New Orleans Suite, co-authored with Eric Porter (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, forthcoming 2013).
Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2006), co-authored with Elizabeth Pepin.
PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK AND REVIEWS
“Harlem: A Century in Images,” Studio Museum in Harlem (New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2010).
Performance Program, The American Conservatory Theater, for the play,
“Marcus or The Secret of Sweet,” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, San Francisco, CA, 2010.
Bomb Magazine #109, Brooklyn, NY, Fall 2009.
Posing Beauty: African American Images from 1890 to the Present, ed.
Deborah Willis (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2009).
“Photographing in Harlem,” photo essay by Lewis Watts, Global City Review, 22, Spring/Summer 2009.
“Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera,” catalog for exhibit at the Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco. Organized by the Amistad Center For Arts & Culture, Hartford, CT, 2008.
“Intercambio, Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera,” by Lisa Henry. Nueva Luz, photographic journal (Bronx: En Foco, 2008).
“Blacks: In and Out of the Box,” exhibit catalog and DVD, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, 2008.
“33 Ways to say ‘black’ and ‘box’,” by Lynell George. Los Angeles Times article on the exhibit “Blacks: In and Out of the Box,” Dec. 9, 2007.
“Subject Matters, Traveling Exhibitions 2007-2008,” catalog of artists working on socially conscious subjects.
Souls: A Critical Journal Of Black Politics, Culture and Society: Higher Ground. The Center for Contemporary Black History, The Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University, NY, 9:1, Jan.-March 2007.
“Jazz Detective,” by Scott Rappaport. Article on Lewis Watts’ research on Harlem of the West book and exhibit. UC Santa Cruz Review, Fall 2006.
“First Europeans, Then Japanese, Then Blacks Found a Home,” by Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts, New Fillmore Newspaper, August 2006.
“Engulfed By Katrina: Photographer Before and After the Storm,” catalog for exhibit at the Nathan Cummings Foundation and The Tisch School
of Arts, New York University, NY, 2006.
“Katrina Revisited, The View From Here,” photographs in “Please Don’t Shoot the Photographer,” Metro Santa Cruz, Feb. 1-8, 2006.
“Fillmore District’s Jazzed-up Glory Days,” San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, Jan. 22, 2006.
City Bountiful: A Century Of Community Gardening in America, by Laura J. Lawson, (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005).
Row: Trajectories Through the Shotgun House, Architecture at Rice 40, by David Brown and William Williams (Houston: Rice School of Architecture, 2004).
The Spirit of Family, by Al and Tipper Gore (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2002).
33 Things Every Girl Should Know Abut Women’s History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the E.R.A, ed. Tonya Bolden (New York: Crown, 2002).
Capturing Light, Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850 To The Present, Oakland Museum of California (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2001).
Reflections in Black, A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present, ed. Debra Willis (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2000).
9th Annual Falkirk Lifework Award Exhibit Catalog, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, 1999.
Contact Sheet 101: Lewis Watts, South to West Oakland, exhibition catalog, Light Work, Syracuse, NY, 1999.
The Language of Landscape, by Anne Whiston Spirn (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998).
Urban Footprints: Photographs by Lewis Watts, exhibit catalog, Oakland Museum of California, 1998.
The Museum of California Magazine, 22:3, Summer 1998.
Contact Sheet 96, Light Work, Syracuse, 1998.
Contact Sheet 91, Light Work, Syracuse, 1997.
Urban Diaries, Walter Hood, Land Marks, 1997.
The History of Art, ed. H.J. Janson (New York: Harry Abrams, 1995).
Youth Violence, Urban Strategies Council, Children's Defense Fund, Oakland, CA, 1994.
Architects House Themselves: Breaking New Ground, by Michael Webb (Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1994).
Blues & Jazz, Landscape Improvisations, by Walter Hood, photography by Lewis Watts (Berkeley: Poltoon Press, 1993).
Black Photographer's Annual, Vol. 2, 1974; Vol. 3, 1976.