The PhotoBook Journal

August 15, 2017

CLAP! – Contemporary Latin American Photobooks

Filed under: Book Publications, Book Reviews, Photo Book Discussions, Photo Books — Tags: , — Doug Stockdale @ 1:45 pm

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Edited by Olga Yatskevich, Russet Lederman, Matthew Carson & Michael Lang

Published by 10 x 10 Photobooks (NY) copyright 2017

Text: English & Spanish (Español) & Portuguese

Stiff cover with folded dust jacket, sewn binding, four-color lithography, Index, List of Photographers and Editors, printed by SYL, Barcelona, Spain

Photobook designer: Richardo Baez


This is another collective survey of photobooks by the 10 x 10 photobooks team, Editors Olga Yatskevich, Russet Lederman, Matthew Carson & Associate Editor Michael Lang, this time with a focus on what has been published in and by Latin America(s) between 2000 and 2016. These Latin photobooks were selected by 18 photobook specialist who study or follow the publications by photographers in this region. This survey is an interesting, broad and diverse teaser of publications by Latin photographers and photographic oriented artist. Likewise, the subject matter is equally broad, with many photobooks that might be termed having a strong Latin orientation.

CLAP! has a very creative design layout which unlike the earlier 10×10 American Photobooks I found be a challenge to determine what the true orientation of the referenced interior book spread, thus a bit confusing as to what the photobook may actually look like. The accompanying CLAP! Photobook Index of the book’s covers is a more traditional design and layout as well as a delight to cruise and speculate what might be lurking within the covers.

In our efforts for this journal to provide a broad discussion of international photobooks we have previously reviewed some of the photobooks found in CLAP!, thus we can help provide a little more in-depth examination of what is occurring in Latin America. Our book reviews include those by Alejandro Cartagena, Before the War and Carpoolers, Mariela Sancari, Moises and Guilherme Gerais, Intergalatico.

CLAP! provides wonderful evidence of the diversity and high energy going into the development of photobook by Latin photographers and this catalog provides ample opportunity to explore the many Latin photobook possibilities.

Previous 10×10 Photobook publications featured on TPBJ: 10 x 10 American Photobooks

If you found this review of interest, you may also want to check out America Latina Photographs: 1960 – 2013.

Cheers, Douglas Stockdale

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  1. […] Title: CLAP! Contemporary Latin American Photobooks, 2000-2016 Author: 10×10 Photobooks, New York Year: 2017 Pages: 244 Measures: 20 x 29 x 1.3 cm Weight: –– Binding: Smith sewn binding, softcover w/ dustjacket (two-sided poster) Paper: Cyclus offset 90 g / 250 g, Robusquin PE 88 gr. Edition: 1st edition Book design & Layout: Ricardo Báez Typefaces: Poplar, Univers, Quimera (Pampa type) Publisher: 10×10 photobooks, New York Copies: 600 Editors: Olga Yatskevich, Russet Lederman, Matthew Carson & Michael Lang (associated editor) Printing: SYL, Spain (offset) ISBN: 978-0-692-83478-7 Mentions / Prizes: –– Articles: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Blog Gabriela Cendoya [Fotolibros y algo más…] Joia Magazine Zum Magazine The Photobook Journal […]

    Pingback by CLAP! Contemporary Latin American Photobooks | Ricardo Báez — August 16, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

  2. Very interested!

    Comment by udatommo — October 16, 2017 @ 10:39 pm

  3. […] Ex Corde by Rodrigo Ramos was included in CLAP! – Contemporary Latin American Photobooks, discussed in The PhotoBook Journal  here. […]

    Pingback by Rodrigo Ramos – Ex Corde (From the Heart; De todo corazón) | The PhotoBook Journal — March 1, 2018 @ 6:38 am

  4. […] JOIA Magazine Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Blog Aperture Fonts in Use ZUM: Revista de Fotografia The Photobook Miami Institute of Photography’s Blog La Nacion […]

    Pingback by Get Ready to CLAP! | 10×10 Photobooks — January 22, 2019 @ 2:57 pm

  5. […] JOIA Magazine Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Blog Aperture Fonts in Use ZUM: Revista de Fotografia The Photobook Miami Institute of Photography’s Blog La Nacion […]

    Pingback by CLAP! 10×10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks: 2000-2016 – The Book | 10×10 Photobooks — January 31, 2019 @ 8:51 am

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