Indie Photobook Library at GuatePhoto, November 7-25, 2012

Join the Indie Photobook Library and Little Brown Mushroom in Guatemala City for GuatePhoto’s “Libros de fotografía” – NOVEMBER 7 – 25, 2012.

Captured by a Portrait
20 Photobooks from the Indie Photobook Library
Curated by Larissa Leclair and Leslie J. Ureña

GuatePhoto
Edificio OEG
Vía 6, 3-56 zona 4, Segundo nivel
Guatemala City, GUATEMALA
November 7 -25, 2012

“Captured by a Portrait” is a selection of books that illustrate the different ways in which portraiture can be variably defined. The photographers and makers of these books grapple with and expand the definition of the genre through their photographs of strangers, family members, friends, or even new locations.

Judith Erwes stages her sitters in the style of wedding photography of the 1970s and 1980s, while Tammy Mercure presents Elvis Presley through images of impersonators and commemorative portraits of the deceased singer. Eric Bessel’s work shows the interaction between the photographer and the photographed in a selection of compelling portraits.

Igal Permuth, Jaime Permuth, Mario Permuth turn to the complex history of Guatemala as they portray their family. As does Tony Luong, in Two Roofs, who photographs his family and their homes and spaces, as he tries to come to an understanding of his family background. Nguan turns to the bustling Tokyo neighborhood of Shibuya, seeking to define it through its people and landscape. Alejandro Cartagena turns to the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico, capturing the identical homes stacked one next to the other, to the incursion of high-end brands.

Being at the edge of an urban center allows Miquel Llonch to capture the seemingly remote woods, through the glow of the city. Morten Andersen takes viewers deep into the forest, devoid of homes and people, and composes a multi-faceted portrait of place.

Whether through following the traditional trappings of portraiture, or subverting them, these books question the definition of a portrait, its role in society, and its place in photographic history.

Larissa Leclair is a writer, curator and collector and Founder of the Indie Photobook Library. Leslie J. Ureña holds an MA and PhD in Art History from Northwestern University, and is an art curator and critic based in Washington, DC.

Blå Skog/Blue Sky, 2009
Morten Andersen

Found Photos in Detroit, 2012 (Cesura)
Arianna Arcara / Luca Santese

He Was There, 2012
Mariken Wessels

Archive {2005-2010}, 2011 (Conveyor)
Eric Bessel

Four years, three deaths, sweaty armpits and a fetus, 2011
Sarah Carlier

Suburbia Mexicana, 2011 (Daylight, Photolucida)
Alejandro Cartagena

Imitation of Lives, 2011
Judith Erwes

Rhapsody for my Wretched Little Universe, 2010 (Zen Foto Gallery)
Han Chao

Speaking of Names, 2012
Christopher Gianunzio and Jenny Tondera

LOOK At Me, 2012
David Lykes Keenan

In the fields of gold, 2012 (Poursuite)
Miquel Llonch

Two Roofs | 2008-Present, 2012
Tony Luong

Elvis, 2012
Tammy Mercure

The Amnesia Pavilions, 2011 (A-Jump Books)
Nicholas Muellner

SHIBUYA, 2010
Nguan

FC Volga United, 2011
Sergey Novikov

Re-trato de Familia, 2004
Igal Permuth, Jaime Permuth, Mario Permuth

Interior Relations, 2011 (Charles Lane Press)
Ian van Coller

11-21, 2007
Jan von Holleben

No Thoughts #7, 2012
Alyssa Noches / Amber Chavez / April Lea Hutchinson/ Ariane Geffard / Brad Elterman / Dan Zev / Edgar Berg / Evan Tetreault / Jesse Untracht Oakner / Jim Herrington / Jimmy Fontaine / Johan Kleinjan / Joseph Zentil / Martina Simkovicova / Maurizio Di Iorio / Megan McIssac / Michael Barolet / Michael J DeMeo / Mike Schreiber / Olivia Locher / Peter Puklus /Ray Potes / Rhiannon Adam / Samantha Casolari / Theo Gosselin / Xiang Ting Huang

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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

Again and Again

Again and again

Title: Again and Again

Photographer/s: Peter Hoffman

Contributor/s: Elana Schlenker, Melissa Catanese, Craig Reinbold

Date of publication: Oct 2014

After Geography

After Geography

Title: After Geography

Photographer/s: Andrew Fedynak

Date of publication: May 1, 2014

Brilliant

Brilliant

Title: Brilliant

Photographer/s: Judith Erwes

Contributor/s: Paul Bower

Date of publication: December 2014

Can You Predict Spring?

Can You Predict Spring? © Fábio Miguel Roque

Title: Can You Predict Spring?

Photographer/s: Fábio Miguel Roque

Date of publication: December 2014

Good Day Mr Knutsen

Title: Good Day Mr Knutsen

Photographer/s: Eric Gunderson

Date of publication: September 2014

Aberdeen

Aberdeen © Jay Turner Frey Seawell, Josh Poehlein

Title: Aberdeen

Photographer/s: Jay Turner Frey Seawell, Josh Poehlein

Date of publication: January 2015

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
Conversation between poet Mark Melnicove and artist Terry Winters

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.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Ttile: Volunteer

Photographer/s: Paul Seawright

Date of publication: December 2013

Street Theography

Street Theography

Title: Street Theography

Photographer/s: Kostya Smolyaninov

Date of publication: 10.10.2014

JAPAN-GO-ROUND

JAPAN-GO-ROUND

Title: JAPAN-GO-ROUND

Photographer/s: Maki Hayashida

Contributor/s: Maki Hayashida

Date of publication: 2014