August 2019

New titles

This Place
The long-running project This Place, exploring the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, reaches its culmination in a major collection published by Hatje Cantz. Many of the twelve featured photographers’ contributions have had their own publications, in some cases themselves already out of print, such as Jungjin Lee’s Unnamed Road. The other contributors are Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, Nick Waplington. Sample images.
Ragnar Axelsson | Faces of the North (small edition)

The original edition of Ragnar Axelsson’s Faces of the North was published in 2004. An expanded edition became available in 2015, but both these editions are out of print. Now Icelandic publisher Qerndu (who published Axelsson’s recent Glacier) are publishing a revised and updated edition of the original small version. No one has documented the lives of the people of Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland better than ‘Rax’. We will have signed copies. Sample images.

Markéta Luskačová | By the Sea: Photographs of the North East 1976-1980
By The Sea - First Look is a series of photographs made by Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová taken in and around Whitley Bay, Tyneside. The earlier photographs date from 1975; then, in 1978, she was commissioned to photograph in the same area along with Martine Franck, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Paul Caponigro. Sample images.
Chris Brooks | The Brooks Press of Wirksworth
For over ten years Chris Brooks has been returning to his childhood home in Derbyshire to photograph the land and research the story of his family’s printing press, a business which he knew very little about as it had closed six years before he was born. The Brooks Press of Wirksworth contains a fascinating mix of large format colour portraits and landscapes combined with archival fragments and pages of letterpress. Sample images.
Sandy Carson | I’ve Always Been a Cowboy in My Heart
The next three titles are from the enterprising US indie Yoffy Press. After relocating from his homeland of Scotland in the 90's, Sandy Carson has now spent half his life in Texas. From Carson’s outsider perspective, I’ve Always Been a Cowboy in My Heart presents a highly colourful and affectionate account of the occasional absurdities of Texan life. Sample images.
Drew Nikonowicz | This World and Others Like It
In This World, Drew Nikonowicz, a young US photographer, combines computer modeling with analogue photographic processes to explore changing notions of exploration. “Within the contemporary wilderness, robots have replaced photographers as mediators producing images completely dislocated from human experience. This suggests that now the sublime landscape is only accessible through the boundaries of technology." Signed copies are available. Sample images.
Louie Palu | A Field Guide to Asbestos
The final Yoffy title is A Field Guide to Asbestos by Louie Palu, the results of a 15-year investigation into the effects of asbestos on people and the landscape in Canada, the US, India and the UK. Sample images.
Paul Graham | Mother
All our other new titles are from Mack Books, who seem to have a very busy late summer planned. Paul Graham’s first major body of work since 2014’s Does Yellow Run Forever? contains portraits of his elderly mother sitting in her chair in a retirement community in England. All copies of Mother are signed. Sample images.
Guillaume Simoneau | Murder

Guillaume Simoneau’s Murder takes as its inspiration Fukase’s classic work Around the time of its initial publication, Simoneau’s family adopted a nest full of baby crows orphaned from a fallen tree. Murder juxtaposes family photos of that time showing the young Simoneau interacting with the young crows with recent photographs of crows taken in Kanazawa, Japan, where Fukase’s work had originated. We will have signed copies. See our webpage for images.

Lisa Barnard | The Canary and the Hammer

The Canary and the Hammer is Lisa Barnard’s ambitious investigation of the role of gold in modern life. It is now integral to much of the technology we use and remains a symbol of beauty and wealth. Barnard uses a mix of text, archival material and photographs taken across four continents. We will have signed copies. Sample images.

Brad Feuerhelm | Dein Kampf

From its title to its formal arrangement of language, Brad Feuerhelm’s Dein Kampf suggests a commentary on our cyclical anxieties about ideology. Anxiety is implicit in his photographs and Berlin is their natural backdrop, being a city in which several ideologies collided in the twentieth century. We will have signed copies. See our webpage for sample images.

Allan Huck | I Walk Towards the Sun which is Always Going Down

In Allan Huck’s I Walk Towards the Sun which is Always Going Down, an unnamed narrator wanders the streets of an unnamed city in the American Southwest. The images in black-and-white and colour of unpeopled streets are interspersed with Huck’s own text, an explicit salute to the work of W G Sebald and Annie Dillard. Sample images.

Richard Mosse | The Castle (second edition)
Finally from Mack we have a new edition of Richard Mosse’s The Castle – the first printing was sold out very quickly last year. The Castle is a meticulous record of refugee camps located across mass migration routes from the Middle East and Central Asia into the European Union. See our webpage for sample images.


Stock of newly published Omaha Sketchbook by Gregory Halpern and Masahisa Fukase's Family are now available.

The signed edition of Guido Guidi's Sardegna is still available but is likely to go out of print before long. Reprints of Kodachrome by Luigi Ghirri are now available.
Ken Grant's Benny Profane, Mark Power's Good Morning America Volume 2 and signed copies of Jack Latham's Parliament of Owls are all in stock.

Signed copies of Ian Howorth's Arcadia are back in stock.

For those of you resident in the Edinburgh area or there for the Festival, the Cut and Paste exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is highly recommended. One of the featured artists John Stezaker will be giving the Hawthornden Lecture at the Scottish National Gallery on 6 October.

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