About

theretherenow is a risograph atelier with a particular interest in the application of risograph printing to photography and photo-adjacent work. Each year we publish 4 copies of THERE, THERE: an unbound publication paring three contemporary photographers with a unique risograph color space.


In 2020,  we launched [color/shift]: a comprehensive research project to develop a catalog of experimental color models for risograph printing that specifically recall both the conventionally incomplete and beautifully distinctive color rendering of historical photographic processes and methods as well as working against the default color models of the digital workflow. 


theretherenow, is an independent small press and research-project founded in 2016 by Travis Shaffer. Our studio is currently based in Columbia, Missouri where Shaffer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri.  Shaffer is a member of ABC [Artists’ Books Cooperative] and has artist’s books housed in public and private collections including MoMA’s and SFMoMA’s Artist’s Books Collections (New York + San Francisco); the Tate Library and Archives (London); Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book + Manuscript Library (New Haven); FRAC Pouitou-Charentes (Angoulême) and have been exhibited in galleries and museums including C/O Berlin and the Museum Brandhorst (Germany); Gagosian Galleries (New York, Paris, and Beverly Hills), Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona), FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen. Shaffer’s works have also been included in major photography and book art festivals and fairs including Les Rencontres d'Arles (Arles, FRA), Brighton Photo Biennial (Brighton, UK), Printed Matter’s NY and LA Art Book Fairs; Offprint Paris, and Offprint London.