PhotoBook Journal – Issue #7

Welcome to Issue #7 (October 2019) • The month of November is the beginning of the Fall photobook season in preparation for the end of year gift buying holidays, and many new titles have become available. So we are busy with a new batch of book reviews and related book events, two of which on the left coast we feature in... Continue Reading →

Michael Kenna – Beyond Architecture

Review by Wayne Swanson • Imagine having the chance to lose yourself in the archives of a master photographer, to wander among the images with no set expectations or goals. What would strike your fancy? Author and designer Yvonne Meyer-Lohr was given that chance. She roamed through nearly a half-century’s worth of Michael Kenna’s photography... Continue Reading →

2019 Medium Festival of Photography

by Douglas Stockdale • Many of the West coast staff of PhotoBook Journal convened at the 2019 Medium Festival last Saturday for the various presentations and book signings. Joining me were Associate Editor Gerhard Clausing, Wayne Swanson (our Contributing Editor in San Diego who attended the entire four-day event), Debe Arlook and Jonas Yip. Central to my... Continue Reading →

Erik van Cuyk – Rijnwijk Mijn wijk

  Review by Wayne Swanson • Every city has one — that neighborhood “everybody” knows to stay away from. It’s too rough, or too hostile, or too unsafe, or just too different in some way or another. For Arnhem, a medium-sized Dutch city near the eastern border with Germany, that neighborhood is Rijnwijk. This insular 100-year-old... Continue Reading →

Ekaterina Vasilyeva – Road to Petergof

Review by Douglas Stockdale • This is a narrative about an indirect journey along the road that connects St. Petersburg to the city of Petergof, where the Russian Tsar Peter the Great built large Russian estates as his equivalence to the 18th century French estates and expansive gardens. This is also an investigation of an... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #6

Welcome to Issue #6 (September 2019) • September was a busy month for us with a lot of activities around the LACP Exposure Weekend: book design class by Elizabeth Avedon, the LACP Photographic Book Competition exhibition opening and an interesting book panel discussion. Of course, a few book reviews as well. We also welcome Steve Harp, Associate Professor of... Continue Reading →

LACP Exposure Weekend – Photo Book events

By Melanie Chapman and Douglas Stockdale • The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) 2019 Exposure Weekend, held at the Hotel Mdr in Marina del Rey, California, incorporated a number of photobook events; an exhibition of the first LACP Photographic Book Competition, a one-day book workshop led by Elizabeth Avedon, and Book Panel discussion. Elizabeth... Continue Reading →

Rohina Hoffman – Hair Stories

Review by Melanie Chapman • Considering that photographer Rohina Hoffman’s day job is as a neurologist studying what goes on in a person’s mind, it should come as no surprise that her first monograph she would focus on what comes out of a person’s head. Specifically, what grows out of a person’s scalp, and how... Continue Reading →

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