The Indie Photobook Library at PHOTOVILLE, September 19-29, 2013

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The Indie Photobook Library @ PHOTOVILLE

September 19-29, 2013

Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Uplands of Pier 5, New York

On Saturday, September 21 from 2-5pm, founder of the iPL, Larissa Leclair, will be in the exhibition space. Please come by and say hi!

The Indie Photobook Library’s seminal traveling exhibition, curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes, arrives in New York, after stops in San Francisco and DC. “A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks” draws from the iPL collection and features 70 photobooks, along with a selection of photographs from the books. The exhibition looks at the “documentary tradition” through the lens of a 21st century, global photographic community in which the lines between journalism, art and the long-term documentary project have blurred, morphed and continue to feed off of each other.

The books selected for this exhibition present a range of subject matter, each coupled with a particular visual language drawn from a pool of diversity. There are books that speak a more traditional documentary language, while there are those that explicitly critique that very same tradition; there are diaristic books and titles that overlay a typological structure; other books rely primarily on found and vernacular imagery; and there are many books that borrow heavily from an art-photography storehouse. The goal of this exhibition is to survey the field before us and to foreground questions of authorship, voice, style and content.

Photobooks by:

Alba Yruela, Alec Soth and Brad Zellar, Amy Stein, Amy Touchette, Erica McDonald, Juliana Beasley, Andrea Stultiens and Arthur Kisitu, Anne Collier, Anton Kusters, Bjarne Bare, BURN, Cary Markerink, Christopher Capozziello, David Galjaard, Deanna Dikeman, Ed Panar, Eliot Dudik, Eric Tabuchi, Erik van der Weijde, Florian van Roekel, Geoffrey Ellis, Gregory Halpern, Heidi de Gier, Ian van Coller, in-public, Jacquie Maria Wessels, Jessica Auer, Jessica Hines, John Steck Jr., Judith Stenneken, Julián Barón, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, Lacey Terrell, Mathieu Asselin, Matt Austin, Matt Eich, Max Pam, Maxwell Anderson, McNair Evans, Michael Jang, Mishka Henner, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, Nils Petter Löfstedt, Noah Beil, Ofer Wolberger, Paccarik Orue, Peter Mann, Peter Sutherland, Phil Underdown, photo.circle, Pierre Le Hors, Preston is My Paris, Ray Meeks and Deborah Luster, RJ Shaughnessy, Ron Jude, Sacha Maric, Sara Macel, Scott Blake, Shawn Records, Simon Roberts, Stephen Gill, Takashi Homma, Thomas Mailaender, Tiane Doan na Champassak, Tomas van Houtryve, Valerio Spada, Verena Bruening, WassinkLundgren, Willson Cummer, Yann Gross, Yannik Willing, Yee Ling Tang

Prints by:

McNair Evans, Erica McDonald, Matt Eich, Michael Jang, Lacey Terrell, and Eliot Dudik, as selected by Gwen Lafage.

The exhibition catalog, designed by Patrick Aguilar of Owl & Tiger Books, is available through Blurb.

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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5 YEARS!

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

Grìmsey

Grimsey

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

Transmission

Title: Transmission

Photographer/s: Lucy Helton

Date of publication: 2015

NEWFOTOSCAPES

NewFotoScapes

Title: NEWFOTOSCAPES

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

Crash

Crash

Title: Crash

Photographer/s: Jonathan Shaw

Contributor/s: Foreword: Stephen Snoddy and Stephen Dutton Essay: Jean Baird

Date of publication: July 2009

(re)collect

recollect

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