MAP6 BACK IN MK

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The MAP6 collective are pleased to announce that we will have another opportunity to exhibit the MK Project in Milton Keynes. Featuring my series Autopia, the show will run between Nov 1 – 30 and will be held at the MK Library. More details to follow soon. In the meantime MAP6 will be meeting in September to discuss our next project, exciting times for the collective.
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THE WALK

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I am delighted to have come across the wonderful book, The Walk by August Eriksson and published by Kerber Verlag. Eriksson, based in Sweden, captures his movement along a series of ancient pilgrimage routes in Japan. Sixty-six images follow one after another, all with the same strict composition: the path, seen from the eye level of the walker, disappears into the vanishing point of the image.

 

TOP 10 PHOTOBOOKS

Of the Photobooks I purchased this year, these are my 10 favourite.

  • Highway Kind –  Justine Kurland
  • ZZYZX – Gregory Halpern
  • Intimate Distance – Todd Hido
  • Jazorina – Freya Najade
  • DTLFTSOTE – Mark Power
  • Cuba La Lucha – Carl De Keyzer
  • In Flagrante Two – Chris Killip
  • Tulip – Celine Marchbank
  • Badly Repaired Cars – Ronni Campana
  • Provisional Arrangement – Martin Kollar

NEW BOOK

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I’m delighted to discover the beautiful new book by Philipp Ebeling called London Ends.

“Leaving behind the landmarks of the centre, London Ends takes the viewer on a journey to the places where the city ceases to be a city and becomes a series of amalgamated villages. Sleepy and yet full of life, the places where London ‘ends’ are the places that Ebeling has been drawn to with his camera for many years, culminating in a 250km circular walk to join them all together.”

London Ends is published by Fishbar and costs £37. Images from the book are on display at Fishbar Gallery, 176 Dalston Lane, E8 1NG.

Image © Philipp Ebeling

NIGHTLIFE WALK

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Night Walk, the new book from photographer Ken Schles, takes a fascinating look at the nightlife of New york. Grainy and confrontational, the work paints a harsh picture of New york and the suffering of its inhabitants.

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The book itself seems to follow a loose walking narrative. We are taken through the book by the inclusion of occasional images featuring people passing through the streets on their way to some unknown location. Further in, we are taken around seedy apartment blocks and clubs where we see a version of 80’s New york life that has rarely been seen before. Curiously, we occasionally see images of individuals heading towards fireworks in the sky. This gives the impression that although the individuals seem to be enjoying their anarchic lives, they also long for an escape.

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We are never told the intention of the work and are thankfully left to make up are own version of the story. In the final images of the book we are shown the smiling faces of women as the cityscape turns to day. The night has come to an end and they look happy to begin a new day, ending the book with a sense of hope. I have waited a long time for this book to be released and it was well worth the wait. I also highly recommended checking out the brilliant Invisible City by Ken Schles, likewise published by Steidl.