Peter Happel Christian’s début monograph, Half Wild, borrows its title from a passage in Our National Parks, written in 1909 by John Muir, who contemplated the public’s “growing interest in the care and preservation of forests and wild places in general, and in the half wild parks and gardens of towns.” Using this phrase as a way of thinking about both his surroundings and photography itself, Happel Christian constructed the work that comprises Half Wild over the course of several years at his home in the Midwest and in Muir’s home, Yosemite National Park.
In her accompanying essay, Liz Sales discusses the relationship between the wilderness and photographic abstraction, a potentially limitless territory.
Half Wild by Peter Happel Christian
First Edition published by Conveyor Editions
5.75 x 8.25 in
Printed and bound at Conveyor Arts, USA
Design by Elana Schlenker
Tomorrow Night. June 18th from 6-8pm at Dashwood Books, located at 33 Bond Street, New York, Miranda Lichtenstein will be launch and sign her new book Polaroids. The book was printed and bound at Conveyor Arts, and we are super excited to see it finally launch. Be there!
Text via Dashwood Books:
Miranda Lichtenstein’s evolving eleven year project began when she inherited friend Roe Ethridge’s Linhof 4x5 camera with a polaroid back while on a residency in Giverny in 2002, and has continued across five distinct locations around the globe. Often shooting through a textured scrim or in graphic silhouette, Lichtenstein uses the polaroid plane to compose still-lives that slip effortlessly between representation and abstraction. “What’s more, a unique print of a painted object made sense to me conceptually,” she says. “I liked the contradiction of making an instantaneous image of something so labored.” Her mesmerizing layers accrue and dissipate while her surfaces simultaneously shift through her own sense of tradition. The New Yorker writes that “resisting the inflated scale of so much contemporary photography… Lichtenstein nods to the history of still-life photography, but she’s far too inventive to get bogged down in it.
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Brea Souders solo show, opens tonight at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery, located at 535 West 24th Street in New York, NY. We are so honored to have worked with Brea to print the show, and cannot wait to see it in person. If you are in NYC, you should be there tonight.
We are super excited to announce an open call for writing submissions, to be considered for the forthcoming publication The Contemporary Photobook: New Perspectives in Publishing, edited by Larissa Leclair, and published in collaboration with the Indie Photobook Library.
This collection of essays will discuss the current state of the photobook in historical context, specifically focusing on the rise of independent and self-published imprints and their role in reshaping the publishing paradigm.
For more information about contributing to the book,
Conveyor Magazine is a visual publication concerned with initiating conversation across fields of science, technology, culture, and the arts through photography and print. Each issue explores a specific idea through close collaboration with artists, writers, and field specialists. The result is a collection of unique and thoughtful images, essays, dialogs and projects that expand upon and complicate the subject at hand.
Conveyor Magazine is available at Printed Matter, Artbook @ MoMA PS1, the ICP Museum, McNally Jackson, MoCA Bookstore, Antenne Books, and through Conveyor Editions.
Moyra Davey began Copperheads, her images of Abraham Lincoln’s profile as engraved on US pennies, as an investigation into the psychology of money. This investigation is analogous to chrysopoeia; the camera acts of a type of philosopher’s stone, transmuting a base metal into something more meaningful and enduring.
If your work fits in with the idea of Alchemy, please send us your work, we’d love to consider it for the next issue of Conveyor Magazine.
Deadline for Submissions:
May 15th, 2014 at Midnight PST