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John Cohen: Look Up to the Moon

John Cohen: Look Up to the Moon

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…
Antanas Sutkus: Children

Antanas Sutkus: Children

This book takes us deep into Antanas Sutkus’ favorite motif as a photographer: children and their world. It is a theme he returned to again and again, presenting its myriad facets as well as the many interactions between the lives of children and adults. “Childhood is the most important platform for me as a photographer,” says Sutkus, “Children live in…
Jo Ractliffe: Photographs 1980s – now

Jo Ractliffe: Photographs 1980s – now

Co-published with The Walther Collection, this book is the first to present a comprehensive selection of the work of South African photographer Jo Ractliffe. Looking back over the past 35 years, it brings together images from major photo-essays, as well as early works that have not been seen before. Described by Okwui Enwezor as “one of the most accomplished and…
John Cohen: Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream

John Cohen: Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream

One cold sunny morning in December 2018, Gerhard Steidl drove from New York City to see John Cohen at his rambling home in upstate Putnam Valley. The purpose of the visit was to pick up originals to be scanned for Cohen’s Look up to the Moon, his book of photos from Morocco in 1955 and published by Steidl in 2019.…
Robert Adams: On Lookout Mountain

Robert Adams: On Lookout Mountain

The view from Lookout Mountain west of Denver is of natural forms and our imprint on them, of the timeless and the passing. Generations have made their way there to find perspective on the city and the plains beyond. Robert Adams photographed from the overlook in 1970, and again in 1984. For this volume, he has assembled a selection of…
Robert Adams: Los Angeles Spring

Robert Adams: Los Angeles Spring

Having lived in Southern California during his university years, Robert Adams returned to photograph the Los Angeles Basin in the late 1970s and early 1980s, concentrating on what was left of the citrus groves, eucalyptus and palm trees that once flourished in the area. The pictures, while foreboding, testify to a verdancy against the odds. Featuring sumptuous quadratone plates, this…
Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures

Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures

This is a new edition of Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures, the rich visual biography of legendary American folk musician Lead Belly, originally published by Steidl in 2007. Here is a treasure trove of rare photographs, news clippings, concert programs, personal correspondence (including letters from Woody Guthrie), record albums, awards and other memorabilia, some of which was discovered in…
Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

In the mid-1970s, Robert Adams began recording nocturnal scenes near his former home in Longmont, Colorado. Illuminated by moonlight and streetlamp, suburban houses, roads, sidewalks and fields seemed transfigured. 25 years after first publishing a sequence of these pictures in 1985 as Summer Nights, he revisited his project, amending its title and completely re-editing its contents to create a more…
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…
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: Pickup

Lee Friedlander: Pickup

In this compendium Lee Friedlander examines the ordinary pickup truck, a quintessentially American mode of transportation. Unadorned in form as well as function, pickups have long been the vehicle of choice for farmers and tradespeople. Their well-worn beds―usually open to the elements, laid bare for all to see―have held and hauled all manner of things, from spare tires and jumbles…
Lee Friedlander: Workers: The Human Clay

Lee Friedlander: Workers: The Human Clay

In the capstone volume of his epic series “The Human Clay,” Lee Friedlander has created an ode to people who work. Drawn from his incomparable archive are photographs of individuals laboring on the street and on stage, as well as in the fi eld, in factories and in fl uorescent-lit offi ces. Performers, salespeople and athletes alike are observed both…
László Moholy-Nagy: Moholy Album

László Moholy-Nagy: Moholy Album

It is largely thanks to László Moholy-Nagy’s artistic and journalistic efforts that photography became an integral part of modern artistic creation, starting in the 1920s. His photograms are icons of the medium, and yet his photographic oeuvre has never been comprehensively published. For the first time, Moholy-Nagy’s daughter Hattula has now granted full access to her father’s photographic archive and…
Frank Gohlke: Speeding Trucks and other Follies

Frank Gohlke: Speeding Trucks and other Follies

In the summer of 1971 Frank Gohlke moved with his wife and young daughter from Middlebury, Vermont to Minneapolis, Minnesota. His vocation as a photographer had begun four years prior, but he had yet to define the subject that would occupy him for the next 45 years: the landscapes of ordinary life. The three bodies of work brought together in…
Arthur Elgort: Ballet

Arthur Elgort: Ballet

Following his career-spanning monograph The Big Picture, Arthur Elgort pays homage to his first love and eternal muse in this new collection of photographs. Through Elgort’s lens we encounter ballet not onstage but behind the scenes where the hard work is done. On this journey through the hallways and rehearsal spaces of some of the world’s most distinguished ballet schools,…
Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand

Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand

The book was originally published by Yugensha in Tokyo in 1972, and this new Steidl edition, made in close collaboration with Frank, follows and updates the first US edition by Lustrum Press of 1972. The Lines of My Hand is structured chronologically and presents selections from every stage of Frank’s work until 1972―from early photos in Switzerland in 1945–46, to…
William Eggleston: Black and White

William Eggleston: Black and White

Black and White is an updated and expanded edition of William Eggleston’s (born 1939) Before Color (Steidl, 2012), the first publication to comprehensively present Eggleston’s early black-and-white photos and explore his artistic beginnings. In the late 1950s Eggleston began photographing his hometown of Memphis, discovering many of the motifs that would come to define his seminal work in color: the…
David Goldblatt: Fietas Fractured

David Goldblatt: Fietas Fractured

This book presents photos by David Goldblatt taken between 1952 and 2016 of Fietas in Johannesburg, with an emphasis on his 1976–77 images of the suburb’s last Indian residents before they were forcibly removed under apartheid. Known affectionately by its inhabitants as Fietas, though officially called Pageview, this was one of the city’s few “non-racial” suburbs, where Malay, African, Chinese,…
Lee Friedlander: Chain Link

Lee Friedlander: Chain Link

Lee Friedlander is celebrated for his ability to weave disparate elements from ordinary life into uncanny images of great formal complexity and visual wit. And few things have attracted his attention―or been more unpredictable in their effect―than the humble chain link fence. Erected to delineate space, form protective barriers and bring order to chaos, the fences in Friedlander’s pictures catch…
Anders Petersen: Zoo

Anders Petersen: Zoo

Zoo is a wild ride through Anders Petersen’s oeuvre, a racy edit of his work that has animals as its central theme. Whether they be conscious portraits of animals or a haphazard photographic encounter with a woman’s legs in python-print tights, Petersen draws out the animal and animalistic in all that he sees. At a typical zoo we are the…