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New Titles in Photography 7 November 2017
Esther Hovers False Positives

Isbn 9789490119577
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 17559
EUR 36.00

'False Positives' is about intelligent surveillance systems. These are camera’s that are said to be able to detect deviant behaviour within public space. 'False Positives' is set around the question of normative behaviour. It aims to raise this question by basing the project on eight different ‘anomalies’. These so called anomalies are sign in body-language and movement that could indicate criminal intent. It is through these anomalies the algorithms are built and cameras are able to detect deviant behaviour. The eight different anomalies were pointed out to by several intelligent surveillance experts with whom the artist collaborated for this project.

48 p, ills colour, 24 x 34 cm, hb, English

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Sebastien Van Malleghem - Nordic Noir

Isbn 9791092265620
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 17485
EUR 43.65

Sébastien Van Malleghem travelled to the northern reaches of Europe for his most recent series, shot in his customary high-contrast, black-and-white style. Striking landscapes unfurl side by side with intensely gripping portraits of Scandinavia’s resilient inhabitants. Even the brightest of these images seems drenched in darkness, their subjects ranging from rugged mountains and shining seascapes to parking lots, car interiors, and close, intimate encounters. The physical properties of the Nordic landscape and climate – weight, density, cold, heat, sharpness, wetness – virtually become tangible in the visual dialogue Van Malleghem offers to the viewer. Bold and unforgiving.

120 p, ills bw, 25 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Alexis Pazoumian - Faubourg Treme

Isbn 9791092265651
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 17549
EUR 40.90

Alexis Pazoumian sees many similarities between Louisiana and his native Armenia. Whether they have been victims of natural disasters or crimes against humanity, history has afflicted these populations relentlessly, yet these tragedies have not affected their fighting spirit, their vital energy. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina ravished New Orleans, Pazoumian began a project to photograph its citizens. There he found that music is a part of everyone’s daily life, and the key to reconstruction. From churchgoers and brass bands, to Mardi Gras costumes and the serene glow of bars late at night, he offers a portrait of this city’s soul, resilient despite the hostility of life.

110 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, hb, French/English

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Titus Simoens: For Brigitte

Isbn 9789490800659
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 17558
EUR 33.95

A call from a woman named Lieve coincidentally found its way to Belgian photographer Titus Simoens. While listening to Lieve speak of her sister, Brigitte, an image of this unknown woman, “the best-looking girl in her class”, began to form. Simoens leafed through the family albums, looking for images which portray her as a worldly woman; a young lady from a small Belgian village who had the elegant allure of the jet set. Leaving the book design partly to chance, Simoens built a surprising narrative, full of unexpected details and potential metaphor. The result is a story at once original and coincidental, leaving us to wonder what might lie behind this woman’s smile.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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The Photographic I: Other Pictures

Isbn 9789492811059
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17494
EUR 12.35

Catalog accompanying the first part of a diptych exhibition in S.M.A.K., Ghent, spread over two years, curated by Martin Germann with Tanja Boon and Steven Humblet. The exhibition comprises new and existing work by artists and photographers including among others Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Roni Horn, Aglaia Konrad, Jochen Lempert, Zanele Muholi, Malick Sidibé, Dayanita Singh, and Wolfgang Tillmans. The selection, ranging from the 1960s to the present, demonstrates a lively interest in the power of the still image as a means of examining the world. It concentrates on indefinable images with an open view, whose multi-layering requires slow reading. With an introduction by Martin Germann and Philippe Van Cauteren, and an essay by Steven Humblet in Dutch and English.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Per L-B Nilsson Chicago Ireland

Isbn 9789188031532
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 17541
EUR 43.00

This book juxtaposes selected street photography from two series by Per L-B Nilsson, a Swedish photographer who has been making pictures in Ireland since the late 1960s, and who later spent two years in 1980s Chicago. His approach to the rough, working-class Irish city and its inhabitants is one of curiosity and candour, which lends his black-and-white images a narrative dialogue. Likewise, Nilsson’s exploration of Chicago, with all its glamour, commerce, and towering skyscrapers, as well as its slums and cultural poverty, can be viewed as an attempt to overcome the city’s geometry and thereby glean differing roles and perspectives through the eyes of its citizens.

112 p, ills bw, 30 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Luce Lebart - Gold & Silver

Isbn 9791090306677
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 17533
EUR 42.00

'Gold and Silver' offers a contemporary insight into an exclusive archive of the California Gold Rush kept by the Cana- dian Photography Institute at the National Gallery of Canada (donated by the Archive of Modern Conflicts). Young 19th-century prospectors look at the camera, defying all the conventions of portraiture. Everything in these pictures – their attitudes, their stares, their clothes – deviates from the usual representations attached to daguerreotype photography. These portraits are accompanied by a series of landscapes photographs, also printed on metal; together, they reveal a pioneering iconography of the American landscape that stresses the human use of the land.

128 p, ills bw, 23 x 32 cm, pb, French/English

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Michael Ruetz - Sea Change. Facing The Sixties

Isbn 9783038500445
Publisher Nimbus
Idea code 17518
EUR 44.00

German photographer Michael Ruetz revisits the images he captured in the pivotal decade between 1964 and 1974, asking himself: “Did I actually see things as I photographed them then?” Many of these pictures are part of the collective visual consciousness of the period, but are the most well-known images in fact the essential ones? In this book Ruetz depicts people as he experienced them at the time, preserving their individual character but with a new eye towards the choice of details and enlarged sections of photographs. In this way he leaves it up to the viewer to interpret what is expressed on the faces of the many onlookers, followers, thinkers, strikers, and fighters.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Sayeda - Women In Egypt

Isbn 9783038500377
Publisher Nimbus
Idea code 17506
EUR 39.80

Between 2014 and 2016, photographer Amélie Losier travelled to Egypt several times. There she sought to discover what it is like to be a woman in Egypt today. “Sayeda” means “woman” in Arabic. Losier visited Cairo, Alexandria, and a few places in the countryside, meeting with women of different ages, social classes, familial status, and religion. She met the women at their homes, because she wanted them to feel confident in front of her camera. She asked questions and recorded what they told her, making a portrait in both words and image. She also took pictures in the streets and in public places, in order to better comprehend the everyday lives of the women.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, German/French/English

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State Of Being. Document Nederland

Isbn 9789462084148
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17522
EUR 25.65

The Rijksmuseum has organized the exhibition ‘Document Nederland' annually since 1975. A Dutch photographer is asked to focus on a current social topic. In 2017 Anoek Steketee was commissioned to portray the theme ‘stateless’. Steketee went looking for stateless people in the Netherlands: people without nationalities, without passports, who legally do not exist but live in the Netherlands nevertheless. To create this book, Steketee portrayed people that were de facto or recognized as stateless, as well as scenes, places, and documents. She worked together with journalists Eefje Blankevoort and Arnold van Bruggen and designers Kummer&Herrman. This photo document includes interviews and texts and presents a probing portrait of life in limbo.

124 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Anna Pueschel - Layers Of Reality, Perception Of A Synesthete

Isbn 9789492051295
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 17452
EUR 30.85

Synaesthesia (“union of the senses”) is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. In one common form of synaesthesia, for instance, letters or numbers are perceived as inherently coloured. People who report such experiences are known as synaesthetes. This book is both a personal and a semi-scientific research into synaesthesia.

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

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Romi Mohtasham - The Empty Chalice A Collection Of Photos From Lake Urmia

Isbn 9786001522390
Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 17475
EUR 33.95

Once the sixth-largest saltwater lake in the world, Iran’s Lake Urmia has been drying up dramatically over the last decade, the result of drought, unchecked highway construction, and the building of approximately 200 dams across the rivers that drain into it. The tragedy has already caused an immeasurable impact on the lives of those who inhabit the region, not to mention the disappearance of migrating birds, changes in climate, and pollutants. Romin Mohtasham has lived by the lake his entire life. His stark photographs bear witness to the loss of almost 88 per cent of its surface, with eerie, salt-encrusted forms rising from an endless lake bed now turned to desert.

120 p, ills bw, 22 x 22 cm, hb, Persian/English

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Kyo-Ryori - Ogata (Kyoto Restaurant)

Isbn 9784861525889
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17489
EUR 132.00

Ogata, a Japanese restaurant, was opened in 2008 by Toshiro Ogata, who previously worked as Head Chef at the distinguished Kyo-ryori restaurant Muromachi Wakuden. The restaurant has won two Michelin stars and is currently one of the most difficult to reserve in Kyoto. The cuisine – using the finest seasonal ingredients from across Japan and, naturally, Kyoto vegetables – is making a deep impression on gourmands with its reputation. This books is a collection of pictures by Gozen Etsuda, a photographer with an established reputation in food photography, communicating Ogata's delicately and daringly interpreted genuine Japanese cuisine of the modern age, and its philosophy.

152 p, ills colour, 25 x 36 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Anouck Durand: Eternal Friendship

Isbn 9781938221149
Publisher Siglio
Idea code 18026
EUR 38.50

When the Nazis invaded Albania, teenage partisan Refik Veseli’s Muslim family hid Jewish photographer Mosha Mandil, his wife and two small children. Despite the dire circumstances, Mosha instilled in Refik a great passion for photography, and a friendship was forged in the crucible of war. After liberation, the Mandils left for Israel, inviting Refik to join them, but he stayed behind to contribute to his new nation, not knowing he’d never see his dear friend again.

100 p, ills colour, 18 x 25 cm, hb, English

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