May Days Book: all info


Book festivals + exhibits 

FOLA 2018 Photobook Award Finalists exhibition, Fototeca LatinoAmericana Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2018 

IAPT PHOTOBOOK: 2018, International Association of Photography & Theory, Korai | Project Space, Nicosia, Cyprus, November 21 – 30, 2018 

New Arrivals - Recently Released Photography Books: Lisa McCarty (Radius Books), Dana Mueller (Fraction Editions), Amani Willett (Overlapse), Photographic Resource Center | Lesley Art + Design, October - December, 2018 

Arles Books - The Photography Book in all its forms, Les Recontres de la Photographie, Arles, France, July-September, 2018 

Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Greece, June-July 2018 

J-Book Show at Cork Photo Festival, Ireland , April 2018 



2018 FOLA Photobook Award Finalist, Buenos Aires, Argentina 


Archives + libraries 

FOLA Fotolibreria, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Recontres d'Arles Library, National Photography School, Arles, France 

Fotobus Society, Dortmund, Germany 

Hellenic Centre for Photography Library, Athens, Greece 

Photobookshow Archive, Work Flow Studio, Brighton, England 


Bookstores in Europe 

Bildband Berlin 

C/O Berlin Bookshop 


Responses to May Days 

I’ve been fortunate enough to see this project evolve. What I love most about the book is what I perceive to be a very sensitive and delicate rhythm that carries you through the pages, cover to cover. When I first had a look at May Days I remember thinking of Shen Wei’s “Chinese Sentiment,” which is one of my favorite monographs of the last few years. With Shen’s book there’s this moment when you separate your impressions of China, especially the political, and you begin to see the work as a journal or a memoire… it’s like he’s collecting something. It defies the politics and embraces the personal. Don’t get me wrong, China is there in Shen’s book just as Cuba is in Dana’s, but in both cases they don’t depend on it. For me it’s what makes May Days so successful… Dana has created a volume that challenges our perceptions of Cuba by not focusing on the “Cuba” we’ve seen a million times over. 

The rhythm of the book leads you from moments of energy through quiet expanses where each page is as much about discovery as it is about a meditation, a loneliness, a happiness, some solitude, and even celebration. It’s as though she keeps looking for something she loves, and because of that, it gives us the opportunity to connect to the work on a much deeper level. 

- Andrew Mroczek, Associate Director of Exhibitions, Lesley Art + Design, Cambridge, MA