89books is an independent publishing house based in Palermo, Sicily.
Established in 2018 by photographer Mauro D’Agati and curator Kateryna Filyuk, it specialises in photo-books and artist books. 89books is committed to the discovery and experimental publication of limited edition photo-books of different forms and contents. Some of the books will be presented in a first edition of 89 copies, except for artist books that could be produced as a collector’s piece or publications printed in offset.
By combining the expertise of the team and its network of collaborators, which feature local printers, binders and artisans, 89books aims to assist and promote the production of artists who use photography as their main medium and strive to compile a unique publication.
89books draws its inspiration from travels, accidental encounters and thought-provoking dialogs with peers and is largerly driven by contingency, curiosity and passion.
Mauro D’Agati began his career as a freelance photographer in 1995. D’Agati’s concern towards an effective narration of contemporary social issues has led him to channel his visual work into the creation of photobooks, his primary medium.
Kateryna Filyuk is a Ukranian curator and art critic. Currently she is a Chief Curator at IZOLYATSIA (Kyiv). She lives and works between Kyiv and Palermo.