Book Signings | Photofairs

Book Signings

The Book Signing program brings together key artists participating at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco. Visitors have the unique opportunity to meet the artists who will sign and dedicate their published books. Participants include Todd Hido and Abelardo Morell.

Mishka Henner: Photography Is

"Photography Is" presents more than 3,000 phrases that define one of the most democratic and ubiquitous of all art forms. Mirroring the ambiguous and untrustworthy nature of photographs themselves, each phrase in this book has been torn from the context in which it originally appeared. The result is contradictory and chaotic, frustrating and insightful. In short, it is photography, without photographs. Mishka Henner will be signing books on Friday, February 23rd at 2:00pm at Bruce Silverstein Gallery Booth.

From 2:00pm To 2:30pm
23 Feb02/23/2018 2:00pm 02/23/2018 2:00pm Mishka Henner: Photography Is

"Photography Is" presents more than 3,000 phrases that define one of the most democratic and ubiquitous of all art forms. Mirroring the ambiguous and untrustworthy nature of photographs themselves, each phrase in this book has been torn from the context in which it originally appeared. The result is contradictory and chaotic, frustrating and insightful. In short, it is photography, without photographs. Mishka Henner will be signing books on Friday, February 23rd at 2:00pm at Bruce Silverstein Gallery Booth.

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Matthew Rolston: Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles.

 

Published by teNeues, this book, Matthew Rolston's fourth monograph, presents a stunning array of portraits that beautifully capture the decade and its myriad talents. From Michael Jackson and Madonna, to Prince, George Michael, and Cyndi Lauper, the images reflect a seamless blend of style, skill and scintillation. The volume features over 100 mesmerising photographs selected by Rolston's extensive body of work. The artist will be signing his book at the CAMERA WORK gallery booth. 

From 3:30pm To 4:00pm
23 Feb02/23/2018 3:30pm 02/23/2018 3:30pm Matthew Rolston: Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles.

 

Published by teNeues, this book, Matthew Rolston's fourth monograph, presents a stunning array of portraits that beautifully capture the decade and its myriad talents. From Michael Jackson and Madonna, to Prince, George Michael, and Cyndi Lauper, the images reflect a seamless blend of style, skill and scintillation. The volume features over 100 mesmerising photographs selected by Rolston's extensive body of work. The artist will be signing his book at the CAMERA WORK gallery booth. 

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Xyza Cruz Bacani: Under Represented

Xyza Cruz Bacani (b.1987) is a Filipina street and documentary photographer based in Hong Kong, dedicating her works to raise awareness about under-reported stories, focusing on migrants and human rights issues. Whilst dealing with heavily weighted socio-political issues, Bacani’s works also reflect the isolation she felt whilst living in a foreign country, and also working as a domestic worker in this foreign setting. The artist will be signing books at Christine Park Gallery’s booth. 

From 4:00pm To 4:30pm
23 Feb02/23/2018 4:00pm 02/23/2018 4:00pm Xyza Cruz Bacani: Under Represented

Xyza Cruz Bacani (b.1987) is a Filipina street and documentary photographer based in Hong Kong, dedicating her works to raise awareness about under-reported stories, focusing on migrants and human rights issues. Whilst dealing with heavily weighted socio-political issues, Bacani’s works also reflect the isolation she felt whilst living in a foreign country, and also working as a domestic worker in this foreign setting. The artist will be signing books at Christine Park Gallery’s booth. 

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Tania Franco Klein: Our Life in the Shadows (2016-2017)

Franco Klein places this contradiction at the centre of her ongoing autobiographical project, which also explores the pursuit of the American Dream and facets of perfection. Staged photographs meticulously elaborated for the camera result in intense images revealing an obsessive treatment of color, as the language to evoke a sense of mystery and evanescence that runs between lethargy and vigil. Her characters, entrancing yet exhausted, seem to be in an odd line between defeat and hope. The book signing will take place at ALMANAQUE fotográfica booth A04.

From 5:30pm To 6:00pm
23 Feb02/23/2018 5:30pm 02/23/2018 5:30pm Tania Franco Klein: Our Life in the Shadows (2016-2017)

Franco Klein places this contradiction at the centre of her ongoing autobiographical project, which also explores the pursuit of the American Dream and facets of perfection. Staged photographs meticulously elaborated for the camera result in intense images revealing an obsessive treatment of color, as the language to evoke a sense of mystery and evanescence that runs between lethargy and vigil. Her characters, entrancing yet exhausted, seem to be in an odd line between defeat and hope. The book signing will take place at ALMANAQUE fotográfica booth A04.

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Abelardo Morell: Tent Camera

Abelardo Morell will be in attendance at Photofairs San Francisco and will be signing a limited number of pre-released copies of his newest publication, Abelardo Morell: Tent Camera (NZ Library Series, 2018). Many of the photographs in this book were originated when Abelardo Morell was commissioned to photograph our National Parks. Morell recalls: “To picture America’s parks I invented a device-part tent, part periscope-to show how the immediacy of the ground we walk on enhances our understanding of the panorama, the larger world it helps to form. I wanted to find a way to make these well-known views of familiar and iconic places into my own private discoveries.” The artist will be signing the books on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00pm at Edwynn Houk Gallery’s booth: B01. 

From 1:00pm To 1:30pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 1:00pm 02/24/2018 1:00pm Abelardo Morell: Tent Camera

Abelardo Morell will be in attendance at Photofairs San Francisco and will be signing a limited number of pre-released copies of his newest publication, Abelardo Morell: Tent Camera (NZ Library Series, 2018). Many of the photographs in this book were originated when Abelardo Morell was commissioned to photograph our National Parks. Morell recalls: “To picture America’s parks I invented a device-part tent, part periscope-to show how the immediacy of the ground we walk on enhances our understanding of the panorama, the larger world it helps to form. I wanted to find a way to make these well-known views of familiar and iconic places into my own private discoveries.” The artist will be signing the books on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00pm at Edwynn Houk Gallery’s booth: B01. 

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Todd Hido: Homing In Box Set

Todd Hido has produced his second B-Sides Box Set, which offers a new glimpse into Hido's highly prolific process and unveils unpublished House Hunting photographs, overlooked images of his muse Khrystyna, and even brand new work made this year from the original set of Twin Peaks. The artist will be signing books on Saturday, February 24th at 1:30pm at The Lapis Press & Nazraeli Press' Bookshop. 

From 1:30pm To 2:00pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 1:30pm 02/24/2018 1:30pm Todd Hido: Homing In Box Set

Todd Hido has produced his second B-Sides Box Set, which offers a new glimpse into Hido's highly prolific process and unveils unpublished House Hunting photographs, overlooked images of his muse Khrystyna, and even brand new work made this year from the original set of Twin Peaks. The artist will be signing books on Saturday, February 24th at 1:30pm at The Lapis Press & Nazraeli Press' Bookshop. 

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Jacob Gils: MOVEMENT

Jacob Gils’ photographic series MOVEMENT was originally conceived as an experiment and investigation into the potential of the photographic genre. By questioning the medium, and his own artistic role, Gils’ discovered a unique method, which has gathered a lot of attention and popularity. Each of Gil’s pieces consists of many fleeting moments gathered in one image. In the same way one may experience and sense a place, Gils builds a feeling of time and space by using multiple exposures. The motifs are often from different cities, with their iconic squares and attractions, or tropes found in nature – often chosen from a personal and specific relation.

From 2:30pm To 3:00pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 2:30pm 02/24/2018 2:30pm Jacob Gils: MOVEMENT

Jacob Gils’ photographic series MOVEMENT was originally conceived as an experiment and investigation into the potential of the photographic genre. By questioning the medium, and his own artistic role, Gils’ discovered a unique method, which has gathered a lot of attention and popularity. Each of Gil’s pieces consists of many fleeting moments gathered in one image. In the same way one may experience and sense a place, Gils builds a feeling of time and space by using multiple exposures. The motifs are often from different cities, with their iconic squares and attractions, or tropes found in nature – often chosen from a personal and specific relation.
What originally started as an experiment has through dedicated focus and specialised technical development proved itself to have a distinctive inherent energy. Finally the complete series is collected in book form. MOVEMENT presents the reader with an insightful view into the mind and process of an artist, and his distinctive approach to image making.

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Hai Bo: The Southern

Hai Bo is a distinguished internationally recognised Chinese contemporary artist working for over a decade in the field of photography. The Southern series will make its public debut in a solo presentation at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco. The art works from the series show the ordinary and mysterious scenes in southern China, containing elements from the past to the present, from reality to dream. Following his artist in conversation, the artist will be signing the books at the Spotlight booth.

From 2:30pm To 3:00pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 2:30pm 02/24/2018 2:30pm Hai Bo: The Southern

Hai Bo is a distinguished internationally recognised Chinese contemporary artist working for over a decade in the field of photography. The Southern series will make its public debut in a solo presentation at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco. The art works from the series show the ordinary and mysterious scenes in southern China, containing elements from the past to the present, from reality to dream. Following his artist in conversation, the artist will be signing the books at the Spotlight booth.

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Ed & Deanna Templeton: Contemporary Suburbium

Ed and Deanna Templeton’s photographs have been widely exhibited and published throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. This is Ed’s second, and Deanna’s first, book published by Nazraeli Press.

Contemporary Suburbium is a photographic meditation on living in the suburbs of Orange County, California — specifically, Huntington Beach, a seaside town on the outer extremities of the population surrounding Los Angeles. Once dotted with orange trees, oil drilling and summer cottages for the rich, Huntington Beach is now a popular beach destination for vacationers, and the old cottages are being replaced with tall modern three-story houses. The photographs in this book are a look at the people of this traditionally conservative stronghold, the disaffected youth, the fortunate (and less fortunate), as they venture out from behind fences, walls, and endless blocks of tract housing.

From 3:00pm To 3:30pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 3:00pm 02/24/2018 3:00pm Ed & Deanna Templeton: Contemporary Suburbium

Ed and Deanna Templeton’s photographs have been widely exhibited and published throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. This is Ed’s second, and Deanna’s first, book published by Nazraeli Press.

Contemporary Suburbium is a photographic meditation on living in the suburbs of Orange County, California — specifically, Huntington Beach, a seaside town on the outer extremities of the population surrounding Los Angeles. Once dotted with orange trees, oil drilling and summer cottages for the rich, Huntington Beach is now a popular beach destination for vacationers, and the old cottages are being replaced with tall modern three-story houses. The photographs in this book are a look at the people of this traditionally conservative stronghold, the disaffected youth, the fortunate (and less fortunate), as they venture out from behind fences, walls, and endless blocks of tract housing.

The artists will be signing the books at The Lapis Press & Nazraeli Press' Bookshop. 

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Fred Lyon: San Francisco Noir

Following in the footsteps of classic films like The Maltese Falcon and The Lady from Shanghai, veteran photographer Fred Lyon creates images of San Francisco in high contrast with a sense of mystery. In this latest offering from the photographer of San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940–1960, Lyon presents a darker tone, exploring the hidden corners of his native city.

From 2:00pm To 2:30pm
25 Feb02/25/2018 2:00pm 02/25/2018 2:00pm Fred Lyon: San Francisco Noir

Following in the footsteps of classic films like The Maltese Falcon and The Lady from Shanghai, veteran photographer Fred Lyon creates images of San Francisco in high contrast with a sense of mystery. In this latest offering from the photographer of San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940–1960, Lyon presents a darker tone, exploring the hidden corners of his native city.

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Mandy Barker: Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals

Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals was created by UK photographer, Mandy Barker while in residency in Ireland and continues the artist's aim to highlight the pandemic of plastic pollution in the Earth's seas and oceans.  The series presents a unique collection of plastic plankton specimens,  that directly relate to pioneering early discoveries on plankton made by British naturalist John Vaughan Thompson in Cork Harbour, Ireland during the 1800s. The same plankton Thomspon studied over 100 years ago is now known to be ingesting plastic microbeads which, in effect means that no place on earth is free of plastic, not even our own bodies.

From 3:30pm To 4:00pm
25 Feb02/25/2018 3:30pm 02/25/2018 3:30pm Mandy Barker: Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals

Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals was created by UK photographer, Mandy Barker while in residency in Ireland and continues the artist's aim to highlight the pandemic of plastic pollution in the Earth's seas and oceans.  The series presents a unique collection of plastic plankton specimens,  that directly relate to pioneering early discoveries on plankton made by British naturalist John Vaughan Thompson in Cork Harbour, Ireland during the 1800s. The same plankton Thomspon studied over 100 years ago is now known to be ingesting plastic microbeads which, in effect means that no place on earth is free of plastic, not even our own bodies. Convincingly designed as an old science volume from 1800's, Beyond Drifting: imperfectly known animals (Published by Overlapse)uses an antique visual language and stunning imagery to communicate the horrifying message of man's direct contribution to this environmental disaster.  Mandy Barker is represented by East Wing

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