Lorena Turner – A Habit of Self Deceit

Review by Douglas Stockdale • Lorena Turner provides an emotional complex personal narrative in her self-published photobook A Habit of Self Deceit. She reveals her lasting emotional trauma sustained during her youth from her alcoholic mother and now after many years, the futility to obtain reconciliation due to her mother’s steady memory decline as a... Continue Reading →

Peggy Levison Nolan – REAL PICTURES

Review by Melanie Chapman • Having recently attended a panel discussion on the topic of Photo-books, this reviewer was reminded of the value of having access to a photographer’s work within reach, available to visit and revisit whenever the mood occurs. To hold a book in one’s hands, to turn the pages at the pace... Continue Reading →

Dawoud Bey – Seeing Deeply

Review by Gerhard Clausing • This photobook is a 40-year retrospective of the work of the distinguished photographer Dawoud Bey, who is also a well-received Professor of Art at Columbia College in Chicago. Others before him have contributed perspectives on some of the same US communities, especially James Van Der Zee, Walker Evans, Gordon Parks,... Continue Reading →

Tema Stauffer – UPSTATE

Review by Melanie Chapman • Upon opening UPSTATE for the first time, this reviewer was immediately taken back to her own years spent living in the Hudson Valley while attending Bard College. Not only because the subject of Tema Stauffer’s new work is the nearby city of Hudson and the surrounding landscape, but because Stauffer’s... Continue Reading →

Ikuru Kuwajima – Tundra Kids

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Every once in a while we see a photobook that hits all the right spots. In Tundra Kids, Ikuru Kuwajima, a multicultural photographer – born in Japan, studied in the United States, and now lives in Russia – has successfully created a book that shows us a minority at the... Continue Reading →

Tobias Kruse – Material

Photographer: Tobias Kruse, born Mecklenburg and residing Berlin, Germany Publisher: Kerber Verlag Berlin/Nürnberg, Germany Text(s): German and English Softcover, Width: 17cm x Length: 24cm, bound, 42 places, 35 people, 216 pages Design: Neue Gestaltung Berlin Notes: Berlin is a hot spot where the good life is lived, toasted, and celebrated. But truth be told, the... Continue Reading →

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