Subscription Series 3.
Photographs by Mark Steinmetz, Dru Donovan, Elaine Stocki, and Katy Grannan.
TBW Books, 2011.
Four books, illustrated throughout, 6x8".
These four books truly exemplify TBW Books' belief that disparate works by very unique artists can still create a surprising and deep connection between them. While none of the artists had any collaboration, the books create what is perhaps the most coheisive collection of works published for our Subscription Series.
Mark Steinnmetz's book Philip & Micheline documents the end of life as experienced by his parents. Steinmetz uses his camera to share the moments he has witnessed, within which viewers find an intimate portrait of a family’s loss. Steinmetz was born in 1961; he received a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Yale University. He has had numerous books published by Nazraeli and his work is in the collections of major museums across the United States including the New York Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Steinmetz received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994 and now lives in Athens, Georgia where he spends most of his time making photo books.
Dru Donovan presents an investigation of mourning in her book, Lifting Water. The tableaus explore the rituals of caregiving while shifting perspectives between the caregiver and the cared for. Donovan focuses on the psychological weight of physical proximity alongside emotional isolation. Donovan was born in 1981; she received a BFA in photography from California College of the Arts and an MFA in photography from Yale University, where she was awarded the Richard Benson prize for excellence. Donovan was included in Wallpaper Magazine’s Graduate Directory of emerging talent to watch, her work is included in reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, published by Thames & Hudson and she will be included in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. Donovan now lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Katy Grannan's book, N., coincides with Grannan's most recent work; making short films. N.'s cinematic, or time-based structure features Grannan's long-time subject, Nicole, whom after five years of collaborations determined it was time they make some 'real pictures'. These real pictures are a bold combination of theatricality, seduction and repulsion, and Grannan's obsessive and unrelenting photographs challenge our assumptions about the dynamic between artist and subject. Grannan was born in 1969; she received a BA from University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Yale University. Grannan has been awarded The Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers and the Aperture Award to an Emerging Artist. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the United States, Germany, Belgium and France, and is included in publications by Steidl, Aperture, Phaidon, Thames & Hudson. Grannan now lives in Berkeley, California.
Elaine Stocki’s Balcony is a unique exploration of uncertainty and poetic tensions. Stocki’s images pose questions about psychological limitations as well as the chaos of human interactions yet stubbornly allows the viewer no answers. Stocki was born in 1979; she received a BS in chemistry and a BFA with honors in painting and photography from University of Manitoba and a MFA in photography from Yale University. Stocki was awarded the Tierney Fellowship as well as the Yale University School of Art Scholarship, Manitoba Arts Council Grant, ACADRE Fellowship Award and the Winnipeg Arts Council Travel Grant. Her work has been in exhibitions in numerous galleries in the United States as well as Germany and Canada.
Subscription Series 3 is an edition of 800 and features a unique cover design. As with all Subscription Series, there are 50 signed sets that include and additional design attribute.