2.13.2019

RAGNAR AXELSSON : GLACIER

 
Glacier (Qerndu, 2018)

Photograph © Ragnar Axelsson

Photograph © Ragnar Axelsson

Photograph © Ragnar Axelsson

Photograph © Ragnar Axelsson

Photograph © Ragnar Axelsson

"The glacier…hides a mysterious life of it’s own, but if we are lucky, as we follow it down from the peak of the mountain it covers, it will allow us glimpses of some of the many odd creatures of ice and ash, and deep secrets from centuries past, it carries with it to the sea.” 
– Ragnar Axelsson

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Ragnar Axelsson, a longtime Leica photographer affectionately known as RAX, is one of Iceland’s heroes, documenting the Arctic for over 35 years. He's authored many books, photographing the people, weather, and landscape, in some of the most remote and isolated regions around Iceland, Greenland, and Siberia. He’s won numerous awards for this work, including over 20 Icelandic Photojournalist Awards;The Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Honorable Mention); The Grand Prize, Photo de Mer, Vannes; and Iceland’s highest honor, the Order of the Falcon, Knight’s Cross, for his work in the Arctic. 

His steadfast belief in the importance of documenting the life and changes in the Arctic, has been the driving force behind creating his most recent book, Glacier. A must-have for the astonishing beauty of the region (gorgeously printed in Italy), as well as for those of you following our world's current environmental and climate-change issues. This book is "an ode to the glacier," the current status is they are shrinking 100 meters per year, with scientists predicting they will disappear within two centuries.

In Jonathan Blaustein’s book review of Glacier in The New York Times Lens Blog (12.28.2018), he writes; “Earth’s surface, in his abstracted, horizon-less photographs, does look like a massive supine dragon or an impossibly immense dinosaur, some reptilian beast with cracked, rough-hewn skin and eyes about to open.” 

"The pearls of Iceland are it’s Glaciers," Ragnar Axelsson responded.

Photographs and Text by Ragnar Axelsson
Foreword by artist Olafur Eliasson
Reykjavík: Qerndu, 2018
Icelandic version: Jökull 



Ragnar Axelssons "Glacier" exhibition at Ásmundasal Art Center in Reykjavik

Icelandic Photographer, Ragnar 'RAX' Axelsson

2.12.2019

GARY BEEBER: Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island

Shed, Sylvester Manor 
Photograph © Gary Beeber

Ruined Stairway, Sylvester Manor
Photograph © Gary Beeber

Gate to Nowhere, Sylvester Manor
  Photograph © Gary Beeber

Monument, Slave Graveyard since 1651, Sylvester Manor
Photograph © Gary Beeber

SYLVESTER MANOR, SHELTER ISLAND, NY

Over the years I drove by Sylvester Manor many times without ever knowing what it was.

Something draws me there, I've been back many times. The hauntingly bucolic overgrown garden was part of the former slave holding provisioning plantation purchased in 1652 by Nathaniel Sylvester for 1600 pounds of sugar. I find myself compelled to chronicle it’s evolving decay while attempting to understand it’s complex history.

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by Mac Griswold

1.28.2019

EINAR FALUR INGOLFSSON: Varanasi Diaries

 The Varanasi Diaries: 
Surfaces, Scenes and Society
 
The Varanasi Diaries: 
Surfaces, Scenes and Society
 
"In Surfaces, I am trying to convey the experience and feelings, starting with the 2-D surfaces of the city, in a conversation with paintings." 

" These photographs were taken in different parts of Varanasi - in the old city along the Ganges, as well as in newer neighborhoods..."

"In Scenes, I am looking at buildings and all kind of structures in Varanasi; architecture and the mark of men in this usually crowded city - but no people are included in this volume. When I found my way into it, the approach, I thought a lot of the work Atget did in Paris and Walker Evans in the US."



VARANASI DIARIES : Surfaces, Scenes and Society
Photographs by Einar Falur Ingólfsson

"Varanasi is a constantly changing array of colours and smells, a cacophony of deafening noises and dust; cows and bulls on roads, potholes, cycle-rickshaws and others with engines; trees, temples, lingams, boats and fires, tranquil and often quite run-down old houses, narrow lanes and crowded highways, advertisements, new and fairly uniform neighborhoods, and numerous gods. Then there is the mighty river, The Ganges, at center of the city - and people. Varanasi is the home of three million people and tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists come to visit. Together, they all make up the coulorful and vibrant society that the city consists of; the pilgrims, students, policemen, rickshaw drivers, widows, toddlers, boatmen, sweepers, sadhus, trash-collectors, shopkeepers, tourists, barbers, politicians, chai wallahs..." – Einar Falur Ingólfsson

The Varanasi Diaries are a bundle of three books, Surfaces, Scenes and Society, compiled in the city of Varanasi in India last October, where the books were also designed. They were released in a limited edition of 50 numbered copies; later be repackaged in a bigger book with more work. These photographs by Ingólfsson were taken in different parts of Varanasi - in the old city along the Ganges, as well as in newer neighborhoods, and in nearby Sarnath and Ramnagar.

WEBSITE: http://efi.is/

einarfalur@gmail.com

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Pétur Thomsen, Co-Director of the Icelandic Photography Festival, and Icelandic photographer and journalist, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, author of Varanasi Diaries and Land Seen Following in the Footsteps of Johannes Larsen, Crymogea, Reykjavík, Iceland 2017.

I first met photographer Einar Falur Ingólfsson as a fellow reviewer for the Landskrona Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews in Sweden. The following year he invited me to be a reviewer at the Icelandic Photography Festival in Reykjavic. Through Ingólfsson, and his students, I've gotten to know many Icelandic photographers and curators I'll write more about in the near future.

12.16.2018

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS OF 2018 : ROUND-UP PART II

YURI KOZYREV AND KADIR van LOHUIZEN
Arctic: New Frontier

 Point Hope, Alaska, USA, May 2018
Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen —NOOR for Fondation Carmignac

Boys at the Nakhimov Naval School in Murmansk, Russia, in September.  
Photograph © Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for Fondation Carmignac


Arctic: New Frontier
Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen :
Co-laureate’s for the 9th edition of the Prix Carmignac Photojournalism Award

One of the most important books to come out this year! Co-laureate’s Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen traveled almost 10,000 miles collectively across the Arctic to investigate the irreversible changes that are taking place in the region. With a text by Jean Jouzel, chair of The 9th edition Prix Carmignac jury, climatologist, winner of the 2012 Vetlesen Award and co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Award as Director of the IPCC, this book is such a success that the distributor is almost out of the first edition after one month. 

 A Must-Read about this important work here. An exhibition of this work will be showing at Saatchi Gallery, London in May  2019. Purchase on Amazon here and at the Albertine Bookshop,  972 Fifth Ave. New York, NY.

(caption top : Polar bear skin being prepared for clothing, Point Hope, Alaska, May 2018  © Kadir van Lohuizen — NOOR for Fondation Carmignac

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SAUL LEITER In My Room (Steidl, 2018)

In My Room
Photographs by Saul Leiter. Text by Robert Benton.
Steidl, Germany, 2018

"Recent discoveries from Saul Leiter’s vast archive, In My Room provides an in-depth study of the nude, through intimate photographs of the women Leiter knew. Showing deeply personal interior spaces, often illuminated by the lush natural light of the artist’s studio in New York City’s East Village, these black-and-white images reveal a unique type of collaboration between Leiter and his subjects."

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MONA KUHN 
She Disappeared into Complete Silence
Steidl

 Photographs © Mona Kuhn

MONA KUHN  
She Disappeared into Complete Silence
Steidl, Germany, 2018
Text by Salvador Nadales, curator of Painting and Drawing, Museo Reina Sofia

She Disappeared into Complete Silence was photographed in a glass house, on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park,  where the golden light enters unobstructed. Conceptually speaking, this glass house with mirrored ceilings was an extension of my own camera and optics.

I was drawn to the desert because of its magical light and raw mystic landscape. The house itself is a minimal structure held mostly together by glass, built by architect Robert Stone. These translucent surfaces offered a great setting for reflections and at times worked as a prism for the light.

Together with a long time friend Jacintha, we experimented with reflections, shadows, illusions, and created images that push the boundaries of representation. I wanted to escape the body and photograph the human presence coming in and out of evidence, at times over exposed, at times hidden in shadows, like a desert mirage, a solitary figure who could have been the very first or last. 

 – Mona Kuhn

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BARBARA BOSWORTH The Heavens


BARBARA BOSWORTH The Heavens
Text by Margot Kelley, Joanne Lukitsh, and Owen Gingerich
Radius Books, Santa Fe, 2018 



Barbara Bosworth focus’s on the Sun, the Moon and the Sky in The Heavens. "Made over the past several years with an 8x10 camera, the star images are hour-long exposures with the camera mounted on a clock drive so that the stars are rendered as dots instead of streaks. The sun and moon images are made with a telescope attached to Bosworth's camera. The book also includes facsimile editions of three artist's books that Bosworth has made as a nod to Galileo's 17th-century publications in which he first observed the skies through a telescope."

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ANDY RICHTER  Serpent in the Wilderness
Kehrer Verlag

 Photographs © Andy Richter
“Travel light, live Light, spread the Light, be the Light.”– Yogi Bhajan

ANDY RICHTER  Serpent in the Wilderness
Kehrer Verlag, Germany, 2018

"Serpent in the Wilderness is a visual exploration of yoga that emerged from photographer Andy Richter’s personal practice and experience. After studying yoga for years, he decided to use his medium – photography – to search for the essence of the teachings. For more than half a decade, he traveled to places that are historically relevant to yoga’s past and others that embody its living present, documenting a variety of yoga traditions with many of the world’s great saints and yogis. The book reveals hidden layers and rarely seen dimensions of a profoundly spiritual path and way of life, from ashrams and caves throughout India to living rooms across America." Purchase here


I've found it difficult to be impartial when it comes to Andy Richter’s collection of exceptional photographs of yogi’s, yogini’s, sadhu’s’s, students and monk’s. Shot mostly in India, along with New Mexico, California and Beijing – and beautifully photographed, beautifully designed, and beautifully printed –  this book awakens the heart and inspires the mind. Sat Nam. – EA

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PARIS VISONE  For Real 
 Peanut Press

 Photographs © Paris Visone


PARIS VISONE  For Real
Foreword by Cig Harvey 
Peanut Press, 2018

"The publication of For Real marks the first time that Paris Visone's photographs that bridge the gap between commercial photography and fine art. 61 images with a foreword by photographer Cig Harvey, For Real presents intimate portraits of famous musicians and Visone’s own family, blurring the lines between private life, fame, and public persona. In her photographs, Visone portrays her family and friends as rock stars while presenting renowned rock musicians with the intimacy of friends and family."

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 Untitled IV © Victoria J. Dean
Winner, LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2017


VICTORIA J DEAN
The Illusion of Purpose

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ANDERS OVERGAARD 
Nothing Left Behind 
Burning Man Festival

 Photographs © Anders Overgaard at Burning Man Festival

ANDERS OVERGAARD  
Nothing Left Behind
A limited edition, Burning Man Festival

"Danish photographer and director, Anders Overgaard, gives a rare insight into the famed Burning Man Festival that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert with his latest book, Nothing Left Behind. Through his inspiring and daring images, Overgaard's limited edition photo book of the annual festival unites pictures and words in a poetic narrative about the bond that occurs between people, music, art and fashion. Stories and quotes are included from P.Diddy, Frederik Bockhahn, D.J Pierce, Maor Cohen and Overgaard, himself." Take $20. off with code AOXMAS here

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LISA McCARTY
Transcendental Concord
Texts by Rebecca Norris Webb and Kirsten Rian
Radius Books, Santa Fe, 2018

I chose Lisa McCarty's book Transcendental Concord several months ago to include, however photographer Lauren Henkin wrote a beautiful statement about it recently on Photo-Eye Bookstore's 2018 Best Books list:  

"Transcendental Concord is a beautiful meditation on Transcendentalism, photography and visual poetry. The book design, printing, scale, and material selection are handled with such care by Radius Books, that the viewer is left to fully engage and succumb to McCarty’s imagery and the accompanying text of Rebecca Norris Webb and Kirsten Rian. It’s a rare combination that feels unrushed — like the research and work that led to the creation of the book took years to slowly simmer"
– Lauren Henkin, Photo-Eye Best Books 2018

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Somnyama Ngonyama,  
Hail the Dark Lioness
Aperture, New York, 2018

Photographs by Zanele Muholi. Interview and essay by Renée Mussai. Contributions by Andiswa Dlamini, Carla Williams, Cheryl Clarke, Christie van Zyl, Deborah Willis, Fariba Derakhshani, Hlonipha Mokoena, Jackie Mondi, M. Neelika Jayawardane, Mapula Lehong, Milisuthando Bongela, Napo Masheane, Sindiwe Magona, Sophie Hackett, and Unoma Azuah. Purchase here

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HYE-RYOUNG MIN
Re-membrance of the Remembrance

Limited Edition. Datz Press, 2018

Re-membrance of the Remembrance, is a visual reconstruction of memories of the photographer Hye-Ryoung Min's 70 journal entries that she has written steadily since her childhood, already in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), the Griffin Museum of Photography, Stanford University Libraries and the National Library of Korea.

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DAVE JORDANO  A Detroit Nocturne

In a continuation of Dave Jordano's critically-acclaimed Detroit: Unbroken Down (powerHouse Books, 2015), which documented the lives of residents, Detroit Nocturne is an artist's book not of people this time, but instead the places within which they live and work: structures, dwellings, and storefronts. Made at night, these photographs speak to the quiet resolve of Detroit's neighborhoods and its stewards: independent shop proprietors and home owners who have survived the long and difficult path of living in a  post-industrial city stripped of economic prosperity and opportunity.

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Lawrence Schwartzwald  : The Art of Reading 
Steidl, Germany, 2018

The Art of Reading presents New York photographer Lawrence Schwartzwald's candid images of readers. Partly inspired by André Kertész's On Reading (1971), Schwartzwald's subjects are mostly average New Yorkers, sunbathers, a bus driver, shoeshine men, subway passengers, denizens of bookshops and cafes. Notably Amy Winehouse at Manhattan's now-closed all-night diner Florent graces the cover.

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Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply
University of Texas Press, 2018

Recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” Dawoud Bey has created a body of photography in Seeing Deeply that masterfully portrays the contemporary American experience on its own terms and in all of its diversity.

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RUSSELL JOSLIN  Series of Dreams



Russell Joslin : Series of Dreams
Skeleton Key Press

Series of Dreams” is a beautifully printed volume features 157 striking and memorable works by artists from around the world. Now 25% off in the month of December. To order.


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STEVEN BOLLMAN  Almost True



STEVEN BOLLMAN : Almost True
Afterword by Alfredo Triff.
F8 Books, 2018

Almost True, draws from over three decades of work from many different projects. 81 black and white photos in nine groups,
diverse images that tell their own story but, through the magic of sequencing, offer new stories. The images were taken in Cuba during Fidel Castro's time, at religious processions in Sicily, and during the elections in Haiti in 1987, plus street photos from  Mississippi, New York, Oakland, Portland, Santa Fe, Seattle, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

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There were more photography books this year than ever before! 

Here's Part I :

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS OF 2018 : 

ROUND-UP PART I

If it's in RED it's a link.
Many descriptions are from the publishers promo's.

Follow Jonathan Blaustein’s Photography Book Reviews all year   
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Happy Holidays!  

12.11.2018

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS OF 2018 : ROUND-UP PART I

SALLY MANN  A Thousand Crossings

Photograph © Sally Mann

SALLY MANN  A Thousand Crossings
Photographs by Sally Mann
Text by Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel
Contributions by Drew Gilpin Faust, Hilton Als and Malcolm Daniel
Produced by the National Gallery of Art and the Peabody Essex Museum (Abrams, New York)

For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor. Organized into five sections—Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains—and including many works not previously exhibited or published, A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievements.


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MONA KUHN  Bushes + Succulents

 Photograph © Mona Kuhn

As a photographer, my female gaze highlights an unfiltered admiration for the female form and the works of other women such as Lee Miller and Georgia O’Keeffe. – Mona Kuhn

 

MONA KUHN  Bushes + Succulents
Photographs by Mona Kuhn. Poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks
(Stanley/Barker, London)

Bushes + Succulents is Mona Kuhn’s artistic response to the ongoing currents in contemporary feminism. "Reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe’s floral paintings, your eyes wander around the graceful lines, not knowing exactly what you are looking at. The images are a celebration of the female essence — confident, raw and elegant, yet confrontational and unapologetic. The solarization process reveals human imperfections. 60 silver and color illustrations."

I'm always impressed by Mona Kuhn's methodology when embarking on a new series.  I spoke with her about her inspiration with these alluring botanicals. Read our Interview here


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 TOD PAPAGEORGE  
Dr. Blankman's New York

 Photograph © Tod Papageorge

I’d like to think that, in Dr. Blankman´s New York, you’ll find a persuasive account of what it meant for me to be free with a Leica in the streets of my newly adopted home of Manhattan, a record drawn with Kodachrome film and its rich, saturated colors." —Tod Papageorge

Photograph © Tod Papageorge

TOD PAPAGEORGE Dr. Blankman's New York
Photographs by Tod Papageorge. Text by David Campany
(Steidl/Pace/MacGill Gallery) 


Tod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman´s New York "documents a brief but critical moment in the photographer's early career, the two years Papageorge shot in color in New York in the late 1960s. Black-and-white  photography was still the "serious" medium, and color reserved for commercial applications; Papageorge--25 years old and newly arrived in New York City--was encouraged by his fellow photographers to seek paying magazine work by developing a body of work in color..." continue reading here

Listening to my photography professor, Tod Papageorge, late '60's
Photo: Alan Kleinberg
Tod Papageorge (born 1940) picked up photography for the first time as a student at the University of New Hampshire. He is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. From 1979 to 2013 Papageorge served as Yale University’s Walker Evans Professor of Photography and Director of Graduate Study in Photography.


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EMILY SHUR  Super Extra Natural!

Imperial Palace Gardens with Wall, Tokyo
Photograph © Emily Shur


Emily's "Baroness" in their shipping department via Instagram

EMILY SHUR  Super Extra Natural!
Photographs and text by Emily Shur
(Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg)

I first met and fell in love with the work of American photographer Emily Shur at CENTERS 2009 Review Santa Fe! Her book Super Extra Natural! is a collection of images made in Japan between 2004 and 2016. "What began as a one-time getaway possessing no agenda beyond experiencing something new expanded into a long-term body of work that has resulted in over 15 trips to various parts of the country. Shur says, “Everything made sense. Lines, shapes, light, and color fit together like a math equation that added up to what still feels like a supernatural high.”

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TODD HIDO  Bright Black World

 #11389-3087 from the series Bright Black World
Copyright © Todd Hido

#11755-2192 from the series Bright Black World
Copyright © Todd Hido

TODD HIDO Bright Black World
Photographs by Todd Hido. Text by Alexander Nemerov
(Nazraeli Press, Paso Robles, CA).

"Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This newest publication highlights the artist’s first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography." read more here for Bright Black World


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 VIVIAN MAIER  The Color Work
   

VIVIAN MAIER  The Color Work
Photographs by Vivian Maier.
Text by Joel Meyerowitz and Colin Westerbeck
(Harper Design, New York)

"Photographer Vivian Maier’s allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery. Her story—the secretive nanny-photographer who became a pioneer photographer—has only been pieced together from the thousands of images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. Vivian Maier: The Color Work is the largest and most highly curated published collection of Maier’s full-color photographs to date."


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 YUKARI CHIKURA  Zaido

 Zaido (Steidl)
Photograph © Yukari Chikura

 Zaido (Steidl)
Photograph © Yukari Chikura


I first met Yukari Chikura at Houston's Fotofest Portfolio Review.

YUKARI CHIKURA Zaido
Photographs by Yukari Chikura.
(Soon to be published by Steidl, Germany)

This book is Yukari Chikura’s record of the 1,300-year-old Japanese ritual festivity known as Zaido. "Following a series of tragedies, including her father’s sudden death, her own critical accident and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Chikura recalls how her father came to her in a dream with the words: “Go to the village hidden deep in the snow where I lived a long time ago.” With camera in hand she set off on a pilgrimage to northeast Japan. There, Chikura discovered Zaido, where inhabitants from different villages gather on the second day of each new year and conduct a ritual dance to induce good fortune. The performers dedicate their dance to the gods and undergo severe purifications." read more

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 TOM CHAMBERS  Hearts and Bones

The Trickster Photograph © Tom Chambers

 Vineyard Blush Photograph © Tom Chambers

TOM CHAMBERS  Hearts and Bones
A Retrospective of Tom Chambers' Photomontage Art
Photographs by Tom Chambers. Foreword by Elizabeth Avedon
(Unicorn Publishing Group, Chicago)
 

Hearts and Bones is the first comprehensive collection of Chambers' work. More than one hundred color photomontages are included in this volume, spanning his entire career. 

"Chambers uses photomontage to present unspoken stories that illustrate fleeting moments in time and are known for being extremely evocative, eliciting feelings ranging from tranquility to turbulence—and all the points in between. Through his intentional use of magical realism, Chambers' photomontages look believable, but improbable. Each, in fact, has been carefully constructed, using both planned images and ones that unexpectedly enhance the story he wishes to tell. Through such techniques Chambers moves beyond documentation of the present in order to fuse reality and fantasy into musings about the possibilities of the future"


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 The Best of LensCulture, Vol. 2

 Austin, Randy and Justin, Nevada © Robin de Puy  
Juror’s Pick, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017
BEST OF LENSCULTURE, VOL 2 (Schilt Publishing)

  The Bass Family ©  Kremer/Johnson
1st Place, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2018

BEST OF LENSCULTURE, VOL 2 (Schilt Publishing)

  Lost Family Portraits © Dario Mitidieri
LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017, Finalist

BEST OF LENSCULTURE, VOL 2 (Schilt Publishing)

The Best of LensCulture, Vol. 2  
(Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam)

Here are 162 award-winning photographers you should know. These exciting contemporary photographers come from 38 countries on 5 continents, and they are making remarkable work right now in diverse cultures around the world. It’s fresh, inspiring, insightful and thought-provoking. This book celebrates excellence in the visual language of photography in all genres: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, portrait, street photography, abstract, landscape, architecture, nature, alternative process, experimental, poetic, personal, and more. Anyone who is serious about the current state of photography around the globe will be delighted to discover the rich variety of photographers and their imagery presented in these pages. The Best of LensCulture, Vol. 1 and 2 here


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 JANELLE LYNCH 

Another Way of Looking at Love

“…full of delicate hope!” -Charlotte Cotton 


 JANELLE LYNCH
Another Way of Looking at Love

Hardcover, Accordion fold

JANELLE LYNCH
Another Way of Looking at Love

JANELLE LYNCH  
Another Way of Looking at Love
Photographs by Janelle Lynch. Essay by Darius Himes
(Radius Books, Santa Fe)

"In Another Way of Looking at Love, the landscape is explored as a metaphor to consider the personal, societal, and environmental consequences of disconnection, and simultaneously, our yearning to be connected. From 2015-2018, Janelle Lynch (born 1969) has used an 8 x 10 camera to create still lives in the landscape that combine similar and disparate visual and biological elements." Hardcover. Accordion-fold...read more  
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SHERI LYNN BEHR  BESEEINGYOU 

I photograph the surveillance cameras that hide in plain sight. When they blend into the walls, disappear into the architecture, or become part of the decor, I make these pictures so we see them, always watching us. Do we know who is taking our picture?  – Sheri Lynn Behr
Buy it here


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 RICHARD RENALDI  "I Want Your Love”


 Richard Renaldi "I Want Your Love

RICHARD RENALDI  
"I Want Your Love” 
(Super Labo)

Richard Renaldi's autobiographical photo book I Want Your Love navigates through the most intimate moments in a happy life. "I Want Your Love follows the arc from childhood to middle age, exploring what it means to be young and perpetually seeking, and what it means both to find and to lose the things we most deeply treasure.” In an edition of 1000. 

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BILL SHAPIRO  WHAT WE KEEP  


What We Keep: 150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning

BILL SHAPIRO WHAT WE KEEP 
150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning (Running Press Adult)

Author / Editor Bill Shapiro is the former editor-in-chief of the iconic LIFE Magazine. "All of us have that one object that holds deep meaning–something that speaks to our past, that carries a remarkable story. Bestselling author Bill Shapiro, with Naomi Wax, collected this sweeping range of stories–he talked to everyone from renowned writers to Shark Tank hosts, from blackjack dealers to teachers, truckers, and nuns, even a reformed counterfeiter–to reveal the often hidden, always surprising lives of objects. With contributions from Cheryl Strayed, Mark Cuban, Ta-Nahesi Coates, Melinda Gates, James Patterson, and many more–this fascinating collection gives us a peek into 150 personal treasures and the secret histories behind them." What We Keep


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If it's in RED it's a link. Many descriptions are from the publishers promo's.

Follow Jonathan Blaustein’s Photography Book Reviews all year on aphotoeditor.com

Happy Holidays! 

Happy Holidays!