What is an artist book? Generally artist books are made as unique objects or in a very limited edition. The books themselves are a work of art.
Since the beginning of photography, artists have used the book form as an important medium for a deeper, more extended expression of the meaning and value of their photography. As part of its commitment to photography and the book form, Fall Line Press has curated photographers for this exhibition whose practice includes books as an important feature of their work. Fall Line Press intends to make this an annual event to coincide with ACP each year. This is the 'first edition'.
The exhibition will feature artist books from eight photographers as well as prints.
Rocio De Alba
Rocio (rohsee-oh) de Alba is an interdisciplinary artist and conceptual documentary photographer based in Queens, New York. She received a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and is an award-winning book designer and photography instructor. Her handmade monograph documenting her nine-year-old son entitled Miracle Baby was the focus of a panel discussion and exhibition at the Elder Museum in Nebraska. It earned a finalist position at the Festival Documental in Barcelona. On April 2017 the book was also selected for the INFOCUS Exhibition of Self-Published Photo books at the Phoenix Art Museum.
William Boling (Atlanta, GA) expresses his photography projects through book form. 52 is series Boling made in 2006 when he turned 52. He made 52 photobooks - one for each week - a daunting task. Each week he would document with hundred of photographs whatever he was doing, feeling and stumbling upon day by day. And each Sunday, edit all the images into a photobook that seemed to best express that week.
Paul Cupido (Amsterdam, Netherlands) graduated Cum Laude from the Fotoacedemie Amsterdam. His book - Searching for Mu - become an instant hit selling out. The idea of Mu goes beyond having to choose. In translation its meaning comes close to “does not have”.
Jason Francisco (Atlanta, GA) is an acclaimed artist, essayist, curator and educator. His book A Dialogue with Lewis Hine (2016) juxtaposes Hine’s photographs from the early twentieth century with Francisco’s own responses to the locations where Hine made his haunting images.
Antoine de Givenchy
Born in Saint-Brieuc in 1959, Antoine de Givenchy studied at the ETPA in Toulouse, and afterwards spent ten years in Paris as an independent photographer. On his return to the Côte d'Armor, he is still an active commercial photographer, without forsaking his personal work, which for many years was mainly linked to travel. He composed these into series such as: American Landscapes, Paris-Warsaw, Transphotography, Passing, New Line, South Dakota. This theme of travel is gradually transforming into less distant trips that are more graphic and more intimate, with other series such as: Equine Graphs, 37, av, Quimper, Point of View, Beyond the Paths, Le Légué, Photo Grapher, Martin, or an ordinary summer, Short Memory and Safe from Silence. De Givenchy’s work has been published and exhibited widely across France and the USA, and is part of several major national and international collections.
Born in Boston, Sarah Hadley was just four years old when her family moved into the 4th floor of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum when her father became the Director. Lost Venice is an exploration of a city beloved by Hadley, haunted by the city clinging to a bygone era and haunted by the memories of her childhood in the Venetian Palace and the sudden death of her father.
Frank Hamrick (Ruston, LA) is an associate professor at Louisiana Tech University. His work mixes photography, storytelling, handmade books and found objects. His new book - My face tastes like salt - focuses on looking at moving through the natural world.
Ewa Monika Zebrowski
Zebrowski's (Montreal, Canada) work touches on the themes of displacement and memory, time and place, the traces we leave behind. She creates visual narratives often inspired by literature, sometimes collaborating with writers and poets. Her books entitled twombly, italia and a bouquet for cy create a dialogue with the work of Cy Twombly. Zebrowski's work has been exhibited widely and can be found in collections across the USA and internationally.