Past Events

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

2010 Radius Books Benefit Auction

An Invitation to the 2nd Annual Radius Books Benefit Auction

Thursday, October 21st, 5-8 pm
Hosted at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art
In the Santa Fe Railyard at 554 S. Guadalupe St.

The silent auction will include work by:
Renate Aller
Charles Arnoldi
Michael Berman
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Marlene Dumas
Krista Elrick
Suzan Frecon
Dana Fritz
John Gossage
Michael Light
Beaumont Newhall
Brian Rutenberg
David Taylor
Jo Whaley

Who We Are & What We Do
Radius Books is a non-profit visual arts organization whose intent is to make a lasting contribution to society through publishing and educational programs. Our projects are a reflection of the diversity of the art world, and we have published books with outstanding artists of all ranks: from established artists such as Marlene Dumas, Lee Friedlander, and Chris Ofili, to first monographs with artists like Julie Blackmon, Michael Lundgren, Johnnie Winona Ross, and David Taylor.

Booksigning and Panel Discussion for David Taylor’s “Working the Line”

invite you to a panel discussion and booksigning for the release of

Thursday, July 15, 5:30–7:30 pm

Join photographer and Guggenheim Fellow David Taylor along with a panel that includes curator Mary Anne Redding, Border Patrol agent Paul Wells, Tohono O’odham Nation member David J. Garcia, essayist Hannah Frieser, and publishers David Chickey and Darius Himes for a discussion of current issues along the U.S.-Mexico border as reflected in Taylor’s new book, Working the Line (Radius Books, Spring 2010).

This free event will be held in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium at 113 Lincoln Avenue in downtown Santa Fe. A selection of Taylor’s border images will be on view in the Triangle Gallery next to the auditorium. David Taylor is represented by James Kelly Contemporary in Santa Fe.

Come and celebrate the release of this highly anticipated book!

Buy NOW! $50.00
Buy the Limited Edition NOW! $800.00 (Print choices below)

Michael Light to speak at Emerging Landscapes Conference, June 26, 2010


Michael Light, whose second title with Radius Books will be out this fall, will be participating in the Emerging Landscapes conference at the University of Westminster, London. The conference runs from June 25-27, 2010, and is an international, interdisciplinary venture dedicated to re-examining the idea of landscape and the intersection of the built environment with the represented environment. Focusing in large part on the synergies between photography and architecture, the conference will “examine and critically reassess the interface between production and representation in the creation of contemporary landscape.”

Light will be giving an artist talk, Some Dry Space: An Inhabited American West, as part of the Photographic Practice: Altered Terrain section of the conference. He will be speaking at 11:30 am GMT on Saturday, June 26th. For the last fifteen years, Light has aerially photographed over-settled and unsettled areas of American space, pursuing themes of mapping, vertigo, human impact on the land, and various aspects of geologic time and the sublime. A private pilot and 2007 Guggenheim photography fellow, he is currently working on an extended aerial photographic survey of the arid West.

Radius Books published the first of a planned multi-volume series of this work, Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack in Fall 2009. With LA Day/LA Night, due out in November 2010, Light continues his ongoing aerial examination of the arid American West by bringing together two opposing views of the city in a double volume set.

Both titles are available for purchase at our online store:
Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack available here
LA Day/LA Night available for pre-order here

Alec Soth at the American Academy in Rome


Alec Soth will be a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome from May 17 to May 23, 2010. In conjunction with his visit, the Academy will host an exhibition of his photographs, titled Alec Soth: Portraits.

The exhibition will feature a variety of portraits of Americans taken over the last 12 years, from mothers of Marines serving in Iraq to teenage mothers in the Louisiana Bayou, from religious propaganda in the American workplace to the mortgage crisis in Stockton, California. The exhibition is made possible by the Gagosian Gallery, Rome.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Academy’s Gallery, Via Angelo Masina, 5, Rome, Italy. The exhibition will run until June 18, 2010, viewed by appointment.

This fall, Radius Books is releasing a book featuring works by Alec Soth and photographer John Gossage. The product of a 2009 collaborative trip to New Zealand, the publication is titled The Auckland Project.

Pre-order The Auckland Project at our online store.

Suzan Frecon at David Zwirner Gallery


Suzan Frecon’s first exhibition at David Zwirner in New York will be shown from September 10 to October 23, 2010.

Frecon, an American abstract painter, critically acclaimed for her distinguished arrangements of color and form, is known for her monumental and balanced nonrepresentational works. She is included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial.

Radius Books is pleased to have the opportunity to publish a companion book to this exhibition.  This monograph features her most recent work.

Pre-order this monograph from our online store.

John McCracken at David Zwirner Gallery

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John McCracken will be celebrating his fifth show at David Zwirner in New York this fall. Since the mid-1960s, Southern California artist John McCracken—a contemporary of Donald Judd—has been a leading voice of Minimalist sculpture. His monochromatic fiberglass and resin sculptures (that are worked to a high and nearly translucent polish) are iconic pieces of this genre. The show will run from September 10 to October 23, 2010.

2010 is shaping up to be a year of many show for McCracken. His works will be shown this fall in Europe as well, starting with a group show titled Take Me To Your Leader: The Great Escape into Space, from October 16, 2010 to January 30, 2011. The show, an international group exhibition featuring artists who have drawn inspiration from works of science fiction, will be held at the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, in Oslo, Norway. The Castello di Rivoli, in Turin, Italy, will be hosting a solo exhibition of McCracken’s work, scheduled to open on November 3, 2010.

In 2008, Radius Books published John McCracken’s Sketchbook,  on the occasion of his exhibition at David Zwirner. Sketchbook presents volume one of two treasured sketchbooks that McCracken kept for a few brief years in the mid- to late-60s. The format, paper and reproduction quality of the book have been designed to faithfully reproduce in facsimile the original pages from this fascinating document; a supplemental booklet of color photographs shows the sketches in their realized form and features an interview with the artist by Neville Wakefield.

Sketchbook is available for purchase through our online store.

Hey, Hot Shot! 2010 Now Accepting Entries

Hey, Hot Shot!: A Jen Bekman Project, is now accepting entries for the 2010 competition.


Darius Himes of Radius Books is one of the panelists for the third year running, and this year Darius is starting off the judging as guest curator for the Curator’s Choice Awards.

The deadline for submissions is August 22, 2010 at 8 p.m. (EDT). Applications submitted before April 22, 2010 will be eligible to win a gift bag from Radius Books including three Radius monographs. See Radius News for more details.

FOTOBUCHTAGE, June 4-6, 2010

The Photobook Days 2010 will take place June 4-6, 2010, at the Deichtorhallen—The House of Photography—in Hamburg, Germany.


Radius Books founding members Darius Himes and David Chickey will both be attending, where they will give a lecture about artist publisher collaboration on Saturday, June 5, and will also participate in the portfolio reviews throughout the weekend. Darius is one of the panel of judges for the Get Published Award 2010, the winner of which will be announced on June 6, 2010.

For more information on the event and competition, please visit Radius News.

3rd Annual Radius Books Book Party!

RADIUS BOOKS hosts it’s 3rd annual anniversary party and all are invited!

What Radius Books annual party and holiday book sale: all titles 30% off!
When Friday, December 4, 2009 5–8 pm
Where 519 Cerrillos (in the old Luna building, across from Hotel Santa Fe), Santa Fe, NM

This event coincides with the release of three new Radius books: a major monograph on Venice-based painter Ed Moses who has been a major influence on the southern California art scene for over 50 years, Bingham Mine / Garfield Stack, by Bay Area-based photographer Michael Light, and the photographic duet Violet Isle, by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.

Meet the Artists: Joan Watts, Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Johnnie Winona Ross, Michael Light, and John McCracken will all be on hand to sign copies of their books.

For more information contact us at 505 983 4068 or

Radius Books donates 300 copies of all published titles to libraries and schools in need, around the country. Your support of this event can help broaden our efforts in your region. Radius Books is a 501(c)(3) organization.

3rd annual Book Party press release (pdf)


The first annual Radius Books benefit auction will be held on Thursday, December 3rd, from 5–7pm, in Santa Fe

We will be taking absentee bids until the day of the event. Please note that there is a “Buy It Now” option for all of the items, at the retail value of the piece. Contact us for information about how to place your bid or to reserve any of the items. Please note that the Santa Fe event is by invitation only.

Download the auction catalogue (as a pdf)

Radius event in La Jolla

Please join RADIUS BOOKS for a benefit cocktail reception

When Friday, September, 25, 2009 5–8 pm
Where Joan Warren-Grady Art Advisory, 7938 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla, CA

Hosted by Joan Warren-Grady Art Advisory, The Focus Group & Heather Bowden
(in conjunction with Gagosian Gallery opening reception of the La Jolla office)

Meet the Artists: This event coincides with the release of two new books about California artists: Venice-based painter Ed Moses, a major influence on the southern California art scene for over 50 years, and Bay Area-based photographer Michael Light. Both artists will be in attendance to sign copies of their new books, and to participate in a conversation about their work and the process of working with Radius Books.


For more information contact us at 505 983 4068 or

Radius Books donates 300 copies of all published titles to libraries and schools in need, around the country. Your support of this event can help broaden our efforts in your region. 501-c-3 status pending.