15th Photobooks Salon
We had a wonderful evening of presentations at Spoonbill & Sugartown Bookshop on the intersection of photography and poetry with 205-A co-publisher Aaron Stern and his photography and poetry collaborators: Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Tom Sleigh and Brian Merriam.
Aaron Stern is an artist and author living in New York City. His photographs, books, poetry and curatorial projects have appeared in The Paris Review, Vogue, The New York Times, Dazed & Confused and Purple Magazine. In 2014, Aaron Stern and Jordan Sullivan founded 205-A, a curatorial and publishing project with a specific focus on the intersection of poetry and photography. Most recently, Aaron published Horizon Avenue, a visual narrative of a life that could have been.
Aaron spoke with:
Andreas Laszlo Konrath, a fashion and portrait photographer who addresses the rich heritage of photography and film’s experimental history.
Elizabeth Schmuhl, a poet and interdisciplinary artist whose writings have appeared in PANK, Paper Darts, Big Lucks, Metatron, and elsewhere.
Tom Sleigh, a poet, dramatist, essayist and academic, who is director of Hunter College’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Creative Writing. He is the recipient of the Anna-Maria Kellen Prize and Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin for Fall 2011.
Brian Merriam, an artist and photographer of abstracted landscapes that explore emptiness and longing through color and light.
Thank you Jonas Kyle for sharing the amazing new Spoonbill & Sugartown Bookstore at 99 Montrose Ave. in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the 10×10 community!