Owner & Director
Candela Books, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA
Gordon Stettinius founded Candela Books in 2010 to publish a monograph by the New York photographer Gita Lenz, and he has since followed that title by publishing monographs and anthology works, primarily featuring contemporary artists. Candela’s seventh book, 100 Views of the Drowning World by Kahn & Selesnick, was released in the fall of 2017.
In 2011, Stettinius founded Candela Gallery in the Downtown Arts District of Richmond, Virginia. The gallery’s primary emphasis is on featuring contemporary work that explores the boundaries of process and convention, elevating the discussion about photography as a fine art medium for our community. Featured artists, in books and in exhibitions, include Linda Connor, Gita Lenz, Chris McCaw, Sheila Pree Bright, Cristina de Middel, Susan Worsham, Shelby Lee Adams, Andreas Rentsch, Louviere & Vanessa, and many others.
Stettinius’ diverse background as a photographer, educator, editor, and publisher allows him an interest in a wide range of work, but he would much prefer to see developed projects that are ready, or near ready, for exhibition and/or to be published. Strictly commercial work is not really of interest. Lower interest subjects might be nudes and traditional landscape, though exceptions are always made for great work.