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Nazraeli Press 30th Anniversary Show featuring Mark Steinmetz

Exhibition Dates: May 16 – June 21, 2020
Saturday, May 16: 4:00 – 5:00pm artist lecture by Mark Steinmetz with an introduction by Chris Pichler, founder and owner of Nazraeli Press
Held in Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center, Carmel

Opening Reception and Book Signing to follow:
5:00 – 7:00pm CPA Gallery, free and open to the public

lease join us for a special 30th Anniversary Exhibition of Nazraeli Press’s books and images spanning 3 decades. On display will be all of the One Picture Books as well as multiple monographs that Nazraeli has published over the years. This show will also highlight the work of Mark Steinmetz and feature many of his original silver prints and the accompanying books. Mark will be signing copies of his new monograph, “Summer Camp” and speaking about this and his many other projects during an artist lecture.

Mark Steinmetz is a photographer who resides in Athens, Georgia (USA). He has published several books with the Nazraeli Press (Paso Robles, CA): South Central, South East, Greater Atlanta, Summertime, Italia, The Ancient Tigers of my Neighborhood, Paris in my time, The Players, and a three volume set, Angel City West.  Summer Camp (Nazraeli) and Carnival (Stanley/Barker) were released in 2019.

Steinmetz’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and others. He has taught photography at Harvard University, Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, Emory University, and The University of Hartford MFA Program. Steinmetz is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe.

Steinmetz had one-person shows at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans) in 2015, and at the Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York) and Lothringer13 Halle (Munich) in 2017. His work on the Atlanta airport, Terminus, was shown at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta) in the spring of 2018, and he had a one-person show at Fotohof in Salzburg, Austria in early 2019.

Mark Steinmetz is co-director of The Humid, a photographic workshop and gathering space, with his wife, Irina Rozovksy.

Nazraeli Press was founded by Chris Pichler in Munich, Germany in 1990. In 1997, the press moved to the United States and in 2002 opened a subsidiary in the United Kingdom. Nazraeli has published over 600 titles on the fine and applied arts, with an emphasis on contemporary photography. The press strives to maintain a balance in its publishing program between both well-known and up-and-coming artists. The Press has published books by artists from throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Nazraeli currently publishes approximately 20 to 30 titles each year. Formats range from postcard-sized artist’s books to monographs measuring over 40 cm high. In addition to traditionally-bound books, the press has published work in scroll format; loose cards in plexiglass boxes; portfolios of original photographs; and since 2001, a subscription-based series of 16-page artists books, called “One Picture Books”, which was relaunched in an upscaled and upgraded format in 2018. Nazraeli Press is known for its unorthodox use of common materials – such as papers, wood, plastic, metals – and for introducing elements of handwork into otherwise mass-produced objects. The press’s books have themselves been the subject of exhibitions and books about books.

Complete holdings of Nazraeli Press publications are in the following collections:

* Stanford University Special Collections (all titles, all editions, select book dummies, select correspondence and original artwork)
* UCLA Special Collections (all titles, all editions)
* Yale University Art Museum (all special editions with original artwork)
* The Huntington Library, Pasadena, California (all regular editions)
* Museum of Modern Art, New York (all regular editions)