Arnold van Bruggen on Carlos Spottorno Wealth Management

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“There is no truer mark of financial success than making money work for you, instead of having to work for money,” reads one of the smooth opening lines of Carlos Spottorno’s book Wealth Management. This introduction sets the tone for a series of sumptuous, monochrome images that depict a world of tailored shoes and solutions, mega yachts and corporate jungles, antique shops and fur coats. After his provocative, PhotoBook Award–shortlisted 2013 book The Pigs—a clever parody of the Economist magazine, illustrating the media stereotypes used to describe the economic woes of Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain—Spottorno now turns a mocking…

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Editor’s Note

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Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa My bookshelves are a repository that’s both retrospective and forward-looking. They represent numerous journeys I’ve already taken and hope to repeat, as well as others as yet unfamiliar, which I plan to make at some undetermined point in the future. My bookshelves are emblematic of my optimism about the future, in that they imagine one in which I might have more time on my hands. But they are also inherently social, in that the objects they collect are intended to be shared, pored over, passed around, debated, and discussed in the presence of countless others. Wright Morris wrote…

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2015 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards Shortlist Exhibition on view at Scotiabank CONTACT Festival

The fourth annual Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards shortlist is on view through May 28, 2016

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The PhotoBook Review’s Publisher Profile

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Willem Van Zoetendaal selected five books from his collection that, together, as told to Arjen Ribbens, tell the story of his publishing house.

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The PhotoBook Review: Photobooks After 3/11

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The destruction the Great Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami waves created have profoundly impacted the way art is both made and received in Japan.

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The PhotoBook Review: Collecting the Japanese Photobook, Part Two

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A conversation with Manfred Heiting from The PhotoBook Review 008.

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On Philip Gefter’s Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe

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Philip Gefter’s new biography of Sam Wagstaff examines the life of the influential curator and collector, and his romantic relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Review: On Max Pinckers’s Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty

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Mira Jacob reviews Max Pinckers’s self-published photobook, “Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty”

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If You Came Here to Have Fun, You Will

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Jason Fulford and Aperture editor Denise Wolff discussed the parallel lives of a book through its events, and the event as intersection of artist and viewer.

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