PhotoVox: March 2022 – Book Publishing with Ashly Stohl and David Carol of Peanut Press




SPEAKERS | Ashly Stohl & David Carol

WHEN | Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 6:30 pm (MST)

WHERE | Online (via Zoom – link provided in registration email)

COST | Free for CPAC*; $10 for non-members

*The member discount is now applied at checkout

ABOUT | March’s PhotoVox is all about photobooks and publishing! Join us virtually on Zoom and get the inside scoop from Ashly Stohl and David Carol, co-founders of Peanut Press.

In 2014, photographers Ashly Stohl and David Carol published their first book, Charth Vader, under the name Peanut Press. Since then, they have published award-winning monographs and portfolios for over twenty photographers.

The following topics will be discussed:

            > Is the Photobook the right form for you

            > How to decide on an edition size

            > How to contact publishers with projects

            > What to expect when working with a publisher

            > What are the options to publishing


Ashly Stohl is a photographer based in Los Angeles and New York, and co-founder and Publisher of Peanut Press, an independent photobook publisher.

Her first monograph, “Charth Vader” was published in 2015, was met with worldwide press and quickly went viral, with the trade edition selling out in two weeks.  From this experience, Ashly co-founded Peanut Press, publishing fine photography books. On the heels of her successful solo show, “Days & Years”, at Leica New York Soho, Ashly has released her second book of the same name.

In addition to photography, Ashly is an award-winning photo book designer, contest judge and reviewer. She has reviewed at Center Santa Fe, the Palm Springs Photo Festival and Photo Plus in New York. She has lectured and given workshops on her own work at institutions such as Leica Akademie, The Lucie Foundation, The School of Visual Arts, The BYU Art Museum, The Penumbra Foundation, Columbia University, and George Washington University, and SPE National.

David J. Carol is a photographer, writer, curator, editor, teacher, lecturer and publisher. He attended the School of Visual Arts and The New School for Social Research where he studied under Lisette Model. He was the first assignment photographer for The Image Bank photo agency (now part of Getty Images) at the age of 26. He recently retired after 25 years as the Director of Photography at Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) to co-found Peanut Press Books, a publisher of fine photography books.

David is the author of four monographs, 40 Miles of Bad Road…, All My Lies Are True…, This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things! and his latest book, NO PLAN B. He also completed a trilogy of books, “Where’s the Monkey?”, “Here’s the Deal!” and “All My Pictures Look the Same” with Cafe Royal Books, London. His books and photographs are in the permanent collections and libraries of over 50 museums and institutions worldwide.


PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at either CPAC’s downtown gallery or virtually on Zoom, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.