Sarah Jones (monograph)

This book is the first major monograph on Sarah Jones’ photographs, surveying her practice from the 1990s to 2013, including 10 new works produced for the book. Alongside full-colour reproductions are specially commissioned essays by Brian Dillon and David Company. The book also includes the transcript of a conversation between Jones and the fiction writer A.M. Homes (winner of 2013 Women’s Fiction Prize).

The monograph explores Jones’ constructs of space within the photographic frame, and time as embedded in analogue printing processes. Overseeing the design of the book, Jones focused on the spatial relations of the images and the texts in order to produce a montage of different periods of her work over the past 15 years. Using techniques drawn from her practice, including reverse images, vivid colour and inky blackness, the sequence of images chosen and arranged by Jones represent her research subjects, using tropes from the stereograph, the double, the still life and portraiture.

The book was published by Violette Editions as part of its series of monographs on contemporary art and culture, including special editions by Sophie Calle, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Clark, Malerie Marder and Marina Warner. It was launched following Jones’s ‘Arnold Newman Lecture’ at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA in conjunction with her solo exhibition (2013). The book was also launched at the Anton Kern Gallery (NYC) and at Frieze London in 2013. New photographs from the monograph were featured in Exit Magazine’s special edition ‘On pictorial photography’ (2013).