Last Sunday marked the final day of the 11th annual NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, The annual event put on by the famous Chelsea book store Printed Matter is a magnet for connoisseurs and enthusiasts of art books and print work published independently by vendors from far flung corners of the globe. It is free and open to public, making it one of the most accessible events for those looking to add books and ephemera to their collections.
Between performances, book signings, booze and snacks, visitors can explore several floors packed with display tables and bins to dig through. Photography books at NYABF get their own section, distinct from other book objects, zines and prose collections. I dove in for American Photo to find some of the standout titles you might have missed if you stayed home this weekend.
Young Ideas By Eddie O’Keefe
Welcome to Syria Al Assad with the compliments of the Ministry of Tourism By Oliver Hartung
Doctor Seek and Mister Hide By Mirka Lugosi & Gilles Berquet
Strangers’ Guide to Home Territories By Steve Bishop
Photographs Volume II By Cy Twombly
Got to Go By Rosalind Fox Solomon
Sasayama By Osamu Yokonami
Americana Girl By Rachel Brennecke, a.k.a. Bon Jane