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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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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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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Laura Rodari: The Gray Line (Akina Books, 2019)

Laura Rodari is an Italian self-taught photographer. She mainly works in analog and hand print her work in darkroom. Since 2015 she is part of the collective AM projects.

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Short Cuts 07

Short Cuts 07 presents 4 new photobooks. It starts with Sigmar Polke and concludes with Amour.

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Koo Bohnchang: Clandestine Pursuit in the Long Afternoon (Zen Foto Gallery, 2019)

Koo Bohnchang (born 1953 in Seoul, South Korea) attended Yonsei University majoring in Business Administration and later studied photography in Hamburg, Koo’s works have been exhibited in over 40 solo exhibitions including Camera Obscura, Paris, Kukje Gallery, Seoul and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

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Rein Jelle Terpstra: Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train, The People’s View (Fw:Books, 2019)

June 8, 2018, will mark the 50th anniversary of the ‘RFK funeral train’. Up to one million Americans stood along the railway, paying their respects as the train slowly made its way from New York City to Washington, D.C. Rein Jelle Terpstra reconstructs this important day in American history by using vernacular photographs, film stills, and the personal recollections of eyewitnesses.

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