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Art and Architecture: Publish Your Photography Book | Darius Himes, Mary Virginia Swanson | Artist Career Development Series Event

May 7, 2014

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FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Coauthors Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson return to Artist Career Development series to share their insights on the evolving world of photobook publishing. Their highly regarded book Publish Your Photography Book takes aspiring authors through the entire publishing process, from refining their concept to marketing their book. This book has recently been revised with current information on digital printing, electronic publishing, creating an App for your book project, the role of social media in marketing your book and more. The growing market for unique, limited edition books comprised of traditional and/or customized elements is discussed, with useful worksheets and expanded lists of distributors, juried competitions and book art fairs among the resources included in the appendices.

 Anatomy of a Book, Publish Your Photography BookAppendix I: Anatomy of a Book, Publish Your Photography Book A History, volume one, Phaidon, 2004)Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Decisive Moment (as featured in The Photobook: A History, volume one, Phaidon, 2004)In this revised and updated edition of Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, March 2014), industry insiders Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson take budding authors through the publishing process—from concept through production, marketing, and sales—pointing out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. It’s packed with information, including interviews and contributions from artists, publishers, designers, packagers, editors, and other industry experts who openly share their publishing experiences. This revised edition features updated case studies and resources sections, as well as expanded information on digital publishing platforms, with advice on how to make and market your eBook.

Copies of Publish Your Photography Book are available for purchase and signing at the event after the audience Q&A.

Darius Himes is a Director at Fraenkel Gallery. He was the founding editor of photo-eye Booklist and a cofounder of Radius Books, a nonprofit company publishing books on the visual arts. Himes is a lecturer and writer and contributes regularly to various publications.

 Peter Plagens, The Art Critic; Henry Peach Robinson, Letters on Landscape Photography; Richard Hertz, Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia; K. B. Dixon, A Painter's Life; Carol Snow, Artist & Model; Association of American Painters and Sculptors, Documents of the 1913 Armory ShowSelection of e-books from Hol Art Books, clockwise from the top: Peter Plagens, The Art Critic; Henry Peach Robinson, Letters on Landscape Photography; Richard Hertz, Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia; K. B. Dixon, A Painter's Life; Carol Snow, Artist & Model; Association of American Painters and Sculptors, Documents of the 1913 Armory ShowMary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator, and advisor to artists and arts organizations whose career includes exhibiting, collecting, and licensing photography. In 2013, she received the Focus Award for Lifetime Achievement in Photography from the Griffin Museum in Boston.

Initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni, Artist Career Development Series have addressed the growing needs and concerns of independent creative workforce in New York City since 2006.