Guide to the Daylight Books Records, 2004-2019
Daylight is a nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. It was founded by Michael Itkoff and Taj Forer in 2004. This collection includes materials, largely page proofs and galleys, from the publication of several Daylight books. There is also assorted loose materials promoting and publicizing Daylight's publications.
- Collection Number
- Daylight Books records
- 10 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
The majority of this collection consists of proofs and galleys created during the process of publishing documentary photography books. Materials have been arranged by title. Many photograph proofs include edits and markups regarding the color and printing process. Also included is a small amount of miscellaneous material promoting and publicizing the work of Daylight.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Daylight Books Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Page proofs with edits and markups; dust jacket cover; book review.
Page proofs with edits and markups; cover boards; dummy sample book (blank).
Exhibit coverage; References to the project in Fred Ritchin's Bending the Frame and Susie Linfield's The Cruel Radiance; snapshots, proofs, dummy sample books.
Page proofs with markups and edits; cover boards; 2 maquettes; review of book.
Page proofs with markups and edits; cover boards; dummy sample book (blank).
Proofs for issues 3 and 6; press coverage of magazine.
Artist's Edition, Copy 2. Inscribed to Daylight by artist Elaine Mayes.
Daylight Community Arts Foundation was founded by Michael Itkoff and Taj Forer while they were students at Sarah Lawrence College in 2004. Along with sponsoring photography projects and community events, the organization publishes Daylight Magazine and operates Daylight Books, which publishes documentary photography books.
Published versions of books and Daylight Magazine have been separated for individual cataloging. Separately cataloged titles can be found in the Duke Libraries Catalog.
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The Daylight Books Records were received as a gift by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 2015 to 2019.
Processed by: Meghan Lyon, March 2015; updated June 2016, January 2017, Oct. 2017. Updated by Laurin Penland, May 2018, February 2019, February 2020.
Accessions described in this finding aid: 2015-0011, 2015-0156, 2016-0119, 2016-0249, 2017-0051, 2017-0158, 2018-0043, 2019-0003, 2019-0187.