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.
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.
Thanks to Jim Reed for the following report and notice of next meeting’s activities (Dec 17). If you are in the vicinity – maybe Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham etc, this is a great location.
Our meet on the 26th November, we looked at books by Jackie Higgins her ‘Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus’ and in it these words, “A fixed definition of the term “photography” has become impossible.” And also a book of Edward Weston’s photographs and Fay Godwin’s “Land”. Two of us brought homemade photobooks one a book of reflections made mostly in Stamford and the other some work in progress.
I will be doing a little demo of how to make books like this one using the Japanese 4 hole stab binding technique, I was surprised at the strength of it.
Thanks to the PBC Auckland’s organiser Anita Totha for sending through this report form a recent event along with some images…
“Photobook Club Auckland held a great evening with the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive. Founder Daniel Boetker-Smith paid us a visit in Auckland and brought more than 50 photobooks from the Archive representing various Asia-Pacific photographers and bookmakers. Daniel spoke about the Archive and encouraged New Zealand photographers to submit their own photobooks. The archive already includes photobooks from Robert Zhao, Cristina De Middel, Anne Ferran and Rinko Kawauchi and some great titles from photobook makers all over the Asia-Pacific region.”
Just a brief post to say thanks to all who made #PhotoBookDay a huge success across the world with more events, discounts and musings than last year. Plus a shout out to all who came to the event in Coventry last night held at the Big Comfy Bookshop. It was a great event and atmosphere that gave rise to some interesting conversations.
Among the books brought along were a selection from the Natural Collection and the Box of Books MKI which has arrived back in the UK after a 16 month round the world trip.
To celebrate Photobook Day here in Coventry we will be hosted by the newly opened ‘Big Comfy Bookshop‘ at Fargo Village which ticks all sorts of boxes for a great meeting place – beer, coffee, cakes, books and sofas!
A suggestion from Lucy Bartlett will see members bringing books from as many different countries as possible and at the same time we will be having the homecoming of the ‘Box of Books’ which has just returned from it’s around-the-world journey.
This coming October 14th World #PhotoBookDay will be celebrated! This date is a direct homage to the first known photobook: Photographs of British algae. Cyanotype impressions, by Anna Atkins. As the exact publishing date is unknown, we have taken the date that appears in the registry of the copy in British Library records.
Feel free to organise other activities for this day. We’d love you to join us in this celebration and contribute to make this date a global event by organising an action related to photobooks in your own city. As soon as you program your activity, please e-mail it to us, and we’ll post it in this website: photobookday.org.
This is the second year of this global event, in 2013 there were a nice collection of activities spread over many different countries, check them out on photobookday.org.
We know there is not much time to organise large activities, but we can propose easy actions you can take to celebrate locally this global event:
Post a #PhotoBookDaySelfie on social media: an image with you and your current favourite photobook.
Donate a self-published photobook or photozine to your nearest public library or school library. Where we can we will publish a list of public libraries accepting donations this day.
Buy a photobook. Many bookshops and publishers will make special discounts for the day. We’ll publish a list of them.
Check our map and locate your nearest activities and participate!