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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Yumiko Izu: Saul Leiter: In Stillness (Libro Arte, 2020)

Yumiko Izu studied at the Visual Arts School in her hometown of Osaka, Japan, and later moved to the United States, where she obtained her B.A. from the Brooks Institute of Photography in California.

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Volker Heinze: Ahnung // plus minus null (1989, 1986)

Volker Heinze (* 1959 in Duisburg) is a German photographer for whom the book is the primary medium; he explores his visual ideas in book form before installing his work in the gallery or museum.

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Tina Barney Photographs: Theater of Manners (Scalo, 1997)

Tina Barney was born in 1945 in New York. Since 1975, she has been producing large-scale photographs of family and friends. Her meticulous tableaux chronicle the complexity of interpersonal relationships.

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Xiaoxiao Xu: Watering My Horse by a Spring at the Foot of the Long Wall (The Eriskay Connection, 2020)

Xiaoxiao Xu (Qingtian, China, 1984) emigrated from China to The Netherlands in 1999. In 2009 she cum laude graduated from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam.

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John Divola: Chroma (Skinnerboox, 2020)

John Divola (born 1949) is an American contemporary visual artist. His images challenge the boundaries between fiction and reality, as well as the limitations of art to describe life.

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Erwin Wurm: Photographs (RVB Books, 2020)

Erwin Wurm (b. 1954) is a contemporary Austrian artist working across several media. His work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions.

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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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Catherine Balet: Moods in a Room (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2020)

Catherine Balet graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and worked as a painter before turning to photography.

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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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Short Cuts 11

Short Cuts 11 presents 4 brandnew photobooks. It starts with Chris Killip and ends with Shūji Terayama.

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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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