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2016 Best Books: Jeffrey Ladd

Books Jeffrey Ladd: 2016 Best Books Jeffrey Ladd Selects stills, diane arbus in the begining, and 15 Miles to K-Ville as the Best Books of 2016
Jeffrey Ladd
Jeffrey Ladd is an American photographer born in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania in 1968. He is based in Koeln, Germany.

stillsBy Katrien De Blauwer and Danny Clay
iikki books, 2016.
Photo-collages by Katrien De Blauwer
The deceptive simplicity of the Dutch collage artist Katrien de Blauwer can hold its own regardless of the package, but llKKI Book’s attentive presentation of her work in stills is extraordinary. This work is a dialogue between De Blauwer and musician Danny Clay from which springs both collage and sound work – each that can be approached either individually or as a coupling – that offer multiple experiences.

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diane arbus; in the beginningBy Diane Arbus
Yale University Press, 2016.
diane arbus : in the beginning
Photographs by Diane Arbus
The last decade of Diane Arbus’ life and work is so celebrated and distinguished that it comes as a surprise that only a handful of her early 35mm work has ever been seen. A prequel to the now classic Diane Arbus Monograph from 1972, diane arbus: in the beginning completes the story of this remarkable artist by filling in the “first chapter” of her artistic pursuit.

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Fifteen Miles To K-VilleBy Mark Steinmetz
Fifteen Miles To K-Ville
Photographs by Mark Steinmetz
K-Ville is a fictional place somewhere between Tennessee and Georgia that Steinmetz has conjured through his sheer prowess as a photographer. For those familiar with his work, these photographs made between 1993 and 1996 will feel like new discoveries that surprise and delight in photographic territory you thought you knew well.

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