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Great Signed Titles Still in Stock

We've been doing a bit of reorganizing in the Santa Fe bookstore and when looking over the shelves of back stock, I was surprised to see that we still have copies of some amazing titles that I would have guessed we'd be sold out of. So, we're featuring some of our favorites here -- but get them while you can. For some of these titles, we have only limited copies available and won't be getting more in stock.

Kitintale by Jan Gross
Kitintale, which was a best book back in 2010, is an unassuming but affecting little book from Yann Gross. Featuring images of the Uganda Skateboard Union and the skate kids who are transforming the town of Kampala, what is captured in Kitintale is an of expression of the vitality and power of the DIY ethos that makes you proud and gives you hope -- and all that along with great pictures and design.

"The title comes from a working class suburb of Kampala, Uganda, the home of what is thought to be the first half-pipe in East Africa. In 2006, two kids began construction of the half-pipe, dodging the government taxes and regulations on buildings by telling officials that the 'house' they were building was for crocodiles." -- from Sarah Bradley's blog post on Kitintale

Kitintale -- limited quantities available

White Noise by Antonio Julio Duarte 
Even as a best book, White Noise slipped under my radar for way too long. The images are weird and unsettling in just the right way, creating a more palpable atmosphere than anything else I've seen in a photobook this year.

"Shot over the course of 10 years, it's no surprise that Antonio Julio Duarte was often suffering from jet lag when making these images, they have the bizarre surrealness of a fever-dream. Knowing the location does not disturb the overwhelming sense of uneasiness, Duarte shows no humans and provides little to no context within the images themselves and they become more compelling for their mystery, allowing the imagination to wander on a guided tour." -- from Sarah Bradley's blog post on White Noise

White Noise

Burke & Norfolk by Simon Norfolk
Burke & Norfolk is a very special, very well designed book, and one that has really stuck with me. Juxtaposing John Burke's late 19th century images of the British invasion of Afghanistan with Simon Norfolk's 2010 photographs of the current military occupation, the book gives us a glimpse of the country, but also the west's protracted involvement with it. This added context provides an eye-opening view.

"Paired alongside Burke’s photographs, Norfolk’s images are equally brilliant. Taken with a 4x5 view-camera, many of the photographs were shot at night or dusk, giving an ambiance that transcends traditional documentary photography. And while the photographic atmosphere is unique to conflict photography, Norfolk’s approach to retracing Burke’s steps grabbed my attention." -- from Antone Dolezal's blog post on Burke & Norfolk

Burke & Norfolk -- limited quantities available

1991 by Richard Misrach
Richard Misrach's 1991 is a gorgeous and sad book. Collecting images taken after the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Fire, these moving and personal-feeling images have remained mostly unseen since they were made. The work is memorable and powerful, work that I'm grateful  is finally available to be view and considered.

"To me this book feels like a classic. Sure, the photographs were taken more than two decades ago. The subject is singular, although it holds many complexities. But it speaks to the timelessness of misfortune, a disastrous event that has happened before and will certainly happen again." -- from Antone Dolezal's blog post on 1991


Animals That Saw Me by Ed Panar
Animals That Saw Me by Ed Panar compiles years worth of images that prove that a photographer cannot escape being cause for observation himself. While the subject matter is quirky and the images lighthearted, a special connection is captured in these photographs. These animals have indeed spotted Panar -- not the other way around.

"This is why Ed Panar's book ... is so striking to me. Here Panar has crossed paths with a countless number of animals, creating a series of singular moments that allow the viewer to become part of that interaction." -- from Antone Dolezal's blog post on Animals That Saw Me

Animals that Saw Me -- limited quantities available