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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Following in the legacy of Robert Frank (whom Gibson once assisted) and William Klein, Gibson helped push contemporary photography beyond photography’s traditional bounds of factual documentation.
This catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibition „Anna & Bernhard Blume: de-constructiv. Images from real life“, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, 2006/2007.
The American photographer Leonard Freed travelled to Germany for the first time in 1954. He observed the people in their social surroundings, at work, at street festivals, in public parks, in the streets and against the industrial backdrop of the Ruhr Valley.
Blog post on Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Polaroids (Editorial RM, 2005).