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June 17th 2013

 
New Titles

 
 
Many of you will have heard that this year’s Deutsche Borse Photography Prize was awarded last week to Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, principally for their work War Primer 2. This is now out of print but the publishers, Mack Books, have made it available as a free download. They have also just published a follow-up title, Holy Bible, which has been inspired in part by the annotations and images Bertolt Brecht added to his own personal bible. Images selected from The Archive of Modern Conflict, the largest photographic collection of its kind in the world, are superimposed on the pages of a copy of the King James Bible. See here for selected images.

Archive of Modern Conflict are also responsible for the publication of a new retrospective of Don McCullin to coincide with a recent exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. It includes much of his best-known photojournalistic work, covering major conflicts from the 1960s onwards as well as still lifes and landscapes.
 
 
 
 

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra is a documenter of more recent, environmental conflicts. Surprisingly, in view of all the awards he’s won, Spill appears to be his first monograph. It features photographs of the Gulf oil spill, predominantly aerial. See sample images here.

The great Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu, who died in December of last year, has not been nearly so widely represented in book form as his near-contemporaries Araki and Moriyama. At the time of his death, he was working on a selection of his work with Yasunori Hoki of Superlabo Books. This has now been published as Make in an edition of only 500 copies.

 
 
 
Philip-Lorca diCorcia came to prominence 20 years ago when a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts was controversially used to pay male prostitutes on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood to create the sequence of staged portraits Hustlers. At the time, 25 of the images were included in an exhibition catalogue. This summer Steidl are due to publish the entire sequence of photographs for the first time.

Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography marks the 30th anniversary of the pioneering gallery Belfast Exposed. It includes work from many leading photographers from Ireland and abroad including Abbas, Broomberg and Chanarin, John Davies, John Duncan, Paul Graham, Philip Jones Griffiths, Gareth McConnell, Martin Parr, Mark Power, Paul Seawright, Hannah Starkey, Chris Steele-Perkins, and Donovan Wylie. It traces how photographers began to insist on widening their attention beyond ‘the Troubles’ to include broader social, political and cultural perspectives. See here for further details of the exhibition which runs till 7 July and for sample images.
 
 
Paris has had a pivotal role in the history of photography both in developing the medium and as one of the world’s most photographed cities. Eyes on Paris is a chronological compendium of the 130 best photobooks on Paris from 1890 to 2010, including works by Atget, Brassai, Eggleston and Gursky. It received the gold award in the German Photo Book Prize. (Text in German.)

You may have recently seen the Guardian feature on the project of American photographer, Mark Hirsch, who photographed the same oak tree in Wisconsin every day for a year, using his iPhone 4S. It is to be published in a book next month, just called That Tree. See here for 25 of the images.
 
 
Editions du LIC is a new Scandinavian publisher specializing in art and design. One of their first titles, just called Scandinavian by Massimo Leardini, predominantly features black-and-white nudes. Leardini is an Italian photographer who has lived and worked in Norway since 1987 and become one of the most sought-after photographers in Scandinavia, with his fashion work featuring in leading magazines such as Elle. The first edition is limited to just 440 numbered copies. See here for sample images.

Another LIC publication, Republic features colour work by young Chinese photographer, Ren Hang, whose often explicit images “challenge conventional codes of morality in a still highly conservative society”. Also limited to just 440 numbered copies. See here for sample images.

See here for other LIC titles. We have not uploaded them all to our site but, if there’s a title you’re interested in, let us know and we can quote you a price.
 
University of Texas Press

 
This publisher perhaps doesn’t receive sufficient recognition in the UK for the excellence of their photographic output, not least some wonderful titles by Keith Carter. We’re going to look at five of their new titles here.
 
 
Arnold Newman became renowned for making ‘pictures of people’ (he objected to the term “portraits”) in the places where they worked and lived. Arnold Newman: At Work features materials from his own archive, reproducing many of his best-known images, but also contact sheets, Polaroids, and work prints with his handwritten notes. See here for sample images.

For Photojournalists on War: the untold stories from Iraq, Michael Kamber interviewed photojournalists from many leading news organizations, including Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Magnum, Newsweek, the New York Times, Paris Match, Reuters, Time, the Times of London, VII Photo Agency, and the Washington Post, to create the most comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts of the Iraq War yet published. It highlights issues of censorship and the personal risks that photojournalists have to take. See here for sample images.
 
 
American photographer Dan Winters is best known for his celebrity portraits. His subjects have included the Dalai Lama, Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and Helen Mirren. But Winters has an equal interest in scientific and technological subjects and these are also well represented in Dan Winters’ America. See here for the full range of his work. This first printing is listed as out of print by the publishers but there still seems to be stock available in the UK so order soon.

Another University of Texas publication, The Last Launch, is devoted to Winters’ photographs of America’s space shuttle program. He was one of a handful of photographers to whom NASA gave close-range access to the last launches of Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. He also photographed the shuttles themselves and the enormous vehicle assembly building.

Lastly from the Uni of Texas there’s panoramic photography from the splendidly named Macduff Everton in Patagonia, La Ultima Esperanza. See here for sample images.

See here for the full range of Texas Uni photographic titles and let us know if there are any you’re interested in that are not listed above.
 
Signed Copies

 
Vanessa Winship’s She Dances on Jackson has been generating a lot of interest so we are very happy to be able to tell you that we will be getting signed copies this week; also signed copies of Paul Graham’s recent 1981/2011. And we have recently received more signed copies of Gerry Johannson’s books Sverige, Pontiac, Amerikabilder and Oglunda. See Signed Books for a full list of our signed stock.

Finally I just wanted to bring to your attention that the BBC are broadcasting a documentary on Vivien Maier on June 25. We have stock of her two posthumous books, Street Photographer and Out of the Shadows.
 
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Neil

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