Books

Through Her Lens Darkly: Diane Arbus’s Life Was as Raw as Her Work

Arbus is possibly the closest thing America has to Kafka, a profound ironist who simply did not see the world in conventional terms and was — when you strip away the nice-making, the wheedling for money or support and the expressions of garden- variety depression — incapable of saying anything uncompelling

Worth a look: Raw View magazine

If you haven’t seen a copy of Raw View yet, you need to. It’s a beautifully printed magazine dedicated to photography. Each issue presents a wide range of work, diverse in both the type and subject matter of the photography and in terms of who is producing the work

Review: Arthur Lubow’s Diane Arbus Biography Recalls an Underworld Voyager

Arthur Lubow’s new “Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer” is the second major biography of this complicated and controversial artist, after Patricia Bosworth’s “Diane Arbus: A Biography,” published in 1984. Both books pull you into a scenic and moral underworld. The details of Arbus’s troubled life cast a spell.

Publisher’s Insight – An Interview with Dewi Lewis

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The key thing about the photobook is that it is not simply a collection of images. It is a coherent sequenced set of photos expressing the thoughts and opinions of the photographer. For me if a photographer is simply reliant on the aesthetics of their work – on the strength of the single image – and has nothing to say, then they don’t have a book.

L’ouvrage du World Press Photo 2016

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Chaque année, l’un des plus attendus et plus importants Prix de Photographie de Presse publie son livre, le “World Press Photo Yearbook”. Cette année, l’ouvrage fait peau neuve, il est plus petit et comporte plus de pages tout en laissant une place importante à l’image ! Le livre est publié dans 6 langues, ce sont donc 6 éditeurs européens (Schilt Publishing, Thames & Hudson, Till Schaap Edition, 24 ORE Cultura et Blume) qui participent à la création de ce nouvel opus 2016. Les photographies des lauréats du World Press sont actuellement exposées à Amsterdam au De Nieuwe Kerk jusqu’au 10 juillet prochain.

Magnum Legacy – Bruce Davidson

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The second in an acclaimed series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers, this volume chronicles the life and work of Bruce Davidson, a truly American artist, iconoclast, and humanist.

Mossless Teams Up with International Center of Photography for Issue 4

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Romke Hoogwaerts, founder of the experimental photography publication Mossless, has returned to Kickstarter to raise funds for Mossless Issue 4: Public/Private/Portrait. A collaboration with the ICP, issue 4 is focused on the way the portraiture and the idea of the private vs. public self has changed. It’s shaping up on to be Mossless’ biggest endeavor yet, which is no small feat, considering the quality of Hoogweaerts’ last issue, The United States.

Marjorie Salvaterra: HER: Meditations On Being Female

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Photographic Artist Marjorie Salvaterra has created a unique recipe for the perfect visual cocktail. One part Fellini, one part Mom, one part Actress, a splash of Hollywood, a twist of irony, rimmed with a salty sense of humor, definitely shaken, not stirred and poured into an icy glass of self-awareness.  This delicious concoction is being celebrated in a new monograph, HER: Meditations On Being Female

Jacques Revon : A history of photography from film to digital, photographers… photographed

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The book is titled: “A history of photography from film to digital, photographers… photographed”. It is published by L’Harmattan. It is signed by Jacques Revon.

It is terrific. A work crammed full of nostalgia and passion. The story of a real photographic fanatic from a family that’s also all contaminated by this love of film. The story of a wonder that’s still intact 67 years later.

Why Photo Zines Are More Important Than Ever

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At a time when people can get all their news and scroll through a zillion photos before they’re out of bed, what’s the point of putting a printed object out? Finding communities and people who are like-minded make me feel a little less insane about the fight for printed matter so I asked Juan and Carlos a couple of questions about the show and their own thoughts about the final fate of print

Powerful Photos of Five Years of Upheaval in the Middle East

Moises Saman: In Discordia, I felt the need to transcend the “news” aspect of the story, and instead work with the slightly more imprecise images that, in my opinion, offer a more nuanced narrative, one that was more in tune with my personal experience in the region

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