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New Titles

I’m really looking forward to Hoxton Mini Press’s soon-to-be-published The Corners, Chris Dorley-Brown’s third book. He uses multiple exposures to create hyperreal photographs of East London street corners. In recognition of the complexity of these images, Hoxton are printing this book in a larger format than they usual do, measuring 243 x 291 mm. Sample images.

Hoxton Mini Press are also publishing London Nights to coincide with an exhibition at the Museum of London. It comprises over 100 night shots of London spanning architectural, documentary and portrait photography. It includes work by Bill Brandt, Brian Griffin, Tish Murtha, Rut Blees Luxemburg, William Eckersley, Dougie Wallace and Nick Turpin. Sample images.
Dogs – and their relationship with humans – have been a lifelong interest of Lee Friedlander but his images of them have never been put together in a single volume. This is put right in Dog’s Best Friend, a limited edition from the independent publisher SPQR Editions, Brooklyn, USA. Sample images.

Another Place Press will soon be publishing Dan Wood’s Gap in the Hedge. The ‘gap’ (Bwlch-y-Clawdd) is the name given to a pass in South Wales that connects the inland valleys to the industrial areas around Bridgend and Port Talbot. It not only attempts to document the beauty of the landscape but also to explore the relationship that the people have with the landscape and environment. It explores the mood of uncertainty as the decline of mining is now followed by Brexit and the likely reduction in funding for these areas. Sample images.

As well as the standard edition, this title is also available in a special edition with signed print.
Jan Banning’s Red Utopia, like his previous work Bureaucratics, is published by Nazraeli. It is a search for what is left of communism in countries where it never became the ruling ideology. The photographs show interiors of party offices and their iconography, as well as environmental portraits of party officials and activists in India, Italy, Nepal, Portugal, and Russia. Sample images.

Nazraeli are about to publish the latest in their luxury Six by XX series. Each comprises six limited edition, oversized books and six original signed photographs. All the volumes in the latest edition are by female artists: Petra Collins, Lalla Essaydi, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Laurie Simmons and Mickalene Thomas. Each title in the set is limited to 100 hand-numbered and signed copies, and contains an original print, numbered and signed by the artist. Sample images.

In the last newsletter, we featured another new Nazraeli title, Jeffrey Conley’s Reverence. Since then, we have created a new listing for unsigned copies allowing you to buy it at £10 less than our price for signed copies. Please note we are still able to accept orders for signed copies too.
In 1971, the influential magazine Artforum published selections from Diane Arbus’s A Box of Ten Photographs, an accolade which signalled a heightened status for fine art photography in the eyes of the American art establishment. Though Arbus would be dead a few months later and only few of the original limited edition of the Box had been sold by that time, these photographs would go on to encapsulate Arbus’s art and her legacy to future generations of photographers. Aperture’s new edition recreates the original publication with additional research by the Smithsonian Museum. Sample images.

Annie Leibovitz: The Early Years covers the period from 1970 to 1983 when Leibovitz (initially while still a student) became the lead photographer for Rolling Stone magazine and covered most of the US’s political and cultural stories of that period. It also has a more personal element, with many images referring to her life constantly on the road. Sample images.
Through a Different Lens is the fullest representation yet published of Stanley Kubrick’s photographic career prior to his move into cinema. First employed by Look magazine at the age of seventeen, Kubrick's humanist slice-of-life features explore New York City and its inhabitants. Sample images.

Gabriele Basilico is now celebrated as one of the greatest photographers of architecture and cityscapes but his introduction to photography was almost accidental. On a visit to Glasgow in 1969 as an architecture student interested in the British post-war new towns, he found himself captivated by the run-down city streets and the children who played in them. This work is published collectively for the first time in Glasgow 1969. Sample images.
 
Edinburgh-born photographer Paul Duke returns to the housing estate of Muirhouse — best known to outsiders as the principal location of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. In No Ruined Stone, questions of social inequity are raised but the underlying narrative is about the fighting spirit, dignity and hope of the residents living there today. Sample images.

Victor Burgin has been one of the most influential theorists of photography over five decades. Mack are about to bring out a collection of his writings as The Camera: Essence and Apparatus. It brings together for the first time his writings related specifically to the camera, following the shifts and nuances in his thinking over nearly five decades.
Also from Mack is a first book by Phoebe Kiely, a young photographer based in Manchester. In They Were My Landscape, she builds a fragmented picture of a place that is at once personal and anonymous. She compulsively catalogues her urban and suburban surroundings, drawing attention to prosaic spectacles and passers-by. Sample images.

Finally Stanley/Barker have produced a single silkscreen print by Bryan Schutmaat titled Rider in an edition of only 100. Both of Schutmaat’s books, Grays the Mountain Sends and Good Goddamn went out of print very quickly.
 

Endnotes

News of some previously announced titles that are now available.

John Myers: The Portraits - each book will contain a small signed 5x4" silver gelatin print

We have a single unallocated copy of Viviane Sassen's Of Mud and Lotus

Simon Roberts'  signed, limited edition with print Green Lungs of the City

Rachael Talibart's Sirens from Triplekite, Water by Adam Fuss, Hiroshi Sugimoto's Le Notti Bianche and Cagdas Erdogan's Control are also newly available.

Our Spring Sale is due to finish at midnight tonight - in practice you will get a few hours extra as I'm not planning to be up working that late! Some items are sold out but there are still titles by Jack Latham, Martin Parr, Alexander Gronsky, Cristina de Middel, Jacob Aue Sobol, Simon Roberts, Mike Brodie, Albert Watson and more. See here for the full list.

Finally, could I recommend a recent interview with Dewi Lewis?  It gives a great insight into photobook publishing and what a photographer needs to consider if they are thinking of preparing a project for publication.

 
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