Henrik Malmström – Garbage Systems

Review by Wayne Swanson • This photobook is complete garbage. Garbage containers, garbage pickers, garbage. Even the front and back covers are garbage — recycled cardboard. Why garbage? Garbage is much more than just what we throw away. It’s a web of social, cultural, political, and economic considerations. The main interest of Henrik Malmström, a Finnish photographer... Continue Reading →

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 an ancient performance of Zaido, said to be... 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... Continue Reading →

George Katzenberger – 605 East Chestnut

Review by Gerhard Clausing • An old ‘craftsman-style’ house and recollections of times spent there – these are the ingredients of this photobook. Photographer George Katzenberger weaves a very appealing narrative around a place he documented a long time ago, which still has meaning for him even now. The old house that once stood at... 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 →

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