Chuffed to hear that Jon Uriarte has set up the ‘Photo Book Club, Barcelona‘ who aim to meet once a month and ‘which seeks to unite lovers of photography books to look at, analyze, critique, share and enjoy together’.
The first meeting takes place at No. 29 Mozart Street in the neighborhood of Gracia, and they will be looking at Lee Friedlander’s ‘Self Portrait’. There will also be a discussion posed by the chair of the session on narrative within photobooks.
Those who are interested in attending should visit the Photo Book Club, Barcelona Facebook page for more information.
I was chuffed to bits when Sean Davey from PhotoAccess, Australia got in touch recently to let me know of a Photo Book Meet-up happening at the PhotoAccess Gallery, Canberra, Australia. And really pleased to here it was such a success.
It seems that amongst many books, John Gossage’s ‘The Pond’ stuck out as a memorable discussion point, something I shall keep in mind!
When Sean and the folks at PhotoAccess hold another meet-up I shall add the event to the map, and notify all on the mailing list.
– Matt Johnston
Sean kindly sent through several images of the event:
It seems that all who came down really enjoyed the event and we are already working to arrange the next meeting. If you would like to be notified of the next meeting, pop your email into the box below the image.
We had some great books brought along to the meet-up including Tim Hetherington’s ‘Infidel’, Watabe Yukichi’s ‘A Criminal Investigation’ and Nobuyoshi Araki’s ‘A Sentimental Journey’ . We were also lucky enough to be joined by Maxwell Anderson of Bemojake publishing to give us an insight into the production of Kenji Hirasawa’s ‘Celebrity’ which raised interesting questions on sequence, design, colour and the notion of celebrity.
We will be holding our inaugural meet-up at Photobook London in the evening with an informal event of books, discussion and beer.
As well as the Photo Book Club bringing a selection of the books they have looked at over the past 6 months, those who wish to attend are asked to bring along a photobook to share and discuss. After the event, one of these books will be chosen to be January’s book on the Photo Book Club.
This event has a limited number of spaces, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
Date: Monday 5th September
Location: PhotoBook London
29-31 Saffron Hill
London EC1N 8SW
The Photo Book Club Meet-up map has now had over 10,000 hits and a smattering of people adding themselves to the map in order to meet up with like minded ‘photobook-folk’. We also have the first few meetings shown on the map so make sure you check out if they are near you!
Some people have contacted me having trouble with adding themselves onto the map and so in order to make this smoother, I have created a form below and on the Meet-up page which when filled in, will be sent to myself in order to add you to the map.
If you are planning to host or organize a meeting, pop an email to email@example.com and we shall add this to the map as well as publicize it on the website.
The map is still public and can be edited by anyone, this public nature also means that the information you provide can be seen by other users. If you would rather, you can provide a website instead of direct contact information, and a rough location rather than your house!
A Photo Book Club suggests physical meetings, and it is something we have always wanted to be part of, and help facilitate. And so you can now find a map on the ‘Meet-ups’ page which we hope to get populated with people and meeting places.
Wayne and I will take part in potentially the first meeting this September as part of Photobook London although if anyone has a meeting before let us know!