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Picture of Threshold (Signed)

Publisher's Description

In Threshold Tate Shaw has composed a kind of travel literature for the global age where a place can be many places at once or no place at all. Tate’s writing gives us patient, winding directions telling us what to do and think along the way. The spaces in his simple photographs seem to be notes made that we are inclined to forget in our everyday movements. Between the photos, text, and through turning the pages of this pocket-sized book, is a circuitous narrative about thoughts and sensation.

Size: 4.5 x 7"

84 pages

Tate Shaw
In Threshold Tate Shaw has composed a kind of travel literature for the global age where a place can be many places at once or no place at all. Tate’s writing gives us patient, winding directions telling us what to do and think along the way.
£20.00

Picture of The Ground (Signed)

Tate Shaw's The Ground started with photographs made between 2010 and 2012 in a geothermal area of Iceland and at hydrofracking and former coal mining sites in Pennsylvania. The photographs were printed with an inkjet printer on heavy printmaking paper and then water was applied to wash out areas of the ink. The resulting images are interwoven with a personal essay where Tate recounts a period when he lived in a pastoral part of Pennsylvania now inundated by the natural gas industry. This essay book is about personal and historical failures to access the ground--both literally and metaphorically--as a source of energy and grasp its power.

Signed copy

Size: 12 x 8"

124 pages with 2 gatefolds

Tate Shaw
Tate Shaw's The Ground started with photographs made between 2010 and 2012 in a geothermal area of Iceland and at hydrofracking and former coal mining sites in Pennsylvania.
£32.50

Picture of Life is One Live it Well (Signed)
Publisher's Description
Life is One Live it Well takes us back to the dodgy area of St. Georg in Hamburg and to many of its barrooms: Mickey Mouse, Windstärke 11, Zum Frühaufsteher, Rund um die Uhr, Moin Moin, Treff Hamburg-München, also the Vanessa Bar, Dschungel Bar, Rubin Bar, Moulin Rouge, Zar und Zimmermann and the Astra Stübchen. Now that the party is over, these bars have turned into mausoleums of the good old times and fading testimonies of a quartier that is frenetically changing under the effect of gentrification and the ban on street prostitution. 

Henrik Malmström was curious to know what was actually happening inside these places. So, he started frequenting them. For four years, he befriended regulars, bartenders and clients. He became one of them. Then a sort of photo metamorphosis happened through the life in the bars of St. Georg. Like a cockroach, his camera, started crawling on the floor recreating what it feels like after a night of solitary rounds.

Balloons, velvet cushions, faded wallpaper and champagne –decayed fragments of the old fancy times, all shot with flashlight, all in close-up. They could perfectly be the snaps of a drunkard.

And then, it’s people. Living characters. Life’s rebels. Moralists call them the prostitutes, pimps, underdogs and petty criminals of Hamburg’s streets of shame. But, in fact, what they are is common people living their lives the best they can. Just like everyone they want to hang out, have fun and some beer.

Somewhere between the bittersweet fatalism of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the deadpan mien aesthetics of Aki Kaurismäki, Malmström recreates in colour a contemporary “Café Lehmitz”. Its ambience is imbued with visual stylization and a warm-hearted emotional immediacy towards its people who just want to be left in peace and “drink their bitter cup of broken dreams”, as the famous Finnish tango artist Olavi Virta sings. After all, life is one, so you better live it well. Thank you for the visit.

Finnish photographer Henrik Malmström (b.1983) currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work is often the result of the interaction with his immediate surroundings. In 2010 he self-published On Borrowed Time, his first book of photographs. In the same year he moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he developed and completed his two projects “A Minor Wrongdoing” and “Life is One Live it Well” by 2014. He is the co-founder and curator of the Müllkellergalerie, a premium art gallery located in a garbage room in Hamburg, Germany. In 2015 he co-founded the online platform Vaciarte, that deals with arts and politics in Buenos Aires.

Publisher: Kominek books

Size: 210mm x 300mm

256 pages + 1 loose paper

Design and editing by Henrik Malmström and Misha Kominek

Limited Edition of 375 copies / signed and numbered 

Henrik Malmstrom
Somewhere between the bittersweet fatalism of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the deadpan mien aesthetics of Aki Kaurismäki, Malmström recreates in colour a contemporary “Café Lehmitz”.
£50.00

Picture of Women, Children and Loitering Men

Publisher's Description

Shirley Baker: Women and Children; and Loitering Menfocuses on this formative period of Shirley Baker's practice and features many previously unseen photographs, in particular her startling colour work from Summer 1965, sequenced as an unfolding visual narrative.

A foreword by Professor Griselda Pollock, and an original short story by author Jackie Kay offer a contemporary reading of the quiet drama of Baker’s photographs and serves to underline the photographer’s principal significance as a compassionate as well as a humorous teller of stories that make visible the spectrum of human resilience.

The book accompanies the exhibition: Shirley Baker: Women and Children; and Loitering Men, The Photographers' Gallery, 17 July - 20 Sep 2015

Second printing, due 31 August

Author - Anna Douglas
Publisher - The Photographers' Gallery
Price - 29.99
Binding - Hardback
Publication Date - 2015
2nd printing 500 copies

Shirley Baker
Shirley Baker: Women and Children; and Loitering Menfocuses on this formative period of Shirley Baker's practice and features many previously unseen photographs, in particular her startling colour work from Summer 1965, sequenced as an unfolding visual narrative.
£37.50
£36.75

Picture of Avec Toi (Signed)

Signed Copy

Size: 420 x 280 Mm

Pages unfold as posters (poster size 42cm x 56cm)

Jacob Aue Sobol
Signed copy. Pages unfold as posters.
£29.50

Picture of INDEX

Publisher's Description

This work of Antoine d’Agata was partially visible in the exhibition «S’il y a lieu je pars avec vous», presented at the BAL (Paris) from September 11th to October 26th 2014. This one is published in INDEX in its entirety.

Publisher: Andre Frere Editions

Size: 135 x 180 mm

256 pages, 1215 colour pictures

Antoine d’Agata
This work of Antoine d’Agata was partially visible in the exhibition «S’il y a lieu je pars avec vous», presented at the BAL (Paris) from September 11th to October 26th 2014. This one is published in INDEX in its entirety.
£37.00

Picture of Landscape 2008 - 2009 (Signed)

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Signed copy

Publisher's Description

Catalog of an exhibition of Shibata's landscape photography held at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

Includes English translations of essays in the back and front of the book.

Publisher: Yomiuri Ryoko Shuppansha

Size: 360 x 254 mm

83 pages

Toshio Shibata
Catalog of an exhibition of Shibata's landscape photography held at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
£22.95

Picture of bergen

Publisher's Description

Viewing historical events from today’s perspective, freeing space for the autobiographical, and creating an authentic voice and connection between image and text are the themes on which bergen is based.

The hills in the surroundings of Berlin are not mountains but hills with thin topsoil, infused with iron from armaments, bricks, and other rubble. They come from the post-World War II era. Nowadays, these elevations are used for recreational activities. Children fly their kites, young people and adults meditate or relax here. Daniela Keiser has visited these hills often over the past several years to photograph contemporary everyday life.
The author Nadine Olonetzky has frequently been engaged with Keiser's photographs. Her precise descriptions of the works, which have been published in various media, have led them to closer contact. Starting point of this book was a studio visit when Keiser had just defined the first photographs for bergen. Inspired by that Olonetzky created a text dealing with her own family history, intertwining post-war images and childhood memories.

Publisher: The Green Box

Size: 130 x 195 mm

128 pages, 49 illustrations

German / English

Daniela Keiser and Nadine Olonetzky
Viewing historical events from today’s perspective, freeing space for the autobiographical, and creating an authentic voice and connection between image and text are the themes on which bergen is based.
£15.75

Picture of Gathered Leaves (Signed)

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

Alec Soth’s reputation as one of the leading lights of contemporary photographic practice is largely predicated on the books he has published. This unusual catalogue accompanies a touring exhibition which uses the four major bodies of work which Soth has published as books since 2004 as the structural basis for both a mid-career retrospective and an investigation of Soth’s prescient understanding of the various and distinct applications of photography as a tool for storytelling across diverse media. The title of the exhibition comes from Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself [1855] and references both the pages of his books gathered for consideration and the notion that his work is also a story about Soth himself.

Soth's meteoric rise to international acclaim began with his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, published by Steidl in 2004. The book has sold through numerous print runs and has long been out-of-print. It embodies not only a moment in which a new and original voice emerged with an unusual ability to transpose subtle and highly personal stories of local American life, but also marked a significant early event in the photo-book publishing boom we are currently experiencing. The success of his two subsequent volumes, Niagara[2006] and Broken Manual [2010], combined with the hugely influential exploration of self-publishing under his Little Brown Mushroom imprint, have all reinforced Soth’s position as a master of the book form. The recent success of Songbook [2015] has seen a return to the mainstream of book publishing.

This catalogue is a special object, bringing together an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across 28 large format postcards, with mini facsimile versions of Soth’s 4 books [3 of which are now out-of-print], all housed together in a luxurious printed and embossed clamshell box.

Box:
Embossed cardboard box with 4c printed paper cover and interior printed 1c. [228 mm x 223 mm]

Postcards:
32 large format postcards printed one side with the images from the exhibition. With an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across the backs of the cards. One additional card printed with an introduction by Kate Bush, curator of the exhibition and Director of Media Space, London.

Four mini facsimile books: Sleeping by the Mississippi [113 mm x 108 mm] Niagara [109 mm x 128 mm] Broken Manual [86 mm x 112 mm]Songbook [113 mm x 108 mm]

With texts by Aaron Schuman and Kate Bush

4 volumes

Sample images

Publisher: Mack

Size: 228 x 223 mm

Clamshell box housing four mini facsimile books, and 32 large format postcards

Alec Soth
This catalogue is a special object, bringing together an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across 28 large format postcards, with mini facsimile versions of Soth’s 4 books [3 of which are now out-of-print], all housed together in a luxurious printed and embossed clamshell box.
£50.00

Picture of Gathered Leaves

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

Alec Soth’s reputation as one of the leading lights of contemporary photographic practice is largely predicated on the books he has published. This unusual catalogue accompanies a touring exhibition which uses the four major bodies of work which Soth has published as books since 2004 as the structural basis for both a mid-career retrospective and an investigation of Soth’s prescient understanding of the various and distinct applications of photography as a tool for storytelling across diverse media. The title of the exhibition comes from Walt Whitman’s poem Song of Myself [1855] and references both the pages of his books gathered for consideration and the notion that his work is also a story about Soth himself.

Soth's meteoric rise to international acclaim began with his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, published by Steidl in 2004. The book has sold through numerous print runs and has long been out-of-print. It embodies not only a moment in which a new and original voice emerged with an unusual ability to transpose subtle and highly personal stories of local American life, but also marked a significant early event in the photo-book publishing boom we are currently experiencing. The success of his two subsequent volumes, Niagara[2006] and Broken Manual [2010], combined with the hugely influential exploration of self-publishing under his Little Brown Mushroom imprint, have all reinforced Soth’s position as a master of the book form. The recent success of Songbook [2015] has seen a return to the mainstream of book publishing.

This catalogue is a special object, bringing together an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across 28 large format postcards, with mini facsimile versions of Soth’s 4 books [3 of which are now out-of-print], all housed together in a luxurious printed and embossed clamshell box.

Box:
Embossed cardboard box with 4c printed paper cover and interior printed 1c. [228 mm x 223 mm]

Postcards:
32 large format postcards printed one side with the images from the exhibition. With an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across the backs of the cards. One additional card printed with an introduction by Kate Bush, curator of the exhibition and Director of Media Space, London.

Four mini facsimile books: Sleeping by the Mississippi [113 mm x 108 mm] Niagara [109 mm x 128 mm] Broken Manual [86 mm x 112 mm]Songbook [113 mm x 108 mm]

With texts by Aaron Schuman and Kate Bush

4 volumes

Sample images

Publisher: Mack

Size: 228 x 223 mm

Clamshell box housing four mini facsimile books, and 32 large format postcards

Alec Soth
This catalogue is a special object, bringing together an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across 28 large format postcards, with mini facsimile versions of Soth’s 4 books [3 of which are now out-of-print], all housed together in a luxurious printed and embossed clamshell box.
£45.00

Picture of Voyage of Discovery, The

Publisher's Description

A few hundred years hence, in this same place, another traveller, as despairing as myself, will mourn the disappearance of what I might have seen, but failed to see. I am subject to a double infirmity: I am hurt by everything I see, and I constantly reproach myself for not looking as much as I should. Claude Lévi-Strauss, "Tristes Tropiques"

Carly Steinbrunn’s The Voyage of Discovery poses as the scientific report of a mission to discover and describe unknown worlds. The photographs present an inventory of findings, with an encyclopaedic curiosity reminiscent of the expeditionary narratives of James Cook and the travelogues of Claude Lévi-Strauss.

Touching upon the realms of geography, botanics, anthropology and zoology, Steinbrunn’s body of work borrows from the varied approaches of the scientific register, and from the history of photography. Echoing Le Gray and Blossfeldt to evoke the aesthetic catalogue of photography’s own evolution, Steinbrunn also enfolds found images to question the transparency of the medium, where a photograph is simultaneously an index of reality and a fabrication.

Steinbrunn’s project is wilfully inconclusive, offering only signs to a pathway through a territory that exists only within the universe of her book. Ultimately, the work bears reference to that particular history which links photography to exploration – the successive conquests of the sea, the air and outer space – and Steinbrunn suggests that, in an age where every island has been charted, every frontier has been breached, the only journey left is inside the image itself.

Publisher: Mack

Size: 210 x 260 mm

96 pages


Carly Steinbrunn
Carly Steinbrunn’s The Voyage of Discovery poses as the scientific report of a mission to discover and describe unknown worlds. The photographs present an inventory of findings, with an encyclopaedic curiosity reminiscent of the expeditionary narratives of James Cook and the travelogues of Claude Lévi-Strauss.
£22.50

Picture of Lago

Publisher's Description

“…I know it happened, and I have enough information about it to reconstruct the whole scene to my own satisfaction, but the person to whom it happened is somewhere so far off that I only know it’s me because I can see his face, and because I’m the one remembering.” John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van

In Lago, Ron Jude returns to the California desert of his early childhood as if a detective in search of clues to his own identity. In a book of 54 photographs made between 2011 and 2014, he attempts to reconcile the vagaries of memory (and the uncertainty of looking) with our need to make narrative sense of things. Using a desolate desert lake as a theatrical backdrop, Jude meanders through the arid landscape of his youth, making note of everything from venomous spiders to discarded pornography. If one considers these traces to be a coded language of some sort, Jude’s act of photographing and piecing them together becomes a form of cryptography – like a poetic archeology that, rather than attempting to arrive at something conclusive, looks for patterns and rhythms that create congruity out of the stuttering utterances of the visible world. According to Jude, “these harmonies, when we’re lucky enough to find them, are probably the closest we can get to discovering actual ‘meaning’ and grasping the potency of place.”

Publisher: Mack

Size: 241 x 292 mm

96 pages, 55 colour plates

Ron Jude
In Lago, Ron Jude returns to the California desert of his early childhood as if a detective in search of clues to his own identity.
£31.50

Picture of Shutting Up Shop

Publisher's Description

Shot over a fifteen-year period beginning in the early 1970s, Shutting Up Shop is a tribute to an era that has all but disappeared: the traditional small shops that feature have now almost all gone.

In all there are 60 shops. Each one is unique, and their range diverse: from flowers to condoms, from tea to tobacco. As well as shops from London the series covers many regions of the UK, everywhere from the Isle of Harris to the Isle of Wight.

As well as the photographs of the shops are their stories, vividly told through anecdote and interviews with the staff; for just as important as the shops were the shopkeepers, people who were cherished and seen as important members of their community. And how proud they were to be serving it!

In 2004 Londei began the task of updating what had become of the shopkeepers and shops he’d photographed so long ago. His findings are included in the fascinating ‘afterword’ section of the book. Many had closed not long after the pictures were taken, others struggled on until the death or retirement of their owners; almost every single one had changed beyond recognition.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

255mm x 247mm

144 pages, 120 photographs

John Londei
Shot over a fifteen-year period beginning in the early 1970s, Shutting Up Shop is a tribute to an era that has all but disappeared: the traditional small shops that feature have now almost all gone.
£22.50

Picture of Sierra Club Calendar 2016

Publisher's Description

A bestseller for thirty years -- over 8 million sold!

  • All the grandeur of the North American wilderness
  • Spiral bound
  • Shrink-wrapped

Publisher: Sierra Club

Size: 11 5/16 x 13 1/2"


All the grandeur of the North American wilderness
£13.95

Picture of Sierra Club Diary 2016

Publisher's Description

The most popular nature calendar ever published

  • Stunning images of flora and fauna
  • Week-by-week format with 56 full-color photographs
  • Spiral bound, measures 6 5/16" x 9 1/4"
  • Shrink-wrapped

Publisher: Sierra Club


The most popular nature calendar ever published
£14.95

Picture of Ansel Adams Diary 2016

Publisher's Description

The classic desk calendar, featuring faithfully reproduced images from the Ansel Adams archive alongside helpful organizing features.

The 2016 Engagement Calendar features a wide range of Ansel Adams' most beloved images, all impeccably printed in duotone to the high standards established by Adams himself. From iconic National Parks photographs to intricate nature and architectural studies, the selection features images both familiar and rarely seen. Ample space for recording appointments and a section of monthly calendars are provided for long-term planning. Elegant and practical, the Engagement Calendar is the perfect desk organizer and an attractive gift.

Publisher: Little Brown

Size: 9 x 9"

128 pages

Ansel Adams
The classic desk calendar, featuring faithfully reproduced images from the Ansel Adams archive alongside helpful organizing features.
£16.19

Picture of Ansel Adams 2016 Wall Calendar

Publisher's Description

With superb reproductions of breathtaking Ansel Adams photographs, the ANSEL ADAMS WALL CALENDAR remains a beloved annual bestseller.

The 2016 Wall Calendar features thirteen exquisite, high-quality reproductions of Adams' photographs carefully selected and ordered to reflect the changing seasons. These stunning images--majestic mountain vistas, dramatic waterfalls, and landscapes of the American West--will delight all year long. A classic and popular now as ever, the ANSEL ADAMS WALL CALENDAR is an elegant addition to any home or office.

Publisher: Little Brown

Size: 15 1/2 x 12 1/2"

Ansel Adams
With superb reproductions of breathtaking Ansel Adams photographs, the ANSEL ADAMS WALL CALENDAR remains a beloved annual bestseller.
£16.19

Picture of Athens Diary (Signed)

Publisher's Description

In a follow-up to 2014's Cairo Diary, Peter Bialobrzeski visits Athens to document the urban consequences of the biggest European crisis in decades.

"Around my neighborhood in central Athens, most of the old Kafenions have made space for American-style coffee shops. It is “International Workers Day“. One has to wait till 7am to indulge in a large Cappuccino. When I cross the road a platoon of riot police are ready to deal with what will come."

Athens Diary is the 2nd book in the City Diaries Series. It will be followed by Taipei Diary.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 140 x 210 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Peter Bialobrzeski
In a follow-up to 2014's Cairo Diary, Peter Bialobrzeski visits Athens to document the urban consequences of the biggest European crisis in decades.
£31.50

Picture of Athens Diary

Publisher's Description

In a follow-up to 2014's Cairo Diary, Peter Bialobrzeski visits Athens to document the urban consequences of the biggest European crisis in decades.

"Around my neighborhood in central Athens, most of the old Kafenions have made space for American-style coffee shops. It is “International Workers Day“. One has to wait till 7am to indulge in a large Cappuccino. When I cross the road a platoon of riot police are ready to deal with what will come."

Athens Diary is the 2nd book in the City Diaries Series. It will be followed by Taipei Diary.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 140 x 210 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Peter Bialobrzeski
In a follow-up to 2014's Cairo Diary, Peter Bialobrzeski visits Athens to document the urban consequences of the biggest European crisis in decades.
£16.20

Picture of Arrivals and Departures signed

Catalog with 40 images and 50 pages, signed

Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol made a trek from Moscow to Ulan Bator to Beijing in one month — often making more than 1,000 photographs each day for 28 days straight.

Size 31,5cm x 23cm, printed by Leica Gallery Warsaw

Sample images

Jacob Aue Sobol

Catalog with 40 images and 50 pages, signed

Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol made a trek from Moscow to Ulan Bator to Beijing in one month — often making more than 1,000 photographs each day for 28 days straight.

Size 31,5cm x 23cm, printed by Leica Gallery Warsaw

Sample images

£22.00

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