Reading Shortlist 1.24.11

The Reading Shortlist is an occasional post with a listing of recommended readings and links. A recommendation does not necessarily suggest an agreement with the contents of the post. For previous lists, please visit the site links page.

5B4 Photography and Books, Facebook Albums of Photography Books. Jeffrey Ladd has created a large archive of albums on 5B4's Facebook page of still photographs of pages from photography books.

Wayne Ford, Wayne Ford's Posterous, Bruce Davidson and the New York Subway. Ford discusses Davidson's processes and experiences making the book Subway, recently re-published by Steidl.

Bryan Formhals, LPV Magazine, The Digest – Sunday, January 22nd, 2012. The latest installment of Formhals' recently launched weekly wrap-up of articles, recommended links and summarized conversations.

Jason Fulford, Vice, Gregory Halpern's Stories From the Rust Belt. Fulford, publisher of Halpern's recently released book A, does a lengthy interview with the photographer about the book and about Halpern's perspective on photography.

David Gonzalez, Lens Blog, From a Window, Details Tell the Story. An exploration of William Gedney's late 1960s and early 1970s images of the Myrtle Avenue El in New York City before, during, and after its demolition.

Russet Lederman, The International Center of Photography Library Blog, Ed van der Elsken and Eikoh Hosoe: A 30-Year Dialogue. A history of the long-running photographic exchange between the two photographers, starting with van der Esken's Sweet Life.

Mashkulture, Stanley Kubrick's Photos of 1940s New York

Alec Soth, Little Brown Mushroom Blog, On Marrying a Photographer. Soth, who we recently interviewed as part of our Publisher Q&A series, looks at the work-life balance of a photographic family through Robert Adams and Lee Friedlander in response to a reader's question.