PDN 2015 Finalists
Congratulations to the finalists in this year’s PDN Photo Annual! A whopping three Radius Books won in the Photobook category:
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb won for their book, Memory City. In an elegiac look at Rochester, New York, Memory City is a mediation on film, memory, time and the city itself. Shot in both digital and analog formats, the photographs are joined by quotes from famous writers and thinkers who have been connected to Rochester.
Laura Letinksy won for her book, Ill Form & Void Full. In this serene monograph, Letinsky creates references to the table from existing photographs in home and lifestyle magazines, her old work, the art of friends and actual objects. Her process shows how ideas about the private sphere and their manifestation in our lives are predicated upon what has come before—that is, perception itself is a construct.
Michael Light won for his book Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain. In Light’s third aerial survey published by Radius Books, the photographer focuses on Nevada, formerly the fastest-growing state in America until the 2008 recession. Light hovers intimately over the topography of two residential areas, both never fully realized and in disrepair: Lake Las Vegas, a lifestyle resort built around a former sewage swamp, and the nearby Black Mountain community, where a quarter-billion dollars was spent on moving earth that has lain dormant for the past six years.
About the PDN Photography Annual
The Photo District News compiles a record of the year’s most compelling images. This renowned competition features a wide variety of photographic genres, ranging from from highly visible ad campaigns and editorials, to photojournalism stories, to personal series from established and student photographers. In the PDN Photo Annual, contestants from across the globe come together in a celebration of bold and singular artistry.
Congratulations to Julie Blackmon for National Silver in Photography at the 2015 Independent Publisher Awards for her popular monograph, Julie Blackmon: Homegrown. In this enchanting book of fictional and auto-biographical photographs, Blackmon seeks to reflect not only life today and as children growing up in a large family, but move beyond the documentary to explore the fantastic elements of everyday life, both imagined and real. Included are 40 works made from 2009-2014, an interview with the artist by Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon, and an insightful introduction by renowned poet Billy Collins. More…
About the IPPYs
The “IPPY” Awards were launched in 1996 and are designed to bring increased recognition to titles published by independent authors and publishers. They were established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents. This year’s 19th annual IPPY competition attracted over 2,700 entries. The medalists represented 45 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, six Canadian provinces, and ten countries overseas.
Join us, November 13 – 16, for Paris Photo 2014. We will host the following signings at Radius Books’ stand EE26:
2PM Betsy Karel Conjuring Paradise
3PM Gay Block About Love
4PM Laura Letinsky Ill Form & Void Full
5PM Sharon Core Early American
3PM Renate Aller and Janet Dees Ocean/Desert
4PM Julie Blackmon Homegrown
5PM John Gossage pomodori a grappolo
6PM Janelle Lynch Barcelona
2PM Janet Russek The Tenuous Stem and
. David Scheinbaum Beaumont’s Kitchen
3PM Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb Memory City
4PM Michael Light Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain
October 31 – November 15
Radius Books Studio
227 East Palace Ave, Suite W
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Radius Books has been chosen to exhibit this year at Paris Photo. In preparation, we have pulled from the archives some of our most coveted limited and deluxe edition books to take with us. But before we go, we thought we would give our loyal followers a chance to buy these. For the next two weeks, copies will be available directly from Radius, and will be exhibited in our space. The quantities for most of these are VERY limited, so if you are interested, please let us know. (505) 983-4068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Renate Aller: oceanscapes ($5,000)
Charles Arnoldi ($4,000)
Mark Klett: Saguaros ($2,000)
Julie Blackmon: Domestic Vacations ($2,000)
Susan York & Arthur Sze: The Unfolding Center ($2,000)
Johnnie Winona Ross ($1,500)
Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle ($1,500)
John Gossage & Alec Soth: The Auckland Project ($1,400)
Judy Tuwaletstiwa: Mapping Water ($1,000)
Sharon Harper: From Above & Below ($1,000)
Janelle Lynch: Barcelona ($1,000)
Janelle Lynch: Los Jardines de Mexico ($1,000)
Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Dolls & Masks ($900)
Michael Lundgren: Transfigurations ($600)
Johnnie Winona Ross ($5,000)
Mark Klett: Saguaros ($2,000)
Browse through the brand new Radius Books catalog to see forthcoming titles and much more…
For the third year in a row, Radius Books has been chosen for the 50 Books/50 Covers Competition. A big congratulations to Janelle Lynch for her monograph Barcelona, chosen as one of 50 Best covers. And to Stephen Dupont for Piksa Niugini Portraits & Diaries (co-published with The Peabody Museum Press), chosen as one of 50 best books.
Sponsored by AIGA, Design Observer, and Designers & Books, this is the oldest continuously operating graphic design competition in the United States, dating back to 1922. More…
Remember last year? We had so much fun, we’re doing it again!
Please save the date for RADIUS BOOKS Artist Weekend 2015
See some of the memorable moments with the many Radius Books artists that attended in 2013:
In celebration of our eighth anniversary, during which time we will have published more than 90 titles, RADIUS BOOKS is bringing together over 50 notable local and international artists for our biennial Artists Weekend. The event will take place September 19, 2015 . Stay tuned, more info to come as the event nears.