Issue No.15


Out of stock




Aint–Bad issue No.15 represents some big things for our small company. 2020 was a year of unprecedented events, challenges, and outcomes. The world as we know it has changed, and so has Aint–Bad. 2021 marks ten years for Aint–Bad as an independent publisher. In ten years we have had the honor of working with thousands of artists from all over the world. We have produced fifteen magazines of various shapes, formats, and themes. We have published over thirty artist monographs for some of the most talented photographers in the fine art world. For those of you who have stuck by us since the beginning, we owe you endless thanks. To those who are new to Aint–Bad, welcome, and we hope you enjoy what this small publishing house has to offer.

2021 is a new year and a new opportunity to continue to change for the better. We are excited to expand our vision beyond photography and to begin focusing on other forms of contemporary art from artists based all over the world. While also providing opportunities to artists and resources for marginalized communities. Borrowing ideas from previous issues of the magazine, we are excited to have brought on six incredible curators to help make the selections for this year’s publication. Inside these pages, you will find some of the best contemporary art being made today. The names of these artists should be remembered, as they will soon be leading the conversation on contemporary art through their respective practices.

Note: Due to limited availability, we cannot accommodate requests for specific covers. You are welcome to state a cover preference in the NOTES section when placing your order, however, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the cover that you requested. Thank you for understanding.


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Details :

8.25″x10.75″, 256 pages,
Perfect Bound
Edition Size 1000
ISBN : 978-1-944005-48-1
Printed in the Netherlands

Curators :

Danielle A. Scruggs
Elisa Wouk Almino
Emerald Arguelles
Mary Inhea Kang
Molly Gottschalk
Oriana Koren

Editors :

Elliot Linden
Erica Palmieri
Gili Benita
Sean Manuel
Emerald Arguelles
Sydney Gillum

Cover Artists:

Shawn Michael Jones 1
Felix Schöppner 2
Alison Luntz 3
Brendan George Ko 4


Emerald Arguelles

Designed By:

Gili Benita
Taylor Curry
Sean Manuel

Sales and Distribution:

Carson Sanders

Featured Artists :

Abigail Teodori
Aldo Chacon
Alexandre Silberman
Alison Luntz
Ana Vallejo
André Ramos-Woodard
Andrea Mato
Anna Rotty
Aurelie Sandrine Kadjo
Ben Bloom
Ben Franke
Brandon Brown
Brendan George Ko
Bronte Procell
Christine Chung
Christopher Desanges
Colton Wheatley
Courtney coles
Da’Shaunae Marisa
Daniel Aros-Aguilar
Daniel Bass
Daniela Spector
Debora Schwedhelm
Donavon Smallwood
Donna Bassin
Douglas Breault
Emily Berl
Ethan Helow
Evelyn Hang Yin
Felix Schöppner
Fernanda Kock
Ghaleb Cabbabé

Guido Castagnoli
Hayley Youngs
Jacob Moscovitch
James Bellorini
Janice Chung
Jessica Buie
Joanna Wzorek
Jordana Bermúdez
José Alvarado Jr.
Julia Gillard
Julie Pochron
Justin Emmanuel
Justin Keene
Kai Yokoyama
Karoliina Kase
Kat Torreano
Kate Warren
Katie Shapiro
Kyle Berger
Lake Roberson Newton
Leah Edelman-Brier
Lee Saloutos
Lois Bielefeld
Lucy Lu
Luis Vasquez La Roche
Maggie Shannon
Margaret Thompson
Maria Mavropoulou
Mario Alcauter
Martha Naranjo Sandoval
Marvin Touré

Matt Siber
Michele Palazzi
Mikael Owunna
Mitchell Squire
Molly Peters
N8 DeVivo
Naoko Morisawa
Natalya Arutyunova
Nava Derakhshani
Peter Bogaczewicz
Qihui Chen
Raymond Grubb
Rebecca Moseman
Ricky Molnar
Rodrigo Koraicho
Rohina Hoffman
Salgu Wissmath
Sarah Crofts
Sarah Kaufman
Serena Wang
Shawn Michael Jones
Stella Asia Consonni
Susan Kaufer Carey
Tara Pixley
Tash Damjanovic
Taylor Dafoe
Tomesha Faxio
Vanessa Leroy
Yuyang Zhang
Zach Jett
Zachary Francois
Ziyun Zou


meet the curators!



Oriana Koren
Founder of the Litlist
The Litlist

Los Angeles, California

About : Oriana Koren is a photo-ethnographer, a writer and a researcher. Oriana is a founding member of the Authority Collective, an action-based collective of women and people of color reclaiming their authority in lens-based industries and a co-author of the Photo Bill of Rights, an ethical framework to assure the rights and dignity of lens-based workers. They also founded the Lit List, a new photo award for emergent Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color photographers. Oriana is currently writing an ethnography on the American psyche.

Elisa Wouk Almino
Senior Editor at Hyperallergic

Los Angeles, California

About : Elisa Wouk Almino is a writer, editor, and literary translator based in Los Angeles. Currently a senior editor at Hyperallergic, her writing and translations have appeared in NYR Daily, Paris Review Daily, The Nation, Hyperallergic, and Literary Hub, among other places. She is the editor of Alice Trumbull Mason: Pioneer of American Abstraction (Rizzoli, 2020), and teaches art writing and translation at Catapult and UCLA Extension.

Mary Inhea Kang
Photographer / Board Member of Authority Collective

Austin, Texas

About : Mary Inhea Kang is a South Korean American photographer based between Austin and New York City. Through her work, she explores the tensions and limits between individualism and collectivism. She is a board member at Authority Collective where her main role is to cocurate for its Instagram account. She was previously a juror for the Lit List 2020 and a portfolio reviewer at the International Center of Photography 2020. Her previous clients include The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Juxtapoz Magazine, The New Yorker, Kinfolk, and more.

Danielle A. Scruggs
Photographer, Writer, Photo Editor @ Getty Images

Chicago, Illinois

About : Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer, and writer and photo editor in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Howard University with a degree in journalism and from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a master’s degree in digital art. She attended the Kalish Workshop for Visual Editing and the New York Times Portfolio Review in 2018. Danielle is also the founder and editor of Black Women Directors, a digital library highlighting the work of Black women and non-binary filmmakers throughout the Diaspora.

Molly Gottschalk
Art and Photography Director

New York, New York

About : Molly Gottschalk is a New York-based art and photography director + editor specializing in editorial storytelling. She studied photography at Savannah College of Art and Design and began her career working with David LaChapelle. After 7+ years at Artsy, where she developed the visual identity for editorial content through touchstone features and commissioned visuals, she is currently taking on independent projects; most recently, she served as content lead for Artists for Biden, a fundraiser hosted by David Zwirner’s Platform in support of the Biden Victory Fund.

Emerald Arguelles
Photographer / Editor-In-Chief

Savannah, Georgia

About : Emerald Arguelles is a photographer and editor based in Savannah, GA. As a young visual artist, Emerald has become an internationally recognized photographer through her explorations and capturing of Black America. With an audacious mentality, Emerald relentlessly creates a communal space Black folx in the modern world. Through her contemporary photographic work, Emerald acknowledges and honors the Black Community, alluding to the importance of cultural acceptance and appreciation that can be recognized for decades to come. Emerald has worked as a photo editor for the Harlem Globetrotters and currently for NBCUniversal Entertainment.