Gabriella Angotti-Jones – I Just Want to Surf

Review by Douglas Stockdale • This is not the usual photobook investigating the Southern California surf culture. As evident on the book’s interesting slipcover, a folded double-sided surf poster, that Gabriella Angotti-Jones subjects for I Just Want to Surf are not the usual bunch of ‘tan’ blonde beach dudes. In fact they are not even dudes, but a... Continue Reading →

Emily White – High Water

Review by Douglas Stockdale • Emily White utilizes large format photographic equipment in conjunction with alternative photographic technics to investigate an urban and its bordering natural landscapes. There is an undercurrent of mystery, as though something is being haunted, in the dark moody body of work that White exhibited in her first solo show with Candela... Continue Reading →

Tema Stauffer – Southern Fiction

Review by Melanie Chapman • “Impressions of the Past, and what Remains.” At a certain time in the afternoon of late winter, the sun shines through my front window and fills the living room with long strands of a honey yellow glow. The sounds of children playing across the street subside as families reconvene to share... Continue Reading →

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s Third Biennial Reva & David Logan Photo Book Symposium

Article by Debe Arlook and Douglas Stockdale with photographs by Debe Arlook, Douglas Stockdale, Katie Rodriguez and Barry Schwartz • We were honored with the opportunity to participate in the University of California Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism's Third Biennial Reva & David Logan Photo Book Symposium on Saturday April 15th. The event was developed... Continue Reading →

Regina Anzenberger – Under the Apple Tree

Review by Douglas Stockdale • While preparing this book review of Regina Anzenberger’s family album titled Under the Apple Tree, I was reminded of the stilted circumstance of taking family pictures while photographing my own family after an Easter Egg hunt. Capturing a family event for ‘posterity’ when attempting to photography ‘candid’ moments of individuals who are... Continue Reading →

Medium Photo – Pop-up fair

Article and photographs by Douglas Stockdale, copyright 2023 2023 has started to see the re-emergence of in-person art & book fairs, one of which we participated at was hosted by Medium Photo as part of their Medium Festival of Photography, extended over multiple locations in San Diego during the first two weeks of April. Last... Continue Reading →

Sarah Malakoff – Personal History

Review by Steve Harp •  When visiting unfamiliar homes in what now seems a distant age – at a time when bookshelves in homes contained books that were intended to be read, rather than simply to function as design statements showcasing one’s domestic “brand” -- I always enjoyed surreptitiously investigating which books people had included... Continue Reading →

Jason Paul Reimer – Excavation: A Journey Through Loss

Review by Douglas Stockdale • Reviewing Jason Paul Reimer’s book Excavation: A Journey Through Loss is not the first time that I have seen this body of work. While jurying an earlier photobook competition for Los Angeles Center of Photography, Reimer’s project was submitted as a book-dummy/singular-artist-book. It was juried into the subsequent exhibition as well as garnering... Continue Reading →

Zindzi Zwietering – Bron

Review by Brian F. O’Neill • Bron is the first monograph by photographer Zindzi Zwietering (Netherlands), released in 2022 by Dutch publisher The Eriskay Connection, who have been releasing wonderfully designed and thought-provoking books across the course of their catalogue. This publisher has been a model of using the book form to open new possibilities between... Continue Reading →

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