(Ships June, 2021)



118 pages

Softcover with flaps

Interior has two specialty papers

34 color digital images by April Greiman

25 written texts by notable women


women contributors:

Lita Albuquerque
Frances Anderton
Jan Angevine
Marian Bantjes
Lyn Bradford
Judith Cahen-Crouwel
Donatella Cusmá
Andrea Dietz
Tibbie Dunbar
Kristin Feireiss
Karin Fong
Carolien Glazenburg
Nikki Gonnissen
Jia Yi Gu
Karin Hibma
Gere Kavanaugh
Suzanne Lacy
Anette Lenz
Laurie Haycock Makela
Ilaria Mazzoleni
Jennifer Morla
Kali Nikitas
Louise Paradis
Paulette Singley

Elisabeth Workman



April Greiman’s WhiteSpace is a collection of 33 digital photographs of landscapes and objects in the built environment, enhanced by curious digital icons and vertical typographic texts, both autobiographical and philosophical. Initially captured while driving or walking through remote spaces, these images represent her ongoing vision of color and lightness. But this book is more than that. Interleaved with photographs are the musings of 25 women on the subject of whitespace. These extraordinarily personal insights create a rhythmic meditation on emptiness, openness, beauty, fear, and a multitude of provocative perceptions. April’s friendships with women, like her images, are part of her spectrum of light, nurtured over decades, simmered to perfection.


A few years ago, April and I hosted a color workshop in Desert Hot Springs. The program was void of any ubiquitous color wheels or theory talk — is white the presence or absence of all colors combined? Nobody cares. Instead, the highlight for many of us was a silent walk in the desert and a night swim observing the stars. Why a color workshop in the desert, or for that matter, at night? And that is the point. Turns out the pale, pale desert might be the very best place to practice seeing the world through April’s eyes — all color and lightness.


WhiteSpace is like a trip to the desert with April and her wonderful colleagues. A master class in shadow and light.


-Laurie Haycock Makela