Author: Gian Butturini
London is the new edition of the London by Gian Butturini of 1969. In June 1969, Butturini travelled to London and was instantly captivated by the dynamics of the 'Swinging City': a decade defined by social revolution, freedom of expression and political controversy. Picking up a camera for the first time, he was drawn to the immediacy of the photographic medium that allowed him to create images through a direct encounter with the world, without the need for preliminary drawings or predetermined parameters - a way of working that was radically different from his design work. The resulting black and white photographs testify to Butturini's fascination with the darker side of London - the 'true, bare' version of the city belonging to the disenfranchised, destitute and marginalized rather than the City's bowler hats or the changing of the guards that belonged to the realm of tourism. Disillusionment prevails in the gritty images, which evoke not only the atmosphere in the capital in the late 1960s but also Butturini's own disenchantment with social injustice and discrimination. It all began in Victoria Station when he saw a young man staggering by with a syringe embedded in a vein. The Tube, pubs and streets were the stage of a frenzied humanity unseen by the tourists, who were wooed by Piccadilly and Carnaby Street, and by the Barnum Circus of showcases. Butturini recorded shots of everyday life full of pain and sarcasm, but also of joy and lyricism: two old people lying down and hugging each other on a lawn, the hippies, the fashionable young women, the poor homeless, coloured people often relegated to the humblest places, the pacifist demonstrations, the improvised orators at Speakers' Corner. There was nothing stereotyped, but plenty of irony, a focus on authenticity and a careful selection of images.
Britain As Revealed by International Photographers
Author: Alona Pardo,Martin Parr
Category: Great Britain
Two dozen artists from countries around the world offer their own perspectives on British society. In a project that is unparalleled in its scope and scale, iconic British photographer Martin Parr has selected works, dating from the interwar period to today, that capture the social, cultural, and political identity of the UK through the camera lens. These images range from social documentary and street photography to portraiture and architectural photography and offer a reflection of how Britain is perceived by those outside its borders. The book features some of the leading figures of 20th- and 21st-century photography, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Candida Höfer, Sergio Larrain, Shinro Ohtake, Paul Strand, and Garry Winogrand. From the Hebrides to Dover, Belfast to Cardiff, modern Britain comes to life from a fresh perspective--and the results are both strange and familiar.
Author: Brassaï,Paul Morand
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
A new edition of the classic originally published in 1932 brings together sixty images of the City of Light's back alleys, metro stations, bistros, and people.
Author: Trent Parke
Publisher: Steidl Dap
In 2003, Trent Parke began a road trip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90.000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to Midnight merges traditional documentary techniques and imagination to create a dark visual narrative portraying Australia with a mix of nostalgia, romanticism and brooding realism. This is not a record of the physical landscape but of an emotional one. It is a story of human anxiety and intensity which, although told from Australia, represents a universal human condition in the world today.
Author: Christoph Bangert
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
A raw, intense, brutally honest and controversial book on war and its aftermath
Author: alejandro cartagena
A photobook about traveling. Includes images and textsUn fotolibro de imágenes y textos sobre viajar en México
Author: Ed Van Der Elsken,Frits Gierstberg,Jeffrey Ladd
Ed van der Elsken's Sweet Life published in 1966 is considered one of the key works of Dutch photobook history. In 1960, armed with two magazine commissions and a stipend from Netherlands television, Ed van der Elsken and his wife Gerda set off on a fourteen month journey around the world. Six years after their return, he published his travelogue Sweet Life which exhibited a panoply of layout effects - double-page bleeds, crops, printed in deep gravure, and different cover designs for each of the six countries in which it was published. Books on Books #13 presents a study of this classic book with a contemporary essay by Frits Gierstberg.--Publisher.
Author: Maurizio Cattelan,Pierpaolo Ferrari
Toiletpaper is an artists' magazine created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari and born out of a shared passion for images. The magazine contains no text. Each picture springs from an idea, often simple, and through a complex orchestration of people it becomes the materialization of the artists' mental outbursts. Since the first issue, in June 2010, Toiletpaper has created a world that displays ambiguous narratives and a troubling imagination. It combines the vernacular of commercial photography with twisted narrative tableaux and surrealistic imagery. The result is a publication that is itself a work of art which, through its accessible form as a magazine, and through its wide distribution, challenges the limits of the contemporary art economy.
Author: Moritz Neumüller
Publisher: RM Editorial
Photobook Phenomenon' pays homage to those photographers who have considered the book to be the ideal place for their photographs to acquire meaning. It examines the influence of essential publications such as William Klein's New York, protest photobooks, vernacular photography, the vision of the collector, the libraries of great masters, and a sampling of the most creative works by contemporary authors.00Exhibition: CCCB & Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain (17.03.-27.08.2017).
Author: Bruce Gilden
In "A Complete Examination of Middlesex," New York-based street photographer Bruce Gilden (born 1946) captures the diversity of characters populating the streets of London. In color and black and white, Gilden's snapshots present the viewer with shots of the isolated hands, feet and faces of passersby.
Publisher: Steidl Dap
Gareth McConnell's work is dominated by successive series of simple but highly eloquent portraits of outsider figures, survivors who have lived life to an extreme. Born in Carrickfergus, McConnell's own experience has been shaped by the violent tensions of Northern Ireland's recent history, and there is a strong autobiographical element in the dialogue and empathy he develops with his sitters. From his powerful portraits of loyalists in the Albert Bar in Carrickfergus to the photographs of an exotic community of young ex-pat's in Ibiza, McConnell's work blends matter-of-factness with disarming intensity. Using only natural light, his photographs celebrate the fragile momentary encounter, while transforming it into something memorable and enduring. This monograph includes a wide range of work from 1995 to the present, beginning with the series "Anti-Social Behavior," which looks at people who have endured punishing beatings in Northern Ireland, and including "Portraits from the Albert Bar," his celebrated series "Wherever You Go," portraits from the Quay Foyer young peoples' center in Poole, "Boxers," a series of portraits from a boxing club in Bournemouth, and the recent "Portraits from Ibiza" series. In addition, this book will feature several non-portrait series, including the painterly "Sectarian Murals," close-up details of murals in Belfast and "My Grandfather's House," an elegiac look at the contents of a house before they were sold.
Author: Javier Vallhonrat
Publisher: Gina Kehayoff Pub
The series The Possessed Space is the result of several years spent working with dancer Dominique Abel, the ideal model for Javier Vallhonrat, who wanted to photograph the human body in highly geometric spaces. The photographs Vallhonrat has produced here combine the full ecstasy of flamenco and the mannerism of Spanish baroque art.
Author: Mark Neville,David Campany
Publisher: Steidl Dap
Fancy Pictures brings together seven of Mark Neville's socially engaged and intensely immersive projects from the last decade. Neville often pictures working communities in a collaborative process intended to be of direct, practical benefit to his subjects. The Port Glasgow Book Project (2004) is a book of his social documentary images of the Scottish town. Never commercially available, copies were given directly to all 8,000 residents. Deeds Not Words (2011) focuses on Corby, an English town that suffered serious industrial pollution. Neville produced a book to be given free to the environmental health services department of each of the 433 local councils in the UK. Battle Against Stigma and Helmand are both projects resulting from Neville's time in Afghanistan. Two projects for the USA are also included. Invited by the Andy Warhol Museum in 2012, Neville examined social divisions in Pittsburgh, and the photo-essay Here is London, commissioned by The New York Times Magazine, echoes the style of the celebrated photographers who documented the boom and bust of the 1970s and '80s.
Author: Stuart Freedman
Category: Diners (Restaurants)
The Englishman and the Eel is a journey into that most London of institutions, the Eel, Pie and Mash shop. Today, these simple spaces hold within them the memories of a rich, largely undocumented cultural heritage of generations of working-class Londoners in a city whose only constant is change. Often elaborately decorated with ornate Victorian tiling, many sold live eels in metal trays that faced out onto the street to the fascination (and sometimes horror) of passersby. Inside, warmth and comfort. Steam. Tea. Laughter. Families.
Author: Rennie Ellis
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Award winning photographer Rennie Ellis, steeped in beach lore since his early days as a lifesaver and surfer, has put together this vivid collection of quintessential images of Australian beach life with great affection and insight. The photographs shimmer with summer light and a graceful, infectious sensuality.