Photobooks published by Stanley / Barker

Stanley / Barker is a British publishing house dedicated to photography.


Stanley / Barker publishes photobooks in often combined trade and limited editions, and also artsit books (or "portfolios") in a very limited print run. They also produce silk screen posters.


The publishing house has worked multiple times with several artists: Bill Henson ("1985" in 2014, "Particle Mist" in 2015, "Kindertotelieder" in 2017), Mark Steinmetz ("Fifteen Miles to K-Ville" in 2016, "Past K-Ville" in 2018, "Carnival" in 2019), Tod Papageorge ("Studio 54" in 2014, "On the Acropolis" in 2019) or Christopher Anderson ("Approximate Joy" in 2018, "COP" in 2019.)

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " A week before the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020 the Australian artist Trent Parke found himself on a whirlwind road trip across Northern India. The frenetic photographs in Parke's new book Cue the Sun were produced while travelling between Agra, Amritsar, Delhi, Dharamshala, Meerut and Mathura, from fast...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Mimi Plumb used to live on the edges of the city where the rents were cheap. Nearby, on the summit of the hill, were folded layers of radiolarian chert, the fossilized remains of microscopic creatures called radiolaria. A large crevice in the hillside was a reminder of the ever-present threat of an earthquake. Warm...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " The photographs in Mark Steinmetz's expansive new book Rivers & Towns were made in the 1980s in working class towns and cities in Connecticut, USA. « The brooding factories and mills built alongside rivers had seen their heyday and were beginning to decline. I was moved by these places and wanted to describe the...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " « The week before Trula died, she began spending entire days reclined in her field. Her body would be so still we'd come up closer to be sure she hadn't left us. A slight movement of her head chasing a loose swallow, or a finger grazing a plucked blade of grass was enough. Tuesday night she had come into the kitchen...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: Our last copies sadly have one or two slightly bumped corners. Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " After leaving Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the city where he was born and raised, Paul McDonough went first to Cambridge, Massachussets and then New York City, where his life as a photographer began in earnest.  And while he never tired of New...

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    Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Born in the Australian steel city of Newcastle, one of Trent Parke's only early childhood memories is accompanying his mother to pick his dad up from work, travelling through a landscape dominated by ship yards, chimneys, and the BHP steelworks. Throughout his career Parke has always been interested in the...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Richard Rothman's Town of C is a photographic meditation on what lies beneath the unsettling surface of American culture, as seen through the lens of a small town along the Front Range of Southern Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Rooted in the tradition of the socially critical photography books that have taken America as...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " « This is how I remember New York City in 2002. I was 19 years old and had just moved to Manhattan from my family's small farm on Long Island. It was the first summer after the September 11 attacks. Workers were removing the last of the debris from the collapsed Twin Towers. The city felt both immense and fragile...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Following the birth of his son Atlas, Christopher Anderson stepped away from war photography, turning his camera towards an intimate reflections of family life, resulting in his 2013 book Son (with Kehrer) Stanley / Barker is proud to publish a beautifully reimagined edition which adds a second chapter of 80 new pages...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " In 1986, the American artist Judith Black was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship with the intention of documenting a cross-country road trip with her four children. Unlike Robert Frank's iconic Guggenheim-funded road trip 30 years earlier, Black's mission was much more intimate. Rather than documenting America, her...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " In October 1979, Pope John Paul II came to the Boston Common, the historic park in Boston. Susan Kandel was there taking pictures of families who'd come to see him, carrying on with work she had started months earlier photographing families at Revere Beach, a few miles north of Boston.  Among the people she photographed...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " After winning a prize in a photography competition run by The Sunday Times magazine in 1981 with a set of pictures of the ‘Bright Young Things’, British photographer Dafydd Jones was hired by, bible of the upper crust, Tatler magazine to photograph the Hunt Balls, society weddings and debutante dances of the British...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Every summer from the late 1970s through the mid ’80s Sergio Purtell would buy an inexpensive roundtrip ticket from New York to London, and from there get a Eurail pass. Traveling cheaply, he could move freely around Europe. Wandering made sense to Purtell. At the age of 18 he fled an imminent dictatorship in Chile. He...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " « We step and do not step into the same rivers; we are and are not. »     -- Heraclitus of EphesusMassimo Leardini is an Italian photographer who has been based in the Norway for the past 30 years where he works with a small number of models on extended collaborations. This new publication ELV ( « Elv » is Norwegian for...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " We are delighted to announce the release of Bill Henson's Sic Transit - a sumptuous 164 page hard cover book, with uncoated dust jacket, housed in a slipcase. « Bill Henson's Sic Transit presents the panorama of a world shadowed by the images and memories of the past. Two boys wrestle like an act of love, an...

  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Often considered Jim Goldberg's seminal body of work, Raised By Wolves collages ten years of photographs, texts, films and installations into an epic narrative of the lives of runaway teenagers in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In Fingerprint, Goldberg exhibits many never-before-seen...

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  • Presentation by Loose Joints: " Loose Joints is proud to present Living Trust, the first monograph by American artist Buck Ellison. LA-based Ellison's work broadly investigates the language of privilege through meticulously researched images, often executed through staged settings and performative interventions into the visual language of photography. On...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " In 2016 Robbie Lawrence first travelled to a remote stretch of coastline in the west coast of Scotland, to Linn Gardens, which lies at the head of Cove Bay on the west side of Rosneath peninsula. The gardens had been run for fifty years by Jim Taggart, an avid botanist and gardener. Jim discovered that the...

  • 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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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Stanley / Barker : " From 1982-2001 the American photographer Mark Steinmetz travelled to country fairs, urban street carnivals, and small circuses across the United States, to make photographs of the families, teens and carnies that contain all the warmth and frenetic energy of a day at the Carnival. « People from all walks of...

  • .Sold out. Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " While studying at the New School, New York, under the legendary Lisette Model Sunil Gupta would spend his weekends cruising on Christopher Street with his camera. It was the heady days after Stonewall and before AIDS when Gupta and his peers were young and busy creating a gay public space that hadn't been...

  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " In 1983- 84 Tod Papageorge spent a month each summer on the Acropolis in Athens, producing a body of work that seems lost in time, fusing the ancient with the modern.« I stayed at a nice hotel, the Zafolia, five minutes from the Acropolis, where every surface in my room was marble, and where I did laps in the pool...

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  • .Copies of the second edition in stock!. Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " On a map of the south-eastern U.S., the 245-mile Ogeechee River cuts a diagonal path across Eastern Georgia before curling south of the city of Savannah and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. It is known locally as Blackwater River for its slow moving waters that are like black...

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    Presentation by Stanley / Barker: "Peuple de la Nuit is a tribute to the people who posed with cheery abandon, for the lens of Sanlé Sory from 1960-83. « Life was cheap and everyone could have a ball. You could always go out and have some fun. »     --  Sanlé SoryWhile Sory spent days at his Volta Photo studio in Bobo-Dioulasso, southern Burkina Faso, his...

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  • Présentation de Stanley / Barker: "Christopher Anderson began photographing New York City cops in the wake of 9/11, as the visual landscape of the city he called home began to change. Bomb blast barriers went up, cops carrying larger guns seemed to be everywhere, and whilst the increased presence of security was designed, in part, to make New Yorkers...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Stanley / Barker :  " Christopher Anderson's photographs portray a contemporary China in the midst of perpetual reinvention. « I have seen the future and it is now and it is China. There is no need for the past. It can be erased. A new happiness is being constructed, an approximation of joy, better than the real thing. »   --...

  • 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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  • .Back in stock.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 out of date film, Wood made...

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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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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Stanley/Barker : "In an outpouring of grief after the death of his children from scarlet fever in 1833, German poet Friedrich Rückert wrote 428 poems on the deaths of children. Seventy years later the composer Gustav Mahler was so moved by these poems, he began work on a song cycle eventually scoring five of the poems. Although...

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    Publisher's presentation: "Mike Mandel grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and as an kid in the 1950s could walk just about everywhere he needed to go: to school, or later down the street to the open field to collect rocks or catch lizards. All of his friends lived on his block, so he didn’t think too much about the time he spent in a car. But by the time...

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