Bates Lowry; Isabel Barrett Lowry: The Silver Canvas: Daguerreotype Masterpieces from the J. Paul Getty Museum (1998)

By the middle of the nineteenth century, the most common method of photography was the daguerreotype. In this book are presented nearly eighty masterpieces – many never previously published – from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s extensive daguerreotype collection.

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Short Cuts 08

Short Cuts 08 presents 4 new photobooks. It starts with The New Black Vanguard Photography and concludes with Jamie Hawkesworth and Joan Didion.

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Robert Capa: Photographs (Aperture, 1996)

Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann, October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian-born American war photographer and photojournalist as well as the companion and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taro.

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Malgorzata Stankiewicz: Lassen (Meta/Books, 2019)

Born in Poland, Małgorzata Stankiewicz is an artist living and working in Switzerland. Having trained her skills in analogue photography and alternative processes at the International Center of Photography in New York, what drives her practice is an interest in the material qualities and resilience of the mediums she engages with.

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Janette Beckman: Made in the UK. The Music of Attitude 1977-1983 (Powerhouse Books, 2005)

Janette Beckman is a British-born photographer who now lives and works in New York. She began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for music magazines The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers.

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Scott Conarroe: The Great Eastern (The Velvet Cell, 2019)

Scott Conarroe (b. 1974, Edmonton) is a Swiss-based Canadian artist. His work has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada, Stadt Zürich and the Carnegie Museum of Art. The Great Eastern considers China against the backdrop of a massive railway expansion.

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Walker Evans: Florida (Oxford University Press, 2000)

Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. His elegant, crystal-clear photographs and articulate publications have inspired several generations of artists, from Helen Levitt and Robert Frank to Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Bernd and Hilla Becher.

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Clément Lambelet: Happiness is the only true emotion (RVB Books, 2019)

Clément Lambelet is an artist who explores societal issues related to humans and technology. His work includes photographic, video and sound forms, displayed as installations. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 2016 at ECAL/University of Art & Design where he currently works as an assistant.

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A Selection of Japanese Photobooks (Maggs Bros Ltd, 2009)

The public profile of the Japanese photobook has recently boomed. It has been central to the development of Japanese photography, particularly in its postwar phase.
So I was pleased to find a digital catalogue by Maggs Bros Ltd which presents a selection of Japanese Photobooks.

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Lou Stoppard (Ed.): Shirley Baker (Mack Books, 2019)

Shirley Baker (9 July 1932 – 21 September 2014) was a British photographer, best known for her street photography and street portraits in working class areas of Greater Manchester. She worked as a freelance writer and photographer on various magazines, books and newspapers, and as a lecturer on photography.

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Annette Messager: Les Tortures Volontaires (Hatje Cantz, 2013)

Still up-to-date: Annette Messager’s photo series on the image of the body from 1972. It consists of 81 works of which Annette Messager has made available 40 diptychs in their original formats as gelatin-silver prints.

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On The Barricades: (Mörel Books & City Lights Books, 2019)

This publication was republished by Mörel Books in collaboration with City Lights, San Francisco. On The Barricades was originally published on Bastille Day 1968.

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