This year we listed 280 independent photo books. Another record broken, but we are still missing quite a few submissions of newly published titles, so please spread the word and help us make the Independent Photo Book Blog an even better resource and one stop shop for special edition books next year! Thank you for directly supporting the photographers and small publishers that make this happen. A wonderful new year to all.
30 December 2012
Ian van Coller
Rory Sparks (Bookbinding and Letterpress)
Mary Hark (Handmade Paper for cover and end-sheets)
Handmade Artist Book, drum leaf bound
Inkjet on Asuka
70 pages, 41x26cm (16.5"x21")
"A series of B&W photographs from Mali focusing on 'monumental forms' in a handmade artist book."
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22 pages, 210 x 297 mm (8,26 x 11,69'')
100 copies, signed and numbered
digitally printed, hand stitched
€ 28 (€ 2 shipping within Germany, € 4 international)
"The images in this book were made in March 2011 while travelling from Bangkok, Thailand, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, using local transport: slow trains, old busses or makeshift boats. I named the series „Pelikan“ because of the fascinating use of color in South-East-Asia - after the little Pelikan paintboxes that every schoolchild had to have when I grew up."
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27 December 2012
Title: Volume One
Artists: Sikap Collective - A.G. de Mesa, NVM Monsalud, Iver Aldas, Miko de Vera
A5 size (148mm x 210mm, 5.875" x 8.75")
B&W Laser printed
6 USD + shipping
"s´ikap - v. to strive, to persevere, to work diligently. The word behind the name is what the members of this collective stand by. We are driven by perseverance as a platform to showcase our work. This allows us to focus and produce on what is important and on what is beautiful to us: photographs."
Tricks and Falls
edited by Francesco Zanot
"The images in this series are part and parcel of Buda’s research career, which does away with all that which is striking in favour of a well-honed process of re-valorising that which is marginal or banal. Instead of the liberation of a victory (or a defeat), here we sense the ongoing burden of practice. And that’s a matter of resistance."
28 page zine
5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 centimeters)
Edition of 250
"The past few years have seen an explosion of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the Los Angeles Basin, the result of relaxed but conflicting state and federal laws. Pot Shots documents this uniquely Californian phenomenon by showing a wide range of these transient storefronts."
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25 December 2012
21 December 2012
artist: Daido Moriyama
interview with Jena-Kenta Gauthier
150 X 210 mm
offset duotone + Pantone
18 euros + shipping
"In 1988 and 1989, without speaking a word of French or know anyone except a fellow fellow countrywoman, the photographer lived in Paris with the project a bit crazy to start a gallery apartment. Above all, the trip was the opportunity to live this dream from when his was a teenager and navigate the world of Eugène Atget he had discovered a few years later." (Rémi Coignet)
PARIS 88/89 contains 21 of the Moriyama's Paris photographs accompanied by the translation of his memories chapter dedicated to Paris as well as an unpublished interview with Jean-Kenta Gauthier.
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18 December 2012
Title: Wo nehmen wir nur jeden Tag aufs neue diese Zuversicht her?
Artist: Martin Stöbich
Edition of 500 numbered copies
"The title translates to: Whence do we take this confidence every day anew? Recycled pictures on recycled paper."
R.275 Modern House
8pp booklet which folds out to single sheet ‘poster’ plus card with introductory text, 145 x 195mm, (5.7 x 7.7 inch), folding out to 578 x 380mm (22.7 x 15 inch)
Edition: 1000 copies
Digital on 55gsm recycled paper
US $9.5 / EU €7.5 / UK £6.00 + shipping
After purchasing a discontinued model house made by Hornby model railways, Paul Greenleaf tracked down the original building the kit was based on, a semi-detached house in Margate, Kent, built in 1971. The resulting work is a visual deconstruction and subsequent reconstruction of the ubiquitous suburban house."
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14 December 2012
"It's a lovelly morning"
author: Mr G. (found photographs)
editor: Valentina Abenavoli
160gsm silk, ivory linen thread, edition of 100
"It all started with a found note. A creased and half-faded feel-good message signed 'mum', found on the London’s Regent’s Canal on a sunny day. 'Hi J. Life is what you make, It so get out of bed and go shopping. Its a lovelly morning (sic) chill out and enjoy it .. Mum xxx'."
Title: Mongolia's Nomads: Life on the Steppe
Photographer: Taylor Weidman
Writer: Nina Wegner
Edition of 500
Printing Type: Offset printing
"A look inside one of the world's last truly nomadic cultures"
12 December 2012
Deeper Shades #02 Tokyo
Andreas H. Bitesnich
24cm x 32cm (9.4in x 12.6in)
Edition of 960 numbered copies
Limited slip-cased edition of 20 signed & numbered copies including original signed print
"“The flawless and the raw” are Andreas H. Bitesnich’s defining elements of Japanese culture, and the way it is reflected in his own work. A master of the controlled studio composition, Bitesnich demonstrates that he is equally at home producing perfect compositions from random street situations, where the rawness of bare flesh is replaced by analogue roughness thrust over the bare bones of urban living. Images which in themselves are surprising, almost surrealistic, become even more bizarre through the book’s use of juxtaposition, lending meaning, distorting meaning, or as with most street photography, leaving meaning entirely open to the interpretation of the individual."
An Incomplete Dictionary of Showbirds
5.94" x 8.9"
Edition size: 2000
type of printing: Litho
"‘An Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds’ is a book by British photographer Luke Stephenson, created in collaboration with the London based design studio YES. This unique project documents the very British subject of show birds through a series of meticulous and striking photographs."
10 December 2012
Title: People / Places
Artist: Clint Woodside
44 pages each volume (88 total)
8.5" x 7" (half legal)
Edition size: edition of 150 signed and numbered
type of printing: Color Xerox
"New 2 Volume Zine composed of work by Clint Woodside. Book 1: People. Book 2: Places, Packaged and sold together. Signed and numbered"
Title: Herrenreise 2012
Artist: Thomas Bonfert
Edition: 10 (signed and numbered copies)
type of printing: Color-Laser Print, stapled
Price: 2€ + 1€ shipping
"'Herrenreise 2012, is the photo story of a bike ride of 3 friends, from Breclav along the March and the Danube to Tatabanya"
09 December 2012
I see around me tombstones grey
15 x 20 cm
printed at Deux-Ponts | France
first edition: 100
"After having spent some years far from my parents I have understood that wherever they are it is their nearness that gives me the feeling of being at home. It could be in my hometown on the Lake Maggiore, that I left almost ten years ago, or where my father used to work. As I started taking picture of them, of my family, I noticed that there was a different atmosphere compared to the feel my life away from them has. It is true that whenever I stay home for a few weeks I realize that their/our reality is becoming more dramatic every year: oldness, sickness, retirement and a general feel of inquietude. However it is thanks to this that I know where I come from and where I want (or don't want) to be. "
07 December 2012
Mexico City Dress Shops
95 x 190mm (3.75 x 7.5 inches)
Numbered edition of 100
"A couple of years ago my girlfriend won a holiday to Mexico. We spent a few days in Mexico City and, whilst walking the city streets, we came across an area of dress shops. Communion dresses, prom dresses, wedding dresses and ball gowns – the shops were full of these vibrant and extravagant creations."
06 December 2012
A sense of place
Self-published, PhotoMine editions
Soft cover, 17×26 cm, 96 pages, 87 images
Printed in Offset Duotone on Tatami 150gr
Edition of 1000
"The photographs collected in this book aim to take you on a personal path to a different view of Zakynthos. They suggest a tour, off the beaten track, where the personal exploration of my native island is shared in the hope you are left with an emotional awareness of the place rather than a literal understanding of a location. A sense of the place."
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05 December 2012
As If Everything You Imagined Were True
Case-bound artist book
11x9 inches (27.94x22.86 cm)
color and b/w archival inkjet pigment prints
Edition of 100
"Photographs of birds in the aviaries at the Bronx Zoo contrast with images of birds in flight and storm clouds."
03 December 2012
Title: Speaking of scars
Artist: Teresa Eng
68 pages including various folds and inserts
170 mm x 228mm
Cloth-bound hardcover with debossed front cover
Price: £31.95 + shipping
"'Speaking of scars' deals with trauma and memory. During a 3-year period, photography was used to process an experience that couldn’t be processed. In the book memory takes the form of images, as it repeats and reconfigures itself around new and existing experiences."
Artist: Tammy Mercure
Edition size: 30
type of printing: Pigment Prints, letterpress
"TCB Press/Tammy Mercure is publishing a book a month for 2012 on a single topic. December 2012 is Rebels."
Sunday Mornings at the River
Featuring photographs by: Santa Katkuté, Rebecca Rijsdijk, Sanne Poppeliers, Cody Cobb, Noortje Knulst, Lonneke van der Palen, Sam van Grinsven, Taufiq Hosen, Victoria Schilperoort, Nicholas Hance McElroy, Roberto Rubalcava, Jeff Luker, Stine Sampers, Katherine Squier, David Meskhi
Text by: Rebecca Rijsdijk
Edition size: A5, softcover
Price: 10 euros.
"Sunday Mornings is about exploration. The photographers selected for this zine are people who take their cameras with them on the road and into the mountains. They are escapists, travellers, lovers."
THE ANATOMY OF BUSINESS
64pp unbound 52gsm newspaper print
19.5 x 25 cm (black and white throughout)
1st edition 1000
"The Anatomy of Business aims to present a distorted compendium of the gestures and motifs that make up the visual language of modern business. This is achieved by linking de-contextualised elements from the photographic archive of a 1980′s financial newspaper, to images produced in direct response on, the streets of Melbourne."
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