In December, 2006, a caravan of writers, photographers and artists from seven European countries and the United States toured Iran for three weeks with a delegation of Iranian counterparts, stopping in the romantic, historic cities of Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan, participating in cultural workshops, lectures and discussions, seeking to discover the heart of this much-talked-about but little-known nation. Iran, A Winter Journey combines color and black-and-white images, and short, evocative texts (and even poetry) to create a picture of present-day Iran.
January 2008 / Hardcover / 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
260 pp / 258 color
ISBN: 978-3-901756-88-7 · Retail Price: $69.95
There is Something in the Air in Prince Albert
Photographs of a deserted cosmos in a beautifully printed and elaborately designed book – this is the fourth title from the young Dutch photographer Cuny Jansen. Her photographs recall the work of Wolfgang Tillmans in a very personal diary (of a place). Cuny Jansen travels frequently to Prince Albert, South Africa, to the middle of the “Great Karoo” an ancient seabed formed millions of years ago. It is this severe dry landscape that Jansen explores with her camera and upon which she projects stark portraits of local young people. Indeed it is the balance between fresh, young lives and unspoiled and harsh nature that lends this body of work a highly contemplative feel. The essay by Craig McEwan is a poem, an elegy for the archaic land written in geological time.
June 2007 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
10 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches / 64 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-49-2 · Retail Price: $65.00
A limited-edition artist’s book – only 1000 produced – by Dutch photographer Cuny Janssen, known for integrating portraits of schoolchildren – with the serious looks that only children can convey – with images of the natural world, expanding the classic sociodocumentary style into a much more narrative and expansive look at “place”. For this project, Janssen made two visits to the sub-tropical island of Amami-Oshima, at the southernmost tip of Japan. This powerful yet graceful book, including 100 images (some of which fold out to double size) creates a feeling of a place almost frozen in time. “Janssen is not concerned with the topographical highlights but with universal forces in nature,” writes one critic. “With her photographs she attempts to arrive at that vital essence. Her work is an ode to life itself”.
2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches / 126 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-29-2 · Retail Price: $49.95
“Since the day I saw the blossoming treetops in the Yoshino mountains, my heart left my body behind.” The words of famed 12th-century poet Saigyõ still resonate today with contemporary Dutch photographer Cuny Janssen, who has produced yet another sensitively assembled artist’s book. The elegant, oversized publication combines text and image in homage to the luxuriant beauty of Japan’s Mount Yoshino and its 30,000 flanking cherry trees. For more than 1,400 years, the nearby temple, mountain slopes and river in Nara Prefecture have been a part of spring cherry blossom season in the Buddhist pilgrim calendar—a respite for aristocrats and modern-day tourists alike. This book, organized around 20 of Janssen’s major large-format photographs, includes an anthology of Japanese poetry and a travel essay, “A Fox in Yoshino,” from Dutch Japan-specialist Jos Vos.
September 2013 / English & Japanese
Hardcover / 18 x 13 3/4 inches / 58 pp / 20 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-027-6 · Retail Price: $89.95
Whoever visits Naples remains captivated by the beauty and pathos of this city. Internationally recognized Dutch photographer Cuny Janssen’s (b. 1975) elegant new monograph on this elusive and contradictory city captures not only its rural and urban landscapes but also its people, specifically the controversial Roma community. Made over a two-year period, Janssen’s lush and poignant color images are affecting portrayals of the Roma children and the ghetto they call home. Since 2000, Janssen has traveled the world making portraits of children in their everyday environments and combining these with quiet documents of their surrounding landscape. For Janssen, the landscape and its people are equally present, the resourcefulness of nature and humanity equally fascinating and moving. Essays by Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Patricia Pulles and Ferdinando Brandi.
February 2016 / English & German / Softcover w/ double folded jacket
9 ½ x 12 inches / 104 pp / 80 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-157-0 · Retail Price: $79.95
There Was a Child Went Forth.
For Cuny Janssen’s (b. 1975) sixth publication with Snoeck Verlag, the internationally recognized Dutch photographic artist has chosen to title her new series after a famous Walt Whitman poem, “There Was a Child Went Forth.” Internationally known for her revealing portraits of children within their diverse native landscapes, Cuny presents the viewer with portraits of children from her own city of Amsterdam. In this threepart photo essay, she intertwines portraits of children with bucolic urban parks and neighborhoods. Janssen captures the tentative moment within her young subjects when naïveté is being replaced with worldly knowledge. Juxtaposing natural scenes with images of children pensive or playing in the midst of life, Cuny lulls the viewer into a dreamlike state. Once again the production and design of her limited-edition artist’s book enhances the content, with three separately bound soft folios housing over 100 lush color plates and bound in a delicate hard slipcase secured with a magnetic catch.
September 2017 / Softcover w/slipcase
9 ¾ x 12 ¼ in. / 124 pp / 121 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-212-6 · Retail Price: $130.00
One on One
The brilliant collage artist John Stezaker sets the stage for a new journey into his world of exploring the subversive forces of found images through his masterful creations. Working with a range of imagery from the mid 20th century mass media and contemporary popular culture, Stezaker uses collage, reconfiguration and adjustment to create profoundly unique works. One on One, the exhibition catalog accompanying the Tel Aviv Museum exhibition presents a new set of previously unseen collages produced by Stezaker over the past two years. Featured are over 40 full-color illustrations including a selection of ten images from The 3rd Person Archive (1976–present). With in-depth essays from curator Irith Hadar and Dalit Matatyahu and a conversation with the artist, Christophe Gallois and Daniel F. Herrmann.
TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART, ISRAEL
April 2013/ Hebrew & English/ Exhibition catalog Hardcover/ 8 2/3 x 10 2/3 inches/ 144 pp/ 63 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-71-5 · Retail Price: $29.95
Congress of Photography in Vienna
Anna Auer and Uwe Schögl
For anyone with an interest in the history of photography, this hefty – and fascinating – volume is a must-have. Compiled to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the European Society for the History of Photography, it’s a compendium of illustrated essays that reflect the society’s focus on the appreciation of the photographic image from an interdisciplinary point of view. What that means here are well-written pieces on topics ranging from hand-colored photography in the 19th century Asia, to the contemporary landscape photography of the Becher school, to Albert Stieglitz’s lantern slides of Europe, to the debate on the use of photos taken at Auschwitz. Impeccably designed and printed, a reference work to be treasured.
2009 / Softcover / 9 x 10 1/2 inches
528 pp / 200 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-902675-04-0 · Retail Price: $49.95
This photo book seamlessly weaves together the disparate strands of American photographer Ron Jude’s three-part look at his childhood home of Central Idaho. Pulling equal parts from Alpine Star (2006), emmett (2010), and Lick Creek Line (2012), Jude fleshes out the consistent tone and crossover between what appear on the surface to be three incongruent projects. An aging fur trapper, a young man on the threshold of adulthood in the early 1980s and an entire community (as represented by a weekly newspaper) converge through the repeating motif of a woodland landscape. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Backstory (2013) at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago, Fires functions not as a catalog, but as a self-contained piece that exploits photography’s tendency to continuously tip away from empiricism into the realm of the prose poem.
MOCP AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE, CHICAGO
2013 / Exhibition catalog / Unbound newsprint
8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches / 52 pp / 13 b&w and 25 color
ISBN: 978-0-9703860-8-3 · Retail Price: $15.00
2004 / Paper foldout / 8 pp / 4 1/2 x 6 inches
ISBN: 0-87130-063-X · Retail Price: $9.95