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Colin Pantall's favorite book from 2018

This book is the story of Sohrab Hura’s mother, her mental illness and her struggle to keep her house in order. Most of all though, it’s the story of her dog, Elsa, and their companionship. It’s a beautiful story, and a terribly sad one—Elsa dies in the end—played out against the backdrop of Ma’s messy house. And Hura’s photography, and its incidental intimacy, is part of that backdrop. It made me cry. I loved it.


Colin Pantall is a photographer, writer and educator based in Bath, England. His first photobook is All Quiet on the Home Front and he is the co-writer and editor of Magnum China.
www.colinpantall.com | www.colinpantall.blogspot.co.uk | www.instagram.com/colin_pantall

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Colin Pantall's favorite book from 2018

John Angerson’s English Journey is that rarest of things, a beautifully designed book that takes a critical look at English identity without resorting to cliché or regionalism. It retraces the journey that J.B. Priestley made in the 1930s for his book of the same name, and finds an England that is de-skilled, de-industrialised and de-cultured. Brilliant design layers the combination of sober image and factual text into a nuanced view of what it means to be English today. And that’s where things get complicated…


Colin Pantall is a photographer, writer, and educator based in Bath, England. His photographic work focusses on his immediate domestic environment and includes his book All Quiet on the Home Front. colinpantall.com, Blog, Instagram