Arthur Grace – Communism(s): A Cold War Album

Review by  Gerhard Clausing • This impressive photobook starts with the well-known quote by George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  And sure enough, the publication of this book is very timely, since we again find ourselves experiencing various similar expansive acts of aggression and a variety of autocratic... Continue Reading →

Bruce Gilden – Cherry Blossom

Review by Rudy Vega • Japan is a country of four distinct seasons. Hot, humid and rainy summers followed by mild pleasant autumn complete with fall colors. Then winter sets in for four months of frigid cold snowy weather. But with the arrival of spring comes renewal as symbolized by the cherry blossoms or Sakura as... Continue Reading →

Scot Sothern – Family Tree

Review by Gerhard Clausing • When Scot Sothern was a young man, he became, by his own description, an ‘itinerant photographer’ who, having escaped from the formal studio work edicts of his father’s practice, decided to mix with and get to know the folks on the street in the 1970s, especially since at that time... Continue Reading →

Adger Cowans – ADGER

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Would you agree that images which come from the heart appeal to you the most? Then you are in the right place to survey the superb visions of artist-photographer Adger Cowans. He has been very modestly producing first-class images for decades, and lately has also received more of the accolades... Continue Reading →

Johannes Groht – Nice Not Nice

Review by Steve Harp • When I was younger and traveled more frequently, some of my favorite places to photograph in foreign countries were grocery stores.  The items on the shelves - daily staples of life - were recognizable but different: packaging, the numbering units for pricing and size, the product names.  They were uncanny in the sense... Continue Reading →

Roger Bruhn – Pictures of No Consequence

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Spending time with this photobook has some consequences, in spite of the title, which is probably somewhat facetious. What is street photography? What are the implications of observing a photographer’s street observations? And perhaps even more important, what is the photographer’s intent, and what is the viewer’s response to all... Continue Reading →

Vasco Trancoso – 99

Review by Gerhard Clausing • No doubt street photography can benefit from some creative new approaches. Gone are the days of garnering attention by showing the ubiquitous downtrodden and certain other predictable scenarios that we have seen many times before. Vasco Trancoso, a retired physician, whose career involved keeping things going in his patients’ bodies,... Continue Reading →

Manuel Díaz, Felipe Aguilar, Julio M. Romero – Camagüey, Camagüey, Camagüey

Review by Douglas Stockdale • Three street photographers and their three unique perspectives and shared interests; they came together in 2019 at the International Video Art Festival of Camagüey and this photographic book project resulted from that meeting and their time wandering the streets of Camagüey, a city on the island of Cuba. The book’s title, Camagüey, Camagüey, Camagüey subtlety... Continue Reading →

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