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The National Portrait Gallery, London, are showing a major exhibition of the work of William Eggleston starting on 21 July. The accompanying book William Eggleston: Portraits explores Eggleston’s pictures of people includes both well-known and unseen portraits. Works included span his career from the 1950s to the present day. The catalogue includes an interview with Eggleston. Sample images.
 
In a follow-up to his Deadline newspaper, Will Steacy’s Deadline Volume 2 reveals the harsh realities facing the newspaper industry today in a behind-the-scenes look at the newsroom at the Philadelphia Inquirer (in which Steacy’s family have been involved for five generations). Steacy’s photographs of The Inquirer newsroom and printing plant, and historical material from The Inquirer's archive offer a perspective on the challenges facing today’s newspapers: shrinking advertising revenue, falling circulation, lay-offs and buy-outs. We will have signed copies. Sample images.
Sanne Sannes was a controversial photographer in the Netherlands in the early 1960s. Working experimentally, in grainy black and white, Sannes is chiefly known for  intimate and erotic portraits of women. Sannes died at the age of 30 in a car accident. Copyright/Archief is the most comprehensive collection of his work published, initiated by Sannes’s brother and collaborators. Sample images.
 
Inversion is a limited edition being created by Daisuke Yokota to coincide with the Arles Festival. Each of the eighty signed and numbered copies will be silkscreen printed and the exact contents will differ from copy to copy. We are offering this for £500 but, if you are interested, we have been told most have been sold already so please order immediately. Sample images.
Daido Moriyama’s A La Carte_B is another limited edition likely to disappear fast. The printing show “À la carte” took place in February as part of the DAIDO TOKYO exhibition then running at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. A small number of signed AP editions are still available. Sample images.
 
Eye Love You, the first book by Ed van der Elsken completely in colour, was released in 1977. The starting point for this book was love, particularly love between man and woman. Halfway through, the focus changed and became the struggle for existence that men and women experience in solidarity. Sample images
Argentinian photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg’s La Creciente was widely praised when it was published by Nazraeli. Otsuchi: Future Memories is his first major publication since then. The town of Otsuchi was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. The book gathers family photographs of the inhabitants of Otsuchi, found after the disaster, and places them in dialogue with Chaskielberg’s images of the survivors amidst the ruins of their homes. Sample images.
 
Dutch photographer Raimond Wouda’s early work School was also published by Nazraeli. In his latest work, Ext.-Int, he delves into the world of film-making in the Netherlands and Belgium. His colour images reveal the artifice that is used to create filmic reality. “I photographed the film sets perched as fictional islands in the actual landscape with a large format camera.” Sample images.
The war in Syria has created more than two million child refugees within and beyond its borders. They have left their friends, their homes, and their beds behind. Swedish photographer Magnus Wennman, winner of three World Press Photo Awards, has met many of these refugees in camps and on their journeys through Europe. In his new book, Where the Children Sleep, Wenmann shows some of the locations and conditions in which many of these children have to sleep now. Sample images.

SPBH Editions have published History Database by American artist Luke Stettner. Through hundreds of found and produced photographs, drawings, xeroxes and pictograms, Stettner investigates notions of mortality, the measurement of time and the technology and distribution of pictures. Sample images.
 
A Lover’s Complaint is a limited edition of 300 copies by photographic artist Robin Gillanders in collaboration with writer Henry Gough-Cooper. Roland Barthes published his ‘A Lover’s Discourse’ in 1977. It consists of 80 ‘Fragments’ in a personal and philosophical exploration of the anatomy of desire and love. Gough-Cooper has taken these ‘Fragments’ and distilled each of them into haiku. As a response to these, Robin Gillanders has made a series of still life photographs (which themselves may be termed ‘visual haiku’) as a further representation of Barthes’ text. We have copies signed by Robin Gillanders.
Prisons is a powerful documentary work by Sébastien van Malleghem, who photographed in ten Belgian prisons over a five-year period. The black-and-white portraits of the prisoners are very impressive. Sample images.
 
If, like me, you’ve never seen a book of photographs of (French) Guiana, Christophe Gin’s Colonie will sear it into your consciousness. The title refers questioningly to Guiana’s legal position as a ‘departement’ of France.  Gin’s monumental photographs show it as a land wholly alien to European preconceptions. Sample images.
Finally, seven books by Marco Paoluzzo are available at half their original publication price: America Blues, Ethiopia, France Atlantique, Faroe Islands, North/Nord, Terra Borealis and China Memories. See here for a full list of bargain Paoluzzo titles. Sample images

Endnotes

A trawl through the office has revealed three copies of Peter Mitchell’s Strangely Familiar, published by Nazraeli and out of print for several years. We have two signed and one unsigned copies for sale. (First come, first served – if the links no longer work, it means they have sold.)
 
Stephen Wolfenden has published a retrospective of his career, Glimpses: Photographs from 1966 to 2016. Please order direct from him. The documentary work from Liverpool and Lowestoft in the 1970s may have the broadest interest but there are many fine portraits to enjoy too.
 
Many of our most popular titles are brought in from specialist publishers overseas. In the wake of the Brexit vote and the subsequent exchange rate increase, we are facing an increase in the cost of these titles. We will do our best to minimise the effect on our prices but, sadly, some increases will be inevitable.
 
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