Brian Rose – Atlantic City

Review by Melanie Chapman • As a college student in the early 1980s, I had my first opportunity to visit the beachfront area of Atlantic City, the coastal town in New Jersey that inspired the board game MONOPOLY. Being from California, I was familiar with West Coast beach scenes that included palm trees and attractive... Continue Reading →

Sally Mann – A Thousand Crossings

Review by Gerhard Clausing • This photobook is based on a retrospective exhibition previously shown at the National Gallery of Art, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Getty Museum, currently showing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, and soon to be at the Jeu de Paume, Paris (June 17 to Sept. 22, 2019)... Continue Reading →

Simon Brugner – The Arsenic Eaters

Review by Gerhard Clausing • The southeastern Austrian region known in English as Styria, and in German as Steiermark, is a mostly rural area that has the city of Graz as its center of culture and population density. Little has been known about the area’s mostly rural practice of consuming arsenic, which goes back several... Continue Reading →

Jeffrey Milstein – LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York

Photographer:  Jeffrey Milstein (born in Los Angeles, California; lives in Woodstock, New York) Publisher:  Thames & Hudson, New York City; © 2017 Essays:  Jay Maisel, Owen Hopkins, Jeffrey Milstein Text:  English Hardcover, sewn, with illustrated dust cover; 10x13 inches; 144 numbered pages with 84 photographs; printed in China Photobook Designers:  Jeffrey Milstein with Abigail Sturges... Continue Reading →

Charles-Frédérick Ouellet – Le Naufrage

Photographer:  Charles-Frédérick Ouellet (born in Chicoutimi; lives in Québec City, Canada) Publisher:  Les Éditions du renard, Montréal, Canada; © 2017 Text:  Poem “Dompter le naufrage” by Fabien Cloutier Language:  French Illustration:  Frédérik Lévesque Hardback, sewn; 108 pages with 55 images, paginated; 9 x 10.5"; printed in Canada by Deschamps Impression; edition of 500 and special... Continue Reading →

Gerard Boyer – Ser de La Cala

Photographer:  Gerard Boyer (born in L'Ametlla de Mar, Spain; lives in Tarragona, Spain) Publisher:  Fuego Books, Murcia, Spain; © 2011-2016 by Gerard Boyer Texts:  Quotes in Catalan, Spanish, and English Zine-style, naked-bound and glued, with stiff printed wrap; 22.6 x 32 cm; 64 pages; edition of 500; printed in Spain by CeGe Photobook Design and... Continue Reading →

Matthew James O’Brien – No dar papaya

Photographer:  Matthew James O’Brien (born in San Mateo, California; resides in San Francisco, California) Publishers:  Icono Editorial, Bogota, Colombia and Placer Press, San Francisco, California; © 2014; introduced in the United States in 2016 Essays:  Juan Alberto Gaviria Vélez; Matthew James O’Brien Text:  English and Spanish Hard cover, sewn binding, four-color printing; 129 numbered pages;... Continue Reading →

Chris Mottalini – Land of Smiles

Photographer: Chris Mottalini (born Buffalo, NY & resides Brooklyn NY, USA) Self-Published: Corgi Editions (E: 350): Brooklyn, NY copyright 2017 Text: English & Thai Stiff cover with French folds, Japanese folded pages and cold-glue binding, four-color lithography, printed in Belgium by Die Keure Photobook designer: Remake Design (Mike Dyer) Notes: Chris Mottalini’s recently self-published photobook Land... Continue Reading →

Dronescapes: The New Aerial Photography from Dronestagram

Editor:  Ayperi Karabuda Ecer Publisher:  Thames & Hudson, New York, NY, © 2017 Essays:  Eric Dupin (foreword); Ayperi Karabuda Ecer (introduction) Text: English Hard cover, sewn binding, four-color printing, 288 numbered pages; 250+ captioned color images; 10x8.5 inches; drone user guide, author biographies, supplementary image references, index of photographers and websites, index of locations; printed... Continue Reading →

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