The Indie Photobook Library, LBM, and ABC in “A Fair” at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas department of Design with support from the Hallmark Corporate Foundation presents: “A Fair”

A free, open and public photobook FAIR brimming with contemporary small, large, experimental, raw unfiltered, handmade, and outsourced books that are self-published, DIY, PoD, inkjet, newsprint, offset, in both open and limited editions made by independent local, national, and international publishers, photographers, and artists.

A FAIR, curated by Travis Shaffer, is a glimpse into the the prevalence of the book-form within contemporary ‘photographic’ practice. This exhibition features the works of Alec Soth’s Little Brown Mushroom, a selection by Larissa Leclair of over 150 books from the The Indie Photobook Library and various works by the members of the Artists’ Books Cooperative, including their recent collaborative work titled ‘ABCED’.

22 January 2013 – 15 February 2013
University of Kansas
Art + Design Gallery
Lawrence, Kansas

Mon, Tues, Wed 8:30am—4:30pm
Thurs, 8:30am—9:00pm
Fri, 8:30am—1:30pm
Closed Saturday
Sun, 1:00pm—4:30pm

To see installation photo on Facebook, click here.

Panel discussion, February 1, 2013. Larissa Leclair will be part of it via Skype.

Photo Forum at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
1 February 2013 at 7:30pm
university of kansas
art + design gallery
lawrence, kansas
With Elijah Gowin, Larissa Leclair, Travis Shaffer, and moderator April Watson

The following books and magazines will be on view from the Indie Photobook Library:

Self-publishers and Self-publishing Imprints

Aki Tanaka
Sunshine Volition (1/f no Taiyou)
Sunshine Pulse
The Sun Shines In (OYOGU TAIYOU)

Aline Smithson
Counting to Ten in French
Odd and Kinda Beautiful

Allison Clarke
See. come. choose.
Wilton Dance School, 1963

Bill Westheimer
Manual: The Personalities of Hands
Visions in the Dark with Charles Schwartz

Clara Prioux
America for Sale
Cultural Landscapes Vol. I
Cultural Landscapes Vol. II

Clay Lipsky
Atomic Overlook
The Salton Sea

D. Bryon Darby
Encountered Aircraft

Deanna Dikeman
27 Good-byes

Elijah Gowin / Tin Roof Press
Of Falling and Floating by Elijah Gowin

Elizabeth Fleming
Life is a Series of Small Moments (Blurb edition)
Life is a Series of Small Moments (MagCloud edition)

John MacLean / Hunter & James
New Colour Guide
48 Recent Photographs
A to B
City: Book One
City: Book Two

John Pitsakis
The Old World
the foreigner.

Jordan Sullivan
May 22
More Pricks Than Kicks
Life Is Disappearing, Volume I
The Ghost Country with Pamela Love

Harry Watts

Lindsey A. Beal
Reproduction(s) To-Go: A Pocket Guide to Contraceptives
Reproduction(s): A Comprehensive Guide to Contraceptives

Lex Thompson
Cave Drawings
Greetings from Colma

Misako Oba
The Gift of Loss

Nicholas Venaglia

Photographer Hal
Couple Jam
Pinky&Killer DX

Stephen Grebinski

Tammy Mercure
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
August 2012
September 2012
October 2012

Todd M Walker

Stephen Gill / Nobody Books
A Series of Disappointments (red/blue)
Anonymous Origami
Archaeology in Reverse
Hackney Flowers
Coming Up For Air

Indie Publishers

1%ofONE Verlag (Germany)
Variationen by Franziska Opel
Freuden-Stadt by Michel Lamoller and Simone Hirth
Untitled by Mitko Mitkov and Franziska Opel
Die Schatten by Yuki Terasaka
Maut by Mitko Mitkov
16 bilder by Eva Michallik
16 bilder by Morten Andersen
16 bilder by Calin Kruse
16 bilder by Hernan Campos

BurnBooks (US)
(based on a true story) by David Alan Harvey

Candela Books (US)
Gita Lenz
Salt & Truth by Shelby Lee Adams

Cesura Publish (Italy)
The great grain from Painhell by Luca Baioni
Found Photos in Detroit by Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese
Dark Indigo by Federico Carpani

Cold Green Tea Press (US)
Amnesia Hat, Issue 01 by Kenneth Traynor
Amnesia Hat, Issue 02 by Kenneth Traynor
Living with Myself Forgetting by David Agasi

Daylight (US)
Suburbia Mexicana by Alejandro Cartagena
Los Restos de la Revolución by Kevin Kunishi

Doubleplusgood Books (UK)
downcasting by beau brashares
Unknown Land by Louis Porter
Abstract Polaroids by Stuart Woodman

Empty Stretch (US)
Vacilando by Jordan Swartz
Am I Bleeding by Tim Anderson
Eden by Aaron Canipe
Empty Stretch no. 1: home by Aaron Canipe, Nathaniel Grann and Jordan Swartz
Mediations Three: My Country by Ahmed Hayman
Mediations Four: In Arms Reach by John Edmonds
Mediations Five: Strabismus by Mark Harley

Lay Flat (US)
Lay Flat 02: Meta
Dune by Misha de Ridder
Visible Library by Sam Falls

PogoBooks (Germany)
Attention Seekers by Miriam O’Connor
Flamboyant by Anya Schiller
Motion Stickiness by Alain Marciano
Svart Hvitt by Robbert Geens
There is Another Star by Sarah Duncan
When We Milk Each Other by Viktoria A. Lisbet
Stranger Tongues by Jordan Carroll
I didn’t see it coming by Emanuele Cardesi
Thanks for coming. by Jackson Eaton
3 Months in Another Place by Daniel Evans
A Nos Amours by Ariane Geffard and Michael J. DeMeo
It’s raining Patty Simcox by Emma Parry
Locals by Ale Formenti
Adam Revington
Lukasz Wierzbowski
Mark Peckmezian

Poursuite Editions (France)
L’ILLUSION DU TRANQUILLE by François Deladerrière
Tangente by Laurent Chardon
Autre Eden by Philippe Lopparelli
Antikira by Kristof Guez

Reccollective (Turkey)
Transformer by Sevim Sancaktar
289KD by Selim Süme

RVB Books (France)
Image System by Geoffroy de Boismenu
The Hibernators by Ruth van Beek
The Significant Savages by Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine

The Velvet Cell (UK)
Botanica by Sander Meisner
At the Airport
Psychic Hearts by Sandra Croft
Brooklyn by Luke Swenson
Eanna Freeney
Urban Satori by Nykoh

Zen Foto Gallery (Japan)
Nekopathy by Masayuki Nakaya
Night Crawler 1995 2010 by Takehiko Nakafuji
Showa 88 by Kazuyoshi Usui
Yamabito (The Mountain People) by Osamu Sato

Zimmer177 (Germany)
Fused Minds
Zimmer117 Magazin #2

Indie Photo Magazines

BLINK (Kim Aram)

Conveyor Arts (Jason Burstein and Christina Labey)
Spring 2011, Issue 1
Issue 2
Issue 3
Issue 4

LPV (Bryan Formhals)
Issue One
Issue Two
Issue Three

Diffusion (Blue Mitchell)
Vol II, 2010
Vol IV, 2012

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iPL 5 years


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