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Lesley A. Martin

Creative Director, Publisher, Aperture Foundation

Lesley A. Martin is Publisher of the Aperture Foundation’s book program and Director of Content for the foundation as a whole. Her writing on photography has been published in Aperture, American Photo, and DoubleTake, among other publications, and she has edited over sixty-five books of photography, including Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer; Richard Misrach: On the Beach; Beate Gütschow: LS/S; Paris • New York • Shanghai by Hans Eijkelboom; Takashi Homma: Tokyo; and Paul Fusco: RFK.

Martin is also the co author of two volumes on the urban environment and design, Graphicscape: Tokyo and Graphicscape: New York; and the contributing editor to Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ‘70s.

In 2006, America Photo named her as one of the Innovators of the Year, for “breaking the mould for iconic photography books” with “conceptually oriented books that have added a fresh vision to the photography world.” In 2008, she was named one of the fifteen most influential people in photobook publishing by PDN and was one of the inaugural curators for the New York Photo Festival along with Martin Parr, Tim Barber, and Kathy Ryan. Martin teaches a course titled “What Makes a Photobook Work” at the International Center for Photography and is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, New York.


Lesley A. Martin