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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Carolyn-Drake: Knit-Club (TBW Books, 2020)

Carolyn Drake works on long term photo-based projects seeking to interrogate dominant historical narratives and imagine alternatives to them. Her work explores community and the interactions within it, as well as the barriers and connections between people, between places and between ways of perceiving.

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Bérangère Fromont: I don’t want to disappear completely (September Books, 2018)

French photographer Bérangère Fromont (1975) first studied film and literature at the Sorbonne before deepening her photographic practice with photographers such as Claudine Doury and Antoine d’Agata. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and has been featured in various web and paper publications.

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Chris Suspect: Old Customs (Self-Published, 2020)

Chris Suspect is a street and documentary photographer hailing from the Washington, DC area. His street work specializes in capturing absurd and profound moments in the quotidian and his documentary work is the result of deep dives for years at a time into various subcultures.

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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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Ecce Homo: Gian Marco Sanna and Santolo Felaco (L.I.S.A., 2020)

Ecce Homo is a fanzine that collects some photos of the works Spleen by Santolo Felaco and Red Area by Gian Marco Sanna.
Like the aforementioned works, this fanzine investigates about the human condition of our time by trying to represent the mood of the authors through images.

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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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Mimi Plumb: The White Sky (Stanley/Barker, 2020)

In her early twenties, the American Photographer Mimi Plumb looked back to her Californian childhood to make a series of photographs about suburban youth.

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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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Kanade Hamamoto: Midday Ghost (Hito Press, 2020)

Midday Ghost is the first publication by Japanese newcomer photographer Kanade Hamamoto. Her quiet, contemplative photographs were all taken within everyday life yet show us a dream-like world beyond reality.

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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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