Category: Reviews

Inside and Out – Review of “Between Worlds” by Harry Gruyaert

Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert’s work has always been thrilling in the way it articulates a particular way of seeing. He has

The Thrill of a Quiet Evening – Review of “Voice of the Eyes: Creative Minds in Landscape Photography”, curated by René Algesheimer

I often wish I could talk to photographers. I have the good fortune to interview a great many of them,

An Archaeology of the Present – Review of “Personal History” by Sarah Malakoff

Let me begin with a thought experiment. I sometimes ask my students, my first-year college students, to pretend they are

Size Matters – Review of “Storytelling” by David Yarrow

I will admit my first impression of David Yarrow’s new book, Storytelling, was not a good one. This book is

When Experience Leads to Insight – Review of “Street” by Phil Penman

It takes a bit of magic to transform a photo book into a classic. This bit of magic has little

Leading Lines – Review of “Edge” by David Ricci

Ok, now I’m confused. I have learned, according to a quick Google search, a person who studies or practices geometry

The Allure of What We Hoped – Review of “100 Movies: A survey of American drive-in theatres / 1976” by Herman van den Boom

Think, for a moment, about the location of a shared experience for our imagination and desire. It could be a

Starlight, Starbright – Review of “Star Struck” by Ave Pildas

One of the particular, and sometimes peculiar, powers of a photobook is its ability to call up the past with

Light to the Archives – Review of “The Unseen Saul Leiter” by Margit Erb and Michael Parillo

One of the benefits of being a prolific photographer is that there is a lot to choose from when putting

The Once and Future Now – Review of “Olmsted Trees” by Stanley Greenberg

It is relatively commonplace for a collection of photographs to have an historical intent.  We are accustomed to looking at

Gravitas and Joy – Review of “Coney Island People: 50 Years” by Harvey Stein

Coney Island is one of the bedrocks of American mythology. It does not matter if you’ve never been there. If you are

When Witness is Invitation – Review of “Beautiful, Still” by Colby Deal

I will admit to a special fondness for the documentary photobook. More deeply than most photojournalism, these books are often

Implications – Review of “From Yonder Wooded Hill” by Riley Goodman

Legends are peculiar things. By definition, they are acts of storytelling. They are acts of memory, too, though the facts

Emotion Recollected – Review of “Spray Nation” by Martha Cooper

If photobooks can capture and define a movement, then the 1984 book, Subway Art, co-authored by Henry Chalfant and Martha

Extraordinary – Review of “The Only Woman” by Immy Humes

We have all seen these pictures go by. Sometimes on social media, sometimes in magazines, an image comes up that