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It was promised a long time ago but it seems that the University of Texas Press are finally about to publish a new edition of Nancy Rexroth's Iowa, which has a legendary status among devotees of lo-fi photography. Hopefully these mesmerising, dream-like images will attract a wider audience. Sample images.

Also from the University of Texas comes a retrospective of the work of Eddie Adams. Adams was a leading US photojournalist whose work came to international attention with his photos of the Vietnam War, particularly the shocking image of the summary execution of a Vietcong suspect by the city police chief in 1968. Adams also covered US domestic politics and issues that still resonate today including immigration, conflict in the Middle East and the refugee crisis. Bigger Than the Frame comprehensively covers his career from the 1950s to the 2000s. For more information see these sample images and take an extensive look at the Adams archive.
In Survivor, Harry Borden’s portraits of Holocaust survivors from around the world are accompanied by handwritten notes by each of his sitters, ranging from poems, to memories, to hopes for the future. At the end of the book is more information about the person in each portrait, and about how and what they survived, together with the historical context of the events they lived through. Martin Parr recently gave the book a very positive review: “a substantial project of some real depth and authority. By flicking through the pages you can sense the amount of research, patience and hard work that has been invested. The portraits, as always with Borden are simple, effective and very telling." Sample images.

The first of three new titles from Velvet Cell is the latest of Peter Bialobrzeski’s City Diaries. Kochi Diary has street scenes of the Indian city of Kochi–Ernakulam. One particular concern is the rapid rise in the use of motorbikes – many riders refuse to wear helmets causing many serious injuries and fatalities. We will have signed copies. Sample images. Other City Diaries are still available.
In Moment, Wolfgang Hildebrand gives us street- and city-scapes from across the world. These extraordinarily vibrant images are, in fact, composites – the product of returning repeatedly to identical locations and identical positions at different times of day and night. We will have signed copies. Sample images.

Finally from Velvet Cell, in Tales from Beneath the Arches, publisher Eanna da Freine shows us how the spaces below bridges and elevated expressways in Taiwan are reclaimed by the inhabitants as places of leisure, meeting, trade and contemplation. We will have signed copies. Sample images.
For Chauvet Pont d'Arc, l'inappropriable, French photographer Raphael Dallaporta was given extensive access to the Grotte Chauvet and has created astonishing black-and-white images of the cave system and the engravings and paintings found there, believed to be 36,000 years old. Sample images.

Gao Bo's Tibet is the result of five visits between 1985 and 1995. His beautiful black-and-white images portray the ancient rites of Buddhist monks and the spirituality of everyday life. Later Gao Bo went back to the photographs and reworked them by using his own blood as ink for inscriptions on the images. Sample images.
Dutch photographer Desiree Dolron makes highly stylised and meticulously controlled portraits which mimic the style of paintings by Old Masters, most obviously Rembrandt. Xteriors makes available for the first time a complete series she has been working on since 2001. Sample images.

Onorato & Krebs' previous book The Great Unreal sold out two editions, a pretty rare achievement for a photographic book. (We have one copy left of the first edition.) Its clever, playful interweaving of reality and fabrication in a 'sort of' road trip across the US is the template for their new work Continental Drift. This time the road trip takes them all the way from Switzerland to Mongolia via eastern Europe, Central Asia, the foothills of the Himalayas, the 'Stan' Republics and Russia including the forests of Siberia. Sample images.
The Archive of Modern Conflict threw open their enormous archive of amateur photography to the writer Rory McLean. He has chosen an individual photograph or group of photographs to represent each decade of the 20th century. In Pictures of You, his accompanying text is described by Jan Morris as “a unique virtuoso exercise in empathy, narrative and imagination.” Sample images.

The French surrealist Claude Cahun has been an enormous influence on later generations of photographers exploring issues of gender and identity. The current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery displays her work alongside that of contemporary British artist Gillian Wearing. Behind the Mask, Another Mask is the book of that exhibition. Sample images.
 
Ryan McGinley’s early work from 1998 to 2003, much of it previously unpublished, is the subject of The Kids Were Alright. While some anticipate the hedonistic, at times almost utopian, portrayal of youth in his later photography, there's a grittier edge to many of these early images, closer to the spirit of Nan Goldin. Sample images.

Mack are publishing the work of a young American photographer Sam Contis: Deep Springs. Her images were made in a remote desert valley east of the Sierra Nevada. The work centres on a small, all-male liberal arts college. It deals with the development of masculine identity and with the enduring image of the American West. We will have signed copies. Sample images.
Mack are also publishing Anthony Hernandez's Forever. It follows on from his earlier work Landscapes for the Homeless.  It traces the movements of the homeless, in images which take up the point of view of the homeless person. Rather than photographing the material evidence of homelessness, Hernandez photographs what might be might seen and observed from the street itself. Sample images.

Dora Maar was a surrealist photographer in Paris in the 1930s who became the lover and muse of Pablo Picasso. A new book aims to bring her own work back into the spotlight:  Dora Maar in the Time of Man Ray, Jean Cocteau and Picasso. Sample images.

Endnotes

Sooner than expected, the two new Larry Sultan editions are now available: Pictures from Home and Evidence.

Newly in stock also are signed copies of Fyodor Telkov's 36 Views which is attracting a lot of positive reviews and Cesare Fabbri's Flying Carpet from Mack.

Hopefully many of you will have seen the recent BBC4 documentary on Dougie Wallace. We have signed copies of Harrodsburg in stock.

Finally, Jungjin Lee's beautiful Everglades from Nazraeli is back in stock.

Sooner than expected, the two new Larry Sultan editions are now available: Pictures from Home and Evidence.

Newly in stock also are signed copies of Fyodor Telkov's 36 Views which is attracting a lot of positive reviews and Cesare Fabbri's Flying Carpet from Mack.

Hopefully many of you will have seen the recent BBC4 documentary on Dougie Wallace. We have signed copies of Harrodsburg in stock.

Finally, Jungjin Lee's beautiful Everglades from Nazraeli is back in stock.

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