Books on the horizon

blogEntryTopperThose of you that read this blog will know that I am admirer of the work of Alex Webb so it’s good to see a new book from him on the way. La Calle brings together nearly thirty years of photography by Alex Webb, created from 1978 to 2007 in Mexico City and the surrounding states, villages, and cities. Webb frequently credits the landscapes and cityscapes of Mexico for prompting his shift to colour photography. To be published by Aperture around mid September 2016. More info here


Also on the horizon an interesting collection of photographs by the Czech photographer Josef Sudek. If you missed SUDEK -THE LEGACY OF A DEEPER VISION published by Hirmer Verlag, which was one of my books of the year in 2013, then this new publication coming mid September also looks like a lovely production. Josef Sudek (1896–1976) was a Czech photographer, best known for his photographs of Prague. He was a bookbinder before turning to photography after losing his right arm in WWI. This book, published to accompany an exhibition, examines how Sudek’s photographs reflect his relationship to the world around him, from intimate explorations of cherished objects and views through his window to his night walks through the streets of Prague and its periphery, as well as excursions into the surrounding countryside. Published by 5 Continents Editions more information here