I had a great chat with Susana Paiva of the ‘Portfolio Project‘ recently and am happy to announce that, along with photographers Mário Pires and Magda Fernandes she has set up the ‘Photo Book Club Lisbon‘ which will have it’s innaugral meeting on the 4th May. For more information see the note from Susana below:
“We are very happy to start a Photo Book Club branch here in Lisbon. It will be a co-production of the Portofilio Project and Imagerie and it will be coordinated by photographers Mário Pires, Magda Fernandes and myself, Susana Paiva.
We’ll be having our first meeting next 4th May and are looking forward to start talking about Photography books around here!
Great news for photobook lovers in New York – Helka Aleksdóttir is running a meet next weekend on Saturday 25th in Brooklyn. For more information on the event and to RSVP (as space is limited) please head over to the event page here.
Meanwhile in Barcelona….
Jon Uriarte, who does an awesome job organizing the Photo Book Club Barcelona meetings got in touch with news on a ‘gastro meeting’ held yesterday and the upcoming event with Steidl screening:
Yesterday we celebrated a special session: Photo+gastronomic+book Club at Elgoibar ( close to San Sebastián). It was gastronomic because after sharing books, we also had lunch together. We had a “photographic menu”, first a Fontcuberta Soup (it look like a chicken soup but it wasn’t…), an Elliot Erwitt black and white rice, Gregory Crewdson sorbet and a Jeff Wall cake. We had a great time, participants brought great books, such as Ortiz Echagüe’s Tipos y Trajes published in 1957.
Next Wednesday 29 at 19:30 we will have our regular meet-up in Bcn, this time there wont be a guest but instead a screening of the documentary “How to make a book with Steidl”. So, we will be seeing the movie, talking about it and discussing about photobooks that were made by editors instead of photographers.
A huge thanks to all who came down last night to the Hotshoe Gallery in London for an evening with the Photo Book Club, a bunch of great books and beer as part of ‘Photobook London‘.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall add this to the map as well as publicize it on the website.
Note 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!