Giles Price: Restricted Residence (Loose Joints, 2020)

London-based photographer Giles Price’s work explores the social impact of cultural, environmental and political phenomena. Restricted Residence examines the relocation of Japanese citizens to Namie and Iitate, two towns exposed to extreme radioactivity following the catastrophic leak at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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