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.

Essays There are 55 products.

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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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  • 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 d’Agata work has, by...

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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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  • Publisher's presentation : "In early 2012, an old analog photobooth was installed in Brussels, in a cultural center located near the home of Thomas Vanden Driessche, documentary photographer and member of the group « Out Of Focus ». Following in the footsteps of artists like Topor, he decided to use this medium and its constraints to tell stories about...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Will Steacy spent five years photographing the newsroom and printing plant of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Through a depiction of The Inquirer's efforts to prevail despite shrinking advertising revenue, falling circulation, lay-offs, buy-outs, and bankruptcy, Steacy reveals the challenges and harsh realities that confront the...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "What can really be learned from an image? Since its origins, how has photography built itself up within a discourse of truth? The book and eponymous exhibition respond to these questions through eleven cases of images produced by experts, researchers and historians. Whether it be the famous shots of the Shroud of Turin, the...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "The Photographer’s Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories, and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals. Whether you’re looking for exercises to improve your craft—alone or in a group—or you’re interested in learning more about the medium, this...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Edges of the Experiment – The Making of the American Landscape investigates the idyllic notion of the American landscape, and shows which elements contribute to the iconic landscape, and at what cost they can be maintained. It describes the thin line between nature and civilization: how did the landscape evolve, and where are...

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  • Collection of interviews made by journalist and blogger Rémi Coignet with photographers and leading figures of the photography and phobtobook publishing world.Among others : Lewis Baltz, JH Engström, Paul Graham, Rob Hornstra, Pieter Hugo, Daido Moriyama, Michael Mack, Mathieu Pernot, etc.You will find a more detailed presentation of this book (in French)...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "A behind-the-scenes exploration of the art of contemporary photography, richly illustrated with rarely seen works-in-progress from forty-three of today's most original practitioners. This book celebrates the new creative processes of the modern photographic era, in which blogs and Instagram streams function alongside analogue...

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  • .One copy available.10 curators from the photography and photobook world each choose 10 Japanese books they feel important in the history of the medium, and comment on their choices... with a lot of illustrations. Edited by Matthew Carson, Michael Lang, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich. Published by "10×10 Photobooks" in association with ICP...

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    .Temporarily out of stock.Natural cotton - One-side print "L'Ascenseur Végétal Librairie Photo" - Long handles (to carry on the shoulder).To carry your photobooks around, or anything else, to avoid using plastic bags, and to represent for L'Ascenseur Végétal !

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  • Publisher's presentation: "This pocket sized (15 x 10 cm), limited edition book, by collector Barbara Levine and graphic designer, Martin Venezky is a meditation on the camera and its complicated hold on our lives. Found and staged photos, ephemera, and all sorts of unexpected relationships are brought together and set in motion by design.  The result is...

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  • Éclats d'Amérique - Chronique d'un voyage virtuel is a rarity on our website, as it is a novel, written and only available in French. The author Olivier Hodasava is known for his photography blog Dreamlands Virtual Tour that chronicles his journey on "Google Street View". The novel is written following his travel across the United States.The book only...

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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...

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    This book is available in French-text only.Présentation de l'éditeur :"Le choix des photos. Sélectionnées par quarante-neuf photographes contemporains de renommée internationale, ces images créent une nouvelle histoire originale de la photographie d’aujourd’hui. Chaque photo présentée nous précise le point de vue de l’auteur, et la reproduction des...

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  • This book is available in French-text only.Quatrième de couverture :"Ce n’est pas un entretien ; à bâtons rompus, c’est un échange, une longue discussion sur la photographie, sur la vie, les valeurs, les influences.L’essentiel dans le cas d’Anders Petersen est de restituer sa parole, avec ses hésitations, ses magnifiques doutes, ses convictions, son...

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  • .Last copies.L'Asile des Photographies a reçu en novembre 2013 le prestigieux "Prix Nadar 2013".Publisher's presentation: "Le photographe Mathieu Pernot et l'historien Philippe Artières ont travaillé trois ans à l'hôpital psychiatrique de Picauville / Fondation Bon-Sauveur (Manche). Ce lieu de mémoire résume toute l'évolution de la psychiatrie depuis le...

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  • Présentation de l'éditeur : "Quoi de commun entre un photographe qui essaye de capturer des fantômes, un expérimentateur qui tente d'enregistrer ses pensées en disposant une plaque sensible sur son front, un opérateur de fête foraine, un prestidigitateur en chambre noire, de joyeux amateurs et quelques chasseurs de reflets ? Rien, si ce n'est leur...

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