Book review by Callum Ross. Born and raised in Shanghai, Shen Wei is a fine art photographer currently based in New York City. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the Museum of the City of New York, Griffin Museum of Photography, the Harn Museum of Art and the Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Shen Wei has recently been included to the Queensland Centre for Photography’s [...]
Monograph review by Ellie Webb. “The Architect’s Brother” is a beautifully presented collection of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison’s work spanning from 1993 – 2005. In this book the husband and wife duo assess the struggle between humans and the environment in a back to the basics photographic style of photogravure.
Monograph review by Dr. Anne Kirker. There seems to be a turn in the tide regarding the publishing of books on contemporary Asian photographers. While these practitioners are now regularly included in survey publications (accompanying international biennales and triennials, for example) there is little “out there” for tracing an artist’s practice across time. The monographs that have mostly appeared, have concentrated on “big names”, Japanese photographers Hiroshi Sugimoto and Yasumasa [...]
Monograph review by Rebecca Smith. Many artists have an anecdote or two from their childhood that, to them, demonstrates how they ended up in their field, making the work that they do. In such a mercurial and difficult occupation, some sense of fate can be fortifying.