PBJ Issue Number 35 •
February became a difficult month for those who love democracy, with an unrelenting attack of Ukraine by a madman in Russia. We are unsure of how this will end, but I am voting for the people of Ukraine to persevere.
Remember, most Russian citizens do not support this war, thus as you consider what Russian goods to boycott, consider supporting the Russian artists and photographers who oppose this crazy war.
On a more up-beat note, I am very honored to be a guest photobook curator for Ann Mitchell’s art/photo blog Thinking About Photography. For her recently published article that features photography + color, I selected six photobooks that broadly feature color where how the book artist works with color is an important element.
Books featured in February 2022:
A friendship that can be traced back to our youth and has lasted into the present is something to be treasured and celebrated, if we are lucky enough to have… (more)
Many people see melancholy in the dying of the light, but French photographer Philippe Ciaparra sees utopia… (more)
Not too long ago, the term “abandoned moments” meant images that we would toss aside: subject not significant enough, not sharp enough, some blurring… (more)
As the saying goes: You can’t judge a book by its Cover. In the case of “Face Time: A History of the Photographic Portrait”, edited by Phillip Rodger, the cover… (more)
Peter Hujar was a photographer who chronicled the cultural scene of New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also known for his magical ways in… (more)
Thinking About Photography: Photography + Color
I am very honored to be a guest curator for Ann Mitchell’s art/photography blog Thinking About Photography. For her recently published article that features photography + color, our editorial team selected six diverse photobooks that feature color, be it the photography or as a component of the book’s design and layout.
These include the photobooks by the late Harvey Benge, Nick Brandt, Cig Harvey, S. Billie Mandle, Fred Mitchell and the late Paula Riff. The photobook segment can be found here.
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