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.


Issue Details

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

Publisher’s Note
Lesley A. Martin

Editor’s Note
Ramón Reverté

What’s in a Name
by David Campany

Publisher Profile
Natasha Christia on La Kursala

Designer Spotlight
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:

The Living Library
Markus Schaden on the PhotoBook Museum

The PhotoBook Made Public
Ramón Reverté in conversation with Horacio Fernández

Matt Johnston onthe PhotoBook Club

Rebecca Senf on
The Process and the Page

Larissa Leclair on
the Indie PhotoBook Library

Feting The PhotoBook:

David Solo’s Festival Travelogue

Yannick Boullis on
Offprint Paris

Dieter Neubert on
Kassel FotoBookFestival

Martin Parr on
PhotoBook Bristol

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

When to Hold ‘Em and When to Fold ‘EmA Conversation with Alec Soth


Jon Uriarte onSimona Rota

Jeffrey Lad onMichael Schmidt

Andrea Josch onLuis Weinstein

Moritz Neumüller on
Katy Grannan

Daniele De Luigi on
Nicoló DeGiorgis

Christopher Anderson on
Peter Van Agtmael

Iñaki Domingo on
David Hornillos

Guillermo Eguiarte Bendímez on
Taiji Matsue

Marta Dahó on
Mayra Martell

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen onMikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse

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