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PERSPECTIVES: The new photography collection

PERSPECTIVES: The new photography collection

For the first time an art exhibition in Düsseldorf is dedicated to photography from its early stages through to this day and sets out to unravel the medium’s many facets. This is made possible by the Kunstpalast’s acquisition in December 2018 of more than 3,000 photographs from the collection of Galerie Kicken. In the show comprising around 200 works, avant-garde…
PERCEPTIONS: People in American Photography

PERCEPTIONS: People in American Photography

The exhibition “PERCEPTIONS” features works by American photographers, which concern themselves with issues like human contact, corporeality, intimacy as well as fragility. The photographs explore problems of everyday topics and situations, the necessity of which are made clear to us only at times marked by restrictions, distancing, and isolation. “PERCEPTIONS” aims to draw attention to the importance of the relationship…
Michael Magers: Independent Mysteries

Michael Magers: Independent Mysteries

Photographs in which the documentary becomes poetry―that is one of Michael Magers’s trademarks. With his special eye for the unusual moment, the documentary photographer and journalist quickly gained international recognition. His pictures appear in prominent magazines and newspapers such as TIME, Vogue Italia, or Huck Magazine. Even outside of his commissioned work, which takes him all over the world, this…
Monovisions Awards 2020 Winners Announced!

Monovisions Awards 2020 Winners Announced!

MonoVisions Awards are proud to announce the winners of 2020 photo contest, selecting the winning photographs from 3650 entries from across the globe! Czech photographer Tomas Tison won the single photo category; his entry, titled Star Hunter, which captures the night scene with a person on top of the hill, won the Black & White Photo of the Year 2020,…
Jo Ractliffe: Photographs 1980s – now

Jo Ractliffe: Photographs 1980s – now

Co-published with The Walther Collection, this book is the first to present a comprehensive selection of the work of South African photographer Jo Ractliffe. Looking back over the past 35 years, it brings together images from major photo-essays, as well as early works that have not been seen before. Described by Okwui Enwezor as “one of the most accomplished and…
Philadelphia – Portraits of the City

Philadelphia – Portraits of the City

How can we properly acknowledge Philadelphia as our inspiration? Philadelphia has been around a long time, long before Jerome and I arrived here to make a living. This book was a long time coming. The seed was planted a while ago. We lived and worked for years in Philadelphia and as keen observers of this city we grew to love…
John Cohen: Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream

John Cohen: Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream

One cold sunny morning in December 2018, Gerhard Steidl drove from New York City to see John Cohen at his rambling home in upstate Putnam Valley. The purpose of the visit was to pick up originals to be scanned for Cohen’s Look up to the Moon, his book of photos from Morocco in 1955 and published by Steidl in 2019.…
Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories

Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories

The exhibition “Untold Stories” is the first show curated by Peter Lindbergh himself. The photographer, who was born in 1944 and grew up in Duisburg, worked on the presentation for two years and completed it immediately before his death in early September 2019. Peter Lindbergh Untold Stories Exhibition: 20 June – 1 November 2020 Museum Kunst & Gewerbe Steintorplatz 20099…
Peter Kayafas: The Way West

Peter Kayafas: The Way West

The latest book from New York-based photographer Peter Kayafas (born 1971) presents photographs from ten years and thousands of miles of travel in the plains states. A continuation of his 30 years of work along America’s backroads, Kayafas uses his camera to explore the present state of the histories and ritualized traditions of the people who live in Idaho, Montana,…
Gilbert Garcin: Existence is Elsewhere

Gilbert Garcin: Existence is Elsewhere

Gilbert Garcin’s photographs engage us as philosophical archaeology, as surrealist theater, and as contemporary allegory. The artist himself, often portrayed in a dark overcoat, serves as an every-person character, his works honed upon humanity’s current, perhaps timeless, crisis of conscience: the unbearable frictions of our relationships to ourselves and one another in an overwhelmingly complex and interconnected world. Garcin’s dream-like…
Robert Adams: On Lookout Mountain

Robert Adams: On Lookout Mountain

The view from Lookout Mountain west of Denver is of natural forms and our imprint on them, of the timeless and the passing. Generations have made their way there to find perspective on the city and the plains beyond. Robert Adams photographed from the overlook in 1970, and again in 1984. For this volume, he has assembled a selection of…
Robert Adams: Los Angeles Spring

Robert Adams: Los Angeles Spring

Having lived in Southern California during his university years, Robert Adams returned to photograph the Los Angeles Basin in the late 1970s and early 1980s, concentrating on what was left of the citrus groves, eucalyptus and palm trees that once flourished in the area. The pictures, while foreboding, testify to a verdancy against the odds. Featuring sumptuous quadratone plates, this…
Allan Teger: Bodyscapes

Allan Teger: Bodyscapes

The artist in every culture takes on some of the roles of the shaman. The artist walks the fine line between the conscious and the unconscious, the obvious and the hidden. My background (Ph.D. in psychology) led me to the study of consciousness, meditation and spirituality. After years of teaching I left academics to apply what I had learned to…
Josef Koudelka: Industries

Josef Koudelka: Industries

Josef Koudelka started using a camera in panoramic format in 1986 while participating in the multi-photographer mission set by the Land Development and Regional Action Delegation, more commonly known as DATAR, whose objective was to “represent the French landscape of the 1980s”. He thus crisscrossed France, then the entire world, to take stock of modern humanity’s influence on landscape. This…
The Araki Effect

The Araki Effect

Over 300 images by the most famous contemporary Japanese photographer from the 1960s to today. Nobuyoshi Araki (Tokyo, 1940) is known the world over for his controversial erotic portraits of Japanese women, often bound using the kinbaku (Japanese bondage) technique. A unique figure in contemporary photography, he has always found creative inspiration in his daily existence, without making any distinction…
Alain Schroeder: Taekwondo North Korea Style

Alain Schroeder: Taekwondo North Korea Style

Although the origins of martial arts are shrouded in mystery, since time immemorial men have used their hands and feet for self-protection. Influenced by a combination of historical events in Korea and Japanese traditions, the modern incarnation of Korea’s national martial art Taekwondo (“way of kick and fist”) was created in 1955 by General Choi Hong-hi. Born in what is…
Steve Geer: One-Sixth of a Second – and the poetry of motion

Steve Geer: One-Sixth of a Second – and the poetry of motion

“There is something wonderful about a great photograph of life on the street. I think it’s because we humans are naturally nosy. We like to stare, absorb the details and imagine the facts, but on the street, we don’t have permission to stare. All we get is a glimpse. The great thing about a street photograph is that we have…
Baldwin Lee: Black Americans in the South

Baldwin Lee: Black Americans in the South

When Baldwin Lee first arrived in the south, he did not know what he would photograph. He took a 2,000-mile exploratory trip on the back roads photographing anything that interested him with his 4 x 5-inch view camera. “My subjects included landscapes, cityscapes, close-up details, night studies, interiors of commercial and residential buildings, and portraits of people—white and black, old…
The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop

The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop

For 11 obsessive years in 1970s and ’80s, the Bronx-born photographer Alvin Baltrop documented the alternative world that existed in this once-run-down part of the city, capturing cruisers, sun-bathers, fornicators, and friends in that brief moment after the Stonewall riots and before the explosion of the AIDS epidemic. The book presents those photos and others by Baltrop, including many that…
Tim Franco: Illicit Ink

Tim Franco: Illicit Ink

A series of intimate portraits of the underground tattooist community in South Korea shot on paper negatives. An obscure South Korean law makes tattooing technically illegal. Although this does not stop a growing number of underground tattoo parlors to open in people’s home or in hidden rooms, it does pose a challenge for a young generation looking to express themselves…