Jerry Berndt: Beautiful America (Steidl, 2018)

Jerry Berndt documented the period between 1968 and 1980 in America like no other photographer. Personally involved in the anti-Vietnam War activities of the 1960s, Berndt’s work combines photojournalism with documentary, conceptual and street photography to create a
unique view of America’s social constitution during these decisive years.

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Caroline and Cyril Desroche: Los Angeles Standards (Poursuite Editions, 2020)

Los Angeles Standards is a photographic portrait of Los Angeles which offers a way to view the city through 15 typologies which identify this unique city environment. The 1300 photographs were taken between 2008 and 2012 by French architects Caroline and Cyril Desroche during the years they live in Los Angeles. They are organized in order to compare and contrast the design archetypes that they have identified.

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Melanie Friend: The Plain (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2020)

In the 1980s and early 1990s Melanie Friend worked extensively as a photojournalist, before focusing on the wider aspects of war through long-term photographic projects. The Plain continues Friend’s investigation of everyday militarisation, revealing how war is embedded in this most English of landscapes.

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Short Cuts 16

Short Cuts 16 presents 4 new photobooks: (1) Rinko Kawauchi: As It Is (Chose Commune / Torch Press, 2020) (2) Felipe Romero Beltrán: Magdalena (Ediciones Anómalas, 2020) (3) Kacey Jeffers: Uniform (Self-Published, 2020) (4) Osamu Yokonami: Kumo (Libraryman, 2020).

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Walter Moser (Ed.): Helen Levitt (Kehrer, 2018)

Helen Levitt (1913 – 2009) numbers among the foremost exponents of street photography. As a passionate observer and chronicler of everyday street life in New York, she spent decades documenting residents of the city’s poorer neighbourhoods such as Lower East Side and Harlem.

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Witold Krassowski: Sackcloth and Ashes (Gost Books, 2020)

Sackcloth and Ashes is the result of a lifetime of work by Polish photographer Witold Krassowski. Although he has photographed major historic and political events which have helped shape societies across the world – his best-known images are the ones he took during the transformation of his native Poland following the end of communism in 1989.

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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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Patrick Sansone: 100 Polaroids (Sansonica Books, 2010)

100 polaroids contains 100 color reproductions of images Patrick Sansone took with SX70 and SLR680 cameras between the years of 2007 and 2010. The 2nd printing of the book will be available and ready to ship in Summer of 2020.

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Damian Heinisch: 45 (Mack Books, 2020)

The photographer’s journey, which takes him from Ukraine to Oslo through present-day Europe, is inspired by train journeys taken by relatives in 1945 and 1978, leading them to death or freedom. The book’s narrative challenges the issue of forced immigration within the boundaries of Europe’s past and present.

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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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Susan Meiselas: A Room of Their Own (Multistory, 2020)

A Room of Their Own is a visual narrative combining photographs, first hand testimonies and original art works. It was created through a series of collaborative workshops with Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and women in refuge, in the Black Country, over 2015 and 2016.

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Henrik Malmström: Sistemas de Basura (Editorial SED, 2019)

Finnish artist Henrik Malmström (b.1983) currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work is often the result of the interaction with his immediate surroundings.

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