It’s our biggest issue yet! Here are some of the highlights from the world of contemporary photography featured in this volume of Lens Culture:
Over 200 preview picks for Paris Photo 2008.
A review of the Brighton Photo Biennial, and a great interview with curator Julian Stallabrass.
Photos from all 18 finalists for the Prix Pictet Award. This year’s theme: Sustainability.
Moody, poetic and personal Norwegian photography by Catherine Cameron.
Starless, a series of cinematic stills by Italian photographer Massimiliano Tommaso Rezza.
A clever new exploration of visual perception by Odette England.
The fanatical lifestyles of UK football fans documented by Adam Rubin.
Serbian photographer Katarina Radovic’s tongue-in-cheek sociological study, A Husband in Paris.
Pinhole snapshots, a new hybrid technique mastered by French photographer Guillaume Zuili.
Three generations of vintage Japanese photography in Tokyo Stories, a new exhibit in Paris.
Greek Photographer Panayotis Papadimitropoulous in a philosophical essay about meta-photography.
European Union guidelines eliminate a way of life for farmers in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains — a photo essay by Tessa Bunney.
A personal meditation about childhood memories and China’s aging public parks.
3 great new photo books reviewed: Richard Avedon, JH Engstrom and David Maisel.
The Lens Culture Buddha Project continues to grow.
Plus, hundreds of previous articles, essays, portfolios, reviews and interviews are online in the Lens Culture Archives.
Settle in with a good cup of coffee and discover some of the best new contemporary photography today. And let us know what you think!