Bil Zelman – And Here We Are

Review by Douglas Stockdale • It can be extremely unsettling to read stories about a Holocene Extinction and then to realize that this period applies to the current time. Extinction is a word that is loaded with danger, concern, drama and dire consequences that does not bode well for any animal or mankind. And Here We... Continue Reading →

Aapo Huhta – Omatandangole

Review by Madhu John • The Ballad of Omatandangole: Aapo Huhta’s song begins with an astonishing image: a cascading mountain in the foreground, a hazy sky and not one, but two suns. Like a chorus, this image is repeated intermittently in this book. Granted, this could be the artist’s attempt to obtain a Man Rayesque... Continue Reading →

Christiane Haid – RheinRevue

Review by Gerhard Clausing • The use of the leporello technique for presenting a continuity of visuals has a long tradition. In picture postcard presentations, for example, there are interesting varieties going back to the end of the 19th century that present little fold-outs emerging from flaps that show various views of an area. In... Continue Reading →

Steve Dzerigian – Trail of Stones

Guest review by Madhu John • In essence, this book is an autobiography of an artist, a dedicated teacher and a studiously creative photographer tracing a rich eventful journey through a wide variety of striking images and illuminating prose. In this age of the ubiquitous camera wielded by every mother, son and daughter, why, you... Continue Reading →

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 →

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