Photo Books

Peter Kayafas: Coney Island Waterdance

Peter Kayafas: Coney Island Waterdance

This collection of 30 photographs by American photographer Peter Kayafas (born 1971) depicts people swimming in the ocean at Coney Island, a location that has long served as a source of inspiration and fascination for artists. Made over the course of many summers and one particular winter during which Kayafas was a member of Coney Island’s legendary Polar Bear Club…
Masterworks of Modern Photography 1900-1940

Masterworks of Modern Photography 1900-1940

The extraordinary fecundity of the photographic medium between the first and second world wars can be persuasively attributed to the dynamic circulation of people, of ideas, of images, and of objects that was a hallmark of that era in Europe and the United States. Voluntary and involuntary migration, a profusion of publications distributed and read on both sides of the…
Sue Kwon: Rap Is Risen: New York Photographs 1988-2008

Sue Kwon: Rap Is Risen: New York Photographs 1988-2008

The last decade of the 20th century into the first decade of the 21st represent a High Renaissance age of hip hop–an era in which rap music had reached critical mass and was exploding, and in which New York City itself witnessed the worldwide ascension and cultural domination of its powerful homegrown art form. In Rap Is Risen: New York…
Mel D. Cole: American Protest. Photographs 2020-2021

Mel D. Cole: American Protest. Photographs 2020-2021

In April 2020, during the early days of the COVID pandemic lockdowns, photographer Mel D. Cole started driving around New York City documenting the streets. This almost therapeutic exercise became a call to action upon the murder of George Floyd, and Cole dedicated the rest of 2020 to photographing the Black Lives Matter protests that swept the country. In addition…
Godlis Miami

Godlis Miami

In January of 1974, David Godlis, then a 22-year-old photo student, took a ten-day trip to Miami Beach, Florida. Excited to visit an area he had frequented a decade earlier as a kid, GODLIS set his sights on an area of slightly outdated efficiency art deco hotels that was then a busy Jewish retiree enclave on the expansive beaches facing…
Nick Brandt: The Day May Break

Nick Brandt: The Day May Break

The Day May Break, photographed in Zimbabwe and Kenya in late 2020, is the first part of a global series portraying people and animals that have been impacted by environmental degradation and destruction. The people in the photos were all affected by climate change, displaced by cyclones and years-long droughts. Photographed at five sanctuaries, the animals were rescues that can…
Ruth Orkin: A Photo Spirit

Ruth Orkin: A Photo Spirit

Ruth Orkin is a legend of street photography – her atmospheric pictures taken in cities such as Florence, New York and London still shape the image of these metropolises today. But Orkin’s specialty not only encompassed the urban but also the personal. This is evident in her unique eye that enabled her street scenes to consistently offer penetrating insights into…
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

When Frida Kahlo died, her husband Diego Rivera asked the poet Carlos Pellicerto turn the Blue House into a museum that the people of Mexico could visit to admire the work of the artist. Pellicer selected those of Frida’s paintings which were in the house, along with drawings, photographs, books, and ceramics, maintaining the spaces just as Frida and Diego…
Yo! The early days of Hip Hop 1982-84: Photography by Sophie Bramly

Yo! The early days of Hip Hop 1982-84: Photography by Sophie Bramly

This book features many stunning and intimate images of a star-studded roll call of legendary hip-hop figures, many of whom were just relatively known at the time, and while all in their ascendency – including Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmixer DST, Jazzy Jay, Red Alert, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Lisa Lee, the Fat Boys, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys & many…
Laurent Baheux: The Family Album of Wild Africa

Laurent Baheux: The Family Album of Wild Africa

Many have tried to convey the true spirit of Africa’s animals in words, photography, or in music. There may be no challenge greater; Africa’s fauna are vast in number and rich in diversity. In this finely crafted collection, French photographer Laurent Baheux uses the medium of black-and-white photography to capture the intricate details of both the wondrous beasts and the…
Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers

Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing women who performed striptease for small-town carnivals in New England, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. As she followed the shows from town to town, she captured the dancers on stage and off, their public performances as well as their private lives, creating a portrait both documentary and empathetic: “The recognition of…
Paul Hart: Reclaimed

Paul Hart: Reclaimed

Paul Hart s new book ‘Reclaimed’ concludes his three-part series on The Fens in the UK. The first two books ‘Farmed’ (2016) and ‘Drained’ (2018) have received several international awards and considerable critical acclaim. In 2018 work from the series was awarded the inaugural Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize (Austria/UK) and in 2019 it was shortlisted for the Hariban Award (Japan).…
Mario Giacomelli – Figure/Ground

Mario Giacomelli – Figure/Ground

Mario Giacomelli (1925-2000) was born into poverty and lived his entire life in Senigallia, a seaside town along the Adriatic coast in Italy’s Marche region. He purchased his first camera in 1953 and quickly gained recognition for the raw expressiveness of his images. His preference for grainy, high-contrast film and paper produced bold, geometric compositions with glowing whites and deep…
Oliver Stegmann: CIRCUS NOIR

Oliver Stegmann: CIRCUS NOIR

Extract from the essay «Behind the scenes» by Thomas Wiegand Circus – isn’t that a tent full of stereotypes about freedom, adventure and romance? A spellbound, excited, guffawing audience, bright-eyed children staring in wonder, the roll of drums and a brass band playing lively music, intrepid acrobats in colourful costumes performing aerial feats high above the ring and garishly made-up…
Gordon Parks: Pittsburgh Grease Plant, 1944/46

Gordon Parks: Pittsburgh Grease Plant, 1944/46

By 1944, Gordon Parks had established himself as a photographer who freely navigated the fields of press and commercial photography, with an unparalleled humanist perspective. That year, Roy Stryker–the former Farm Security Administration official who was now heading the public relations department for the Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)–commissioned Parks to travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to document the Penola, Inc.…
Chris Killip: Skinningrove

Chris Killip: Skinningrove

Of all Chris Killip’s bodies of work, the photographs he made between 1982 and 1984 in the village of Skinningrove on the north-east coast of England are perhaps his most intimate and encompassing―of the community he photographed and of himself. “Like a lot of tight-knit fishing communities, it could be hostile to strangers, especially one with a camera,” Killip recalled,…
Henry Leutwyler: Misty Copeland

Henry Leutwyler: Misty Copeland

Henry Leutwyler is certainly no stranger to the art of ballet―for many years he photographed on stage and behind the scenes at the New York City Ballet, culminating in his book Ballet, since published by Steidl in two editions. Yet Misty Copeland pushes Leutwyler’s vision into a new direction: neither a strict portrait of the renowned ballerina nor a mere…
Mark Peterson: White Noise

Mark Peterson: White Noise

In White Noise Mark Peterson examines the rhetoric of the White House on immigration and Muslim bans, and how this echoes and intersects with nationalism, Western chauvinism, white supremacy, neo-Nazis, and all those calling for an ethnostate in America. Peterson began his project as a means to understand the divisive mood of the country following the 2016 presidential election. His…
Ken Light: Course of the Empire

Ken Light: Course of the Empire

A decade ago, Ken Light traveled across the United States photographing the country, an empire he realized was the most fragile of organisms. The photographs of the earlier years in this book create the context for understanding how America lost its way. Light reached all four corners of the country to document people across race, class and political lines. We…
Timurtaş Onan: Istanbul – A City of Strange and Curious Moments

Timurtaş Onan: Istanbul – A City of Strange and Curious Moments

As one of the key figures of contemporary photography in Turkey and known for his projects in different concepts on Istanbul, Timurtaş Onan offers us a retrospective selection of his works between 2000-2020 in his new book ‘Istanbul: A City of Strange and Curious Moments’. Since the 1980s, when he started taking photographs, he has framed Istanbul many times and…