Since they founded in 2001, Trolley Books has been highly regarded as a maverick independent publisher of photography, reportage, contemporary art and, recently, literature. Trolley’s founder Gigi Giannuzzi was a well-known figure in the publishing and photographic industries for his original and dynamic approach to photobook publishing as well as his unrelenting support of photographers and important but underexposed stories. However aged 49 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died on Christmas Eve, 2012. Shortly before his death, work began on a new book TROLLEOLOGY, a look at the story behind Gigi and Trolley, which also marked our first decade in publishing.
TROLLEYOLOGY presents previously unseen material from the making of the award-winning books, including personal images, contact sheets and photographers’ recollections, documenting the unique stories from each book and the importance of this small but potent publishing house. It also features interviews with our photographers, writers, artists and friends, from the worlds of photography, art and publishing.
TROLLEYOLOGY brings together photographers including Nan Goldin, Alex Majoli, Stanley Greene, Paolo Pellegrin, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Tom Stoddart, Nina Berman, Thomas Dworzak, Alixandra Fazzina, Robin Maddock, and Jamie Morgan. It also includes contributions from other members of the Trolley family such as the artists Paul Fryer, Sarah Lucas, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, Le Gun and writers Iphgenia Baal, Sean O Hagan, Julian Stallabrass and cultural historian Barry Miles. The book contains a foreword by Serpentine Gallery directors Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist.