Favorite Photobooks of 2020 (2)

Favorite Photobooks of 2020 (2): Yurie Nagashima: Self-Portraits (Dashwood Books, 2020); Carlo Rusca: Turistica (Witty Books, 2020); Weegee: Weegee‘s Naked City (Damiani; ICP, 2020 Reprint); Melanie Friend: The Plain (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2020).

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Miguel Rio Branco: Photographic Works 1968-1992 (RM / Toluca Editions / Le Bal, 2020)

This publication presents the photographic work of the first period (1968-1992) by Brazilian artist Miguel Rio Branco, a major figure of contemporary art in his country, known worldwide as a painter, photographer, filmmaker, and creator of multimedia installations.

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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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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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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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Luce Lebart: Inventions — 1915-1938 (RVB Books, 2019)

This publication accompanies the exhibition La saga des inventions,
du masque à gaz à la machine à laver at Croisière Arles as part of Les Rencontres Internationales de la photographie d’Arles 2019 (1 July – 22 September).

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Abigail Heyman: Growing up female: A personal photojournal (Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1974)

Abigail Heyman (August 1, 1942 – August 28, 2013) was an American photographer and feminist. Her 1974 book Growing Up Female became an important text for the feminist movement.

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Fotografieren hieß teilnehmen. Fotografinnen der Weimarer Republik ( Museum Folkwang, 1994)

This volume was issued for an exhibition of female photographers of the Weimar Republic which was shown at the Museum Folkwang (Essen), Fundacio La Caixa (Barcelona) and The Jewish Museum (NYC), in 1994-1995.

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