MAGNUM China

Magnum China, Edited by Colin Pantall and Zheng Ziyu Published by Thames & Hudson, copyright 2018 Essays; Colin Pantal, Zheng Ziyu, and Jonathan Fenby Text: English Hardcover with dust jacket, 376 pages, 350+ photographs and illustrations, printed and bound by Pacom, South Korea Notes: As a child raised on her American grandmother’s stories of moving... 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 →

CLAP! – Contemporary Latin American Photobooks

Edited by Olga Yatskevich, Russet Lederman, Matthew Carson & Michael Lang Published by 10 x 10 Photobooks (NY) copyright 2017 Text: English & Spanish (Español) & Portuguese Stiff cover with folded dust jacket, sewn binding, four-color lithography, Index, List of Photographers and Editors, printed by SYL, Barcelona, Spain Photobook designer: Richardo Baez Notes: This is another collective... Continue Reading →

Penny Wolin – Descendants of Light. American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry

Photographer: Penny Wolin (born Cheyenne, Wyoming; resides Sebastopol, California) Publisher:  Crazy Woman Creek Press, Cheyenne, Wyoming, © 2015 Penny Wolin (portions by others) Essays:  Alan Trachtenberg, Yale U.; Penny Wolin; various quotes, interview segments, and background details Text:  English Cloth-bound sewn hardcover with illustrated dust cover; 244 numbered pages, four-color and duotone lithography; 14×10 inches, printed by... Continue Reading →

LA Art Book Fair 2017

Copyright 2017 Douglas Stockdale & Gerhard Clausing Our report (Gerhard Clausing, Contributing Editor, and myself) from last Saturday’s LA Art Book Fair 2017. As in the past this Fair can be overwhelming and it is truly difficult to see the entire Fair in one day, least to have emphasis on just the photographic books. It... Continue Reading →

Left coast photobook news: Ruscha at OCMA

Every Building on the Sunset Strip copyright 1966 Ed Ruscha Currently OCMA (Orange County Museum of Art) is exhibiting Pop Art Design and included are a few works by Ed Ruscha, but probably the most interesting to those who enjoy photobooks is a very long display of Ed Ruscha’s 1966 Every Building on the Sunset Strip.... Continue Reading →

Nancy Baron – Palm Springs > The Good Life Goes On

Photographer:  Nancy Baron (born in Illinois, residing in California, USA) Publisher:  Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, © 2016 Essays:  Foreword by Alexa Dilworth; statements by Matthew Weiner and Nancy Baron; quotations by Martha Stewart and Hugh Kaptur Text:  English Hardcover book with 120 pages; 63 numbered and titled color photographs; sewn binding, printed and bound in... 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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