Pivotal to Minerva’s mission is the process of making artist-centric books that will be designed, published, and distributed by Minerva Press. Through interview and essay formats, as well as experimental literary approaches, the books function as a portrait, a space for reflection, and a marker of the present moment in the trajectory of the resident’s career. Three distinct titles, each contending with photography, will be published in 2019. The subjects are: the legacy of Ottoman studio photography in contemporary art, a research project led by Hrag Vartanian; Daisy Patton’s painting; and the painting and performance work of Tamy Ben-Tor and Miki Carmi.