This online catalog directly links to each of the twenty artists selected for the annual PHOTOBOOK Exhibition and Sale. You may purchase these award winning books directly from the artist or his/her publisher.
The Magnificent Chicken: Portraits of the Fairest Fowl by Tamara Staples
A celebration of the wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship chickens showcases more than 40 astonishing breeds in glamorous photos—many brand new—and informative text, while an introduction by Ira Glass explores the finer points of poultry shows and chicken portraiture.
$24.95 plus shipping
Terrain of Loss: Afghan Exiles in Their Own Land by Andrea Camuto
“Darkly elegant, despite the grim reality of its subject matter, TERRAIN OF LOSS displays the power of photography to go beyond mere art or documentary to connect the viewer emotionally to the desperate struggle to maintain humanity within the chaos that is Afghanistan today. Andrea Camuto’s spare photographic vision insightfully captures moments that in their entirety leave one concerned, but even more, afraid for a world that would allow such things to happen.” –Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Designated a winner of PDN Photo Annual 2013 in Photo Book category
$40 plus shipping
The Dancer as the Invisible Girl by Ellen Feldman
A photo/comic book. Images of a modern dancer Feldman has photographed for years in frames of a Marvel Fantastic Four (FF) comic book. The main character splits into FF’s Susan Richards, her alter ego Invisible Girl, and dancer. Comic heroes are all about gesture and frozen motion. Dancers seem superhuman as they twist, stretch, and bend their bodies. In both media, meaning derives from gesture and illusion of motion. Feldman explores how movement is limited and fragmented by the frame. The primacy of the frame links comics to photography. Comic artists and photographers love cramming things into a frame, cutting the body off mid-limb, or keeping lots of space around the figure.
$15 plus shipping
Summer Spent: The Struggle to Make Art in the Sand
DVD by Stephen DiRado
40 minutes – Summer Spent is a deeply personal documentary film that portrays the daily efforts of a photographer, who for 25 years, strives to record beach goers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. His passion for his subjects and mutual trust help create rare and revealing portraits of a community inaccessible to others.
A must for photographers and lovers of photography.
$15 plus shipping
There Was a Forest: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe Today 2005-2008
by Loli Kantor
Limited edition of 500 artist book. Numbered and signed by artist 87 pages, hard cover, reproduction of palladium prints and color images. Photographs by Loli Kantor. Essay by Anne Helmreich, “Witnessing and Making Memory”
“Memory and hope are visible in the moving and surprising scenes of daily life among the revived Jewish communities of Poland and Ukraine. The palladium prints echo the indelible images of Roman Vishniac and others whose recording of the shtetl and its inhabitants in the 1930s proved to be the final snapshots of a doomed life.”
$45 plus shipping
To the Flag: A Parade and Memoir to the Chimes of Freedom by Karen Davis
Civil rights, Vietnam, the right of labor to organize, the Gulf Wars, a woman’s right to choose… for over fifty years I’ve marched to take a stand. While I saw my acts as patriotic, it was the opposition that wrapped itself in the flag. It should come as no surprise that I harbored a deep distrust of people making too much of a fuss over our flag. The catalyst for this book was a Flag Day Parade in Hudson NY, my new hometown. As the parade passed, thoughts turned to vivid memories of the flag, shared national experiences and long-held beliefs. Although the sounds of bagpipes, horns and drums filled the air, the song in my head was Bob Dylan’s Chimes of Freedom.
74 pages, 56 color photographs, premium luster paper, Davis Orton Gallery Editions via blurb 11 pages of memoir, lyrics of Chimes of Freedom
|$39.95 plus shipping. Preview and purchase also available through blurb|
128 pages, 80 tritone + varnish reproductions. Candela Books Essays by Shelby Lee Adams, James Enyeart and Catherine Evans (signed by artist) $60 plus shipping Also Available October 1 Two separate limited editions of one book and one of two 8″ x 10″ prints. Each in edition of 35 with one of the following: “Frankie Holding Shucky Beans” 2002, or “Billie and Bethany with Coon Skins” 2004. Initial offering of editions (#1-5) is $750. Contact gallery for purchase.
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Buy & Ship Limited Edition Salt & Truth with “Frankie Holding Shucky Beans” print
Buy & Ship Limited Edition Salt & Truth with “Billie and Bethany with Coon Skins” print
Axeman Who Will Be 70 in the Year 2010 by Howard Saunders
9″ x 7″, full color, 62 pages
$25 plus shipping
We are pleased to announce that “Axeman Who Will be 70 in the Year 2010,” the faux graphic memoir by Howard Saunders: “Artist/Writer/Agent Provocateur” has arrived!! Axeman… has the scope of history along with humor and diaristic intimacy.
MASS MoCA Restrooms Postcard Portfolio by Karen Davis
6.5″ x 4.5″ self-published and assembled (also available at Hardware museum store at MASS MoCA)
$12.95 plus shipping
Seven black and white offset 4″ x 6″ postcard prints of the restrooms of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in a silkscreened, stamped portfolio
The McCann Family by Karen Davis
7″ x 7″ blurb, 2008
$19.95 plus shipping
Family Memoir: When we were small, my younger sister, Cheryl, had a set of four mechanical dolls. She called them the McCann Family. They were a thinly disguised version of the Davis family. Cheryl decided that she was “Tom McCann,” the boy doll. I think she liked the idea of being the spunky and adventurous child. At first Tom could stand on his own. Later he lost his balance all the time. Cheryl diagnosed Tom with Polio. She fitted him with crutches and braces just like hers. (Cheryl was born with spina bifida.)