The Journal of Contemporary Photography features hand-pulled photogravure images from many of the world's
most highly respected contemporary photographers. Each gravure is made by Jon Goodman, the modern
master of the process. These images are combined with brilliant criticism, poetry, and fiction from many of
the world's most acclaimed writers. Not since Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Work has there been suchattention
to beauty, such incisive criticism, and such an articulate melding of visual and literary points of view. Each
volume is an object of beauty.
Volume II extends the metaphysical themes of the first volume and brings together the work of 13 modern
masters of the photographic arts. It contains original essays by France’s leading novelist Michel Tournier;
philosopher Frederick Turner; award-winning photographic historian Lee Fontanella; novelist and playwright
Elizabeth Dewberry; and novelist Josh Russell.
The Journal is available in 3 Editions:
The Deluxe Editions contain original hand-pulled photogravures and hand printed color lithographs that
illuminate the essays and commentaries found in each book. The Deluxe Editions are bound in Moroccan
goatskin, Japanese silks and Italian fabrics, and are cased in a matching basswood portfolio box. They are
fully signed on the limitation page by the artists included in each volume.
The Museum Editions consist of a Deluxe Edition book plus a portfolio that includes an additional set of
unbound, individually signed photogravures and planographs, allowing the collector the opportunity to
frame and display all the fine prints included in each volume.
The Trade Editions are standard hardbound books (with the exception of Volume VI) that are generally
smaller than the folio sized Deluxe and Museum Editions and are illustrated throughout with tritone plates.