A great new work from Schmidt exploring all aspects of food production in Germany. He shoots an unsavoury mix of close ups, color, black and white, throws this all into the pot to produce a most compelling book.
A collection of photographs of animals to be found in South Africa. The main subjects are the feral dogs, standing proud with their beat up hungry bodies, but full of dignity. Cows, horses and sheep also appear, but you'll never forget the dogs.
Sam Stourdze, the new director of the Musee de L'Elysee has emerged as an excellent champion of vernacular photography. In a very crowded field it will be hard to beat this wonderful collection of car parts, found for sale on e-bay by Rigolini. A great production just gives the book the final boost.
Gill is on top form here while he explores pond life in Luxembourg.
He not only explores what is in the pond, but then takes buckets of pond water, dips an assortment of cameras into these and does portraits of local people, who live near the pond. He then takes the prints of these portraits and dips them into his pond and waits for the partial disintegration of the image. It sounds mad, but it all works very well.
Mack has had a good year, building on his collection of elegant photo books. This extraordinary collection of the weirdest, most intriguing collection of cards was supposedly collected by Mrs. Merrymen and presented by Anne Sophie Merryman her granddaughter. However the book does deliver a final cunning twist, which is, quite literally sewn into the final pages.
Marlow toured all of the British cathedrals and shot the interiors using daylight to create this new typology. The formality and the detail of the photos give this traditional pictorial subject matter a welcome new twist.