Portrait

Photobooks whose main theme is the portrait. An extremely vast and rich theme of infinite variations: academic, posed or in action; photos of people, families, groups, in a studio, at home, at work, outdoors; tight framing, American, full portrait; refined clichés, modified, reassembled, etc.

Photobooks whose main theme is the portrait. An extremely vast and rich theme of infinite variations: academic, posed or in action; photos of people, families, groups, in a studio, at home, at work, outdoors; tight framing, American, full portrait; refined clichés, modified, reassembled, etc.

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  • Presentation by Steidl: " When Life magazine asked Gordon Parks to illustrate a recurring series of articles on crime in the United States in 1957, he had already been a staff photographer for nearly a decade, the first African American to hold this position. Parks embarked on a six-week journey that took him and a reporter to the streets of New York,...

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  • Presentation by Editions 77:       [ adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal - Full text in English on the publisher's website ] " « I encountered the land of the Bigouden, in Brittany, only a few days after meeting my partner, Catherine. I was in my twenties, we had just decided to spend our life together and I had already had to go to Malaysia for several...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " When Judith Black moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1979 with her four children, a friend asked her if they were going to be all right there. Frankly, she didn't know. They had just moved into a dilapidated apartment in a neighborhood that the real estate lady admitted was as good as they were going to find. The...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Beginning in 1976, the American photographer GARY GREEN immersed himself in New York City's burgeoning downtown music scene. By day a photographer's assistant, he spent his nights at Max's Kansas City and CBGB documenting some of the decade's most iconic musicians and figures. Included in this collection are Lou Reed,...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: The photographers have to come to the bookstore to sign our copies, which will arrive on Friday, May 15th. Consequently, the signed copies should be available for shipment on Monday, May 18th at the earliest (and probably Monday, May 25th at the latest). Presentation by Le bec en l'air :      [all texts in the book in French only] " D'ici,...

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    .Very last copies!. Presentation of this zine by the artist: « I often be asked how I get models, this book is about that. » Signed in ink by the artist. Includes a tipped-in bookmark-format half-sheet with the text of a typical conversation with a person in the street, and the artist's stamp. PLEASE NOTE:  - This is handmade zine, with possible small...

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  • Presentation by Libraryman: " Tadaima by Annemarieke van Drimmelen is an intimate portrait in respect to the heartache and its beauty of a journey homeward. At age ten Annemarieke acquired a camera for the first time, her mothers, merely after her passing. By picking up the camera she was adept to perceive her mother slightly better by photographing...

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  • From the preface by François Cheval: " Lucile Boiron explores and exhausts fragments of flesh, these moments when human nature appears for what it is, that is, perishable. Far from making an inventory of the feeling of revulsion, she questions the body’s biological truth, and attempts a photographic answer to the issue of good and bad taste. Bodies, to...

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  • Presentation by Libraryman: " John Balsom's first book Diamond Cross evokes an intimate and poignant contemplation and self-examination through the religious part of American West culture. With its enduring and symbolic icon of the cowboy, which has predominantly been characterised through centuries in the media as gunfighters on horseback, the series...

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  • Presentation by Libraryman: " In the expression « aesthetic canon » which structures the standard of beauty, the term « canon » refers to the idea of « rule ». These rules, however, inscribed nowhere, enact in a changing way the representation of the beauty in its dimensions certainly aesthetic but also cultural and social. Jeanne Damas is a so called...

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  • Presentation by RVB Books: " The book Damaged Inc. is the result of a long-term project that mixes screen shots, photographs and sculptures reproduction. During several years, from race tracks to parking lots or bare farm fields - French artist David de Beyter followed the « Big Bangers » in the north of Europe. They describe themselves as a community...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Delpire : "  This publication brings together the work of two major Belgian artists. In a unique approach, the photographer and the writer are offering their vision of Belgium. The vivid colors and the poignant gaze of the former merging with the poetry of the latter, they are offering us a powerful piece, where their...

  • .Sold out. Presentation by Chose Commune : " Howling Winds is the fifth 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 and has been...

  • Presentation by Editions Bessard: " From death masks in the Middle Ages through to paintings in the 19th century, and photography in the 21st century, portraits have been the constitution of both an intimate space and a space of appearance under social control. Portraits make the face, a part of the body, into object for individual and collective...

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  • Presentation by Editions Bessard: " What is this body wearing traces of my pregnancy, my plumpness, my body deformity where only the slightest change can lead to mental distress? Who is this stranger with whom I mutate, finding ourselves in a cellular osmosis evolving together, speaking to each other through our skin, losing ourselves, trusting each...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: " In the spirit of both an artist and a prayer book, La Fabrique des idoles questions the role of portrait in the representation of celebrities and particularly the development of the myth of the popular icon. Renowned for their photographs of celebrities (Juliette Armanet, Etienne Daho, Arielle Dombasle,...

  • Presentation by Poursuite: " Borrowing its title from the book of Dashiell Hammett, pioneer American detective novelist, Red Harvest by Marguerite Bornhauser is an extension of the work initiated and presented at the MEP, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris. « In Dashiell Hammett's novel the coloured details could be considered as purely...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by the artist:  " Americans Parade is a parade of Americans. One after the other, from one community to the next, building up a picture of Americans in the United States in 2016, the year Donald Trump was elected, a year when Americas division have never been more pronounced. I have visited the United States several times over the...

  • Presentation by Chose Commune: " The story behind 78 tells of a promise kept after the passing of the Japanese master of photography Issei Suda, to publish a book with an original approach. Although the project originated in January 2019, 78 presents a selection of unseen photographs selected from the Suda archive in November 2019. Shot between 1971 and...

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  • Presentation by Editiorial RM & Kazuma Obara: " Thirty years have passed since the world's worst nuclear accident, which occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP) in the former Soviet Union (now Ukraine). Photojournalist Kazuma Obara traveled in Ukraine from February 2015 to April 2016. His project titled « 30 » portrays people with a...

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  • Presentation by T&M Projects:     [adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Anders Petersen photographed Okinawa, the island in southern Japan famous for its traditional Ryukyu culture, beautiful beaches, and American bases; it is his first series made in an Asian country. He was invited by the European Eyes on Japan project in 2000 for a three-week...

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  • .Copy sold!. Presentation by the publisher: " The very first photobook by legendary Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, Japan: A Photo Theater, is finally available again in a renewed edition. Originally published in 1968 – the year which also saw the launch of the influential Provoke magazine – the book already demonstrates Moriyama's trademark visual...

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  • Presentation by Russet Lederman, Inc, publisher of the English version: " Tereska and Her Photographer: A Story is a photobook that presents a fictional story by Carole Naggar about the extraordinary parallel lives of Magnum photographer and co-founder David “Chim” Seymour and Tereska Adwentowska, a young Polish girl who was the subject of Chim's most...

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  • Presentation by Mack:  " These three volumes encompass the complete evolution of the work of the renowned Italian photographer, Guido Guidi. Made in Sardinia on two trips separated by forty years, these books not only mark the stylistic development in the work of Guidi but also the historical shifts and changes on the remote island. The first trip was on...

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  • Presentation by Mack: " In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth turned his eye to another iconic body of water, Niagara Falls. As with his photographs of the Mississippi, Soth's pictures of Niagara are less about natural wonder than human desire.  « I went to Niagara for the same reason as the...

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  • Presentation by RRB Photobooks: " RRB Photobooks are pleased to present the series of photographs By the Sea made by Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová taken in the late 1970s on the North East coast of Britain. The book was published in 2019 to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol. Czech-born Luskačová...

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    Presentation by Dienacht:  " A chamber of curiosities. Kammer is a one third human, one third abstract and another third brutish story. Kammer raises no questions, it offers answers, it’s just that the answers are parallel to one’s mind. Warning: the wire is sharp and might hurt the black paper. It might also hurt your delicate skin and others'. « Some...

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  • .Sold out. Portraits and nudes by Lin Zhipeng. The book is designed as a choice between hidden (over-pixelated) images, and the « normal » images that are accessible only by cutting the paper of the Japanese binding (uncut pages). The book comes with a C-Print signed by the artist. This book is sold out and hard to find. We are offering our last copy,...

  • Presentation by Libraryman:  " The idea for I Close My Eyes, Then I Drift Away by Katrien De Blauwer was founded as a commission for De Blauwer to anatomise archival works of French photographer François Halard into a new and rare narrative. With a seductive and dreamlike state, bordering femininity and masculinity, she lets the observer immerse by the...

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  • Presentation by Libraryman:  " Following her previous book When I Was a Boy, Katrien De Blauwer continues to explore her medium of « photography without a camera » in the monograph Why I Hate Cars. After studies in painting and fashion, De Blauwer began delving into a wayward artistic practice by collecting imagery from old magazines and newspapers — as...

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  • Presentation by T&M Projects:  " It was the summer of 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand, that Shiga photographed couples on motorbikes. In this city Shiga exchanged glances with hundreds and thousands of people on the back seat of motorbikes. The camera seemed to be the ideal tool for getting closer to that strange feeling of receiving glances without...

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  • Presentation by Akaaka (excerpt):  " In 2009, Lieko Shiga moved to Kitakama, a coastal town in Japan's Tōhoku region [north of the main island of Honshū], where she began working as the town's official photographer. This move marked a significant turning point for Shiga, and RASEN KAIGAN collects this new body of work into a book. Shiga's photographs...

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