LAUREN HENKIN: Self Publishing Artist Books

This Is Your Land 2 
Photograph © Lauren Henkin
 This Is Your Land 3
Photograph © Lauren Henkin

 This Is Your Land 4
 Photograph © Lauren Henkin

Lauren Henkin with "This Is Your Land"

“My work focuses on the question, What will last? I work from the inside out, using internal narrative as the foundation in which to produce objects that reinterpret space, light and form found in the external."–Lauren Henkin

Last week I went to the Center for Alternative Photography to hear artist photographer Lauren Henkin speak about her work and her self-publishing ventures. Born in Washington, D.C., artist Lauren Henkin grew up in Maryland, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and now resides in New York City.

Henkin is an educator, reviewer, frequent speaker, photolucida advisory board member, author and publisher of multiple books, and active member in the photographic community. Her work is widely collected by institutions such as the Southeast Museum of Photography, Yale University and Dartmouth College as well as numerous private collectors. Her work has been published in numerous journals on photography and book arts including Black+White Magazine, Photo District News, Shots Magazine, Diffusion Magazine, Flak Photo, Urbanautica, Landscape Stories, Parenthesis and The Washington Post. She is both a Px3 multi-category award and Oregon Regional Arts & Culture Council grant winner, with other award nominations in both the Brink Emerging Artist and Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. She also founded her own imprint, Vela Noche, a small fine press publishing company and online shop.

Lauren Henkin
Workshop: Self-publishing Artist Books, An Introduction
36 East 30th Street
May 18


Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful talk. Hearing an artist talk about the work, and being able to see it firsthand is an experience I won't forget. Lauren is an articulate speaker who obviously has given much thought to her process and artistic expression.

Pierre BOYER said...

Interesting artistic work....



many thanks for this post - especially interesting to me as i am getting ready to self-publish my second book of poetry -

Tonia said...

This is cool!