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An exhibition of my own and William Klein’s works attracted a large ...
Subjugated corporeality is integrated into the structures of control ...
The images in Northern Silence were taken over a period of ...
When I was two years old, my father went into the woods, with the ...
Bertien van Manen grew up in Heerlen, the centre of the eastern part ...
‘Hereafter Called: Subject’ s a visual journey through people and ...
Desire Lines follows old and new movements through the desert ...
The publication is the result of seven years' work, in which the ...
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An exhibition of my own and William Klein’s works attracted a large audience when it was shown at London’s Tate Modern back in 2012. Klein’s part of the exhibition was quite a diverse affair, as it featured next to photographs also paintings and films among others. Obviously, it was the highlight of the show. For my own part, with the exception of a few color prints, I mostly covered the walls with enlarged black-and-white photos.
It was about 60 years ago, that I was completely knocked down by the shocking experience that was browsing through the photo book NEW YORK, which inspired me to launch my own life and work as a photographer. With that in mind, when it came to doing that two-man show in London, flooding the place with black-and-white shots was all that I could possibly do in response to Klein’s work.
When he showed up for our first meeting in years, a big man in a big wheelchair, it just so happened naturally that we shook hands. That one moment was enough to fill my heart with emotions, and make me feel like shouting out that, for me, the exhibition had already concluded, even though it had in fact just opened. (...)
Daido Moriyama . Record n 53
Size 280 x 210 mm
Publication Date January 31, 2023
Publisher Akio Nagasawa Publishing
Subjugated corporeality is integrated into the structures of control established by hierarchical economic systems such as the capitalist one. They are bodies that manifestly harbour the coercive power exercised from the ostentation of a dominant position. THE BOSS IS HERE is an obsessive study of bodily expression that shows how human relations are organised in systems of control based on submission, the appearance of which is not always visible. Structures, such as that of the book itself, which, from a certain invisibility, use their capacity for power and control to condition our patterns of behaviour.
THE BOSS IS HERE . Rafael Arocha
The book is detachable and each cover is unique and handmade.
Margullo Books, Dec 2022
First edition, 350 copies (Signed and numbered)
Size: 170 x 240 mm
Desing: Kentaro Terajima
The images in Northern Silence were taken over a period of twenty-five years, from the mid-1980s to 2012, but it was only recently that they were able to be processed in one of the few darkrooms available in Stockholm. With the exception of the powerful panoramic photograph of a boat sailing on the fjord that leads to his native village, the photographer's enthusiasm is restrained. The atmosphere is dull, with an opacity more reminiscent of the sharp contrasts of social documentary photography than of classical landscapes.
The Arctic Ocean, illuminated by a full moon or the dancing colours of the Northern Lights. A golden eagle on a rock - or the Barents Sea, like a brilliant aquamarine set against dazzling white snow. It's hard not to surrender to the grandiose spectacle of nature, and Finnmark in northern Norway has no shortage of photographic interpreters. Cato Lein, who grew up in the tiny fishing village of Båtsfjord on the Varanger peninsula at the end of the Russian tundra and the Gulf Stream, was initially unconvinced by his contribution as a photographer. The accumulation of postcard snapshots imposed a kind of silence on him - a fear of having lost touch with the spirit of the place.
It was only after working as a photographer for several years in Stockholm that he found himself ready to take on the Finnmark landscape again, this time with his own expression and aesthetic. He also decided to survey the Sami region of inland Finnmark, which was completely unknown to him.
Northern Silence . Cato Lein
Photographs: Cato Lein
Text: Sophie Allgårdh
Design: João Lineu and Fernanda Fajardo
Format 24 x 32 cm, hardback
74 two-colour photographs and 18 in colour
ISBN : 978-2-492696-09-1
When I was two years old, my father went into the woods, with the intention of never coming back.
Peter Pflügler (AT) takes us on an intimate journey through the labyrinth of a family secret. The suicide attempt of his father was concealed for twenty years. And yet he has always somehow known.
Carefully investigating the traces of this silent, dark story, he created images that live on the brink of comfort and irritation, between love and pain. Leafing through this slightly uncomfortable landscape, the viewer is invited to look further and discover texts and images hidden between the pages.
Now is not the right time is about the impossibility of secrets, about what we share when we hide, and about intergenerational trauma. It is a work about pain inflicted out of love, the complexity of silence and the inexplicable sadness of a boy.
Mom… Dad… this is your trauma that you kept wrapped up in countless colourful blankets and yet handed over to me in a loving embrace. I will carry it with care.
About Peter Pflügler
Peter Pflügler (AT) is an Austrian visual storyteller based in the Netherlands. His work centres around the dynamics of secrets, intergenerational trauma and silence. With the help of photography, video and text, he aims to resurrect the unseen, the unknown and the hidden. In the end, he does not believe in secrets. Now is not the right time has been shown at numerous festivals and exhibitions throughout Europe, and the dummy of the book was nominated for several awards, including the Kassel Dummy award.
Now is not the right time . Peter Pflügler
concept and photography Peter Pflügler
design Sybren Kuiper
lithography Sebastiaan Hanekroot (Colour&Books)
production Jos Morree (Fine Books)
240 × 290 mm | 112 p
EN | hardcover
First edition: 750
Bertien van Manen grew up in Heerlen, the centre of the eastern part of the former Dutch coal mining region, where her father worked as an engineer for the State Mines. This publication brings together photographs Bertien van Manen made in different mining towns: Wakefield and New Sharlston, Yorkshire (UK, 1970s), Most (CZ, 1980s), the Appalachian Mountains (US, 1980-1990s), and Apanas, Siberia (RU, 1990s).
Bertien van Manen . Gluckauf
168 p / 24 x 29 cm / hardcover / colour / isbn 978-90-832858-4-9 / texts: Bertien van Manen, Marcia Luyten
‘Hereafter Called: Subject’ s a visual journey through people and places in Europe. It contains a collection of personal, photographic experiments that explore the complexities of different relationships. In a total of 25 experiments, artist Samuel Otte examines the value of written, spoken and unspoken constructions inherent in every relationship – sometimes close by, sometimes far away.
Samuel Otte . Hereafter Called: ‘Subject’
312 pages / 24 x 32,5 cm / softcover / Design: Jeremy Jansen with Kai Udema / 978-90-832858-5-6
This book brings together the great retrospective of the American photographer Henry Wessel that will be shown in February 2022 at the Centro José Guerrero in Granada and which includes a careful selection of his most representative photographs. A journey to the American West through the camera of this enormous photographer in whose photographs light and shapes take centre stage.
Wessel's visual sensibility captures spontaneous, everyday images, with great attention to quiet, simple scenes, sometimes adding touches of irony and humour. Wessel is best known for his black-and-white images taken during his travels through various American states in search of subjects to photograph. Of particular note are his photographs of car parks and bathers.
The book also includes illustrative images by Henry Wessel's contemporaries, such as Ed Ruscha, Lee Friedlander, Diane Airbus, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Nicholas Nixon, Robert Adams and Walker Evans.
Henry Wessel (USA, 1942 - 2018) is one of a group of photographers brought together in the influential 1975 George Eastman House exhibition New Topographics at Rochester's George Eastman House, whose work focuses on the relationship between nature and civilisation. His photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, among others.
Henry Wessel . Más allá del estilo documental
Format 24,5x 32 cm
Publisher La Fábrica
The book is a journey through 68 images of the biography and work of one of the great women of photography of the last century.
With a brief career as a photographer, Tina Modotti was capable of creating an aesthetic of great forcefulness, becoming one of the main reporters of one of the most convulsive periods in the history of Mexico, the country where she lived and where she died at the age of 46.
Tina Modotti's photographic work is a reflection of her life, marked by uprooting and independence. Modotti knew how to see the beauty of the imperfect and to reflect it in her work. She developed her entire photographic oeuvre between 1923 and 1930, the years during which she lived in Mexico. Her aesthetics had an impact on the Mexican photographic scene, just as the paintings of Diego Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros influenced her. Her photographic work is a paradigm of the fusion between Mexican revolutionary culture and avant-garde photographic aesthetics, to which she added the ideals of equality proposed by socialism and her marked social commitment.
Tina Modotti (Italy, 1896 Mexico, 1942). She was born in the Italian town of Udine into a modest family. She was an immigrant to the United States, actress, photographer, revolutionary, communist militant, political refugee and member of the International Red Aid. She founded the Liga Antifascista de México and collaborated with the Soviet embassy and the Communist Party of Mexico in the editing of its newspaper El Machete. From a very young age she took on the role of a free woman in opposition to the social imaginary of the time, and in the short time of her exciting life she sought beauty through photography, and worked for social justice through political activism.
Format 16,21 x 22 cm
Publisher La Fábrica
ISBN 978 84 18934 29 2
The book celebrating its anniversary brings together around 150 images, some of them unpublished, together with other iconic ones, selected especially for this publication.
2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth in Valls, Tarragona, of one of the leading figures in Spanish photography: Francesc Català-Roca. The book celebrating his anniversary brings together around 150 images, some of them unpublished, together with other iconic ones, specially selected for this publication.
A journey through the history of this photographer who portrayed the protagonists of the bohemian and cultural life of the time in an immense work of documentation of urban and rural life, while capturing the social, political and cultural environment that surrounded him like no one else. A photographer who revolutionised street photography with iconic images of everyday reality.
Francesc Català-Roca was born in 1922. The son and father of photographers, his work in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s represented the irruption of the new street photography in Spain, comparable to Henri Cartier Bresson or Robert Doisneau. He travelled around Spain for half a century and portrayed the transition from the rural to the urban world. With his camera he left a record of a unique testimony that he jealously treasured in an archive with more than two hundred thousand negatives. He won the National Plastic Arts Prize in 1983, being the first photographer to obtain this recognition.
Images 150 approx.
Language Spanish / English
Format 20,5 x 24 cm
The publication of an essential classic of Italian documentary and social photography.
50 years later, The Italians, the book that Robert Delpire dreamed of to complete the saga of Robert Frank's The Americans (1958) and René Burri's The Germans (1963), has been published.
A collective portrait of Italy between 1962 and 1966 in which Bruno Barbey, one of the greats of contemporary photography, captures the soul of the nation.
Bruno Barbey . Los italianos
Format 21x18.5 cm
Publisher La Fábrica
Bruno Barbey (Morocco, 1941 - France, 2020) is one of the great figures of contemporary photography. He trained in photography and graphic arts, was a photojournalist for the Magnum agency, became a commissioner for Editions Rencontré in Lausanne for Africa and Europe and was an assistant for Vogue. He spent most of his professional career in Italy, Switzerland and France. He travelled to all five continents. In 1985 he received the French National Order of Merit and in 2016 he was elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institut de France.
Desire Lines follows old and new movements through the desert landscape of the Sonoran borderlands of the United States and Mexico: paths taken by migrants and border agents, of missionaries and conquistadors, of indigenous people and industrialists. The messy and at times violent collision of peoples has created a region that defies the harmfully simplistic narratives so frequently attributed to our borders.
Shipley’s photographs focus on the disorienting experience of this landscape – a place of beauty or danger depending on the perspective of those moving through it. Deceptively empty, the landscape is under constant watch, heavily surveilled and controlled, with an ever-increasing military presence that has seeped into the lives of residents in surrounding communities.
Desire Lines . Lara Shipley
FIRST EDITION Softcover, 17 x 22.5 cm, 208 pages
Section sewn, OTA-bound with printed paper covers
170 photographs, satellite maps and archival images
April 2023 | ISBN: 9781999446895
The publication is the result of seven years' work, in which the author portrays the Left Bank of the Bilbao Estuary from a personal point of view.
In 1993, two photojournalists of the time, Jesús Ángel Miranda from Baracaldo and Fidel Raso from Sestao, published the book "Margen izquierda, últimas huellas de identidad" (Left Bank, last traces of identity), a lesson in photography of the period in a graphic document of the 1980s and early 1990s on the Left Bank of the Bilbao Estuary, the place where David de Haro grew up.
Taking that publication as a reference, David picks up the baton and shows a territory that has changed completely, in which new generations, migrations and realities have given way to a place where so many families came from other communities to work and live above the deep mines and smoking chimneys. The same place where new services and new industries have given way to the dirty clouds and sewage of yesteryear.
According to the author himself, "it is a book of stories that make up the portrait of a region and its inhabitants, from the point of view of someone who has grown up there, of another member of the territory". Through more than fifty photographs and several texts by the inhabitants of the Left Bank, David de Haro shows us a series of portraits, landscapes and still lifes that form a self-portrait constructed from his experience, memories and perspective of what it is like to live in a place like the Left Bank of the Bilbao Estuary.
DESPUÉS DE LA NUBE SUCIA . David de Haro López
Title: Después de la nube sucia
Author: David de Haro López
Edition: David de Haro López - Zaindari Ediciones
Production: Dani R. Camus
Financed by the Department of Culture and Linguistic Policy of the Basque Government
108 pages + flyleaves
Format 210mm x 280mm
Binding Hardback thread-sewn binding
Cover lined in grey cloth and matt black stamping
David de Haro López (1976), who worked as a photojournalist for more than 20 years, after working at the Centro de Fotografía Contemporánea de Bilbao under the guidance of Ricky Dávila, turned his work to an authorial perspective. He has participated in several exhibitions, as well as in festivals such as Viphoto, Encuentros Fotográficos de Gijón or the Festival Fiebre Photobook. In addition to the project "Después de la nube sucia", his works "Fake" and "Surname" stand out.
He is co-founder of Fotopop Producciones Culturales, an entity that, together with Barakaldo City Council, created the BAFFEST Photography Festival, as well as the "Nuevo imaginario baracaldés" project, which highlights important figures of the manufacturing entity.