HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Jeff Sheng will be signing copies of his ground-breaking book “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL: Volume 1” (ISBN-13: 978-0-9844474-1-1) this month at two events sponsored by A&I Books.

* Saturday, Sept. 25: 7-9 p.m. Hennesey + Ingalls, Hollywood Store; Space 15 Twenty 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Suite 8.

* Saturday, Sept. 26: Noon – 1 p.m. West Hollywood Book Fair; West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vincente Blvd., A&I Booth E46.

Printed by A&I Books, “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL: Volume 1,” is the first-ever photography book that features the portraits and stories of gay and lesbian service members currently serving under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The book contains an Afterword by W.M. Hunt, noted gallerist (HASTED HUNT KRAEUTLER) and Vietnam War veteran. The book and its author were recently profiled in a NY Times feature article, the Los Angeles Times (9/18/10) and on ABC World News.

In addition to the signed editions available for purchase at the two events, the softcover book (ISBN-13: 978-0-9844474-1-1) may be ordered online for $24.95 at .

“We are proud to present Jeff and his powerful book at the prestigious West Hollywood Book Fair and at Hennesey & Ingalls, L.A.’s premier destination for photography books,” said A&I co-owners Baret and Vic Lepejian.

Printed in limited hardcover and commercially available softcover editions by A&I Books, “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL: Volume 1” won Honorable Mention in the Photography Book Now 2010 international competition, sponsored by Blurb.

About Jeff Sheng:

Jeff Sheng ( is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. His photographs have been published in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Time Magazine, OUT Magazine and the Advocate. His photographic series “Fearless,” has been exhibited at over 40 different venues during the past three years including at the 2009 LGBT Human Rights Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and ESPN Headquarters in the United States, and in 2008 was featured as a segment for the ABC World News with Charles Gibson. Jeff was recently awarded a grant by the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in British Columbia to expand “Fearless” into Canada, and the series, now with over a hundred LGBT high school and college athletes from the United States, is on view at Pride House in Whistler, BC during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA: Studio Art) from the University of California, Irvine. He is now a Lecturer for the University of California, Santa Barbara, and teaches various courses in photography and also Asian American Studies. His work is represented by Kaycee Olsen Gallery in Los Angeles.

Jeff Sheng is represented by Kaycee Olsen Gallery in Los Angeles. For inquiries please contact (310) 903-7239, or .

About A&I Books:

A&I Books ( is a division of A&I Photographic and Digital Services, the leading high-end photographic services provider based in Los Angeles. A&I Books is the only U.S. provider of BookCreator, a free online book design software for customized photo books. Offering in-house printing, online book sales, professional design and publishing consultation, as well as on-site gallery exhibitions, A&I was voted #1 by members of the American Society of Media Photographers in print-on-demand and self-publishing services. Using and recycling Forest Stewardship Council certified papers, A&I Books ensures that its products are environmentally responsible.

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