Halsband Portraits

The photographer publishes his first book of portraitures with an accompanying show at National Arts Club

The publication of “Halsband Portraits,” Michael Halsband’s first book dedicated exclusively to portraiture, debuts alongside a tightly edited selection of his work, on view at New York’s National Arts Club. For the photographer—who toured with the Rolling Stones and has focused successively on influential subcultures—it is a landmark publication. The first comprehensive survey of Halsband’s work reflects an ever-deepening technical and creative engagement with his …

Chris Stein / Negative

40 years ago, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry co-founded one of the most influential punk rock bands in Blondie. Stein, a photography student at NYC’s School of Visual Arts, was already documenting the scene that they would help define. From those early moments forward, he turned his lens on scenes made available only to someone deeply embedded in their culture. Across 250 color and black …

Ditto Press London

The independent publisher and printer opens up shop with a bevy of books, photographs, risographs and more

Next to the Regent’s Canal in the pretty but comparatively sleepy De Beauvoir area in London, sandwiched in between Haggerston, Shoreditch and Islington, risograph print studio and publishing house Ditto Press has just opened its doors to the public. The studio, which was founded by Ben Freeman and Lynsey Atkin, is now run by Freeman and has greatly evolved since its beginnings in 2009. Today, …