• L'Ascenseur Végétal - Photobook store & Gallery. You're welcome to my bookstore in Bordeaux, or you can order photobooks on this site and have them delivered to you!

    L'Ascenseur
    Végétal

    Photobook store
     & gallery

    in Bordeaux
    or online

    New releases and classics
    all kinds of photobooks

    More than 1,500 titles,
    from Aballe to Ziehli!

  • A Dozen Failures is both a singular statement as a photobook and a commentary on a life spent making some of the classic photobooks of our time.

    A Dozen Failures (*signed*)

    As Gossage says, failures show us
    « a love lost through lack of skill
    and misunderstanding. »

  • Buzzing at the Sill, by Peter van Agtmael

    Buzzing at the Sill

    Coming home to the United States from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan, Peter van Agtmael gives us a stew of reflections on war, memory, ... family, surrealism and landscape. It is both about the limitations of photography and an homage to its power.

  • Beyond Here Is Nothing - Laura El-Tantawy

    Beyond Here Is Nothing

    Beyond Here Is Nothing is a photo-book object meditating on home. A place of belonging, a tranquil state of mind; a nostalgic memory or an imaginary destination – home is a perpetual possibility El-Tantawy is journeying to reach.

  • Aka Ana - Antoine d'Agata

    Aka Ana

    "Life expressed through the remains of art."
    The latest extreme work by world-renowned photographer Antoine d’Agata.

  • Paris Vintage Photobook 2017, November 9th to 12th
  • Presentation by André Frère éditions: "Eyes Wild Open, on a trembling photography, 70 years of photography, almost 30 prestigious photographers,  17 nationalities. Eyes Wild Open highlights the relationships that exist between several generations of photographers whose practice is as intuitive as it is abrupt or transgressive. Initiated after the second...

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  • .Please note : this book is on pre-order, it should be available for shipment mid-March *.Presentation by Walther Koenig: "In contrast to the consciously sober – but far from clinical images of his earlier series, Schmidt uses atmosphere-laden details with high-contrast black-and-white images of cityscapes, details in nature, and portraits in Waffenruhe...

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  • Presentation by Super Labo :       "The book Self-Portraits 1987-2017 by Antoine d’Agata reveals a journey of the man-photographer from the origins of his practice to the present day, and presents to us the monumental iconography of a body of work that has been developing slowly from a visual diary begun in Mexico in the 80s to the moving image and the...

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  • .Very limited stock of signed copies.Presentation by Editorial RM :  "Second part of the project with which Txema Salvans won the « 2012 RM Photobook Competition ». This follow-up project continues to explore a series of desolate, though inhabited, landscapes of the Spanish Mediterranean. In the first book, the central figure in the photos was always a...

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  • 100 photobooks about surveillance photography The book Surveillance Index / Edition One was published in 2016 as the catalogue of the exhibition Public, Private, Secret at the ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York. This exhibition, based on the photobook collection of entrepreneur and activist Mark Ghuneim, is presented under the name...

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  • Presentation by Session Press :     "One of the most influential photographers of our time, Nobuyoshi Araki is known for his diaristic style through the publication of over 500 books throughout his career. It is, however, less known that Araki had explored experimental film projects since the mid 80s. In 1986 at Cinema Rise in Tokyo, Araki staged a live...

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  • Presentation by Alauda Publications :   "A hallucinatory night walk in the outskirts of Tokyo, where sleepy suburbia emerges as otherworldly dreamscape. The occasional eerie appearance of a girl evokes riveting imageries: could this be the backdrop for a nocturnal crime scene? Or are we drawn into a tale of irretrievable loss and love?"92 pages -...

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  • Presentation by Roma Publications :     "New series of photographs by Geert Goiris, addressing the topic of our contemporary oil culture. Commissioned by Rubis Mécénat cultural fund, Goiris was given permission to the Rubis Terminal sites in Rouen and other sites in Europe. He tackles the subject from the outside, limiting himself to that particular...

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  • Third Issue of Halogénure, periodical about analog photography – Portfolios, interviews, essays. French only. Three booklets: Experiments, Belgium, Cyanotype

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  • Presentation of the photobook by Donald Weber :    "June 6, 1944: D-Day The epic of war, told by a grain of sand... My grandfather liked to tell stories about life and death, and the sea. When I was twelve, he told me the best sea-story I ever heard, a fantastic tale about WWII. It was the first time I heard the word « commando. » War Sand explores this...

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  • Presentation by Editions Bessard :     "The iconic bowler hat, the long black braids, the adjusted corset and the brightly colored puffed skirt: their outfit is well known all around the world. The mythical cholitas are a strong symbol of Bolivia. Discriminated against for a long time, they are now very much a driving force in Bolivia. In scenes that...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Bérangère Fromont : " A spring evening, I followed some teenagers, among them a couple in love, in a night walk around Arles. A long walk, a biting wind, kisses, a few joints. We stop in the middle of nowhere. No light, I discover the surroundings step by step. An industrial zone. Some car-wrecks, a frog concert, a few shivers....

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  • Title in Japanese :  列車がきます Presentation by Antoine Leblond : "After several years photographing Japan, my initial admiration - a generic one - transformed into a specific interest for the rail roads. High-speed trains (shinkansen), express (tokkyu), semi-express (juntokkyu), local lines (futsu), private lines (shitetsu), metro lines, etc. The rail...

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  • Presentation by the publisher Editions 77 : [translated & adapted from French by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "I arrived there randomly one evening, following the sinuous curves of the North Ridge Road, a muddy and beaten-up ridge track, that connects the farms of West-Burke and Sutton to one another. I never had the impression of crossing a border. It is...

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  • Presentation by Kehrer :  "Buzzing at the Sill is Peter van Agtmael's work about coming home from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to understand his experiences and his country. A student of history at Yale during the September 11 attacks and the invasion of Iraq, his sheltered life was uprooted by the realization that he needed...

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  • Presentation by RRB Publishing : "For over twenty years, Krass Clement's book Drum, photographed in a single evening, has long been regarded as one of the most iconic photobooks ever made. RRB are pleased to be able to now publish Dublin. The images in Dublin retain some of the style of Drum, an almost autobiographical account of the three journeys that...

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  • Publisher's presentation of the photobook: "As an assembly of archival images and new images, the author realizes with Gravity a photographic poem, a tribute to the first space missions, a narrative fiction inspired by real events. (...) However, Michel Mazzoni's photography is not motivated by nostalgia. Gravity primarily addresses our relationship with...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé (b. 1943) began his career in 1960, the year his country (then called République de Haute-Volta) gained independence from France. Sanlé 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...

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  • Publisher's presentation:   [ Translation from Japanese by Japanese bookshop / distributor Shashasha] "Life expressed through the remains of art. The latest extreme work by world-renowned photographer Antoine d’Agata. Following his sold-out success work Antibodies, Aka Ana (lit. red hole) is the latest series by French photographer Antoine d’Agata. It was...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Ping Pong Conversations is a long, friendly conversation between Alec Soth, one of the most prominent artist of this time, and the Italian curator and critic Francesco Zanot. Analyzing his most famous photographs as well as others that have been published or are virtually unknown, Soth reflects upon his career as a photographer....

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  • Quick view Sassen, Viviane
    45,00 € Out of stock

    We are offering the second edition of this book. The A3 poster is included in each copy.WARNING: Each copy has a small sticker at the bottom of the last page (they are new copies bought back from another bookseller) with the bookstore's name and the original price. 32 pages - Hardcover Libraryman, 2013 (2nd edition) New - Mint condition

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  • Twin Boat, in Koji Onaka's words at the end of the book is the fraternal twin and little sister of his acclaimed Slow Boat, published about 10 years ago, from images taken at the same period of time.Also in his words, the narration created by the editor Miwa Susuda, is one of "adolescent first love"...The beautiful images in the book, from empty indoors...

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  • Third volume of the famous catalogue of important photobooks, as selected by the photographer Martin Parr and the critic Gerry Badger.We are offering here the French verrsion of the book.320 pages - Hardcover with DJ Phaidon, 2014 New - Mint condition

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  • Presentation by the artist : "As I walked through these villages where everything had been washed away, including houses and sea walls, there were traces to indicate where once had been a road. People had started to walk again on these traces, reforming a path on top of the original. It was as if the road had a life of its own.I have taken countless...

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  • Quick view Felicie, Claire
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    .Last copy.Presentation on the artist's website: "Soldiers who suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are emotionally wounded and carry these wounds with them all their lives. The past 2 years I’ve been working on my new project Only The Sky Remains Untouched: portraits of 15 war veterans who suffer from PTSD. All photos were taken at ‘De...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE : Our signed copies have a tiny imperfection - Mint unsigned & sealed copies also available - Please do get in touch.Publisher's presentation : "Silent Histories is a testimony to the tragedy of indiscriminate bombing by US forces during the War in the Pacific, which killed 330,000 Japanese and injured 430,000 more. The figures are...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Geraldo de Barros (1923-98) is one of the major figures of the Brazilian artistic scene during the second half of the 20th century. He was an inventive and experimental artist with a diverse practice that included painting, photography and design, as well as being one of the founding members of concrete art in São Paulo....

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  • Quick view Asselin, Mathieu
    55,00 € Out of stock

    .Please note that we are offering the English and French versions of this book - see below.Presentation by the publisher of the English version (Verlag Kettler): "Monsanto has had a rapid rise and a more than colourful history marked by cover-ups and scandals: dioxins in PCB coolants, genetically modified products such as the bovine growth hormone Posilac...

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  • 100 photobooks about surveillance photography The book Surveillance Index / Edition One was published in 2016 as the catalogue of the exhibition Public, Private, Secret at the ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York. This exhibition, based on the photobook collection of entrepreneur and activist Mark Ghuneim, is presented under the name...

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  • Quick view Pantall, Colin
    45,00 € Out of stock

    112 pages - Softcover ICVL Studio, 2017 Format : 20 x 25 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPresentation by the artist: "When Isabel was a baby I had a dream. In the dream it was Christmas. We lived above a pub in a single room crammed with old pub furniture. In one corner was a Christmas tree. It had real candles, all of which were balanced precariously on...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "In the shape of a true Paris map, Martin Parr invites us to follow him in the French capital. For three years, commissioned by the Maison Européeenne de la Photographie (MEP), Martin Parr has focused his lens on Parisians and photographed the Champs-Elysées, tourists, Bastille Day, fashion shows, Paris Air Show, museums and art...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "pomodori a grappolo is a set of three interconnected books by photographer and bookmaker John Gossage. Each book gathers images made in Northern Italy and Sardinia between 2009 and 2011, and each includes a short text by Marlene Klein. The written pieces —two stories and one epilogue— have been created in response to Gossage’s...

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  • Quick view
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    Presentation on the artist's website: "At the end of a rutted road on the outskirts of Ternopil, surrounded by a wall as thick as the trees of the Petrykiv forest, lies a secluded estate. Seventy women, reportedly ill, none older than thirty-five, reside within its boundaries. When not occupied by daily chores, they play the roles of mother, daughter,...

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  • Quick view Asselin, Mathieu
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    .Please note that we are offering the English and French versions of this book - see below.Presentation by the publisher of the English version (Verlag Kettler): "Monsanto has had a rapid rise and a more than colourful history marked by cover-ups and scandals: dioxins in PCB coolants, genetically modified products such as the bovine growth hormone Posilac...

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  • Quick view
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    64 pages - Softcover CEIBA Foto, 2017 Format : 17 x 22 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPublisher's presentation: " « I Love You, I’m Leaving is my meditation on familial bonds, longing, and memory. The series borrows from personal experience and the visual language of the everyday in order to create a fictional account that mirrors my reality. Made during...

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  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition curated by Pauline Vermare at the Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo, this sincere, beautifully conceived volume offers an in-depth look at this American visual artist’s oeuvre. Saul Leiter: a combination of Japanese and French influences Known for his photography...

  • .Currently out of stock, we will have more signed copies mid-January.72 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ Les Arènes, 2017 Format : 27 x 30 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPresentation by Les Arènes : "Nil et son chat Matou Cachou sont les meilleurs amis du monde. Dehors, ils vivent mille et une aventures. Un jour pourtant, une dispute éclate. La petite fille et le...

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    50 cards in a two-part acrylic case B-Sides Box Sets, 2017 Format of the cards : 6.3 x 8.9 cm *Signed & Numbered* New - Mint condition Publisher's presentation of the photobook: "Homing In offers a new glimpse into Hido's highly prolific process and unveils unpublished House Hunting photographs, overlooked images of his muse Khrystyna, and even brand...

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  • Quick view Pantall, Colin
    45,00 € Out of stock

    112 pages - Softcover ICVL Studio, 2017 Format : 20 x 25 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPresentation by the artist: "When Isabel was a baby I had a dream. In the dream it was Christmas. We lived above a pub in a single room crammed with old pub furniture. In one corner was a Christmas tree. It had real candles, all of which were balanced precariously on...

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  • Quick view
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    .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "Studio 54 brings together a collection of photographs by renowned photographer, Tod Papageorge, taken in the late 1970s. They are a filled with all the decadency, vibrancy and glamour of New York’s most infamous club. In Papageorge’s own words, «The 66 photographs in this book were made between 1978-80 in Studio 54, a...

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    Presentation by Ceiba: "I have this desire to sum up my life in the form of a story. My parents killed themselves, one after the other, in the winter of 1998. My mother’s depression led her to take her own life, and my father followed her nine days later. Having suddenly a closer relationship with death at just 21 years of age, I decided to write down the...

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    Publisher's presentation: "15 Miles to K-Ville is a poetic journey around the outskirts of K-Ville: a fictional town somewhere between Knoxville, Tennessee and Athens, Georgia, where graves dot the terrain and a sense of forbidding hangs heavy in the air. This collection of darkly humorous and melancholy portraits and landscapes date from the early 1990s...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Bérangère Fromont : " A spring evening, I followed some teenagers, among them a couple in love, in a night walk around Arles. A long walk, a biting wind, kisses, a few joints. We stop in the middle of nowhere. No light, I discover the surroundings step by step. An industrial zone. Some car-wrecks, a frog concert, a few shivers....

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    176 pages - Hardcover La Fabrica, 2017 Format : 21 x 28 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPresentation by La Fabrica : "Cristina de Middel presents her latest project, The Perfect Man. With Chaplin’s film Modern Times as a starting point for the book’s narrative structure, De Middel reflects on the peculiar understanding of masculinity in India, through the...

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  • Quick view
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    Presentation on the Académie des Beaux-Arts website (where the series was on display in the Fall 2016) : "Divagation, sur les pas de Bashô est un parcours poétique inspiré par les voyages entrepris par Matsuo Bashô au XVIIe siècle à travers le Japon féodal. Klavdij Sluban a transcrit photographiquement le voyage initiatique de Bashō, non d’un point de vue...

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  • Publisher's presentation:   [ Translation from Japanese by Japanese bookshop / distributor Shashasha] "Life expressed through the remains of art. The latest extreme work by world-renowned photographer Antoine d’Agata. Following his sold-out success work Antibodies, Aka Ana (lit. red hole) is the latest series by French photographer Antoine d’Agata. It was...

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  • Quick view
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    Publisher's presentation: "The fourth and final edition of the photobook classic. Once again better, more dense, more beautiful, more oppressive than all predecessors. With Tokyo Compression Michael Wolf struck a nerve. His portraits of people who are on their way in the Tokyo subway, constrained between glass, steel and fellow travelers, have won many...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation on the artist's website: "ÍSLAND, Réza Kalfane’s first book, is a testament to the spirit of adventure. Réza offers a three-part photographic story: mysterious, picturesque and unexpected. This visual story begins with a series of waterfalls that punctuate the landscape and the tourist’s itinerary. Revealed through a play of shadow...

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L'Ascenseur Végétal, online photobook store

L'Ascenseur Végétal is a photobook store & gallery located in Bordeaux (France).

We have been offering photo books on the Internet since 2012. We are listing over 1,500 photobooks in our catalogue: every month new books from independent publishers, self-published photographs and a selection from mainstream publishers, signed copies and limited editions, rare and sold out books, a few collectibles and quality second hand books.

We hope you have a nice trip on our pages.