Every December, we feature the work of unusual, off the beaten path publishers. Sébastien Montabonel and the Alaska Editions provide us with exceptional, meticulous publications prepared with exquisite artistry that showcase original artistic projects.??
We’re also showing our annual presentation of portfolios. Ville Ouverte editions continues to publish the work of Stéphane Couturier. His photography has enriched the collection with the addition of two new works, Musée des Monuments Français, unpublished photographs taken about ten years ago.
Alaska Editions by Sebastien Montabonel
Our focus is single-mindedly and uncompromisingly to publish and promote world-wide contemporary photography using publishing in a ‘pure sense’, by which we mean exclusively and uniquely contemporary photography with no fashion, editorial, advertising or utilitarian photography.
Alaska has evolved into what it is today: a premium brand proposition, limited edition, hybrid ‘bookazine’, dedicated to showcasing contemporary photographic art in a new and subtle format. It is designed to ‘exhibit’ work with great sensitivity, near print quality reproduction with a ‘no expense sparred’ ethos.
Alaska has established itself as a respected, credible, collectable and opinion forming publication, whilst always remaining true to its core values. Challenging new boundaries and urging a continued exploration of new and unfamiliar territory in the contemporary art landscape.
Today Alaska Editions has been purchased by some of the most prestigious public and private collections worldwide ( Pompidou, LACMA, BNF, Foundation Maison Rouge...)