Charlie Engman, Mom, Edition Patrick Frey
Welcome to the Castle
Photobooks of the Year 2020
Brad Feuerhelm
American Suburb X

It is first of all necessary to identify the features of the discourses and the desires which have led us to this grim and demoralizing pass, where class has disappeared, but moralism is everywhere, where solidarity is impossible, but guilt and fear are omnipresent – and not because we are terrorized by the right, but because we have allowed bourgeois modes of subjectivity to contaminate our movement.

These are books that I have held in my hands in 2020. I do not work from pdfs and I could not attend any fairs apart from Festival Images Vevey. This list is long. It was a good year, great if you take in consideration the plague. I have no favorites, but I will say that I believe that Stanley/Barker and Mack probably held the year with their overall work and flow.

Including works of:
Stephen Shore, Transparencies Small Camera Works 1971-1979 (Mack)
Paul Graham’s A1 – The Great North Road (Mack)
Harmony Korine & Juergen Teller William Eggleston 414 (Steidl)
Christopher Anderson’s Pia (Stanley/Barker)
Tom Wood 101 Pictures (RRB Books)
Gordon Parks, The Atmosphere of Crime (Steidl)
Tatum Shaw’s Plusgood (Aint-Bad)
Alessandra Sanguinetti, The Adventures of Guille and Belinda

[Excerpt via American Suburb X]