German photographer Ursula Schulz-Dornburg is well known for her conceptual approach to landscape and architectural photography. Her most recent book, Bugis Houses, Celebes, looks at domestic architecture on the outskirts of Makassar, Sulawesi (Celelbes) in the early 1980s. My review of the book is available on the Photo Eye Blog here.
As part of my ongoing collaboration with Catfish Books, I recently posted an interview with writer, critic, and theorist Karen Strassler, a Professor of Anthropology at Queens College in New York. The complete interview is available here.
Photographer Ahndraya Parlato's third book, Who is Changed and Who is Dead functions as a photographic memoir published by MACK Books, addressing her family life as both a daughter and a mother, all complicated by her own a traumatic childhood. My review of the book is available on C4 Journal, published here.
Photographer Ed Grazda has been photographing in Afghanistan and Pakistan since the 1980s. Working with Fraglich Publishing, Grazda recently released his second book about Afghanistan, A Visual History: Afghanistan 1980-2004. My complete review is available on the Photo Eye website here.
Karen Strassler is a Professor of Anthropology at Queens College whose work looks at the role of images in shaping the political and social lives of people in Indonesia. Published by Duke University Press, her newest book, Demanding Images: Democracy, Mediation and the Image-Event in Indonesia, looks at the role of visual discourse in Indonesia since 1998, after the fall of Suharto and the new democratic era. My article about this book was published on Afterimage, and is available by subscription here, or as a PDF download here.
Hoda Afshar is an Iranian born photographer currently based in Australia. Her new book, Speak the Wind, published by MACK Books looks at the Iranian islands in the Strait of Hormuz. My review was published on Photo Eye, and is available here.
I am frequently asked to write reviews for MACK Books. Released in 2021, Jamie Hawkesworth's book The British Isles documents the everyday people and landscapes of his homeland. My review was published by Photo Eye, and is available here.
Artist John Stezaker has developed a unique oeuvre working with collage. Curator and historian Yuval Etgar recently published John Stezaker: At the Edge of Pictures, a critical analysis of the artist's work. My review of the book is available on the Photo Eye blog, here.
Photographer William Gedney spent a year photographing youth culture in San Francisco on a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1966-67. He culled together the resulting photographs into a book mock-up which was eventually published in 2021 by Duke University Press, A Time of Youth: San Francisco, 1966-1967. I published a review of the book with C4 Journal, available here.
I spent about a year writing blogs for a few different men's underwear designers, including for the progressive and innovative Body Aware. Posted here is an article I wrote about the history of the company and their pursuit of new ways to think about men's underwear.