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My British Archive: The Way We Were 1968-83 is a retrospective of the early career of Homer Sykes. Documenting a period of rapid social change, Sykes always manages to give his images a personal, and often humorous, dimension. The book covers poverty in the East End, rich kids and their parents at society balls, teddy boys, factory workers in the north of England, skinheads and New Romantics. We will have signed copies. Sample images.

Four projects by Chris Killip from 1970 to 1989 are brought together in a limited slipcased edition of only 250 signed and numbered copies. They are The Last Ships, Skinningrove, Portraits and The Station (about an anarcho-punk venue in Gateshead). The Chris Killip Limited Edition features four high quality newsprint, tabloid format publications including many images never published before. 
Martin Parr’s exhibition Return to Manchester will open at Manchester Art Gallery on 16 November. Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic from 1970-73. He has revisited the city many times over the last 40 years. The book of the exhibition ranges from black-and-white images of Prestwich Mental Hospital in 1972 to colour pictures of people shopping in 1986 and 2008, and – in response to a 2018 commission – documents the city today, including people in hairdressers, at markets, in mosques, in cafes, playing sport, in factories and in the gay village. We will have signed copies. Sample images.

Since retiring from his career as a war photographer, Don McCullin’s camera has primarily been focused on landscapes. Until now there has been no survey in book form of this aspect of his career but this is addressed in the new mammoth volume The Landscape. The book has at its heart McCullin’s home landscape of the Somerset Levels but ventures to other parts of Britain and overseas too to places like the ransacked city of Palmyra. In this and in his preference for stormclouds over sunshine, it seems that rumours of war have not been left behind. Sample images.
Recent exhibitions and publications have brought renewed attention to the documentary work of the late Shirley Baker. Dog Show 1961-78, Hoxton Mini Press’s new title, selects the best of Baker’s photographs of dog shows. Clearly she found the hairdos of the owners more impressive than those of their groomed canines. Dog Show captures the at times obsessive relationship between humans and their dogs. Sample images.

The Isle of Dogs is an area of East London historically associated with docks, heavy industry and working-class housing. After massive redevelopment under Margaret Thatcher’s premiership in the 1980s, it is now home to Canary Wharf and global finance. Mike Seaborne’s photographs in The Isle of Dogs: Before the Big Money date from 1982 to 1987 and document the communities that were about to have their local landscape transformed. I briefly worked as a community worker in this area during that time and it’s quite a shock to see, through Seaborne's photographs, how distant that time now feels. I should have got my camera out more at the time! Sample images (note: only the black-and-white images are included in the book).
Margaret Fay Shaw was an American who first visited Scotland at the age of 18 in 1921. She fell in love with the Hebrides and spent the rest of her life there. She and her husband John Lorne Campbell became significant collectors of the folklore and songs of the islands. But she was also an avid photographer who left an archive of 9000 images of island life. Now Birlinn have published Eilean with over 100 of the best of Margaret Fay Shaw’s Hebridean photographs. Sample images.

Only God Can Judge Me is a limited edition of 700 by Bruce Gilden. It is a series of close-up facial portraits of drug-addicted sex workers in Miami. “I want to attract attention to them and to what drugs did to them. It’s always interesting when people say that they have trouble looking at these faces. This can happen to anyone’s loved one.” Sample images.
The story of the chance discovery of Vivian Maier’s American street photographs is now well known and books of her black-and-white work have sold well. Until now, her colour images have had less attention. That is addressed in Vivian Maier: Color Work. With a foreword by Joel Meyerowitz, this volume sheds light on the nature of Maier’s color images, examining them within the context of her black-and-white work as well as the images of street photographers with whom she clearly had kinship. Sample images.

Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert is an acknowledged master of colour photography. Edges is a collection of his images of shorelines around the world and the uses we make of them. Locations include Israel’s Dead Sea, the Mali River in Niger, the North Sea of Iceland, South Korea and Biarritz. Sample images.
Littoral Drift + Ecotone is a collection of cyanotypes in two volumes by Meghann Riepenhoff, published by Radius.  Littoral Drift, a term describing the action of wind-driven waves transporting sand and gravel, consists of camera-less cyanotypes made in collaboration with the landscape and the ocean. Ecotone also engages dynamic photographic materials in the landscape, but collaborates with rain, snow, ice and fog. These elements chemically activate the photographic materials, while they expose via the residual sunlight that exists even in the heaviest storm.
Albarran and Cabrera have been the preferred printers for museums and world-renowned photographers such as Masao Yamamoto. Now in Remembering the Future, they publish their own photographic work for the first time. Their extensive travels in Japan have strongly influenced the aesthetic content of their work and the printing techniques they use. They handcraft their prints using classic printing methods, such as platinum and silver halide, or invent new ones, such as pigment prints on gold leaves, creating copies that are unique in themselves. Sample images.

Werd is an island in Lower Lake Constance, home to a monastery. Photographer Marco Zedler spent several months there exploring this remarkable setting. Presented here are the resulting landscape photos and his personal impressions of daily monastic life. Sample images.
 

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We now have signed copies of Jem Southam's brand new The Moth and will very soon have signed copies of Guido Guidi's Per Strada. These are both from Mack.

We also have a final few signed copies of Thomas Joshua Cooper's Scattered Waters.
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