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Picture of America revised (Special Edition - 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

Ater the incredible success with Gerry Johansson’s Tokyo last year (the 500 edition was sold out in three months), I’ve been looking out for another project with the artist. For the new book America revised I’ve chosen 83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States. Gerry Johansson purists who know, like and collect his mostly self published and tabloid sized books might be irritated by our large size 320 x 300 mm (12 3/5“ by 11 4/5“). And in addition there will be even a small number of color images included. But as the reproduction size has more or less the size of his prints, even those who have never seen an original print by Gerry Johansson, could get an almost lifelike impression of an exhibition by GJ. And this was one of my intentions when designing the book. Finally I’ll be sure that even the officially sworn in fans of Gerry Johansson will like the concept. And of course there will be special editions coming with the first copies of the book.

Special Edition signed and numbered copies. With a gelatine silver print; printed by the artist with three different images in an edition of 20 each. Customers should express their print preference when ordering.

Publisher: Only Photography

Size: 320 x 300 mm

124 page, 83 mostly full plate black & white and a few colour images

Gerry Johansson
83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States.
£360.00

Picture of The Game (Signed)

Publisher's Description

In Britain, the game of football developed in a unique way: between the colliding continents of factory and church, between being owned and not being owned, between sets of rules and something organic.

As the worldwide phenomenon, the English Premier League marks its quarter century, Stuart Roy Clarke celebrates its triumph and that of the wider game.

Text by John Williams and Stuart Roy Clarke

Publsiher: Bluecoat Press

Size: 280 x 240mm

240 pages

Stuart Roy Clarke
As the worldwide phenomenon, the English Premier League marks its quarter century, Stuart Roy Clarke celebrates its triumph and that of the wider game.
£22.50

Picture of The Quiet Pioneer

Publisher's Description

More often than not, when discussion turns to the pioneering days of modern photojournalism, a number of names instantly spring to mind; Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Doisneau and Kertesz are just a handful who are synonymous with the genre. However, arguably one of the founding fathers of reportage is inevitably missing from the list. A man who was at the very forefront of this photographic revolution and who, like those mentioned above, did much to change the world of photography. Kurt Hutton – arguably every bit as influential and ground-breaking as his counterparts – did much to usher in the new era of photo-documentary and was one of an elite band of photojournalists to first utilize the Leica in Britain, fundamentally changing how we viewed our world in the process.

The ‘revelatory experience’ – when one comes across Kurt’s imagery for the first time – seems to be a regular occurrence and happened again recently with none other than the Leica company itself – needless to say, an exhibition is now touring Leica galleries across Europe as a result. It is baffling why Hutton is not mentioned in the same breath as those ‘greats’ listed above but after a hiatus of some 70 years since the last ‘Kurt Hutton’ book, we can at least take another small step in establishing Hutton as one of the true giants of 20th century photojournalism.

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

Size: 290 x 220mm

132 pages

Kurt Hutton
Kurt Hutton – arguably every bit as influential and ground-breaking as his counterparts – did much to usher in the new era of photo-documentary and was one of an elite band of photojournalists to first utilize the Leica in Britain, fundamentally changing how we viewed our world in the process.
£18.00

Picture of Birdmen (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Pigeon racing is a unique sport with its roots deep within traditional working-class communities. it thrived among Britain’s miners, shipbuilders and iron and steel workers.

Reaching its peak by the early 1970s with over 2,000 societies and 130,000 members, as the decade progressed and heavy industries collapsed, communities were torn apart and the number of Birdmen fell to under 60,000.

Zak Waters realised that the sport was changing and began documenting the fast-dwindling community with all its humour, anxieties and passion. Birdmen is his record of the slow death of a culture that has changed almost beyond recognition.

Rod Adams, legendary writer on all things pigeon, has contributed witty and insightful stories about the sport and the characters that made it so special.

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

Size: 270 x 290mm

156 pages

Zak Waters
Pigeon racing is a unique sport with its roots deep within traditional working-class communities. it thrived among Britain’s miners, shipbuilders and iron and steel workers.
£25.00

Picture of Japan Somewhere (Signed)

Publisher's Description

This latest publication by French photographer Maki includes images taken between 2001 and 2015 during many visits to Japan. The high-contrast black-and-white photos, from streetsnaps to portraits, landscapes and the occasional erotic image, paint a manifold picture of Maki’s extensive experience of Japan while avoiding the common mistake of needless orientalism.

Says Russet Lederman in her essay “A Journey to Japan Somewhere”: “Maki approaches photography as a series of open-ended encounters experienced from both inside and outside Japanese culture. (...) "Japan Somewhere" travels both figuratively and literally into Japan’s back alleys.”

Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery

Size: 280 x 195 mm

144 pages, 96 images

Language: English, Japanese

Edition: 500

Maki
This latest publication by French photographer Maki includes images taken between 2001 and 2015 during many visits to Japan
£53.00

Picture of bau1haus- modernism around the globe

Publisher's Description

A century after the founding of the Bauhaus—probably the most popular and yet controversial art school in Weimar—its name has become a byword, as well as a myth. Entire generations have been confronted with, and socialized by, the factual, down-to-earth, and functional Bauhaus architecture. Trailblazers, allies, and heirs to modernism are united by an architectural language generally described as “Bauhaus.”

The Bauhaus legacy, which the photographer Jean Molitor has been tracking around the world since 2009, is presented here in this catalogue. In his art project bau1haus Molitor focuses on the buildings’ aesthetics. He sees them as the central element in an epoch-making movement in architecture, art, and design, which evolved from Art Nouveau/Jugendstil into modernism, and his pictures make it possible to perceive this global connection clearly.

Ed. Nadine Barth, text(s) by Kaija Voss, graphic design by Julia Wagner grafikanstalt

German, English

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 290 x 250 mm

160 pages, 100 illustrations

Jean Molitor
The Bauhaus legacy: Jean Molitor tracks down a legend
£31.50

Picture of Housing Plans for the Future

Publisher's Description

This is the latest of Donovan Wylie’s books with Steidl that explore the architecture of the Northern Ireland conflict. While Wylie’s earlier publications including British Watchtowers and Maze (on Belfast’s Maze prison) document disappearing military structures, Housing Plans for the Future focuses on the legacy of architectural containment in urban areas today.

Wylie took these photos during walks through a number of social-housing neighborhoods in inner-city Belfast, which look eerily similar. While the built environments at first appear benign, even mundane, sustained looking reveals how they purposely control vision and movement. Walls block vehicle access, houses are inverted to face away from neighboring communities and minimize potential antagonism, and excessive street lighting ensures visibility in what Wylie calls “a prison of sorts … a completely thought-through system of social control.” These defensive structures, built in the 1970s and ’80s and still populated today, are a powerful and largely unrecognized legacy of the Northern Ireland conflict.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 29.5 x 23 cm

80 pages

Donovan Wylie
This is the latest of Donovan Wylie’s books with Steidl that explore the architecture of the Northern Ireland conflict.
£27.00

Picture of Depardon USA

Publisher's Description

Photographer, writer and director, Raymond Depardon seems to have had a thousand lives. One of them took place in the United States, where he returned several times throughout his career. He went to photograph, for magazines or for himself, key moments of history but also more contemplative landscapes, emblematic of the American continent. This book, which brings together for the first time all these photographs, accompanies the eponymous exhibition presented at the Rencontres d'Arles from July 2 to September 23, 2018

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

180 pages, 76 photogarphs

Raymond Depardon
This book accompanies the eponymous exhibition presented at the Rencontres d'Arles 2018
£36.00
£35.25

Picture of Anastasiia

Publisher's Description

Anastasiia is a declaration of love from a Kyivan student to her foreign lover and her native land, Ukraine. Through parallel streams of documentary images, Skype screenshots and texts, a dialogue is reconstructed between Anastasiia and her lover, the photographer Christian van der Kooy. The book covers a period of two years in which Ukraine faced major changes.

Anastasiia’s report is above all an interpretation and exploration of her daily life and a reflection on security and warmth in times of annexation and confusing propaganda. The book describes, among other things, the ‘removal of communism’, such as the bringing down of Lenin’s statue in December 2013 and the manual scrubbing of the Maidan Square after the Revolution, but also National Women’s Day, Crimea just before the annexation, the relationship between religion and superstition.

Ukraine is considered to be subject to the Russian sphere of influence. Therefore, within the current Ukrainian discourse, there is an urgent need to capture a visible, understandable cultural identity that listens to the ideas of a younger generation. With Anastasiia, Van der Kooy tries to contribute to this. His depiction of Ukraine demonstrates the creative way the Ukrainian people deal with the current developments in Kyiv, Odessa and Crimea.

Publisher: The Eriskay Connection

Size: 210 × 270 mm

160 pages

Edition: 750

Christian van der Kooy
Anastasiia is a declaration of love from a Kyivan student to her foreign lover and her native land, Ukraine. Through parallel streams of documentary images, Skype screenshots and texts, a dialogue is reconstructed between Anastasiia and her lover, the photographer Christian van der Kooy. The book covers a period of two years in which Ukraine faced major changes.
£35.50
£34.75

Picture of Into the Light

Publisher's Description

Since earliest times the colour white has exerted a powerful fascination on Man for its purity, glistening brightness, magic and symbolism. Fascinated by the power of the colour white, Tom Jacobi travelled seven continents and photographed breathtaking landscapes which reveal a timeless power and offer space for contemplation.

The colour white is an integral part of the history of mankind, from a religious point of view and in philosophy and nature. The Bible states: “God spoke: Let there be light”. For the ancient Egyptians white was the colour of happiness. The Romans described someone who was always lucky as a “Child of the White Hen”. In Buddhism the white lotus blossom is the symbol of enlightenment. And the Antarctic summer shows one of the most haunting landscapes in white. Tom Jacobi’s landscape photos celebrate the colour white in an impressive manner: monumental, magical and the opposite of black: light compared with nothingness and chaos.

Texts by Katharina Jacobi

English-German edition

Publisher: Hirmer

Size: 27 x 32 cm

144 pages, 70 colour illustrations

Tom Jacobi
Between Heaven and Earth, Between Light and Darkness
£40.50

Picture of The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Publisher's Description

“The people in these photographs had no walls up. They just accepted me and permitted me to take their photographs without any self-consciousness.” —Roy DeCarava

The Sweet Flypaper of Life is a “poem” about ordinary people, about teenagers around a jukebox, about children at an open fire hydrant, about riding the subway alone at night, about picket lines and artist work spaces. This renowned, life-affirming collaboration between artist Roy DeCarava and writer Langston Hughes honors in words and pictures what the authors saw, knew, and felt deeply about life in their city.

Hughes’s heart-warming description of Harlem in the late 1940s and early 1950s is seen through the eyes of one grandmother, Sister Mary Bradley. As she guides the reader through the lives of those around her, we imagine the babies born, families in struggle, children yet flourishing. We experience the sights and sounds of Harlem as seen through her learned and worldly eyes, expressed here through Hughes’s poetic prose. As she states, “I done got my feet caught in the sweet flypaper of life and I’ll be dogged if I want to get loose.” DeCarava’s photographs lay open a world of sense and feeling that begins with his perception and vision. The ruminations go beyond the limit of simple observation and contend with deeper meanings to reveal these individuals as subjects worthy of art. While Hughes states “We’ve had so many books about how bad life is, maybe it’s time to have one showing how good it is,” the photographs bring us back to this lively dialogue and a complex reality, to a resolution that stands with the optimism of the photographic medium and the certainty of DeCarava’s artistic moment.

In 1952 DeCarava became the first African American photographer to win a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. The one-year grant enabled DeCarava to focus full time on the photography he had been creating since the mid-1940s and to complete a project that would eventually result in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, a moving, photo-poetic work in the urban setting of Harlem. DeCarava compiled a set of images from which Hughes chose 141 and adeptly supplied a fictive narration, reflecting on life in that city-within-a-city. First published in 1955, the book, widely considered a classic of photographic visual literature, was reprinted by public demand several times. This fourth printing, the Heritage Edition, is the first authorized English-language edition since 1983 and includes an afterword by Sherry Turner DeCarava tracing the history and ongoing importance of this book.

Publisher: First Print Press

Size: 127 × 184 mm

108 pages, 141 black & white images

Roy DeCarava
This renowned, life-affirming collaboration between artist Roy DeCarava and writer Langston Hughes honors in words and pictures what the authors saw, knew, and felt deeply about life in their city.
£28.80

Picture of Unknown

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Publisher's Description

For the work on Ray Metzker’s Unknown last year I went some days to Philadelphia. To see the archive of Ray. With great support by the director of the estate, Victoria Harris, I’ve been able to go through a big number of print boxes. Numerous pictures, especially from his series of „night drawings“ – that’s how I named them – never have been published before. In conjunction with the pictures I’ve chosen together with Larry Miller already two years before, the images from the archive created the new, now ready book. For all of you knowing my first book AutoMagic with Ray Metzker – Unknown has the same size 320 by 300 mmm (12 3/5“ by 11 4/5“). Containing 94 mostly full plate images on 124 pages, with this book you’ll get an extensive look on this mostly unknown part of Ray Metzker broad work. The book comes with an introductory excerpt from Hans Henny Jahnn’s novel Night of Lead.

Publisher: Only Photography

Size: 320 x 300 mm

94 mostly full plate black & white images.

Ray K. Metzker
For the work on Ray Metzker’s Unknown last year I went some days to Philadelphia. To see the archive of Ray. With great support by the director of the estate, Victoria Harris, I’ve been able to go through a big number of print boxes...
£120.00

Picture of America revised (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

Ater the incredible success with Gerry Johansson’s Tokyo last year (the 500 edition was sold out in three months), I’ve been looking out for another project with the artist. For the new book America revised I’ve chosen 83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States. Gerry Johansson purists who know, like and collect his mostly self published and tabloid sized books might be irritated by our large size 320 x 300 mm (12 3/5“ by 11 4/5“). And in addition there will be even a small number of color images included. But as the reproduction size has more or less the size of his prints, even those who have never seen an original print by Gerry Johansson, could get an almost lifelike impression of an exhibition by GJ. And this was one of my intentions when designing the book. Finally I’ll be sure that even the officially sworn in fans of Gerry Johansson will like the concept. And of course there will be special editions coming with the first copies of the book.

Publisher: Only Photography

Size: 320 x 300 mm

124 page, 83 mostly full plate black & white and a few colour images

Gerry Johansson
83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40 years during his travels to the States.
£95.00

Picture of Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town

Producer's Description

With his long-term project Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town Matt Eich documented life in Baptist Town, one of Greenwood, Mississippi’s oldest African American neighborhoods, where the legacies of racism continue to impact the people economically and culturally. Sin & Salvation is the culmination of seven years of photographic work and engagement with the residents of the Baptist Town neighborhood. Consisting of both documentary portraiture and landscape, Eich narrates the long, twisted, and complicated history of Baptist Town into a contemporary context. Sin & Salvation is the second volume of Eich’s four-part photo series Invisible Yoke.

After the release of Matt's first book Carry Me Ohio, thanks to the strong response by the media (New Yorker, The Atlantic, CNN) and the public, the book sold out within a few weeks. With this 2nd release - examining America's deepening race and class disparities - we like to give more people the chance to get a book. We have decided to start pre-order for the first 250 copies early. If you order the book now you will be first in line to receive it, once we get it in stock in late October.

First edition of 800 books

120 pages with 16 page booklet insert 
24.5 cm x 25 cm
hardcover, linen printed and embossed cover 
Sturm & Drang publishers 2018

Matt Eich

Producer's Description

With his long-term project Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town Matt Eich documented life in Baptist Town, one of Greenwood, Mississippi’s oldest African American neighborhoods, where the legacies of racism continue to impact the people economically and culturally. Sin & Salvation is the culmination of seven years of photographic work and engagement with the residents of the Baptist Town neighborhood. Consisting of both documentary portraiture and landscape, Eich narrates the long, twisted, and complicated history of Baptist Town into a contemporary context. Sin & Salvation is the second volume of Eich’s four-part photo series Invisible Yoke.

After the release of Matt's first book Carry Me Ohio, thanks to the strong response by the media (New Yorker, The Atlantic, CNN) and the public, the book sold out within a few weeks. With this 2nd release - examining America's deepening race and class disparities - we like to give more people the chance to get a book. We have decided to start pre-order for the first 250 copies early. If you order the book now you will be first in line to receive it, once we get it in stock in late October.

First edition of 800 books

120 pages with 16 page booklet insert 
24.5 cm x 25 cm
hardcover, linen printed and embossed cover 
Sturm & Drang publishers 2018

£47.70

Picture of Untitled (Bike Kill) Signed

Publisher's Description

I am often attracted by what repulses or scares the others. I like misfits, outcasts, eccentrics, those who don’t fit in the norms. Although I look quite normal and common, I identify in a way with those who do not fit in society. For this reason, I followed the Black Label Bike Club for about 3 years when I was living in NY.

The Black Label Bike Club is known as the first “outlaw bicycle club.” It was created in 1992 by Jacob Houle and Per Hanson in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has chapters nationwide. They are one of the main contributors to the rise of tall bike culture and organize jousting competitions. It is interesting to see this destructive, rebel culture revolving around such a non-threatening object: the bicycle.

I consider them as a blend of punk, grunge and hippie culture. They are an independent community rebelling against the system. In a society that pushes us to consume, focus on money and overly use technology, it is interesting to see a group of young people resisting and fighting against it. Their community is mainly based on the bike culture, art and on the real value of relationships; these basic, simple values that seem to have disappeared. This particularly affected me when I was in NYC and everyone seemed to be living virtually on social networks and obsessed by success. These “kids” felt real: they speak frankly and are not afraid to take risks and hurt themselves (physically or life decisions). They are living in the moment, in a risk-less society yearning for security. They are passionate, well-read, talented young people with real discussions.

When I find subcultures like the Black Label Bike Club, a creative group, using very little technology, interested in defending causes and resisting the main stream, it gives me hope, and I think it could be very encouraging for today’s youth.
Julie Glassberg

Ceiba Editions

Limited to 400 copies

22.7 x 17 x 2 cm

158 pages

Julie Glassberg

Publisher's Description

I am often attracted by what repulses or scares the others. I like misfits, outcasts, eccentrics, those who don’t fit in the norms. Although I look quite normal and common, I identify in a way with those who do not fit in society. For this reason, I followed the Black Label Bike Club for about 3 years when I was living in NY.

The Black Label Bike Club is known as the first “outlaw bicycle club.” It was created in 1992 by Jacob Houle and Per Hanson in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has chapters nationwide. They are one of the main contributors to the rise of tall bike culture and organize jousting competitions. It is interesting to see this destructive, rebel culture revolving around such a non-threatening object: the bicycle.

I consider them as a blend of punk, grunge and hippie culture. They are an independent community rebelling against the system. In a society that pushes us to consume, focus on money and overly use technology, it is interesting to see a group of young people resisting and fighting against it. Their community is mainly based on the bike culture, art and on the real value of relationships; these basic, simple values that seem to have disappeared. This particularly affected me when I was in NYC and everyone seemed to be living virtually on social networks and obsessed by success. These “kids” felt real: they speak frankly and are not afraid to take risks and hurt themselves (physically or life decisions). They are living in the moment, in a risk-less society yearning for security. They are passionate, well-read, talented young people with real discussions.

When I find subcultures like the Black Label Bike Club, a creative group, using very little technology, interested in defending causes and resisting the main stream, it gives me hope, and I think it could be very encouraging for today’s youth.
Julie Glassberg

Ceiba Editions

Limited to 400 copies

22.7 x 17 x 2 cm

158 pages

£53.00

Picture of Tanera

Publisher's Description

Tanera (Ar Dùthaich) depicts the intricacies of living and working in a tiny rural community. Exploring the continually evolving relationship between people and the landscape in such communities; Tanera takes its name from an island in the Summer Isles archipelago off the west coast of Scotland. The few residents there have forged a thriving business, which not only values the heritage of the landscape itself, but also has an eye on modernity and ecological sustainability. Though it sounds idyllic, managing the island is time consuming, weather-dependent and costly. 

Having made this work whilst living and working on the island, my intention was to elaborate on these difficulties, exploring widely held romantic notions about the Scottish landscape, whilst also trying to get under the surface to the vernacular level. The images attempt to show a ‘portrait of place’ through views, details and portraits of the people who contribute to the fabric of the island. I've always been fascinated by the way that humans leave traces and marks evident within the landscape; a calling card of their existence. Over time these traces build-up, layered on top of each-other forming a kind of catalogue of existence like a palimpsest. This becomes particularly evident in smaller, self-contained or continually populated landmasses, such as Tanera Mhor. With this work I wanted to explore both this rich past, as a Viking sanctuary, and a fishing and crofting community, and it's current state and the people who are leaving their traces today. I felt in a privileged position; neither outsider, nor truly local resident- engaged anthropologically but still able to access a degree of objectivity. The intention was to encourage the viewer to reflect on the relationships evidenced and challenge some tropes about rural life.

120pp
270x220mm
Contains 66 images, 1 essay by Damian Hughes and 6 oral histories.
Kevin Percival

Publisher's Description

Tanera (Ar Dùthaich) depicts the intricacies of living and working in a tiny rural community. Exploring the continually evolving relationship between people and the landscape in such communities; Tanera takes its name from an island in the Summer Isles archipelago off the west coast of Scotland. The few residents there have forged a thriving business, which not only values the heritage of the landscape itself, but also has an eye on modernity and ecological sustainability. Though it sounds idyllic, managing the island is time consuming, weather-dependent and costly. 

Having made this work whilst living and working on the island, my intention was to elaborate on these difficulties, exploring widely held romantic notions about the Scottish landscape, whilst also trying to get under the surface to the vernacular level. The images attempt to show a ‘portrait of place’ through views, details and portraits of the people who contribute to the fabric of the island. I've always been fascinated by the way that humans leave traces and marks evident within the landscape; a calling card of their existence. Over time these traces build-up, layered on top of each-other forming a kind of catalogue of existence like a palimpsest. This becomes particularly evident in smaller, self-contained or continually populated landmasses, such as Tanera Mhor. With this work I wanted to explore both this rich past, as a Viking sanctuary, and a fishing and crofting community, and it's current state and the people who are leaving their traces today. I felt in a privileged position; neither outsider, nor truly local resident- engaged anthropologically but still able to access a degree of objectivity. The intention was to encourage the viewer to reflect on the relationships evidenced and challenge some tropes about rural life.

120pp
270x220mm
Contains 66 images, 1 essay by Damian Hughes and 6 oral histories.
£30.00

Picture of Scotland's Treescapes

Publisher's Description

Scotland’s Treescapes is the first in a series of 3 books celebrating trees in the Scottish landscape. Stuart Low has travelled the length and breadth of Scotland, studying and capturing images of trees in the landscape and finally, after 27 years of collecting material, he is now ready to publish his work in this, the first in the series. This first book of the series is a limited edition of 500 copies and presents a diverse selection of introductory images which serve as a taster of the more in depth studies to follow in the series.

Foreword by Dr Liz Auty, Photographs & commentary by Stuart Low

176 pages

24 x 27.5 cm

Stuart Low

Publisher's Description

Scotland’s Treescapes is the first in a series of 3 books celebrating trees in the Scottish landscape. Stuart Low has travelled the length and breadth of Scotland, studying and capturing images of trees in the landscape and finally, after 27 years of collecting material, he is now ready to publish his work in this, the first in the series. This first book of the series is a limited edition of 500 copies and presents a diverse selection of introductory images which serve as a taster of the more in depth studies to follow in the series.

Foreword by Dr Liz Auty, Photographs & commentary by Stuart Low

176 pages

24 x 27.5 cm

£32.00

Picture of We are Indestructible

Publisher’s Description

Danish photographer Mads Nissen has documented the civil war in Colombia since 2010. More than 50 years of conflict between the government army, guerrilla rebels and paramilitary groups has led to the internal displacement of 7 million citizens, leaving visible scars on the landscape and people of Colombia. We are Indestructible is the culmination of Nissen’s work, providing a portrait of a war-torn country navigating the complexities of newfound peace.

The photographs in the book journey from the offices of President Juan Manuel Santos to the forest encampments of the FARC guerrilla, from lush mountain ranges to dangerous slums on the outskirts of Colombia’s larger cities where 95% of the population are the displaced. Colombia is the main producer of cocaine in the world, fuelled by demand from the US and Europe. The economics of this drug trade, intertwined with poverty and inequality, in a county with an ingrained history and culture of violence, has fed the cycle of unrest. Looking beyond the causation and politics, Nissen’s project presents a compelling picture of the main actors as well as the ordinary citizens whose daily lives are caught in the middle of the violence, cocaine production, guerrilla fighters and gang members. Amongst the photographs in the book are textual ‘voices’ representing those portrayed, copies of paramilitary-issued propaganda ‘death threats’ and botanical illustrations by Colombian artist Lisa Anzellini, depicting new species discovered in former conflict zones since access has been re-established. We are Indestructible provides a glimpse of the multi-layered seams of Colombia’s past, present and future.

The longest running civil war in recent history, which has left over 200,000 dead, grew out of partisan conflicts in the 1920s. By the 1960s, the conflict escalated into a complex civil war – pitting the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) against the Colombian Army and paramilitary groups often linked to drug cartels or domineering land owners. In 2010, Juan Manuel Santos was elected to the presidency and started secret negotiations with representatives of the FARC – yet when a final deal had been agreed upon, a referendum narrowly voted “No”. Santos went back to Havana to thrash out a new deal with the rebels and clinched an agreement that was unanimously approved by both houses of parliament in November 2016. In reality, this newfound peace was won on paper only and the coming years would show the true value of political accord when pitted against and the practicalities of reconciliation in a country with a deep-seated history of conflict.

Mads Nissen was born in Denmark in 1979 and graduated with distinction from The Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2007. After graduation, he moved to Shanghai to document the human and social consequences of China’s historic economic rise working for Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel and Stern amongst others.

In 2015, his photograph of a gay couple from Russia was selected as World Press Photo of the Year and his work has received more than 60 awards, in 2018 he was named ‘Photographer of the Year’ for the third time in Denmark. In 2016, he was commissioned by the Nobel Peace Center to photograph Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos and the country’s struggle for peace.

Alongside his long-term projects and exhibitions, he has worked for the Danish daily Politiken since 2014. Two monographs of his work have been published previously, AMAZONAS (2013) and The Fallen (2010). Nissen is represented by Panos Pictures in the UK; Prospekt in Italy and by Laif in Germany.

Publisher: GOST Books

Size: 22.0 x 28.5 cm

192 pages (90 pages colour images and 72 oages black and white images)

Mads Nissen
Danish photographer Mads Nissen has documented the civil war in Colombia since 2010. More than 50 years of conflict between the government army, guerrilla rebels and paramilitary groups has led to the internal displacement of 7 million citizens, leaving visible scars on the landscape and people of Colombia. We are Indestructible is the culmination of Nissen’s work, providing a portrait of a war-torn country navigating the complexities of newfound peace.
£36.00

Picture of Ultima Thule

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Publisher’s Description

Historically, Ultima Thule has been a concept for ‘the northernmost boundary with the end of the world’, a mythical place. For more than 200 years artists, writers, scientists and adventurers have felt the attraction of life on this boundary. In this succession, Danish photographer Henrik Saxgren (* 1953 in Randers) locates his work which explores the life in Arctic Greenland. Spread over six journeys, he spent more than six months in the Thule region. His photographs document the life of what may be the last generation of hunters on the sea ice of Thule, hunting and catching the great (sea) mammals, like their ancestors for centuries before them. Despite of the physically and mentally challenging conditions, Saxgren continued his work and created new pictures for which he even sometimes had to overcome his own fear: pictures that can supplement the narrative of the Arctic, its drama, its myths.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 27 x 33 cm

184 pages, 94 illustrations

Text(s) by Henrik Saxgren
Life at the northern end of the world: a unique piece of photojournalism in a photobook you won't forget
£63.00

Picture of A Shaded Path

Publisher’s Description

This is the story of a former Soviet republic landlocked in central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, home to six million people, esteemed for its nomadic traditions, its yurts, its horses, its breathtaking mountainous landscapes and steppe… It holds a less perceptible decor, less alluring perhaps, distant from the stereotypes and necessary embellishments that followed the impenetrable era of the USSR. So how come such photos? These images of desolate landscapes, these troubling portraits of minors, work-ers, students and elders, these reflections of villages fallen into abeyance, and that sky – that Kyrgyz sky that perpetually seems to give more depth to the many narratives that unfold under its intensity?

These photos are but fragments of reality – facts – in an attempt to reconstitute a concealed story, shattered to pieces, so difficult to gather and put together. With what is left of its broken dreams and surprising vitality, the young republic of Kyrgyzstan is a contradictory Neverland where great aspirations cross paths with remnants of a Soviet era that seem, somehow, frozen in the country’s landscapes and in its people’s minds. A society rooted in environments where pain and isolation come into contact with a somewhat silent resignation. Elliott Verdier’s images not only show the echoes of a wounded past, but of one that has been forgotten, that lurks under the surface, ready to rear its head if only someone paid more attention.

Introduction by Grégoire Domenach

Publisher: Another Place Press

Size: 23.5 x 19 cm

60 pages

Edition of 400




Elliott Verdier
This is the story of a former Soviet republic landlocked in central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, home to six million people, esteemed for its nomadic traditions, its yurts, its horses, its breathtaking mountainous landscapes and steppe…
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