Posts from the ‘PBR’ Category

Announcing The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014 Short List

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Aperture announces the short listed titles for the 2014 PhotoBook Awards.

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The Case for Digital
by Simon Bainbridge

It’s been twenty-five years since Tim Berners-Lee proposed the framework for what was to become the World Wide Web, around the same time Thomas and John Knoll were finessing version 1.0 of Photoshop. Now we live in the digital present, connecting online as global communities; communicating via vast, interlinked networks that bypass geographic, economic, and sociopolitical boundaries; using photographs where common languages don’t exist. And yet this was first published in a printed newspaper dedicated to photobooks in all their physical manifestations. In the weeks and months it’s taken to put this issue together—from initial conversations between publisher and guest…

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PhotoBook Lust: Justine Kurland on Nicholas Muellner, The Amnesia Pavilions

This is part of the feature “PhotoBook Lust,” a collection of writing on photobooks and desire by artists, curators, and writers, first published in The PhotoBook Review 006. Read the Lust introduction by guest editor Bruno Ceschel. PBR 006 will be shipped with issue 215 of Aperture magazine. Subscribe here. Nicholas Muellner The Amnesia Pavilions A-Jump Books Ithaca, New York, 2011 The Amnesia Pavilions chronicles Nicholas Muellner’s 1990 and 1992 trips to a small town in post-Soviet Russia and his subsequent return in 2009, in search of a boy he had met there nineteen years earlier. The boy is named…

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PhotoBook Lust: Sean O’Hagan on Ed van der Elsken, Love on the Left Bank

This is part of the feature “PhotoBook Lust,” a collection of writing on photobooks and desire by artists, curators, and writers, first published in The PhotoBook Review 006. Read the Lust introduction by guest editor Bruno Ceschel. PBR 006 will be shipped with issue 215 of Aperture magazine. Subscribe here. Ed van der Elsken Love on the Left Bank André Deutsch London, 1954 Ed van der Elsken’s Love on the Left Bank was the first present I received from the woman who is now my wife. We had not known each other long, so in retrospect her choice of gift…

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PhotoBook Lust:
Laurel Nakadate on Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph

This is part of the feature “PhotoBook Lust,” a collection of writing on photobooks and desire by artists, curators, and writers, first published in The PhotoBook Review 006. Read the Lust introduction by guest editor Bruno Ceschel. PBR 006 will be shipped with issue 215 of Aperture magazine. Subscribe here. Diane Arbus Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph Fortieth Anniversary Edition Aperture New York, 2012 Everything that needs to be said has already been said about this book, this record, this heartache, this brave account, this body of evidence. I didn’t choose to write about this book because I feel that…

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PhotoBook Awards 2014: Open for Entries

Paris Photo and Aperture are pleased to announce The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014.

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PhotoBook Lust:
Olivier Richon on Paul Nougé, Subversion des Images

This is a web exclusive from the feature “PhotoBook Lust,” a collection of writing on photobooks and desire by artists, curators, and writers, first published in The PhotoBook Review 006. Read the Lust introduction by guest editor Bruno Ceschel. PBR 006 will be shipped with issue 215 of Aperture magazine. Subscribe here. Paul Nougé Subversion des Images Les Lèvres Nues Brussels, 1968 Paul Nougé was a writer, a poet, and an intellectual. The nineteen square photographs in this small book were all made over the course of three months, from December 1929 to February 1930, with a simple amateur camera. I first discovered…

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PhotoBook Lust:
Brad Feuerhelm on Richard Peter, Dresden: eine Kamera klagt an

This is a web exclusive from the feature “PhotoBook Lust,” a collection of writing on photobooks and desire by artists, curators, and writers, first published in The PhotoBook Review 006. Read the Lust introduction by guest editor Bruno Ceschel. PBR 006 will be shipped with issue 215 of Aperture magazine. Subscribe here. Richard Peter Dresden: eine Kamera klagt an Dresdener Verlagsgesellschaft Dresden, Germany, 1949 I can imagine what it is to wake up in a city like Dresden the morning after being carpet bombed by Allied forces in 1945, and to understand much of what Richard Peter’s Dresden: eine Kamera klagt an may…

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PhotoBook Lust:
Guido Guidi on Paul Strand, Un Paese

This is a web exclusive from the feature “PhotoBook Lust,” a collection of writing on photobooks and desire by artists, curators, and writers, first published in The PhotoBook Review 006. Read the Lust introduction by guest editor Bruno Ceschel. PBR 006 will be shipped with issue 215 of Aperture magazine. Subscribe here. Paul Strand Text by Cesare Zavattini Un Paese Giulio Einaudi Milan, 1955* Un Paese by Paul Strand was one of the first photobooks I ever looked at persistently. I remember that at school Italo Zannier had long spoken about it. It was published by Einaudi in 1955, and I was lucky…

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