The photobook review [n.17]
#017 – Fall 2019
In this issue, Guest Editor Carmen Winant explores the ways the printed page has functioned as an autonomous and radical site of artistic expression—in particular, for artists with a feminist agenda. Posing the question “What is a feminist photobook?” she examines how feminists—artists, activists, and human beings—have used the form to meet their needs, and what is already inherently feminist. A group of writers, curators, and artists expands this notion with spotlights on works that encompass a wide range of printed matter, including Yxta Maya Murray on Laura Aguilar’s unpublished letters, Johanna Fateman on Ramdasha Bikceem’s riot grrrl zines of the 1990s, and Drew Sawyer on Jo Spence’s Putting Myself in the Picture. Multidisciplinary artist Sable Elyse Smith speaks with poet Simone White about bookmaking, hierarchy in the art world, and more. Designer Sara Duell contributes a piece titled “Feminist Design as a Method, Not Aesthetics”; and Agnès Sire, Diane Dufour, and Josef Koudelka, among others, memorialize publisher Xavier Barral. Issue 017 also presents the eighth year of books shortlisted for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.
(FONTE: site da editora - original em inglês)
Suplemento da revista Aperture #236.