Gideon Mendel: Freedom or Death (Gost Books, 2019)

Born in Johannesburg in 1959, Mendel began his career as a news and ‘struggle’ photographer documenting the final years of apartheid. This experience marked him deeply, and much of his subsequent work has been engaged with the key political issues facing his generation.

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Volker Heinze: Ahnung // plus minus null (1989, 1986)

Volker Heinze (* 1959 in Duisburg) is a German photographer for whom the book is the primary medium; he explores his visual ideas in book form before installing his work in the gallery or museum.

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Huma Rosentalski: 1990 DDR (Hands on Papers, 2020)

February 1990, commissioned by Philippe Morris, Huma Rosentalski travelled through the still existing GDR.

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Zhang Kechun: The Yellow River // 3rd edition (Jiazazhi Press, 2020)

Zhang Kechun (born 1980 in Sichuan province in China) is best known for his large format photographs of post-industrial Chinese landscapes. He produces epic vistas that dwell on the significance of the landscape in modern Chinese national identity.

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Czezlaw Siegieda: Polska Britannica (RRB Photobooks, 2020)

Czeslaw Siegieda, born the son of Polish immigrants to England in Leicestershire in 1954, showed an interest in photography from an early age. From his teens he photographed the Polish community he grew up in, moving through fêtes and funerals with an ease only available to an insider.

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Cindy Sherman: Retrospective (Thames and Hudson, 1997)

Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation.

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Kisei Kobayashi: Primitive Cries in the Night (AKAAKA, 2019)

Having spent six years to visit more than 40 traditional festivals and ritual ceremonies throughout Japan, Japanese photographer Kisei Kobayashi’s book presents a powerful visual journey to the borders of our world.

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Inge Morath: Portraits (Aperture, 1986)

Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. After studying languages in Berlin, she became a translator, then a journalist and the Austrian editor for Heute, an Information Service Branch publication based in Munich. A friend of photographer Ernst Haas, she wrote articles to accompany his photographs and was invited by Robert Capa and Haas…

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No Olho da Rua (In the Eye of the Street) (Mörel Books, 2020)

The Beautiful Horizon / No Olha Da Rua (In The Eye of the Street) is a long-term collaboration between young Brazilians living on the streets of Belo Horizonte and artists Julian Germain, Patricia Azevedo and Murilo Godoy.

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Zhu Lanqing: A Journey in Reverse Direction (Jiazazhi, 2019)

Zhu Lanqing, 1991, born in Dongshan Island, Fujian Province, China. She graduated from the Department of Photojournalism at the RENMIN University of China and then moved to Taiwan to study at the Institute of Applied Arts in Fujen Catholic University.

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Short Cuts 13

Short Cuts 13 presents 4 brandnew photobooks. It starts with New Orleans and ends with Mom!

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Luis Alberto Rodriguez: People of the Mud (Loose Joints, 2020)

Born in New York City, Luis Alberto Rodriguez trained to become a professional dancer throughout his childhood. He ultimately received his BFA from The Juilliard School in New York. A self taught photographer, his focus shifted from dance onto photography after moving to Berlin.

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