Photobooks & A critical companion to the contemporary medium

Matt Johnston, Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (Editor)

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Photobooks & presents and interrogates key themes of the contemporary photobook — from the medium’s post-digital and post-photographic situation, to the purposes of publishing, issues of accessibility and the act of reading. Informed by extensive research, interviews with key individuals from the photobook ecology and his experience with The Photobook Club project, Johnston examines current trends and practices, emphasising connections (made and missed) between makers and readers. Ultimately, this book proposes a critical framework for considering our uses and encounters with the photobook, calling for a recalibration of a maker-centric discourse to address the communicative potential of the medium: aligning making, with making public.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)9789493148659
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Photobook
  • Publishing
  • Photography
  • Post-digital
  • Artists’ books


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