Naomi Harris – EUSA

Review by Gerhard Clausing • In a 1953 episode of the very dated and otherwise questionable American TV series Amos and Andy, the character Kingfish is shown pretending to be a French teacher, incongruously using a poster of the old German-American entertainment/nostalgia “Schnitzelbank” song. He tries to convince his ‘student’ that it is the finest... Continue Reading →

Ikuru Kuwajima – Tundra Kids

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Every once in a while we see a photobook that hits all the right spots. In Tundra Kids, Ikuru Kuwajima, a multicultural photographer – born in Japan, studied in the United States, and now lives in Russia – has successfully created a book that shows us a minority at the... Continue Reading →

Josue Rivas – Standing Strong

Photographer: Josue Rivas (born Mexico, residing in Portland, Oregon) Publisher: FotoEvidence Press, Brooklyn NY, Copyright 2018 Afterword: Winona LaDuke Text: English Stiff Cover, Swiss Binding on Left and Right Sides, open at center, 56 images, 74 pages, Printed by Ofset Yapimevi, Istanbul, Turkey Design: Bonnie Briant Design, NYC Notes: As many photo-book collectors may agree,... Continue Reading →

Andreas Herzau – AM

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Angela Merkel is certainly one of the wonders of the 21st century. As the first female German Chancellor, she wields her power in a rather unassuming and dutiful manner, without much of the pomp and swagger that marks other leaders. Photographs taken of her, for the most part, are marked... 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 →

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 →

War is only Half the Story – 10 years of the Aftermath Project

War is only Half the Story – 10 years of the Aftermath Project, Edited by Sara Terry & Teun Van Der Heijden, Copyright 2018 Director/Founder/sustaining editor; Sara Terry (resides in Los Angeles, CA, USA) Photographers: various, all copyrights apply to the photographers Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing (Manchester, UK) Introduction: Sara Terry, essays by Donald Weber, Clare Cavanagh, poems... Continue Reading →

FotoEvidence Book Award – deadline approaching

FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo The annual 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo will recognize a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be published as part of a series... Continue Reading →

Christoph Oeschger – They’ve Made Us Ghosts

Photographer:  Christoph Oeschger (born and living in Zürich, Switzerland) Publisher:  cpress, Zürich, Switzerland; © 2017 Essay:  Léopold Lambert Text:  English Softcover, naked-stitched binding with transparent dust cover; 140 pages, non-paginated, with 1060 photographs; 16x26 cm; edition of 600 copies; printed by Graphius, Ghent, Belgium Photobook Designers:  Christof Nüssli, Christoph Oeschger, Chiara Zarotti   Notes: Over... Continue Reading →

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