Mission and Vision

The Parallax Review is, first and foremost, a celebration of the photobook.

Photobooks are a fundamental way for photographers to tell complex stories and present sustained, cohesive bodies of work. By looking critically at photography books, we can better understand the qualities that make photography essential, relevant, and exceptional. TPR publishes in-depth reviews of photography books, as well as interviews with photographers and book publishers. 

In addition, we publish essays that address critical questions in image-making and examine the intersections between photography and other fields, such as film, music, literature, and architecture. We endeavor to bring about a greater appreciation of individual photographers’ work while also placing photography in context and identifying the circumstances, communities, and movements that help shape and define their vision. The result is well-researched, scholarly content for a general audience.

Staff and Contributors

Founder and Editor Aaron M. Cohen is a photographer and educator based in Philadelphia, PA. He specializes in long-term projects that explore communities and subcultures. Select photos from his project “The Communitarians” are currently on display in the exhibition A Section of Now at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.

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Review Submission Policy

We gladly accept review copies for consideration. If you’re a publisher, photographer, or author, and you’d like to submit a book for review, please feel free to drop us a line at: editor@parallaxreview.org.

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Writers are welcome to pitch articles and reviews that are relevant to our site and of interest to the photography community. We are looking for pitches that pique our curiosity, have a strong angle, and are well-researched. We respond to every pitch that we receive within a timely fashion. Send submission queries to: editor@parallaxreview.org.

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The Parallax Review is a not-for-profit undertaking. If you wish to donate, 100% of funds donated go towards improving and upgrading this site. Additionally, donated funds will enable us to pay writers’ fees to guest contributors.  

We’re always excited to hear from people who are interested in supporting our work. If you’d like to get involved, make a contribution of any kind, or just say hi, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at: editor@parallaxreview.org.

Nota Bene

Images such as photographs and book covers that appear on this site are used to help promote and illustrate the works that we review. The original photographers and publishers are the sole owners and holders of all copyright interests. (Copyright holders are welcome to contact us at editor@parallaxreview.org to request additional acknowledgment or to request removal of an image at any time.)

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