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

Participants include:

  • Daylight Books
  • Osprey Publishing presents Liesl Bradner’s Snapdragon: The World War II Exploits of Darby's Ranger and Combat Photographer Phil Stern
  • Stephen Ferry, La Batea (Red Hook Edition, 2017)
  • Greg Miller, Unto Dust
  • Andrea Modica, January 1 (L’Artiere, Bologna, Italy)
  • The New Jersey Photography Forum
  • 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.

Bios

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)

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.

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.

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