Yukari Chikura – Zaido

Review by Douglas Stockdale - A dream in which a deceased father speaks words of inspiration to his daughter, who now inspired visits a snowy village in which her father was born and lived long ago in the north of Japan. Upon her arrival she is confronted by ancient performance of Zaido, said to be based... Continue Reading →

Jan Mammey – Mise en Abyme

Review by Wayne Swanson • German photographer Jan Mammey celebrates form in all its forms in Mise en Abyme. There are lines, angles, shapes, and volumes. Built forms and organic forms that mimic the built. All are here, often on top of one another. The title refers to the formal technique of placing a copy of... Continue Reading →

Paul Hart – Reclaimed

Review by Douglas Stockdale - On the eastern side of England was a vast marshland, a region known as the Fens, which was eventually conquered by a combination of technology and determined English will. Once properly drained it became an abundantly fertile farmland, England’s extensive vegetable garden. This flat lowland does not easily endear itself... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #17

Welcome to our 17th Issue •Regretfully in the United States we still need to deal with the Administration's mis-management of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result this continuing pandemic has ravaged and impacted art schools, publishers, book-printers, artist & photographers, book-stores, galleries, big and small, and in many ways impacted just about every-one in between.This month we offer a broad range of... Continue Reading →

Lukas Felzmann – Apophenia

Review by Wayne Swanson • What meaning could you find in a collection of picture postcards sent to one person? And what if you only looked at the pictures, not the messages on the back? And what if you then picked out only the ones with a certain orientation? What could such an arbitrary approach possibly... Continue Reading →

Regina Anzenberger – Shifting Roots

Review by Douglas Stockdale • How might we ‘see’ the unseen, whether it is too microscopic to discern, moving too rapidly to distinguish or in the case of the root structure of trees and vegetation, buried out of sight? Likewise, how might we imagine something as indiscernible as moisture and water moving within a root structure... Continue Reading →

Darin Boville – Computational Photography

Review by Paul Anderson • This photobook is full of mystery and angst, encompassing a very eclectic mix of ideas and images. Its essays and associated images address societal disconnect, fatal flaws, personal fears, wonder and mystery, and alternative or imagined views. Boville has gathered some very personal bodies of work and presented them in... Continue Reading →

Vera Lutter – Museum in the Camera

Review by Steve Harp • I have long found the images of Vera Lutter among the most challenging and thought-provoking in contemporary photography. Lutter’s work is that rare combination of visually beautiful (sublime would be a better word), conceptually challenging (“good to think with,” to use Claude Levi-Strauss’ phrase) and continually surprising (perhaps odd, given the... Continue Reading →

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