Sage Sohier – Peaceable Kingdom

Review by Gerhard Clausing • There can be no doubt that our relationship with other creatures, the “animals,” is in need of improvement, and when optimal, gives great joy and a calm feeling to all participants. Even though many have seen such creature parallels before, such as Winogrand in The Animals, similarities and shared emotions... Continue Reading →

Florian Bachmeier – In Limbo

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Uncertainty and anxiety mark the life of the people of Ukraine, especially these days. Getting international attention, it is a crucial moment in the progress of a country that has been through so much already. The suspense is evident and well caught in the images in this project by Florian... Continue Reading →

Andy Mattern – Average Subject / Medium Distance

Review by Paul Anderson •  How did mid-20th century photographic technology, popular aesthetic influences, and corporate priorities combine to shape public opinion on "good" photography? Andy Mattern’s work considers the influence of a once-popular photographic tool on the burgeoning field of amateur and professional photography from the 1940s through the 1980s. The subjects of his work... Continue Reading →

Ted Lau – Between Doors

Reviewed by Steve Harp •  North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) seems in many ways as distant and inaccessible – to Americans, at least – as the moon.  And like the moon, I have long had a kind of ambivalent desire to experience it first-hand.  A desire, that is, as long as it is unlikely.  Should... Continue Reading →

Ben P. Ward – I Dream of Dust

Review by Wayne Swanson • Colorado may be known as a land of snow-capped peaks, ski slopes, and the mystique of a certain bland beer brewed with pure Rocky Mountain spring water. But that’s just the half of it. Head east from Denver, and you enter another world. A flat, semi-arid world. A world of dust. ... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #32

Welcome to our 32nd Issue • As the month of November draws to a close, we begin our holiday season with the start of Hanukkah and our staff picks for our list of "Interesting Artist and PhotoBooks for 2021." I think that this list is diverse as ever and it is not meant to be the "Best" photobooks for the year (although many... Continue Reading →

Interesting Artist and Photographic Books for 2021

How quickly this past year went by! And here we are, presenting you with our list of interesting books for 2021. Our selections feature intriguing photographic content, brilliant project concepts, and excellent book designs that support the artist/photographer’s intent in conjunction with spot-on production qualities; the books that are the most interesting have a delightful... Continue Reading →

Sal Taylor Kydd – Yesterday

Review by Douglas Stockdale • During a pandemic, during the worst of the chaos and angst, many of us must have found themselves reflecting on the past framed by the current moment. Sal Taylor Kydd in her latest poetic narrative, Yesterday, appears to pose an intriguing question, when might today start to resemble yesterday? This body of... Continue Reading →

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