Issue #004 - Spring 2013
The PhotoBook Review Issue 004
Guest edited by Charlotte Cotton, independent curator, author, and critic. Cotton is the author of The Photograph as Contemporary Art (now in its fourth edition), Photography Is Magic, and Public, Private, Secret, among other influential books offering new perspectives in the field of photography.
Guest Editor Charlotte Cotton states that her aim is “to be pluralistic in my approach to the photobook—not just to create a canon checklist of this essential form of photography.” This conversation-led issue pushes readers to consider the interrelations between digital and analog forms with an exchange between photographer Jason Evans and musician and artist Kieran Hebden (Four Tet); and Jason Fulford in dialogue with designer David Reinfurt. Penny Martin, editor of the biannual style magazine The Gentlewoman, discusses the role of editors and the relationship of magazines to books with Emily King, design historian, curator, and critic. Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin memorialize Italian publisher Gigi Giannuzzi. Reviews include Aaron Schuman on Maurizio Cattelan’s Toilet Paper; Owen Kydd on Wolfgang Tillmans; and Takashi Homma on Tørbjørn Rødland; among others.
Table Of Contents
Features and Columns
Penny Martin In Conversation with Emily King
Jason Fulford In Conversation with David Reinfurt
Richard Misrach In Conversation with Jeffrey Fraenkel
Centerfold by Library Candy
Bruno Ceschel on
Maya Rochat, Vote for Me!
Helen Cammock on
Tiane Doan na Champassak, The Father of Pop Dance
Owen Kydd on
Wolfgang Tillmans, FESPA Digital / Fruit Logistica
Karol Hordziej on
Nick Haymes, GABEtm
Takashi Homma on
Tørbjørn Rødland, Vanilla Partner
Lorenzo Durantini on
David Benjamin Sherry, Quantum Light
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Clément Chéroux, Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, helms issue 020 of The PhotoBook Review on the occasion of the publication’s tenth anniversary.
In this issue, The PhotoBook Review celebrates the ﬁne art of talking about books and what goes into their making. Offset artist Dayanita Singh has stated, “A book is a conversation with a stranger in the future.” This issue breaks the ice with a series of book makers and book aficionados in dialogue with one...
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.