Just arrived from publisher Schilt in Amsterdam, Parr by Parr: Discussions with a promiscuous photographer, a new series of conversations between the legendary British photographer Martin Parr and Quentin Bajac, head of the Photography Department at the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The book is comprised of five sections, the early years, Parr's iconic work in Britain in the 1980s, his expansion in the 90s, his history with Magnum and finally, his recent editorial work. Given the scope, this exploration is a rare pleasure for practitioner, critic and connoisseur alike. Copies are now in stock and available for order.
Also newly in stock, signed copies of Elsewhere by photographer Nealy Blau, published by Decode Books in Seattle. The photographs in Elsewhere present fragments of landscapes found in Natural History Museums around the country, softly focused and with shallow depth-of-field they are apparently endless, perfectly self contained fantasy worlds. The illusion is achieved not by way of Sugimoto's flattening of space, but by an incredible dexterity with light and color. It is of little surprise to learn Blau still makes her prints by hand in the darkroom — artificial light has never so gracefully impersonated the sun. Signed copies of this stunning monograph are in stock and available for order.
Just in, Little Brown Mushroom’s second installment of their highly sought after story books for adults, Man with Buoy and Other Tales by Seth Lower, offering twelve stories mixing text, photographs and fields of color. These stories teeter between innocent everyday occurrences and aggressive underlying angst. Like its predecessor Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Man with Buoy has been published as a limited edition and will soon be out of print. Copies are now in stock and available for order.
Contraband by Taryn Simon is a series of still lifes of illegal items coming into the JFK International Airport. Simon, who lived in the airport from November 16 through November 20, 2009, photographed on a 24 hour cycle. The photographs include hundreds of images of seized items from passengers and mail entering the United States. Contraband is an interesting documentation as to what the United States deems illegal as well as what is uniquely sought after from other parts of the world. Copies are now in stock and available for order.
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