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Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #8: Jeffrey Ladd on Conversation With the Dead by Danny Lyon

20 Apr 2017

We asked a pool of international photobook experts to share with us an image-text photobook they find particularly interesting, regardless of its publication date and where text is a fundamental element in the narrative (not a mere introduction or essay on the photoworks). Here Jeffrey Ladd reveals why Danny Lyon’s Conversation with…

Interview with DER GREIF

by Lisa Stein

16 Oct 2016

Awarded Photography Magazine of the Year 2014, DER GREIF is a print-publication, online-publication, curatorial team and joint project for and with photographers and writers from all over the world. A printed and ad-free magazine at its core, DER GREIF combines and presents photography and poetry in a holistic piece of…

Interview with Nick Scammell

by Lisa Stein

30 Sep 2016

Nick Scammell maintains a practice where photography and literature collude. Fascinated by where the image meets the word, where the material meets the digital, he uses scanners to explore the performance of surface and the transformation of the tangible into digital rumour. Following his most recent exhibition That Burning Field, the Photocaptionist…

Photo-Poetics: An Anthology

by Nick Scammell

1 Mar 2016

If poetry is the place where the lustre of language amplifies or replaces its content, where compression yields fruitful ambiguity, then how might a photo-poetics look? Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, currently on show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, whispers of ‘the nature, traditions and magic of photography at a moment…

Jan McCullough: Home Instruction Manual

by Aris Kourkoumelis

23 Feb 2016

In her latest project Jan McCullough uses photography to explore the fluid and constructed nature of what constitutes the ideal house. Driven by her discovery of an online discussion on the perfection of domestic spaces, McCullough moved her studio into a rented empty house, where she put into practice the…

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Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #7: Sebastian Hau on Vedove by Homma et al.

9 Nov 2015

We asked a pool of international photobook experts to share with us an image-text photobook they find particularly interesting, regardless of its publication date and where text is a fundamental element in the narrative (not a mere introduction or essay on the photoworks). Here Sebastian Hau reveals why Takashi Homma’s Vedove…

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Strange and Unfamiliar Once Again: Sophie Wright on Unseen 2015, Amsterdam

Unseen is an apt name for Amsterdam’s photography-related event in more ways than one. Not only does it signify the fair and festival’s championing of new work, but it also hints at an impulse drawing together a lot of the work occupying the 19th century gas containers in the west…

Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #6: Rudi Thoemmes on Be Bold With Bananas

14 Jun 2015

  We asked a pool of international photobook experts to share with us an image-text photobook they find particularly interesting, regardless of its publication date and where text is a fundamental element in the narrative (not a mere introduction or essay on the photoworks). Here Rudi Thoemmes briefly introduces us…

Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #5: Gemma Padley on The Eyes, The Ears by Kawauchi

8 Jun 2015

  We asked a pool of international photobook experts to share with us an image-text photobook they find particularly interesting, regardless of its publication date and where text is a fundamental element in the narrative (not a mere introduction or essay on the photoworks). Here Gemma Padley shares her thoughts…

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Image-text photobooks #4: Roger Hargreaves on Les Américains by Frank

11 May 2015

    We asked a pool of international photobook experts to share with us an image-text photobook they find particularly interesting, regardless of its publication date and where text is a fundamental element in the narrative (not a mere introduction or essay on the photoworks). Here our editor-at-large Roger Hargreaves…

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Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #3: Rémi Coignet on La Résidence by Engström

19 Apr 2015

  We asked a pool of international photobook experts to share with us an image-text photobook they find particularly interesting, regardless of its publication date and where text is a fundamental element in the narrative (not a mere introduction or essay on the photoworks). Here Rémi Coignet reflects on JH Engström‘s…

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A new collaboration with the British Journal of Photography

8 Feb 2015

We are extremely delighted to announce our exciting new collaboration with the British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest-running photography magazine, established in 1854. For 2015 the Photocaptionist will curate the endframe column presenting a monthly series of photo-literary explorations. We inaugurated the collaboration with the project H. said he loved us by…

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Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #2: Hester Keijser on In this Dark Wood by Tonnard

31 Jan 2015

  We asked a pool of international photobook experts to share with us an image-text photobook they find particularly interesting, regardless of its publication date and where text is a fundamental element in the narrative (not a mere introduction or essay on the photoworks). Here Hester Keijser shares her thoughts on…

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Image-text photobooks in a nutshell: Joachim Schmid on the Kriegsfibel by Brecht

18 Jan 2015

We asked a pool of international photobook experts to share with us an image-text photobook they find particularly interesting, regardless of its publication date and where text is a fundamental element in the narrative (not a mere introduction or essay on the photoworks). We are delighted to publish Joachim Schmid’s brief reflections on Bertolt Brecht’s Kriegsfibel [War Primer],…

Our first photo-literary exhibition: Tommaso Tanini, H. said he loved us, at Kunsthalle Budapest

15 Dec 2014

  It is our great pleasure to announce the very first photo-literary exhibition curated by the Photocaptionist, in collaboration with the collective Discipula: Tommaso Tanini‘s H. said he loved us, at Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest (28.10.14 – 05.01.15), as part of the Month of Photography Festival in Hungary (Fotóhónap2014).   Following three…

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Steve Fuller: PAPKA

24 Nov 2014

What do Joachim Weimann, Katy Clark, Esther Goodall, James Trevithick, Andrew Sutton, Charlie Day, Sophia Wood, Art Cohen and Monica Anderson have in common? They are all simulated photo-artists and writers, contributors of the fictive magazine PAPKA, conceived and masterfully produced by Steve Fuller, fresh graduate from Falmouth University. Playfully exploring the ‘murky waters’ of what is considered…

Symposium ‘Fiction & Photography: Imagining Reality’ – Media Space, Science Museum, London

by Federica Chiocchetti

13 Nov 2014

Staged scenes have been read as real since the invention of photography. But the effect of digital technology has increased public questions about the truth of what we now see in photographs. This one-day symposium explored the work of photographers and artists who have used fiction in their work and considers…

FORMAT EXPOSURE: The Photocaptionist Award

by Deadline October 1, 2014

24 Sep 2014

I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be. Isaac…

Capturing the Narrative at L A Noble Gallery

by by Nicoletta Barbata

2 Jul 2014

The Photocaptionist caught up with London-based L A Noble Gallery on their recent intriguing exhibition Capturing the Narrative: A Visual Exploration of Fact and Fiction, where artists Lottie Davies, Brittain Bright and Johanna Ward explore fables and truths drawing on personal histories, folklore, mith and literature. Lottie Davies‘s Love Stories is an ongoing project on collected accounts of the circumstances…

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S T I L L Magazine für junge Literatur & Fotografie

by Nicoletta Barbata

16 Jun 2014

S T I L L is a magazine for contemporary photography and writing, based between Berlin and New York, launched in March 2013. A young magazine in continuous evolution and growth. While waiting for the third issue to come out, the Photocaptionist interviews them to explore their language, aim and future plans. Enjoy the photo-literary feast! Nicoletta…

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Morell’s Daguerreotypes Are Not Authentic (A Preface)

by Diego Mormorio, translated by Sean Mark

The Photocaptionist is delighted and honoured to present for the first time in English an excerpt of Diego Mormorio’s fascinating book Writers and Photography: A Marvellous Start 1840-1870, a ground-breaking and compelling story of the early connections between words and images. Enjoy the photo-literary feast! Speaking of photography and criminal…

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Marita Pappa: Orange Girl

Among the numerous submissions that we received, and for which we wish to thank all the photographers who sent their work to the Photocaptionist, it is our extreme pleasure to introduce you to the oneirically sublime world of photographer Marita Pappa. Seduced by the verses of Odysseus Elytis’s ‘Orange Girl’, she returns…

The world of Gabriel Garcia Márquez in the photobook of Fausto Giaccone

  Gabriel Garcia Márquez died on the seventeenth of April 2014, aged 87. The Photocaptionist is extremely sad and would like to remember him in all his literary splendour. We are particularly grateful as he wrote what are probably the best incipit lines ever created for a novel. He opens his One…