Socio-documentary photographer Miklos Boros tells a uniquely 21st-century story in this book, chronicling the life of a Hungarian-born single mother of three who makes a living as a pole dancer. Boros spent two years recording, in black-and-white and color images, the everyday personal and professional life of his subject, finding the telling moments that express the pleasures, difficulties and contradictions of her life. Boros neither moralizes nor comments; instead, he uses the documentary approach to create a narrative which fills the spaces between the photographs. The result is a razor-sharp portrait that lifts his subject out of her public status as available object.
January 2010 / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches / 128 pp / 70 b/w
ISBN: 978-3-902675-33-0 · Retail Price: $69.95
Christina McBride & Roberto Bravo
Bound is a collaboration between Scottish film and photography artist Christina McBride and Mexican author Roberto Bravo. A combination travelogue and reflection on travel itself, Bound charts their journey together through Patagonia, Chile. Divided into three chapters, each section begins with entries from Bravo’s diary in which he follows in the footsteps of famous literary predecessors Bruce Chatwin and Pablo Neruda; McBride, in her analogue photographs, explores the interplay between travel and photography as a method of unsettling conventional perceptions and expectations. Through McBride’s eye, the extreme wonder and contradictions of Patagonia’s landscapes become a journey and a search into the possibilities afforded by photography itself. Designed in landscape format the book allows plenty of space around Bravo’s entries and McBride’s color and black-and-white photographs. Text by international recognized video artist Tacita Dean, friend and colleague of both McBride and Bravo, gives a personal introduction to their work.
February 2016 / Hardcover / 11 ½ x 8 ½ inches
112 pp / 35 b&w and 9 color
ISBN: 978-3-902993-19-9 · Retail Price: $45.00
A Conversion Act
Prompted by an interest in narrative, Berlin-based Swedish artist Nadja Bournonville has worked extensively on the phenomenon of female hysteria. In her latest beautifully designed artist’s book, the artist uses fragmentary traces of this highly elusive pathology to create a discrete world of often-surrealistic images. Bournonville’s photographs, drawings and prints seductively blend fact with fiction. Of her working method, the artist says: “My work focuses on this act of transformation, the spectacle, the staging, the attempt to document and size up the body through photography, the subliminal erotic aspect, and the all-in-all shaky framework as medical theory.” Stunning reproductions create the backdrop for the artist’s complex and personal exploration. Essays by Karin Johannisson, Christina von Braun, and Dorothee Elmiger contextualize the history and aesthetics of hysteria.
January 2013/ Swedish, German & English/ Softcover 7 2/3 x 11 inches/ 96 pp/ Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-902675-74-3 · Retail Price: $35.00
Picturing the Others
Within the field of tension created by the identification of the Other and the Self through photography, Vera Brandner’s photographic work is to be seen both as a reflexive exploration and as a visual response. In her portraits of people living in countries such as Angola, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine, she pursues an image strategy built on dialogue and communication. The people before the camera strike the sort of poses which they feel are appropriate for a foreign photographer, very often staring straight at the camera, reflecting the photographer’s one-sided gaze back into the lens and therefore back at the onlooker.
October 2012 / Softcover / 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches / 128 pp / 100 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-902675-57-6 · Retail Price: $55.00
Space For (Would You Like to Comment)
If you’ve ever wondered why so many people want to chronicle their every thought on Facebook, you’ll be gratified by Berlin-born artist Ulrike Brückner’s look at the new social spaces in the wide expanses of the Internet. Starting with “private” photographs posted on different platforms and forums, she cuts the figures out of their original environment and places them in an artificial, undefined, empty space. Various figures make an appearance on this virtual stage, with the focus on the body language. The image formulation chosen by the photographer is only slightly enhanced and makes visible the aura of unreality which the process of media-based transformation creates around the characters. Includes a humorous fold-out poster covered with random “comments.”
2010 / English & German / Softcover
9 1/2 x 12 inches / 80 pp / 45 color
ISBN: 978-3-902675-31-6 · Retail Price: $45.00
The consecration of a new church for St. Trinitas in May 2015 marks the end of an odyssey for a Leipzig parish community that lasted for over 70 years. A series of about 100 photographs by German photographic artists Joachim Brohm and Valentina Seidel follow the changes at the construction site during construction. The evolving architecture provides the backdrop for a selection of portraits: teenagers at confirmation, workmen, and artists commissioned to develop works for the building. By integrating photographs from different artistic projects into the series, Brohm and Seidel develop an unexpected and complex visual narra- tive. Essay by Karen Irvine, chief curator at MOCP, Chicago. Seidel is known for her interest in intimate but unsettling portraits; internationally recognized German New Topographics artist Brohm introduced color into the photo conversation in the late 1970s. His work is internationally collected and can be found at MoMA, NY; AIC; SFMOMA; and the Metropolitan Museum, NY, among others.
May 2016 / English & German / Hardcover
8 ¾ x 13 inches / 200 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-168-6 · Retail Price: $115.00
My Father Is The Boss
“My father is the boss.” When Austrian photographer Christoph Burtscher was eight years old, in 1974, he began a school writing assignment with those words. In this two-part work, he has created a unique and engrossing photographic memoir, combining snapshots he took during the 1970s with facsimiles of school compositions. Truly from the child’s point of view, these works show the roots of the adult artist in the not-so-naïve photos and essays of young Christoph; as he wrote about his father, “He sells curtains. They are not all nice … My father has so many keys he doesn’t know which ones are which. He also sells nappies.” With a lucid essay on “The Little Photographer” by Anton Holzer.
January 2010 / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches
112 pp / 32 b/w and 56 color
Pamphlet with Text / 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches / 22 pp /4 b/w
ISBN: 978-3-902675-20-0 · Retail Price: $45.00
The unique and entangled relationship between Bangladesh ship-breakers and U.S. oil tanker S.S. Minole’s longtime crew is chronicled in this photographic essay by documentary photographer Claudio Cambon. Over 80 color and black-and-white images document the story of the merchant vessel’s last voyage, dismantling and recycling in Bangladesh in 1998—a process that signaled both an end and a beginning for two cultures. For the Americans, it meant the close of a long and productive life navigating crude oil around the world; for the Bangladeshi, an opportunity to develop jobs and income for a struggling country. The photographs speak to the ways in which the ship became a touchstone for her American shipbuilders, the seamen who worked on her for almost 40 years, the Bangladeshi ship-breakers who took the vessel apart more or less by hand and the people who incorporated the ship’s raw materials into their daily lives.
2015 / Hardcover / 9 x 11 ¼ inches
168 pp / 68 b&w and 12 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-84-3 · Retail Price: $55.00
Shipbreak tells the story of the last voyage, dismantling, and recycling of an American merchant vessel in Bangladesh in the late 1990s. Through both words and images, it describes how the ship becomes a touchstone for many groups of people across the world: from the American shipbuilders who built her in the early 1960s and the seamen who worked on her for almost four decades all the way to the Bangladeshi shipbreakers who took the vessel apart, more or less by hand, and the many people who incorporated the ship’s raw materials into their daily lives as part of their country’s effort to develop its infrastructure and economy.
Hardcover / 9 x 11 inches / 176 pp
68 b&w and 12 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-84-3 · Retail Price: $55.00
In the year 2000 Austrian photographer Hermann Capor began photographing his collaboration with Verena, a young woman who, shortly before she was due to take her final school exams, had to undergo a life-altering surgery. She awoke from the anesthesia to discover that her body had a long scar and a colostomy bag. At Verena’s initiative, Capor documented the course of her disease over the next three years until her recovery. Inspired by Modigliani and other role models, the artist created intimate stage settings for the young woman, addressing the discrepancy between the erotic figure and the visible signs of serious illness, transcending the taboo of gazing at physical defects and their depiction. The comprehensive documentation is accompanied by diary-like sequences of entries penned by both the protagonist herself and the artist. A handsome production and an elegant, if voyeuristic, por- trayal of a young woman with a life-changing illness.
February 2016 / English & German / Hardcover
9 ½ x 12 ¾ inches / 111 pp / 17 b&w and 132 color
ISBN: 978-3-902993-17-5 · Retail Price: $50.00