Signed photobooks

Background information

Signed photo books are highly desirable for the photo book library of collectors, e.g. because they

  1. the mass-produced object 'photo book' stand out from the crowd and are only
  2. are only available in limited numbers
  3. bring a personal touch to the collection.

In addition, the collector can show that he is up to date. Since photo books by still unknown photographers are often produced with caution only in small editions and the publisher/photographer wants to ensure a high distribution by the signature, these volumes often become later sought-after collector's items.

Recent examples of now sought-after photo volumes by formerly lesser known photographers

'The Rage of Devotion' by Liza AMBROSSIO - 'Altered Ocean' by Mandy BARKER - 'Oasis Hotel' by Nicolo DEGIORGIS - 'The Island of the Color Blind' by Sanne DE WILDE - 'Two Rivers' by Carolyn DRAKE - 'Reading Raymond Carver' & 'Real Life Dramas' by Mary FREY - 'A' and 'ZZYZY' by Gregory HALPERN - 'Standing by the Wall. Berlin 1990' by Josef Wolfgang MAYER - 'Cette Montagne. C'est moi' by Witho WORMS ... to name just a few titles ...


In his debut photo volume 'Haven', Dutch photographer Sem LANGENDIJK brings together the lifeworlds of various port cities in a documentary fiction, highlighting the transformation of disused port areas and the communities living there.
38,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
The out-of-print photographic volume 'The Albanians' by Danish conflict photographer Joachim LADEFOGED contains documentation of the history of the Albanians begun in 1997. Continuous work in the region culminated in the publication of this book in 2000.
120,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
The photographs by D'Angelo WILLIAMS in his volume 'Contact High' visualize the black body in theatrical, dance, and occasionally everyday scenes. The intimate images focus on notions of kinship and spirituality interwoven with quiet political gestures.
from 42,00 € Weight 0.7 kg
The book 'Residency' trace the wanderings of photographer Nina STRAND around Paris, as she attempts to find inspiration for her art. As she explores the city, she also explores the history of the medium. A book about art photography and where it is today.
25,00 € Weight 0.2 kg
Limited edition volume 'Cargó' by Igor POSNER represents an exploration of the psyche of migration. Stored as in a suitcase, the images inside represent fragments of life as well as layers of memory: a repository for an intimate, yet collective existence.
69,50 € Weight 0.6 kg
In 'Back to Back: From Backyard to Boulevard' Stig De BLOCK documents in an honest, intimate way the lowrider scene in L.A, California. The boulevard as a place where disputes can be settled and people from different rival neighborhoods can be together.
from 50,00 €
In his debut book 'We Were Born Before the Wind' Henri PRESTES deals with loneliness as well as melancholy. The pictures were created in the cold months in Portugal, when he often roamed in the dark through small villages, mountains and lonely fields.
from 68,00 €
'Gstettn' is a piece of land that is waiting to be developed and has meanwhile been taken possession of by nature. With her photos in 'Gstettn', consisting of 8 booklets in a linen slipcase, Regina ANZENBERGER has documented this place in seven chapters.
165,00 € Weight 0.8 kg