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Picture of Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography Since 1945

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The first introduction to and study of Japanese photography since 1945 to be published in English

While major exhibitions of Japanese photography have become steadily more frequent over the last thirty years, Ravens & Red Lipstick offers one of the first overviews of the subject to be published in English.

Visually bold and richly detailed, this volume traces the development of Japanese photography from the severity of post-war Realism to the diversity and technical ingenuity of photography in contemporary Japan, via movements and groups such as Vivo in the 1960s and ‘girls’ photography’ in the 1990s. Interleaved are new interviews with some of the most influential practitioners in photographic history, from Moriyama Daido to Araki Nobuyoshi and Kawauchi Rinko.

Lena Fritsch writes with imagination and clarity, interrogating a cross-section of photographic movements and works against the vivid, shifting backdrop of Japanese social, cultural and political history. The result is both an accessible introduction and an illuminating work of analysis, for general readers and aficionados alike.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 29.5 x 24.5 cm

288 pages, 218 images

Lena Fritsch
The first introduction to and study of Japanese photography since 1945 to be published in English
£31.50

Picture of The Soviet Century: Russian Photography in the Archivo Lafuente, 1917-1972

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Over 500 historical images by the great masters of Soviet photography.

The Soviet Century—a publication to accompany the exhibition of the same name that will take place in the context of PHotoESPAÑA 2018—brings together more than 500 images belonging to the Archivo Lafuente, which document the history of Russia between 1917 and 1972 through the lens of the great masters of Russian photography.

Photographers such as Aleksandr Rodchenko, Giorgi Zelma and El Lissitzky and many more, captured meetings, demonstrations, parades, factories, farms, strikes, wars... and they also made countless portraits of political leaders, artists, peasants and workers. Grouped into eight thematic sections—Constructing the New Man, Heralds of Tempests, The Collective Dream, Soviets and Electricity, Fighting for the Harvest, Expanding Towards the East, War and the Course of History and A Moscow Diary—these images reconstruct historical events such as the 1917 Revolution, the dawn of the Avant-garde, World War II and more.

Accompanied by three essays by on Soviet history, art and photography, as well as short biographies of all the featured photographers and other complementary texts, this beautiful, comprehensive publication serves as a key testimony to the construction and evolution of the Soviet regime, as well as a thorough history of 20th-century Russian photography.

Publisher:La Fabrica

Size: 21.5 x 27.5 cm

612 pages, 550 images

Language: English / Spanish


Over 500 historical images by the great masters of Soviet photography.
£39.60

Picture of Yo Soy Fidel

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Yo Soy Fidel follows the cortège of Fidel Castro, former Cuban revolutionary and politician, over a period of several days in late 2016. American photographer Michael Christopher Brown (born 1978) leaned out of a rear passenger window of his passing vehicle in order to photograph Cubans waiting alongside the highway for Fidel's military convoy, carrying his cremated remains from Havana to Santiago, to pass. The route mirrored Fidel's post-revolution journey from Santiago to Havana in 1959, which helped solidify his image as hero and legend. In Yo Soy Fidel, fragments of this initial image have survived his death though perhaps inevitably lead to a question of what is to come. A country largely seen for half a century as a symbol of dignity and hope in the fight against imperialism, Cuba has a choice: to stay true to Fidel's revolutionary path or embrace globalization and all it entails.

Edited with text by Martin Parr. Text by Jon Lee Anderson, Michael Christopher Brown.

Publisher: Damiani

Size: 13.5 x 9.75"

160 pages, 110 colour illustrations

Michael Christopher Brown
Yo Soy Fidel follows the cortège of Fidel Castro, former Cuban revolutionary and politician, over a period of several days in late 2016.
£31.50

Picture of Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures |  40 Years of Photography

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The biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry published to date and the final word on forty years of McCurry’s incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve’s sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the ultimate book of McCurry’s images and his approach to photography.

The book brings together all of McCurry’s key adventures and influences, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totalling over 350 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry’s authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve’s friends and colleagues.

Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 250 x 330 mm

392 pages, 650 illustrations

Steve McCurry and Bonnie McCurry
The biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry published to date and the final word on forty years of McCurry’s incredible work.
£45.00

Picture of Mongolia

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'Mongolia' is a project which Frédéric Lagrange began in 2001 and has spanned over sixteen years, during which he took thirteen trips in all four seasons, covering vastly different regions of the country.

This book is his visual portrait of Mongolia and her people captured in detail in a genuine, human form through a compilation of landscapes and portraits. The book offers the viewer an intimate look and visual journey into a still largely unknown and intriguing place. The book is intentionally printed in large format, to maximize the impact of the smallest details and the different emotions of everyday life in the countryside and cities. The entire selection of images have been shot on negative film which offers a painterly quality with grain and with vivid colors.

As far as Lagrange is aware, this is the only body of work about Mongolia that offers such an extensive coverage of the country.

Publisher: Damiani

240 pages, 150 illustrations

42.67 cms L x 35.05 cms W (3.63 kgs)

Frédéric Lagrange
'Mongolia' is a project which Frédéric Lagrange began in 2001 and has spanned over sixteen years, during which he took thirteen trips in all four seasons, covering vastly different regions of the country.
£180.00

Picture of Vivian Maier: The Color Work

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The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier.

Photographer Vivian Maier’s allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery. Her story—the secretive nanny-photographer who became a pioneer photographer—has only been pieced together from the thousands of images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. Vivian Maier: The Color Work is the largest and most highly curated published collection of Maier’s full-color photographs to date.

With a foreword by world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz and text by curator Colin Westerbeck, this definitive volume sheds light on the nature of Maier’s color images, examining them within the context of her black-and-white work as well as the images of street photographers with whom she clearly had kinship, like Eugene Atget and Lee Friedlander. With more than 150 color photographs, most of which have never been published in book form, this collection of images deepens our understanding of Maier, as its immediacy demonstrates how keen she was to record and present her interpretation of the world around her.

Publisher: Harpercollins

Size: 10.25 x 12.50"

240 pages

Vivian Maier
The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier.
£54.00

Picture of Return to Manchester (Signed)

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Iconic British social documentary photographer, Martin Parr began his career in Manchester, studying at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) from 1970-73.

He has revisited the city many times over the last 40 years. Ranging from black and white images of Prestwich Mental Hospital in 1972 and Yates Wine Lodges in 1982-3, to colour pictures of people shopping in 1986 and 2008, this book brings together Parr’s Manchester photographs.

Bringing this work up to date a new commission, a portrait of the city and its people in 2018. Parr has photographed people in hairdressers, at markets, in Mosques, in cafes, playing sport, in factories and in the gay village.

He has captured scientists’ ground-breaking research at Manchester University, fans of the city’s world famous football teams and the state of the art BBC facilities at Media City.

The images show a diverse, inclusive and multi-cultural city and reveal people’s passions, skills, relationships and quirks – celebrating the humanity of the everyday.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Martin Parr: Return to Manchester at Manchester Art Gallery (16 November 2018 – 22 April 2019).

Publisher: Manchester Art Gallery

Size: 24 x 29 cm

160 pages

Martin Parr
Iconic British social documentary photographer, Martin Parr began his career in Manchester, studying at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) from 1970-73.
£25.00

Picture of My British Archive: The Way We Were 1968-1983 (Signed)

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The Way We Were 1968-1983 is a look at British society through the eyes of leading British photographer Homer Sykes – his personal view of ‘life’ as he encountered it as a young photographer setting out in the early years of his career.

This was a time when British society was going through a period of enormous change. This is reflected by Sykes as he embraces everyday life, with a gentle and seeing eye; a knife throwing striptease tent booth at The Derby in Epsom, through to a kite-flying middle class family battling against the wind and rain on Brighton promenade. The book covers poverty in the East End, rich kids and their parents at society balls, teddy boys, factory workers in the north of England and New Romantics at the Blitz Club in Covent Garden, when Boy George was just George O’Dowd and there was still an Alternative Miss World. Skinheads hang out in upstairs bars, while Catholic youths riot in the streets of Northern Ireland. He also chronicles many of the social issues of the time and the demonstrations that brought those problems to public attention: “I attempted to get behind the more obvious news image; I was looking for other moments, that gave depth and understanding to those people’s predicaments."

Homer Sykes published his first book in 1977. Since then he has published more than fifteen other books and has featured in magazines worldwide. His last book Once A Year was also published by us. Homer has exhibited widely, with his first show being held in 1971 at the ICA in London. In 2014 the prestigious Maison Robert Doisneau museum in Paris gave him a one man show, their first ever for a British photographer.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 29 x 23.5 cm

168 pages, 138 duotone plates

Homer Sykes
The Way We Were 1968-1983 is a look at British society through the eyes of leading British photographer Homer Sykes
£30.00

Picture of Werd - Photo Book

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A Photographic Encounter with Monastery and Island

Lying at the western end of the Untersee, Werd Island is also washed by the waters of Lake Constance in Switzerland, which a few hundred metres away flows into the High Rhine. People have been coming to the island since time immemorial, using it as a place of dwelling and religious worship.

Photographer Marco Zedler spent several months exploring this remarkable setting between nature, civilization and spiritual life. Presented here for the first time are the resulting landscape photos and his personal impressions of daily monastic life.

Contains over 40 color photographs, an essay and personal foreword.

German | English

80 pages

First edition

Marco Zedler
A Photographic Encounter with Monastery and Island
£35.00

Picture of The Isle of Dogs: Before the big money

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Book 2 in the series 'Vintage Britain'

Now home to Canary Wharf and global finance, the Isle of Dogs was once the beating heart of industrial East London. These photographs, taken between 1982 and 1987, show the island just before the big money moved in and the area was forever transformed.

Mike Seaborne has been photographing London since 1979. He was Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London until 2011 and now focuses on personal photographic projects.

With an introduction by Ken Worpole.

This is the first edition.

Book design by Friederike Huber.

ISBN: 978-1-910566-39-8

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 15.6 x 19.6 cm

192 pages


Mike Seaborne
Book 2 in the series 'Vintage Britain'
£16.16

Picture of Dog Show 1961-1978

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Book 3 in the series 'Vintage Britain'

When Shirley Baker began taking photographs at dog shows in the 1960s the hairdos of the owners were more impressive than those of their groomed canines. Not only a fascinating portrait of the phenomenon, Dog Show also captures the tender, amusing and at times obsessive relationship between humans and their dogs.

Shirley Baker (1932–2014) was a British social documentary photographer known for her street photographs of working-class areas of Manchester taken in the 1960s and ’70s. Her acute observation and artistic eye can be seen throughout her work, which has been exhibited in the UK and around the world.

With an introduction by Lucinda Gosling. This book is published in collaboration with Mary Evans Picture Library.

This is the first edition.

Book design by Friederike Huber.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 15.6 x 19.6 cm

80 pages

Shirley Baker
Book 3 in the series 'Vintage Britain'
£13.46

Picture of Remembering the Future

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For years, Angel Albarrán (born 1969) and Anna Cabrera (born 1969) have been the preferred printers for museums and world-renowned photographers such as Masao Yamamoto. Recently they have branched out as artists themselves, experimenting with new and traditional print techniques and exhibiting worldwide.

Text by Amanda Renshaw.

Publisher: RM

Size: 8 x 12.5"

64 pages, 130 colour images

Albarrán Cabrera
For years, Angel Albarrán (born 1969) and Anna Cabrera (born 1969) have been the preferred printers for museums and world-renowned photographers such as Masao Yamamoto. Recently they have branched out as artists themselves, experimenting with new and traditional print techniques and exhibiting worldwide.
£43.20

Picture of Eilean: The Photography of Margaret Fay Shaw

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Margaret Fay Shaw took her first photographs of the Hebrides in 1924 whilst travelling through the islands by bicycle. It was her photography which first brought her to the attention of folklorist John Lorne Campbell, and after their marriage in 1935 they began their unique career together, creating the world’s finest treasury of Hebridean song, story, image and folklore.

Her collection of some 9,000 photographs and film were taken mainly on the Hebridean islands of Uist, Barra, Mingulay, Eriskay, Canna and the Irish Aran Islands, and form a key part of the magnificent Campbell collections at Canna House, where she and John made their home for 60 years. In 1981 they gifted the island of Canna and its collections to the National Trust for Scotland, who now curate the material for future generations to enjoy.

This book features over 100 of the best of Margaret Fay Shaw’s Hebridean photographs, with extended captions by Fiona J. Mackenzie and an introductory essay by the collection’s former archivist, Magdalena Sagarzazu.

Publisher: Birlinn

128 pages, black & white halftones throughout

Edited by Fiona J. Mackenzie
Margaret Fay Shaw took her first photographs of the Hebrides in 1924 whilst travelling through the islands by bicycle.
£22.50

Picture of Littoral Drift + Ecotone

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This work stems from the artist’s fascination with the nature of our relationships to the landscape, the sublime, time, and impermanence. Both series consist of cyanotypes made directly in the landscape, where elements like precipitation, waves, wind, and sediment physically etch into the photo chemistry; the prints simultaneously expose in sunlight and wash in the water around them. Littoral Drift, a geologic term describing the action of wind-driven waves transporting sand and gravel, consists of camera-less cyanotypes made in collaboration with the landscape and the ocean, at the edge of both. The elements employed in the process—waves, rain, wind, and sediment—leave physical inscriptions through direct contact with photographic materials. Ecotone also engages dynamic photographic materials in the landscape, but collaborates with precipitation rather than ocean waves or running water in the landscape. Rain, snow, ice, fog, etc. chemically activate the photographic materials, while they expose via the residual sunlight that exists even in the heaviest storm. Riepenhoff drapes the photochemically treated paper on objects in the landscape, from windfall branches and boulders to garbage cans and fences. The pieces record the movement of water through the planetary surface, tracing topographies in both wild and built environments. Photochemically, the pieces are never wholly processed; they continue to change over time in response to environments that they encounter, blurring the line between creation and destruction. The artist selectively re-photographs moments in the evolution of the images to generate a series of static records of a transitory process. Entitled Continua, the progressive images are shown as polyptychs. Where the fugitive cyanotypes are analogies for a terrifyingly fleeting and beautiful existence, the process of re-photographing is a metaphor for the incorporation and mediation of photography in contemporary human experience.

Publisher: Radius Books (Co-published with Yossi Milo)

Size: 8 x 10"

Two Volumes in a Z Binding

50 images / 112 pages per volume

100 images / 224 pages total

Meghann Riepenhoff
This work stems from the artist’s fascination with the nature of our relationships to the landscape, the sublime, time, and impermanence.
£57.50
£56.25

Picture of Edges

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The ‘edges’ that Harry Gruyaert, a pre-eminent member of the Magnum photo agency, explores in this incredibly lush, full-colour book, are the oceans, seas and rivers where humans meet the edge and the water begins. This unusual volume, which opens from the top up, takes the reader to Israel’s Dead Sea, the Mali River in Niger, the North Sea of Iceland, South Korea and Biarritz, as Gruyaert’s sensitive photos record the subtle chromatic vibrations of the edges of the Orient and the Occident. Gruyaert opposes the hustle of the city with a pared-down, yet intense, nature. His landscapes are never empty; they are inhabited places where light, colour, objects, people and situations weave a serene, sublime tableau.

This beautifully produced photographic manifesto reveals the profoundly poetic character of Harry Gruyaert’s work, and the sensual elegance of his faultless compositions.

A collection of images of shorelines as seen through the lens of Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert

Publisher; Thames & Hudson

Size: 23 x 30 cm

144 pages

Harry Gruyaert
The ‘edges’ that Harry Gruyaert, a pre-eminent member of the Magnum photo agency, explores in this incredibly lush, full-colour book, are the oceans, seas and rivers where humans meet the edge and the water begins.
£36.00

Picture of The Landscape

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After a career spanning sixty years, Sir Don McCullin, once a witness to conflict across the globe, has become one of the great landscape photographers of our time. McCullin’s pastoral view is far from idyllic. Though the woods and stream close to his house in Somerset have offered some respite, he has not sought out the quiet corners of rural England. He is drawn, instead, to the drama of approaching storms. He has an acute sense of how the emptiness of his immediate landscape echoes a wider tone of disquiet.

McCullin is based in the geographical centre of southern England. The presence of sacred mounds, hill forts, ancient roads and the nearby monuments of the prehistoric era have shaped his sense of nationhood. But down on the Somerset Levels, he has tramped through the flooded lowlands. The imagery of his home county, ravaged by storms, inevitably projects the associations of a battlefield, or, at least, the views of one intimate with scenes of war.

He is not alone in his preference for darkened clouds over clear skies. McCullin’s West Country is not far removed from the East Anglia of Constable’s Dedham Vale two centuries earlier. His knowledge of his historical predecessors places him deep in a Romantic tradition. His experience as a traveller reinforces the sense of a man on the edge of civilisation under siege. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his repeated views of the glories of Palmyra and of the destruction of this ancient Syrian city.

The Landscape is the last in a long series of books published by Jonathan Cape, which encompasses the entirety of McCullin’s working life.

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Size: 35.8 x 29.5 cm

184  Pages

Don McCullin
After a career spanning sixty years, Sir Don McCullin, once a witness to conflict across the globe, has become one of the great landscape photographers of our time. McCullin’s pastoral view is far from idyllic
£45.00

Picture of Only God Can Judge Me

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"As I travelled through America, I noticed the same pattern in many cities: in all the bad areas, I saw white women, generally young and at one time generally pretty, who were drug addicts — and I’m talking serious heroin or crack addicts. Many of them admitted they were sex workers and in many instances they looked like a shell of themselves. This struck me very deeply bringing back memories from my youth.

In all of these women, I see my own mother — ravaged by pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol and her lifestyle — so I went to these areas where they hang out and I started asking them if I could photograph them.

 This personal motivation is the genesis of my ongoing project Only God Can Judge Me on prostitutes and drugs. I went back again to photograph some of these women in Overtown, Miami and I interviewed them. It’s hard to imagine how much suffering and how little hope their stories contain. We ignore them but they do exist and survive at the “other end of the spectrum” as Trish says.

I want to continue this project and attract attention to them and to what drugs did to them. It’s always interesting when people say that they have trouble looking at these faces. This can happen to anyone’s loved one. Just imagine you have to look at your mother’s face."

Publisher: Browns Editions

Size: 25 x 37.6 cm

56 pages, 2 gate folds, 24 images

Edition of 700

Bruce Gilden
"As I travelled through America, I noticed the same pattern in many cities: in all the bad areas, I saw white women, generally young and at one time generally pretty, who were drug addicts — and I’m talking serious heroin or crack addicts. ...
£67.50

Picture of A View From the North (Signed)

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Denis Thorpe joined his local newspaper with the ambition of becoming a reporter. Circumstances dictated that he was assigned to the photography department and he immediately became enamoured with that medium’s creative possibilities. For Denis, photography became his passport to another world.

After National Service with the Royal Air Force, he decided to pursue photojournalism, inspired by Picture Post and the early Magnum photographers, and Thorpe embarked on a journey of freelancing through London and then the provinces working for morning and evening papers, eventually arriving at the Daily Mail in Manchester.


Denis became a Guardian staff photographer in the 1970s covering assignments across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, China, India, the Soviet Union, the United States and Japan during a twenty-three year career with the paper. Denis has many press awards for his picture essays and news photography including the 1979 World Press Photo Foundation Gold Medal and Ilford Photographer of the Year in 1988.


He has produced several books and exhibitions of his work and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography and has an Honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of Manchester. This book shows his beginnings, personal projects and work from around the British Isles and clearly demonstrates why Denis Thorpe is considered by his peers as one of the greats of twentieth century photojournalism.

Duotone: 270 x 290mm (Landscape format) 216 pages

Denis Thorpe
Signed copies of the definitive retrospective of the great photojournalist
£25.00

Picture of Real Life Dramas

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The rediscovery of a great American photographer.

When Mary Frey’s book READING RAYMOND CARVER was released in 2017, many people rubbed their eyes in astonishment: Why don’t I know Mary Frey? What happened, that more than 30 years had to pass before these grandiose pictures are publicly shown?

It’s not exactly like that. For the black-and-white photographs taken at home and in her immediate vicinity in Massachusetts between 1979 and 1984 Mary Frey has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. 1987 and 1991 her color photographs on the same subject were shown in New York at the MoMA. And then? Silence. Mary Frey has continued to photograph, she taught at several Universities, some museums and collectors have her pictures in their collections, famous photographers have been inspired by her work, but she never took care to push her own career as an artist.

But now something is happening. Mary Frey is the rediscovery of the moment, her pictures too good to be overlooked. Photographed in large format on film, technically perfect, between snapshot and enactment, intimacy and distance. Charged banalities with children, adolescents and adults, middle class, USA, 35 years ago. No reportage, a psychogram. Funny, sad, true and hyperreal.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 28.5 x 25 cm

128 pages, 59 Colour images

Mary Frey
The rediscovery of a great American photographer.
£45.00
£43.95

Picture of K

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In his Dublin trilogy (i, ON and End.) Eamonn captured the combined actions of the city and its population as they played out in front of him. With K, he moves away from the urban east coast to the western Atlantic edge of Ireland, to a landscape that, in places, appears out of time, a parallel world untouched by human presence.

Through the intense colour images of K, we follow a figure that shape-shifts as it travels across this landscape. Entirely veiled in cloth, the figure is spectral, changing in colour and materiality as it is pushed and pulled by gravity, wind, water and light. In places it appears almost gaseous, in others it is molten and then, at times, the weight of being earthbound becomes apparent. Accompanying these colour images, K includes a number of dense black and white photographs that appear to describe some kind of seismic evidence.

Printed on a number of pages in the book are stratified layers of hand-written letters from a mother to her dead son. Eamonn’s brother, Ciarán, died suddenly at age 33 in 1999. His mother, Kathryn, never managed to escape the grief of such a time-reversed event, right up until her own death in 2017. In the letters, we can make out a word here and there, but the cumulative effect is their appearance as musical notation, a veil of sound waves, a phonetic score for lament.

Working with a 1951 recording of an Irish Keen, musician David Donohoe has composed a new, two-part piece for voice that accompanies this body of work for exhibition, and is included in the book as a 10" vinyl record. This layered and ever-changing composition forms an integral part of our experience of K, relating directly to it in both form and expression. The Keen (or Cine, from the Irish caoinim, “I wail”) is an ancient Irish tradition of lamentation songs for the dead, to carry their spirit over to the other side and to act as a cathartic expression of grief for those gathered around. Traditionally Keens are performed directly over the body of the deceased by women. In some of the images of K, the contorted and wind-blown shapes of the figure and cloth seem to take on the form of the wailing sound itself.

With his Dublin work, Eamonn looks at how the contemporary forces of the city and the movement of its people continually shape each other. In K, he seeks out the primal, even primordial, forces that have sculpted and driven us into being.

The cruelty of the speed of light is that we can only ever look back in time. The further we look out, the further back in time we see. But this does bring the past into the present as we attempt to understand, even though sometimes we just cannot. This is as true of a photograph taken on the streets of Dublin as it is of one taken of plasma clouds in distant galaxies. And we can only comprehend any of this by passing through the vibrations of time, like a song cast out to the cosmos.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks

Size: 370 x 290 mm

88 pages

includes 10" vinyl record

Limited edition of 1000

Eamonn Doyle
In his Dublin trilogy (i, ON and End.) Eamonn captured the combined actions of the city and its population as they played out in front of him. With K, he moves away from the urban east coast to the western Atlantic edge of Ireland, to a landscape that, in places, appears out of time, a parallel world untouched by human presence.
£85.00

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