12th Annual Photobook ONLINE CATALOG

2021 CATALOG
A Juried Exhibition

of Self-Published Photobooks

logos: davis orton gallery and griffin museum

Jurors
• Paula Tognarelli
Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
• Karen Davis
Curator/Co-Founder, Davis Orton Gallery

Books listed alphabetically by artist’s last name

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Photographer is responsible for all aspects of his/her book except when others credited.


Debra Achen   • Stephen AlbairStan Banos   • Gary Beeber   • Bruce Berkow   • Mike Callaghan   • Nicholas Costopoulos   • Maureen Drennan   • Melissa Eder   • Mark Farber   • Jake Foster   • Samantha Goss   • Joe Greene   • Anita Harris   • Timothy Hearsum   • Samantha Herbert   • Judi Iranyi  • Doug Johnson   • Kevin B Jones   • Kate& Geir Jordahl   • Matthew Kamholtz   • Stella Kramer   • Philip Malkin   • Andy Mattern   • Forest McMullin   • Meryl Meisler   • Linda Morrow   • Laila Nahar   • Fern L. Nesson   • Donna Oglesby   • Robert Pacheco   • Robert Palumbo   • Betty Press   • Keron Psillas   • Renato Rampolla   • Joanne Ross   • Patricia Scialo   • Ron Snider  Benjamin Tankersley   • Sal Taylor Kydd   • Julia Vandenoever   • Thomas Whitworth   • Sharon Wickham


Debra Achen
Artist’s website 
Frequency Shift: The Stonehenge Continuum
Christine Arturo, Poetry
2021
$25
7×7″
pages: 48
images: 33
perfect bound
soft cover
Printer: blurb
Open edition

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About the Book
On my visits to Stonehenge I sensed a vibrant energy inherent in the stones and surrounding landscape – a unique psychogeography that I wanted to explore in the images I created. I consider the source of this energy to be aligned with its evolving continuum in history – a story that changes over time with the prevailing thought and scientific discoveries of each era. To portray the concept of energy, I used a solarization process where tones in the images are reversed. Multiple-image pieces such as diptychs, triptychs, and layered collages convey shifts in energy. In this way my work becomes a metaphor for the evolving continuum that is Stonehenge.

California based photographer Debra Achen was born and raised near Pittsburgh, PA, where she developed a passion for art and a connection to nature. She majored in Art Education at Edinboro State University before completing her BA in Visual Arts and Communications at the University of California, San Diego. She studied a variety of studio arts including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture in addition to her training in traditional film and darkroom photography.

Achen’s work has been featured in international juried exhibitions throughout the U.S. and in Europe. She has been invited to curated exhibitions, including “Fire and Water” at the Weston Gallery in Carmel, CA and “The Elementalists” with William Giles and Carol Henry at Carmel Visual Arts Gallery. Her photographs can also be found in corporate and private collections.

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Stephen Albair
Artist Website
SPECTACLES
$50 plus shipping
Other contributors: John-Michael Gariepy, editor, Haverhill MA
Michael Brunsfeld, photo work, San Rafael CA
Joseph Pan, cover designs, New York City
Qiuwen Li, book design, Santa Clara CA
Liam C. Passmore, back cover statement, Critic and Communications Consultant.
2020
8.5×10.5″
pages: 106

Perfect Bound
hard cover
Printer: Marquise, Québec, Canada
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About the Book
Working within the traditions of Tableau Photography (staged stories), Photography and Jewelry Design are considered together as he explores themes of love, loss, and longing, that he began examining in his prior book, FALSE BLOOM.

This time out however he includes a great deal more text as he keenly describes how his creative process has evolved over the years. Viewers will find themselves pulled into his world via over 100 photographs that enhance the themes and depict how one media impacts the other. The artist’s personal experiences and the deft editing of John-Michael Gariepy hold the book together seamlessly.

Artist Bio
Stephen Albair is a photographer and writer living in San Francisco. He was raised in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and lived in Illinois for 18 years before moving to New York City for 10 years work as an artist and designer. His works as a photographer and writer are reflective of a wide range of personal experiences that include love, loss, longing, and being raised as a twin. With over 30 years of teaching experience at 12 different colleges and universities he continues to lecture. He has staged numerous exhibition in the US and in Thailand where he was awarded a two month residence. He has self-published four books and currently involved finishing a fifth.

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Stan Banos
Artist Website
P-A-N-D-E-M-A-N-I-A!
$ 53.59 Hardcover; $37.59 Softcover plus shipping
2021
10×8″
number of pages: 50
number of images: 46
perfect bound
Printer: Blurb
ISBN: 9781006836893
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About the Book
Although San Francisco evaded a high number of deaths, it manifested most of the other problems prevalent elsewhere – skyrocketing unemployment and an already endemic homeless population that swelled unto streets and sidewalks well beyond everyone to some degree. And it all appeared and disseminated while under the reign of a tyrannical narcissist with a medieval serf’s mastery of science.

P-A-N-D-E-M-A-N-I-A! provide small glimpses and vignettes of what many of us saw and experienced on an almost universal basis- the vast majority of us who did not succumb… and who will ultimately be dragged kicking and screaming into the exponentially greater life and death struggle called Global Climate Change.

Please note: The epic seriousness of pandemic consequences, although fully acknowledged, are not the subject of this book. Condolences to those who have either lost loved ones or suffered through the effects of this terrible illness.

Artist Bio
For four decades Stan Banos photographed in B&W analog, in 2016 he began shooting digital color. He has worked as a Special Ed teacher with adolescents officially classified as “Extremely Emotionally Disturbed & Socially Maladjusted” for seventeen years in Harlem, NY and Oakland, CA. Currently, he works with adults with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, CA. He has run the photoblogs Reciprocity Failure and Based On A True Story for the past fifteen years.

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Gary Beeber
Artist’s Website
Pictures from Sylvester Manor
$39
other contributors:
Donnamarie Barnes (Curator, Sylvester Manor), foreword
Yorgos Efthmiadis, picture editor
Elizabeth Nichol, copy editor
2020
8.5 x 8.5″
number of pages: 32
number of images: 21
Binding method: saddle stitched
soft cover
Printer: Mixam
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About the Book
When I lived in Sag Harbor, one of my great pleasures was to take the ferry to Shelter Island and spend the day exploring Sylvester Manor. The Manor is a former slaveholding provisioning planation purchased in 1651 by Nathaniel Sylvester and his family for 1600 pounds of sugar. It remained in the Sylvester family for 11 generations. I particularly like to explore what’s left of the hauntingly bucolic overgrown garden.

I find myself compelled to chronicle it’s evolving decay, and think about the generations of people who lived and worked there. I return to Sylvester Manor every so often. I always find something new and totally unexpected, and it seems to me that my best subject matter is found by chance.

Artist Bio
Gary Beeber is an award-winning American photographer/filmmaker who has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. His documentary films have screened at over 120 film festivals. Solo (photography) exhibitions include two at Generous Miracles Gallery (NYC), two at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and upcoming exhibitions at PRAXIS Photo Arts Center, and the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. Beeber’s work has also been included in juried exhibitions throughout the world. Among Fortune 500 companies who collect his work are Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Goldman Sachs and Chase Bank.(back to top

 


Bruce Berkow
Artist’s Website
Details: Madrid 1967
$40 plus shipping
2021
7×7″
number of pages: 52
number of images: 45
Perfect Bound
soft cover
Printer: Blurb
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About the Book
“A camera is a device that teaches you to see better without a camera.” Dorothea Lange

We are embedded in a world that is rich with revealing images, without the need to seek out exotic venues. I want to be more attentive to this world around us and I want viewers of my photographs, as the quote from Lange says, to come away feeling that my photographs have allowed them to share that attention. If the viewer feels that they have entered into the world of the photograph, or that the world of the photograph has entered into them, then I will have succeeded. The ultimate goal, however, is for the viewer to feel more present where they are, wherever they are.

Artist Bio
Bruce Berkow is a photographer who was born and raised in New York City. He works in both black and white and color, both film and digital, documenting the world around him. He has had photographs in several solo shows as well as many group shows in eight countries, and has a photo book in the Indie Photobook Library, now housed at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.

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Mike Callaghan
Artist’s Website
when this kiss ends
$80
2021
11 x 13″
number of pages: 80
number of images: 45
perfect bound
hard cover
Printer: blurb
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About the Book
a privileged perception of the coincidence sold for so much that it was no longer possible to ignore the sheer pure uncut mainstreamed mass-productionist conceptual bankruptcy universally understood in a way that surpasses status accidentally cartoonish and arcane

spatio-temporally contiguous intrinsic meaning in the content plane decomposed into the teeny-weeny constituents of expression of the you-were-there realness of you have it or you don’t false consciousness of the naked truth freedom now mouse trap destruction in progress

eating talking shitting
fucking sleeping masturbating
socializing
power shame vulnerability
pre-thinking ecstasy post-thinking

the plan is circular if anyone watches an endless succession of image-tracings derived from the earliest registered infantile experience simply and unproblematically having to construct meanings rather than just to consume them to consider a subjectivity which can take up positions more or less freely

tired edges
busy top
can’t bottom

Artist Bio
Mike Callaghan’s art practice focuses on fragmentation, rearrangement and reinterpretation — considering the intimate cycles of identity, self-preservation and mortality. Recent work interrogates the subtlety of gesture and the subtlety of difference in a moment when frameworks of relationships are at once prominently visible and exhaustively hidden.

Mike’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, including among others, Griffin Museum of Photography, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Reece Museum, Soho Photo Gallery, Gallery 44, Propeller Gallery, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, Elysium Gallery, Rotterdam Photo Festival and PhotoIreland. Also, his work has appeared in a number of publications, including ZYZZYVA, Der Greif, Drain, Crooked Teeth, Barzakh, Otoliths, Nunum, Burningwood Literary Journal and The Shanghai Literary Review.

Mike earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

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Nicholas Costopoulos
Artist’s Website
Coming Home Again and Again: Caregiver
$49
other contributors:
Eleni Chronopoulos, graphic designer, Dover, MA
Superior, binder, Braintree, MA
2021
8×10″
number of pages: 140
saddle stitch
hard cover
Printer: Kirkwood Printing, Wilmingtion, MA
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About the Book
Coming Home Again and Again is an ongoing documentary project researching cultural, religious, societal, and familial identity. Caregiver, the initial volume, examines my becoming caregiver to my mother after her diagnosis with vascular dementia. The photographs look into our reversal of roles along with changing family dynamics. This undertaking is the beginning of my inquiry into my own identity by means of observing my personal relationships, life and death, what is private and public, and a spiritual reawakening.

Artist Bio
Nicholas Costopoulos is a self taught fine art photographer based in East Boston Massachusetts. Born and raised in Boston, he has spent the better part of 15 years living in and photographing the outer Cape Cod towns of Truro and Provincetown. While on Cape, he attended workshops and honed his photographic skills documenting the ever-changing landscape of the Cape Cod seashore.
Currently in Boston, he continues to learn more about photography such as alternative process printing, portrait and figure studies in his East Boston studio. He is now embarking on a new long term project, Coming Home Again and Again, examining his identity as a first generation Greek American, coming to terms with his cultural, religious, familial, and spiritual life. He graduated from Lesley University, College of Art and Design with an MFA in Visual Arts.

 

 


Maureen Drennan
Artist’s Website
the sea that surrounds us
$30 plus shipping
other contributors
Paul Gagner, designer
2015
8 x 7″
number of pages: 26
number of images: 19
perfect bound
soft cover
Printer:Conveyor Arts
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About the Book
The title of this series, the sea that surrounds us, comes from a love poem by Pablo Neruda and suggests the isolation and protection one can simultaneously experience within a relationship. In trying to comprehend my husband’s vulnerability due to a severe depression, I made images of him and a familiar landscape, Block Island, RI. When I was seven years old and my parents separated, I lived there for a year with my father. It was a lonely time, the windblown landscape on Block Island is beautiful but deserted and watching the dissolution of my parent’s marriage was sad to see. When my own marriage was in turmoil, I returned there to photograph. The landscapes work as self-portraits and ruminations on isolation and distance. I have often photographed my husband, but this felt different. I was watching him more carefully, trying to understand him. I felt untethered and helpless observing him and trying to comprehend his inner turmoil. The intimacy of making the photographs together during a challenging time was restorative. Where words failed us, the pictures filled in the blanks.

Artist Bio
Maureen Drennan is a photographer born and based in New York City. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Tacoma Art Museum, Art Museum of South Texas, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Ackland Art Museum, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Aperture Gallery, Mrs. Gallery, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Transmitter Gallery, Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Houston Center for Photography, Pingyao Photography Festival in China, and Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her images have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, California Sunday Magazine, Photograph Magazine, Huffington Post, Art 21 Magazine, American Photo, UK Telegraph, Refinery 29, Narratively, Newest York, and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. She teaches at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York.

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Melissa Eder
Artist’s Website
Food Cart Fantasy
$85
8 x 8″
number of pages: 17
number of images: 17
hard cover
Printer: Printique
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About the Book

I love New York City fiercely. I am captivated by its many layers and its energy. These layers create a complex and varied unique environment. Food carts dot this terrain almost everywhere. I have been intrigued by their beauty, physical form, beaming LED messages, and of course by their food and by the hardworking people who occupy them working in all kinds of weather/conditions. Food Cart Fantasy is dedicated to them. Thank you!

Artist Bio
Melissa Eder’s work explores ideas related to her identity, the popular culture of the 1970’s and kitsch. Her work has been shown in the US and abroad. Some examples of venues she’s shown at are the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York University’s Broadway Windows Gallery, Art in General, the Aperture Foundation, the Parlor Gallery, Smack Mellon Studios, the University of Connecticut, Lincoln Center, the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri, the Humble Arts Foundation and in Germany, London and Korea and more. Her work has been reviewed in many publications such as the New York Times, Vice, Feature Shoot, Co Design, the Collector Daily, and The Huffington Post. She lives in New York City and maintains a studio in Brooklyn.

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Mark Farber
Artist’s Website
Sea Horizons
$180
2021
9×11.25″
number of pages: 72
number of images: 33
post-bound
hard cover
Printed by Artist
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About the Book
I derive inspiration from Hiroshi Sugimoto’s seascape series, created around the world over several decades beginning in the 1980s. They present simplicity – water and air – that is minimal and timeless.

Mine differ in several ways: colorful; verticals; confined geographically in Truro MA; created within a few months; not all tranquil seas; and with occasional hints of humankind. They present variation and wonder in the flat and timeless time of covid.

Artist Bio
Mark Farber’s work is about place, as experienced, inhabited, or shaped by people. His contemporary landscape photographs examine the built with the natural environment. He works in collections and finishes each project with a hand-made artist book and/or cased portfolio.

Mark has studied at the New England School of Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Griffin Museum of Photography, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. His work has been included in juried exhibits at Davis Orton Gallery (NY), Perspective Gallery (IL), Plymouth Center for the Arts (MA), PhotoPlace Gallery (VT), Chatham Creative Arts Center (MA), and Fine Arts Work Center Gallery (MA).

Mark brings a lifelong focus on sustainability from a 40-year business career in clean energy, primarily solar. He divides his time between Brookline and Truro, Massachusetts.

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Jake Foster
Artist’s Website
Webcam Aesthetics
$100
Year of publication: 2021
Size (inches): 13×10
Total number of pages: 121
Total number of images: 114
hard cover
Printer: Dixon Graphics, Champaign IL
Binder: Lincoln Bookbindery, Champaign IL
Binding method: library oversewn
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About the Book
Empty beds, vacant chaise lounges, and unoccupied chairs are saturated in brilliantstudio lighting and twinkling neon strips. In some images, objects offer clues as to the function of these rooms: a keyboard and mouse, clothes strewn on the floor, or a vibrator on the edge of a table. These rooms are webcam studios, spaces where sex workers broadcast live shows on the internet via webcam. Unlike traditional pornography, webcam modeling does not usually produce an artifact -physical or digital- after its livestream event. Fascinated by the allure of the technosexual experience, I began documenting images of webcam studios by using screenshots as a photographic art practice during the model’s momentary absence. The project spans a year before and after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which erotic webcamming increasingly became a way of experiencing socially distant sexual intimacy and exploring my own queer desire.

Artist Bio
Jake Foster (he, him) is a visual artist using photography, drawing, sculpture, performance, and net art to reflect on physical and digital spaces of queer sexual intimacy. Foster received a MFA in Studio Art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021, and a BA in Art at Rutgers University-Camden in 2017. He has had solo exhibitions at the Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University and at The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Samantha Goss
Artist’s Website
Homeless Soul, A Decade of Healing: A Collection of Memories
$60 plus shipping
2021
8.5×11″
number of pages: 226
number of images: 150
Perfect Bound
soft cover
Printer: Magcloud
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About the Book
Exposing my personal dreams, secrets, and desires, my work manipulates each occurrence into something more beautiful than itself through direct and indirect self portraits. I explore Sleep Paralysis, Lucid Dreaming, Hallucinations, and various life events. My work displays coping and healing by capturing points in my life of uncertainty, sorrow, anxiety, or depression. I explore all these experiences through surrealism, warping the perception of what is real and what is a fantasy.

I frame my stories within a square format and typically center my compositions to ignore the laws and to show what is. Even though my work has hidden meanings, I leave it as open as possible for people to create their own stories to each image. Though I’m releasing my inner most intimate thoughts and experiences, I’m also revealing other people’s as well linking the viewer to myself through art. As dreams and experiences are replicated in static visuals, the viewer is left with a testament to the beauty in darkness.

Artist Bio
Samantha creates whimsical portraits that are romanticized versions of adventure, dreams, and life experiences. With a cinematic quality, each image appears as a moment in time that tell a story about the experiences of life.

Photography captured her heart at a young age and continues to grow every day. Not having any prior education, she taught herself many photographic and editing techniques that she still uses in her works today. She did not receive any formal education for her art form until her sophomore year in college where she learned how to see more than what meets the eye. Now she displays her biggest fears, her largest dreams, and her darkest thoughts for all to see and come together as a community to connect.

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Joe Greene
Artist’s Website
The Track: The Final Days of Live Racing at Suffolk Downs
Standard Edition: 32 pages, 48 photos $25
Deluxe Edition: 44 pages, 62 photos plus 8 x 10 signed numbered print
$125

2021
8.5 x11″
perfect bound
soft cover
Printer: blurb
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About the Book
Horse and chariot racing has been practised in civilisations across the
world since ancient times. In France, the first documented horse race was
held in 1651 as the result of a wager between two noblemen.

In 1935, Suffolk Downs Racetrack opened in Boston. 80 years later, it was
sold to residential and retail developers. With live racing coming to an end
and only a handful of days scheduled, I decided to photograph every remaining
live race day that I could.

Before each race, Groomers walk their horses on the track to the paddock,
where the horses will be on show until shortly before the start of the race,
giving the crowd an opportunity to view them in motion and to see them saddled.
As post time grows nearer, colorfully clad Jockeys saddle up and take their
horses back to the track and on to the starting gate. This routine takes
about 40 minutes, so I had the opportunity to photograph it many times over.

At the end of the race, Jockeys return to Jockeys’ Room, often covered with
mud kicked up from the track and the sequence begins again with eight new horses.

Artist Bio
Joe Greene started out as a painter, but when he couldn’t get his ideas onto canvas fast enough, he picked up a camera. By the time he reached high school, he had a darkroom, two clients and was studying with artist and filmmaker Ken Brown. At Mass College of Art, he majored in graphic design and photography, studying with Gus Kayafas and the late Paul Muller.

Joe’s photo installations include “Boston Architectural Details”. Prints from this project can be found on the walls of every guest room at XV Beacon, a boutique hotel in Boston. “Concealed”, his photographs of toy guns and purses will be exhibited in solo show at the Griffin Museum of Photography, December 2020 to February 2021. In addition to his fine art photography, he is an advertising and fashion photographer.

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Anita Harris
Artist’s Website
Pandemic Journey: Beauty Amidst the Ruins, Harvard Sq December 2020
$35 plus shipping
11×8.5″
number of pages: 22
number of images: 43
perfect bound
hard cover
Printer: printerpix
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About the Book
In the depths of the pandemic, in Winter, 2020, with many businesses shut down or under construction, a friend found Harvard Square so depressing that she didn’t want to go there. But I went to one of the few open cafés for coffee nearly every day. One morning, with the Square in near ruins, I found myself snapping photos, trying to capture as much of the present as I could before it became the past. I was mesmerized by the light, the colors, the lines, the shapes, the shadows, and the reflections in the changing scene. I felt part of that scene, experiencing my own transformation. I left inspired, excited to see what the Square—and the world– would look like after Covid, after Trump, after a difficult winter, a difficult year–and what new futures we will create for ourselves and for one another. This book is my first step in that creation.

Artist Bio
As a photographer, Anita Harris is happiest at the intersection of nature and art—where she seeks to capture the lines, colors, shapes and shades of geologic and biologic formations as they create ever-changing abstractions of their own. During the pandemic, she also found joy in discovering and photographing changing city scenes in Cambridge, Massachusetts,

Anita’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at several Boston area libraries, at Harvard University, at the “Treasures Over Time” shop in Salem, Mass., and in an online show of the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY.

She has taken courses in art and photography at: the Art Students League in New York City; Cornell and Harvard Universities; Columbia Journalism School; the Cambridge (Mass) Center for Adult Education, and the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.

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Timothy Hearsum
Artist’s Website
AFFINITIES
$40

other contributors:
Arthur Ollman – Foreword
Katie Hearsum – Essay
Paul Cullum – Essay
Devin Symons – Essay
SF Design/Fresco Books – Design, Printing and Self-Publishing assistance
University of New Mexico Press – Distribution
2019
12 x 9.5″
number of pages: 72
number of images: 84
Smythe-sewn
soft cover
Printer: printed in Italy
ISBN: 978-1-934491-71-3
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 About the Book
I see the world around me from the perspective of a visual anthropologist as well as a photographer.  Traveling back roads, along side streets or on foot walking alleyways, informs much of the visual language in this collection.  I am not preoccupied with photographing iconically beautiful places. With a sense of irony and humor, my work reflects the extraordinary in ordinary surroundings.

Throughout my career, I have traveled in “random meanders.”  I don’t go out with a specific itinerary or theme in mind, I simply engage with what I see and feel.  Over time, certain images communicate with each other (even though they are made miles, days, or years apart).  Forming these pairings tells a richer story. The result is AFFINITIES, exploring similarities as well as contrasts in the subjects I find

Artist Bio
Timothy Hearsum received his BFA from Ohio University and his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop (Program in Photographic Studies), State University of New York. He has served as art faculty at SUNY Brockport; Rochester Institute of Technology; UC Santa Barbara and Brooks Institute of Photography. He also served as Curator of Photography for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

His work is in numerous public, private and corporate collections including the Museums of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester; the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. and GettyImages.com.

He has self-published several books: Road Trips in 2001, Affinities in 2019, and fourteen chapbooks through Blurb.com between 2011 and 2021. His images are also included in many periodicals, art and photography books.

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Samantha Herbert
Artist’s Website
journ.al: the dixie overland highway
$75 plus shipping
Name(s) of other contributors:
Britton Herbert: writer
Mallory Jenkins: editor
2021
8×10″
number of pages: 148
number of images: 182
perfect bound
soft cover
Printer: blurb
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  About the Book
This project was motivated by personal curiosity and an affection for a road close to home. Commonly known as Highway 80, the Dixie Overland Highway has been somewhat lopsidedly compared to Route 66. Yet the DOH remains an under studied historical U.S. highway: the Alabama portion alone, a setting for compelling stories and significant events.
Keith Basso writes about places in terms of relationship — relationships with places that are “lived whenever a place becomes the object of awareness.” Focused awareness and reflection result in what Basso describes as an interanimation: “As places animate the ideas and feelings of persons who attend to them, these same ideas and feelings animate the places on which attention has been bestowed.” Then places become meaning full. On the Dixie Overland Highway, photography focused our awareness and the journ.al became a means of reflection—a record of a particular geographic experience, an evocation of lived relationship, and a contribution to the ongoing cultural conversation that is Alabama.

Artist Bio
Samantha Herbert is an award-winning photographer, installation artist and designer. Her work has been featured in numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions, including the Texas National and the Center Awards at the Center for Photographic Arts. Her scholarly research in the areas of design education and history has been published both in this country and abroad. Current projects documenting Alabama roadways have been funded by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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Judi Iranyi
Artist’s Website
Remembering Michael
$49.59 plus shipping
2016
7.75 x 9.75″
Number of pages 52
number of images  67
Hard cover
Published by blurb
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   About the Book
The death of a child is a devastating experience.  A childs death is not something you get over, but you learn to live with the pain. Michael P. Stone, our only child, died of AIDS in November 1984, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Michael was 19 and a senior at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He had a short but very full life.

After his death, I made a quilt as a visual reminder of Michaels life as part of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. In Remembering Michael, I gather the many images I have from his life; they add a physicality to my memories.

After Michaels death, I went back to school and got my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at San Francisco State University.  I became the social worker in Kaisers dedicated AIDS unit and worked with AIDS patients until my retirement in 2001.

Artist Bio
Judi Irani’s work includes portraits, documentary, and street photography. Recently she has shifted her emphasis to botanicals and still lifes.

Ms. Irani, who developed her interest in photography in the sixties, was a staff photographer at the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley and has worked at the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums and as a freelance photographer. After her retirement as a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kaiser’s AIDS unit, she has dedicated her time to photography. She has exhibited in group and solo shows across the United States and Europe and has self-published two books: Arg-e-Bam,” about the ancient citadel in Iran, and Remembering Michael,” a tribute to her son, who died of AIDS in 1984.

Ms. Irani holds a BA in Art/Photography from San Francisco State University; an MA in Visual Design from U.C. Berkeley. She completed a master’s level museum studies program at John F. Kennedy University and received an MSW in Social Work at San Francisco State University.

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Doug Johnson
Artist’s Website
Hyperbole World
$6.58 plus shipping
2019
8.25 x 8.25″
number of pages: 96
number of images: 71
Perfect Bound
soft cover
Printer: Amazon
ISBN: 1696785901
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About the Book
Visually, “Hyperbole World” is a collection of photographs showing Mom and Pop shops named “Something World” where “Something” is a noun like Bagel, Crocodile, Condom, Magic or Spandex. The images, I hope, are interesting but ultimately the goal of this book is to showcase the hope, pride, gumption, pluck, humor, imagination (and, OK, maybe a little hubris) of the owners.

Artist Bio
I am an artist and writer currently living in Hudson, MA. I have published two books of photographs and a book of essays about photography, art and the creative process.

My love of photography started when my father revealed the marvel of B&W print development in our basement darkroom. Following a career in high-tech, I’ve focused my creative energies on photography, printmaking, writing and illustration. Most of what I know comes from collaboration with fellow artists, teachers and mentors (Arthur Meyerson, Nick Johnson, Jay Maisel, Karin Rosenthal, Arno Minkkinen and Billie Mandle).

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Kevin B. Jones
Artist’s Website
My Compton Boulevard
$150 plus shipping
2021
13 x 11″
number of pages: 58
number of images: 37
Perfect Bound
hard cover
Printer: blurb
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I About the Book
I was born and raised in the city of Compton, California. My entire life my family lived in an apartment or a house that was physically located on Compton Boulevard. Or was no more than one block away.

Through these images I look to capture present day Compton and the memories I still see in a city from my childhood. Unlike the present-day negative stigma that is associated with Compton. I look to recall my time growing up in this suburb of Los Angeles during the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Artist Bio
Kevin Bernard Jones was born and raised in the community of South Central Los Angeles, California. Introduced to photography at a young age, on Sunday family trips to the Los Angeles County Museum, he was given an opportunity to use the family Polaroid camera. These early experiences set the seed for his life-long passion for photography.

Kevin’s travels and photographic interests include Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and the southern region of the United States. He reaches out to connect to people, to capture images that include those of the African Diaspora, which he is a part of.

Kevin finds great personal satisfaction working with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who support local community initiatives. He has worked with organizations based in Haiti, La República Dominicana, Colombia and the United States. He uses photography as a tool to help organizations tell their stories about the people they support and empower.

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Kate & Geir Jordahl
Artist’s Website  
Sorrow Into Song
$145* plus shipping
*Comes with a choice of print
Name(s) of other contributors:
Sara Teasdale, poet
Year of publication: 2021
Size (inches): 9×12″
Total number of pages: 102
Binding method: cloth cover with a tipped-in image, perfect bound
00# matte EuroArt Plus paper with four vellum pages
Bookmobile Craft Digital, hand assembled, printing/binding (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
hard cover
Publisher: True North Editions
ISBN: 978-1-943013-22-7
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About the Book
Sorrow into Song
was conceived and designed by Geir and Kate Jordahl while sheltered in place during the 2020 Pandemic. The artwork in this volume was created at their home in Bellingham, Washington. Sorrow into Song includes poems written by Sara Teasdale at the time of the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Sara Teasdale lived from 1884 to 1933 and was the first recipient of the prize for poetry that later became the Pulitzer Prize.

Artists Bio
Geir and Kate Jordahl bring their love of books and passion for images to the creation of a variety of visual projects.  They have worked together as a team since 1980 and founded True North Editions in 2012 as a collaborative effort to give voice to unique work by artists working authentically. Jordahl’s projects include San Joaquin: River of Spirit – Ansel Adams Gallery, Searching for True North – Modernbook Editions, Cultures in Transition: Spirit Heart Soul by Oliver Klink, which has been awarded international eight awards. Their latest book, Sorrow into Song, was conceived and designed by Geir and Kate Jordahl while sheltered in place during the 2020 Pandemic and includes poems written by Sara Teasdale from the time of the 1918 Flu Pandemic. The Jordahls both have Masters of Fine Arts Degrees, Photography, from Ohio University, Athens, and operate True North Editions in Bellingham, Washington.

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Matthew Kamholtz
Artist website
On Screen
$35 plus shipping
2021
8.25 x 8.25”
number of pages: 96
number of images: 75
Perfect Bound
soft cover
Printer: ExWhyZed
ISBN: 978-0-578-95361-8
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About the Book
Throughout the Summer and Fall of 2020, as the Covid-19 epidemic raged and the streets exploded in mass protests over the epidemic of police killings, I created a series of images by photographing television and computer screens as the protests, and the often brutal police reaction to them, played out on television newscasts, live streams, and video uploads.The images represent my photographic response to these events as I was obliged to shelter at home due to the pandemic.

This highly mediated photographic process, full of digital artifacts and partially resolved images, distorted reality, but paradoxically revealed the intensity and emotion of the scene as well. Although I was physically distant, the images feel intensely present.

Artist Bio
Matthew Kamholtz graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974 with a degree in Music and Philosophy. After working in New York City as a picture framer and pianist he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended Boston University School of Law, graduating in 1982. For 35 years he worked in the Boston area as a criminal defense lawyer, primarily representing indigent clients.

Kamholtz began to seriously study photography in 2007 when he attended his first workshop. Since then, he has participated in workshops with photographers working in the broad documentary tradition, including Jeff Jacobson and Alex Webb.

He has exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Minneapolis Photo Center, the Praxis Gallery of Minneapolis, the Photographic Resource Center of Boston, and the 20/20 Photo Festival of Philadelphia. In 2019, he was awarded a finalist grant by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Stella Kramer
Artist’s Website
Stellazine: Three Zines
(jurors’ note: Stellazine is a departure from other photobooks in this exhibition. We selected it to suggest other ways to self-publish – in this case, to act as photo editor for emerging voices. Here we display one two-page spread from each zine)

About Stellazines and Photo Editor
STELLAZINE exists to show photography of all genres that is singular, revelatory and without template. It exists because we want it to.
Stella Kramer is a photo editor and the publisher of STELLAZINE, a photozine featuring unique photography that deserves a larger audience. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner and worked as a photo editor for such publications as The New York Times, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly and Sports Illustrated (to name a few). She also teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Still Life
$10
Giovanni Savino, photographer
Stella Kramer, editor
Mike Hartley, designer
2020
5-1/2” x 8”
25 pages
25 images
Saddle stitch
Soft cover
Printer: Mixam
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Still Life
No corona virus. No quarantine or isolation. This is timeless photography that isn’t tied to anything but itself, the photographer and the viewer. Giovanni Savino inhabits his photography. Throughout his career he has searched for something deep inside every time he raises his camera. I mixed Slow Portraits with ExLibris as they seemed to be two parts of a whole. I love how everyone’s eyes are closed, as if they are dreaming about what they just read.

Picturing Staten Island
$10
Olga Ginzburg, photographer
Stella Kramer, editor
Mike Hartley, designer
Mixam, printer
2020
5-1/2” x 8”
25 pages
25 images
Saddle stitch
Soft cover
Printer: Mixam
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Picturing Staten Island
Olga Ginzburg’s work is of Staten Island and it is Staten Island. It is not a part of New York.
They know it and we know it.

Where Furrows Run Deep
$10
Jeffrey Sauger, photographer
Stella Kramer, editor
Mike Hartley, designer
Mixam, printer
2020
5-1/2” x 8”
25 pages
25 images
Saddle stitch
Soft cover
Printer: Mixam
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Where Furrows Run Deep
Agriculture was a part of the essence of Black middle class life, and with a loss of 90% of their land came a loss of generational wealth. In 2017, according to the USDA, only about 49,000 farmers out of 3.4 million across the country were Black. A century ago there were nearly one million Black farmers.  Jeffrey Sauger photographed these farms in 2001 in Ohio, Virginia, North and South Carolina.

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Philip Malkin
Artist’s Website
Built
$125 plus shipping
2020
11×13”
number of pages: 94
number of images: 80
Perfect Bound
hard cover
Printer: blurb
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About the Book

People have been building for more than 23,000 years. The oldest known human-made structure is the Theopetra Cave in Kalambaka, Greece. The Ancestral Puebloans structures of the American Southwest appear in 750 AD.

This collection of images is from throughout the United Sates. They are an exploration of structures interacting in the landscape. Their architecture by necessity has an aesthetic of its own and it is through this perspective that these images have been created.

Artist Bio
Philip Malkin is a media artist living in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been exhibited in photography and art shows across the United States and published in several art anthologies. The focus of his work is reducing ideas and objects to the simplest forms.

Philip grew up in a suburb of New York City. He has always been interested in the arts, first as a music student and later visual art. He first studied photography at the State University of New York College at Buffalo, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Generative Systems (art and technology) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Philip’s art practice derives from his training in fine arts and background as a commercial photographer.

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Andy Mattern
Artist’s Website
Average Subject / Medium Distance
$40
Contributing Writers:
Matthew Kluk and Lisa Volpe
Design : Martin Venezky
Published by : Aint–Bad
2021
9 x 7″
number of pages: 128
number of images: 60
Hard Cover
Perfect Bound
hard cover
Printer: 4-color offset,
Tuijtel Press in Holland
ISBN: 978-1-944005-50-4
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  About the Book
The rules of photography are constantly changing, if they ever really existed at all. Toying with these notions of what is a “correct” or “normal” photograph, Average Subject / Medium Distance presents Andy Mattern’s complete series of playful deconstructions of mid-century photography guides. A visual treatise on color and a wave to graphic design, the abstract compositions in this book are accompanied by a sublime index of their component parts designed by Martin Venezky along with two informative essays by Matthew Kluk and Lisa Volpe.

In addition to the book, Mattern and Venezky collaborated on a limited edition poster — available in two different versions — that brings together all the parts showcased in the sublime index.

Artist Bio
Andy Mattern is a visual artist working in the expanded field of photography. His work is held in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Tweed Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Southeast Museum of Photography, Silver Eye Center for Photography, the Photographic Center Northwest, and the Photographic Centre Peri in Turku, Finland, among other venues.

Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor of Photography at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and a BFA from the University of New Mexico. He is represented by Elizabeth Houston Gallery in New York.

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Forest McMullin
Artist’s Website
Opening Appalachia
$165
2021
12 x 12″
number of pages: 134
number of images: 78
perfect bound
hard cover
Printer: Blurb
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   About the Book
“Opening Appalachia” is a series of photographs taken along the back roads and in the small towns of Appalachia. In 2019 I spent weeks on the road in this part of the country traveling wherever chance and whim took me. I stopped often, talking to people and learning about their lives. This book includes stories about these people. The photographs document what I saw and experienced. They aren’t intended to present a comprehensive picture of the region, but certain questions are asked and some observations can’t be avoided. Life in rural Appalachia isn’t easy, but the people there have dignity and deserve respect. Their heritage may often be tied to the dark history of coal, but they face the future with a resigned optimism. This land is beautiful and rich. These are stories that deserve to be told.

Artist Bio
Forest McMullin is a freelance photographer, artist, and photographic educator based in Atlanta, GA. He is represented by Thomas Deans Fine Art.

He has work in the permanent collections of Hunter Museum of American Art, George Eastman Museum, Georgia Council for the Arts, American Society of Media Photographers, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Southern Poverty Law Center. His first book, “Late Harvest” was published by RIT Press in 2020.

He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions including at the following: Thomas Deans Fine Art, Rochester Institute of Technology, Buffalo Museum of Science, Colby College, Hunter Museum of American Art, George Eastman Museum, Everson Museum of Art, Griffin Museum of Photography, Houston Center of Photography, Lightwork, MOCA Jacksonville, Hudson River Museum, Haverford College, Emory University, Visual Studies Workshop, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

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Meryl Meisler
Artist’s Website
New York PARADISE LOST Bushwick Era Disco
$48 plus shipping
other contributors:
Patricia O’Brien, designer
Jean Stéphane Sauvaire, editor
James Panero, author of the introduction
Vanessa Mártir, author of an essay
Emanuel Xavier, author of poems
2021
11.3×8.6″
number of pages: 272
number of images: 260
Stitched
hard cover
Printer: Shenzhen Jinhao Color Printing Co,. Ltd.
ISBN: 978-0-578-83182-4
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   About the Book
New York PARADISE LOST Bushwick Era Disco is a personal memoir—love letters filled with compassion, humor, and angst as well—kept secret for decades. I was headed to Studio 54 the night of the 1977 blackout, and the next day, the news blared about Bushwick—a hellish neighborhood where fires and looting had erupted. Little did I know that a few short years later, I would end up teaching art in Bushwick public schools for 13 years.

Later in 2013, at BIZARRE (a Bushwick drag/burlesque nightclub), I noticed a disco ball in the restroom along with another above the dance floor and had an epiphany. Bushwick was now THE sizzling club scene. The disparate worlds of Bushwick and disco collided, becoming intertwined strands of NYC’s story and my journey.

Artist Bio
Meryl Meisler was born in 1951 in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, NY. Inspired by Diane Arbus, Jacques Henri Lartigue, her dad Jack and grandfather Murray Meisler, she studied photography with Cavalliere Ketchum at The University of Wisconsin–Madison, and with Lisette Model in NYC. Meryl moved to NYC in 1975 where she frequented and photographed the legendary discos. A 1978 CETA Artist Grant supported her portfolio on Jewish identity. Upon retiring from 31 years as an NYC public school art teacher, she began releasing large bodies of unseen work, including her books, A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick (2014) and Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & The City (2015) and New York PARADISE LOST Bushwick Era Disco (2021). Meryl Meisler is represented by ClampArt.

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Linda Morrow
Artist’s Website
CARAPACE
$65
2021
8.5×8.5”
number of pages: 32
number of images: 12
Binding method: hand stitching
binder, Jace Graf-Austin, TX
hard cover
Printer: Self
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  About the Book
CARAPACE, a word that means shield, explores a connection between human and natural elements as it poses wood grain and fibre -the ubiquitous palm sheath- against cheek bones, shoulders, and flesh. Intrigued by the dynamic hardness of wood and softness of woman, I began to cut up photos of my model, to rearrange the pieces, and to place them onto photos of the sheath. I then photographed these two layers together. The result is a new image bringing together the botanical and the feminine, suggesting an interplay between vulnerability and protection, and giving the viewer a playful way to look at portraits. The book is meant as a celebration of the natural world and the ways in which we are inseparable from it.

Artist Bio
Linda Morrow is a fine art photographer and book artist. Born and raised in Arizona, she has happily lived in So. California for decades. Her photographs explore the natural world in terms of landscape and botanicals, and they reveal nuances in human nature through portraiture. She has photographed, constructed, and produced over a dozen handmade artist’s books. Her work has been shown in numerous online galleries, in Davis-Orton Gallery/NY, in the Griffin Museum pf Photography/Boston, in the Library at SAIC/Chicago, and in many private collections. Her photographs have been featured in Lenswork and on Lenscratch.

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Laila Nahar 
Artist Website
I Have Been Here Before
$ 65 plus shipping
Quotes by – Louise Gluck, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Book designed in Self-Publish Photobook making workshop with Elizabeth Avedon.
2021
16.5×21.8cm
number of pages: 64
number of images: 51
Hand sewn, French Link Stitch binding
hard cover, cloth on spine
Printer: self
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About the book:

The individual and collective memories and displacement is weaved together with photos, texts and quotes. This is also of separation and connection. Sometimes, it is a lifetime through objects. Memory of the texture and of the ink. This is how I keep places within once I move – some viewed from afar, some very close, some from family photos.

Artist Bio:

I have had this inevitable fascination for photography since my childhood. It was more than 25 years ago, but I can’t say with certainty when I picked up the first camera and captured my first story. The immense mystery of love, joy, heart-breaks; the all-consuming desperation in loss and the dream of fields through open windows; how they all submerge together to form the picture, the picture I ache to capture. A picture that is not a moment, not an individual; it has no beginning, no present, no end. A picture that is life at its unobstructed essence.

I have lived my life in stark cultural contrast. Born and brought up in Bangladesh and eventually migrated to the US in my mid 20’s. Opposite side of our planet and opposite culture; yet the essence of my photography remains the same. I started out as a black and white film photographer putting together my own darkroom and doing my own printmaking. Later I moved to digital and in the recent past have been fascinated by book making. My photos from Memories from Bangladesh have been shown in multiple galleries in California and Arizona.

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Fern  L. Nesson 
Artist’s Website
Word
2020
$200 plus shipping
8×10”
number of pages 112
number of images 45
hardcover
published by blurb
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   About the Book
Word is the story of my friendship with Nancy — one that spanned our youth and adolescence to the brink of adulthood and then outlasted even her death at age 21. Nancy has been with me at every stage of my life, whether present in body or only in spirit. Our lives were once parallel. Then they merged.

For 5O years, I have carried Nancy’s spirit within me. Word is a memoir in words and and photographs that celebrates the joy of our friendship that persists in the face of even the greatest of obstacles.

Artist Bio
Fern L. Nesson is a fine art photographer who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her MFA in Photography from Maine Media College (2018), a J.D. (Harvard Law School (1971), and an M.A. in American History (Brandeis University 1987).

Fern’s spare photographs distill reality to its essence, highlighting its energy through the use of form and abstraction. She has had solo exhibitions in Arles, France,  the MIT Museum, the MetaLab at Harvard, the Beacon Gallery in Boston, the Auburn Gallery in Los Angeles, Through This Lens Gallery in Durham, NC and on artsy.net. Additionally, her work has been selected for numerous juried exhibitions in the U.S. and in Rome and Budapest.

Fern’s photobook, Signet of Eternity, received a 10th Annual Photobooks Award from the Davis-Orton Gallery. She she writes historical photo essays for The LivingNewDeal.org, and photo essays on art and culture for BonjourParis.com.

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Donna Oglesby
Artist’s Website
Breath Taking: Sheltering In Our Garden
$40
2021
8 X 10”
number of pages: 64
number of images: 45
perfect binding
soft cover
Printer: blurb
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About the Book

Sheltering in place in my garden during the pandemic, I made photographs to convey the revelation of hidden wholeness we experience when we cultivate silence. I want to portray my sense of enclosure and stability, the feeling of drift and movement, and then the emergence into the light of a meditative universe when the textured veil lifts. I want to share visuals of beauty and the possibility of new beginnings.

Photographing the garden that I had a hand in creating, consoled me during months of pandemic isolation. Making photographs of the incredibly still yet very alive garden brought quiet pleasure. Perhaps, I came to know myself and how I connect to the wholeness of life with greater clarity by isolating for months in our safe green spaces. I was able to experience the present more deeply and merge in holy silence with the moods of the seasons.

Artist Bio
Photographer/gardener/diplomat, Donna Oglesby’s photography is influenced by her experiences as a student in Japan and as an American diplomat in cultural landscapes across four continents. Her current project Breath Taking: Sheltering In Our Garden, is a photographic journey of her deepening relationship with nature during the long weeks and months of the pandemic. Her images, combined with haiku and prose poem text, are grounded in the belief that a garden is an emotional blessing; and the camera a contemplative instrument.

Donna’s images are made with Leica and Hasselblad digital cameras and lenses. They are refined in Lightroom; montages are created in Photoshop. She shares her work in these transformed times with the hope that it might offer a reflective path to transcendence.

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Robert Pacheco
Artist’s Website
Snippets
$35 plus shipping
2021
7.5 X 9″
number of pages: 56
number of images: 45
Perfect bound
soft cover
Printer: A&I Fine Art + Photography
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About the Book

Ready or not here I come.

With the press and click of a camera’s shutter an
eyeblink moment is snatched from time without
end. Whether a conceptualized set up or hasty
concept from real life.

Words may clearly describe a stories who, what,
when, where and why. Like words a composed
photograph can be read as a unique description
of a fleeting moment.

Before vanishing a unique sliver of time is
captured. Beautiful, fanciful, amusing, ironic,
mysterious, tragic without or with words.

A snippet of an exact storytelling instant.

Time is slipping away … click.

Artist Bio
At about ten years old I would take photos of the moon, stars and meteor showers with my families Kodak camera. The camera was held between four nails I hammered into a large wooden crate, propped and tilted to the sky. Backyard time exposers of sparkles and streaks of light. By middle school I’d forgotten about my thoughts of being an astronomer.

It wasn’t until my early 20’s in now defunct Swiss magazine Camera that I saw the work of Henri Cartier-Breseson, W Eugene Smith, Brassai, Robert Doisneau and others. I was blown away by their artful photographs. Eventually I purchased a Pentax Spotmatic camera. Through trial and error learned to make photographs.

As a freelance photographer I’ve photographed for publications, corporate, industrial, health care, education and non-profit foundations. From oil rig workers in the Gulf of Mexico to corporate executives to river rafting blind teenagers to artists in China. Many other people and locations, including for myself.

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Robert Palumbo
Artist’s Website 
shadows of glaciers

$218
other contributors:
Marcella Durand, Poet
Marc Cozza, Design
2021
11×13”
number of pages: 34
number of images: 14
blurb lay flat book
hard cover
Printer: blurb
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About the book
Robert Palumbo’s elegiac photographs of the carbon-scarred glaciers of Alaska capture the abstract beauty of the massive frozen forms, illuminated by the lucid Arctic light. But, look beyond the majesty, into the pollution-caused damage that appears like scar tissue on a human body. Black streaks of carbon etched onto the white like graffiti. Rivers and lakes of electric blue meltwater formed at the juncture of ice and earth. Acclaimed poet Marcella Durand’s poem, “shadows of glaciers”, responds to the photographs with an emotional curiosity that reads like a love letter to the afflicted glaciers, and to the earth itself. The contrast between Durand’s intimate, personal poem and the colossal formations of ice in distress creates a seductive but uneasy tension. What mysteries are embedded in the ancient folds of ice that through their very existence nourish and feed us? This lay-flat book is available printed on thick archival Mohawk eggshell paper, or on premium lustre. A portion of the proceeds from this project will be donated to Earth Justice, a nonprofit environmental law organization.

Artist Bio
Robert Palumbo is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer who has worked for National Geographic, the New York Times, and Vice. He has worked around the world, including in Rwanda, Ethiopia, India, Japan, and Indonesia. His work is featured in Scalo’s acclaimed photo book about 9/11, “Here Is New York,” and is included in the collections of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, the New York Historical Society, and several prominent private collections. He has exhibited in New York City, London, Berlin and at Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson New York, where his retrospective MORTAL was shown in 2020. He is a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography. Poet Marcella Durand is the 2021 Recipient of the C.D. Wright Award in Poetry from the Foundation of Contemporary Art (which supported this project), Visiting Fellow at the New School for Social Research, and Emeritus Fellow at the Black Earth Institute.

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Betty Press
Artist’s Website 
They Were Us: Stories of Victims and Survivors of Police Brutality in Kenya

$ 25 plus shipping
other contributors:
Stories translated and Edited by Kanyi Wyban
Cover design: Carolyn McIntyre Norton and Marti Corn
Design and Layout: Betty Press and Carolyn McIntyre Norton
2021
8.5×11”
number of pages: 68
number of images: 65
perfect bound
soft cover
Printer: MagCloud (Blurb)
ISBN: 978-0-98354-2-2
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About the Book
They Were Us: Stories of Victims and Survivors of Police Brutality in Kenya documents the lives of f amilies impacted by Extra-Judicial Executions (EJE) — people living within Nairobi’s informal settlements who are excluded from the prosperous modern urban center. It digs into the
systemic causes of Extrajudicial Executions, showing how community members in the poorest neighborhoods are impacted by Kenya’s informal policy of state-sanctioned violence in the name of seeking safe communities.

Benna Buluma, known as Mama Victor, lost two sons to police violence in 2017. She founded Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network (MVSN) to support families who have suffered from the same abuse. She arranged for a writer and photographer to interview family survivors of police killings in their homes. Sixteen compelling narratives were archived along with photographs of women and men whose lives have been changed forever, due to state-sanctioned violence; and have become defenders of human rights.

Artist Bio
Betty Press is a documentary photographer, well-known for photographs taken in Africa where she lived and traveled for many years. Currently living in Mississippi she has turned to documenting the state she now lives in.

In 2011 she published an award-winning photobook I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom in Image and Proverb that portrayed a life-affirming portrait of the African people. In 2012 she received a statewide award in photography, from the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters and was twice awarded a Mississippi Visual Artist Grant.

Her photographs have been widely exhibited, collected as well as selected for many juried competitions. Publications such as Shots, Silvershotz , South x Southeast, Lenscratch, ACurator, RfotoFolio, Don’t Take Pictures have featured her work.

In 2019 she spent a year in Kenya photographing urban culture and social injustice. The resulting project They Were Us was selected for 2020 Critical Mass Top 50.

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Keron Psillas
Artist’s Website
Soft Eyes / Open Heart

$2750
2021
8×8”
Ten Titles
Each title: number of pages: 10 faces, 8 backs in each title
Each title: number of images: 10 images
Estudio Bulhufas: handmade accordion with front and back cover, debossed, with custom sleeve for each title
hard cover
Printer: self
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About the Book
The creation of the collection Soft Eyes Open Heart came from the first book in the set. That title, These Cannot Be UnSeen, has ten images of unpublished single photographs that were never used in compositing work for Loss and Beauty. And yet, these standalone images hold deep meaning for me. Their clarity of voice sustained me over the nearly six years of work.

The other nine titles in the collection are deeply personal and widely varied, with the common thread of searching for connection, intimacy, and in a few rare instances, eternity in an image.

Integrating as much of our selves into our work is especially important when creating books. Literary references, titling, typography, textiles and colors, paper…all must reflect a dimension that creates the organic whole.

Soft Eyes Open Heart is a description of how I photograph, and the collection is an autobiographical work across all the titles. But my hope is that I can touch those places we all know.

Artist Bio
Saying ‘yes’ was always the most prominent part of my thinking. Yes to challenge, yes to learning, yes to making a new path. It took me from a small town to a big city, to a foreign country, and then for a long time to life on an airplane in search of images that held a bit of the Divine.

The act of collaboration has proven to me the value of community spread around the globe. An entire community came together to create my Cavalo Lusitano Fine Press Edition. The same was true for Loss and Beauty I and continues to inspire and inform Loss and Beauty II.

Now I have found collaborators in Portugal to support my vision for personal expression in limited edition books. My evolution from a printing and binding career of more than 20 years, to finding my voice in photography, and now layering that knowledge and intent to create photography books that are an organic whole, seems nearly ordained. I can’t wait to say YES to whatever comes next.

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Renato Rampolla
Artist’s Website
Dignity No Matter What: The Light Within Collector Edition
$125 plus shipping
2021
8 x 10”
number of pages: 121
number of images: 64
Perfect bound
hard cover
Printer: blurb
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About the Book
This book is about the invisible-class known as the homeless. There are no candid shots here. All subjects have given their consent and their story.
These portraits are made close, not environmental at all. I am focused on their humanity and not their circumstance.
My concern is with the dignity of humanity; all humanity.  This is not just about the dignity of the homeless, it’s about you and me and our fundamental human needs of belonging, respect, love and kindness.

After a solo museum exhibition of my work and group shows, I still get inquiries to purchase. I’m out of the first edition. Instead of doing a fourth reprint, I have decided to significantly update Dignity No Matter What: The Light Within with lots of new photos and stories. It is the 2021 Collector edition in hardcover and will be offered as a Blurb print on demand.

Artist Bio
When I was in college, I was making portraits of strangers on the streets of historic Ybor City, Florida. While on a music scholarship as a guitarist, I completed directed studies of art composition and sculpture with Jerry Meatyard, brother of the fine art photographer, Eugene Meatyard.

I developed and printed all of my own work and graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors degree of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

My book, Dignity No Matter What: The Light Within (2018) is a series of portraits of homeless people along with their stories. With the proceeds going to charity, it has sold out three times thereby raising funds for a local non-profit that works with the homeless.

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Joanne Ross
Artist’s Website
Last Gathering
$21 plus shipping
other contributor:
Terry Berkowitz, design advice
2020
7×7”
number of pages: 48
number of images: 44
Perfect Bound
soft cover
Printer: Conveyor Studio
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About the Book
Last Gathering documents an ending. The book is the story of a fleeting yet meaningful evening that chronicles death metal fans through candid portrayals as they rejoice and bathe themselves in the sounds of their beloved band. This event’s memory, including my images and research on death themes as depicted in music, became my reflection and memento mori for this unending, Covid global pandemic. It was a time when the world looked different.

”The metal music had brought me from the ordinary and every day to an existential moment of anti-structure. But more than that, the event was an omen of what was about to unfold. And as such, it was an affective temporal passage to a radical, disoriented change in my life — an upheaval where time becomes ambiguous and death and uncertainty reign. I became haunted by thoughts of mortality. I long to escape from this unknown world and peer into a looking glass of pure possibility and howl. “

Artist Bio
Born in Queens, NYC, Joanne Ross’s practice explores questions of memory, history, culture, and place. Joanne uses the camera intuitively as a natural extension of her drawing hand. Joanne holds an MFA in Photography from the SUNY Buffalo/Visual Studies Workshop, an MS Art Education from Syracuse University, and a BA in Art Education from Buffalo State College.

Awards/grants received by Joanne include a NYFA in Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago TICA, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Artist/Educator, PBS Art 21 Artist/Educator, Earthwatch Costa Rica Rain Forest Environmental Documentation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar Grant Landmarks of American History and Culture.

One-person exhibitions include the Nave Museum/Victoria/Texas, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Guttenberg Arts Project Space, and the Shed Space/ Brooklyn.
Joanne serves on the Artist Advisory Board of Guttenberg Arts artist residency program in Hudson County, New Jersey. Joanne lives and works in Nutley, New Jersey.

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Patricia Scialo
Artist’s Website
Portraits of My Daughters 1996-2008
$65
other contributors:
Eleanor Mason & Steve Rudin, Designers
2021
10 x 8″
number of pages: 65
number of images: 51
Perfect Bound
hard cover
Printer: blurb
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About the Book
It was not until motherhood that my fine art photography practice included portraiture. Up until then, my concentration consisted of still life, nature studies, interiors and some figurative work. I began to see my daughters, Camellia and Flora, as new subjects, joining my art practice with parenting. Early women photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Imogen Cunningham devoted themselves to portraiture of family. Their work has greatly influenced me through the years; I relate to its romantic, ethereal qualities.

Artist Bio
Patricia Scialo has been practicing in the field of fine art photography since 1979. Her work is influenced by her experience of living and working at Peters Valley Craft Center in New Jersey early in her photographic career. Being a part of this craft community challenged Patricia to experiment with historic and alternative processes.
She is the recipient of state fellowship grants from NY and NJ, and the 2020 winner of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award in the categories of Abstract, Alternative Processes and Children, professional section.

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Ron Snider
Artist’s Website
City Life
$35 plus shipping
2021
10 x 8”
number of pages: 60
number of images: 57
Perfect Bound
soft cover
Printer: blurb
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About the Book
The soul of a city lives in its public spaces… in its streets, public transit, and commercial enclaves where people of every kind come together if only for a fleeting instant. The noise, the motion, the scale, the light, and the contrasts, all playing a part in creating the palpable energy that invigorates a city and its neighborhoods with a life all their own.

The time was the early 1970’s, and America was struggling. This collection of images seeks to document life as we lived it back then, every day on city streets. Individuals struggling to make it through one more day, in a lifetime of days. As a nation we survived that tumultuous period, but not without leaving its imprint on those of us who lived through it, one day at a time.

Artist Bio
After nearly a lifetime of focusing on other things, I’ve returned to photography, something I started doing in the early 1970’s and which I now understand is what I was supposed to be doing all along. I love Street Photography and try my best to express the energy that seems to live in each image. I live on Cape Cod, and try to shoot everything I see, everywhere I go, on Cape or off, day or night, inside or out, fair weather or foul. I believe the images are always there if you make yourself available, and that the really good ones seem to find you if you’re willing to explore, keep your eyes open, and your brain clicking.

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Benjamin Tankersley
Artist’s Website
I’ll Turn Your Hands to Juice so I Can Drink Them
$12 plus shipping
other contributors:
Matt Michel, Cover Design
2021
8.5×8.5
number of pages: 44
number of images: 30
saddle stitch
soft cover
Printer: Mixam
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   About the Book
Photographed between March of 2020 and January of 2021, these images are presented in a forwards/backwards book with tandem narratives that detail the experiences of my family during lockdown in the current pandemic.
One afternoon when my daughter thought no one was around she quietly sang “I’ll turn your hands to juice so I can drink them” while strumming my guitar, so I quickly wrote it down.
The way I interpreted her words inspired me to look at how roles in our family such as teacher, student and nurturer were being metamorphosized by external pressures on us from the pandemic.

Artist Bio
Benjamin C Tankersley is a fine art and commercial/editorial photographer. He earned his BFA in Photography from the Corcoran School of Art in 1999 and is now an adjunct professor of photography there. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post and contributes to other local and national publications. Benjamin also works at producing and exhibiting fine art photographs that are in various private and public collections such as the John A. Wilson District Building, City Hall Art Collection in Washington DC and he has a self-published photo book included in the Indie Photobook Library at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.
Benjamin continues to work on personal photographic projects as well as commissioned work and resides in Baltimore Maryland.

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Sal Taylor Kydd
Artist’s Website
Yesterday
$120 plus shipping
other contributors:
Book Designer Seyeon Kim
2021
8 x 11
number of pages: 56
number of images: 26
Smyth-sewn
hard cover
Publisher Sangyon Joo
Project Manager Junglye Lim
Production Munsung Printing, Datz Books
Printer: Datz Press
ISBN: 978-89-97605-70-5
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  About the Book
The photographs and poem that evolved into this book were made during the summer of 2020. Although much of the country was in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, on this remote island off the coast of Maine, we still felt free from much of the toll that Covid was taking.

Able to spend time outside, in nature, we had the illusion of safety, of normalcy almost, whilst at the same time being painfully aware of how the virus was increasingly touching everyone’s lives.

By then we all knew of people who had died, or become ill and we were managing the stress of futures shifting and plans that had been derailed, fearing what would come with the change of the seasons.

That summer represented a pause in time, a moment where life could feel normal, when we were still holding on to a world of yesterdays.

Artist Bio
Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd earned her BA in Modern Languages from Manchester University in the UK and an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the country and internationally, including Barcelona, San Miguel De Allende, Portland, Boston and Los Angeles. Her work has also been featured in publications, including Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, Lenscratch, Diffusion Annual and The Hand magazine.
Sal is also a writer and poet, and has self-published books combining her poetry with her photographs. Her books are in private and museum collections throughout the country including The Getty Museum, Bowdoin College, The Peabody Essex Museum and the Maine Women Writer’s Collection at the University of New England. Sal’s latest book is Yesterday – a limited edition book of photographs made during the pandemic. Her book Just When I Thought I Had You, is now in its second edition.

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Julia Vandenoever
Artist’s Website
Still Breathing
$ 55 plus shipping
2021
7.5×9”
number of pages: 96
number of images: 46
Smyth Sewn
hard cover
Printer: Conveyor Studio
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About the Book
Losing all my family left me feeling alone and ungrounded. The year my mother died from cancer, I also lost my brother to a life of addiction. Our small family of three went to one marking the end of my family of origin.

Grief is a strange cocktail of emotions and it swallowed me. From craving to wear all my mom’s handmade sweaters all at once in order to inhale her smell to hours of uncontrollable angry crying fits about words gone unsaid. I did not want to forget and I could not let go

As I was swimming in grief, my own two children were growing up. Observing their childhood transported me back to my own preserving both theirs and mine putting my family back together.

Still Breathing is a meditation on loss and remembering. It is my promise to not forget.

Artist Bio
Julia Vandenoever is an editorial, commercial and fine art photographer. Currently, she is an artist-in-residence at the Boulder Creative Collective and will be having a solo exhibition in April 2022. Her career began working for Wendy Ewald’s Literacy Through Photography program where she cemented her love of storytelling. Next, as a photo editor, she helped shape the visual aesthetic and storytelling for iconic magazines including Backpacker, Skiing and Outside for more than a decade. She has been honored to receive a couple of grants and served as a visiting artist at Guttman College in New York, New York. In 2021, Still Breathing, received a solo show at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her work explores themes of family, connection, and our relationship to nature. Raised in New England, Julia now lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, two children, and her dog, Olive.

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Thomas Whitworth
MADE/NOT MADE
$100 plus shipping
2020
8.5×11″
number of pages: MADE: 196 NOT MADE: 64
number of images: 509
perfect bound
Printer: Emprint/Moran, Baton Rouge, LA.
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  About the Book
This project consists of two books contained in one slipcase. The two are designed and structured in related, but opposing ways.
MADE is a chronological presentation of photographic bodies of work I created over thirty years, beginning in the 1970s. Each body of work is preceded by a text section providing information about the work, ie. influences, purposes, contexts, and materials.
The NOT MADE book has no chronology or order and presents no photographs or bodies of work. It reproduces notes and sketches that I made during the same time period, visualizing ideas for works of art– however, works that were never actually produced.
NOT MADE then, suggests the working context from which the pieces in MADE came from.
Ultimately, the two books together represent an attempt to illustrate both my thinking and my actual production of photographic works of art from 1973 to 2003.

Artist Bio
Previously: Professor of Fine Arts-University of New Orleans, Assistant Professor-Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN., Visiting Artist-University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. MFA–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MA–California State University, Fullerton, CA., BFA–Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

One person and group exhibitions- local, state, regional, and international over 40 years. Collections: the State of Louisiana, Bank of America, Chicago, IL., New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL., Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA., and private collections.

Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship 2005 and 1993, Director’s Choice Award– Best Series, Praxis Photographic Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN., Best of Show– Photocentric 2017, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY., Editions Ltd. Gallery Award 70th Indiana Artists Show, Indianapolis Museum of Art, First Place Juror’s Award, Tampa Biennale, Artists Alliance Gallery, Tampa, FL.

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Sharon Wickham
Artist’s Website  https://sharonwickham.com
It Blows
$65 plus shipping
2020-2021
7×7”
number of pages: 44
number of images: 44
hard cover
Printer: blurb
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About the Book
It Blows, is a response to the current circumstances we are in, since 2020.
Here i Photograph the Invisible.
& it’s Real.
Carving the Air.
This “It Blows” series is an amusing study of air.
(or is it?) (the importance of humor)

Here i am “shooting the breeze”.

Artist Bio
Sharon Wickham is a Photographic Artist, and Educator. Wickham’s background is in painting, with an undergraduate degree in Painting, followed by a graduate degree in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Wickham’s photographic vision incorporates experimental sensibilities, along with sculptural light and form. Sharon Wickham’s Concepts and Concerns revolve around “Things falling apart and Coming Together”.

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