Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel – Evidence


In 1977, photographers Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel sifted through thousands of photographs in the files of corporations, American government agencies and educational, medical and technical institutions. They were looking for photographs that were made and used as purely objective instruments, then published 59 of these photos in a high-quality art photography book. This reprint of the title makes available to a general readership a truly pioneering and canonical photobook. 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. (New York) 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.

92 pages, 22.9 x 24.9 cm, hardcover, D.A.P. (New York)