A conversation with Carl De Keyzer

When it was published back in 1987, India became an immediate and gigantic succes. It has sold not less than 8.000 copies and  many still regard it as Carl De Keyzer’s best book because of the aestheticizing flash techniques and of the relaxed mood in the pictures. In this post, …

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LISBOA “cidade triste e alegre” by Victor Palla and Costa Martins

Following its first publication in 1959, Lisboa “cidade triste e alegre” immediately became a photobook with an aura. At least in Portuguese intellectual life, it was treasured as a talisman. The book represented the birth of truly modernist Portuguese photography. Yet, it had mostly been unavailable (or unaffordable). By the …

Iran, in the shadow of an immobile reality

“Iran 1970” is a precious little jewel published by the phantastic Humboldt Books, a publishing house in Milan, specialized in travel literature. Each time I take it in my hands, I forget about everything else. , © Humboldt Books The book contains the travelogue of a young man exploring together …

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 …