Publisher Note

American critic and curator Vince Aletti has been collecting photographs printed on the pages of magazines and books since the 1970s. For the very first time the hundreds of tearsheets, newspaper clippings, gallery announcements, and other ephemera stacked in a drawer of an antique flat file in his East Village apartment have been documented in the book The Drawer.
The 75 multi-layered compositions created by Aletti are a celebration of the beauty of photography and the printed page, as well as testimony of the author's unique ability to voice the complexity and variety of desire, personal and collective histories, and the power of art to reflect and shape who we are.

Published on the occasion of the 2022 exhibition at SPBH Space, Milan

Vince Aletti (1945) is an American curator, writer, and photography critic.
Aletti was a contributing writer for Rolling Stone from 1970 to 1989. He is best known for his contributions to fine art photography. He reviewed photography exhibitions for The New Yorker until 2016.
Aletti has also curated numerous photography exhibitions, and has contributed writing for dozens of photography books.


The Drawer

by Vince Aletti

Release Place London, United Kingdom
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2022
Author: Various Authors
Artist: Vince Aletti
ISBN-13: 978-1-916041-27-1
Subform Photobook
Topics Archive Photography, Collage
Methods Photography
Language English
Format softcover with dustjacket
Dimensions 28.0 × 37.7 cm
Pages 144