DIY: Photographers and Books at the Cleveland Museum of Art

In discussion yesterday with Andreas Schmidt and then today via email from the institution itself, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new exhibition ‘DIY: Photographers and Books’ has cropped up and looks like a bobby dazzler.

What makes it look good above being an exhibition on photobooks? In short…

‘This is the first museum exhibition to examine the print-on-demand photobook and explore its impact on contemporary photographic practice.’

‘Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography for the Cleveland Museum of Art says that “One of the goals for the exhibition is to bring photography down off the walls and place it in visitors’ hands.”’

And if you want a more reasons to visit, head over to the exhibition website here or have a look at these events which are part of the larger exhibition:

A Revolution for the Photobook, Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.
A lecture by Barbara Tannenbaum to introduce print-on-demand technology and the DIY: Photographers & Books exhibition. Free.

The Art of the Photobook Saturday, October 20, 2:00 p.m.
Larissa Leclair of the Indie Photobook Library, Arlington, VA, Melissa Catanese and Ed Panar of Spaces Corners, Pittsburgh, PA and Barbara Tannenbaum will discuss print-on-demand photobooks. Books will be available for purchase from Spaces Corners and a special display of books will be on view from the Indie Photobook Library. Free.

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