Simon Vansteenwinckel – Wuhan Radiography

Review by Gerhard Clausing • When a photographer’s viewpoint and methodology are totally in tune with the subject matter and with the tenor of the times, we have a degree of synchronicity that makes the viewer’s experience unforgettable. Such is the case with Simon Vansteenwinckel’s Wuhan Radiography. The first thing we notice when we receive... Continue Reading →

Anders Goldfarb – Passed Remains

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Connecting with the past is a challenge, particularly when the present is such a mess – viruses, warfare, economic worries, etc., etc. As I am writing this, a major new assault on yet another group of people is in progress: this time the victims are the Ukrainians. How many more... Continue Reading →

Matt Black – American Geography

Review by Melanie Chapman • American Geography, the new Thames and Hudson book by photographer Matt Black, is like the artist himself, both handsome and intimidating. Even the cover, imageless with stark lettering on a surface that is indeed matte black, does not invite the viewer in. Nor does it reassure one that this is a... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings!

Although we are already half-way through this Holiday, it is still not too late to be wishing you all the very best and Season's Greetings from our book-reviewing family to yours! Cheers & Enjoy good tidings! Paul, Alaina, Debe, Melanie, Gerry, Deborah, Kristin, Madhu, Steve, Rudy, Jonas, Wayne and Doug

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 →

SameSource – Underside

Review by Gerhard Clausing • The swimming pool of a Mid-Century Modern Southern California home in Palm Springs, designed by a renowned architect, seems like the perfect spot and a fitting context for continuing one’s artistic studies of the human figure. The surroundings lend themselves to imagining a more carefree leisure time. Thus the artist... Continue Reading →

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