Tuesday, December 29, 2015

5 Best Photography Books Published in 2015

from Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood. Image by Zun Lee.
Lee, Zun. (2014). Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood. Foreword by Teju Cole. Italy:  EBS.
Published in September 2014 by EBS. 124 pages

Father Figure - Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood from Zun Lee on Vimeo.
Video of images can be found
Lee debunks the stereotype of absent, deadbeat black fathers in this poignant study.

Seascape by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Seascape by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Mita, Munesuke. (2015). Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes. Bologna, Italy: Damiani.
Seascapes by Hiroshi Suhimoto.
Published 10.27.15 by Damiani. 272 pages.

Seascapes by the master.

Merkel's junkyard, Regine Petersen's Find a Fallen Star
‘Haunting’: Merkel’s junkyard from Regine Petersen’s Find a Fallen Star. Photograph: Regine Petersen 
Petersen, Regine. (2015). Find a Fallen Star. Berlin, Germany: Kehrer.
3 hardcover books in slipcase, published in 2015 by Kehrer. 144 pages

"Regine Petersen uses the stories of meteorite falls as a background for her narratives; a rock crashing through the roof of an Alabama home in the 1950's and hitting a woman, a group of children recovering a meteorite in their village in post-war Germany, and a more recent event in India involving two Rajasthani nomads. Petersen visited the places and the eyewitnesses and delved into their stories, expanding her photographic observations with found documents and interviews." (from here.)

Saville, Lynn. (2015). Lynn Saville: Dark City.  Bologna, Italy: Damiani.
Published September 29, 2015 by Damiani, 128 pages.
A study of vacant urban spaces with images made at dawn and twilight.

from The Erasure Trilogy. 
Sheikh, Fazal. (2015). The Erasure Trilogy. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl.
Short-listed for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2015.
Published September 29, 2105 by Steidel. 438 pages

The Erasure Trilogy explores the anguish caused by the loss of memory—by forgetting, amnesia or suppression—and the resulting human desire to preserve memory, all seen through the prism of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." (from here)

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