Thursday, 12 December 2013

Photography books of the year

Here are a few end of year roundups for you to enjoy.  But, first my own selection (in no particular order):

Gasoline / David Campany
Dalston Anatomy / Lorenzo Vitturi
The Photography of Nature & The Nature of Photography / Joan Fontcuberta
Traces / Ana Mendieta
Genesis / SebastiĆ£o Salgado
Hesitating Beauty / Joshua Lutz
Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood / Susan Bright
In and Out of Fashion / Viviane Sassen
Iris Garden / Stories by John Cage, Photos by William Gedney
The Non-Conformists / Martin Parr
War/photography : images of armed conflict and its aftermath / Anne Tukcker et al

Telegraph best photography books

Alec Soth's selection in the Telegraph

Time best photobooks of 2013

Times Literary Supplement books of the year
[A Box of Photographs by Roger Grenier (chosen by William Boyd)]

Washington Post best photobooks of 2013

American Photo Mag photobooks of the year
 [or view the magazine layout here]

British Journal of Photography - the Best Photobooks of the Year: Martin Parr takes his pick

2013 fotobookfestival photobook award

Paris Photo Aperture Foundation awards 2013

Deutscher fotobuchpreis

Guardian photography books of the year

PDN best photo books of 2013

A few more...

New York Times 6th Floor Blog - Top Ten

Guardian - Best Independent Photobooks 2013

Photoeye Best Books - part 1

Photoeye Best Books - part 2

Box of Broadcasts - unavailable from 13th - 23rd December

This is a reminder that to prepare for the BoB upgrade, the service will be unavailable from 13th December until the 23rd December.  This means that you can access all the great films and TV programmes on Christmas eve, Christmas day and Boxing day, etc! 

It's a wonderful life!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Sight and Sound - films of the year

The University of Westminster produced film, 'The Act of Killing' comes out top in Sight and Sound's films of the year. It received 23 votes from the poll of 100 critics, curators and academics.

This film was supported by the International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film at the University, and funded by a combination of industry funding, AHRC Research money and the University of Westminster. An essay relating the film to writing by Walter Benjamin is available on the Sight and Sound website.

The full results of Sight and Sound's poll is available in this month's magazine, and the top ten along with editor's selection is available here.  But, who cares who came second?