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  • Colin Stearns

    Associate Professor of Photography

    Email
    colinstearns@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    Parsons Faculty Hotseat

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    Colin Stearns

    Profile

    In 2021 I started Nonlinearbooks, a a publishing experiment dedicated to advancing the form, function and language of the photobook. Nonlinearbooks is also dedicated to supporting not only underrepresented concepts but specifically underrepresented photobook makers. I am motivated by narrative structures of the photobook and I remain deeply inspired by photography. The photograph is an object that has the power to be an illusion, a representation, a reminder, a signifier and most importantly a conversation. We make photographs and write and design photobooks to talk about the present, the past and how to navigate the future.  I am honored to have our phonebooks in the collections of The International Center of Photography Library, The New York Public Library, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, The Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina, and the Hellenic Centre for Photography in Athens, Greece. Forming relationships with book sellers and book communities is very important to me and proudly I can say my titles are stocked in stores around the world; Tokyo, Brussels, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Mexico City and New York City.

     


    Portfolio

    Website: nonlinearbooks

    Instagram: nonlinearbooks


    Future Courses

    Core Lab 4: Photo Contexts
    PUPH 3111, Spring 2023

    Core Studio 1: Photo Practices
    PUPH 2100, Fall 2022

    Core Studio 4: Photo Contexts
    PUPH 3110, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Contemporary Photo Books
    PSAM 4805, Spring 2022

    Core Studio 4: Photo Contexts
    PUPH 3110, Spring 2022

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