New Humanisms Press has published three small editions by Shannon LaRue, as well as several unique book objects. Our latest project is Image of the Burning Image Set In Stone. We are always looking for collaborators for small edition projects. If interested, please contact Shannon at

image of the burning image set in stone, coming August 30, 2019. 144 pages of writing and photography. Documentation by Jessica Marx.

tell me vol. II

60 page hand-bound artist book, edition of 30. Xerox with newsprint cover. Photos inside were all shot on iPhone, and 23 handwritten pieces reveal some of the beauty and terror I've been told over the past year. Mostly beauty. Purchase here.

i look for you everywhere, 2012-14 

i look for you everywhere is composed of text and images pulled from over 3 years of writing and photographing. To borrow a phrase from Leonard Cohen, it is a ‘Book of Longing’. Longing to love with words, reaching for “you” – past, present, and dreamed. It is full of nostalgia for lost loves and past selves – and hints at a discovery of the present self, independent and stronger than before. In this book, personal histories are rewritten in order to find meaning in all this groping along the wall. Shedding the illusions of self-worth we had previously sought in others, we begin to build new selves, ones able and ready to love with action.

Edition of 15
inkjet printed on Ingres, ClearPrint vellum, and Canson drawing paper
hand cut, hand bound
pocket and accordion fold, stab bound
slip cover
66 pages

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i want to be good, 2017 

I want to be good is an airy composition of mostly found poetry, with original images and text mixed in. It is a song of anger and love, sung quietly by a girl without a voice.

Edition of 15
hand cut, hand bound
pocket-fold perfect-bound book
laser and inkjet printed on laser paper and Canson drawing paper
slip cover
40 pages

Purchase here.



WORD, 2009-11

Survey of images distributed to a group of 9 people with instructions to write one word under each photograph. The results are a basic lesson in semiotics for the beginner. Installation in Wilgus Gallery in Baltimore, MD.