PRC Library Holdings in Vernacular
A special display in the PRC’s Aaron Siskind library was devoted to publications on vernacular photography, including selections by BU Art Gallery’s Vernacular Reframed conference panelists. See the end of the essay section on this site for a partial list of cited works.
Working Vernacular Bibliography
For those interested in more publications dealing with vernacular photography, please see the BU Art Gallery's extensive vernacular bibliography. This will be published along with the proceedings of their recent conference Vernacular Reframed in Fall 2005.
PRC Book Reviews
Close to Home: An American Album (Getty, 2004) and Create and Be Recognized: Photography (Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, 2004) on the Edge were reviewed in the January/February 2005 PRC newsletter.
Additional Vernacular books
Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unknown Photographers
by Robert Flynn Johnson and William Boyd
Thames & Hudson, 2004
A thematically organized book and catalogue from the collection of Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator of Prints, Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Snapshots: The Eye of the Century
Edited by Christian Skrein, with essays by Carl Aigner, Frits Gierstberg, Peter Noever
Hatje Cantz Publishers; Bilingual edition, 2004
Snapshots features the most aesthetically notable and otherwise curious photographs from the S.A.S. Snapshots Archiv Skrein, a collection of nearly one million snapshots from all over the world.
In Almost Every Picture, Volume 1, 2002
Edited by Erik Kessels.~ Essay by Tyler Whisnand.
A collection of hundreds of photos taken by a husband of his wife during the years 1956-1968, In Almost Every Picture was found at a flea market in Spain—if any relatives of the artist or his subject come forward, the photos will be dutifully returned.
In Almost Every Picture, Volume 2, 2004
Edited by Erik Kessels and Andrea Stultiens
Over the course of many trips together, the anonymous taxi driver takes dozens of photographs of his female rider, the taxi they drive in and the places he takes her. This volume is the second to explore a series of photographs by an anonymous, amateur shutterbug.