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Picturing America's National Parks


"Photography has played an integral role in both the formation of the National Parks and in the depiction of America itself, through this natural resource. From Yosemite to the most recent 2013 addition of Pinnacles National Park in California, America’s National Parks have been enjoyed through photographs for over 150 years...

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  1. Eden

    Eden

    Regular Price: $80.00

    Special Price $68.00

    Eden is the result of a project initiated under the aegis of Immersion: A French American Photography Commission, created by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Aperture Foundation. As part of this inaugural commission, French-artist Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques purchased a small, historical schoolhouse in Eden, North Carolina, intending it as a site for the exploration of ideas of property, ownership, and image-making. One of his first activities was to scan the entire exterior of the house, resulting in the more than 1,000 scans reproduced in these pages. In other words, Eden contains the photographic shell of the building; the pages filled with gritty, distillate black-and-white images of the house’s foundations, walls, and crumbling facade. Woven intermittently throughout, are a handful of gatefolds that reveal elements from the project’s development, including materials that reference historical and legal documents pertaining to the house, and video and photographic documentation of Couzinet-Jacques’s experiments from the past year. Eden presents the first iteration of this long-term, ongoing project, in which Couzinet-Jacques will continue to invite other artists to create site-specific explorations of the house and to engage with the site as an incubator for creative activities—an intentional blurring of the lines between art and everyday life. In November 2016, an exhibition of this work will appear in the Aperture Gallery. Learn More
  2. Sergio Larrain: Valparaíso

    Sergio Larrain: Valparaíso

    Regular Price: $55.00

    Special Price $46.75

  3. Manhattan Sunday

    Manhattan Sunday

    Regular Price: $65.00

    Special Price $52.00

  4. In Asmara

    In Asmara

    $25.00

  5. The Radical Eye: Iconic modernist photography from the collection of Sir Elton John

    The Radical Eye: Iconic modernist photography from the collection of Sir Elton John

    Regular Price: $60.00

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    Sir Elton John, musician and philanthropist, has built one of the greatest private collections of photography in the world. This book presents an unparalleled selection of modernist images, which introduce a crucial moment in the history of photography when artists were beginning to use the camera and darkroom to redefine and transform visions of the modern world. Technological advancements gave artists the freedom to experiment and test the limits of the medium enabling new imaginings of portraits, nudes and still lifes; and street life and the modern world was captured from a new, uniquely modern perspective. Showcasing only original vintage prints by the artists themselves, the book features key figures from the 1920s to 1950s, such as Brassaï, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, Man Ray, Edward Steichen and Alexander Rodchenko. Also includes a newly commissioned interview with Sir Elton John and essays on modernist photography and technology and innovation by Dawn Ades and Shoair Mavlian. Learn More
  6. Intimate Distance: Twenty-five Years of Photographs, A Chronological Album

    Intimate Distance: Twenty-five Years of Photographs, A Chronological Album

    Regular Price: $65.00

    Special Price $55.25

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  7. Total Records: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover

    Total Records: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $25.46

  8. The Notion of Family

    The Notion of Family

    Regular Price: $50.00

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    Now available in a paperback edition, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s award-winning first book, The Notion of Family, offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement both personal and truly political— an intervention in the histories and narratives of the region. Frazier has compellingly set her story of three generations—her Grandma Ruby, her mother, and herself— against larger questions of civic belonging and responsibility. The work documents her own struggles and interactions with family and the expectations of community, and includes the documentation of the demise of Braddock’s only hospital, reinforcing the idea that the history of a place is frequently written on the body as well as the landscape. With The Notion of Family, Frazier knowingly acknowledges and expands upon the traditions of classic black-and-white documentary photography, enlisting the participation of her family, and her mother in particular. In the creation of these collaborative works, Frazier reinforces the idea of art and image-making as a transformative act, a means of resetting traditional power dynamics and narratives— both those of her family and of the community at large. Learn More
  9. Highway Kind

    Highway Kind

    Regular Price: $50.00

    Special Price $42.50

  10. Rescue Me

    Rescue Me

    Regular Price: $15.95

    Special Price $13.56

    Rescue Me, Dog Adoption portraits by Richard Phibbs. Learn More

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