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 ancient performance of Zaido, said to be based... 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 itself... 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 →

Vera Lutter – Museum in the Camera

Review by Steve Harp • I have long found the images of Vera Lutter among the most challenging and thought-provoking in contemporary photography. Lutter’s work is that rare combination of visually beautiful (sublime would be a better word), conceptually challenging (“good to think with,” to use Claude Levi-Strauss’ phrase) and continually surprising (perhaps odd, given the... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #16

Welcome to our 16th Issue •Maybe one of the few bright spots during a pandemic is that there is a lot more time at home getting comfy and reading books. Nevertheless, the socio-economic issues continue to grow, especially in the United States, with the pandemic death rate continuing at an awful pace. All without any federal government leadership... Continue Reading →

Dara McGrath – Project Cleansweep

Review by Douglas Stockdale • What might imminent danger look like? Will something look so out of place or potentially evil that this might provide the necessary visual clues to warn us to become diligent, alert and stay cautious? Would there be something such as a dark stain on the land with something suspicious emanating... Continue Reading →

Fabien Fourcaud – Off season

Review by Wayne Swanson • Ah, summer at the sea shore. Endless beaches and bronzing bodies in the sand. Resort hotels and cocktails with little umbrellas in them. Tourists everywhere, reveling in their escape from the day-to-day. Now consider off-season. Beaches and resort hotels empty, streets deserted, tourists banished to their day-to-day. Photographer Fabien Fourcaud explores... Continue Reading →

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