Ann M. Wolfe (Ed.): Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography (Rizzoli Electa, 2020)

This main volume of a previously published slipcased edition is the catalogue of the major retrospective exhibition that took place in 2018 at the Nevada Museum of Art, and remains the first comprehensive book to chronicle the photography of Anne W. Brigman (1869-1950), one of the most important of all American women photographers.

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Walter Moser (Ed.): Helen Levitt (Kehrer, 2018)

Helen Levitt (1913 – 2009) numbers among the foremost exponents of street photography. As a passionate observer and chronicler of everyday street life in New York, she spent decades documenting residents of the city’s poorer neighbourhoods such as Lower East Side and Harlem.

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Witold Krassowski: Sackcloth and Ashes (Gost Books, 2020)

Sackcloth and Ashes is the result of a lifetime of work by Polish photographer Witold Krassowski. Although he has photographed major historic and political events which have helped shape societies across the world – his best-known images are the ones he took during the transformation of his native Poland following the end of communism in 1989.

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Jun Abe: Citizens in Society 1989 – 1994 (Vacuum Press, 2019)

Jun Abe (阿部 淳,born 1955) is a Japanese street photographer and educator who lives and works in Osaka. As of autumn 2014, he has produced six books of photographs of people in cities, including Citizens: 1979–1983, which won the Society of Photography Award.

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Alberto di Lenardo; Carlotta di Lenardo (Eds.): An Attic Full of Trains (Mack Books, 2020)

Unknown in his lifetime, Alberto di Lenardo’s work offers a precursor to some of Italy’s best-loved photographers, from Luigi Ghirri to Guido Guidi, with work made across Italy, the USA, Brasil, Morocco, Greece and beyond.

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Weegee: Weegee‘s Naked City (Damiani; ICP, 2020 Reprint)

In Naked City, his first publication, Weegee’s eye for surprising juxtapositions and the details of city life is in full force in the images chosen and their inventive, playful sequencing, all narrated in the photographer’s own distinctive voice.

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Short Cuts 15 – The Japan Edition

Short Cuts 15 – The Japan Edition presents 4 new photobooks: (1) Yurie Nagashima: Self-Portraits (Dashwood Books, 2020) (2) Koji Taki: Searching for the Language of a House: Architectural Photography of Koji Taki (House of Architecture, 2020) (3) Momo Okabe: Ilmatar (Mandarake, 2020) (4) Joji Hashiguchi: We Have No Place to Be 1980-1982 (Session Press, 2020).

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Brenton Hamilton: A Blue Idyll – Cyanotypes and Dreams (Schilt Publishing, 2020)

For over 25 years visual artist and historian Brenton Hamilton has created a sustained body of work, mostly concentrated within the historic processes employing XIX century photography techniques, such as gum bichromate forms, platinum, collodion ambrotypes on black glass, French variants of paper calotype and the embellished cyanotype.

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Toshiko Okanoue: The Miracle Of Silence (Seigensha, 2019)

This exhibit catalogue accompanied the largest one-artist show ever of the surreal photo collages of Toshiko Okanoue at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in 2019.

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Cy Twombly Photographs – Lyrical Variations (Torch Press, 2014)

The catalogue for an exhibition at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, this volume features a selection of 100 photographic works by American artist Cy Twombly that span six decades, from the 1950s until his death in 2011.

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Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 (HarperCollins, 1991)

Annie Leibovitz is one of America’s most famous portrait photographers. Her iconic pictures of celebrities first appeared in Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair in the 1970’s and by the 1990’s were the subject of museum exhibitions worldwide.

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Dayanita Singh: Zakir Hussain Maquette (Steidl Books, 2019)

Dayanita Singh was born in New Delhi in 1961 and studied at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad and the International Center of Photography in New York. Publishing is a significant part of the artist’s practice: in her books, often made in collaboration with Gerhard Steidl, she experiments with alternate forms of producing and viewing photographs.

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