Eight Amazing Photo Books From 2013 You May Have Missed
There were a lot of great photography books published in 2013, many of which we featured here on Behold, from Caleb Cain Marcus’ icebergs to the captivating street photography of Garry Winogrand. However, we didn’t even capture all of the great books that came out this year, so we’ve made a short list of great photography books from 2013 you may have missed.
Showcasing the Stunning Diversity of Alaskans
Brian Adams’ book, I Am Alaskan, is a celebration of a state and its people. For those of us in the Lower 48, it’s an eye-opening look at a place full of beauty and diversity, one bound to defy broad characterizations.
Charming Portraits of Villagers in Laos With Their Pets
At the end of 2012, photographer Ernest Goh collaborated with the Canadian charitable organization, Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB) on a project to vaccinate dogs and cats (and one monkey) against rabies. Goh traveled with VWB to roughly two to three villages daily in rural Laos to document the process that invited pet owners to receive the rabies vaccination free of charge. After the vaccination process, Goh invited the owners to pose for a portrait with their pets. From the images, he created a series titled simply “Pet Owners of Laos.”
There Is No Such Thing as Too Many Michael Jacksons
Eerie Photos Inside an Abandoned Australian Brothel
Cromwell Manor in Melbourne, Australia, operated as a brothel for 20 years before closing in 2012. According to artsHub, the brothel was known for its themed rooms and was abandoned “in a hurry.” In early November, Christian Pearson was commissioned by the building’s new owners—who are planning to build a youth training facility that will include a bakery, boutique coffee roastery, and catering venue—to photograph it.
What Sunday Worship in a Southern Storefront Church Looks Like
Images of African-American religious gatherings are often be characterized by a certain feverish, ecstatic energy. Photographer Kristin Bedford was interested in documenting a different vision of worship.
Intriguing Photos of Suburban McMansions Around the World
Capturing the Texas Tradition of Homecoming Mums
When photographer Nancy Newberry broke both of her hands in a car accident, she returned to her childhood home in Texas to recuperate. One day, while going through a box of relics, she came across a photograph reminiscent of one she had taken of a girl wearing a homecoming mum. Newberry decided then she needed to further explore the ritual of mum exchange.
The Mushroom Hunters of Oregon's Cascade Range
In the fall and spring, Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are inundated with independent entrepreneurs on the hunt for wild mushrooms.
A Journey Through Apartheid in Nelson Mandela’s South Africa
Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, a massive volume published earlier this year to accompany the exhibit at the International Center for Photography, is an in-depth examination of photography in South Africa from apartheid’s adoption as official policy in 1948 until 1994, when the election of Nelson Mandela as president ended the country’s system of racial segregation.