Announcing the Winners of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014

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From Paris Photo, Aperture announces the winners of the 2014 PhotoBook Awards.

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Review: Noemi Smolik on Thomas Ruff

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Noemi Smolik reviews Thomas Ruff’s new show at the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf.

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Paris Views: Gail Albert Halaban (Video)

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Gail Albert Halaban discusses her new book, Paris Views, with Amy Adler at Aperture Gallery.

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A Conversation With Karl Lagerfeld (1991)

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A conversation with Karl Lagerfeld on fashion and photography, from Aperture Magazine issue #122.

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Vicki Goldberg: More History in Russian Photographs

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Vadim Gushchin, "Colored Envelopes #3," 2010. Courtesy ClampArt, New York City.

Vicki Goldberg assesses the contemporary work of Vadim Guschchin and Nikolai Kulebyakin.

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What’s in a Name? By David Campany

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Why “photobooks” now? Author David Campany examines the term for issue 007 of The PhotoBook Review.

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Video: The PhotoBook Awards 2014 Short List

A video highlighting the books featured in the 2014 PhotoBook Awards Short List.

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Editor’s Note: Ramón Reverté

I confess: the more I know about the photobook market, the less I understand it. It is widely believed that the photobook community is growing—and in fact, one often hears this moment described as a “golden age”—but if you ask publishers whether they are seeing a corresponding growth in sales, many will tell you no. Sales have plateaued or are declining, and it is increasingly easy to find good books with print runs of just a few hundred copies. My guess is that the market is maturing and growing, but the sheer volume of published books has outstripped the appetite…

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Publisher’s Note: Lesley A. Martin

Dear Photobook Review reader, Over the past three years that The PhotoBook Review has been in publication, it has become apparent that the ecosystem of the photobook is no longer exclusively concerned with simply publishing books. A whole network of additional activities has sprung up around that core act, with prizes awarded and festivals held practically every month, from Indonesia to Vienna; the de rigueur publication of “books about books” from any country with a respectable publication record; exhibition treatises about single photobooks or regional surveys; and, finally, the move to create a PhotoBook Museum (or at least, as founder…

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