The Photobook Club Reykjavik Launches!

Great news from Iceland in the form of the first meeting of the Photobook Club Reykjavik. Information on the branch and on their innaugral meeting is shown below…

twitter: @photobookrvk
location (at least for first meeting):
Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna (SÍM)
The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists
Hafnarstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland



Paul Gaffney at the Photobook Club Belfast

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

To find out more about the artist, click here.

This event will be followed by the opening of the Belfast Photo Factory’s 2014 annual members show in the Exchange Gallery, Belfast Exposed at 7pm. 

Venue: Belfast Exposed
Start Time: 17.30 – End Time: 18.30

Paul Gaffney – We Make the Path by Walking

Updates from Alicante

Great to hear recently from Jose Carlos Robles of the Photobook Club Alicante in Spain…

I’m delighted to tell you that we are running this month our sixth meeting, great news for us.

We are very happy because the Contemporary Museum of Art in Alicante is nowadays supporting us, offering their public library to celebrate our sessions. The Museum has a great collection itself and we are very proud to collaborate with them.

I send you some photos of the last event at the Museum.

Here  is the link with news of our next session and another one from the Museum itself.

You can see here the page were the Museum makes a little comment about the Photobook Club.

– Jose Carlos Robles


Narrative Structures, a Photobook Club Event in Birmingham, UK (Next Tuesday)

In connection with the new Library of Birmingham, curator and photobook enthusiast Claire Reece has installed an exhibition of book works exploring narrative structures. The exhibition includes works by Broomberg and Chanarin, Stephen Gill, Melinda Gibson, Mishka Henner and many more – those in the area can still check it out until the 11th September.

As part of the exhibition Claire has organized a Photobook Club meetup in order to further delve into the books chosen and explore some of the themes they raise and connections between them. It is a great way to better understand the choices made in curation and a really valuable learning experience for those interested in taking part.

If you do want to pop along, the event will take place Tuesday the 10th of September 6 – 7:30pm and If you could kindly email Claire on to confirm attendance (or get more information) that would be greatly appreciated.

A few of the books to be explored:

Mishka Henner – less Américains

Mishka Henner

Melinda Gibson – The Photograph as Contemporary Art

Melinda Gibson

‘nobody in particular’ – The Stars

‘nobody in particular’

Tereza Zelenkova – Index of Time

Tereza Zelenkova

Images from PBC Galicia and Tokyo

Thanks to Tono Arias of the Photobook Club Galicia and Yoshikatsu Fujii of the Photobook Club Tokyo who have sent through images from their latest meetups. Especial congratulations to Galicia as this was their inaugural meetup!

PBC Galicia

PBC Tokyo
(Report also available here)


The Photobook Club San Sebastian’s First Meetup: In 40 Seconds!

The Photobook Club San Sebastian’s inaugural event was a huge success with a great turnout and fantastic selection of photobooks, new and old. Big shout to organizer Yosigo Yosigo who also put together this wee trailer/teaser from the event and also documented each of the books brought along (which you can see below).

Here are the books discussed at this meetup, just click on the image to go to the full Facebook library. More images from the event itself found here.


The Photobook Club Melbourne Launches 19th Feb

The Photobook Club Melbourne, organized by Stephanie Richter at the Monash Gallery of Art will hold their inaugural meetup on the 19th February. This event is free to all and will be the first in a series of 5 meetups to be held this year! Hit the jump to head to the event page or read more below:

7–8.30PM at MGA

Come along and enjoy discovering the world of photobooks!
MGA Curator STEPHEN ZAGALA will kick off our year of guest speakers with the extraordinary work THE ROAD 1974-75 by WESLEY STACEY: a briefcase full of photobooks exploring the classic Australian roadtrip. With only two full sets of THE ROAD created by the artist this is a rare opportunity to look inside.

What to bring? If you have a favourite photobook or two bring them along to share with the group! MGA has partnered with PHOTOBOOKCLUB.ORG to promote and encourage discussion about the photobook format.

Melbourne’s first Photobook Club will meet every second month on the third Tuesday: April/June/August/October. Come to one or come to all! Everyone welcome. A different speaker or activity will feature at each meetup.

FREE event; bookings preferred email or phone 03 8544 0500

Also of note, Stephanie pointed out that the HEAD ON festival in Sydney have added a new prize category for photobooks this year.



The Photobook Club Tokyo

The Photobook Club Tokyo held it’s first meetup in the run up to Christmas and has already secured it’s second event which will take place on February 23rd. Below are all the details for the next event as well as some images from the inaugural meeting. Thanks to Yoshikatsu Fujii for both…

We will hold our 2nd meetup in Tokyo on February 23rd and will be discussing what creates a great photobook. I’m looking forward to getting to see many great Japanese photobooks and others!

Tokyo Photobook Meet-Up (#2)
Saturday, February 23rd 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Takada Bokusha
1-101 Totsuka-cho,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo

Entrance fee: 1000 yen
fixed number of 15

For more information, Please E-mail me:

Yoshikatsu Fujii

PBC Tokyo
PBC Tokyo
PBC Tokyo

Photobook Club Tokyo

Tokyo Photobook Club

As a flurry of club’s popped up before Christmas I managed to loose this one and so my sincere apologies to Yoshikatsu Fujii who runs the Photobook Club Meet-ups in Tokyo. They had their first meetup just before Christmas and will be holding another next month. For all the latest events and details head to their Facebook page here.

– Matt

Photobook Meet-up in Tokyo

The Photobook Club Toledo is Born!

Photobook Club Toledo

So much for the radio silence but after seeing this I couldn’t resist an early Christmas present post. A new branch of the Photobook Club is born in the awesome city of Toledo in Spain! Thanks to Oscar Ciutat for all the info.

– Matt

The Photobook Club Toledo will have their inaugural meetup on 27th
 December, 2012. You can find all the information about this new branch 

Who organises the events?

The PhotoBook Club Toledo is run by Francisco Navamuel
, you can get in contact with him at

I’d like to join in, when is the next meeting and what do I do?
This is a free event, but due to the limited number of seats, registration is advisable. Please, send an email to

The next meeting will be at the NIVEL 426 Comic Book Store in Toledo, Calle Alfileritos, 15 – Bajo (in the historic center of the city) at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, 27th December,

Where can I follow events and get involved?