The PhotoBook

About Douglas Stockdale

I am a photographer and book artist who enjoys creating as well as collecting photobooks and occasionally write commentaries about them. The photobooks that are of interest to me are contemporary investigations that cover a broad range of photographic projects, themes and subjects. I may from time to time provide news about photographic book publishing and photobook events as well as feathering a particular photobook design. My book commentaries are published on  a totally random & infrequent basis.

I was a contributor for Emaho e-magazine as their specialist on America photobooks and photo-eye e-magazine.

For comments, questions and book review submission inquiries, I can be reached at

my website:

Other interesting trivia;

My selection of More Interesting Photobooks for 2013 was published in photo-eye magazine’s Best PhotoBooks of 2013.

In late 2013 I self-published an artist book Pine Lake in a limited edition of 25, which although is out-of-print, a few remaining copies available at photo-eye. My worn and faded photographs became symbols for the remaining bits and fragments of my family memories. Pine Lake is an investigation of what might have been. This artist book was selected by New York book designer Elizabeth Avedon as one of her best photographic books for 2014 and is in the permanent collection of the Reminders Photography Stronghold Library, Tokyo, Japan.

Early 2013 I was a contributing curator for the 10×10 American Photobooks as well as to the stiff-cover catalog 10×10 American Photobooks, for a touring exhibition that was in NYC, Pittsburgh and Tokyo.

In late 2012 I curated the photobook exhibition at FotoGrafia Festival International di Roma IX  exploring the theme of “Work“.

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 the essay text in English and Italian. Ciociaria can be purchased from me directly or on-line at photo-eye bookstore and specialty fine art and photography book stores. This book is in the permanent collection of the MACRO (Rome) , Reminders Photography Stronghold (Tokyo) and the Indie Photobook Library (Washington DC).

The Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) acquired photographs from the Ciociaria project for their permanent collection of contemporary photography.

Ciociaria has some really nice reviews, including those by Aline Smithson, Harvey Benge, Andrew Phelps, Tomas de Teresa and Karen Jenkins.  Susan Burnstine interviewed me about the Ciociaria project in 2012.

In Passing (self-published book dummy & portfolio) was featured in LensWork #74 magazine and accompanying DVD with an interview by the Editor, Brooks Jensen, published January 2008.

Insomnia: Hotel Noir (self-published book dummy, Blurb) is out of print.

Sharpening Photographs for Print on Demand Publishing (self-published) is currently available on Blurb’s on-line store.

I occasionally write about my personal photographic projects on my blog Singular Images

Milan Fashion Week is an investigation of identity and an experimental e-book developed in 2010 for the web which after a four year exhibition, has been removed and is no longer available.

Best regards, Doug


  1. Merci de jeter un œil sur mon livre “Animaux & Cie”.
    Je vous adresse mes meilleurs regards.
    N. Guilbert

    Comment by Nicolas Guilbert — November 14, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

  2. Enjoyed the site. Look forward to updates.

    Comment by Ben Sizemore — February 1, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

  3. very interesting blog…i will keep checking it.

    Comment by elpulloverazul — April 15, 2012 @ 10:41 am

  4. just found your blog. very interesting.

    Comment by juliacastorp — April 17, 2012 @ 8:22 am

  5. Hi!

    My name is Petra Sith, and I am a freelance photographer from Northern Illinois. I left my job last year after many years in corporate America, to pursue my dreams in the field. After much loss, and hardship, one of my goals was to publish my own book within a year. I have a Kickstarter page to try to raise funds for this project. The link is below. The idea of the book is simple black and white photos of people holding signs, having written what they wanted to convey to the world at that time. I have been working on these photos with 200+ people from Milwaukee to Chicago. The book is called “One Man Rally: I Have Something to Say”. If you find this something you would like to back, I would very much appreciate a share of the link on your blog. I’m reaching out to different bloggers, and sites, to try to find assistance from other creative minds and sources. Thank you for your time!

    The Kickstarter link is:

    My photography website is:

    Thanks again!

    Petra Sith

    Comment by Petra Sith — April 12, 2013 @ 5:38 am

  6. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Should you accept, please follow the link provided. Thank you and well done🙂 (

    Comment by guychandler — October 11, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

  7. Most welcome find, wealth of information here, thank you. Look forward to reading much more.

    Comment by Rufus Girard — January 2, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

  8. Love the blog, I am an avid photobook collector and creator myself so have added your blog to my favourites bar and will check in regularly.
    Thanks, Sarah

    Comment by Sarah Packer — May 24, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

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