|The Suffering of Light by Alex Webb|
|Pontiac by Gerry Johansson|
|Subscription Series 3, TBW Books|
Volume three of TBW Books Subscription Series. This new installment features the work of Mark Steinmetz, Dru Donovan, Katy Grannan and Elaine Stocki. While not a direct collaboration between the artists, the series creates a cohesive dialogue between these four differing photographic perspectives focusing on loss and raising questions about interpersonal psychological dynamics. Steinmetz's Philip & Micheline is an intimate portrait of the end of life experience of the photographer's parents. Donovan’s Lifting Water investigates the psychological weight shared through the rituals of caregiving by both the caregiver and cared for. Katy Grannan's N showcases the photographer's long time partnership with her subject Nicole, highlighting the dynamics between the artist and subject. Stocki's Balcony raises many questions but provides the viewer with few answers about psychological limitations and human interaction. Copies of this highly sought after and beautifully constructed series are in stock and available for order.
|Blackdrop Island by Klara Källström|
Blackdrop Island by Klara Källström is an attractively designed book compiled of photographs taken in Tokyo in 2008 and 2010. The title refers to Källström’s curiosity in photographing at night, allowing the darkness to create a black backdrop, isolating certain parts of the image and leaving the viewer with only a small glimpse of the whole scene. The images — printed on doubled-folded sheets — create a fragmented depiction of a city usually associated with an unnerving intensity from overcrowded streets and tight living conditions. Here, however, Källström has isolated a mere fraction of the city nightlife, allowing the viewer to contemplate a scene that would otherwise go unnoticed. Signed copies are arriving soon and are available for preorder.
|Wikiland by Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt|
Wikiland by Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt displays a series of images taken outside of the Belmarsh court in London and at the Ellingham Hal in Norfolk, England during Julian Assange’s high-profile legal case. The photographs here navigate between obvious references to the Assange trial and depictions of a banal world that seem far from the media frenzy surrounding the WikiLeaks organization and their leader. This interesting new publication is printed on newsprint and encased in a cardboard box. Copies are arriving soon and available for preorder.
|Abendsonne by Misha de Ridder|
|Ciociaria by Douglas Stockdale|
|Left: Sumo by Craig McDean, Right: In Search of Dominquez & Escalante by Greg Mac Gregor and Siegfried Halus|
In Search of Dominguez & Escalante by Greg Mac Gregor and Siegfried Halus is an account of the photographers’ journey retracing the 1776 expedition from Santa Fe to Monterey, California by Franciscan friars Francisco Atansio Dominquez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante. Venturing into uncharted territories, Dominguez and Escalante trekked through a land predominantly unseen by European eyes, encountering native peoples and describing the frontier lands of the Colorado Plateau. Mac Gregor and Halus undertook the task of retracing the friars’ steps and documenting their own site-specific expedition, largely using Escalante’s journal as a guide. The images in this book give an insight into the importance and magnitude of the original expedition, while also giving commentary on the experience Mac Gregor and Halus captured through their lens and writings. Copies are now in stock and are available for order.
* originally published in photo-eye's New Arrivals Newsletter. Text by Antone Dolezal.