THE PHOTOBOOK REVIEW
Delpire & Co becomes co-publisher of The Photobook Review, alongside Aperture Foundation.
The PhotoBook Review, launched in 2011, is dedicated to the consideration of the photobook. It is a platform for accessible critical writing about the current state of photography in print, and the art of photobook publishing. Published biannually, the review is grounded in an interest in creating a better understanding of the ecosystem of the photobook as a whole.
In the Fall 2020 issue of The PhotoBook Review (PBR 018), Guest Editor Deborah Willis leads a survey of photobooks by Black artists, creating the scaffolding for future research and study. In her own studies and published works, Willis has laid the groundwork for the history of Black photographers as they established “a visual language of ‘testifying’ about their individual and collective experiences.” This issue will extend that exploration to the way those testimonial and expressive works have appeared as photobooks or other printed publications.
The Photobook Review 018 is available for free at Delpire & co, and a selection of books presented in this issue is available at the bookshop.