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
Wilshire Boulevard is one of Los Angeles’s transportation lifelines, and as close as one gets in the sprawling metropolis to a Main Street. Running east-to-west from downtown to the ocean, Wilshire is a link from late-19th-century L.A. to the explosive growth of this city in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Fascinated by its history, New York– based photographer Adrian Gaut pays tribute to L.A.’s most famous strip in his unique framing of architectural details. Gaut’s photographs evoke the 100-year-plus of L.A.’s history and growth through rigorous documentation of the boulevard starting with One Wilshire in downtown L.A. and ending with traffic cones that divide the Pacific Coast Highway. In between—the Art Deco details of Miracle Mile, the 1980s reflective glass facades of Century City and the midcentury modern architecture omnipresent throughout the entire strip—is captured in over 100 color and black-and-white semi-abstract compositions. A brilliant way to mark a time and place in Southern California in the early 21st century.
October 2017 / Hardcover
8 ½ x 11 ¼ in. / 180 pp
100 b&w and 100 color
ISBN: 978-0-9859958-8-1 · Retail Price: $50.00
GERTI DEUTSCH, THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Work 1935 – 1965
One of the few freelance female photographers who came to prominence in the early 20th century, between the wars, Gerti Deutsch was born in Vienna and fled to London in 1938, where her career flourished in exile. This exhibition catalog, with over a hundred black and white images, is the first to offer insight into Deutsch’s complete photographic work. Shooting with a Leica, Deutsch documented the political and social environment in the same genre as Robert Capa and other contemporaries, shooting perceptive photo essays for Tattler, Harper’s Bazaar, Picture Post and other important British publications. The catalog also looks at her post-war work, including features shot in her birthplace of Vienna and other European locations. An exciting re-discovery for photojournalism buffs.
November 2011 / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches / 128 pp / 130 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-902675-55-2 · Retail Price: $39.95
2008 / Softcover / 8 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches / 204 pp / 245 color
ISBN: 978-0-9556674-0-4 · Retail Price: $29.95
If you’ve ever wondered if consumer culture in the former Soviet Union has caught up with the West, this amazing book will put those thoughts to rest. The largest marketplace in Europe is located “7 km” from Odessa, in the Ukraine. Russian photographer Kirill Golovchenko has made this vast institution into a fascinating work of sociodocumentary photography. Golovchenko plunged into this 200-acre-plus city of commerce, where 16,000 “shops” are housed in shipping containers, and 200,000 retailers come to purchase their goods. He chooses images that portray both the market itself and the essence of the 60,000 people who work there. It all jells into a riot of colors and orderly chaos. Strong, deep work by a young artist – born in 1974 – following in a great photographic tradition.
2010 / English & German / Hardcover / 8 1/2 x 10 inches / 144 pp / 75 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-31-5 · Retail Price: $49.95
2006 / Softcover / 9 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches
64 pp / 36 color
ISBN: 90-5973-042-9 · Retail Price: $59.95
From 2010 to 2013, German photographer Göran Gnaudschun created a rich social document about the daily activities at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, a major public square that retained its socialist character after reunification. The square, where drug use and drinking is the norm, is home to marginalized, stranded individuals, runaways, homeless, attention-seekers and show-offs. Even if tenderness and violence make for a volatile blend, the Alexanderplatz offers a sense of safety and security. Gnaudschun, a professor at the University of Potsdam, spent years on site gradually establishing relationships that enabled him to conduct personal interviews and make intimate portraits and situational photographs As the artist sums up his three year project, “An artist project, yes, but also an important document of Berlin street culture in the early 21st-century”.
July 2014 / Softcover
8 x 10 3/4 inches / 218 pp / 90 color
ISBN: 978-3-902993-01-4 · Retail Price: $58.00