Inception to Perfection: Making a Photo Book

Long-term photographic projects take fortitude, dedication, and sometimes, a silly degree of commitment and sacrifice. Daylight has gathered some of its new artists to discuss the various facets that go toward packaging photo projects into book form. The panel will feature short presentations led by artists, followed by a discussion with Daylight’s Creative Director about the specifics of creating a photo book: editing and sequencing, cover treatments, and other design considerations. A book signing follows the discussion.

Inception to Perfection: Making a Photo Book

Featuring: Michael Itkoff (Moderator), Patty Carroll, Vince Cianni, Ursula Damm, Barbara Kyne, Mark Marchesi, Manuelo Paganelli

Presented in partnership with

Daylight Books

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Sunday, September 25 | 6:00PM – 6:45PM
Location: Photoville Pavilion (60 Water Street Storefront)

Long-term photographic projects take fortitude, dedication, and sometimes, a silly degree of commitment and sacrifice. Daylight has gathered some of its new artists to discuss the various facets that go toward packaging photo projects into book form. The panel will feature short presentations led by artists, followed by a discussion with Daylight’s Creative Director about the specifics of creating a photo book: editing and sequencing, cover treatments, and other design considerations. A book signing follows the discussion.

PANELIST BIO

Mike_Ikfoff-dps_2Michael Itkoff is an artist and Cofounder of Daylight and Fabl. Michael’s photographic and video work is in public and private collections in the US and his work has appeared on the covers of Orion, Katalog, Next City and Philadelphia Weekly. Michael was the recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism (2006), a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council (2007), and a Puffin Foundation Grant (2008). He has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward. Michael’s monograph Street Portraits was published by Charta Editions in 2009.

 

Patty_Carroll_headshotPatty Carroll is a photographer and educator who has four previous books published of her projects. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including China, Italy and the UK in both solo and group exhibitions. This work, which began over 20 years ago, is the most personal for her and is important for women. It has been featured in more than 30 online blogs, magazines and news sources, including Lens Scratch, LensWork, the Huffington Post, NY Magazine/ The Cut, Fast Company Co-Design, Its Nice That, and The British Journal of Photography among others. She was a Photolucida Top 50 in 2014, and has received numerous awards for this project.

 

Sabine Meyer and Vince Cianni at the opening of Vince's Gays in the Military show at Fovea Exhibitions.Vincent Cianni of Newburgh, New York is a documentary photographer and archivist for the Estate of Anatole Pohorilenko and the Monroe Wheeler Archive. He teaches at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City, and has authored two books, including Gays in the Military, published by Daylight Books in 2014. The Archive for Documentary Arts at Duke University established a study archive of his photographic work in 2007. His photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and reside in numerous public and private collections including Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; The Library of Congress; The Kinsey Institute for Sexual Research; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

Barbara-kyneBarbara Kyne is an artist based in Oakland, California. Her work has been shown at SF Camerawork, Photo Center NW, the Trition Museum of Art, The Kala Institute, the Bedford Gallery and is featured in many contemporary photography books and publications. Kyne is known for her work creating portraits of art world figures as a contributing columnist for Artweek and has taught photography and art extensively at the City College of San Francisco. She earned her BA in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and received an MA in Studio Arts from the Graduate School for the Study of Human Consciousness at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley.

 

Mark-Marchessi2Mark Marchesi was born in 1977 in the suburbs of NYC. He received a BFA in Photography from Maine College of Art in 1999. Marchesi’s images have been shown and published widely throughout the US. Among his solo exhibitions are The Town and the City at Nelson Hancock Gallery in Dumbo, and Slack Water at Space Gallery in Portland, Maine. Notable group exhibitions include Port of Portland: A Ship Shaped History at Maine Maritime Museum, and Unframed First Look at Sean Kelly Gallery. Marchesi was a winner of Jen Bekman Projects popular photography competition, ‘Hey, Hot Shot’ in 2007, and has been awarded three Maine Arts Commission project grants to support his efforts in Photography. Marchesi currently lives in South Portland, Maine with his wife and two young daughters.

 

Manuello_Paganelli_portrait_3Manuello Paganelli grew up in several exotic places such as Santo Domingo, Italy, and Puerto Rico. In 1989, he began to explore Cuba, its land, it people, and its complex relationship with the USA. IN 1995, he had his first solo photo show of his work on Cuba, which earned him a fellowship grant that same year. On reviewing his exhibit the Washington Post wrote “Manuello Paganelli’s Cuban photographs are a brilliant window on a land and people too long hidden from North American eyes, working in the tradition of Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, Paganelli brings an artist’s eyes and a native son’s sensibility to his superb photographs.” In the early 1990s he started work on his Black Cowboys series and in March 2009 part of his documentary was featured at the Annenberg Space for Photography. In the summer of 2012, Paganelli was invited for a photo show in St Petersburg, Russia, of his Black Cowboys documentary at the prestigious Manege Museum during the Photo Vernissage 2012. His award-winning work has graced the covers and pages of many well-known magazines including Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Market, Forbes, Newsweek, Men’s Journal, People, TIME, Reader’s Digest, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and more.

 

IMG_1428Ursula Damm is the Creative Director of Daylight Books and the founder of the design firm Dammsavage Inc., based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the recipient of the prestigious Red Dot Award and has also been granted the Graphic Design USA Award and German Design Award for excellence in art book design. Ursula maintains the balance between art and not-for profit work, which gives her the opportunity to collaborate with accomplished artists and notable organizations like the United Nations and its various departments.

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