Published on the occasion of her solo exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam, Regine Petersen’s Find a Fallen Star is made up of three hardcover books in one slipcase that combine photography with archival material to narrate and establish a small history of meteorite incidents.
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Taryn’s Simon’s new title, Rear Views, A Star-forming Nebula, and the Office of Foreign Propaganda – published on the occasion of a major exhibition at Jeu de Paume, Paris – is more than a catalogue. Tim Clark argues that it’s a veritable tome of essays, images and ideas on the nature of photographic information and misinterpretation.
Twin Palms Publishers have just released a new photobook from Mike Brodie, Tones of Dirt and Bone, lifting the lid on the photographer-cum-mechanic’s unseen images of the people he met while hopping trains in the US. Tim Clark is intrigued.
Published to accompany a Tate Britain exhibition, Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860, is a catalogue of rare photographs from the advent of the medium that are both magical and mundane. Tim Clark takes a step back in time.
Songbook, the much anticipated photobook from leading photographer Alec Soth, chronicles the solitary experiences of Americans through a blend of lyrical portraits and empty landscapes. Tim Clark considers the images of those longing for connection in an era of virtual networks.
Andy Sewell’s self published Something like a Nest reveals the unique yet odd appearance of the English countryside when it comes up against modern life. Tim Clark celebrates the book’s quiet sophistication in the first PICTURED column of 2015.
Tim Clark, who writes a-n’s fortnightly PICTURED column, delves into his ten favourite photo books of 2014.
Alberto Lizaralde’s self-published book, everything will be ok, is an intensely private journey through grief, hope and recovery. Nominated for this year’s Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award and co-edited by celebrated photographer Cristina De Middel, it’s quickly turning heads – Tim Clark’s included.
In Photo Show, editor Alessandra Mauro offers a kaleidoscopic look at 12 landmark photography exhibitions and perhaps a new perspective from which to approach the medium. Tim Clark is excited by the first book of its kind.
Published to accompany the exhibition at the current Brighton Photo Biennial, The Archive of Modern Conflict’s latest journal casts light on the dark and vicious era of Italy’s ‘Years of Lead’. Tim Clark takes a look at this rich and tautly edited photobook.
For the latest photobook in the celebrated In Almost Every Picture series, the Dutch curator and editor Erik Kessels continues to delve into the treasure troves of vernacular photography to bring us imperfect images where the photographer’s hand appears in the frame. Tim Clark reveals more.
Does Yellow Run Forever?, the latest monograph from British-born, New York-based artist Paul Graham, offers a seductive and dreamy meditation on what we seek and value in life – love, wealth or beauty? Tim Clark finds plenty to celebrate within its pages.
For more than 30 years, Joan Fontcuberta has been challenging the veracity of the photographic medium by staging one hoax, pseudo-documentary project after another. A new book, Trepat, sees the Catalan artist explore the improbable archive of the Spanish industrial powerhouse Josep Trepat. Tim Clark steps inside his world.
Paloma al aire, Ricardo Cases’ highly-acclaimed photobook, shines a spotlight on the practice of pigeon racing in the Spanish regions of Valencia and Murcia. With the release of a new second edition, Tim Clark reflects on the extravaganza of colour, fantasy and prowess of an older Spain.
A new photobook from The Archive of Modern Conflict captures the magic and vertiginous tomfoolery of 1930s Cambridge undergraduates climbing the city’s buildings by night. Tim Clark considers the merits of Thomas Mailaender’s The Night Climbers of Cambridge.
For the latest in our series focusing on art books, Tim Clark puts Stephen Gill’s Talking To Ants under the microscope and delights in humdrum views of Hackney embellished by in-camera photograms.
Japan Drug by António Júlio Duarte, the new title from Portuguese publishers Pierre von Kleist Editions, excels with its focus on quiet and luminous photographs depicting a country at the dawn of a new millennium.
Our PICTURED series on visually-rich art books is one year old. To mark the 25th instalment, Tim Clark takes a close look at The Photobook: A History Volume III, co-edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger and the latest instalment from the acclaimed series on the history of the photobook.
Esther Teichmann’s Fractal Scars, Saltwater and Tears, published by Self Publish, Be Happy, is an ambiguous and dreamy rumination on loss, longing, femininity and the nude. Tim Clark steps into an imaginary world of desire and finds a vertiginous exploration of womanhood.
Quiet observations of passersby in Parnell Square, Dublin form the basis of Eamonn Doyle’s self-published, i, an odd but captivating take on the tradition of street photography.
Shining a spotlight on former Yugoslavia’s 1980s’ counter-culture, Jo
Roe Ethridge’s latest photobook, Sacrifice Your Body, is a searing exploration of the real making itself present in an artificial world, and provides plenty for Tim Clark to think about.
For the latest in our PICTURED series, Tim Clark turns his attention to PARTY, Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel’s reworking of Chairman Mao TseTung’s bible of communism.
Published on the occasion of his exhibition at the Hungarian House of Photography in Budapest, Arion Gábor Kudász’s new monograph maps the logic of memory through a photographic exploration of his late mother’s personal belongings.
For the latest in our series focusing on art books, Tim Clark sits down with Ping Pong Conversations and is enthralled by the long, friendly discussion between stalwart of American lyrical documentary photography Alec Soth and Italian critic and curator Francesco Zanot.