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Book Review: OVER by Kacper Kowalski

    Kacper Kowalski is an architect by education, but for the past twenty years he has specialized in aerial photography. His documentary work has been recognized and awarded by World Press Photo. OVER is his photo book that departs from his documentary images. “I am tired of man and his behaviors,” says Kowalski in […]


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Book Review: The Earth’s Circle. Kolodozero by Ekaterina Solovieva

Documentary photographer Ekaterina Solovieva, born in Moscow in 1977, lives in Hamburg, Germany. Her main interest is in religious traditions and customs of rural folk in the former Soviet Union. Her work has appeared on BBC Russia and Russia Today as well as in GEO, Leica Fotografie International, Orthodoxy and the World, and other publications. […]


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Book Review: The Pines by Chuck Hemard

I’ve recently started to look at trees and, in no time at all, have become increasingly fascinated by the many shapes and forms in which they happen to inhabit planet earth. Hence my interest in this tome by American photographer Chuck Hemard who, I learn from the press release, “grew up in the middle of […]


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Book Review: A Detroit Nocturne by Dave Jordano

An Ode to the City that Endures In a continuation of Dave Jordano’s critically-acclaimed Detroit: Unbroken Down (powerHouse Books, 2015) which documented the lives of struggling residents, A Detroit Nocturne is an artist’s book not of people this time, but instead the places within which they live and work: structures, dwellings, and storefronts. These photographs speak to the quiet […]


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Book Review: The Good Fight by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt

Until very recently (until the Trump-phenomenon, that is), I took democracy and what it implies (equal rights, for instance) somehow for granted. Sure, I knew that women do not get equal pay for the same work as men do and, needless to say, I was also aware of the fact that real democracy nowhere really […]


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Book Review: New York Edited. Out of Place

Every year, the photographers of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program at the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, develop stunning photo series which get then edited by the photo editors class of the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie (OKS), in Berlin. Through twelve stories, this book tells us about loss, change and new beginnings.      […]


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Book Review: Julio’s House by Orestes Gonzalez

A Home Becomes A Touchstone The colorful photographs in Julio’s House show us extravagant, Liberace-inspired interior living spaces within a modest Miami house. We see scenes of a very personal setting, but devoid of people. The only people shown in the book are in vintage photographs taken of Orestes Gonzalez’s uncle Julio, his uncle’s friends and lovers, […]


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Book Review: Out of the Ordinary, Vol. 2 by Iain Sarjeant

Out of the Ordinary, Vol. 2 : A Journey Through Everyday Scotland The second volume of Out of the Ordinary by Iain Sarjeant is a continuation of the project he has been working on for a number of years. The project, and two books thus far, has developed from the approach of Sarjeant’s spontaneous wandering, exploring, […]


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Book Review: The Kingdom by Stéphane Levoué

In 2010, French photographer Stéphane Lavoué discovered a special landscape in the United States, called Northeast Kingdom. It is located along the border to Canada in the northeast corner of Vermont, comprising Essex, Orleans and Caledonia counties. This beautiful, rugged, remote area has a population of roughly 65,000 people. Lavoué’s series and book, The Kingdom […]


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Book Review: I, Oblomov by Ikuru Kuwajima

I can’t always say why a certain book arouses my interest. In the case of “I, Oblomov”, I believe it was the press release that stated that “Ikuru Kuwajima explored the post-Soviet space of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan through the lens of ‘oblomovism’”. Since these are countries I haven’t visited but have seen numerous pictures […]


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