Photobook Review - Contributors

MARKUS SCHADEN founded the publishing house and bookshop in 1995, based online and in Cologne, Germany. The former vice president of the German Society of Photography and a contributor to Foam Magazine, he has served on the juries of photography festivals in Mannheim, Arles, Paris, Kraków, and Los Angeles. Schaden frequently lectures at the Academy for Media and Visual Arts in Cologne and the University for Applied Arts and Science in Dortmund, Germany, and began researching “The La Brea Matrix”, a multi-faceted photobook research project, in 2008. won the International Red Dot Design Award in 2009.

JANE MOUNT is currently working on The Ideal Bookshelf, a collection of the favorite books of one hundred creative thinkers, forthcoming from Little Brown. More of her work can be seen at and 20×

JASON POLAN is a contributor to the New York Times Opinionator blog with the series “Things I Saw.”

GERRY BADGER, a photography critic for nearly thirty years, is himself a photographer, as well as an architect and curator. He has written for dozens of periodicals and his previous books include The Photobook: A History, Volumes I and II, coauthored with Martin Parr, and The Pleasures Of Good Photographs (Aperture, 2010).

TATE SHAW is director of the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, a nonprofit organization supporting photography, books, and film/video with an accredited MFA program in visual studies. Shaw routinely organizes exhibitions and lectures on books, including The Photo-Bookworks Symposium At VSW, June 28–30, 2012. He is copublisher of Preacher’s Biscuit Books and his own work is held in many private and public collections of artist’s books internationally.

DARIUS HIMES is assistant director of Fraenkel Gallery, a cofounder of Radius Books, the coauthor of Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011), and deeply committed to both photography and books.

ALAN RAPP is an editor, writer, and visual book developer (under Arstudio), and teaches at Pratt Institute and Rhode Island School Of Design. He is based in Brooklyn.

MACHIEL BOTMAN has published three books of his work: Heartbeat (Volute, 1994), Rainchild (Schaden/Le Point Du Jour, 2004), and One Tree (Nazraeli Press, 2011). He has also curated several shows, including another 2008 exhibition focusing on Miyako Ishiuchi. His work can be found at

DANNY LYON is a photojournalist, writer, and filmmaker who has published numerous books, including The Bikeriders (Macmillian Company, 1968), Conversations with the Dead (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971), and Like A Thief’s Dream (Powerhouse Books, 2007). “The World Is Not My Home”, an exhibition of Lyon’s work is at the Menil Collection, Houston until July 29, 2012. His blog can be found at

TAMARA BERGHMANS is author of The Making Of A Photobook: Sanne Sannes’ Maquette For Diary of an Erotomaniac (Rijksmuseum Studies In Photography, Volume 6.Rijksmuseum/Nieuw Amsterdam,2009). She is also curator at the Fotomuseum Antwerpen and lectures on the history of photography at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

THOMAS WIEGAND is a founder of the Kasseler Fotoforum and one of the initiators of the Photobook Festival, Kassel. In 2011, he coauthored Deutschland Im Fotobuch (Germany in the Photobook) with Manfred Heiting.

DIETER NEUBERT is the director and cofounder of the International Milou Abel Photobook Festival.

KEN SCHLES is a brooklyn-based photographer and has published several titles of his work, including Oculus (Norderlicht, 2011), A New History Of Photography: The World Outside and The Pictures In Our Heads (White Press, 2009), and Invisible City (Twelvetrees Press, 1988).

CHRISTIAN PATTERSON’s first monograph, Sound Affects, was published by Edition Kaune, Sudendorf, 2008. Redheaded Peckerwood, published by Mack in Fall 2011, is in its second printing. Patterson is represented by Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, and Robert Morat, Hamburg and Berlin.

IVAN VARTANIAN is a Tokyo-based author, producer, and founder of the imprint Goliga. He is the coauthor of Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ‘70s (Aperture, 2009) and recently produced “Printing Show”, Daido Moriyama’s two-day bookmaking performance staged at Aperture Foundation last November.

MARC FEUSTEL is an independent curator, writer, editor, and blogger based in Paris, with a special interest in Japanese photography. More of his work can be seen at

SUSAN BRIGHT is a curator and writer. She is author of Art Photography Now (Thames & Hudson, 2011) and Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait In Contemporary Photography (Monicelli Press, 2010). She currently lives in New York, where she is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and is pursuing a curatorial PhD through Goldsmiths College, University of London.

THOMAS SEELIG has worked as a freelance curator and editor for numerous exhibitions and publications on contemporary photography. He lives in Winterthur, Switzerland, and is curator at the Fotomuseum Winterthur.

JAMES CRUMP is chief curator at the Cincinnati Art Museum. His recent publications include Doug + Mike Starn: Gravity Of Light (forthcoming this year from Skira Rizzoli) and Walker Evans: Decade By Decade (Hatje Cantz, 2010). In 2007, Crump wrote, produced, and directed the acclaimed documentary film, Black White + Gray: A Portrait Of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe.

LAURENCE VECTEN is director of photography for French Glamour. She and Pierre Hourquet showcase their growing photobook collection on their blog,, publish books, and curate Publish It Yourself (

RAMÓN REVERTÉ is the editor-in-chief and creative director of Editorial RM (Mexico/Barcelona). Among other photo titles, RM recently released The Latin American Photobook, a joint publication with Aperture, Cosac-Naify, and Images En Maneoeuvres. RM will distribute Eden Is A Magic World In Mexico on behalf of Little Big Man, New York.

JOACHIM BROHM is an artist and professor of photography at the Leipzig Academy Of Visual Arts. His work has been shown internationally, and his books include Areal (2002), Ruhr (2007), Ohio (2009), and Culatra/Areal (2009), All by Steidl, Göttingen, as well as Color (2010), from Schirmer-Mosel, Munich. He occasionally writes for magazines, such as Camera Austria.

RÉMI COIGNET is a writer, editor, and graphic designer. His blog,, focuses on photobook reviews and interviews.

DENISE WOLFF is a photobook editor at Aperture. Previously, she was the commissioning editor for photography at Phaidon Press. She has edited monographs by Stephen Shore, Roger Ballen, William Christenberry, and Mary Ellen Mark among others, as well as survey books such as Photographic Memory: The Album In The Age Of Photography (Aperture, 2010).

PAUL MOAKLEY has been the deputy photo editor of Time since 2010. Previously he was senior photo editor at Newsweek and photo editor of PDN (Photo District News). He lives at the Alice Austen House Museum on Staten Island, home of one of America’s earliest photographers, as its caretaker and curator.

MARCEL FEIL is the deputy director of artistic affairs at Foam, Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. He is also one of the editors of Foam, the museum’s international photography magazine. Prior to his current position, Feil worked at the Dutch Foundation for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture; and The Amsterdam Center for Photography.

The PhotoBook Review is a publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook—focusing on the best photography books being published, from the coffee-table book to the handmade artist’s edition, and on creating a better understanding of the ecosystem of the photobook as a whole.

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