Photo Books

Liu Zheng: The Chinese

Liu Zheng: The Chinese

In 1994, Chinese artist Liu Zheng conceived of an ambitious photographic project called The Chinese, which occupied him for seven years and carried him throughout China. Inspired by the examples of August Sander and Diane Arbus, he has captured a people and country in a unique time of great flux, providing a startling vision of the deep-rooted historical forces and…
Latif al Ani

Latif al Ani

Known as the “father of Iraqi photography,” Latif al Ani (born 1932) was the first photographer to capture cosmopolitan life in 1950s–70s Iraq, and his black-and-white images constitute a unique visual account of the country during its belle époque. Al Ani portrayed Iraq’s culture in all of its abundance and complexity: besides documenting its westernized everyday life, the political culture…
Helen Levitt: Manhattan Transit

Helen Levitt: Manhattan Transit

Helen Levitt’s pictures haunt like an intimate ghost – ever present, never forceful, curious, and receptive. In 1938 Levitt accompanied Walker Evans on a number of trips when he photographed passengers on the New York subway and soon she was taking her own shots. More empathetic and informal with a camera, Levittʼs finest photographs came from being present to the…
Sory Sanle: Volta Photo 1965–85

Sory Sanle: Volta Photo 1965–85

Ibrahima Sory Sanle (b. 1943) started his photographic career in Bobo-Dioulasso in 1960, the year his country (now Burkina Faso) gained independence from France. Sanle opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working with his Rolleiflex twin lens medium format camera, Volta Photo was soon recognised as the finest studio in the city. Voltaic photography’s unsung golden age…
Xavier Miserachs: Photobolsillo

Xavier Miserachs: Photobolsillo

Of the series that make up this book, the most widely recognised is Barcelona, blanc i negre [Barcelona, black and white]. It depicts Barcelona during the sixties children at play, fruit sellers in El Born, flower vendors, families… Costa Brava Show portrays beaches, people and the summer atmosphere in Ibiza, Tossa de Mar, Cadaque s and Calonge. In contrast, the…
Jake Verzosa: The Last Tattooed Women of Kallinga

Jake Verzosa: The Last Tattooed Women of Kallinga

The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga presents a series of portraits by Jake Verzosa who laments and celebrates a dying tradition of tattooing in villages throughout the Cordillera mountains in the northern Philippines. For nearly a thousand years the Kalinga women have proudly worn these lace-like patterns or batok on their skin as symbols of beauty, wealth, stature and fortitude.…
Ruth Kaplan: Bathers

Ruth Kaplan: Bathers

Bathers explores the social theatre of communal bathing, a ritual that is both private and public. Ruth Kaplan’s journey began in the nudist hot springs of California in 1991. By participating in the baths, Kaplan gradually became accepted and was able to make photographs of her fellow bathers, occupying the dual role of empathetic voyeur and participant. From California she…
Elliott Erwitt: Cuba

Elliott Erwitt: Cuba

In 1964, while on assignment for Newsweek magazine, photojournalist Elliott Erwitt spent a week in Cuba as a guest of Fidel Castro. There, he captured now-iconic photographs of the beloved Cuban president along with the revolutionary leader Che Guevara. Over fifty years later, coinciding with restored diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Erwitt returned to document both its…
Fred Lyon: San Francisco Noir

Fred Lyon: San Francisco Noir

Following in the footsteps of classic films like The Maltese Falcon and The Lady from Shanghai, veteran photographer Fred Lyon creates images of San Francisco in high contrast with a sense of mystery. In this latest offering from the photographer of San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940 1960, Lyon presents a darker tone, exploring the hidden corners of his…
Takeshi Shikama: Silent Respiration of Forests

Takeshi Shikama: Silent Respiration of Forests

This series of photographs is an expression of my search for the soul of the deep forests. One day in early autumn in 2001, just as twilight was setting in, I had lost track of the mountain paths. I happened to wander into a shady forest, where I found myself suddenly seized with a strong desire to take photographs. The…
Tomasz Gudzowaty: Keiko

Tomasz Gudzowaty: Keiko

Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty (born 1971) documents the lives of ship scrappers in Chittagong, the second-largest city in Bangladesh, where nearly 40 percent of the 700 ocean-going ships taken out of service every year are scrapped. Gudzowaty’s photographs, executed on black-and-white film stock, record their arduous labors. Hardcover: 148 pages Publisher: Hatje Cantz (2013) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-3775735216 Order: hatjecantz.de…
Trent Parke: Minutes to Midnight

Trent Parke: Minutes to Midnight

In 2003, Trent Parke began a roadtrip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90,000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to…
Tim Carpenter – Local Objects

Tim Carpenter – Local Objects

Borrowing its title from the Wallace Stevens poem in which “little existed for him but the few things / for which a fresh name always occurred,” Local Objects presents a beautiful yet remarkably unassuming body of work by Brooklyn/central Illinois–based photographer Tim Carpenter (born 1968): a calm, steady rhythm of 74 medium-format photographs made in the semirural American Midwest. While…
Marc Hom: Profiles

Marc Hom: Profiles

“My new book, Profiles, is a collection of portraits taken over the last six to eight years, including exceptional profiles of creatives in the arts and cinema, plus meaningful images of family and friends. The images originate from editorial assignments and personal sittings, and are a reflection on my fascination with the person and their innate beauty and character.” –…
Cheap Rents… and de Kooning: The downtown art world New York, 1957-63

Cheap Rents… and de Kooning: The downtown art world New York, 1957-63

Cheap rents … and de Kooning revisits the New York downtown art scene between 1957 and 1963, when the 10th Street galleries were the center of the art world and inexpensive lofts were still available. Living in this dynamic neighborhood, John Cohen photographed a series of its famous and infamous artists’ haunts―among them the legendary Cedar Bar, the Artists’ Club…
Saul Leiter: Early Black and White

Saul Leiter: Early Black and White

The distinctive iconography of Saul Leiter’s early black-andwhite photographs stems from his profound response to the dynamic street life of New York City in the late 1940s and ’50s. While this technique borrowed aspects of the photo-documentary, Leiter’s imagery was more shaped by his highly individual reactions to the people and places he encountered. Like a Magic Realist with a…
Serge Ramelli: Paris

Serge Ramelli: Paris

Paris is the City of Light, love, and savoir vivre. And this world-class capital is surely one of the planet’s most photographed destinations, whether by tourists snapping a quick souvenir shot or professionals with high-end cameras. The brief preview we provide here shows how special this city really is. Paris has never been showcased as impressively, meaningfully, or dramatically as…
Photographia Erotica Historica

Photographia Erotica Historica

„Photographia Erotica Historica“, a leather-bound miniature book with over 380 pages, gold embossed, and filled with photographic “obscenities” from the turn of the century. A unique, erotic collection of the best book arts. Reminiscent of times when printed nudity still had to be hidden, which may be the case again soon. A miniature book is a very small book, sized…
Jerry Berndt: Beautiful America

Jerry Berndt: Beautiful America

Jerry Berndt documented the period between 1968 and 1980 in America like no other photographer. Personally involved in the anti-Vietnam War activities of the 1960s, Berndt’s work combines photojournalism with documentary, conceptual and street photography to create a unique view of America’s social constitution during these decisive years. Berndt consistently placed himself near political conflict, systematically portraying the spectrum of…
Laurent Baheux: Ice is Black

Laurent Baheux: Ice is Black

Navigating landscapes as pure as before the Anthropocene era. Encountering the marvels of the animal kingdom—living symbols of life in the wilderness. Seeing them walk, hunt, play, and live, fitting in with their environment so naturally, and then, when the time is right, pressing the shutter. This is what Laurent Baheux cherishes most. The french nature photographer known for his…