Author Archives: matthew carson

About matthew carson

Associate librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography

ten photobooks from 2014

It is that time of year again. Here are ten photobooks that I have in some way found to be interesting, unusual and inspirational. There are many other great photobooks that are not included here. There are even some photobooks … Continue reading

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PhotoBiblioMania at the ICP Library

PhotoBiblioMania an exhibition of books about photobooks October-December 2014 Welcome to the launch of the PhotoBiblioMania project at the ICP library. Please peruse our initial compilation of a bibliography of books about photobooks [see below] along with some thoughts on … Continue reading

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beach life

Piémanson by Vasantha Yoganantha Chose Commune, 2014. R TR655 Y642 2014 Summertime is here and families flock to the beach. In southern France there is a beach in Piémanson in the heart of Carmargue Nature Reserve that every year from … Continue reading

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Elviswho

Elviswho by Peter Badge and Johann Zambryski. TR179.5.B33 E48 2002   On the 16th August 1977 the King died. Long live the King. In 2003 photographer Peter Badge and artist Johann Zambryski made an Elvis artists’ publication. I discovered this … Continue reading

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throwing cameras with Baxter&

By making life more interesting for others, we may indirectly help to alleviate the human condition. We up your aesthetic quality of life, we up your creativity. We celebrate the ordinary. – N.E.Thing Company This is a book that I … Continue reading

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the whole loaf

The Bread Book by Kenneth Josephson (1973) is a small booklet of twenty pages printed in offset. Starting with the front cover which shows, besides the title, the cap of a loaf of bread, each sheet progressively shows the front … Continue reading

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Passion

Front cover of Passion 1970 My summer passion this year is randomly browsing and then unearthing some of the brilliant gems that are here in this great little library of ours. The 1970 SVA Passion class. . . . Passion … Continue reading

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