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
A report from Walter Costa from the PBC TRAMA in Brazil…
Here’s the post about our last session…. I’m sorry but it’s in Portuguese only!
It was like a series of short duels between two teams attacking or defending the books we previously drew among a selection of 2 titles per country… it was really interesting to see how the debate rose thanks to the duel scheme: people who normally are quite silent were “forced” to participate and added interesting considerations!
And notice of an event in Belfast next Tuesday at Belfast exposed can be found here….
Dragana Jurisic, who recently exhibited ‘Yu: The Lost Country’ at Belfast Exposed will present the next edition of Photobook Club Belfast on Tuesday 29 July. Jurisic will speak about the development of her publication of the same work, as well as exploring other publications that have inspired and influenced her practice. This event is free and all are welcome.
A note from Hannah at Belfast Exposed on their upcoming event:
Self-publishing artist Paul Gaffney will be taking over the next edition of Photobook Club Belfast. Gaffney will present a range of works that have influenced the concept and design of his recent publication ‘We Make The Path By Walking’. While discussing his own approach to book making the artist will also provide examples of his own book dummies for visitors to handle and explore.
Thursday 19 June 5.30pm to 6.30pm Free admission All welcome
Belfast Exposed who run the Photobook Club Belfast are having a series of events devoted to the photobook between the 4th and 14th of February. You can find out more by heading to the site here. Looks like a good lineup, do shout if you are in town as I will be there with students on the 6th and in Dublin on 4th, 5th and 7th Feb.
Bonus – the events are all free to attend!
The Photobook Club’s Box of Books is in Toowoomba, Australia right now!
THE DATE: Between 1 – 3pm, January 27 – The AUSTRALIA DAY Holiday
THE VENUE: The Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba.
After this the box will head to Auckland NZ before beginning it’s journey to Vancouver, CA!
Fergus Jordan & Alex McCooke discuss Garden Estate
This edition of the Belfast Photobook Club will be taking a slightly different format. Graphic designer Alex McCooke and artist Fergus Jordan will open up their collaborative production process for Garden Estate, published by The Velvet Cell. They will also discuss some of the practical aspects of photographic book publishing for the emerging artist.
Thursday 12th December 6pm
Hosted by Belfast School of Art Photography Artists in Residence, Jan McCullough & Lewis Rankin
Returning to our regular format, this month Jan McCullough and Lewis Rankin will be presenting a selection of photobooks from their personal collections. Both avid collectors, we are excited to see what surprises they have in store! There will be a festive twist for our last event of the year, with mince pies and mulled wine for all attendees.
The newly formed Photobook Club Belfast run by Laura McMorrow at the awesome Belfast Exposed Gallery held it’s first meetup just this weekend with a great turnout and some sweet books brought along. Looks like more will be planned some day soon in Belfast. I’ll keep you posted, in the meantime, check the event out…