Books

JOSEF KOUDELKA: RUINS

By Linda Zhengová - 08/2/20

Long-standing Magnum member Josef Koudelka (b. 1938, Czech Republic) comes with a new monograph: ‘Ruins’ (published by Thames & Hudson) – a grand overview of Koudelka’s photographs captured throughout the Mediterranean in the span of twenty-eight years. While visi...

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Txema Salvans: Perfect Day

by Daniel Milroy Maher  - 07/31/20

‘This project aims to reveal the physical and emotional resilience of our species. In this resilience – paradoxically – lies the tragedy of being human. Where other species give up, ours is able to withstand a little more,’ writes Txema Salvans of his latest b...

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JULIE POLY: Ukrzaliznytsia

By Linda Zhengová - 07/26/20

Yulia Polyashchenko (b.1986, Ukraine) is a Kyiv-based photographer who goes by the artistic name Julie Poly. She is particularly known for her editorials in Ukraine’s Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, among many other fashion magazines. But in her latest monograph ‘Ukrzaliznytsia...

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Ken Light: Midnight La Frontera

By Linda Zhengová - 07/19/20

Ken Light (b. 1951, the USA), a renowned socially engaged photographer, re-visits his pictures taken between 1983 and 1987: night rides with the U.S. Border Patrol agents guarding the Californian/Mexican border. While the agents searched for migrants along the border, Light captu...

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AGNIESZKA SEJUD: HOAX

By Linda Zhengová - 07/6/20

The primacy of church, suppression of women, ethnic and sexual minorities, ecological problems, fake news and propaganda in Poland are all topics addressed in Agnieszka Sejud’s ‘HOAX’.

Scott Caruth: ملثم (‘Molatham’)

By Patrycja Rozwora - 07/2/20

Scott Caruth (b. 1990, Scotland) recently concluded a six years long research into studio portraiture photography from the West Bank. 

The title ملثم (‘Molatham’) literary translates ‘to cover one’s ...

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MARIA DABROWSKI: ODSŁONIĆ

By Linda Zhengová - 06/24/20

Maria Dabrowski (b. 1988, The Netherlands) researched her family roots, revealing a story of expatriation, war crimes and trauma. ‘Odsłonić’ her self-published monograph, consists of a collection of landscape and portrait photographs created between 2013-2016, making person...

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AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES

By Linda Zhengová - 06/15/20

‘African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other’ brings together 33 artists of African origins from around the globe in conjunction with the FotoFest Biennial 2020 exhibition. The included artists challenge traditional understandings of blackness and transnational histories in relation...

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XIAOXIAO XU: WATERING MY HORSE

By Linda Zhengová - 05/25/20

Xiaoxiao Xu (b. 1984, China), a Netherlands-based photographer with Chinese roots, observes both East and West from a distance in order to understand her identity and the stories behind the world she lives in. In her latest monograph, ‘Watering My Horse’ (The Eriskay Connecti...

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MAYUMI HOSOKURA: NEW SKIN

By Linda Zhengová - 05/20/20

‘New Skin’ by Mayumi Hosokura (b. 1979, Japan) is deeply inspired by the writing of feminist biologist/philosopher Donna Haraway – on the proposing of a novel vision on the concepts of identity, the body and desire in relation to our technological innovations. Hosokura incl...

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FRANÇOIS-MARIE BANIER: BATTLEFIELDS

By Linda Zhengová - 05/18/20

François-Marie Banier (b.1947, France) is a playwright, actor, novelist, artist, and photographer. His latest monograph ‘Battlefields’ (published by Steidl) contains images captured between 1994-2018 at Gay Prides in Brussels, London, New York, Paris and Rome. Besides the ce...

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John Divola: Chroma

By Linda Zhengová - 05/13/20

Throughout his photography career, John Divola (b. 1949, the USA) has approached a wide range of subjects, oscillating between the abstract and the specific. For his latest monograph ‘Chroma’ (published by Skinnerboox), Divola presents a series of images that function as a vi...

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Centralia: Poulomi Basu

By Linda Zhengová - 05/13/20

Poulomi Basu (b.1983, India) is a transmedia artist, photographer and an activist. Her first photobook ‘Centralia’ (published by Dewi Lewis), exposes hidden crimes of war where indigenous people fight for their survival; a conflict that remained largely invisible particularly...

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HENRIK SPOHLER: HYPOTHESIS

By Linda Zhengová - 05/13/20

Henrik Spohler (b. 1965, Germany) has worked as a freelance photographer since 1992 and from 2009 he became a professor of Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. In his latest monograph, ‘Hypothesis’ (published by Hartmann Books), he aims to add...

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MARIA LAX: SOME KIND OF HEAVENLY FIRE

By Linda Zhengová - 05/13/20

Maria Lax is a London-based photographer with a background in cinematography, which influences her photographic oeuvre highlighted with precise use of colour, and an amalgamation of fantasy and reality. In ‘Some Kind of Heavenly Fire’, her first monograph, she returns to her ...

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27 GOOD-BYES

by Deanna Dikeman - 05/13/20

Deanna Dikeman (b. 1954, United States) documented her parents’ life for nearly 27 years. In the images, we can see her mother and father – during different life stages – waving her good-bye as she drives away.