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 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 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 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 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 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 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, […]
Alec Soth’s reedition of Sleeping by the Mississippi – The Eye of Photography Sleeping by The Mississippi by Alec Soth is one of the defining publications in the photobook era. First published by Steidl in 2004, it was American photographer Alec Soth’s first book, sold through three editions, and established him as one of the […]
Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline – The Eye of Photography In On the Frontline, her new book published by Aperture, influential photographer Susan Meiselas provides an insightful personal commentary on the trajectory of her career—on her ideas and processes, and her decisions as a photographer. Applying a sociological training to the practice of witness journalism, […]
A photographer’s five-year odyssey chasing personal demons resulted in this darkly poetic book – The Washington Post Sebastien Van Malleghem’s forthcoming book, ‘Nordic Noir’ is the result of a five-year odyssey traveling through Scandinavia. Van Malleghem’s work has always examined the darker edges of life. He has photographed the war-torn streets of Libya, plummeted into […]
Jean-Pierre Laffont, New York Up and Down – The Eye of Photography After a remarked book on his work in the United States spanning 50 years of history, documentary photographer Jean-Pierre Laffont publishes his photos of New York, where he has been a transplanted resident since 1965.
Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85 – The Eye of Photography Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85, a book published by Reel Art Press, is a collection of photographic work by Sory Sanlé, an eminent portrait photographer from Burkina Faso, the landlocked country in West Africa formerly colonized by the French, then known as République de Haute-Volta. […]
Pictures — How to Make Them – Vantage – Medium Kenneth Jarecke’s new book, Pictures — How to Make Them will be available on a chapter-by-chapter basis on iTunes. Below is an excerpt from the first chapter.
From pictorialism to Provoke: the most extensive history of Japanese photobooks – The Eye of Photography The Japanese Photobook, 1912 – 1990, published by Steidl and edited by Manfred Heiting, illustrates the development of photography as seen in photo publications in Japan—from the time of influence of European and American pictorialism, the German Bauhaus and Imperial military […]
Marvin E. Newman’s Spellbinding “City of Lights” – Feature Shoot Now in his 89th year, American photographer Marvin E. Newman is receiving his due as one of the finest street photographers of the twentieth century. His self-titled monograph, just released as a XXL Collector’s Edition from Taschen showcases his vibrant collection of cityscapes made in […]
Priscilla Briggs: Impossible is Nothing: China’s Theater of Consumerism | LENSCRATCH Impossible is Nothing focuses on that phenomenon with a six year investigation of where the east meets west. She traveled throughout the eastern seaboard of China to examine a “new brand of Communism that embraces Capitalism with Chinese characteristics.” Her photographs reveal constructed realities, […]
James Baldwin & Steve Schapiro, The Fire Next Time – The Eye of Photography First published in 1963, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time stabbed at the heart of America’s so-called “Negro problem.” As remarkable for its masterful prose as it is for its frank and personal account of the black experience in the United States, it is […]
The Lumen Seed: Records of a search in the Australian desert by Judith Crispin – The Eye of Photography Judith Crispin is many things; a poet, photographer and scholar, as well as a mother, friend and daughter. She is also a cancer survivor. Just as these labels don’t define her, neither do the photographs and […]
Larry Fink, The Polarities – The Eye of Photography The portrait of American society that Fink sketches out starting in the 1950s continues. The Polarities narrates modern America, the radical changes between the Obama years and the arrival of Trump, the society of the spectacle – in which “the show must go on” – and […]
Color Me Gone – The First Double-Binded Photobook on Vietnam by Kevin German — Kickstarter Color Me Gone is a photobook with a circular narrative about a developing Vietnam featuring a unique dual binding system.