I am obviously behind on this blog. And now I’m more behind: I brought back a pile of books from my trip to Seoul back in November of last year (1, 2, 3). So there’ll be new content here soon.
In particular, I plan to write about Listen to the City’sProtest as I think it presents a number of useful things to think about in the current political climate. A number of the things I wanted to write about have already come to pass–major protests here in the US and considerations of how to maintain political action in order to effectively affect change rather than simply channel anger or disappointment.
And there are some fluffier books that are more fun to talk about.
And a new conversation about considerations when building a library for an academic institution. It’s been conducted, I’ve just got to find time to transcribe it…
To any regular readers who feared KPB had disappeared, it hasn’t. My professional life has been busy the last couple of months, and I’ve not been able to carve out enough time to efficiently produce reviews on the schedule I’d like to be. Case in point: The review of Red House has been in progress for three weeks now.
At any rate, we’re still here. There are numerous reviews in the pipeline. The blog schedule remains every other week for a new review. Given my schedule the next couple of weeks, it might end up being monthly, though.
As I’ve mentioned before this blog is a side project for me and a labor of love. Sometimes the day to day of being a working photographer gets in the way of writing reviews for this site. New content will be up soon, including a conversation with Sangyon Joo of Datz Press.
I apologize to any regular readers for the radio silence the last couple of weeks. Between Passover, family events, taxes and a busy commercial schedule posting here fell through the cracks. I am working on several reviews and hopefully will be back to weekly posts starting this coming week.
I’m back from a very productive (and relaxing) trip to Korea. While most time was spent with family, I was able to check out a handful of galleries and museums, conduct two interviews and pick up a large stack of books. Not all, but most will be the subject of reviews in the next few months. I’ll be updating the Queue shortly. The two interviews are being transcribed and translated now and should be ready for publication in January. Over the course of the trip I also updated the Book Shops page and will be another couple of book shops to the page this week.
Though the last few Sundays have not seen a new review, I’ll be back on schedule as of this coming Sunday.
Hope summer is treating everyone well. Korean Photography Books will be quiet through the end of August as I enjoy the last few weeks of summer here in Brooklyn. Regular posting each Sunday will resume September 7th.
There is a stack of books ready for review–enough to keep me busy through the end of the year. Additionally, I plan to update most of the posts published to date with photographs of the books. And, as ever, I’m planning to arrange a couple of interviews, hopefully during NY Art Book Fair and a (possible) holiday trip to Korea. I’m also be working on a grant proposal for the Asian Cultural Council to produce a concerted series of interviews for this blog; last year’s proposal didn’t bear fruit, but hopefully this year’s will. All in all, there is much to come here on Korean Photo Books.
I look forward to seeing you back here at Korean Photography Books in September. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss new content once we’re cranking again in September.