Simen Johan

Art by Simen Johan + Introduction by Hugo Fortin (March, 2023)

Current News: Johan currently has an exhibition at Fotografiska in Tallinn, Estonia titled Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes. The exhibition is running from March 15 until May 19, 2024.

BAM… and Then It Hit Me 

A Memoir by Karen Brooks Hopkins (Nov, 2021)

Current News: Karen Brooks Hopkins went on a 35-stop worldwide book tour for BAM. HERE is a letter from Hopkins herself outlining the publication of her book and the tour. The map at the bottom of this newsletter notes all of Hopkins' stops!


Black Is Beautiful: JET Beauties of the Week

The Photography of LaMonte McLemore with Chris Murray

Essays by Sylvia Flanagan, Jayne Kennedy, and Mickalene Thomas (Feb, 2024)

Current News: Artist Mickalene Thomas, who contributed text to Black Is Beautiful, was recently featured in the New York Times for her traveling exhibition that’s currently at the Broad in LA!

Paris in Winter

David Coggins (Nov, 2015)

Recent News: Coggins has recently exhibited at Tori Jones Studio (2022) and Isles Studio (2023). His Minneapolis studio and artwork were featured in Cabana Magazine in February, 2024. Find out more about Coggins’ books, artist, and design HERE. A second edition of Paris in Winter, which was originally published in 2015 and sold out of all three printings, is coming out this winter.

Lovemarks: the future beyond brands

By Kevin Roberts and A. G. Lafley (Dec, 2005)

Upcoming News: As we near the twenty-year anniversary of this iconic title, powerHouse Books is currently working on a 2,100 copy reprint. The authors are also working on either publishing a Web3 version of the book through or doing a limited edition. Stay tuned!


COOL: Women Leaders Reversing Global Warming

By Paola Gianturco and Avery Sangster (Sept, 2022)

Upcoming News: Gianturco and Sangster are hosting a 300 person lecture on the women in COOL this September at the Tenaya Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Book signing to follow. Stay tuned!


Midnight Modern: Palm Springs Under the Full Moon

Photography by Tom Blachford + Foreword by Chris Menrad (Feb, 2017)

Recent News: News includes an exhibit at Duran Mashaal Gallery and photography in The New York Times. See more press HERE. Blachford has been working on his Midnight Modern series, a series in Japan, and has experimented with AI work and ultraviolet induced fluorescence. Look out for an upcoming pH title.

Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World’s Hippest Borough

Peter Thomas Fornatale + Chris Wertz (Jan, 2016)

Upcoming Event: Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Brooklyn Spirits at Fort Hamilton in Industry City! Fornatale will be hosting a reading, conversation, and signing at this iconic distillery to celebrate his book this June. Event confirmation still TBD. Details soon.

Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987 

Photography by Joseph Rodriguez + Essay by Richard Price (Dec, 2020)

Upcoming News: This June, Rodriguez will be exhibiting at Photoville and at local NYC schools for his project MIGRANTES, which includes 10 years of work taken between 1995-2006. Stay on the lookout for more details coming soon. Rodriguez was also recently featured in The New York Times.

Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

Photography by Margot Mifflin (Jan, 2013)

Recent News: Mifflin and her book were recently featured in an article in The Guardian about women and tattoos!

War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict

David Shields + Afterword by Dave Hickey (Nov, 2015)

Recent News: War Is Beautiful was recently discussed on the New Yorker Critics at Large podcast on April 18. Additionally, David Shields, author of War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict, has a new book coming out this September titled How We Got Here: Melville Plus Nietzsche Divided by the Square Root of Allan Bloom Times the Square Root of Žižek Equals Bannon (+ recent film How We Got Here). 

The Earth Will Come To Laugh And Feast

Roger Ballen and Gabriele Tinti + Introduction by Louise Salter (Dec, 2022)

Current Exhibition: Joint exhibition The Uncanny Lens presents 60 photographic works by Roger Ballen and Joel-Peter Witkin. The first exhibition was held in Trentino, Italy from March 16 to April 13, 2024. Find more details HERE.

Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages

Photography by E.F. Kitchen + Introduction by Leo Braudy (July, 2010)

Upcoming Exhibition: E.F. Kitchen will be part of the group show On the Edge: Los Angeles Art from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection from March 24 until September 2 at the Laguna Art Museum. Find details HERE.

On the Bowery

Photography by Edward Grazda (Sept, 2019)

Upcoming News: Edward Grazda founded the Providence Photo Book Fair and attended the upcoming event this April. The fair took place Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21.


Deadly Intent: Crime & Punishment Photographs from the Burns Archive

By Dr. Stanley B. Burns and Sara Clearly-Burns (Oct, 2008)

Current News: Burns is currently exhibiting artwork at The CEPA Gallery. His artwork series Without Guilt Without Shame, based on my collection of original German Holocaust photographs, is showcased in an exhibition The Power of Resilience and Hope-Photography and the Holocaust Then and Now. At The American Museum of Folk Art, he’s exhibiting 55 of his nineteenth century African American photographs. This exhibit will then travel to the Deerfield Historical Society in May. 


Photography by Slava Mogutin (May, 2008)

Recent News: Mogutin and his work (he most recently published Analog Human Studies,) has been covered by publications such as DAZED, Office, and Document Journal in the past few months. Mogutin recently exhibited in Mexico City and has upcoming shows in LA, Detroit, and Berlin. Learn about his other books HERE.

There But Not

Jose Dávila (Nov, 2013)

Current News: Dávila is currently exhibiting solo at Casa Wabi Foundation in Puerto Escondido, at Nichido Contemporary Art in Tokyo, and at Artlecta in Guadalajara. His group shows can be found HERE.

Do Not Give Way to Evil: Photographs of the South Bronx, 1979-1987

Lisa Kahane (July, 2008)

Recent News: Kahane recently received a BRIO award by the Bronx Council on the Arts for her work in public housing. Her work with Jenny Holzer from the 80s was displayed in the streets and in established museums throughout Europe throughout 2023. Kahane will be exhibiting at Rencontres d'Arles in July. She’s currently working on a new addition of her book.

The Forty-Deuce

The Times Square Photographs of Bill Butterworth, 1983–1984

Edited by Hilton Ariel Ruiz and Beatriz Ruiz + Introduction by Carlo McCormick (June, 2012)

Upcoming News: Hilton Ariel Ruiz is currently gearing up to produce a documentary inspired by The Forty-Deuce, hoping to shine a spotlight on the individuals depicted in the photos and delve into their experiences working on the project. The documentary will explore the rich history of The Forty-Deuce, encompassing its influence on fashion, its role as a hub for grindhouse movie theaters, and the diverse array of individuals who frequented the area, including sex workers, customers, and employees. Furthermore, it’ll recount their stories during that period and trace their journeys since then.


Larry Fink

We were devastated to hear about the passing of our close friend Larry Fink. The photographer and educator passed peacefully in his home in Pennsylvania on November 25th, 2023. powerHouse Books will miss him dearly. Daniel Power wrote an In Memoriam which can be read HERE. In Oct, 2024, powerHouse Books is publishing a final book with Larry Fink titled Larry Fink: Hands On / A Passionate Life of Looking

Richard Lewis

On Wednesday, February 28, powerHouse Books author Richard Lewis passed away in his home in Los Angeles. We were incredibly sad to hear about his passing. Chris Murray, who wrote the preface for his 2015 book Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide On How Not To Live shared some words. Read them HERE.

Steve Schapiro

powerHouse Books was heartbroken to hear about Steve Schapiro’s passing in January, 2022. At the time of his death, Schapiro had two photography books prepared which were both published in 2022: Andy Warhol and Friends 1965–1966 (Taschen) and seventy thirty (Damiani) pairing 70 of his photographs alongside 30 of his son Theophilus's. He also had books on photojournalism, New York City, Riverside Records, and celebrities prepared for future publication. With the help of David Fahey, Schapiro had additionally been working on a retrospective project which combined all of his iconic images. Steve, you will be missed!


Karen Haberberg (An Ordinary Day: Kids with Rare Genetic Conditions) is currently focussing on helping communities across the country, including transgender youth, children with rare conditions, and sufferers of epilepsy, to name a few. Find out more about what she's currently up to HERE.

PIN-UP (founded by Felix Burrichter, author of Interviews) is nearing its 20 Year Anniversary! In addition to their regular magazine activity, they’ve recently published a book on the Barbie Dreamhouse, launched a home line, produced mini-documentaries for MoMA and other institutions, and are currently working on a prototype for a new community-driven exhibition tool for architects and designers. Stay on the lookout for an updated edition of Interviews

Since Out My Window, Gail Albert Halaban has published numerous titles. She is currently working on a project examining what neighbors imagine of their other neighbors.

Since publication, Project Lives (by George Carrano, Chelsea Davis, and Jonathan Fisher) has won international acclaim, multiple awards, and the support of prominent fans, including former president Jimmy Carter. Discover more about their non-profit Seeing for Ourselves and the work they’ve been up to HERE.

Laura Simns, editor of Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson, has a recent title How Can I Help Out that is coming to paperback this June!

Listen to Thomas Kemeny discuss his book Junior: Writing Your Way Ahead In Advertising on numerous podcasts HERE. He's hosting an event at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this May.

Jeannette Montgomery Barron, photographer of Scene, and her work has recently been featured in The Eye of Photography, FLAUNT, and 1stDibs.

Ray Pote, photographer of Hamburger Eyes: Inside Burgerworld, is showcasing a new issue of his zine at Printed Matter's Art Book Fairs this April.

Daniel Gordon, photographer of Flying Pictures, has a current show at Nazarian / Curcio in Los Angeles.

Harry Benson, photographer behind Harry Benson: Persons of Interest, Harry Benson: Photographs, and Bobby Fischer (to name a few) is going to be at Stanley Wise Gallery Booth C58 at the The Association of International Photography Art Dealers show on April 27 in NYC!

The work of photographer Joe Conzo, featured in powerHouse Magazine Issue 2 – That 70s Show, is currently on display at the Bronx Documentary Center. Find additional information HERE or HERE.

Scot Sothern, author behind An American Lowlife and Streetwalkers, featured in FUSED for his series “Look at Me.”

Nicholas Blair, author of Castro to Christopher, is hosting a book event at the Morningside Health and Retirement Services in NYC on May 16th.

Reprint of Feast of the Seven Fishes by Daniel Paterna coming soon!

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