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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…
Urim Hong: City Soleil: a melody of hope

Urim Hong: City Soleil: a melody of hope

City Soleil is a small village within the Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Unlike its name–City of the Sun–however, it seems as though there is only a glimpse of light remaining. The city has become poor as its history of rebellion and conflict extorted its economic power. What is more, because the people were not able to have proper drainage system, their…
Alain Schroeder: Kim City

Alain Schroeder: Kim City

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains one of the most isolated and secretive nations in the world. Since its creation in 1948, the country has been ruled by three generations of the Kim dynasty currently under the control of his grandson, Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un. It is a self-reliant socialist society based on an extreme interpretation of the…
Hugo Santarem Rodrigues: Interior

Hugo Santarem Rodrigues: Interior

My name is Hugo Santarem Rodrigues, and in 2016 I took a global ancestry DNA test to know my origins. From the result of this test, I decided to travel to the interior of the countries where my ancestors came from. I have been to Kenia and Ethiopia so far. Deep down, the base of the project is to respect…
Daido Moriyama: A Diary: Hasselblad Award

Daido Moriyama: A Diary: Hasselblad Award

With its generous image flow, this book celebrates Daido Moriyama as the 2019 Hasselblad Award winner and his highly influential, lifelong radical and authentic approach to photography. A Diary points to his continuous, daily photographic expeditions, resulting in an oeuvre charged with fragments, repetitions, chance and chaos. His production of images is enormous, and whereas some photographs have become iconic…
Sampa Guha Majumdar: Childhood

Sampa Guha Majumdar: Childhood

The children of the picture are staying beside this garbage and use this area for open toilet. Cows are moving freely there. These animals are also eating plastic waste. Children are very familiar with the pungent smell around everywhere. They are growing in this horrible environment. The stagnant water is very dirty and can spread all water-borne diseases. Cows are…
Karina Bikbulatova: The two parallel

Karina Bikbulatova: The two parallel

This black-and-white series of photos ‘about two sisters abandoned by their father, a reunion which can be no question. Just because they don’t know about each other the most important thing…’ They meet once a year in a small village, – communicate, play, weave braids to each other, but don’t know that they are sisters. Gulshat lives in a poor…
Bryce Morrison: Heavenly Bodies

Bryce Morrison: Heavenly Bodies

Heavenly Bodies – the nudes, is a selection from a larger body of work. Throughout the series, each model is told to display themselves in front of the camera in the way they would like to be represented. Due to the lack of posing the images are raw portraits of individuals who are being captured simply as they are. Bryce…
Elisabetta Gatti: Migration

Elisabetta Gatti: Migration

By the end of November, Milan Central Railroad Station becomes the meeting point for starlings preparing to migrate. But the show lasts just a couple of days, and you have to be ready. The first sign is when you start seeing some coming here from the parks of the town. At the beginning, they are just small groups, but in…