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  • .Last copy. Presentation by Loose Joints: " Bastard Countryside collects together 15 years worth of exploration within the British landscape, dwelling on what Victor Hugo called the bastard countryside: « somewhat ugly but bizarre, made up of two different natures ». Friend's large-format colour images scrutinise these in-between, unkempt, and often...

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  • Presentation by L'Artiere: " « I photographed August Song during summers 2013-2018 in rural parts of Sweden; venues hidden in the woods on the outskirts of the villages. A winding road leading into the forest, hidden away on its own and divided by a fence from the world out there / the outside world. At the back, a stage with an orchestra playing...

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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 Peperoni Books:  " For Michael Wolf Hong Kong is a lifelong love affair. With its outstanding architecture, vital dynamics and rich vernacular culture Hong Kong was the inspiration and starting point for his ever growing body of work about life in megacities and some of the most important series have been created here. But Michael Wolf is...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Mack Books: " Ursula Schulz-Dornburg's The Land in Between presents the complex bond between landscape and human civilization, exploring the construction of power though the built environment and its inevitable impermanence. By looking back at areas of past historical or political importance her images highlight how conflict,...

  • .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...

  • .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,...

  • .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 Nazraeli Press : " Following up on her widely-acclaimed book Everglades, published by Nazraeli Press in 2016, Jungjin Lee has created a true artist's book with this series of desert and mountain landscapes entitled Opening. Made in some of her favorite places in Arizona, New Mexico and Canada, these images inspire a sense of the deep and...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Mack:  " Per Strada [In the Street] brings together photographs made by Guido Guidi from 1980 to 1994, along the Via Emilia – an ancient Italian road connecting Milan with the Adriatic Sea, which passes close to Guidi's home. To this day, the Via Emilia is the territorial backbone of the Southern tier of the Po Valley, running...

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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 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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  • .Last copy!. Presentation by Dewi Lewis: "Centralia exposes hidden crimes of war as an indigenous people fight for their survival. In war, truth is the first casualty and Centralia explores the unsteady relationship between reality and fiction and how our perceptions of reality and truth are manipulated. Combining tropes of documentary and fiction, art...

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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 Loose Joints: " Busy Living accompanies Spanish artist Coco Capitán's first major museum exhibition in Europe, a comprehensive survey of the artists' last six years of image-making, including an essay by curator Simon Baker and texts throughout in English and French. Despite Capitán's young age, Busy Living contains a kaleidoscope of...

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  • Presentation by Mack Books: " Showcaller is the first book exploring the work of emerging artist Talia Chetrit. It brings together a broad range of her work made between 1994 and 2018 and is linked to a retrospective museum exhibition at the Kölnischer Kunstverein in early 2018. The title Showcaller is a theatrical term which references the performative...

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  • Presentation by Art Paper Editions: " 2099 shows images of remembrance linked to Sybren Vanoverberghes perception on the constant evolution of history and its repetitive character. Deconstructed places and manipulated icons function on an associative basis to create a new overview of the present. As a photographer Vanoverberghe is experimenting with what...

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  • .One copy available following an order cancellation. 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...

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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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  • .Two signed copies available (poster included). 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,...

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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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  • Quick view Hura, Sohrab
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    .Last two UNSIGNED copies. Presentation by Ugly Dog: " « The physical coastline becomes a metaphor for a ruptured piece of skin barely holding together a volatile state of being ready to explode. » The Coast opens with an absurd short story that leads into a sequence of images taken along the Indian coastline. While the photographs are made in real...

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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...

  • Quick view Onaka, Koji
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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 two copies!.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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