PhotoNOLA Photobook Fair
Wednesday, Dec 12, 12-5pm | Free and open to the public
We are delighted to partner with The New Orleans Advocate to host our first ever PhotoNOLA Photobook Fair! Independent publishers and authors of recent photography publications will present their titles a day-long book fair, giving attendees adequate time to peruse the books and engage with the artists. Informal talks with exhibiting artists will be presented throughout the day.
Fall Line Press
Kris Graves Projects
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Brittany Markert / In Rooms
Frank Hamrick/ Old Fan Press
Jeremiah Ariaz / UL Press
Johnna Rena’ Guillory
Sal Taylor Kydd
Fall Line Press
Fall Line Press is a publisher of fine art photography books based in Atlanta, GA. They will present seven publications:
“Nothing’s Coming Soon”, Clay Maxwell Jordan
“Carl Martin”, Carl Martin
“Watershed”, Jeff Rich
“True Places”, Jack Carnell
“ME Here Now”, Corinne Vionnet
“America 101”, Arthur Grace
“Bottom of da Boot”, Kael Alford
Luna Press presents two new releases by Josephine Sacabo, Beyond Thought (2018) and Lux Perpetua (2018), along with Inventing Reality – an anthology highlighting the work of twenty-seven contemporary New Orleans photographers. Luna Press is dedicated to the publishing of illustrated books — based on Baudelaire’s idea that there are “correspondences” between the arts and that the best and most natural appreciation of a work of art may be a response to it in another. Their goal is to emphasize the correspondence between words and images, thereby creating beautiful books.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
The Ogden Museum presents New Southern Photography, Images of the Twenty-First Century South, the hardcover exhibition catalog for the New Southern Photography exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art through March 10, 2019. New Southern Photography highlights the exciting and diverse breadth of photography being practiced in the American South today from twenty-five emerging, mid-career, and established photographers. This catalogue, produced in conjunction with the exhibit debuted at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the fall of 2018, explores the role photography plays in formulating the visual iconography of the modern New South and regional identity in an interconnected and global world. Themes and ideas addressed include: memory, the experience of place in the American South, cultural mythology and reality, deep familial connections to the land, the tension between the past and present, and the transitory nature of change in the New South (UNO Press, Fall 2018). In addition there will be books by other artists featured in the exhibition, as well as Landstar by Richard McCabe.
Frank Hamrick – Old Fan Press
Frank Hamrick presents five limited edition artist books. He states: “I have found the handmade book to be a favorable alternative to the traditional method of exhibiting photographs on the wall. The handmade book can convey ideas in ways other mediums cannot. The viewer has an intimate relationship with the book by holding it, feeling its textures and turning its pages… The handmade book allows me to combine imagery and text and incorporate materials, like handmade paper, and processes, such as staining and letterpress printing, to create unique or limited works of art.” Featured titles are: My face tastes like salt, Harder than writing a good haiku, Sometimes rivers flow backwards, Madalyn, A rabbit runs in a circle.
Pack/Peel/Pour presents three recent photo books: Signposts in a Strange Land, by Thom Bennett;
Flash: Hotel and Flash: The Garden and The Cave, both by Tim C. Best.
Pack/Peel/Pour is a tiny publisher based in New Orleans, LA. They create books and limited run portfolios with a focus on artists who work with “instant” photographic mediums.
Jeremiah Ariaz – Louisiana Trail Riders
Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in South Louisiana in the 18th century. Today trail rides are an opportunity for generations of people to gather, celebrate, and ride horseback. The riders form a distinctive yet little-known sub-culture in Southwest Louisiana. The photographs reflect the Creole culture and the celebratory spirit of the trail rides while sharing one of the many histories in the American story that has largely remained untold. The book contains 89 plates, quadtone reproductions, and an essay by Alexandra Giancarlo. Published by UL Press, 2018.
Bruce Morton – FORGOTTONIA Trilogy
This trilogy of books documents the people, land, and lifestyle of west central Illinois known as Forgottonia. Though the photographs are specific to the region, they speak to many aspects of life throughout America. Contributors include Aline Smithson, Paul Berlanga, Randy Sollenberger, and Carl Sandburg. All three books are 8.5×11 inches with soft cover and perfect bound.
FORGOTTONIA – The Suburbs (August 2018)
FORGOTTONIA – The Audience (December 2016)
FORGOTTONIA (May 2013)
J.T. Blatty – Fish Town: Down the Road to Louisiana’s Fishing Communities
“Down the road” from New Orleans is a world unlike any other. Settled during the late 1600s by fisherfolk, southeastern Louisiana has been a natural paradise for centuries. But with the loss of protective wetlands and a rising sea the area’s unique lands and way of life are threatened.
Fish Town documents the cultural and environmental life of southeastern Louisiana’s fishing communities. Because of the vanishing coastline, people who are multi-generations deep in their fishing traditions have watched their towns quietly slip toward extinction for decades. J. T. Blatty has been traveling “down the road” since 2009 to capture the people and these vanishing places. The book includes 137 color photographs and an introduction by the author, recollections by members of the fishing communities, informative notes about each photograph, and a conclusion by Craig E. Colten, who offers a compelling history of the communities and Blatty’s book. George F. Thompson Publishing, 2018
Sal Taylor Kydd – Just When I Thought I Had You
Just When I Thought I Had You features photographs and poetry by Sal Taylor Kydd, whose work often explores the tenuous connection we have with the natural world. This book, presented in a limited hardcover edition, signed and numbered by the artist, explores that connection to nature as seen through the eyes of a mother observing her children. The design is by Sal Taylor Kydd and Christina Labey of Conveyor Arts. The book was bound by Conveyor Press of New Jersey.
Brittany Markert – In Rooms
In Rooms Volume 1 & 2 are limited edition monographs by artist Brittany Markert. In the spirit of a personal diary, the photo books are published every couple years, with images presented in chronological order.
Newly released In Rooms Volume 2 (2016-2017) takes readers on an intimate and erotic psychological journey into the mind, investigating fear, desire, death, mental health, sexuality, love, gender and identity. The story is personal, created through the confrontation of Markert’s inner dialogue, shadow self, and minds of her subjects. She aims to tap into the collective unconscious in the hopes that the story is not her own, but each of ours. Accompanied with hand-written text, the book offers viewers the opportunity to juxtapose the artist’s work with the artist’s mind as a psychological study into creation of art and the human experience.
Kris Graves Projects
+KGP collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper. Publications are fuocsed on current world issues including, but not limited to race, policy, social awareness, feminism, culture, and wealth. Their goal is to make books and prints affordable to every level of collector. +KGP will offer a selection of recent titles including Sea (See) by Jeanette Spicer, Lux Noctis by Reuben Wu, and Middle Distance or The Anxiety of Influence: Photographs from Los Angeles by Isaac Diggs.
Johnna Rena’ Guillory – Fred’s
Fred’s is a bar in Mamou, Louisiana known the world over for the heritage rich French Cajun Music performed there by live bands. Fred’s a culturally significant place where the Cajun French style of music and culture are still celebrated. The photo-documentary book features black & white images, shot in natural light, depicting the local culture in the Cajun Music capital of the world, including the people and the music of Fred’s bar. (2016)
Eugenia Uhl presents various handmade photobooks. Eugenia is an award winning photographer working in New Orleans for over 25 years where she has established herself as one of the areas top freelance photographers. Her interest in calligraphy led her to bookmaking, and she is now incorporating favorite photographs from the past and recent past into book form. The handmade and artfully bound one-of-a-kind books reflect a sense of mystery, history and light. They feature various types of book bindings, and tell stories about our environment.
ReFOCUS – 2019 MyNew Orleans Photo Project Calendar
ReFOCUS presents its third annual calendar featuring photographs taken by people affected by homelessness in New Orleans, accompanied by their personal stories. ReFOCUS is a New Orleans-based nonprofit that implements ‘Photovoice’ projects, providing cameras to marginalized groups of people with the goal of showing issues, policies, and life from their own point of view.