The Fine Art of Making Things

For the moment, the photobook is definitively a physical object. Somewhere, somehow—whether printed and bound at a Chinese printer whose main business is cereal boxes or output on a bedroom ink-jet printer and hand-stitched by the artist— images need to be put on paper, collated together, and made available in multiple copies. A book must be produced. “Production” is the final stage in the long, at-times heart-wrenching process of bookmaking. And it is often where the rubber hits the proverbial road—will the delicate palette and tonal range of the original images survive the translation into a limited set of inks…

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Holy Bible, MACK Books / Archive of Modern Conflict, London, 2013, Designed by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

Mark Oppenheimer on Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Holy Bible

Mark Oppenheimer reviews Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin’s Holy Bible.

Danny Lyon on Mike Brodie, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

Danny Lyon reviews Mike Brodie’s photobook A Period of Juvenile Prosperity.

Vicki Goldberg on Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels with Natalie Zelt, War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

Vicki Goldberg reviews War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath by Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels with Natalie Zelt.

Darius Himes in Conversation with Dana Faconti (Blind Spot)

Darius Himes interviews publisher Dana Faconti of Blind Spot Magazine.

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The PhotoBook Review is a publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook—focusing on the best photography books being published, from the coffee-table book to the handmade artist’s edition, and on creating a better understanding of the ecosystem of the photobook as a whole.

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