Gigi Giannuzzi died last Christmas eve, having published over eighty-five titles, mostly through his imprint Trolley Books. Publish is too polite a word to describe the process. Making a book with Gigi was more like surrendering your heart to a strange ritual. Magic, dread, and the perception of death were at the root of it. This was back when we were all busy inventing ourselves as an unlikely group, congregating around this wild man who wanted to help us make our books, help us form ourselves. Not because they were books. Or because they were even good. But because they…
The selection of books illustrated in my photobook “portrait” are the contents of the actual pile of books that are currently on my writing table, some that I am looking forward to reading for the first time, others that it feels timely for me to re-read. I am conscious that there is not a single photobook in the picture-book sense of the word. This reflects my aims for this issue of The PhotoBook Review: to be pluralistic in its approach to the photobook and not merely to propose a checklist for a collectible canon of this essential form of photography….
The Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards are now open for submissions.
The second annual awards will be launch in May 2013. Stay tuned!
The PhotoBook Review is a publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook—focusing on the best photography books being published, from the coffee-table book to the handmade artist’s edition, and on creating a better understanding of the ecosystem of the photobook as a whole.