Liam Wong – TO:KY:OO

Review by Rudy Vega • When one picks up this new photobook by Liam Wong and starts to peruse its pages, one immediately recognizes it to be unique and out of the ordinary. The project disrupts the traditional photobook paradigm with its liberal use of colored pages to host images, while the text portions throughout... Continue Reading →

Robert Frank – Good Days Quiet

Book review by Steve Harp • Good Days Quiet, Robert Frank’s final book – or the final book he would have made editorial contribution to – continues the series of books published by Steidl “organizing” Frank’s archives in the twilight of his career. Subtitled “memories from Robert” the book alternates photographs (interior and exterior) of... Continue Reading →

Bea Nettles – Harvest of Memory

Review by Gerhard Clausing • In our age of ubiquitous selfies and “mixed media” it is refreshing to review the work of an artist who is truly a pioneer in the area of visual self-evaluation with artistic purposes. With a strong background in painting, a fearless approach to self-assessment, and a love for language, Bea... Continue Reading →

Christian Michael Filardo – Gerontion

Review by Steve Harp • Each photograph in Christian Michael Filardo’s Gerontion is a puzzle, a mystery, an enigma. Gerontion takes its title from a poem of the same name by T. S. Eliot, first published in 1920. The poem is the monologue by an elderly (“gerontic”) man expressing his thoughts on Europe after the First World... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #11

Welcome to our 11th issue • Happy Valentine’s month, and here are some of the books we love. We have another diverse photobook edition for your enjoyment. We welcome Lodoe-Laura Haines-Wangda as a guest contributor who reviewed Zora Murff’s photobook, which was selected as the winner of the Independently Published category for the Lucie Foundation... Continue Reading →

Cristiano Volk – Mélaina Cholé

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Mélaina cholé in the ancient Hippocratic medical approach to the body represented black bile, one of the “humors” or vital bodily fluids, generated by the archetype of the earth, a fluid that was thought to cause problems when in excess. One can indeed observe that when things go wrong and... Continue Reading →

Zora Murff – At No Point In Between

Review by Lodoe-Laura Haines-Wangda • The first image in Zora Murff’s photobook At No Point In Between is actually just half an image; a tiny loose color print, six-centimeters tall, tucked in between the pages. In the fragment, Walter Scott is running, but he is separated from what he is running from. In Slow Violence and... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal Interview – Caleb Cain Marcus

Interview by Douglas Stockdale • Caleb Cain Marcus: born Colorado and resides New York City Introduction: Recently I noted a convergence around the photographer and book designer Caleb Cain Marcus, beginning with the arrival of his stately photobook, A Portrait of Ice, a series of ambiguous glacier landscapes. Most recently is his series of mysterious color... Continue Reading →

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