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Picture of Museum of Chance

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Dayanita Singh's Museum of Chance is a book about how life unfolds, and asks to be recorded and edited, along and off the axis of time. The inscrutably woven photographic sequence of Singh’s Go Away Closer has now grown into a labyrinth of connections and correspondences. The thread through this novel-like web of happenings is that elusive entity called Chance. It is Chance that seems to disperse as well as gather fragments or clusters of experience, creating a form of simultaneity that is realized in the idea and matter of the book, with its interlaced or parallel timelines and patterns of recurrence and return. The eighty-eight quadratone images in the book will also appear on the front and back covers in random pairs, transforming each copy of the book into a distinct piece of work by the author.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 280 x 325 mm

96 Pages

Dayanita Singh
Dayanita Singh's Museum of Chance is a book about how life unfolds, and asks to be recorded and edited, along and off the axis of time.
£36.00

Picture of Congo

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In this sumptuously printed, large-format publication, distinguished Magnum photographers Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli present a collaborative document of the Congo and its people. Bringing together the best of each photographer’s personal styles as well as experimental forays into abstraction and collage, this volume captures what Alain Mabanckou describes as a full range of the landscape, “from urban scenes to great forests and back, reflecting the way it is in most African societies today.” With no captions or individual photo credits, the densely printed images—presented on full-bleed pages, as gatefolds, or as double-spread gatefolds—become wholly immersive. Mabanckou writes in his introduction that, “for the duration of this project [the photographers] must have become full-time ‘Congolese,’ living with the people in cities and in villages, sharing their joys and sorrows, crossing rivers and floods, stepping over public garbage bins, mingling with crowds of wildly excited children, roaming the banks of tributaries and streams, watching the endurance of the river dock workers.” The outcome is a profound study of Congo, and the resulting object exemplifies the expressive possibilities of contemporary documentary photography.  Congo is available in a limited run of 500 copies in the English Language.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 15.25 x 11.5"

60 pages, 202 duotone and 56 four-color images

Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli
In this sumptuously printed, large-format publication, distinguished Magnum photographers Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli present a collaborative document of the Congo and its people.
£148.50

Picture of Grain of light

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In this series of stunning photographs, Mikiya Takimoto expresses a fascination with the sea and its movements. Abstract fields of frothing water, glimmering expanses of ripples, and cresting waves like snow-capped mountains are all portrayed in a palette of icy whites and blues. Often it is as if the viewer is peering down at the surface of our planet from high above, able to observe immense, frozen landscapes with their tectonic swirls, upheavals and rifts. Captivating and sublime work from this Japanese master.

Publisher: Seigensha

Size: 220 x 280 mm

64 pages

Mikiya Takimoto
In this series of stunning photographs, Mikiya Takimoto expresses a fascination with the sea and its movements.
£36.25

Picture of In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons In Life With Saul Leiter (DVD)

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'In No Great Hurry' is a fascinating documentary on one of the twentieth century's most beloved street photographers, Saul Leiter (1923–2013). Leiter could have been celebrated as the great pioneer of colour photography long ago, but he was never driven by the lure of conventional success. Instead he preferred to drink coffee and photograph in his own way, amassing an archive of gorgeous work piled high in his New York City apartment. 'In No Great Hurry' follows Leiter as he deals with the triple burden of clearing a houseful of memories, becoming world-famous in his eighties, and fending off a pesky filmmaker.

Publisher: Zeitgeist Films

120 minutes



'In No Great Hurry' is a fascinating documentary on one of the twentieth century's most beloved street photographers, Saul Leiter.
£22.95

Picture of Neighbors

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'The Neighbors', the latest project from photographer Arne Svenson (born 1952), began when he inherited a telephoto bird-watching lens from a friend and began to record the quotidian activities of his neighbours in the glass-walled apartment building across the street from his Manhattan studio. Completely unstaged and taken without his subjects' knowledge, the images capture them, framed by the structure of their own windows, in their unguarded moments. Simultaneously tender and voyeuristic, Svenson's carefully composed photographs have been compared to scenes from Vermeer and Edward Hopper, but the series has also sparked controversy and debate since it was first exhibited in August 2013, at a moment of acute national anxiety over surveillance and privacy.

Publisher: Julie Saul Gallery

Size: 290 x 270 mm

96 pages

Arne Svenson
The latest project from photographer Arne Svenson, began when he inherited a telephoto bird-watching lens from a friend and began to record the quotidian activities of his neighbours in the glass-walled apartment building across the street from his Manhattan studio.
£30.75

Picture of Corpus

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More than 40 engrossing images make up this series of grainy, black-and-white photographs by Daisuke Yokota, the first to feature his nude photography. Through a visual expression that mixes reality and fiction, an indecipherable tangle of human limbs and torsos is made eerily yet sensually tangible within the close quarters of a nondescript bedroom space. Deep shadows threaten to engulf the writhing, fleshy bodies of what seem to be a man and a woman, even as the suggested intimacy of their interaction is negated by the extreme proximity in which Yokota places the viewer.

Publisher: Artbeat

Size: 260 x 340 mm

72 pages

Daisuke Yokota
More than 40 engrossing images make up this series of grainy, black-and-white photographs by Daisuke Yokota, the first to feature his nude photography.
£40.00

Picture of Last Stop (Signed)

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The work is shot across the whole of London through the windows of buses. 

This project is designed to look at the topography and migrations of London: To explore the increasing diversity of a major Western City as the movement of people continues to change both the urban landscape and the community within it.

Edition of 950 books

Size: 200 × 160 mm

176 pages, 78 photographs

George Georgiou
The work is shot across the whole of London through the windows of buses.
£46.50

Picture of Pictures of Hell

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Devils Gate, Devils Canyon, Bumpass Hell, Hells Half Acre, Dirty Devil River: photographer Mark Ruwedel visited all of these places and more while creating the series Pictures of Hell. This book is the culmination of the journey he began in 1995, and brings together virtually every image in the artist’s brilliant interpretation of the American West. Ruwedel, 2014 winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the prestigious Canadian Scotiabank Award, is inspired by the 19th-century photographers whose photo albums revealed the glories of the West. In Pictures of Hell, he layers history with a contemporary investigation of technology, anthropology and colonization. Ruwedel’s work has been exhibited at TATE Modern, Yale University Art Gallery, SFMoMA, LACMA and other important venues. 132 meticulously reproduced tritone plates are complemented with essays by Simon Baker and Chiara Siravo. With intellect and wit, Ruwedel investigates what the West means today, and how its mythology and culture affect our current sensibilities.

Publisher: RAM Publications

Size: 9 1/2 x 11 3/4"

352 pages, 132 b&w tritones

Mark Ruwedel
This book is the culmination of the journey he began in 1995, and brings together virtually every image in the artist’s brilliant interpretation of the American West.
£75.50

Picture of Tsugaru: Poetry, Writings, Photography

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This volume presents the work of photographer Ichiro Kojima (1924–1964), who was born in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan and spent his career photographing the natural features of the region, along with the traditions of its people. Coinciding with the exhibition ‘Ichiro Kojima: To the North, From the North’ held at Izu Photo Museum in 2014, this reprinting of the original 1963 photobook is supplemented by an explanatory leaflet in English, not included in the first edition, in hopes of bringing his work to a larger audience. Besides the many black-and-white images of snowy landscapes and turbulent skies, it includes dialect poems by Kyozo Takagi and texts by Yojiro Ishizaka.

Publisher: Izu Photo

Size: 210 x 280 mm

104 pages

Ichiro Kojima
This volume presents the work of photographer Ichiro Kojima (1924–1964), who was born in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan and spent his career photographing the natural features of the region, along with the traditions of its people.
£53.75

Picture of Wald

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In these modern times, we still find a variety of reasons for spending time in the forest. For the photographer Simon Fröhlich, it was a logical continuation of his photographic oeuvre to want to work in this analog environment using only analog technologies. Rather than acting as a restriction, this decision had the effect of freeing him from the multitude of technical possibilities of today’s photography. He thus set off on a quest for his own past, for those faded moments that had become blurred and sometimes consisted only of a fragment of a vague memory. To reproduce this feeling in his images, he used only instant photographs for the book, ruling out any possibility of subsequent manipulation and thus ensuring the uniqueness of each moment. 

The rediscovery of the slowness of photography, trying the photographer’s patience as he grappled with technical setbacks, became the precondition for a fascinating book.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 200 x 240 mm

136 pages, 87 colour illustrations

Simon Fröhlich
In these modern times, we still find a variety of reasons for spending time in the forest. For the photographer Simon Fröhlich, it was a logical continuation of his photographic oeuvre to want to work in this analog environment using only analog technologies.
£22.50

Picture of Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator (2nd Edition)

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The photographic community is rife with talented and creative practitioners and artists. But making great photographs does not always translate into an ability to teach effectively. This new edition of Teaching Photography approaches photographic education from a point of view that stresses the how and why of the education. It includes the resources that will inspire new and seasoned teachers to help students expand their technical and aesthetic abilities and techniques, as well as their visual literacy and the way photography fits into the wider world. Fully updated to include the online/hybrid classroom environment, collaborative learning, rubrics, and using digital technology, plus techniques for inspiring conversations and critiques.

Publisher: Focal Press

336 pages

Glenn Rand, Jane Alden Stevens, Garin Horner
This new edition of Teaching Photography approaches photographic education from a point of view that stresses the how and why of the education.
£28.79

Picture of View, Kyoto: On Japanese Gardens and Temples

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Hassink commenced working on a multipart, enticingly beautiful series in which she examines how the interior and exterior spaces of individual structures permeate or face one another. She took photographs of the surrounding traditional Japanese gardens from within the buildings, placing equal weight on both areas. In two of the temples she was allowed to move sliding rice-paper screens for the purpose of creating new, enormous spatial entities. The moss gardens of Saiho-ji and the cherry blossoms in Haradani-in constitute a further focus of the series. These scenes, which change with the seasons—Hassink calls them “living sculptures”— reflect Japanese aesthetics, which see both an artificial likeness of nature as well as representations of paradise in arranged gardens.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 289 x 354mm

204 pages, 311 illustrations

Jacqueline Hassink
Hassink commenced working on a multipart, enticingly beautiful series in which she examines how the interior and exterior spaces of individual structures permeate or face one another.
£54.00

Picture of Die Mauer Ist Weg (Signed)

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By a series of fortunate events, Mark Power was present at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

To mark the 25th anniversary, this new production (self-published under his new imprint, Globtik Books) is bound as a pastiche of a newspaper Power purchased in Berlin the morning after, embossed into heavy-duty cardboard.

While the early pages read as news-based photojournalism, as the book unfolds Power retreats away from the epicentre of the event to re-camp over the border in an almost desolate East Berlin. From there he views the story from another perspective, before embarking on a (frankly rather pointless) search for Bertolt Brecht’s grave.

The book is both a record of a major 20th century news event and a piece of critical soul-searching about the lessons learnt from the experience as, in the accompanying essay, Power recounts his fascinating tale of chance and choice.

Publisher: Globtik Books

Size: 380 x 282mm

96 pages (44 double page plates) printed in tritone on Munken 170gm

Mark Power
To mark the 25th anniversary, this new production is bound as a pastiche of a newspaper Power purchased in Berlin the morning after, embossed into heavy-duty cardboard.
£40.00

Picture of At War

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We are familiar with her photographs without being aware of it. They have appeared on the front pages of daily newspapers and the covers of magazines, and have influenced our image of crises and wars. Anja Niedringhaus (1965–2014) documented military conflicts, political disputes, and social hardship with haunting imagery. She began working for the Associated Press in 2002, primarily in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, and the Gaza Strip. In April 2014, while reporting on the presidential election in Afghanistan, Niedringhaus fell victim to an assassination. The publication shows life in times of war, exhausted soldiers, desperate prisoners, but also laughter and a zest for life in the midst of suffering. The out-of-print volume from 2011 is now being republished with a new foreword. Texts on the subject of the war image as well as reflections on visual theory and extensive captions make it an important contemporary document.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 217 x 312 mm

180 pages, 78 illistrations in duotone

Anja Niedringhaus
War photographs from the recipient of the 2005 Pulitzer prize.
£29.25

Picture of NA

For the last three years, photographer Doug Rickard has been immersed in YouTube videos uploaded by Americans from their cellphones. These videos, documenting a dizzying array of activities, from seemingly criminal or semilegal acts to comic antics, allowed Rickard to witness scenarios he otherwise would never have seen-"right from the hands and eyes of other people," he writes, "hijacking their own device to give me very special views and intimate situations." Reveling in this vicariousness, he found that he could be "riding in a car full of teens through Detroit at night with a camera phone hanging out the window … or witnessing, from their own lens, someone who is paying a drug addict to dance for a dollar to later get 'View,' 'Comments' and 'Likes' on YouTube." Rickard then selected and appropriated specific images by pausing the footage and advancing through it second by second. The resulting volume expands on his previous and critically lauded monograph A New American Picture, offering a darker and more dynamic portrait of America's urban underbelly, and engaging with themes of race, politics, technology, surveillance and our cultural shift toward an ever-present camera. Rickard explains the title: "[It] has always been 'N.A.,' coming for 'National Anthem' … it also could be interpreted to mean 'Not Applicable,' a common statistical check box on government forms here in the US, [or] 'North America.'" Visceral and intense, this volume offers an extraordinary inventory of America today.

Doug Rickard (born 1968) studied history and sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the founder of American Suburb X (www.americansuburbx.com) and These Americans (www.theseamericans.com), aggregating websites for essays on contemporary photography and historical photographic archives. His previous monograph, A New American Picture (2010, 2012), which offered a view of America through Google Street View, was widely acclaimed, and (in its first edition by White-Press, Helge Schlaghecke, 2010) was voted "best book" of 2010 by Photo-Eye magazine and is reproduced on the last spread of Phaidon's The Photobook Vol. III by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.

Publisher: Verlag Kettler

Size: 12.5 x 9.5"

128 pages, 96 colour illustrations

Doug Rickard
For the last three years, photographer Doug Rickard has been immersed in YouTube videos uploaded by Americans from their cellphones.
£44.50

Picture of Mushroom Collector paperback

This publication reissues a beloved photobook classic—acknowledged as such by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger in the third volume of The Photobook: A History—that has been out of print since the hardcover edition was published in 2010. As photographer Jason Fulford (born 1973) recently learned firsthand, mushrooms have a way of growing and spreading wherever they touch ground. It all started when a friend of Fulford's gave him a box, found at a flea market, full of photos of mushrooms—unassuming pictures taken by an unknown but almost certainly amateur photographer, apparently as notes for some mycological studies. Fulford's art photographs (aside from his well-known book Dancing Pictures, which depicted people getting down to their favorite songs) are usually of staid, quasi-mute objects: a smashed Dorito chip overrun with ants, two bronzed doorknobs spooning, the blank back of a street sign. Yet these mushroom images got stuck in Fulford's mind, like a bad song sometimes does, and they started to grow in his own work. The Mushroom Collector combines some of the original flea-market mushroom pictures with his own images and text by the artist about the project.

Pocket paperback of 2500, Oct 2014

Soon Institute

Jason Fulford

This publication reissues a beloved photobook classic—acknowledged as such by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger in the third volume of The Photobook: A History—that has been out of print since the hardcover edition was published in 2010. As photographer Jason Fulford (born 1973) recently learned firsthand, mushrooms have a way of growing and spreading wherever they touch ground. It all started when a friend of Fulford's gave him a box, found at a flea market, full of photos of mushrooms—unassuming pictures taken by an unknown but almost certainly amateur photographer, apparently as notes for some mycological studies. Fulford's art photographs (aside from his well-known book Dancing Pictures, which depicted people getting down to their favorite songs) are usually of staid, quasi-mute objects: a smashed Dorito chip overrun with ants, two bronzed doorknobs spooning, the blank back of a street sign. Yet these mushroom images got stuck in Fulford's mind, like a bad song sometimes does, and they started to grow in his own work. The Mushroom Collector combines some of the original flea-market mushroom pictures with his own images and text by the artist about the project.

Pocket paperback of 2500, Oct 2014

Soon Institute

£18.95

Picture of Dodo

Dodo is the catalogue of an exhibition of the same name by artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. The exhibition originated with the discovery of unreleased material from the motion picture Catch-22 (1970) in the storerooms of Paramount Picture.

Filmed on a coastline in Mexico, which more closely resembled the Sicily of 1944 than the Sicily of 1968 did, these images show the coastal landscape and fauna of the Sea of Cortez at time when it had emerged from its previous isolation but before its subsequent urban development. Broomberg and Chanarin have reedited the material of the film, set in Italy during the Second World War, creating a nature documentary about Mexico in 1968, the traces of a pristine landscape that no longer exists.

In the course of research, it was discovered that one of the eighteen airplanes used in the motion picture –the largest fleet of B-25s assembled since World War II– had been buried on location. Together with a team of archeologists from the UNAM, Broomberg and Chanarin organized an expedition to San Carlos, on the outskirts of Guaymas, to dig up the “Mexican plane.” What they found, however, was something else.

Sample images

Publisher: RM + Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo

Size: 7.8 x 12.5"

160 pages, 147 images

Design: Maricris Herrera

Bilingual edition

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Dodo is the catalogue of an exhibition of the same name by artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. The exhibition originated with the discovery of unreleased material from the motion picture Catch-22 (1970) in the storerooms of Paramount Picture.
£46.95

Picture of Russian Interiors (second printing)

An intimate portrait of Russian women in their private spaces.

Andy started to travel to Russia in 2010; there he spent a considerable amount of time working as a freelance photographer. During this time he covered several stories in different places. The book Russian Interiors, however, sees the light as side job to cover his expenses while staying in Moscow; he challenged local professional competitors, accustomed to work in dedicated environments, by offering low cost portraits to single women in their apartments. Quickly this expedient bloomed into a hefty body of work. This obtained women’s archive takes all kinds including photos he shot for his customers and photos he kept for himself. The core of this work though is deeper than what the commercial shot he was paid for portrays. Soon this method developed into a key to get access to private spaces and stories, to better understand an intimate side of Russian women.

2nd printing of 700 copies

Size: 155 x 215 mm

125 pages, 70 photos, colour offset

Andy Rocchelli
An intimate portrait of Russian women in their private spaces.
£36.50

Picture of Genius Loci

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In the beginning of 2012, photographer Thomas Kellner received a surprising E-Mail from Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals, to form a project with exhibition and book for the city’s anniversary in 2013, because Yekaterinburg was founded almost 300 years ago, by Georg Wilhem Henning, a Siegen Citizen. This was barely known and Thomas Kellner started his research and is now finalizing genius loci.

During the years of study Thomas Kellner began to work with pinhole cameras in the subject of art which built the basis for his approach he is following to the present day. In his early works experimenting with material, photographic methods and contents was crucial. It included building pinhole cameras himself in order to adopt them to the purpose he was aiming at. The results reflect a diversity of styles and subjects. They range from multiple perspectives within one photograph over documentary to photograms. In this period he always printed full editions so that today there is a large number of a vintage print for later exhibitions.

At the end of the nineties then Thomas focused on the analogue camera and 35 mm film. He developed a visual language and method that deconstructs and constructs objects at the same time. Now, since already 15 years, he is working in a worldwide unique style of contactsheets, photographing the object in numerous singular shots until in the end the object is visible in its entirety again. The film-material Thomas is using is transparent for the recipient as well because the single shots are assembled together as negatives. Therefore perforation, codification and numbers of the film-material are part of the positive.

Was £35 > Our Price £20

Thomas Kellner

Publisher's Description

In the beginning of 2012, photographer Thomas Kellner received a surprising E-Mail from Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals, to form a project with exhibition and book for the city’s anniversary in 2013, because Yekaterinburg was founded almost 300 years ago, by Georg Wilhem Henning, a Siegen Citizen. This was barely known and Thomas Kellner started his research and is now finalizing genius loci.

During the years of study Thomas Kellner began to work with pinhole cameras in the subject of art which built the basis for his approach he is following to the present day. In his early works experimenting with material, photographic methods and contents was crucial. It included building pinhole cameras himself in order to adopt them to the purpose he was aiming at. The results reflect a diversity of styles and subjects. They range from multiple perspectives within one photograph over documentary to photograms. In this period he always printed full editions so that today there is a large number of a vintage print for later exhibitions.

At the end of the nineties then Thomas focused on the analogue camera and 35 mm film. He developed a visual language and method that deconstructs and constructs objects at the same time. Now, since already 15 years, he is working in a worldwide unique style of contactsheets, photographing the object in numerous singular shots until in the end the object is visible in its entirety again. The film-material Thomas is using is transparent for the recipient as well because the single shots are assembled together as negatives. Therefore perforation, codification and numbers of the film-material are part of the positive.

Was £35 > Our Price £20

£20.00

Picture of Milton, South Uist, Scotland

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In the footsteps of Paul Strand, photographer Martin Rosswog explores the Scottish sheep farming island of South Uist in landscapes, interieurs, and domestic still lives.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 220 x 270 mm

160 pages, 75 colour and duotone plates

English/German edition.

Martin Rosswog
In the footsteps of Paul Strand, photographer Martin Rosswog explores the Scottish sheep farming island of South Uist in landscapes, interieurs, and domestic still lives.
£33.75

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