Photo Books

Christine Turnauer: Presence

Christine Turnauer: Presence

Christine Turnauer is a seeker, a wanderer between the worlds. She has been interested in the individuality and diversity of people since her childhood. For her, they are like snowflakes. We all know what it is like to intuitively understand a person, to comprehend someone at a glance, as lovers do. On her extended journeys Turnauer tries to capture this…
Helga Paris: Fotografie

Helga Paris: Fotografie

Helga Paris (born in 1938 in Goleniów, Poland) occupies an outstanding position in German photography. Her oeuvre exhibits the poetry of a Henri Cartier-Bresson as well as the austerity of an August Sander or Renger-Patzsch. Paris, who has lived in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin since 1966, has chronicled the long history of postwar East Germany. For more than three decades…
Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best

Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best

One of the all-time greats, Elliott Erwitt is a master whose photographs have defined the visual history of the 20th century–and the 21st. Although his work spans decades, continents and diverse subjects, it is always instantly recognizable. Spontaneous and original, Erwitt’s visions are imbued with true artistry and no trace of artifice. In this definitive collection, the master shares those…
Lee Friedlander The Nudes: A Second Look

Lee Friedlander The Nudes: A Second Look

Lee Friedlander’s exploration of one of photography’s most enduring genres began almost by chance, in the late 1970s, when a teacher colleague at Rice University in Houston lined up a regular schedule of nude models for his students. Almost immediately, Friedlander found that he preferred to photograph the models at their homes, and ingeniously deployed household objects such as bedside…
Mitch Epstein: New York Arbor

Mitch Epstein: New York Arbor

Mitch Epstein’s new work is a series of photographs of the idiosyncratic trees that inhabit New York City. These pictures underscore the importance of trees to urban life and their complex relationship to their human counterparts. Rooted in New York’s sidewalks, parks, and cemeteries, some trees grow wild, some are contortionists adapting to constrictive surroundings, while others are pruned into…
Lisa Elmaleh: Everglades

Lisa Elmaleh: Everglades

In the 1800s, the Everglades were viewed as a landscape to develop and conquer, to alter permanently. To date, more than half of the Everglades have been repurposed for urban and agricultural use. “Freshwater flowing into the park is engineered,” reads the brochure given to all visitors of Everglades National Park. “With the help of pumps, floodgates, and retention ponds…
The Life and Work of Sid Grossman

The Life and Work of Sid Grossman

Sid Grossman (1913–55) and his work were largely forgotten after his untimely death in 1955. Labeled as a communist by the FBI after the war, his hard-earned reputation as a free-thinking photographer quickly fell into oblivion for the rest of the century and beyond. Grossman was one of the founders of the famous New York Photo League and a notoriously…
Henry Wessel: Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide

Henry Wessel: Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide

This book presents three independent bodies of work by Henry Wessel (born 1942), each being a precise sequence arranged to give the viewer the experience of what it felt like to pass through the territory described. The first series, Traffic, shows Wessel’s photos of drivers stuck in traffic as he commuted in the early 1980s from Richmond, California, to San…
Sylvie Blum: Naked Beauty

Sylvie Blum: Naked Beauty

As a woman and an artist, Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. As an ex-model, she understands how important the subject is to the creative process. Steeped in photographic tradition, Sylvie Blum has worked with such iconic artists as Helmut Newton, Andreas H. Bitesnich, and Günter Blum. With exacting attention to lighting she bathes the studio…
Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women II: 2005-2014

Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women II: 2005-2014

Internationally-revered German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh revolutionized his metier with iconic images of the 1980s supermodels. From his beginnings, he has sought to capture the personality, character, and identity of fashion models, not just the glitter and glamour. In 1997 he presented his seminal book Images of Women comprising his work of the 1980s and 1990s. As a sequel, Lindbergh…
Russell James: Angels

Russell James: Angels

Russell James’s photographs of the female form have become iconic representations of beauty and sensuality that are unparalleled in popular culture. The list of his subjects includes many of the world’s most beautiful woman, such as headline names Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, Rihanna, and Alessandra Ambrosio, to name a few. This ample volume offers an unprecedented and personal view into…
Susan Burnstine: Absence of Being

Susan Burnstine: Absence of Being

Los Angeles–based photographer Susan Burnstine’s (born 1966) Absence of Being is a haunting, intensely personal and yet extremely universal exploration of the subconscious world, which began with her highly praised first monograph, Within Shadows. Burnstine captures images that purge her dreams. Finding no existing camera that could create what her mind envisioned, she began to experiment with building her own…
Billy Name: The Silver Age: Black and White Photographs from Andy Warhol’s Factory

Billy Name: The Silver Age: Black and White Photographs from Andy Warhol’s Factory

This breathtaking tome is the definitive and comprehensive collection of Billy Name’s black-and-white photographs from Warhol’s Factory. Name’s photographs from this period (1964–68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist in history. Name lived in a tiny closet at the Factory. He was responsible for the legendary “silverizing” of the space using aluminum paint and…
Mario García Joya: A la plaza con Fidel

Mario García Joya: A la plaza con Fidel

A la plaza con Fidel (To the plaza with Fidel) is doubly rare among Cuban photobooks: relatively few photobooks were produced in Cuba after the Revolution, and A la plaza con Fidel is also notable for its unique subject matter. Photographed between 1959 and 1966 and published in 1970 by leading Cuban photographer and cinematographer “Mayito” (Mario García Joya, born…
Kenro Izu: Eternal Light

Kenro Izu: Eternal Light

Kenro Izu’s (born 1949) Eternal Light is a record of Indian spirituality. In Varanasi, known as the Indian “City of Light,” Izu photographed festivals, rituals and cremations as well as portraying individual experiences of joy and suffering related to death and the afterlife. In Allahabad, where the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers meet, Izu attended the festival of Kumbh Mela, and…
Robert Adams: From the Missouri West

Robert Adams: From the Missouri West

The views of the American West collected in Robert Adams: From the Missouri West evoke a wide range of memories, myths and regrets associated with America’s frontier. In the 19th century, that frontier began at the Missouri River, beyond which lay a landscape of natural grandeur and purity. When Robert Adams (born 1937) shot that landscape, between 1975 and 1983,…
Women in Trees

Women in Trees

“You know, I don’t know how one can walk by a tree and not be happy at the sight of it?” writes Fyodor Dostoyevsky in The Idiot. Perhaps this sentence might explain the subject of women in trees that was so popular between the 1920s and ‘50s and has until now never before been assembled in a book. The enthusiastic…
Fred Mortagne: Attraper au vol: Catch in the Air

Fred Mortagne: Attraper au vol: Catch in the Air

Fred Mortagne is a self-taught French director and photographer who is internationally acclaimed for his images of skateboarding and street photography. Attraper au vol (Catch in the Air) is the culmination of Mortagne’s photographic career, from 2000 to 2015. A feast of lines and angles, his black-and-white compositions blend his subjects into their environments, offering an abstract perspective on architecture,…
Vincent Peters: Personal

Vincent Peters: Personal

For more than 20 years, Vincent Peters has been among the best photographers internationally. The artist, a native of Bremen, Germany, lives in Paris and Ibiza and sees the world as his playground. His unmistakable signature style—sensitive, classic photos—is in equally high demand for celebrity, fashion, and advertising photography. With minimal resources, he is able to create dramatic images that…
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…