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Raymond Depardon’s latest photo collection shows the harsh reality of life inside Italian mental institutions during the 1970s. Depardon was asked to document the asylums by Franco Basaglia, an Italian psychiatrist who wanted to reform the system.

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Black-and-white • Photo Book • Raymond Depardon • Steidl • World
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In 1929, Berenice Abbott returned to New York a young, successful photographer with ambitious ideas. She’d lived in Europe for eight years but found New York undeniable, dynamic, ripe for exploration. The five volumes of “The Unknown Berenice Abbott” chronicle Abbott's travels during this time.

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Berenice Abbott • Black-and-white • Photo Book • Steidl
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Kai Wiedenhöfer photographed the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Over the last seven years, he has documented barriers that continue to divide people around the world. An exhibit of his panoramic images is now on display along a surviving stretch of the Iron Curtain.

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Germany • Kai Wiedenhöfer • Photo Book • Photo Exhibit • Steidl • World
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Eight years before Robert Frank’s classic “The Americans” was published in 1958, the photographer made a decision to leave his job as a fashion photographer for Harper’s Bazaar in New York to travel through Europe with his family. He settled in a small fishing village in Valencia, Spain, where he documented daily life.

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Photo Book • Robert Frank • Spain • Steidl • Vicente Todoli