The PhotoBook Review is now part of Aperture magazine
The PhotoBook Review is now published within the pages of every issue of Aperture magazine. Subscribe to Aperture to receive thoughtful book reviews, in-depth opinion pieces, artists’ selections, publisher spotlights, and interviews with photographers, book collectors, designers, and more.
The PhotoBook Review in the Winter 2023 issue of Aperture features a look inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s research library, a review of CCA’s recently opened exhibition The Lives of Documents—Photography as Project, and reviews of photobooks by Oliver Frank Chanarin, Lynne Cohen, Marina Gadonneix, Sofia Coppola, and Corita Kent, plus The Art Institute of Chicago Field Guide to Photography and Media.
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Table Of Contents
Features and Columns
How does the Metropolitan Museum of Art bring its vast book collection to life?
Russet Lederman in conversation with Jared Ash
A recent exhibition considers how publications can inform and inflect the creative process.
Features and Columns
Lynne Cohen: Observatories and Marina Gadonneix: Laboratories (Atelier EXB, 2023)
Lesley A. Martin
Sofia Coppola: Archive (MACK, 2023)
The Art Institute of Chicago Field Guide to Photography and Media (Yale University Press, 2023)
Ordinary Things Will Be Signs for Us: Photographs by Corita (J&L Books and Magic Hour Press, 2023)
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.
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.