Lorena Turner – A Habit of Self Deceit

Review by Douglas Stockdale • Lorena Turner provides an emotional complex personal narrative in her self-published photobook A Habit of Self Deceit. She reveals her lasting emotional trauma sustained during her youth from her alcoholic mother and now after many years, the futility to obtain reconciliation due to her mother’s steady memory decline as a... Continue Reading →

Richard S. Chow – Distant Memories

Photographer: Richard S. Chow (born Hong Kong & resides Los Angeles, CA) Self-published 2016, Edition of 50 Text: English Stiff covers, perfect bound, black and white, printed by MagCloud (div. Blurb) Photobook designer: Richard S. Chow Notes: Richard S. Chow came to Southern California as a sixteen year old when his family emigrated from Hong Kong,... Continue Reading →

Frank Cancian – Lacedonia – An Italian Town, 1957

Photographer: Frank Cancian (born Stafford Springs, CT and lives in Irvine, CA) Self-Published (350): Irvine, CA, second edition copyright 2017 Essays: Franco Arminio, Rocco Pagnatiello and Frank Cancian Text: English Stiff cover, perfect bound glued binding, digital lithography, printed by Hemlock Printers (Canada) Photobook designer: Doug daSilva Notes: As an anthropologist by training and a photographer... Continue Reading →

Harvey Benge – The Month Before Trump

Photographer: Harvey Benge (resides Auckland (NZ) and Paris (FR)) Self-Published & Limited Edition with signed print (Edition - 50): New Zealand copyright 2017 Text: English Stiff cover, saddle stitch binding, four-color lithography, printed NZ Photobook designer: Harvey Benge Notes: x Harvey Benge’s The Month Before Trump is a collection of photographs made in the United States, specifically... Continue Reading →

Douglas Stockdale – Bluewater Shore

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Photobooks that present their images in a loose format, i.e., not permanently bound and sequenced but changeable, are still the exception. One such successful work was David Alan Harvey's 2012 project entitled (based on a true story), dealing with life in Rio, with real and imagined storylines. That innovative volume... Continue Reading →

Ellen Korth – CHARKOW

Photographer: Ellen Korth, (b. The Hague, Netherlands – resides Deventer (Netherlands) & Nordhorn (Germany) Publisher: Self-published, Deventer (Netherlands), copyright 2016 Interviews by: Ellen Korth, Sybren Kuiper Text: Netherlands, English & German Seven (7) Stiff-cover books in slip-case, sewn binding, four-color lithography, printed by Fine Books Weesp (Jos Morree) in Netherlands Photobook designer: Sybren Kuiper ( -SYB-... Continue Reading →

Shane Lavalette – One Sun, One Shadow

Photographer: Shane Lavalette (b. Burlington, VT – resides Syracuse, NY) Publisher: Lavalette, Syracuse (NY), copyright 2016 Essay: Tim Davis Text: English Clothbound hardcover book, embossed with tipped in image, sewn binding, four-color lithography, printed in Lithuania Photobook designer: Lavalette Notes: Shane Lavalette’s photobook is resulting from an earlier commission by the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA)... Continue Reading →

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