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New Titles in Photography 8 December 2016
New Dutch Photography Talent 2017

Isbn 9789082483321
Publisher Xpublishers
Idea code 16665
€ 25.00

The sixth edition of an annual publication covering the latest photographers emerging from the Netherlands. Colourful, confronting and sublime, work by no less than 100 young talents is highlighted in all its strange, exuberant and wonderful diversity.

436 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Christer Stromholm - Poste Restante

Isbn 9789188031365
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 16620
€ 49.50

Christer Strömholm, born in 1918 in Sweden, began is photographic career in earnest in1958, traveling to places like Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Calcutta, and Nairobi. He is most known for his intimate black-and-white street photography portrait series. This is the first English edition of ‘Poste Restante’, a book originally published in Swedish. It comprises the original photographs, layout, and texts, including the unrevised introduction from 1967, a text based on a taped interview with Strömholm conducted over five days at a hotel in Paris. Titled “Before the Photographs”, in it he recounts childhood memories and various of his experiences during World War II.

124 p, ills bw, 21 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Thomas Mailaender - Skin Memories

Isbn 9791090306554
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 16637
€ 64.50

‘Skin Memories’ presents the creations that Thomas Mailaender made at the Tanneries Roux in the framework of the first artist’s residence initiated by LVMH Métiers d’Art. In continuing his research on the photographic medium and its formal possibilities, he experimented with applications of cyanotype, anthotype, and Van Dyke processes in traditional leather production. Using a wide selection of images gathered from varied sources, including photographs, clippings, advertisements, postcards, and negatives, the reproductions break down barriers between printing processes, surfaces, and materials, allowing for incongruous collisions and whimsical fantasies alike.

164 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, French/English

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Sparkling Past - Benjamin Hugard & Klaus Speidel

Isbn 9791090306547
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 16694
€ 23.65

For ‘Sparkling Past’, Benjamin Hugard and art critic Klaus Speidel appropriate preparatory images for studio photography that advertising photographer Jean-François De Witte made to optimize his shots of mouth-watering beer, streamlined dishwashers, and polished engines – pictures never published until now, icons from the analogue age, when that fantastic sparkle in a photo first had to be created in the real world. All of the selected pictures either lack something or have something more than the shots ultimately chosen by the marketing agencies at the time. Yet it is precisely in the diversity and quality of the images’ blemishes that their critical and poetic potential can be seen.

108 p, ills colour, 25 x 30 cm, pb, French/English

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Martine Stig - Noir

Isbn 9789490119454
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 16656
€ 20.00

Based in Amsterdam, Martine Stig is familiar with the photographic medium as a voyeuristic act. She also researches photography’s role in the perception of reality – how the clichés and tricks of the profession can be used to manipulate the experience of the viewer. ‘Noir’, shot candidly on the streets of Amsterdam between 2014 and 2016, comprises a long string of images akin to cinematic shots. Whether seen close up or from a distance, her subjects seem like protagonists in a film, even while other images offer ‘mise-en-scène’ for the purported narrative found within these pages. Stig’s images are meticulously framed, setting a vaguely unsettling mood and raising questions.

144 p, ills bw, 14 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Piergiorgio Casotti: Where Does The White Go

Isbn 9788890869532
Publisher Piergiorgio Casotti
Idea code 16654
€ 40.00

Piergiorgio Casotti was born in a small town in northern Italy. He describes his relationship with the mountains as “the absence of words… an absence that leaves us untouched by sound-interference and the ‘white-noise’ of human society.” In this self-published photobook, Casotti pays tribute to the silence of the mountains with a series of images of ski villages and their surroundings, abandoned during the warm season. While a few patches of dirty snow still cling to the slopes, the parking areas and roads are empty, the condos devoid of life, the seasonal incessant motion paused until the snow comes again. The harsh elements that eternally shape the mountain likewise seem dormant.

112 p, ills bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Celine Gaille - Accepte-le Un Album Portugais 1919-1979

Isbn 9791092727142
Publisher Aman Iman Publishing
Idea code 16636
€ 37.65

‘Accept It’ is the photo album of a fictional Portuguese family that Céline Gaille created between 2014 and 2016 from old photographs found at flea markets. The story takes place in Lisbon and the former Portuguese colonies of Guinea-Bissau and Angola. Gaille designed a first-person photographic narrative of a woman who addresses her estranged son throughout the album’s entirety. The narrative it discloses about this divided family also deals with Portugal’s history and its colonial empire, its dictatorship and violence. Two letters, brief captions, and related documents guide the reader through almost 100 intimate photographs from the 1920s through the 1970s.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 29 x 22 cm, hb, French/Spanish/English

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Disparitions By Helen Zout

Isbn 9791092727104
Publisher Aman Iman Publishing
Idea code 16626
€ 35.50

Helen Zout was born in Argentina, and is known for producing photographic work that deals closely with social issues and mental health. Here she gathers pictures of disappeared victims of the last Argentinean military dictatorship (1976–1983). Zout assembled her own photographs together with existing documents, resulting in a photomontage about a sensitive time in the nation’s history that also poses visual questions about interpretation. Not intended as a historical document, the collection points to the invisible and to absence, to the emptiness that defines memory, and to the marks left on the survivors and families of victims by their disappearance. With a text by Pietsie Feenstra.

88 p, ills colour & bw, 27 x 20 cm, hb, French/Spanish/English

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Twenty Years, Nineteen Objects, Eighteen Stories - Kesselskramer

Isbn 9789070478483
Publisher Kesselskramer
Idea code 16644
€ 17.50

Established in 1996, KesselsKramer is an independent communications agency based in Amsterdam that produces an effective and prolific output of solutions that blur the boundaries between culture, commerce, content, and collaboration. This book marks the agency’s 20th anniversary, and is themed around the stories that happen while the work is being made. Through a selection of nineteen objects, a string of tales emerges – some self-indulgent, others humorous, and still others thought-provoking or even tragic. It is a book for anyone who has worked in the creative industries, and a pithy reminder as to why this work is viewed as life by those who do it, and vice versa.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, hb, English

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Salvo 9 Travel Guide 24x36

Isbn 9789082029154
Publisher Salvo
Idea code 16648
€ 15.00

Salvo is interested in what goes on in the head of the photographer. For this issue, they chose a well-known, ‘square’ format: that of the travel guide, a genre in which structure, categories, routes, highlights, and background information do not vary a great deal. A travel guide makes you follow their lead: Where to go. When to go. What to eat. Highlights. Dangers. Annoyances. Three day itinerary. Top ten must-sees. Salvo challenges this kind of immobility and attempts to enter the guide to be of service in a less static way.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Zaza Bertrand: Japanese Whispers

Isbn 9789490800550
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 16627
€ 30.00

Fascinated by the concept of intimacy in Japan, Belgian photographer Zaza Bertrand created this documentary photo series at locations known as “love hotels”. In these kitschy and secluded safe havens that epitomise the pragmatic separation of sex and love in Japan, erotic desires are expressed freely yet anonymously. As an outsider, Bertrand attempts to capture these innate dichotomies and paradoxes. Reflecting the ambiguous perceptions about intimacy experienced in Japanese culture, the candid images capture a sense of alienation and poignancy in places where young people can escape to regain a level of self-sufficiency and empowerment, albeit only temporally.

96 p, ills colour, 23 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Will Steacy - Deadline

Isbn 9783906217079
Publisher B.franks Books
Idea code 16561
€ 48.40

For the past five years, Will Steacy photographed with unrestricted access the newsroom and printing plant of ‘The Philadelphia Inquirer’. In his depiction of the newspaper’s efforts to prevail despite depleted ad revenue, a steady decline in circulation, layoffs, buyouts, and bankruptcy, he reveals the challenges and harsh realities faced by the industry today. The ongoing, massive societal transition into an information technology economy of the future has eroded middle-class jobs and boosted productivity while reducing the labour force. But what is the human cost of these gains? Added to Steacy’s pictorial narrative is a wealth of archival material and portraits.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, pb, English

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Marianna Rothen - Snow And Rose & Other Tales

Isbn 9783906217024
Publisher B.frank Books
Idea code 16563
€ 48.40

New York-based photographer Marianna Rothen’s latest publication comprises 72 colour and black-and-white photographs that in turn weave six distinct visual narratives. Shot in soft focus with a costuming style reminiscent of the 1960s, her highly sensual images exclusively depict women, either alone or engaged in intimate camaraderie with others. These are strong women, powerful in their sexuality and nudity, comfortable in their bonds of sisterhood. Playing on domestic archetypes, the women seem to own the spaces and landscapes they inhabit. Yet some strike a melancholic tone, as if the dreamlike sequence is somehow only temporal, an escape from reality.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Mike Slack - Walking In Place 1: New Orleans

Isbn 9780994388384
Publisher Perimeter Editions / Ice Plant
Idea code 16684
€ 28.30

'Walking in Place 1: New Orleans' is the first in a series of standalone books by Los Angeles-based photographer Mike Slack, each taking in a different city, town or geographical locale. In this volume, Slack records various points of reference on a five day meander through "The Big Easy", creating an inner travelogue both meditative and playful. Driven by an almost unconscious process of seeing, recording and cumulation, his gaze settles on architectural details, local flora, street ephemera, and the curious neighbourhood cats that cross his path.

84 p, ills colour, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Bartolomeo Celestino - Surface Phenomena

Isbn 9780994388339
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 16284
€ 48.60

Bartolomeo Celestino has been returning to a particular section of Sydney’s coastal fringe – atop an otherwise unremarkable set of cliffs in the eastern suburb of Bronte – day after day, year after year, to undertake the protracted task of setting up his large-format camera and training his lens downward to the fierce waters below. In the images that populate his debut book Surface Phenomena, the horizon, the land or any other contextual details are absent; the ocean is everything and everywhere. The mass of turbulence and white water and the deft flashes of calm that these photographs describe occupy a fundamentally different formal and conceptual space to the iconography of the Australian coast.

112 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Ruth Van Beek - The Levitators

Isbn 9791090306530
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 16587
€ 26.90

Ruth van Beek has been collecting photographs from all over the place for years. Newspaper clippings, amateur family pictures, images from old books and the internet. She puts them together in an ever-growing archive.Her new series, The Levitators are a species of animals that have their origin in images of domestic dogs. To bring the dogs back to life, Ruth van Beek cuts and fold the images. In this process of animating and fixating a lot goes wrong. In her attempt to make the dogs fly, they more and more loose their original dog-shape. They transform into fluffy objects, unsuccessful animals and by this uncertainty, become moldable and open to new interpretations 

38 p, ills colour, 13 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Subway 9

Isbn
Publisher 4478zine
Idea code 16676
€ 6.25

Subway Magazine is an artist's magazine by Erik van der Weijde. Most of its content comes from eBay and Wikipedia, but also features works by contemporary artists. The magazine focuses on a fresh mix of art, photography, poetry, facts, and fun. Issue 9 shows work by Nowork, Bia Bittencourt and Broomberg & Chanarin, but also features Hulk Hogan, Camouflage, The Swiss Family Robinson, plus quotes from Hillary Clinton and Hilary Duff, and more.

32 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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