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09. October 2011 – 15. January 2012
Sprengel Museum Hannover
Kurt-Schwitters-Platz, 30169 Hannover Continue Reading →

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Gianluca Tamorri | The Hornet’s Nest

San Luca is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region “Calabria”. San Luca is considered to be the stronghold of the ‘Ndrangheta, a Mafia-type criminal organisation based in Calabria. According to a former ‘ndranghetista, “almost all the male inhabitants belong to the ‘Ndrangheta, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Polsi has long been the meeting place of the affiliates.” Continue Reading →


Albrecht Tübke

Above: Selected photographs from Albrecht Tübke’s series “Twins” (1st row), “Personae” (2nd row), and “Heads“.

Dandies against a Concrete Wall. Photographs by Albrecht Tübke
Val Williams

When Albrecht Tübke began to photograph people he encountered in the cities of Europe and the USA, he became part of a long tradition of documentary portraiture. Like his illustrious forebear August Sander, and more recent practitioners such as Judith Joy Ross and Rineke Dijkstra, Tübke has a gift for allowing his subjects to perform in their own solitary drama. “Many people“, he writes, “try to hide their emotions and feelings as they go about everyday life. This public persona is often calculated to mask what is within, creating a veneer of individuality, a fabrication to hide behind.Continue Reading →


Li Hui

Li Hui is a self-taught photographer. She works with different natural effects in her work in the hope of showing people what her own world looks like.

Her beautiful book “After the wind“, published by Atem Books, may be purchased here. Continue Reading →

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Géraldine van Wessem

Géraldine van Wessem was born in 1984 in Dendermonde, Belgium. She graduated in 2006 as a Master in English and Dutch philology at the University of Ghent, Belgium. After that she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. In September 2010 she obtained the degree of Master in Visual Arts (Photography) with great distinction. Continue Reading →

ACMV Indie Photobook Collection

Our growing & frequently updated Indie Photobook link collection on Google+,
comprising non-profit organisations/blogs, independent photobook publishers, photobook festivals/fairs, competitions/awards and various other handy links within the photobook context.

Have a look – and feel free to add your suggestions in the comments. Thank you!


John Sutton | selected photographs

“In 1978 I was 23 years old when I moved from Boston to New York. Like many at that age I had little money, lived precariously, and was anxious to find a place and purpose in the world. Being in survival mode for extended periods shaped me in ways I’m probably still not aware of. The world of the late 1970′s, in flames economically, politically, and socially, was, if nothing else, a challenge. I did what I could to stay out of the way and find islands of refuge.

Looking back, photography appears as one of those islands. Continue Reading →


Werner Amann | American

Werner Amann’s photo book ‘American’, deals with the people and landscapes of America. For this, he developed a visual language, in which cineastic clichés and semblances, meet intimate and fragile moments. Continue Reading →


Yijun Liao | Experimental Relationship

Experimental Relationship (2007- Now)

“As a woman, I used to think I can only fall in love with someone that I adore, who is maturer than me, older than me, a protector, a mentor. Continue Reading →

Michael Robinson | From the air, darkly

“From the air, the expansive wheat fields of Western Australia are an impressive sight. But this view belies a darker side, much of this country struggles with drought and salinity. Continue Reading →