Jon Feinstein’s Favorite Book from 2020

You Are Eternity, You Are the Mirror by Marcy Palmer.   Published by Yoffy Press.

You Are Eternity, You Are The Mirror, Marcy Palmer's gilded flower series — and now photobook — is a shimmering, temporary bright light amidst the pain, uncertainty, and suffering in the world. Her work invigorates the often hard-to-reimagine botanical photography genre while gesturing to photo-historical forbearers like Anna Adkins. What’s most impressive is how Yoffy Press conveys the materiality of Palmer’s photographic prints (gold velum, etc) from the pages of a photobook. Using overlays and other tactile techniques, they maintain the hold-in-your-hands intimacy that makes Palmer's work so special.

Honorable Mentions:
A Parallel Road by Amani Willett 
On Contested Terrain by An-My Lê

Jon Feinstein is a Seattle, WA and NYC-based curator, writer, and photographer. He is the co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation and content director for The Luupe, a new platform connecting women and non-binary photographers with brands. His writing has been published in Aperture, VICE, Adobe's blog, Hyperallergic, and more.