Finally this work has been published in book form! Within the constraints of being an embedded photojournalist, Lowy creatively reveals glimpses of everyday life in Iraq in the context of war through the bulletproof windows of military Humvee and night-vision goggles.
Once again Paula McCartney plays with our perception of what is real and what has been constructed to look real in her newest body of work about snow and ice. For fans of McCartney's work that can't afford her more expensive artist books, this edition – a mix of handcrafted and professionally printed - is the perfect beginning.
A personal exploration of the separation of the old generation in Hong Kong and a new generation in the Netherlands, successfully intermixed with the repetition of similarly styled and posed portraits of ten Dutch-Chinese young women that make the book.
Originally self-published in 2010 in an edition of 10, Redheaded Peckerwood is now available from MACK with texts by Luc Sante and Karen Irvine. Patterson blends archival material with personal interpretation exploring the murders by the teenage couple Starkweather and Fugate in the late 1950s.
Impressed with the projects and book quality coming from Gordon Stettinius. Salt & Truth is only the second book published by Candela Books and my favorite by Adams. Includes essays by James Enyeart, Catherine Evans, and Adams himself.
This book begins with the farm having already disappeared – only a few discernable photographic traces left on the page – but is soon filled in with beautiful color photographs and the story "The Sophiapolder: Farewell in Five Acts" written by Tracy Metz. Love the photographs, the book size and feel, and the details in the book craft.
Wolberger explores authorship and control in surveillance photography – turning the dynamic of photographer versus subject and observer versus observed on its head. The beauty of this book is the subtlety in the face of the red stripe that runs down the gutter, deceivingly and blatantly marking the secret - brilliantly fabricated book spreads.
A playful zine by Rinko Kawauchi inspired by the novel Snowflake written by Paul Gallico. Found at the New York Art Book Fair this year.
Larissa Leclair (www.larissaleclair.com) is the founder of the Indie Photobook Library (www.indiephotobooklibrary.org), an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks that showcases them through pop-up and feature-length exhibitions (most recently in China and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art), promotes them through written articles and lectures, and preserves them as a non-circulating public library. Having a specific collection dedicated to these kinds of books allows for the development of future discourse on trends in self-publishing, the ability to reflect on and compare books in the collection, and for scholarly research to be conducted in years to come. Leclair is also an independent curator.