Monthly Archives: October 2019

Seasons of Ceremonies: Rites and Rituals in Mexico and Guatemala

“This remarkable collection of photographs and scholarship brings together the mystical with the visual in a mesmerizing blend. In Frej’s skilled hands, the magic of photography and of Mesoamerican ritual conspire to transport the reader, not with voyeuristic diversion but … Continue reading

The Other World: Animal Portraits

This stunning new collection of photographs by Brad Wilson is inspired by the notion of the “authentic encounter,” that is, allowing the animal to reveal itself to us rather than imposing our subjective notions on it or on the picture. … Continue reading

Maya Ruins Revisited: In the Footsteps of Teobert Maler

Winner of twelve awards, including: 2022 Independent Press Gold Award for Photography 2021 Foreword Indies Gold Award for Best Photography Book & Honorable Mention for Best Coffee Table Book Silver 2021 IPPY (Independent Publisher’s Award): Photography 15th Annual National Indie … Continue reading

A Country No More:
Rediscovering the Landscapes of John James Audubon

In 2010, when photographer Krista Elrick began traversing John James Audubon country in search of the birds the nineteenth-century American naturalist observed, painted, and wrote about, she encountered scarcely a sighting. Instead, she found the lushly forested watersheds and waterways … Continue reading

In the Buddha’s Light: The Temples of Luang Prabang

This engaging memoir takes the reader on a journey into the heart of one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful and enchanting small cities. Lush, exotic––and full of contradictions––Luang Prabang sits at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers … Continue reading

New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West

Santa Fe and Taos were among the most important national and international art communities during the 1920s and 1930s; this book explores their similarities, differences, and connections. Legions of American and European artists found new beginnings in the physical and … Continue reading

On the Path of Marigolds:
Living Traditions of México’s Day of the Dead

Photographer Ann Murdy has been documenting the celebrations around Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) in México for more than 20 years. A native of Los Angeles, she first started collecting Chicano art in the 1990s, and was … Continue reading

Where the Buffalo Roamed: Images of the New West

In this latest collection of photographs, taken over the last forty-five years, Joan Myers turns her lens to the contemporary American West. In so doing, she turns our conception of western landscapes and the life contained within them upside down, … Continue reading

Fire Ghosts

In the summer of 2011, in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, a falling power line sparked a wildfire that burned 158,753 acres of forest. From their home in Santa Fe, 30 air miles southeast, photographers Patricia Galagan and Philip … Continue reading

Florida’s Changing Waters: A Beautiful World in Peril

Lynne Buchanan began photographing rivers to create artistic records of her connection with water and the lessons she learned from rivers about being in the present moment and aligning with the flow of life. The more time she spent photographing … Continue reading

Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests

Finalist for the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards! Born in San Diego in 1946 and raised in the American Southwest, painter Paul Pletka has created a body of work that owes much to the West of his childhood, and more … Continue reading

Working with a Publisher: Case Studies of Successful Photo Book Projects

Joanna Hurley with Andrew Beckham and Brenda Biondo Saturday, March 7 4:30-6:30 pm Location: CPAC Gallery, 1513 Boulder St. Denver Tickets: $10 members, $15 non-members Open to All *** LIMITED SEATING: Reserve your seat today! *** Publishing Your Photo Book: Case … Continue reading

HIP HOP: Portraits of an Urban Hymn

Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop music and the culture surrounding it has become a hugely influential and popular musical form in America and around the world.  Its popularity extends beyond the urban centers where it was born, … Continue reading

THE WORK OF ART: Folk Artists in the 21st Century

The Work of Art examines the role of folk artists in the twenty-first century, recognizing their power as creative and socially responsible champions for global change, connection, and cultural sustainability. Through interviews with folk artists from Mali to Madagascar to … Continue reading

THE JUNGLE AT THE DOOR: A Glimpse of Wild India

The Jungle at the Door is inspired by Joan Myers’s encounters with jungles and animals in remote areas of India, and by Kipling’s Just So Stories, which she read, as many of us did, as a child. The Jungle at the Door is … Continue reading

RECONSTRUCTING THE VIEW: The Grand Canyon Photography of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe

Reconstructing the View, a four-year photographic project exploring the Grand Canyon, dramatically expands on Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe’s previous collaborations, resulting in a diverse body of work distinguished by its diversity, sense of humor, and power. Calling on a … Continue reading

DARK BEAUTY: Photographs of New Mexico

DARK BEAUTY: Photographs of New Mexico By Jack Parsons Introduction by Frederick Turner Originally published in 2011 by Hudson Hills Press and now available through George F. Thompson Publishing. Jack Parsons has been investigating the light, landscapes and cultures of … Continue reading

The Lost Christmas Gift Book-Signing & Exhibition Opening

In conjunction with the recent release of his new book, The Lost Christmas Gift, Andrew Beckham will do a book-signing at Collected Works in Santa Fe. The following day, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art will host an exhibition opening of the images and … Continue reading


Sixty years after his father left to be a mapmaker in the war in Europe, Emerson Johansson received a package that had been lost in the mail for decades. An exquisite book, lovingly handmade by his father, details an extraordinary … Continue reading

Reconstructing the View featured on photo-eye’s A Book A Day

RECONSTRUCTING THE VIEW: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe is featured on photo-eye’s Bookstore homepage today as the Book A Day for Friday, October 26, 2012. You can purchase a copy of the book here.

OCEANSCAPES: One View/Ten Years

OCEANSCAPES: One View/Ten Years By Renate Aller Essays by Richard B. Woodward and Dr. Petra Roettig An interview with the artist by Jasmin Seck Published by Radius Books Fall 2010 For over a decade Renate Aller has been photographing the … Continue reading


What would happen if Publishers banded together and “just said no” to Amazon?

Below is a post I made on the blog for Publisher’s Weekly about an article they wrote recently. Read the article here – then, my comments are below. What would happen if publishers–especially the major houses–banded together and “just said … Continue reading

How to Prepare an Artist Statement

How to Prepare an Artist Statement  by Kate Ware and Joanna Hurley CENTER’s Portfolio Bootcamp, 9-24-11 Before you can write a cogent artist statement, you have to have a really well-thought-out body of work.  So first we are going to … Continue reading

HELLAS: Photographs of Contemporary Greece

HELLAS reveals a Greece far more complex than the country captured in postcards of the brilliant, blue Aegean. It is an honest, at times unsettling appraisal of a land with a rich and chaotic history that is also the source … Continue reading


All books in the Selected Backlist have been produced, agented, and/or marketed by HurleyMedia.

Notes on the Artist Statement

One of the biggest problems I have seen consistently during the reviews that I have participated in over the last ten years is that many photographers do not know how to talk or write cogently about their work. (The other … Continue reading

Brian Rutenberg


HOOP By Bill Bamberger Essay by Richard B. Woodward Forthcoming from George F. Thompson Publishing Basketball is the only major league and Olympic ballgame that was invented by North Americans.  Its popularity in the U. S. is near mythic, matched … Continue reading

HIDDEN ALCATRAZ: The Fortress Revealed

HIDDEN ALCATRAZ: The Fortress Revealed Edited by Steve Fritz & Deborah Roundtree Preface by Peter Coyote Introduction by John Martini Afterword by Thom Sempere Published by University of California Press May 2011 Much has been written about Alcatraz—its infamous history … Continue reading


All books in the Selected Backlist have been produced, agented, and/or marketed by HurleyMedia.

On This Earth: Photographs from East Africa

Cuba: Picturing Change

Desert Realty

All books in the Selected Backlist have been produced, agented, and/or marketed by HurleyMedia.

Domestic Vacations

Americans In Kodachrome

New Mexico Revisited

The Photographic Artifacts of Timothy O’Sullivan

Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women

The Jazz Pictures

Descending the Dragon

Eakins and the Photograph

Lone Star Living: Texas Homes and Ranches

Mexican Churches


The Theater of Insects

Yosemite In Time

Honky Tonk