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CONCORDIA
CONCORDIA by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski – pre-order now!
      
Übergang by Josef Schulz
With everything that's been happening in Europe lately and the EU struggling to cope with the biggest wave of migrants and refugees its ever known, it's interesting to discover Polish photographer Josef...
 
 
We’re 15 years into the new millennium, but our museums don’t seem to be aware. They’re stuck in the late 20th century, the Arrogant Age, with its love of gigantism in architecture and art.
When, and how, will art institutions step up to the challenges of global migration and seismic change in cultural frames of reference? Museums need to experiment.
      
Negatives by Xu Yong

Of all the books this year, Xu Yong's Negatives may be the best. The images in this unusual photobook are, in fact, photographic negatives taken 25 years ago, during the much-censored Tiananmen Square Protests in Beijing, China. To “properly” view the series' images, one must utilize another lens—whether on your smartphone or camera—and invert the colors to "develop" your own positive result.

Xu Yong borrows the negative image from photographic plates to remind us that the Tiananmen massacre is still forbidden from public discourse by the Chinese government and that the commemoration of this unbearable reality is proscribed even today

This is a smart hybrid work that allows us to think through a well-known topic in a very original way. By combining the physicality of the printed page with the possibilities of electronic devices, Yong offers a different yet amazing experience. This is both a brave statement of political support and an investigation in the ongoing taboos of China's history. Thank you for sharing Xu Yong!

Selection and review by Markus Schaden, Publisher, Director, The PhotoBook Museum
A group of experts from around the world offer a wide-ranging list of their favorite publications from 2015
 
 
The 10 Favorite Photobooks of 2015 from 22 Leading Experts
The 10 Favorite Photobooks of 2015 from 22 Leading Experts In a year when photobook publishing seemed to reach an all-time high, here are 10 notable photobooks that were selected by a group of photography experts from around the world.
      
Check out the new 300 Pages- PhotoBook Catalogue "sector photography" online incl. The PhotoBookMuseum-Box, new edits by #The_PBM : Yaakov Israel: Landscape of Legitimacy, Xu Yong NEGATIVES and more from Doug Rickard, Nicolas Silberfaden, Luis Weinstein, Wolfgang Zurborn, Joachim Schuhmacher....!
Check out the new 300 Pages- PhotoBook Catalogue "sector photography" online incl. The PhotoBookMuseum-Box, new edits by #The_PBM : Yaakov Israel: Legitimacy of Landscape, Xu Yong NEGATIVES and more from Doug Rickard, Nicolas Silberfaden, Luis Weinstein, Wolfgang Zurborn, Joachim Schuhmacher....!
 
 
Oslo Report by Aperture New York `Schaden was invited to present the mobile edition of his new project The PhotoBookMuseum. Previously the proprietor of a Cologne-based specialty bookshop that earned a cult following before photography books became a fetishist’s delight, Schaden is an enthusiastic proselytizer of the photobook."
With a recent Tom Sandberg survey exhibition in the 2015 edition of the sprawling Fotobokfestival, the Norwegian capital’s photography scene is flourishing.
      
Feature on the photobook market for this July´s issue of fotoMAGAZIN is no available for free on the fotoMAGAZIN website (German text): http://www.fotomagazin.de/bild/buecher/der-buecher-boom
 
 
LondonCalling # Goethe V&A Announcing a photography residency. Check it!
We are delighted to announce that we have just issued an open call for a residency in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut London. This residency is the inaugural residency of a newly established long-term cooperation between the Goethe-Institut London and the V&A. Information for applicants: Goet…
      
Mark Steinmetz argues MoMA's acquisition practices favor art over photography
 
 
PARIS MIND...
PARIS LOVE * via one of the greatest photobooks: Ed van der Elsken . Love on the Left Bank 1958
      
Freitag, 6. November 2015, 19 Uhr Zu Gast: Katja Stuke und Oliver Sieber (Böhm Foto-Fanzine, Düsseldorf) Hinter Böhm/Kobayashi verbergen sich Katja Stuke und Oliver Sieber – ein Künstlerduo, das viele Talente in sich vereint. Sie sind more...
 
 
Markus Schaden : "PhotoBooks are the most powerful expression within photograohy !" One year ago we finished the Carlswerk Edition after 9 weeks in Cologne . 15.000 Visitors 48
guided tours , 28 events..
The PhotoBookMuseum Carlswerk Edition Open from August 19 to October 3, 2014 Over 25 exhibitions illustrate the wide variety of styles and contents of photobooks…
      
RIP Hilla Becher . You and Bernd changed our way of seeing !
RIP Hilla Becher . You and Bernd changed our way of seeing !
 
 
Out Now : Legitimacy of Landscape by Yaakov Israel!
"The book focuses on Arab villages, which are deeply rooted in the Israeli/Palestinian landscape. I set out to unveil the disorder rooted in our society, which makes one choose to look, or refrain from looking at specific parts that encompass the local landscape." Yaakov Israel - "Legitimacy of Landscape" (Verlag Kettler) http://josefchladek.com/book/yaakov_israel_-_legitimacy_of_landscape
      
eFactory#21 out now ... David Allen Harvey: Based on a true story ! Made in Cologne!https://appsto.re/de/OEeX2.i