sneak peak at a new publication: Working Memory, 2012
will be released at Offprint Paris 2012 on November 15th
photobook, 35 x 23.5 cm, handmade special bound cover, includes four custom laser-cut folders with hand-tipped ink jet prints on the front, 56 pages of color photographs divided into four sections, plus a 35mm slide duplicate encased in a translucent, sealed envelope with text hand-typed onto the envelope, edition size 25
Working Memory is a portrait of Shirley Jorjorian, an artist and friend who was living with Dementia when we met. The project combines photographs with scans of papers and other items found in her apartment as well as reproduced pages from a standard test given to assess the various stages of Dementia. The project examines identity’s relationship to memory and the absurdity of attempting photographic preservation of reality. It is presented as an archive in book form, referencing Shirley’s own archive of hug lists she made after being diagnosed with Dementia.
9:39 am • 13 November 2012 • 2 notes
Problems with Decomposition:
20.3 X 25.4 cm
5 colour screen printed cover tip-in
edition of 1000
Sam Falls explores the intersection of color, perception, digital imagery and natural processes - and in the case of Problems with Decomposition - Sam Falls also brings into context the element of temporal existence.
This series consisting of organic matter juxtaposed against car tires takes on all of these concepts. Moving between the photographic image and their subjects imprint via “stamping” via paints on the print.
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9:20 am • 13 November 2012 • 3 notes
The River Winter
Text by Richard Hamblyn
40 colour plates
33 cm x 27.7 cm
Publication date: November 2012
“Winters, like ice ages, are Janus faced, for after the freeze comes thaw and flood, as water is returned to life and movement. Freeze, thaw, flood: the great climatic cycles that created the topography of the northern hemisphere, and which continue to shape the idea of winter that lies deep in our cultural imagination.”
In November 2010, after a photographic lull of half a year, Jem Southam took a photograph which became the first in this series, The River Winter and which spurred him to make one of the most concentrated bodies of work in his career. From late autumn through to the earliest signs of spring, along the banks of the river Exe in Devon, Southam chose locations and took photographs, returning at regular intervals. This pattern continued for the next five months with Southam documenting the subtle agencies of change transforming the landscape. By the end of January 2011 he realized this had become a new work, one that caught the effects of the Earth’s turn on film, one which followed the passage of a single winter.
The shift in seasons is presented through a sequence of ten by eight colour contact prints, with which an essay by Richard Hamblyn explores how, since the last ice-age, winter has embedded itself into our cultural psyche.
(via MACK - Jem Southam - The River Winter)
11:39 am • 11 November 2012 • 4 notes
24 pages, full color.
From March to June 2012,the french photographer Pascal Fellonneau has been regularly wandering the streets of Paris seeking for posters of French presidential elections. This publication is a selection from his photo work.
For more information about Pascal Fellonneau –
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9:26 am • 8 November 2012 • 4 notes
// EUROPEAN EYES ON JAPAN VOL.14 //
Bojan Radovic / José Pedro Cortes
Published by EU-Japan Fest
2 books, 32 pages (each one), 21x23 cm
Since 1999, the European Eyes on Japan project has been inviting European photographers to portray and explore contemporary Japan through their work and their camera. So far, thirty-three of the forty-seven Japanese prefectures have been depicted through the works of fifty European photographers. This year the commissioned photographers were Bojan Radovic and José Pedro Cortes.
9:10 am • 6 November 2012
Down These Mean Streets
9.6 x 12.1 inches
Hardcover, 112 pages,108 full page collages
b.frank books, 2012
First Edition of 400
With two weeks to Election Day we approach this critical juncture in our nation’s history at a time when the majority of Americans no longer believe the American Dream is attainable. As we ponder our path forward I share with you my first monograph Down These Mean Streets published by b.frank books. In a collage composed of photographs from the Mean Streets series, newspaper and magazine clippings, journal entries, and various material referencing American society, I present the story of the American Dream told through the eyes of the forgotten, those who have been left behind in the ashes of the Great Recession. This visual narrative offers a close examination of the past 4 years and events from the past century that led us here: the post-WWII manufacturing prosperity from 1947-1973, economic policies of the Reagan administration, and how September 11th changed a nation forever. With this work it is my intention to hold a mirror to America as our future will be determined by well we are able to look at ourselves and accept the truth. It is vital that we do not repeat the failures of our past and that we acknowledge and take responsibility for the consequences of the actions and decisions that lead us where we are today.
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11:15 am • 25 October 2012 • 3 notes
by Andreas Gursky
Texts by Hans Irrek, Beat Wismer and John Yau
Book design by Adeline Morlon
12 large-format Bangkok plates, 12 specially prepared details on translucent paper, and 40 illustrations
22 cm x 29 cm
Clothbound hardcover with a cut out hole in the cover
Steidl & Partners
Publication date: October 2012
Andreas Gursky’s new Bangkok series forms the basis of this book. Gursky’s photos depict the dark, moving water of Thailand’s Chao Phraya river, whose shimmering surface possesses the qualities of abstract painting. Indeed these photos are reminiscent of some of the most recognisable examples of Modernist Abstraction such as the work of Hans Arp, but they also echo the more hostile patterns of military camouflage. Seductively beautiful on the first glance, it is only in time that the rubbish of civilisation becomes recognisable floating on the surface of the river – the flotsam of a threatening reality moving upon colourful reflections. Gursky alludes to the ecological problems that jeopardise Bangkok, and which shortly after these images were made, culminated in the widespread flooding that devastated great parts of Thailand.
Exhibition: Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 23 September 2012 to 13 January 2013
Co-published with Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
9:27 am • 25 October 2012 • 1 note
Congrats to LBM friends Jason Polan, Charlie B. Ward and Jenny Tondera on the publication of their terrific new book The Land Can Handle It.
View a New York Times profile of the book here
If you can’t join the crew for a pizza party at the International Center of Photography this Thursday evening, buy the book on the Parts & Labor website.
8:57 pm • 24 October 2012 • 15 notes
59 tritone plates
14 cm x 21 cm
Publication date: October 2012
A physical delineation of nature terminates at the point where the sphere of intellect begins, and a new world of mind is opened to our view. It marks the limit, but does not pass it.
Alexander von Humboldt (1845)
The aesthetics of science, nature and the materiality of things are recurring themes in Mårten Lange’s work and in Another Language, his first major publication, Lange delves even deeper with this fascination for the natural world.
Combining images of flora, fauna and natural phenomena in an intimate and beautifully crafted book, Lange teases out a subtle narrative - a meteor crashes, a landmass is visible and a distant planet occupies the final page - but the book is more akin to the workings of a scientist collecting specimens. Together the photographs create a cryptic and heterogeneous index of nature, with recurring shapes, patterns and texture, where the clarity and simplicity of the individual photographs contrasts with the enigmatic whole.
Shot in his signature black and white style, his subjects are isolated from their environments, taking on sculptural qualities. Ranging from the sublime (lightning, mountains, a star) to the commonplace (ducks, rocks, a fish), these phenomena all attain equal importance through the democracy of Lange’s photographic treatment.
(via MACK - Mårten Lange - Another Language)
12:36 pm • 11 October 2012 • 3 notes
WALD MICHAEL LANGE
Text Wolfgang Denkel | Christoph Schaden
80 pages 32 images
34 x 26 cm, hardcover
Hatje Cantz 2012
The forest is the setting for myths and fairy tales and has been a favorite subject in art and literature from time immemorial. Over a period of three years, Michael Lange wandered through Germany’s vast deciduous and coniferous forests, taking pictures with a sure sense of the places where childhood memories and sober documentations of nature blur. The mysterious photographs were taken off the beaten path, in the thickets and underbrush, at dusk or twilight. What was decisive for the cycle was the question of how the nature of stillness can be depicted in an image. The finest of nuances, shadows, and color gradients create thickly atmospheric compositions of concentrated clarity, conveying an experience characterized by the German Romantic word Waldeinsamkeit (woodland solitude). This publication traces the artist’s photographic tracks.
Michael Lange is an autodidact who has been doing reportage photography and portraits for magazines and companies since the late seventies; since the end of the nineties he has devoted himself to his own projects. WALD is his first book. Lange lives in Hamburg. All images in this volume where photographed in Germany between 2009 and 2011 as single images, diptychons and triptychons.
2:50 pm • 10 October 2012 • 3 notes
In conversation: Merry Foresta, Wendy Ewald, Marvin Heiferman, and Carol Squiers
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY
Join Marvin Heiferman, leading photography curator and editor of Photography Changes Everything, for a conversation with photographer Wendy Ewald, Merry Foresta, former Director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, and Carol Squiers, Curator at the International Museum of Photography. They will explore photography’s central role is shaping our public and private, rational and fantasy lives. A book signing will follow the discussion.
(via Aperture Foundation :: In conversation: Merry Foresta, Wendy Ewald, Marvin Heiferman, and Carol Squiers)
2:06 pm • 24 September 2012 • 1 note
School of Visual Arts > Photography, Narrative and the Book
In 2011 artist Christian Patterson’s monograph Redheaded Peckerwood was published by MACK to great critical acclaim, being named one of the best books of the year by Art in America, The New York Times, TIME and The Guardianand selling out the first print run. In this talk, Christian Patterson is joined by writer Luc Sante and publisher Michael Mack to discuss photography, narrative and the book. Presented by the BFA Photography Department andDear Dave, magazine.
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1:34 pm • 24 September 2012 • 1 note
Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel - German
LARRY SULTAN AND MIKE MANDEL.
Edited by Thomas Zander. Texts by Charlotte Cotton, Jonathan Lethem, Connie Lewallen, Carter Ratcliff and Thomas Wagner. Cologne 2012
250pp (190 color) some full-page.
Text in German language.
The common “Artists’ Books” “How to Read Music in One Evening” (1974) and “Evidence “(1977) and a Seie twelve billboards, consisting of hand-painted pictures, screen prints, oil paintings and digital prints (1973-1983) heue have a status like the work of Ed Ruscha. The large-format, illustrated with 250 illustrations, long overdue monograph sets in 1973 as students at the San Francisco Art Institute and documented the beginning of a twelve-year collaboration, which in the radical new works in opposition to the then beat and cafe-society era California state. The art historian Carter Ratcliff, born in 1941 in Seattle, presented the work of this eminent influence on subsequent generations of artists. Larry Sultan, born in 1946 in New York, died 2009 in Greenbrae, California. From 1989 - 2009 Professor of Art at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Mike Mandel, born in 1950 in Los Angeles. Lives and works in Watertown, USA. *****This richly illustrated publication chronicles for the first time the collaborative artwork by Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan. Their prolific artistic collaboration began in 1973 when they were both graduate students at the San Francisco Art Institute. During the course of the next twelve years, they created nineteen projects together. Their bond as West Coast artists was further strengthened as together they Confronted San Francisco’s post-beat, post-Cafe Society art community that seemed alien to their southern California sensibilities. Mandel and Sultan’s projects during this period took the forms of artists’ books, How To Read Music In One Evening, 1974, and Evidence, 1977, a series of a dozen outdoor billboards in the form of hand painted photographs, silkscreen posters, oil paintings and digitally printed posters, 1973-1983, a film, JPL, 1980, and on installation, Newsroom, 1983.Although they both Pursued individual projects during this twelve year span they nurtured and developed to intense and focused artist collaboration.
(via Walther-King - Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel - dt)
3:45 pm • 23 September 2012 • 2 notes