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Picture of Athens Love

Publisher's Description

Following his first book NEW LOVE in 2015 by Session Press, comes ATHENS LOVE, the second monograph by Ren Hang, one of China’s most distinguished and controversial emerging photographers.  ATHENS LOVE presents Hang’s works taken in Greece in April 2015 during his participation in the Occupy Atopos artist residency and exhibition. ATHENS LOVE is published on the occasion of the exhibition “ATHENS LOVE” at Klein Sun Gallery in New York from March 24 to April 30, 2016.

Hang’s work in ATHENS LOVE includes casual snap shots taken of friends in various locations in Athens and Attica, Greece, such as the beach, woods, cliffs, streets, and apartments. Expressing his awe of the dynamics in nature, Hang responds to it in high spirits, his sense of humor reflecting in the composition and colors of his work. Away from his more politically strict and constraining home in China, Hang enjoys the more relaxed and playful energy in his photographs, and renders his abundant creativity in new avenues of expression. As a result, both the diaristic pictures and the stylized nudes in ATHENS LOVE are imbued with an undeniable sense of discovery and joy, and thrillingly document one of contemporary photography’s most exciting young artists taking bold advantage of the new and unfamiliar.

Sample images

Publisher: Session 08

Size: A4 size (210 x 297 mm)

68 pages

Edition of 500

Ren Hang
Hang’s work in ATHENS LOVE includes casual snap shots taken of friends in various locations in Athens and Attica, Greece, such as the beach, woods, cliffs, streets, and apartments.
£54.00

Picture of Service

Publisher's Description

In this powerful, evocative, and moving collection of images—many never-before published—Platon, one of the most acclaimed contemporary photographers, focuses on the effects of war on soldiers and their families.

Having created over 25 Time magazine covers and succeeding Richard Avedon as a staff photographer for the New Yorker, Platon has become a household name. His evocative portraits of world leaders comprised a hugely successful previous book, Power. Now Platon has turned his lens to military service, embedding himself outside the battlefield in places where so much occurs that is so rarely mentioned. Given unprecedented access to U.S. military training facilities, Platon photographed soldiers preparing for battle in a staged Iraqi village. Aboard the USS San Antonio, he photographed soldiers the moment before they set sail. Platon’s images capture both joy and grief, strength and vulnerability, support and dissent: a young man's t-shirt that reads "Iraq veteran against the war"; an African American woman stands proudly in full military regalia; a double-amputee stares directly from his wheelchair; and, in arguably the most important image of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, an American Muslim mother cradles the grave of her soldier son. Together, these photographs speak volumes about the lives and families of those who fight: their physical and psychological wounds, their extraordinary valor and often modest backgrounds, and the fierce emotions that surround their service.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 193 x 265 mm

192 pages, 140 colour illustrations

Platon
In this powerful, evocative, and moving collection of images—many never-before published—Platon, one of the most acclaimed contemporary photographers, focuses on the effects of war on soldiers and their families.
£27.00

Picture of Nadia Color and B&W (two volume set)

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Nadia, oh Nadia
Where are you?
In the wonderlands of this world,
you are always near my heart,
and there you lie asleep even now
From time to time you talk in your sleep,
“Wasn’t the camera good back then!”

Kazuko Shiraishi wrote the poetry for this book.

Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", we present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.

The two types of publication; b&w and color books are published simultaneously and gathered together in this two volume set.

This new edition of “Nadia", to include a lot of unpublished works.


Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 202 × 284 mm

Two vols: 264 +136 pages

Limited Edition: 600

Hajime Sawatari
Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", Akio Nagasawa Publishing present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.
£330.00

Picture of Nadia B&W

Publisher's Description

Nadia, oh Nadia
Where are you?
In the wonderlands of this world,
you are always near my heart,
and there you lie asleep even now
From time to time you talk in your sleep,
“Wasn’t the camera good back then!”

Kazuko Shiraishi wrote the poetry for this book.

Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", we present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.

The two types of publication; b&w and color books are published simultaneously.

This new edition of “Nadia", to include a lot of unpublished works.


Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 202 × 284 mm

264 pages

Limited Edition: 600

Hajime Sawatari
Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", Akio Nagasawa Publishing present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.
£200.00

Picture of Nadia Color

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Publisher's Description

Nadia, oh Nadia
Where are you? In the wonderlands of this world, you are always near my heart, and there you lie asleep even now From time to time you talk in your sleep, “Wasn’t the camera good back then!”

Kazuko Shiraishi wrote the poetry for this book.

Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", we present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre. The two types of publication; b&w and color books are published simultaneously.

This new edition of “Nadia", to include a lot of unpublished works.


Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 202 × 284 mm

136 pages

Hajime Sawatari
Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", Akio Nagasawa Publishing present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.
£165.00

Picture of On Being an Angel

Publisher's Description

On Being an Angel takes its title from a caption the artist inscribed on two of her photographs—self-portraits with her head thrust back and her chest thrust forward. Typical of Woodman’s work in the way they cast the female body as simultaneously physical and immaterial, these photographs and the evocative title they share are apt choices to encapsulate the work of an artist whose legacy has been unavoidably colored by her tragic personal biography and her death, at age 22, of suicide. In less than a decade, Woodman produced a fascinating body of work — in black-and-white and in color — exploring gender, representation, sexuality and the body through the photographing of her own body and those of her friends. Since her death, Woodman’s influence continues to grow: her work has been the subject of numerous in-depth studies and exhibitions in recent years, and her photographs have inspired artists all over the world. Published to accompany a traveling exhibition of Woodman’s work, Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel offers a comprehensive overview of Woodman’s oeuvre, organized chronologically, with texts by Anna Tellgren, Anna-Karin Palm and the artist’s father, George Woodman.

Sample images

Publisher: Moderna Museet

Size: 170 x 235 mm

232 pages, 105 illustrations

Francesca Woodman
Published to accompany a traveling exhibition of Woodman’s work, Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel offers a comprehensive overview of Woodman’s oeuvre, organised chronologically.
£19.80

Picture of Looking For Alice (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Looking For Alice is an award-winning project by British photographer Sian Davey, which tells the story of her daughter Alice and their family. Alice was born with Down's Syndrome, but is no different to any other little girl or indeed human being. She feels what we all feel. Their family is also like many other families, and Sian's portraits of Alice and their daily life are both intimate and familiar. “My family is a microcosm for the dynamics occurring in many other families. Previously as a psychotherapist I have listened to many stories and it is interesting that what has been revealed to me, after fifteen years of practice, is not how different we are to one another, but rather how alike we are as people. It is what we share that is significant. The stories vary but we all experience similar emotions.”

However despite the normality, the underlying fact is that society does not acknowledge Alice as such, and her very existence was given little or no value. She entered a world where routine genetic screening at twelve weeks gestation is thrust towards birth prevention rather than birth preparation. Indeed, prior to the introduction of screening, children such as Alice would have been severely marginalised and ultimately institutionalised and given little or limited medical care.

Their journey as mother and daughter was not an instantly smooth and happy one either: “I was deeply shocked when Alice was born as an 'imperfect' baby. I was fraught with anxiety that rippled through to every aspect of my relationship with her. My anxieties penetrated my dreams. On reflection I saw that Alice was feeling my rejection of her and that caused me further pain. I saw that the responsibility lay with me; I had to dig deep into my own prejudices and shine a light on them. The result was that as my fear dissolved I fell in love with my daughter. We all did.”

Sample images

Publisher: Trolley

Size: 220 x 260 mm

104 pages

Sian Davey
Looking For Alice is an award-winning project by British photographer Sian Davey, which tells the story of her daughter Alice and their family.
£35.00

Picture of Waiting (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Young Russian couples, inhabitants of Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, are sleeping in their bedrooms early in the morning, the time when people don’t really care about their appearance, being natural. They are preparing to become parents in few months, and the project investigates not only their attitude to each other during the period of expecting a baby, but also the way young families live in big cities of modern Russia, 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the country that will be known to their children only from history books.

Sample images

Size: 245 x 160 mm

96 pages

Jana Romanova
Young Russian couples, inhabitants of Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, are sleeping in their bedrooms early in the morning, the time when people don’t really care about their appearance, being natural.
£35.00

Picture of Teenage Smokers 2

Publisher's Description

The subject Teenage Smokers has always fascinated me. When I was young, for a very short period I thought it might be “cool” to smoke. I ripped a piece of paper down to the size of a cigarette and pulled some grass from our front lawn and rolled it into the paper and lit it on fire and took a puff. It felt like inhaling shards of glass and I coughed uncontrollably doubled over in pain. My friend’s mother (a smoker herself) said to me, “Yeah, that’s how smoking feels.” And that was enough for me. I was never going to smoke. So when I would see young people smoking I would always marvel at them. They are the ones who wanted to look cool so badly that they overcame the pain of starting smoking. They also overcame the logic of why it’s a bad idea. Since my profession took me all over the world skateboarding, I was always surrounded by young skaters and, inevitably, teenage smokers.

This book Teenage Smokers 2 starts off from where the original book ends. Many are images that could not fit into the original book (published in 1999 by Alleged Press) because that book was small, only 36 pages, and many of the images were Polaroid’s. None of the photos from the original Teenage Smokers book are in this book because I wanted to keep the integrity of the original book intact.

The idea for this book sprang from finding the original boxes of Polaroid’s that started this whole series, shot in 1994 at my local skateboard park in Huntington Beach, California. I would be skating there when the kids finished school and they would collect there to hang out and smoke. One day I brought a Polaroid camera to the park and started asking all of them for a portrait while smoking. Those first Polaroid’s were the photos that Aaron Rose saw when I did an exhibition at his Alleged Gallery in 1999. With the limited money he had we made the original book Teenage Smokers that sold out immediately and is now a collectors’ item. The photos in this book are a continuation of that series that I have been shooting non-stop since ‘94 to the present. All photos are shot on film.

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 216 x 280 mm

96 Pages, 81 Images(b/w) 52 images(color)

Screen print(cover) / Doubletone & Fullcolor Offset

Text by Aron Rose, Ed Templeton

First edition of 1000

Ed Templeton
This book Teenage Smokers 2 starts off from where the original book ends. Many are images that could not fit into the original book (published in 1999 by Alleged Press) because that book was small, only 36 pages, and many of the images were Polaroid’s. None of the photos from the original Teenage Smokers book are in this book because I wanted to keep the integrity of the original book intact.
£52.00

Picture of BEDU

Publisher's Description

BEDU completes Jim Mangan's trilogy on the subject of rebirth, which includes the series Winter's Children and Color'd. Photographing models running completely and utterly naked (this is a consistent theme throughout the series) through the sands of the Sahara Desert, his dreamy photographs capture the very essence of disinhibition, nature and freedom.

Being Jim's debuting project as a photographer (before he worked in the snowboarding industry before boldly quitting to pursue his life long ambition to be a photographer) Bedu demonstrates a clear step away from the colour dominated images of both Winter's Children and Color'd and thus his progression and potential as a photographer.

BEDU was shot in the Little Sahara Desert, Utah with the following models: Celine Boucher, Spencer David, Chris Van Dine, Alex Graves, Jenny Hong, Vlada Kleynburg, Corigan Kushma, and Peter Sutherland.

Publisher: Pogobooks

Size: 200 x 280 mm

60 Pages

Jim Mangan
Photographing models running completely and utterly naked (this is a consistent theme throughout the series) through the sands of Utah, his dreamy photographs capture the very essence of inhibition, nature and freedom.
£25.20

Picture of Living Photographs

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In 1917, as the United States were entering World War I, the English photographer, Arthur Mole (1889-1983) created a new type of iconography, which proved useful to the promotion of American nationalism. With the help of his colleague, John D. Thomas, he created sprawling photographic composi- tions of American society’s symbols and emblems, by assembling and positioning thousands of men into the chosen shapes along the ground. The compositions included the American flag in the shape of a shield, the emblem of the Marines, the Statue of Liberty, and a profile portrait of Woodrow Wilson, among others. The book brings together these avant-garde propaganda photographs, which Mole called «living photographs» even though the individual is rendered invi- sible in favour of the crowd.

The book also contains a section which showcases a series of reframings and enlar- gements of images contained within the photographs. By modifying the scale of the photographed bodies, which at times ren- ders the images almost abstract, these reframings invite the reader to reinterpret Mole’s photographs.

The book is accompanied by Louis Kaplan’s essay titled Photographic Patriotism: Arthur Mole’s Living Photographs.

Publsher: RVB Books

Size: 240 x 330 mm

128 pages

Arthur Mole
In 1917, as the United States were entering World War I, the English photographer, Arthur Mole (1889-1983) created a new type of iconography, which proved useful to the promotion of American nationalism. With the help of his colleague, John D. Thomas, he created sprawling photographic composi- tions of American society’s symbols and emblems, by assembling and positioning thousands of men into the chosen shapes along the ground.
£28.80

Picture of Illustrated People

Publisher's Description

Illustrated People is the manifestation in book form of a performance by Thomas Mailaender, in which he applied original negatives selected from the Archive of Modern Conflict's collection to the skin of models and projected a powerful UV lamp over them, thus revealing a fleeting image on the skin’s surface. Mailaender then photographed each of his models before exposure to daylight caused the images to disappear. The book comprises the resulting shots interpersed with a series of archive images from the AMC collection.

Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict in association with RVB Books

Size: 220 x 320 mm

128 pages, 25 images and 57 archive images

Thomas Mailaender
Illustrated People is the manifestation in book form of a performance by Thomas Mailaender, in which he applied original negatives selected from the Archive of Modern Conflict's collection to the skin of models and projected a powerful UV lamp over them, thus revealing a fleeting image on the skin’s surface.
£27.00

Picture of Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Publisher's Description

This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions. The works included are not only about the sitters but also reveal the outstanding skill of the photographers, in capturing a moment in time, and conveying something of the spirit of those photographed.

This year marks the introduction of In Focus, a display of new works by an internationally renowned photographer that will be exhibited alongside those of the finalists. The works are reproduced in the catalogue, together with other well-known examples by the photographer and an interview about his life and work. This year’s In Focus photographer is Pieter Hugo, who was chosen by the Gallery for his uncompromising, insightful and occasionally provocative approach to portraiture.

Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book also features all the selected entries, comments and insights from the judges and interviews with the prizewinners.

Publisher: NPG


The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today
£13.50

Picture of Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

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Famous for his fashion portraits and experimentation with still life images, Irving Penn (1917–2009) ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. In an illustrious career that spanned nearly 70 years, Penn was a master of both black-and-white and color photography, and his revival of platinum printing in the 1960s and 1970s was a catalyst for significant change in the art world.

Drawing from the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, including a major gift from The Irving Penn Foundation, this magnificent catalogue compiles 161 of Penn’s iconic images, including a number of unpublished works. Beautifully designed and illustrated, Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty accompanies the first retrospective exhibition of Penn’s work in nearly 20 years and features photographs from all stages of his career, including street scenes from the late 1930s, celebrity portraits, Parisian fashion photographs, and more private studio images. Merry A. Foresta’s captivating essay introduces this photographer to a younger generation and delves into Penn’s use of photography to respond to social and cultural change, speaking to the depths of human existence.

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 9 1/4 x 11"

240 page, 20 colour and 147 tritone illustrations

Irving Penn
Drawing from the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, including a major gift from The Irving Penn Foundation, this magnificent catalogue compiles 161 of Penn’s iconic images, including a number of unpublished works.
£27.00

Picture of Imperial Courts 1993-2015

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In 1992, Dana Lixenberg travelled to South Central Los Angeles for a magazine story on the riots that erupted following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. What she encountered there inspired her to revisit the area, and led her to the community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts. Returning countless times over the following twenty-two years, Lixenberg gradually created a collaborative portrait of the changing face of this community with her 4x5 field camera. Over the years, some in the community were killed, while others disappeared or went to jail, and others, once children in early photographs, grew up and had children of their own. In this way, Imperial Courts constitutes a complex and evocative record of the passage of time in an underserved community. Design: Roger Willems. ISBN 9789491843426

Publisher: Roma Publications

Size: 240 x 310 mm

296 pages

Dana Lixenberg
In 1992, Dana Lixenberg travelled to South Central Los Angeles for a magazine story on the riots that erupted following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. What she encountered there inspired her to revisit the area, and led her to the community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts.
£53.50
£52.25

Picture of Autoportrait (Signed)

Signed copy

Updated edition 2015

Publisher's description

From his many trips around the world Martin Parr brings back every time a specific souvenir: a self-portrait. From outrageously manipulated digital photographs to studio shots with exotic backgrounds we see, in this collection, Martin Parr's very own sense of humour and irony.  Realised by professional photographers, local amateurs, or even in a photo booth, these portraits, each more kitsch than the other, never cease to surprise.

Sample images

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 110 x 150 mm

145 pages, 90 illustrations

Martin Parr

Signed copy

Updated edition 2015

Publisher's description

From his many trips around the world Martin Parr brings back every time a specific souvenir: a self-portrait. From outrageously manipulated digital photographs to studio shots with exotic backgrounds we see, in this collection, Martin Parr's very own sense of humour and irony.  Realised by professional photographers, local amateurs, or even in a photo booth, these portraits, each more kitsch than the other, never cease to surprise.

Sample images

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 110 x 150 mm

145 pages, 90 illustrations

£16.99

Picture of Way Far

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"…the most important photographer in America…” —GQ magazine 

Since first coming to prominence 10 years ago, Ryan McGinley has ushered in a wholly new language of photography: images that are uniquely grounded in our contemporary moment while simultaneously evoking an idyllic timelessness. In this new volume, Ryan McGinley: Way Far, the artist presents a collection of his most recent work. 

McGinley was the first of his generation of artists to explore the nude figure within the American landscape. With a fresh set of eyes, he embarked on an on-going series of images that were shot during months-long summer road trips cross-country. Transfixed by the open vistas and the picturesque wilderness he found along the way, McGinley and his models—not unlike explorers from another century—set out to rediscover these unpopulated spaces. Whether hiking on peat covered mountains, swimming in crystalline lakes, or rolling around in vast fields of tall grass, the artist's images of bodies in pastoral scenes have been his signature, and his triumph has been his ability to evoke the almost dream-like state that comes with that kind of freedom.  

As one of the most critically acclaimed photographers working today and rightfully considered the voice of a generation, no other contemporary artist’s work has permeated pop culture this indelibly.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 8 1/2 x 11 1/2"


Ryan McGinley
In this new volume, Ryan McGinley: Way Far, the artist presents a collection of his most recent work.
£27.00

Picture of Makers of East London

Publisher's Description

Photography by Charlotte Schreiber, written by Katie Treggiden

Bike builders, violin makers, ceramicists…East London is the creative hub of one of the world’s most dynamic cities and is now seeing a resurgence of craftspeople breathing life back into traditional disciplines. This book takes a tour of their studios and practices to see what it takes to be a maker in a world of mass production. Our largest and most ambitious book yet.

“Makers of East London captures the energy and spirit of a unique part of the capital. Evocative photography alongside insightful profiles of makers reveals hidden processes behind objects both everyday and exceptional.” - Annie Warburton, Crafts Council

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 10.7 x 8"

336 pages

Charlotte Schreiber
Bike builders, violin makers, ceramicists…East London is the creative hub of one of the world’s most dynamic cities and is now seeing a resurgence of craftspeople breathing life back into traditional disciplines. This book takes a tour of their studios and practices to see what it takes to be a maker in a world of mass production.
£30.00

Picture of Belgravia

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Publisher's Description

Karen Knorr’s Belgravia describes through images and accompanying quotes, class and power amongst the international and wealthy during the beginning of Thatcherism in London.

Produced between 1979 and 1981 the images are now available for the first time in a beautiful artists monograph. Measuring 35 x 28 cm, printed on heavy stock and housed in a protective transparent jacket, the work describes the ‘everyday’ of a privileged minority, and whilst historically, portraiture of the upper classes has tended to be flattering, the combination of portraits and quotes from the subjects recorded during their sessions, brings Knorr’s work closer to satire.

Of the work, Knorr says “Belgravia is a cosmopolitan and rich neighbourhood in London near Harrods in Knightsbridge with many non-domiciled residents. My parents lived in Belgravia and the second image of the series is a photograph of my mother and grandmother in the front room of our “maisonette” on Lowndes Square. Yet the photographs are not about individuals but about a group of people and their ideas during a particular time in history. They are “non-potrtraits” in that they do not aim to flatter or to show the “truth” of these people. People are not named and remain anonymous.”

Sample images

Publisher: Stanley/Barker

Size: 350 × 280 mm

58 pages, 26 images

Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr’s Belgravia describes through images and accompanying quotes, class and power amongst the international and wealthy during the beginning of Thatcherism in London.
£40.50

Picture of Day for Night

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This deluxe, oversized monograph offers the most comprehensive collection of Richard Learoyd’s color studio images to date—mostly portraits, but also including a handful of exquisite still lifes. The color images are made with one of the most antiquarian of photographic processes: the camera obscura, literally translated from Latin as “dark room.” Learoyd has created a room-sized camera in which the Cibachrome photographic paper is exposed. The subject is in the adjacent room, separated by a lens. Light falling on the subject is directly focused onto the photographic paper without an interposing film negative. The result is an entirely grainless image. The overall sense of these larger-than-life images redefines the photographic illusion. Learoyd’s subjects, composed simply and directly, are described with the thinnest plane of focus, recreating and exaggerating the way that the human eye perceives—not without a small acknowledgment to the paintings of the Dutch Masters.

The 150 images in this volume have been reproduced with utmost care to capture the luminosity of the original materials. Includes an artist statement by Learoyd and curatorial statement by Martin Barnes, who is organizing the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work atthe Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 12 x 14 3/4”

28 pages, 160 four-color images


Richard Learoyd
This deluxe, oversized monograph offers the most comprehensive collection of Richard Learoyd’s color studio images to date—mostly portraits, but also including a handful of exquisite still lifes.
£90.00

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