Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday: chances are holiday shopping has burrowed its way into the brain by now. If bookworms are on the list, plan ahead for PhotoNOLA’s IN PRINT book signing on Friday, December 9. Part of the sixth annual festival of photography in New Orleans, the event features eight photographers from the city and farther afield, offering a range of gorgeous, revealing, and unique titles.
James A. Reeves’ photo memoir began as a drive to clear his head and ended as a 40,000-mile journey through the back roads of America, while Australian photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson found himself on the front lines of Iraq. Shannon Brinkman and Loli Kantor each explore the persistence of memory and local culture, Brinkman among Jazz enthusiasts at the storied Preservation Hall and Kantor among the revived Jewish communities of Poland and Ukraine.
For those looking to publish their own photography book, Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson provide a demystifying guide, chock-full of interviews and tips from industry experts.
Pelican Bomb has long been a fan of Deborah Luster and Jennifer Shaw. For more reasons to support these local photographers and give books this season:
Read Eva Díaz on Luster’s Tooth for an Eye. Read PB’s review of Shaw’s Hurricane Story. The full list of IN PRINT’s titles and authors present includes: Shannon Brinkman, Preservation Hall; Ashley Gilbertson, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; Loli Kantor, There Was a Forest; Deborah Luster, Tooth for an Eye; James A. Reeves, The Road to Somewhere; Joséphine Sacabo, Óyeme Con Los Ojos, and Pedro Paramo; Jennifer Shaw, Hurricane Story; and Mary Virginia Swanson, Publish Your Photography Book.
IN PRINT takes place on Friday, December 9, from 5-7pm, at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street in New Orleans. PhotoNOLA 2011's keynote lecture by Joséphine Sacabo immediately follows the book signing.