theretherenow is a risograph atelier founded in 2016 by Travis Shaffer. theretherenow explores the application of risograph printing methods to photographic imagery. theretherenow's seminal publishing project is the THERE, THERE quarterly, an unbound publication pairing contemporary photographers with experimental risograph colorspaces. In 2020, theretherenow 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 currently housed in the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri.
Travis Shaffer, a member of ABC [Artists’ Books Cooperative], 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, Offprint London. Shaffer is based in Columbia, Missouri where he is an assistant professor of art.