Photographic book reviews – 5b4

RFK Funeral Train, photographic book by Paul Fusco

From time to time, you find something out on the web that transcends the normal boundaries of what this journal is about, the Southern California photographic scene. As a photo-blogger, I have been following the writings on 5b4 for some time, written by the insightfull Mr Whiskets (Jeff Ladd).

For those who enjoy reading and collecting photographic books and would like to read some wonderful reviews, a must recommended site to spend a couple of hours (carefully, it can rapidly turn into a couple of days and then some!). Also check his site for some of his collected books that are now for sale and his print donation offer.

For Jeff’s background, he offers this information:

Jeffrey Laddstudied photography at the School of Visual Arts from 1987-1991 with Joseph Lawton, Thomas Roma and Lois Conner. He teaches photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. His photographs have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, The Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute, The Museum of the City of New York, and the Howard Greenberg Gallery among others. His photographs are in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Museum of the City of New York.

With over 20 years experience as a freelance print maker, Jeffrey Ladd has worked on exhibitions and book projects with a number of artists including Gilles Peress, James Nachtwey, Elliott Erwitt, Francis Wolff and many others. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.



 So in keeping with this journal as an evolving photographic reference site, I have added a new section to the side for photo references, with 5b4 being the first of hopefully many. Any other recommendations, pass them along. We all benefit, eh?

by Doug Stockdale

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