eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Arturo Soto

book review The golden city Photographs by Mimi Plumb Reviewed by Arturo Soto “Despite the surplus of ‘Golden Cities’ in the world… Mimi Plumb’s new book opens with many demolition sites and piles of dirt spreading in all directions, taking its time to situate us at the outskirts of the crown jewel of the Golden … Read more

eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Edward Ranney

book review Martin Chambi: Photography Photographs by Martin Chambi Reviewed by Edward Ranney “This publication of the photographs of Martín Chambi in the Jan Mulder Collection, Lima, is a welcome addition to the books devoted to this photographer from Cuzco, who lived from 1891 to 1973…” Martin Chambi: Photography Photographs by Martin Chambi Editorial RM, … Read more

eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Efrem Zelony-Mindell

book review A certain logic of expectations Photographs by Arturo Soto Reviewed by Efrem Zelony-Mindell “Streets paved with angles and concrete. Asphalt encrustations and unseen shoe prints left by the passing masses. A city is a city, is a place, is an idea taken for granted given nature of his daily life…” A certain logic … Read more

eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Kim Beil

book review Him Photographs by Alice Zukofsky Reviewed by Kim Beil “Carmen Winant is coining a new term, ‘Instructional Photography,’ with the title of her new book. Her neologism is so apt that it doesn’t even sound new to me. The term is as direct and instrumental as the photographs themselves. .” Him Photographs by … Read more

eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Meggan Gould

book review After the exhibition Photographs by Nils Bergendal Reviewed by Meggan Gould “Opening After Exposure – a Cyclopedia of Broken Cameras was like coming across a kindred spirit, united by esoteric fixations. Nils Bergendal, however, is both more organized and more systematic than me. Here he pre-exhumes a graveyard of cameras, and tells an … Read more

eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Odette England

book review Passenger Photographs by Martin Bogren Reviewed by Odette England “For some, ‘passenger’ is a word associated with travel, adventure, travellers, hitchhikers, pilots and pilgrims. photography I prefer to watch, my feet up on the dashboard of the car, the window down enough to make the stray blonde fronds float above my ears I … Read more

eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by William Boling

book review Modern instances Photographs by Stephen Shore Reviewed by William Boling “In Modern Instances, Shore’s knowledge, ideas, and teachings are on full display. With over 170 photographs and illustrations, the book is a feast for the eyes and a “sine qua non” for any photographer, curator, or collector. interested in a deep exploration of … Read more

eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Blake Andrews

book review Family matters Photographs by Gillian Laub Reviewed by Blake Andrews “If you want to portray the American Dream in a single image, you could do worse than the cover photo of Gillian Laub’s new monograph Family Matters. It shows Laub’s late grandfather, Irving Yasgur, engaged with a large cheeseburger and fries. It’s his … Read more

eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Laura Larson

book review say like that Photographs by Whitney Hubbs Reviewed by Laura Larson “Whitney Hubbs’ Say So catalogs a series of ruminative, wacky self-portraits made in 2019 and 2020. Shot with a 4×5 camera, the photographs abandon the masterclass mentality of large-format practice for a messy performance bereft of desire and identify…” say like that … Read more