Review: Nina Poppe, Ama

Posted in: Book reviews, Contemporary Photography, European photography, eyecurious, Photo-books- May 25, 2012 Comments Off

If I had to choose a single word to describe Nina Poppe’s book Ama it would be ‘modest.’ It is not a ‘clever’ book, nor a powerful one. It is quiet and does little to promote itself (the book’s open spine design which does not allow for text guarantees that it will be all but [...]

Review: Roberto Schena, SP 67

Posted in: Book reviews, Contemporary Photography, European photography, eyecurious, Photo-books, Robert Frank- Apr 19, 2012 Comments Off

The road trip is one of the primal photographic gestures. It has given rise to some of the most celebrated series of photographs as well as to countless clichéd and forgettable pictures. Thanks to—or maybe even because of—Robert Frank’s ten thousand mile drive across America which led to The Americans, it also feels like a [...]

This is not a review: Paris Photo 2011

Posted in: Contemporary Photography, European photography, eyecurious, Photo-books, Uncategorized- Nov 24, 2011 1 Comment

Paris is still recovering from the busiest week of the year on the photography calendar with the 2011 edition of Paris Photo which was held at the Grand Palais from 10-13 November and the many other events that pop up around it (Offprint, Nofound, Fotofever). In recent years Paris Photo has established itself as the [...]


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Review: Cary Markerink, Memory Traces

Posted in: Book reviews, Contemporary Photography, European photography, eyecurious, Photo-books- Oct 20, 2011 Comments Off

I should start by saying that this review is long overdue. This is partly due to the fact that my blogging activity has ground to a halt of late, but also because of Memory Traces itself. The book is an intimidating object consisting of one oversized (30.5 x 41 cm) volume weighing in at a [...]


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