Donated By

Title: Donated By

Photographer/s: M. Michelle Illuminato and Brett Hunter

Date of publication: 7.2011

Place of publication: Andover, NY

Dimensions: 9 x 7 inches (wide, lulu) or 10 x 8 inches (wide, blurb)

Edition size: POD

Type of binding: Perfect-bound Paperback

Number of pages: 102

Type of paper: standard

Number of pictures: 100

Type of printing: Full color

Designer: M. Michelle Illuminato

Language: english

Category: artist book

Price: $25.25

Summary: Donated By is a slideshow of images, taken by artists M. Michelle Illuminato and Brett Hunter at the Pioneer Oil Museum in Bolivar, New York. It is the result of their attempt to visually ‘exhaust the museum’ with a hat tip to writer Georges Perec and his An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris. Like Perec, they spent time observing and documenting a place, in this case, a local historical museum. They looked at what was contained, how it was organized, and in turn what those things said about the people in the surrounding village, both past and present. Using their camera lens, they looked beyond the major narratives, and captured images that express fleeting moments and unfocused details.
The man in a large photograph grinning for the camera. The momentary blast from an oil derrick. The handwritten corrections on a label. The tiny section of the chart that tells the big story.
These moments flickering one after the other, allow new stories that are ‘hidden in plain sight’ to emerge.

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: May, 1961, DuBois, PA (Illuminato)

Website: http://ruralscape.tumblr.com/

Book link: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/donated-by/16257735

Donated by: M. Michelle Illuminato

iPL Notes: This book was part of the exhibition “bookMARKS” (SPE November 2011) curated by Carlos Loret de Mola and Willson Cummer.

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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

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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
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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.

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Photographer/s: Maki Hayashida

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