Photo Books

Ricky Adam: Belfast Punk: Warzone Centre 1997–2003

Ricky Adam: Belfast Punk: Warzone Centre 1997–2003

The “Warzone Collective” formed in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast in 1984, when a few local punks decided to secure their own venue. In 1986, the Collective opened Giros, with a vegetarian cafe, a practice space and screenprinting facilities. In 1991, Giros moved into a larger, more ambitious venue, where photographer Ricky Adam (born 1974) captured the photographs in…
Anders Petersen: Zoo

Anders Petersen: Zoo

Zoo is a wild ride through Anders Petersen’s oeuvre, a racy edit of his work that has animals as its central theme. Whether they be conscious portraits of animals or a haphazard photographic encounter with a woman’s legs in python-print tights, Petersen draws out the animal and animalistic in all that he sees. At a typical zoo we are the…
Frank De Mulder: Tribute

Frank De Mulder: Tribute

Elegant and edgy, sophisticated and seductive, alluring and artistic, Belgian fine-art photographer Frank De Mulder’s images are all of this—and so much more. A revered contemporary master of erotic photography whose images have been published in Playboy, Maxim, GQ as well as in four previous books, De Mulder has cemented his status as a leader in the field with original…
Liu Zheng: Dream Shock

Liu Zheng: Dream Shock

The “dream shock” of Liu Zheng’s title refers to an awakening as if from a deep sleep. There is a moment between sleep and consciousness in which the dream state and conscious reality collide. It is a fertile, erotic and sometimes violent area of the mind, in which both exquisite and tortured imagery may surface. Liu Zheng is one of…
Hunter Barnes: Tickets

Hunter Barnes: Tickets

The result of documentary photographer Hunter Barnes’ (born 1977) time on the road with the World of Wonder Sideshow, Tickets captures the people and places of the traveling circus’s grittier sibling. The sword swallowers, fire eaters and tattooed ladies are all here, defiant and exuberant, captured in striking portraits. Barnes has long been drawn to documenting aspects of culture and…
Liu Zheng: The Chinese

Liu Zheng: The Chinese

In 1994, Chinese artist Liu Zheng conceived of an ambitious photographic project called The Chinese, which occupied him for seven years and carried him throughout China. Inspired by the examples of August Sander and Diane Arbus, he has captured a people and country in a unique time of great flux, providing a startling vision of the deep-rooted historical forces and…
Latif al Ani

Latif al Ani

Known as the “father of Iraqi photography,” Latif al Ani (born 1932) was the first photographer to capture cosmopolitan life in 1950s–70s Iraq, and his black-and-white images constitute a unique visual account of the country during its belle époque. Al Ani portrayed Iraq’s culture in all of its abundance and complexity: besides documenting its westernized everyday life, the political culture…
Helen Levitt: Manhattan Transit

Helen Levitt: Manhattan Transit

Helen Levitt’s pictures haunt like an intimate ghost – ever present, never forceful, curious, and receptive. In 1938 Levitt accompanied Walker Evans on a number of trips when he photographed passengers on the New York subway and soon she was taking her own shots. More empathetic and informal with a camera, Levittʼs finest photographs came from being present to the…
Sory Sanle: Volta Photo 1965–85

Sory Sanle: Volta Photo 1965–85

Ibrahima Sory Sanle (b. 1943) started his photographic career in Bobo-Dioulasso in 1960, the year his country (now Burkina Faso) gained independence from France. Sanle opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working with his Rolleiflex twin lens medium format camera, Volta Photo was soon recognised as the finest studio in the city. Voltaic photography’s unsung golden age…
Xavier Miserachs: Photobolsillo

Xavier Miserachs: Photobolsillo

Of the series that make up this book, the most widely recognised is Barcelona, blanc i negre [Barcelona, black and white]. It depicts Barcelona during the sixties children at play, fruit sellers in El Born, flower vendors, families… Costa Brava Show portrays beaches, people and the summer atmosphere in Ibiza, Tossa de Mar, Cadaque s and Calonge. In contrast, the…
Jake Verzosa: The Last Tattooed Women of Kallinga

Jake Verzosa: The Last Tattooed Women of Kallinga

The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga presents a series of portraits by Jake Verzosa who laments and celebrates a dying tradition of tattooing in villages throughout the Cordillera mountains in the northern Philippines. For nearly a thousand years the Kalinga women have proudly worn these lace-like patterns or batok on their skin as symbols of beauty, wealth, stature and fortitude.…
Ruth Kaplan: Bathers

Ruth Kaplan: Bathers

Bathers explores the social theatre of communal bathing, a ritual that is both private and public. Ruth Kaplan’s journey began in the nudist hot springs of California in 1991. By participating in the baths, Kaplan gradually became accepted and was able to make photographs of her fellow bathers, occupying the dual role of empathetic voyeur and participant. From California she…
Elliott Erwitt: Cuba

Elliott Erwitt: Cuba

In 1964, while on assignment for Newsweek magazine, photojournalist Elliott Erwitt spent a week in Cuba as a guest of Fidel Castro. There, he captured now-iconic photographs of the beloved Cuban president along with the revolutionary leader Che Guevara. Over fifty years later, coinciding with restored diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Erwitt returned to document both its…
Fred Lyon: San Francisco Noir

Fred Lyon: San Francisco Noir

Following in the footsteps of classic films like The Maltese Falcon and The Lady from Shanghai, veteran photographer Fred Lyon creates images of San Francisco in high contrast with a sense of mystery. In this latest offering from the photographer of San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940 1960, Lyon presents a darker tone, exploring the hidden corners of his…
Takeshi Shikama: Silent Respiration of Forests

Takeshi Shikama: Silent Respiration of Forests

This series of photographs is an expression of my search for the soul of the deep forests. One day in early autumn in 2001, just as twilight was setting in, I had lost track of the mountain paths. I happened to wander into a shady forest, where I found myself suddenly seized with a strong desire to take photographs. The…
Tomasz Gudzowaty: Keiko

Tomasz Gudzowaty: Keiko

Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty (born 1971) documents the lives of ship scrappers in Chittagong, the second-largest city in Bangladesh, where nearly 40 percent of the 700 ocean-going ships taken out of service every year are scrapped. Gudzowaty’s photographs, executed on black-and-white film stock, record their arduous labors. Hardcover: 148 pages Publisher: Hatje Cantz (2013) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-3775735216 Order: hatjecantz.de…
Tim Carpenter – Local Objects

Tim Carpenter – Local Objects

Borrowing its title from the Wallace Stevens poem in which “little existed for him but the few things / for which a fresh name always occurred,” Local Objects presents a beautiful yet remarkably unassuming body of work by Brooklyn/central Illinois–based photographer Tim Carpenter (born 1968): a calm, steady rhythm of 74 medium-format photographs made in the semirural American Midwest. While…
Marc Hom: Profiles

Marc Hom: Profiles

“My new book, Profiles, is a collection of portraits taken over the last six to eight years, including exceptional profiles of creatives in the arts and cinema, plus meaningful images of family and friends. The images originate from editorial assignments and personal sittings, and are a reflection on my fascination with the person and their innate beauty and character.” –…
Saul Leiter: Early Black and White

Saul Leiter: Early Black and White

The distinctive iconography of Saul Leiter’s early black-andwhite photographs stems from his profound response to the dynamic street life of New York City in the late 1940s and ’50s. While this technique borrowed aspects of the photo-documentary, Leiter’s imagery was more shaped by his highly individual reactions to the people and places he encountered. Like a Magic Realist with a…
Serge Ramelli: Paris

Serge Ramelli: Paris

Paris is the City of Light, love, and savoir vivre. And this world-class capital is surely one of the planet’s most photographed destinations, whether by tourists snapping a quick souvenir shot or professionals with high-end cameras. The brief preview we provide here shows how special this city really is. Paris has never been showcased as impressively, meaningfully, or dramatically as…