Antoine Seiter & Marc Faysse – J & A

Review by Gerhard Clausing • This photobook presents the coming-of-age process of two people, a young woman and a young man, each in a different world. The former is presented as a series of photographs, while the latter is a short story in French, bound into the middle of the book. The photographer Antoine Seiter... Continue Reading →

A World History of Women Photographers

Review by Melanie Chapman · Ain’t I a Photographer? Let Us Now Praise Not-So-Famous Women. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of photographic his/herstory, if terminology such as “oppositional gaze” “self-commodification” and “inclusivity” gets your attention, if you celebrate any gift giving rituals around this time of year, or if you just love spending... Continue Reading →

Jens Knappe – Genesis

Review by Gerhard Clausing •­ When we are trying to visualize ancient times or the future, we do not have access to pictures taken with cameras. At best, we have a few sculptures, drawings, and paintings dealing with the past, and nothing at all when it comes to showing us what we imagine might come... Continue Reading →

Roger Ballen – boyhood

Review by Gerhard Clausing • At times some of us feel a certain nostalgia and want to go back to our youth. We long to be boys or girls again, thinking that things were simpler in our youth. We imagine that life was more innocent and more harmonious than what we now face as adults.... Continue Reading →

Anne Morgenstern – Macht Liebe

Review by Gerhard Clausing • This photobook is quite extraordinary – it took me a number of months to figure out what to say about it that would go beyond the obvious. Perhaps you know the old “September Song” with the line, “Oh, it’s a long, long time from May to December…” (Kurt Weill and... Continue Reading →

Herb Robinson – METRO/New York/London/Paris

Review by Wayne Swanson • At a time when finding common ground seems increasingly difficult, there is still one place to go — underground. The subway is a great equalizer, bringing together people of all ages, social and economic classes, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, and homelands. In METRO/ New York/ London/ Paris, renowned photographer Herb Robinson captures... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal Issue #42

Welcome to our 42nd Issue • With this issue we launch into the Fall 2022 releases with ten intriguing book reviews that vary from the classics of Kenzo Izo, a retrospective of Vivian Maier, a more controversial investigation by Laurence Philomène, a pulse on the ongoing climate change crisis by Ragnar Axelsson and Emmet Gowin, and last, David Butow's documentation of... Continue Reading →

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