Short Cuts 12 – The Japan Edition

Short Cuts 12 – The Japan Edition presents 4 new photobooks from Japan. It starts with Mikiko Hara and ends with Hiroh Kikai.

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Dorothea Lange; Sam Contis: Day Sleeper (Mack Books, 2020)

In this book Sam Contis presents a new window onto the work of the iconic American photographer Dorothea Lange. Drawing from Lange’s extensive archive, Contis constructs a fragmented, unfamiliar world centred around the figure of the day sleeper.

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Pascual Martínez &Vincent Sáez: The Saxons of Transylvania (Overlapse, 2019)

Pascual Martínez and Vincent Sáez are two Spanish photographers working in collaboration. Their focus is on human relations and the study of society through photography as a means of anthropological exploration.

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Sol Negro. Mujeres en la fotografía. Colección Anna Gamazo de Abelló (Editorial RM, 2019)

In Sol Negro 12 Latin American female photographers reflect on personal and collective tragedies.

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Helga Paris: Leipzig Hauptbahnhof 1981/82 (Spector Books, 2020)

Helga Paris (b. 1938) is one of the most important photographers in Germany. She made a name for herself with her volume Diva in Grau, in which she recorded the decline of Halle’s historic town centre in the 1980.

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Short Cuts 11

Short Cuts 11 presents 4 brandnew photobooks. It starts with Chris Killip and ends with Shūji Terayama.

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John Szarkowski: The Photographer’s Eye: A Way of Seeing (Museum of Modern Art, 2007)

John Szarkowski’s The Photographer’s Eye, based on a landmark exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in 1964 and first published in 1966, is an excellent introduction to the art of photography. It brings together pictures by both recognized masters and unknown photographers that offer an outline of photography’s creative visual language.

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Frido Troost: An Educational Archive of 3000 Slides (Art Paper Editions, 2020)

Frido Troost (November 14, 1960 – April 22, 2013) was a Dutch photography historian, teacher at the Rietveld Academy and co-owner of the photo antiquarian bookshop ICM (Institute for Concrete Matter), which was established in 2000 in a former forge in Haarlem.

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Christer Strömholm: Till minnet av mig själv (Nordisk Rotogravyr, 1965)

Christer Strömholm (1918–2002) was one of the most influential Scandinavian photographers and the recipient of the 1997 Hasselblad Award.

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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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