PhotoBook Journal – Issue #39

Welcome to our 39th Issue • We again greet the summer with a selection of photobooks for you to consider for your holidays and vacations plans. We are also delighted to provide six photobooks supporting Ann Mitchell's latest Thinking About Photographyshowcase, Place. Concurrently we are aghast and severely disappointed with many of the recent American Supreme Court decisions that are being handed down by a super-majority of ultra-conservative justices. On... Continue Reading →

Reinhard Matz – Faces Without People

Review by Gerhard Clausing • The process of depicting simulated people in fake ‘portraits’ has reached new levels of perfection. The software programming known as GAN (Generative Adversarial Network) combines features from known human portraits to create endless new simulated ‘portraits’ depicting nonexisting pseudo-people, looking quite real. When I first came across this process in... Continue Reading →

Bruce Gilden – Cherry Blossom

Review by Rudy Vega • Japan is a country of four distinct seasons. Hot, humid and rainy summers followed by mild pleasant autumn complete with fall colors. Then winter sets in for four months of frigid cold snowy weather. But with the arrival of spring comes renewal as symbolized by the cherry blossoms or Sakura as... Continue Reading →

Makeda Best, Editor – Devour the Land

Review by Douglas Stockdale • While we at PhotoBook Journal tend to defer from broad thematic photobooks with a multitude of contributors, and in general the illustrated catalogs for exhibitions usually have little design and layout merit. I take exception with the recent exhibition publication in conjunction with Harvard Art Museums being very worth investigating. The exhibition and... Continue Reading →

Allan Sekula – Fish Story

Review by Brian F. O’Neill • Fish Story, the last major project/publication by Southern California based photographer, filmmaker, critic, teacher, and theorist Allan Sekula was originally released coincident with a touring exhibition that began in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1995 and concluded in Kassel, Germany in 2002. In June of 2018, it was re-released by London headquartered... Continue Reading →

Koschies – SURFACES

Review by Gerhard Clausing •­ If you have had enough of the same old style of portraits, then get ready for something completely different. These meticulously produced portraits by the artist duo known as Koschies demand some new definitions, since they challenge our customary way of visualizing each other. We are used to seeing portraits... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #38

PBJ Issue Number 38 • With the transition into summer, we are providing some interesting reading opportunities for the poolside or on the beach. We also feature two recent in-person events that were inclusive of books to put on your radar for next year: the CODEX Book fair focused on artists books and the Medium Photo Festival 2022 included... Continue Reading →

Bootsy Holler – Treasures

Review by Douglas Stockdale • While on a holiday it can be entertaining to purchase and send postcards depicting the local points of interest. To jot down a quick personal observation that can help the person receiving it to know a little about your experience. While working in Europe this is a way I tried to... Continue Reading →

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