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‘We Don’t Say Goodbye' is the result of 10-years of work by photographer Lorenzo Meloni in Iraq, Syria and Libya. The selection of images in the book were taken between 2013 and 2019 and depict the rise, reign, fall and immediate aftermath of the Islamic State as a territorial entity.

Gost, 2022. 
280 x 210 mm
162 pages / 91 color images
Hardback
978-1-910401-44-6

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We Don't Say Goodbye 

On September 16, 2022 Swiss tennis great Roger Federer announced that he will be retiring from ATP Tour and Grand Slam competition. The coming Laver Cup tournament will be the 20-time Grand Slam winner's last professional event.

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Roger Federer 

August 2022 marks six months of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. War tactics such as the use of cluster bombs has been banned by the Geneva convention, but have been common practice. Russia suspended weapons inspections under its START nuclear arms treaty with the United States. Russian forces advance to the outskirts of Bakhmut, gaining ground by use of shelling. The Ukrainian military has been able to take back more Russian-held territory, but civilians are still trapped in the middle of conflict. Many have left, those who refuse to flee are mainly senior citizens. Between February 24, 2022 and August 21, 2022, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded 13,477 civilian casualties in the country–5,587 killed and 7,890 injured.
Chien-Chi Chang, who has made multiple trips to Ukraine since the conflict began, returned in August to photograph the front lines in the Donbas.

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Ukraine War: The Donbas Front 

Biography 

Martine Franck 

Jean Luc Godard, the French-Swiss film director, born in Paris in 1930, passed away on September 13, 2022, at the age of 91. 

Leading member of the French New Wave — a movement in the 50s and 60s which blended elements of Hollywood’s Golden Age and Italian neorealism —Godard’s œuvres are known to be some of the boldest, most radical of the movement, and helped open up new paths for modern cinema. 

His films, including À Bout de Souffle (1960), Pierrot le Fou (1965), and La Chinoise (1967) reached international acclaim and recognition, and his work continues to inspire generations of modern filmmakers and directors to this day.

Magnum photographers have documented Godard’s life and work since 1960, when Raymond Depardon captured Godard with Jean Seburg, one of the stars of his first feature film À Bout de Souffle (Breathless), starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Over the years, photographers such as Bruno Barbey, Guy le Querrec, Gilles Peress, and Jean Gaumy have photographed the filmmaker both working his magic on set or stage, at various Cannes film festivals, or with the many stars of his films.

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Jean-Luc Godard 1930-2022 

Renowned photographer William Klein has died aged 96

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William Klein 1926-2022 

On September 8th at approximately 4:30PM local time, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. Two hours later, her passing was publicly announced and soon after, mourners began congregating outside Buckingham Palace.   
Magnum photographers have been documenting public reaction during the days following the announcement.

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Reaction to the Death of Elizabeth... 

Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. 
The young Elizabeth first took the throne 70 years ago, which made her the longest serving British monarch and longest-serving female head of state in history. During her reign, she witnessed substantial changes in British society and in the scope of her realm. 

Queen Elizabeth will be succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.

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Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 - 2022... 

In April 2022, Lebanon’s  Cabinet approved the demolition at the Port of Beirut, the site of the 2020 explosion. The explosion was one of the largest non nuclear explosions, with an independent report by Human Rights Watch finding multiple Lebanese authorities criminally negligent under Lebanese law over handling 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the port since 2014.

Families of the victims of the explosion launched a campaign called Silent Witness, with the goal of preserving the silos located less than 300 feet from the core of the explosion and overcoming Lebanon’s “culture of impunity”–reflected in the government’s stalling of an investigation and willingness to demolish the silos.

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Grieving Families of Beirut Blast... 

In a society with generalized attention deficit disorder, the way the news is presented to us had to mutate into digestible pills of information that are simplified and polarized in order to fit the headline or the hashtag. It is precisely now, when we are more complex, hybrid, interconnected as individuals than ever, that the language we rely on to stay updated has become the more limited and limiting. Nowadays, with an unmanageable amount of information available, and in the always difficult balance between quantity and quality, it seems like we chose the worst of both. 
In the series "Fun Facts" I play with this manner of presenting information and combine it with photographic still-lives that take the viewer into deeper layers of the language where symbolism and visual association enter the construction game of the meaning. In an attempt to return its lost complexity and to challenge the audience for higher visual literacy, I propose a combination of text and image that leave the doors open for opinion, understanding and imagination, the pillars of learning together with raw information.

-Cristina de Middel, 2022

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Fun Facts 

This book is comprised of images from Martin Parr's time spent in Chew Stoke in 1992 and includes text from Robert Chesshyre, from a piece originally commissioned for the Telegraph Magazine. Through the book gain an insight into the delicate social structure of Chew Stoke and the individuals who make the village what it is.
A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke Village is the culmination of a yearlong project in which Martin Parr immersed himself in the goings-on of a rural Somerset village on the outskirts of Bristol. At a time when house prices had fallen sharply across the country and young people were struggling to afford to stay in the village, the influx of newcomers had brought slight tensions across the community. However, during the colourful summer fete’s, the nights spent drinking at the local pub, and the many celebrations in between, Parr was able to build connections with the villagers, gaining access to all the village events over the year and an understanding of the people that live there. Martin Parr is one of the leading documentary photographers of our time.

Often described as a ‘chronicler of life’, Parr is renowned for capturing his unique view of society in a way that enables us to view things that seemed familiar in a completely new way. His work in Chew Stoke is just that; at first glance it may seem to be just quintessential English village life, but Parr’s images bring a sense of ‘human-ness’ to those photographed that makes it easy to form an understanding and connection to the area and the community of Chew Stoke. 

-RRB Photobooks, August 2022
-Hardcover, 104 pages
-250x270mm
-ISBN: 9781838268374

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A Year in the Life of Chew Stoke... 

Mikhail Gorbachev, the final Soviet president, died in the hospital at the age of 91 on Tuesday, August 30th. Though he was committed to preserving the Soviet State and socialist ideals, Gorbachev was responsible for significant reform following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Domestic policies of “glasnost” (openness) and “perestroika” (restructuring) sought to bring freedom and democracy without bloodshed. Gorbachev is also responsible for the Soviet Union withdrawing from the Soviet-Afghan War, lifting the Iron Curtain, and forging arms deals that ended the Cold War with the United States.

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Mikhail Gorbachev: 1931 - 2022 

The 2022 Suburban Africa Cup of Nations, or the Aulnay Cup of Nations, held its fourth match at Aulnay-sous-Bois, in the Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis. Just like the famous Africa Cup of Nations, the tournament involves teams with Africa-origins but now, the players are first, second or third generation French citizens.  
The tournament is part of a larger movement of suburban football contests which have gained momentum since its 2019 beginning, in Créteil. Its success goes beyond the sport itself: for the 1.6 million inhabitants of the Seine-Saint-Denis, a region mostly known for its high levels of poverty or violence, the event brings communities altogether in a feverish yet joyful atmosphere. The match has become a source of pride for the local residents who come to support the teams. In preparation of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, which will have events staged in Seine-Saint-Denis, sports are already shaping local life.
William Keo, who grew up in Aulnay, documented this year’s edition of the Aulnay Cup.

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Suburban Africa Cup of Nations... 

"Prostitution has traditionally been explained by the media with photography focusing only in one half of the business. If aliens came to earth and tried to understand what prostitution is about they would believe it is a business based on naked women staying in dirty rooms.
With Gentleman´s club I tried to give visibility to that other 50%."
-Cristina de Middel

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Gentleman's Club 

Opened in 1887, the Jerissa iron mine once provided work for nearly 4000 people. During the early 20th century, it was known to contain rich and pure minerals, most notably hematite. Legend says the mine was the source of the iron used for constucting the Eiffel Tower and making rails of Paris' first subways. Today, however, due to a decline in production, only a few hundred people work at this gaping open-air mine, and the disused sheds and equipment are serve as tourist attractions. One by one the shops and bars of the city have closed. Faced with unemployment, young people continue to leave the area, often to find work in nearby cactus fields, which yield the only viable crop in this arid region.

Zied Ben Rhomdane traveled to Jerissa and documented its last inhabitants and the fading mine.

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The Fading Mines of Jerissa 

Michael Mann is an American filmmaker, best known for his films “Thief” (1981), “Heat” (1995), and “Collateral” (2004). Mann’s new film “Ferrari” traces three months of Enzo Ferrari’s life, culminating in the 1957 Mille Miglia race.
Christopher Anderson recently photographed Mann on assignment for The New York Times Magazine.

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Michael Mann 

From May 4 to September 22, the Galleria d’Italia will be hosting the exhibition « Fragile Wonder. A journey in changing nature. » by Paolo Pellegrin, dedicated to climate issues. The photoreportage is the outcome of a commission by Intesa Sanpaolo and led Paolo to from Iceland to Namibia, from Greenland to Costa Rica. Featuring audios, videos and photos, the exhibition showcases Pellegrin's talent in showing the beauty and force of nature and its relationship to humankind. 

The exhibition (May 27 - September 2, 2022) has been curated by Walter Guadagnini with the contribution of Mario Calabresi.

Edited by Walter Guadagnini.
Published in 2022
ISBN: 978-88-572-4831-8
160 pages

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Fragile Wonder. A Journey in Changing... 

"Somos el sueño de alguien que estuvo antes que nosotros."
(We are the dream of someone who were before us.)

Since 2013 I been exploring the tangible and spiritual impact of violence on families including my own. My work focuses on communities fractured by the state and organized crime, in a physical and psychological sense. I am trying to create a testimony through which I can discuss all these layers of reality that shape my country and the region of Latin America.

I am interested in talking about Mexico and Latin America as a symbolic space, a land that become an image and a symbol of resistance. In this work I been collaborating with indigenous communities that work producing poppy flowers, with mothers of missing people in Sinaloa, with indigenous families in the U.S; with people that flee their territories due violence and with my own family.

For the last two years I’m weaving together a complex tapestry of family, religion, ritual, poverty, longing, loss, violence, death, migration and what it means to live in this region of Latin America. I been working in Central America, in the U.S. and in Mexico: in Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Veracruz and Guerrero. I was born and live in Guerrero Mexico, where some of these photographs were taken, while this is the story of Mexican and Latin American families impacted by these events, it is also mine.

-Yael Martinez, 2022

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Somos el sueño de alguien que estuvo... 

British photographer Chris Killip was born at his father's pub on the Isle of Man in 1946; 18 years later he left his post as a trainee hotel manager to pursue photography full time, photographing the island's beaches. He moved to London shortly thereafter, but decided to return to the Isle of Man early in the 1970s to document its inhabitants, landscapes and disappearing traditional lifestyles. The series was first published in 1980.
Thirty years after the publication of Isle of Man, Killip found himself reexamining the negatives from the series in preparation for an upcoming retrospective in Germany. "I hadn't had an occasion to think about this work since the first edition of the book was published," writes Killip. "Going through these negatives again I found new images that I now liked, but at the time had overlooked or had not used for reasons that now mystify me." These alternate Isle of Man images--some 250 in total--became what Killip terms his "Isle of Man archive." Chris Killip: Isle of Man Revisited, a lavish, large-format, clothbound volume, maintains the order of the classic 1980 photobook but with some key changes: some of the original photographs have been replaced by unseen ones from Killip's "Isle of Man archive," and 30 new images have been added.

Steidl, 2015
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 3869309598
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3869309590

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Isle of Man Revisited 

Ukrainian President Vicktor Yanukovych’s cabinet abandoned an agreement on closer trade ties in the EU, favoring closer cooperation with Russia. What began as small protests escalated to the Revolution of Dignity, also known as the Maidan Revolution, a violent protest with at least 88 deaths. Following the Euromaidan protests and removal of Yanukovych, partnered with pro-Russia unrest in Ukraine, Russian annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea.

Demonstrations in the Donbas area of Ukraine escalated into a war between the Ukrainian Government and Russian-backed separatist forces. Russian military vehicles crossed the border in several locations of Donetsk Oblast, which is believed to be responsible for the defeat of Ukrainian forces in early September of 2014. In November, Ukrainian military reported intensive movement of Russian combat troops into separatist-controlled parts of eastern Ukraine.

In October 2021, Russia reignited concerns of a potential invasion after moving troops and military equipment to the shared border with Ukraine. The buildup continued until Russia launched a full-scale invasion in February, 2022.

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Russo-Ukrainian Conflict