This week's 365 Book A Day
featured items are:
edited by Ewoudt Boonstra.
"Are faces more important than bodies?
You look at bodies, see their movement, perhaps admire them, but most of your eye-time with other people is spent focused on their faces.
By obliterating their own features or those of others, the people in this book altered the meaning of everyday images whose original purpose was simply to commemorate happiness.
By collecting these pictures in one volume, Anonymous editor Ewoudt Boonstra invites his viewers to consider themes of love, hate and identity."
War Is Only Half the Story
with photographs by Kathryn Cook, Natela Grigalashvili, Tinka Dietz, Pep Bonet and Christine Fenzl.
"'War is Only Half the Story, Vol Two' features the work of 2008 grant winner Kathryn Cook ('Memory Denied: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide') as well as special first finalist Natela Grigalashvili and finalists Tinka Dietz, Christine Fenzl and Pep Bonet. Published by The Aftermath Project. "
Elevator to the Gallows
edited by Gerald Matt.
"Designed to mimic the look of dimestore crime novels, Elevator to the Gallows juxtaposes works by Banks Violette, Miles Davis, John Huston and Weegee with an essay by Luc Sante."
with photographs by Fredrik Marsh.
"American photographer Fredrik Marsh's images tell the story of the great societal upheaval at the end of the twentieth century from an unusual perspective. The project deals in general with the passing of time and with change."
with photographs by Martin Fengel and Bernd Zimmer.
"The Mobil 100 project by Martin Fengel and Bernd Zimmer uses the factors of space and time to interlink controversial pictures with interpretations, and relationships of form and content. Imaginary potential is transformed within the tangible reality of Martin Fengel's photographs, while reality is rendered visible in the imaginary world of Bernd Zimmer's works on paper. "
with photographs by Martin Fengel.
"Beauty permeates Martin Fengel's photographs. Without really being able to pin down where it exactly lies, and knowing that in an age where we can no longer call on the classical concepts of the beautiful to talk of beauty is like walking on thin ice, it still seems to me to represent one essential feature of his pictures."
Everywhere - Gather Yourself - Stand
with photographs by Yoshiko Seino.
"This new book, Everywhere - Gather Yourself - Stand consists of her 48 recent photographs taken with a 35 mm camera. Unfortunately, Seino Yoshiko died on May 19, 2009 at age of 46. This book became the last message from her as it was co-edited and titled by Yoshiko herself is quoted from Paul Celan's poem."
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