Photobooks published by Éditions Bessard

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Editions Bessard is a Paris-based independant publishing house focusing on working with artists, writers, curators...


Founded in 2011 by Pierre Bessard, himself a talented photojournalist, well versed in photography and its techniques, the edition of photobooks, the art of binding and typography, Éditions Bessard publishes artists, authors, and contemporary photographers who have a keen eye on our society


Photographes publiés par les Éditions Bessard :


The first artist names that come to mind are Andrea Botto (Ka-Boom), Liu Bolin (Dangerous Landscapes), and Bill Henson ... or Max Pam, Stefano de Luigi, Cristina De Middel, Tiane Doan na Champassak, Brian Griffin, Mary HamillRen Hang and many more ...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Hester Lisa Scheurwater's persona is an exploration into the existing ideas on femininity. Her new book "All I Ever Wanted consists of various leaflets like the different rooms in a house, each reflecting its own atmosphere of Hester Scheurwater's inner world, her fears and desires. She is using the depiction of women in...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation on the artist's website : "« August, 1943. Night is falling on Calcutta, silencing its flocks of ravens, but wakening another kind of life – a feverish, hidden one : in the Maidan, that open space at the city’s heart, there are shadows waiting. » My uncle, Thaï Doan na Champassak, published Ancestral Voices by Collins – London in...

  • Publisher's presentation : "#TheSelfeet is a series of self-portraits about the ridiculous practice of narcissism on the Internet. Social network feeds and our lives have been invaded by selfies. This topic has been mentioned more than 92 million time on Twitter in 2014. A narcissistic, self-centred, symbol of the «look at me, like me» trend. Artists,...

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  • Presentation by the artist : "Since August 2009, I started to work with two hundred models over fifteen days, shooting the 42-metre-long History of Monuments. This work is my reflection on what is told about civilisations, beauties, virtues, standards and norms. The models are smeared with mud and placed into the carved out contours of the photo backdrop....

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Is it okay to call you that? I know it is alright in their eyes. You have no identity other than being a 'woman'. You are at their disposal with your love, with your body. You are a result of their expectations and ideas. And they call you with whatever name they choose. But I know what you have been through. I know what you...

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  • Quick view Yang, Luo
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    Beautiful portraits of women.A limited edition of 300 copies with a signed picture by the artist on gelatin silver print on Kodak paper.40 pages - Softcover Editions Bessard, 2015 *w/ Signed Print* New - Mint condition

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  • .Sold out.   Alain Laboile is not a trained photographer, he has been taking pictures of his chlidren for years, in the house or in the large garden with a pond, insects, and other animals. Beautiful portraits, very touching images, for which the self-made photographer has won several awards and prizes.  With the help of the social networks, his images...

  • Text on cover: "Renée Jacobs' work is the result of a very personal vision and interpretation of women. The female form is her intimate sketchpad. Life is a dream and Renée treats us to exquisite images that are a magical feast for the eyes of the beholder. You open this intimate volume and almost feel you are intruding. You are walking past an open door...

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  • Quick view Agne
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    In this series Reliefs, Agne presents what could seem to be an obsession: leftovers in a plate after a meal. Described in this manner, the subject is surprising at best, but it is by thoroughly exploring the topic and in the repetition that the body of work gains depth and meaning, as a formal study on a very specific and rather peculiar subject.40 pages...

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  • .Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "Ren Hang explores liberating the body from its restraints. He focuses on strange forms and expressions, sensitively capturing the exaggerated, absurd, and extreme bodily movements that challenge visual and psychological norms"This book comes with a very special cover : a thermal process reveals, when the covers is...

  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "En 1914 le magnat industriel Josep Trepat Galceran crée une industrie pour la production de machines agricoles qui deviendra un des moteurs économiques de l’Espagne au cours du XXème siècle. Homme cultivé et attentif aux dynamiques de l’art de son temps, M. Trepat va passer des commandes à quelques uns des grands...

  • .Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "En 1914 le magnat industriel Josep Trepat Galceran crée une industrie pour la production de machines agricoles qui deviendra un des moteurs économiques de l’Espagne au cours du XXème siècle. Homme cultivé et attentif aux dynamiques de l’art de son temps, M. Trepat va passer des commandes à quelques uns des grands...

  • Mengxi 2 resonates with the Zine No. 8 My Dreamed Stream published by Editions Bessard as it explores the same personal themes and could be considered as coming from the same body of work. Wei Bi brings back childhood memories in confronting images from the village of Dalian where he lives, and the village of his family, where he grew up, called "Mengxi"...

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  • 40 pages - Softcover Editions Bessard, 2014 *w/ Signed Print* New - Mint condition

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  • The supernatural, unlikely, imaginary animals of Joan Fonctuberta : Animal trouvé, N° 15 in the Zine Collection by Editions Bessard.40 pages - Softcover Editions Bessard, 2014 *w/ signed print* New - Mint condition

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  • .Only one copy.Virtually sold out before it hit the market, this issue of Editions Bessard's "Zine Collection" is clearly the most collectable and most sought-after...40 pages - Softcover Editions Bessard, 2014 *w/ Signed Print* New - Mint condition

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  • Dans Nippon, numéro 14 de la Zine Collection, Emmanuel Angelicas compose un portrait du Japon en Noir & Blanc en se confrontant principalement à deux images classiques de la culture japonaise : le nu féminin et la culture des samouraïs.Par ce biais assez classique, l'auteur nous propose une série toutefois extrêmement réussie, dont se dégage une très...

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  • For the Afghanistan series presented in this issue of the "Zine Collection", Majid Saeedi, journalist and reporter for the Getty Images agency, focused on the Afghan people, on people whose lives are upset, often traumatized, even destroyed by the conflict; but it does not hide the conflict itself and also shows us the horror ...Movement and life rub...

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    In this 11th number in the Zine Collection, called They, Xiao Zhang tells the story of the millions of Chinese uprooted from their hometowns to search for a job in a nearby industry or on the other side of the country. This series of portraits points the finger at a problem, an illness that is inherent to the economic development of China in the recent...

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    In this 10th number in the Zine Collection, called Circle, the young South-Korean artist Jung S. Kim deals with negative emotions from her childhood that she projects onto characters from traditional Korean folk tales...This book comes with a tipped-in signed Kodak print on the first page.Please note that L'Ascenseur Végétal lists several other books from...

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  • In this 9th number in the Zine Collection, called Zimbabwe, Robin Hammond shows us the terrible life conditions in this country, more than 30 years after Robert Mugabe reached power.The introduction by Wilf Mbanga explains the hope that Mugabe initially raised in 1980, and the suffering he since has imposed on his people, and the failure and imposture he...

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  • Chen Jiagang is an architect; after being involved in the creation of the Chinese cities of the XXIst century, he decided to part from the world of real estate in 2001, disgusted by corruption and the construction workers' labor conditions. Close to the art circles, founder of an art gallery, he turned to photography. His former profession remained at the...

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  • Quick view Pam, Max
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    Supertourist is a new interpretation by Max Pam of the large body of work accumulated within the last 10 years during his travels in all parts of the globe. The artist sort-of "traveled" within this large archive to conceive this book, a complete rethinking of his work. We do indeed recognise Max Pam's eye and feel, with lively, colourful, witty, funny...

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  • Quick view Bi, Wei
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    Éditions Bessard are more and more looking towards China, and offer us for this Zine Collection No. 8 a beautiful journey called My dreamed stream, that of a return to the land of its ancestors by the artist Wei Bi. As he was having difficult moments in the city, Wei Bi decided to return visit his native countryside and the village where his family has...

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