woensdag 13 september 2017

Contemporary Practices Irene de Mendoza Moritz Neumuller Photobook Phenomenon Photography


Photobook Phenomenon
VicenC Villatoro
ISBN 10: 8417047050 / ISBN 13: 9788417047054
Published by Rm/Ccccb/Fundacion Foto Colectania
Hardcover. Dimensions: 10.2in. x 7.5in. x 1.0in.As the photobook becomes increasingly broadly recognized as a genre with its own rich history, canon and critical culture, Photobook Phenomenon surveys the views of those who have played a leading role in defining this genre: Martin Parr, Gerry Badger, Markus Schaden and Frederic Lezmi, Horacio Fernandez, Ryuichi Kaneko, Erik Kessels, Irene de Mendoza and Moritz Neumuller. In addition, it features various contemporary artists who have contributed a genuine vision to the medium and who discuss the creative processes involved in producing a photobook: Laia Abril, Julian Baron, Alejandro Cartagena, Jana Romanova, Vivianne Sassen, Thomas Sauvin i Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber. Photobook Phenomenon also explores the challenge of displaying a photobook through a number of interactive systems that make it possible to look through and experience the book and photography from diverse viewpoints.

                  Kajta Stuke & Oliver Sieber
                  Japanese Lesson. A Future Book
                  Autoedició, 2016

                  Jana Romanova
                  Shvilishvili (El fill del fill)
                  Autoedició, 2015

                  Thomas Sauvin
                  ????    (Xian)
                  Autoedició, 2016

                  Laia Abril
                  Lobismuller
                  Autoedició, 2016

                  Julián Barón
                  Memorial
                  Autoedició, 2016

                  Alejandro Cartagena
                  Santa Barbara Return Jobs to US
                  Autoedició, 2016

                  Viaviane Sassen
                  Umbra (Ombra)
                  Autoedició, 2014

                  Estació Beta – Llibres de consulta

                  16 fotògrafs de Taiwan, Xina, Japó i Korea
                  SHOUT
                  Voice of Photography, Taipei, 2015

                  Masanao Abe i Helmut Volter
                  The Movement of Clouds around Mount Fuji
                  Spector Books, Leipzig, 2016

                  Valentina Abenavoli
                  Anaesthesia
                  Akina Books, Londres, 2016

                  Carlos Alba
                  The Observation of trifles
                  La Fábrica, Madrid, 2016

                  Toni Amengual
                  Devotos
                  Autoeditat, Barcelona, 2015

                  Takashi Arai
                  Monuments
                  Photo Gallery International, Tòquio, 2015

                  Shinya Arimoto
                  Tokyo Circulation
                  Zen Foto Gallery, Tòquio, 2016

                  Sofía Ayarzagoitia
                  Every night temo ser la dinner
                  La Fábrica, Madrid, 2016

                  Lisa Barnard
                  Hyenas of the battlefield, Machines in the Garden
                  GOST, Londres, 2014

                  Barbara Bosworth - Margot Anne Kelley
                  The Meadow
                  Radius Books, Santa Fe, 2016

                  Buen Javier
                  Zenit
                  Autoeditat, 2016

                  David Campany
                  A handful of dust
                  MACK, Londres, 2015

                  Alejandro Cartagena
                  Santa Barbara Return Jobs Back To Us
                  Skinnerboox, Jesi, 2016

                  Pablo Casino
                  Barespagnol
                  Dalpine, Madrid, 2016

                  Jon Cazenave
                  Ama Lur
                  Dalpine, Madrid, 2015

                  Bartolomeo Celestino
                  Surface Phenomena
                  Perimeter Editions, Melbourne , 2016

                  Joana Choumali
                  “Hââbré, the Last Generation”
                  Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg, 2016

                  Edmund Clark i Crofton Black
                  Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition
                  Aperture, Nova York, 2016

                  CJ Clarke
                  Magic Party Place
                  Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2016

                  Stephen Chalmers
                  Unmarked
                  Autoeditat, Youngstown, 2016

                  Alejandro Chaskielberg
                  Otsuchi
                  Editorial RM, Barcelona, 2015

                  Federico Clavarino
                  The Castle
                  Dalpine, Madrid, 2016

                  Marc Cohen
                  Mexico
                  Édition Xavier Barral, París, 2016

                  Motoyuki Daifu
                  Still Life
                  Newfave, Tòquio, 2016

                  Salvi Danés
                  Blackcelona
                  Autoeditat, Barcelona, 2015

                  Peter Dekens
                  (Un)Expected
                  The Eriskay Connection, Breda, 2016

                  Cristina de Middel
                  Cucurrucucú
                  This Book is true - Editorial RM, Barcelona, 2016

                  Cai Dongdong
                  Fountain
                  Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, 2015

                  Diane Dufour and Matthew Witkovsky
                  Provoke - Between Protest and Performance
                  Steidl, Göttingen, 2016

                  JH Engstrom
                  Tout Va Bien
                  Aperture, Nova York, 2016

                  Francesco Faraci
                  Malacarne Kids Come First
                  Crowdbooks, Liorna, 2016

                  David Fathi
                  Wolfgang
                  Skinnerboox, Jesi, 2016

                  Horacio Fernández, Laia Abril, Ramón Pez i Ramón Reverté
                  Miserachs Barcelona
                  MACBA - Editorial RM, Barcelona, 2015

                  Flashboy
                  Point of Lovely Sun
                  Editora Santa Rosa, Buenos Aires , 2016

                  Yoshikatsu Fuji
                  Red String
                  CeibaFoto, Siena, 2016

                  Fernando Fujimoto
                  Policía
                  KWY Ediciones, Lima, 2016

                  Masahisa Fukase
                  Hibi
                  MACK, Londres, 2016

                  Paul Gaffney
                  Stray
                  Autoeditat, Dublin, 2016

                  Geert Goiris
                  Prophet
                  Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2015

                  Lucía Gómez Meca
                  Gómez
                  Autoeditat, Madrid, 2016

                  Yann Gross
                  The Jungle Book: Contemporary Stories of the Amazon and 
                  Its Fringe
                  Aperture - Actes Sud - Editorial RM, Nova York - Arles - 
                  Barcelona, 2016

                  Roger Guaus
                  Jo volia ser fotògraf
                  Ca l’Isidret Edicions, Barcelona, 2016

                  Gregory Halpern
                   ZZYZX
                  MACK, Londres, 2016

                  Yuji Hamada
                  C/M/Y
                  FW:Books, Amsterdam, 2015

                  Robin Hammond
                  My Lagos
                  Èditions Bessard, Paris, 2016

                  Claudia Heinermann
                  Wolfskinder
                  Autoeditat, Iserlohn, 2016

                  Jochem Hendricks
                  Revolutionäres Archiv
                  Buchhandlung Walther König, Colònia, 2015

                  Roc Herms
                  POSTCARDS FROM HOME
                  Terranova, Barcelona, 2015

                  Takashi Homma
                  The Narcissistic City
                  MACK, Londres, 2016

                  Mayumi Hosokura
                  Transparency is the New Mystery
                  MACK, Londres, 2016

                  Katrin Koennig i Sarker Protick
                  Astres Noirs
                  Chose Commune, París, 2016

                  Jungjin Lee
                  Unnamed Road
                  MACK, Londres, 2015

                  Lilia Li-Mi-Yan
                  Nausea
                  Dienacht, Leipzig, 2015

                  Dana Lixemberg
                  Imperial Courts 1993-2015
                  Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2015

                  Nicola Lo Calzo
                  Obia
                  Kehrer Verlag, Heinsteinwerk, 2015

                  Ditte Lyngkaer Pedersen
                  Laughter
                  Autoeditat, Aarhus, 2016

                  Sara Lena Maierhofer
                  “Dear Clark,”
                  Drittel Books, Berlin, 2016

                  Thomas Mailaender
                  Illustrated People
                  Archive of Modern Conflict-RVB Books, Londres-París, 2015

                  Marta Mantyka
                  Hashtag
                  Autoeditat, Oswiecim, 2015

                  Alejandro Marote
                  “A”
                  Editorial RM, Barcelona, 2015

                  Jan McCullogh
                  Home Instruction Manual
                  Verlag Kettler, Dortmund, 2016

                  Andrew Miksys
                  Tulips
                  ARÖK, Vilnius, 2016

                  Vittorio Mortarotti
                  The First Day of Good Weather
                  Skinnerboox, Jesi, 2015

                  Kazuma Obara
                  Silent Histories
                  Editorial RM, Barcelona, 2015

                  Ciáran Óg Arnold
                  I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed. But all I could 
                  do was to get drunk again
                  MACK, Londres, 2015

                  Hiroshi Okamoto
                  Recruit
                  Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tòquio, 2015

                  Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
                  Desaparecen?
                  Nazraeli Press - Editorial RM, California - Barcelona, 2016

                  Miren Pastor
                  Bidean
                  Autoeditat, Madrid, 2015

                  Christian Patterson
                  Bottom of the Lake
                  Buchhandlung Walther König, Colònia, 2015

                  André Penteado
                  Cabanagem
                  Editora Madalena, São Paulo, 2015

                  Anders Petersen
                  Valparaiso
                  André Frère Éditions -FIFV Ediciones, Roquevaire-
                  Valparaiso, 2016

                  Mafalda Rakoš
                  I want to disappear - Approaching Eating Disorders
                  Autoeditat, Viena, 2015

                  Juanan Requena
                  Al borde de todo mapa
                  Ediciones Anomalas, Barcelona, 2016

                  Massimilano Tommaso Rezza
                  Atem
                  Yardpress, Roma, 2015

                  Jeff L. Rosenheim
                  Diane Arbus – In the Beginning
                  Met Museum of Art, New York, 2016

                  Nigel Shafran
                  Dark Rooms
                  MACK, Londres, 2016

                  Dayanita Singh
                  Museum of Chance
                  Steidl, Göttingen, 2015

                  Alec Soth
                  Songbook
                  MACK, Londres, 2015

                  Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril
                  La Grieta
                  Astiberri Ediciones, Bilbao, 2016

                  Maximilian Stejskal
                  Folklig Idrott
                  Editions Patrick Frey, Zürich, 2016

                  Kate Stone & Hannah Schneider
                  How We End
                  Autoeditat, Nova York/Los Angeles, 2016

                  Jock Sturges
                  Fanny
                  Steidl, Göttingen, 2014

                  Wong Suk-ki, Hsu Wai Lun, Matthew Kwan and So Lai Ping
                  A Living Space: The Homes of Pak Sha O
                  The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, Hong Kong, 2015

                  Daniel Traub, Wu Yongfu and Zeng Xianfang
                  Little North Road: Africa in China
                  Kehrer Verlag, Heinsteinwerk, 2015

                  Shoji Ueda
                  SHOJI UEDA
                  Chose Commune, París, 2016

                  Misha Vallejo
                  Al otro lado
                  Editora Madalena, São Paulo, 2016

                  Sébastien Van Malleghem
                  Prisions
                  André Frère Éditions, Roquevaire, 2015

                  Yvonne Venegas
                  Gestus
                  Editorial RM, Barcelona, 2015

                  Javier Viver
                  Révélations. Iconographie de la Salpetriere. Paris 1875-1918
                  Editorial RM, Barcelona, 2015

                  Cheng Xinhao
                  The Naming of a River
                  Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, 2016

                  Vasantha Yoganathan
                  Early Times
                  Chose Commune, París, 2016

                  Daisuke Yokota, Naohiro Utagawa, Koji Kitagawa
                  Spew II
                  Spew Editions, Tòquio, 2016

                  Chen Zhe
                  Bees & The Bearable

                  Jiazazhi Press, Ningbo, 2016




MEMORIAL
Julián Barón
These images account for the meeting between Julián and the archive that Yuyachkani theatre group disposes for the public at the entrance of Sin título, técnica mixta [Untitled, mixed media], a production that questions the construction of Peruvian historical memory. The archive invites us to delve into newspaper clippings, photographs, school books, artistic images and other documents before entering the room where the scenic action takes place. The entire production examines the Guerra del Pacífico (1873-1889) and the Conflicto Armado Interno (1980-2000), two wars that define Peru’s republican era and reveal the history of the country’s fractures.

Memorial is a series of photocopies marked by the manual manipulation of each of its documents. Traces, decompositions, creases, slippings, glazings, grain degradation, fragments, inversions, double exposure. Its title leads us directly to the process of establishing certain things -events, characters, symbols- that define our shared history. However, this series inquires about the relation between the images of war and the concrete forms taken by two very different kinds of social abstractions: national symbols and money. The former quickly lose their shape, disfiguring the limits of the mental space in which Peru has been represented throughout its history; the latter makes its entrance about halfway through the series –when Túpac Amaru clashes against the dollar–, soon to saturate the entire space of the paper.

“Money was invented so that people wouldn’t have to look each other in the eyes” (Godard, Film Socialisme), in the same way that national symbols seek to ensure the permanence of the imagined community. In both cases they function through misrecognition. That is, as a way of ensuring that, despite what we see and perceive directly, an ideal space where all contradictions are resolved takes place. The map –which here depicts the representational space where we introduce fictions, rather than the actual geographical reality– and the bills –as a daily replacement for the map that places those same fictions in our hands– teach us how to look away from the decomposition of social bonds caused by both wars. Precisely what is addressed throughout the rest of the series.

Images appear amidst the national myth and its monetary form that define what we should disregard in order to sustain the fiction of a country with no fractures. Many of the documents refer to our most recent war, pointing out that the establishment of official narratives and their imagery, where heroes and villains are defined as such, is a process that marks our present. A dispute that remains unfinished –and probably will never be solved– but that, for many, is not really happening. Despite this, both Fujimori and Abimael appear as two personifications of war, where they are confronted less as a contradiction than as a synthesis. One and the other, after all, aimed to become the face of the nation, to be printed on bills that allow us to avoid each other’s eyes. The problem Memorial faces –much like Yuyachkani’s production– is how to imagine a way out of the symbolic conundrum we find ourselves in. A way out that overcomes those social forms of misrecognition (emblems, money) and comes to terms with the contradictions that we share. Perhaps the only thing we really share.
Mijail Mitrovic










zaterdag 9 september 2017

Propaganda vs Protest Books Gerry Badger Photobook Phenomenon


Photobook Phenomenon
VicenC Villatoro
ISBN 10: 8417047050 / ISBN 13: 9788417047054
Published by Rm/Ccccb/Fundacion Foto Colectania
Hardcover. Dimensions: 10.2in. x 7.5in. x 1.0in.As the photobook becomes increasingly broadly recognized as a genre with its own rich history, canon and critical culture, Photobook Phenomenon surveys the views of those who have played a leading role in defining this genre: Martin Parr, Gerry Badger, Markus Schaden and Frederic Lezmi, Horacio Fernandez, Ryuichi Kaneko, Erik Kessels, Irene de Mendoza and Moritz Neumuller. In addition, it features various contemporary artists who have contributed a genuine vision to the medium and who discuss the creative processes involved in producing a photobook: Laia Abril, Julian Baron, Alejandro Cartagena, Jana Romanova, Vivianne Sassen, Thomas Sauvin i Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber. Photobook Phenomenon also explores the challenge of displaying a photobook through a number of interactive systems that make it possible to look through and experience the book and photography from diverse viewpoints.

Portugal 1934  Edição do Secretariado da Propaganda Nacional, Lisboa, 1934

Manilo Morgagni, editor Italia Imperiale La rivista illustrata del popolo d’Italia, Milà, 1937

Resistência Popular Generalizada Ministério da Informação da República Popular de Angola, Luanda, 1985

Beijing Turmoil Editorial Comittee (ed.)  The Truth About the Beijing Turmoil 1989 Beijing Publishing House, Pequín, 1989

Willem van de Poll Nazi Hel  Van Holkema & Warendorf, Amsterdam, 1945

Richard Avedon i James Baldwin Nothing Personal  Atheneum Publishers, Nova York i Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth,  Middlesex, 1964

Kazuo Kitai Teikoh Murai-sha, Tòquio, 1965

Kikuji Kawada Chizu  Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, Tòquio, 1965

Ernest Cole  House of Bondage Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, Londres, 1968

Carlo Bachi, Giancarlo Gaiadini, Riccardo Mariani i Giovanni Spinosa Firenze: Piazza S. Marco, 30 gennaio 1968  Cooperativa libraria U.S.F., Florència, 1968

Shomei Tomatsu  Okinawa, Okinawa, Okinawa Shaken, Tòquio, 1969

Enrique Bostelmann América: un viaje a través de la injusticia  Siglo XXI editores, Ciutat de Mèxic, 1970 (reedició 2011)

John Kerry i Vietnam Veterans Against the War The New Soldier Collier Books, Nova York, 1971

Kazuo Kitai Sanrizuka 1969-1971  Nora-sha, Tòquio, 1971

Tadao Mitome et. al. Sanrizuka - Moeru Hokuso daichi / Document 1966-71  Shinsensha, Tòquio, 1971

Paolo Gasparini  Para verte mejor, América Latina Siglo XXI editores, Ciutat de Mèxic, 1972

La strage di Brescia  Federazione unitaria CGIL-CISL-UIL di Brescia e dei Comitato unitario antifascista, Brescia, 1974

Stephanie Oursler Un album di violenza  Edizioni delle donne, Roma, 1976

Günter Zint i Claus Lutterbeck Atomkraft Verlag Atelier im Bauernhaus, Fischerhude, 1977

Lothar Beck i Max Dans Beerdigung  Internationalismus Verlag, Hannover, 1978

Clifton Meador Long Slow March Autoedició, New Paltz, Nova York, 1995

Frederic Lezmi #Taksim Calling Sunday Books, Cologne / Istanbul, 2013

Verónica Fieiras The Disappeared Riot Books, Madrid, 2014

Vladislav Krasnoshek i Sergiy Lebedynskyy Euromaidan Riot Books, Madrid, 2014

Émeric Lhuisset Maydan – Hundred Portraits Paradox, Ydoc Publishing, Edam i André Frère Éditions, Marsella, 2014

Pierangelo Laterza Sansavenir Autoedició, Bari, 2014

Sonia Lenzi Avrei potuto essere io
Autoedició, Bolonya, 2015

Laura El-Tantawy In the Shadow of the Pyramids Autoedició, Londres, 2015

Matthew Connors Fire in Cairo SPBH Editions, Londres, 2015

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black Negative Publicity: Artifacts of Extraordinary Rendition Aperture Foundation & Magnum Foundation, Nova York, 2016

Alan Copeland and Nikki Arai (eds.) People’s Park  Phoenix Editions / Ballantine Books, Nova York, 1969

Clive Limpkin The Battle of Bogside  Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1972


Exhibition - In the Shadow of the Pyramids by Laura El-Tantawy at Gulf Photo Plus
DateFriday, March 6, 2015 at 10:39PM

In the Shadow of the Pyramids by Laura El-Tantawy is the latest exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus, on till Saturday, 4th April 2015.  

Laura El-Tantawy began this series in 2005 when she was compelled to explore the essence of Egyptian identity in the hope of coming to terms with her own. Guided by childhood memories, her photographs are not meant to be objective observations of a nation, but rather personal reflections of Egypt through her own eyes.

In the Shadow of the Pyramids is a first person perspective exploring memory and identity. With images spanning 2005 to 2014, what began as a look in the mirror to understand the essence of Egyptian identity expanded into an exploration of the trials and tribulations of a turbulent nation. The result is dark, sentimental and passionate.

Here's a small selection of images from the exhibition.





The series was published in a book that was released earlier this year. The book can be purchased at Gulf Photo Plus or ordered online.

Juxtaposing the innocence of the past with the obscurity of the present, the book is an experience, edited to look like a one night’s encounter. A peaceful and tranquil day suddenly turns violent and chaotic, it’s claustrophobic, until a new dawn rises and there is hope again.







Images via Gulf Photo Plus and Laura El-Tantawy. © Laura El-Tantawy

Exhibition details
Dates: 4th March - 4th April 2015
Venue: Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai (location map)


Collectif
Resistencia Popular Generalizada
Publisher: Ministério da Informmação da República Popular de Angola
160 pages
Year: (1977)

Book of photographs dedicated to the civil war in Angola in the years 1975-76,
With over one hundred black-and-white and color, was released in Luanda in 1977.
The captions of the photographs are in three languages:
Portuguese, English and French









VLADISLAV KRASHNOSHEK AND SERGIY LEBEDYNSKYY »EUROMAIDAN« – selected by HANNAH WATSON

»EUROMAIDAN is a stealthy book, it looks small and lo-fi, but it creeps up on you. When you start looking through the pages, there is an exquisite sense of the beauty in the handmade pages, the printing glossy like tar, and the tension in what it depicts, that feels quite breathless. It is understated darkness, in all senses, with saturated tones and glimpsed moments, like traumatic flashbacks.«





Editorial Board of the Truth About the Beijng Turmoil
The Truth About the Beijng Turmoil
Beijing Publishing House, Beijing, 1989
L 22CM X H 29,5CM E 0.9CM


Richard Avedon and James Baldwin
Nothing Personal
Atheneum Publishers, New York, and Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1964
L 28CM X H 37CM E 2CM




Kikuji Kawada
Chizu / The Map (Signed and stamped)
Photographs: Kikuji Kawada
Text: Kenzaburo Oe
Publisher: Bijutsu Shuppansha
98 pages
Year: 1965

Comments: Hardcover, in a slipcase and a box, 225 x 150 mm. First and true edition, 1965. Extremely scarce copy and one of the most collectible japanese photobooks. Included in The Japanese Photobooks by Kaneko & Vartanian ; The Photobook by Parr & Badger, vol.1. Pristine copy in a very fresh slipcase (slightly colored). Signed and stamped by the photographer!

First published on August 6, 1965, the 20th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima - The Map ("Chizu") is one of the most important photobooks ever. It has appeared in Roth's Book of 101 Books, Parr & Badger The Photobook : A History, Vol I and the Photobooks of the 1960s and 1970s by Ivan Vartanian and Ryuichi Kaneko as well.

"No photobook has been more successful in combining graphic design with complex photographic narrative. [as its] various layers inside [are] peeled away like archeological strata, the whole process of viewing the book becomes one of uncovering and contemplating the ramifications of recent Japanese history -- especially the country's tangled relationship with the United States. Kawada's photographs are a masterly amalgam of abstraction and realism, of the specific and the ineffable, woven into a tapestry that makes the act of reading them a process of re-creation in itself. In the central metaphor of the map, in the idea of the map as a series of interlocking trace marks, Kawada has conjured a brilliant simile for the photograph itself: scientific record, memory trace, cultural repository, puzzle and guide."--Parr & Badger