In 1842 a young French artist and historian set out on a 3-year journey round the Middle East, returning with over 1000 daguerreotypes, which include the earliest surviving photographs of Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria. Some 120 are reproduced in this catalogue to an exhibition at the Met.
Stephane Foenkinos & Bernard Duisit, introduction by Pierre-Alexis Dumas
Who could imagine such an eccentric and delightful thing as this? A book of creative wit, taste and imagination, in which mad words accompany the pop-up flights of fancy that are Hermes scarves, with Pegasus as our steed, cockatoos for company and a rooftop party as our destination. Beautiful colour printing on very good paper, this is a treat for hand and eye.
An overview of Lange’s work for the Farm Security Administration, where she was the only female photographer documenting the impact of the Depression and Dust Bowl on the west coast of the USA. Catalogue of the Barbican exhibition.
Very beautiful, large format sequence of photographs of the Yangtse, from its source on the Tibetan plateau to Shanghai six thousand miles away. YWP avoids all clichéd images by taking her photographs at precise 100km intervals; the ordered randomness she creates is marvellously compelling.