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Exhibitor Profile: Saint Lucy Books

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Meet Saint Lucy Books.

Baltimore, MD

Saint Lucy Books is the publishing wing of the online journal Saint Lucy, which is dedicated to writing about photography and contemporary art.

What was your introduction into the world of art book publishing?

The independent art publishing world is thriving and democratic. I have loved the New York Art Book Fair for years, and I decided to join the revolution.

Why art books? 

Art books are books that explore / contribute to visual culture in some way. Usually in ways that the large publishing houses cannot afford or are not interested in.  

As an artist yourself, do you see publishing as an extension of your practice?

Yes, my knowledge and experience as a photographer, installation artist, performance artist, curator, writer and teacher, are all utilized in my role as publisher.

Are there any organizations or people in your community that have been particularly influential to you and your project?

A-Jump Books, Dear Dave Magazine, and Conveyor Arts are notable inspirations.

Your favorite art exhibition from the last year?

The Jimmie Durham retrospective at the Whitney was my favorite exhibition.

Do you have any upcoming projects you would like to share?

Saint Lucy Books has a new book coming later this spring, ‘Friends, Enemies, and Strangers’ by Oliver Wasow.