George Tice – Lifework

Slipcover, George Tice: Lifework Review by Douglas Stockdale • One of my first photobook acquisitions is another retrospective by George Tice – Photographs 1953-1973, which was then a twenty-year retrospective. Now that I am a bit older and perhaps wiser, I am understanding why this earlier book was published when noting that the introduction is by the... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #37

Welcome to our 37th Issue • We present another broad selection of book reviews: a couple of titles that we featured during Earth Day week, one photobook about family that is being highlighted in Ann Mitchell's new showcase about Family and a photobook by one of our own contributing editors, Brian O'Neill. With more vaccinations and a slowing of the COVID... Continue Reading →

Toshio Shibata – Boundary Hunt

Review by Wayne Swanson • Toshio Shibata likes to blur boundaries. Between the natural and the human-made. Between the representational and the abstract. Between photography and drawing. Shibata, one of Japan's preeminent landscape photographers, has focused his attention since the early 1980s on the intersection of nature and infrastructure, finding art in scenes of bridges, dams,... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #35

PBJ Issue Number 35 • February became a difficult month for those who love democracy, with an unrelenting attack of Ukraine by a madman in Russia. We are unsure of how this will end, but I am voting for the people of Ukraine to persevere. Remember, most Russian citizens do not support this war, thus as you consider what Russian goods to... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #34

Welcome to our 34th Issue • This is our first Issue for 2022 that includes a review of Ken Light's Course of the Empire and Peter Puklus's The Hero Mother. How to Build a House, both of which are featured in our Interesting Artist and Photobooks for 2021. Please enjoy Douglas StockdaleSenior Editor ____ Books featured in January 2022: Ken Light - Course of the Empire Perhaps... 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 →

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 →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #30

Every year the Fall release of photobooks by publishers is a big event. They want to have their books ready for the holidays and itching to get on somebody's Top Ten book list for the year. With the COVID-19 pandemic this Fall's release is already a bit irregular. Boxes of books are on ships sitting in a port waiting... Continue Reading →

Catherine Opie

Review by Rudy Vega • Catherine Opie epitomizes what it means to be a prolific artist as Phaidon’s recent release, Catherine Opie aptly showcases. It is a handsome hardcover book of 338 pages of which 300 are of images, including 6 gatefolds. Additionally, there is an introductory essay, and three additional essays serving as lead-ins to the chapters,... Continue Reading →

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