Behind the Curtains (pre-production prototype)

Title: Behind the Curtains (pre-production prototype)

Photographer/s: Tomas van Houtryve

Date of publication: July 9, 2010

Place of publication: Europe

Dimensions: 25 cm x 20 cm

Edition size: 20

Type of binding: hardcover

Number of pages: 262

Type of paper: glossy black

Type of printing: print on demand

Printer: Blurb

Publisher: Blurb

Designer: Tomas van Houtryve and Brian Sokol

Language: English

Category: Photography Book

Price: $300

Summary: At the end of the Cold War, most states under communist rule shed their Marxist principles and scrambled to join a new international order. Several did not.

Over the course of seven years, award-winning documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve secured unprecedented access to the world’s last communist redoubts. His travels through North Korea, Cuba, China, Nepal, Laos, Vietnam and Moldova lead us on a sweeping journey through a secretive world—one nearly forgotten in the fast forward 21st century. At turns vibrant, at others bleak, the photographer sheds new light on some of the most remote and poorly understood nations on our planet.

In stunning color images, Van Houtryve exposes the uncomfortable gap between the promising allure of communist theory and the grim dystopian results of its application.

This Blurb edition of the book is a pre-production mock-up available for a limited time for collectors. Publication of a high quality, offset printed first edition is planned for 2011.

Website: http://www.tomasvanhoutryve.com/

Book link: http://www.behindthecurtains.net/

Donated by: Blurb

iPL Notes: This book was an Honorable Mention in the Editorial Category for Blurb’s Photography Book Now competition, 2010.

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Exhibition Catalog for “A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks”

More about the exhibition here, here and here.
Order the book here.
Thank you to Patrick Aguilar of Owl & Tiger Books who did such an outstanding job designing the iPL’s first exhibition catalog!

“…the Indie Photobook Library is fast becoming one of Washington’s more interesting small collections.” – Mark Jenkins, Washington Post Express, November 9, 2011

Again and Again

Again and again

Title: Again and Again

Photographer/s: Peter Hoffman

Contributor/s: Elana Schlenker, Melissa Catanese, Craig Reinbold

Date of publication: Oct 2014

After Geography

After Geography

Title: After Geography

Photographer/s: Andrew Fedynak

Date of publication: May 1, 2014

Brilliant

Brilliant

Title: Brilliant

Photographer/s: Judith Erwes

Contributor/s: Paul Bower

Date of publication: December 2014

Can You Predict Spring?

Can You Predict Spring? © Fábio Miguel Roque

Title: Can You Predict Spring?

Photographer/s: Fábio Miguel Roque

Date of publication: December 2014

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Title: Good Day Mr Knutsen

Photographer/s: Eric Gunderson

Date of publication: September 2014

Aberdeen

Aberdeen © Jay Turner Frey Seawell, Josh Poehlein

Title: Aberdeen

Photographer/s: Jay Turner Frey Seawell, Josh Poehlein

Date of publication: January 2015

Indie Photobook Library at Colby Museum of Art, April 11, 2015

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Larissa Leclair and the Indie Photobook Library have been invited to participate in Colby Museum of Art’s community day on April 11, 2015. The focus is on the book. Come join us for lectures,  a free workshop, book fair, and pop-up library.

Colby Museum of Art at Colby College
5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine 04901
207-859-5600
website

Museum William D. Adams Gallery, Museum Lobby and Mirken Education Center
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE
10:00 am
Book Fair

10:30 am–1:00 pm
Book-making workshop with Cynthia Ahlstrin (all ages)

11:00 am–11:45 am
Conversation on the photographic book with photographer and publisher Dan Boardman and founder of Indie Photobook Library Larissa Leclair

11:45 am–12:30 pm
Conversation between poet Mark Melnicove and artist Terry Winters

1:15 pm–2 pm
A reading of Bern Porter poems, followed by an open mic

Food and drink will be available in the lobby at 12:30 pm.

For those traveling from southern Maine, a bus will depart from SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland (538 Congress Street) at 9:30am and will return by 2:30pm. Bus tickets are $5. Please reserve a seat via Brown Paper Tickets here.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Ttile: Volunteer

Photographer/s: Paul Seawright

Date of publication: December 2013

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Street Theography

Title: Street Theography

Photographer/s: Kostya Smolyaninov

Date of publication: 10.10.2014

JAPAN-GO-ROUND

JAPAN-GO-ROUND

Title: JAPAN-GO-ROUND

Photographer/s: Maki Hayashida

Contributor/s: Maki Hayashida

Date of publication: 2014