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Category: Reviews

The Ideas that Guide Us – Review of “Through The Lens: The Pandemic and Black Lives Matter” by Lauren Walsh

When we talk about photography, we often get trapped into talking about the images. The composition, the use of light,

Kinetic Joy – Review of “Where The Ocean Drinks the Sky” by Stephanie Duprie Routh

There is always a bit of magic to the opening of a new photo book. Whatever expectations we may have,

The Beauty of Presentation – Review of “Outside II” by David Magee

I do not own a pair of white linen gloves. Although, sometimes, I wish I did. We all know that

A Moment’s Story – Review of “Byways” by Roger A. Deakins

I imagine if I were to make the claim that every photographer secretly wants to spend some time as a

So Much Fun – Review of “Tickety-Boo” by Charles H. Traub

This is going to be a brief review of a book I deeply admire. Tickety-Boo, by Charles Traub is the

Inside the Spirit of the Ceremony – Review of “The Perfect Imperfect: The Wedding Photographs of John Dolan”

To be honest, certain types of photography frighten me. Not because of personal risk, like falling off a mountain or

Essential Play – Review of “Potential Space: A Serious Look at Child’s Play” by Nancy Richards Farese

Every now and then, something we learn in school actually stays with us. I remember something I learned in the

Irony and Wonder – Review of “Prophetic Kingdom” by Martin Buday

Imagine a photo book on your coffee table. It’s a pleasant shade of blue, a little bit bigger than 9

Inspiration – Review of “Let’s Get Lost”, curated by Finn Beales

Reading a photo book is unlike reading any other kind of book. Photo books do not, in general, have plot.

What Time Tells – Review of “The Unchosen Ones: Portraits of an American Pastoral” by R. J. Kern

We have all been there. Hope. Ambition. Dreams. Hard Work. The Moment. And then, disappointment. For whatever reason, sometimes justly and

Trouble (v) – Review of “The Day May Break” by Nick Brandt

I don’t think I’ve ever held a more troubling book. I mean that in the best possible way. To trouble

The Lessons of Memory – Review of “Sthlm77” by Gérard Hervé Polisset

One of the most wonderful, and most troubling, things about photography is the way the images linger. We capture the

The Details in an Artist’s Eye – Review of “Helsinki Designerin Silmin” by Tua Rahikainen

On the left side of my desk this morning, a cold and windy winter morning on the northern prairie of

The Failed Good Idea – Review of “Zone Eleven” by Mike Mandel

There is little doubt that many of us have a fascination with outtakes, or the B roll, or the material

An Open, Private Book – Review of “Magnum 2020: A Book by Magnum Photographers”

With luck, we’ve all had this conversation. Late at night, more or less, we find ourselves talking with other photographers,