The publisher GHOST appears in 2011 from the conjunction of practices and interests of the photographer Patricia Almeida (1970-2017) and David-Alexandre Guéniot to give effect to editorial projects and programmatic events.
The name GHOST is the combination of the words ‘Guest’ and ‘Host’ as poles between which the roles of the “guest” and the “host” circulate and exchange. This combination works as programmatic trend that aims to establish a circularity of authorial relations between design, photography, literature, research and editing.
As a publisher, GHOST publishes books that emphasize visual narratives and articulate a “politics of image”, i.e. critical approaches on the uses and conditions for receiving the image, be it documentary, archival, fictional or appropriated. It is also interested in publishing artistic contents obtained through the most diverse processes (research ateliers, exhibitions, rehearsals, performances, residencies, workshops, seminars and meetings).