Adam Fuss

Albert Arthur Allen

Alexis Rockman

Alice Springs

Allen Ginsberg

Amy Adler

Anderson & Low

Andre de Dienes

Anthony Goicolea

Anthony Hernandez

Antonio Lopez

Arne Svenson


Barry Stone

Bill Burke

Bill Jacobson

Bruce Davidson

Bruce Weber

Bryan Schutmaat


Catherine Wagner

Charles Wehrenberg

Chris Shaw

Chris Verene

Christopher Isherwood

Cole Barash


Dale Chihuly

Danny Lyon

David Deutsch

David Levinthal

Debbie Fleming Caffery

Deborah Luster

Dennis Hopper

Diane Keaton

Don Bachardy

Duane Michals


Eirik Johnson

Ellen von Unwerth


F. Holland Day

Frank Moore

Frank Paulin


Garry Winogrand

Gary Briechle

George Platt Lynes

Graciela Iturbide

Gus Van Sant

Guy Stricherz


Herb Ritts

Herbert List

Horst P. Horst


Jack Pierson

Jack Shear

Jack Woody

James Allen

James Herbert

Jared French

Jean Luc Mylayne

Jeff Burton

Jim Mangan

Joel-Peter Witkin

John Dugdale

John Langmore

John O'Reilly

John Patrick Salisbury

John Schabel


Ken Ohara

Ken Probst

Ken Schles

Kurt Markus


Lincoln Kirstein

Lise Sarfati

Luke Smalley


Malerie Marder

Margaret French

Mark Morrisroe

Matt Mahurin

Matthew Genitempo

Michael Christopher Brown

Michael Crouser

Michael Light

Michal Chelbin

Mike Brodie

Mike Disfarmer


Nancy Burson

Norman Mauskopf


Pablo Ortiz Monasterio

Paul Cadmus

Paul Caponigro

Peter Hujar

Peter Young

Philip-Lorca DiCorcia

Phillip Toledano


Ralston Crawford

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

Robert Flynt

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Stivers

Ross Bleckner

Ryan McGinley


Sheila Metzner

Shimon Attie

Sidney B. Felsen

Simen Johan

Stacy Kranitz

Stanley Burns, M.D.

Stephen Barker

Steve Lehman

Steven Arnold


Thomas Walther

Todd Webb


Valerio Spada


Wilhelm von Gloeden

William Claxton

William Eggleston



I Am Nothing

Valerio Spada

I am nothing is a book about Sicily, Italian politics, and the hidden world of the Mafia, which permeates the lives of everyday people.

Valerio Spada casts a light on the murky relationship between politics and crime. He draws attention to the people who work frenetically to maintain the status quo, the criminals who believe they are on a mission, and the courageous but impossible work of the special unit of the Italian police, who operate in a country where corruption, secrets, religion, pacts, politics, and the Mafia all intertwine.

Spada documents the criminals and fugitives that ruled Sicily for the past forty-six years. He shows what they sacrificed in order to rule: for example, the Mafia boss, Matteo Messina Denaro, has never seen his daughter. He reveals how they communicate with the outside world through letters called pizzini, which reach the hands of the designated recipient only after having been passed, from person to person, seven times. And he calls attention to what you carry with you when you decide to disappear.

twin palms publishers
march 2015
8 x 10 inches
142 four-color plates
120 pages
isbn: 978-1-936611-11-9