20 Nov Working with a Publisher: Case Studies of Successful Photo Book Projects
Joanna Hurley with Andrew Beckham and Brenda Biondo
Saturday, March 7
Location: CPAC Gallery, 1513 Boulder St. Denver
Tickets: $10 members, $15 non-members
Open to All
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Publishing Your Photo Book: Case Studies of Successful Photo Book Projects
For many artists, working with a publisher to bring a project to publication in the form of a book is a highly desirable goal. It is also an enormously challenging task to undertake. The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is pleased to offer an evening of lively discussion and helpful insights on this important topic, with speakers on both sides of the publishing world.
Joanna Hurley is a publisher, artist’s agent and book packager with 30+ years of experience in the field of photographic and fine art books, and the owner of Hurley Media in Santa Fe, NM. We are thrilled to have Joanna join us, as she brings a wealth of valuable experience from inside the publishing world to share with us.
On the artist side of the equation, Colorado photographers Andrew Beckham and Brenda Biondo will discuss their experiences bringing a photography project successfully to publication. Andrew has had his art and photography published by both Princeton Architectural Press and GFT Publishing, and Brenda’s first book of photographs was published by the University Press of New England. While the final goal was the same, the paths that Brenda and Andrew took were quite different. This presentation will take a look at the processes that led up to the publication of their projects. While this is not explicitly a “how to” workshop, it is a set of “case studies” on how two photographers with very different projects (and ultimately working with very different kinds of publishers) found success in the ultra-competitive world of fine art publishing.
A panel discussion will conclude the evening, with Joanna joining Andrew and Brenda to take questions from the audience. If you’re interested in making a book, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain some real insight into the process needed to get your project considered for publication.
A book signing with Andrew and Brenda will follow the discussion.
Joanna Hurley has had a thirty-year career in book publishing working as an editor, publicist, agent, packager and publisher for dozens of photography books as well as books on many other subjects for companies large and small. She is president of HurleyMedia, LLC, which she started in 1994. Previously she was publicity director of Vintage Books, the trade paperback division of Alfred A. Knopf, marketing director of The University of New Mexico Press, and publicity director of the Body Politic Theatre/Community Arts Foundation in Chicago. During the course of her long career, she has worked on projects for a wide variety of photographers and writers ranging from Nick Brandt, Mark Klett, Richard Misrach, Irving Penn, and Eliot Porter to Tony Hillerman, Richard Russo, Thomas McGuane and Richard Ford. She is a co-founder of Radius Books, and board chair of Center, a not-for-profit organization based in Santa Fe that supports and provides opportunity for gifted, committed photographers.