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Mark Neville is best known for his Port Glasgow Book Project (2004). Although copies were given directly to all 8000 residents, it has never been commercially available. Now they have been reproduced as part of a major Steidl collection of his work, Fancy Pictures. This also includes images from a second Scottish project with the farming community of the Isle of Bute. Deeds Not Words (2011) focuses on Corby, an English town that suffered serious industrial pollution. It also includes work from London, Afghanistan and the USA. Sample images.
 
Renowned Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase, creator of Solitude of Ravens, one of the most revered photobooks of all, was almost as famous for his photos of his beloved cats. In a new edition of 900 copies, Afterword features an adopted cat, Sasuke, who Fukase took with him everywhere. Sample images: Afterword. Sample images.
Todd Hido’s work has been the subject of a series of celebrated series of monographs beautifully published by Nazraeli. Now in a new book, Intimate Distance, Aperture assemble a chronological account of his work over twenty-five years with 300 images, including many unpublished photographs. Sample images.

Ernst Haas’s Color Correction was published several years ago and quickly went out of print. It’s now been reprinted by Steidl and seeks to correct the misrepresentation of Haas as a predominantly commercial photographer by bringing to light his more creative works, many of which were not published in his own lifetime. Sample images.
Robin Hammond's My Lagos introduces us to the colour, energy and chaos of Africa’s largest city. Full-bleed color photographs take us on a journey through bustling Lagos streets and into the homes of the rich, poor, and rising middle class. Placed between these views is a series of large format Polaroid portraits accompanied by quotes from the sitters themselves. In this limited edition from Bessard, an original Nollywood film poster wraps each copy of this beautifully designed book. Sample images.

Bruce Davidson: Survey focuses on the work that has made Davidson one of the most influential documentary photographers. In addition to his civil rights series and his work in Harlem, the book includes Davidson’s well-known series Brooklyn Gang, Subway, and Central Park.. The book also highlights more recent projects, such as his explorations of Paris and Los Angeles landscapes. This survey was created in conjunction with an exhibition at Fundación Mapfre in Spain, and is in the same format as their recent excellent Vanessa Winship retrospective. Sample images.
Originally published in 1981, Susan Meiselas’s Nicaragua is a classic of photojournalism. Starting with a powerful and chilling evocation of the Somoza regime during its decline in the late 1970s, the images trace the evolution of the popular resistance that led to the insurrection, culminating with the triumph of the Sandinista revolution in 1979. Now Aperture is reissuing the book with an augmented reality function, bringing a selection of images to life via clips from Meiselas’s films Pictures from a Revolution (1991) - in which she returns to the scenes she originally photographed - and Reframing History, a documentation of her return in 2004 to collaborate with local communities to create sites for collective memory. Sample images.

Some years ago, we stocked remaindered copies of an excellent collection of the work of Louis Faurer published by Merrell. Now it’s only available at high prices so it’s good to see that Steidl are publishing a new collection, Louis Faurer, the first in fifteen years to present his largely overlooked work depicting the melancholy streets of New York in the 1940s and ’50s. Faurer was influenced by Walker Evans and by Robert Frank, with whom he shared a loft and darkroom in his early New York days. Sample images.
Featuring images spanning four decades, Ellsworth Kelly: Photographs is the first book ever published on the artist’s photography, and he was closely involved in all aspects of its making. He started taking photographs in 1950, using a borrowed Leica to “make notations of things I had seen and subjects I had been drawing.” They convey his enthusiasm for the visible world around him—the compositional possibilities to be found in a barn roof, for example, or a tree branch. Sample images.

Chronicle are publishing a new edition of one of Lauren Greenfield’s best-known works, Girl Culture from 2002. Greenfield visited girls of all ages, photographing them while discussing issues ranging from eating disorders and self-mutilation to spring break and prom. Sample images.

 
Few contemporary photographers are more deserving of the description ‘maverick’ than Jason Fulford. His latest publication Contains 3 Books is a silver foil-stamped box that contains three books: Mild Moderate Severe Profound, I Am Napoleon and &&. The culmination of three years and 15 countries’ worth of travel around the world, the photographs in these three volumes receive Fulford’s trademark elliptical, evocative sequencing, interspersed with texts that alternately explain and confound. Sample images

US landscape and nature photographer, David H Gibson is the subject of a sumptuous new publication comprising three clothbound volumes spanning some thirty years of work. Images, Panoramas, Sequences is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and is presented in a custom-made clamshell box,  “Gibson would not say that he has been strongly influenced by photographyʼs pictorial tradition, but his work is rooted in that movement, especially its embrace and reinterpretation by the mid-twentieth century master Ansel Adams” (John Rohrbach). Sample images.
People of London is the first book in a new series from Hoxton Mini Press dedicated to the best urban photography from around the world. The books are similar to their grey-spined series but 20% bigger. Motivated by a love of London and its people, Peter Zelewski spent over five years taking photographs of strangers throughout the city. This Collector’s Edition of 100 copies comes in a cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print. . Sample images.

Mack Books are publishing a new edition of Allan Sekula’s Against the Grain, his seminal collection o
f essays and photographs which has been out of print for thirty years. Sample images.
Aperture are publishing Total Records, a massive compendium of some of the most famous album cover images by many of the great photographers of the post-war era including Bailey, Bourdin, Corbijn, DeCarava, Friedlander, Goldin, Ghirri, Griffin, Klein, LaChapelle, Lyon, Mapplethorpe, Mondino, McGinley, Parr, Petersen, Pierre et Gilles, Hiro, Sherman, Teller, Warhol and Wegman. Sample images.

People Knitting: A Century of Photographs is a charming tribute in vintage photographs to the ever-popular, craft of knitting. The images trace the shifting social significance of knitting from the earliest photographs, which demonstrated women’s virtue and skill as homemakers. Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. During the two world wars, images of nurses, soldiers, prisoners, and boys’ knitting clubs knitting socks for the troops abounded. Sample images.
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