Brave Books


Arnis Balcus
Victory Park

23×29 cm, 84 pages, 38 photos
Section-sewn, swiss-bound
Edition of 500. November 2016

ISBN 978-3-00-054439-2
Order at Anagram Books

Arnis Balcus’s photobook Victory Park focuses on a particular location in the Latvian capital of Riga, a park with a complex history overlaid with the policies of former regimes and cumbersome social realities.

This photographic work is more than just documentation or research material – the spontaneity of the shots and the juxtaposition of the images in the book creates an impression of an artistic experiment carried out in-situ.

Arnis Balcus’s photobook Victory Park focuses on a particular location in the Latvian capital of Riga, a park with a complex history overlaid with the policies of former regimes and cumbersome social realities.

This photographic work is more than just documentation or research material – the spontaneity of the shots and the juxtaposition of the images in the book creates an impression of an artistic experiment carried out in-situ.


Arnis Balcus
Victory Park

23×29 cm, 84 pages, 38 photos
Section-sewn, swiss-bound
Edition of 500. November 2016

ISBN 978-3-00-054439-2
Order at Anagram Books


Michal Iwanowski
Clear of People

57 colour photographs, text,
archival images and documents

116 pages, 195×254 mm
Section sewn, flexcover with rounded spine
Edition of 700 copies

ISBN 978-3-00-053351-8

Pre-order at Tipi Bookshop

Michal Iwanowski’s photobook Clear of People documents a 2,200km solitary journey that echoes his grandfather’s daring escape from soviet captivity in 1945.

This visual journey comes from the photographer’s personal archive as the project re‑enacts the map drawn by and inherited from his uncle. It begins in Russia, where Michal’s grandfather was kept as a prisoner‑of‑war together with his brother. Their daring escape from the camp was followed by a three‑month trek with constant hunger and exhaustion. The two men stayed clear of people, trying to avoid any possibly risky contact. What kept them alive was their longing to return to their family back in Poland.

“It seems that the subject of geographical displacements within landscape photography has been recently focusing more on personal rather than global stories, bringing individual experiences and narratives to our attention, which otherwise would be lost. I find this very refreshing,” says the photographer.

Michal Iwanowski’s photobook Clear of People documents a 2,200km solitary journey that echoes his grandfather’s daring escape from soviet captivity in 1945.

This visual journey comes from the photographer’s personal archive as the project re‑enacts the map drawn by and inherited from his uncle. It begins in Russia, where Michal’s grandfather was kept as a prisoner‑of‑war together with his brother. Their daring escape from the camp was followed by a three‑month trek with constant hunger and exhaustion. The two men stayed clear of people, trying to avoid any possibly risky contact. What kept them alive was their longing to return to their family back in Poland.

“It seems that the subject of geographical displacements within landscape photography has been recently focusing more on personal rather than global stories, bringing individual experiences and narratives to our attention, which otherwise would be lost. I find this very refreshing,” says the photographer.


Michal Iwanowski
Clear of People

57 colour photographs, text,
archival images and documents

116 pages, 195×254 mm
Section sewn, flexcover with rounded spine
Edition of 700 copies

ISBN 978-3-00-053351-8

Pre-order at Tipi Bookshop