Josephine appeared on the weekly arts and entertainment review Steppin’ Out, hosted by Peggy Scott Laborde for WYES New Orleans. Many thanks to Peggy and WYES!
Gravity and Grace: The Years 2020 – 2023
A Gallery For Fine Photography
241 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Artist Reception: Saturday, October 7, 4 – 6 p.m.
on view October 7 – December 31
A signed and numbered edition of 7, the book is entirely handcrafted and features 47 original photogravures.
This book would not have been possible without an exceptional team! Thank you to Jacqueline Miro & Madelyn Owens for designing, to Jennifer Shaw & Meg Turner for photogravure printing, to Sarah Smith of Stock Pile for binding, and to John Fitzgerald for letterpress printing.
“El Mundo Inalcanzable de Susana San Juan is a series of photographs based on the Mexican novel Pedro Páramo, a tragic myth of Mexico, by Juan Rulfo. The setting is a town in ruins; the characters, souls wandering in it, doing penance, telling their stories.
These photographs are my attempt to depict this world as seen through the eyes of its tragic heroine. It is my homage in images to Mexico, to Juan Rulfo and to Susana San Juans everywhere who will not be possessed.” — Josephine Sacabo
On August 19th, Luna Press and books by Josephine will be at the Mississippi Book Festival. Every August, the Mississippi Book Festival brings readers and authors together in historic Jackson for an exhilarating celebration of books. This event is free and open to the public, with plenty of programming and activities for all ages.
Make sure to stop by the Luna Press table to view all of Josephine’s latest titles.
Saturday, August 19th, 9am-5pm
400 High St
Thank you to Antigravity Magazine and writer Paula Ibiet for their thoughtful review of WINDOWS, on view at A Gallery for Fine Photography until Sept 30th!
Read more: Paula Ibiet, Antigravity Magazine, June 2023
A Gallery For Fine Photography
241 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 22, 4 – 6 p.m.
on view April 14 – September 30
“What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what goes on behind a window pane.”
– Charles Baudelaire
These images were taken over the last 30 or so years but here they are, seen through the window pane of my memory. – Josephine Sacabo
Luna Press and books by Josephine will be available at the PhotoNOLA PhotoBOOK fair. This event offers the chance to peruse a beautiful array of contemporary photobooks & zines, and engage with the artists and publishers who created them.
The PhotoBOOK Fair will be held in the historic library space at Ogden Museum of Southern Art — make sure to stop by the Luna Press table to view all of Josephine’s latest titles.
December 9, 12-4:30pm and 6-9pm
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA
Music was the Room She Lived In
A Gallery for Fine Photography
241 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
on view September 30, 2021 – January 7, 2022
Josephine Sacabo’s latest exhibit, Music Was the Room She Lived In, is a collection of twenty-one hand-pulled photogravures spanning four bodies of work: Music was the Room She Lived In, Photisms, Le Diable Au Corps (Devil in the Flesh), and Those Who Dance.
Virtual Reception and Artist Talk with Josephine Sacabo
Friday, October 8, 6pm EST
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College
Live via Zoom
Join us for this virtual artist talk to learn about Josephine’s decades-long career, the inspiration and mystery behind her works of art, and her ability to give a voice to women of the past whose legacies still inspire us today. Thank you to the Polk Museum and Dr. Alex Rich, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Polk Museum, for hosting this event!
Josephine will appear in an artist lecture alongside fellow photographers Wendi Schneider and Hiroshi Watanabe for the Los Angeles Center of Photography, as part of their 2021 Gala & Auction. At this free virtual event, she will be discussing her image “Bigotry,” available for auction now until October 4th. Thank you to the LACP organizers!
We are excited to share that Josephine is the Featured Photographer for the Summer 2021 issue of SHOTS Magazine. The issue includes an interview where Josephine discusses her career, inspirations, and process. Thank you to SHOTS Magazine, Doug Beasley, and interviewer Elizabeth Flinsch!
Read the interview: Elizabeth Flinsch, SHOTS Magazine No. 152, Summer 2021
Josephine Sacabo: Those Who Dance
Polk Museum of Art
800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801
on view June 5, 2021 — October 17, 2021
Through the four recent series that form the core of the exhibition (Those Who Dance, Disquiet, Cuentos, and Le Diable au Corps), Sacabo conjures a world of mystery and mysticism in her work, excavating stories about lives lived in secret struggle or without inhibition, reviving traditional processes of photography like photogravure and tintypes, and giving much-needed voice to women of the past whose legacies still inspire and haunt the artist to this day. – H. Alexander Rich, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Polk Museum of Art
Women in 2021
Curated by Constance Rosenthal
South x Southeast Photogallery
We are delighted to share this interview with Josephine from the October 17 edition of BookTalk, hosted by the Southeast Center for Photography. Josephine discusses her latest publication from Luna Press, Structures of Reverie, as well as her new exhibition, THOSE WHO DANCE. A huge thank you to Michael Pannier at the SE Center for Photography for hosting, and to Fran Forman for sharing her work as well. Watch the full interview below.
Josephine recently discussed her newest series, THOSE WHO DANCE, as well as her life, her love of poetry, and her path to discovering photography, with Where Y’At Magazine. Many thanks to the author Abbey Hebert for this wonderful feature!
“Sacabo finds the consolidation of her artistic ideas in literature. She explained that once an idea presents itself to her, she usually reads a line or a phrase from a book that pinpoints exactly what she was trying to get across. Once she finds this, the project has officially started. One of Sacabo’s interests is how the mediums of art communicate with one another, and this is a perfect example of that connection between poetry—her first love—and photography, her true love.”
We are THRILLED to announce that Josephine’s three 21st Editions projects – Duino Elegies, Cante Jondo, and Gilded Circles and Sure Trouble – have just been acquired by the National Gallery of Art! These books and portfolios will join the museum’s Special Collections Library, alongside several other great women artists and the entire 21st Editions Collection.
Structures of Reverie was recently reviewed by the US Review of Books, where it received their coveted RECOMMENDED rating.
“Upon opening the book, the feel and fragrance are intoxicating, creating an aura of mystery and freedom from confinement …. Sacabo’s work is imbued with a translucent quality … there is no hindrance in conjuring limitless possibility.”
Read the article: Mihir Shah, The US Review of Books, June 30, 2020