Dayanita Singh: Zakir Hussain Maquette (Steidl Books, 2019)

Dayanita Singh was born in New Delhi in 1961 and studied at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad and the International Center of Photography in New York. Publishing is a significant part of the artist’s practice: in her books, often made in collaboration with Gerhard Steidl, she experiments with alternate forms of producing and viewing photographs.

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Gideon Mendel: Freedom or Death (Gost Books, 2019)

Born in Johannesburg in 1959, Mendel began his career as a news and ‘struggle’ photographer documenting the final years of apartheid. This experience marked him deeply, and much of his subsequent work has been engaged with the key political issues facing his generation.

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Keliy Anderson-Staley: On a Wet Bough (Waltz Books, 2014)

Keliy Anderson-Staley was raised off the grid in Maine, studied photography in New York City and currently lives and teaches photography at the University of Houston in Texas. Her series of tintype portraits was published in 2014 under the title On A Wet Bough by Waltz Books.

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Inge Morath: Portraits (Aperture, 1986)

Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. After studying languages in Berlin, she became a translator, then a journalist and the Austrian editor for Heute, an Information Service Branch publication based in Munich. A friend of photographer Ernst Haas, she wrote articles to accompany his photographs and was invited by Robert Capa and Haas…

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Luis Alberto Rodriguez: People of the Mud (Loose Joints, 2020)

Born in New York City, Luis Alberto Rodriguez trained to become a professional dancer throughout his childhood. He ultimately received his BFA from The Juilliard School in New York. A self taught photographer, his focus shifted from dance onto photography after moving to Berlin.

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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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Carlo Rusca: Turistica (Witty Books, 2020)

Carlo Rusca (* 1989 in Turin) is a Swiss/Italian photographer and filmmaker. Since 2015, he’s also teaching audiovisual sciences at CSIA in Lugano.

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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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Vivian Keulards: To Hans (Schilt Publishing, 2020)

Vivian Keulards is a Dutch conceptual portrait photographer. She graduated in 2009 from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam. Children, adolescents and vulnerable groups are recurring subjects in her photography.

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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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