Submissions

Artist and Photographic books

NOTICE: (April 2020) Update on our  COVID-19 pandemic response; we will start accepting review copies of books as it appears that there are some safety precautions in effect, but regretfully there are still some growing COVID-19 hot spots in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Please inquire first before shipping a review copy as we will need to advise as to where to ship it.

Thank you for your patience…

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Submissions will be considered for review somewhat in the order received. We are primarily interested in contemporary published works that are developed by an individual or in partnership that investigate a concept or theme and we are intrigued by works that create an interesting narrative and will consider individual monographs.

Regretfully technical & how-to photography books will not be considered for review.

Send submission inquires with Book Submission within the subject line to: editor@photobookjournal.com

For book and publication submissions include a link to your book’s website.

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Editorial

We will consider article submissions that are pertinent to the the artist and photographic book community.

Send submission inquires with Editorial Submission within the subject line to: editor@photobookjournal.com

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  1. linked to your site from “Exposure Comp” blog. Looking for Rss feed for posts to ad you to my feedreader, can only find one for comments…do you have one for posts?

  2. I know that others are using feedreader for posts, but I will check on my settings, as I did not place any blocks on feedreaders or Rss feeds.

    1. I prefer not to review unpublished work, but I may provide some feedback on a book dummy. I do not evaluate virtual books or book PDFs, but I am very interested in the book as an object.

  3. ‘Searching for Your Shadow’ is a self-published photobook exploring memory, history and urban geography.
    Like my birth and adoptive parents, I am a migrant with links to Ireland, Poland, and France, as well as my home country, Britain. My (adoptive) mother was also the child of migrants, from Poland. She was not born in Paris, but, was always from Paris.
    This photobook consists of a recent exploration of my Parisian mother’s home district (the 15th arrondissement). This is one of the most everyday areas in Paris, with little there to attract the tourist or the sightseer. These are also the streets I trod when I spent a week in Paris in 1967, aged 15. I spent a week walking, visiting galleries, observing, and absorbing. I did not have a camera at that time, but I now understand that that week was pivotal to my visual education. I learnt to not passively look, but to actively see.
    Later in life I became a photographer.
    This project is heavily influenced by the writings of Patrick Modiano (Nobel Prize for Literature, 2014), whose writings are the fragmented, lateral stories of memories, history, and the urban geography of Paris. Crucially, Modiano’s characters usually attempt, and fail, to make some sense of memories of the past. This failure is implicit in their search, as it is in mine.
    The fragility of memory is thrown into relief by my mother’s struggles with dementia in the latter years of her life.
    This slippage of personal and familial memory greatly informed this search for the intangible.

    I am currently crowdfunding to cover the printing costs to make a softcover photobook of the 23 images, two of my mother’s ID cards from the 1940s, and two maps of the arrondissement. Also included, is an authored Foreward (currently being written) and an Afterword (written by myself):

    Regular updates are appearing on my Facebook and Instagram accounts.
    https://www.facebook.com/chris.rydlewski.5
    https://www.instagram.com/chrisrydlewski/

    I hope this is of interest to you.
    If you need any further information, please get in contact.
    Best wishes
    Chris Rydlewski

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