New York, San Fran, the Hills and some moonshine.
Spanning almost three decades, Moonshine is a portrait of the American Appalachian folk, a mythologised region populated by ‘moonshiners’. These intergenerational images subtly trace the insidious changes undergone in Appalachia – the slow and steady demise of the mining industry, and the migration of inhabitants from ramshackle wooden cabins to the city, or urban trailer parks. Van Manen intermixes black-and-white images with later colour work – another register of time passing and the inevitability of change.Her images are defined by a fierce intimacy with her subject, as the viewer teeters on the edge of the frame, perpetually trespassing on private moments.Buy Here
South of Market
Janet Delany’s photos poetically describe the San Francisco district – once home to blue collar workers, small business owners, artists and members of the gay community – in the late 1970s as the neighbourhood teetered on the cusp of gentrification. A stunning document of a now barely recognisable sliver of San Francisco.Buy Here
Rodeo Drive 1984
A book of 41 photographs of shoppers on Beverly Hills’ infamous Rodeo Drive shopping strip. American artist Anthony Hernandez uses these photographs to explore human agency, social relationships and taboos such as economic disparity and racial divide in the social landscape of LA during the 1980s. Whilst working in the 1970s, Hernandez participated in the landmark exhibition The Crowded Vacancy at the Pasadena Art Museum (1971), which, quire pivotally, introduced a new type of American landscape photography to the wider populace.Buy Here
American Colour 1962–1965
An edited collection of colour photographs taken by English photographer Tony Ray-Jones early in his career. Ray-Jones arrived in America in 1961. On the busy streets of New York – in places such as Fifth Avenue, Times Square, China Town and Little Italy – Ray-Jones developed the ability to isolate particular moments. Presented here is a collection of street images and scenes from New York that show an incredible attention for detail. Taken from the National Media Museum’s archives, these photographs have been published here for the very first time.Buy Here