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.

Content

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.


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
'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 'Cut Outs' Jessica BACKHAUS consequently continues her path of abstraction already taken in photo volume 'A Trilogy' - using analog methods she creates and documents visual experimental arrangements, poetic choreographies of intense, sunlighted colors.
198,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
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 €
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
'Chroma' contains a photo series that originated in the early 1980s when John DIVOLA was looking for more stable material, such as the artificial, industrial cibachrome - very flawed for conventional images, but with properties that produced these images.
150,00 € 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
Strictly limited to 130 cps., 'Panopticon' by Riccardo DOGANA is a reflection of media content. Using selected topics from the last decade - emigration, climate change, wars, organized crime, terrorism - the truthfulness of the WorldWideWeb is questioned.
85,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
The photo volume '1078 Blue Skies / 4432 Days' by Anton KUSTERS contains limited edition Polaroid photos of the abstract blue skies above European concentration camps of the German Nazi regime. It is the result of a long-term project lasting six years.
80,00 € * Weight 2 kg
The catalog 'Accra/London. A Retrospective' is dedicated to the body of work produced to date by Ghanaian photographer James BARNOR, tracing his photographic practice over six decades: both the work in his homeland and his work, from London in the 1960s.
78,00 € * Weight 0.9 kg