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    More than 1,500 titles,
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  • This amazing case contains, outside of a selection of 60 of the best panoramic images of the artist, three text booklets (one in each language : English, Chinese, French), a wood stand to present the portfolio, and a pair of gloves to handle the prints.

    Panoramic Photos

    Zeng Nian

    A unique portfolio of 60 numbered prints,
    signed by the artist

  • A stirring meditation on loss, inspired by a collection of poems and Mahler's Kindertotenlieder

    Bill Henson's Kindertotenlieder
    Signed

  • In 2015, Robin de Puy travelled across America on a motorcycle, she discovered Randy. He rode past – fast – but in the split second she saw him she knew: she had to find out who this boy was.

    RANDY
    Robin de Puy

  • 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.

  • Presentation by Studio Vortex : "Wanderings,endless rambling in a worldwhere commodities are the ultimate reality,crisscrossing to the rhythm of unexpected eventsand imperatives related to the urgency of survivalthat transform lived experienceinto the very tool and materialof invisible revolts. Hybrid community of the have-nots,subjected to the morbid...

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  • Presentation by The Angry Bat:  "Go to Become is a fictional record inspired by Lycanthropy telltales that take Barcelona night-club scene as the main stage, where for its clubbers, the use of alcohol, psychoactive substances and the beats of techno, are a way to achieve a basic state of being in which people is lead by their innermost instincts, like...

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  • Presentation by Jiazazhi: "This is photographer Feng Li (generally known as “free pig” in China) ’s first monograph, with a selection of his color works shot from 2005 to 2015. The title comes from a sentence in Holy Bible, « By day they meet with darkness, and grope at noon as in the night. ». « I don't know whether they are photographic works, but they...

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  • Presentation by Kehrer Verlag:  "This is the first publication to explore the work of Priya Ramrakha (1935–1968), the pioneering Kenyan photojournalist whose archive was recovered after over forty years. Hailing from an activist family of journalists, Ramrakha was one of the rare African photographers to chronicle the anti-colonial and post-independent...

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  • Presentation by The Gould Collection: "Hypermarché – Novembre, the third volume in The Gould Collection, partners Japanese photographer Motoyuki Daifu with French writer Michel Houellebecq to critically explore themes of love, pain, family and daily life.Through a probing and often humorous lens, Tokyo-based Motoyuki Daifu’s photographs explore the loving...

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  • Presentation by The Eriskay Connection:   "Peter Dekens' earliest memory of the First World War dates back to 1979, aged 12. One of his cousins found an old, unexploded bombshell and tried to dismantle it. The explosive went off and he succumbed to his injuries later that same evening. Driving along the former front line in Ypres (Belgium) now it's...

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  • .In stock.Presentation by Twin Palms: "Inspired by the life and work of the poet and land surveyor, Frank Stanford, these photographs of hermetic homes and men living in solitude were taken in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri. By capturing the foggy landscapes, cluttered interiors, and rugged men that are tucked away in the dark woods, Jasper...

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  • Presentation by Roma Publications: "The book gathers together work from two photographic series, Our Present Invention (2012-14) and All My Gone Life (2014-17), as well as two text collages all made in and focused specifically on the United States. Through a mixture of writing, portraiture, landscape and appropriated archival images, the book describes...

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  • Presentation by Here Press: "The Mongrel Mob of Aotearoa New Zealand is notorious for extreme violence, and they have long been regarded as the nation's monsters. In layers of apparent contradictions, their icon is the British bulldog wearing a Nazi helmet, while their members are largely indigenous Maori. The Mongrel Mob's symbols arose as both a goading...

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  • Presentation by Chose Commune : "Over the course of multiple summers, Raymond Meeks has ventured the few miles from his rural home in the Catskill Mountain region of New York, to a single-lane bridge spanning the tributaries of Bowery and Catskill Creeks. Beneath the bridge, a waterfall drops sixty-feet over moss-covered limestone toward a forbidding...

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  • .Our last copies at the publisher's pre-order price! When we re-order in January, our new copies wil be priced around 100-105 €.New facsimilé edition of the 3 volumes of the seminal Provoke magazine initially published in November 1968, March 1969 and August 1969, widely considered the cornerstone of the new Japanese photography in the 1970s and beyond....

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  • Presentation par 10x10 Photobooks:   ".About How We See With historical records establishing 19th-century British photographer Anna Atkins’s Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853) as the first photobook, it is not surprising that women have consistently contributed to the rich history of photobook making. 10×10 Photobooks has...

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  • PLEASE NOTE: the signed copies are now on pre-order, available for shipping from Monday, Dec. 17th (the booksigning session, originally planned for Dec. 8th had to be postponed to Dec. 15th). Unsigned copies ship immediately.Presentation by Kehrer: "In his new photobook, Summer of the Fawn, Alain Laboile once again provides insight into the free and...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: "Between 1939 and 1947 founder member of the newly formed Magnum Photos, George Rodger served as a war correspondent for Life magazine, covering some of the most violent atrocities of the second word war: from the brutality of the Burma campaign, to horrific piles of corpses and desperately emaciated survivors discovered...

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  • The presentation of this self-published book by the author is very concise: "A book about disappearing".We are offering signed copies of this book, and the possibility to also purchase an 8-by-11.5" print (21 x 30 cm - signed but NOT numbered). If you wish to purchase Book + Print, please select the option in the drop-down menu below the price. NB :...

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  • Presentation by Chose Commune : "Dandaka is the fourth chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan’s long-term project A Myth of Two Souls, which offers a contemporary retelling of The Ramayana. A seven-chapter tale first recorded by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 BC, The Ramayana is one of the founding epics of Hindu mythology. Since 2013, Yogananthan has been...

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  • Quick view Wood, Tom
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    .Currently out of stock - More copies soon.Presentation by Stanley / Barker: "From 1978 to 1999 British photographer Tom Wood spent his Saturday mornings at Great Homer Street Market, a retail market, just far enough outside the centre of Liverpool in the North of England, for it to have it’s own unique, more relaxed identity. Complete with his Leica and...

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  • .Signed copies available.Presentation by Eamonn Doyle: "In his Dublin trilogy (i, ON et End.), Eamonn captured the combined actions of the city and its population as they played out in front of him. With K, he moves away from the urban east coast to the western Atlantic edge of Ireland, to a landscape that, in places, appears out of time, a parallel world...

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  • Dark Cities is a self-published project in a thin-cardboard folder containing 3 books that are 3 perceptions of Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul through the « lens » of a specific and unusual location: a carpark (01 - Carpark), a run-down tower (02 - Capsule), an old city quarter (03 - Euljiro).  The original training as architect of the artist Shyue Woon is...

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  • This book is a facsimilé edition (identical format) of the original published in 1959 by Editions du Seuil. However, there is an additional afterword by Chris Marker written for the publication of the Immemory CD-Rom in 1997, and a "Note à la présente édition" ("Note to the new edition") by Sandra Alvarez Toledo. All texts are in French only. However, the...

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  • Phrase on the translucid dustjacket : "You taught me how to be a butterfly only so you could break my wings."Für Mich is a very personal project, about healing from sexual abuse during childhood. A long interview with the artist is available (in English) on the publisher's website. The publisher provides the translations of the English texts in the book...

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  • Presentation by Łukasz Rusznica: "When traveling to Japan, I knew one thing only — I wanted to take pictures based on Japanese mythology; I wanted to photograph the Yokai — the monsters of legend. Photography came as the result of working in new surroundings; it was the end process of meeting people and building relationships — this is surely why so many...

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  • Presentation by sun/sun :   [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Noces ou les confins sauvages (Nuptials or the wild far reaches) is a contemporary narration between the real and the magical. Page after page, the photographer Hélène David offers a journey across the Mediterranean seafront, as an continuation of the intimate and the familiar, but also as a...

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  • Presentation by Witty Kiwi: "We could define a vertiginous instant, that moment in which the illusion of a linear time is suspended in an arrest that, far from being decisive, is rather an indecisive hesitant, a tension unbearable, like that of those who are paralyzed and at the same time attracted to emptiness..."48 pages - Softcover w/ DJ Witty Kiwi,...

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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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  • Quick view Hido, Todd
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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 Todd Hido's highly prolific process and unveils unpublished House Hunting photographs, overlooked images of his muse Khrystyna, and even...

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  • Publisher's presentation: " « In 2004, I made the book Trying to Dance, designed by Patric Leo and published by Journal. Since then, it has lived a life of its own, just as books should do. For me, Trying to Dance is more than a book – the photographs on which it was based constitute an image universe of its own. Photography then had a liberating effect...

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  • Presentation par Stanley/Barker:  "Dream Away by Michael E. Northrup is a love story about life, vision, and love itself. The 66 images in the book present a developing portrait of both an artist and his subject.  It's about Northrup's obsession with « the photograph », his vision, and the significant, funny, and unique images he's able to make from life...

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  • Presentation by Steidl :    "The studio photographs of Sanlé Sory and his participation in the vibrant music scene in Bobo-Dioulasso give us a picture of a cosmopolitan city shaping its independent identity in the 1960s through to the ’80s, the heyday of West African independence movements. Vintage photographs, seven-inch record sleeves and studio...

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  • .Back in stock - Last 5 copies!.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...

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  • Presentation by Dewi Lewis Publsihing : "For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, communal experiences. This has often been an implicit theme of his work, the apparent desire for common presence and participation and the need to share a sense of belonging, suggesting...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: "Between 1939 and 1947 founder member of the newly formed Magnum Photos, George Rodger served as a war correspondent for Life magazine, covering some of the most violent atrocities of the second word war: from the brutality of the Burma campaign, to horrific piles of corpses and desperately emaciated survivors discovered...

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  • .Available.Presentation by the artist: "One Eyed Ulysses proposes a meandering voyage where solitude, melancholy, the encounter with death and nature in marginal settings are some of the themes that run through it. The aim of this book of photos is not to document a specific epoch , but rather to sum up human experience so that we may contemplate its...

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  • Quick view Salvans, Txema
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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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  • Quick view Gruyaert, Harry
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    Presentation by Xavier Barral : "With over twenty new photographs, this revised edition of Roots (initially published in 2012 and quickly out of print) immerses us in the Belgium of the 1970s and 1980s. From the first black and white photographs to the revelation of colour, this publication explores the Belgium photographer’s singular, almost...

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  • From the presentation by MACK : "Paul Graham, winner of the 2012 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, is a vital figure in contemporary photography, working for over thirty years and continually challenging different genres of photographic practice. His work has been widely embraced, with exhibitions at the Tate and the Museum of...

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  • Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery :   "oh my little girl is a strong, sexual tale told through Chan's distinct black-and-white photography. Typical for Chan, it's all in the photos; his relationship with the « little girl » from Macao is not elaborated upon in or outside the book (apart from its classification as an « encounter »). Zen Foto's Mark Pearson...

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  • Presentation by Steidl: "One day in the early 1970s, Robert Adams and his wife saw from their home a column of smoke rise above the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, near Denver, Colorado. For an hour they watched the plume grow, tried without success to learn whether the fire involved the radioactive and extremely toxic plutonium, and experienced a...

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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
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    .Please note that we are now offering only the French version of this book.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 and the...

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  • Quick view
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    .A few additional copies available - We will also have copies at the Polycopies fair during Paris Photo.Presentation by Sohrab Hura: "Over the years when my mother's condition started to improve I started to photograph at home more. Apart from my mother the focus of the photographs also included her dog Elsa who had been her sole companion at home for...

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  • Quick view
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    PLEASE NOTE: the signed copies are now on pre-order, available for shipping from Monday, Dec. 17th (the booksigning session, originally planned for Dec. 8th had to be postponed to Dec. 15th). Unsigned copies ship immediately.Presentation by Kehrer: "In his new photobook, Summer of the Fawn, Alain Laboile once again provides insight into the free and...

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  • Quick view
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    .Available.Presentation by the artist: "One Eyed Ulysses proposes a meandering voyage where solitude, melancholy, the encounter with death and nature in marginal settings are some of the themes that run through it. The aim of this book of photos is not to document a specific epoch , but rather to sum up human experience so that we may contemplate its...

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  • Quick view
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    .Our last copies at the publisher's pre-order price! When we re-order in January, our new copies wil be priced around 100-105 €.New facsimilé edition of the 3 volumes of the seminal Provoke magazine initially published in November 1968, March 1969 and August 1969, widely considered the cornerstone of the new Japanese photography in the 1970s and beyond....

    95,00 €
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    Excerpt from an interview with Twenty Magazine :   [link in French] "TM : What was the photoscene like [in the 90's] ?Olivier Degorce : It is important to remind people of the virtual lack of visual communication in this circle [the French electronic music scene] : we would mainly use flyers to communicate, word of mouth, Radio FG [originally Fréquence...

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    Studio Volta Photo is an artist book based on a selection of photographs made in his studio by Sory Sanlé, a photographer from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina-Faso, active mostly from 1960 to 1995. The book is offered in an edition of 400 signed copies (Trade Edition - 120 €) and 100 signed and numbered copies including a signed and numbered gelatin silver print...

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  • .Sold out .City of Dust is a work about the city of Beijing, and about some young women of Beijing...On his website, MATE states (as is) : «  My Artwork I like to call emotional Documentary.    I reflect what I see and what I feel that moment. Im not sure how much of my feelings are in those works, where I end and the others start.    Thats Empathy and...

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    .Signed copies available.Presentation by Eamonn Doyle: "In his Dublin trilogy (i, ON et End.), Eamonn captured the combined actions of the city and its population as they played out in front of him. With K, he moves away from the urban east coast to the western Atlantic edge of Ireland, to a landscape that, in places, appears out of time, a parallel world...

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  • Quick view
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    .Signed copies back in stock.  Presentation on the artist's website: " « Margins of Excess is spun around the stories of six people who momentarily received nationwide attention in the US press because of their attempts to realize a dream or passion, but were treated as deceivers. In general, Max Pinckers is attracted to subjects that evoke the magic of...

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    Presentation by lamaindonne :  [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "In 2014, Gabrielle Duplantier published Volta with Editions lamaindonne. The book received critical and public acclaim and is now long sold out. Four years later, Terres basses (Lower Lands) confirms the artist's talent. A journey in a dense and rich artistic universe, where we...

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  • Quick view
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    .Back in stock - Last 5 copies!.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...

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  • Quick view
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    .Very limited number of copies back in stock!.Presentation of the exhibition Oculus by Galerist, Istanbul : "Galerist is proud to present Oculus, a series of photographs taken mostly in France and Turkey and taking its title from an old Roman architectural term for a small circular or oval window. Often an oculus allows a concentrated beam of light into...

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    Presentation by the publisher Overlapse : "Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals encapsulates in miniature the much larger environmental problems of an imperfect world. This work presents a unique collection of plankton specimens related to pioneering discoveries made by naturalist JV Thompson in Cork Harbour during the 1800s. These recently found...

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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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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 artbooks from independent publishers, self-published photographers 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.