Rob Hornstra expands the boundaries of contemporary photobook. His work is a complete well-constructed mechanism where photographer, writer and designers are one organism. Each of The Sochi Project publications is a different object. From regular photobook to a low-cost wall newspaper-exhibition. All perfectly designed with profound approach to the topic both in terms photos and texts.
Most of AB&OC's work is intellectual, methodical and based on research. It reminds one of the work of a scientist. This collection of Polaroids taken out from various projects lets us have a look at their work with different angle. It's beautifully undone and reveals a slice of the process. It's not the scientist's work it's a scientist's sketchbook.
A photobooks or rather photo objects by Jim Reed are pure joy of book making and self publishing. Working memory is an intimate story about Dementia compressed to a mix of patient's medical dossier and personal diary. It's a fragile narration as this hand made object itself.
The book with four different covers (with option to chose one of them), a book were images sometimes appear twice — in their original form and elsewhere in a cropped, faded or fragmented form — like memories of the original photograph. The book is about memory, illusion, reality; with pre-dominant atmosphere of stillness and fragility.
This book is like a letter from a well know friend. Tree volumes composed mostly from pictures that we have seen in earlier publications give us a full perspective of Petersen's city experience. Great editors work!
Yaakov Israel is roaming around his country showing the remote areas of Israel. Looking at the quiet landscapes and intimate portraits it may seem we are very far from the complex political situation of the region. In fact that reality influences even these forgotten and unimportant places and Israel's pictures are full of context and history. There is some kind of tension under the strong burning sun. A very compelling, personal work that gives us a different view of that region.
Polish grayness has a particular tones, and there's more madness in it than elsewhere..." writes Michal Olszewski in the beautiful text in the book. A smart combination of pictures and short texts drive the reader through Poland of dump and peripheries. Modest design corresponds very well with the images and atmosphere of the book.
First large monograph of living legend of Polish photography Jerzy Lewczynski (88). A retrospective photobook edited by Wojciech Nowicki gives a full overview of restless collector, observer, thinker, visual garbageman who is always fresh, surprising and searching. Lewczynski's work is timeless. It's like a separate universe. Smart edit and excellent text by Wojciech Nowicki.
Sputnik Photos is a multinational collective established by photojournalists from Central and Eastern Europe. In our projects we investigate and portray the real life so well-known and familiar to us — in the region of Europe we come from.
Photographers at Sputnik Photos have worked in several dozen countries all over the world. Their photos have been published in the likes of Time, Newsweek, Stern, Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times, Le Monde. And they have won awards at the most important press photography competitions, such as World Press Photo, Picture of the Year International and the Canon AFJ Female Photojournalist Award. sputnikphotos.com.