After a week in which I have attempted some sort of stocktake of the numerous Photobook Clubs around the world, it is great to hear the Photobook Club Montevideo has set its first date – 22nd May. See the note from organiser Federico Estol below and head to the facebook page here.
And for those interested – there are now 49 active clubs who have held over 340 meetings so far!
The first event of Photobook Club Montevideo is the 22 of may in the Contraluz Art Hostel Montevideo. Will be presentation of local publications and co working to plan new photobooks. Also will be the talk of professional of the editorial process.
– Federico Estol
Awesome to see a detailed report from José Carlos Robles of the Photobook Club Alicante about the box of dummies event held recently. A section of the piece is shown below along with several images but for the full article, head here.
The box didn’t leave anyone indifferent. As usual, we met at the MACA’S (Museum of Modern Art) llibrary were we could enjoy the amazing work of remarkable artists. We started a brief summary of the works and subsequently we gave a brief time for everyone to carefully observe them.
With great astonishment and why not certain dose of criticism, I must say, the books were passed from hand to hand until with great emotion. After the meeting we all gathered at the “October Press Café” to continue the chat , a place highly recommended for further discussions photographically for obsessive minds like we are.
I must say that it could be risky to highlight the most admired books. However, we can not ignore GALAND FLORENCE’S book entitled “ARBRE. PIERRE. NUAGE “, a gorgeous specimen. We also want to highlight the work of DAVID MCBRIDE entitled “THE ANOMALIES”. The author reveals that the story, told in a way of abstraction key, speaks about the time he spent caring for his father, RICHARD BERNARD MCBRIDE. The period of time during which he was diagnosed with Alzheimer, the care he gave hime, his memory loss, mood swings, problems with language and inability of reasoning until his death, constitute a marvellous tribute to his father. We are sure he will have been proud of his son.WONDERFUL!
Great news from Iceland in the form of the first meeting of the Photobook Club Reykjavik. Information on the branch and on their innaugral meeting is shown below…
location (at least for first meeting):
Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna (SÍM)
The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists
Hafnarstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
The Box of Dummies, which has been touring for over 6 months now, will be in Alicante on April 8th with the Photobook Club Alicante and the Photobook Club Granada at the Contemporary Art Museum of Alicante. If you can get to the meeting you will be able to get your hands on these great prospective works and if not – check out the website with video flick-throughs.
Thanks to José Carlos Robles and Carlos Aguilera who are organising the event for the details and the images of previous meetings shown below…
PLACE : MACA (Contemporary Art Museum of Alicante)
Date: April , 8.
Hour: 18:30 p.m.
You can check the latest news in our web in this link.
Really fantastic to see a Comic Book Club launch in Coventry recently. The club, which has already met several times was founded and is run by Nadhirah Nadzri and Charlie Smith-McMahon. Really excited to run a joint club with Nadhirah and Charlie which will investigate the narrative structures of photobooks and comic books and graphic novels together.
Images are thanks to Adam Tieghe.
Great news from Mariela Sancari of the Photobook Club Mexico City…
We had our first meeting a couple of days ago! It was really good! We still have to adjust some logistics details but it was great.
We had Alex Dorfsman as our first guest and he showed and talked about his 5 published books. Really interesting! We did a skype with the participants in Monterrey it was fun!
Here are some pictures of the event.
I will let you know the date for the next meeting soon!
Had a fantastic day at the University of Huddersfield with photography students this week, speaking about the photobook as a form of communication and giving some practical help to students working on books. Was great to see photobooks in their infant stages as well as to work with students in re-editing John Gossage’s ‘The Pond’ and Nathan Pearce’s ‘Midwest Dirt’. A few pictures here from Richard Mulhearn…
I will be at Belfast exposed this coming Thursday 5th february for a workshop – spaces limited but click the pic below to find out more information and see if their is availability.
Will be in New York from 21st – 27th March, if anyone has any recommendations that are a little off the beaten track for exhibitions or book stores they would be greatly appreciated. Similarly if anyone is interested in meeting or having a book club event then shout – firstname.lastname@example.org