More Cooning with Cooners – Archive of Modern Conflict

More Cooning with Cooners (edited by Kalev Erickson) Archive Press, London (February 28, 2011) ISBN: 0954709195 This is a 60-page book from the Archive of Modern Conflict (London) from earlier this year which I have only recently had a chance to examine more closely.  It is a small square book (21 x 21 cm), well… Continue reading More Cooning with Cooners – Archive of Modern Conflict

Catherine Wagner: Art & Science: Investigating Matter

Art & Science: Investigating Matter is an exhibition catalog housing Catherine Wagner's photographs of the subjects and objects of hard science, as well as essays by William H. Gass and Helen E. Longino.  The book is edited with text by Cornelia Homburg and a foreword by Joseph D. Ketner. It was published in conjunction with Wagner's 1996 exhibition of the same… Continue reading Catherine Wagner: Art & Science: Investigating Matter

Children’s Books Worth Treasuring

I want to share some more photographically illustrated books for young people with you that I treasure because they are marvelous to discover, as well as unlikely to ever be published these days. In the post-Law & Order SVU-era, they would raise too many red flags in showing, for example, bears carrying naked babies through… Continue reading Children’s Books Worth Treasuring

The New Woman International – Review by Brooke Duffy

New on the shelves is The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s, edited by Elizabeth Otto and Vanessa Rocco. Rocco, formerly an assistant curator at the International Center of Photography, has also taught a history of photography class at the ICP School, and is currently a Visiting… Continue reading The New Woman International – Review by Brooke Duffy

Japanese Photobook Resources in the ICP Library – Russet Lederman

One of the best ways to begin exploring the impressive Japanese photobook collection in the International Center of Photography Library is to look at several of the important reference guides and historical exhibition catalogues available in open circulation. An early comprehensive resource is the Japan Professional Photography Society’s Nippon Gendai Shashin Shi (The History of… Continue reading Japanese Photobook Resources in the ICP Library – Russet Lederman