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 →

Seasons Greetings from the PhotoBook Journal team

Vail, Winter, Fallen Branch copyright 2018 Douglas Stockdale The holidays are upon us with Hanukkah beginning on sundown this evening. Shortly thereafter and quickly approaching are Christmas Eve and Day, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day and finally New Years Eve to end 2020. What a year it's been and it ain’t over yet. Then we enjoy New Year’s Day to start 2021 with renewed... 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 →

Travis Fox – Remains To Be Seen

Review by Wayne Swanson • This is one disorienting book. It deals with serious social issues — the effects of environmental pollution, institutional racism, the rise and fall of the industrial economy, and more. Yet the photos sure are beautiful. The painterly effects invite comparisons with a who’s who of modern artists.  That’s a lot... Continue Reading →

Rick Schatzberg – THE BOYS

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Ah, the vagaries of time ... and yet, in all of that there is something of enduring value – friendship, the comfort of having kindred spirits. Rick Schatzberg and all the participants have created a unique photobook that has time and bonding as its central themes and that succeeds in... Continue Reading →

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