PhotoBook Journal – Issue #11


Welcome to our 11th issue •

Happy Valentine’s month, and here are some of the books we love.

We have another diverse photobook edition for your enjoyment. We welcome Lodoe-Laura Haines-Wangda as a guest contributor who reviewed Zora Murff’s photobook, which was selected as the winner of the Independently Published category for the Lucie Foundation Photo Book Awards. Reviews include books from Bil Zelman, Cristiano Volk, Glen Wexler, Charalampos Kydonakis, Ben Brody, Ian Howorth, and Magda Biernat.

Many of our magazine’s team attended photo l.a. event this year and we provide a very broad overview of this Los Angeles photographic event, with a photobook spin, of course. Finally, the interview of photographer and book designer Caleb Cain Marcus is both intriguing and thought provoking.

Cheers & Enjoy
Douglas Stockdale
Editor & Publisher


Book Reviews and Articles during February:

Zora Murff – At No Point In Between


The first image in Zora Murff’s photobook At No Point In Between is actually just half an image; a tiny… (more)

Magda Biernat – The Edge of Knowing


America the beautiful. The American Dream. America First! From a vantage point here in the United… (more)

Glen Wexler – The ’80s Portrait Sessions


Ah, the glorious 1980s – an era that still featured iconic photographs on LP album covers and inner sleeves… (more)

Charalampos Kydonakis – Back to Nowhere


In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a human-like creature with the head and tail of a bull, and his favorite… (more)

Bil Zelman – And Here We Are


It can be extremely unsettling to read stories about a Holocene Extinction and then to realize that this period… (more)

Cristiano Volk – Mélaina Cholé


Mélaina cholé in the ancient Hippocratic medical approach to the body represented black bile, one of the “humors”… (more)

Ian Howorth – Arcadia


Where and what is home? And when you go back, how does the changed reality compare to your childhood… (more)

Ben Brody – Attention Servicemember


The daily surrealism of war is a subject that has inspired some fine literary and artistic works. Ben Brody’s… (more)

Photobook Journal Interview – Caleb Cain Marcus


Recently I noted a convergence around the photographer and book designer Caleb Cain Marcus, beginning with the arrival of his stately photobook, A Portrait of Ice, a series of… (more)

2020 photo l.a.

photo la entrance Debe Arlook v2

photo l.a. More than 10,000 people attended photo l.a., which was held January 30–February 2, 2020, at the Barker Hangar (Santa Monica Airport) in Santa Monica, California…. (more)


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