PhotoBook Journal is an international virtual magazine that focuses on contemporary photographic based books and publications, which provides commentary and reviews for contemporary projects, monographs, and small edition artist books. We discuss the content, book design, layout and production attributes and on occasion will provide interviews of photobook artists, publishers and designers, discuss book trends and photobook news.
We are an independent voice.
We embrace noteworthy photobooks, whether they come from major publishers, small presses, or are self-published.
We review a printed photobook, as the physical nature of the object is important: cover, paper, layout, sequence, and visuals, as well as texts as supplementary or explanatory materials where provided.
We strive to present book reviews that are accessible and understandable to a broad range of readers.
The editorial staff is composed of artists and photographers who investigate contemporary issues, projects, and themes while appreciating the book object as well as being book collectors. We are active in photographic/photobook events, book signings and photo festivals as participants, book judges, curators and portfolio reviewers.
Senior Editor & founder: Douglas Stockdale
Associate Editor: Gerhard (Gerry) Clausing
Resource Manager: Debe Arlook
Copy Editor: Alaina Dall
Design: Deborah Davis Design
Digital Architect: Jonas Yip
Dan Johns, BA Art History, Executive Chef