Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom
On May 17, 1957, Lee Friedlander was given full access to photograph the participants of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, DC. This extraordinary event brought together many of the great thinkers and leaders of the civil rights movement and solidified Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s position as its preeminent leader. The 58 previously unpublished photographs reproduced as duotones in this important and beautifully produced commemorative record are among Friedlander’s earliest work. With his full access to the presenters’ stage, Friedlander was able to portray the famous individuals at the event—Mahalia Jackson, A. Philip Randolph, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, among many others—as well as the audience of some 25,000 men, women and children who gathered to give voice and energy to the ideas embattled by the movement. Timed with the three-year anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Prayer Pilgrimage placed pressure on the Eisenhower administration to uphold desegregation in the South and made voting rights a focal point of the struggle for equality. Also included in this publication is a facsimile typescript from The King Center of MLK’s “Give Us the Ballot” speech and additional ephemera from the march, including the printed program and the “Call to Prayer” distributed to participants. The complete (and only existing) set of the 58 prints, acquired by Yale University Art Gallery, will be on exhibition at YUAG and other venues in 2017 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Prayer Pilgrimage.
September 15, 2015
Hardcover / 9 x 8 1/2 inches
88 pp / 58 b&w and 11 color
ISBN: 978-0-87130-071-3 · Retail Price: $45.00
What do Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, John Baldessari, Wolfgang Tillmans, Isabella Rossellini, Larry Clark and Ennio Morricone have in common? They have all been candidly captured by the lens of Albrecht Fuchs. Here, published for the first time, we see the familiar subjects gazing at the viewer with open demeanor, at home in their environment. These are meticulously constructed images, both in terms of the use of light and color composition. His methodology of respectful distance and loving empathy leads to a strange tension in his photographs, underlying the quietude and equilibrium in the compositions. Photographer Albrecht Fuchs is famous for his color portraits, a field he has been working in for over ten years. His photographs have been displayed in numerous exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Essay by Mark von Schlegell.
September 2007 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 x 11 inches / 120 pp / 52 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-59-1 · Retail Price: $59.95
The centerpiece of this impressive collection of Albrecht Fuchs photographs (nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2008) is Fuchs’ photos of the controversial conceptual artist Martin Kippenberger, whose untimely death in 1997 cemented his reputation as the enfant terrible of contemporary German art. In an homage to Joseph Beuys’ foray to the American West, Fuchs took Kippenberger to Dawson City; but wherever the two worked together, they struck sparks of creativity. The book is published in an oversized format, carefully printed with rich full color reproductions. An amazing follow up to Fuchs past publication, Portraits, and a must-have for Kippenberger followers.
June 2008 / English & German / Hardcover
12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches / 56 pp / 22 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-75-1 · Retail Price: $85.00
Portrait - Photographs
2003 / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 inches
114 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-901756-32-0 · Retail Price: $54.00
Akaaka Art Publishing, Japan
2007 / English, German and Japanese / Hardcover
9 x 7 1/2 inches / 312 pp /353 b&w and 37 color
ISBN: 978-3-901756-75-7 · Retail Price: $65.00
Mémoires 1984 – 1987
Japanese photographer Seiichi Furuya’s best-known works have been his heart-rending exploration of his relationship with his wife, Christine, who after years of battling mental illness, leapt from their ninth-floor apartment in 1985, leaving him and their child. Over the intervening 25 years, Furuya has published several books including formal portraits of Christine and, even harder to take, everyday-life snapshots that are almost luminescent in their ordinariness. This deeply personal photo essay, the last of Furuya’s Mémoires compositions, covers the Furuya family’s everyday life while living in the former East German Republic during the time of two “falls” – the end of the East German government system, and the other “fall” that ended a family. Includes an essay by the late East German writer and film director, Einar Schleef.
Izu Photo Museum, Japan
Camera Austria, Austria
2010 / English, German & Japanese / Softcover
7 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches / 352 pp / 103 b&w and 151 color
ISBN: 978-4-904257-07-4 · Retail Price: $69.95
Portrait, Christine Furuya-Gößler 1978-1985
2000 / English and German / Hardcover
8 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches / 126 pp / 62 b&w and color
ISBN: 3-901756-18-3 · Retail Price: $45.00
The Austria-based group, G.R.A.M., digs into our culture’s fetish with celebrity to produce this remarkable exhibition catalog that erases the line between fact – whatever that is – and fiction. Picking up here where the Actionists left off, G.R.A.M. plays with voyeurism, deceit and the rules of media, using paparazzi-style photography and manipulated images to re-contextualize boring everyday scenes into dramatic moments loaded with secrets. Mixing images of the famous (Barack Obama, David Beckham, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton) with the non-famous, the artists create a seductive no-man´s-land between the private and the public, a gray zone between reality and non-reality.
January 2010 / Softcover / 8 3/4 x 11 inches
248 pp / 400 b/w and color
ISBN: 978-3-902675-07-1 · Retail Price: $59.95
The Coup of the Blameless Men
G.R.A.M., a politically-oriented artist group, was founded in 1987 by Günther Holler- Schuster, Ronald Walter, Armin Ranner and Martin Behr. The group lived and worked in Graz and Linz, Austria, and for years focused on the performative staging of press photography which it was subjected to a brutal and hilarious multi-layered artistic interrogation in the form of reenactments. G.R.A.M. worked to capture the pictorial raw material of the mass media’s spirited, garrulous photo reportage, and bring unrest into the world of the images using repetition and displacement. In their new performance, created within the pages of this publication, current political scenes are the theme: American secretary of state John Kerry, for example, shows up during a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow, or surrounded by bodyguards during the Iranian atomic negotiations in Vienna. The G.R.A.M. team continues to create humor out of the absurdity of daily political and social life. Each books dust jacket is made from a different fragment of a newspaper image.
February 2017 / Exhibition catalog / English & German / Hardcover
9 ½ x 7 in. / 80 pp / 43 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-902993-43-4 · Retail Price: $35.00
2005 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
10 x 11 1/2 inches / 24 pp / 16 b&w
ISBN: 978-0-9541710-8-7 · Retail Price: $39.95