Brigitte Carnochan teaches Self-Publishing Your Photographic Book (that’s Art 127 for you academic types) at Stanford University, as part of their Continuing Studies program. Students learn the fundamentals of photo book design and sequencing — and our own Daniel Milnor is a frequent guest speaker. As the final project for the class, the students make limited edition Blurb books. And this Thursday, August 2, students will be signing their books, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Modernbook Gallery. Here’s a rundown of the titles that will be on display:
Godfrey DiGiorgi: Ways Together
I present photos showing people working, reading, interacting… communicating in the modern cafe scene. So much of the activity is involved with communications technology, it raises the question—does all this technological communications push us apart, or does it draw us closer together?
Jackson Nichols: Forcado
Forcado describes the little known art of bloodless bullfighting in California—a Portuguese tradition where a team of eight men enter the arena on foot to challenge a bull. The result appears chaotic but in actuality is a calculated and organized sport that, incredibly, occurs right here in California. Documented through black and white photos and interviews.
Tom Schmidt: Escort
Escort is a photographic essay exploring the many aspects of male sex workers in San Francisco. Using classical lines and lighting, a depth of beauty is revealed in those who work in a profession that is generally disdained by society.
Jing Yu: Alone with the Tree
“Alone with the Tree is a sensitive and graceful collection of images and words. Jing shares with us the personalities of her trees and the beauty of their gestures.” Diane Pierce
Katie Parquet: No
“’No’ is a book about speaking to the emotions experienced by sexual abuse victims.… I cannot think of another book that conveys the pain experienced by sexual abuse victims in such an exquisitely sensitive and powerful way.” Calvin Colarusso MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Joanne Devereaux: Becoming American
It is estimated over 14 million Americans are naturalized citizens. Becoming American shows both portraits of individuals sharing their stories, as well as photographs of ceremony days when immigrants take the final step to become naturalized Americans.
Petar Blanusa: Urban Water
Urban Water is a guaranteed travel conversation starter. A theme that inspired this book is human creation of built environment and it’s living connections with water.
Suzanne Engelberg: Visions of Phoenix Lake
This is one photographer’s exploration of Phoenix Lake, a gorgeous reservoir nestled under Mt. Tamalpais, in Marin County, California. The photographs, taken using iPhoneography, document this beautiful landscape throughout the seasons.
Dorothy Gantenbein & Andrea Satin: Mercurial
Mercurial contemplates the many moods of the almost still waters of Alameda Creek. The book combines black and white photography by Dorothy Gantenbein and companion poems written by Andrea Satin.
Michael Newton: Around Australia
Shows the natural beauty of Australia through a breathtaking journey of ten weeks.