Issue #007 - Fall 2014
The PhotoBook Review Issue 007
Guest edited by Ramón Reverté, editor-in-chief and creative director of Editorial RM, a publishing house based between Barcelona and Mexico City. Reverté is a voracious book collector and connoisseur.
Guest Editor Ramón Reverté, editor-in-chief and creative director of Editorial RM, offers a map of the “golden age” of the photobook and the explosion of activities, festivals, and fairs that have grown around their launch, sale, and connoisseurship. Reverté brings special focus to the Spanish publishing ecosystem, featuring a profile of La Kursala (an exhibition space and patron for independent publishing) and a design spotlight on art director and visual editor Eloi Gimeno. A robust “Reports from the Field” section offers a roundup of key events, from the launch of the PhotoBook Museum, to an exhibition on the early days of the American photobook; and brief spotlights on Kassel Fotobook Festival, Offprint Paris, Photobook Bristol, and Feria de Libros de Fotos de Autor in Buenos Aires, as well as on the various photobook prizes of the time. Contributors include Carlos Spottorno, Rebecca Senf, Larissa Leclair, Matt Johnston, David Solo, Michael Mack, Martin Parr, and Dieter Neubert. Interviews with Horacio Fernández and Alec Soth provide further context. Issue 007 also presents the shortlist for the 2014 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.
Table Of Contents
Features and Columns
Gonzalo Golpe on Eloi Gimeno
Louise Neri on Walter Keller
Centerfold by Christina De Middel
Announcing the 2014 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Short List
Exhibiting the PhotoBook:
Rebecca Senf on
The Process and the Page
Larissa Leclair on
the Indie PhotoBook Library
Feting The PhotoBook:
Dieter Neubert on
Martin Parr on
Julieta Escardó on
the Feria De Libros De Fotos De Autor, Buenos Aires
Blue Ribbon Photobooks:
Paul Salveson on
the Mack First Book Award
Carlos Spottorno on
the FotoBookFestival PhotoBook Award
Txema Salvans on
the Concurso FotoLibro IberoAmericano
Wassiklundgren onthe Recontres D’Arles Prix Du Livre
Jon Uriarte onSimona Rota
Jeffrey Lad onMichael Schmidt
Moritz Neumüller on
Iñaki Domingo on
Guillermo Eguiarte Bendímez on
Marta Dahó on
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 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.