Lederman and Yatskevich are two of the driving forces behind 10×10 Photobooks, a non-profit with a focus on the photobook. I spoke with Lederman and Yatskevich after the release of What They Saw (before the announcement of the PhotoBook Awards). The following conversation has been edited for length and clarity.
If you ask photobook aficionados what the ‘greatest’ photobook of all time is, there will be a whole bunch of answers. In this poll, The Americans by Robert Frank got the most votes, Ravens by Masahisa Fukase and New York by William Klein were up there, a
Over four tumultuous years, Epstein’s book moves across the country to capture pivotal points of conflict between the American government, the people, and the land.
Mitch Epstein’s book Property Rights (Steidl) is a stark but sensitive examination of American life and land under the Trump administration. Over four tumultuous years, Epstein’s book moves across the country — from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to the US-Mexico border to the streets of New York City — to capture pivotal points of conflict between the American government, the people, and the land. Property Rights pairs Epstein’s detailed, dignified photos of activists and their actions with selections from his interviews with protesters, humanitarians, and environmentalists. Epstein’s gut-wrenching but graceful project urgently exposes the grave stakes we face today, while also reminding us that our current turbulent moment has precedents in earlier American history.
Book Review I'm Looking Through You Photographs by Tim Davis Reviewed by Blake Andrews “'I’m pretty good at photography,' states Tim ...
“I’m pretty good at photography,” states Tim Davis toward the end of his new monograph I’m Looking Through You. “I’m, like, good at it.” Such a boast would be hyperbole coming from most photographers. But Davis has the goods to back it up. Coming from him the declaration is merely another clear-eyed fact like the pictures it accompanies. Davis shot them in and around Los Angeles over the course of a few years between 2017 and 2019.
In an eloquent new photobook, Sandra S. Phillips considers how photographers envision the intertwined histories of land use, colonialism, and the built environment.
When Sandra S. Phillips was named curator emerita of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2016, after three very busy decades leading the department, she had no intention of slowing down. In fact, she was actively at work on what fairly can be called the most ambitious project of her career to date: American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present, an exhibition scheduled to appear at SFMOMA in 2020. Lamentably, the exhibition itself was a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, but the accompanying publication—much more than a catalogue—was published earlier this year by Radius Books in Santa Fe.
I was confronted with three parts of a mental soundtrack while paging through Thiago Dezan's new book When I Hear The That Trumpet Sound (Selo Turvo, 2021, ed. 200). The first track based on title and the book's black endpapers and the ominous black cover
Cai Dongdong History of Life Captured through the eyes of ordinary Chinese citizens before, during, and after the cultural revolution and curated by one of China’s most talented visual artist…
Captured through the eyes of ordinary Chinese citizens before, during, and after the cultural revolution and curated by one of China’s most talented visual artists, “History of Life” presents a fascinating story on the determination of the human spirit. A collection of 415 restored photographs chronicling the history of modern China from the 1910s to the late 1990s.
Over a period of fifteen years, Michael von Graffenried documented the daily life of New Bern, North Carolina. This long-term project, published this spring with Steidl, is on view May 19–20 at the newly opened Espace MVG in Paris.