Larry Sultan, Mike Mandel, Sandra Phillips (text), Robert Forth (text)

Evidence, re-edit 2017 - TO PRE-ORDER, COMING SOON! BENEATH 'PICTURES OF HOME' ANOTHER MUST HAVE!


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"One of the most beautiful, dense and puzzling photobooks in existence, an endless visual box of tricks." (Martin Parr, in The Photobook: A History)

"In 1977, photographers Larry SULTAN (1946-2009) and Mike MANDEL (born 1950) published a book that would radically transform both photography and the photobook canon." (...)

Sultan and Mandel sifted through thousands of photographs in the files of the Bechtel Corporation, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, the US Department of the Interior, Stanford Research Institute and a hundred other corporations, American government agencies and educational, medical and technical institutions.
They were looking for photographs that were made and used as transparent documents and purely objective instruments - as evidence, in short.

Selecting 59 of the best, they published these images with the care you would expect to find in a high-quality art photography book, issuing them in 1977 in a simple, limited-edition volume titled 'Evidence'.

Long established as a photobook classic and a seminal example of conceptual photography, 'Evidence' was reissued as a facsimile edition in 2004 by D.A.P. with a new spread of images and a group of black-and-white illustrations selected by the artists from an archive of photographs that were not included in the original book, plus a commissioned essay by Sandra Phillips.
Today both - this reissue and the original 1977 publication - are exceptionally rare and command high prices.

D.A.P. now has re-printed the 2004 edition of 'Evidence', making available to a general readership a truly pioneering and canonical photobook." (publisher's note)

About the 2nd ed.:
"Over the past few years - really ever since the publication of Andrew ROTH's fantastic and hotly debated 'The Book of 101 Books' - several of the titles listed there have found their way back to the printer, given new life as either facsimile reprints or in brand-new editions.
William EGGLESTON's 'Guide', Joel STERNFELD's 'American Prospects' and Moi VER's 'Paris' immediately come to mind.
'Evidence' now joins that short list. Originally published in 1977 to much acclaim, 'Evidence' is a rather straightforward book.
David Levi STRAUSS sums it up in his description in 'The Books of 101 Books': "The concept for this book is clear - select photographs intended to be used as objective evidence and show that it is never that simple..."
Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan combed through the photographic archives and repositories of over 100 corporations and government, educational, and medical institutions.
Presented as formal objects, these evidential images are transformed into art photographs, calling into question all sorts of basic assumptions about the nature of truth and objectivity. This new edition contains a fresh group of photographs from a previously untapped archives, as well as a scholarly essay by Sandra Phillips of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art." (publisher's note)

"Eines der schönsten, dichtesten und rätselhaftesten Fotobücher überhaupt, eine endlose visuelle Kiste von Tricks." (Martin Parr, in: The Photobook: A History)

Larry Sultans Buch 'Evidence, das er erstmals 1977 zusammen mit Mike Mandel veröffentlicht hat, gilt als Meilenstein der Fotobuchgeschichte. Nachdem die 2004 erschienen Faksimile-Ausgabe ebenfalls schon lange vergriffen ist, erscheint nun eine neue, dritte Auflage von 'Evidence'.

"Sultan und Mandel sichteten Tausende von Fotografien aus Akten der Bechtel Corporation, des Los Angeles Police Department, der Jet Propulsion Laboratories, des US Department des Inneren, des Stanford Research Institutes und hundert anderer Unternehmen, amerikanischer Regierungs-behörden und pädagogischen, medizinischen und polytechnischen Einrichtungen.
Sie suchten nach Fotos, die gemacht wurden, um als transparente Dokumente und rein objektive Instrumente verwendet zu werden - kurzum: als Beweisdokumente.

Eine Auswahl von 59 besten Bilder veröffentlichten sie 1977 mit der gleichen Sorgfalt, wie sie in einem hochwertigen Kunstfotobuch anzutreffen war in einer limitierten Auflage mit dem Titel 'Evidence'.
 
Inzwischen als Fotobuch-Klassiker und einzigartiges Beispiel für konzeptionelle Fotografie etabliert, wurde 'Evidence' 2004 als Faksimile-Ausgabe herausgegeben, erweitert um Bilder und einer Gruppe von Schwarz-Weiß-Illustrationen, die zwar von den Künstlern aus einem Archiv von Fotografien ausgewählt wurden,aber nicht im Originalbuch enthalten waren, sowie einen Aufsatz von Sandra Phillips.
Jetzt ist die 2004er Ausgabe von "Evidence" erneut erschienen, um das Buch einer breiteren Leserschaft als ein wahrhaft bahnbrechendes und kanonisches Fotobuch zur Verfügung zu stellen."( publisher's note)

Über den Fotografen (1946 in Brooklyn, NY – 2009 Greenbrae, CA):
Nach seinem Studium der 'Politischen Wissenschaften', das er bereits 1968 beendete schloss Larry Sultan 1973 sein Studium am San Francisco Art Institute mit demn MFA Photography ab und lehrte seit 1978 Fotografie und war seit 1989 Professor für Kunst am California College of Arts and Crafts.
Er erhielt u.a. mehrere National Endowments of the Arts und hatte Einzelausstellungen im Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, im Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, im San Francisco Museum of Modern Art und im Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Weitere Titel von/über Larry Sultan:
'How to Read Music in One Evening' (self published in 1974, together with Mike Mandel)
'Evidence' (self published in 1977, together with Mike Mandel)
'Headlands. The Marin Coast at The Golden Gate' (Univ. of New Mexico, 1989 together with Miles DeCoster, Mark Klett, Mike Mandel and Paul Metcalf)
'Picture from Home' (Abrams, 1992)
'Evidence. 2nd ed.' (D.A.P., 2004)
'The Valley' (Scalo, 2004)
'Katherine Avenue' (Steidl, 2010)
'Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel' (Koenig, 2012)
'Here and Home' (Prestel, 2014)
'Larry Sultan' (Kerber, 2015)
''Pictures from Home, 2nd ed.' (Mack, 2017)