Gary Green – Obelisks

Review by Steve Harp •  obelisk: a tapering four-sided shaft of stone, usually monolithic and having a pyramidal apex; SYN: column, daggar, mark, monolith, monument, needle, pillar, pylon, shaft, tower.  Gary Green’s 2021 monograph, Obelisk is a lovely book.  Softcover, measuring 4 ½” x 9”, it fits comfortably in one hand, reminding me of nothing so much as a... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #35

PBJ Issue Number 35 • February became a difficult month for those who love democracy, with an unrelenting attack of Ukraine by a madman in Russia. We are unsure of how this will end, but I am voting for the people of Ukraine to persevere. Remember, most Russian citizens do not support this war, thus as you consider what Russian goods to... Continue Reading →

Sal Taylor Kydd – Yesterday

Review by Douglas Stockdale • During a pandemic, during the worst of the chaos and angst, many of us must have found themselves reflecting on the past framed by the current moment. Sal Taylor Kydd in her latest poetic narrative, Yesterday, appears to pose an intriguing question, when might today start to resemble yesterday? This body of... Continue Reading →

Paula Riff: works on paper

Review by Wayne Swanson • Earlier this year, we lost a photographic artist with a truly unique vision when Paula Riff succumbed to cancer. Yet this diminutive Los Angeles artist with an outsized personality left us with a beautiful gift, finished just months before her death.  Paula Riff: works on paper, like the artist herself, is... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #10

Welcome to our Tenth Issue! • We have just entered a new decade that we are starting with a broad selection of photobooks this month, as well as an interview with photo-documentary photographer and film-maker Louie Palu, who is no stranger to creative book publications. We have selected a thoughtful combination of published and self-published photobooks that we... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #2

Martin Toft, Te Ahi Kā (2018) We have just passed by our second month as a magazine and launched Issue #2, which might also be considered a (newsletter-summary of what we have published this past month. As a subscriber, you get each book review hot off the press. As a new contemporary photobook magazine (yes, our... Continue Reading →

Young-hwan Choi – BABEL

Copyright 2014 Young-hwan Choi Photographer: Young-hwan Choi (born & resides in Seoul, South Korea) Self-Published (South Korea) Essays: Young-hwan Choi, Dong-sun Jin, Sang-yong Shim Text: Korean & English Stiffcover book with tipped in image, perfect binding, four-color lithography, printed by Photonet in South Korea Photobook designer: Photonet, South Korea Notes: Choi’s self-published photobook BABEL is a tall, thin collection... Continue Reading →

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