For the second year running, Steidl takes over Strand Books’ Rare Book Room for a series of presentations, readings and discussions about photo books. As many who attended Gerhard Steidl’s 2015 talk Print is Not Dead will remember, these are go-to events, this year with 40 new books, stage talks and copies of the Fall 2016 catalogue on hand.
Also on hand will be: Gerhard Steidl, publisher/designer, Steidl Verlag; photographers William Eggleston, Robert Polidori, Joel Sternfeld, Frank Gohlke, Mark Peterson, Bruce Davidson, Anna Mia Davidson, Philip Trager, Momney Mueller Westernhagen; curator Brian Wallis, and more.
Wednesday October 26
The Blindness is apparent when someone lets slip the word "snapshot".
Ignorance can always be covered by "snapshot".
The word has never had any meaning. I am at war with the obvious."
--William Eggleston, in conversation with Mark Holborn, in Afterword from The Democratic Forest
Robert Polidori will give a lecture on making a book with Steidl, giving insight into his work, followed by a signing and launch of Mr. Polidori’s new books, Hotel Petra and 60 Feet Road - Bhatiya Nagar Facades. Admission
Talk and introduction of the new fall program by publisher Gerhard Steidl, followed by a conversation with photographers Joel Sternfeld, Frank Gohlke and author Suketu Mehta, who are launching and will sign copies of their new book Landscape as Longing about Queens. Admission
Thursday October 27
Mark Peterson in conversation discussing his project and book Political Theater followed by a book launch and signing. Admission
Friday October 28
Brian Wallis is hosting a talk with Bruce Davidson and Anna Mia Davidson about the intersection in time of their careers crossing paths and the unique dynamic between father and daughter. The talk will be followed by book signing of Ana Mia’s Cuba and Bruce’s various titles published by Steidl. Admission
Saturday October 29
Book signing and launches with: Philip Trager – New York in the 1970s and Photographing Ina; A-chan – Salt’n Vinegar; Romney Mueller Westernhagen – Portraits; Victoria Whyte Ball & Ken Ball, editors of The Golden Decade
Strand Books, 828 Broadway, NY, NY Info