Here Are 10 of the Most Captivating Photo Books of the Year. Just Look. – Mother Jones

Here Are 10 of the Most Captivating Photo Books of the Year. Just Look. – Mother Jones This past year seems like we were treated to more photo books than ever. That is, at least in part, due to crowdfunding efforts that are helping photographers defray the exorbitant cost of publishing. The unyielding flood of photo books is evidence that photographers […]

Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie Tells His True Story of Surviving 81 Days in Captivity in Syria

Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie Tells His True Story of Surviving 81 Days in Captivity in Syria For as long as he can remember, Jonathan Alpeyrie was fascinated by history and had a fierce passion for adventure. He loved the worlds he could escape to when his father read adventure classics to him, like Call of the Wild and […]

The Best Photo Books of 2017 – The New York Times

The Best Photo Books of 2017 – The New York Times There are great photo books every year, and 2017 was no exception. But something about the strained times intensified my feelings about the work I saw this year. The role of art felt more urgent, both as a response to the general political disorder […]

69 Magnum Photographers Reveal Their Contact Sheets in New Book – Feature Shoot

69 Magnum Photographers Reveal Their Contact Sheets in New Book – Feature Shoot Magnum Contact Sheets (Thames & Hudson) offers a critical look at the necessity of context in our understanding of the photograph. Featuring 139 contact sheets from 69 photographers, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks, magazine spreads, and texts […]

Nancy Rexroth: Iowa | LENSCRATCH

Nancy Rexroth: Iowa | LENSCRATCH When I first discovered the Diana camera in the 1990’s there were few places to look for inspiration. That was, until I found the seminal book by Nancy Rexroth titled IOWA. It was difficult to lay hands on a copy as it had been originally published in 1977.  But I […]

Viewing Jonas Bendiksen’s Photobook ‘The Last Testament’ as a Person of Faith

Viewing Jonas Bendiksen’s Photobook ‘The Last Testament’ as a Person of Faith Photographer Jonas Bendiksen describes himself as “a man of little faith.” His latest project The Last Testament, a years-long exploration of the lives of seven self-proclaimed Messiahs around the world who claim to be the second coming of Christ, will resonate with doubters […]

fovi8 volume #1 issue #2 – Jonesblog

fovi8 volume #1 issue #2 – Jonesblog fovi8 volume 1, issue 2 is now released and is physical with cover art by Jeff Carlson @jeffcarlson.  This is something that you can hold in your hand, and it is gorgeous.  There will be only 100 issues printed, ever and is the product of 25 extraordinary photographers who submitted […]

Álvaro Laiz, The Hunt – The Eye of Photography

Álvaro Laiz, The Hunt – The Eye of Photography In The Hunt, a new book released by English publisher Dewi Lewis, Spanish photographer Álvaro Laiz tells us the story of Udege people, in eastern Siberia, who have lived in the boreal forest for hundreds of years. Due to their close contact with nature, their beliefs […]

American wars in the photobook – Witness

American wars in the photobook – Witness I want to attempt to come to conclusions about both the way photographers described war and how underlying larger professional and societal trends influenced the description. Needless to say, these two aspects are not independent at all. Photographers are embedded in societies. However much they might try, they […]

Jenny Sampson: Skaters | LENSCRATCH

Jenny Sampson: Skaters | LENSCRATCH I had the pleasure of meeting Jenny Sampson at Photolucida last April. She brought a stellar portfolio of wet plate collodion tintype portraits of skateboarders–the process a perfect reflection of the gritty street activity that draws in interesting community of athletes. Jenny also shared that she was releasing a monograph […]

Harry Gruyaert: East / West – The Eye of Photography

Harry Gruyaert: East / West – The Eye of Photography At a time when the world was politically divided into East and West, Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert’s quest for light and sensuality led him to capture the colours of two very different worlds: the vibrant glitziness of Las Vegas and Los Angeles in 1981 and […]

Carrie Boretz: Street | LENSCRATCH

Carrie Boretz: Street | LENSCRATCH powerHouse Books has just released an almost thirty year look at the streets of New York, seen through the eyes (and photographs) of Carrie Boretz.  Aptly titled, Streets: New York City – 70s, 80s, 90s, the work reflects a city in flux, more gritty and unstable, but her focus remains […]

The remains of the Maginot Line, by Alexandre Guirkinger and Tristan Garcia – The Eye of Photography

The remains of the Maginot Line, by Alexandre Guirkinger and Tristan Garcia – The Eye of Photography Bunkers blackened with time, overgrown hedges, drab vegetation spewing out of crevasses: there is no color other than dark in Alexandre Guirkinger’s photographs. The remains of the Maginot Line, which failed to protect the French against the Germans, […]