Paris Photo 2013

After my training in Vienna, I spent a couple of days to check out photobooks at the Paris Photo exhibition at the Grand Palais. It was definitely a good idea to buy the ticket ahead of time as the line to get in was much shorter.

I had a limited budget and baggage space for acquiring photobooks. “The PIGS” was an easy choice as it was 10 Euros and the size of a magazine. Shiga’s “Rasen Kaigan” almost broke the bank and the luggage but was well worth it as the photographs inside the book are stunning.

From the shortlisted titles I also got the last copy of “Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives”. I just love Hatje Cantz’s books for there no nonsense design and hard hitting subject matter. Finally, I pre-ordered “The Photobook: A History – Volume III” by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger which is coming out in March 2014. Phaidon was offering free shipping of autographed copies so how could I resist?


Holy Bible
Photographers: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Publisher: MACK, London / Archive of Modern Conflict, London20131218-054106.jpg

Photographer: Carlos Spottorno
Publisher: Phree and Editorial RM, Madrid20131218-054114.jpg

A01 [COD.] — A27 [S | COD.23]
Photographer: Rosângela Rennó
Publisher: RR Edições, Rio de Janeiro20131218-054121.jpg

Rasen Kaigan
Photographer: Lieko Shiga
Publisher: AKAAKA, Tokyo20131218-054129.jpg

Photographer: Thomas Sauvin
Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict, London20131218-054135.jpg

Photographer: Óscar Monzón
Publisher: Dalpine, Madrid / RVB Books, Paris20131218-054145.jpg

Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives
Photographer: Simon Menner
Publisher: Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany20131218-054151.jpg

Nine Nameless Mountains
Photographer: Maanantai Collective
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany20131218-054159.jpg


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