3 books

The photo book particularly is a manifestation of the role of the photographer as a narrator. The unbroken strong, visually narrative power of this medium has meanwhile become an artistic genre of its own and for photographers something like an exhibition between the book cover and the spine.

In a photo book, a photographer can say what he cannot do with a single image and it is not just about what is being told, but especially how. That separates the wheat from the chaff. Not every book full of photos is a photo book.

3books is not about addressing the photo book in its narrative evidence, not finding out which is the best or most important photo book or monograph, but which books were and are personally most important for the individual photographer / artist. Which books have accompanied, inspired and influenced him or her from the beginning or just now, so that you can get a bit of a picture of the photo book world in which the person moves and can also discover the selections as an inspiration for yourself.

According to estimates by Martin Parr, over 1000 photo books are produced annually (Photobook History Vol.II). You never have a complete overview and there are always new and great books to be found, so get inspired!

3 books by olaf martens

3 books by olaf martens

Born in Halle/S. in 1963, studied photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig from 1985...

3 books by Peter Nitsch

3 books by Peter Nitsch

Peter Nitsch was born in the Upper Palatinate in Eastern Bavaria and spent his childhood there....

3 books by Per Schorn

3 books by Per Schorn

I grew up in the Wetterau, just far enough from Frankfurt that I couldn't easily drive into the...

3 books by Alex Schwander

3 books by Alex Schwander

I always wanted to be a photographer. This wish was already clear at the end of my school years....

3 books by Achim Katzberg

3 books by Achim Katzberg

Achim Katzberg has lived and worked in the Rhine-Main area since the early 90s. He has lived in...

3 books by frank kunert

3 books by frank kunert

Frank Kunert was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1963 and grew up in the Rhine-Main region. He began...

3 books by Niklas Görke

3 books by Niklas Görke

Niklas Görke, b. 1974, immersed himself early in the picture world of the photo reports of the GEO...

3 books by peter seidel

3 books by peter seidel

Born left-handed in Marburg and raised in Frankfurt, Peter Seidel studied German, English and film...