An end-of-year flurry …

[November 29 – December 20, 2023]

Once again, we’re taking advantage of the year coming to a close to offer a flurry of reviews of photobooks published in Quebec that may not have received all the attention they deserve. The reviews are written by Louis Perreault, with whom we inaugurated this web section in 2021, with a similar project.

Louis’s approach is informed by his experience as a publisher and producer of photobooks. His is the eye of a passionate reader, alert to every detail; he strives to highlight the artists’ intentions, how these intentions are deployed in their book, how the sequence of images is constructed, and the material qualities of each volume. He focuses on books that stand out for their exploitation of the medium’s narrative and conceptual potential.

We hope that these reviews will pique your interest and your desire to acquire the books, or to offer them as gifts – as well as all the others that we have presented during the year.

Here are the books retained by Louis: the first reviews are available to read now; others will follow shortly.

Seasons of Separation by Kate Hutchinson, Anchorless Press

Dundee by Hua Jin, Éditions VU

I NEVER KNEW CY TWOMBLY, Bassano in Teverina. by Ewa Monika Zebrowski, Nearest Truth Editions

La nuit est un poème by the Hors d’État collective, Les Éditions Bourrasques

Upstreams Deadfalls, collective work, Deadfall Press

Skriðusögur (The Landslide Stories) by Matjaž Rušt, Katja Goljat, and Jessica Auer, Ströndin Studio

What Makes a Lake ? Tracing Movement, collective work, Another Earth

Amour (in)fini by Silvia Gerome, self-published

Sentier difficile by Sara A. Tremblay, self-published