The Indie Photobook Library’s first feature-length exhibition will be on view at the PRC from September 13 – November 12, 2011 with the opening reception on September 21!

Threefold: Selections from the Indie Photobook Library
Curated by Larissa Leclair, Shane Lavalette, and George Slade
September 13 – November 12, 2011
Reception: Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 – 8 pm

… Join us for the opening reception of the iPL’s first feature-length exhibition!

Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
832 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Stephen Gill, A Series of Disappointments (Nobody Books / Archive of Modern Conflict, 2008)
John Gossage, HERE (Rochester Art Center, 2010)
Takashi Homma, Vedove/Widows (Fantombooks / Boiler Corporation, 2010)
Cary Markerink, Memory Traces (Ideas on Paper, 2009)
Raymond Meeks and Deborah Luster, Orchard, Volume One / Crime Victims Chronicle (Silas Finch, 2010)
Armando Ribeiro, Depressive Landscapes (Armando Ribeiro, 2010)
Theo Simpson, What We Buy (Theo Simpson, 2011)
Ali Taptik, Transit (Ali Taptik, 2008)
WassinkLundgren, Lu Xiaoben (WassinkLundgren / Badger & Press, 2010)
Mariken Wessels, Queen Ann. P.S. Belly Cut Off (Alauda Publications, 2010)
Andrés Marroquín Winkelmann, Conditions (Meier und Müller, 2010)
Ofer Wolberger, Visitor (Horses Think Press, 2011)
Amir Zaki, Eleven Minus One (Eighth Veil / LAXART, 2011)
[Various], Lay Flat 01: Remain in Light (Lay Flat, 2009)
[Various], Paper Placemats (J&L Books, 2007)

Matt Austin, Wake (Matt Austin, 2009)
Noah Beil, Gone Quickly (Extant Books, 2011)
Anthony Blasko, The Way Things Are (Anthony Blasko, 2009)
Briony Campbell, The Dad Project (first edit) (Briony Campbell, 2009)
Christopher Colville, Movements and the Iceland Trilogy (Christopher Colville, 2011)
Beth Dow, Roam (Beth Dow, 2011)
Lauren Henkin, Displaced (Lauren Henkin, 2010)
Paula McCartney, Bird Watching (Paula McCartney and Women’s Studio Workshop, 2006)
Ryan Spencer Reed, Detroit Forsaken (Ryan Spencer Reed, 2010)
John Steck Jr., Fragments Volume One (Make Book Blog, 2010)
Ian van Coller, Interior Relations (Doring Press, 2010)
Graeme Vaughan, Palermo: a notebook (Graeme Vaughan, 2010)
Ian J. Whitmore, Cacophony; Otiose; Prolix; Internecine (4 books of 26 in an ongoing series called Onomasticon) (Sanguine Press, 2011)

Maxwell Anderson, See You Soon (Bemojake, 2010)
Lucas Blalock, Towards a Warm Math (Hassla, 2011)
Daniel Evans, 3 Months in Another Place (Pogo Books, 2011)
Jason Fulford, Crushed (J&L Books, 2003)
Sébastien Girard, Desperate Cars (Sébastien Girard, 2010)
Ron Jude, Emmett (The Ice Plant, 2010)
Adam Murray, Robert Parkinson, and Jamie Hawkesworth, Industria, Virtus, et Fortitudo (Preston is My Paris Publishing, 2011)
Andrew Phelps, 720 (Two times around) (Andrew Phelps, 2010)
David Schoerner, Photographs (Hassla, 2010)
Andrea Stultiens and Arthur C. Kisitu, The Kaddu Wasswa Archive (Post Editions, 2010)
Sarah Sudhoff, Repository (Sarah Sudhoff, 2009)
Peter Sutherland, editor, Smoke Bath (Seems, 2010)
Deanna Templeton, 17 Days (Deanna Templeton, 2008)
Jan von Holleben, Ho Ho Ho (The Photographer’s Office, 2010)
Kimm Whiskie, Supersilent






  1. [...] ☞ iPL / Indie Photobook Library Founded by the Larissa Leclair (www.larissaleclair.com), the iPL is an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks that preserves, promotes, and showcases them through pop-up and feature-length exhibitions (Toronto, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Santa Fe, NY, Orlando, Atlanta and Lishui, China), written articles (GUP Magazine, VOP Magazine), conferences (New York Art Book Fair) and as a non-circulating public library. Having a specific collection dedicated to these kinds of books allows for the development of future discourse on trends in self-publishing, the ability to reflect on and compare books in the collection, and for scholarly research to be conducted years, decades, and centuries to come. http://www.indiephotobooklibrary.org/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indie-Photobook-Library/117016661672614 related: Q & A with Larissa Leclair by photographer & blogger Blake Andrews: http://blakeandrews.blogspot.com/2011/09/memories-cant-wait-q-with-larissa.html see also: iPL at the PRC / The Indie Photobook Library’s first feature-length exhibition at the Photographic Resource Centre at Boston University, curated by Larissa Leclair, +Shane Lavalette and George Slade. September 13 – November 12, 2011 http://www.indiephotobooklibrary.org/2011/08/ipl-at-the-prc/ [...]

  2. [...] ☞ iPL / Indie Photobook Library Fundado por Larissa Leclair (www.larissaleclair.com),  iPL es un archivo de libros auto-publicados y publicados por editoriales independientes dedicada a preservar, promocionar y mostrar estos libros en exposiciones de corta y larga durada (Toronto, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Santa Fe, NY, Orlando, Atlanta and Lishui, China), escribe artículos (GUP Magazine, VOP Magazine), ofrece conferencias (New York Art Book Fair) y sirve como una biblioteca. Teniendo una colección específica dedicada a este tipo de libros, iPL servirá para el desarrollo del futuro discurso en tendencias sobre auto-publicación, en la capacidad de reflexionar y comparar libros de la colección y para la investigación académica que se realizará en años, décadas y siglos por venir. http://www.indiephotobooklibrary.org/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indie-Photobook-Library/117016661672614 relacionado: Entrevista a Larissa Leclair por Blake Andrews: http://blakeandrews.blogspot.com/2011/09/memories-cant-wait-q-with-larissa.html mira también: iPL en PRC / La primera exposición larga de The Indie Photobook Library en el Photographic Resource Centre at Boston University, curada por Larissa Leclair, +Shane Lavalette y George Slade. Septiembre 13 – Noviembre 12, 2011 http://www.indiephotobooklibrary.org/2011/08/ipl-at-the-prc/ [...]

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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

America in Color

America in Color

Title: America in Color

Photographer/s: Brian Dailey

Contributor/s: Wendy Grossman, Klaus Ottmann

Date of publication: 2013



Title: Grìmsey

Photographer/s: Cole Barash

Contributor/s: Ian Frisch

Date of publication: 2015

Grays the Mountain Sends (Second Edition)

Grays the Mountain Sends 2

Title: Grays the Mountain Sends (Second Edition)

Photographer/s: Bryan Schutmaat

Date of publication: 2014

Islands of the Blest

Islands of the Blest

Title: Islands of the Blest

Photographer/s: various

Date of publication: 2014

L.A., 1971

LA 1971

Title: L.A., 1971

Photographer/s: Anthony Hernandez

Date of publication: 2014


Title: Transmission

Photographer/s: Lucy Helton

Date of publication: 2015




Photographer/s: Jonathan Shaw

Contributor/s: Andy Adams, David Campbell, Charlotte Cotton, Donall Curtin & Nathaniel Pitt, Mishka Henner, Francis Hodgson, Dewi Lewis, Stephen Mayes, Katrina Sluis

Date of publication: 2014



Title: Crash

Photographer/s: Jonathan Shaw

Contributor/s: Foreword: Stephen Snoddy and Stephen Dutton Essay: Jean Baird

Date of publication: July 2009



Title: (re)collect

Photographer/s: Jonathan Shaw

Contributor/s: Foreword: Debra Klomp, Essay: Peter Ride, Essay: Jean Baird

Date of publication: 2006

Amanda Knox Innocent and Guilty

Amanda Knox

Title: Amanda Knox Innocent and Guilty

Photographer/s: uncredited

Contributor/s: Peter Mann

Date of publication: July 2015