PhotoBook Journal – Issue #34

Welcome to our 34th Issue •

This is our first Issue for 2022 that includes a review of Ken Light’s Course of the Empire and Peter Puklus’s The Hero Mother. How to Build a House, both of which are featured in our Interesting Artist and Photobooks for 2021.

Please enjoy

Douglas Stockdale
Senior Editor

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Books featured in January 2022:

Ken Light – Course of the Empire

Perhaps the greatest compliment one can pay a photographer is to be so inspired by their work that you go out into the world and attempt to make pictures… (more)

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Peter Puklus- The Hero Mother. How to Build a House.

The greatest challenge for parents-to-be in starting their own family is to switch back and forth between a wide variety of roles and to combine them harmoniously…. (more)

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Anne Berry – Behind Glass

Anthropomorphism, that is giving human traits or attributes to animals, is probably most applicable when observing primates, those animals we seem to attribute… (more)

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Martin Buday – Prophetic Kingdom

The everyday landscape is filled with the banal, the kitschy, and the mundane. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be artful and engaging…. (more)

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Alex Harris – Our Strange New Land

Visual narration is an exciting endeavor in contemporary photobooks. Fact and fiction can reach some artful intermingling in this area. But while the creation of… (more)

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R. J. Kern – The Unchosen Ones

Winning a competition is surely the goal of the participants. If the outcome is not what one expected, disappointment is… (more)

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Rafal Milach – I Am Warning You

Living in Southern California, I have a familiarity with border walls, specifically the American-Mexican wall that lies less than 100 miles south of my home… (more)

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Herbert Döring-Spengler – Photo-Sculptor

Throughout the 20th Century there were some artists that overcame the traditional rules of “straight” photography and dared to take liberties with their… (more)

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Articles & photographs published on PhotoBook Journal may not be reproduced without the permission of the PhotoBook Journal staff and the photographer(s).

All images and text are © of the individual photographer/artist and/or author.

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