Indie Photobook Library at Photolucida

The Indie Photobook Library is traveling to Photolucida this week!

Come visit the Indie Photobook Library at Photolucida.
Located in the Benson Hotel
309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR
Second Floor
Thursday April 14 – Sunday April 17, 2011
9-11am, 12:30-5pm
Free and open to the public

Selected by Melanie Flood and Shawn Records, the following titles from the Indie Photobook Library archive will be on display.

Titles selected by Melanie Flood – Artist/Curator

As a photography and art book collector, I was thrilled to hear of Larissa Leclair’s endeavour to amass a library of independently published photography books, appropriately titled The Indie Photobook Library. Admittedly, I also wondered “Why did I not think of that?!” To my delight, Larissa contacted me to ask if I would curate a selection from the library to be on view during Photolucida’s biannual Portfolio Reviews. I enjoy many of these books in my own collection, while other publications I’ve yet to see. Most cherished are Ofer Wolberger’s Star Quality, (his 2010 Photographic Book Project is pure gold), Mikael Kennedy’s entire Passport to Trespass series, Sam Falls’s Color Dying Light, (seeing this book made me buy a print) and the coveted Get Off My Lawn by Geoffrey Ellis. I hope these titles inspire you to appreciate and explore new contemporary genres of photography.

Alpine Star, Ron Jude (A-Jump Books)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Trent Parke (Little Brown Mushroom Books)
Color Dying Light, Sam Falls (Hassla Books)
Coming Up for Air, Stephen Gill (Nobody)
Hackney Flowers, Stephen Gill (Nobody)
Lay Flat 01: Remain in Light, with many contributing photographers (Lay Flat)
Lay Flat 02: Meta, with many contributing photographers (Lay Flat)
New Breed, Ofer Wolberger (Horses Think Press)
Palmwine & The Grass Cutter, Nick Neubeck (Seems)
Passport to Trespass Vol. VI: I can’t remember where I’ve been, Mikael Kennedy
Passport to Trespass Vol. VII: Hunt Them Out, Mikael Kennedy
Pause, to Begin Catalogue, with many contributing photographers (Booksmart Studio)
Polaroid Vitae Vol. 1: October 14, 1979, Mikael Kennedy (The Explorers Club, eXc)
Sadkids Number 5: The Gonerfest Edition, Geoffrey Ellis
Smoke Bath, with many contributing photographers (Seems)
Star Quality, Ofer Wolberger (Horses Think Press)
Taciturn Heart, Marcelo Gomes (Hassla Books)
The Deer Hunters, Stewart Simons (Blurb)
The Strangeness of This Idea, Kate Steciw (Hassla Books)

Titles selected by Shawn Records – Photographer / Educator / Board President, Photolucida

About fifteen years ago, I fell in love in a study cubicle on the third floor of the University library in Boise, Idaho. First it was Emmett Gowin’s Photographs. Then came Meatyard’s Family Album, Winogrand’s Stock Photographs, a stack of every available issue of Aperture, Friedlander’s Like A One Eyed Cat, Sternfeld’s American Prospects… oh, and each and every one of those Sally Eauclaire New Color books, among others. For the next two or three years, that cubicle, and the darkroom, were my favorite places on earth. Since then, books have always been my favorite way to consume photography.
There’s not much that I can say at this point about the books that I’ve chosen for the iPL’s booth at Photolucida’s Spring Reviews, but that’s simply because with the exception of a few that I know and selected in order to share with others, I haven’t actually seen the books yet. And that’s exactly why I’m so excited about the iPL. The Indie Photobook Library gives me, and other photo geeks, an opportunity to see, hold, and consume some of the most exciting and original photography books being produced today. If you need me at any point during the Reviews, look for me upstairs, in a quiet chair with good light. I’m ready to fall in love again.

27 Good-byes, Deanna Dikeman (Blurb)
Any Fool Can Take a Picture With a Camera Like That, Chad Muthard
City: Book One, John MacLean (Hunter and James)
City: Book Two, John MacLean (Hunter and James)
Everyday is Tuesday, Lena Guimont
How Terry likes his coffee, Florian van Roekel
If you are lucky, you get old, Freya Najade
lacuna, Sonja Thomsen
Last Call, Judith Stenneken (Blurb)
Life is a series of small moments, Elizabeth Fleming (Blurb)
low land – high hills, Andrea Stultiens (Andrea Stultiens / foundation in/druk)
Makarapa and Vuvuzela, Ian van Coller (Doring Press)
offSET, Lacey Terrell (Blurb)
Orchard, Volume One / Crime Victims Chronicle, Raymond Meeks, Deborah Luster (Silas Finch)
Seneca Ghosts, Danielle Mericle (A-Jump Books)
Some Fox Trails in Virginia, Susan Worsham (Blurb)
The Last Road North, Ben Huff (Blurb)
Thinner Air, John Mann (Three Post Press)
Vedove / Widows, Takashi Homma (FantomBooks)

Titles selected by both

A Series of Disappointments, Stephen Gill (Nobody)
America Now, with many contributing photographers
Don’t Die, Justin James Reed
Down These Mean Streets, Will Steacy (Michael Paris Mazzeo)
Get Off My Lawn, with many contributing photographers (Geoffrey Ellis)
Muddy Treads, Peter Sutherland (Seems)

Additional titles

Fragments, Volume 1, John Steck Jr. (Make Book Blog)
Kitintale, Yann Gross
Studio, Harry Watts and Finds, Harry Watts
The Collector’s Guide Vol. 1 and 2 (Humble Arts Foundation)

A sincere thanks to Melanie Flood and Shawn Records for selecting books for the iPL pop-up exhibition at Photolucida.

Related books:

Color Falls Down
Máze
The Idea of North
Suburbia Mexicana (Daylight/photolucida)
Watershed: The French Broad River

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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

Come Again When You Can’t Stay So Long

Come Again When You Can't Stay Long © Tara Wray

Title: Come Again When You Can’t Stay So Long

Photographer/s: Tara Wray

Contributor/s: Tara Wray

Date of publication: 2014

Spook Light Chronicles vol. 2 – the phosphorescent man

Spook Light Chronicles vol. 2 - the phosphorescent man © Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal

Title: Spook Light Chronicles vol. 2 – the phosphorescent man

Photographer/s: Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal

Date of publication: June, 2014

The Indie Photobook Library and Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive in Washington, DC September 20

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Pop-up Exhibition of the Indie Photobook Library and Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11-6pm
Talk by Larissa Leclair and Christine McFetridge 4:30-5:30pm

Hosted by Leica
977 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 787-5900

The Indie Photobook Library welcomes the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive to the United States! Come join us in DC for the third stop in the APPA’s roadtrip of pop-up exhibitions. For the first time ever, the iPL and APPA will exhibit together contemporary self-published photobooks from around the world from both of their permanent collections. Browse almost 100 titles, socialize, be inspired, get creative!

Modeled after the Indie Photobook Library, founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010 and based in the DC area, the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive (APPA) is a unique collection of self-published, limited edition, and handmade photobooks and zines whose sole purpose is the promotion of photographic work/books from the Asia-Pacific region. The AP region has some of the most exciting and vibrant photographic work being produced currently – due to economic and, sometimes, political and social constraints, photobooks from most countries in the AP region are not able to be seen at fairs and festivals internationally, and do not get shortlisted for the top awards in the USA and Europe. The Archive redresses this balance by getting copies directly from the photographers themselves, from countries big and small in the Asia-Pacific region and then traveling to events and festivals worldwide to show and promote these books; these books are ones that would not be seen and experienced otherwise. In 2013 the Archive traveled to Tokyo, Cambodia, and Malaysia, and in 2014 with huge collection of books now in the Archive we are traveling to the USA to bring a selection of photobooks never before seen in North America.

The Archive has a permanent home in Melbourne, Australia, which is open to the public, researchers, artists, and institutions. The Archive also runs photobook talks, workshops, competitions, discussions, advisory sessions, and helps unknown Asia-Pacific photographers to get their work published. The Archive is directed by Daniel Boetker-Smith; Daniel is also the founder of Photobook Melbourne, an international photobook festival happening in February 2015 in Melbourne. www.photobookarchive.com.

Join the facebook event.

APPA BOOKS:

Becky Nunes, Co-Orbital
Camilo Bustamante, Duck vee do si… Lido, Hong Kong
Chie Murakami, Japanese Girl
Chie Murakami, Island
Chris Leskovsek, Observations No. 2
Chuchuart, ?
Clinton Hayden, Fugue
Dina Gadia, Buxxxom Grind
Dirty Right Brain magaZINE, I’m Hard Worker
Emma Phillips, Volcan
Fujiwara Atsushi, Butterfly had a dream
Hiro Imai, Bangkok
Huang Qingjun and Ma Hongjie, Family Stuff
Isabella Capezio, Compōnere, To Construct
Jacob Raupach, Radiata
Jiang Yue, Inessential
Jippy Pascua, Half and Half
Kanako Sasaki,Ukiyo
Karl Binger, The Green Cresent Classifieds and Supplements
Leon Qu, Glass 2
Li Jun, Impermanent Instant
Li Kejun, The Good Earth
Linsay Vavari, Return to Me
Lui Waitong, Rust of Time
Luo Changwei, Da Qin Island
Louis Porter, Conflict Resolution
Louis Reith, Jordskred Två
Luke Moran Morris, Riders of Phanom
Luke van Aurich, Thanks but not thanks
Miki Iwanaga, Carnelian
Miti Raungkritya, Thai Politics No. 2
Miti Raungkritya, Thai Politics No. 3
Mohini Chandra, Album Pacifica
Nadia J. Mahfix, [n]
Nguan, How Loneliness Goes
Pablo Bartholomew, The Calcutta Diaries
Pulp Matter, Tough Guys
Rennie Ellis, Cup Fever
Risu, Moon
Robyn Daly, Collingwood: Volume One
Saori Ninomiya, Requiem
Sarah Pannell and Nicholas Hawker, Hyper Observation No. 01
Sean Fennessy, Gold
Shireen Seno, Trunks
Shuichiro Shibata, Bus Stop
Sigue Sigue, Saturnino Basilla
Simon Aubor, Document A: Hidden
Solomon Mortimer, Solomon’s Travels: Volume One
Sun Yanchu, Obsessed
Various (Bernhard Handick, Brian Sergio, Everywhere We Shoot, Fade Longboy, Inez Moro, Lena Vazhenina, Mike Spears, MM Yu) Chop Suey
Various (Pub. Bec Capp) street/stop
Various (Pub. Lloyd Stubber) Oasis
Various Tribal Kitchen: The Aytlas
Vincent Huang, Eyes in the Air
Yi Hui, Winds from Aydingkol
Yoshikatsu Fujii, Welcome Home
Weilun Chong, Please Mind the Gap: Singapore
William Sim, T(in)y
We Chenghuan, Street Fighters
Zhao Lei, Rock Songs

iPL BOOKS:

Andrea Stultiens, Intensive Care
Andres Medina, Nebula
Andrew Youngson, Aida
AntiKira, Kristof Guez
Anton Kusters, mono no aware
Arianna Arcara, Luca Santese, Found Photos in Detroit
Arthur Meyerson, Color of Light
Arthur Tress, Barcelona Unfolds
Ben Rasmussen, Home
Benny Asrul, Monochromia Botanica
Bryan Schutmatt, Grays the Mountain Sends
Carolyn Drake, Two Rivers
Christopher Colville, Movements and the Iceland Trilogy
Douglas Stockdale, Ciociaria
Emily Shur, The Woods
Florian Reischauer, Pieces of Berlin
Florian van Roekel, Fear of Fall
Fujiwara Atsushi, Mangokusho
Gita Lenz, Gita Lenz
Graham Vaughn, Palermo
Henrik Malmstrom, On Borrowed Time
Illusion of Traquility, Francois deladerrier
Irina Popova, Another Family
Italo Morales, Overnight Generation
Jan Dirk van der Berg, Censorship Daily
Jay Tyrrell, Weather
Juan Valbuena, Noray
Kevin Kunishi, Los Restos de la Revolucion
Kevin Kunishi, Los Restos de la Revolucion
Kris Vervaeke, Ad Infinitum
Maggie Harrsen, Kanoa
Marco Grabowiecki, babie lato
Marco van Duyvendijk, Eastward Bound
Maria Sprowls, Adieu Mademoiselle
Mark Nozeman, bor
Max Pinckers, Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty
Nick Brandt, On this Earth, A Shadow Falls
Nicolo Degiorgis, Hidden Islam
Paul Gaffney, We Make the Path by Walking
Paula McCartney, A Field Guide to Snow and Ice
Paula McCartney, On This Ice
Paula McCartney, Bird Watching
Paula McCartney, Book of Trees
Per England, Passenger Seat
Rafal Milach, Black Sea of Concrete
Rob Hornstra, The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova
Robert Zhao, A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World
Stefan Bladh, The Family
Tammy Mercure, 12 Nashville Waffle Houses
Telos, Clay Harmon
various, Peninsula
various, Tell Mum Everything is OK
Vasantha Yogananthan, Piemanson
Wawi Navarroza, Dominion
Wawi Navarroza, Hunt & Gather, Terraria
Yanina Shevchenko, Crossing Over
Ying Ang, Gold Coast

Piémanson

Piémanson  © Vasantha Yogananthan

Title: Piémanson

Photographer/s: Vasantha Yogananthan

Contributor/s: Rémi Coignet

Date of publication: June 2014

The APPA in New York September 13-15, 2014

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The APPA in NEW YORK

TONIGHT and THIS WEEKEND

Camera Club of New York Zine Fair

Friday, September 13, 2014 from 6-8pm
Saturday, September 14, 12-6pm
Sunday, September 15, 12-6pm

at FOLEY gallery
97 Allen Street
(betw Delancey & Grand)
Lower East Side, NYC

Pop-up Exhibition by Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, organized by Indie Photobook Library

The Indie Photobook Library welcomes the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive to the United States! Come to the Foley Gallery for the second stop in the APPA’s roadtrip of pop-up exhibitions for the Camera Club of New York’s 5th Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair. The APPA will exhibit contemporary self-published photobooks from the Asia-Pacific region. Browse almost 50 titles, socialize, be inspired, get creative!

Modeled after the Indie Photobook Library, founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010 and based in the DC area, the APPA is a unique collection of self-published, limited edition, and handmade photobooks and zines whose sole purpose is the promotion of photographic work/books from the Asia-Pacific region. The AP region has some of the most exciting and vibrant photographic work being produced currently – due to economic and, sometimes, political and social constraints, photobooks from most countries in the AP region are not able to be seen at fairs and festivals internationally, and do not get shortlisted for the top awards in the USA and Europe. The Archive redresses this balance by getting copies directly from the photographers themselves, from countries big and small in the Asia-Pacific region and then traveling to events and festivals worldwide to show and promote these books; these books are ones that would not be seen and experienced otherwise. In 2013 the Archive traveled to Tokyo, Cambodia, and Malaysia, and in 2014 with huge collection of books now in the Archive we are traveling to the USA to bring a selection of photobooks never before seen in North America.

The Archive has a permanent home in Melbourne, Australia, which is open to the public, researchers, artists, and institutions. The Archive also runs photobook talks, workshops, competitions, discussions, advisory sessions, and helps unknown Asia-Pacific photographers to get their work published. The Archive is directed by Daniel Boetker-Smith; Daniel is also the founder of Photobook Melbourne, an international photobook festival happening in February 2015 in Melbourne.

The CCNY Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and through the generous support of The Tierney Family Foundation.

For more information about the iPL and APPA collections and to donate books, visit www.indiephotobooklibrary.org and www.photobookarchive.com.

Not in New York? The APPA will be traveling to DC next weekend.

September 20 at the Leica Store in Washington, DC

Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive at Rayko in San Francisco

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APPA in San Francisco
Hosted by Rayko
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 495-3773
Thursday, August 28, 2014
5:30-7:30pm

The Indie Photobook Library welcomes the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive to the United States! Come to Rayko for the first stop in the APPA’s roadtrip of pop-up exhibitions. The APPA will exhibit contemporary self-published photobooks from the Asia-Pacific region. Browse almost 50 titles, socialize, be inspired, get creative!

Modeled after the Indie Photobook Library, founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010 and based in the DC area, the APPA is a unique collection of self-published, limited edition, and handmade photobooks and zines whose sole purpose is the promotion of photographic work/books from the Asia-Pacific region. The AP region has some of the most exciting and vibrant photographic work being produced currently – due to economic and, sometimes, political and social constraints, photobooks from most countries in the AP region are not able to be seen at fairs and festivals internationally, and do not get shortlisted for the top awards in the USA and Europe. The Archive redresses this balance by getting copies directly from the photographers themselves, from countries big and small in the Asia-Pacific region and then traveling to events and festivals worldwide to show and promote these books; these books are ones that would not be seen and experienced otherwise. In 2013 the Archive traveled to Tokyo, Cambodia, and Malaysia, and in 2014 with huge collection of books now in the Archive we are traveling to the USA to bring a selection of photobooks never before seen in North America.
The Archive has a permanent home in Melbourne, Australia, which is open to the public, researchers, artists, and institutions. The Archive also runs photobook talks, workshops, competitions, discussions, advisory sessions, and helps unknown Asia-Pacific photographers to get their work published. The Archive is directed by Daniel Boetker-Smith; Daniel is also the founder of Photobook Melbourne, an international photobook festival happening in February 2015 in Melbourne.

For more information about these collections and to donate books, visit www.indiephotobooklibrary.org and www.photobookarchive.com.

 

The APPA will then travel to the 5th Annual New York Zine Fair hosted by Camera Club of New York and Foley Gallery, September 12-14, 2014 and the Leica Store in DC, September 20, 2014.

Outside Windows

Outside Windows © Steven Tagle

Title: Outside Windows

Photographer/s: Steven Tagle

Contributor/s: Jeff Parker

Date of publication: 2/4/14

Trying to Find the Ocean

Trying to Find the Ocean © Michael Ast

Title: Trying to Find the Ocean

Photographer/s: Michael Ast

Contributor/s: Mark Alice Durant (afterword essay)

Date of publication: May, 2014

Heidi Kirkpatrick: Lost and Found

Heidi Kirkpatrick: Lost and Found © Heidi Kirkpatrick

Title: Heidi Kirkpatrick: Lost and Found

Photographer/s: Heidi Kirkpatrick

Date of publication: October 12, 2013

Küchen entlang der TeLa / Kitchens along TeLa

Küchen entlang der TeLa / Kitchens along TeLa © Verena Hägler

Title: Küchen entlang der TeLa / Kitchens along TeLa

Photographer/s: Verena Hägler

Contributor/s: Sarah Dorkenwald (Book design) / Andrea Cermak (Editorial) / Verena Hägler (Interviews)

Date of publication: 7th March 2014