Exhibition: The Present, Paul Graham (UK) Location: Pace Gallery (545 West 22nd Street) Dates: 24 February - 24 March, 2012 Opening reception: Thursday, 23 February, from 6 to 8 Paul Graham’s new book The Present came out in February 2012 and was launched at the exhibition opening.
Somewhere to Disappear. Alec Soth.
Somewhere to Disappear. 2011. USA. Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove. 57 mins. Laure flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove, two young European, filmmakers followed the American photographer Alec Soth all over America during winter 2008, summer 2008 and spring 2009. Riding in the back of the artist’s van, they drove more than 20,000 miles together going from one state to another, and from...
Escribir con luz. Hector Garcia.
Escribir con luz. (Writing with Light). Héctor García (Mexico). Photographs by Héctor García Text by Juan de la Cabada Designed by Peggy Espinosa Published by El Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico City, 1985. Coleccion Rio de luz 6 (book series). 70 pages, 49 b/w photographs. Print run 3,000 copies. [Purchase: out-of-print] Rio de luz (“River of Light”) is one of the most important...
The Art of Small Books
Exhibition: The Art of Small Books Location: Soho Photo Gallery (15 White Street, NY) with Aperture Foundation Date: 8 February - 3 March 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, 9 February 2012, from 6 to 8
Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present.
Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present (A different History of Photography). Edited by Peter Pfrunder, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Martin Gasser, Sabine Münzenmaier Published by Lars Muller Publishers, December 2011. [Get your copy here] Today there is an increasing interest in photography books. A number of books on history of photobooks is growing (The Photobook: A History, Vol. 1-2, The...
Exhibition: Cindy Sherman, Cindy Sherman (USA) Location: Museum of Modern Art, MoMA (11 West 53rd Street, New York) Dates: 26 February - 11 June 2012
Snow. Thomas Flechtner.
Snow. Thomas Flechtner (Switzerland). Photographs by Thomas Flechtner Designed by Thomas Flechtner and Lars Müller Published by Lars Müller Publishers, February 2002. Print run of 4,000 copies. The first edition was published in 2001, print run of 1,500 copies. [Purchase here] [Borrowed from Mathieu’s bookshelf] The book first came out in 2001, and immediately became a sensation....
Animals That Saw Me. Ed Panar.
Animals That Saw Me: Volume One. Ed Panar (USA). Photographs by Ed Panar Published by The Ice Plant, Los Angeles, 2011. Edition of 1,500. If you need a book that will make you happy every time you open it and touch it, this is it! I love it! Titles are important. No doubts the title of the book - Animals That Saw Me - affects the way you read the photographs. This one is well-chosen, funny,...
Mystic Water / Geothermal. Kurita Keiko.
Mystic Water / Geothermal. Kurita Keiko (Japan). Photographs & text by Kurita Keiko Design by Yumi Kohsaka, the Pleiades Published in 2010 Japan by swimciel. Edition of 300 copies. Printing and binding by Hakushido Co., Ltd. [Purchase: swimciel] In April 2009 Kurita Keiko was an artist in residence in Iceland. Iceland, the land of volcanos, snow, unexpected colours, blue lagoon, steams,...
Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide. Pieter Hugo.
Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide. Pieter Hugo (South Africa). Photographs by Pieter Hugo Text by Linda Melvern Printed by oodee. First edition, 2011. Edition of 500 copies. Printed and bound by Tipolitografia Trullo, Roma. [Purchase: out-of-print] The book opens with the map on end-papers, identifying Rwanda in African continent and placing churches, public buildings, resistance areas...
Street Photographer. Vivian Maier.
Street Photographer. Vivian Maier (USA). Photographs by Vivian Maier Edited by John Maloof Foreword by Geoff Dyer Published by powerHouse Books, November 2011. [Purchase here] Vivian Maier was a professional nanny and a self-taught photographer. From 1950s to 1990s she took over 100,000 pictures on the streets of France, New York, Chicago. She never showed them to anybody. Only when John...
Nicosia in Dark and White.Thodoris Tzalavras.
Nicosia in Dark and White. Thodoris Tzalavras (Greece). Photographs by Thodoris Tzalavras Introduction by Ioanna Mavrou Poem by David Alan Harvey Published by Book Ex Machina, December 2010. First Editionn. Print run 1,000 copies. [Purchase: Book Ex Machina] This is a very personal and poetic book on Cyprus today. It documents abandoned places around the so-called Green Line which refers...
From Here into Oblivion. Stefan Vanthuyne.
From Here into Oblivion (Vol. 1). Stefan Vanthuyne (Belgium). Photographs by Stefan Vanthuyne Graphic design by Jurgen Maelfeyt Published by APE (Art Paper Editions). Printed in Belgium. First print: 11/2010, 300 copies. [Purchase: APE Editions] The first book by the Belgium artist and photographer Stefan Vanthuyne. It is an interesting work, an examination of consciousness and identity. It...
Naitre, Mourir, Renaitre Encore. Masami Takenouchi
Naitre, Mourir, Renaitre Encore. (Life is a Round Cycle). Masami Takenouchi (Japan). Photographs by Masami Takenouchi Published by Média Immédiat, Marseille, 2011. Edition of 120 (numbered and signed). [Purchase PhotoBookStore or photo-eye] The mini photobook is a collection of photographs by a young Japanese photographer Masami Takenouchi. Pictures were taken between 2006 and 2011 in...
Forays into Non-Celluloid. Ed Templeton.
Forays into Non-Celluloid Instant Gratification. Ed Templeton (USA). Photographs by Ed Templeton Published by Média Immédiat, Marseille, November 2011. Edition of 240 (numbered and signed). [Purchase: Photo-eye] This is a beautiful mini photobook. Ed Templeton, professional skateboarder, artist and photographer, shoots mostly with the film camera, but for this project he selected pictures...
La Belle Dame Sans Merci. Alec Soth.
La Belle Dame Sans Merci (The Beautiful Lady without Pity). Alec Soth (USA). Photographs by Alec Soth Curated by Marco Delogu Essay by Francesco Zanot Published by Punctum Press for the Fotografia Festival of Roma, 2011. Edition of 500 copies (175 Italian / 325 English). [Out-of-Print] This book is my love story! If you love photobooks, you have to look at the books by Alec Soth. And here...
Exhibition: Broken Manual, Alec Soth (USA) Location: Sean Keally Gallery (528 West 29th Street) Dates: 3 February - 11 March 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, 2 February 2012, from 6 to 8 On Sunday, 11 March, 1:00 p.m., Alec Soth will give a walk through tour of the exhibition.
Redheaded Peckerwood. Christian Patterson.
Redheaded Peckerwood. Christian Patterson (USA). Photographs by Christian Patterson Texts by Luc Sante (cultural critic) and Karen Irvine (photography curator) Design by Christian Patterson Published by MACK. First edition, October 2011. (Second edition was printed in 2012. Third edition will be printed in early 2013). [Purchase Photo-eye, MACK] [Borrowed from Mathieu’s...
Gypsies. Josef Koudelka.
Gypsies. Josef Koudelka. Photographs by Josef Koudelka Essay by Will Guy Published by Aperture Foundation, September 2011. First Edition edition. Printed by Gerhard Steidl. [Purchase: Aperture Foundation] Gorgeous book! [from the book] This book is a revised and enlarged version of the original, final maquette for Cikani (Czech for Gypsies) prepared by Joseph Koudelka with graphic designer...
Parasomnia. Viviane Sassen.
Parasomnia. Viviane Sassen (The Netherlands). Photographs by Viviane Sassen A short story by Moses Isegawa Published by Prestel, October 2011. First Edition. [Purchase: photo-eye] Parasomnia is the recent book (October 2011) by Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen. The more I look at it, … the more I am falling in love with it. As a child Viviane Sassen has spent a couple of years in...