Photo Books

What to Consider Before You Pitch Your Photo Book

May 21, 2018

By Conor Risch

Photo © Mike Slack. (Photos shown © Albert Elm)

Press proofs of Albert Elm’s book What Sort of Life Is This, photographed on press by Mike Slack, co-founder of the The Ice Plant, a small publishing company that produces limited-run artists’ books.

This is an exciting time for photography book publishing. Digital printing has lowered the costs and other barriers to self-publishing, and new, small publishers seem to crop up every season with interesting projects. “The beauty of where we’re at right now is that there are many different options for making a book,” says Aperture Foundation Publisher Lesley A. Martin. While...

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