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BOOK INFO Hardcover; 124 pages, 12 X 12 inches ISBN-13: 978-1942084587 $50 U.S. 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:Hardcover: 116 pagesISBN-13: 978-194208454910 x 8 inches$45.00 U.S. 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 978-1942084570 130 pages 10 x 8 inches $45 US; $58.99 CAN  As her children grew up and started moving out, Nolan continued to obsessively develop her craft, earning a BFA followed by an MFA. Inspired by the work of Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and Nan Goldin, she began shooting in color in natural light, focusing on her now empty house and the mundanities of everyday life. In 2004, when her first grandchild was born, followed by the arrival of six more, Nolan started photographing her adult children and their offspring from the perspective of the family matriarch. The work, spanning twelve years, is published in Nolan’s first monograph, Real Pictures  Peggy Nolan is a woman with a keen sense of adventure, a passionate love of life, and endless energy. She discovered photography fairly late in life and has been inseparable from her cameras ever since. Seeing photographs all around her, she photographed her seven children as they grew up, and later as adult children with their offspring. Nolan lives in Hollywood, Florida. Her work has been shown in museums that include the Museum of Modern Art (“Picturing Modernity”), Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, and more. Her work can be found in the collections of SF MOMA, Norton Museum of Art and Martin Z. Margulies in Florida.Bonnie Clearwater is an American writer and art historian. She is the director and chief curator of the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.Contributor Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FLSuzanne Opton is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her soldier portraits, icons of the aftermath of the current wars, have been presented as billboards in eight American cities, and have sparked a passionate debate about issues of art and soldiering. View Details

BOOK INFO Paperback, 5.5 X 8 In. / 223 Pages ISBN 9780983231615 List Price: $14.95 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: $30.00Season'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 Jean Cocteau, Ben Shahn, Miguel Covarrubias, Rufino Tamayo, Robert Parker, Roberto Montenegro, Herbert Bayer, and Max Weber.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

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