Join us for a critical discussion about the different aspects of self-publishing photography books. The panel is made up of local photographers who have published different kinds of photographic projects and will delve into their experiences, strategies, and approaches to working with various publishers and editors.
Photo books will be available for purchase.
Sofia Bastidas (moderator) is a curator and cultural producer working with artists, scholars and organizers. Bastidas received a B.A. in art history from Florida International University, with a focus in contemporary art. In 2012, she founded Dwelling Projects, an itinerant residency program that generates partnerships with artists, institutions and alternative spaces in Latin America and the Caribbean. Bastidas has curated and organized exhibitions at Spinello Projects (Miami), Bakehouse Art Complex (Miami), Dimensions Variable (Miami), Espacio 20/20 (Puerto Rico) and The Girls’ Club Collection Annex Space (Fort Lauderdale), among others. In 2015, she was Cannonball’s local artist-in-residence and co-organized TVGOV, an independent research group that aims to direct government towards preservation of territory, as land and sea.
Rachel Cox lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Prints from Cox’s series have been presented at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Houston Center for Photography, David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago, and the Philadelphia Photo Art Center. Cox has shown work internationally at The Musee del'Elysee, in Switzerland, Museo Amparo in Puebla, MX, at the 2016 PHOTO London, and was recently selected to present her work at the 2016 Nanjing International Art Festival at the Baijia Museum in China. In 2015 Cox was one of three American artists to be included in reGeneration3: New Perspectives in Photography, a worldwide survey of contemporary photographers curated and hosted by the Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland. Additionally in 2014, she was nominated for the Paul Huff FOAM Award given by the Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, a worldwide internationally acclaimed photography prize for artists under 35. Cox’s work has recently been published in Vice Magazine, The Huffington Post, Feature Shoot Magazine, Dodho Magazine, the British Journal of Photography, and The Guardian.
A 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Dornith Doherty received a B.A. cum laude from Rice University and a M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University. She currently resides in Southlake and is a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas. She has also received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission, the University of North Texas, and the Houston Center for Photography. She received the Honored Educator Award from the Society of Photographic Education South Central Conference in 2012 and the Texas Legislature named her 2016 Texas State Artist 2D.
Doherty’s work has been featured in exhibitions in the U.S. including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; the Art Museum of Southeast Texas; FotoFest; the New Mexico Museum of Art; the Galveston Art Center; the Indiana State Museum; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and the Tucson Museum. She has also been featured abroad at museums and galleries in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Wales, Czech Republic, and Argentina. She has been invited to present scholarly papers and artist talks at over 80 institutions and conferences worldwide.
Doherty’s work is in numerous permanent collections including the City of Denton; the Centro de Fotografía; the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; the Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; the Museet Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez, Santa Fe, Argentina; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Texas Tech University; the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; the University of Texas at San Antonio; the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; and the Yale University Library.
Doherty’s work has been featured by American Photo Index, American Way magazine, art ltd. magazine, BBC’s Focus magazine, Dallas Morning News, Du magazine, Elizabeth Avedon Journal, Feature Shoot, Fool magazine, Fraction magazine, Houston Chronicle, Hyperallergic, I Love Texas Photo, Modern Luxury Dallas, New Yorker: Photo Booth, Oxford American Journal, Oxford Literary Journal, Patron, Photo-eye, SHFT, Smith Journal Australia, SPOT, Texas Monthly, Tomboy Tarts, Wall Street Journal, and Wired magazine, among others.
Jeanine Michna-Bales is a visual activist working in the medium of photography. Her work explores the relationships between past and present within a social context. She meticulously researches each topic — considering different viewpoints, causes and effects, and political climates — and often incorporates found or archival text and audio into her projects.
A comprehensive publication of the Underground Railroad series, Through Darkness to Light, was released in 2017 by Princeton Architectural Press and includes a foreword by Andrew Young. An accompanying traveling exhibition through ExhibitsUSA is currently touring the country through 2022. Images from this series have appeared in solo and group exhibitions around the United States, including Moving Walls 23: Journeys at Open Society Foundations in New York City and Washington DC, Southern Exposure: Portraits of a Changing Landscape at MOCA | Jacksonville, and upcoming Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South.
Her work has been featured in numerous publications and online blogs, including New York Times Lens Blog, UK Daily Mail, In Sight by The Washington Post, Smithsonian.com, Virginia Quarterly Review, Transition from Harvard University, Geo Historie, Lenscratch, and Wired Raw File. Michna-Bales was named to the Critical Mass Top 50 in 2014 and most recently in 2017.
Among other honors, her work was selected for the 2016 Documentarian of The American South Collection Award from the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University. She was awarded the top Portfolio Review Prize at PhotoNOLA 2015, resulting in a solo show at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery during PhotoNOLA 2016.
Whether exploring the darkened stations along the Underground Railroad, long-forgotten nuclear fallout shelters, or the invisible epicenters of environmental turmoil, her work seeks out places that are hidden in plain sight. She conceives and presents her projects in a way that spark curiosity about a given subject and encourage discourse among audiences of all backgrounds.