I write reviews and commentaries about photographic books, aka PhotoBooks. The photobooks that are of interest to me are contemporary investigations that cover a broad range of photographic projects, series and monographic subjects. I will occasionally provide news about photographic book publishing and photobook events. My book reviews are provided on a totally random frequency.
For comments, questions and book review submission inquiries, I can be reached at email@example.com
My hard cover photobook Ciociaria is published by Edizioni Punctum (Rome, Italy), 2011 and was launched at FotoGrafia Festival Internazionale di Roma in September of 2011. The book features 50 color photographs that investigate the memory of a central area of Italy that has neither a defined region or known history. The essay is by Marco Delogu, artistic director of FotoGrafia and includes an Afterword by me, with both essays provided in both English and Italian text. Ciociaria can be purchased from me directly or on-line at photo-eye bookstore and speciality fine art and photography book stores.
The Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) acquired photographs from the Ciociaria project for their permanent collection of contemporary photography.
Ciociaria is receiving some really nice reviews, including those by Aline Smithson, Harvey Benge, Andrew Phelps, Tomas de Teresa and Karen Jenkins. Susan Burnstine interviewed me about this project.
Curator, 2012 FotoGrafia Festival International di Roma IX (Theme: “Work”) photobook exhibition, Sept 20 – Oct 23
In Passing (self-published book dummy & portfolio) featured in LensWork #74
Insomnia: Hotel Noir (self-published book dummy, Blurb) www.insomniahotelnoir.wordpress.com
Sharpening Photographs for Print on Demand Publishing (self-published) is currently available on Blurb’s on-line store.
I infrequently write about my personal photographic projects on Singular Images www.singularimages.wordpress.com
Milan Fashion Week is an investigation into identity and an experimental book on the web, www.milanfashionweek.wordpress.com
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