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The future of fashion photography: Is the editorial dead?

by Chiara Bardelli Nonino

20 Jun 2018

This is not the article I planned on writing. The idea was to explore the cross-fertilization of fashion photography and literature, the interaction of fashion images and text, but the more I thought about it, the more I was convinced that this link historically has not been that relevant. Or…

What is Photopoetry?

by Michael Nott

18 Jun 2018

What is photopoetry? Its neglect is such that the Oxford English Dictionary records no definitions of ‘photopoetry’ or ‘photopoem’, or comparable terms such as ‘photoetry’ or ‘photoverse’. Such terms do exist, however, and the first use of the word ‘photopoem’ occurs in Photopoems: A Group of Interpretations through Photographs (1936),…

Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #11: Jason Fulford on The Blade by Don Novello

by Jason Fulford

10 May 2018

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 Jason Fulford reveals why Don Novello’s The Blade, first published…

Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #10: Magali Avezou on Exquisite Pain by Sophie Calle

by Magali Avezou

9 May 2018

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 Magali Avezou reveals why Sophie Calle’s Exquisite…

Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #9: Alec Soth on Pictures From Home by Sultan

10 Jun 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 Alec Soth reveals why Larry Sultan’s Pictures from…

The Photocaptionist Manifesto: ‘Phototexts: A History in Theoretical Perspective’

by Federica Chiocchetti

3 Feb 2017

After my MA in Comparative Literature (2010-12), where I explored the relations between Fin-de-siècle Spirit Photography and Ghost Literature, in 2012, I started a PhD research entitled ‘Phototexts: A History in Theoretical Perspective’ at the University of Westminster in London, with the supervision of Professor and photoartist David Bate. This research is…

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

10 Oct 2016

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Image-text photobooks in a nutshell #1: 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],…