APERTURE’S PHOTOBOOK REVIEW ISSUE 016
Edited by The Photocaptionist
Federica Cioccetti, Lesley Martin & guests
Aperture’s PhotoBook Review, published by Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director of Aperture, welcomes Federica Chiocchetti, author, curator and founder of the photo-literary platform, photocaptionist.
com, as Guest Editor for the Spring 2019 / issue 016. Chiocchetti invites contributors to evaluate the possibilities of images in relationship to text as a means of giving shape and meaning to a book. As Victor Burgin states, “Even the uncaptioned photograph, framed and isolated on a gallery wall, is invaded by language when it is looked at: in memory, in association, snatches of words and images continually intermingle and exchange one for the other.” What happens, then, when language and text are given equal weight in an artist’s work — in the book form, in particular? This issue explores both history and contemporary practice related to “Image-Text” or “Photo-Text” books and offers in-depth reviews of recent publications and other photobook-related content.
Picture: Larry Sultan, Business Page, 1984, from the book Pictures from Home (Abrams, 1992) Courtesy Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco and Estate of Larry Sultan