Publisher’s Note

Dear PhotoBook Review Readers, We’re delighted to bring you the fourth issue of The PhotoBook Review. Many thanks for your continued interest if you are joining us again—and if this is your first time to pick up an issue of PBR, cheers and welcome. The PhotoBook Review 004 launches at the Los Angeles edition of Paris Photo, and is available once again to Aperture magazine subscribers, at the Aperture gallery, and at the Milan Image Art Fair, extending our audience to the west coast and across the Atlantic. In addition to launching this issue together at the Paramount Studios, Paris…

Iñaki Domingo on Paul Kooiker, Heaven

  Paul Kooiker Heaven Van Zoetendaal Amsterdam, 2012 Designed by Willem van Zoetendaal 13 ⅜ x 9 ½ in. (34 x 24 cm) 176 pages 494 photographs Hardcover vanzoetendaal.com Paul Kooiker is best known for his startling and singular photographs of voluptuous female forms, yet his individual images are incomprehensible except as a part that cumulatively make up his psychologically charged oeuvre. Kooiker’s photographs do not allow for comfortable looking, instead demonstrating his fascination with the game of perception. He uses a visual language that is both dry and delicate, and that pushes at the limits of the unnerving, forcing…

ONLINE ONLY: Jason Fulford in Conversation with David Reinfurt—Part 2

David Reinfurt: William James described “attention” as what you choose to attend to, what you select as your present moment. “My experience is what I agree to attend to.” There is a lot in that idea that it is a conscious act to decide, “This is my present moment.” There was a series of fascinating experiments done by German psychologists at the end of the nineteenth century that attempted to measure how long a person understands the present moment to be. Jason Fulford: It sounds like the font you’ve made for the Kadist Art Foundation, which is updated once a…

Top 5 Photo Bookstores—San Francisco and Los Angeles

By Darius Himes Arcana Opened by Lee Kaplan in 1987 and
newly located in the historic Helms Bakery district, Arcana: Books on the Arts is a fixture of the Los Angeles scene. Photography is a specialty at the store, but the shelves contain far more, including rare and collectible titles on modern and contemporary art, design, architecture, cinema, music, and fashion. Long a favorite of Hollywood insiders (John Waters can regularly be seen flitting through the stacks), Arcana’s selection is unparalleled and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Art Catalogues @ LACMA Run by the gracious, ever-informed Dagny Corcoran, the first…

Top 5 Photo Bookstores—London

By Charlotte Cotton Banner Repeater Banner Repeater is a reading room and project space in a Victorian waiting room on Platform 1 of the Hackney Downs train station. Open during commuter rush hours, this artist-run space is also home to the Publish and Be Damned library of independently published artists’ books. It is also a prime location for a range of discussions and occasional publications that offer intelligent proposals about the politics and material meanings of contemporary publishing.     KK Outlet   KK Outlet is the Hoxton Square gallery and bookstore of KesselsKramer, the Dutch creative agency. It is…

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