Photo Books

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…
Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park

Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park

For his notorious Park photos, taken at night in Tokyo’s Shinjuku, Yoyogi and Aoyama parks during the 1970s, Kohei Yoshiyuki used a 35mm camera, infrared film and flash to capture a secret community of lovers and voyeurs. His pictures document the people who gathered in these parks at night for clandestine trysts, as well as the many spectators lurking in…
Beth Moon: Literary Chickens

Beth Moon: Literary Chickens

Fierce, funny, and flamboyant, fifty-two heritage-breed chickens assess the camera with a keen gaze. By focusing on the faces of her avian subjects, Beth Moon reveals them to us not just as beautiful and exotic creatures, but as individuals in their own right. Moon’s intimate portraits capture a startling range of emotions and personalities, underscored by excerpts from literature. A…
Letizia Battaglia: Anthology

Letizia Battaglia: Anthology

A large selection of Letizia Battaglia’s iconic black and white images are presented in this catalogue, guiding the reader along a journey into one of post-war Italy’s darkest periods. Drawing from Battaglia’s personal archive, the book also includes some of the photographer’s more recent projects. It offers a unique approach to her genre-defining work (often likened to that of American…
Dennis Hopper: In Dreams: Scenes from the Archive

Dennis Hopper: In Dreams: Scenes from the Archive

In Dreams. Scenes from the Archive adds to our understanding of Dennis Hopper’s personal vision as an artist by tracing the threads of Hopper’s life through photography, and connecting his roles as an actor, husband, father, and photographer. In Dreams eschews Hopper’s iconic stand-alone images and instead looks to distill the archive into a connected set of photographs that offer…
Gavin Watson: Oh! What Fun We Had

Gavin Watson: Oh! What Fun We Had

Not just an ambitious restoration of a fascinating unseen archive, but a book that takes on the gargantuan task of shifting the collective memory around key moments in British youth culture history, with a mesmerizing force of honesty and humanity. By the man who’s previous books Skins (1994), and Skins & Punks (2008), have been hailed as modern classics, Damiani…
Don McCullin by Tate Publishing

Don McCullin by Tate Publishing

A native Londoner, McCullin (b.1935) began to take photographs in the 1950s documenting his surroundings and local community, including the gangs in his local area. In 1958 his photograph The Guvnors, a portrait of a notorious Finsbury Park gang who were involved in the murder of a police officer was published in the Observer, launching his career as a photojournalist.…
Ken Van Sickle: Photography

Ken Van Sickle: Photography

Photographs is a collection of 140 of Ken Van Sickle favorite black and white photographs taken in various places around the world from 1952 to the present. Van Sickle evanescent photographs fulfill the time-traveling brief of all great photography, granting onlookers intimate, keyhole access to Paris in fifties, the New York Beat scene, Andy Warhol’s Factory. You can almost smell…
John Cohen: Morocco

John Cohen: Morocco

In the summer of 1955 a relatively naive and uninformed John Cohen crossed the straits of Gibraltar. He arrived in Tangier with a handwritten note in cursive Arabic; the man who had composed it in New York had told him to “keep this paper far from your passport.” Cohen had no idea why or indeed what the note said; it…
Bill Owens: Altamont 1969

Bill Owens: Altamont 1969

Bill Owens: Altamont 1969 presents a new and previously unpublished series of photographs of the Rolling Stones’ infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. The Altamont Speedway Free Festival has become an emblem of the upheavals and aftershocks of a decade of change. At Altamont, Owens captured a generation’s desire to stand up and raise its voices against the…
A Vision Shared: A Portrait of America 1935–1943

A Vision Shared: A Portrait of America 1935–1943

Featuring the work of the 11 photographers who worked for the Farm Security Administration–perhaps the finest photographic team assembled in the 20th century–A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People 1935–1943 was first published in 1976 to great acclaim, and was named one of the 100 most important books of the decade by the Association of American…
Lee Friedlander: The Mind and the Hand

Lee Friedlander: The Mind and the Hand

In the 1960s and ’70s, Lee Friedlander (born 1934) developed his signature approach to documenting the American “social landscape”: deadpan, structurally complex black-and-white photographs of seemingly anything, anybody or anyplace that passed in front of his lens. But as he was making his name as a documentary photographer capturing the look and feel of modern American life, he was also…
Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album

Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album

Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864–1952), credited as the first female photojournalist in the United States, was commissioned in 1899 to photograph the Hampton Institute, then a 30-year-old institution dedicated to the education of young African American and Native American men and women. What became known as the Hampton Album―comprised of 159 luxurious platinum plates that offer insight into the daily life…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes

This edition of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s popular photography series is expanded and updated from the out-of-print first edition, including five previously unpublished photographs. For more than 30 years, Sugimoto has traveled the world photographing its seas, producing an extended meditation on the passage of time and the natural history of the earth reduced to its most basic, primordial substances: water and…
Berenice Abbott: Portraits of Modernity

Berenice Abbott: Portraits of Modernity

This handsome publication presents legendary American photographer Berenice Abbott’s work in three categories: her portraits, photographs of the city and scientific photographs. The opening section presents Abbott’s portraits of mold-breaking individuals who changed the world from the mid-1920s onward such as Djuna Barnes, the New Yorker’s Janet Flanner, Jean Cocteau and James Joyce. The second part offers a dazzling portrait…
Into the Light: The Music Photography of Jérôme Brunet

Into the Light: The Music Photography of Jérôme Brunet

In this stunning collection, Into the Light: The Photography of Jérôme Brunet, renowned music photographer Jérôme Brunet reflects on twenty years of photographing some of the world’s biggest musicians. Brunet got his start in the music world early, playing cello at four years old and continuing on to the guitar in his teens. His early passion for music translated easily…