Low Budget Photo Book Titles

For those interested in photo books who (currently) have little money, generally live rather frugally or are simply looking for a great gift for little financial outlay, there are photo books in the 'low budget' segment.
These can be volumes produced for little money with a high print run by established publishers, as well as volumes produced by photographers or small publishers in small numbers.

To the 'LOW-BUDGET PHOTO BOOK TITLES' category at Cafe Lehmitz Photobooks

This category contains titles that were available at a price below the spontaneously determined average price of € 25,00 when they were published. However, these initially affordable titles often quickly become incredibly expensive as soon as they are sought after but already sold out by the publisher/photographer.
Therefore, please do not be surprised to find titles here that are now priced much higher; this only reflects the market and is intended to encourage you to also purchase titles for a low price. For the photo book market it is not true that what costs nothing is worth nothing!
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Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 16 x 24 x 1 cm., 108 pp., color ills.,
48,00 € *
The photo book 'Alternative Moons' is the first joint artist volume by Robert PUFLEB & Nadine SCHLIEPER about how a sudden journey began into a world of truth and narrative, of illusion and imagination, you are the cosmonaut exploring the inside.
from 32,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
This issue, #10 of the magazine 'Toiletpaper', 'December 1944', by Maurizio CATTELAN and Pierpaolo FERRARI, is a special edition with signatures printed in gold ink on the cover. It was published in a limited edition of only 500 copies numbered by hand.
50,00 € * Weight 0.3 kg
HC, 15 x 20 cm., 128 pp., 100 ills., bilingual text: German / ENglish
0,00 € * Weight 0.5 kg
Robert CAPA is considered to be the founder of photojournalism. His impressive photos of the Spanish Civil War made the passionate opponent of war world over night famous. In addition to most famous works, this portfolio also presents rediscovered images.
from 48,00 € Weight 1.1 kg
'The Disappeared' by ambitous photo book editor contains portraits of people who disappeared in Argentina. It is a political bond that wants to keep the memory of these people alive. Printed on thin paper, it is primarily an inexpensive photo book item.
198,00 € * Weight 0.3 kg
The narrow catalog for the exhibition 'foto-auge' in the Hamburg Deichtorhallen (2002-2003), which has been out of print for a long time, contains a five-page introduction to art history and personal biographical data as well as 28 b / w illustrations.
24,00 € *
Mick ROCK was artistically and personally on the same wavelength as David Bowie, became part of his entourage and worked as a body photographer for the singer in 1972/73. This unique collection is a passionate tribute to a brilliant and inspiring artist.
30,00 € * Weight 1.95 kg
For 'I've Been Here Once Before', filmmaker David Teboul selected stills from a documentary about Boris MIKHAILOV, which fill books' middle section. Cleverly arranged, the single motifs create the impression of a cinematic sequence as you turn the pages.
from 19,80 € Weight 0.7 kg
Linen bound HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 20 x 23,5 x 1,5 cm., 156 pp., 70 color ills., text language: English
36,00 € *
'Am I exploiting the people in my pictures? Is it moral to work as a war photographer? Why are we attracted to images of other's misery? Am I producing war pornography?' In 'War Porn' Christoph BANGERT dares to experiment with turning off self-censorship.
98,00 € Weight 0.35 kg
'Ein gutes Bild muss scharf sein' closes a gap in the literature about Arnold ODERMATT, who as a self-taught photographer in the post-war period recorded accidents, police service, everyday life as well as his family with his 6x6 medium format camera.
16,80 € * Weight 0.4 kg
The US report in out-of-print book 'Heartland' by Thomas HOEPKER is a prime example of committed photojournalism personally interpreted, of photography as reportage at the highest level of formal aestheticism. Photo history and at the same time up to date
from 248,00 € Weight 0.5 kg
'Du mich auch' by Anders PETERSEN contains images, taken in Hamburg & Stockholm in the 60s - surrounded by bar girls, petty thieves, dock workers, Bob Dylan copies, street vendors from the fish market, legless war heroes, they lived & worked on St.Pauli.
58,00 € Weight 0.5 kg
In his tireless search, LEMPERT has already created a large image archive. His interest in nature is complemented by his extensive research into the properties and materiality of the photographic image. His photographs are resistant to any categorization.
28,00 € *
Cloth bound HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 26 x 20,5 x 1,5 cm., 52 pp., 29 color ills., text language: English
0,00 € *
This 2nd volume, 'Conversations 2', by Rémi Coignet contains a set of 15 talks he did with players in contemporary photography to investigate the role of the volumes in the work of photographers, designers & publishers - and how their books are designed.
from 25,00 € Weight 0.4 kg
In 'Conversations', Rémi Coignet explores in interviews the question of what role the photo book plays in the work of photographers, designers & publishers and how their titles are conceived. Two more volumes with interviews have been published until now.
from 29,50 € Weight 0.3 kg
Broschierte Ausgabe (ohne Schutzumschlag, wie erschienen), 10 x 19 x 1,0 cm., 88 S., deutsch-sprachiger Text - TEXT ONLY IN GERMAN AVAILABLE!
6,00 € *
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 18 x 26 x 0,5 cm., 12 pp., 19 color ills., text/subtitle language: Japanese - JAPANESE TEXT ONLY
24,00 € *
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 19 x 23 x 1 cm., 60 pp., b/w ils., text language: English, Ltd. to 500 copies
98,00 € *
HC (two different cover colors, no dust jacket, as issued), 16,5 x 20,5 cm., 64 pp., 20 color ills., bilingual text: German / English
24,00 € *
2nd print run, Swiss broschure (no dust jacket, as issued). 21,5 x 27 x 1 cm., 48 pp., 24 color ills., no text, Ltd. to 400 copies (+ 50 copies for the first ed. of 2017)
from 25,00 €
SC (no dust jacket, as issued), 23 x 29 x 1 cm., 42 pp., 22 color ills., 300 gr., no text
0,00 € * Weight 0.3 kg
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 15,5 x 21 x 1 cm., 80 pp., 64 color ills., no text, details in English, Ltd. to 500 copies
0,00 € *
'The Complete Essays' contains 68 texts by Luigi GHIRRI in which he discusses returning themes in his photographic work. It is also an unintentional, yet comprehensive treatise on the history and theory of photography, as well as a special autobiography.
24,00 € * Weight 0.4 kg
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 16 x 21 x 3 cm., 64 pp., highly illustrated in color & b/w, 272 gr., TEXT ONLY IN FRENCH
18,00 € *
HC, 15 x 21 cm., 48 pp., Ltd. to 750 copies
0,00 € *
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 € *
re-edit, HC with dust jacket, as issued, 21 x 27 x 2 cm., 168 pp., highly illustrated, text language: English
0,00 € *
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 17 x 25 cm., 96 pp., 64 b/w ills., text language: English
0,00 € *
The original edition of '60 Fotos', designed by Jan TSCHICHOLD. Vol #1 of the 'Fototek' series, the first and only photo book by Aenne BIERMANN, contains Franz ROH's important essay 'The literary controversy about photography' in English, French & German.
0,00 € *
For his photobook compendium 'Canon. On African Photobooks', Johannes Wohnseifer selected titles from his private collection that focus on the African continent. These photobooks, published between 1948 and 2011, are presented here in chronological order.
32,00 € * Weight 0.4 kg
This publication shows black & white protest photos from the 1960s in Japan. 'Agitators', however, is a more modern publication format of older photographic material, in which the photographer is involved. Kazuo KITAI played a decisive role in the design.
38,00 € *
Photography exists because of the light, but the landscapes in VAN DER MOLENS photographs stand out from the darkness. Her monochrome photographic works arise out of the desire to penetrate deep into the core of the isolated world in which she photographs
248,00 € * Weight 0.5 kg
Broschierte Ausgabe (ohne Schutzumschlag, wie erschienen), 10 x 19 x 1,0 cm., 76 S., deutsch-sprachiger Text - TEXT ONLY IN GERMAN AVAILABLE!
5,00 € *
Four pbs. (no dust jacket, as issued), 14,5 x 20 x 0,5 cm., each with 24 pp., text language: English, Ltd. to 360 copies
0,00 € *
Box, within 380 pp., 365 ills., 9 x 11 cm., color & b/w ills.
0,00 € *
HC with dust jacket, 25 x 20 x 1 cm., 48 pp., b/w ills., text language: English
30,00 € * Weight 0.5 kg
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 23,5 x 31 x 1 cm., 40 pp., b/w ills., text language: English
35,00 € * Weight 0.6 kg
German-Dutch photographer Germaine KRULL is one of the discoverers of modernity. For a long time, her works were hardly accessible because they were scattered in individual archives. The out-of-print catalog with over 150 vintage prints closes this gap.
from 28,00 € Weight 1.4 kg
Broschierte Ausgabe ohne Schutzumschlag (wie erschienen), 13 x 20,5 x 2,5 cm., 312 S., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!
19,00 € *
Small photo book 'Bombay Beauties' includes portraits on the reverse. The focus is on the diversity of Indian hair design. Erik KESSELS used the material found to 'show the rich diversity of the city by alluding to unspoken life stories'.
0,00 € *
Pb. in plastic bag, 17 x 22,5 cm., 40 pp., approx. 42 color ills., no text, Ltd. to 250 copies
0,00 € *
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 11 x 20 x 2 cm., 136 pp.,, color ills., text language: English
28,00 € *
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 24,5 x 21,5 cm., 84 pp., 54 tritone ills., German / English
0,00 € *
Pb, 22,5 x 27,5 cm., 20 pp., color ills., English - Ltd. to 100 copies
0,00 € *