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BOOK INFO Hardcover; 124 pages, 12 X 12 inches ISBN-13: 978-1942084587 $50 US; $72.50 CAN"..a striking homage to a glorious time in space travel...", - Wired, October 1, 2018“...capturing the magic and majesty of the missions that captivated the nation.”, - My Modern Met, October 29, 2018Also featured by: Bloomberg Businessweek, Artdaily  First Fleet began more than 30 years ago with the launch of the first Space Shuttle Columbia in 1981. With special access to photograph the Shuttle operations at the Kennedy Space Center, John Chakeres began his multi-year project photographing the five original space shuttles. The images in First Fleet are a never-before-seen look at the sensational launch and landing operations of the space shuttles. In addition the photographs Chakeres managed to capture represent a technical achievement as the photographer invented a special remote trigger device in order to properly capture the action from a safe distance.  John A. Chakeres has been an artist working in photography for more than 40 years. He has published three books of his photographs, Traces: An Investigation in Reason, 1977; D’art Objects: A Collaboration, 1978; and Random New York: An Unscripted Walk, 2008. His photographs have been included in numinous exhibitions and publications and are in a number of permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Ill, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA and Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN. He has taught photography, printmaking, and digital imaging at Ohio University, Columbus College of Art and Design, and Columbus State Community College.W.M. Hunt is a photography collector, curator and consultant who lives and works in New York City. His book The Unseen Eye (Aperture, Thames & Hudson, Actes Sud) focuses on Collection Dancing Bear, his largest collection of photographs. W.M. Hunt has written essays on or for artists, among them Bill Armstrong, W.A. Bentley, Mark Beard, Luc Delahaye, Larry Gianettino, Manuel Geericnk, Bohnchang Koo, Luis Mallo, Jeff Sheng, Phillip Toledano and Frank Yamrus.  He is a professor at the School of Visual Arts.Leland Melvin is an engineer and NASA astronaut and former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions. He served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010. He also served as the co-chair on the White House’s Federal Coordination in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Task Force, developing the nation’s five-year STEM education plan. He holds four honorary doctorates and has received the NFL Player Association Award of Excellence. He shares his inspirational life story in his memoir Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances (Amistad (May 23, 2017). Leland Melvin lives in Lynchburg, Virginia. View Details
Book Details: Soft cover, leather boundISBN-13: 978-1942084556144 pages; 96 images6 x 8 inches$45 US; $58.99 CAN "...released amid a nationwide conversation about toxic masculinity sparked by the #Metoo movement...", - Time, September 17, 2018 "...a historical document of a powerful—and aggressive—American subculture.", - Vice, October 4, 2018"This is a naked look inside the American frat house.", - The New York Post, September 27, 2018 The American Fraternity is a photobook that provides an intimate and provocative look at Greek culture on college campuses by combining contemporary photographs with scanned pages from a wax-stained 60 year old ritual manual. This book will shed new light on the peculiarities of the fraternal orders which count seventy-five percent of modern U.S. presidents, senators, justices, and executives among their members. These mysterious campus organizations are filled with arcane oaths and ceremonies and this book attempts to capture within its pages some of this dark power. Andrew Moisey is an award-winning photographer and educator. He is Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, a Rosevear Faculty Fellow at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies (May 2014) at the University of California, Berkeley. Cynthia Robinson is Professor of History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University, where she also serves as Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the History of Art.Nicholas L. Syrett is professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Kansas and author of The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities and American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States. View Details
Book Details:Hardcover: 116 pagesISBN-13: 978-194208454910 x 8 inches$45.00 U.S.“...a lively, entertaining compare-and-contrast exercise, wrought using the writer’s own decades-distant, but still vivid, recollections.”, - Musee Magazine, November 5, 2018Also featured by: Photo District News, L'Oeil de la Photographie Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980 is a meditation on time and place: before the internet and 24/7 news; when one could visit the Eiffel Tower without seeing police and automatic weapons, when a ride on the New York subway cost 15 cents, when the smell of fresh-baked baguettes wafted over nearly every Parisian neighborhood, and when the Coney Island parachute ride still thrilled thousands. Van Riper’s striking black and white photographs spanning twenty years, coupled with his eloquent texts, capture the 20th-century romance and grit of New York more than a half century ago, and Paris, some forty years ago. It was a time when the pace of life was slower and somehow less threatening, people talked to each other instead of texting on their iPhones, and you literally had to stop and smell the coffee. Frank Van Riper is an internationally acclaimed documentary and fine art photographer, journalist and author. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, the photography archive of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the Tides Institute collection, Eastport Maine, among others. Martin Walker is an internationally renowned journalist and foreign policy scholar, and author of the bestselling ‘Bruno’ series of crime novels set in the Perigord region of France. He is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, based in Washington, DC. View Details
Book Details:Hardcover; 84 pages, 11x9 inches33 color photographsISBN-13: 978-1942084594Price: $45.00 US     Featured by Photo District News  Upstate looks at the lingering legacy of American industrial and agricultural history in and around Hudson, New York. Combining poetic landscapes and interiors with portraiture, the images in Upstate express a quiet mystery and beauty while they revel in the vernacular. Like the Hudson River School painters who worked in the area in the 19th Century, Stauffer captures sublime elements while also revealing the shifting economic realities of the region.Tema Stauffer is a photographer whose work examining the social, economic, and cultural landscape of American spaces has been exhibited internationally.Alison Nordström is the former Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography, (Florida) and Senior Curator of Photographs/Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House, (New York) she is the author of over 100 published books and essays on photographic topics, and has curated over 100 photographic exhibitions in nine countries.Xhenet Aliu is the author of the novel Brass (Random House, 2018) and the story collection Domesticated Wild Things and Other Stories (University of Nebraska Press, 2013), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. Her fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Lenny, LitHub, Buzzfeed, Hobart, and elsewhere. View Details

BOOK INFOPaper over Board, 13 X 11 In. / 196 Pages / 152 Color Photographs / 18 InsertsISBN 9781942084365List Price: $50.00“While the book is undoubtedly documentary, Ms. Malik’s account is first and foremost a personal investigation of her own memory.”, - The New York Times, June 20, 2017“Here, cultures that usually clash blend together, and identity outgrows simple, nationalistic terms.”, - Aperture, September 14, 2017...a strangely personal, honest, and childlike view of a place that, to most, seems bizarre.”, - Vice, September 13, 2017 In ARAMCO: Above the Oil Fields, Ayesha Malik delivers a personalized account of life within Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, a gated community originally created as a home for American employees of the Arabian American Oil Company (now known as Saudi Aramco). This small town houses the world's wealthiest company, which also owns the world's largest crude oil reserves. In 2018, as part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 plan, the public sale of a percentage of the company is expected to be the biggest IPO in history, valued at around $2 trillion. Malik shares the surprising warmth, familiarity, and timelessness of this 22-and-a-half square-mile place that so many Aramcons call home. Malik's photographs provoke conversation about the perception of and preconceived ideas about a home that is neither fully Saudi nor fully American -- a home unlike any other.Ayesha Malik divides her time between New York City and Saudi Arabia working on self-directed photo projects. Her work has been featured in Time Lightbox, VICE Magazine, Le Monde's M Magazine, The New York Times, Refinery29, and Offset, amongst others. View Details
BOOK INFO Paperback, 5.5 X 8 In. / 136 Pages ISBN 9780983231615 List Price: $14.95 Featured by The New Yorker Photographs Not Taken is a collection of essays by photographers about moments that never became a picture. Conceived and edited by Will Steacy, each photographer was asked to abandon the camera and, instead, use words to recreate the image that never made it through their lens.Featuring contributions from over sixty photographers! Dave Anderson, Timothy Archibald, Roger Ballen, Thomas Bangsted, Juliana Beasley, Nina Berman, Elinor Carucci, Kelli Connell, Paul D'Amato, Tim Davis, KayLynn Deveney, Doug Dubois, Rian Dundon, Amy Elkins, Jim Goldberg, Emmet Gowin, Gregory Halpern, Tim Hetherington, Todd Hido, Rob Hornstra, Eirik Johnson, Chris Jordan, Nadav Kander, Ed Kashi, Misty Keasler, Lisa Kereszi, Erika Larsen, Shane Lavalette, Deana Lawson, Joshua Lutz, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Laura McPhee, Michael Meads, Andrew Moore, Richard Mosse, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Laurel Nakadate, Ed Panar, Christian Patterson, Andrew Phelps, Sylvia Plachy, Mark Power, Peter Riesett, Simon Roberts, Joseph Rodriguez, Stefan Ruiz, Matt Salacuse, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Aaron Schuman, Jamel Shabazz, Alec Soth, Amy Stein, Mark Steinmetz, Joni Sternbach, Hank Willis Thomas, Brian Ulrich, Peter Van Agtmael, Massimo Vitali, Hiroshi Watanabe, Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris WebbFeatured in the New York Times, New Yorker, TIME, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, La Repubblica, Wired, Photograph, and Artnet  View Details
BOOK INFOPaper over Board, 6.5 X 8.5 In. / 96 Pages / 50 ColorISBN 9781942084228List Price: $30.00"These are not your average Christmas cards.", - The Week, December 7, 2016"...a brilliant new book reveals the festive correspondence of some of modern art’s greatest pioneers...”, - AnOther Magazine, December 20, 2016Season's Greetings includes reproductions of handmade art objects or limited printings that come from the Estate of Monroe Wheeler.As Director of Exhibitions and Publications at the Museum of Modern Art from 1939 to 1967, Monroe Wheeler heavily influenced typography, book design, and the development of the museum exhibition catalog. During his tenure at MoMA, Wheeler developed close relationships with many of the artists whose works he exhibited and published. Season's Greetings is a volume of over fifty handmade art objects and limited printings that were sent to Wheeler from artists, many of whom he knew intimately, including never-before-seen work by such luminaries as André Kertész, Marc Chagall, Ben Shahn, Robert Parker, Roberto Montenegro, Herbert Bayer, Max Weber, Alexander Calder and more!Essays by Allen Ellenzweig, Joseph Scott IV and Vincent Cianni establish the importance of this vast archive of art, letters, and ephemera, and highlight Wheeler's wide influence within his field. Season's Greetings is a fitting tribute to a man whose life's work centered on and celebrated fine art publications.Vincent Cianni is a documentary photographer and archivist for the Estate of Anatole Pohorilenko and the Monroe Wheeler Archive. He teaches at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City, and has authored two books, including Gays in the Military, published by Daylight Books in 2014.Joseph Scott IV, Philadelphia, PA, became caretaker of the Manhattan apartment of Monroe Wheeler in 1990 to assist with organizing and preserving this important archive. His work continues today, as executor for Anatole Pohorienko, to help finish cataloging the remaining material for Mr. Wheeler, Glenway Wescott and George Platt Lynes.Allen Ellenzweig, New york, NY, is an arts critic and cultural commentator currently preparing a biography of twentieth-century photographer George Platt Lynes for Oxford University Press. He is a contributing writer to the Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide and has published in Art in America, PASSION: the Magazine of Paris, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and the online magazine Tablet. He has also published works of short fiction. His landmark 1992 illustrated history, The Homoerotic Photograph: Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe, was reissued in paperback by Columbia University Press in 2012. He teaches in the Writing Program at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is a founding board member of The Robert Giard Foundation which offers an annual fellowship to photographers, videographers, or filmmakers. View Details

BOOK INFO Paper Over Board, 11 X 9 In. / 96 Pages  / 45 ColorISBN 9781942084204 List Price: $45.00“...these fresh, layered and technically complex images examine the possibilities in the un-sensed and unimagined...”, - Artdaily, September 4, 2016“Kyne uses light and perspective to create a mysterious world that otherwise would go undiscovered.”, - Musee Magazine, November 8, 2016“...the photographs in A Crack in the World shift human vision into an extraordinary terrain, one where Kyne and her camera revel.”, - KQED Arts (NPR), November 16, 2016A Crack In The World presents Barbara Kyne's photographs of the five acres which she and her partner share in Mariposa, California. Kyne photographs as a means understanding so-called reality, wondering what lies outside of the environment that she can detect with her own limited human biology. Ultimately, Kyne produces a photography of nature that does not rely on the nature genre, or even on the subject matter of nature for engagement or visual enjoyment, but instead examines the possibilities in the not-sensed and the imagined. A Crack In The World contains fresh and elegant, yet layered and technically complex photographs that inspire empathy for all beings, and the planet that sustains them. An accompanying essay by Susan Griffin examines the artistic and theoretical implications of this deceptively simple body of work.Barbara Kyne is an artist based in Oakland, California. Her work has been shown at SF Camerawork, Photo Center NW, the Trition Museum of Art, The Kala Institute, and the Bedford Gallery, and is featured in many contemporary photography books and publications. View Details
BOOK INFOPaper over Board, 11 X 9 In. / 196 Pages / 80 Color PhotographsISBN 9781942084259List Price: $50.00"In his debut monograph, Nalbandian weaves together harrowing images and powerful quotations.", - Smithsonian Mag, September 15, 2016“...a honest and uncensored testimony to the strength and vitality of the people living amidst cataclysmic turmoil...", - Vice, November 19, 2016“Despite all the guilt and all the horror, A Whole World Blind is at least in part a book about redemption. When people asked Nalbandian to tell their story—whether it was about a wedding or a funeral— he followed them and listened.”, - Feature Shoot, December 15, 2016A Whole World Blind depicts the realities of war in Northern Syria's rebel-held territories, from the brutal to the mundane.Award-winning photographer Nish Nalbandian has spent three years covering the war in Northern Syria and the refugees from that war in Turkey. His debut monograph, A Whole World Blind, entwines documentary photography and portraiture with oral testimony, essays, stories, and memoir to create a vivid picture of the reality of this war. A Whole World Blind depicts fighters on the frontline, as well as everyday people eking out a living amidst the ruins. Fascinated by the dynamic of life that continues through conflict, Nalbandian's photographs humanize what often read as impersonal headlines about a dangerous war.Nish Nalbandian has photographed in more than thirty-five countries worldwide in a variety of environments and continues to cover Syrian Refugee issues. Nalbandian's awards include First Prize for Conflict photography in the 2014 IPA, the Gold Medal for War Photography in the 2014 PX3, and many more. View Details
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 X 9.5 In. / 128 Pages / 56 Color ISBN 9780983231653List Price: $34.95“What Slavick produces are ghosts, haunting images from a past that, to paraphrase Faulkner, is neither dead nor past.”, - Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2013“...forms one of the most modest, least sensational of commemorations.”, - San Francisco Chronicle, August 2, 2013"...artist elin o’Hara slavick faces a void of annihilation that transcends expression, and yet, with meticulous care and consciousness, she produces photographic exposures that illuminate the unspeakable.”, - The Asia-Pacific Journal, May 12, 2013The photographic images of Hiroshima, Japan, in this photo essay are attempts to visually, poetically, and historically address the magnitude of what disappeared, and what remains, after the dropping of the A-bomb in 1945. They are images of loss and survival, fragments and lives, architecture and skin, surfaces and invisible things, like radiation. Exposure is at the core of Slavik's project: exposure to and exposures made from radiation, to the sun, to light, to history, and exposures made from radiation, the sun, light, and history, including historical artifacts from the Peace Memorial Museum’s collection. After Hiroshima engages ethical seeing, visually registers warfare, and addresses the irreconcilable paradox of making barbarism visible as witness, artist, and as viewer.Featured in San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Foam and New York Times, and more!Essay by James Elkins View Details

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