Beth Dow – In The Garden

In the Garden, Beth Dow, Blurb 2008 Beth Dow’s In The Garden, was the 2008 grand prize winner of the recent Blurb Photography.Book.Now juried book competition. Dow had developed her large format book based on the Plantium Palladium prints from her photographs made in formal English and Italian gardens. This book probably does represent some of the best in self-publishing book design utilizing… Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal interview – Elizabeth Avedon

Elizabeth Avedon, a conversation with Douglas Stockdale • Elizabeth Avedon, independent curator / photo book and exhibition designer, including the retrospective exhibition and books: “Avedon: 1949–1979” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art; “Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. ___________________________ I… Continue Reading →

PhotoBook exhibition – curating in progress

I was recently invited to submit a curatorial proposal for a photobook exhibition based on the thematic subject of “work”, which is an interesting word as well as subject for photographers. Idea is tap into the history of photography in recent years, reinterpreted through a great deal of attention to differences and changes of the languages of photography and contemporary work…. Continue Reading →

Harry Cock – Omstreken

Copyright Harry Cock 2006, courtesy Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht Omstreken (Environs) is the title for the twenty-five year retrospective of Dutch photojournalist Harry Cock. The Dutch word is used to indicate the area and localities that are surrounding you, a fitting description of the territory for Cock’s focus. Similar to Gunnar Smoliansky who photographed his local Swedish surroundings for the… Continue Reading →

Photography.Book.Now call for entries

Beth Dow “In the Garden” 2008 Photography.Book.Now Grand Prize Winner The 2009 Photography.Book.Now self-publishing book competition is now open, with more information here. The lead book juriest for this will Darius Himes, co-founder of Radius Books, who was a judge in the 2008 competition. The grand prize will be again, $25,000.00, which is probably why there… Continue Reading →

David Plowden – Vanishing Point

East of Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1971 copyright David Plowden Last year in 2007 a retrospective book was published about David Plowden’s photographs Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photograph with an introduction by Steve Edwards and published by W. W. Norton. Initially I thought that this book by Plowden was going to be easy to review. It is beautifully… Continue Reading →

Photo+Book – Self publishing juried exhibition

Similar to the recent Blurb juried POD book on-line exhibition, the 23 Sandy Gallery Portland, OR is now having a call to photographers for a self publishing print on demand (POD) book exhibition. This exhibition is not limited to just Burb printed books. This exhibition is being co-juried by Christopher Rauschenberg and Laura Russell, the galleries owner and director. Rauschenberg… Continue Reading →

Photography.Book.Now winners

In the Garden, copyright of Beth Dow, and Grand Prize Winner, 2008 If you have not had a chance to browse the winners of the Blurb photo book contest Photography.Book.Now, you just might want to and see the possibilities of self publishing. The templates of many of the Print on Demand (POD) publishers can be limited, but… Continue Reading →

Catherine Opie

Review by Rudy Vega • Catherine Opie epitomizes what it means to be a prolific artist as Phaidon’s recent release, Catherine Opie aptly showcases. It is a handsome hardcover book of 338 pages of which 300 are of images, including 6 gatefolds. Additionally, there is an introductory essay, and three additional essays serving as lead-ins to the chapters,… Continue Reading →

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