5B4: Secrets of Real Estate by John Gossage

If you were to invite John Gossage to photograph your neighborhood he could probably create an entire book’s worth of work within a few city blocks (or rural lanes). He is a photographer who could probably work anywhere more so than most in that the small details that he asks us to pay attention to […]

Private lives of the mob | The Australian

IN the heavy, noiseless air of desert country, an Aboriginal community is out hunting when the sound of a camera shutter cuts the air like a bullet from a gun. Heads turn, questions are asked and the — usually white — photographer is suddenly centre stage in an inquisition. The curtain of suspicion can hang […]

Hoffmann's tales of life with Hitler can finally be told

THE reminiscences of Hitler’s favourite photographer have been published in a new book. Heinrich Hoffmann made a small fortune from photographing the Führer, but his nest-egg was seized by the Allies and he died in poverty in 1957. Before his death, he gave a series of interviews to Joe Heydecker, a survivor of the Warsaw […]

Click Review: Breaking News by Martin Fletcher

Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World, by Martin Fletcher. Martin Fletcher, the NBC News Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv with a penchant for posing on top of destroyed tanks, provides a great look back at his life covering conflict. War reporters face […]

Photography Books Now! – Shoot The Blog

I read about the Photography Book Now salon and symposium last night, and thought it was too good to be true. I mean, a contest celebrating self-published photo books? With the promise of MONEY? What What!? But look, they say it is true: “Join the modern photography book movement. Photographers can now produce books with […]

Photography Book Now

Join the modern photography book movement. Photographers can now produce books with complete creative control. We’re celebrating the most innovative and finest self-published photography books and the people behind them. Submit yours for a chance at $25,000 to finish – or start – that once in a lifetime project. Check it out here.

5B4: Poles by Frank Breuer

There have been many books that follow in the tradition of the Düsseldorf School of typologies that I just find boring. In fact, I even have a hard time looking through an entire book of the Bechers themselves when it is entirely made up of one of their subjects. Like many other genres of photography, […]

A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel: My Journey in Photographs

In this charming and captivating volume, National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt discloses the secrets of a peripatetic life, revealing in often hilarious detail how she managed to juggle two children, bulky cases of camera equipment, and everything needed for a nurturing family life as she traveled to far-flung destinations around the world. Belt was […]

Author Admits Acclaimed Memoir Is Fantasy – New York Times

In “Love and Consequences,” a critically acclaimed memoir published last week, Margaret B. Jones wrote about her life as a half-white, half-Native American girl growing up in South-Central Los Angeles as a foster child among gang-bangers, running drugs for the Bloods.Margaret B. Jones is a pseudonym for Margaret Seltzer, who is all white and grew […]

New Life for RFK Photos – 3/3/2008 – Publishers Weekly

It was meant to be merely a slightly expanded edition of an out-of-print classic of photojournalism, Paul Fusco’s RFK Funeral Train, first published in September 2000 by Umbrage Editions. Fusco, a photographer for Look magazine in the 1960s, had been assigned to ride the train carrying the body of Robert F. Kennedy from New York […]