The Box of Books Hits the Pub in Victoria, BC

Great to see the box of books in Victoria, BC with Duane Prentice and a group of engaged book lovers…

Photography Lovers,

The Photo Book Club Box of Books visit to Victoria was finally opened last night at the Bent Mass Pub and 4 hours later we emerged, inspired, scheming and excited by what is possible with photography and the book.

Thanks for all who came out to make it such a fun even and I have asked to keep the Box until end of the month so if someone else has a group that wishes to have a look let me know.



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Opening Day for the Photobook Club

Opening day for the baseball season is behind us now but soon you will be able to relive all the excitement by supporting the best club of all – The Photobook Club (est. 2011)

I’m working at the moment with the awesome Daisy Ware-Jarrett to bring an awe-inspiring PBC shirt to all who want to represent their love for books. The image below is pretty close to the final design but stay tuned for confirmation. In the meantime please pop me an email if you are interested in one (aprox price £15-20 [non-profit]) so I can get an idea for order size.

Oh, and no, this is not a late April fools joke


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The Box of Books Arrives in Victoria

The box of books has arrived safely in Victoria after a long journey from Auckland, NZ. It will spend some time with Duane Prentice at a number of events in and around the island before heading off to the recently formed Photobook Club Montreal.

A big thanks to Duane for the following:

…I thought you might like an image of the Box at the feet of Captain James Cook, the British pirate who sailed these waters back in the 1700’s and then moved on to New Zealand where he met his demise (nice coincidence that the box was shipped here from Auckland).

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Parr/Badger Book Winner – Lloyd Spencer

Congratulations to Lloyd Spencer who was the lucky winner of the signed Martin Parr and Gerry badger tome ‘The Photobook: A History Vol III‘. Lloyd is a photographer based in leeds, UK and for those with a curious mind, he selected André Kertész’ ‘Hungarian Memories’ as a book never to be sold.

Approximately 300 people entered the prize draw with a random integer created to determine the winner. Huge thanks to Phaidon for providing the signed book which is available to purchase here.

The book will be posted following an event with Martin Parr, Gerry Badger and David Campany at Foyles bookshop, Charring Cross on April 9th. 

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Photobook Club Coventry

It has been too long since I have run a Photobook Club session at the University in Coventry, last nights success enforced that thought. Books were spilling over as students from all three years got together to discuss books from the library, the new ‘box of dummies’ and their own recent productions. My thanks to Chris Trafford for documenting the evening…

The Coventry Photobook Club

Kawauchi’s ‘Ametsuchi’

Recent book productions by Kate Green and Gabby Fulton

The Box of Dummies

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The Photobook Club Hong Kong

Great new from Sarah Greene of AO vertical Art Space

AO: The Photo Book Center is very excited to announce it’s first Photo Book Club meeting in Hong Kong!

For the first gathering we will choose ‘portraiture’ as a theme. With the invention of the camera, portrait studio was the first popular commercial application of the media. Today apart from commercial work, there is a large variety in the fine art world from conceptual approach to digital transformation.

Theme: Portraiture
Date & Time: 29th March, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Moderator: David Boyce
AO: The Photo Book Center’s Flagship Store
G/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan

The talk will be conducted in English, refreshment will be provided. Please RSVP to Sarah Greene:

There is a Facebook event page here

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The Photobook Club Montreal

Great news from the first established branch in Canada that you can find on Facebook here or on their blog here.  

We are three people working on this initiative: Jean-François Hamelin, Jo Schryer and Thomas Bouquin. We started our meetings last month as a pilot project to see if Montrealers would be interested in photobook sharing. We had the first meeting at Jo’s and the next one will be at Thomas’.

The Photobook Club Montreal

So far the response to the Montreal branch is very good, we have a lot more people that want to participate in the meetings than we hoped for and we actually have to refuse people or put them on a waiting list. Because of our lack of space we limit the spots available to 12 and book people on a first come first served basis after we send the info to our mailing list.

We are working on interviews with photographers who work with the book form to fill our blog and hope to have special guests to our meetings. Some photographers have also started to send us copies of their books for us to share with our participants and we never expected this but since people seem to be into it we are working on building a small library for volunteers to share their work.

Best regards,


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The Photobook Club Jakarta

Welcome to the Photobook Club Jakarta who are the 42nd branch to join and enjoy the photobook at regular meetings!

The Club in Jakarta is managed by Ridzki Noviansyah and Tommy Armansyah and the meeting is held at every fourth Sunday of the month, the meeting will be done in offline and will be broadcasted online as well via Google Hangout.

In the upcoming meeting this Sunday (30 March 2014) we’ll talk about the form of the alternative publication mostly in the form of zine and newspaper prints and we’ll invite some Indonesians who have launched their own zines.

For any information regarding the meeting, future events or collaborations you can email Ridzki or Tommy.

You can hear all about the club on their Facebook page found here.

Ridzki Noviansyah

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