Seung-Woo Yang: The Best Days (New Edition) (Zen Foto Gallery, 2019)

Born in Korea, Seung-Woo Yang first came to Japan in 1996. In 2016, his publication “Shinjuku Lost Child” with Zen Foto Gallery, a monochrome street photography series which focused on the people at Kabukicho, Shinjuku received the 36th Domon Ken Award.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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