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
We are proud to announce that Structures of Reverie, Josephine’s latest book published by Luna Press, has received the Eric Hoffer Honorable Mention Award.
“The nexus of form and emotion merges in Sacabo’s artistic photographic plates. Page after page, black and white composite exposures achieve the mystique of charcoal drawings. A shadow falls over them, holding both our attention and the ghosts within the images in place, all while bending and evading the linearity this collection explores.”
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To learn more about the Eric Hoffer Award and see the lists of Winners and Finalists, click here.
We are honored that Josephine Sacabo has been chosen as the featured cover artist for Issue 27 of The Hand Magazine. The issue features a wide-ranging interview presented in a beautiful multi-page spread.
It’s always amazing for me to hear what other people see in what I do – different people’s reaction to my work. Sometimes I can hardly recognize what’s being described to me as my photographs. But the essential communication is there and that is really important to me – a connection has been made. I love that.
For more information about The Hand, click here.
Josephine Sacabo’s newest book, Structures of Reverie, has been named a Finalist for the 9th Annual Rendez-Vous Image Photobook Award. The book award finalists will be displayed at the RDVI juried exhibition from January 24-26 in Strasbourg, France.
To learn more about the award and see a list of the nominees, click here.
“This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Josephine Sacabo about her beautiful new photography book, “Structures of Reverie”
Listen to the interview: Susan Larson, The Reading Life (WWNO), December 16, 2019.
Please join us for a book signing celebrating Structures of Reverie by Josephine Sacabo. The event will be held in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, New Orleans’ annual festival of photography. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 5 – 8 pm
A Gallery for Fine Photography
241 Chartres St., New Orleans
Luna Press, publisher of Josephine’s books, is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed before December 31. This is a great opportunity to share Josephine’s titles – including Lux Perpetua, Beyond Thought, and her newest, Structures of Reverie – with friends and family around the country for the holidays!
Here [Sacabo’s] imagery appears to bypass the concerns of place seen in her recent work based on French Quarter graffiti and the iconography of old Mexico, and take its cues directly from the near-seamless mix of dreams, art history and poetry that inform her vision.
A purveyor of this historical and photo-mechanical process, she made the transition from gelatin silver prints to photogravure during the takeover of digital, which resulted in the disappearance of her favorite papers. One cannot help but be pulled in by the subtle and elegant details brought out by the photogravure process, that of which Josephine is a master.
Josephine Sacabo has been very busy, but honestly, I don’t know of a time that she hasn’t been consistently creating spectacular work and books. Her approach is mysterious, full of romance and memory, each effort bringing something unique and otherworldly to her art making.
Artiste engagée Josephine Sacabo sait aussi se laisser aller vers des visions poétiques en rien amères. Le corps de la femme (et parfois des fleurs) devient la source d’une vision sophistiquée et délicieusement surannée là où l’éclairage en demi teinte crée une lumière enveloppante.
Sor Juana is another gem in the history of women artists. To think that she was a feminist advocating the rights of women to study and be treated as equals as a cloistered Catholic nun during the Inquisition in Mexico is almost inconceivable.
Read the article: Nancy McCrary, South x Southeast Photomagazine, September 2019
Susan Larson details the past, present, and future of Luna Press, the publishing company founded by Josephine Sacabo and Dalt Wonk.
This year marks the publication of Luna Press’s most recent books, Josephine Sacabo’s gorgeous “Beyond Thought,” inspired by the work of writer Clarice Lispector, and “Lux Perpetua,” inspired by the work of writer and mystic Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz.
“Someone asked me the other day, ‘Why do you take so many pictures of women?’ ” Sacabo said. “And I said, ’That’s what I know.’ I suppose if I knew more about sculpture I’d take pictures of statues.” Her passion for literature drives these latest works.
Read the article: Susan Larson, The New Orleans Advocate, January 7, 2019.
When Dalt Wonk and Josephine Sacabo moved back to America from France in 1973, they chose to settle in the city that would cause the least culture shock. That was New Orleans and, specifically, the French Quarter.
Read the article: R. Stephanie Bruno, The New Orleans Advocate, December 27, 2018.
Saturday, December 8, 4-7 pm
1036 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Please join us for a launch party and book signing celebrating Luna Press’s Fall 2018 releases, including Josephine’s new books, Beyond Thought, Lux Perpetua, and Structures of Reverie. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!