The APPA in NEW YORK
TONIGHT and THIS WEEKEND
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
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