disturbing yet familiar; known cultural referents now oppose their presumed functions.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 11 x 13"

600 pages, illustrated throughout

Robert Heinecken
This book presents Heinecken’s Periodicals (1969–72) and Revised Magazines (1989–94) as 25 facsimiles. Originally conceived as insertions into everyday life, these collage-publications were taken from newsstands, altered and then returned to be purchased by unsuspecting consumers.
£112.50

Picture of Ex Offenders at the Scene of Crime: South Africa and England, 2008–2016

Publisher’s Description

Criminals and alleged offenders at the the scene of the crime or arrest that changed their lives

The origins of this book lie in David Goldblatt’s simple observation that many of his fellow South Africans, regardless of their race and class, are the victims of often violent crime. “I have asked myself,” says Goldblatt, “not least in the fear and fury of holdups with knives and guns, who are you? Are you monsters? Are you ‘ordinary’ people—if there are such? How did you come to do this? What are your lives?”

And so began in 2008 Ex Offenders at the Scene of Crime, for which Goldblatt photographed criminal offenders and alleged offenders at the place that was probably life-changing for them and their victims: the scene of the crime or arrest. Each portrait is accompanied by the subject’s written story in his or her own words, for many a cathartic experience and the first opportunity to recount events without being judged. To ensure the integrity of his undertaking, Goldblatt paid each of his subjects 800 rand for permission to photograph and interview them, and any profit from the project will be donated to the rehabilitation of offenders. Ex Offenders also features Goldblatt’s portraits and interviews of subjects in England, made in collaboration with the community arts project Multistory.

Published in a limited edition of 750 copies, the book comes with a handmade wooden support.

Text by Brenda Goldblatt.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 15 x 12.25"

56 pages, 35 black & white photographs

David Goldblatt
Criminals and alleged offenders at the the scene of the crime or arrest that changed their lives
£202.50

Picture of Anna Atkins: Photographs of British Algae (Cyanotype Impressions (Sir John Herschel’s Copy)

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Publisher’s Description

Shortly after William Henry Fox Talbot announced his invention of photography in 1839, the amateur botanist Anna Atkins (1799–1871), daughter of a prominent British scientist, began to experiment with the medium. In 1843 she turned to her friend Sir John Herschel's recently discovered cyanotype process to publish her collection of native seaweeds. Over the next decade, Atkins printed and issued these bracingly modern photograms to her "botanical friends" in the form of hand-stitched fascicles.

The first book to be illustrated by photography and the earliest sustained application of photography to science, British Algæ is a landmark in publishing and photography. Of the nearly two dozen substantially complete or partial copies known to exist, each is distinct in its appearance and often in its number and arrangement of plates. The set of 13 parts she gave to Herschel—now in the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library—is especially important and was carefully preserved by generations of the Herschel family. This sumptuous facsimile edition reproduces the recto and verso of each plate, presenting the work as its creator intended.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 20 x 24 cm

Boxed, 13 volumes, 464 pages, 239 cyanotypes.

Anna Atkins
The first book to be illustrated by photography and the earliest sustained application of photography to science, British Algæ is a landmark in publishing and photography
£405.00

Picture of Surf Tribe

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In Surf Tribe, photographer Stephan Vanfleteren shows that there is far more to surf culture than just competitive sport. Surfing is also about a deep respect for the ocean, as well as that moment of insignificance surfers feel when confronted with the forces of nature. It’s about battles won and lost, both with other surfers and with themselves.

Vanfleteren looks beyond the traditional surf spots of California and Hawaii and searches the globe for people who live in places where sea and land meet. He documents a fluid community, which has nature as its one and only leader.

He pictures talented youngsters as well as living icons and revered legends, competition surfers as well as free surfers. In this book there are no action shots on azure blue waves; instead, you’ll find serene black and white portraits in Vanfleteren’s well-known, haunting style. He reveals the real person behind the surfer, in all his or her strength and vulnerability. This series of images penetrates to the true heart of surf culture: the love for the water, the addiction to the waves, the passion for the surf.

With more than 300 portraits of, among others, Kelly Slater, Gerry Lopez, John John Florence, Laird Hamilton, Bethany Hamilton, Greg Noll, Stephanie Gilmore, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Mickey Munoz, Filipe Toledo and Tom Carroll.

With a preface by surf legend Gerry Lopez.

Publisher: Cannibal Publishers

Size: 285 x 220 mm

400 pages

Stephan Vanfleteren
In Surf Tribe, photographer Stephan Vanfleteren shows that there is far more to surf culture than just competitive sport.
£49.50

Picture of One Eyed Ulysses

Publisher’s Description

One Eyed Ulysses proposes a meandering voyage where solitude, melancholy, the encounter with death and nature in marginal settings are some of the themes that run through it. The aim of this book of photos is not to document a specific epoch , but rather to sum up human experience so that we may contemplate its images on an equal plane and from the same view point from which we observe them.

"Every work of art affords the recipient the context(space) for a game whose rules he has to invent" - Hans-George Gadamer

Size: 240 x 300 mm

144 pages, 91 full colour plates offset

Edition of 175 copies

JM Ramírez-Suassi
One Eyed Ulysses proposes a meandering voyage where solitude, melancholy, the encounter with death and nature in marginal settings are some of the themes that run through it. The aim of this book of photos is not to document a specific epoch , but rather to sum up human experience so that we may contemplate its images on an equal plane and from the same view point from which we observe them.
£37.00

Picture of America in a Trance

Publisher’s Description

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

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

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

Publisher: Damiani

136 pages, 85 illustrations

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

Picture of New York

Publisher’s Description

This is a special edition hardcover photobook featuring the early works of Masao Gozu.

In “Windows”, the series Gozu began shooting shortly after moving to Brooklyn in 1971, Gozu photographed the people in New York’s immigrant quarters as they looked out of their apartment windows at a passing parade. The two other series included in the book are also portrayals of life in downtown 1970’s New York: in “264 Bowery Street” Gozu repeatedly shot a doorstep and the people using it as a resting stop over several months and even years while the “Harry’s Bar” series shows glass windows of a bar and the guests sitting behind them.

Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery

Size: 250 x 175 mm

152 pages

Language: Japanese, English

Masao Gozu
This is a special edition hardcover photobook featuring the early works of Masao Gozu.
£42.00

Picture of The Heavens

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A follow-up to her successful 2015 book The Meadow, this project focuses on Boston-based photographer Barbara Bosworth’s (born 1953) images of the moon, sun and sky. Made over the past several years with an 8×10 camera, the star images are hour-long exposures with the camera mounted on a clock drive. The sun and moon images are made with a telescope attached to her camera. Speaking of her inspiration for these images, Bosworth writes: “Every clear night of the summer my father would go out for a walk to look at the night sky. Many nights I would join him. We knew the North Star, and the Big Bear, but the rest became our own. At times we stood still for an hour or more to watch for shooting stars. We had no agenda. It was all about amazement at a sky full of stars. With this sense of wonder, I began making photographs of the Heavens. In these days of the Hubble Telescope and its spectacular imagery from deep space, I wanted a reminder of the mystery of our own night sky.” The book also includes facsimile editions of three artist’s books that Bosworth has made as a nod to Galileo’s 17th-century publications in which he first observed the skies through a telescope.

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 10.25 x 12.75"

200 pages, 60 images

Texts by Margot Anne Kelley, Joanne Lukitsh, and Owen Gingerich

Barbara Bosworth
A follow-up to her successful 2015 book The Meadow, this project focuses on Boston-based photographer Barbara Bosworth’s (born 1953) images of the moon, sun and sky.
£46.95
£45.95

Picture of TBW Books Annual Series No.6 - Four Book Set

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Publisher’s Description

TBW Books is pleased to announce the forthcoming installment to our Annual Series book sets. This year, the four artists included in Series No. 6 have each crafted a monograph charged with an essence of the surreal, exploring the passage of time and the imprecise nature of the phenomenal. Together, these narratives weave a continuum from book to book, creating a dreamlike photographic timeline spanning 40 years.

FOUR BOOK SET

Book 1: Guido Guidi - Dietro Casa
Book 2: Jason Fulford - Clayton's Ascent
Book 3: Gregory Halpern - Confederate Moons
Book 4: Viviane Sassen - Heliotrope

Publisher: TW Books

Size: 8.75 x 11"
 
Edition of 1000


This year, the four artists included in Series No. 6 have each crafted a monograph charged with an essence of the surreal, exploring the passage of time and the imprecise nature of the phenomenal. Together, these narratives weave a continuum from book to book, creating a dreamlike photographic timeline spanning 40 years.
£115.00

Picture of El Libro Supremo de la Suerte

Publisher’s Description

In the spring of 2018, TIS books will publish Rose Marie Cromwell’s debut monograph, El Libro Supremo de la Suerte. The title translates as “The Supreme Book of Luck” and refers to a little piece of photocopied samizdat that supports a covert lottery in Havana, where Cromwell spent eight years living and photographing.

Of the work, Paula Kupfer writes: “In exploring the visual connections between numbers—exact and absolute units of measurements—and the mystical, wayward ways of luck, as embodied by friends and family performing for her camera, Cromwell offers a lyric homage to Cuba, the place that’s shaped her practice and that, moreover, continues defying expectations and interpretations.”

Publisher: TIS Books

Size: 6.75  x 8.75"

192 pages






ISBN 9781943146123

Rose Marie Cromwell
In the spring of 2018, TIS books will publish Rose Marie Cromwell’s debut monograph, El Libro Supremo de la Suerte. The title translates as “The Supreme Book of Luck” and refers to a little piece of photocopied samizdat that supports a covert lottery in Havana, where Cromwell spent eight years living and photographing.
£55.00

Picture of Khichdi (Kitchari)

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Publisher’s Description

Khichdi (Kitchari) is the first major artist book by Nick Sethi, Americanborn
photographer of Indian heritage living in NYC.

Published by Dashwood Books in 2018, the 432 page book features 846 photographs taken over a 10 year period throughout India.

Khichdi (Kitchari) is a book about India’s rapidly changing identity, focusing on gender, technology, and the balance of traditional Indian and western culture. The work is intentionally conscious of photography as a shared experience, and Sethi incorporates his own interests and history, as well as himself, both as a photographer and participant throughout the work. His intimate and complex images push the boundaries of where art, photography, and daily life intersect. At the core, Sethi’s work deals with ideas of perception, challenging the intended meanings of images, symbols, materials, and even relationships. Inspired by India’s ubiquitous decoration and hyper-color, as well as the serendipitous nature of his encounters, Sethi’s inquisitive approach encourages himself, his collaborators, as well as his audience to find and enjoy the beauty, humor, and absurdity in everyday life.

Khichdi, a traditional Indian dish, is made from boiled rice and lentils, and includes a variety of spices, vegetables, and sometimes meat. Eaten throughout the entire country, and recently proclaimed the national dish of India, Khichdi takes on an infinite number of forms and preparations, changing region to region, state to state, and even household to household. No single recipe, list of ingredients, or even spelling is deemed to be official, with the only constant quality of the dish being its ever changing identity. In a similar fashion, Sethi’s work never offers a singular permanent viewpoint. Rather, it serves as a expanded, ever changing self portrait documenting an evolution of the country, its people, and the artist himself.

Publisher: Dashwood Books

Size: 206 x 286 mm

432 pages (846 plates)

First Edition of 1000 copies

Nick Sethi
Khichdi (Kitchari) is the first major artist book by Nick Sethi, American born photographer of Indian heritage living in NYC.
£45.00

Picture of Burma

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A country in transition: after nearly fifty years of dictatorship, the military in Myanmar initiated an unexpected opening up of the country in 2011. Since then, the country has found itself in a permanent state of tension.

Two years later, the photographer Hans-Christian Schink (b. 1961) travelled to Myanmar several times.

In his quiet photos, Schink shows religious sites and symbols in the landscape as well as in urban space and thus addresses the ambiguous role of religion.

These works are coupled with views of cities such as Yangon, Mandalay, Lashio, and Nyaungdon, in which the situation of upheaval is also visible in the streetscape.

English and German text.

Publisher: Kerber Verlag

Size: 325 x 290 mm
  

Hans-Christian Schink
In his quiet photos, Schink shows religious sites and symbols in the landscape as well as in urban space and thus addresses the ambiguous role of religion.
£49.50

Picture of Politics of Seeing

Publisher’s Description

This book presents Dorothea Lange’s inspiring and influential photographs, which brought the plight of 20th-century America’s poor and disenfranchised into the public eye.

Dorothea Lange’s photograph, Migrant Mother, is one of the most indelible and recognizable images of the Dust Bowl era. Lange’s career stretched far beyond the Great Depression, driven throughout by her compassionate advocacy for the people and land of California. This riveting book opens with Lange’s Bay Area portraits of the 1920s and ’30s when her photo studio formed a hub for San Francisco’s bohemian and artistic elite. It offers a generous overview of her work with the Farm Security Administration, where Lange was the only female photographer documenting the impact of the Depression and Dust Bowl on the west coast, working alongside the likes of Walker Evans, as well as her pictures of Japanese Americans forcibly displaced into internment camps following Pearl Harbor. It also includes images from her wartime shipyards series with Ansel Adams, postwar projects on the injustices of the American court system, loss of a community through the damming of the Putah Creek, and a photo series on Ireland. Accompanying these superbly reproduced images are thoughtful essays by curator Drew Johnson, critic Abigail Solomon-Godeau, and writer and curator David Campany, which offer appreciations of Lange’s work as an artist and humanitarian, charting the legacy of her exceptional photographic oeuvre.

With contributions from Drew Johnson, David Campany, Abigail Solomon-Godeau

Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 26,0 x 28,0 cm, 170 color illustrations

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 260 x 280 mm

288 pages, 170 color illustrations

ISBN: 978-3-7913-5776-8

$ 50.00 | £ 37.50

Publishing House: Prestel

Dorothea Lange
This book presents Dorothea Lange’s inspiring and influential photographs, which brought the plight of 20th-century America’s poor and disenfranchised into the public eye.
£33.75

Picture of Camp de Rivesaltes

Publisher’s Description

“FLORE refused to create something beautiful on a site that has witnessed so many crimes. And yet these are remarkable photos. A surprising contradiction that speaks to the gamble she took, and the challenge that she faced: it is important to remember that this is a space in time, a place that makes an impression on each visitor, and one with a long timeframe embedded into the landscape. The approach is somewhat reminiscent of the impressive architectural statement delivered by Rudy Riciotti, who designed the Camp de Rivesaltes memorial: he understood that rather than imposing his building on the site, the site should impose itself on the building. Hence a memorial buried two-thirds underground; that starts off at ground level and then stretches for 200 metres before reaching the height of the bunkhouses.

The site is already heavily laden with emotion. The role of artists and scientists is to lend meaning to these emotions, to enhance them with an understanding of the history and its narratives, because the classic numbing effect induced by an emotional shock excludes any opportunity for analysis or interpretation. FLORE has moved this to another dimension. I got to know her soon after I first encountered the memorial project…I have crossed paths with FLORE several times since the 2000s. She roamed the camp, searching for traces of the past, for images and landscape, as if she sensed the urgency of such an intervention, of this listing and conservation.

There is a unique feature to the Camp de Rivesaltes: although there were over 200 internment camps in France during the dark years of 1938 to 1946, it is the only one to have left a mark on the landscape. There are of course other highly important sites, such as Drancy – the transit camp for the deportation of French Jews – or Milles (near Aix-en-Provence), which house important memorials. They even contain period graffiti and murals. But the buildings have either been destroyed or have simply regained their original function, such as a high-rise apartment block, or a tilery. When you are aware of this history, the emotional burden is intense; when you uncover visible traces, the depth of the site’s past is revealed. At Rivesaltes, you can imagine this as you wander the landscape of dilapidated bunkhouses with an endless horizon. But is it truly possible to imagine what happened?

The Camp de Rivesaltes is unique in that it spanned the two greatest tragedies of the second part of the twentieth century in France: the Second World War and the Algerian War. In particular, it saw the administrative detention of Jews, Spaniards and Gypsies during the war and the deportation of the Jews in a site that became the interregional deportation camp for the southern zone between September and November 1942. Remember that people were placed in administrative detention not because they had committed a crime, but for the possible threat that they posed to society or to the State. Troops passed through this vast 600 ha site during the Algerian War,
and National Liberation Front prisoners were actually imprisoned there for several months. The Camp is infamous as the site where some 22,000 harkis – French Army auxiliaries who served in Algeria – were kept.

Initially housed in the banishment camp after the Evian Agreements, between 1962 and 1964, some were then kept in “hameaux de forestage” – communities on the outskirts of forests – with certain families still on the site in the early 1970s. Other groups have passed through the site, such as German prisoners of war after the Liberation and, more recently, returnable migrants locked up in a detention centre. But they all have one thing in common: they were displaced against their free will, abandoned there for years, and regarded as outcasts.

FLORE’s photographs capture and convey this in its entirety. Look at them closely. And marvel at art’s capacity to convey the reality of suffering and exclusion”.

Denis Peschanski Director of Research, CNRS President of the Scientific Council, Camp de Rivesaltes Memorial.


Publisher: Andre Frer Editions

Size: 170 x 220 mm

120 pages, 21 duotone photographs & 20 colour photographies

French / English / Spanish / Catalan

FLORE

Publisher’s Description

“FLORE refused to create something beautiful on a site that has witnessed so many crimes. And yet these are remarkable photos. A surprising contradiction that speaks to the gamble she took, and the challenge that she faced: it is important to remember that this is a space in time, a place that makes an impression on each visitor, and one with a long timeframe embedded into the landscape. The approach is somewhat reminiscent of the impressive architectural statement delivered by Rudy Riciotti, who designed the Camp de Rivesaltes memorial: he understood that rather than imposing his building on the site, the site should impose itself on the building. Hence a memorial buried two-thirds underground; that starts off at ground level and then stretches for 200 metres before reaching the height of the bunkhouses.

The site is already heavily laden with emotion. The role of artists and scientists is to lend meaning to these emotions, to enhance them with an understanding of the history and its narratives, because the classic numbing effect induced by an emotional shock excludes any opportunity for analysis or interpretation. FLORE has moved this to another dimension. I got to know her soon after I first encountered the memorial project…I have crossed paths with FLORE several times since the 2000s. She roamed the camp, searching for traces of the past, for images and landscape, as if she sensed the urgency of such an intervention, of this listing and conservation.

There is a unique feature to the Camp de Rivesaltes: although there were over 200 internment camps in France during the dark years of 1938 to 1946, it is the only one to have left a mark on the landscape. There are of course other highly important sites, such as Drancy – the transit camp for the deportation of French Jews – or Milles (near Aix-en-Provence), which house important memorials. They even contain period graffiti and murals. But the buildings have either been destroyed or have simply regained their original function, such as a high-rise apartment block, or a tilery. When you are aware of this history, the emotional burden is intense; when you uncover visible traces, the depth of the site’s past is revealed. At Rivesaltes, you can imagine this as you wander the landscape of dilapidated bunkhouses with an endless horizon. But is it truly possible to imagine what happened?

The Camp de Rivesaltes is unique in that it spanned the two greatest tragedies of the second part of the twentieth century in France: the Second World War and the Algerian War. In particular, it saw the administrative detention of Jews, Spaniards and Gypsies during the war and the deportation of the Jews in a site that became the interregional deportation camp for the southern zone between September and November 1942. Remember that people were placed in administrative detention not because they had committed a crime, but for the possible threat that they posed to society or to the State. Troops passed through this vast 600 ha site during the Algerian War,
and National Liberation Front prisoners were actually imprisoned there for several months. The Camp is infamous as the site where some 22,000 harkis – French Army auxiliaries who served in Algeria – were kept.

Initially housed in the banishment camp after the Evian Agreements, between 1962 and 1964, some were then kept in “hameaux de forestage” – communities on the outskirts of forests – with certain families still on the site in the early 1970s. Other groups have passed through the site, such as German prisoners of war after the Liberation and, more recently, returnable migrants locked up in a detention centre. But they all have one thing in common: they were displaced against their free will, abandoned there for years, and regarded as outcasts.

FLORE’s photographs capture and convey this in its entirety. Look at them closely. And marvel at art’s capacity to convey the reality of suffering and exclusion”.

Denis Peschanski Director of Research, CNRS President of the Scientific Council, Camp de Rivesaltes Memorial.


Publisher: Andre Frer Editions

Size: 170 x 220 mm

120 pages, 21 duotone photographs & 20 colour photographies

French / English / Spanish / Catalan

£28.00

Picture of Infinito

Publisher’s Description

David Jiménez presents the second edition of Infinito, considered one of the pioneering Spanish photobooks published originally in the year 2000. The release of this work, highlighted in several prestigious publications such as The Photobook: A History by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, was a source of inspiration for many photographers from Spain and abroad. It is considered a milestone in the history of Spanish photobooks due to its fragmented narrative, its book-object nature and its capacity to generate multiple readings.

Although this second edition, produced as a self-publication by the author himself, shows an almost literal respect to the original, it also presents some variations. In addition to containing four different images, the new edition is made on an offset paper that gives it an updated look closer to the author’s original desire.

Publisher: Dalpine

Size: 170 x 235 mm

118 pages+covers, 120 images

Second edition, self-published 2018  (First edition, Photovision 2000)

Edition of 1.500 copies

David Jiménez
David Jiménez presents the second edition of Infinito, considered one of the pioneering Spanish photobooks published originally in the year 2000.
£32.00

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