Photo Books

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…
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 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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
David Maisel: Proving Ground

David Maisel: Proving Ground

David Maisel’s (born 1961) Proving Ground comprises aerial and on-site photographs made at Dugway Proving Ground, a classified military site covering nearly 800,000 acres in Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert. A primary mission of Dugway is to develop, test and implement chemical and biological weaponry and defense programs. After more than a decade of inquiry, Maisel was granted access to…
Fluence. The Continuance of Yohjl Yamamoto by Takay

Fluence. The Continuance of Yohjl Yamamoto by Takay

In his latest book, Takay presents photographs that pay homage to the creative power and style of the great Japanese designer, Yohji Yamamoto. Fluence was shot primarily in Tokyo, Japan. In it, Takay has captured the magic and mystery of artistic forces and his native country. The images in Fluence are shot in black and white which punctuate the subject…
Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures

Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures

This is a new edition of Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures, the rich visual biography of legendary American folk musician Lead Belly, originally published by Steidl in 2007. Here is a treasure trove of rare photographs, news clippings, concert programs, personal correspondence (including letters from Woody Guthrie), record albums, awards and other memorabilia, some of which was discovered in…
Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

In the mid-1970s, Robert Adams began recording nocturnal scenes near his former home in Longmont, Colorado. Illuminated by moonlight and streetlamp, suburban houses, roads, sidewalks and fields seemed transfigured. 25 years after first publishing a sequence of these pictures in 1985 as Summer Nights, he revisited his project, amending its title and completely re-editing its contents to create a more…
Han Shun Zhou: Frenetic City at Kickstarter

Han Shun Zhou: Frenetic City at Kickstarter

Frenetic City is photobook that lets you experience the intensity and chaotic environment in one of the most densely populated cities in the world. This monograph consists of elaborated photographs of overpopulated city landscapes, depicting density, loneliness and loose of identity, created in the streets of Hong Kong from 2014 to 2019. With a population of over 7 million but…
Leonard Freed: Police Work

Leonard Freed: Police Work

Magnum photographer Leonard Freed worked alongside the New York police for several years, documenting the gritty reality of life on the beat at a notorious time of soaring crime and great social unrest, with the city near bankruptcy. Of his near-decade with the police department, Freed observed that “What I saw were average people doing a sometimes boring, sometimes corrupting,…
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Le Grand Jeu

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Le Grand Jeu

Cartier-Bresson by Cartier-Bresson: the photographer’s “master set” survey of his career, presented for the first time alongside selections by Annie Leibovitz, Wim Wenders and others In the early 1970s, at the request of his friends and collectors John and Dominique Menil, Henri Cartier-Bresson went through the thousands of prints in his archives with the idea of choosing the most important…
Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) is one of the most celebrated British Portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. His influence on portrait photography was profound and lives on today in the work of many contemporary photographers. Beaton used his camera, his ambition and his larger-than-life personality to mingle with a flamboyant…
Dorothea Lange: Words + Pictures

Dorothea Lange: Words + Pictures

Towards the end of her life, Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965) remarked that “all photographs―not only those that are so-called ‘documentary,’ and every photograph really is documentary and belongs in some place, has a place in history―can be fortified by words.” Though Lange’s career is widely heralded, this connection between words and pictures has received scant attention. Published in conjunction with…
Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation

Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation

Francesca Woodman took her first photograph at the age of the thirteen. From the time she was a teenager until her death at twenty-two, she produced a fascinating body of work exploring gender, representation, and sexuality by photographing her own body and those of her friends. Featuring approximately forty unique vintage prints, as well as notes, letters, postcards, and other…