Past Events


Janet Russek: The Tenuous Stem
Book signing and exhibition

Tuesday, November 26 from 4-6pm
227 East Palace Avenue, Suite W















Radius Books will host a book signing and exhibition opening for Santa Fe photographer Janet Russek in celebration of the of her new retrospective book, The Tenuous Stem.

The poignancy and promise of the life cycle informs Janet Russek’s long term photographic project, The Tenuous Stem. In 1989, Eliot Porter—her mentor and friend—gave her a monorail camera. The camera was too unwieldy for anything but studio work, and although she has always worked with 4 x 5 cameras, she set up still lifes for the first time in 1993 to use it in her studio. More…

Justin & Doug Kimball Book Signing at ICP


For four years Justin Kimball accompanied his brother Doug, an auctioneer, into the houses of the recently deceased or dispersed. While Doug cleared these spaces of items for potential resale, Justin sought within them the evidence of an individual’s life. Photographing the smallest objects, he reimagined their existence and relationship to their absent owners. “I use the camera’s descriptive power and the photographic illusion of truth to create the narrative and inspire feelings about its subject,” he writes of these images. “The resulting photographs are my perception of what happened in those spaces: who lived there? What was hidden and what was seen?”

Event Information

Book Signing, Exhibition & Artist Talk with Sharon Core

Join Radius Books Saturday, November 3rd from 4-6pm for a book signing, exhibition and artist talk with Sharon Core. Copies of her first major monograph, Early American, will be available for purchase. An exhibition of Core’s photographs, which are featured in the book, will remain up through the end of December. Radius Books is located in downtown Santa Fe at 227 East Palace Avenue, Suite W. For more information, call (505) 983-4068 or email

Gay Block: Artist Talk & Booksigning at New Mexico Museum of Art

Renowned photographer Gay Block will be at the New Mexico Museum of Art in the St. Francis Auditorium on Sunday, January 22nd from 2-3:30 pm to present an overview of her career, talk about how her work as a portrait photographer has given her insight into life and love, and sign copies of her recently released Radius book, About Love. Photographs and Films 1973-2011.

A reception and exhibition opening will be held immediately afterward at Radius Books. A special selection of photographs featured in the book will be on view.

For more information call (505) 983-4068 or email us at!

Our studio is located at:
227 East Palace Avenue, Ste W
Santa Fe, NM 87501

The New Mexico Museum of Art is located at:
107 West Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Radius Books Polaroid Project

Join us at our studio from 4 pm to 7 pm this Friday evening for a very special event. Internationally acclaimed photographer Gay Block will be taking polaroid portraits for $25 on a first come, first serve, basis. We did the initial tests with Gay in the studio this week (the above are examples), and we think they look great – really cool, with a vintage vibe. Come get yours tomorrow night, and help fund our donation programs in 2012.

And if you haven’t been by yet – come tomorrow anytime from 10 am to 7 pm for the last day of our book sale.

Radius Holiday Booksale!

For one week just before the holidays, we are turning our studio into a bookstore! Our books will be offered at a 25% discount, including all our titles – even the newest releases.  This is the only time of year that we have a sale.  So if you can’t make it by the studio, then visit us on-line during the same days for the same discounts (with time still left to ship before the holidays).

On the last night of the sale join us for our holiday party from 4 to 7pm. We’ll be serving festive food and drinks, and during the party we will hold our first ever Polaroid Project. Internationally noted photographer Gay Block will be taking polaroid portraits on a first come, first serve basis. For only $25, you can get a portrait by a great photographer and support a great cause.

For more information call (505) 983-4068 or email us at!

Our office is located at:
227 East Palace Avenue, Ste W
Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Colleen Plumb Booksigning and Exhibition at Radius

Join us this Saturday, October 29th from 4-6pm at Radius Books! Colleen Plumb is in town for the opening of her new exhibition in our space, and she will be talking about the work and signing copies of the new book, Animals Are Outside Today. Don’t miss your chance to meet this great photographer (who was recently featured in the New York Times LENS blog) and get your personalized copy of her book. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event email

Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb Lecture at Radius Books

Friday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm, Radius Books publisher David Chickey will join photographers Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb in a lecture and discussion at the Radius Books offices.  The photographers will talk about their work and the bookmaking process.  This event is free and open to the public.

Radius Books is located downtown at 227 East Palace Avenue, Suite W, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501.  Parking will be available off of Cienega Street and Palace Avenue. For more information call Radius Books at (505) 983-4068.

Working the Line at James Kelly Contemporary

David Taylor’s photography exhibition, Working the Line, will be shown at James Kelly Contemporary in Santa Fe from September 2 through October 8th.  The opening reception will be this Friday, September 2nd from 5-7pm.  David Taylor will be signing copies of his Radius book Working the Line at the event.

Book Weekend with Radius and Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

Radius Books will team up with Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb for a weekend photography and bookmaking workshop in September.  The workshop will address every participant’s portfolio and offer personalized assignments and feedback.  The workshop takes place at Radius Books from Friday evening, September 23rd to Sunday afternoon, September 25th.  If you are interested in applying, review the details and requirements here.  The workshop is limited to twenty participants.

Two Upcoming Events for Janelle Lynch

We have two fantastic events to look forward to with Janelle Lynch.

In New York City:
Aperture Foundation will be hosting a celebration and booksigning on Thursday, July 21st from 7-9pm.  The event is sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute and Radius Books.

In Santa Fe:
Radius Books is proud to host a booksigning with Janelle on Saturday, July 23rd from 2-4pm at our studio in downtown Santa Fe. She will  give an artist talk with Radius Books’ publisher David Chickey at 3pm.  In addition, an exhibition of her photographs from Los Jardines de México will be on display.  Our offices are located at 227 East Palace Avenue, Suite W in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The event is free to the public, and parking is available off of Cienega Street and Palace Avenue.  There is no admission charge.  If you have any questions about this special event, give us a call at (505) 983-4068 or email