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It’s only February but already we’re expecting the first Michael Kenna title of the year to arrive shortly from the French publisher Editions Bessard. One Sunday in Beijing has 68 images resulting from a stay in the Chinese capital. It's an innovative publication with a lenticular cover including (shock horror!) a colour photo by Michael Kenna - the first ever to be published in a book, we believe. This is a limited edition of 700 copies: 350 with a yellow cloth binding and 350 copies with a red cloth binding. It measures 290 x 310mm. Each copy includes a C print measuring 18 x 19cm at the end of the book in a Cristal pochette. PDF preview of the whole book.
Walther Koenig have published a new edition of the classic photobook by Michael Schmidt, Waffenruhe: high-contrast black-and-white images of cityscapes, details in nature, and portraits taken in West Berlin shortly before the fall of the Wall. Schmidt brought together “surprising combinations of images to express a generation's dystopian sense of life.” Sample images (from the original editon).
Saddleworth Moor is probably best-known to people in Britain as the place where the Moors Murderers buried their victims.  Matthew Murray’s striking colour landscapes in Saddleworth: responding to a landscape seem at the same time to honour the victims, acknowledge the inevitable impact on our collective memory but insist upon the grandeur and beauty of the location. We will have signed copies of this limited edition. Sample images.
 
Laia Abril’s second book for Dewi Lewis, On Abortion, explores the history and consequences of women’s lack of access to safe, legal abortion in many countries. This work had a major impact when it was exhibited at Arles in 2016 and Remi Coignet wrote: "this heartbreaking book is a must have". Sample images.

 
Also from Dewi Lewis, War is Only Half the Story is a retrospective of the work of the documentary photography programme, The Aftermath Project, which for a decade has supported post-conflict storytelling by some of the world’s best photographers. They include Jim Goldberg, Nina Berman, Jessica Hines, Stanley Greene, Donald Weber, Simon Brann Thorpe, Juan Arredondo and Davide Monteleone. Sample images.

Finally from Dewi Lewis there’s Battleship Island. The island, otherwise known as Gunkanjima, off the coast of Nagasaki, was once the most heavily populated place on earth but has now been unoccupied for 40 years. Its intense habitation was because it allowed access to undersea coalmines. During the 1930s and the Second World War, it became a site of forced labour. Normally access to the island is very restricted but Makiko, a Japanese photographer now resident in York, was given unprecedented access to the maze of decaying buildings. Sample images.
Appleby is a series of portraits of members of the Irish travelling community taken at the Horse Fair which takes place every June in Appleby, Cumbria. Mattia Zoppellaro took these portraits over three consecutive summers. Sample images.

Dennis Neal Vaughn is an American environmental portrait photographer, capturing pedestrians and homeless people on the streets and passengers on buses. Imagine a cross between Eamonn Doyle and Niall McDiarmid with perhaps a little Tom Wood thrown in. His book Neither Here Nor There has 77 colour images in a signed, limited edition of 100. With an original print, it’s yours for just £20. “The final selection of images is a master class of editing and sequencing. The juxtaposition of the organic against human is sublime and intelligent” (Robin Titchener). Sample images.
 
A Thousand Crossings is a weighty career retrospective of Sally Mann who first shot to fame with controversial photographs of her own children in Immediate Family but whose later work wrestles with the history, mythology and landscape of the American South.  There are 320 pages and 230 black-and-white photographs. (In fairness to our customers, I should say there is also a limited edition which the publishers won’t let us sell but, if you’re quick, you may be able to buy one direct.)

Mapping the Limits of Space is also a career retrospective, this time of English photographer Dan Holdsworth. Since 1996 Holdsworth has explored the ‘extreme’ territories that characterise humans’ changing relationship to the ‘natural’ world. It also reveals Holdsworth’s most recent body of work: since 2012 the artist has worked with academic geologists to map the exact contours of Alpine glaciers, using drones, lasers, photography, and high-end software used by the military and academy. Sample images  (click on Press Download for images).
 
To coincide with the current exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, Andreas Gursky is a new summary of the career of one of the world’s most celebrated living photographers. This takes you from his early landscape images under the influence of the Dusseldorf School, captured on film, through to newer, more expansive, digitally augmented works. It includes an interview with Jeff Wall. Sample images.

Dutch photographer Jacqueline Hassink has used photography over many years to examine power relationships – political, economic and gender. In her latest work, Unwired, she documents digital dead zones, places which geography has placed outside digital networks such as the Japanese island of Yakushima, the Norwegian Arctic territory of Svalbard and the volcanic desert of Iceland. These are contrasted in her parallel project, iportrait, with people immersed in their smartphones in the subways of big cities. Sample images (click on Press Download).
In DPR Korea, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea. De Keyzer is one of very few photographers to get almost unlimited access to the country. He photographed more than 200 different locations, many of which had never been captured on camera before. The 250 photos that form his 'Grand Tour' were taken on marches, at the shooting range, in the subway and in family homes. Sample images.

We know we have a few customers who are devotees of Platinum and Palladium photography and there’s a new book out which promises to be the bible on such matters. Unfortunately it weighs 2.5 kilos and is costing us a fortune to ship over from the US. Hopefully, if it’s your specialist interest, the price of £83 won’t put you off ordering Platinum and Palladium: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation.

Just In

The Geoff Dyer book, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand has been published ahead of schedule. See here for a quick video of the book.

Signed copies of Gerry Johansson's Supplement: Deutschland are now in stock. Quick video. As is the wonderful Diary by Gunnar Smoliansky, edited and published by Johansson. Quick video.

Jungjin Lee's stunning new publication for Nazraeli, Opening, is selling well. Quick video.
 
Ekaterina Vasilyeva's After the Firebird has been shortlisted for the Unveil'd Photobook Award 2017. We will soon have more signed copies of this limited edition. Sample images.
 
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