Ronghui Chen: Freezing Land (Jiazazhi Press, 2020)

Ronghui Chen is a Chinese photographer and storyteller based in Shanghai/ New Haven, whose work focuses on China’s urbanization. Known for his interest in the issues arising from the position of the individual within the urbanization and industrialization of China, Chen published his first collection of photographs named Chen Ronghui, now part of China’s Contemporary Photography Catalog.

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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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Vasantha Yogananthan: Afterlife (Chose Commune, 2020)

Drawing inspiration from the imagery associated with The Ramayana and its pervasiveness in everyday Indian life, the 7-book project A Myth of Two Souls mixes daily life with staged pictures combining a wide range of techniques, including colour photography, hand-painted photography and collages.

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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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Juan Diego Valera: Diente de Chucho (Ca L’Isidret Edicions, 2014)

Diente de chucho shows the state of confusion and permanent alert of a disoriented photographer in an unknown place. Photographs desperately taken during a 28 day inquiry in Ciudad de Guatemala.

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Maude Arsenault: Entangled (Deadbeat Club, 2020)

Maude Arsenault is a photographer, artist and curator and the mother of three children. Entangled encapsulates a pivotal moment for Maude Arsenault’s work, representing a shift in perspective and personal responsibility.

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Alberto di Lenardo; Carlotta di Lenardo (Eds.): An Attic Full of Trains (Mack Books, 2020)

Unknown in his lifetime, Alberto di Lenardo’s work offers a precursor to some of Italy’s best-loved photographers, from Luigi Ghirri to Guido Guidi, with work made across Italy, the USA, Brasil, Morocco, Greece and beyond.

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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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John Brian King: Riviera (Spurl Editions, 2020)

Riviera documents the eerie fragments of existence left behind in one city. John Brian
King photographed Riviera from 2016 to 2018 in Palm Springs, California, and its
surroundings; a full-time resident at the time, he used a cheap instant film camera to
give his photographs a unique, washed-out, hazy aesthetic.

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Cy Twombly Photographs – Lyrical Variations (Torch Press, 2014)

The catalogue for an exhibition at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, this volume features a selection of 100 photographic works by American artist Cy Twombly that span six decades, from the 1950s until his death in 2011.

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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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