Category Archives: SYNOPSIS

Synopsis: Mark Power’s ’26 Different Endings’

Title 26 Different Endings Author Mark Power Publisher Photoworks, 2007 From the publisher: In this new Photoworks publication, British photographer Mark Power returns to the dialogue between real and imaginary space that characterised his most successful book to date, “The … Continue reading

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Synopsis: Paul Graham’s ‘A1: the Great North Road’

Title A1: The Great North Road Author Paul Graham Publisher Bristol: Grey Editions, 1983 From the publisher: Photographer Paul Graham spent two years completing this documentary on the life and landscape of the Great North Road. Throughout 1981 and 1982 … Continue reading

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Synopsis: Sally Mann’s ‘Immediate Family’

We are looking at Sally Mann’s ‘Immediate Family’ through March on the Photo Book Club. Luckily this book is really easy to get hold of in libraries, photobooks or from the latest publisher of a paperback version, Aperture at a … Continue reading

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Synopsis: Stephen Shore’s ‘Uncommon Places’

Before writing this synopsis and heading into the month long look at Shore’s book, I should point out that there are two books called ‘Uncommon Places’ by Shore, although to give the second it’s full title ‘Uncommon Places, The Complete … Continue reading

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Synopsis: Nobuyoshi Araki – ‘Sentimental Journey, Winter Journey’

Title Sentimental Journey, Winter Journey Author Nobuyoshi Araki Publisher Shinchosha Publishing, 1991 A relatively unknown photographer in the late 1960s, Nobuyoshi Araki began documenting his young wife through an intimate series titled My Wife Yoko (1967-1976), a body of work … Continue reading

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Synopsis: Nan Goldin – ‘The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency’

Title The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency Author Nan Goldin Publisher Aperture, 1986 From the publisher: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends and lovers collectively described by Nan Goldin … Continue reading

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Synopsis: Ken Schles – ‘Invisible City’

Title Invisible City Author Ken Schles Publisher Twelvetree Press, 1988 For a decade Ken Schles watched the passing of time from his Lower East Side Manhattan neighborhood. His camera has fixed the instances of his observations, and these moments become … Continue reading

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Synopsis: Anders Petersen – ‘Cafe Lehmitz’

Title Cafe Lehmitz Author Anders Petersen Publisher Schirmer Mosel, 1978 From the publisher: Cafe Lehmitz, a beer joint at the Reeperbahn, was a meeting point for many who worked in Hamburg’s red-light district: prostitutes, pimps, transvestites, workers, and petty criminals. … Continue reading

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