Towards the 21st Century: Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson


General Photography, Photobooks


Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson has rightly been hailed as advancing the way storytelling is dealt with in a fine-art photobook context. It might well have become the benchmark photobook for aspiring artists (in my various photobook classes, it is regularly mentioned by students). The concept of the book is very ambitious, advancing photography as a whole by mixing up different genres and making them relate to each other (instead of performing a baby step in one particular genre). For more details see my review of the book.