Next Tuesday I will be visiting the University of Hertfordshire to give a lecture on photobook design and sequencing as well as to run a Photobook Club meetup in the University’s bar.
It should be a great day as it is always fun to work with art students and hear their thoughts on what the book can become, i’ll post some images after the event. If you would like the Photobook Club to visit your University, or perhaps to work together to help increase engagement with library resources just pop me an email.
Just a very brief post. Have been in Ireland over the last few days and very privileged to be invited to talk at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin to a 50 strong book club in attendance. It was also an opportunity to bring over the box of books and to take them to the pub to continue discussions.
The Photobook Club Gijon organized by Marcos Arroyo launched two weeks ago and have already planned their second meetup for the 27th of December, which I believe will have the honor of being the last meetup in 2012! I shall have some pictures of the event in the New Year but those who are in the area can sign up and follow the Gijon branch on their Facebook page here.
Jon Uriarte who runs the Photobook Club Barcelona got in touch recently about a group of workshops held in Barcelona that sound pretty darn sweet. Their are a load of great people taking part including Mishka Henner, Joachim Schmidt and Cristina de Middel. Registration isn’t yet open for all the workshops but head over to widephotoworkshops.com to see what is on offer and how you can sign up.
– Cristina’s workshop is currently open for registration and I imagine will go fairly quickly.
End of the year photobook meet-up in New York! It is a perfect time to look at the photobooks published in 2012. Join us on Saturday evening to enjoy photobooks, celebrate “winter” and have a glass wine. Please bring a book published in 2012.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
This event is possible thanks to the support of Ten10 Studios, art space and photography studio in Long Island City.
A reminder that the guys over at the Photobook Club Madrid will hold a quite incredible 13th meetup since their inaugural event held less than a year ago. This meetup will focus on propaganda photobooks and will take place at 7.00pm tomorrow night (5th Dec). For more details and to follow the PBC Madrid, head to their Facebook page here.
Have just returned from a great week away in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. I was speaking at the Open Education Conference held by UBC about the Photobook Club, it’s origins and it’s meetups.
While I was there I ran a meetup over at Luz Gallery in Victoria and there were several meetups elsewhere also. Below is a quick roundup of these meetups and details on upcoming events.
The next session will take place on November 10th and will be featured in the books:
– The Complete Untitled Film Stills Cindy Sherman
– My Frontiers of João Miguel Baptista (guest artist)
(NOTE: The sessions are always the second Saturday of every month)
Photobook Club Victoria 15.10.12
As I mentioned the other day, I had perhaps the most picturesque journey to a meetup yet, leaving Tsawassen bay and heading out to Vancouver Island and down to Victoria. The meetup was still the highlight of the night with a great turnout and some great and varied books brought along. Thanks to Quinton and Diana for their hospitality at the fantastic Luz Gallery.
Photobook Pop-up exhibition/Photobook Club Southern California 18.10/12
Nice to see the Photobook Club badge being worn proudly too 🙂
Photobook Club Porto 20.10.12
The second meetup from the Photobook Club Porto took place this last week with a presentation from photographer Alfredo Cunha. Dates fro the 3rd session to be announced shortly…
Photobook Club Madrid 24.10/12
Blazing away in Spain, the folks at PBC Madrid will host their 9th meetup this month on the 24th October! For all the details and more photobook goodness, head over to their Facebook page.
Photobook Club Coimbra – LAUNCH! 10.11.12
The Photobook Club Coimbra will hold their first ever meetup on the 10th November at 9:30 pm, Casa das Caldeiras. The session will be run by photographer Mario Pires and will look at Robert Frank’s “The Americans”.
Portugal has joined Spain in being able to boast about hosting 2 Photobook Club branches as the Photobook Club Barreiro is born! The branch has been carefully organized by a team led by Cláudia Ramos and will have their inaugural meetup on 13th October 2012, you can find all you need to on this new branch below as well as under the ‘Meetup’ tab.
Where and when does this club meet?
The club meets at the Galeria Municipal de Arte do Barreiro, currently the first event has been planned and is listed below in the ‘I’d like to Join In’ section…
Who organises the events?
The PhotoBook Club Barreiro is run by Cláudia Ramos, who, alongside her work as author has been coordinating projects in the area of arts education since 2009. Ramos is currently responsible for the project arte.educação embracing formations for children, youth and adults and working with multiple platforms. Among her formations developed in the city of Barreiro and supported by the City Hall stands out “O Fotográfico” (Editions I and II) held in reserves Museological City Hall.
Other members, all of them with formation in photography by APAF – Associação Portuguesa de Arte Fotográfica: Esmeralda Barão, Ligia Felix Da Costa, Pedro Matias
A quick update looking at recent events and then looking forward to what’s next on the Photobook Club…
‘The Geneology of the Photobook’
– I wrote a short piece recently for the Shpilman Institute blog on recent adventures into iBook land and some broader thoughts on the possibilities of the photobook regarding accessibility and experience. Head here to read it…
‘The Cat and Fiddle’
– Spent time away from the keyboard documenting the beautiful and deadly Cat and Fiddle road in the Peak District, i’ll be spending more time there later in the year with a view to a publication 2012/13. Found this tree by the side of the road approaching Macclesfield..
Photobook Club Branch Pages
– To keep up with the growing amount of Photobook Clubs around the world, I have started to make branch pages with the help of the respective organizers. These pages can be found under the ‘Meetup’ tab, so far we have…
Photobook Club Madrid on ‘Text and Images’
– Just last week saw the 5th meetup in Madrid focusing on the role of text and image. Juan Cires has offered an extended commentary which can be found here although in Spanish only…
Photobook Club New York ‘Focus on Japan’ – Saturday 14th July will see a great event in New York put on by the Book Club there looking at Japanese photobooks, For more information from the organizers head here or click the image below…
Mark Power’s ’26 Different Endings’ – We will next be looking at the above book although with the ‘Cat and Fiddle’, ePub and more away-from-keyboard time in August we might take a this one at a more leisurely pace!
A wee while ago when looking at Stephen Shore’s ‘Uncommon Places’ I posted a few image pairings I couldn’t help making as I looked through the book. I enjoyed it and so decided to do it again, as before the pairings seem to be made primarily based on work I have seen or revisited recently…
Paul Graham ‘Burning Fields, Melmerby, North Yorkshire, September 1981′
Joel Sternfeld ‘McLean, Virginia December 4, 1978′
Paul Graham ‘Petrol Station, Blyth Services, Nottinghamshire, March 1981′