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The first edition of Alejandro Cartagena’s Carpoolers was extravagantly praised when published in 2014. Cartagena is about to publish a second edition which he explains is a “remastered edition. Not a copy & paste of the 1st. New images, new sequence, new materials.” There will be only 470 copies; ours will be signed. Cartagena shoots from a bridge over Monterey’s Highway 85 and captures commuting trucks with people in the back. “These images present a not-so-subtle observation of overgrowth issues in Mexico; where suburbs are being built in far away lands, far from the urban centers, causing greater commutes and consumption of gas." Sample images.
 
At the same time, Cartagena will be publishing a book of a new project, Rivers of Power, focussed on the Santa Catarina River which runs through Monterey.  It is a faultline in two senses, between the prosperous city to the north of the river and the poor areas to the south, and between the natural power of the river and industry’s attempts to control and harness it, which has led more than once to flooding and devastation. Also a limited edition of 490 copies; ours will again be signed. Sample images.
Donald Trump might want to have a look at Richard Misrach’s Border Cantos which deals with the 2000-mile border between Mexico and the USA where Misrach has been photographing since 2004. As well as landscapes - some made with a large-format camera, some with an iPhone - Misrach includes works created in collaboration with composer Guillermo Galindo. Sample images.
 
Carl de Keyzer’s Cuba La Lucha beautifully captures the island at a moment of transition as dialogue has reopened with the USA. “Fidel Castro on a wall poster, while a man on the same picture wears a T-shirt that spells FBI. Four Cubans withdrawing money in a bank, while Che Guevara watches them from a portrait above their heads…”  Sample images.
Post-Script revisits Laura El-Tantawy’s journey through Cairo’s Tahrir Square five years after Egypt’s momentous revolution and one year after the release of her self-published – and enormously successful - monograph, In the Shadow of the Pyramids. The pocket-sized publication features previously unpublished images. We will have signed copies. Sample images
 
Flatlands chronicles Adam Jeppesen’s solitary, 487 day journey from the Arctic to Antarctica with a series of hauntingly beautiful and ethereal landscape photographs. Flatlands is published in an edition of only 500. Sample images.
Peter Bialobrzeski has been developing a series of City Diaries for Velvet Cell. Now Cairo and Athens have been followed by Wolfsburg Diary, Wolfsburg being the photographer’s home town. ““In the 80’s, I always felt that Wolfsburg was a socialist dream. It felt like everybody was participating. Now the picture has changed”. Sample images.
 
Affinity and Kindred is an exhibition and book completed by Richard Denyer shortly before he died last year. The work comprises 90 colour photographs made in East Anglia and the Outer Hebrides between 2012 and 2015, with texts by David Matless and Will Self. It proposes affinities between Norfolk and the Hebrides by focusing on aspects of local culture – including places of worship and boat-building workshops – which, in Denyer’s words, “represent ideas and habits once considered immutable and which now struggle against an increasingly mechanised and secular society”. Sample images.
On A Good Day brings together Al Vandenberg’s street portraits of London youth in the 1970s and 1980s, released to coincide with an exhibition at Photo London this month. Vandenberg was an American photographer who had earlier studied under Richard Avedon, Alexey Brodovitch and Bruce Davidson. Sadly Vandenberg has also recently died. Sample images.
 
In the late 1970s, the George Eastman Museum approached a group of photographers to ask for their favourite recipes and food-related photographs to go with them. The recipes included Robert Adams’s Big Sugar Cookies, Ansel Adams’s Poached Eggs in Beer, Richard Avedon’s Royal Pot Roast, Imogen Cunningham’s Borscht, William Eggleston’s Cheese Grits Casserole, Stephen Shore’s Key Lime Pie Supreme, and Ed Ruscha’s Cactus Omelet. The intended book did not see the light of day but this extensive archive is now published by Aperture in The Photographer’s Cookbook. Sample images.
 
Aperture are also publishing Picturing America’s National Parks, featuring the historic work of masters such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, William Henry Jackson, Edward Weston, and Minor White, as well as contemporary greats such as Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld. The publication coincides with the centennial of America’s National Park Service. Sample images.
 
Thomas Struth’s celebrated book New Pictures from Paradise  - with photos of forests and jungles in China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Peru, Florida, and Hawaii - has been out of print for some time.  Now Schirmer are producing a new edition with eleven new images. It comes in a very large format, measuring 413 x 324 mm. Sample images.
 
Schirmer are also publishing a major new work by Elger Esser. Combray is named after a fictional place in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. Esser has photographed locations in France that still look as they might have in Proust’s time. He shot in black and white, then produced heliogravures from the negatives. Sample images.
 
The Japanese publisher Kawade Shobo Shinsha are publishing a new edition of Adieu A X, a classic work by the revered photographer Takuma Nakahira. Sample images.
 
Steidl are publishing Closer by Tomasz Gudzowaty, who has gained renown for his dramatic black-and-white wildlife photographs, initially in Africa, and subsequently in Antarctica. Sample images.
Magnum Cycling is a new collection published by Thames & Hudson featuring the finest cycling photographs from the agency archive. Photographers include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Guy Le Querrec and Harry Gruyaert. Sample images
 
Finally, World Press Photo 2016 brings together all the prizewinning entries from the latest competition, featuring the finest photojournalism of 2015. Sample images.

Endnotes

French publisher Chose Commune's collection of the work of Shoji Ueda sold out quickly at the end of last year. Copies of the second printing are now available.

Thomas Mangelsen's The Last Great Wild Places and Stuart Franklin's The Documentary Impulse are available again.
 
Copies of Rinko Kawauchi's The River Embraced Me are now in stock.
 

 
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