CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/7/2011
A lecture and discussion lead by Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes with industry professionals Nicole Katz, Mathew Swenson, Jane Brown, and Tosh Berman. Q&A and Book Signing to Follow.
Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson, coauthors of the recently-released Publish Your Photography Book
(Princeton Architectural Press
, 2011) will give a 30-minute visual presentation for artists who wish to bring their work to book form, discussing both traditional publishing and self-publishing avenues towards helping determine the pros/cons of each path. Following their lecture, Himes and Swanson will lead a discussion with industry professionals involved in the making, distributing and selling of art books.Darius Himes
is Assistant Director of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. He is a co-founder of Radius Books
, a non-profit publisher of books on photography and the visual arts, where he serves on the Board and consults on project acquisitions. He was founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books, which ran from 2002-2007. A lecturer, educator, and writer, he has contributed to Aperture, Blind Spot, Bookforum, BOMB, PDN, and American Photo. In 2008, he was named by PDN as one of the fifteen most influential people in photography book publishing.Mary Virginia Swanson
makes it her goal to help photographers and the strengths in their work and identify appreciative audiences for their prints, exhibitions and licensing placement. Her seminars and lectures on the subjects of marketing opportunities have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Ms. Swanson currently works individually with photographers as a marketing consultant to guide artists in their careers. She maintains a popular blog about opportunities for photographers called Marketing Photos; her website is www.mvswanson.com.Nicole Katz
is the owner of Paper Chase Press
and Eighth Veil
. Founded by Nicole's family in 1976, Paper Chase combines its commercial press and bindery with Eighth Veil's program of exhibitions and publications on contemporary art.Mathew Swenson
is the creative director of Paper Chase Press and founder of Paper Chase Intelligence
(PCI). PCI is a creative services bureau that offers its clients access to freelancers like writers, designers, and photographers without the typical bureaucracy of an agency. Through PCI, he provides guidance to grow his clients' brands via marketing and social networking initiatives.Jane Brown
is Vice President, National Accounts Director and Director of ARTBOOK @ Paper Chase
. She has been a sales director at ARTBOOK | D.A.P. since 2002. Founded in 1990, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. has grown into a major international distributor of books, special editions and rare publication from an array of the world's most respected publishers, museums and cultural institutions.Tosh Berman
is the publisher and editor for TamTam Books
, as well as the book buyer for Book Soup
, an independent bookstore in West Hollywood. Tosh is currently working on a book on the band 'Sparks' as well as a memoir "My Struggle" of his teenage/childhood years.Free and open to all. RSVP appreciated: email@example.com.
ARTBOOK @ Paper Chase is located at 7174 Sunset Boulevard, on the corner of Sunset and Formosa, two blocks west of La Brea. For more information, please contact JANE BROWN, Director of ARTBOOK West, at 323-969-8985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.