Category: Reviews

Cours Entier – Review of “Riverscape” by Kristel Schneider

Books of landscape photography are, almost without exception, beautiful. Sometimes, the books are beautiful in the classical sense – leafy

The Particular Universal – Review of “Pickup” by Lee Friedlander

This is going to be a brief review of a book I adore. I have on my desk Pickup by

Seeing Toward Understanding – Review of “North Korea: The People’s Paradise” by Tariq Zaidi

Photography books often promise a view of something hidden or mysterious. Especially those photography books that take on a documentarian

The Arc of Cold – Review of “Winter” by Bruce Haley

Let me be clear from the very start. I live on the border between Minnesota and North Dakota in the

Have a Seat – Review of “Beyond the Light: The Stories Behind the Photographs” by Layne Kennedy

We’ve all had the experience, whether we are a photographer or not. Someone shows us a picture. We hold it

Surprise and Delight – Review of “Pairs” by Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Every now and then, an idea comes along which appears to be simple when, in fact, that is not the

The Private Printings – Review of “FRAMES Photography Circle Exhibition Catalog” and “In Living Color: A Kodachrome Project – Experiments in Color Digital Post Processing” by Reed Pike

Exhibition catalogs hold a curious place in the world of photography books. At one level, they are souvenirs. They serve

Different Bat Time – Different Bat Place – Review of “Daily Bat” by Sebastian Magnani

If you are of a certain age, there is likely a phrase hiding in the back of your head. Same

A Moment to Wonder – Review of “Twilight” by Arthur Drooker

There is a wonderful, sometimes complimentary, sometimes contradictory, relationship between representation and implication. Photography has always had a strong leaning

A Defining Diary – Review of “New York Street Diaries” by Phil Penman

Every now and then, a book comes along that provides a kind of new cornerstone, a kind of definition for

Evidence – Review of “Ukraine: A War Crime”

I wish I didn’t want to tell you about this book. But I do. I wish I didn’t want to

Wonderful and Necessary – Review of “Store Front NYC: Photographs of City’s Independent Shops, Past and Present” by James T. and Karla L. Murray

There are as many reasons to love a book as there are books and people who hold them. We can

A Tremendous Hope – Review of “A Chance of Love” by Mel McVeigh

At first, I had no idea what I was looking at. Numbers. Thumbnails. Bits of disconnected text. When I had

On the Joy of an Idiosyncratic Wonder – Review of “England, My England” by Chris Steele-Perkins

Some photographs are immediate.  They are insightful and demand a fast attention. We know what they are about, and it

One Fine Story – Review of “Road to Bamako: Following the Grand Niger River Bend 1978” by Michael Snoek

There is a special place in my heart for the travelogue photobook. I do not mean collections of travel photos,