• Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal _________-Americans

    When donating his WWII photographs of interned Japanese-Americans to the Library of Congress in 1965, Ansel Adams wrote, “I think this Manzanar Collection is an important historical document and I trust it can be put to good use.” Responding to Adams' prompt, Joseph Maida has reconstructed Adams' catalog Born Free and Equal, which accompanied Adams' 1944 MoMA exhibition curated by Nancy Newhall. In this new book, Maida incorporates Adams' vintage negatives and prints while obscuring specific faces, names, ethnicities, and dates. This collaborative volume illuminates the past's timely relationship to the present and punctuates the far-seeing power of Adams' original documents.

    Maida's overlays and interventions onto the catalog's original sequence amplify the prophetic nature of this historic story. It is both a sensitive reanimation of a still-resonant chapter in American history and a hard-hitting meditation upon photography’s complicity with its outplaying. — CHARLOTTE COTTON

    Published in English by CONVOKE, New York, NY in collaboration with Ansel Adams 2018,
    Perfect bound with UV Softcover, Acid-free 100lb. paper, 8.25 x 10.75 inches, 114 pages,
    ISBN 978-0-9997821-7-0

    Get it at Printed Matter, the ICP Museum or HERE

  • New Natives

    Published in English by L'Artiere Edizione, Bologna, Italy
    Photography by Joseph Maida
    Text by Peter Weiermair
    Size of the book: 24.5 x 30.5 cm
    96 pages – Four-colour printing
    Hardcover package
    Get it HERE