TRAVELING —————————————-EXHIBITION: A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks

See photos of the opening and panel discussions on Facebook.

 

Welcoming the iPL for the first time to the West Coast, Gallery Carte Blanche in San Francisco will host the 3rd Indie Photobook Library feature-length exhibition curated by Darius Himes (Assistant Director, Fraenkel Gallery and Co-Founder, Radius Books) and Larissa Leclair (Founder, Indie Photobook Library). Concurrently, an exhibition of photographs chosen from the selected photobooks will be displayed in the gallery curated by Gwen Lafage, (Founder, Gallery Carte Blanche).

The early- to mid-20th century produced a handful of photographic styles with a photojournalistic or documentary vocabulary at their core. This “documentary tradition” flourished in the latter half of the century, as photographic equipment shrunk, film speeds increased and world-wide traveled became easier and cheaper. The last decades have seen an explosion in art-photography educational programs and self-publishing, coupled with a continuing desire to explore the world, near and far. As we stand in the morning light of a new century, already some 12 years old, it is worth considering the question, What of the documentary style? When it comes to approaching the world around us—its people, places, conflicts, development and intertwined societies—how have the languages within the growing world of photography changed and shaped the conversation we have in images?

– Darius Himes

T H E   D E T A I L S:

“A SURVEY of DOCUMENTARY STYLES in early 21st century PHOTOBOOKS”
Selections from the Indie Photobook Library

70 photobooks selected by DARIUS HIMES and LARISSA LECLAIR

And limited–edition photographs by a selection of artists including ELIOT DUDIK, MATT EICH, McNAIR EVANS, MICHAEL JANG, ERICA McDONALD & LACEY TERRELL

GALLERY CARTE BLANCHE
973 Valencia, San Francisco, California
September 14, 2012 – October 18, 2012 – extended to OCTOBER 22, 2012 AND TRAVELING TO FOTOWEEK DC, November 11-18, 2012

Opening reception Friday, September 14, 2012
with a weekend full of photobook events.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday, September 14th, 2012 6-9pm: OPENING

Saturday, September 15th:

11.30am-2pm: Photobook Club

2.30pm-6pm: 3 panel discussions moderated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes:
‘The Art of Artists Book’ – Lauren Henkin, John DeMerritt, Michael Light
‘Publishing a Photobook’ – Patrick Aguilar (Owl & Tiger Books), John Steck Jr. (Make Book Blog), Dan Milnor
‘Documentary photographic styles in the early 21st century’ – Todd Hido, Eric W Carroll, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin

Sunday, September 16th: Spend the day with Daniel Milnor & Lauren Henkin
Limited space available – Fee: $150; $130 for early registration

10am-1pm: “How to make a book that works” with Dan Milnor

Daniel Milnor, Blurb Photographer at Large, will demonstrate how to make a professional quality photography book using the Blurb publishing platform. Milnor will walk students through a start to finish process of creating a print-on-demand book, from downloading the Blurb software, defining what their book is, editing and sequencing, through design and promotion. Milnor will illustrate the range and nuances of the Blurb platform by showing real-world examples of books that work. Other topics will include choose the right cover, building an audience for a book, using the Blurb bookstore, adding eBook to your offerings and realities of making books in the print-on-demand world.

2-5pm: “Introduction to self-publishing Artist books” with photographer and bookmaker, Lauren Henkin

This lecture will provide an introduction for photographers looking to self publish artist books. By presenting potential advantages/benefits as well as the challenges of publishing, explaining types of publications, and a walk-through of her own experiences in publishing, Henkin will leave participants with the knowledge of what tools, skills, and resources will be necessary to complete a self published artist book.

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR ALL EVENTS. Please register at http://iplgcb.eventbrite.com/.

For press inquiries, please contact Larissa Leclair, contact@indiephotobooklibrary.org.

 

The EXHIBITION CATALOG, designed by Patrick Aguilar of Owl & Tiger Books can be purchased through the Blurb bookstore.

 

T H E  B O O K S :

Estaría Bien Poner un Título Aquí, Alba Yruela

Ohio, Alec Soth and Brad Zellar

Uncommon Intimacy, Amy Stein, Amy Touchette, Erica McDonald, Juliana Beasley

The Kaddu Wasswa Archive, Andrea Stultiens and Arthur Kisitu

Woman With a Camera (35mm), Anne Collier

Odo Yakuza Tokyo (second edition), Anton Kusters

Hose Variations, Bjarne Bare

BURN.01

Memory Traces, Cary Markerink

The Distance Between Us, Christopher Capozziello

Concresco, David Galjaard

27 Good-byes, Deanna Dikeman

574 Views of Johnstown, Ed Panar

Road Ends in Water, Eliot Dudik

French American Trip, Eric Tabuchi

This is Not My Wife, Erik van der Weijde

How Terry Likes His Coffee, Florian van Roekel

Sadkids Number 5: Gonerfest Edition, Geoffrey Ellis

No Destiny (Transitions-Rochester), Gregory Halpern

A Falling Horizon, Heidi de Gier

Butte, America: A Vernacular History. Vol. 1, Ian van Coller

10, in-public

Cityscapes + Birdmen, Jacquie Maria Wessels

Unmarked Sites, Jessica Auer

My Brother’s War, Jessica Hines

Found Piles & Other Topograhica, John Steck Jr.

Last Call, Judith Stenneken

CENSURA, Julián Barón

The Color of Hay, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin

offSET, Lacey Terrell

The Ninety-Nine Percent, Mathieu Asselin

Desert Days, Matt Austin

Carry Me Ohio, Matt Eich

Ramadan in Yemen, Max Pam

See You Soon, Maxwell Anderson

A Journal of Southern History, McNair Evans

Summer Weather, Michael Jang

No Man’s Land, Mishka Henner

Geolocation, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman

The Pier, Nils Petter Löfstedt

Gone Quickly, Noah Beil

Visitor, Ofer Wolberger

There is Nothing Beautiful Around Here, Paccarik Orue

Donovan Wylie One Day Taking Photographs in Belfast, Peter Mann

Muddy Treads, Peter Sutherland

Grassland, Phil Underdown

The Constant Change, photo.circle

Firework Studies, Pierre Le Hors

Preston Bus Station, Preston is My Paris

Crime Victims Chronicle, Ray Meeks and Deborah Luster

Stay Cool, RJ Shaughnessy

Alpine Star, Ron Jude

Thrashers, Sacha Maric

May the Road Rise to Meet You, Sara Macel

9/11 Flipbook, Scott Blake

Owner of this World, Shawn Records

The Election Project, Simon Roberts

Hackney Wick, Stephen Gill

Vedove / Widows, Takashi Homma

Cathedral Cars, Thomas Mailaender

Looters, Tiane Doan na Champassak

Behind the Curtains, Tomas van Houtryve

Gomorroh Girl (second edition), Valerio Spada

Qaammaqqivaar, Verena Bruening

Empty Bottles, WassinkLundgren

Tokyo Tokyo, WassinkLudgren

Parking Garages, Willson Cummer

Kitintale, Yann Gross

Before Tomorrow, Yannik Willing

The Story of Four Generations, Yee Ling Tang

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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!

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