Publisher’s Note: Lesley A. Martin

Dear PhotoBook Review Reader, You’ll find many of the following pages are guided by one particular idea as a loose organizational frame: the photobook and desire. For those of you who know guest editor Bruno Ceschel as the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy, a curatorial project committed to the celebration and study of the self-published photobook, you may also be aware of SPBH’s id-driven alter ego, Self Publish, Be Naughty, a series of monographs about love, lust, sex, and taboos. It is eclectically promiscuous in its approach to desire and, as is pointed out in The Photobook: A History,…

Editor’s Note: Bruno Ceschel

I was sitting in my doctor’s waiting room with my mom like I did every Wednesday when I was ten years old—I had developed an allergy to house dust and was getting weekly injections as treatment. From among the publications piled up in the waiting room that afternoon, I picked up one about maritime activities. I remember it like it was yesterday: suddenly, flipping through the book’s pages, I noticed a feature about a yacht sailing in a tropical sea with a crew of teenage boys. In some of the photographs the boys were naked, and in one photo in…

PhotoBook Lust:
Ed Templeton on 61 Pimlico

A web exclusive from PhotoBook Review 006, Ed Templeton remembers 61 Pimlico: The Secret Journal of Henry Hayler.


Erik Kessels on Hans Eijkelboom

From the PhotoBook Review Issue 005, Erik Kessels celebrates an early work by Hans Eijeklboom.


The Photobook Awards 2013 Summer Exhibition Schedule

Here’s where The PhotoBook Awards exhibition is headed in Summer/Fall 2014.


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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