Photo Books

Jacqueline Roberts: Nebula

Jacqueline Roberts: Nebula

Reviving 19th-century photographic processes, Spanish photographer Jacqueline Roberts traces the moment of limbo that marks the transition from childhood to adolescence. Nebula is a collection of portraits that capture the mist of psychological and emotional change in youth; a glimpse into their nascent sense of self. Jacqueline Roberts was born in Paris (France) in 1969. She graduated in Political Sciences and worked…
Lucía Peluffo: Somos uno. Somos dos.

Lucía Peluffo: Somos uno. Somos dos.

The book explores the relationship between two people. One of them, the author. It shows us different aspects of a “love story”. How the way we perceive things does not always reflect the truth. We do not always know where we are standing, so we need to explore. How loneliness appears after a choice we make, why not a journey,…
Joan Liftin: Marseille

Joan Liftin: Marseille

Marseille is a love letter from an American to France’s oldest and second largest city. Joan Liftin’s photographs of Marseille, one of Europe’s most ethnically diverse cities, show us a place where much of life still unfolds on the street. The city’s spirit and raffish glamour resides in its people rather than in its monuments, and Liftin captures day and…
Nuno Moreira: ZONA

Nuno Moreira: ZONA

The inward space is the stage for ZONA, the new photobook by Portuguese artist Nuno Moreira. ZONA plunges deeply into the unconscious by visually giving form to recurrent dreams and explorations on interior landscapes. Similar to theatre, or even cinema, the narrative of the book follows a live-performance shot in Japan and is somewhat similar to a dream experience –…
Bruce Davidson: Los Angeles 1964

Bruce Davidson: Los Angeles 1964

Bruce Davidson describes the genesis of this project thus: “Esquire’s editors sent me to Los Angeles, and when I landed at LA International Airport I noticed giant palm trees growing in the parking lot. I ordered a hamburger through a microphone speaker in a drive-in called Tiny Naylor’s. The freeways were blank and brilliant, chromium-plated bumpers reflected the Pacific Ocean,…
Elisabeth Sunday: Grace

Elisabeth Sunday: Grace

Elisabeth Sunday has found her muse in Africa: a place of origins, devastating beauty, great troubles and unyielding expressions of life. She has traveled alone and lived among various original peoples who amidst a changing world, have clung tenaciously to traditional ways of life. From the hunter-gatherers dwelling in the primeval forests of the Congo Basin, to the nomadic tribes…
Stephen Shames: Bronx Boys

Stephen Shames: Bronx Boys

“The Bronx has a terrible beauty, stark and harsh, like the desert. At first glance you imagine nothing can survive. Then you notice life going on all around. People adapt, survive, and even prosper in this urban moonscape of quick pleasures and false hopes. Often I am terrified of the Bronx. Other times it feels like home. My images reflect…
Black and White Fifties: Jurden Schadeberg’s South Africa

Black and White Fifties: Jurden Schadeberg’s South Africa

During apartheid, Jurgen Schadeberg worked for the leading “black” publications of the time. This way he had access to the likes of a young activists, like the lawyer, named Nelson Mandela. Iconic pictures of many future South African leaders followed. Judge Albie Sachs, an ANC operative who lost an arm in an attack by the security police, says of this…
Sebastião Salgado: Other Americas

Sebastião Salgado: Other Americas

The first edition of Sebastião Salgado: Other Americas was published in 1985 by the French publisher Contrejour, and included photographs from Salgado’s numerous trips through Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala and Mexico. The Brazil-born, Paris-based photographer traveled extensively in Latin America between 1977 and 1984 to document the shifting religious and political climate in the region, especially as reflected in…
Ken Schles: Invisible City

Ken Schles: Invisible City

For a decade, Ken Schles watched the passing of time from his Lower East Side neighborhood. His camera fixed the instances of his observations, and these moments became the foundation of his “invisible city.” Friends and architecture come under the scrutiny of his lens and, when sorted and viewed in the pages of this book, a remarkable achievement of personal…
Wynn Bullock: Revelations

Wynn Bullock: Revelations

Wynn Bullock was one of the most significant photographers of the mid-twentieth century. A close friend of influential West Coast artists Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and a contemporary of Minor White and Frederick Sommer, Bullock created work marked by a distinct interest in experimentation, abstraction, and philosophical exploration. Bullock’s photography received early recognition in 1941, when the Los Angeles…
Nobuyoshi Araki: Eros Diary

Nobuyoshi Araki: Eros Diary

Nobuyoshi Araki’s (born 1940) Eros Diary is comprised of a series of 77 new black-and-white photographs that break from his traditional ruminations on eroticism and death to reflect more inwardly on the artist’s own life and mortality. These photographs highlight an unusual softness and somber introspection as Araki internalizes recent personal traumatic events, including the loss of his beloved cat,…
Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light

Bill Brandt was the preeminent British photographer of the twentieth century, a founding father of photography’s modernist tradition whose half-century-long career defies neat categorization. This publication presents the photographer’s entire oeuvre, with special emphasis on his investigation of English life in the 1930s and his innovative late nudes. The Museum of Modern Art has been exhibiting and collecting Brandt’s photographs…
George Dureau: The Photographs

George Dureau: The Photographs

George Dureau: The Photographs is an album of the great photographic portraits made throughout the 40 years of Dureau’s artistic career-a New Orleans romance between the photographer and his subjects. All of Dureau’s exquisite photographs, many of them nudes of black and disabled men, were made in his studio in the French Quarter of New Orleans, or on the city’s…
Louise Dahl-Wolfe by Aperture

Louise Dahl-Wolfe by Aperture

Louise Dahl-Wolfe opens a window onto the work of one of the most influential fashion photographers of the 20th century. After being discovered by Edward Steichen and having her work exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1937, Dahl-Wolfe went on to revitalize the Hollywood portrait and invigorate the fashion photography of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.…
Bruno Barbey: The Italians

Bruno Barbey: The Italians

This is a sensitive portrait of Italian society in the early sixties by well-known photographer Bruno Barbey. From 1961 to 1964, Barbey spent much time in Italy trying to capture the spirit of the nation through his photography. Now, for the first time, his results have been collected into one book. Barbey’s subjects have the archetypical profiles that are instantly…
Saul Leiter: In My Room

Saul Leiter: In My Room

The fruit of fantastic recent discoveries from Saul Leiter’s vast archive, In My Room provides an in-depth study of the nude, through intimate photographs of the women Leiter knew. Showing deeply personal interior spaces, often illuminated by the lush natural light of the artist’s studio in New York City’s East Village, these black-and-white images reveal a unique type of collaboration…
Bradford Washburn: Mountain Photography

Bradford Washburn: Mountain Photography

Bradford Washburn (born June 7, 1910 in Cambridge and died January 10, 2007 in Lexington) was an American, internationally renowned photographer, cartographer, and expert on Alaska’s mountains and glaciers. He was Director of Boston’s Museum of Science for over 40 years and served as Honoury Director until his recent death in January 2007. A pioneer of arial photography, his images…
Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series

Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series

Kitchen Table Series is the first publication dedicated solely to this early and important body of work by the American artist Carrie Mae Weems. The 20 photographs and 14 text panels that make up Kitchen Table Series tell a story of one woman’s life, as conducted in the intimate setting of her kitchen. The kitchen, one of the primary spaces…
Roman Vishniac: Rediscovered

Roman Vishniac: Rediscovered

Emphasizing Roman Vishniac’s prodigious talents as one of the great documentary photographers of the 20th century, this volume presents the full range of his artistic genius. Drawn from the International Center of Photography’s vast holdings of work by Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), this generously illustrated and expansive volume offers a new and profound consideration of this key modernist photographer. In addition…