An evening of shopping and signing, as photographers share their latest book projects.

Participants include:

  • Maha Alasaker
  • Daylight Books
  • Osprey Publishing presents Liesl Bradner’s Snapdragon: The World War II Exploits of Darby's Ranger and Combat Photographer Phil Stern
  • Jason Eskenazi
  • Stephen Ferry, La Batea (Red Hook Edition, 2017)
  • Fryd Frydendahl
  • Kris Graves Project
  • Lucy Helton
  • Konnotation Publishing
  • Greg Miller, Unto Dust
  • Andrea Modica, January 1 (L’Artiere, Bologna, Italy)
  • The New Jersey Photography Forum
  • Red Hook Editions
  • Sarah Stacke, Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum
  • TIS Books

The galleries at the ICP Museum are open for pay-what-you-wish hours (suggested donation: $5) during this event. No payment is necessary to attend the Photobook Fest but registration is encouraged.


Maha Alasaker is a Kuwaiti visual artist based in New York City. She is a 2014 ICP graduate from the Full-Time Program in General Studies. Through her artwork, she is trying to have a deeper understanding of herself. Her artwork attempts to engage with issues of identity and culture. She is curious about the meaning of being a female based on her upbringing. She explores these matters through her visual arts practice. Her work was featured as part of the Art on Paper in Manhattan, Miami Project, and ArtMarket - Hampton.

Daylight Books is a nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world at large.

Liesl Bradner is an award-winning journalist with more than fifteen years’ experience with the Los Angeles Times. She's also contributed to respected national publications such as the New Republic, The Guardian, Truthdig, Variety and HistoryNet magazines. In May 2018, Bradner published Snapdragon: The World War II Exploits of Combat Photographer and Darby’s Ranger Phil Stern. In 2016, she was part of a team of writers at Truthdig that won the 2015 Maggie Award for best regularly featured web column (Book Review). Other book projects include Frank Sinatra Has a Cold (Taschen, 2015) and the Writers' Room essay for Matthew Weiner's Mad Men (Taschen, 2016).

Jason Eskenazi, Guggenheim Fellow, 1999; Fulbright Scholar, 2004; Red Hook Editions partner; Dog Food Zine editor, and former security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be signing his two new books, Black Garden and Departure Lounge.

Stephen Ferry’s work engages issues of human rights, cultural survival and the representation of history through images. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Ferry has developed an understanding of Latin American culture, society, and politics over twenty years of covering the region. His first book, I Am Rich Potosí (Monacelli Press, 1999), looks at the historic consequences of Spanish colonialism and silver mining on the native peoples of the Andes. In 2012, he published Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict (Umbrage). His latest book, La Batea (Red Hook Edition, 2017), documents traditional gold mining in Colombia.

Fryd Frydendahl divides her time between New York and Denmark. She works in the field of photography. Frydendahl was born on the west coast of Denmark in 1984, graduated from Fatamorgana, the Danish school of art photography, in 2006, and received a certificate from the International Center of Photography in General Studies in 2009. Her first book, Familiealbum, was published by the Danish Publishing house Nyt Nordisk Forlag in 2007. The book featured a collection of portraits from The Youth House, a Danish punk venue that was evicted and demolished in 2007. Frydendahl has published several books and has been exhibited widely in recent years, including solo exhibitions at V1 Gallery, Politiken's Gallery, and Baxter Street Gallery at The Camera Club New York. She is the recipient of grants from Fogtdahls Rejsestipendie, The Henry Margolis Foundation, and Josephine Lyons Merit Scholarship, the 2011 CCNY fellowship program, the Danish art council, and was nominated for the Remmen Foundation's Art Prize in 2018. Her latest major release, the book Nephews, a body of work that spans over 12 years (Konnotation, 2017), was followed by a solo exhibition at V1 Gallery, where Frydendahl is represented. Two selected series of works from the book Nephews have during the course of 2017 been included in the permanent collections of Statens Museum for Kunst (The Danish National Galleries) and Det Nationale Fotomuseums samlinger (The National Photo Museum).

Kris Graves Project (KGP) collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper. We focus
all of our publications on current world issues including, but not limited to race, policy, social awareness, feminism, culture, and wealth. Our goal is to make books and prints affordable to every level of collector.

Born in London and based in New York, Lucy Helton received her master’s degree in fine art photography from Hartford Art School, CT, in 2014. Rising from a necessity to express her personal anxieties and concerns about the environment, her first photobook Actions of Consequence was nominated for the MACK First Book Award 2014, shortlisted for the Kassel Dummy Award 2015, and the Anamorphosis Prize 2015. Her most recent book Transmission (Silas Finch, 2015) is a communication from our future to our recent past and it was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award 2015. Helton is immersed in photo book making and has participated in various book fairs and festivals in New York, Los Angeles, London, Germany, and France.

Konnotation was founded in 2014 and is an art publishing and creative company, specializing in printed matter for artists, collaborating on exhibition catalogues and facilitating a platform for cross-cultural endeavors. Konnotation functions as a vehicle for promoting, editing and creating art related projects.

Greg Miller was born in Nashville, Tennessee and lives in Northeastern Connecticut. He teaches at the International Center of Photography, Maine Media College + Workshops, and is a Guggenheim Fellow. He uses the serendipity of street photography and portraiture to build insightful, narrative photographs. His work has been included in several solo shows in Los Angeles, Barcelona, and the Cheekwood Museum in Nashville as well as invitational group shows in New York City, including Yossi Milo, James Danziger, and Sasha Wolf galleries. Since 1988, his work has appeared in numerous publications and media including Time, Life, NPR, the New York Times and Esquire, among many others. His work is in the permanent collections of institutions, museums, and private collections worldwide.

Andrea Modica was born in New York City and lives in Philadelphia, where she works as a photographer and teaches at Drexel University and the International Center of Photography. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, and a Knight Award recipient. Her photographs have been featured in many publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Newsweek, and American Photo. Her books include Treadwell, Barbara, Minor League, Human Being, Fountain, As We Wait, and most recently, January 1. Modica has exhibited extensively and has had solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. Her photographs are part of the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, and the Bibliotheque Nationale.

The New Jersey Photography Forum is a group of experienced photography exhibitors that was started in 1994 by Nancy J. Ori of Berkeley Heights as an opportunity for experienced photographers to gather and talk about their work and explore exhibition opportunities within the fine art community. Ori, founder and director of the NJPF, and Peter Alessandria will be representing the NJPF table.

Osprey Publishing is the leading publisher of illustrated military history. Now in its fiftieth year, Osprey has published more than 3,000 titles on a wide range of military history subjects from ancient times to the present day, covering battles, campaigns, uniforms, weapons, equipment, tactics, and organization.

Founded in 2017, Red Hook Editions is a new model in photo book publishing: photographers will take on many responsibilities, from funding to advertising to distribution, but will crucially retain control and ownership. Our mission is to publish superlative photography books and in the past two years we’ve done so with 13 amazing titles.

The author of Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum, Sarah Stacke is a photographer and writer based in Brooklyn. Stacke’s photography focuses on daily life in communities whose geographic borders were shaped during periods of colonization. Often spending time with a community over the course of months or years, she looks at intersections of culture and memory and questions how land, and the loss of it, shapes identities. Select clients include National Geographic, the New York Times, the New Yorker, BuzzFeed, and Photo District News. Stacke is an adjunct faculty member at ICP and CDS Duke.

TIS Books is a Brooklyn-based publisher of photobooks and base for discussing the intersection of photography and life—music, literature, sports, movies, stuff that matters. Photobooks, we think, grow of themselves. They are the unique expressive and communicative form— the offspring of a camera and a mind at work in the world—to which TIS books is dedicated.


Image: © Jacque Donaldson