Saturday, December 20, 2014

Events Ashore by An-My Lê


My review of Events Ashore by An-My Lê (Aperture, 2014) is also available in the Dec/Jan issue of The Brooklyn Rail. You can read it online here, but pick up a copy if you can.

All images ©An-My Lê and Aperture
All images ©An-My Lê and Aperture
All images ©An-My Lê and Aperture

Entre Entree by Stephan Keppel


As a regular contributor to The Brooklyn Rail, I was asked to select one of my favorite photobooks of the year for their list of "The Ten Best Art Books of 2014." I could have easily choosen 15, but selected Stephan Keppel's Entree Entre (FW:Books, 2014), a fantastic book I discovered at The New York Art Book Fair this year. Here is what I wrote:
"Composed of photographs taken around the suburbs of Paris and the city’s ring road, the Boulevard Périphérique, Stephan Keppel’s Entre Entree is a fractured and disorienting portrait of Paris’s peripheral urban landscapes. Equally interested in photography and its subsequent reproduction, Keppel utilizes various paper stock, over-printed images, and rephotographed printouts to explore the city’s compact surface. Designed by Hans Gremmen, the book layers Keppel’s black-and-white images into repeating patterns of concrete, foliage, and black ink. Taken individually, the images seem incidental, but together they both capture the urban landscape’s shifting surfaces and playfully comment on photography’s promiscuous duplication. Inseparable from their presence on the page, the often overlapping images and reproduced reproductions form a dense whole that constantly shifts our attention back and forth between the three-dimensional subject matter and the flat surface of the page. Reflected and refracted across the printed page, the suburbs of Paris become a hall of mirrors—a maze of cacophonous ink and concrete forms."
Read the entire list here.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

billie


My review of billie by Horses Think Press is now available on photo-eye. You can get the book here and here.

All photographs © Ofer Wolberger and Horses Think Press
All photographs © Ofer Wolberger and Horses Think Press
All photographs © Ofer Wolberger and Horses Think Press
All photographs © Ofer Wolberger and Horses Think Press
All photographs © Ofer Wolberger and Horses Think Press

Monday, December 01, 2014

A Perpetual Season by Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine


My review of A Perpetual Season by Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine (MACK, 2014) is now available on photo-eye. You can get the book here.

All images © Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine / MACK
All images © Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine / MACK
All images © Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine / MACK
All images © Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine / MACK

Monday, November 17, 2014

North Philadelphia by Daniel Traub


My review of North Philadelphia by Daniel Traub (Kehrer, 2014) is now available on photo-eye. You can get the book here.

All photographs © Daniel Traub / Kehrer
All photographs © Daniel Traub / Kehrer
All photographs © Daniel Traub / Kehrer
All photographs © Daniel Traub / Kehrer
All photographs © Daniel Traub / Kehrer

Monday, November 03, 2014

El Porqué de las Naranjas by Ricardo Cases


My review of El Porqué de las Naranjas by Ricardo Cases (MACK, 2014) is now available on Paper-Journal. You can get the book here.

All images © Ricardo Cases / MACK
All images © Ricardo Cases / MACK
All images © Ricardo Cases / MACK
All images © Ricardo Cases / MACK
All images © Ricardo Cases / MACK

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Vision Anew: The Lens and Screen Arts


I'm very excited to announce my forthcoming book coedited with Charles Traub – Vision Anew: The Lens and Screen Arts (University of California Press, 2015).

Nearly 4 years in the making, the book is follow up to our previous book, The Education of a Photographer, and contains essays, interviews and writings by some of the best artists, filmmakers, critics and thinkers dealing with the lens arts. The book comes out in April, but can be preordered now via UC Press' site or Amazon.

Here's the blurb:
The ubiquity of digital images has profoundly changed the responsibilities and capabilities of anyone and everyone who uses them. Thanks to a range of innovations, from the convergence of moving and still image in the latest DSLR cameras to the growing potential of interactive and online photographic work, the lens and screen have emerged as central tools for many artists. Vision Anew brings together a diverse selection of texts by practitioners, critics, and scholars to explore the evolving nature of the lens-based arts.

Presenting essays on photography and the moving image alongside engaging interviews with artists and filmmakers, Vision Anew offers an inspired assessment of the medium’s ongoing importance in the digital era. Contributors include Ai Weiwei, Gerry Badger, David Campany, Lev Manovich, Christian Marclay, László Moholy-Nagy, Walter Murch, Trevor Paglen, Pipilotti Rist, Shelly Silver, Rebecca Solnit, and Alec Soth, among others. This vital collection is essential reading for artists, educators, scholars, critics and curators, and anyone who is passionate about the lens-based arts.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Intergalático by Guilherme Gerais


My review of Intergalático by Guilherme Gerais (Avalanche, 2014) is now available on photo-eye. You can get the book here.

All images © Guilherme Gerais
All images © Guilherme Gerais
All images © Guilherme Gerais
All images © Guilherme Gerais