PDN (Photo District News magazine May 2008)
“46 Reasons to Love Photography Now”
IN BOOK PUBLISHING, SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
Recently, small publishing houses have been creating photo books that are just as (and sometimes more) interesting than the work coming out of their larger rivals. Guided less by commercial concerns than by personal tastes, these independent publishers are taking chances on offbeat titles. They include Quantuck Lane Press (publishers of Route 22 by Benjamin Swett, Close at Hand by Mariana Cook, and The Oak Behind the House by B. A. King), Heyday Books (which published Ira Nowiski’s San Francisco) and J&L, the brainchild of photographer Jason Fulford (publishers of 72 Girls and Some Boys Who Could Be Models by Anne Daems, and The American War by Harrell Fletcher). What these publishing houses lack in marketing clout they more than make up for in taste and conviction.