Photobook Club Madrid Meetup #3

It’s a busy period for photobook meetups. Just this weekend the New York Photobook Club held their second meeting, next week Photobook Club Lisbon opens for the first time and just last night the Photobook Club Madrid held their second meeting of which you can see a few images below alongside a brief writeup by Juan Cires.

If all this talk of photobook meetups has made you want your own to attend. Pop me an email as there may be others in the area thinking the same thing.

– Matt

Bonifacio Barrio Hijosa (CC BY-NC-ND)

Yesterday was the third gathering of photography books in the Royal Photographic Society in Madrid, where we spent some time talking about books and commenting on the stories of a recent workshop with Gerhard Steidl. The books involved were:

  • Elliott Erwitt, EE 60/60, National Museum Reina Sofia Art Center, 2001
  • U.S. Camera 1944. The USA at War, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1944
  • Origin, edited by Bleda and Rosa, Regional Museum of Garrotxa, 2006
  • Laura Terre, Paco Gomez, RM / Photo Colectania Foundation, 2010
  • Alfonso, Corners of Old Madrid (night), Graphic Arts Martorell, 1951
  • Joan Colom, Raval, Steidl, 2006
  • Paul Fusco, RFK, Aperture, 2008
  • Carlos Perez Siquier, the knowing look, Royal Photographic Society, 2002

As you can see there has been a variety of proposals, focusing on photography more classical Spanish and American photography and works that range from the conceptual to the Bleda and Rosa Alfonso seen almost pictorialists. Much to say. We hope to see you again next month.

Juan Cires

Bonifacio Barrio Hijosa (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ayer tuvo lugar la tercera tertulia de libros de fotografía en la Real Sociedad Fotográfica de Madrid, en la que pasamos un buen rato charlando sobre los libros y comentando las anécdotas de un reciente taller con Gerhard Steidl.  Los libros participantes fueron:

  • Elliott Erwitt, EE 60/60, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2001
  • U.S. Camera 1944.  The U.S.A. at War, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1944
  • Origen, editado por Bleda y Rosa, Museu Comarcal de la Garrotxa, 2006
  • Laura Terré, Paco Gómez, RM / Fundación Foto Colectania, 2010
  • Alfonso, Rincones del viejo Madrid (nocturnos), Artes Gráficas Martorell, 1951
  • Joan Colom, Raval, Steidl, 2006
  • Paul Fusco, RFK, Aperture, 2008
  • Carlos Pérez Siquier, La mirada cómplice, Real Sociedad Fotográfica, 2002

Como se puede ver ha habido una gran variedad de propuestas, centradas en la fotografía española más clásica y en la fotografía norteamericana y trabajos que van desde lo conceptual de Bleda y Rosa hasta las vistas casi pictorialistas de Alfonso.  Mucho que comentar.  Esperamos veros de nuevo el mes próximo.

Juan Cires

Bonifacio Barrio Hijosa (CC BY-NC-ND)


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