Opening: Fall Line Fifty Self-Published Books

Submissions are in! Bring yourself (and a friend) to the opening of Fall Line Fifty, a juried selection of beautiful self-published books from near and far. The Fall Line team and our guest jurors Teresa Burk and Elliot McNally of the ACA Library at SCAD and Michael Goodman of Nexus Press have come together to honor 50 outstanding self-published books. As part of our Last Thursday Talks, jurors will speak about selections at the opening. Some of the books will be for sale so you can take your favorites home with you!

Opening on Thursday, April 27th
Reception / 6:30 PM
Talk / 7PM
Address is 675 Drewry St., Suite 6

Congratulations to the artists selected!
Aaron Canipe
Adam Forrester
Alessandra Khraish
Alexis Clements
Andrew Huot
Ann Daly
Antoine de Givechy
Barbara Levine and Martin Venezky
Beth Lilly
Bryan Thomas
Cary Smith
Charles Mintz
Corinne Adams
Dennis Neal Vaughn
Elliot Figman
Elyse Defoor
Erik Burg
Jacinda Russell
Jaclyn Wright
Jason Francisco
John Prince
Jonathan Warren
Joyce Ryckman
Judith Erwes
Julian Ward
Lisa McCarty
Lucinda Bunnen
Mark Caceres
Matthew Rond
Mollie Murphy
Nancy VanDevender
Rielle Oase
Robert Angell
Ruth Adams
Ryan Strand Greenberg
Sal Taylor Kydd
Shane Lavalette
Tara Wray
Teri Darnell
Thomas Whitworth
Tom Finke
Virginie Kippelen
Vivian Keulards

Fall Line Talks: Open Mic Night

Bring your favorite very new or very old photobook to share. Tell us why you love it - we love discovering new books. We'll share a brief update from our team members Edwin Robinson and Michael Goodman about a new project we're working on - True Places by Jack Carnell. Look forward to seeing you and learning about your favorite book.

Thursday, March 30, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
675 Drewry Street NE, Suite 6
Atlanta, GA

Nexus Press: The Early Years with Michael Goodman

Michael Goodman was the Founding Director of Nexus Press in 1977. Nexus Press was one of the early art presses in the South to acquire a printing press and start printing books by photographers and other visual artists.

Please come with your favorite recent (or not so recent) photobook to discuss and share. Fall Line Press seeks to be a resource for photographers, book makers, and collectors to come together and discuss ideas. We'll have our reading room back up and running; and new additions to our bookshop from other presses we admire.

Thursday, February 23
675 Drewry Street NE, Suite 6
6:30PM Reception, 7:00PM Talk

Atlanta Celebrates Photography's [Untitled] Art Book Fair

Look for us at the [Untitled] Art Book Fair, where Atlanta Celebrates Photography will be showcasing photobook publishers, art/photography zines, published photographers, and a curated selection of photobook vendors. We're excited for two days of photobook discovery and celebration!

Saturday, October 29th, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday, October 30th, Noon – 4:00PM

Atlanta Contemporary
535 Means St NW
Atlanta, GA

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink Book Launch & Exhibition Opening

Join photographer Bill Yates for the book launch, signing & exhibition opening of Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery

Thursday, September 29th, 6:00PM
887 Howell Mill Road Suite 4
Atlanta, Georgia

The photographer’s iconic series of gelatin silver photographs were shot in 1972-1973 and for nearly 40 years, the project lay untouched in a box. At his family’s urging, Yates began to show the work and was met with immediate success, becoming a top 50 winner 2013 PhotoLucida Critical Mass Award. The series will travel to Atlanta from his recent solo exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, where it was seen by more than 25,000 museum visitors.

Solo exhibition presented by Mary Stanley Studio.
Book published by Fall Line Press.

Documentum at Cover Books in Atlanta

Join Fall Line Press Publisher William Boling in conversation this Saturday 8/20 at Cover Books

535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia
2:00 - 5:00PM

At 3:00PM Boling will discuss Fall Line's newest publication, Documentum Vol. 1 Issue 2: Pictures & Wordswith a focus on the serious play in the literary text-with-picture space on Instagram. He'll answer questions about the current issue as well as the Documentum project as a whole. 

Documentum, co-founded by William BolingDawn Kim, and Stephen Shore, is a collaborative quarterly art publication in newsprint format, offering a new look at artistic creation and contemporary photography in relation to the cultural ephemera of our time. Pictures & Words was released on July 15th at PhotoQ Bookshop in Amsterdam. 

Documentum Issue 2: Pictures & Words Opening in Amsterdam

We're excited to announce the launch of Documentum Vol. 1 Issue 2: Pictures & Words at PhotoQ Bookshop in Amsterdam on Friday, July 15, 6:00 - 9:00PM. 

William Boling and Dawn Kim will be there along with past Documentum contributors George Miles, Buku Sarkar, Naveen Naqvi; and last but not least author and art historian Taco Hidde Bakker and artist Awoiska van der Molen will join the conversation to explore the text-image relationship on Instagram.

Pictures & Words examines the serious play in the literary text-with-picture space found on the Instagram platform. Six artists and writers who use text and image centrally in their work have curated the issue.

Guest curators include:
Kate Palmer Albers
Teju Cole
Colette LaBouff
John Pilson
Jeff Sharlet
Rebecca Norris Webb

Contributors (42 total) include:
Fabiola Alondra
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Adam Bell
Mishka Henner
David Horvitz
Naveen Naqvi
Alexander Nemerov
Neil Shea
Stephen Shore
Alec Soth
Carmen Winant
and many more ...

Fall Line Press Publishing Workshop

Fall Line is excited to offer its first workshop for artists and writers pursuing publication.  Set in the old country store of “3 Cent Farm” in the heart of O’Connor Country – Georgia’s classic literary and art belt near historic Milledgeville, Georgia - the workshop will be a unique and transformative experience.

During this half-day workshop, Fall Line’s Publisher, writer and artist William Boling, and guest teachers and friends will lead a small group (limited to 8) participants through a discussion of a dozen effective approaches to sharing art, writing and vision through publishing. Consideration will be given to a range of publishing options including artists books, self-published art and photo books, independent presses, as well as Zines, on-line and other traditional and non-traditional forms of “getting your work out there”.  

Attention will be given to the practical nuts and bolts of the process as well as the creative side. The heart of the workshop will be to work together in the small group setting to examine and “brainstorm” with each of the 8 creator’s projects – where each project might go and how it might get there. Thus the group size is limited to no more than 10 and participation is subject to a review of proposals and selection to the workshop. The purpose of the review and selection is to insure that the workshop includes a range and quality of projects that will make the group discussion worthwhile for everyone. The goal is not to critique but to provide positive and hopefully transformative discussions that will ‘lift all boats’ and result in the energy and vision helpful to getting each project on track to publication.

If interested, please inquire with

The workshop cost is $150 and must be paid immediately upon acceptance to the workshop.

Book Signing and Artist Talk: Alicia Collins, Emma Elaine de Càrdenas and Matt King

We've stumbled upon some great photobooks produced by local photographers, and we're eager to share them with you...

Alicia Collins has recently been published and awarded accolades in such magazines as PDN Photo Annual 2015. Her deeply personal project examines her relationship with her mother, and their history in order to rewrite their own brand of personal truth. 

Emma Elaine de Càrdenas' "Photo Notes" is a visual analysis exploring the power of place in the activation of memory and longing. She works with historical photographic process such as albumen, platinum/palladium, silver gelatin, and cyanotype.

Proud Atlanta resident, Matt King's projects include a long standing series of unflinching self-portraits. Veneers is an invitation to view the surface underneath; taking a look at what such masks represent and what they hide.

Thursday, November 12, 6:00 - 8:00PM
675 Drewry Street NE, Suite 6
Atlanta, GA

Book Signing featuring Kathleen Robbins and E. Brady Robinson

We're excited to have Kathleen Robbins and E. Brady Robinson visit our shop for a book signing! Both will also give a brief artist talk about their books and projects. More about their books below...

Capturing the rich contrasts of the land and the intimate history of generations in the Mississippi Delta, "Into the Flatland," by Kathleen Robbins, is a series of photographs documenting the terrain, people, and culture of her ancestry. The photographer returned to her family's farm Belle Chase as an adult in 2001 after completing graduate studies in New Mexico. She and her brother then lived there for nearly two years, breathing life back into family properties that had been long dormant. The book includes a short story by Cynthia Shearer, a National Endowment for the Arts recipient, and a forward by Tom Rankin, director for the Center for Documentary Studies. 

"Art Desks" by E. Brady Robinson began in Washington, D.C. in 2011 and features photographs of the desks and working spaces of artists, curators, art dealers, and critics throughout the East Coast. This series explores the idea of desk as portrait combined with the social experiment of navigating the art world. "Art Desks" is published by Daylight Books with essay by Andy Grundberg.

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 - 3:00PM
675 Drewry Street NE, Suite 6
Atlanta, GA