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Guide to the Daylight Books Records, 2004-2018

Summary

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 Details

Collection Number
RL.10192
Title
Daylight Books records
Date
2004-2018
Extent
10 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

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.

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[Identification of item], Daylight Books Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

After Hiroshima, 2013
Box 5
Folder 1
As Is, 2018

Photobook maquette

Box 14
As Is, 2018

Page proofs

Box 14
Bull City Summer, 2014
(2 folders)

Page proofs with edits and markups; dust jacket cover; book review.

Box 3
Box 10
Coming of Age in Wonderland: Portraits of Teenage Bermuda, 2017

Photograph page proofs

Box 12
The Day the Dam Collapses, 2013

Thumbnail printouts of images.

Box 1
Dread and Dreams, 2015

Book boards.

Box 3
Empire, 2013

Page proofs with markups and edits; dummy sample book (blank).

Box 1
Box 10
First Fleet, 2018

Photobook maquette

Box 15
Floating Island, 2013

Page proofs (2 sets) with edits and markups.

Box 4
The Forbidden Reel, 2013

Page proofs with edits and markups; cover boards; dummy sample book (blank).

Box 4
Box 11
Gays in the Military, 2014
(4 folders)
Box 2
Box 10
Ground: A Reprise of Photographs from the Farm Security Administration, 2015

Maquette.

Box 7
Growing up in the New Age, 2013
Box 5
Folder 2
Oversize-folder 1
A Handful of Dust, 2017

Photobook maquette

Box 15
Homeplace, 2013

Page proofs with markups and edits.

Box 1
The Last Roll, undated

Unbound pages.

Box 1
May the Road Rise to Meet You, 2013

Exhibition proposal

Box 10
Minescape, 2013
Box 5
Folder 1
Box 10
Once Upon a Time in Almeria, 2017
(3 folders)

Proof papers

Box 13
Orgasm, undated

Page printouts with markups and edits.

Box 1
Photographs by Iraqi Civilians, 2004, 2010-2013
(7 folders)

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.

Box 10
Box 14
The Photographs Not Taken, 2012

Reviews of book.

Box 10
The Pines, 2017

Book proof

Box 12
Real Pictures, 2018

Page proofs

Box 14
Los Restos de la Revolucion, 2012
Box 5
Folder 1
Oversize-folder 1
Box 10
The Return, 2013-2014

Page proofs with markups and edits; cover boards; 2 maquettes; review of book.

Box 1
Box 7
Box 10
Rockabye, 2015
Box 2
Sandy, 2015

Review of book.

Box 10
Skaters, 2017

Page proofs

Box 13
The Superlative Light, 2014

Page proofs with edits and markups; cover proofs.

Box 1
Tiger Legacy: Stories of Massillon Football, 2015

Maquette.

Box 7
TransCuba, 2013

Page proofs with markups and edits; cover boards; dummy sample book (blank).

Box 4
Box 5
Folder 1
Box 10
Upstate, 2018

Page proofs

Box 14
We Were There: Austin Concert Crowds, Shot from the Pit 2007-2017, 2017

Page proofs

Box 12
Wild and Precious, 2015
Box 1
Daylight Magazine, 2004-2007
(4 folders)

Proofs for issues 3 and 6; press coverage of magazine.

Box 2
Box 5
Folder 3
Box 10
Box 14
Gilad Ophir, Untitled from the series Necropolis, 1997
Box 14
Coverage and news clippings about of Daylight, 1970-2018
Box 2
Box 14
Promotional materials, 2004-2018
Box 2
Box 6
Box 10
Box 12
Box 14
Box 15
Daylight Community Arts Foundation, 2004
Box 2
Photograph of co-founders Michael Itkoff and Taj Forer, 2004
Box 2
Daylight Photo Awards banners (4 banners), 2010-2012
Box 5
Folder 4
Distributed Art Publishers catalogs, 2012-2015
(2 folders)
Box 6
Next Of Kin (NOK) exhibit pamphlet created by Inbal Abergil, 2016
Box 6
Postcards/notes from photographers, 2015 and undated
Box 6
Paper sample book, undated
Box 7
"Indefinitely" exhibition prints by Katlin Koenning, undated
(21 items, 21 color prints (11 x 14 inches) in 1 box.)
Box 8
Consortium Book Sales and Distribution catalogs, 2016
Box 10
In Passing: A Book About Death, edited by Todd Herman, 2005

With blurb by Taj Forer.

Box 10
Evangeline: Photographs by Mark Marchesi (prospectus), undated
Box 10
Recently: Photographs by Elaine Mayes, 2013

Artist's Edition, Copy 2. Inscribed to Daylight by artist Elaine Mayes.

Box 12
Assorted correspondence, 2015
Box 10
Floorplan of Hillsborough, N.C. offices, undated
Box 11
Assorted correspondence and papers, 2005-2006
Box 14
Assorted snapshots, undated
Box 14
La Boquilla project, 2005-2006
Box 14
Lake Lacawac, 1988-2006
Box 14
Moving walls exhibit 13 submissions: Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation, 2005
Box 14
Non-profit status, 2004
Box 14
Carabanchel by Mark Parasandolo, 2014
Box 14
Serenissima: Venice in Winter by Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman, 2016
Volume 1
 

Historical Note

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.

Separated Material

Separated Materials

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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Provenance

The Daylight Books Records were received as a gift by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 2015 to 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by: Meghan Lyon, March 2015; updated June 2016, January 2017, Oct. 2017. Updated by Laurin Penland, May 2018 and February 2019.

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2015-0011, 2015-0156, 2016-0119, 2016-0249, 2017-0051, 2017-0158, 2018-0043, 2019-0003.