An evening of presentations, shopping, and signing, as photographers share their latest book projects.
Jason Fulford, "Clayton's Ascent," "The Medium is a Mess," and Der Greif
Ed Keating, "Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66"
Brenda Ann Kenneally, "Upstate Girls: Unraveling Collar City"
Pablo Lerma, "A Place to Disappear," "Greenfield. The Archive"
Barbara Mensch, "In the Shadow of Genius: The Brooklyn Bridge and its Creators"
Silent Face Projects, presenting publications by "Kin" by Mark Dorf and "Magnetic Eels" by Brea Souders
Victor Sira, "Bookdummies: An Imaginary Studio, a Non-stop Process 1993–2015"
Harvey Stein, "Mexico Between Life and Death"
Jeffrey Stockbridge, "Kensington Blues"
Bill Sullivan, "Pure Country"
Adreinne Waheed, "Black Joy and Resistance"
The galleries at the ICP Museum are open for pay-what-you-wish hours (suggested donation: $5) during this event. No payment is necessary to attend the Photobook Fest.
Brian Young, "Next Stop, 1984: Scenes From the Subway"
TOP IMAGE: © Brenda Ann Kenneally
Conveyor Editions is an independent publisher of artist books. Through collaborations with artists, writers, and designers, we experiment with the form and function of the contemporary artist book. Each publication thoughtfully considers the how the details—from design and concept to materials and production—will best convey the ideas at the heart of the work. All of our books are printed and bound in-house with Conveyor Studio.
Daylight Books is a nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world at large.
Mark Dorf is a New York–based artist whose creative practice employs a mixture of photography, video, digital media, and sculpture. In his most recent work, Dorf explores the human’s perceptions of and interactions with digitally simulated domains, urban and architectural environments, and the “Natural Landscape.” With an interest in post-anthropocentric and new materialist theory, he scrutinizes and examines the influence of the information age in order to understand our curious position within the 21st century world. Dorf has exhibited internationally at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE, 2018; Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 2017; Postmasters Gallery, New York, 2017, 2015; Galerie Philine Cremer, Dusseldorf, DE, 2016; Division Gallery, Toronto, 2015; Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, 2015; The Lima Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima, 2014; Mobile World Centre, Barcelona, 2014; Harbor Gallery, New York, 2014; and the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, 2013. Dorf’s work is included in the Foam Photography Museum Collection, the Fidelity Investments Collection, the Deutsche Bank Collection, and the permanent collection of the Savannah College of Art and Design amongst others.
Jason Fulford, photographer, co-founder of J&L Books, and Guggenheim Fellow will present three recent publications: "Clayton's Ascent" (TBW Books, 2018)—shot between 1997 and 2003 while traveling the US by motorcycle, Fulford’s saturated colors are infused with a veiled foreboding, drawing a blurred line between the real and artificial; "The Medium is a Mess" (Studio Blanco, 2018)—in the autumn of 2017, Studio Blanco invited Fulford to Reggio Emilia, Italy, to take pictures of the ateliers of Reggio Children. He spent a week in the city, documenting the creative process globally known as the Reggio Emilia Approach; and Der Greif—Fulford was invited as guest editor for Der Grief's most recent issue. Sourcing from their archive of past submissions, Fulford’s created a Frankenstein book with 67 photographers, one writer.
Edward Keating has lived and worked as a photographer in New York City since 1981. Like previous generations of street photographers, he taught himself how to photograph by chronicling street life of everyday New Yorkers. Ten years later he was hired as a staff photographer at the New York Times where he covered national and international news and was a regular contributor to the Sunday "New York Times Magazine." In addition, he co-founded “Vows,” the "New York Times’" wedding column. In 2002, Keating won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage on the attacks of 9/11. He has also been a regular contributor to "Time Magazine," "Rolling Stone," “W” Magazine and "New York Magazine." Keating’s work resides in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida. Contact Press Images in New York City represents Keating.
Brenda Ann Kenneally is a mother, teacher, multi platform documentary maker, Guggenheim Fellow, Pulitzer Prize Nominee, and formerly incarcerated youth. Over the past thirty years Kenneally’s long form, immersive projects have at once, produced visceral portraits of the personal experiences of disadvantaged children in America, and a ground up historic record of contemporary social and political values in the United States. It was Kenneally’s need to share what she had learned from both her own childhood in Upstate New York and the thirteen years that she spent recording the current generation of "Upstate Girls" that lead her to form A Little Creative Class, Inc. The non-profit arts organization's mission is to address the obstacles that deter poor and low-income youth from participation in the emerging idea based economy. One hundred percent of the author's proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated A Little Creative Class Inc.
Pablo Lerma is an image-based artist and researcher living in New York. He holds a BFA in Painting and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Barcelona, a Diploma in General Studies of Photography from the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, Spain, and an MFA in Image & Text from Ithaca College in New York. His work has been exhibited at Candela Gallery (US), Houston Center for Photography (US), Flowers Gallery (US), Konstanet (EE), Centro Huarte (ES), New York University (US), (ES) among others. His books are in collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art-SFMoMA (US), Guggenheim Museum (US), Aeromoto (MX), Centro de la Imagen (MX), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (US), Duke University (US), and the International Center of Photography in New York (US).
He has been awarded with the Grand Prize PDN-Curator’s Awards, Fundació Guasch-Coranty (ES), Sala d’Art Jove (ES) and nominated for Plat(t)form FotoMuseum Winterthur (CH), First Book Award MACK Editions (UK), Critical Mass (US), and PDN 30´s (US). His work has been featured at the British Journal for Photography (UK), Collector Daily (US), Scan Arte (UK), SCOPIO (PT), Ain´t Bad Magazine (US), New York Foundation for the Arts (US), PDN Online (US), and PhotoInter China (CH). He is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography in New York and a professor in photography at Kean University in New Jersey.
Barbara G. Mensch is a contemporary photographer who probes her subject matter with the curiosity and stamina of a detective. Her widely regarded images have been the subject of numerous articles in publications, including the "New York Times," the "Wall Street Journal," the "New York Observer," and "Time Out." She has published two books on New York’s legendary Fulton Market, now demolished, which she photographed under the scrutinizing eyes of federal law enforcement and the organized crime community. Mensch has had numerous exhibitions of her photographic work. Her images are represented in some of New York City’s most prestigious galleries, and her work is included in important collections, including those of MOMA, the Museum of the City of New York, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Fundacion Televisa of Mexico City, the Bibliothèque Nationale, Elton John, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Ms. Mensch is collaborating with producer Spike Jones Jr. on a miniseries for television based on her book.
Silent Face Projects is an artist run publishing collective based in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2014 by Joseph Desler Costa, Silent Face Project’s focus is on organizing exhibitions and programming while focusing on producing limited edition books, zines and other printed matter.
Victor Sira: is a Venezuela-born photographer/artist whose work has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Andrea Frank Foundation Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Sira is a faculty member at the ICP–Bard MFA program, where he teaches the course The Book: Imaginary Studio, A Non Stop Process. In 2011, he co-founded, Bookdummypress (bdp), a publishing company, studio, and bookstore that specializes in artist publications.
Brea Souders is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Abrons Arts Center, Bruce Silverstein Gallery and the Center for Photography at Woodstock in New York, as well as the Hyères International Festival of Photography, France, the Singapore International Photography Festival and the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Canada. She has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a fellowship with the Millay Colony of the Arts and a Workspace Residency with Baxter St. CCCY of New York. Souders’ work has been profiled in the New Yorker, ARTnews, LA Review of Books, New York TImes T Magazine, Vice, Elephant and Jeu de Paume Magazine. She is part of the collaborative duo CORAMU and lives in New York.
Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator. He is a long time faculty member at ICP and has taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Drew University among other universities. He is the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery and has curated 63 exhibits since 2007. Stein has had 84 solo exhibits and has been in over 170 group shows. He has had eight books published, including two on Coney Island and one on Harlem. His newest book, Mexico Between Life and Death, has just been published this past September. His work can be seen at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery in New York.
Jeffrey Stockbridge is a photographer and fine-art printer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stockbridge graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Photography in 2005. His documentary photography series and book, "Kensington Blues," released in 2017, has received international acclaim with exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The National Portrait Gallery in London. Stockbridge is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship Grant and a CFEVA Fellowship. His work has been featured in the "New York Times Magazine," "Time" magazine, Lens Culture, "Philadelphia Magazine," and "The Telegraph" (UK).
Bill Sullivan (b. 1965) lives and works in NYC, is an artist that works in multiple mediums. His prints, books and paintings have been widely shown in both US and international exhibitions and are in the permanent collections of MOMA and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. He has completed several large bodies of work over the past 12 years, including "3 Situations" and "What's the Matter." Since 2009, Sullivan has worked on a series of books of his own artwork and design, including "MATTER" ( ensemble 2013), "Forest Hills" (2014), "Reckless Spring" (2015), "The Black Panther Coloring Book" (with Corey Presha 2015), "Permanent Fun" (2016), and "Pure Country" (2018). In 2014 he helped found S U N, an independent publishing company based in New York City. Through S U N he has helped design and publish over 20 books with artists over the last five years.
Adreinne Waheed is a photographer, photo editor and archivist based in Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA. She has been making images since age 13. Her photography currently appears in the inaugural issue of "Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora." Her work has been published by the "New York Times," "The Fader," The Crisis, Scholastic, and Time Inc. Books. She has exhibited at Rush Arts, the Corridor Gallery, the Underground Museum, and the Long Gallery, Harlem. As photo editor, Waheed has produced and directed numerous shoots for publications including Vibe, King and Essence. Her photo research work can be seen in the recent books "Prince: A Tribute to his Royal Badness" and "Black Women in Hollywood: A Salute to Trailblazers at the Oscars."
In 2010, Adreinne created the "Waheed Photo Archive," an extensive collection of found portraits of the African American community from the Civil War to the present. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) acquired the archive in 2015. Selected images from this collection and a related essay can be found in NMAAHC’s latest book, "Everyday Beauty."
Brian Young is a Canadian-born photographer, teacher and master printer. Since 1980, he has dedicated himself to analog black-and-white photography. He has been a member of the ICP faculty since 1988 and has taught workshops in Brazil, Mexico and Spain. In 1992, he started Phototechnica Inc., a custom black-and-whitelab that specializes in exhibition printing, book projects and commercial repro. He has printed for prominent national and international art photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers. He has also printed for exhibitions in distinguished museums around the world. In 2016, he published a book of pictures from his own archive, "The Train NYC 1984." Young enjoys collaborating with photographers who still believe in the unique beauty of film photography and the silver gelatin print.
TOP IMAGE: © Brenda Ann Kenneally
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