PhotoBook Journal – Issue #21

Welcome to our 21st Issue & the end of 2020 •Whew! We are now preparing for the Spring 2021 books and publications, which no doubt have been in the works for awhile. Always exciting to see what creative new endeavors will emerge. 2020 has been a traumatic year, not only in the U.S. but globally. It is very nice... Continue Reading →

Imogen Cunningham – A Retrospective

Review by Douglas Stockdale • After moving to Southern California and adapting to the zone system for my natural black and white landscape photography, Imogen Cunningham as a result of her affiliation with the West Coast Group f/64 was already legendary. She was well known for her botanicals, nudes, and portraits, as well as a... Continue Reading →

Tatsuo Suzuki – Friction/Tokyo Street

Review by Melanie Chapman • “Beautiful, interesting… and sometimes cruel.” If Robert Frank had played in a punk rock band, how would that have influenced his work? What kind of images would he have made? Luckily, we have Tatsuo Suzuki’s new photobook Friction/Tokyo Street to answer that question. Wow. What an exciting book!  One cannot... Continue Reading →

Andy Burgess – Signs of Nothing

Review by Wayne Swanson • There’s nothing to see here. Yet photographer, artist, and photobook publisher Andy Burgess presents a captivating collection of images that remind us of what once was. Signs of Nothing delivers just what the title says — images of empty signs that once beckoned us to stores, motels, gas stations, restaurants,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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