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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Annette Messager: Les Tortures Volontaires (Hatje Cantz, 2013)

Still up-to-date: Annette Messager’s photo series on the image of the body from 1972. It consists of 81 works of which Annette Messager has made available 40 diptychs in their original formats as gelatin-silver prints.

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Gaechter+Clahsen: Fünf Finger Föhn Frisur (Edition Patrick Frey, 2019)

Bettina Clahsen (b. 1941) studied photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. Peter Gaechter (b. 1939) trained in gravure printing at Conzett+Huber and studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts. In 1984, they founded the GAECHTER+CLAHSEN photographic studio in Zürich together.

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Talia Chetrit: Showcaller (Mack, 2019)

Showcaller is the first monograph of New York-based artist Talia Chetrit (born 1982, Washington D.C.). Her work includes self-portraits, portraits of family members, lovers, and friends, nudes, still lifes, and cityscapes.

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Pieter Hugo: There’s A Place in Hell for Me and My Friends (oodee ,2012)

Pieter Hugo’s There’s a Place in Hell for Me & My Friends is a series of close-up portraits of the artist and his friends, all of whom call South Africa home.

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Paul Kooiker: Eggs and Rarities (Art Paper Editions, 2018)

This publication coincided with the solo exhibition UNTITLED (NUDE) at FOMU – Photography Museum Antwerp, June 29 – October 7, 2018.

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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness (Aperture, 2018)

Zanele Muholi (born in Umlazi, South Africa, 1972) is a visual activist and photographer, cofounder of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women, and founder of Inkanyiso, a forum for queer and visual media.

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Todd Hido: Bright Black World (Nazraeli Press, 2018)

Todd Hido (b. 1968) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based contemporary artist and photographer. Much of Hido’s work involves photographs of urban and suburban housing across the U.S.

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Richard Billingham: Ray’s a Laugh ( Scalo Publishers, 2000)

Photographer and painter Richard Billingham (born 1970) grew up in a cramped, high-rise tenement apartment with his mother and father in Birmingham, England. Ray’s a Laugh is an intimate glimpse into the lives of his close family.

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Wally Elenbaas & Esther Hartog: Photos (nai010, 2015)

This is the first photographic survey of Rotterdam artist Wally Elenbaas (1912–2008) and his great love Esther (‘Es’) Hartog (1905– 1998).

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Robert Mapplethorpe: Flowers (Schirmer Mosel, 1990)

Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits and still-life images of flowers.

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Julia Baier: Sentō 銭湯 (Peperoni Books, 2008)

In the summer of 2005 Julia Baier first discovered the Japanese culture of bathing and out of this experience grew the publication – Sentō 銭湯 – the Japanese Bath-house.

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