Our publications on photography focus on the work of artists who expand the cultural, conceptual, and formal parameters of photographic representation and meaning. With an attention to exceptional production quality and design, these books aim to effectively convey the power and beauty of the
reproduced photographic image, from the individual photo to a single series to an entire lifetime of work. Texts by leading authors, critics and historians serve to critically engage the work and situate photography in the broader context of contemporary art and images.
Catherine Opie: Inauguration
Texts by Deborah Willis and Eileen Myles
A series of 100 photographs taken by celebrated photographer Catherine Opie on one of the most historic occasions in the history of the United States. In the tradition of Frank’s photographs of the 1956 Democratic National Convention and Eggleston’s 1976 Election Eve series. Includes a perceptive essay by noted photo historian Deborah Willis and an original lyrical text by award-winning writer Eileen Myles.
Lyle Ashton Harris: Excessive Exposure
Text by Okwui Enwezor
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Artist interview with Chuck Close
Exquisitely produced, large-scale monograph representing the culmination of a decade-long photographic portrait project that has now come to a close. More than 200 subjects ranging from friends and family to celebrities and art world luminaries, captured by the artist in large-format, sepia-toned Polaroid portraits for which he is well-known.
Photographs by Dana Hoey
Essay by Gretchen Rubin
First publication for acclaimed photographer Hoey, whose powerful and precisely constructed photographs are integrally paired with a penetrating text by bestselling author Gretchen Rubin. Hoey’s images and Rubin’s provocative arguments lay bare intentions that stand outside the conventional goals of acquisition and accumulation.
Lyle Ashton Harris
By Anna Deavere Smith
First publication on the work of photographer Lyle Ashton Harris, known for self-portraits which explore issues of performance, identity, family, gender, masculinity, and race. Anna Deavere Smith’s essay powerfully explores her relationship to the photographs and the artist.