Weegee: Weegee‘s Naked City (Damiani; ICP, 2020 Reprint)

In Naked City, his first publication, Weegee’s eye for surprising juxtapositions and the details of city life is in full force in the images chosen and their inventive, playful sequencing, all narrated in the photographer’s own distinctive voice.

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Santiago Martinelli: Descomposición (Editorial SED, 2019)

Descomposición explores the vision, the eyes and the limits of their senses and representations, recycling and intervening ophthalmological photographs. These images look into the eyes and through them, abstracted by their ambiguity, seeking to reflect on the vision as a form of meaning.

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Short Cuts 15 – The Japan Edition

Short Cuts 15 – The Japan Edition presents 4 new photobooks: (1) Yurie Nagashima: Self-Portraits (Dashwood Books, 2020) (2) Koji Taki: Searching for the Language of a House: Architectural Photography of Koji Taki (House of Architecture, 2020) (3) Momo Okabe: Ilmatar (Mandarake, 2020) (4) Joji Hashiguchi: We Have No Place to Be 1980-1982 (Session Press, 2020).

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Brenton Hamilton: A Blue Idyll – Cyanotypes and Dreams (Schilt Publishing, 2020)

For over 25 years visual artist and historian Brenton Hamilton has created a sustained body of work, mostly concentrated within the historic processes employing XIX century photography techniques, such as gum bichromate forms, platinum, collodion ambrotypes on black glass, French variants of paper calotype and the embellished cyanotype.

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Cristiano Volk: Mélaina Cholé (Yoffy Press, 2020)

Mélaina Cholé is a photographic exploration of humoral theory conceived by Hippocrates. This theory explained physical and psychological health or illness in terms of the state of balance or imbalance of various bodily fluids.

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Piotr Zbierski: Echoes Shades (André Frère Éditions, 2020)

Piotr Zbierski (b. 1987) studied photography at National Film School in Lodz, Poland. In 2012 he won the Leica Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award for his series Pass by me. In 2017 Dewi Lewis published his first book titled Push the Sky Away.

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Yoshiichi Hara: Kamiki No Oto (Sokyusha, 2019)

The 27 images in the photobook “Kamiki no oto” are the last photographs Yoshiichi Hara was able to take before his death on December 16, 2019.

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Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 (HarperCollins, 1991)

Annie Leibovitz is one of America’s most famous portrait photographers. Her iconic pictures of celebrities first appeared in Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair in the 1970’s and by the 1990’s were the subject of museum exhibitions worldwide.

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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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