Foto8 Book Reviews

Guardian: The Year’s Best Photography Books (Guardian: December 2009)

Little Brown Mushroom’s Photobook and Magazine Links



American Youth Book (Contrasto 2009) “The new 240-page photography book “American Youth” examines the newest generation of 18 to 24-year-olds in detail, observing young couples and Mormon missionaries, debutante balls and drunken tailgate stupors, war widows and B-boys, street kids and lobstermen. How are they different, and how are they exactly the same as the generations that came before” The book even has a blog and Twitter….

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Anderson, Christopher: Capitolio : Pages: 132 : Publisher: Editorial RM(2009) : ISBN: 9786077515241:  ”Capitolio is documentary photographer Christopher Anderson’s cinematic journey through the upheavals of contemporary Caracas,Venezuela” Some reviews: Conscientious 5b4 (see the comment thread for comments by Anderson on the review)

Ashburn, Kristen: I Am Because We Are (powerHouse Books 2009) CURRENT EVENTS/ FILM/ AIDS IN AFRICA : HC, 10.75 x 10.75 inches : 180 pages : 106 duotone and 44 four-color photographs : ISBN : 978-1-57687-482-0 : $49.95


Aue Sobol, Jacob: I, Tokyo (Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing: 2008) Aue Sobol’s books at Magnum Store.

Ballard, Murray and Rizzello, Gabriella: One Week in Moscow (Book’s website: 2010) Book project blog

Bartelstone, John: The Brooklyn Navy Yard (powerHouse Books: 2009) Hardcover, 12.25 x 9.75 inches, 112 pages, 91 duotone photographs
ISBN: 978-1-57687-511-7

Bendiksen, Jonas: The Places We Live (Aperture 2008) ISBN-10: 1597110671 ISBN-13: 978-1597110679. Aperture’s microsite for the book.

Bendiksen, Jonas: Satellites (Aperture 2006) ISBN-10: 159711023X ISBN-13: 978-1597110235

Berman, Nina: Homeland (Trolley Books) ISBN: 978-1-904563-72-3.  “Nina Berman, as an American photographer looking at America, delivers a caustic and surreal vision of the United States during the Bush years in her new book Homeland. A product of seven years work, with images from across America, Berman gives us a peek into the bizarre manifestations of the homeland security state and the ideologies that have reshaped post 9-11 America.”

Bieber, Jodi: Soweto (Jacana Media: 2010)

Bleasdale, Marcus: The Rape of a Nation (Schilt Publishing 2009)

Bleasdale, Marcus: One Hundred Years of Darkness: A Photographic Journey into the Heart of Congo (Pirogue Press: 2002) ISBN-10: 0954301501 ISBN-13: 978-0954301507

Boogie: Belgrade Belongs to Me (powerHouse Books) Photography / History  : Hardcover :  12 x 7.75 inches : 120 pages : 110 duotone photographs : ISBN: 978-1-57687-465-3

Bowman, Robin:  It’s Complicated: The American Teenager Hardcover: 160 pages /Publisher: Umbrage Editions (2007) / ISBN-10: 1884167691 / ISBN-13: 978-1884167690 / Review in Boston Globe

de Luigi, Stefano: Blanco (Trolley Books: 2010) New Yorker Photo Booth on Blanco | Vision2020 on Blanco

Eich, Matt: Carry Me Ohio

Errata Editions

Eskenazi, Jason: Wonderland:  A Fairytale of the Soviet Monolith (de.MO 2008) ISBN-10: 0974283673 ISBN-13: 978-0974283678 Images from Wonderland.

Eskildsen, Joakim: The Roma Journeys (Steidl 2007) ISBN: 978-3-86521-371-6 : Review of the book in J Colberg’s Conscientious blog. J Colberg also did an interview with Eskildsen.


Frank, Robert: Americans (50th Anniversary Edition. Published May 2008) (Steidl 2008) ISBN: 978-3-86521-584-0

Gefter, Philip: Photography After Frank (Aperture) : Flexibind : 6″ x 8 1/2″ : 224 pages  : 30 four-color and 45 black-and-white images

Georgiou, George: Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West (YouTube: 2010)

Gilbertson, Ashley: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (University of Chicago Press 2007) ISBN-10: 0226293254 ISBN-13: 978-0226293257

Golovchenko, Kirill: 7km – Field of Wonders (Snoeck Publisher: 2010) : ISBN 978-3-940953-31-5 |  Book on Issuu

Greene, Stanley: Black Passport (Schilt Publishing: 2009)

Greenfield, Lauren : new ebooks now available on Issuu (January 2010)

Greenfield, Lauren: Thin (Chronicle Books:2007)ISBN-10: 081185633X ISBN-13: 978-0811856331

Hetherington, Tim : Long Story Bit by Bit

Hosoe, Eikoh: Kamaitachi (Aperture)

Institute for Artist Management Store

International Medical Corps: A Thousand Words: Photos from the Field (2009) Hardcover: 311 pages Publisher: Three Hawks Press; Limited edition (2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0615259375 ISBN-13: 978-0615259376

Jaeger, Anne-Celine (2007): Image Makers Image Takers (Thames&Hudson ISBN-10:0-500-28662-0 ; ISBN-13:978-0-500-28662-3)

Johnson, Eirik: Sawdust Mountain (Aperture 2009)

Karen, Anthony : The Invisible Empire: Ku Klux Klan (powerHouse Books) Hardcover, 12.25 x 8.25 inches, 128 pages, 134 duotone images ISBN: 978-1-57687-490-5

Kikai, Hiroh: Asakusa Portraits (Steidl: 2008) ISBN 978-3-86521-601-4 Review in Conscientious


Leibovitz, Annie: Annie Leibovitz at Work : 240 pages : Random House : ISBN-10: 0375505105 : ISBN-13: 978-0375505102

Lichtenstein, Andrew: Never Coming Home (Charta:2007) ISBN-10: 8881586371 ISBN-13: 978-8881586370

Little Brown Mushroom Books


Magnum: Magnum Magnum (Thames and Hudson: 2007) ISBN-10: 0500543429 ISBN-13: 978-0500543429

Marinovich, Greg and Joao Silva: The Bang-Bang Club: The Making of New South Africa (Arrow Books, 2001) 336 pages. ISBN-10: 009928149X ISBN-13: 978-0099281498

Mark, Mary Ellen : Seen Behind the Scene (Phaidon Press 2008) ISBN-10: 0714848476 ISBN-13: 978-0714848471

Mermelstein, Jeff: Twirl / Run (powerHouse Books) Hardcover, 8.5 x 12.25 inches, 88 pages, 236 four-color photographs
ISBN: 978-1-57687-518-6

Morris, Christopher: My America (Steidl Verlag 2006) ISBN-10: 3865212018 ISBN-13: 978-3865212016

Morris, Jonathan JK: Castle (Blurb) “This book is about a group of youths who meet up and hang outside a Mcdonalds store in the City of Swansea, Wales. The book also depicts some of the youths while they are at home. It is a positive representation of youths, referencing childhood and that time in a young person’s life when everything is changing making the transition into adulthood.”

Murphy, Seamus: A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan {on Amazon} (Saqi Books: 2008) ISBN-10: 0863566200 ISBN-13: 978-086356620

Nachtwey, James: Inferno (Phaidon Press, 1999) ISBN-10: 0714838152, ISBN-13: 978-0714838151

Nelson, Zed: Love Me (Contrasto, distributed by Thames & Hudson 2009) Love Me explores the insidious power of the global beauty industry and our collective insecurity, vanity and fear of ageing. Zed Nelson interview in the Guardian (from May 2009)

Parke, Trent: Bedknobs & Broomsticks (Little Brown Mushroom Books: 2010) Related LBM blog post


Pellegrin, Paolo: Double Blind: Lebanon Concflict 2006 (Trolley:2007) ISBN-10: 1904563570 ; ISBN-13:978-1904563570

Pellegrin, Paolo: As I Was Dying (Dewi Lewis Publishing)

Peterson Anders  and Engstrom, JH : From Back Home (Max Ström 2009) Book review / slide show on Lens Culture


Renaldi, Richard: Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press) : 10.25 in. x 12.25 in. / 184 pages / 89 tritone images / Casebound with jacket / Edition of 1200 : Take a peek inside

Richards, Eugene: A Procession of Them (University of Texas Press, 2008) ISBN-10: 0292719108 ISBN-13: 978-0292719101

Richards, Eugene: The Fat Baby (Phaidon Press 2008) ISBN-10: 071484196X ISBN-13: 978-0714841960

Ritchin, Fred: After Photography (W.W. Norton and Co. : 2008)

Roberts, Simon: Motherland (Chris Boot 2007) ISBN-10: 1905712030 ISBN-13: 978-1905712038

Sakamaki, Q. : Tomkins Square Park (Powerhouse Books) Hardcover, 8 x 10 inches, 120 pages, 60 tritone photographs ISBN: 978-1-57687-451-6

Salgado, Sebastiao: Africa (Taschen 2007) ISBN-10: 3822856215 ISBN-13: 978-3822856215

Salgado, Sebastiao: Migrations ( Aperture:2005 (not the original publishing year)) ISBN-10: 0893818917 ;ISBN13: 978-0893818913

Salgado, Sebastiao: Workers (Aperture:2005 (first published in the early 90s.) ISBN-10: 089381525X ; ISBN-13: 978-0893815257

Salgado, Sebastiao: Sahel – The End of the Road (University of California Press 2004) ISBN-10: 0520241703 SBN-13: 978-0520241701

Salgado, Sebastio: An Uncertain Grace (Aperture 1997) ISBN-10: 0893814601 ISBN-13: 978-0893814601

Saman, Moises: Afghanistan Broken Promise (Charta:2007) ISBN-10: 8881586460; ISBN-13: 978-8881586462


Sontag, Susan (1977): On Photography ( ISBN 0-374-22626-1)

Sontag, Susan (2003): Regarding the Pain of Others (ISBN 0-374-24858-3)

John Stanmeyer: Island of the Spirits

Stockdale, Jane: I Predict A Riot book

Sultan, Larry: The Valley (Scalo Publishers: 2004) : ISBN-10: 3908247799 : ISBN-13: 978-3908247791 / images

Toledano, Phillip: Days With My Father : Hardcover: 92 pages : Publisher: PQ Blackwell (June 2, 2010) : Language: English : ISBN-10: 0473158043 : ISBN-13: 978-0473158040 | Project website

Trolley Books : “Publishers of photography and contemporary art books”


Tufankjian, Scout: Yes We Can (powerHouse Books 2008) Hardcover, 8.375 X 11 inches, 192 pages, 250 full color photographs. ISBN: 978-1-57687-504-9.

Uimonen, Ilkka: Cycles (Trolley: 2004) ISBN10: 1904563368 ISBN-13

Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War on Iraq (Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Kael Alford, Rita Leistner, Thorne Anderson) (Chelsea Green Publishing Company 2005)ISBN-10: 1931498989 ISBN-13: 978-1931498982. The book also has a great website, which can be foundhere.


VII: War (de.Mo: 2004) 416p. ISBN-10:0970576897 ISBN-13:978-0970576897. (Photographers: Christopher Anderson , Alexandra Boulat, Lauren Greenfield, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, and John Stanmeyer.

Wheatley, Simon: Don’t Call Me Urban (Northumbria University Press (November 26, 2010) Hardcover: 232 pages :  ISBN-10: 1904794475 : Language: English ISBN-10: 1904794475

Wilson, Robert: Helmand (Jonathan Cape 2008) ISBN-10: 0224087495 ISBN-13: 978-0224087490

World Press Photo Yearbook 2009

Written by Mikko Takkunen

September 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

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