Title: PRECIOUS OBJECTS Photographer: Charles Mintz Publisher: King’s Hill Press Date of publication: 2012 Pages: 60 Dimensions: 9.5x8x0.4 ISBN: 978-0985670009 Precious objects are things that people have had a long time that have some special meaning because of how they got them, who gave the things to them and/or how they have meaning today.
They are usually of little monetary value and, if they were lost, would not or could not be replaced. I asked each participant to write 2-3 sentences about their choice. This is not an easy question for most people.
Title: NOISE Photographer: Kumi Oguro Publisher: Le Caillou Bleu Date of publication: September 2008 Place of publication: Brussels, Belgium Pages: 64 Dimensions: 24 x 17.5 cm ISBN: 9782930537009 Someone once said about one of my works, “This photograph has noise” - the white noise of interference, disturbing the beautiful music on the radio.
You don’t know what it really is, but it's there in the background, making you feel anxious, uneasy, getting on your nerves.
Such noise keeps buzzing in my head like tinnitus. Its shape may change, little by little, but it will always be there in the images I create.
My first book NOISE consists of the photographs created in the period between 2002 and 2008 and a text by Emmanuel d'Autreppe (Fr/Eng/Jp).
Title: JMZ Photographer: Arseni Khamzin Date of publication: 2015 Place of publication: Montreal, Canada Publisher: Self published Dimensions: 14.6 x 22.5cm Pages: 44 Edition size: 100 hand-numbered
For JMZ, I walked through the streets of my neighborhood in inner-city Brooklyn and photographed the objects, spaces, and people I encountered along the way. Looking closely at the material relationships and surfaces that constituted the city, I used photography to try to understand the urban landscape around me and to convey the sense of awe, wonder, and confusion that I was feeling in this landscape.
Title: ONE SUN, ONE SHADOW Photographer: Shane Lavalette Publisher: Lavalette Date of publication: November 2016 Pages: 124 pages, hardcover, cloth bound Dimensions: 228.6mm x 2473.1mm (9x10.75 in.) Edition: 1500, hand-signed & dated by the artist ISBN: 978-0-9842973-4-4 “They are quiet pictures that build to a boisterous whole. They speak from the endlessly renewed place of the photographic expeditioner who loves the world and knows it’s a well that never runs dry.”
— Tim Davis
Shane Lavalette was commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to create a new series of photographs for their 2012 exhibition, “Picturing the South.” Lavalette’s monograph, One Sun, One Shadow, is an extension of this body of work. Native to the Northeast, it was primarily through traditional music — the sounds of old time, blues, and gospel — that Lavalette had formed a relationship with the South. With that in mind, the region’s rich musical history became the natural entry point for this project and the resulting photographs. One Sun, One Shadow includes a text by artist and poet Tim Davis.
Shane Lavalette is an American photographer, an independent publisher and editor, and the director of Light Work. He holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Lavalette’s photographs have been exhibited widely, including at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Aperture Foundation, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, the Recontres d’Arles, and the Musée de l’Elysée; and are additionally contained within numerous private and public collections. In 2016, Lavalette published his first monograph, One Sun, One Shadow, and a solo exhibition of the same title was held at Robert Morat Galerie in Hamburg, Germany. Lavalette’s projects have been featured by theNew York Times, TIME, NPR, CNN, the Telegraph, Foam Magazine, and Hotshoe, among others; and his editorial work has accompanied stories in various publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker,Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wire, Wallpaper*, Monocle, and the Guardian.