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How can a line on a map change the fate of so many people?

North Korea and South Korea: a single group of people that not so long ago lived as one now leading completely separate realities on opposite sides of a military boundary known as the “38th Parallel.” “border/korea” is an attempt to illustrate these two countries divided by a line drawn on a map, using delicately juxtaposed photos.

Separated by just 190 kilometers, the people in Seoul and Pyongyang each go about their daily lives. As the result of numerous choices made over the 70-plus years since the Korean Peninsula was divided. A single race of people who share the same names, speak the same language and look very much alike has been transformed into two worlds apart. The uniforms that students wear, the soldiers on opposite sides of the boundary line, the buses and subways they ride and the umbrellas they raise on rainy days. The babies born into these two worlds inevitably grow up with the values impressed on them by their distinct ways of life.

Publisher: Libro Arte

Size: 285 × 230 mm

120 pages

Yusuke Hishida
North Korea and South Korea: a single group of people that not so long ago lived as one now leading completely separate realities on opposite sides of a military boundary known as the “38th Parallel.” “border/korea” is an attempt to illustrate these two countries divided by a line drawn on a map, using delicately juxtaposed photos.
£56.70

Picture of An error has occurred

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An error has occurred is the major new book project by Melbourne-based photographer Rohan Hutchinson. The publication is based around a core series of large-format photographs that Hutchinson took during an expedition to the Arctic in early 2017. The focus of the expedition was to record and document the beauty, immensity and diversity of the Arctic landscape in this particular moment. Upon returning to Australia, Hutchinson set about reinterpreting and expanding the scope of resulting photographs in a bid to respond to the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and address our responsibilities not just as Australians, but as global citizens.

The final works comprise of two components. The first is a series of large-format photographs that capture the beauty, enormity, tonality and specificity of the winter landscape. The second is a series of physical and chemical reworkings of these photographic prints. Executed in Australia, this series saw Hutchinson re-sensitise the original C-type photographs with photographic emulsion liquid and expose them to the harsh Australian sun. Paired with their originals, the works reveal a ravaged, blackened arctic landscape. The works act as both a poignant allegory for the global resonance of our actions and as a précis on the limits and potentials of the photographic medium, taking Hutchinson’s research-based practice to new creative terrains in the process.

Publisher: Perimeter Editions

Size: 295 x 235 mm

48 pages

Edition of 700

Rohan Hutchinson
An error has occurred is the major new book project by Melbourne-based photographer Rohan Hutchinson. The publication is based around a core series of large-format photographs that Hutchinson took during an expedition to the Arctic in early 2017.
£40.00
£39.00

Picture of Jubilee

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The photobook Jubilee consists of works by Japanese photographer Mayumi Hosokura taken between 2012 and 2017. Taken in East Asian countries like Japan, Taiwan, China and more, Hosokura’s images depict fragments of urban and rural landscapes, nude bodies, surfaces, textures, details and shapes.

“The extraordinary skill and view to depict the delicate and fragile beauty of the subject matter has been acknowledged to be one of the most talented Japanese female photographers of our age.[…] sometimes through the natural light or color filters, all the images are treated equally, yet transforming and being reborn within a very quiet but heated rhythm and beat underneath.”

Publisher: ArtBeat Publishers

Size: 290 × 215 mm

108 pages

Mayumi Hosokura
The photobook Jubilee consists of works by Japanese photographer Mayumi Hosokura taken between 2012 and 2017. Taken in East Asian countries like Japan, Taiwan, China and more, Hosokura’s images depict fragments of urban and rural landscapes, nude bodies, surfaces, textures, details and shapes.
£34.20

Picture of The Big Cloud

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Our culture is addicted to weather: hourly forecasts, apps, radio, TV channels, alerts, warnings, and watches. And understandably---our food, clothing, livelihoods, and, increasingly, safety are tied directly to the weather and climate change. In The Big Cloud, photographer Camille Seaman stands in front of tornados, at the edges of lightning storms, and in pelting hail under pitch-black skies to capture supercells and mammatus clouds in their often sublime and terrifying splendor. In these awe-inspiring photographs, Seaman's work is a potent reminder that there is no art more dramatic, in scale or emotion, than that created by nature. The Big Cloud includes an introduction by award-winning New Yorker science writer and author Alan Burdick (Out of Eden, Why Time Flies).

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Size: 254 × 203 mm

176 pages, 125 color illustrations

Camille Seaman
In The Big Cloud, photographer Camille Seaman stands in front of tornados, at the edges of lightning storms, and in pelting hail under pitch-black skies to capture supercells and mammatus clouds in their often sublime and terrifying splendor.
£27.00

Picture of Drowned River

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In 1963 the waters began rising behind Glen Canyon Dam and 170 miles of the Colorado River slowly disappeared as the riverbed and surrounding canyons filled with water. Those who supported and those who opposed the dam considered it a longterm transformation; environmentalists mourned Glen Canyon as dead and gone forever. But it’s coming back, in a victory that is also the pervasive disaster of climate change. There isn’t enough water in our new age, and so the world that drowned half a century ago is reappearing. Byron Wolfe, Mark Klett, and Rebecca Solnit spent half a decade exploring the place as expectations and possibilities changed and the river reemerged at the upper end of the reservoir. What they found is here in photographs and words.

“Lake Powell and the wreckage of where it used to be and will never be again was the right place to think about the madness of the past and the terror of the future, even amidst the epiphanies of beautiful light and majestic space,” Solnit writes. “We came to know the flat blue water the hard sunlight bounced off, the green water in shallower places, the water that turned red with the dust storms washed down from the sandstone landscape, the roiling waters of Dirty Devil Creek pushing a wall of debris downstream after a deluge, the clear little streams and waterfalls in the side canyons whose lively movement died in the placid lake.”

Their starting point was Eliot Porter’s landmark book of color photography, The Place No One Knew: Glen Canyon the Colorado, published by the Sierra Club in 1963 as a political statement about what had been lost under the dam’s waters and why it should never happen again. Their ending point is the reemergence of the river and the rise of questions about climate, the fate of the southwest, the folly of human endeavors to control nature, and the possibility of seeing these places and problems in new ways. Like previous collaborative work using historic images, Klett and Wolfe retrace the physical locations where Porter made his photographs, now mostly submerged by the lake’s waters, often as deep as 400 feet beneath the surface. Unlike previous projects, this work is not a rephotographic examination of his earlier sites or scenes; by necessity, this effort involves making entirely new images in response to the original Porter works. Solnit’s accompanying text meditates on meanings and histories, drawing from both the trio’s explorations of the place and archival research.

Drowned River is a book about climate change, but also about how photography can describe beauty and trouble simultaneously, about depth and shallowness, about what it takes to understand a place and to come to terms with the enormous scale of the changes we have set in motion.

Introduction by Michael Brune

Essay by Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 11.25 x 13”

212 pages, 80 images

Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe
Drowned River is a book about climate change, but also about how photography can describe beauty and trouble simultaneously, about depth and shallowness, about what it takes to understand a place and to come to terms with the enormous scale of the changes we have set in motion.
£56.95
£55.75

Picture of California Captured

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The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Marvin Rand,

Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work - and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshiped the world over. The discovery of Rand's archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it - and the period - as never before.


Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 250 mm

240 pages, 240 illustrations

Marvin Rand
The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Marvin Rand
£44.96

Picture of Edward Weston: The Early Years

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This is a book about Edward Weston before he was Edward Weston-before he was the renowned modernist photographer we know so well. His early years in the field coincided exactly with the height of the Pictorialist movement in America, and while he was never a typical practitioner, he did make photographs that borrowed themes from paintings and other media, and experimented with soft-focused imagery that sometimes looks more like graphite drawings or inky dark prints than photographs. He would later disavow the gauzy, painterly experiments of his early years, claiming in his Daybooks that “even as I made the soft ‘artistic’ work … I would secretly admire sharp, clean, technically perfect photographs.”

Introducing rare surviving prints from the unplumbed holdings of the Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this book offers new insights into Weston’s working methods and his evolution as a photographer. By taking a longer and more nuanced view of his early years, and by reinserting his first experiments back into the larger story of his artistic production, it reveals the variety of ways in which the paths he took as a young man led him to become the mature modernist master. Beautifully reproduced examples of Weston’s most important early work, essays explaining its place in his oeuvre and the history of photography, and a section dedicated to the variety of Weston’s early materials and techniques make this book a must-have resource.

Publisher: MFA Publications

Size: 9 x 11”

192 pages, 115 colour illustrations


Edward Weston
Often overlooked-until now-Weston's early photography is painterly and luscious
£36.00

Picture of Vanishing Vernacular: Western Landmarks

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Steve Fitch is among America's most well-known chroniclers of the American West since the days of Easy Rider. He has been photographing examples of the West's changing vernacular landscape and vanishing roadside landmarks for more than 40 years. In his new book, he presents both the ancient and the modern by way of petroglyphs, neon motel signs and hand-painted business signs, drive-in movie theater screens, and radio and cell towers. All of them are now endangered because of the advent of the Interstate Highway System and corporate franchises.

In this fascinating and comprehensive account, we are able to join in Fitch's expansive journey, truly an odyssey, as represented in the book's 120 unforgettable photographs, all sequenced to mimic the open road—both during day and night. Fitch explains the project in his informative introduction, in which, interestingly, he suggests that the petroglyphs of the ancient Pueblo people have endured far better and longer than anything made during the last sixty years. Curator Toby Jurovics, in his insightful concluding essay, positions Fitch's work in relation to that of the practitioners of the photographic style known as the "New Topographics” and Fitch's own view of photography as a visual form of cultural anthropology.

Vanishing Vernacular: Western Landmarks is sure to become a modern-day classic, a book that will be all the more revered as America and Americans move farther away from the highways of the past. That economy and roadside culture are vanishing like endangered species, but Fitch was along for the ride. In sharing that past, he has been witness to his own form of historic preservation.

Publisher: George F. Thompson

Size: 10.0" x 11.875"

119 colour photographs and 11 color illustrations, including 2 gatefolds

Steve Fitch
Steve Fitch is among America's most well-known chroniclers of the American West since the days of Easy Rider. He has been photographing examples of the West's changing vernacular landscape and vanishing roadside landmarks for more than 40 years.
£27.00

Picture of The New Colonists

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The New Colonists, a project in three parts, begins by presenting the uncanny suburban town of Mars in Pennsylvania, USA. Steeped in midnight tones, her quotidian documentations of gas stations, football fields and fast food joints transport viewers to a time, place and feeling of all American life, but more importantly, human life. The work is imbued with a sense of western normality - whilst hinting to an otherworldly undertone beyond these images.

Interrupting the quietness of small town America captured in the book are 5 additional sequences of images, which are inserted into this suburban narrative, chronicling the research and individual scientists who are attempting to make colonising the red planet a reality.

Placed at key intersections in the book, Alcazar-Duarte’s contrasting documentary images capture everything from the top space travel technology in the European Space Agency, to the terrestrial ‘Mars Yards’, where robotic rovers are put through their paces in artificial landscapes of rock and sand. Meanwhile, would-be astronauts are tested against the rigours of a future Mars mission, confined for months at a time to enclosed habitats in inhospitable places such as polar deserts, Hawaiian lava fields, or even an industrial estate outside Moscow.

These efforts take place in the most down-to-Earth of locations and circumstances as well as the most sophisticated, but all of these scientists are, or will be, leading the construction of a new future in a far land.

The third component of the book consists of an “Augmented Reality Portal”. Using an app designed by Paul Ferragut, readers are invited to search for and discover embedded footage and sound within the book’s pages. Through this ‘portal’ viewers encounter a new knowledge. The videos feature 3-D animations of spy satellites and space colonies by Levan Tozashvili as well as narration from Dr Ian Crawford, Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck. Within this interview Crawford presents his ideas on Space colonisation. And the notions of “space law” and “space ethics”.

The New Colonists celebrates the zeal, creativity and resilience of the people behind the initial efforts our society is making towards this next phase in History. It encourages us to look to the far future with eyes wide open, with an imperative need to resolve legal loopholes, allowing space exploration to proceed in a peaceful and balanced way.

"As well as focusing on this high-cost, high-stakes and high-tech endeavour, the book is also about the everyday, as embodied by the town of Mars, Pennsylvania.By examining these two seemingly opposite subjects, Alcazar-Duarte renders "normal" life strange and extraordinary, and the rarified world of science accessible an d fallible. The book's third layer is an "augmented reality portal" – an app designed to allow readers to discover information about space hidden in its pages." -Bruno Bayley, Vice Magazine

Publisher: Bemojake

Size: 177 x 240 mm

120 pages + 12 pp booklet, 80 full colour photographs

Monica Alcazar-Duarte
he New Colonists, a project in three parts, begins by presenting the uncanny suburban town of Mars in Pennsylvania, USA.
£31.50

Picture of Being There

Publisher’s Description

After “Roadside Lights”, Eiji Ohashi’s next photographic exploration of the ubiquitous vending machines and the role they play in Japanese society.

“After snowfall, especially when driving in the north during snowstorms, sometimes the light from the vending machines helps me find my way. In these moments, the vending machines along the roadsides remind me of the hatted Jizō.” — Eiji Ohashi

"The “hatted Jizō” mentioned by Ohashi appear in a well-known Japanese folk tale. A poor but kind-hearted old man gives up the last of his bamboo hats to protect Jizō figures (buddhist statues) on the roadside from falling snow, and is then richly rewarded for his kindness.
Ohashi’s photography brings out a strong sense of presence in the vending machines which, like the Jizō statues, cannot act of their own will. His snowy landscapes, lit only by the light of the vending machines, are particularly beautiful. The nightly snow scenes, taken when everyone else has sunk into sleep, invite their viewers into a world of deep thought. Looking at his images of vending machines standing in fields or in the middle of a town, we become aware of their human elements, their patient endurance of loneliness.
In Ohashi’s monochromatic images, weaved only of light and shadow, the individuality of each vending machine emerges further, breathing new life into an everyday sight." — from TOP Museum curator Kazuko Sekiji’s afterword

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 225 x 297 mm

88 pages, 60 images

Eiji Ohashi
After “Roadside Lights”, Eiji Ohashi’s next photographic exploration of the ubiquitous vending machines and the role they play in Japanese society.
£47.00

Picture of TTP

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Publisher’s Description

TTP is a series of photographs made from the window of Hayahisa Tomiyasu's eighth-floor student apartment in the German city of Leipzig. His southfacing view encompasses a public park with a ping pong table, which is the focus of his deadpan pictures. Each image is similarly composed, while the times of day, the seasons and the visitors to the table change. As we turn the page the function of the table mutates, from a tischtennisplatte (table tennis table) to a sun bed, a skate obstacle, a laundry counter, a kids' climbing frame, a work-out meeting spot, and a refuge from busy streets, among numerous other uses. Thanks to Tomiyasu's sustained curiosity, we observe the habits, humour and idiosyncrasies of human behaviour at the foot of this humble table.

Hayahisa Tomiyasu was born in 1982 Kanagawa,Japan. After studying photography at Tokyo Polytechnic University, he moved to Leipzig, Germany to study under Peter Piller. He currently lives between Leipzig and Zurich, where he now teaches.

Awards: First Book Award Winner 2018

Publisher:

Size: 200 x 270 mm

260 pages

Hayahisa Tomiyasu
TTP is a series of photographs made from the window of Hayahisa Tomiyasu's eighth-floor student apartment in the German city of Leipzig.
£27.00

Picture of I Called her Lisa Marie (Signed)

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Liz named her daughter Lisa Marie, just like Elvis Presley’s daughter. French photographer Clémentine Schneidermann met Liz in Newport, Wales, a few miles away from the world’s largest festival to “the king”. Each year Liz joins tens of thousands of fans at the seaside resort of Porthcawl to celebrate the life and music of their icon, Elvis Presley.

From 2013 to 2017, Schneidermann joined too, creating portraits of fans Alison and her son, Steve, Samantha and Ian – among many others, for her series I Called her Lisa Marie. Schneidermann spent a lot of time with these people, using her camera to capture the poignancy of this flamboyant gathering where the life and music of the king offers a moment of solace.

Schneidermann is based in Cardiff, and travelled with the Alison and her son from Wales to where it all began in Memphis. She met the pair at the festival, where Alison’s son was performing under the stage name Johnny B. Goode. Schneidermann documented their pilgrimage across the Atlantic, creating Johnny B. Goode, a visual travel diary that is presented with I Called her Lisa Marie here in her first monograph.

Publisher: Chose Commune

Size: 250 x 250 mm

80 pages + 16-page leaflet

Clémentine Schneidermann
Liz named her daughter Lisa Marie, just like Elvis Presley’s daughter. French photographer Clémentine Schneidermann met Liz in Newport, Wales, a few miles away from the world’s largest festival to “the king”. Each year Liz joins tens of thousands of fans at the seaside resort of Porthcawl to celebrate the life and music of their icon, Elvis Presley.
£34.00

Picture of Last Diamonds

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Francesco Bosso presents his latest photographic work documenting with stunning black-and-white images the dramatic melting of the icebergs in the Arctic.

The “Global Warming” is devouring the glaciers of the Earth. As the author explains: “While touring around the Arctic borders, I have felt strong emotions, the fluidity of such a natural beauty is unsettling. You can immediately perceive the fragility and disaster in progress. Although the Arctic is so far away, it really is the thermometer of the Earth, therefore, it is important that people become more aware of the unfortunate consequences of global warming.” Inspired by the aggravating damage of environmental pollution, Last Diamonds aims to denounce the melting of glaciers due to climate change. In light of such issues, the photographer would like to offer his contribution to stop the melting of glaciers and to encourage the public to adhere to an ethic of Conservation of Nature. The images document the beauty of the Arctic through the emblematic icons of the biggest icebergs, which let the viewers think about the unique characteristics of such sites. Icebergs now becoming increasingly rare, precious jewels of nature at risk of extinction. Although they have a short life, sometimes just a few weeks, they are as majestic as rocky mountains, unavoidably beaten and sculpted by wind and water, creating new shapes unabated.

Publisher: Skira

Size: 294 x 294 mm

84 pages, 25 colour illustrations

Francesco Bosso
Francesco Bosso presents his last photographic work documenting with stunning black-and-white images the dramatic melting of the icebergs in the Artic.
£35.96

Picture of Forest

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Planting trees, you put down roots. And what about those who dig them up? In 2013, during a long-term photography project along the Yangtze river, Yan Wang Preston (*1976) made an incisive observation: in the small village of Xialiu stood an over three-hundred-year-old tree in all of its glory, right in the center of a community that was, at the time of Yan’s visit, being coerced into moving so that a dam could be built in that location. Three months later, no trace of the village or the tree could be seen. The residents had moved up the mountain. And the seventy-ton tree? It was sold for ten thousand American dollars to a hotel in the nearest large city, Binchuan. Yan found the tree, divested of all its branches and leaves and bandaged in plastic, inside the skeleton of the hotel, which was still under construction—like a living sculpture that has yet to become cognizant of its new surroundings. In China, the country where cities are springing up, transplanting nature is big business. In the photo series Forest Yan tracks down many uprooted creatures that are now in concrete deserts, once again questioning our sense of the meaning of homeland.
 
Publisher: Hate Cantz

Size: 300 x 260 mm

128 pages, 60 illustrations

Yan Wang Preston
On the trail of tree migration
£40.50

Picture of The Fun Archeology

Publisher’s Description

Designed as an artist book The Fun Archeology presents the collection envisioned by French artist Thomas Mailaender. Over more than a decade he gathered thousands of originals documents found on flea markets, websites, charity sales or car boot sales.

A wide range of materials going from war letters to pornography, family photo album to political leaflet, anonymous work to artists proofs. By sequencing this body of images Mailaender creates a very personal and impressive visual archeology of the 20th century. The 112 items selected for the publication are all captioned and re-contextualised.

Publisher: RVB Books

Size: 320 x 280 mm

68 pages

Thomas Mailaender
Designed as an artist book The Fun Archeology presents the collection envisioned by French artist Thomas Mailaender. Over more than a decade he gathered thousands of originals documents found on flea markets, websites, charity sales or car boot sales.
£45.00

Picture of Color Work

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After his wonderful poetic and capturing black and white photography, color became for René Groebli the actual major topic, the challenge that had to be faced and overcome technically and aesthetically, but also mentally starting in the mid 50's. In the end to see color is somehow different from seeing black and white. A photographer cannot just switch from black and white to color: “These are two quite different modes of thinking and strategies”, underlines Gabriel Bauret, while Walter Boje had already in 1961 stated that the photographers had “first to re-learn to see in colors, although their eyes always registered colors.” What René Groebli was striving for was a “sizeable repertoire of technical possibilities” in order to use it to invent images, magical images, symbolic images. Documentary photographs, of whatever type, were not in demand. Medication packages could very well be photographed by others. What interested René Groebli were metaphorical images that let one see “behind the facade”, to present in principle “the not visible”. In this Groebli saw himself as service provider, as commissioned photographer. But also as artist who mobilized his fantasy, his creative potential to steer entrepreneurial communication in a new, fresh, interest-arousing direction.

Remarkable in this was his oscillation between applied and free, commission and art, the creative interaction between duty and freedom, which was only possible as the advertising departments of the companies proved – still, one must state – to be open to surprising suggestions and not less stunning solutions.

Only in this way René Groebli, the advertising man, could remain an artist. While Groebli the artist could enjoy a well-equipped studio that would allow him his time and material intensive experiments. In this way and for such a long time this has not occurred a second time in European photography.

As a visionary in black-and-white René Groebli has long been part of the history of photography. The “color magician” René Groebli must now be re-discovered.


Publisher: Sturm & Drang

Size: 305 x 305 mm

130 pages

René Groebli
As a visionary in black-and-white René Groebli has long been part of the history of photography. The “color magician” René Groebli must now be re-discovered.
£54.00

Picture of Mountain Interval

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The latest project from New York–based photographer Renate Aller includes mountain peaks from six continents. These photographs were taken from locations as high as 22,500 feet (adjacent to Mount Everest) to the European glaciers and mountain peaks of her childhood vacations. The subject matter is monumental, yet the images connect the viewer in a way that is not overpowering. Similar to the sand dune images from Ocean | Desert (Radius, 2014), the artist engages us with these giants in all their detail, the veins and textures of the rocks in their constantly transient state. Aller isolates the mountain from its expected surroundings, using and presenting the familiar and the known in an intimate way, relating to parallel realities from different locations, opening up conversations between the different (political) landscapes in which we live.

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 14.25 x 10.25”

124 pages, 64 colour images

Photography by Renate Aller Essay by Terrie Sultan
The latest project from New York–based photographer Renate Aller includes mountain peaks from six continents.
£48.00
£47.00

Picture of Maintenance

Tokyo-ites are very proud of their peerless public transportation system, and rightly so. With the 2020 Summer Olympics fast approaching, Magnum member Mark Power was commissioned to photograph the maintenance of trams, buses and metro trains over a two-week period in October 2016. This book, which is largely Power’s own edit of his work, is the result.

Text in English and Japanese

Seigensha Publishers, Japan, 2018

160 pages

Mark Power

Tokyo-ites are very proud of their peerless public transportation system, and rightly so. With the 2020 Summer Olympics fast approaching, Magnum member Mark Power was commissioned to photograph the maintenance of trams, buses and metro trains over a two-week period in October 2016. This book, which is largely Power’s own edit of his work, is the result.

Text in English and Japanese

Seigensha Publishers, Japan, 2018

160 pages

£44.25

Picture of The Rhodes Project: The Shadow of Ghosts

Publisher’s Description

The island of Rhodes has been important since ancient times. Famed worldwide for the Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, its history has been one of occupation under many different rulers including the Romans, the Knights Hospitaller, the Ottoman Empire, Italy and most recently, during the Second World War, the German Army. Finally in 1947 after a short period of British control it again became a part of Greece. Today it is a popular holiday destination: every visitor has their own photographs and their own stories to tell.

Through marriage John Comino-James has direct personal links to the island, and in The Rhodes Project he revisits photographs preserved in old family albums and sets them against his own recent images. In his text he explores the presence of the Knights Hospitaller, their defeat at the hands of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and the arrival of the Italians as victors of the Italo-Turkish War. He also reflects on Operation Anglo and The Guns of Navarone, the former a reality of war, the latter a fiction filmed in Rhodes.

Comino-James reflects on the island’s importance in the complex ethnic and cultural heritage of his children and grandchildren and the way in which the spirits of our forebears inform our lives, and how the histories that shaped them shape us too. The Rhodes Project is a walk in the shadow of ghosts.

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors… that you are the continuation of each of these people. (Thich Nhat Hanh).

Born in Somerset, John Comino-James lives near Thame in Oxfordshire. He has published eight previous books of photographs and has exhibited his work in the UK and in Cuba.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 240mm x 195mm

160 pages, 30 archive photographs 78 colour photographs

John Comino-James
Comino-James reflects on the island’s importance in the complex ethnic and cultural heritage of his children and grandchildren and the way in which the spirits of our forebears inform our lives, and how the histories that shaped them shape us too. The Rhodes Project is a walk in the shadow of ghosts.
£27.00

Picture of The Month Before Trump (Signed)

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A special edition limited to 100 copies. Includes a 7"x 5" signed & numbered print as well as the book.

In the month before the 2016 presidential election New Zealand photographer Harvey Benge spent time in San Francisco and New York making the images in this book.

In many ways these 59 photographs represent a time capsule – places, people and scraps of visual information – that is an affectionate and sometimes critical look at this mash up of a society that in October 2016 was at an existential watershed. This work does not pretend to be an objective look at America, it is simply Benge’s subjective view. The images are filtered through Benge’s own sensibilities, formed by his country’s own brand of politics where socialism is embraced and not a dirty word. And, of course, the states of California and New York present just one aspect of what it means to be an American.

There is no judgment here, just Benge’s desire to understand and attempt to tap into something resembling truth. There is a sense of profound sadness here too, of futility and a feeling that not much lies behind the fake news, the hard sell, or the glossy surface of things. Despite all of this there is resilience and resistance. Stoicism is in the air and there is a feeling that things will come right.

Well known for his many photobooks, Harvey Benge has twice been a finalist in the prestigious Prix du Livre at Arles Photography Festival, France. He has exhibited his work extensively in both public and private galleries in Britain, throughout Europe, and in New Zealand. Benge is also involved in curatorial projects and runs a series of ongoing photography workshops with international photographers at Auckland’s AUT University.


Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 165 x 234 mm

64 pages, 59 colour photographs

Harvey Benge
A special edition limited to 100 copies. Includes a 7"x 5" signed & numbered print as well as the book.
£35.00

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