April14th 2014


New Titles


In Memory City, photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb take an elegiac look at Rochester, New York, for 125 years the home of Eastman Kodak, which declared bankruptcy in 2012. The design of the book includes a separate booklet and special tipped-in images. We will be offering signed copies. See sample images here

The Webbs also contribute the first in a new Aperture series which are intended to serve as ’workshops in a book’, creating an indispensable tool for students and teachers. The Webb’s title on Street Photography and the Poetic Image is based upon their popular workshops.

Martin Parr is currently exhibiting his recent and older photographs of Paris at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie. You can see sample images here. We will shortly have signed copies of the book of the exhibition, Paris, designed to resemble a map of the city. 

Gröna Lund is the reissue of Swedish photographer Anders Petersen’s first book, originally published in Stockholm in 1973. It features black-and-white photos of one of Sweden’s oldest amusement parks. See here for sample images.

Francesca Woodman: Works from the Sammlung Verbund features 80 photographs and 20 previously unpublished works from this Vienna collection, along with another 80 black-and-white and 30 colour photographs. It is “the first publication ever to reproduce all of Woodman’s photographs in their original sizes.” It also includes the first detailed and illustrated biography of her life. 

John Deakin photographed the bohemian world of Soho in the 1950s and, in particular the circle around Francis Bacon. There is currently a retrospective of Deakin’s work at the Photographers’ Gallery and Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho has been published to coincide. See here for sample images.

One of the world’s leading photojournalists, Stanley Greene’s career started almost by accident. Resident in San Francisco in the mid-1970s, he started photographing groups on the local punk scene. As the groups started to be picked up by record labels, he suddenly found his photos in demand with magazines and record companies. They have now been compiled in The Western Front. See here to browse the book. 

Oscar Marzaroli, an excellent photographer of Glasgow life and people from the sixties to the eighties, was the subject of a documentary recently shown on BBC2 Scotland. (If you missed it, you’ll have to hope it gets a network showing sometime as it’s no longer on iplayer.) At one point Mainstream had three volumes of his work, but now sadly out of print for many years. Fortunately, Birlinn have published Waiting for the Magic, an excellent summary of his career, which includes his best-known Glasgow photos but also work from elsewhere in Scotland and Europe, as well as paying attention to his work as a documentary filmmaker. You can browse Marzaroli’s extensive archive here.
German photographer Michael Kertgens, as a young student, went to England to document the miners’ strike of 1984. As well as the front-line conflict, he was able to photograph soup kitchens, meetings behind closed doors, and the wives of striking miners who first became politically active through their help and support in organizing the protest. His book Coal Not Dole also includes images taken thirty years later when he returned to the original locations. See here for sample images. 

Meadow Enschenau 1986-2013 is a series of photographs taken by artists Herman and Susanne de Dries cataloguing the natural development of the meadow they own in Germany. You can browse this nicely designed book here.
Chicago-based Jane Fulton Alt’s The Burn documents controlled prairie burning. In a recent review in OnLandscape, Tim Parkin describes the “visceral thrill of finding a new body of work that sparked the imagination.” For sample images, see here

Self Publish Be Happy Bookclub Volume 5 is dedicated to work by Esther Teichmann, “a rarefied and ambiguous exploration of female pleasure.” It comes with an original, handprinted cyanotype on the front cover. The book is numbered and signed in an edition of 500. See here for all the book spreads.
Secrets is an unsentimental yet personal look at Russia in the early years of the 21st century by Irina Popova, who describes herself as a member of “the lost generation – between the ruined Soviet Union and the development of a new authoritarian unit.” See here for a video introduction to the book. We are selling signed copies.  Popova’s previous book, Another Family, which stirred controversy in some quarters for her portrayal of a drug-using couple in St Petersburg bringing up a young child, is pretty much out of print but we will shortly have some signed copies. 

Noemie Goudal’s spectacular work won last year’s HSBC Photography Prize. Goudal prints photographs large scale onto fabric and installs the results in caves, forests and disused factories. The results can be seen in The Geographical Determination of the Sunrise. See here for sample images.
British photographer Tim Hall explores the Austrian alpine region of Arlberg in Above the Clouds. There are plenty of sublime mountainscapes though the impact of the ski industry is also acknowledged. See here for sample images. 

The World Pinhole Photography Day is on April 27 so it’s a good time to mention a new collection, Obscura – 121 Views, for which an international jury picked out the best pinhole photographs from more than 3.000 submissions. See here for sample images.
Atlanta gallery owner Jennifer Schwartz has written a guide to how photographers build a career in the fine art world. Crusade for Your Art aims to help photographers build a strategic approach to breaking into the often impenetrable world of fine art photography. 

Nazraeli have confirmed that they will be able to provide signed copies of Lucas Foglia’s Frontcountry, the exhibition of which is currently showing at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London.
Talk and Book Signing

As first announced in our previous newsletter, on Thursday 24 April 6.30 pm at Stills Gallery, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, we will be welcoming Phil Bergerson to talk about his new book, American Artifacts. This event is free but please book a space here. Please email or phone 01620 895985 if you would like more information. If you cannot attend, you can still order a signed copy.


As always if you would like to order any of the titles listed or would like more information concerning anything mentioned in our newsletters please contact us by phone or at the email address at the bottom of this message. You may also order any of these books at


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