Category: Books

  • 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…

  • The Lenscratch Favorite Books of 2022 – LENSCRATCH

    The Lenscratch Favorite Books of 2022 – LENSCRATCH

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    The Lenscratch Favorite Books of 2022 – LENSCRATCH Today we feature some of our Favorite Books of 2022 (and a few from previous years). I’m not a big believer in the word BEST as that definition is different for everyone. There were so many spectacular books created this year but we had to narrow it…

  • Top 10 Photobooks of 2022 | 1000 Words

    Top 10 Photobooks of 2022 | 1000 Words

    1000 Words | Top 10 Photobooks of 2022 As the year draws to a close, an annual tribute to some of the exceptional photobook releases from 2022 – selected by Assistant Editor, Alex Merola. via 1000 Words: https://www.1000wordsmag.com/top-10-2022/ As the year draws to a close, an annual tribute to some of the exceptional photobook releases…

  • Lakeside – Photographs by Shane Rocheleau | Book review by Magali Duzant | LensCulture

    Lakeside – Photographs by Shane Rocheleau | Book review by Magali Duzant | LensCulture

    Lakeside – Photographs by Shane Rocheleau | Book review by Magali Duzant | LensCulture Weaving together portraits, landscapes, found objects, and advertising imagery in his new photobook, Shane Rocheleau presents an unsparing view of complicated American history via LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/shane-rocheleau-lakeside Weaving together portraits, landscapes, found objects, and advertising imagery in his new photobook, Shane Rocheleau…

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

    Book of the Week: Selected by Blake Andrews Book Review Why Omaha? Photographs by Darius Koehli Reviewed by Blake Andrews “I’ve encountered many photobooks over the past few dec… Link: https://blog.photoeye.com/2022/12/book-of-week-selected-by-blake-andrews_26.html Then he discovered wrestling. The old AWA professional circuit held sway in the midwest at the time, hosting regular matches at the Omaha Civic…

  • Bob Newman: Shadows of Emmett Till – LENSCRATCH

    Bob Newman: Shadows of Emmett Till – LENSCRATCH

    Bob Newman: Shadows of Emmett Till – LENSCRATCH Over 67 years ago on the summer of August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Louis Till was tragically lynched in Mississippi by two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam after he was accused by Bryant’s wife, Carolyn Bryant, of allegedly making an advance at he via LENSCRATCH:…

  • In the Midwest, Alessandra Sanguinetti Blurs Fact with Fiction

    In the Midwest, Alessandra Sanguinetti Blurs Fact with Fiction

    In the Midwest, Alessandra Sanguinetti Blurs Fact with Fiction The photographer’s latest photobook journeys to Wisconsin, depicting a world of uncanny originality and intrigue. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/in-the-midwest-alessandra-sanguinetti-blurs-fact-with-fiction/ The photographer’s latest photobook journeys to Wisconsin, depicting a world of uncanny originality and intrigue.

  • Publisher’s Spotlight: Brown Owl Press – LENSCRATCH

    Publisher’s Spotlight: Brown Owl Press – LENSCRATCH

    Publisher’s Spotlight: Brown Owl Press – LENSCRATCH This past year we have been focusing on books on Lenscratch. In order to understand the contemporary photobook landscape, we are interviewing and celebrating significant photography book publishers, large and small, who are elevating photographs on the pa via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/12/publishers-spotlight-brown-owl-press/ Brown Owl Press is an independent publisher…

  • Favorite Photobooks 2022 – Compiled by LensCulture Editors | | LensCulture

    Favorite Photobooks 2022 – Compiled by LensCulture Editors | | LensCulture

    Favorite Photobooks 2022 – Compiled by LensCulture Editors | | LensCulture 28 curators, artists, editors and photography experts share their personal favorite photobooks from 2022 — a delightfully diverse list of great recommendations via LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/lensculture-editors-favorite-photobooks-2022 28 curators, artists, editors and photography experts share their personal favorite photobooks from 2022 — a delightfully diverse list…

  • A Decade Among the Mennonites

    A Decade Among the Mennonites

    A Decade Among the Mennonites Larry Towell’s images reveal a little-seen, isolated world and raise questions about the unforgiving impact of tradition on families. via Hyperallergic: https://hyperallergic.com/744838/larry-towell-a-decade-among-the-mennonites/ The Mennonites (GOST Books, 2022) records Towell’s decade among the Mennonites as they struggle to hold on amid changing times and hard luck. Out of print for the…

  • The Best and Worst of Times: Talking Photobooks With Aperture’s Lesley Martin – Interview with Lesley Martin, Aperture’s Creative Director | LensCulture

    The Best and Worst of Times: Talking Photobooks With Aperture’s Lesley Martin – Interview with Lesley Martin, Aperture’s Creative Director | LensCulture

    The Best and Worst of Times: Talking Photobooks With Aperture’s Lesley Martin – Interview with Lesley Martin, Aperture’s Creative Director | LensCulture A leading expert in the field shares her thoughts on the “golden age” of photobooks and offers advice to aspiring authors via LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/aperture-foundation-the-best-and-worst-of-times-talking-photobooks-with-aperture-s-lesley-martin If you can’t answer those questions honestly, you’re not…

  • photo-eye Favorite Books 2022

    Link: As a result, photo-eye, now in our 44th year, is in a unique position to select books that we feel rise to the top and merit your attention and consideration.

  • Some Say Ice – Photographs by Alessandra Sanguinetti | Essay by Sophie Wright | LensCulture

    Some Say Ice – Photographs by Alessandra Sanguinetti | Essay by Sophie Wright | LensCulture

    Some Say Ice – Photographs by Alessandra Sanguinetti | Essay by Sophie Wright | LensCulture In her new book “Some Say Ice”— an eerie portrait of the people, places and animals of the small Midwestern town of Black River Falls—Alessandra Sanguinetti confronts photography’s uneasy relationship to life and death via LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/alessandra-sanguinetti-some-say-ice In her new…

  • Waves: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb – LENSCRATCH

    Waves: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb – LENSCRATCH

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    Waves: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb – LENSCRATCH Waves (Radius Books 2022) by creative partners Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb includes photographs and text that navigate the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. These photographs were captured by Alex and Rebecca in Cape Cod, Massachusetts from March 2020 via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/09/waves-alex-webb-and-rebecca-norris-webb/ Many people were…

  • 8 Photobooks Aperture’s Editors Are Reading This Summer

    8 Photobooks Aperture’s Editors Are Reading This Summer

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    8 Photobooks Aperture’s Editors Are Reading This Summer From a new volume on Dayanita Singh’s expansive practice to Trent Parke’s journey across north Indian countryside—we asked our editors what photobooks they’re diving into this summer. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/8-summer-reads-from-apertures-editors/ From a new volume on Dayanita Singh’s expansive practice to Trent Parke’s journey across north Indian countryside—we…

  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Another Life: Jim Goldberg & Iryna Tsilyk’s Publication for Ukraine

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    Juxtapoz Magazine – Another Life: Jim Goldberg & Iryna Tsilyk’s Publication for Ukraine In 2005 Jim Goldberg traveled to Ukraine as part of a project which explored migration, at the start of the new millennium. For Another Life a new fun… Link: https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/photography/another-life-jim-goldberg-iryna-tsilyk-s-publication-for-ukraine/ In 2005 Jim Goldberg traveled to Ukraine as part of a project…

  • Publisher’s Spotlight: Café Royal Books – LENSCRATCH

    Publisher’s Spotlight: Café Royal Books – LENSCRATCH

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    Publisher’s Spotlight: Café Royal Books – LENSCRATCH These past months have been all about books on Lenscratch. In order to understand the contemporary photo book landscape, we are interviewing and celebrating significant photography book publishers, large and small, who are elevating photographs on the pag via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/07/publishers-spotlight-cafe-royal-books/ Documentary photography — post-war, with links to…

  • Think Like a Street Photographer – Photographs and text by Matt Stuart | LensCulture

    Think Like a Street Photographer – Photographs and text by Matt Stuart | LensCulture

    Think Like a Street Photographer – Photographs and text by Matt Stuart | LensCulture This new book by award-winning street photographer Matt Stuart is filled with insights and advice garnered over decades of making stunning street photographs on a daily basis via LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/matt-stuart-think-like-a-street-photographer This new book by award-winning street photographer Matt Stuart is filled…

  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Larry Towell’s Friendship with the Old Colony Mennonites

    Juxtapoz Magazine – Larry Towell’s Friendship with the Old Colony Mennonites “In 1989, I discovered them in my own back yard, land-hungry and dirt poor. They came looking for work in the vegetable fields and fruit orchards of L… Link: https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/photography/larry-towell-s-friendship-with-the-old-colony-mennonites/ Larry Towell photographed the Old Colony Mennonites in rural Ontario and Mexico between 1990…