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08/24/2022

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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 @birthepiontek for a signing of her latest book, Janus, at the @photolucida Photobook Fair...
04/19/2022

We’re excited to be joined by @birthepiontek for a signing of her latest book, Janus, at the @photolucida 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 @birthepiontek - presale begins today at gnomicbook.com. Please support this wonderful project if y...
08/13/2021

Announcing Janus, by @birthepiontek - 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.

"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.

Photos from LENSCRATCH's post
01/23/2021

Photos from LENSCRATCH's post

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...

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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 #ParisPhoto2021. 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 #CENTERSantaFe #CENTERAlum #TonyChirinos #ThePrecipice #BookLaunch
I 100 libri della passata edizione Charta a photobook festival Chapter 01: Demons 17-25 luglio 2021 Roma / 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 @ryandebolski - Charta is created by Yogurt Magazine & the Paper Room - Charta: a photobook festival è un intervento promosso e sostenuto dalla Direzione Generale Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea #DGCC #CreativitaContemporanea #StrategiaFotografia2020 #SF_2020 #mic
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. --> www.instagram.com/fototreffberlin
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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