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Picture of Les Gorgan

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When Mathieu Pernot met the Gorgans, a Romani family living in France for more than a century, he was a student at the Arles photography school. He entered the intimacy of the family and started a documentary work.

In the spirit of a photo album, this monograph is the achievement of a work spanning over 20 years of the family's history and bears witness to the complexity of gypsy culture thanks to the many voices telling the story. Combining polaroids, Rolleiflex B&W pictures, snapshots, posed portraits along with festive gatherings to more painful moments related to imprisonment, death conveyed to us unfiltered, as they were lived. Taken by Mathieu Pernot or the Gorgans themselves, these photographs form an ensemble with no hierarchy, distinction between authors as wished by the photographer. The Gorgans are not only the subjects of this work, they are players implied in the making and editing of the content.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 240 x 310 mm

232 pages, about 300 photographs and documents

Texts (in French)

Mathieu Pernot, Clément Chéroux, Johanne Lindskog

Mathieu Pernot
When Mathieu Pernot met the Gorgans, a Romani family living in France for more than a century, he was a student at the Arles photography school. He entered the intimacy of the family and started a documentary work.
£45.00
£44.00

Picture of You Get Me? (Signed)

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Photographed over a nine-year period, You Get Me? by British artist Mahtab Hussain is a book centred on the experiences of young working-class South Asian Muslim men in contemporary Britain. Largely a book of portraits, it also documents the local environments of these men, picking up on manifest signs of multi-cultural identity.

The photographs in You Get Me? are interspersed with evocative extracts from Hussain’s numerous conversations with Muslim men, principally in London, Nottingham and Birmingham. Bringing issues of identity, masculinity, displacement and belonging to the fore, the book addresses concrete experiences of these men against a backdrop of derogatory media representations. Confronting the politics surrounding immigration and identity in Britain, Hussain at once celebrates the implicit agency of his photographic subjects, while recognising their struggle to determine a sense of self.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 200 x 250 mm

120 pages

Mahtab Hussain
Photographed over a nine-year period, You Get Me? by British artist Mahtab Hussain is a book centred on the experiences of young working-class South Asian Muslim men in contemporary Britain.
£30.00

Picture of The Run-On of Time

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The first publication to situate the work of Richards in the long photographic tradition that merges personal artistic vision with documentary practice

Eugene Richards (b. 1944) is a documentary photographer known for his powerful, unflinching exploration of contemporary social issues from the early 1970s to the present. This handsome book is the first comprehensive and critical look at Richards’s lifelong achievements.

Reproduced in tritone and color, the extraordinary images in this volume explore complicated and controversial subjects, including racism, poverty, drug addiction, cancer, aging, the effects of war and terrorism, and the erosion of rural America. The authors of the book situate Richards’s work in the long photographic tradition that merges personal artistic vision with documentary practice, following in the tradition of W. Eugene Smith and Robert Frank.

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 279 x 279mm

232 pages , 155 colour + tritone illustations

Eugene Richards
The first publication to situate the work of Richards in the long photographic tradition that merges personal artistic vision with documentary practice
£45.00

Picture of ​The American Monument

Publisher's Description

Originally published to great acclaim in 1976, The American Monument has become one of the most sought-after photography publications of the 20th century. Long out of print, this second edition is available for all to enjoy and own. Published in the same oversized format as the first edition—with exquisite duotone reproductions of the original 213 photographs—the album of post-bound single sheets can easily be disassembled for display. Considered by many, including Friedlander himself, to be one of his most important books, The American Monument has influenced generations of photographers, curators and art historians. The second edition includes the original essay by Eakins Press founder Leslie George Katz along with a new essay by eminent past NYC’s Museum of Modern Art’s photography curator and Friedlander scholar Peter Galassi, which illuminates the history and continued significance of this iconic artist and this early publication. The deeply influential American curator of photography at MoMA during the 1960s-70s, John Szarkowski (1927–2007), stated: “I am still astonished and heartened by the deep affection of those pictures, by the photographer’s tolerant equanimity in the face of the facts, by the generosity of spirit, the freedom from pomposity and rhetoric. One might call this work an act of high artistic patriotism, an achievement that might help us reclaim that word from ideologues and expediters.” Lee Friedlander is the recipient of three Guggenheim Fellowships as well as a MacArthur Fellowship. He has published more than 50 monographs since 1969, and exhibited extensively around the world for the past five decades, including a major retrospective at the MoMA, NY, in 2005.

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Publisher: Eakins Press Foundation, New York

Size: 17 x 12"

80 pages, 213 duotones


Lee Friedlander (Peter Galassi & Leslie George Katz [Eds.])
Originally published to great acclaim in 1976, The American Monument has become one of the most sought-after photography publications of the 20th century. Long out of print, this second edition is once again available again for all to enjoy and own.
£130.00

Picture of Rowing a Tetrapod (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Rowing a Tetrapod brings together a fluctuating array of black and white photographs made in multiple locations in the United States and Japan, between which countries emerging artist Fumi Ishino has resided. The work channels his nomadic experience of moving back and forth between two distinct cultures, with divergent social norms and values. Following an aleatoric structure, the book presents images as diverse as Japanese school children, American astronauts, vernacular architecture, laboratory scenes, local cuisines, animals and studio still-lifes. Blurring distinctions between the local and the foreign, the domestic and the cosmic, Rowing a Tetrapod delights in confusing cultural conceptions, fabricating an imaginary space that is bent towards misinterpretation.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 230 x 285 mm

176 pages

Fumi Ishino
Rowing a Tetrapod brings together a fluctuating array of black and white photographs made in multiple locations in the United States and Japan, between which countries emerging artist Fumi Ishino has resided.
£30.00

Picture of What the Living Carry (Signed)

Signed copies

Publisher's Description

What the Living Carry unveils a small town named Hoy’s Fork, situated in the American South. Drawing on memories of the rural setting in which he grew up, Virginian photographer Morgan Ashcom brings together photographs, type-written letters and a hand-drawn map to build a fictional narrative of a foreboding place.

Leading us on a trail through the town and its surrounding forest, Ashcom presents scenes that point to a mysterious history, and people whose familial connections remain unknown: a forlorn old man, with champagne to hand, reclines on the corroding steps of a once grand home; a bloodied mattress is carried through an overgrown field; a solitary child burrows into a meadow, while on the streets, a man dutifully cleans a white picket fence – a vision that belies a local mural of a distant, ancient land.

Interspersing this fragmented narrative is a set of texts – four letters responding to ‘Morgan’s’ request for DNA analysis – written by ‘Eugene’ of the ‘Center for Epigenetics and Wellness of the Spirit’. If What the Living Carry provides a set of clues to unravel the enigma behind this strange world, it is through a visual record that is simultaneously autobiographical and imagined, and inclined to elude.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 216 x 292 mm

144 pages

Morgan Ashcom
What the Living Carry unveils a small town named Hoy’s Fork, situated in the American South. Drawing on memories of the rural setting in which he grew up, Virginian photographer Morgan Ashcom brings together photographs, type-written letters and a hand-drawn map to build a fictional narrative of a foreboding place.
£30.00

Picture of American Spirit

Publisher's Description

In American Spirit, New York–based conceptual photographer Roe Ethridge (born 1969) presents an unabashedly gorgeous collection of mountainous vistas and meta-advertising spreads that riff on the name of the eponymous cigarette brand.

Wide-open views of Western peaks are interspersed with close-shot portraits, still lifes and consumer imagery, a Manifest Destiny atlas for the post-internet era.
    
Publisher: Karma, New York

Size: 9.5 x 12.75"

72 pages, 39 colour images

Roe Ethridge
In American Spirit, New York–based conceptual photographer Roe Ethridge (born 1969) presents an unabashedly gorgeous collection of mountainous vistas and meta-advertising spreads that riff on the name of the eponymous cigarette brand.
£35.00
£34.00

Picture of Local Objects

Publisher's Description

Both utterly prosaic and unexpected… Time after time I had that odd sensation of being suddenly startled by something I’d looked at a thousand times but never really seen. These pictures exist at the intersection of memories and dreams, like something glimpsed in the foothills of sleep.— Brad Zellar

Borrowing its title from the Wallace Stevens poem in which “little existed for him but the few things / for which a fresh name always occurred,” Tim Carpenter’s Local Objects is a solid yet remarkably unassuming body of work: a calm, steady rhythm of 74 medium format photographs made in the semi-rural American Midwest. While each picture meticulously frames the seemingly random non-activity of a typical ‘street view’ image, Carpenter’s contemplative sequencing allows a surprising harmony of natural and geometric motifs to modulate quietly throughout the book — an interplay of minor chords that draw the viewer into this specific physical place (mostly central Illinois, where he grew up) and the subjective, literary space of the work. Detached from the urgency of current affairs, stripped of all excess, Caprenter’s photographs reflect a poetic attempt to see “the thing in itself,” to make meaning with the barest tools possible.

Publiusher: The Ice Plant

Size:  7.5 x 8.5"

144 pages, 74 duotone

Tim Carpenter
Borrowing its title from the Wallace Stevens poem in which “little existed for him but the few things / for which a fresh name always occurred,” Tim Carpenter’s Local Objects is a solid yet remarkably unassuming body of work: a calm, steady rhythm of 74 medium format photographs made in the semi-rural American Midwest.
£39.95
£38.95

Picture of Remote Scottish Postboxes (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Remote Scottish Postboxes is Martin Parr’s first major contribution to landscape photography. Between 2004 - 2010, Parr and his wife holidayed on the Scottish mainland and outlying islands of Orkney, Shetland, Barra, Lewis and Islay, stopping frequently to capture the local Postboxes. Through Parr’s photographs, these isolated, red outposts of civilisation each take on a character and personality of their own, against the lonely yet beautiful Scottish backdrop.

“When you are in the middle of nowhere, in a bleak landscape and in wild weather, these little post boxes are strangely comforting, a sign that other people are around, that life is going on, and that you are connected to the world” - Susie Parr

Remote Scottish Postboxes is presented in two ways; as a hand- stitched, 88 page book, in which the postboxes are accompanied by maps and co-ordinates of their locations and featuring a short text by Susie Parr, and as a Postcards book, comprised of 12 unbound postcards. Both books are designed by Victoria Forrest and are presented in a specially produced box.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks

Size: 280 x 240 mm (book), 285 x 245 x 25 mm (box)

88 pages

Martin Parr
Remote Scottish Postboxes is Martin Parr’s first major contribution to landscape photography. Between 2004 - 2010, Parr and his wife holidayed on the Scottish mainland and outlaying islands of Orkney, Shetland, Barra, Lewis and Islay, stopping frequently to capture the local Postboxes.
£60.00

Picture of Natten

Publisher's Desription

French photographer Margot Wallard’s (born 1978) Natten is a heartfelt response to the experience of witnessing her brother’s slow and untimely death, an experience she described as a “violent process” for all concerned.

Undertaken in the wake of loss, and fraught with the contradictions of mourning, Natten is a post-traumatic visual exploration and an attempt to reaffirm and claim life. It is comprised of images of dead birds, mice, frogs, snakes and stoats; black-and-white photos of ice formations in woodland areas mingled with ghostly nighttime nudes (self-portraits); images of insects; color landscape sequences in which nude self-portraits again figure; a series of images of animal skeletons; and still lifes of natural mineral and botanical formations. “The dead animals or the organic elements found during my expeditions constantly referred me to this notion of perpetual renewal,” Wallard writes, “to this contradiction between normality and the brutality of life.”

Publisher: Max Ström

Size: 8.5 x 9.75"

240 pages,71 colour / 88 black & white images

Margot Wallard
French photographer Margot Wallard’s (born 1978) Natten is a heartfelt response to the experience of witnessing her brother’s slow and untimely death, an experience she described as a “violent process” for all concerned.
£36.00

Picture of Oxford

Publisher's Description

Martin Parr, one of Britain's best-known contemporary photographers, and President of Magnum, the world-famous photographic agency has undertaken a photo-documentary book project. Oxford is a collection of around 100 photographs documenting an academic year in the life of the university. They captures the day-to-day life of the colleges and University at work and play, and the colourful and arcane rituals that make it so distinctive.

His photographs are accompanied by an extended essay that draws on, and enriches, the photographic material and penned by Simon Winchester, OBE, the British writer, journalist and broadcaster.

The very first photo-documentary of Oxford was created by William Henry Fox Talbot. A century and a half later, Martin Parr's new project pays tribute to the great the pioneer of photography, and coincides with the Bodleian Library's bid to secure his personal archive.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

160 Pages, 119 colour halftones

Martin Parr and Simon Winchester OBE
The very first photo-documentary of Oxford was created by William Henry Fox Talbot. A century and a half later, Martin Parr's new project pays tribute to the great the pioneer of photography, and coincides with the Bodleian Library's bid to secure his personal archive.
£27.00

Picture of NZ Library | Set 3 (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

NZ Library books are limited to 350 numbered, signed and individually slipcased copies. The retail price for single copies is £150; when purchased as a set, a generous discount is extended, for a per-title price of £100.

NZ Library: Set Three includes the following six titles:

BEVAN DAVIES | New York, 1975
KATY GRANNAN | Hundreds of Sparrows: Volume 1
ANTHONY HERNANDEZ | Discarded
JOHN HUMBLE | Manifest Destiny
SAGE SOHIER | Americans Seen
MARK STEINMETZ | Angel City West: Volume 2

Publisher: Nazraeli Press


NZ Library books are limited to 350 numbered, signed and individually slipcased copies. T
£540.00

Picture of Hong Kong Yesterday

Publication delayed to 12 December 2017 - taking advance orders

Publisher's Description

Hong Kong Yesterday presents a singular vision of this enigmatic city by award winning photographer, Fan Ho. Black and white images capturing life in mid-century Hong Kong range from quiet voyeuristic tableaus to chaotic crowds, most focusing on the city’s inhabitants. Businessmen, families, dockworkers, alleys, markets and street scenes are all rendered in a style that is simultaneously abstract and humanistic. Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1937; he immigrated to Hong Kong as child and passed away in 2016.

Publisher: Modernbook Editions

Size: 9 3/4" X 11 3/4"

70 pages

Fan Ho
Publication delayed to 12 December 2017 - taking advance orders. Black and white images capturing life in mid-century Hong Kong range from quiet voyeuristic tableaus to chaotic crowds, most focusing on the city’s inhabitants.
£53.99

Picture of Pictures from the Hoo Peninsula

Publisher's Description

The photographer Michael Collins, armed with a large-format camera, has spent years discovering traces of the past contained in the marshland landscapes just outside of London. The Hoo Peninsula is situated between the estuaries of the rivers Thames and Medway, one hour by car from central London. This narrow stretch of land is mainly made up of sand and clay hills. Nature there seems strangely inanimate, and the landscape is full of contrasts.

But technology and industry are encroaching on the grazing sheep, the saltmarsh and the mud flats. Pylons dot the wilderness, in which shipwrecks have become an integral part of the scenery. Michael Collins visited the Hoo peninsula over several years, producing pictures inspired by the landscapes of 'plein air' painting. With their rich details, they deliberately follow the tradition of nineteenth century record pictures - archival images that were commissioned by the government to document the progress of industrialisation.

Text in English and German.

Publisher: Verlag Kettler

Size: 360 mm x 450 mm

112 pages, 39 colour illustrations, 1 b&w

Michael Collins
The photographer Michael Collins, armed with a large-format camera, has spent years discovering traces of the past contained in the marshland landscapes just outside of London.
£32.40

Picture of Stations

Publisher's Dsecription

Oscillating between fantasy and reality, Noémie Goudal’s images explore both real and fictional geography, creating ephemeral spaces that question the nature of the image and its representational qualities. The series Southern Light Station continues to explore these subjects. Basing off of the symbolic spherical shape in reference to infinity and perfection, Goudal constructs her installations out of paper, wood and mirrors. Suspended in the sky, shot from high viewpoints or in isolated locations, these objects question our perception of the intangible nature of the infinite sky.

Publisher: RVB Books

Size: 300 × 370 mm

44 pages

Softcover, 2016, 9791090306585

Noémie Goudal
Oscillating between fantasy and reality, Noémie Goudal’s images explore both real and fictional geography, creating ephemeral spaces that question the nature of the image and its representational qualities. The series Southern Light Station continues to explore these subjects.
£22.50

Picture of Sentimental Journey 1971- 2017

Publisher's Description

Nobuyoshi Araki has achieved world-wide acclaim for his photography, which he began creating in the 1960s. He is known for the great variety of themes and techniques he employs in his work, and for his drive to create, which has resulted in his publishing over 500 photobooks to date—a drive that continues unabated today.

This exhibition catalogue focuses on one theme from his vast oeuvre, his wife Yoko. As Araki himself has said, “It’s thanks to Yoko that I became a photographer.” From their meeting in 1968 until her death in 1990, Yoko was his most important subject.

She has continued to be a major influence on his photography even after her death. In this catalogue, we explore his relationship with the subject he treasured so much and reflect on the “I-Photograph” that is the essence of Araki’s work through his photographs of Yoko and his many works that give a strong sense of her presence. The exhibition title, “Sentimental Journey 1971– 2017–,” refers to Araki Nobuyoshi’s “I-Photographs,” beginning with his self publication of Sentimental Journey as a photobook in 1971, and to his life-long journey as a photographer.

texts: Gozo Yoshimasu(poes), Juergen Teller(Photographer), Seiichi Furuya (Photographer), Miyako Ishiuchi(Photographer), Daido Moriyama(Photographer), Toshiharu Ito(Professor, Department of Inter-Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts), Filippo Maggia (Director, Head of Projects at Fondazione Fotografica Modena), Michio Kasahara (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum), Hiromi Kitazawa (Curator)

Publisher: HeHe

Size: 185 x 257 mm

288 pages, 402 images

Nobuyoshi Araki
This exhibition catalogue focuses on one theme from his vast oeuvre, his wife Yoko. As Araki himself has said, “It’s thanks to Yoko that I became a photographer.” From their meeting in 1968 until her death in 1990, Yoko was his most important subject.
£41.75
£40.75

Picture of Portraits 2005 -2016

20% off publisher's price, publishing October 2017

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Publisher's Description

In this new collection from Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, iconic portraits sit side by side never-before-published photographs. Afterword by Annie Leibovitz.

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005. In this new collection, Leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time. Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 359 x 267 mm

316 pages, 150 colour illustrations

Annie Leibovitz
In this new collection from Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, iconic portraits sit side by side never-before-published photographs.
£55.96

Picture of Faraway/Nearby

Publisher's Description

What is it like to return to the place of one’s childhood? When one returns to the countryside, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, far from one’s own life and creative work? Jan Töve’s photographs of his home region are lyrical dabs of memory, the wide-eyed absorption of changes, a laconic stocktaking of a present-day somewhere. For a period just short of ten years (2007–16), the Swedish photographer and publicist returned time after time, at different points during the year, portrayed landscape as well as inhabitants, and discovered an individual rhythm. He was interested in how people deal with their surroundings, traditions, and the challenges posed by nature. In this series, Töve, who has produced numerous publications with photographs of nature and landscapes, found new structures and forms, for instance a recurring red that runs through the entire book—perhaps the signal of a defiant situatedness, a want-to-be-and-stay-here.

Text(s) by Lena Kvist, graphic design by Andrew Cowie

Sample images


Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 300 x 260 mm

144 pages, 80 illustrations

Jan Tove
"Jan Tove’s photographs of his home region are lyrical dabs of memory, the wide-eyed absorption of changes"
£31.50

Picture of East/West

Publisher's Description

At a time when the world was politically divided into East and West, Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert’s quest for light and sensuality led him to capture the colors of two very different worlds: the vibrant glitziness of Las Vegas and Los Angeles in 1981, and the austere restraint of Moscow in 1989 just before the fall of the Soviet Union. The resulting photographs form a striking record of a remarkable era.

Including an essay by writer, curator, and artist David Campany, this two-volume publication reproduces almost 100 photographs from the series, nearly seventy of which are being published for the very first time. With each volume presented in a half slipcase, Harry Gruyaert: East/West offers an in-depth look at one of the world’s foremost photographers in two unique and contrasting locations, at a historically critical moment.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 8.4 in x 12.3"

160 pages, 96 photographs

Harry Gruyaert
At a time when the world was politically divided into East and West, Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert’s quest for light and sensuality led him to capture the colors of two very different worlds: the vibrant glitziness of Las Vegas and Los Angeles in 1981, and the austere restraint of Moscow in 1989 just before the fall of the Soviet Union.
£45.00

Picture of Santa Barbara Shame on US

Publisher's Description

After "SANTA BARBARA RETURN JOBS BACK TO US" the second chapter by Alejandro Cartagena on the US is a more tragically constructed visual landscape.

The current state of things in "America" has created a greater divide and contrast socially and especially politically. As such, the book carefully suggests and addresses these issues that need no literal explanation but an almost theatrical approach to feel the surface and see the inside of the decline of an empire.

Publisher: Skinnerboox

Size: 230 × 340 mm

112 Pages

Edition of 500

Alejandro Cartagena
After "SANTA BARBARA RETURN JOBS BACK TO US" the second chapter by Alejandro Cartagena on the US is a more tragically constructed visual landscape.
£36.00

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