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Post-Script revisits Laura El-Tantawy’s journey through Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square five years from Egypt’s momentous revolution and one year after the release of her self-published monograph, In the Shadow of the Pyramids.

The pocket-sized publication features previously unpublished images and written reflections where El-Tantawy takes readers behind the photographs and into the thoughts and emotions that went into making them. It can be considered a reflection on the act of photography itself.

The publication is released to coincide with the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016, for which In the Shadow of the Pyramids is nominated. The series goes on show at The Photographer’s Gallery in London from April 15-July 3, 2016.

Publisher: RRB Publishing

SIze: 110 x 150 mm

32 pages, 15 plates, 1700 words

Limited edition of 750

Signed and numbered by Laura El-Tantawy

Laura El-Tantawy
Post-Script revisits Laura El-Tantawy’s journey through Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square five years from Egypt’s momentous revolution and one year after the release of her self-published monograph, In the Shadow of the Pyramids.
£15.00

Picture of Lotus (Signed)

In the series Lotus, Max Pinckers and Quinten De Bruyn document the world of transsexuals in Thailand. The gender crisis that the so-called ladyboys face is transformed into a visual metaphor about the identity crisis that contemporary documentary photography currently encounters, when it dares to reflect upon itself in a critical way, and expose its internal paradoxes.

The documentary photographer that captures reality as ‘a fly on the wall’ can’t deny his or her directive and manipulative role any longer. The anonymity, the seeming absence is merely a pose. In the end, they are the ones that hold all the power and choose a ‘the decisive moment’. The tableaux that the photographer captures are not lies, but enfold themselves within the studio that he or she creates from reality

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Publisher: Lyre Press

Size: 195 x 270 mm

152 pages

Max Pinckers & Quinten De Bruyn

In the series Lotus, Max Pinckers and Quinten De Bruyn document the world of transsexuals in Thailand. The gender crisis that the so-called ladyboys face is transformed into a visual metaphor about the identity crisis that contemporary documentary photography currently encounters, when it dares to reflect upon itself in a critical way, and expose its internal paradoxes.

The documentary photographer that captures reality as ‘a fly on the wall’ can’t deny his or her directive and manipulative role any longer. The anonymity, the seeming absence is merely a pose. In the end, they are the ones that hold all the power and choose a ‘the decisive moment’. The tableaux that the photographer captures are not lies, but enfold themselves within the studio that he or she creates from reality

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Publisher: Lyre Press

Size: 195 x 270 mm

152 pages

£40.00

Picture of Another Black Darkness (Signed)

Publisher's Description

The works in the “Another Black Darkness” series that is featured in this exhibition are results of Nomura’s first ever experiments with the technique of solarization.

Beautifully printed work on lovely matt paper stock.

Nomura’s works received acclaim from audiences from around the world as part of the exhibition “Another Language” at last year’s Rencontres d'Arles International Photography Festival in France.

Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

104 pages

182*257 cm


Sakiko Nomura
The works in the “Another Black Darkness” series that is featured in this exhibition are results of Nomura’s first ever experiments with the technique of solarization.
£120.00

Picture of NZ Library | Set Two (Complete - Signed)

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Each title in the NZ Library is limited to 350 numbered, signed and individually slipcased copies. Books measure  approximately 380 x 305mm.  The retail price for single copies is £150; when purchased as a set, a generous discount is extended, for a per-title price of £100.
NZ Library: Set Two includes the following six titles:

    •    ROBBERT FLICK | LA Diary
    •    KAZUO KITAI | Tsugaru / Shimokita
    •    PHILIP MELNICK | Nineteen Seventies California
    •    JOHN SCHOTT | Mobile Homes 1975-1976
    •    TOSHIO SHIBATA | Yodaka
    •    MARK STEINMETZ | Angel City West
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Publisher: Nazraeli Press


Each title in the NZ Library is limited to 350 numbered, signed and individually slipcased copies.
£540.00

Picture of Angel City West (Signed)

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“I entered the Yale School of Art straight from college and left after my first semester. I was 21. I was restless, curious about the America that lay beyond New England, and had a strong interest in the movie industry; I also had heard that Garry Winogrand was somewhere in Los Angeles so in the summer of 1983 I headed west.” – Mark Steinmetz, from the Preface



Angel City West offers a touching, highly personal look at Los Angeles through the eyes of Mark Steinmetz as a young artist straight out of school. In his preface to the work, Steinmetz describes living in a studio apartment in the Miracle Mile district, complete with a futon surrounded by a dozen roach motels and a makeshift darkroom set up in a tiny nook off of the bathroom. It didn’t take long before he ran into Garry Winogrand, for whom he became a kind of unofficial chauffeur, enabling Winogrand to photograph through the car window while Steinmetz navigated the streets of his new home town.



Viewed together in book form, the 58 photographs presented in Angel City West document Steinmetz finding his own voice as an artist. In light of the later projects for which he has become so well known, this early series of street photographs, informal portraits and landscapes foreshadows the sometimes humorous, oftentimes sad, and always poignant mood that runs through Mark Steinmetz’s work.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 58 duotone plates

Mark Steinmetz
Angel City West offers a touching, highly personal look at Los Angeles through the eyes of Mark Steinmetz as a young artist straight out of school.
£135.00

Picture of Yodaka (SIgned)

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“The end of the 1970s saw the completion of Japan's postwar construction, as well as a withering of the student movement and the various terrorist acts that had shaken the global community. The early 1980s was a brief interlude of calm, anticipating the end of the long Showa era, before Japan was deluged by the bubble economy. 



I had just returned to Japan in 1980, after studying for four years in Flanders where time moves slowly, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. In addition to the rapidly advancing westernization, the reality of this new Tokyo, where old pre-war Showa is blended with modern Showa (post-war) looked disorderly and chaotic to me, and it was not easy to capture it visually. I struggled to realize my own mode of expression in this home country of mine, and began by chasing lights of the night-time to deflect this chaos.” – Toshio Shibata, from the Afterword



Born in Japan in 1949, Toshio Shibata entered the painting department of the University of Arts of Tokyo in 1968. He later decided to continue his studies in Europe at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gant (Belgium) where he turned to photography. It was upon his return to Japan in 1980 that he made the haunting, nighttime photographs of Tokyo presented here for the first time.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 41 duotone plates


Toshio Shibata

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“The end of the 1970s saw the completion of Japan's postwar construction, as well as a withering of the student movement and the various terrorist acts that had shaken the global community. The early 1980s was a brief interlude of calm, anticipating the end of the long Showa era, before Japan was deluged by the bubble economy. 



I had just returned to Japan in 1980, after studying for four years in Flanders where time moves slowly, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. In addition to the rapidly advancing westernization, the reality of this new Tokyo, where old pre-war Showa is blended with modern Showa (post-war) looked disorderly and chaotic to me, and it was not easy to capture it visually. I struggled to realize my own mode of expression in this home country of mine, and began by chasing lights of the night-time to deflect this chaos.” – Toshio Shibata, from the Afterword



Born in Japan in 1949, Toshio Shibata entered the painting department of the University of Arts of Tokyo in 1968. He later decided to continue his studies in Europe at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gant (Belgium) where he turned to photography. It was upon his return to Japan in 1980 that he made the haunting, nighttime photographs of Tokyo presented here for the first time.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 41 duotone plates


£135.00

Picture of Mobile Homes 1975-1976 (Signed)

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“Encountering the American west for the first time in the early 1970s, I became fascinated with the landscapes and iconography of mobile homes. In a previous century Americans migrated west in Prairie Schooners to become farmers or shopkeepers. After the Second World War they continued this ‘Westward Ho!’, but now in commercially-fabricated mobile homes, often to retirement. These new pioneers clustered in communities that transformed the western landscape and its built environment through a new architecture of mobility.

Mobile home manufacturers produce a range of styles with architectural references that animate cultural aspirations or memories of home and community left behind. After choosing a basic style, new owners make individual touches to the exterior and lawn that transform the generic into the personal. Viewed from a surrounding hillside, mobile home parks look like arabesques of uniform aluminum boxes. On close observation, however, they reveal a rich flora and fauna of personal expression and longing for both individuality and community.” – John Schott, from the Preface

The images in Mobile Homes 1975-1976 were made with an 8x10-inch Deardorff view camera in California during 1975 and 1976. This project followed photographs of Route 66 motels in 1973 and 1974, work which was included in “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape”, at George Eastman House in 1975 and John Schott | Route 66: 1973–1974, Nazraeli Press, 2014 (NZ Library: Set 1).

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 54 duotone plates

John Schott
The images in Mobile Homes 1975-1976 were made with an 8x10-inch Deardorff view camera in California during 1975 and 1976.
£135.00

Picture of Nineteen Seventies California (Signed)

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1935, Philip Melnick grew up in Los Angeles, where he attended the University of California. In the 1970s, shooting with a medium format camera, Melnick made black-and-white photographs of his surroundings, exploring the unique sense of style found in the Southern California urban landscape. Nineteen Seventies California offers a beautifully presented selection of Melnick’s most striking work from this period, in which he displays a keen eye for the character of its vernacular architecture and the distinctive look of its streets: the quirky confluence of a single parked car with a street facing wall and a fragmented apartment building; the intersection of street, fence and another non-descript apartment house. He isolates the intricate pattern of a wall, creating arresting fusions of everyday sights and geometric abstraction. “Melnick’s images emphasize a push-pull, hard-soft tension that give his pictures distinguished style and great beauty,” wrote the late Fred McDarrah, who was himself a photographer for The Village Voice, as well as a writer, during the years that this series was produced.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 31 duotone plates

ISBN 978-1-59005-438-3

Philip Melnick
Nineteen Seventies California offers a beautifully presented selection of Melnick’s most striking work
£135.00

Picture of Tsugaru | Shimokita (Signed)

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Kazuo Kitai dropped out six months into his first year of art school, revealing a rebellious streak that led him to become involved in the protest movements of 1960s Japan. His first photography book, “Resistance”, was self-published in 1965. For the rest of the 1960s he continued to follow radical student protests, producing Barricade, Agitators and finally Sanrizuka in 1971.

As the 1960s came to a close, Kitai became disillusioned with political themes and turned to the everyday life of ordinary people. Kitai`s first journey was to one of the most remote parts of Japan, the Shimokita Peninsula, and photographs from this journey to Shimokita in 1970 make up the first half of this book. In 1972 and 1973 Kitai traveled again to this most northerly part of Honshu, to the neighboring area of Tsugaru, and this makes up the other half of this book.

These regions of Shimokita and Tsugaru had been very isolated and barren, with bitterly cold winters. Local language, legends and ancient beliefs had survived into the modern era. The region was known for shamanism and communion with the dead spirits gathering around the holy mountain of Osorezan.

During the rest of the 1970s, Kitai was to continue his exploration of rural areas of Japan, for which, in 1976, he received the award of the inaugural Ihei Kimura Prize, Japan`s most prestigious award for photography.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 40 duotone plates

Kazuo Kitai
Kazuo Kitai dropped out six months into his first year of art school, revealing a rebellious streak that led him to become involved in the protest movements of 1960s Japan.
£135.00

Picture of LA Diary (Signed)

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Robbert Flick, born in Holland in 1939, is a Southern California artist who uses photography as his primary medium. This gorgeous new monograph presents an important, early body of work that would inform Flick’s approach to all of his subsequent artistic activities: 

"The late 1960s was an open-ended time with very few boundaries. I was interested in rendering my photographic experience of Los Angeles, and wanted to emphasize the process of that experience. Rather than framing a moment, it became important to acknowledge it. This meant that the act of photographing became a gesture. I was also quite poor and had a limited amount of film. I kept some several dozen self-rolled films in a shoebox; whenever I went out I would reach in for four or five of them, and return them back into the box when exposed, leaving a snippet of leader so the film could be reused. I would have absolutely no idea what was on which film I put in my camera.

At the time I would think of film as an endless continuum, and there was a wish to acknowledge that aspect visually … the idea of multiple exposures was linked to ideas about simultaneity, the use of the “I Ching”  and “there is no such thing as accident”. I photographed in this manner for a period of three years."

One of the images on the cover of the book captures a moment from an Ortiz destruction event: where a piano filled with blood was hammered apart with an axe and subsequently a large number of mice were set free in mousetrap-filled areas on the floor. This Destruction Performance very much summarized the political conditions of the time and the senseless destruction of human life and landscapes engendered by the Vietnam war.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 29 duotone plates

Robbert Flick
Robbert Flick, born in Holland in 1939, is a Southern California artist who uses photography as his primary medium. This gorgeous new monograph presents an important, early body of work that would inform Flick’s approach to all of his subsequent artistic activities.
£135.00

Picture of English Cathedral (Collector's Edition - with signed print)

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A special collector's edition comprising a blocked, cloth-bound hardback edition of the book and a signed, hand-finished print, 30.5 x 25.4 cm, placed together in a handmade, blocked, cloth-bound slip case.

A unique opportunity to own a print by Magnum photographer Peter Marlow

Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. No one can fail to marvel at Durham’s incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells. In this breathtaking book, available for the first time in a compact hardback edition, award-winning Magnum photographer Peter Marlow has captured the nave of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals. Taken in natural light at dawn, usually looking towards the east window, these remarkable images bring into sharp relief the full splendour of the architecture, whatever the style. Marlow’s spellbinding photographs are accompanied by his commentary on the project, including sketches, preparatory shots and technical notes; an introduction by curator Martin Barnes on the tradition of church architecture in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith; and a concise summary of each cathedral interior by architectural historian John Goodall.

  • A unique photographic record of the Anglican cathedrals of England
  • A new compact edition of this superbly produced, critically acclaimed book
  • With an overview of the architectural importance of each cathedral, and an introduction on ecclesiastical photography
  • Essential for anyone interested in architectural photography, church architecture or the heritage of England

Publisher: Merrell

Size: 290 x 235 mm

128 pages, 50 illustrations, 45 in colour, 1 map
 

Peter Marlow
A special collector's edition comprising a blocked, cloth-bound hardback edition of the book and a signed, hand-finished print, placed together in a handmade, blocked, cloth-bound slip case.
£85.50

Picture of 12 Months of Winter (Issue 2 - Signed)

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12 Months of Winter is the new Jacob Aue Sobol catalogue collection. A new limited edition catalogue will be published every month.

Size: 240 x 320 mm

40 pages, 19 images

Jacob Aue Sobol
12 Months of Winter is the new Jacob Aue Sobol catalogue collection. A new limited edition catalogue will be published every month.
£22.00

Picture of Nature & Politics (Signed)

Signed copies available April 2016

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This catalogue accompanies a museum exhibition of the latest work of German artist, Thomas Struth. The touring show focuses on photographs Struth has made since his last major retrospective, which covered the years 1978–2010. The catalogue comprises 65 works (plus details) and includes all of the 30 works in the exhibition to create the most comprehensive book of Struth’s recent work.

Thomas Struth is renowned for his practice of creating singular images, each within strictly segregated subject fields: architecture, portraiture, landscape and, most recently, sites of technological and scientific research. Nature & Politics explores in depth diverse strands of Struth’s enquiry, whilst also elaborating the interstices between them, to present the most significant current monograph of the artist’s work.

In recent years technology and the constructed landscape have become overarching subjects for Struth. Photographing at sites of techno-industrial and scientific research, including physics institutes, pharmaceutical plants, space stations, dockyards, nuclear facilities and operating theatres – he has focused on machines which are some of the transformative instruments of our contemporary world, and edifices of technological production where the heights of human knowledge are enacted, debated and advanced. These works explore the aesthetics of innovation and experimentation through the recording of structural complexities and allude to the hidden structures of control, power and influence exerted by advanced technologies.

In the same period, Struth was working on two quite distinct projects. The first was Disneyland, a theme park which was famously constructed by reference to Walt Disney's memories of his trips across Europe, transforming the passive experience of watching and of fantasy into a latent reality in California. Struth was attracted to this ultimate human-crafted environment, where technology has facilitated the materialisation of images from Walt Disney's imagination.

The second project was the contested landscape of Israel and Palestine where Struth created a series of images which collapsed his strict subject fields, producing urban landscapes, portraits, landscapes and photographs of technology. Each photograph is a fragment which attempts to grasp the circumscribed reality of a region where coexistence has failed.

Struth seeks, in his own words, “to open the doors to what our minds have materialised and transformed into sculpture and to scrutinise what our contemporary world has created in places which are not accessible to most people.” His images penetrate and report on the material spaces of the human imagination, and they are born from an accelerated moment when technology and the image industry have brought physical reality and the imagination closer together.

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Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 240 x 350 mm

214 pages, 95 colour plates

Large-format paperback book with 4 colour printed acetate jacket, numerous gatefolds and 8 Japanese papers



Thomas Struth
Signed copies available April 2016. This catalogue accompanies a museum exhibition of the latest work of German artist, Thomas Struth.
£40.00

Picture of Real Food (Signed)

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A fun collection of Martin Parr's food pictures, which documents the simple notion that 'we are what we eat'.

Real Food celebrates all things food through the eyes of the renowned British photographer Martin Parr - a kaleidoscope of foods the world over, from hot dogs to sticky buns and langoustine to lemon meringue pie.

Featuring photographs taken throughout Martin Parr's prolific career to-date, Real Food will comprise the very best of Parr's iconic imagery - a collection of close-up food shots, in typical garish colour, taken by Parr throughout his travels across the world.

Introduced with an essay by Fergus Henderson, British chef and founder of the restaurant St John's in London, which considers Parr's photographs in the context of global cuisine, and Parr's fascination with the social aspect of food that is at the heart of these photographs.

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Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 150 x 210 mm

208 pages, 250 colour illustrations

Martin Parr
A fun collection of Martin Parr's food pictures, which documents the simple notion that 'we are what we eat'.
£14.95

Picture of With You (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Catalog with 16 images and 22 pages.

Size: 315 x 220 mm

Printed by Jacob Aue Sobol Studio

All catalogues are signed.

Jacob Aue Sobol
Signed catalog with 16 images and 22 pages.
£37.50

Picture of 12 Months of Winter (Issue 1 - Signed)

Publisher's Description

12 Months of Winter is the new Jacob Aue Sobol catalogue collection. A new limited edition catalogue will be published every month.

Size: 240 x 320 mm

40 pages, 19 images

Jacob Aue Sobol
12 Months of Winter is the new Jacob Aue Sobol catalogue collection. A new limited edition catalogue will be published every month.
£22.00

Picture of Prospect of Immortality, The (Signed)

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“Would you like to live forever and ever, here on earth? In the near future this may become a real possibility. The Prospect of Immortality is a sober, scientific, and logical argument founded on the undeniable fact: that a body deep-frozen stands a better chance of being revived than of one rotting in the ground; and that many people who died fifty or a hundred years ago of ‘incurable’ diseases would today be cured.” Robert C. W. Ettinger, The Prospect of Immortality

In 1962, Robert C. W. Ettinger published ’The Prospect of Immortality’, the book that gave birth to the idea of ‘cryonics’ – the process of freezing a human body after death in the hope that scientific advances might one day restore life. Photographer Murray Ballard has undertaken a ten year extensive investigation into the practice Ettinger inspired.

The photographs in this new book document the small but dedicated international cryonics community from the English seaside retirement town of Peacehaven; through the high-tech laboratories of Arizona; to the rudimentary facilities of KrioRus, on the outskirts of Moscow. Worldwide there are approximately 200 patients stored permanently in liquid nitrogen, with a further two thousand people signed up for cryonics after death.

The project combines photographs of the technical processes involved, alongside portraits of the people engaged in the quest to overcome the ‘problem of death’. Whilst members have often been ridiculed for their views, Ballard has tried to take an objective stance, allowing the viewer to consider the ethics of the practice, and to decide whether members are caught up in a fantasy world of science fiction, or genuine scientific innovation.

Publisher: 

Size: 216 x 280 mm

185 pages

Murray Ballard
The photographs in this new book document the small but dedicated international cryonics community from the English seaside retirement town of Peacehaven; through the high-tech laboratories of Arizona
£35.00

Picture of Humanity (Signed)

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"Steve McCurry has given us the world through his iconographic image-making. He has been relentless in his pursuit of images that not only inform but sensitize us to places and people from faraway that are the D.N.A. of our planet. That he risks his life for us is of no concern to him. It is his way, an aspect of his pursuit of enduring art. That he is generous, compassionate, and humble is what drives this award-winning photographer and is what underlies his strength and the potency of his image-making.
   
McCurry is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and one of the most influential. His images have helped connect us to parts of the world we have never been to, humanizing our perceptions of people throughout the world.
   
But there is one image of McCurry’s that almost everyone knows, even if they don’t know who made it. We are referring, of course, to Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl (1984).
 It is not too much to say that Afghan Girl has changed the world, “searing the heart” of viewers, owing to its power to inform our perception of humanity. For over thirty years, it has enabled millions of people to connect with another person across wide gulfs of cultural difference. It is this sense of connectedness, achieved through photography, that is McCurry’s great and rare gift to humanity."

- John Stauffer, from the introduction to Humanity

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Publisher: 21st Editions

Size: 11 x 14"

Edition of fifty copies

9 bound and 3 free-standing platinum prints, each signed*

Handcrafted in New England

*This is the first time McCurry's work has been presented in platinum


Steve McCurry
Edition of fifty copies with 9 bound and 3 free-standing platinum prints, each signed.
£6,200.00

Picture of Tokyo (Signed)

Publisher's Description

“In the stately ways of our shining capital the dwellings of high and low raise their roofs in rivalry as in the beginning… how often does the mansion of one age turn into the cottages of the next.” 
Kamo no Chomei

Tokyo is a visual journey through a city at once futuristic and obsolete, its visionary design worn out – like that of a past era. Johanasson uses photography to index the city, finding form and pragmatic order through accumulation and sequence, revealing the city's hidden, modular logic: lego-like segments, a basic square unit repeated indefinitely and in various sizes. These images are unpeopled, showing only the architecture of the city, a container of 13 million people, organised around mass movement and the funnelling of human traffic. Between the concrete, glass and steel, the occasional green life sprouts – miniature gardens in the narrow alleyways, or a cluster of flower pots lining the sidewalk. The architecture creates its own topography, and the city is glimpsed as the last outpost of a fading, mechanised world

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Publisher: only photography

Size: 
240 x 300 mm

160 pages, 
101 black & white plates

Gerry Johansson
Tokyo is a visual journey through a city at once futuristic and obsolete, its visionary design worn out – like that of a past era.
£55.00

Picture of Ravenna (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Gerry Johansson arrived for the first time in Ravenna in 2013 (as part of the Adriatic coast to Coast project).
 As usual, he parked his car and started walking, alone, in the direction that seemed more inviting to him.
 Since then, he has visited the city several times, continuing to walk and take pictures. Intrigued by a sign hanging from a tree, he took via Bosca, south of city, towards Lido di Dante.

“When i’m in a foreign country”  he says “I always read the sign and try to understand what they mean. In this case, I quickly realised that it was a place where someone was selling melons, which in Sweden have a similar name, meloner. Reading the sign, MELONIMELONI, the sound made me automatically think of the words ‘melody’ and ‘melancholy’. It was this combination of letters and sounds that urged me to start walking along via Bosca.”

Impressed by how deep the port area penetrates into the city center, creating a curious hybrid between city and industry, Johansson continued his walk along the Candiano canal, from Ravenna up to Porto Corsinin passing through some of Ravenna’s symbolic places that retain fascinating monuments of its more recent history (…)

Enjoy your walk with Gerry Johansson

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Publisher: Osservatoro Fotografico

Size: 295 x 235 mm

48 pages, 54 photographs

Edition: 350 copies

Gerry Johansson
Gerry Johansson arrived for the first time in Ravenna in 2013 (as part of the Adriatic coast to Coast project).
 As usual, he parked his car and started walking, alone, in the direction that seemed more inviting to him.

£36.00

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