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More photographs from Quicker than Coal Ash, by Will Warasila. Available now for worldwide shipping from our warehouse i...
01/18/2023

More photographs from Quicker than Coal Ash, by Will Warasila. Available now for worldwide shipping from our warehouse in the Netherlands and our Portland studio.

Photographs from Quicker than Coal Ash, by Will Warasila - available worldwide now at gnomicbook.com, shipping from our ...
01/13/2023

Photographs from Quicker than Coal Ash, by Will Warasila - available worldwide now at gnomicbook.com, shipping from our Netherlands warehouse and our Portland studio

Lakeside is one of LensCulture’s 14 Most Popular Photo Discoveries from 2022. Congratulations to !
01/02/2023

Lakeside is one of LensCulture’s 14 Most Popular Photo Discoveries from 2022. Congratulations to !

A personal response to the news that many of us in the art community are struggling with today. Please do reach out if y...
12/19/2022
Gnomic Book on Twitter

A personal response to the news that many of us in the art community are struggling with today. Please do reach out if you need to talk, for any reason.

“First of all, I want to apologise for my slow response on Twitter to the issues surrounding Efrem Zelony-Mindell, which came to my attention on Saturday.”

OPEN by Morgan Ashcom is complete and available for shipping worldwide now at gnomicbook.com, , .room.rome,  and more
12/16/2022

OPEN by Morgan Ashcom is complete and available for shipping worldwide now at gnomicbook.com, , .room.rome, and more

On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith, by Makeda Best and Kevin Moore, is available now at gnomicbook.com. Gnomic als...
11/03/2022

On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith, by Makeda Best and Kevin Moore, is available now at gnomicbook.com. Gnomic also designed the exhibition at the Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art.
The photo-based documentation of various artistic interventions featured in On the Line—the stills, the videos of ephemeral acts—suggest an expanded conception of photographic time, representation, and the document. The project thus positions these works as proposals for a new form of social documentary—or “concerned”—photography. Jointly, they offer an evocative expansion of the historical narrative of photography beyond familiar documentary methods, modalities, and attendant assumptions of objectivity toward a more honest, embodied, vulnerable, and up-to-date form of consciousness-raising expression. 
On the Line features works by Allora & Calzadilla, Francis Alÿs, Mohamed Bourouissa, Abraham Cruzvillegas and Bárbara Foulkes, Mitch Epstein, Patricia Esquivias, Dara Friedman, Jim Goldberg, David Hammons and Dawoud Bey, Rashid Johnson, An-My Lê, Mary Mattingly, Paulo Nazareth, Wendy Red Star, Mauro Restiffe, Lordy Rodriguez, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Kevin Schmidt, Xaviera Simmons and Tania Willard.

We’re excited to announce that Quicker than Coal Ash, by , is coming off the press just in time to launch at . The book ...
11/02/2022

We’re excited to announce that Quicker than Coal Ash, by , is coming off the press just in time to launch at . The book is centred on the town of Walnut Cove, NC, where a resilient community tries to balance their dependence on a coal plant which provides power to the town.

The book can be preordered at gnomicbook.com, and Warasila will be in attendance at Polycopies to sign books - schedule coming soon.

We have spent much of 2022 working on Morgan Ashcom's new book, OPEN. It's an incredible project with a remarkable story...
11/01/2022
Open, by Morgan Ashcom

We have spent much of 2022 working on Morgan Ashcom's new book, OPEN. It's an incredible project with a remarkable story; half of all the proceeds will be donated to Human Supporters Association, a Palestinian children's charity. Please preorder and support if you can!

A photobook exploring Palestinian apartheid through destroyed photographs and fragments of emails

We commissioned the talented  to create the calligraphy for the box and the cover of the book, using different translati...
11/01/2022

We commissioned the talented to create the calligraphy for the box and the cover of the book, using different translations of the word “Open”. On the box itself, we find a more literal translation of the word; on the cover of the book, the meaning is closer to “violation”.

The preorder campaign for the book continues; the Kickstarter link is in the bio.

Pages from Open, by Morgan Ashcom. We are 1/3 of the way towards our presale target- please support the Kickstarter. Lin...
10/28/2022

Pages from Open, by Morgan Ashcom. We are 1/3 of the way towards our presale target- please support the Kickstarter. Link in bio!

New 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Publications
10/11/2022
New 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Publications

New 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Publications

FotoFocus is committed to producing printed materials, through publishing initiatives and partnerships, including the FotoFocus Biennial Catalogues, artist books, exhibition catalogues, and monographs. Our website provides a full list of FotoFocus publications from over the years. Check out the 2022

09/27/2022

POLYCOPIES PARIS #9
9 -13 novembre 2022

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Polycopies reçoit le soutien de L'ADAGP, La Saif, La SOFIA, La Copie Privée, Le CFC

A lovely review of The Precipice, by Tony Chirinos, from Daniel Milnor:
09/17/2022
Shifter: Random Update

A lovely review of The Precipice, by Tony Chirinos, from Daniel Milnor:

Wonder where I've been? You and me both. What a few weeks it has been. Finally back in New Mexico and attempting to unpack the mess that is my brain. There i...

On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith, by  and , will be launching this week at Unseen Amsterdam. On the Line can als...
09/12/2022

On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith, by and , will be launching this week at Unseen Amsterdam. On the Line can also be preordered at gnomicbook.com

Timeline photos
08/24/2022

Timeline photos

Virtual—Assembly is hosting a discussion between the cover photographer of our latest issue Juan Brenner and Shane Rocheleau, about Brenner's upcoming photobook Genesis.

4pm PDT / 7pm EDT / Midnight BST

Register here: https://1854.photo/3pGpwfX

We’re excited to be joined by  for a signing of her latest book, Janus, at the  Photobook Fair on Thursday from 6-9pm. J...
04/19/2022

We’re excited to be joined by for a signing of her latest book, Janus, at the Photobook Fair on Thursday from 6-9pm. Join us!

Photos from Fotofilmic's post
04/09/2022

Photos from Fotofilmic's post

Kenneth Dickerman wrote a wonderful review of Shane Rocheleau's new book, Lakeside, in the Washington Post. Presale cont...
02/11/2022
Perspective | This photobook grapples with whether the American Dream is real, or just propaganda

Kenneth Dickerman wrote a wonderful review of Shane Rocheleau's new book, Lakeside, in the Washington Post. Presale continues! https://www.washingtonpost.com/photography/2022/02/11/this-photo-book-grapples-with-whether-american-dream-is-real-or-just-propaganda/

Photographer Shane Rocheleau's book, "Lakeside" examines the effects of lost promises in an endless tug of war between power, hierarchy and the place of everyday people in the midst of all of that.

Photos from Charta Festival's post
10/26/2021

Photos from Charta Festival's post

Join us on the boat!
10/18/2021

Join us on the boat!

Photos from Charta Festival's post
10/11/2021

Photos from Charta Festival's post

New project announcement! We're taking preorders for Janus, by Birthe Piontek (whose first book with Gnomic, Abendlied, ...
08/15/2021
Janus

New project announcement! We're taking preorders for Janus, by Birthe Piontek (whose first book with Gnomic, Abendlied, was selected as one of TIME Magazine's best photobooks of 2018). I'm delighted to publish this, and I wrote the essay which accompanies the work.

Abendlied was supported by an Ed Burtynsky grant; this one we're doing with a presale campaign. If you're interested, please support and share! https://gnomicbook.com/products/janus

Preorder now for delivery in October 2021 Janus is another iteration of Birthe Piontek's ongoing inquiry into the topics of memory and change. The photographs in Janus were made in the same corner of Piontek's studio as she explores how an artist can find inspiration in the limitations of a specific...

Announcing Janus, by  - presale begins today at gnomicbook.com. Please support this wonderful project if you can!
08/13/2021

Announcing Janus, by - presale begins today at gnomicbook.com. Please support this wonderful project if you can!

Nature is healing! We'll be at the LES Book Fair Saturday & Sunday. Come by and say hi.
07/24/2021

Nature is healing! We'll be at the LES Book Fair Saturday & Sunday. Come by and say hi.

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Join us next week for a Zoom discussion with March artist Birthe Piontex & Jason Koxvold of Gnomic Book!
Review Santa Fe alumnus Tony Chirinos' upcoming book, "The Precipice", is launching at . The book is separated into three main bodies: surgical photographs of living subjects; vibrant typologies of exquisitely photographed tools; and the journey to the afterlife. "The Precipice" draws back the curtain to a world which most of us never see, where human fragility and resilience coexist in an uneasy equilibrium.

Available for purchase at Gnomic Book

Images from the book "The Precipice" © Tony Chirinos, 2021 Fiscal Sponsor, 2019 Teaching Award recipient, and Review Santa Fe Alum

I 100 libri della passata edizione

Charta
a photobook festival

Chapter 01: Demons

17-25 luglio 2021
Roma
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Books
31/100

Ryan Debolski, Like
Gnomic Book, 2020

LIKE esplora le relazioni fisiche e digitali dei
migranti lavoratori che si occupano di costruire
infrastrutture in Oman, una nazione in rapida
modernizzazione, ricca in olio e gas naturale.
Questi uomini, provenienti specialmente
dall’Africa dell’Est e dal subcontinente
Indiano, comunicano attraverso smartphone
largamente diffusi e a basso prezzo, che li
aiutano a superare l’isolamento sociale che
affrontano lavorando nei campi per anni. Nel
momento in cui nuovi amici entrano in contatto,
altri spariscono senza lasciare traccia, senza
più dare proprie notizie: i lavoratori vengono
deportati per varie ragioni, o smistati in diversi
campi della regione.

courtesy of
Yogurt Magazine & The Paper Room – Roma
Gnomic Book

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Charta is created by Yogurt Magazine & the Paper Room
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Charta: a photobook festival è un intervento promosso e sostenuto dalla Direzione Generale
Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea
Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea




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/
I'm excited to be included in 'Primal Sight', a visual anthology of contemporary black and white photography edited by Efrem Zelony-Mindell and published by Gnomic Book! Presale starts today - more info here:

https://gnomicbook.com/products/primal-sight

Primal Sight includes works by 146 artists and essays by David Campany and Gregory Eddi Jones. "The project, curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, includes the works of intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and intersectional artists, each questioning the perceived order of things. These interrogations center on issues of race, gender, philosophy, and praxis, subverting traditional notions of black-and-white imagery into something feral and queered, possessed of previously unimagined possibilities.

These works embody a mastery of what is strengthened or weakened by the light inside them. Beyond our individual differences, there exist universal commonalities in the ways humans try to make sense of the world; as our fluency with visual vocabulary changes, these images change accordingly."
[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).
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.

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Be sure to check out Virtual—Assembly: A Book Fair
April 24th-26th

Hosted by Gnomic Books, Virtual—Assembly brings together artists and thinkers from around the world, at a time when half the population of the planet is on lockdown.

Visit virtual-assembly.com for a list of publishers, art books, and events happening all weekend!
“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
n e w f l e s h (2019) published by New York's Gnomic Book presents a collection of works by 68 artists challenging notions of gender and identity studies.

The book is carefully curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell (b. 1987, the USA) and additionally features essays written by Charlotte Cotton and Ashley McNelis.

You can read more about this intriguing publication here:
https://bit.ly/2O018mX

Image by: Matthew Bradley, Untitled, 2015
Nuovi arrivi alla Paper Room!

Calle Tredici Martiri ci Jason Koxvold
Editore Gnomic Book

Calle Tredici Martiri è una reinterpretazione fotografica fittizia della campagna di azione diretta del nonno di Koxvold Aldo Varisco contro l'occupazione nazista in Italia. Il libro comprende 144 pagine di fotografie di Koxvold e 80 pagine di memorie della resistenza di Varisco e immagini d'archivio.
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