Since 2002, the Éditions Xavier Barral publish books taking a visual approach to the new shapes of photography, contemporary art and sciences. Each book is a singular object whose aesthetic and design choices take pride of place. Different points of views meet between artists and authors from around the world such as Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Clément Chéroux, Raphaël Dallaporta, Raymond Depardon, Rinko Kawauchi, William Kentridge, Josef Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Erik Orsenna, Alberto Manguel, Annette Messager, Martin Parr, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Jeff Wall.
The catalogue lists over 100 critically acclaimed titles including D’après nature by Jean Gaumy, Vers l’Orient by Marc Riboud (2012) and So Long China by Patrick Zachmann (2016), recipients of The Nadar Prize, as well as Anticorps by Antoine d’Agata, winner of the Rencontres d'Arles Festival 2013 Author Book Award. More recently Sergio Larrain won the 2014 Krasna-Krausz Book Award and Images of conviction the Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award.