Julião Sarmento’s Café Bissau

  “Of unpaid ills and the blueish glue of a child’s discarded gum ironically stretched between the hairy toes of an accidentally sandalled foot on a blistering hot and abusive Portuguese summer day”   Of electric ecstasy and tiger milk. Of unpaid ills and the blueish glue of a child’s discarded gum ironically stretched between […]

Photobooks of the Year 2020/Welcome to the Castle

“Earlier this year, there were some high-profile twitterstorms, in which particular left-identifying figures were ‘called out’ and condemned. What these figures had said was sometimes objectionable; but nevertheless, the way in which they were personally vilified and hounded left a horrible residue: the stench of bad conscience and witch-hunting moralism”         This […]

André Príncipe-Exhibition A Hard Rain Is Going To Fall

  “In suggesting this, I am suggesting that Príncipe is a master of the understood and that perhaps what may at first read seem vainglorious, is to be understood and resolved by his humanity”   André Príncipe is an artist working in Lisbon, Portugal. His work could be conceived of by thinking through the tenets […]

Support the Shops: Interview With Photo Book Corner Rui Ribeiral

BF: Photo Book Corner has just taken up new quarters, new premises in Lisbon. Is this the first shop that you have had for the Photo Book Corner? Can you perhaps give us a little insight into when you started working with books? Did you come through photography or was this started from the book […]

António Júlio Duarte: Against the Blackest of Days

  “There is noise, distortion, grain and the magnetic tape in my mind completely fails in parts to distribute any information at all. The images are dark, stained by the passing of time and the incredulous weight of dry heat. Throughout the song “Blackened” by Metallica plays over and over…”   When I look at […]

2019: A Short Guide To White People & Their Photography Books

It was the best of years….   Once again it is that time of year where I try to drum up some sort of edit from all of the incredible work the photography book world offers up. This year is difficult as I felt it has been one of the strongest years in recent memory […]