C.A.P.E.’s photobooks of the year 2014

This is our list of 10 favourite 2014 photobooks. Please enjoy C.A.P.E.’s contribution to the photobook community. Chewing Gum and Chocolate: “The strong and  well-armed soldiers who assume supreme power over the local culture and, more painfully over the local ladies, appear as demiurgs of a crazy world in which …

Amore e Piombo The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy (AMC)

The ninth publication by the Archive of Modern Conflict Books (AMC) is breathtaking! cover (Melanie Mues) We are presented with a selection of 110 high-contrast b&w tabloid photographs that were originally diffused in the press by the Rome based agency Team Editorial Services (TES). The series lead us back to …

The End of La Belle Epoque by Misha Pedan

Misha Pedan‘s “The End of La Belle Epoque” offers us a remarkable testimony of life in Ukraine, during the last few years of the era of socialism.  The design of the book itself is quiet classical and gives it a solid feeling like the feeling of a traditional (pre-digital) family …

Ailleurs by Michel Beine

Michel Beine‘s little photobook “Ailleurs” appeared in 2005 for the first time on the shelves of the bookshop. It was republished in 2015 by ARP2 Editions and designed by Dojo Design. It contains 50 black and white photographs that were made during several wandering journeys in Morocco (2000-2005). ARP2 Editions …

Chewing Gum and Chocolate by Shomei Tomatsu

Much like Japanese Buddhists made pilgrimages along the famous 88 temples on the Japanese island of Shikoku, Shomei Tomatsu claimed he had made a pilgrimage along all the US military bases across Japan. His aim was to photograph the interaction between the American soldiers and the Japanese locals, who had …