Giles Price: Restricted Residence (Loose Joints, 2020)

London-based photographer Giles Price’s work explores the social impact of cultural, environmental and political phenomena. Restricted Residence examines the relocation of Japanese citizens to Namie and Iitate, two towns exposed to extreme radioactivity following the catastrophic leak at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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Christer Strömholm: Till minnet av mig själv (Nordisk Rotogravyr, 1965)

Christer Strömholm (1918–2002) was one of the most influential Scandinavian photographers and the recipient of the 1997 Hasselblad Award.

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Edward Burtynsky; Jennifer Baichwal; Nick de Pencier: Anthropocene (Steidl, 2019)

Anthropocene is a multidisciplinary body of work by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, which includes a photobook, a major travelling museum exhibition, a feature-length documentary film, and an interactive educational website.

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Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being (University of Kentucky Art Museum, 2019)

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925 – 1972) made his living as an optician in Lexington while creating enigmatic photographs featuring friends and family members posed in abandoned places, often wearing masks or enacting symbolic gestures.

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Short Cuts 10

Short Cuts 10 presents another four titles of an excellent photobook year 2019. It starts in the peripheral areas of Berlin and ends in the northernmost city of the United States, Utqiagvik, Alaska.

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Lisa Barnard: The Canary and The Hammer (Mack Books, 2019)

Lisa Barnard’s photographic practice is placed in the genre of documentary. Her work discusses real events, embracing complex and innovative visual strategies that utilise both traditional documentary techniques with more contemporary and conceptually rigorous forms of representation.

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Tolnes Fjellestad; Greve: Starman: Sophus Tromholt Photographs 1882 – 1883 (Forlaget Press, 2019)

Sophus Tromholt (1851–1896) was a teacher and northern lights researcher, but today he is remembered first for a unique series of portraits of the Sámi people living in and around Kautokeino in Norway. Starman is the first book dedicated to Sophus Tromholt’s photographs.

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Short Cuts 09

Short Cuts 09 presents my 4 favorite picks of 2019 from my second blog Bilderwald. It starts with Coco Capitán and concludes with Cloud Service.

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Philippe Dudouit: The Dynamics of Dust (Edition Patrick Frey, 2019)

Philippe Dudouit (b. 1977) is a Swiss photographer. The series featured in The Dynamics of Dust – a longterm photographic study on the sociopolitical evolution of the Sahelo-Saharan region since 2008 – was first shown at the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival and at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

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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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Malgorzata Stankiewicz: Lassen (Meta/Books, 2019)

Born in Poland, Małgorzata Stankiewicz is an artist living and working in Switzerland. Having trained her skills in analogue photography and alternative processes at the International Center of Photography in New York, what drives her practice is an interest in the material qualities and resilience of the mediums she engages with.

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