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 →

Nathan Lyons – In Pursuit of Magic

Review by Wayne Swanson • Are you fluent in photography? Not f-stops and apertures. Not representational or abstract, fine art or documentary. Not Ansel or Robert Adams. Rather, do you understand the visual language of photography? For the late Nathan Lyons (1930 – 2016), the world was “a vast repertoire of signs that await being... Continue Reading →

Albarran Cabrera – Remembering the Future

Review by Douglas Stockdale • In their introduction the Albarran Cabrera partnership expand on the premise of mankind’s thinking about our inability to accurately recall past memory as a potential way to consider future memories. As humans we are unique in our ability to plan ahead and that the forward-thinking process is probably as flawed... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #3

For June, Issue #3, we feature a broad spectrum of photobooks: photo-documentary, conflict aftermath, introspective look at what is home, conceptual investigations and artistic interpretations. I suspect that there is something for just about everyone as we attempt to examine a cross-current of contemporary photographic books available today. Our NEWS article is highlighting a new left coast... Continue Reading →

Karianne Bueno – Doug’s Cabin

Review by Wayne Swanson • It’s not easy to find Doug’s cabin. Or Doug himself, for that matter. Doug lives deep in the rainforest at the remote northwestern tip of Vancouver Island. He’s the proprietor of the San Josef Heritage Park and Campground, a grand name for a struggling collection of primitive campsites. He’s a... Continue Reading →

LACP Photo Book Competition

I have the pleasure to be the first to formally announce the first Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) photobook competition. I may have a little insider knowledge of this new book event as I am one of the two book judges (Gerhard Clausing, Associate Editor, PhotoBook Journal being the other), helped design the competition... Continue Reading →

Miquel Gonzalez — Memoria Perdida

Review by Wayne Swanson • “Let’s go for a walk.” That might sound like a pleasant invitation, but in the Spain of dictator Francisco Franco, it was often a chilling euphemism for a death sentence. During the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) and its aftermath, armed bands would round up people, take them to a remote... Continue Reading →

Caleb Cain Marcus – A Brief Moment After Death

Review by Dan Johns and Douglas Stockdale •  What transpires after one’s earthly passing? The earthly body ceases to function, but what of one’s spirit, essence, soul or other attributes attributed by various religions and faiths regarding the inner person? This is the concept behind Caleb Cain Marcus’s A Brief Moment After Death that visualizes what... Continue Reading →

Aline Smithson – Los Angeles

Review by Douglas Stockdale •  The Kris Graves Projects Lost series (currently Lost II, set of 20 books with slipcase) are regional investigations each by a photographer who calls it home; the book series is complementary and expanded on by the broader collective; how do you define a region (place), what does it really tell a... Continue Reading →

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