In this chapter of the chronicle of this year’s World PhotoBook Day there is only celebration. People sharing books, selfies and shelfies:
And here is my selection for #worldphotobookday William Eggleston's Los Alamos exhibition catalogue for the Gagosian Gallery show in Beverly Hills. Having lived away from home for the past 18 months my Photobook collection is fairly limited, but this is certainly a beautifully packaged and prized possession of mine. #williameggleston #photobookjousting
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