In the Shadow of Things by Leonie Hampton expresses intimate insight into the complexities of family life and personal vulnerability. In this book the photographer has chosen to take an introspective look at herself by approaching the members of her family as the source for her own personal portrait. Familiar moments of joy and humor are present in these pages, as well as private moments of sadness, concern and contemplation. The images here offer stunning reproductions of rich colors and deep blacks that emphasize the weight and intricacies of family dynamics as well as the susceptibility of personal openness. Placed throughout the book are archived family photographs and a deeply engaging family conversation concludes the intimate story. Copies are now in stock and available for order.
Traveling through the Rust Belt of the United States, Gregory Halpern has put together a captivating body of work in his new monograph A. Depicting the gritty streets of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Omaha, and Detroit, the photographer has arranged a cast of characters that emerge from the outskirts of a decaying society. Edited by Jason Fulford, the images presented feel almost post-apocalyptic. Industrial monstrosities and dilapidated homes appear side by side with their human and animal counterparts, creating an often haunting and ambiguous environment. Signed copies are arriving soon and are available for preorder.
Ask the Cat by Satoru Toma is an investigation of the outskirts of the Belgium City of Brussels. Wandering a meandering path like a stray cat, Satoru walked the edges of the city, discovering industrial sites, abandoned buildings and countryside. Operating as a primitive wanderer, the photographer compiled a series of compelling and often odd images over the course of nine months that portray a curious sense of exploration. Presented here in this beautifully designed book, Ask the Cat takes the viewer on a long journey through the woods, open fields and underprivileged districts of this historic city. Copies are arriving soon and are available for preorder.
Oceanus by Elisabeth Tonnard is a modest and delicate book comprised of a series of images taken originally from two photographs. The photographs, found in a family album tucked away in a section of the Research Center at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, were left by an unknown man who angrily stormed away after finding out his photo album was not wanted. Featuring oblique angles of a ship and turbulent sea and accompanied with text from Homer's Odyssey, this small compilation is a quiet reflection of travel and contemplation. Signed copies are now in stock and available for order.
Also by Elisabeth Tonnard, Two of Us is a vernacular street view of paired couples, almost entirely of the same gender, walking the streets of San Francisco. Selected from the Joseph Selle archive at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, these images were taken by Fox Movie Flash, a street vendor photographic firm that existed from the 1930s and 1970s. Designed and printed like a novel and accompanied by a poem by Baudelaire that is broken apart and divided with a word on each page, this intriguing book encourages the viewer to directly address the words and images as an individual pairing.
Contemporary Chinese Photographic Arts offers an in-depth and comprehensive look at China's rising influence on the photographic world stage. Published by Gingko Press and edited by Gu Zheng, this new title organizes the work presented into several sections including Urbanization and Globalization, Power, Space and Memory, Gender, Body and Identity, among many others. Contemporary Chinese Photographic Arts features fifty of the most influential Chinese photographers working today. Rounding out this book is a detailed summery of the development of Chinese photography with a list of influential exhibitions and events. Copies are arriving soon and are available for preorder.
Taking the viewer through a visual history of 1970s and '80s ski culture, The Powder by Jocko Weyland is a fun and nostalgic book. Paired with advertisements for ski boots and beer, the photographs here are classic representations of a golden era of this popular Winter sport. Kitsch and nostalgia combine with a sense of adventure and danger, depicting adrenaline junkies and competitive athletes, while also featuring an occasional image of quiet solitude. Copies are now in stock and available for order.
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