VOLTA NY 2012 does not offer a lot on photography books but there were two wonderful presentations on photobooks.
Booth #F4 [Robert Morat Galerie]
Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson is a visual crime dossier in a book form. The book is a re-construction of American crime story: in 1958 two teenagers Charles Stakweather and Caril Ann Fugate murdered eleven people during a three-day killing spree across Nebraska. Robert Morat Galerie offers a great opportunity to see prints, documents and objects featured in the book. Christain Patterson is also there to introduce his work and answer questions. The second edition of the book will be available for purchase shortly.
With Christian Patterson and Italian photographer Luca Campigotto
Booth #D6 [Galleri Flach]
Swedish Galleri Flach introduces a solo presentation “From Where the Sun Now Stand” by Andreas Johansson (edition of #5). It is a beautiful large format pop-up book with six inserts, depicting a desolated and mythic environment. The artist has long worked with collages where he cuts apart photographs and then builds up new environments. A poetic title also reminds that we never know when something is about to happen.