Issue #011 - Fall 2016
The PhotoBook Review Issue 011
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.
In this issue, Guest Editor Denise Wolff poses a series of questions that expand our ideas about what constitutes a photobook and whom we consider its audience. As proposed in the introduction to the section “The Accidental PhotoBook”: “it is a good time to consider other types of books that use photography, but are not considered photobooks qua photobooks.” Contributors, including Todd Hido, Laurie Simmons, Sonya Dyakova, Frish Brandt, John Gossage, and Paolo Ventura, advocate for their personal favorites in “Guilty Pleasures/Hidden Treasures,” selecting from cookbooks, crime dossiers, and sex manuals. Several roundups include Frédérique Destribats on children’s photobooks, Chris McCaw on photography manuals, Marvin Heiferman on photobooks about the moon, and others on urban architecture and interior design. Matthew Leifheit interviews Paul Schiek of TBW Books for the Publisher Profile, and Joseph Logan is featured in the Designer Spotlight. Reviews include Robert Adams on Gregory Halpern, LaToya Ruby Frazier on Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem (2016), Shantrelle P. Lewis on Jamel Shabazz, and Paula Kupfer on Guadalupe Ruiz. Issue 011 also presents the books shortlisted for the 2016 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.
Table Of Contents
Features and Columns
Lesley A. Martin
A conversation with Joseph Logan
The Masters Make Cookbooks
Guilty Pleaseure/Hidden Treasures continued
With contributions by Alexa Dilworth, Sonya Dyakova, Joan Fontcuberta, John Gossage, Hans Gremmen, Todd Hido, Mutsuko Ota, Ed Panar, Christian Patterson, Laurie Simmons, Paolo Ventura
Chris McCaw on Photography Manuals
Marvin Heiferman on
PhotoBooks of the Moon
Alan Rapp on
Illustrated Urban Architecture
Ivan Shaw on
Interior Design Books
Selections by Martin Parr and Denise Wolff
We Sell Things You Don’t Need . . .
Amelia Lang in conversation with
Paulina Nassar and Nick Sarno, Press SF
The 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist
Justin Carville on
Peter Kayafas on
Terry Tempest Williams
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks
Robert Adams on
LaToya Ruby Frazier on
Michal Raz-Russo, Ed.
Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem
Shantrelle P. Lewis on
Back in the Days Coloring Book
Charlotte Cotton on Kim Kardashian West
Jeffrey Ladd on Marie-Isabel Vogel and Alain Rappaport, Eds.Maximilian Stejskal-Folklig idrott
Paula Kupfer on Guadalupe RuizKleine Fotoenzyklopädie
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