Essays

Essays about and analysis of the work of a given artist, mouvement or period, or about the history of photography. As opposed to the books under "Anthologies", the ones presented here are more analytic and less a catalogue of images.

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  • Quick view Collectif
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    .We are offering only the English version of this book (also available in German from the same publisher).102 pages - Softcover Spector Books, 2017 Format : 21 x 28 cm New - Mint conditionPresentation by Spector Books : "What happens when photographers and artists incorporate hobbies into their work as a means of challenging established practices and...

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  • Présentation de l'éditeur :    [ Book in French only ] "For three years, Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril have traveled the borders of Europe, and from the 25,000 photographs and 15 notebooks they reported, they composed a" comic strip "of photos.From Africa to the Arctic, the journalists tell a story: a meeting with the Africans of Gourougou, the...

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  • Publisher's presentation:  [ text in French only - see below ] "Les Editions du Centre Pompidou publient un entretien exceptionnel de Walker Evans, traduit pour la première fois en français à l'occasion de l'exposition au Centre Pompidou du 26 avril 2017 au 14 août 2017.Walker Evans (1903-1975) est sans aucun doute l'un des photographes américains les...

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  • Quick view Collectif
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    Publisher's presentation : "Photobooks have become increasingly popular in recent years and occupy a central place in contemporary photography. Nowadays, more photobooks are produced, bought and sold, swapped and collected than ever before. Independent publishing and the self-publishing of books and fanzines have become a phenomenon that has had a...

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  • Quick view Collectif
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    Publisher's presentation : "Publié à l’occasion du 70e anniversaire de Magnum Photos, cet ouvrage retrace l’histoire de l’agence sous l’angle du livre de photographies, outil essentiel aux photographes pour faire connaître leur travail. Il inclut des pépites puisées dans les archives des auteurs, qui racontent les secrets de la conception de leurs livres....

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  • Presentation on the website of the photographer Lorenzo Tricoli (excerpt) : "An original tale of Italy’s XXth Century. Italy’s XXth Century is narrated through extracts of Carlo Collodi’s novel, matched to a selection of Italian images coming from the web. An artist photobook, surreal and conceptual. An angry and ironic piece of art. « The real...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "« Le texte qui suit, rédigé en 2010, est consacré à L’Europe du silence, un livre majeur de Stéphane Duroy. Il traite des rapports de l’image photographique et de l’histoire, de l’exil, du temps photographique imaginé par Stéphane Duroy. Il explore une question trop souvent ignorée : l’enchaînement des images dans un livre, la...

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  • Quick view Pam, Max
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    Publisher's presentation :  (texts in French only) "Max Pam, voyageur, hippie, père de famille, mari, drôle, tendre, aventurier ? tout ça. On s’est rencontrés par papier interposé ! Vu des photos de lui dans la revue anglaise Creative Camera, en 1973 ! Et je les ai tellement aimées, elles m’ont paru si différentes de tout ce que j’avais vu sur l’Inde...

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  • Publisher's presentation (excerpt) :   [NB : texts in French only] "Cette conversation intime et familière est le fruit d’une collaboration de près de quinze années avec García-Alix. J’ai eu la chance d’être commissaire de la plupart de ses expositions sur cette période et j’ai pris part à de nombreux projets audiovisuels et éditoriaux qu’il a dirigés....

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  • Quick view d'Agata, Antoine
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    Presentation by André Frère Editions: "This booklet is the first in a series of twelve that opens up the space for A's journeys, his physical journey through his wanderings, his excesses, his strained progress, his encounters. They will appear over the next five years, at a sustained rhythm.The form, if it can be startling at first, spins the redeployment...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Meta/Books: " - Suzanne Gloria Lyall, missing since March 2 1998 in Albany (NY), at the age of 19 - Out of the Blue is a conceptual work with a tragic underlying narrative — the disappearance of the teenager. The project tends to question our relationship towards absence and loss and the need of physicality in the process of...

  • Publisher's presentation: "Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) started writing about photography from the moment he became a photographer: for his own publications, for Italian magazines and newspapers, as well as private reflections committed to paper, where his thoughts would settle and then often depart in new directions. Published for the first time in English,...

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  • Presentation by Luce Lebart, director of the collections at Société Française de Photographie and curator of the exhibition Taches et Traces :     [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "Made in 1840, a few months after the invention of photography being made official, Hippolyte Bayard's self-portrait as a drowned man (Le Noyé) is often considered « the first...

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  • Publisher's presentation: the story of Contrejour "When Roquette Rockers (Ken Pate) appeared in 1975, he opened the way to twenty years of publishing at Contrejour, but he also embodies the artistic agitation of a whole generation of young photographers, gallery owners and publishers, among which Claude Nori appears as a leader.The Parisian gallery first,...

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  • Presentation by Joan Fontcuberta, guest editor of this MOULD #2 issue : "Images are so powerful that they can even provoke casus belli, as recent events like Muhammad’s caricatures and the Charlie Hebdo tragedy witness. The history of thought is also the history of images. That is why philosophers deal with the urging need to decode what an image is....

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  • Publisher's presentation : "An economic and cultural revolution has shaken the photobook world in the last five years: self-publishing. An army of photographers operating as publishers have had an instrumental role in today’s photobook renaissance. This book offers a do-it-yourself manual and a survey of key examples of self-published success stories, as...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Algeria, a finished story ? You can now travel in Algeria, and Bruno Boudjelal seizes on this new freedom to explore the country and its origins from east to west, in a gripping road movie that crosses paths with the ghost of Frantz Fanon as well as the young clandestine immigrants en route to Europe. A photographic narrative...

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  • Presentation of the project by the question debated in a boolet inserted in the book : "What is democracy? At this time of globalization, how is it perceived by our modern societies and by the media? In a world where the image is more of a conveyor of ideology, we can question ourselves about the role and the meaning of documentary photography. What does...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "a Handful of Dust is David Campany’s speculative history of the last century, and a visual journey through some of its unlikeliest imagery. Let’s suppose the modern era begins in October of 1922. A little French avant-garde journal publishes a photograph of a sheet of glass covered in dust. The photographer is Man Ray, the...

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  • Quick view d'Agata, Antoine
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    .Currently out of stock.Publisher's presentation : "As an extension of the exhibition Anticorps Antoine d’Agata held at Le BAL (January-March 2013), the coordinators of Actes, une présence politique, in collaboration with the photographer, wanted to continue to assert the political dimension – too rarely taken into consideration – the photographic Antoine...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "A visual investigation of the author’s family history, The Longest Way Round is a construct of historical images woven together with new photographs. Uncovering a treasure trove of archive material not intended for the family album, Chris Dorley-Brown’s book presents a multi-layered alternative narrative for the course of...

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  • .Copy sold.We are offering a rare copy of one of the most sought-after and most important photobooks : "La banlieue de Paris", with texts by Blaise Cendrars and photographs by Robert Doisneau, in the scarce first edition with dustjacket (Seghers, 1949).This book is listed in "The Photobook: A History volume I" by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger.Four texts...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Frida Kahlo, ses photos (Frida Kahlo, her pictures) brings together a selection of original images from the personal collection of Frida Kahlo. The collection was found a few years ago in her bathroom and was never presented before. Walking through Frida Kahlo, ses photos, the reader gets immersed in the intimacy of the...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Après Anders Petersen, Christian Caujolle, nous fait découvrir dans cet ouvrage l’univers du grand photographe de l’agence Magnum: Raymond Depardon. En confiance, Raymond Depardon parle. Beaucoup, longuement, sans hésitation mais avec un débordement de digressions. Les repères temporels sont parfaitement en place, l’histoire...

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