Issue #002 - Spring 2012
The PhotoBook Review Issue 002
Guest edited by Markus Schaden, photobook educator and evangelist, former owner of Schaden.com, cofounder of the PhotoBook Museum, and a primary contributor to The Photobook in Art and Society: Participative Potentials of a Medium.
Guest Editor Markus Schaden brings us an issue that is “equal parts contemplation of the finer details of book-making and ebullient manifesto-making.” Schaden introduces “The Dummy Shop,” which focuses on maquette-making and includes various pieces on the role of the dummy in the photobook-making process, as well as an intriguing proposal for the burgeoning idea of Photobook Studies, including an exercise in diagramming the history and context of an individual book. Photo-historian Gerry Badger joins Tate Shaw, director of the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, in a comparative read on the art of sequencing photographs. Profiles include the collaborative design and creative team of Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, who publish under the name Böhm/Kobayashi; and Swedish designer and curator Greger Ulf Nilson.
Table Of Contents
Features and Columns
Lesley A. Martin
Editor’s Note: Developing the Photobook
Sequencing the Photobook
Sequencing the Photobook
Publisher Profile: Böhm/Kobayashi
Designer Profile: Greger Ulf Nilson
The Dummy Shop: Introduction
The Last Dummy Show
Dummies as Books as Dummies
Machiel Botman on Kioshi Suzuki; Danny Lyon on Danny Lyon
Unfinished Diary of an Erotomaniac
Tamara Berghmans on Sanne Sannes
Photographer, Detective, Photobook-Maker
Ken Schles interviews Christian Patterson
Spotlight on the Dummy Prize
Thomas Weigand/Dieter Neubert
Introduction to Photobook Studies
Centerfold: The La Brea Matrix Photobook Study
Ivan Vartanian on
Marc Feustel on
Susan Bright on
James Crump on
Laurence Vecten on
Ramón Reverté on
Joachim Brohm on
Remí Coignet on
Denise Wolff on
Paul Moakley on
Marcel Feil on
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.
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.