by Andrew Cahan
Andrew Cahan is widely acknowledged as among the premier booksellers of photographic books. Andrew received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Department of Photography and Cinema at The Ohio State University with an emphasis on photographic book production. While at Ohio State, Andrew created photogravures for 2 books from the Logan Elm Press, To Goody w/Luv (1980) and Porphyro in Akron (1980). After practicing the art and technique of photography, Andrew settled into the world of bookselling where he has been a photographic book specialist for the past 40 years. With his knowledge and experience, he purveys books on all aspects of photography: aesthetic, historical, cultural, and technical. He himself has printed over 100 bookseller catalogs.
Mr. Cahan will speak on the challenges of a photographic bookseller particularly the specialist trade and the art book market. In addition, he will relate his role in collection development work for universities, the importance of book fairs, the opportunities for the modest collector, and the future of book collecting.