Background information

The festival 'Les Rencontres D'Arles' takes place annually in the south of France. Besides the extensive exhibition program, it is also a marketplace for photobooks: bookstalls, rented rooms in homes, former stores become bookstores & galleries. 2021 is a bit different because of COVID-19: the annual marketplace COSMOS is cancelled. Nevertheless, Cafe Lehmitz Photobooks is on site to show that artists and publishers produce great photo books that deserve attention even in these times.

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In this category, 'Arles 2021' I list photo volumes related to this year's Les Rencontres: Books that were shortlisted as well as the winners of the Arles Photobook Awards 2021 in the categories 'Author Book Award', 'Historical Book Award' & 'Photo-Text Book Award'. Also listed here are freshly published photobooks that I am showing for the first time on my table at the Foundation Manuel-Rivera Ortiz.


'A Parallel Road' by Amani WILLETT, explores in a nuanced & multi-layered way the themes of history, racism, violence as well as black identity in the USA. It reflects on the past & present within a major American theme and encourages an integral dialogue
from 34,00 € Weight 0.2 kg
In January 2020, Alec SOTH received a letter from a prison inmate asking the photographer for a dialogue. 'The Parameters of our Cage' contains the following correspondence in times of COVID-19 pandemic, 'Black Lives Matter' movement and civil unrest.
0,00 € *
The out-of-print catalog for huge Michael SCHMIDT retrospective, took place in Berlin, includes well-known and rarely seen works as well as the very informative texts by renowned authors can already be considered a reference work about Berlin photographer
178,00 €
'Roxane' represents the visual journal of the photographer Viviane SASSEN. The book shows a series of intimate portraits of her muse named Roxane, whose body and expressions follow the artist's instructions in various poses and moods.
248,00 € Weight 0.8 kg
In 1963, Ed RUSCHA photographed filling stations from Oklahoma to LA. He published them in 'Twentysix Gasoline Stations'. He took 60 photographs which he edited to 26. 7 unpublished images from New Mexico are reproduced here, from the original negatives.
98,00 € * Weight 0.7 kg
'Suicidal Birds' by Sebastain ROGOWSKI shows his 1st trip through Kazakhstan with no specific destination and no fixed accommodation. The photographers Alex WEBB & Alec SOTH will have been the inspiration for the great photos in the best sense of the word
58,00 € * Weight 1.1 kg
Held back for 30 years, ambitious photo book 'Whatever You Say, Say Nothing' by Magnum photographer Gilles PERESS takes the language of documentary photography to the extreme and then asks the reader to pause and solve the riddle of meaning for themselves
from 398,00 € Weight 17 kg
Author Book Award 2021. The book 'Freedom Is Not Free' by Mashid MOHADJERIN, accompanies an exhibition that explores the private and public worlds of Iranian women who grew up after the 1979 revolution, and significant places from the artist's childhood.
65,00 € Weight 0.7 kg
In 'Ciprian Honey Cathedral' Raymond MEEKS carefully examines the legibility of our material surroundings and the people who are closest to us. He is known for using photography to poetically distill the boundaries of sight, awareness, and understanding.
168,00 € * Weight 1 kg
This photo volume 'Standing by the Wall - Berlin 1990' by Josef Wolfgang MAYER is designed in triptychs and consists exclusively of fold-out pages that expand the individual picture into a panorama. This suddenly makes the past time present again.
from 45,00 €