Jess T. Dugan reviews Primal Sight for Strange Fire, and it's excellent: http://www.strangefirecollective.com/book-reviews#/book-review-primal-sight/
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Jess T. Dugan reviews Primal Sight for Strange Fire, and it's excellent: http://www.strangefirecollective.com/book-reviews#/book-review-primal-sight/
"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...
Al J Thompson is in Vogue Italia today, in a lovely interview with Rica Cerbanaro. https://www.vogue.it/fotografia/gallery/remnants-of-an-exodus-al-j-thompson
Published by Gnomic Book, the new book by Al J Thompson is a touching documentation of the community of Spring Valley and of the dramatic demographic and political shift that is undergoing.
Thanks to Odette England and Photo-Eye for this incredibly insightful review: https://blog.photoeye.com/2021/03/book-of-week-selected-by-odette-england.html?m=1
Book Review Primal Sight Curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell Reviewed by Odette England "I remember the first photograph I made using bla...
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...
Submit your work to our good friends at Palm* Studios 2021 Photo Prize: https://contests.picter.com/palm-photo-prize-2021
Palm* Photo Prize is an annual submission based exhibition for new generation of photographers. Its aim is to support, elevate and showcase the best of the new wave of image-makers.
PMVABF and two live discusssions - https://mailchi.mp/9a0252654c6f/holiday-2018-sale-4775921
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/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-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.
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!
Remnants of an Exodus, by Al J Thompson - https://mailchi.mp/5b443dd44703/holiday-2018-sale-4736217
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-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...
If you've never seen Shane Rocheleau's first book, You are Masters of the Fish and Birds and All the Animals, you should. Here it is in Paper Gallery: https://thepprgallery.com/featured/shane-rocheleauyamotfabaata
Shane Rocheleau addresses privilege and masculinity in the 21st century with his 2018 Gnomic Book publication, "You Are Masters Of The Fish And Birds And All the Animals"
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.
Thanks to everyone who supported the preorder campaign for Primal Sight! We cleared the target and are deep in production. Here's the book in the British Journal of Photography already: https://www.1854.photography/2021/01/primal-sight-black-and-white-photography-through-the-lens-of-146-artists/
A new radical photobook questions the role of the black and white medium in contemporary photography
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,...
Paris Photo / Aperture Jurors’ Special Mention - https://mailchi.mp/f54a62ed2eda/holiday-2018-sale-4673045
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).
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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.
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Happy Thanksgiving! Here's Ryan Debolski in Paper Journal: https://paper-journal.com/15-questions-with-ryan-debolski/
Following the recent publication of his photobook LIKE by Gnomic Books, Ryan Debolski takes part in our new interview series, 15 Questions With…
We’re thrilled to be printing @ryandebolski’s LIKE on Wednesday with #josmorreefinebooks and @wilco_artbooks
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Exciting news: Paris Photo / Aperture PhotoBook Awards - https://mailchi.mp/93443b982a3d/holiday-2018-sale-4600417
Sean Sheehan on LIKE, in L'Oeil de la Photographie: https://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/ryan-debolski-like-df/
Photographing the Neoliberal Frontier States close to the Persian Gulf are famous for stunning building projects like Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Abu Dhabi’s Louvre and the 2022 World Cup Stadium in Doha. Soon, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia will eclipse Burj Khalifa as the…
Hannah Abel-Hirsch wrote a great article about Ryan Debolski's LIKE in the British Journal of Photography. If you haven't picked up a copy yet - they're going fast. https://www.bjp-online.com/2020/07/fleeting-encounters-on-the-beaches-of-oman/
In a new book, Ryan Debolski captures the connections that form among migrant labourers seeking momentary respite on the sandy beaches of Oman
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.
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 gnomicbook.com now
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, 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 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?"
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. (...
In the absence of any real-world art fairs, Gnomic is launching Virtual—Assembly, a digital space for artists to come together to discuss our experiences, share new work and talk about ideas. We have an amazing group of participants, growing daily. More soon.
Please enjoy this great conversation between Birthe Piontek and Ilias Lois at Velvet Eyes: https://velveteyes.net/features/birthe-piontek/
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