Minor Matters Books

Upcoming Books

Endia Beal

Performance Review, the first monograph by Endia Beal, will be launched for pre-sales in early 2020. Designed by her colleague and friend Nontsikelelo Mutiti, the book brings together work from first-hand experiences that highlight the realities and challenges for women of color in the corporate workplace. 

Endia Beal is a North Carolina-based artist, educator and activist. Beal is internationally known for her photographic narratives and video testimonies that examine the personal stories of women of color working within the corporate space. She lectures about these experiences, which also addresses bias in corporate hiring practices.

Beal is featured in several online editorials including The New York Times, NBC, BET, the Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, and National Geographic; she also appeared in Essence, Marie Claire South Africa, Newsweek Japan, and Photo District News. Her work has been exhibited in several institutions including the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture in Charlotte, NC; and the AIPAD Photography Show, Open Society Foundation, and Aperture Foundation, New York.

She is a 2019 Fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership and recently completed a residency at Harvard Art Museums. Beal received grants from the Magnum Foundation and the Open Society Foundation, among others.Her work is in several private collections.

Beal holds a dual B.A. in art history and studio art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MFA from Yale University.



Jocelyn Lee, Late September #2, 2017

Minor Matters is pleased to be working with Jocelyn Lee in the development of her third monograph, with an anticipated pre-sales launch of March 2020. Her sensuous and thoughtful photographs of women within nature express elements of her own understanding of vulnerability and individual evolution.  

Lee was born in Naples, Italy. She received her BA in philosophy and visual arts from Yale University, and her MFA in photography from Hunter College; she taught at the Maine College of Art from 1993–2001, and Princeton University from 2003–2012. She was a 2001 Guggenheim Fellow, and is also the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship, among others.  

She has been published in The New York Times MagazineThe New YorkerNew York Magazine, Real SimpleAllegra (The Netherlands), DoubleTakeHarpers and others; her works are in numerous public and private collections, including Maison Europeen de la Photographie, Paris, France; The List Center at MIT, Cambridge, MA; The Museum Fokwang, Essen, Germany; The Portland Museum of Art; Portland, ME; The Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO; The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, NC; and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. 

Lee resides in Maine with her family. She is represented by Pace MacGill Gallery in New York, Huxley-Parlour Gallery in London, and Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam. 





This co-authored book of raw self-portraits by Jenny Riffle and Molly Landreth captures friendship, queer female identity, and first love in late 1990s rural Washington.

Jenny Riffle was born in Washington state in 1979; she holds a BA in photography from Bard College, and an MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. Riffle’s photographs have been exhibited nationally. She has been featured in, and photographed for, numerous publications worldwide including Glamour, Photo District News (PDN), The New York Times Magazine and The Independent; her monograph Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting was published by Zatara Press in 2015. Riffle has received several awards including FotoFilmic’s Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation Award in 2016, The Pilkington Prize in 2015, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation grant in 2013. Riffle lives in Seattle, and is on the faculty at Photographic Center Northwest.

As a teenager in rural Washington, Molly Landreth first explored photography as an attempt to weave the personal with the political from behind and in front of the lens. She continues to use the intimacy of film cameras to emphasize the unique beauty of her subjects, and to push social expectations of gender and sexuality. Her largest project to date, “Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America” garnered national press, and received support from the Robert Giard Memorial Fellowship, 4Culture, and Artist Trust. Landreth’s work has been exhibited widely, including The Brighton Photo Biennial, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, and the Camera Club New York. She has been featured in, and photographed for, The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Advocate, OUT, Marie Claire and The New Yorker among others. Landreth is also a commercial photographer, and is on the faculty at Photographic Center Northwest.


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