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Dutch photographer Katrin Korfmann could never make her monumental aerial photographs without being suspended in a crane above each tightly curated location she selects. The locations are determined by her need to record a sea of humanity congregated in one spot such as Fool’s Day festival in Ibi, Spain, where the community throws flour and eggs and shoots fire extinguishers at each other. Fluorescent colors are added over the writhing content, creating a psychedelic surface that at first glance seems decorative, but at closer inspection, comes alive with human bodies. The works are a fluid mix between social realism and euphoric abstraction. The hybrid artist book/ exhibition catalogue is designed as one long Japanese fold-out inviting close examination while still representing the complete series. Art in America critic Gregory Volk and curator Freek Lomme contribute texts discussing the production, reception and context of the work. Another exceptional artist’s book produced by Onomatopee!
Softcover / 7 x 9 1/2 inches / 116 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-19-9 · Retail Price: $59.95
Memory and history, and all they evoke, are the subjects here for Swedish-American photographer Nina Korhonen in this third volume of her powerful personal trilogy. Korhonen examines issues of identity and self-discovery, continuing and uniting the tales she has been telling of her life and her family, especially about her childhood, and the lives of her mother, grandmother and other female role models. The self-portraits and the family scenes, all beautiful color images, blend once again into an emotionally charged work which draws its strength from subtle feelings of love, death, joy and pain.
2010 / Hardcover / 8 3/4 x 11 inches / 96 pp / 46 color
ISBN: 978-3-902675-35-4 · Retail Price: $78.00
Dutch landscape photographer Jan Koster first became known for his innovative river landscapes, for which he turned the camera 120 degrees around one point and created stunning panoramic scenes. For the new work featured in “Dutchscapes,” Koster abandoned the panoramic format, systematically covering the Dutch coastline in single mammoth images, documenting the dunes, sea, and dikes. The end result of this lengthy foray along the Dutch coast is an overwhelmingly serene and visually spacious series of photographs. As quoted by art historian, Merel Bem, Koster’s monumental photographs should be viewed not only in photographic terms but also as an extension of the Dutch landscape painting tradition.
2009 / English & Dutch / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 13 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches / 96 pp / 52 color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-106-6 · Retail Price: $65.00
Land of Milk and Honey
The title can only be meant ironically as photographer Paul Kranzler tells the story of his elderly neighbors, Toni and Aloisia, living out their days in their one-room subsidized apartment. The deeply empathetic photos document the subjects’ bewilderment at slipping out of the middle class due to forces beyond their control. “The main challenge of Kranzler’s photographs is [his] determination to keep nothing at arm’s length,” writes an admiring critic of the young Linz-based artist, who tries to make himself a participant rather than clinical observer of the lives he shoots. Kranzler is a true 21st-century heir to the great Social Realist photographers of the past.
March 2005, Hardcover, 12 x 9 3/4 inches
127 pp, 88 b&w and 12 color reproductions
ISBN: 3-901756-54-X · Retail Price: $45.00
Austrian photographer Paul Kranzler is a storyteller. In his acclaimed books Land of Milk and Honey (2005) and Tom (2007), Kranzler applied his socio-documentary style to tell ruthless yet sensitive stories of people and environments in rural Austria. In Brut, Kranzler turns his lens on his own family, choosing 120 images from among the thousands he has taken of his family since 2004, and providing revealing captions about family history and the realities of everyday life. “In the living room my father likes to show slides he took in the States in the 1970s,” writes Kranzler. “He says that the town of Traun is Austria’s equivalent to Los Angeles, and he’s not wrong.” Once again, this influential photographer creates an atmosphere in which intimate images emerge.
May 2011 / English & German text / Hardcover
12 x 10 inches / 144 pp / 15 b&w and 90 color
ISBN: 978-3-902675-34-7 · Retail Price: $69.95
2007 / Hardcover /9.5 x 11 inches / 144 pages / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-901756-76-4 · Retail Price: $65.00
All About Us
Argentine-Israeli photographer Miki Kratsman uses his camera to make daring and original explorations of the human condition in one of the most complicated situations on earth: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This heartbreaking catalog presents Kratsman’s photographs taken when he lived in the Negev desert with the Bedouins, a minority of the Arab minority in Israel. Kratsman documents the forced evacuation of the Bedouins from their homes and the subsequent demolition of their village by the Israeli government. Awarded the 2011 Robert Gardener Fellowship in Photography by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Kratsman makes images that surpass ordinary socio-documentary work.
August 2011 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches / 102 pp / 56 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-934105-45-0 · Retail Price: $29.95
Stock car racing in the United States has long outgrown its country-bumpkin origins – under the aegis of NASCAR, it’s one of the fastest-growing American sports, thick with corporate sponsors and fat purses for drivers. But in the United Kingdom, stock car racing is still true to its rough-and-tumble origins. Austrian photographer Markus Krottendorfer’s new documentary series, Stock Car, brings us into this world of racing in the UK. Graphically printed and expertly photographed, these grainy black and white images capture the gritty, hands-on sensibility of the UK stock car racing community. An excellent document that succeeds in capturing not only the racing but the devoted fans, drivers and speedways that house this action-packed sport.
January 2010 / Hardcover / 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches / 256 pp / 120 b/w
ISBN: 978-3-902675-06-4 · Retail Price: $69.95
This fascinating artist’s book by New York–based Dutch artist Anouk Kruithof transforms selections from collector Brad Feuerhelm’s vernacular photo collection into five dramatic, mysterious and erotic visual narratives that Kruithof calls “image-stories.” To accomplish this the artist isolated herself in a bungalow for an extended period of time with digitized versions of the photographs and played with their organization and layering on the computer screen. The resulting alterations and collages saved as screen-shots comprise her experiments with making sense of this voluminous archive. Interspersed between the stories are excerpts from the email correspondence between artist and collector. Kruithof’s work has most recently been shown at the Stedelijk, Amersterdam, and is the recipient of the 2014 Charlotte Kohler Prize and ICP Infinity Award, New York. Feuerhelm is a London-based American collector and dealer in vernacular photography. Brief essays on the project by Kruithof and Feuerhelm bookend the image-stories.
Hardcover / 7 x 9 1/2 inches
272 pp / 254 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-23-6 · Retail Price: $49.95
2004, English and German / Hardcover
8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches / 152 pp / 80 color
ISBN: 3-901756-45-0 · Retail Price: $52.00