In the middle years of the Great Depression, Erskine Caldwell and photographer Margaret Bourke-White spent eighteen months traveling across the back roads of the Deep South from South Carolina to Arkansas to document the living conditions of the sharecropper. Their collaboration resulted in You Have Seen Their Faces, a graphic portrayal of America’s desperately poor rural underclass. It was first published in 1937 by Viking Press.
With a special focus on the film works, for the first time ever the oeuvre of the photographer Sarah Moon was presented as a retrospective in the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.The exhibition was accompanied by this catalog published by Kehrer Verlag, edited by Ingo Taubhorn and Brigitte Woischnik
Poste Restante was the first photobook by legendary Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm. Published in 1967 by Norstedts, the book included 96 images and a series of text fragments and anecdotes based on an interview with the photographer.
This book accompanying an exibition at The National Portrait Gallery (http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/wearing-cahun/home/) brings together for the first time the work of French artist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing. Although they were born almost seventy years apart and came from different backgrounds, remarkable parallels can be drawn between the two artists. Both of them share a fascination with the self-portrait and use the self-image, through the medium of photography, to explore themes around identity and gender, which is often played out through masquerade and performance.
Gathering more than 100 portraits of women by Walter Pfeiffer, most of them being published for the first time, this books shows a new facette to Walter Pfeiffer’s rich oeuvre.
This exhibition catalogue, published to accompany the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s major mid-career survey of Catherine Opie’s work in 2008, gathers all of the artist’s key projects to date in a single volume.
Diane Arbus – Magazine Work (1984). This book is a collection of Arbus’s photography shot for magazines.
This book is a collection of photographs by dutch photographer Hans van der Meer that showcases the everyday landscapes of lower league football in Europe.
This is the first book on the famous Russian photographer Boris Mikhailov’s fascinating early body of work entitled the Superimposition series. In this series from the late 60s to early 70s, he has overlayed two colour slides, creating fascinating “sandwiches”, i.e beautifully composed tableaux of glamorous naked women, surreal urban landscapes and strange scenes of everyday Soviet life.
This book was published in 2008 to accompany the first retrospective exhibition of Miyako Ishiuchi in Europe. The book is designed as a leporello ‘folding out’ book of 70 pages.
This series of photographs by the Czech artist Jitka Hanzlová (1958)is a compilation of approximately 50 portraits of women of various ages. The series was created between 1997 and 2000 and shows a multifaceted portrait of contemporary female identity.
Die Welt der Pflanze – Photographien von Albert Renger-Patzsch und aus dem Auriga-Verlag (Hatje Cantz, 1998)
Renger-Patzsch began his career as a photographer in the photographic department of the Folkwang Verlag (known as Auriga after 1924), which was led by Ernst Fuhrmann, Renger-Patzsch’s spiritual mentor. The main focus of his work after 1921 was plant photography: uncontrived, revealingly precise representations of plant forms.
Anders Petersen retrospective photobook featuring images spanning 30 years from 1971-2001. Produced to accompany his exhibition of the same name at Nederlands Fotomuseum and FotoMuseum Winterthur in 2003.
Between November 2009 and January 2011, Slovakian photographer Martin Kollar spent extended periods of time working and living in Israel, building a photographic dossier on one of the most contentious geographical zones of modern history.
William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was an influential American novelist, essayist and artist, and a cult icon. Coinciding with the centenary of Burroughs’ birth, Taking shots was the first major exhibition worldwide to focus on his large photographic oeuvre.
Artist, poet and photographer Gerard P. Fieret (1924, The Hague) photographed everything around him; himself, girls, children, animals and street scenes. Above all he photographed women during casual encounters.
Shomei Tomatsu, who died aged 82 in 2012, was perhaps the most influential Japanese photographer of the postwar era. With texts by Leo Rubinfien, Sandra S. Phillips and John W. Dower.
Eigentlich wollte ich ja Architektin werden. Gertrud Arndt als Weberin und Photographin am Bauhaus 1923-31. ( Bauhaus-Archiv, 2013)
The Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin devoted a special exhibition to Gertrud Arndt in January 2013, linking her textile art and photography with each other for the first time.