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  • .Only 4 copies available. Presentation by Baron: "For the fifth edition of Baron, Harley Weir takes us on a visual essay exploring the female body through biological conditions such as reproduction and birth, and how these are mediated in a patriarchal, capitalist society. The title of the book, Function begs the question what do our bodies do. Each part...

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  • Presentation by Jiazazhi: " « As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro. Since he is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has...

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    Presentation by VOID: "The Splitting of the Chrysalis and the Slow Unfolding of the Wings arose from the unforeseen return of the photographer to his homeland. Isolated in the countryside of an island, he was confronted with his traumatic past, his memories and himself. Gradually, through wandering in nature, a conceivable field of action was created...

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  • Presentation by T&M Projects: "Lin Zhipeng a.k.a. No.223 has been energetically presenting the spirits and activities of young people through his photographs in conservative Chinese culture. He continues to portray a young generation who enjoys love and life, swaying between sexuality, with joy, arrogance and a playful images. Flowers and Fruits is a...

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  • Presentation by Libraryman: "Page after page they undress. Their legs laying down gracefully on a bed, resting for eternity—so it seems. Others are standing up, can you feel the warmth coming out of their skin? It seems they are dancing together from scene to scene. Inviting you to join them. Their naked bodies find refuge between the paint strokes, next...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Jiazazhi:  "10 Days in Kraków is presented in the form between a travelogue and a scrapbook. Although the book doesn’t have a content page, within the seemingly fragmented structure, three chapters unfold themselves – War, City, and Connection (from there to here / from I to you). The book consists of snapshots, diaries and...

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  • Presentation by Imageless: "This photobook is the fifth monograph of Japanese photographer Koji Onaka, its first edition was published in 2003, and the current  version  is  the  third  edition.  Koji  Onaka  compares  a  boat's  sailing  to  his  way  of  life  and  photography,  and  this  book of 84 black and white photographs recording his life and...

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  • Presentation by Kehrer: "Representations of older transgender people are nearly absent from our culture and those that do exist are often one-dimensional. For over five years, photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States creating To Survive on this Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and...

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  • Presentation by MACK: " Richard Mosse has spent the past few years documenting the ongoing refugee and migration crisis, repurposing military-grade camera technology to confront how governments and societies perceive refugees. His latest book The Castle is a meticulous record of refugee camps located across mass migration routes from the Middle East and...

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  • .Last two copies!.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. »...

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    .Last copies available.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 many years and also the house itself whose condition deteriorated or improved as my...

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  • Excerpts from an interview by Luca Desienna with British Journal of Photography: "I was shooting and following the life of Maryani Oriono, a local transgender woman who opened the first Islamic school for LGBT people in Java. What was supposed to be a two-day commission became a longterm project. I saw a community and a reality completely new to me....

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by September Books : "Summer 2015. I spend a few days in a village in Latvia. The forest is everywhere, the population rare, the plants are invasive and venomous. I meet a group of teenagers, ghostly presence in this rough landscape frozen in the past. I ask them to take pictures with me. We stay together for a few hours. Aïva, one...

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    Presentation by Dienacht Publishing: "NOCTURNES is a unique boxed set of 6 books by the new photography group « AM projects » and published by dienacht Publishing. This book is printed using different papers for each photo essay – one even has an enormous fold-out poster. It is a landmark in photobook production.NOCTURNES is the first « AM » project and...

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  • Presentation by Rohan Thapa: "Sutra means « string / thread » in Sanskrit. Using photography as a ritual, the book braids a connection between various works to create an aphorism on human nature and the void. SUNYA          the space in nature.EU.PNEA       air pollution by a multinational corporationIN VISIBLE   portraits regarding visual dependencyPULSE...

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    Presentation by Rohan Thapa: "Moksha is rooted to the word Muc in Sanskrit meaning « to set free ». It is a philosophical concept, which refers to emancipation, release, liberation or freedom. A more epistemological understanding den­otes to a consciousness of self.Moksha is a detachment from linear narration; it is a fractal reading into the inner chaos...

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  • Presentation by Gwinzegal:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "In this work, Alexandra Catiere confronts absence, and a presence that can no longer be, in a state of unstability where different times are placed on top of each other, merge and get mixed together. Her photographs do not have a present, they invite us to put our daily life at a...

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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...

  • .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...

  • Presentation by Akina Books : " « Kagerou : the heat haze, a lake in the desert, decay heat powered by the nuclear radiation, invisible, pervasive. It was 12 March 2011. The day after Fukushima nuclear disaster, I woke up in a shrouded Tokyo: the cityscape looked blurred and twisted. Nobody else seemed to notice: for 37 million people it was business as...

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  • Excerpts from the text by Shoko Hashimoto :    [adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "Nishiyama Onsen was packed with pleasure trippers. This healing hot spring is in the Yamanashi Prefecture, on a tributary of the Fuji River. People would come from nearby Yamanashi and Shizuoka, but also parties of local ladies returning from homes in the suburbs of Tokyo and...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Bérangère Fromont : " A spring evening, I followed some teenagers, among them a couple in love, in a night walk around Arles. A long walk, a biting wind, kisses, a few joints. We stop in the middle of nowhere. No light, I discover the surroundings step by step. An industrial zone. Some car-wrecks, a frog concert, a few shivers....

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  • .Last copy. Publisher's presentation: "The fourth and final edition of the photobook classic. Once again better, more dense, more beautiful, more oppressive than all predecessors. With Tokyo Compression Michael Wolf struck a nerve. His portraits of people who are on their way in the Tokyo subway, constrained between glass, steel and fellow travelers, have...

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  • * * * Last copies available * * * Edit Beijing, with a print signed by the photographer This book is the result of Guy Tillim's residency in Beijing and presents a series of street photography portraits in colors. The book includes several gatefolds and is inserted in a soft cardboard illustrated slipcase. A signed C-Print (format : 16 x 25 cm) is...

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