Aline Smithson – Los Angeles

Review by Douglas Stockdale •  The Kris Graves Projects Lost series (currently Lost II, set of 20 books with slipcase) are regional investigations each by a photographer who calls it home; the book series is complementary and expanded on by the broader collective; how do you define a region (place), what does it really tell a... Continue Reading →

Julia Borissova – Nautilus

  Review by Douglas Stockdale • What is a museum? One brief definition is offered by Wikipedia; an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance. Then what is an imaginary museum? This is the subject of Julia Borissova’s recent photobook Nautilus. Borissova’s urban setting for... Continue Reading →

Keith Carter – Fifty Years

Review by Wayne Swanson • The renowned photographic artist Keith Carter has been called a “poet of the ordinary,” and this sumptuous new retrospective is truly an epic poem, lyrical yet down to earth. Fifty Years is epic in size and scale. The 320 unnumbered pages include 267 images from his half-century (so far) career. They... Continue Reading →

Julia Borissova – Let Me Fall Again

Let Me Fall Again, Julia Borissova, Copyright 2018 Artist: Julia Borissova (born Talinn, Estonia, resides St. Petersburg, RU) Self-Published: St Petersburg, Russia Essay, Julia Borissova Text: Russian, English Stiffcover book, handsewn binding, stitching, inserts, gate-folds, First edition of 239, hand-made in Russia Photobook designer: Julia Borissova Notes: It was not until I had a chance to spend time... Continue Reading →

Cig Harvey – You An Orchestra You a Bomb

Photographer: Cig Harvey (born Devon, UK & resides in Rockport, Maine) Published by Schilt Publishing, (Amsterdam, NL), 2017 Essay: Vicki Goldberg Text: English Hardbound with linen covers, sewn binding, four-color lithography, printed by Offizin Scheufele, Stuttgart (DR) Photobook designer: Deb Wood (Brooklyn, NY) Notes: This is Cig Harvey’s third photobook in her introspective series that investigates... Continue Reading →

Harvey Benge – Home Town Dream

Photographer: Harvey Benge (born New Zealand & resides Auckland, New Zealand & Paris) FAQEDITIONS (Self-Published) Limited Edition, signed and numbered book + print (E 50): Auckland, NZ copyright 2017 Text: English Stiff cover, saddle-stitch binding, four-color printing, printed in NZ Photobook designer: Harvey Benge Notes: A mysterious and ambiguous narrative with dark hints of surrealism, which in... Continue Reading →

Donald Weber – War Sand

Photographer: Donald Weber (Toronto, Canada & resides in Amsterdam, The Nederland’s) http://donaldweber.com/ Microscopy: Donald Weber and Kevin Robbie Published by Polygon, Nederland, copyright 2018 https://shop.donaldweber.com/products/war-sand Essay by Larry Frolick, Kevin Robbie and Donald Weber Text: English, French, German Stiff covers, map insert, perfect bound (sewn & glued), block trim, four-color lithography, D-day Glossary, printed by... Continue Reading →

Roger Ballen – Ballenesque: a retrospective

Artist: Roger Ballen (born New York City & resides Johannesburg, South Africa) Thames & Hudson, copyright 2017 Introduction: Robert J. C. Young; Essays: Roger Ballen Text: English Hard cover with printed dust cover, sewn binding, four-color lithography, index, bibliography, collections, picture credits, printed & bound by Artron, China Photobook designer: Sarah Praill Notes: This massive book... Continue Reading →

Nancy Rexroth – IOWA

Photographer: Nancy Rexroth (born Arlington, VA & resides Cincinnati, OH, USA) University of Texas Press, Austin First University of Texas Press Edition: copyright 2017 Text: English Essays: Nancy Rexroth (1977, 2016), Mark L. Power (1977, 2016), Anne Wilkes Tucker, Alec Soth Hard cover with dust jacket, sewn binding, four-color lithography, printed in China Photobook designer:... Continue Reading →

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