Lena Fritsch: Ravens and Red Lipstick – Japanese Photography since 1945 (Thames & Hudson, 2018)

This volume provides one of the first overviews of Japanese photography to be published in English. Drawing on extensive research, Lena Fritsch traces the development of Japanese photography chronologically, from the severity of post-war Realism to the diverse ingenuity of photography in contemporary Japan. Lena Fritsch is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the…

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Yukichi Watabe: A Criminal Investigation (Editions Xavier Barral & LE BAL, 2011)

Born in 1924 in the north of Japan, Yukichi Watabe learned photography in 1943 at a well-known publishing house, Tokyo Koga-sha. Yukichi Watabe is mainly known in the West for A Criminal Investigation, a photo report that retraces the investigation into the terrible “case of the severed body”. His work is strongly marked by the aesthetic of film noir, through his framing and the narrative aspect of his images.

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Timm Rautert: Germans in Uniform (Steidl, 2018)

German photographer Timm Rautert’s (born 1941) series Germans in Uniform from 1974 presenting a range of Germans in their professional attire is now available in English in this expanded version.

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John Cohen; Walking in the light (Steidl, 2015)

John Cohen (born August 2, 1932, in Queens, New York) is a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers as well as a musicologist, photographer and filmmaker. Walking in the Light is John Cohen’s photographic journey towards and through gospel music.

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Josef Koudelka: Industries (Éditions Xavier Barral, 2017)

Josef Koudelka was born in Moravia (Czechoslovakia) in 1938. Initially an aeronautical engineer, he launched full time into photography in the late 1960s.

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Louis Faurer (Steidl Publishers, 2016)

Louis Faurer (1916–2001) was born in Philadelphia, whose street life he began photographing in 1937 with a 35mm Kodak Vollenda. Faurer moved to New York in 1947 where he worked for Harper’s Bazaar under Alexey Brodovitch, as well as for other fashion publications.

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Annett Gröschner; Arwed Messmer (Editors); Fritz Tiedemann: Berlin, Fruchtstrasse on March 27, 1952 (Hatje Cantz, 2012)

Commissioned by the municipal authorities of Berlin, on March 27, 1952, Fritz Tiedemann took photographs of Berlin’s Fruchtstraße between the Ostbahnhof and Stalinallee. Arwed Messmer (*1964 in Schopfheim) and Annett Gröschner (*1964 in Magdeburg) used these images as the source material for their project.

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Shōmei Tōmatsu: Skin of the Nation (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2004)

Shomei Tomatsu, who died aged 82 in 2012, was perhaps the most influential Japanese photographer of the postwar era. With texts by Leo Rubinfien, Sandra S. Phillips and John W. Dower.

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Robert Rauschenberg: Photographien 1949-1962

Robert Rauschenberg: Photographien 1949-1962. “Robert Rauschenberg, an artist of towering achievement, painted not only with the brush. He also employed, in his works on canvas, the photographs he took throughout his life, as well as found objects.

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