Gordon Stettinius, adjunct professor of Photography and Film, has established Candela Books, a new publishing imprint dedicated to the production of fine art photography books. Its first title, Gina Lenz, was released last year and received with reviews in the New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and City Arts (NY). The company’s second title, Salt & Truth by American photographer Shelby Lee Adams, is a broad collection of photographs documenting Appalachian life.
In conjunction with this book release, a grand opening and preview reception will be held at Candela Books’ newly-renovated gallery space in Richmond, located at 214 W. Broad Street. The reception will run from 5–8 PM on December 1, 2011, with an artist talk and booksigning beginning at 6 PM. Salt & Truth, the inaugural exhibition, will run through January 28, 2012.