Our Favorite Things List
We hope the holiday season is treating you well. In the spirit of the holidays and shopping local, we put together a list of some of our favorite photo-based books, prints, and zines that are available this season. We love online shopping on a hyper-local level, so please take a moment to browse and support these talented artists if you can. Remember, we also have a PCNW holiday gift guide that includes limited edition prints by Richard Renaldi and Jenny Riffle, the ever-coveted PCNW t-shirt, and so much more. We hope you like our favorite things!
PCNW Scholarship Recipient Leobardo Banuelos just released a fabulous book entitled Wanda Terrace, where Leo documents drag performers both on and off stage (his book release party/exhibition was fun!). This book showcases over 30 performers and boasts over 100 pages filled with bright colors and expressive portraits. We love it! You can place an order here.
PCNW Member Ellen Sollod creates beautiful books with an attention to detail. We found her series of books in Bush Creek Chronicles. These accordion-style books contain pinhole camera images created during her time as an artist-in-resident at Bush Creek Arts Foundation. You can purchase Ellen’s book and others here.
Kirk Hostetter, a seattle based photographer, and PCNW Zine & Book fair contributor has a series of books and magazines for sale via Blurb. One worthy of noting is Duwamish Remains, a working version of Kirk’s photographs and research on the history of the Duwamish River Watershed in and around Seattle, Washington. You can find this magazine and others here.
Our zine workshop instructor, Craig Mammano, just put out a grouping of his zines and books for sale. Craig’s work embodies the DIY spirit, and creates beautiful handmade books with creative binding techniques. His book It’s Hard to Die contains compelling and tender images, coupled with solid handmade book making techniques. You can purchase Craig’s books and zines here.
Sand and Gravel Press participated in our Zine and Book fair, and they are offering an array of books on their website. Our favorite one of the bunch is DISCOVER/Y by Jody Poorwill and Meghan Hanlon. The book documents a trip both photographers took to New Mexico in 2018. You can purchase the book here