powerHouse Books

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PowerHouse Books
PowerHouse Books Logo.jpg
Founded 1995
Founder Daniel Power
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Brooklyn
Distribution Random House Publisher Services
Publication types Books
Nonfiction topics photography
Official website www.powerhousebooks.com
Photobooks – by Max Kozloff (ed), Christoph Bangert, Mark Cohen, Larry Fink, Jeff Mermelstein, and Michael Spano – from powerHouse (among unrelated Pelicans)

powerHouse Books is an independent publisher of art and photography books founded in 1995 by Daniel Power, based near the Brooklyn waterfront of DUMBO in The powerHouse Arena.[1] The powerHouse Arena also serves a gallery, bookstore, and event space often used to promote artists working with the publisher.[2]

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With a focus primarily on photography, powerHouse is known publishes both photographers and artists known for work in other fields. It partnered with Charlie Ahearn on Wild Style: The Sampler, a behind-the-scenes look at Ahearn's 1982 Wild Style, considered the first hip hop film.[3] In November 2008, the book Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History-Making Presidential Campaign by Scout Tufankjian sold out its initial print of 55,000 a month before its official December release, prompting powerHouse to print 22,000 more copies.[4] Other prominent photographers published by the firm include Jack Pierson, Ron Galella, Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, and the cooperative Magnum Photos.[5][6][7][8]

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  1. ^ Reid, Calvin (10 July 2006). "PowerHouse sets up shop in Brooklyn". Publishers Weekly (Reed Business Information). Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Deahl, Rachel (1 December 2008). "PowerHouse Sees Green with Event Space". Publishers Weekly (Reed Business Information). Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Wignall, James (2 October 2007). "A walk on the wild side". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Andriana, Lynn (18 November 2008). "PowerHouse Sells Out First Printing of Obama Book". Publishers Weekly (Reed Business Information). Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Vicki (24 December 1995). "Photography View; Intimate Snapshots from the Underground". New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  6. ^ Gefter, Philip (10 June 2007). "36 Hours in New York". New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  7. ^ Banks, Eric (10 June 2005). "When a Neighborhood Fell, and Barely Made a Sound". New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Best Sellers". New York Times. 1 December 2001. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

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