Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, author and publisher based in New York City. She is the co-founder, with photographer Jason Fulford, of J&L Books, an internationally-distributed not-for-profit imprint specializing in art and photography books. In 2012 Shapton published Swimming Studies with Blue Rider Press. It won the 2012 National Book Critic’s Circle Award for autobiography. Shapton is represented by The Wylie Agency.