PhotoBook Journal – Issue #20

Kathleen Y. Clark - The White House China Welcome to our 20th and our annual Interesting Books for 2020 Issue •This month is the big reveal of our annual list of Interesting Artist and Photographic Books for 2020. This is not intended to be a list of “Best” books or inclusive of all that was published this year. Rather, we considered whether the concept, photographic... Continue Reading →

Zhou HanShun – Frenetic City

Review by Douglas Stockdale • Living in a large urban city can be an intense experience. The constant crush of humanity at times a little bit overwhelming, while trying to find some personal space may be slightly vexing. Perhaps this is more of the view point of someone who finds themselves immersed in this sea... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue 19

Welcome to our 19th Issue •We have a another broad selection of photobook reviews this past month for your continuing consideration; social commentaries, urban landscape studies, environmental call to action and narratives about life, while we also found ourselves going to the dogs this month.Meanwhile, the Covid-19 pandemic is getting worse and we hope for a new American... Continue Reading →

Dotan Saguy – Nowhere to Go but Everywhere

Review by Melanie Chapman • During these past few months of the pandemic, haven’t we each found ourselves staring out windows, looking for signs of life, and longing to travel near and far once again?  Dotan Saguy’s newest work Nowhere to Go but Everywhere arrives at a perfect time. Even if the book’s title, taken from... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Lukas Felzmann – Apophenia

Review by Wayne Swanson • What meaning could you find in a collection of picture postcards sent to one person? And what if you only looked at the pictures, not the messages on the back? And what if you then picked out only the ones with a certain orientation? What could such an arbitrary approach possibly... Continue Reading →

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