Tom Roma Publishes Five New Books, Four By SOA Grads

October 22, 2016

SPQR Editions announces its book launch of five photography monographs with School of the Arts Professor of Visual Arts Thomas Roma as publisher. All artists will be present for the SPQR Book Launch and Signing on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Affirmation Arts in Hell’s Kitchen.  There will be a  public conversation between Curator Susan Kismaric and Thomas Roma from 6:30-7:00pm.

Thomas Roma has had twenty years of experience and over ten books of his photography published and was enlisted to bring his breadth of knowledge to the publications of these five books. Four of the five artists are School of the Arts alumni.  Each book was carefully edited and sequenced by Thomas Roma, elegantly designed by Marvin Hoshino and Anna Roma, and adeptly produced by Giancarlo Roma.
  • Back of Town, by Stephen Hilger '03, chronicles a New Orleans neighborhood devastated by Katrina and marked for demolition.
  • Aftermath, by Yoav Horesh ‘05, shows suicide bombing sites in Israel after their hasty repair.
  • About Face: Picturing Tampa, by Kai McBride ‘08, presents a dystopian view of a city peopled only by the grinning faces on billboards set against strip malls, stagnant water, and shuttered dreams.
  • This, My Garden, Has Been to Me, by Dennis Santella ‘09, creates an elegiac document of the formal and improvised green space in Harlem during a period of rapid change in the neighborhood.
  • House, by Jeffrey Henson Scales, portrays vibrant reflections of life, history and masculinity in the mirrors of House’s barbershop in Harlem.

The books will be available for $30 (tax included) at the book launch and a special edition of all five books will be available for $125 (tax included).
Thomas Roma's work has appeared in one-person and group exhibitions internationally, including one-person shows with accompanying books at the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York. His books include: Found in BrooklynCome SundaySunset ParkHigher GroundEnduring JusticeShow & Tell,SanctuarySicilian PassageIn Prison AirOn Three Pillars, and House Calls with William Carlos.