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Picture of American Winter (Special Edition)

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Special Edition of American Winter featuring a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book, housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print [1/150 - 150/150]

Since the early eighties, Gerry Johansson has made quiet pictures of quiet places, often lying in the shadows of industrial decline. For American Winter, Johansson travelled through semi-deserted towns in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, finding as much beauty as there was misery in landscapes cloaked in snow: an isolated church floating in a mottled sea of white; leafless trees lining endless highways leading to nothing; long shadows cast on vernacular architecture in the season’s merciless sun. In his photographs time appears to stand still: neighbourhoods that once possessed the allure of Art Deco architecture, or the glory of bustling Main Streets, are now home to abandoned school buildings and cars parked decades ago. Johansson’s ascetic framing and sensitivity to light lends itself to the scenery and the sense of hopelessness evoked by these neglected places.

Publisher: Mack



 

Gerry Johansson
Special Edition of American Winter featuring a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book, housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print
£160.00

Picture of The Arsenic Eaters

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The Arsenic Eaters investigates the widespread historical belief that the consumption of arsenic, generally known to be a deadly poison, is beneficial to one’s health. Accordingly, many ‘poison eaters’ were found among the Austrian rural population in the nineteenth century. What they were ingesting was white (arsenic trioxide) or yellow arsenic (arsenic trisulfide). It was produced by roasting arsenic-containing minerals.

Arsenic eaters were robust persons, and usually of the lower class of society, wood cutters, charcoal burners, stablemen, foresters, etc. They ingested arsenic to be 'strong and healthy': to look rosy, to resist fatigue or to strengthen their physique: "See how strong and fresh I am, and what an advantage I have over you all! In times of epidemic fever or cholera, what a fright you are in, while I feel sure of never taking infection."

Though being a popular custom among hard working people like stablemen, wood cutters, and foresters, arsenic eaters were very anxious to conceal the fact, particularly from medical men and priests. It was also believed that once a person became an arsenic eater, he can never stop the habit. To do so would bring rapid decline in health, leading inevitably to death.

The book consists of two parts. The first, contemporary part, traces the poison eaters and tries to find a link between the past and the present. It sketches a possible reality in which the obscure habit of arsenic eating is conceivable. The second part presents Brugner’s research, mainly based on medical papers from the nineteenth, early twentieth century and on-location findings. The book features contemporary photographs as well as archival material.

Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

Size: 205 × 300 mm

144 pages

Edition: 1250

Simon Brugner
The Arsenic Eaters investigates the widespread historical belief that the consumption of arsenic, generally known to be a deadly poison, is beneficial to one’s health.
£39.50
£38.75

Picture of The Land in Between (Signed)

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Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s The Land in Between presents the complex bond between landscape and human civilization, exploring the construction of power though the built environment and its inevitable impermanence. By looking back at areas of past historical or political importance her images highlight how conflict, destruction, time and decay transforms the landscape.

Many of Schulz-Dornburg’s projects derive from a relatively confined geographic location, encompassing ancient civilizations alongside areas of modern strategic importance. Historically referred to as both a gateway and a cross roads, or the ‘land in-between’, the area was often defined not by its content but by what lies on either side, between Europe and Asia, east and west, old and new. Over a thirty-year period, Schulz-Dornburg travelled to this region, visiting Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Documenting ruins of the now abandoned Ottoman railway project in Saudi Arabia, decaying Soviet era bus stops in Armenia, and temporary marsh dwellings in Mesopotamia. Most recently, in 2010, she travelled to Syria to photograph the ancient city of Palmyra. Her images now form some of the last visual documentation of the area prior to its recent destruction.

Publisher: Mack

Size: 210 x 280 mm

254 pages

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s The Land in Between presents the complex bond between landscape and human civilization, exploring the construction of power though the built environment and its inevitable impermanence.
£35.00

Picture of 3DPRK (Second Edition)

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3D portraits from North Korean from 2014-2018, by Beijing based Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tančič collaborate with Koryo Studio. 10 new works shot in 2018 are included in second edition.

Publisher: Jiazazhi

Size: 233 x 70 x 68 mm

Second edition of 1200

Matjaž Tančič
3D portraits from North Korean from 2014-2018, by Beijing based Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tančič collaborate with Koryo Studio. 10 new works shot in 2018 are included in second edition.
£30.00

Picture of Hot Mirror

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Viviane Sassen is one of today’s most innovative photographers and this stunning book looks back at a decade of her work, including new collages and previously unpublished photographs.

This mid-career retrospective volume focuses on Viviane Sassen’s fine art photography, revealing a surrealist undercurrent in her work. Sassen recognizes Surrealism as one of her earliest artistic influences, seen in the uncanny shadows, fragmented bodies, and otherworldly landscapes she captures in her work. In addition to images from the acclaimed series “Umbra,” this volume draws from the series “Flamboya,” in which she returned to Kenya, “Parasomnia,” a dreamlike exploration of sleep, the “Roxane” series, a mutual portrait created with her muse, Roxane Danset, “Of Lotus and Mud,” a study of procreation and fecundity, and “Pikin Slee,” a journey to a remote village in Suriname. This book features a contextualizing essay and an insightful interview with the artist. Throughout, Sassen emerges as a poetic photographer obsessed with light and shadow and a brilliant technician, who is a master of both vibrant color and muted hues. Selected by Sassen herself from across the last ten years, the images draw on the surrealist strategies of collage and unexpected juxtapositions to give a survey of her practice.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 240 x 330 mm

160 pages, 60 color illustrations

Viviane Sassen
Viviane Sassen is one of today’s most innovative photographers and this stunning book looks back at a decade of her work, including new collages and previously unpublished photographs.
£35.99

Picture of Autistic Space

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In 1971, “Autistic Space” was the series that launched Hiromi Tsuchida’s career as a photographer, winning him the prestigious Taiyo Award. Despite being exhibited at Nikon Ginza Salon, the work was not made available in print.

For this 2018 publication by Zen Foto Gallery, Hiromi Tsuchida revisited his series of photographs taken in Tokyo’s Asakusa district. Tsuchida reworked the series, adding 30 new photographs and restructuring the order in which they appear. “I wanted to see if something valuable might emerge from the fusion of the photographs selected by the Hiromi Tsuchida of the 1970s and the Hiromi Tsuchida of 2018”, Tsuchida explains in his extensive afterword (in English and Japanese).

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 225 x 264 mm

97 pages, 71 images

Limited Edition: 750

Hiromi Tsuchida
In 1971, “Autistic Space” was the series that launched Hiromi Tsuchida’s career as a photographer, winning him the prestigious Taiyo Award. Despite being exhibited at Nikon Ginza Salon, the work was not made available in print.
£60.00

Picture of What is the Distance to the Moon?

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“When the sun went down, the rain that had been falling since early evening stopped.

Apart from my camera in the little plastic bag, my entire body was soaked. I don’t know if it was for this reason but every lodging that night had denied my request to stay, and so I was on the road, in the dark, walking aimlessly.

A small part of the moon found an opening in the clouds and gave a small, sad shimmer of light, like the look on a dog that got separated from its owner.

I blow some air through my lips, whistle a few times.

Slowly the moon-lit clouds move a little, and I feel a little of my unease had disappeared from my body.
Tonight I’ll just walk this road until I reach its end, no stopping, no turning around.”

The photographs in What is the Distance to the Moon? were taken between 2004 and 2005 in various areas of Japan, while Toshiya Murakoshi traversed the country by train and on foot.

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 243 x 308 mm

64 pages, 34 images



Toshiya Murakoshi
The photographs in What is the Distance to the Moon? were taken between 2004 and 2005 in various areas of Japan, while Toshiya Murakoshi traversed the country by train and on foot.
£50.00

Picture of My Journey (Ryojin)

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"My Journey (Ryojin)", 60 black and white works were selected from her images taken from 1968 (around the time when she started photography) to the 1980s. Some of these works have never been shown to the public - Sceneries from train windows, fishing boats at the port, photobook for Tamiko Nishimura's latest street performer in Asakusa, Uchinada sand dune under heavy snow, her neighborhood and people around her, etc.

To Nishimura, journeys are always followed by snapshots and she constantly photographs as if she is travelling, even when she is in Tokyo. She calmly focuses on each encounter and develops the images in the dark room - It is a stance that has never changed for her in the past several decades.

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 219 x 250 mm

120 pages, 60 images

Limited Edition: 500

Tamiko Nishimura
"My Journey (Ryojin)", 60 black and white works were selected from her images taken from 1968 (around the time when she started photography) to the 1980s.
£40.00

Picture of A gradual thaw

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The quiet, powerful landscape photography comprising Toshiya Murakoshi’s series “A Gradual Thaw” were taken in his home prefecture of Fukushima between the years 2011 and 2015. With the project, Murakoshi looks for traces of his own memories.

“If to photograph one’s hometown means ridding yourself of the ideas and objects acquired at birth and chasing after whatever is left at the very end, then to photograph different regions is an attempt to find and acquire new things, ideas and interest and try and see how far this process can lead.

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 260 x 368 mm

34 pages, 14 images

Toshiya Murakoshi
The quiet, powerful landscape photography comprising Toshiya Murakoshi’s series “A Gradual Thaw” were taken in his home prefecture of Fukushima between the years 2011 and 2015.
£85.00

Picture of White Blonde (Limited Edition 250 Copies + signed C print)

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Antarctica is a special place with particular stories and memories, the polar explorers called it “white blonde”. Through my series I aimed to convey a feeling of the hostile and unfamiliar environment of the South Pole, creating images where the geographic reality give way to the space of dream. I froze the archival photos of Antarctic expeditions, as well as my own specially photographed self-portraits, turning them into "icebergs". I wanted to be part art of the landscape to express a sense of awareness of time, to show the fear of oblivion, termination of activity, entropy through a collision with a smooth, hard, cold ice surface.

Using photographs, found pictures and collages I explore the themes of personal and collective history, imagination, memory, the built and natural environments. The character of my work makes me think of the nature of photography, which always fluctuates between materiality and visuality.'   

Publisher: Editions Bessard

Julia Borissova
Limited Edition 250 Copies + signed C print
£43.00

Picture of One Picture Book Two #3 : Monument

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We are thrilled to announce our second publication with Carrie Mae Weems. In this limited edition book, Weems presents twelve photographs she has made during recent trips into the American South, showing monuments both present and removed.

Known for her ability to confront injustice with eloquence, honesty and beauty in her work, Carrie Mae Weems is a true national treasure. Her photographs, films, and videos have been displayed in over 50 exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and focus on serious issues that face African Americans today, such as racism, sexism, politics, and personal identity.

Monument is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2”

16 pages, 12 duotone plates, 1 original signed photograph.

Carrie Mae Weems
Monument is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.
£40.00

Picture of One Picture Book Two #4 : Floridadogs

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Born in Havana in 1941, Tony Mendoza moved with his family to Miami in 1960. A prolific writer as well as photographer, Mendoza is the subject and author of several books, but is perhaps best-known for “Ernie”, a photographic memoir centered on a cat he encountered when he moved into an apartment in New York City.

In Floridadogs, Mendoza presents a series of photographs he made one afternoon of beach-loving canines that he and his dog Bob encountered during an impromptu visit to the dog beach at Fort De Soto Park in Florida. Known for his sharp wit and great sense of humor, Mendoza delivers in spades with this glimpse into a secret society of ocean- and beach loving dogs.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2”

16 pages, 13 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph.

Tony Mendoza
Each copy of the book comes with a loose, signed original print created specially for our One Picture Book Two series.
£40.00

Picture of One Picture Book Two #2: The Lone Ranger

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Betty Hahn is an American artist known for working in alternative photographic processes. Hahn’s work emphasizes photography, while challenging established ideas regarding the medium’s presentation. Her work incorporates a variety of techniques including: appropriation and serial imagery and mediums such as lithography, painting, and embroidery.

Her extended series of images of the Lone Ranger, created in the 1970s, is one of her best known. Each print in the series is unique; during the decades since the work was made, the series has been broken up, with individual prints being acquired and held in collections across the country.  

We are pleased to bring together a collection of some of the finest prints from Hahn’s Lone Ranger series and present them in this limited edition book. Each copy of the book comes with a loose, signed original print created specially for our One Picture Book Two series.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2"

16 pages, 10 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph

Betty Hahn
Each copy of the book comes with a loose, signed original print created specially for our One Picture Book Two series.
£40.00

Picture of Andante

Taking orders for reprint, due September 2018

Publisher’s Description

Andante is the catalogue of an exhibition that goes from 1985 to 2018, in which the artist Alex Majoli researches the human soul and the most obscure elements of society. The itinerary ends with teatro, exploring the theatricality that lies in everyday’s life, where the borders between reality and fiction become blurred. The subtle line between reality and theatre, documentary and art, human behaviour and acting is the exact friction that amazes and makes him go back on the streets and in the places where the human condition is put into question. Even in the most tragic of miseries, he is capable to find the theatre, the pride and, most of all, the greatness of human soul.

The career of Alex Majoli, member of the prestigious Magnum Photos starts very early in the atelier of Casadio and Malanca. It is only after having photographed the closing of the renowned mental institution on the island of Leros in Greece that he finds his identity as an artist, giving birth to his first namesake monography Leros. The initial interest of the artist in the theories of the pioneer of the modern concept of mental health Franco Basaglia, who is also famous for having abolished mental hospitals in Italy, pushes him to go to Brasil, where the theories are enthusiastically adopted.

Alex Majoli has photographed the South American country for twenty years, collecting a series of images depicting the complex Brazilian society in the project Tudo bom, which is still in progress. Between the 1990s and the 2000s, he worked mainly for international publishing houses. Majoli can be considered a provocateur for the images he uses: he represents the theatrical dynamics of life, the human actions seem to take inspiration from a theatre show and he emphasizes all the drama of everyday’s life using artificial light. His photos become scenes where people in their “performance/life” express themselves on what becomes an undeclared stage or film set.

Publisher Cesura Publish

Size: 140 x 210 mm

74 pages, 40 photographs

First Edition of 700

Alex Majoli
Taking orders for reprint, due September 2018. Andante is the catalogue of an exhibition that goes from 1985 to 2018, in which the artist Alex Majoli researches the human soul and the most obscure elements of society.
£25.00

Picture of La Lune de Payne (Signed)

Publisher's Description (poorly translated!)

In 2015, Ljubisa Danilovic published Le Desert Russe with Editions Lamaindonne. This title, popular with the public and with critics, quickly went out of print.  Three years later, her new publication brings to light a very difference aspect of her work.

 Over the last few years, Danilovic has undertaken several journeys in the Danube delta and La Lune de Payne gives a surprising and delicate portrait of this area – a country of sky and water where time seems to slow down, where the heart beats more calmly and the soul is at peace. Photographs close to their subject, without embellishment. The large grey palette of these images confer a great softness and melancholy.  A series from a great artist.

Original

En 2015, Ljubisa Danilovic publiait Le Désert russe aux éditions lamaindonne. Le livre, salué par le public et la critique, est aujourd’hui épuisé. Trois ans plus tard, La Lune de Payne, sa nouvelle publication, donne à voir une facette radicalement différente du travail du photographe. Ljubisa Danilovic a effectué ces dernières années plusieurs voyages dans le delta du Danube et nous offre avec ce livre un portrait surprenant et délicat de ce lieu. Un pays de ciel et d’eau où le temps semble se ralentir, où le coeur se met à battre plus tranquillement et où l’esprit s’apaise. Des photographies au plus proche du sujet, sans fioritures aucune, qui vont à l’essentiel. La large palette de gris des photographies leur confère une grande douceur et une certaine mélancolie. Une série d’une belle maîtrise artistique…

Publisher: Lamaindonne edition

Size: 216 x 260 mm

100 pages, 50 photographs

Ljubisa Danilovic

Publisher's Description (poorly translated!)

In 2015, Ljubisa Danilovic published Le Desert Russe with Editions Lamaindonne. This title, popular with the public and with critics, quickly went out of print.  Three years later, her new publication brings to light a very difference aspect of her work.

 Over the last few years, Danilovic has undertaken several journeys in the Danube delta and La Lune de Payne gives a surprising and delicate portrait of this area – a country of sky and water where time seems to slow down, where the heart beats more calmly and the soul is at peace. Photographs close to their subject, without embellishment. The large grey palette of these images confer a great softness and melancholy.  A series from a great artist.

Original

En 2015, Ljubisa Danilovic publiait Le Désert russe aux éditions lamaindonne. Le livre, salué par le public et la critique, est aujourd’hui épuisé. Trois ans plus tard, La Lune de Payne, sa nouvelle publication, donne à voir une facette radicalement différente du travail du photographe. Ljubisa Danilovic a effectué ces dernières années plusieurs voyages dans le delta du Danube et nous offre avec ce livre un portrait surprenant et délicat de ce lieu. Un pays de ciel et d’eau où le temps semble se ralentir, où le coeur se met à battre plus tranquillement et où l’esprit s’apaise. Des photographies au plus proche du sujet, sans fioritures aucune, qui vont à l’essentiel. La large palette de gris des photographies leur confère une grande douceur et une certaine mélancolie. Une série d’une belle maîtrise artistique…

Publisher: Lamaindonne edition

Size: 216 x 260 mm

100 pages, 50 photographs

£33.00

Picture of Scrublands

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While hitchhiking across the length and breadth of France, Antoine Bruy met men and women who, in Ardèche and Lozère, aspire to live in the most self-sufficient way possible. Inspired by this approach, he volunteered within a network that lists initiatives based on biodynamic agriculture and permaculture. He was hosted in communities that enabled him to meet these men and women, in France, Romania, Switzerland, Spain, or the United States –  sixteen locations in all are present in his work, scattered over two continents. In these locations where Bruy travels with no more than his backpack, he photographs both nature, whose infinite nuances he meticulously captures, and habitats, disparate assemblages, characterised by their simplicity and rusticity. He also creates portraits of men and women who have chosen to isolate themselves in these places.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 190 x 240 mm

108 pages, 55 photographs

Antoine Bruy
While hitchhiking across the length and breadth of France, Antoine Bruy met men and women who, in Ardèche and Lozère, aspire to live in the most self-sufficient way possible.
£28.00
£27.25

Picture of Rectangulo en la mano

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Published in 1963, this book is Sergio Larrain's very first publication, that would soon become a seminal work for Chilean and Latin American photography. Published in the Cadernos Brasileiros series, in collaboration with the poet and cultural attaché at the Brazilian embassy Thiago de Mello, it subtly shows, through 44 pages, the photographer's vision of photography.

For the first time, Sergio Larrain considered his work from a theoretical standpoint. "When I turn my gaze outward, camera in hand, I’m actually looking inward for pictures; I can only materialise that world of phantoms when I see something that resonates within me. Visible reality, the root of photographic endeavour, is also one of the vertices rectangular interplay: rectangle in hand (the camera), I seek geometry. Photograph: it (the subject), rendered geometrically". This definition, constructed like a syllogism and with a nod to the haiku, expresses the driving spirit that would reappear in his philosophical writings.

Republished as a fac-similé conform to the original, this version of El rectángulo en la mano, issued freely in a hardcover, with an essay by Agnès Sire, is a tribute to the Chilean photographer's emblematic book.

Fac-similé of the 1963 original version

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 120 x 180 mm

44 pages, 17 black & white photographs

Sergio Larrain
Published in 1963, this book is Sergio Larrain's very first publication, that would soon become a seminal work for Chilean and Latin American photography.
£32.00
£31.25

Picture of American interiors

Publisher’s Description

American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans.

Through working with veterans over a five year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognised that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well­-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors.

American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalised violence of warfare.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 192 x 245mm

96 pages, 56 colour plates

M L Casteel
American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans.
£25.20

Picture of Pompeii Archive

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Handsomely illustrated and grand in scale, this book features images by American photographer William Wylie (b. 1957) taken over the course of five years. The photographs reanimate the ancient city of Pompeii, showing the ongoing cycles of deterioration and preservation that mark it as a living landscape. Wylie captures Pompeii’s former grandeur, including its terracotta reliefs and wall paintings, while also drawing attention to the signs of an active excavation site, from plaster casts in glass cases to ceramic fragments in storage facilities. His elegant compositions and command of light and shadow highlight how natural phenomena, pollution, and human intervention are continually reshaping the city. People, however, are notably absent in the photographs. Wylie beautifully documents Pompeii’s present by engaging with the tenuous relationship that the archaeological site maintains with the past.

Publisher:  Yale University Press

Size: 279 x 324mm

120 pages, 83 duotone illustrations

William Wylie
Handsomely illustrated and grand in scale, this book features images by American photographer William Wylie taken over the course of five years.
£27.00

Picture of Oh Man

Publisher's Description

In her new book, Lise Sarfati takes us back to the oddly deserted heart of the city of Los Angeles. Almost deserted... as lonesome men walk dispassionately through the streets, as if on a mission but without any obvious destination. The sun in Oh Man is high, the unifying emptiness of the street basked in the Californian light. The nameless men’s random silhouettes stand out distinctively in front of the city’s characteristic urban backdrop, their central positioning lending them an extraordinary prominence in Sarfati’s photographs. These images add up to a long, aloof traveling, devoid of any narrative and anecdotes, drifting by the evocative sharp lines and angles of the warehouses, the lettering and colors of a Hopperian puritanism opening up the roads to the protagonists.

These photographs were taken in 2012 and 2013. After carefully choosing her locations of interest, Sarfati spent days waiting in full panoply for the right moment to manifest itself.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 290 x 330 mm

48 pages, 17 images


ISBN 978-3-95829-112-6

Lise Sarfati
In her new book, Lise Sarfati takes us back to the oddly deserted heart of the city of Los Angeles. Almost deserted... as lonesome men walk dispassionately through the streets, as if on a mission but without any obvious destination.
£40.50

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