PhotoBook Journal – Issue #3

For June, Issue #3, we feature a broad spectrum of photobooks: photo-documentary, conflict aftermath, introspective look at what is home, conceptual investigations and artistic interpretations. I suspect that there is something for just about everyone as we attempt to examine a cross-current of contemporary photographic books available today. Our NEWS article is highlighting a new left coast... Continue Reading →

Miquel Gonzalez — Memoria Perdida

Review by Wayne Swanson • “Let’s go for a walk.” That might sound like a pleasant invitation, but in the Spain of dictator Francisco Franco, it was often a chilling euphemism for a death sentence. During the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) and its aftermath, armed bands would round up people, take them to a remote... Continue Reading →

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 →

Lighting donation – Dual Graphics

Photo Book Photography; Norman strobe set-up, April 2017 Copyright Douglas Stockdale While I was working on the printing of my artist book Bluewater Shore with the printing team at Dual Graphics, they offered me an opportunity to tour their facility to observe how they provide front-to-back color management for their book printing processes. This led... 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 →

David Carol – No Plan B

Copyright 2016 David Carol Photographer: David Carol (born and resides NYC, NY) Publisher: Peanut Press (Los Angeles, CA) Essays: David Carol Introduction, Afterword by Jason Eskenazi Text: English Hardcover book with debossed cover, sewn binding, duotone printing with slight varnish, captions, printed by Meridian Printing in RI Photobook designer: Ashly Stohl Notes: This monograph of David Carol’s photographs recaps... Continue Reading →

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