Issue #010 - Spring 2016
The PhotoBook Review Issue 010
Guest edited by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, photographer and critic. His first book, One Wall a Webb (2018), was winner of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award in 2018. He is currently assistant professor of photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.
As guest editor, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa assembled “Notes for a History of the PhotoBook and the Archive,” an inquiry into how photobooks have been and can be useful framing devices for archival projects and the intersections of widely different types of photography. As he states in the introduction to that section, “it is through the considered articulation of the archival photobook that we are able to look again at our history of seeing the world.” Among the many contributors to this section are Susan Meiselas, Michael Lesy, David Campany, Thomas Sauvin, Renée Mussai, Mike Mandel, Brian Ulrich, and Andrew Stefan Weiner. For the Publisher Profile, Ruben Lundgren interviews Yuan Di of Jiazazhi Press; Antonio de Luca is featured in the Designer Spotlight. Additional review contributions include Justine Kurland on Mariken Wessels, Tim Carpenter on Michael Schmelling, Sarah Bay Gachot on Walid Raad, and Doug DuBois on Chris Killip.
Table Of Contents
Features and Columns
Lesley A. Martin
Lesley A. Martin in conversation with Antonio De Luca
Notes for a History of the PhotoBook and the Archive
With contributions by
Marco Breuer, David Company, Jason Fulford, Michael Lesy, Susan Meiselas, and Brian Ulrich
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa in conversation with
Jason Fulford on the New York Public Library
The Picture Collection
The Picture Collection
Notes for a History of the PhotoBook and the Archive, continued
With Contributions by Melissa Catanese, Ron Jude, Erik Kessels, Mike Mandel, Renée Mussai, Lorie Novak, Eva Respini, Thomas Sauvin, John Tagg, Penelope Umbrico, Matthew Vollgraff, Brendan Wattenberg, Andrew Stefan Weiner, Ofer Wolberger, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, and Francesco Zanot
Tim Carpenter on
My Blank Pages
Kate Palmer Albers on
Jon Uriarte on
Sarah Bay Gachot on
Eva Respini, ED.
Adam Bell on
Eduardo Cadava and Gabriela Nouzeilles
The Itinerant Languages of Photography
Guest Editor Deborah Willis leads a survey of photobooks by Black artists, creating the scaffolding for future research and study. In her own studies and published works, Willis has laid the groundwork for the history of Black photographers as they established “a visual language of ‘testifying’ about their individual and collective experiences.”
Guest edited by Carmen Winant, whose creative practice involves “creation and transformation, an Ouroborus in which printed material is both created and destroyed.” Her photobooks, such as Body Index (2020), and My Birth (2018), have been informed by her deeply held commitment to feminism.
Guest edited by Federica Chiocchetti, a writer, curator, editor, and lecturer specializing in photography, fictions, and words. Through her on- and offline platform The Photocaptionist, she collaborates with institutions such as The Photographers’ Gallery, Fotomuseum Winterthur, and Foam.
Guest edited by David Campany, writer, curator, photographer, and educator, one of the most prolific critics on modern and contemporary photography in the field today. In early 2020, he was appointed the managing director of programs at the International Center of Photography, New York.
Guest edited by Deirdre Donohue, who brings her bibliographic and bibliophilic knowledge to this issue. Donohue is assistant director of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs at the New York Public Library. Formerly, she was the Stephanie Shuman Director of Library, Archives, and Museum Collections at the International Center...
Issue 013 was assembled by Lesley A. Martin, publisher of The PhotoBook Review and creative director at Aperture Foundation.
Guest edited by Daria Tuminas, an independent scholar, writer, and curator specializing in the contemporary photobook. She currently works with Fotodok in the Netherlands, and is the former head of the Unseen Book Market and Unseen Dummy Awards.
Guest edited by Denise Wolff, senior editor at Aperture. She has spearheaded the commission of Aperture’s education-oriented titles, such as The Photographer’s Playbook (2014) and The Photography Workshop Series (2014–ongoing), in addition to children’s books by authors like Joel Meyerowitz, Jason Fulford, and Susan Meiselas.
Guest edited by Kummer & Herrman, the award-winning Utrecht, Netherlands–based design studio founded by Arthur Herrman and Jeroen Kummer.
Guest edited by Ivan Vartanian, a writer, editor, and publisher based in Tokyo. Under the imprint Goliga, he copublished and coauthored The Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s with Aperture and is currently working on the forthcoming Japanese Photography Magazines, 1880s to 1980s.