Ekaterina Vasilyeva – Road to Petergof

Review by Douglas Stockdale • This is a narrative about an indirect journey along the road that connects St. Petersburg to the city of Petergof, where the Russian Tsar Peter the Great built large Russian estates as his equivalence to the 18th century French estates and expansive gardens. This is also an investigation of an... Continue Reading →

Printed Matter – Open call for NYC artists

  Open call for NYC-based artists Emerging Artists Publication Series Deadline October 21 Last week to submit to the Emerging Artists Publication Series! Four artists' book proposals will be developed and published under Printed Matter's imprint — selected artists receive design and production support, and are awarded a fee of $1,500. Read more about the... Continue Reading →

NY Art Book Fair – Coming soon!

NY Art Book Fair Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR September 21-23, 2018 Preview: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm Purchase your preview ticket here. Printed Matter Members receive free entry to the preview. Please present your membership card at the door. To join as a Member, click here.   Free entrance HOURS AND... Continue Reading →

Melissa Lazuka – Song of the Cicadas

  Review by Douglas Stockdale • I met Melissa Lazuka while reviewing her portfolio at the LACP (Los Angeles Center of Photography) EXPOSURES 2018 event last July during which we spent time with two of her artist books, Song of Cicadas and Fly Away, both of which I thought were brilliant. We mostly discussed the challenges... Continue Reading →

Artist books – challenge of multiples

Melissa Lazuka, Song of the Cicadas, copyright 2018 One of the pleasures I derive from being a Portfolio Reviewer for various events is that my experience as Editor of this Journal attracts individuals who are either in the midst of creating a photobook or may have recently developed one. Such was the case recently when... Continue Reading →

The PhotoBook Journal interview – Alejandro Cartagena

Alejandro Cartagena, Los Angeles, 2017 Douglas Stockdale Alejandro Cartagena first jumped on my photobook radar when I obtained his Suburbia Mexicana, a monograph that was published jointly by Daylight Books and Photolucida in recognition of Cartagena’s Critical Mass submission award in 2009. Suburbia Mexicana is an interesting mashup of portraits, urban landscape and developing urban... Continue Reading →

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