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Born in Ireland, long resident in Merseyside, ‘Photie Man’ Tom Wood is recognised as one of our greatest living colour photographers. Since his first book, Looking for Love (1989), he has devoted his career to documenting the streets, pubs, clubs and workplaces of his home city. Stanley Barker have just published his Women’s Market – photographs of the Great Homer Street Market in Liverpool from 1978 to 1999. We will have signed copies. Sample images.

Also from Stanley Barker, Mona Kuhn’s Bushes and Succulents juxtaposes images of Californian desert plants with solarised images of the female body. “My intention is not to objectify the body, but to celebrate the female body and its essence.” Sample images.
Hoxton Mini Press are publishing Stephen McLaren’s The Crash: colour images from the City of London ten years ago, by turns comical and critical. We will have signed copies of the special edition which comes with a small original print. Sample images.

In collaboration with the British Journal of Photography, Hoxton are also publishing Portrait of Britain, a small, chunky hardback featuring 200 shortlisted portraits alongside information about each image and selected quotes from the photographers. With an introduction by Will Self. Sample images.
Swedish photographer Hakan Strand’s black-and-white photographs bear more than a passing resemblance to Michael Kenna’s. Mostly taken between dusk and dawn, the strongest images in Silent Moments are of seas, trees and snow scenes. Sample images.

Another Swedish photographer of a very different hue is Lars Tunbjork who died in 2015. His colour images, in series such as Office, amplified the mundane and the absurd in a quietly surreal fashion using the hard light of flash photography. Max Strom’s Lars Tunbjork, with 236 images, is the most substantial overview of his career to be published. Sample images.
Someone whose opinion I trust came away from a recent exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery raving about the work of Miho Kajioka. Influenced by the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi – the appreciation of beauty in imperfection and transience – the images in And Where Did the Peacocks Go? have been compared to the meditative work of Masao Yamamoto, though with evidence of more personal elements. Sample images.
This autumn sees the publication of two books of Robert Adams’ work. The first, 27 Roads, coincides with an exhibition at the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. It is a personal selection of Adams’ photographs of roads taken between 1968 and 2013. “Whether concrete highways, quiet cuts through dark forests, paved commercial strips or dusty tracks on a clear-cut mountainside, Adams’ roads serve as thoughtful metaphors for solitude, connection or freedom.” Sample images.

Perfect Places, Perfect Company is a reworking of Adams’ series of photographs made in the mid-1980s at Colorado’s Pawnee National Grassland and first published under the title Perfect Times, Perfect Places. This pair of books conveys the privilege and sensory pleasure of walking a vast, open space. Sample images.

Estudio elemental del Levante is an exhibition catalogue which serves as a mid-career retrospective of the work of Spanish photographer Ricardo Cases. With 340 pages, it is very good value at only £19. It includes the series Sol, Paloma al aire, El porqué de las naranjas, Podría haberse evitado and Estudio elemental del Levante. The text is in English and Spanish. Sample images.

Bangladeshi photographer Saiful Huq Omi has been documenting the lives of the Rohingyas over the last ten years. 136 I am Rohingya is an unsparing account of the oppression faced by the Rohingyas. At the same time, it is a work of extraordinary tenderness and beauty. It includes images of some Rohingyas who have managed to emigrate to Bradford, England. Sample images.
Players: Magnum Photographers come out to play is collection of images edited by Cristina de Middel and Martin Parr, selected for an exhibition at PhotoEspana this summer. Its 190 images are of people having fun or of photographers having fun with the medium, sometimes both. Dozens of Magnum photographers are featured, including Jonas Bendiksen, Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Carolyn Drake, Elliott Erwitt, Jim Goldberg, David Hurn, Steve McCurry, Trent Parke, Mark Power, Jacob Aue Sobol and Alec Soth. Not too early to be added to your Christmas present list! Sample images.

November sees the publication by Nazraeli of Todd Hido’s Bright Black World. Hido’s photographs – predominantly landscapes this time - venture further beyond the USA’s borders than hitherto. He explores the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan. We will have signed and unsigned copies. Sample images.


Signed copies of two recent Mack titles, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s The Land in Between and John Divola’s Vandalism have become available.

We've only had time to start digesting the shortlists for the Aperture/Paris Photo  2018 PhotoBook Awards. So here are a few of the shortlisted titles:

First Book
M L Casteel: American Interiors
Julie Glassberg: (Untitled) Bike Kill
Nick Sethi: Khichdi (Kitchari)

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg : The Land in Between
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

Laia Abril: On Abortion
Raymond Meeks: History Halflife

Jurors' Special Mention
Roy Decarava: Sweet Flypaper of Life

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