I’ve been getting postcards from Emiliano Granado for a few years at this point, and he’s been sending them to photo industry folks since 2008.
I’ve saved quite a few of them, put one or two up on the wall, etc. They are straightforward, have included a variety of subjects, and on the back Granado always includes a handwritten hello. He tells me his mailing list is over 1000 strong, many of them paid subscribers, who part with $10 a year for 6-10 cards.
Just goes to show that promos don’t have to be elaborate to be effective.(In case you’re inclined to send me anything, please note the above address is outdated.)—Conor Risch I’ve been getting postcards from Emiliano Granado for a few years at this point, and he’s been sending them to photo industry folks since 2008.
I’ve saved quite a few of them, put one or two up on the wall, etc. They are straightforward, have included a variety of subjects, and on the back Granado always includes a handwritten hello. He tells me his mailing list is over 1000 strong, many of them paid subscribers, who part with $10 a year for 6-10 cards.
Just goes to show that promos don’t have to be elaborate to be effective.(In case you’re inclined to send me anything, please note the above address is outdated.)—Conor Risch

I’ve been getting postcards from Emiliano Granado for a few years at this point, and he’s been sending them to photo industry folks since 2008.

I’ve saved quite a few of them, put one or two up on the wall, etc. They are straightforward, have included a variety of subjects, and on the back Granado always includes a handwritten hello. He tells me his mailing list is over 1000 strong, many of them paid subscribers, who part with $10 a year for 6-10 cards.

Just goes to show that promos don’t have to be elaborate to be effective.

(In case you’re inclined to send me anything, please note the above address is outdated.)

Conor Risch

I’ve been on the jury for Photolucida’s Critical Mass for the past few years now. When they sent me the book Watershed: The French Broad River by Jeff Rich, who was the winner of the 2010 Critical Mass book award, they also included this postcard for the 2012 program. The image is from a series by 2011 book award winner Jennifer B. Hudson. Registration opened today and will stay open through July 16. Speaking of Jeff Rich’s book, I was able to speak with him about it for an article that’s in the new issue of PDN, which is just out.
—Conor Risch

I’ve been on the jury for Photolucida’s Critical Mass for the past few years now. When they sent me the book Watershed: The French Broad River by Jeff Rich, who was the winner of the 2010 Critical Mass book award, they also included this postcard for the 2012 program. The image is from a series by 2011 book award winner Jennifer B. Hudson. Registration opened today and will stay open through July 16. Speaking of Jeff Rich’s book, I was able to speak with him about it for an article that’s in the new issue of PDN, which is just out.

—Conor Risch

This promo postcard for Gregory Halpern’s book A, published by J&L, included one of my favorite images from the book. Halpern spoke with PDN about his look at several rust-belt communities in the United States for the October 2011 issue.
—Conor Risch

This promo postcard for Gregory Halpern’s book A, published by J&L, included one of my favorite images from the book. Halpern spoke with PDN about his look at several rust-belt communities in the United States for the October 2011 issue.

—Conor Risch

I received this oversize card last year from Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, which was sent out to promote their exhibition W. Eugene Smith - More Real Than Reality. Smith made this photograph of a Pittsburgh steelworker in 1955.
—Conor Risch I received this oversize card last year from Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, which was sent out to promote their exhibition W. Eugene Smith - More Real Than Reality. Smith made this photograph of a Pittsburgh steelworker in 1955.
—Conor Risch

I received this oversize card last year from Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, which was sent out to promote their exhibition W. Eugene Smith - More Real Than Reality. Smith made this photograph of a Pittsburgh steelworker in 1955.

—Conor Risch

This card for Diana Walker's show at Howard Greenberg Gallery has been pinned to my wall since I received it back in 2008. Walker was a White House photographer for TIME for decades. The photograph can be humanizing and/or suspicious, depending on the day. If you check out the exhibition archive for 2008 on the HGG site, you can look through nearly 50 other images from the show. Another favorite is Nancy Reagan sitting on the lap of Mr. T, who is dressed as Santa Claus, kissing his forehead.
—Conor Risch

This card for Diana Walker's show at Howard Greenberg Gallery has been pinned to my wall since I received it back in 2008. Walker was a White House photographer for TIME for decades. The photograph can be humanizing and/or suspicious, depending on the day. If you check out the exhibition archive for 2008 on the HGG site, you can look through nearly 50 other images from the show. Another favorite is Nancy Reagan sitting on the lap of Mr. T, who is dressed as Santa Claus, kissing his forehead.

—Conor Risch