Welcome to our 39th Issue •
We again greet the summer with a selection of photobooks for you to consider for your holidays and vacations plans. We are also delighted to provide six photobooks supporting Ann Mitchell’s latest Thinking About Photographyshowcase, Place.
Concurrently we are aghast and severely disappointed with many of the recent American Supreme Court decisions that are being handed down by a super-majority of ultra-conservative justices. On women’s rights, we have stepped back in time 50 years. On the issues of global warming, we have a ruling that appears to be penned by the coal industry severely limiting our Environmental Protection Agency as to what they can or can not implement to avert global warming. Overall it appears that the separation between church and state is collapsing in the favor of only one religion, which is not stated in our founding Constitution. The United States is a delightful melting pot of ideas, cultures, races, creeds and religions, which appears to be now under extreme duress.
Last, on a more upbeat note, the pre-order for my artist book, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, is on-going thru the month of July, see details below.
Book reviews featured in June 2022:
The last major project/publication by California based photographer, filmmaker, critic, teacher, and theorist Allan Sekula was originally released… (more)
These meticulously produced portraits by the artist duo known as Koschies demand some new definitions, since they… ( more)
It is a factual and well documented narrative about the destructive consequences of the American military on the American landscape that encompasses the… (more)
The book is enigmatic in its organization, producing a number of possible juxtapositions of images. It asks the reader/viewer to vest him/herself… (more)
Japan is a country of four distinct seasons. Hot, humid and rainy summers followed by mild pleasant autumn complete with fall colors. Then winter sets in for… (more)
The process of depicting simulated people in fake ‘portraits’ has reached new levels of perfection. The software… (more)
Have you found yourself alone, walking through a familiar urban environment, hardly aware of your surroundings? You… (more)
The origin of the term mise-en-scène, while it is now most commonly used within media and cinema studies, is attributed to the French writer Alexandre Dumas… (more)
Ann Mitchell’s Thinking About Photography‘s showcase: Place
Available for Pre-order: The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow
The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow will be published by Singular Images Press in the Fall and can be pre-ordered now. The visual narrative investigates identity and work-driven travel in the context of a mental health condition, anxiety.
This book is available in two versions; artist book and optional Artist Special Edition (artist book + print), both incorporate a signed archival pigment image, while the Artist Special Edition has a second loose archival pigment print.
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