Edward Burtynsky; Jennifer Baichwal; Nick de Pencier: Anthropocene (Steidl, 2019)

Anthropocene is a multidisciplinary body of work by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, which includes a photobook, a major travelling museum exhibition, a feature-length documentary film, and an interactive educational website.

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Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being (University of Kentucky Art Museum, 2019)

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) made his living as an optician in Lexington while creating enigmatic photographs featuring friends and family members posed in abandoned places, often wearing masks or enacting symbolic gestures.

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Short Cuts 10

Short Cuts 10 presents another four titles of an excellent photobook year 2019. It starts in the peripheral areas of Berlin and ends in the northernmost city of the United States, Utqiagvik, Alaska.

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Max de Esteban: Heads Will Roll (Hatje Cantz, 2014)

Max de Esteban (* 1959 in Barcelona) is an artist working mostly in photography and video whose work is best known for his examination of the human condition under a technological regime.

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Pino Musi: Border Soundscapes (Artphilein Editions, 2019)

Pino Musi is a photographer and teacher based in Paris. His work showed multiple fields of interest such as anthropology, architecture, archeology and industry.

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Lisa Barnard: The Canary and The Hammer (Mack Books, 2019)

Lisa Barnard’s photographic practice is placed in the genre of documentary. Her work discusses real events, embracing complex and innovative visual strategies that utilise both traditional documentary techniques with more contemporary and conceptually rigorous forms of representation.

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Tolnes Fjellestad; Greve: Starman: Sophus Tromholt Photographs 1882 – 1883 (Forlaget Press, 2019)

Sophus Tromholt (1851–1896) was a teacher and northern lights researcher, but today he is remembered first for a unique series of portraits of the Sámi people living in and around Kautokeino in Norway. Starman is the first book dedicated to Sophus Tromholt’s photographs.

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Alessandro Bo: Exotica (Inframundo Editorial, 2019)

Alessandro Bo (1982) is a photographer born in Mexico City. After living and studying photography four years in Australia, Bo returns home and since then published for various national and international magazines.

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Carol Jerrems; Virginia Fraser: A Book About Australian Women (Outback Press, 1974)

Carol Jerrems (1949–1980) was born and grew up in suburban Melbourne and studied art and design under Paul Cox at the Prahran Technical School between 1967 and 1970. Initially working in a photo-documentary style, by the middle of the decade she was known for her intimate portraits.

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Short Cuts 09

Short Cuts 09 presents my 4 favorite picks of 2019 from my second blog Bilderwald. It starts with Coco Capitán and concludes with Cloud Service.

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Sage Sohier: Animals (Stanley/Barker, 2019)

Sage Sohier has been photographing people in their environments for more than 30 years, after receiving her B.A. from Harvard University. “Animals” contains Sohier’s black and white pictures from the 80s and 90s of people and their companion animals.

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Philippe Dudouit: The Dynamics of Dust (Edition Patrick Frey, 2019)

Philippe Dudouit (b. 1977) is a Swiss photographer. The series featured in The Dynamics of Dust – a longterm photographic study on the sociopolitical evolution of the Sahelo-Saharan region since 2008 – was first shown at the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival and at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

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