Julie Blackmon was featured on Wall Street Journal‘s Life and Culture section for her forthcoming book, Homegrown. We have already received great attention from press for this book and the pre-orders are very high. Not unlike her first book, this one will sell-out quickly.
Aaron Huey has a series featured on Slate, including photos of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the subject of his book, Mitakuye Oyasin.
Betsy Karel’s Conjuring Paradise was named “Book of the Week” by the Photo-Eye Blog. The book also received a review on Lenscratch.
Betsy Karel was recently featured on the New York Times LENS blog for her book, Conjuring Paradise.
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s book Memory City, an elegiac look at Rochester, NY, was featured in the April issue of American Photo Magazine.
Colleen Plumb’s monograph Animals Are Outside Today was recently featured in Lenscratch, Knight Foundation Blog, and the Spanish magazine Nagari.
Animals Are Outside Today offers us the chance to contemplate our intersections with animals and consider the multi-layered impact humans have upon other living beings. Contradictions define our relationships with animals. We love and admire them; we are entertained and fascinated by them; we take our children to watch and learn about them. Animals are embedded within the core of human history—evident in our stories, rituals and symbols. At the same time, we eat, wear and cage them with seeming indifference, consuming them in countless ways. This book moves within these contradictions, always questioning if the notion of sacred will survive alongside our evolution.
Victoria Sambunaris’ gorgeous new monograph, Taxonomy of a Landscape, is officially in our warehouses and ready to ship! This first monograph on Sambunaris’ work consists of two handsome hardback volumes. The first includes a retrospective selection of her images from 2000 to 2013; the second documents the artist’s collected professional ephemera as a photographer and researcher. Included among this fascinating assortment of documents are images of books on geology and history, maps, artifacts such as mineral specimens, journals and road logs, as well as her small photographic sketches. An essay from MOCP Director Natasha Egan provides an insightful overview of this ardent chronicler of contemporary America.
Sambunaris recently had a beautiful feature on the book and her artistic process in Smithsonian, and was chosen by Interview mag as one of six best coffee table books to own. (The limited edition of her book is also now available. For $100, you get this great book and a 4 x 5 polaroid. They are selling quickly so act fast if you are interested.)
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have received an incredible amount of attention with our new book, Memory City. This elegiac look at Rochester, New York (home of Eastman Kodak for 125 years before the company’s bankruptcy in 2012) is a meditation on film, memory, time, and the city itself. Webb’s black and white images taken with his last rolls of Kodachrome are punctuated with photographs shot in his signature medium of digital color. Norris Webb, who still uses film for all her work, responded to the medium’s uncertain future by creating a poetic refrain of color still lifes and portraits of Rochester women past and present.
The artists have been featured in The Guardian, TIME Lightbox, The New York Times LENS, The Atlantic’s CityLab, Democrat & Chronicle, International New York Times, and 20Minutos (in Spanish). The Webbs recently sat down with BBC World Service “Newshour” to discuss their project and Kodak’s lasting effect upon Rochester, New York (available for download here).
Janelle Lynch’s Barcelona has been included in the prestigious Arles Book Award Exhibition (July 7-September 21, 2014).
Jonathan Bell of Wallpaper* magazine took some time with Victoria Sambunaris to discuss her recent monograph, Taxonomy of a Landscape, and what led her to this gorgeous body of work.
“The American landscape photographer Victoria Sambunaris has completed her first monograph, Taxonomy of a Landscape. Sambunaris studied at Yale and still teaches there, although her main passion is the regular road trips she takes into the American interior. The monograph brings together many of the images she took in South Texas – a rich natural landscape that is also shifting fast due to the demands of the energy industry – covering over a decade’s worth of shooting.” Keep reading…
Congratulations to Aaron Huey for winning National Gold in Photography at the 2014 Independent Publisher Awards for his sold-out monograph, Mitakuye Oyasin. In this powerful book of photographs, Huey portrays both the broken social landscape and the ceremonial warrior culture of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
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 IPPY competition attracted 3,650 entries in the national categories, 1,150 regional entries and 440 e-book entries. The medalists represented 44 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, five Canadian provinces, and eight countries overseas.
“Independent publishers are growing in number, and the quality of their work is increasing,” said awards director Jim Barnes. “One element driving the high rate of excellence is participation from university presses. This year, 29 medalists came from university presses and 9 came from museums. Their elevated level of writing, editing, design and production raises the bar and inspires us all.”