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Helga Paris: Fotografie | Photography (Hatje Cantz, 2012)

Helga Paris (*1938 in Goleniów, Poland), who has lived in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin since 1966, has chronicled the long history of postwar East Germany.

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Erskine Caldwell; Margaret Bourke-White: You Have Seen Their Faces (University of Georgia Press, 1995)

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.

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Sarah Moon: Now and Then ( Kehrer Verlag, 2016)

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

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Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask (National Portrait Gallery, 2017)

This book accompanying an exibition at The National Portrait Gallery ( 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.

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Boris Mikhailov: Yesterday’s Sandwich (Phaidon, 2008)

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.

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