Category: Books

  • photo-eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Blake Andrews

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    Book of the Week: Selected by Blake Andrews Book Review Mirror City Photographs by Harry Culy Reviewed by Blake Andrews “For photographers shooting hometowns, acquaintance is a … Link: https://blog.photoeye.com/2024/01/book-of-week-selected-by-blake-andrews_29.html Harry Culy’s debut photobook puts this hypothesis to the test. Mirror City collects Culy’s b/w photographs shot upon his return to Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), after…

  • Bryan Schutmaat: Country Roads – LENSCRATCH

    Bryan Schutmaat: Country Roads – LENSCRATCH

    Bryan Schutmaat: Country Roads – LENSCRATCH This week we feature projects that explore the psychological landscape. Encompassed within the psychological landscape is an intense look at the land itself and the expressive qualities that our surroundings can offer us. In photography, there has been a long history of image makers going out into the world…

  • Søren Solkær: Starling and Black Sun – LENSCRATCH

    Søren Solkær: Starling and Black Sun – LENSCRATCH

    Søren Solkær: Starling and Black Sun – LENSCRATCH For the past few years while riding my bicycle along the Mediterranean coast near my home, I was startled occasionally by the sight of a massive black cloud of small birds swooping and diving in a tight formation that swirled above me in an enthralling display of…

  • The Best Photography Books of 2023 | WIRED

    The Best Photography Books of 2023 | WIRED

    Our Favorite Photobooks of 2023 From historical studies to psychedelic darkroom experiments, these are the photo books that best document the WIRED world. via WIRED: https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-photo-books-2023/ IT’S NOT ALL words here at WIRED. Every one of our stories is brought to eye-popping life on the web and in print by our newsroom’s photo desk. Each…

  • Alan Schaller’s Haunting Photos Explore the Isolation of the Big City | PetaPixel

    Alan Schaller’s Haunting Photos Explore the Isolation of the Big City | PetaPixel

    Alan Schaller’s Haunting Photos Explore the Isolation of the Big City You might recognize his photos from Instagram. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/12/13/alan-schallers-haunting-photos-explore-the-isolation-of-the-big-city/ “I could take pictures that fit that theme anywhere I was in the world, it didn’t really matter where the location was,” says Schaller. “The point is this homogenous thing is happening, whether you’re…

  • Photobooks of 2023 | 1000 Words

    Photobooks of 2023 | 1000 Words

    1000 Words | Top 10 Photobooks of 2023 As the year draws to a close, an annual tribute to some of the exceptional photobook releases of 2023 – selected by Assistant Editor, Alessandro Merola. via 1000 Words: https://www.1000wordsmag.com/top-10-2023/ As the year draws to a close, an annual tribute to some of the exceptional photobook releases…

  • photo-eye Favorite Books 2023

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    https://www.photoeye.com/best-books-2023/index.cfm It is with great pleasure we bring you our annual list of photobooks chosen by professionals who are deeply involved in the photobook world. This year we asked over 30 luminaries to choose, not one, but three of their favorite photobooks from the past year.

  • Alex Webb on Reimagining a Photobook, Twenty-Five Years Later

    Alex Webb on Reimagining a Photobook, Twenty-Five Years Later

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    Alex Webb on Reimagining a Photobook, Twenty-Five Years Later In a new edition of a long out-of-print volume, Webb draws from photographs across many locations. Here, he considers the act of photography as a form of dislocation in itself. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/alex-webb-on-reimagining-a-photobook-twenty-five-years-later/ This new version of Dislocations—with some eighty photographs made on five continents—incorporates nearly…

  • A Look Inside the Titles Shortlisted for the 2023 PhotoBook Awards

    A Look Inside the Titles Shortlisted for the 2023 PhotoBook Awards

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    A Look Inside the Titles Shortlisted for the 2023 PhotoBook Awards These 35 photobooks highlight excellence in publishing across a wide range of topics and photographic styles. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/a-look-inside-the-titles-shortlisted-for-the-2023-photobook-awards/ Now in its eleventh year, the Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards are an annual celebration of the photobook’s contributions to the evolving narrative of photography. The…

  • How Can Photobooks Expand the Canon?

    How Can Photobooks Expand the Canon?

    How Can Photobooks Expand the Canon? The team behind Stanley/Barker speaks about the bookmaking process—and how a sequence of photographs can create an emotional experience. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/how-can-photobooks-expand-the-canon/ Gregory and Rachel Barker founded their photobook publishing house, Stanley/Barker, based in Shropshire in the West Midlands of England, in 2014. Their first publication, Tod Papageorge’s Studio…

  • photo-eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Blake Andrews

    Book of the Week: Selected by Blake Andrews Book Review Coming and Going Photographs by Jim Goldberg Reviewed by Blake Andrews “At 66, Jim Goldberg is edging into his golden yea… Link: https://blog.photoeye.com/2023/10/book-of-week-selected-by-blake-andrews_30.html At 66, Jim Goldberg is edging into his golden years but still young at heart. Give him a pair of scissors and…

  • Watching the Southern Tip of Manhattan Change, for Forty Years | The New Yorker

    Watching the Southern Tip of Manhattan Change, for Forty Years | The New Yorker

    Watching the Southern Tip of Manhattan Change, for Forty Years Barbara Mensch’s new photographic history, “A Falling-Off Place,” begins in the early eighties, and shows a city transformed. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/watching-the-southern-tip-of-manhattan-change-for-forty-years She spent some two years making inroads with the market workers, visiting them as they worked at night, at first, hiding her…

  • ‘This work is haunting, and haunted, by the ghosts of history and its casualties’ – The Washington Post

    Perspective | ‘This work is haunting, and haunted, by the ghosts of history and its casualties’ Moises Saman’s new book “Glad Tidings of Benevolence” attempts to unwind 20 years of covering war in Iraq. via Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/photography/2023/09/27/this-work-is-haunting-haunted-by-ghosts-history-its-casualties/ Photographer Moises Saman’s book “Glad Tidings of Benevolence” (GOST, 2023) starts off with this banger of a…

  • ‘It has a price’: war photographer Corinne Dufka on capturing conflict | Photography | The Guardian

    ‘It has a price’: war photographer Corinne Dufka on capturing conflict The esteemed photographer has spend more then a decade in places such as Bosnia and Liberia, remembered in a powerful new book via the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/sep/26/corinne-dufka-war-photographer-book As the acclaimed American war photographer Corinne Dufka sorted through the pictures and negatives for her new book,…

  • The Stunning Work of a Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Killed by the Taliban | PetaPixel

    The Stunning Work of a Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Killed by the Taliban | PetaPixel

    The Stunning Work of a Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Killed by the Taliban His untimely death serves as a reminder of the dangers war zone photographers face. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/07/18/the-stunning-work-of-a-pulitzer-winning-photographer-killed-by-the-taliban/ Siddiqui’s photos have now been collated into a new book that showcases the photos he captured in his native country of India and beyond.

  • Ari Marcopoulos on the Essential Art of Zines

    Ari Marcopoulos on the Essential Art of Zines

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    Ari Marcopoulos on the Essential Art of Zines The inveterate zine-maker speaks about his artistic practice, learning under Andy Warhol and Irving Penn, and why “everything is worth photographing.” via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/ari-marcopoulos-on-the-essential-art-of-zines/ All through the weekend, as I passed by, there were different people, different characters. I photographed them whenever I saw someone different. When…

  • Revisiting Portland’s “Summer of Rage” | The New Yorker

    Revisiting Portland’s “Summer of Rage” | The New Yorker

    Revisiting Portland’s “Summer of Rage” Rian Dundon’s new book, “Protest City,” captures the unrest in the Oregon capital in 2020, through curated portraits and scenes of unusual intimacy. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/revisiting-portlands-summer-of-rage Rian Dundon’s new book, “Protest City,” captures the unrest in the Oregon capital in 2020, through curated portraits and scenes of unusual…

  • Ed Templeton’s Unsparing Photographic Diary of Skateboarding Life | The New Yorker

    Ed Templeton’s Unsparing Photographic Diary of Skateboarding Life | The New Yorker

    Ed Templeton’s Unsparing Photographic Diary of Skateboarding Life Templeton’s images, taken between 1995 and 2012, capture the intimacy and aimlessness of being on tour. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/ed-templetons-unsparing-photographic-diary-of-skateboarding-life Templeton’s book is unsparing but nonjudgmental. The damage accumulates slowly, as what seems at first like youthful fun grows more uneasy. Young female fans lift up…

  • The Little Paper with an Outsized Visual Impact | The New Yorker

    The Little Paper with an Outsized Visual Impact | The New Yorker

    The Little Paper with an Outsized Visual Impact Over fourteen issues between 1968 and 1971, the downtown broadsheet “Newspaper” recruited a stunning list of contributors to chronicle the times in pictures. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-little-paper-with-an-outsized-visual-impact Newspaper, published out of an East Village apartment between 1968 and 1971, was one of a number of scrappy…

  • A New Photo Book Celebrates Furry Skiing & Other Weird Sports

    A New Photo Book Celebrates Furry Skiing & Other Weird Sports

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    A New Photo Book Celebrates Furry Skiing & Other Weird Sports For years, Sol Neelman has traveled the world photographing weird sports, such as furry skiing, disco bowling, live monster wrestling, &more. via Feature Shoot: https://www.featureshoot.com/2023/04/a-new-photo-book-celebrates-furry-skiing-other-weird-sports/ Sol Neelman was at Copper Mountain in Colorado to attend Furry Ski Weekend. Running since 2007, the annual event…