New titles at Magenta
We are pleased to announce two upcoming monographs, Tokyo-Yokosuka: 1976–1983 by Greg Girard and In Guns We Trust by Jean-François Bouchard. Both books will be released Spring 2019.
The photographs in Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983 are about the Tokyo I was living in at the time. It would be some years later before I started making a living as a magazine photographer and many years after that before I started to consider this early, mostly unpublished, work from Japan to be significant.
In Guns We Trust
Deep in the heart of America, one feels transported to the war-torn regions of the Middle East. The recreational use of military-grade weapons has become a cherished pastime for many aficionados. Shooting ranges host events each year attracting thousands of participants who utilize machine guns, canons, bombs and even tanks for recreation. Their targets include zombie pictures, barrels, mannequins, scrap cars and explosive charges that go off when hit. Participants see this activity both as a sport and as a way of life, connected to the American ideals of freedom and self-reliance. Jean Francois Bouchard’s photographs show this reality from a new perspective by documenting the left over relics from this recreational pastime.