Efrem Zelony-Mindell, 2019

Shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Photobook Awards
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What does queerness look like beyond the body? newflesh, a new project published by Gnomic Book in September 2019, will challenge conventional notions of gender and identity studies. A collection of works by 68 artists, and essays by Charlotte Cotton and Ashley McNelis, newflesh hopes to reclaim certain ideas of what queer is capable of.

All too often, the body is used as a form of control. The works in newflesh ascend peculiarity and convention. It’s by removing titles and preconceptions that these works question the expectations around photography that deals with the body. It’s my hope that making room to question the status quo in this way will lead to new paths of equality and interactions between us as individuals. New concepts and conversations may be hard, but it is time to start having them.

The artists in newflesh abstract the subjects and materials they use. These works embody a mastery of what is possible in front of the camera, as well as technologically once the photo has been made. These images force us to look beyond the familiar, so that we may see them for what they could become.

newflesh has been featured as a collected portfolio of 9 works in DEAR DAVE, Magazine as well as a 15 artist group show at New York’s Rubber Factory. In conjunction with the publication of newflesh by Gnomic Book, the project is having its second iteration show featuring 22 artists at The Light Factory in Charlotte, North Carolina. newflesh has also been featured in Humble Arts Foundation, Feature Shoot, The Intercept, and Filthy Dreams.

In the press:
in the in-between
Musee Magazine

EDITOR: Efrem Zelony-Mindell
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Charlotte Cotton, Ashley McNelis
TITLE: newflesh
ISBN: 978-1-7338877-1-7
140 Pages, 72 images
160x240x14mm, 650 grams
EDITION: 750; First edition, first printing

Featuring works by:
David Avazzadeh with Shirin Omran, Owise Abuzaid, Thomas Albdorf, Delaney Allen, Mitchell Barton, Ruth van Beek, Andrey Bogush, Cru Camara, Ellen Carey, Joshua Citarella, Kenta Cobayashi, Joy Drury Cox, Sara Cwynar, Femke Dekkers, Dillon DeWaters, DISCIPULA, Ryan Duffin, Izaac Enciso, Arash Fewzee, Stephen Frailey, Freudenthal/Verhagen, Sophie Gabrielle, David Brandon GeetingKatinka Goldberg, Rachel Granofsky, Kris Graves, Aaron Hegert, Linda Hofvander, Sheree Hovsepian, Inka & Niclas, Bill Jacobson, Ina Jang, Arseni Khamzin, Nico Krijno, Jessica Labatte, Ken Lavey, May Lin Le Goff, John Lehr, Glenda Lissette, John MacLean, KC Crow Maddux, Joseph Maida, Michael Marcelle, William Miller, Stephen Milner, Luke Libera Moore, Robin Myers, Erin O'Keefe, Ryan OskinSarah Palmer, Jessica Pettway, Jess Richmond, Ilana Savdie, Reeve Schumacher, Paul Mpagi SepuyaDaniel Shea, Pacifico Silano, Brea Souders, Kate Steciw, Eva Stenram, Matthew Swarts, Quinn Torrens, Patricia Voulgaris, Martin Wannam, Hannah Whitaker, Vasantha Yogananthan