Bettina Lockemann: Thinking the Photobook

A Practical Guide



ISBN: 9783775752718 Category:


The photobook visually and materially contextualizes arrangements of photographs and brings them into a sensually tangible form. The book format, the materiality of the paper, and the type of binding have just as much effect on the viewer as the selection of images, their positioning in the layout, typography, and texts. The artist and theorist Bettina Lockemann provides an approach to the medium from a research perspective: considering the photobook as an independent subject of art studies, phenomenological discussions complement methodological lines of thought. An important contribution to the photobook as an independent field of research, Lockemann elaborates precise terms for analyzing this medium of renditions. Through a practice-based examination of contemporary photobooks, this reader gets to the root of the field of photo books.

Additional information

Weight 244 g
Dimensions 19.3 x 44.6 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 6 January 2023
Number of pages 160
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Bettina Lockemann
Dimensions 19.3 x 44.6 cm
Weight 244 g


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BETTINA LOCKEMANN (*1971) is an artist and scholar specialized in artistic documentary photography. After studying art photography and media art in Leipzig and earning a PhD in art history at the ABK Stuttgart she was professor for practice and theory of photography at the HBK Braunschweig for five years. She lives in Cologne.