Minor Matters Books

Michelle Dunn Marsh

Originally from Puyallup, WA, Michelle now calls both Seattle and New York City home. She believes that living with books is transformative, and everyone should try it. Ditto for driving a convertible, smelling a sterling rose, and wearing great cowboy boots.

Primarily a book designer and editor, she has experienced every aspect of the publishing process through positions with Aperture Foundation and Chronicle Books, and on a project basis with University of Washington Press, Museum of Glass, Heyday Books, Abbeville Press, and others. She has also curated a number of significant exhibitions, including Here I Am at the Bronx Museum, and All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, which was on view in multiple locations. 

She joined Photographic Center Northwest—an educational institution facilitating the creation and experience of significant photography—as executive director in August 2013, and now serves as its Chief Strategist. 

Previously a tenured professor in graphic design at Seattle Central Community College, she has lectured at Parsons/The New School, Yale University, YoungArts in Miami, The Seagull School for Publishing in Calcutta, and PhotoIreland, among others. She holds an MS in Publishing from Pace University in New York City, and a bachelor’s degree in literature/art history from Bard College.