In this chapter of the chronicle of this year’s World PhotoBook Day there is only celebration. People sharing books, selfies and shelfies:
A few favorites in celebration of #worldphotobookday – AMC 2 Journal Issue 8 edited by @thomas_sauvin – a great example of a not-quite-a-book photobook. A fan of black & white and hand tinted full length studio portraits taken in China between the 30s and 80s. Funny, sweet and thoughtful, and presented in a sculptural yellow lucite box. This book is really special.
A new favorite – Ponte City by Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse. A stunning photobook containing images from their 6 year documentation of the largest apartment building in Africa. Presented in a box with 17 supplemental small books, they seem to have captured the building & it's inhabitants from every angle. Expansive and amazing. #worldphotobookday
Bruce Gilden's A Complete Examination of Middlesex. From Colin Pantall's review on photo-eye Blog: "I'd live to be photographed by Richard Avedon and come across all epic and noble, but there's a sneaking part of me that begs for the Gilden treatment, a momento mori I could stick on my wall and look at whenever my vanity strikes." #worldphotobookday