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.

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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
Out-of-print 'The Peace Weary' by Diana SCHERER and Menno Wigman was created after 'A Murder in Rotterdam' with police photographs from 1905 to 1967. Independently of each other, both were inspired by the photographs and developed this joint book project.
20,00 € * Weight 0.3 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.
0,00 € * 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 € * Weight 1 kg
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
0,00 € * 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 € *
'Peru' is of great historical importance in the history of photography. Some images of this series were known, but previously the entire series had been seen by only a few people. The volume presents the complete sequence of images, based on the original.
50,00 € * Weight 0.5 kg
The photo volume 'Pangnirtung' by Robert FRANK is about a village in the Arctic Circle. However, there are no people to be seen in the images. In a harsh yet lyrical tone, he shows the deserted harbor, a haberdashery, a telephone booth and the cemetery.
65,00 € * 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 € *
Stephen SHORE's out-of-print photo volume 'Winslow Arizona' includes a selection of images he presented during contemporary artist Doug Aitken's 'Station to Station' project, which filmed a trans-American journey by train.
from 68,00 € Weight 0.7 kg
The very small photo book, 'Until death do us part', comes in an original box for cigarettes. It alludes to the role that cigarettes play in Chinese weddings: as a sign of appreciation, it is common for the bride to light a cigarette for every man invited
0,00 € *
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 13,5 x 19 x 0,5 cm., 32 pp., full paged ills., numbered
0,00 € *
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 28 x 23 x 1 cm., 32 pp., 28 b/w ills., bilingual texts: English / Japanese - Ltd. to 500 copies
22,00 € *
This reissue of 'Tulsa' by American photographer Larry CLARK contains raw, haunting images from 1963, 1968 as well as 1971, documenting a youth that gradually destroyed itself. The b/w photos are as moving and disturbing today as when they first appeared.
34,50 € *
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued, 12 x 17 x 1 cm., 70 pp., 64 b/w ills., bilingual texts Dutch / English, Ltd. to 500 copies
78,00 € * Weight 0.2 kg
The catalog, edited by art historian Cécile Bargues traces how HAUSMANN comprehensively reflected photography in this intensive decade and developed a highly individual practice, both documentarily and lyrically, inextricably linked to his thinking & life
68,00 € *
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 24 x 30,5 x 1,5 cm., 64 ills., color ills., text language: English
0,00 € *
HC without dj as issued, linen, approx. 12 x 8 cm., 64 pp., b/w ills., Englisch, ltd. to 275 copies
18,00 € *
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 22 x 31 x 0,5 cm., 48 pp., b/w & color ills., bilingual texts: French / English
13,00 € *
HC (no dust jacket, as issued) approx. 14,5 x 16 x 1 cm., 64 pp., 50 b/w ills., text language: Swedish
14,00 € *
HC (without dust jacket, as issued), 18 x 26 x 0,5 cm., 72 pp., b/w ills., text language: English
34,00 € *
The color photographs in this small photo volume, 'Lucky Cat' by Japanese Koji ONAKA, are rather pictures of ordinary places and situations. But would you agree with me if I said: 'Isn't Koji ONAKA the only legitimate Japanese successor to Stephen SHORE'?
95,00 € Weight 0.3 kg
HC with dust jacket, 14,5 x 20 x 5 cm., 576 pp., highly color illustrated, multilingual (German / English / French)
14,00 € *
HC, 20 x 28,5 cm., 96 pp., bilingual text: French / English, Ltd. to 550 copies
0,00 € *
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 22 x 24 cm., 72 pp., 30 color ills., multi-lingual text: German / Russian / English
28,00 € *
HC with dust jacket, 14,5 x 20 x 4,5 cm., 672 pp., highly color illustrated, multilingual text: German / English / French
14,00 € *
This photo volume compiled by Hans-Peter FELDMANN, 'Frauen' - as 'Women' also available in English - shows a selection made and edited by the Düsseldorf photo artist from over 500 photos in a private collection.
from 20,90 €
In his book 'Köln. Das Gesicht einer Stadt' (Cologne. The Face of a City), Jo FOBER expressively portrays and documents the metropolis on the Rhine and the development of its architecture. In this way, he skillfully presents a new perspective on the city.
29,95 € Weight 1.2 kg
Out-of-print photo book 'PARIS 88/89' by Daido MORIYAMA offers a view of the French capital through the lens of a Japanese master photographer who lived there alone in the late 1980s, having shortly before discovered photographer Eugène ATGET for himself.
from 48,00 €
Pb.(no dust jacket, as issued), 24 x 32 x 1 cm., 36 pp., b/w duplex ills.,
28,00 € *
The Belgian company 'Gevaert' had accidentally disposed many tons of silver from photo film production since the 1920s. A factory worker realized what assets were being washed away every day; this story fascinated photographer Lucas LEFFLER.
58,00 € * Weight 0.2 kg
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 15 x 19,5 x 1,5 cm., 112 pp., 50 duplex b/w ills., bilingual text: German / English
28,00 € *
In 'Invisible City', Ken SCHLES documents New York's East Village neighborhood during its heyday in the 1980s. Using scans of original negatives and the five-plate technique, this reprint surpasses the original and brings the classic into the 21st century
98,00 € * Weight 0.5 kg
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 17,5 x 24 x 1 cm., 120 pp., b/w ills., bilingual texts: English / German. Ltd. to 500 copies
48,00 €
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 20,5 x 27,5 x 1 cm., 44 pp., 23 color & b/w ills., text language: English, Ltd. to 100 numbered copies
24,00 € *
'Unfinished Father' by Erik KESSELS is the photographic documentation of a car construction project of his father, which remained unfinished because the father died over it. The volume symbolizes the image that the son has made of his very active father.
32,00 € *
Accordeon bound (no dust jacket, as issued), 14 x 19 x 1 cm., 26 pp. 13 color ills., text language: Swedish - SWEDISH TECXT ONLY!
24,00 € *
Tony VACCARO'S visual diary a young GI from and after World War II. The photos in black and white of the later fashion photographer - e.g. the famous image of the dead soldier covered with snow - are combined with the war experiences described by himself.
28,00 € *
HC, 15 x 21,5 cm., o.pp., b/w ills, Ltd. to 700 copies
0,00 € *
Open thread stitched pb., risograph printing, 14 x 20 cm., o.pp., Ltd. to 100 numbered copies
0,00 € *
Cloth bound HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 15,5 x 21 x 2 cm., 152 pp., color ills., text language: English, Ltd. to 500 copies
398,00 €
HC with dust jacket, 20 x 20 x 2 cm., 80 pp., 45 color ills., text language: English
25,00 € *
The photo booklet 'By the Sea' - a narrow and large-format - contains a collection of landscape photos that the OGAWA took during various stays on the Japanese coast in winter. In addition to works in b/w, like in 'Shimagatari', we see here works in color
24,80 € Weight 0.2 kg
Slipcased pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 20,5 x 25 x 1 cm., 52 pp., 43 ills., text language: English
35,00 € * Weight 0.5 kg
3 booklets, bound together, Claudia HEINERMANN - Wolfskinder / Wolf children, Michal IWANOWSKI - Clear of People & Indre SERPYTYTE - Forest Brothers
0,00 € *
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 14 x 21 x 0,5 cm., 64 pp., 70 color & b/w ills., bilingual text: English / French
0,00 € *
'Kölner Heil (Cologne Salvation). 1986-1996' by Bernd ARNOLD examines the power & rituals of the Catholic Church in Cologne as well as an autonomous system of salvation in its power structures, which lives on seemingly untouched by all the developments.
from 20,00 € Weight 0.8 kg
Linen bound HC (tipped in photograph, no dust jacket, as issued), 15 x 20,5 x 1 cm., 80 pp., 60 color ills., text language: English
0,00 € *
Photographer KNIJFF spent a long time in a village at the Belgian Ardennesand and became more and more part of the natural environment. A very sensitive, life and nature affirming book with great nature and portrait shots. Shortlist First Book Award 2013.
0,00 € *
'125th Street. Photography In Harlem' reflects the history of New York's Harlem neighborhood, marked by consumerism, gentrification, glamour as well as political revolt. With images by Berenice ABBOTT, Dawoud BEY, Katsu NAITO, Gordon PARKS, Jamel SHABAZZ.
29,95 € * Weight 0.9 kg
Leporello with Obi, 17 x 27,5 x 1,5 cm., 72 pp., text language: English. Ltd. to 500 copies. The Eriskay Connection, 2013.
from 39,50 €
SC (no dust jacket, as issued), 16 x 22 cm., 120 pp., full paged b/w ills., English / German
38,00 € *
Eeview copy, not numbered! ) from the set 'POV - Female LONDON', 20,5 x 27,5 cm., 44 pp., 32 b/w ills., English, Ltd. to 100 (numb.) copies
24,00 € *
The book 'Walker Evans. America Leben und Kunst' by Svetlana Alpers about the photograph & heroe traces the phenomenon of a work whose author claimed that photography was the most literary of the visual arts. Afterword and translation are by Wolfgang Kemp
25,00 € *
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 22 x 31 1 cm., 52 pp., color ills., text language: English, Ltd. to 300 copies
24,00 € *
Broschierte Ausgabe, 17 x 23 x 3 cm., 416 S., S/W und Farb-Abb., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!
0,00 € * Weight 1 kg
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 18 x 26 x 1 cm., 88 pp., 30 color ills., text language: English
35,00 € * Weight 0.4 kg
Broschierte Ausgabe (ohne Schutzumschlag, wie erschienen), 10 x 19 x 1,0 cm., 84 S., deutsch-sprachiger Text - TEXT ONLY IN GERMAN AVAILABLE!
6,00 € *