What’s happening on the Photo Book Club?

For those of you that may be just joining us, I thought it an idea to show you around so you can see what we have been up to lately.

This month, we are looking at Ken Schles’ ‘Invisible City’, with Ken himself contributing to the discussion, you can find all posts for Invisible City here. And you can see the other books on our past and future reading list here. If you don’t have a copy of the book, we have two videos, showing the book, and the images, embedded below.

We also had the first official ‘Meet-up’ this month, you can read about it here, and if you are interested in signing up to our meet-up map and notification system, click here. Or if you would like to know the best places to get your photobook-fix in the offline world, then visit our World Map.

If you have any comments, questions, or would like to use our website to share your thoughts on one of our books, leave a comment below, or email Matt Johnston here.


Welcome to The Photo Book Club

Announcing the launch of the Photo Book Club

The idea for the Photo Book Club which will launch on 28 February 2011, grew out of conversations between designer Wayne Ford and photographer Matt Johnston, with the encouragement of photographer and educator Jonathan Worth.

The premise for the Photo Book Club is a simple one, each month we will discuss one book that we consider to have made a significant contribution to the world of photography, this may be a well known volume, such as Robert Frank’s Les Américains/The Americans, (1958/1959), which will signal the launch of the Photo Book Club, or a lesser known, but no less important work.

At the beginning of each month we will post a brief introduction of our chosen book on the Photo Book Club website, followed by a more in-depth comment on the work, and through the comment section of the website we aim to create a platform through which we can discuss the impact of each body of work through, over the coming weeks.

Whilst Wayne and Matt, both have ideas for the books that we would like to feature, we want the Photo Book Club to be an open platform, for a community to evolve, so we actively encourage suggestions for books, and in other ways in which we can develop the conversation, we want to create a community where the photobook in its widest context can be discussed and appreciated.

Whilst we are initially launching the Photo Book Club as a blog, and as a Twitter feed, we are hoping that in the near future we can arrange the occasional physical meeting, and even some print content too.

The Photo Book Club