Five Notes: Five Independent Photography Book Publishers

By Shane Lavalette

1. Gottlund Verlag
Brilliantly edited, hand-printed and bound with care by Nicholas Gottlund in his Kutztown, PA studio.


TBW Books2. TBW Books
A subscription series to a set of four books. The latest series includes books by Mark Steinmetz, Elaine Stocki, Dru Donovan and Katy Grannan.


Hassla3. Hassla
Affordable limited-edition books, with an emphasis on emerging artists with unique points of view.


4. Lay Flat
In addition to the annual magazine that changes theme and format with each edition, the imprint will soon release its first in a promising series of artist books.


Mörel logo5. Mörel
A London-based imprint that has produced books by Ed Templeton, Alexander Binder, Paul Herbst, Ryan McGinley and Asger Carlsen, among others. Look for forthcoming titles by Boris Mikhailov, Miroslav Tichy and Michael Wolf.

Shane LavaletteShane Lavalette is a photographer currently living in Somerville, MA. He received his BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette's photographs have been exhibited widely, including recent exhibitions at Aperture Foundation, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette is the founding publisher and editor of Lay Flat, and is one of the presenters at Magenta’s Flash Forward Festival in Boston this June.