Photo Books

How to Find a Sponsor for Your Photo Book

October 6, 2015

By David Walker


As a former staff photographer at Skateboarder magazine, Jonathan Mehring looked all over the world for his feature story backdrops. Above: Skater Michael Mackrodt executes a frontside blunt in Dong Hoi, Vietnam.

Due out this month is photographer Jonathan Mehring’s first book, called Skate the World, featuring images he’s made over a period of 15 years of skateboarding in unexpected places all over the globe. The book, published by National Geographic Books with sponsorship from Levi’s, is a case study in the challenges of shaping, pitching and funding a book, as well...

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