Michael Lesy, Wisconsin Death Trip, Pantheon Books, New York, 1973. Reissued: University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2000

The PhotoBook and the Archive

In what ways is the photobook a useful framing device for archival projects?

Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, Evidence, Clatworthy Colorvues, Greenbrae and Santa Cruz, CA, 1977. Reissued: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, New York, 2004.

Marco Breuer on Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan’s Evidence

Photographer Macro Breuer reflects on the lasting images in Evidence for The PhotoBook Review 010


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Stephanie H. Tung on Xu Yong Negatives

I don’t expect to be reaching for my iPhone when I open a book. Yet Xu Yong’s Negatives instructs me to do just that, in order to interact with its dark, eerie images through the phone’s lens. A quick change of settings inverts the colors on the screen, and the images in this slim volume burst to life. Suddenly, photographs of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests seem much closer to the present. Negatives revisits some of Xu’s earliest, unpublished material from the beginning of his career: photographs of young protestors in the square, just before Chinese troops opened fire on…


Design Books to Know

Designers and critics share the books that have inspired their work


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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