Issue #012 - Spring 2017

The PhotoBook Review Issue 012

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.


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Issue Details

Guest Editor Daria Tuminas assembled a group of international critics, artists, and scholars to engage with the question of what is meant by the word cinematic as applied to the photobook. In “Artist Cut,” Rosa Barba, Robin Waart, and Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber talk about works that tackle the intersection of still images on the page or the wall and the moving image, Benedikt Reichenbach examines Ban Abidi’s multipart flipbook The Speech Writer, and Stefan Ruiz introduces a selection of Mexican fotonovelas, while David Campany looks at books that tie directly to particular films, such as Alain Resnais’s Repérages, or The Virgin Suicides: A New Generation’s Companion to Film by Sofia Coppola and Corinne Day. Additional pieces by Kayla Anderson and Roland Fischer-Briand discuss contemporary video and photobooks and the different possibilities of filmic vs. cinematic when used to describe books. For this issue’s Designer Spotlight and Publisher Profile, Sebastian Hau converses with designer Pierre Hourquet, and Brendan Wattenberg talks to Bronywn Law-Viljoen, publisher of Fourthwall Books. The Reviews section includes Ashraf Jamal on Santu Mofokeng, Marco de Mutiis on Lucas Blalock, Sara Knelman on Thomas Boivin, Dahlia Schweitzer on Cindy Sherman, and Amos Mulder’s video response to a book by Inka and Niclas Lindergård.

Table Of Contents

Features and Columns

Editor’s Note
Daria Tuminas

Publisher’s Note
Lesley A. Martin

Designer Spotlight
Sebastian Hau in conversation with Pierre Hourquet

Publisher Profile
Brendan Wattenberg in conversation with Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Fourthwall Books

Under the Influence: Toward a Survey of Cinema and the PhotoBookDaria Tuminas

Artist Cut:
Rosa Barba on
Printed Cinema
Robin Waart on
Thinking in Pictures
Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber on
Fax from the Library

The Speech Writer: Flipbook as Film
Benedikt Reichenbach

The Mexican Fotonovela
Stefan Ruiz

Love on the Left Bank: A Photo-Novel That is Really a Film
Tamara Berghmans

Paulien Oltheten

The Book of the Film
David Campany

Twelve Books, One Long Zoom: Thoughts on the “Still Generation” and the History of Artists’ Books
Kayla Anderson

Filmic v. Cinematic
Roland Fischer-Briand

Pictograms of Lars von Trier
Rémi Coignet in conversation with Casper Sejersen


Ashraf Jamal on
Santu Mofokeng, Stories 2-4

Taco Hidde Bakker on
Martine Stig, Noir

Sara Knelman on
Thomas Boivin, A Short Story

Dahlia Schweitzer on
Cindy Sherman, Cindy Sherman 2016

Marco de Mutiis on
Lucas Blalock, Making Memeries

Kelley Wilder on
Helmut Völter, The Movement of Clouds around Mount Fuji: Photographed and Filmed by Masanao Abe

Video Response:
Amos Mulder on
Inka and Niclas Lindergård, The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth

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