|American Portraits by Leo Borensztein|
Photographs by Leo Borensztein.
Nazraeli Press, Portland.
Selected by:Alec Soth
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|Mrs. Merryman's Collection by Anne Sophie Merryman|
Photographs from the collection of Anne Sophie Merryman.
Selected by:Martin Parr
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|Billy Monk by Billy Monk|
Night Club Photographs.
Photographs by Billy Monk.
Selected by:Colin Pantall
And what people. Billy Monk's photographic years were the 1960s. Miniskirts, boots, ski-pants and beehives are the fashions, the Apartheid era Immorality Act the canvas. Gangsters, pimps and prostitutes mix with society girls, lesbians and sailors and the drink of choice is brandy and coke. -- From the review by Colin Pantall
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|A Natural Order by Lucas Foglia|
Photographs by Lucas Foglia.
Nazraeli Press, Portland.
Selected by:Erin Azouz
Why do I think this book is important? Because it seems that right now, as a nation, we are at a critical crossroads economically, politically, socially, and environmentally. Who doesn’t feel sometimes like they want to throw their hands up and try to create their own system of self-sufficiency? -- From Laura Moya's review and interview with Lucas Foglia
|Left Behind by Jonathan Hollingsworth|
Life and Death Along the US Border.
Photographs by Jonathan Hollingsworth.
Selected by:Jonathan Blaustein
Left Behind was featured by Melanie McWhorter in our In-Print Photobook video series. Watch the video here.
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|Uncle Charlie by Marc Asnin|
Selected by:Svetlana Bachevanova
Anne Wilkes Tucker
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|The History of Photography in Pen and Ink|
by Charles Woodard
Photographs by Charles Woodard.
Selected by:Marco Delogu
The History of Photography in Pen and Ink was featured by Melanie McWhorter in our In-Print Photobook video series. Watch the video here.
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|Photographs Not Taken by Will Steacy|
Edited by Will Steacy. Introduction by Lyle Rexer.
Selected by:Rebecca Senf
Anne Wilkes Tucker
|Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel|
by Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel
Photographs by Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel.
Distributed Art Publishers.
Selected by:Shane Lavalette
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|The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey|
by Yaakov Israel
Photographs by Yaakov Israel.
Selected by:Markus Schaden
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|The Dutch Photobook by Fritz Gierstberg, Rik Suermondt|
A Thematic Selection from 1945 Onwards.
Edited by Frits Gierstberg, Rik Suermondt.
Selected by:Pierre Bessard
Book design is central to The Dutch Photobook, an Aperture survey of 124 of the greatest Dutch photobooks published since 1945. It’s apparent in every section of the book, starting with the Dutch landscape and moving through to photobooks on youth culture, travel and urban adventure. -- From the review by Colin Pantall
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|A Retrospective by Rineke Dijkstra|
Photographs by Rineke Dijkstra.
Selected by:PDN Editors
Dijkstra's portraiture employs a vigorous formality in pursuit of the candid. Her working method and style refute the spontaneous sense of this word – there are no casual takes or quick shots here. She instead goes after those moments and miens that are unguarded, straightforward and unselfconsciously revealed. In order to avoid the practiced smiles and social masks her subjects are apt to bring to the fore, Dijkstra photographs them when they are tired or distracted. She arranges encounters just after some significant exertion or momentous occasion – with brand new mothers and brand new soldiers less in control of the pose. Dijkstra wins their consent and then makes them wait; suspending her subjects in a sometimes uneasy state of anticipation, unsure of what to do or when to do it, as she sets up her equipment and decides when to act. There is no certainty of a decisive moment for them, no camera to her face and one, two, three – smile! Each subject is caught in something of a pregnant pause, as is the viewer. -- From the review by Karen Jenkins
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|Lovesody by Motoyuki Daifu|
Photographs and text by Motoyuki Daifu.
Little Big Man Books.
Selected by:Tony Cederteg
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