Rachel Stern is a photographer and writer living in Providence, RI. She received her BFA in Photography and the History of Art and Visual Culture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. While maintaining a studio practice she teaches photography to youth at RISD and Rhode Island Public Schools.
Lay Flat is an independent publisher that specializes in unique, small-run and limited edition photography books and multiples. Founded in 2009 by photographer Shane Lavalette, Lay Flat works collaboratively with emerging and established artists to produce books that both express a vision and exist as artful objects in themselves. In addition to artist books, we publish an annual magazine devoted to contemporary photography in which each issue takes on a new theme and format.