Photo Books

Zhou HanShun: Frenetic City

Zhou HanShun: Frenetic City

With a population of over 7 million but less than 25% of its land developed, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. When I first landed, I was immediately confronted by a society that is in fierce competition for physical and mental space. I decided to capture and re-create the tension and chaos that I…
Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967

Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967

n the past decade a new generation of photographers has directed the documentary approach toward more personal ends. Their aim has been not to reform life, but to know it. ―John Szarkowski In 1967, The Museum of Modern Art presented New Documents, a landmark exhibition organized by John Szarkowski that brought together a selection of works by three photographers whose…
Unearthing Ancient Nubia

Unearthing Ancient Nubia

Specially trained Egyptian photographers were an integral part of the pioneering Harvard-MFA expedition during the first half of the 20th century. Over the course of some 40 years, their photographs documented the excavations with thousands of images as the riches of a great ancient civilization in northern Sudan were uncovered. George A. Reisner, the leader of the expedition, was keenly…
Helen Levitt: One, Two, Three, More

Helen Levitt: One, Two, Three, More

Helen Levitt’s earliest pictures are a unique and irreplaceable look at street life in New York City from the mid-1930s to the end of the 1940s. There are children at play, lovers flirting, husbands and wives, young mothers with their babies, women gossiping, and lonely old men. A majority of these photographs have never been published. Other pictures included in…
Kolkata Calcutta: Some Kind of Beauty by Fionn Reilly

Kolkata Calcutta: Some Kind of Beauty by Fionn Reilly

Kolkata Calcutta is a superb collection of classic black-and-white, and colour photographs of one the world’s most enthralling and mysterious cities as revealed through the lens of photographer Fionn Reilly. Inspired by the films of Kolkata’s celebrated director Satyajit Ray and the great Indian photographer Raghubir Singh, Reilly’s images capture an intense city that exudes a true sense of soul,…
Joseph Szabo: Lifeguard

Joseph Szabo: Lifeguard

This series of photographs represents Joseph Szabo interest, encounter and friendship with lifeguards from 1990-2015. Actually his first connection with them started in the late 1960s when he first discovered Jones Beach. So this work is an exploration using photography as an art form and documentary tool. The purpose is to express more fully the lives of people that Szabo…
Levon and Kennedy , Mississippi Innocence Project

Levon and Kennedy , Mississippi Innocence Project

In 2012, photographer Isabelle Armand came across an article about two men who were wrongfully convicted. The men had spent almost 20 years behind bars for a crime they didn’t commit. They were exonerated after an investigation from the Innocence Project led authorities to the real perpetrator. In Levon and Kennedy, Armand presents an intimate photoessay documenting the men, their…
Renze Dijkema: Panorama Pieterburen Pietersberg

Renze Dijkema: Panorama Pieterburen Pietersberg

The Pieterpad (Pieter Path) is annually walked by tens of thousands of hikers and takes you right across the Netherlands from the coastal village of Pieterburen in the North to the hill Sint-Pietersberg in the far south. The hiking trail, devised by Bertje Jens and Toos Goorhuis, was launched in 1981 and has since been regularly adapted. Nature was created…
Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968

Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968

In May of 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. announced the Poor People’s Campaign to demanded economic and human rights for poor Americans of diverse backgrounds. The Campaign was organized by King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and carried out under the leadership of Ralph Abernathy in the wake of Dr. King’s assassination. After presenting an organized set of demands…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

At first glance, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographic portrait of King Henry VIII of England is arresting: his camera has captured the tactility of Henry’s luxurious furs and silks, the elaborate embroidery of his doublet, and the light reflecting off of each shimmering jewel. The contours of the king’s face are so lifelike that he appears to be almost three- dimensional. It…
Cuba Then: Revised and Expanded by Ramiro Fernandez

Cuba Then: Revised and Expanded by Ramiro Fernandez

Since the first edition of Cuba Then was published in 2014, there have been several seismic shifts: President Obama moved to normalize relations, a US embassy was opened, Fidel Castro died, and the current administration announced plans to freeze relations again. This intensified interest in Cuba has seen record numbers of Americans traveling there. It is only fitting to release…
Frank Gohlke: Speeding Trucks and other Follies

Frank Gohlke: Speeding Trucks and other Follies

In the summer of 1971 Frank Gohlke moved with his wife and young daughter from Middlebury, Vermont to Minneapolis, Minnesota. His vocation as a photographer had begun four years prior, but he had yet to define the subject that would occupy him for the next 45 years: the landscapes of ordinary life. The three bodies of work brought together in…
Cowboys Don’t Do Lunch: The Photographs of Herb Cohen

Cowboys Don’t Do Lunch: The Photographs of Herb Cohen

This book features skillfully detailed photographs of the last of the real cowboys of Cave Creek, Arizona from when the area was in transition from a full-time cattle ranching community to an incorporated town. Despite the rapid modernization of life in the 20th Century, through the 1970s the inhabitants of this community remained relatively unchanged in their mannerisms and way…
Arthur Elgort: Ballet

Arthur Elgort: Ballet

Following his career-spanning monograph The Big Picture, Arthur Elgort pays homage to his first love and eternal muse in this new collection of photographs. Through Elgort’s lens we encounter ballet not onstage but behind the scenes where the hard work is done. On this journey through the hallways and rehearsal spaces of some of the world’s most distinguished ballet schools,…
Inge Morath: On Style

Inge Morath: On Style

Witty, playful, and effortlessly chic, Inge Morath: On Style reveals the vital forms of fashion and self-expression that blossomed into existence in England, France, and the United States in the postwar decades. The book follows the photojournalist Inge Morath (1923–2002) through intimate sessions with Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn; scenes of window-shopping on Fifth Avenue; American girls discovering Paris; the…
Camilla Jensen: Quantum

Camilla Jensen: Quantum

Camilla Jensen has explored herself as a photographic territory over a period of two years. The material gathered consists of multiple series of self -portraits, all captured as reflections in old mirrors. During the process of facing and examining herself through the lens, considerations and thoughts on inheritance and legacy has taken form as an essay that includes an investigation…
Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand

Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand

The book was originally published by Yugensha in Tokyo in 1972, and this new Steidl edition, made in close collaboration with Frank, follows and updates the first US edition by Lustrum Press of 1972. The Lines of My Hand is structured chronologically and presents selections from every stage of Frank’s work until 1972―from early photos in Switzerland in 1945–46, to…
Nuno Moreira: She Looks into Me

Nuno Moreira: She Looks into Me

“She looks into me” is a series of intimate images that hold a deep reverence for a time when the mystery of life and the mystery of death were closely related. Conceived in a manner close to theater this book is divided in 3 chapters that explore the idea of human representation and how looking at an image in an…
Sebastião Salgado: Exodus

Sebastião Salgado: Exodus

It has been almost a generation since Sebastião Salgado first published Exodus but the story it tells, of fraught human movement around the globe, has changed little in 16 years. The push and pull factors may shift, the nexus of conflict relocates from Rwanda to Syria, but the people who leave their homes tell the same tale: deprivation, hardship, and…
Serge Ramelli: New York

Serge Ramelli: New York

Black-and-white urban photography has a unique effect: It can lend a historical feel or bring out perspectives and surfaces in a special way. Serge Ramelli’s New York photos do both—and much more. With his film director’s eye, he searches out locations using parameters that evoke a specific atmosphere and build tension. The New York skyline or typical New York street…