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"Two decades later, the sound of sneakers on concrete and the laughter of children is subdued — as the black and caribbe...
03/22/2021
AL J THOMPSON: REMNANTS OF AN EXODUS - GUP Magazine

"Two decades later, the sound of sneakers on concrete and the laughter of children is subdued — as the black and caribbean communities have been in steady decline. Those that still remain are the central figures of Thompson’s project." Sophie Beerens for GUP: https://gupmagazine.com/books/al-j-thompson-remnants-of-an-exodus/

Al J Thompson’s Remnants of an Exodus is a project that could never have arisen from the photographer-as-tourist, or the photographer-as-investigative journalist — that much can be felt within the powerful emotion that resonates in his images. The affection and earnest intimacy, evidenced for th...

The Reflection in the Pool by Shane Rocheleau | Yogurt Magazine
03/06/2021
The Reflection in the Pool by Shane Rocheleau | Yogurt Magazine

The Reflection in the Pool by Shane Rocheleau | Yogurt Magazine

My relationship with the Other as neighbor gives meaning to my relations with all others. – Emmanuel Levinas “It is still too common that I reflexively look away from homeless people. Conversely, it is human and vulnerable to hold their gaze and to consider that they are people with histories, l...

Primal Sight is available now outside the US, and will be available in the US in... about a week. In the meantime, here'...
02/13/2021
Primal Sight: Sadie Cook and Efrem Zelony-Mindell in Conversation - LENSCRATCH

Primal Sight is available now outside the US, and will be available in the US in... about a week. In the meantime, here's Efrem in Lenscratch: http://lenscratch.com/2021/02/primal-sight-sadie-cook-and-efrem-zelony-mindell-in-conversation/

Primal Sight, published by Gnomic Books, is curated by the one and only, Efrem Zelony-Mindell. The book is a collection of works by 146 artists, with essays by David Campany and Gregory Eddi Jones. The project surveys the state of contemporary black-and-white photography and includes the works of in...

...and LIKE is in M le Monde. Time to crack a beer and enjoy the blizzard. https://www.lemonde.fr/m-le-mag/article/2021/...
01/26/2021
A Oman, les instants volés des prolétaires du désert

...and LIKE is in M le Monde. Time to crack a beer and enjoy the blizzard. https://www.lemonde.fr/m-le-mag/article/2021/01/26/a-oman-les-instants-voles-des-proletaires-du-desert_6067605_4500055.html

Au cours d’un séjour dans le sultanat, le photographe américain Ryan Debolski est allé à la rencontre des travailleurs immigrés qui s’épuisent sur les chantiers des cités du Golfe. Les saisissant dans leurs rares moments de détente, il offre de ces jeunes hommes une image inédite.

Primal Sight is on the front page of Vogue Italia today, in a great discussion between Rica Cerbarano, Efrem Zelony-Mind...
01/26/2021
Primal Sight • A black-and-white portrayal of the unknown inside ourselves

Primal Sight is on the front page of Vogue Italia today, in a great discussion between Rica Cerbarano, Efrem Zelony-Mindell and Jason Koxvold. Grazie mille! https://www.vogue.it/fotografia/article/primal-sight-a-black-and-white-portrayal-of-the-unknown-inside-ourselves

Released by Gnomic Book and curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, this new book is a celebration of black-and-white photography and the feral nature of human beings.

LENSCRATCH
01/23/2021

LENSCRATCH

Al J. Thompson: Remnants of an Exodus: The Book
It tells the story of a once thriving Caribbean immigrant community under the threat of gentrification in Spring Valley; a suburban town just 40 minutes out of New York City. Pre-Order NOW from Gnomic Book!
http://lenscratch.com/2021/01/al-j-thompson-storytellers/

The presale campaign for Remnants of an Exodus continues! https://gnomicbook.com/products/remnants-of-an-exodus
01/23/2021
Remnants of an Exodus

The presale campaign for Remnants of an Exodus continues! https://gnomicbook.com/products/remnants-of-an-exodus

Remnants of an Exodus is Al J Thompson's first monograph, a love letter to his second home of Spring Valley, a once thriving Caribbean immigrant community under threat of gentrification, just 40 minutes from New York City. The case bound, 104 page book is comprised of 55 black and white photographs....

Federal Triangle in Boooooooom. Hose down those steps! https://www.booooooom.com/2021/01/18/federal-triangle-by-photogra...
01/22/2021
"Federal Triangle" by Photographer Mike Osborne

Federal Triangle in Boooooooom. Hose down those steps! https://www.booooooom.com/2021/01/18/federal-triangle-by-photographer-mike-osborne/

Although currently based in Austin Texas, the four years photographer Mike Osborne spent living in Washington DC, between 2012 and 2016, while teaching at Georgetown University, were the catalyst for his latest series, “Federal Triangle.” Taken on extended trips back to DC between 2016 and the p...

Congratulations to Ryan Debolski for being shortlisted to the Lucie Photo Book Prize with LIKE!
01/13/2021

Congratulations to Ryan Debolski for being shortlisted to the Lucie Photo Book Prize with LIKE!

LUCIE PHOTO BOOK PRIZE TRADITIONAL CATEGORY SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED!

WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE THE 40 SELECTED TITLES FOR THIS YEAR'S SHORTLIST!

Please check online to see both the Traditional and Independent categories selects. With so many amazing submissions, we increased the selection to the top 20 for each category. luciephotobookprize.org   

Winners will be announced Monday, January 25th.

#luciefoundation #luciephotobookprize

We're in the last week of the presale for Primal Sight, Gnomic's new project with Efrem Zelony-Mindell, David Campany, G...
01/04/2021
Primal Sight

We're in the last week of the presale for Primal Sight, Gnomic's new project with Efrem Zelony-Mindell, David Campany, Gregory Eddi Jones and 164 artists. Technically and visually it's our most ambitious to date; a radical look at contemporary black and white photography. If that sounds exciting, please preorder a copy! https://gnomicbook.com/products/primal-sight

Primal Sight, a collection of works by 146 artists, and essays by David Campany and Gregory Eddi Jones, surveys the state of contemporary black-and-white photography. The project, curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, includes the works of intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and intersectional artists,...

Honoured to be included in this list - and congratulations to the winners!
12/04/2020

Honoured to be included in this list - and congratulations to the winners!

[PhotoBook Awards laureates]
Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, in partnership with Delpire & Co, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.
Living Trust by Buck Ellison (Loose Joints Publishing, Marseille, France) is the winner of $10,000 and the First PhotoBook award.
Woman Go No’Gree by Gloria Oyarzabal (Editorial RM, Barcelona, and Images Vevey, Switzerland) is the winner of PhotoBook of the Year.
The selection for Photography Catalogue of the Year is Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography, edited by Tina M. Campt,Marianne Hirsch, Gil Hochberg, and Brian Wallis (Walther Collection, New York, and Steidl, Göttingen, Germany).
A Jurors’ Special Mention for First PhotoBook goes to LIKE by Ryan Debolski (Gnomic Book, Brooklyn).

Yogurt Magazine & the Paper Room
11/27/2020

Yogurt Magazine & the Paper Room

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ABENDLIED BY BIRTHE PIONTEK

One of TIME Magazine’s best photobooks of 2019, Abendlied (Evening Song) examines how individual relationships in a family are shaped by the processes of growing up, aging, and eventually letting go. It reveals how this circle of life not only contributes to an ebb and flow of connection, but also to a feeling of separation within the family bond.

The project aims to look at the elements that create a family: not just the genes, but also the stories and secrets, as well as the objects that we surround ourselves with. The things that have always been there, are handed down, and make up the tangible and visible material that turns houses into homes. In this series they become poetic stand-ins for underlying emotions and the “unspeakable” that is unique to each family.

Publisher : Gnomic Book

https://yogurtmagazine.com/prodotto/abendlied-by-birthe-piontek/

We’re thrilled to be printing @ryandebolski’s LIKE on Wednesday with #josmorreefinebooks and @wilco_artbooks
11/26/2020

We’re thrilled to be printing @ryandebolski’s LIKE on Wednesday with #josmorreefinebooks and @wilco_artbooks

Gnomic Book's cover photo
11/26/2020

Gnomic Book's cover photo

Fototreff Berlin
06/26/2020

Fototreff Berlin

In the following week Shane Rocheleau will take over our channel and present images of his first monograph 'You are Masters of the Fish and Birds and All the Animals'.

​​Masculinity, we’re told, over and over again, is undergoing a crisis. In recent years, the phrase “toxic masculinity” has filled the room like a sour smell. Shane Rocheleau’s first monograph, You are Masters of the Fish and Birds and All the Animals, is an exploration of the space he occupies as “a white American male trying to contend with the entitlement my culture confers upon me”, he explains. Privilege is invisible; those who have it often don’t see it or chose to actively ignore it.

​​Shane Rocheleau was born in Falmouth, Massachussetts in 1977. He received his BA (1999) in Psychology and English from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, a Post-Baccalaureate Cerificate (2005) in Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and his MFA (2007) in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

​His first monograph, You Are Masters Of The Fish And Birds And All The Animals (YAMOTFABAATA), was published in April, 2018 Gnomic Book. His second, The Reflection in the Pool, was published in April, 2019 Gnomic Book.

​He currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.

--> www.instagram.com/fototreffberlin

LIKE, by @ryandebolski, has been available in Europe for a while, but the US copies got held up in COVID transit challen...
05/14/2020

LIKE, by @ryandebolski, has been available in Europe for a while, but the US copies got held up in COVID transit challenges. Thanks to everyone for your patience; your copies are shipping out as soon as they arrive.

We’re delighted to formally launch LIKE by Ryan Debolski at the inaugural edition of @virtualassembly. Available on gnom...
04/25/2020

We’re delighted to formally launch LIKE by Ryan Debolski at the inaugural edition of @virtualassembly. Available on gnomicbook.com now

04/20/2020
Unseen

We still have a few copies remaining of this remarkable project. If you haven’t watched this film we made with Shahrzad, please do.

“My body changed in every aspect, so I started to look at myself through my camera”. (🇳🇱 below) This video accompanied a limited edition artist' book (‘Half Light’) by Iranian photographer Shahrzad Darafsheh, a 37 year old artist who was battling cancer in Tehran at the time. Right now, she is in quarantine, like many of us. ‘Half Light’ offers us a window into her life and experience through her sickness. It invites us into a country which many of us have no knowledge of, or visibility into. It’s also an experiment in storytelling as the experience varies depending on what language you read the bilingual book in. When read in Farsi, from right to left, the result is very different from that which an English reader will experience. Darafsheh’s work was on show in the booth of Ag Galerie in Iran during Unseen 2019. Buy this limited edition book on Gnomic Book.

🇳🇱 “Mijn lichaam veranderde in elk opzicht, dus begon ik door mijn camera naar mezelf te kijken”. Deze video vergezelde een limited edition kunstenaarsboek (‘Half Light’) van de Iraanse fotograaf Shahrzad Darafsheh, een 37-jarige kunstenaar die in deze periode tegen kanker vocht in Teheran. Op dit moment is ze in quarantaine, zoals velen van ons. ‘Half Light’ biedt ons een kijkje in haar leven en in hoe zij haar ziekte ervaarde. Ze nodigt ons uit in een land waar velen van ons weinig over weten. Het is ook een experiment in het vertellen van verhalen, aangezien de ervaring varieert afhankelijk van de taal waarin je het tweetalige boek leest. Wanneer je het boek in het Farsi leest, van rechts naar links, is het resultaat heel anders dan wat een Engelse lezer zal ervaren. Darafsheh's werk was te zien in de booth van Ag Galerie in Iran tijdens Unseen 2019. Je kunt dit limited edition kunstenaarsboek kopen op Gnomic Book

We missed being able to go to book fairs this year, so we made our own, on the internet. It's called Virtual—Assembly, i...
04/16/2020

We missed being able to go to book fairs this year, so we made our own, on the internet. It's called Virtual—Assembly, it's happening next weekend, and we have a world-class lineup of live artist discussions over videoconference and over 40 of the most interesting publishers from all over the world presenting their latest books. We're still accepting submissions for new publishers until next Tuesday, so if this sounds interesting, drop us a line! [email protected]

Thanks to Loring Knoblauch for this insightful review of Mike Osborne's Federal Triangle on Collector Daily. "It repeate...
04/01/2020
Mike Osborne, Federal Triangle - Collector Daily

Thanks to Loring Knoblauch for this insightful review of Mike Osborne's Federal Triangle on Collector Daily.

"It repeatedly catches us jumping to increasingly polarized and unrealistic conclusions, like scenes out of a spy thriller, and yet, we can’t seem to help ourselves. Osborne has smartly crafted images that amplify this tension, turning the whole project into a very dark comedy at our own expense. But it’s not paranoia if it’s really happening, right?"

https://collectordaily.com/mike-osborne-federal-triangle/

Mike Osborne, Federal Triangle By Loring Knoblauch / In Photobooks / April 1, 2020 JTF (just the facts): Published in 2019 by Gnomic Book (here). Cloth-bound with cardboard covers, 144 pages, with 70 black and white reproductions. There are no texts or essays included. In an edition of 750 copies. (...

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