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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The Indie Photobook Library / West Elm reading room at the PPAC Book Fair, April 24-25, 2015

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For the fifth year in a row, the Indie Photobook Library will be at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Book Fair presenting a selection of new photobooks to the archive with a nod to photobook makers in the Asia-Pacific and Mexico!

Come get comfortable with a good photobook in the the West Elm sponsored Indie Photobook Library reading room.

The Annex on Filbert
830 Filbert Street, Philadelphia
Free and open to the public

Friday, April 24th; 11am-9pm
Saturday, April 25th; 10am-6pm

B O O K S :

Asia-Pacific
Salt by Emma Phillips

Dominion by Wawi Navarozza, published by STEPHANIAN x Studio Wawi Navarroza

Incipient Strangers by Yoshikatsu Fujii

Within You Without You by Kate Golding

Nebulous by Taku Onoda

Gold Coast by Ying Ang

Lit by Ana Kras & Marija Strajnic, published by Bloom Publishing

JAPAN-GO-ROUND by Maki Hayashida

Alone Together by Mi-Yeon, published by Kaya Books


Mexico
EX CORDE by Rodrigo Ramos

Moises by Mariela Scancari

Nuevo Departamento de Oftalmología / Colima / Jalisco (issue 2) by Roberto Salazar

Nuevo Departamento de Oftalmología / Dos Aniversarios (issue 1) by Roberto Salazar

Carpoolers by Alejandro Cartagena


A Thousand Ancestors by Michelle Arcila, Eivind Opsvik, published by Loyal Label

Bielefeld, Kevelaer, Horumersiel by Geirmundur Klein

Tierra Brava by Paul Turounet

Adrift by Magda Biernat

Sea Change by Christine Redmond, published by APB

Again and again by Peter Hoffman

After Geography by Andrew Fedynak, published by Zatara Press

Three Routines by John Gossage

Volunteer by Paul Seawright, published by APB

Primer by Karolina Karlic

Photourist by Andy Gershon, published by Daniel 13

Things Boulders Ate by Peter Happel Christian, published by Mystery Spot Books

She Comes in Color by Florian Braakman

Double Blind by Marion Denis, published by Revolver Publishing

Wild Pigeon by Carolyn Drake

Beautiful Pig by Ben Schonberger (second edition)

Tar Beach Blind by Curtis Hamilton

A Sudden Drop by Sveinn Fannar Johannsson

Art Fare by Andy Freeberg, published by Sojourn Books

The Canaries by Thilde Jensen

Alex Cretey Systermans published by Selektor Magazine

Late Spring by Debby Huysmans, published by APE

transmontanus by Salvi Danés, published by Ediciones Anómalas

Processed Views by Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

Speaking of Scars by Teresa Eng

Touch by Peter Dekens, published by The Eriskay Connection

Escape by Antonio Eugenio

We Saw it Before You published by Hillvale

Salix Polaris by Anka Sielska

Woodland by Andrea Papi, published by Monkeyphoto

“Потом/after a while” by Natalia Baluta

Some Los Angeles Apartments by Sveinn Fannar Johannsson, published by Multinational Enterprises

Selections from Joint Photographic Survey edited by Adam C Ryder

Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William and Mary, published by College of William & Mary

Bedknobs and Broomsticks by Trent Parke, published by Little Brown Mushroom Books

Calvin Klein: The Dyslexic Collection by Jan Dirk van der Burg

Spook Light Chronicles vol. 3 – we always lie to strangers by Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal, published by Search Party Press

Creatures of Habit published by Landlocked

Young Soul Rebels by Dennis Schoenberg

No Direction Left to Turn by Di Emerson and Paul Garcia

Panorama by Sebastian Mejia, published by Daga Ediciones

Stone Turner by Bea Nettles


Selections by Larissa Leclair and Alexis Lodsun.

For a list of exhibitors and programming, visit http://www.phlartbookfair.com/.

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

Panorama

Panorama © Sebastian Mejia

Title: Panorama

Photographer/s: Sebastian Mejia

Date of publication: September 2014

Spook Light Chronicles vol. 3 – we always lie to strangers

Spook Light Chronicles vol. 3 - we always lie to strangers © Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal

Title:Spook Light Chronicles vol. 3 – we always lie to strangers

Photographer/s: Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal

Date of publication: 2014

Calvin Klein, the dyslexic collection

Calvin Klein, the dyslexic collection © Jan Dirk van der Burg

Title: Calvin Klein, the dyslexic collection

Photographer/s: Jan Dirk van der Burg

Date of publication: 27-01-2015

A Thousand Ancestors

A Thousand Ancestors © Michelle Arcila

Title: A Thousand Ancestors

Photographer/s: Michelle Arcila

Contributor/s: Eivind Opsvik (Music)

Date of publication: December 2nd 2014

Ex Corde

Ex Corde © Rodrigo A. Ramos

Title: Ex Corde

Photographer/s: Rodrigo A. Ramos

Contributor/s: Rodrigo A. Ramos

Date of publication: September 2013

Transmontanus

Transmontanus © Salvi Danés

Title: Transmontanus

Photographer/s: Salvi Danés

Date of publication: 1/09/2014

F L O C K

F L O C K

Title: F L O C K

Photographer/s: Ken Grant

Date of publication: 2014

Sea Change

Sea Change

Title: Sea Change

Photographer/s: Christine Redmond

Contributor/s: Ian Bamford (text)

Date of publication: 2014

Volunteer

Volunteer

Ttile: Volunteer

Photographer/s: Paul Seawright

Date of publication: December 2013