PhotoBook Journal – Issue #9


Welcome to our Ninth Issue! •

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season, which for some of you, may still not be over just yet. We think that the holidays are a great time to find new photobooks or spend time with recent book purchases.

As we do each year, we share our annual list of Interesting Photobooks, see link below, which is the collective mind-meld of our staff. Hope you enjoy our list.

The entire PhotoBook Journal staff wishes each of you a wonderful and very creative New Year!

Cheers & Enjoy
Douglas Stockdale
Editor & Publisher


Book Reviews and Articles in December:

Leo Goldstein: East Harlem – The Postwar Years


Coming out of the 103rd Street subway station the other day, I was struck by how much this neighborhood, once commonly referred to as Spanish Harlem, has changed since I came to New York in the late… (more)

Cody Bratt – Love We Leave Behind


Getting over a relationship that didn’t work out is never easy, especially if all your hopes and dreams were invested in it. You had your emotions tied up in another person with the hope of a long-term bond, with love the…(more)

Jeff Bridges: Pictures, Volume Two


Now playing at a bookstore near you is a behind-the-scenes look at the spectacle of moviemaking, filmed in epic widescreen black and white…(more)

Kris Graves – The Bronx


“Say It Loud, I’m Bronx, I’m Proud!”

Recently, I was in touch with a college friend who grew up in the Bronx in the 1970s and asked him for five words to describe the place. He chose “Dark, rotten, cheated, drugged out, death.” This is not, however, the Bronx that photographer Kris Graves first experienced as a young boy… (more)

Shane Rocheleau – The Reflection in the Pool


When I look at this photobook, the old Phil Ochs song as rendered by Joan Baez goes through my head: “There but for fortune go you or I… (more)


Interesting Photobooks of 2019

Our list of 14 photobooks we found in 2019 that we think are worth your consideration. Cheers!


Our list this year includes: Nick Brandt, Keith Carter, Christian Michael Filardo, Robert Frank, Rohina Hoffman, Aapo Huhta, Sohrab Hura, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Letícia Lampert, Melissa Lazuka, Katherine Longly, Louie Palu, Birthe Piontek, and Dotan Saguy.


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