Self-published. Eugene Richards' second book about his hometown. Amazing to see the same buildings and streets in the 1970s before the arrival of the Vietnamese. I wonder what Eugene Richards will think of my book.
Dr. David Dao, famous for being violently dragged off a United Airlines flight, is publishing a memoir.
Most adoption stories are about adoptive parents and their journeys, given that they are the only adults with the ability to tell their stories at the time of adoption. ICAV is a platform for adult adoptees to tell their stories.
Philipp Rosler was born in Vietnam in 1973 and adopted by a German family. Of all Vietnamese adoptees, he is the only one I know who has chosen to go into politics and rising to #2 in his home country is pretty amazing.
*Black in America by Eli Reed (1997)
*Workers by Sebastiao Salgado (2005)
*India by Steve McCurry (2015)
*Cuba by Anna Mia Davidson (2016)
*Record by Daido Moriyama (2017)
*Friction/Tokyo Street by Tatuso Suzuki (2019)
*On Contested Terrain by An My Le (2020)
*The Atmosphere of Crime by Gordon Parks (2020)
My favorite medium for the consumption of photographs is the photographer-authored photobook. At their best, these photobooks provide photographers the best means to communicate a single vision or idea about a specific topic. It should be noted that (i) many important photographers like Diane Arbus, Dorothea Lange, and W. Eugene Smith did not create their own photobooks so aren't on this list, and (ii) my taste in photobooks is highly influenced by what I was exposed to and learned from Chirs Killip. One of my goals for the new year is to explore photobooks from a more diverse set of photographers.
*The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1952)
*The Americans by Robert Frank (1958)
*Brooklyn Gang by Bruce Davidson (1959)
*Die Deutschen by Rene Burri (1962)
*Vietnam Inc. (1971), Agent Orange (2004), Vietnam at Peace (2005) by Philip Jones Griffiths
*Gypsies by Josef Koudelka (1975)
*In Boksburg by David Goldblatt (1982)
*In Flagrante by Chris Killip (1988)
*Other Americas by Sebastiao Salgado (1985)
Mark F. Erickson (Đỗ Văn Hùng) is the author of the photobook Other Streets: Scenes from a Life in Vietnam not Lived.