The Best Photobooks of 2018 | Time As an antidote to your unyielding Instagram feed, consider the photobook. In 2018, the form continued to be the most intimate way for photographers to fulfill and share their work. Here, TIME’s photography staff has selected the 25 we loved most this year.
Juxtapoz Magazine – A Look Into “Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive” It’s often been said that Alex Prager’s photography work is cinematic in approach and content. There is the sense of a movie still from a classic Hollywood production, the kinds of films that aren’t made anymore, but are glorified in a way that defines […]
The Best Photo Books of 2018 – The New York Times I think about my “year-end” list of photo books all through the year, poring over publishers’ catalogs. I’m sent many books and buy many others. I sift through hundreds of volumes. Each book is finally chosen on its own merits. This is not a […]
Unraveling the Mysteries of Dorothea Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother’ – The New York Times The history behind Ms. Lange’s photograph of Florence Owens Thompson has intrigued academics and photographers for decades. But a new book sheds fresh light on the portrait’s little-explored details.
Winners of 2018 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Announced | PDNPulse The three winners of the 2018 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards were announced on Friday in Paris. Laia Abril won Photobook of the Year for On Abortion, her visual chronicle of how access to abortion has affected women’s lives both historically and in contemporary […]
Random Moments, Petty Lies and Quiet Pleasures – The New York Times In “Taradiddle,” Charles Traub’s photographs reveal how life plays tricks on us all.
A New Book to Change the Way You Look at Photography – Feature Shoot Photographers on Photography, the newest book from the author Henry Carroll, is out now by Laurence King Publishing. In its pages, you’ll find more than a century’s worth of words and images from the past and present, with contributions from William Henry Fox […]
The Photo Book as Art Object – The New York Times For Dayanita Singh, photography is inseparable from its presentation, and she has spent years experimenting with unusual photo book formats to display her work.
Cover the Book: Edition Three, Opening the Book | LENSCRATCH The nature of the photobook, any book for that matter, leads one to open it. The book object comes in many varied forms and rarely does one venture into the unimaginable and brand new. There are different takes on designs and designers toy with size, […]
fovi8 Zine – Utah Photojournalism Issue #12 of the fovi8 Zine is out today. You can get a copy over at https://fovi8.com.
New photo book gives rare glimpse inside North Korea / Boing Boing Inside North Korea collects Oliver Wainwright’s gorgeous photos of the striking public aesthetic of a brutal dictatorship.
How to Photograph Eternity – The New York Times There’s something not quite right about the photographs in Chris Dorley-Brown’s book “The Corners” (published by Hoxton Mini Press). The scenes are ordinary enough — intersections in East London with people going about their normal business — but there’s a tranced stillness about them: a feeling […]
In Brazil’s Favelas, Caught Between Police and Gangsters – The New York Times There is a cold, grim precision to the title of João Pina’s book “46750.” The figure refers to neither a postal code nor money saved. It represents murders in Rio de Janeiro in the decade from 2007 to 2016.
This Graphic Novel is About the Crime Photographer Weegee Weegee, the pseudonym of Arthur (Usher) Fellig, was a press photographer in New York City who’s best known for his gritty photos of urban life, death, accidents, and crime in the 1930s and 1940s. His life and work is now being shared in the form of […]
A Brief Visual History of ISIS by Magnum Photos | Time ISIS, that much feared, reviled, celebrated, media-savvy and somewhat phantasmagoric entity, “promotes itself much less through a coherent ideology than via the equivalent of an aggregated, gigantic snuff-selfie,” writes Peter Harling in A Brief Visual History in the Time of ISIS, the first issue […]
The Magic of Books Where Photography Meets Essays – The New York Times Design-wise, the most famous collaboration between a writer and a photographer did not end up looking like much of a collaboration at all. Walker Evans contributed a preface to the 1960 reissue of “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” the study of […]
Brassai: The ‘Eye of Paris’ – The New York Times That sentiment and others cited in “Brassai,” a book recently released by Spain’s Fundación Mapfre, were most likely colored by Brassaï’s retrospective regret for not returning to painting. His legacy would come from his peregrinations outside the studio.
Interview with Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself | LENSCRATCH “Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself, published by Laurence King in March 2018 is the first major single book retrospective of one of the world’s most influential photographers, Joel Meyerowitz. This timely new book, published to coincide with the photographer’s 80th birthday, spans Meyerowitz’s whole […]
Documenting the Dynamic Black Community of 1940s Seattle – The New York Times The image appears in “Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith,” an exhibition at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, a city that played only a modest role in American jazz history. Mr. Smith’s photos tell a compelling […]
Sketching Cruelty and Finding Humanity Beside Syria’s ‘Waterfall of Blood’ – The New York Times A conversation with Rania Abouzeid, author of “No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2018)