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New Titles in Photography 14 June 2017
Marie-Jose Jongerius - Los Angeles Palms

Isbn 9789490119546
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 17293
EUR 36.00

In the postwar era, sidewalk palms grew into symbols of urban Los Angeles. Tall ranks of Mexican fan palm became familiar fixtures on the horizon, generic landmarks, the original skyscrapers of the horizontal metropolis. The entertainment industry magnified their stature. Advertisements, telecasts, television shows, movies, song recordings, and music videos produced in Southern California made ready use of street palm imagery. For ‘Los Angeles Palms’ Marie-José Jongerius revisited the most iconic and historic sights in the Los Angeles area to portray the palms which have all contributed to the iconic image of Los Angeles.

48 p, ills colour, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Lionel Wendt - Ceylon

Isbn 9789490119492
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 17292
EUR 30.85

Sri Lankan photographer Lionel Wendt’s (1900-1944) choice of subject was eclectic: from sensual and homo-erotic portraits to tropical images of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and from picturesque scenes to compositions for which he used modernistic stylistic devices and experimental techniques. After his premature death in 1944 his negatives were destroyed, but his prints resurfaced in the 1990s, and are now part of several international private and museums collections. This year Wendt’s work will be exhibited at Documentary 14 in Athens, and a large scale retrospective will take place in the summer of 2017 at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography in Amsterdam.

224 p, ills colour, 17 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Etnomanie - Ellie Uyttenbroek

Isbn 9789462083639
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17266
EUR 20.50

'Etnomanie' is a tribal style bible. Fashion stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek (known from Exactitudes) made a personal selection from the ethnographic photo collection of the Nederlands Fotomuseum. Using her eye for fashion, she selected 100 posed portraits, from the 1850s to recent ones, focusing on individual expression, silhouette, pose, outfit, styling, body adornment, accessories, and other fashionable details. The starting point was style, which is popularly understood to mean something like attitude, approach, habitus, bearing, modus, manner, and taste. In addition to historical information, Uyttenbroek reports her stylistic observations, making the viewer aware of the beauty and autonomous visual power of the different portraits.

174 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Mashid Mohadjerin - Lipstick And Gas Masks

Isbn 9789490521318
Publisher Royal Academy Fine Arts Antw.
Idea code 17213
EUR 17.85

Mashid Mohadjerin is an award-winning photojournalist and visual artist whose work has taken her all over the world. Her photo essays focus primarily on identity issues and the human condition, with subjects such as migration, minority groups, and the socially displaced. In this book, she portrays the women who played an important role in the recent uprisings that began in Tunisia, spread to Egypt, and then swept through other parts of the Middle East. Coming from different ideological and social backgrounds, these women defy stereotypes. Collected images (both historical and current) and articles that circulated on social media at the time offer visual context for the portraits.

120 p, ills colour, 13 x 19 cm, pb, English

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Sorry For Damage Done - Vincent Wittenberg & Wladimir Manshanden

Isbn 9789492051264
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 17294
EUR 25.70

The starting point for this project was a massive database of pictures taken by cleaning companies that were hired between 2005 and 2013 by the municipality of Eindhoven, a medium sized Dutch city known for its industrial heritage and Philips factories. The cleaning companies were commissioned to remove graffiti and stickers from municipal property in the public space. As evidence for their work they took two photos on every job, one before cleaning and one after. During the 6 years that this work had been done 50,000 photos were taken and stored. Vincent Wittenberg and Wladimir Manshanden were able to seize this bizarre archive and quickly saw the historical value of it.

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

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Saskia Groneberg Buropflanze ( Office Plant )

Isbn 9783945900086
Publisher Edition Taube
Idea code 17286
EUR 35.35

Saskia Groneberg casts an ironic but tender gaze at those plants which find their often unappreciated destiny in the bland, in-between spaces of offices. Lit by fluorescent bulbs, perched on filing cabinets, or dangling from dropped ceilings, these flora blend unobtrusively into the background of the rational office world. The greenery – ornamental succulents and cacti, climbing vines, and all manner of ‘Sansevieria’ – grows and sprawls over tables and shelves, swallows up corners and neglected stacks of documents, and both divides and connects rooms. Groneberg frames these denizens as barely discernable traces or expansive gestures, highlighting their largely peripheral status.

76 p, ills bw, 21 x 29 cm, hb, German/English

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Zuza Krajewska - Imago

Isbn 9780995761117
Publisher Kahl Editions
Idea code 17269
EUR 60.80

Old enough to commit a crime but too young to go to prison, juvenile offenders in Poland are sent to borstals, where adolescence and adulthood are in constant flux. This series by Zuza Krajewska examines the everyday lives of boys undergoing “re-socialisation” at Studzieniec, a 145-year-old institution about 50 kilometres from Warsaw. She captures their competition and camaraderie, portraying the teenagers with a contrasting mix of strength and innocence, optimism and acquiescence. During her time there, Krajewska remained hopeful, believing that the borstal can help those determined to change, and even formed an emotional connection with some of the teens.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, hb, Polish/English

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Sebastien Van Malleghem - Reagir

Isbn 9791092265583
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 17247
EUR 32.60

Documentary photographer Sébastien Van Malleghem has already produced several reports that have met with international acclaim. His incisive and sombre visual writing, accompanied by a commitment and determination to his subjects, make him one of the most convincing young talents of recent years. For his most recent project, Van Malleghem brings to light people in the city of Tourcoing involved with an association to help recovering drug addicts, REAGIR (Relais Ecoute Accueil Guidance Information et Réinsertion). His stark portraits with bold light and shadows bring us face to face with a harrowing world of individual struggle and broader urban hardships.

144 p, ills bw, 17 x 25 cm, hb, French

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Mary Frey - Reading Raymond Carver

Isbn 9783941249127
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17302
EUR 37.20

When Mary Frey began photographing family, friends, and strangers in her immediate environment in 1979, she was in a state of transition. Studies finished, first teaching assignment, pregnant - responsibilities, duties, worries - and the need to look for meaning in everyday life. After a childhood in the sense of an imminent nuclear catastrophe, in an America where lifestyle magazines and television give directions how the "Brave New World" should look and function. Mary Frey has made strange pictures. Technically perfect, between snapshot and enactment, intimacy and distance. Charged banalities with children, adolescents and adults, middle class, USA, 35 years ago.

96 p, ills colour, 23 x 26 cm, hb, English

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Ruben Wyttenbach - Strand Am Berg

Isbn 9783906822129
Publisher Sturm & Drang
Idea code 17271
EUR 49.75

Heitere Fahne, a cultural space on the outskirts of Bern, Switzerland, occupies this series of images by Ruben Wyttenbach. A place of constant change, the challenges of documenting the activities and people there were many. These randomly selected, individual stories, statements, and images are facets that contribute their respective parts to the overall picture. While making a collective dream a reality, the endeavour was also an experiment to create a communal cultural centre. Images and text offer snapshots in equal ways, moods with varying exposures, depth, focus, and detail. These are the traces and fragments, subjective references to a complex, participatory whole.

144 p, ills colour, 23 x 28 cm, hb, German

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Thomas Nolf: Peculiar Artifacts In Bosnia & Herzegovina

Isbn 9789490800642
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 17290
EUR 25.70

This book is the result of a four-year project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where Thomas Nolf stumbled upon the existence of pyramids, stone spheres, and other peculiar artefacts discovered by Semir Osmanagić and his team. Osmanagić is best known for promoting the pseudo-archaeological project of the “Bosnian Pyramids”. He claims that a cluster of natural hills in the central part of the country are the world’s largest manmade ancient pyramids. Aiming to create an alternative biography that could counteract post-war disillusion in the region, Nolf travelled to various sites, took photographs, spoke to locals, and ultimately attempted to establish the phenomena as a believable history.

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

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Jacopo Benassi - The Eyes Can See What The Mouth Can Not Say

Isbn 9783941249134
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17267
EUR 30.00

BTOMIC was an iconic underground club that opened in 2011 in La Spezia, a small Italian coastal town located midway between Genoa and Pisa, run by a group of friends. It hosted live performances by a range of Italian and international musicians, but was forced to close in 2015 due to lack of money. Jacopo Benassi, one of the club’s organisers, photographed the audiences that appeared there night after night. The people in attendance are diverse – young and old, women and men, dressed in leather boots or sneakers, shorts or suits, T-shirts or floral dresses – and the moments he captures in these candid, black-and-white scenes seem to have a timeless, placeless quality.

116 p, ills bw, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Eliza Hutchison - Family Photos

Isbn 9780994388346
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 17258
EUR 35.30

Australian artist Eliza Hutchison describes her photographic practice in terms of “reconstructed memory”. Her work could be framed as an attempt to re-visualise the images, sensations, and memories lost with her family photo album, which disappeared during a relocation. Although our memories are fluid and unfixed, things like family albums, shared stories, and established narratives all work to formalise memories, giving something that is inherently elusive a more stable and dogmatic character. Hutchison’s images in this book – many from a residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris – both embrace and shatter their collective title, hinting at repetitions and strange nostalgia.

128 p, ills colour, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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