Alejandro Acin – The Rest is History

Alejandro Acin The Rest is History ICVL Studio and supported by Sala Kursala Programa Cultural   The machinations of history are in constant flexes of exchange. They are impermanent, their concept a flux, or are often a mess of contradictions. We are taught history as if it were permanent, an established and often binary set of […]

Esaias Baitel – Zonen 1982

Full Article on Patreon   This is an incredibly complicated book. It is one that I have been chasing for a year or so since I first became aware of it. It has a cult-like status for many reasons, least of all are the photographs, which are also incredible. The story of Baitel amid a […]

Gui Marcondes – I Know I Exist Because You Imagine Me (Maquette Mix)

From Gui Marcondes I Know I Exist Because You Imagine Me   …By having our monthly meetings, the artist, who may work a day job or run a family, is encouraged to return to work to provide progress notes. There is no strike against them if they cannot bring something new every month as we […]

Mikiko Hara – Small Myths

  Full Article With More Images On Patreon   Throughout the work, Hara photographs portraits. Some of these images are culled from her familiar everyday journeys, with images of people on the street or in trains elegantly abetting the images of her family. Though far from a family book in the traditional sense, the text […]

Aleksei Kazantsev – Relaxing Chamber

Full Article With Many More Images on Patreon   All in all, this book is significant. It bears all the marks of an undervalued classic. It is a book that escapes the doldrums of photography and its representations to speak about something ecological and outside of the medium while also employing a handicraft that is […]

Nick Gervin – Portlanders

Full Article on Patreon   Gervin’s work reflects the American moment in the second decade of the second millennium through tendencies similar to those seen in a good deal of American photography during the Vietnam War era.  I see some resemblances to protest coverage by Gene Anthony, a Black Star agency photographer who captured the […]

Dave Heath One Brief Moment

  Dave Heath – One Brief Moment Review by Simon Bray   Within the opening pages of Dave Heath’s ‘One Brief Moment,’ there is a certain air of occasion. Gathered masses fill the middle of the street, suggesting that these are not singular moments but a crowd united by a collective sense of anticipation and […]

Tomatsu Shomei <11:02> Nagasaki An Overview

  Full Article on Patreon   …11:02 Nagasaki contains elements of documentary practice mixed with an emotional and highly subjective style of photography. In essence, the book is caught, like Kawada’s Chizu, between two schools of thought regarding photography. On the one hand, there is a legacy of photography that considers politics and a (at […]

Taka Mayumi Koisuru Toriko

  Full Article on Patreon   In Prisoner In Love, the flow is at once calm and exciting. It is similar to allowing one’s body to be carried downstream in a river safely with a bump on the body’s backside every once in a while to remind them of the rocks beneath the surface. Metaphors […]

Pedro Alfacinha 1985

    Full Article on Patreon   Returning to the idea of memories, one can feel all of these tendencies in the work used to enforce a slippage of time. Close-up images and somewhat obscure faces place the photographs inside a dream factory or memory farm. These fragments of realism play heavily with our ability […]

Elise Toïdé Les Vagues

Full Article on Patreon   There are pleasant reminders through the book of our interconnectivity and the reach of summer, as seen through the beach environment, which has a very appealing significance to memory, as does the use of golden light in the work. The trigger for possible memories does not end with those images. […]

Publishers Be Honest. You Don’t Really Want Criticism.

  The first part of Jörg’s post that needs immediate attention is the following: his response to the broad claims made between the journal questions and the survey responses indicates a lack of serious criticism. I might address that I felt several publisher responses, from my end, were quite diplomatic in their answers. There was […]