Category: Books

  • ‘From normality to madness’ French photographer Antoine d’Agata on capturing the invisible pain of war in Ukraine for Jonathan Littell’s new book — Meduza

    ‘From normality to madness’ French photographer Antoine d’Agata on capturing the invisible pain of war in Ukraine for Jonathan Littell’s new book — Meduza: Just before Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, French-American writer Jonathan Littell and French photographer Antoine d’Agata traveled to Kyiv’s Babi Yar ravine, where the Nazis carried out one of the…

  • How ‘The Strobist’ David Hobby Has Spent His Permanent Vacation | PetaPixel

    How ‘The Strobist’ David Hobby Has Spent His Permanent Vacation | PetaPixel

    How ‘The Strobist’ David Hobby Has Spent His Permanent Vacation I want to give you five quick ideas from the book to get you thinking the next time you travel with your camera. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2024/05/30/how-the-strobist-david-hobby-has-spent-his-permanent-vacation/ So at some point, it made sense to both expand and generalize that content into, say, a real book…

  • Book Talk: How Design Elevates the Success of Your First Photobook – LENSCRATCH

    Book Talk: How Design Elevates the Success of Your First Photobook – LENSCRATCH

    Book Talk: How Design Elevates the Success of Your First Photobook – LENSCRATCH (Stranger Fruit by Jon Henry published by Monolith Editions. Stranger Fruit sold out in six weeks, and went into a second edition, with solo shows at Abakus Projects, UCR Arts and Photographic Center Northwest, and press including, the Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, Dazed…

  • Book Review: ‘Corky Lee’s Asian America’ – The New York Times

    Book Review: ‘Corky Lee’s Asian America’ – The New York Times

    One Man’s Quest for ‘Photographic Justice’ A new book from the legendary lensman Corky Lee captures both struggle and celebration across several decades of Asian American life. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/10/books/review/corky-lee-asian-america-fifty-years-photographic-justice.html A new book from the legendary lensman Corky Lee captures both struggle and celebration across several decades of Asian American life. https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/10/books/review/corky-lee-asian-america-fifty-years-photographic-justice.html

  • Rahim Fortune | Hardtack

    Rahim Fortune | Hardtack

    Rahim Fortune: Hardtack In his new book, Hardtack, Rahim Fortune compiles nearly a decade of work, blending documentary with personal history within the context of post-emancipation America. Through coming-of-age portraits that traverse survivalism and land migration, Fortune illustrates African American and Chickasaw Nation communities. As Taous Dahmani observes, the iconography of the American South is…

  • Café Royal Books

    Café Royal Books

    Café Royal Books Currently exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, Craig Atkinson’s Café Royal Books presents an eclectic collection of social relics where regional pasts intermingle, and previously unseen or half-remembered social histories are vividly recalled. With a sense of relative authenticity, the exhibition invites viewers to delve through a collection of three hundred…

  • Water tells a Tale as it Goes – The Leica camera Blog

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    Water tells a Tale as it Goes In his photo book ‘Water’, the soon-to-turn-90, British photojournalist Ian Berry presents the impressive outcome of a long-term project.

  • 12 Essential Photobooks by Women Photographers

    12 Essential Photobooks by Women Photographers

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    12 Essential Photobooks by Women Photographers From Wendy Red Star’s feminist, Indigenous image making, to Kelli Connell’s reconsideration of Edward Weston, here are must-read titles that chronicle the impact of women artists. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/12-essential-photobooks-by-women-photographers/ From Wendy Red Star’s feminist, Indigenous perspectives, to Kelli Connell’s reconsideration of Edward Weston, here are must-read titles that chronicle…

  • Oli Kellett: Cross Road Blues – LENSCRATCH

    Oli Kellett: Cross Road Blues – LENSCRATCH

    Oli Kellett: Cross Road Blues – LENSCRATCH “I’m looking for a moment where individuals are dwarfed by what surrounds them, appearing lost but searching for something. They then go on their way, whichever direction that may be.” Oli Kellett‘s Cross Road Blues, has recently been published by Nazraeli press. Cross Road Blues coincides with a…

  • Ed Templeton’s Delirious Skater Chronicle

    Ed Templeton’s Delirious Skater Chronicle

    Ed Templeton’s Delirious Skater Chronicle Part memoir, part document of a punk-infused scene, “Wires Crossed” explores the lives of skateboarders crisscrossing the world. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/ed-templetons-delirious-skater-chronicle/ The minute I found skateboarding, I was immersed in a world of creative people—even as far back as middle school. Having a skateboard was the ticket into a new…

  • 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…