iPL at PPAC Art Book Fair, March 29-30, 2014


For the fourth 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!

Saturday and Sunday
March 29-30, 2014

1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


180, Tim Morris (2013)

The Young Earth, Jordan Sullivan (Jordan Sullivan / Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, 2013)

Peninsula, Various Contributing Artists (We are drifters, 2013)

Vacances 1952, Lina V Persson (2013)

Sometimes I cannot Smile, Piergiorgio Casotti (2013)

UTC (série “S.1985 – “.) +1, Sophie L. and Vincent Louis Joseph (2013)

Romka #8, Various Contributing Artists (Joscha Bruckert, 2013)

Overflow, John Edmonds (2012)

Burnish, Isabelle Evertse (Empty Stretch, 2013)

Les Pierres, Jurgen Maelfeyt (Art Paper Editions, 2013)

Les enracinés, Paula Holtz (2012)

After Mandela, Jan Dirk van der Burg & Stefanie Grätz (Post Editions, 2013)

How Loneliness Goes, Nguan (2013)

Black Guys on Race Bikes, Michiel Burger (De Bedoeling, 2013)

Ciao, Come Stai?, Valeria Accili (2013)

Eleven Mega Churches, Travis Shaffer (2010)

Dying Trying (A Winter in the Mitten), Justine Tobiasz (Empty Stretch, 2013)

Deer Blind, Lex Thompson (2013)

Petty Thieves Number Three, Various Contributing Artists (Empty Stretch, 2013)

Low Tide, Pablo Tapia-Pla (2012)

Empty Land, Promised Land, Forbidden Land, Rob Hornstra (The Sochi Project, 2013)

Portraits by Waiters, Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson (Multinational Enterprises, 2013)

I Wish You Where Here, Luke Strosnider (Anchorless Press, 2013)

Studio Work, Paul Mpagi Sepuya (2012)

Some Long Hotels, Tammy Mercure (TCB Press, 2013)

Grays The Mountain Sends, Bryan Schutmaat (SILAS FINCH, 2013)

The Book of Dreams, Sarah Fuller (Blurb, 2012)

Qualquer, tudo, Eudes de Santana (2013)

Supermoon, Adam Forrester (2013)

How to Win Friends and Influence People, Erik Schubert (Lavalette, 2013)

(based on a true story) magazine, David Alan Harvey (BurnBooks, 2013)

Lucas, Eric Stephanian (2013)

LOVESICK Vol. II, Jonathan Pivovar (2013)

Umma, Goseong Choi (Blurb, 2011)

Surf, Shawn Whisenant (2013)

Ziff Ziff, Jin Zhu (2012)


Casual Encounters, Michael Max McLeod (2013)

Two Rivers, Carolyn Drake (2013)

Skeletons in the Closet, Klaus Pichler (2013)

Transfer, E. Brady Robinson (2013)

Aint-Bad Magazine Issue Three: Hyperlinked, Various Contributing Artists (Oddi Press, 2012)

Spook Light Chronicles vol 1, Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal (Search Party Press, 2014)

The Clouds: Experiments in Perception, Stephan Sagmiller (Griffin Museum of Photography, 2013)

Mali Monuments, Ian van Coller (Doring Press, 2013)

A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World, Robert Zhao Renhui (The Institute of Critical Zoologists, 2013)

Selections by John Edmonds and Alexis Ludson, with Larissa Leclair.

Visit philaphotoarts.org for the list of booksellers and programming.

The Indie Photobook Library at SPE 2014

iPL at SPE 2014

The Collaborative Photobook: Selections from the Indie Photobook Library

As photographers step outside of the traditional publishing platform to self-publish, many come together to work on both the creation and publication of their photographic work in book form. This selection of photobooks from the permanent collection of the iPL showcases the diverse and exciting outcomes of these collaborations.

Selections by Emily Mason and Cameron Vaughan, with Larissa Leclair.

First Light, Luca Antonucci, Daniel Small (Conveyer, 2011)

inflight – On The Plane, Various contributing artists (The Velvet Cell, 2012)

Halfway Pretty, Various contributing artists (aG_halide press, 2013)

BOUCHÉ/SHAY, Ginevra Shay, James Bouché (2013)

Murmures, Yoann Hagnere, Viola Korosi (2011)

Circulación, Various contributing artists (2010)

Ankunft bei Aufbruch, Andreas Rost, Sebastian Hesse, Christian Reister (2008)

Sea Blues, Cait Oppermann, Yael Malka (2013)

Waterfall: Everyone Has Their Own Rooms, Various contributing artists (2010)

Transcendence, Jess T. Dugan (Griffin Museum of Photography, 2012)

THE SIGNIFICANT SAVAGES, Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine (RVB BOOKS, 2011)

Mediations 1: Where’s the ‘æ’ Key?, Nathaniel Grann (Empty Stretch, 2011)

Saluti da PINETAMARE, Salvatore Santoro (2012)

South Sound, Tarrah Krajnak (Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, 2013)

Shoreline, Carlos Cancela Pinto & Fábio Silva (2012)

My Own Wilderness, Various contributing artists (2012)

Fragments – Vol. 2, Jimmey Leblanc, John Steck Jr. (Make Book Blog, 2010)

Speaking of Scars, Teresa Eng (If/then books, 2012)

Gazed Upon, Jen Davis, Stacey Tyrell, Cara Phillips (Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, 2012)

Book of Trees, Paula McCartney (2013)

The Monroe Portfolio, Various contributing artists (2011)

Get Off My Lawn Number 1, Various contributing artists (Geoffrey Ellis, 2010)

Sunday Mornings at the River #1, Various contributing artists (Sunday Mornings at the River, 2012)

Geolocation, Nate Larson, Marni Shindelman (2011)

We Don’t Owe You a Thing #1, Various contributing artists (Carl Gunhouse & Thomas Marquet, 2013)

HE-RO, Yoo Byungseo (ART & SEOUL, 2011)

Intensive Care, Andrea Stultiens (Uitgeverij d’jonge Hond, 2010)

The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova, Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen (The Sochi Project, 2013)

First Exposures, SF Cameraworks Youth Mentoring Program (SF Cameraworks Inc., 2006)

C&L, Martin Bachelier and Pierre Seiter (Napoleon Press, 2012)

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

#Taksim Calling, Frederic Lezmi (Sunday Books, 2013)

The Singled Person, Various contributing artists (2009)

Halfling Zine Issue 2, Various contributing artists (2013)

Montreal-Paris / Quatre, Pascal Amoyel and Thomas Bouquin (2012)

Monreal- Paris / Trois, Pascal Amoyel and Thomas Bouquin (2012)

Renderness, Geirmundur Klein (2012)

Beat Beat Beat, Martina Maffini and Veronica Mengoli (Kaugummi Books, 2009)

Lengths and Breaths, Lee Ranaldo and Cynthia Connolly (Water Row Press, 2004)

Hired Hand, Stuart Bailes, Bea Fremderman, Ingo Mittelstaedt, Athena Torri (Vandret publications, 2012)

The Farther Shore, Julia Borissova (2013)

Two of Us. Encounters, Elisabeth Tonnard (Elisabeth Tonnard/Visual Studies Workshop Press, 2007)

Fallen Empire, Alex Bocchetto and Valentine Abenavoli (AkinaBooks, 2012)

Cruel and Unusual / PPOTR, Various contributing artists (Aurora Borealis, under the auspices of Noorderlicht, 2012)

Swell, Mateusz Sarello (Instytut Kultury Wizualnej, 2013)

P.I., Nico Bick (Nico Bick, 2011)

The End of la Bella Epoque, Misha Pedan (Khimaira, 2013)

White Noise, Michel Mazzoni (ARP EDITIONS, 2013)

Grays the Mountain Sends, Bryan Schutmaat (SILAS FINCH, 2013)

The Hill That Wasn’t, Stefan Vanthuyne (Art Paper Editions, 2013)

SPE @ Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201

THIRD FLOOR LOUNGE / March 6-8, 2014
Thursday 11-5
Friday 11-5
Saturday 10-2

Larissa Leclair will be in the iPL space all day Saturday. Please come by and say hi. A few copies of the iPL exhibition catalog “A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks” will be available to purchase on Saturday. Cash only.

About the Indie Photobook Library:
Founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010, the Indie Photobook Library is an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks. This includes DIY, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books, etc. The iPL promotes and showcases the books in the collection through international pop-up and feature-length exhibitions, articles, conferences, guest lectures, and also preserves them as a non-circulating public library. Having a specific collection dedicated to this contemporary movement in publishing allows for the development of future discourse on trends in self-publishing, the ability to reflect on and compare books in the collection, and for scholarly research to be conducted years, decades, and centuries to come.

The Indie Photobook Library has an open and ongoing submission policy. Photobooks can be donated by the artist, indie publisher, or private collector. All books become part of the permanent collection and are considered for yearly exhibitions.

The iPL and Empty Stretch at Black Cat


Following the FotoNOMA opening is the After Party and Slideshow



at the Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC


The Pulitzer Center
Women Photojournalists of Washington
The Indie Photobook Library
Empty Stretch
Washington School of Photography
Instant DC
International League of Conservation Photographers
American Photographic Artists DCSTRATA

Music provided by:



THE KAISER (DC Soundclash)

Buy tix - http://bit.ly/stratadc

The Indie Photobook Library presents A Bookshelf by Empty Stretch


@FotoNOMA / FotoWeekDC
November 2 – 10, 2013
51 N Street NE, Washington DC


“Saturday Night Fight” by Aaron Canipe
“Mediations 2″ by Theo Erbenius
“Mediations 5″ by Mark Harley
“My Golden Girl of Summertime & Old Carolina” by Aaron Canipe
“Overdue: Collecting the Abandoned” by Joan Oh
“Dying Trying” by Justine Tobiasz
“Occasional Prose” by Aaron Canipe
“Burnish” by Isabelle Evertse
“Twenty/12″ by Various Artists
“A Summer Tour” by Brian Baksa
“Petty Thieves 3″ by Various Artists

TICKETS: http://fotonoma2013.eventbrite.com

EMPTY STRETCH is a DC-based publishing collective with a large collection of titles in the Indie Photobook Library.

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


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


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

Indie Photobook Library with Blonde Art Books at Furthermore June 13, 2013

Indie Photobook Library at Furthermore

Blonde Art Books of NYC is going on tour and their first stop is Washington, DC!

Join BAB, the Indie Photobook Library, Cahiers Intempestifs, and SP Weather Station (Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson) for an informal SHOW&TELL and display of independent publications.

JUNE 13, 2013
52 O Street, NW | 202B
Washington, DC 20001
T: 202.330.1219

The public is invited to attend this free event and BRING their recent self-published projects to participate in an informal SHOW&TELL. Join on Facebook.

***Blonde Art Books will be collecting select publications to be part of an ongoing collection that will travel to future cities on the tour.***

And as always you can donate your book to the iPL at the event as well.

The INDIE PHOTOBOOK LIBRARY will be featuring local photographers and bookmakers with the following titles from the collection:

Twenty/12 (Aaron Canipe, Caroline Carpenter, John Edmonds, Michael Evnen, Nathaniel Grann, Mark Harley, Veronica Melendez, Jordan Swartz, Justine Tobiasz, Liora Valero, Tucker Walsh, Sara Winston), Empty Stretch

Guide, Champneys Taylor

Assembly Affect, Kyle Tata

Transfer, E. Brady Robinson

Monroe Portfolio, (Tim Anderson, Allison Clarke, Dan Rios, Matt Rose, Liora Valero, James Warner, Sara J Winston) Terri Weifenbach / Corcoran

This is Cool & All, But it Ain’t You, Zack Ingram

Garage d’Art, Jeff Bagato

Raleigh, North Carolina Hip-Hop Culture Over Everything, Jared Soares

Grown Up West, Rebecca Drobis

MidNights, Alexandra Silverthorne

The Us and The They, Kay Chernush

Backdrop: The Search for Home, Muriel Hasbun

Destination: Anywhere, Jordan Swartz

The Fighting Season, Louie Palu

Dream Self, Nate Larson

Some Fox Trails in Virginia, Susan Worsham

There’s Treasure Everywhere, Ginevra Shay

Dcist Exposed, Various Photographers, Heather Goss

Too Many Places and Times to Remember, Ginevra Shay and Trevor Powers

Banned in DC, compiled by Cynthia Connolly

Geisha, Satomi Kato

The Waiting Room, Bill Crandall

Pret-a-Porter, John Edmonds

A Psychic Collaboration, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman

Two Months’ Salary, Lee Gainer

A Sense of Place, Susana Raab

A Mid-Western Tragedy, Nathaniel Grann

Box of Ice Boxes, Cynthia Connolly

Here, John Gossage

The Indie Photobook Library at the PPAC – May 18, 2013

courtesy Brandon Eddy

For the third year in a row, the Indie Photobook Library will be part of the PPAC Book Fair!

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
4th Annual Book Fair
May 18th, 2013
*Free and open to the public

1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Selected from the permanent collection of the Indie Photobook Library by MICA photo students Emily Mason, Cameron Vaughan, and Brandon Eddy, these photobooks focus on zines, the curated group photobook, a look into interior mundane life, and the altered image.

Aristotle was wrong, Simon de Reyer
Terrarum, Michael Max McLeod / Goodbye Ranch
FIRE, Lucy Helton
VOL 3: Ada Hamza. ENDLESS VACATION, Ada Hamza / Fibra Casa Editora
Thomas Albdorf / The Velvet Cell Books
destination: anywhere, Jordan Swartz / thefacelesskid
FORWARD SLASH, Matt Austin and EJ Hill / There’s Just No Telling
Natureza, Luz, Homem, Carlos Cancela Pinto / Bad Weather Press
Stil Licht, Ananda Serné / Good Morning Light
Watch Me Jumpstart, Linn Heidi Stokkedal / Pogo Books
Mediations One, Nathaniel Grann / Empty Stretch
A Romance in Pictures, Calvin Lee / Arts & Sciences Projects
Grown Down, Lindsey Castillo & Tuomas Korpijaakko
To See Here, Kerim Aytac / StraightLinePress

Smoke Bath / Seems
Incandescent, A color film zine/ Pine Island Press
Romka Magazine #6 and #7 / Joscha Bruckert
Matter, Jessica Eaton, Matthew Gamber, Bill Sullivan
Twenty/12 / Empty Stretch
The Things We’ve Seen (No. 2) / VUU
Aint-Bad Magazine, No. 2 and No. 5
The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Humankind / KEHRER Verlag
The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 / Humble Arts Foundation

Two and Two, John MacLean / Hunter and James
Simple Matters, Yuta Nakajima
Patterns, Iciar Bravo / Bravo Publishing
five – fremantle prison, Christopher Young
FINDS, Harry Watts / Blackbox Press
In The Kitchen, Janet Delaney
A Narrow Scene of Hypothetical Circumstances, Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson / Teknisk Industri AS
509, Pamela Pecchio / Daniel 13 Press
Testament, Peter Riesett
Tempus Incognitus, Brad Carlile
UTILITE, Ellen Korth

Manel Esclusa / Galería El Carme
Aereas, Cassio Vasconcellos / Terra Virgem
Heed, Virginia Echeverria / Naivsuper
Scenes From the Great American Non-Site, Chad Rutter / Mystery Spot Books
WTWML, Anna Bak / Pogo Books
CENSURA, Julián Barón / Editorial RM
He who wants fire must be able to bear smoke, Welmer Keesmaat / Contentement
Paris, Justin Winz / Everymansland
Love, Stephane Leonard and Martin Eichhorn / Naivsuper
The Hibernators, Ruth van Beek / RVB BOOKS
Divine Retribution, Yury Toroptsov
HIRED HAND, Stuart Bailes, Bea Fremderman, Ingo Mittelstaedt, Athena Torri / Vandret publications
75003, Gianluca Tamorri
Lone Wolf, David Schulz / The Book Bakery
Speaking of Names, Christopher Gianunzio and Jenny Tondera

Come join us and browse through the pop-up “reading room”!

The Indie Photobook Library at OPEN SHOW DC

Kicking off the OPEN SHOW, Washington, DC, the Indie Photobook Library is thrilled to present a small curated table of photobooks from the collection from 6-7pm.

Our America

SHOW: Thursday, April 18, 2013 TIME: 6-9pm
VENUE: Busboys and Poets (5th and K), 1025 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

See award winning photographers and filmmakers present their work on relevant social issues in the United States and hear their insights from the experience of covering these topics.

Topics will include DC public schools, small town development, the federal prison system and reintegration, social stratification and division in the south, and recognition of military benefits for LGBT partners.

Presenters & Projects
Amanda Lucidon
Matt Eich
Jahi Chikwendiu
Gabriela Bulisova
Robb Hill
Joshua Yospyn

6-7pm Social mixer with relevant photo books curated by the Indie Photobook Library
7-9pm Photographer and Videographer presentations

More information and directions can be found at http://openshow.org/dc/ .

In partnership with FotoDC, OPEN SHOW, Reporters without Borders, and Metro Collective. Special thanks to Zach Krahmer.


Mira Mexico, Louie Palu
The Distance Between Us, Christopher Capozziello
Thinspiration, Laia Abril
Mark West & Molly Rose, Jeff Barnett-Winsby (J&L Books)
574 Views of Johnstown, Ed Panar
Every breath we drew, Jess T. Dugan
Carry Me Ohio, Matt Eich
God, Guns & Guns, Ben Philippi
Grown Up West, Rebecca Emily Drobis
26º 81º, Joshua Dudley Greer
Cruel and Unusual / PPOTR
Gowanus, Curtis Hamilton
Gazed Upon, Jen Davis, Stacey Tyrell, Cara Phillips (Ampersand)
From Roof to Table, Rob Stephenson
He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore, Jason Hanasik
Watershed, Jeff Rich
Transitions-Rochester (VSW)
Butte: America, Ian van Coller
Girl Ascending, Melissa Ann Pinney (CCC)

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

EXTENDED: The Indie Photobook Library at the CAC for PhotoNOLA has been extended!

© Meg Griffiths

Due to the overwhelming success and interest of the exhibition, The Contemporary Arts Center has extended the Indie Photobook Library exhibition!

Indie Photobook Library Pop-Up Exhibition at PhotoNOLA
Curated by Larissa Leclair, Jan Gilbert and Russell Lord
November 30 – December 2, 2012  – EXTENDED until January 20, 2013!

Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 (Map)
Call for dates and times. Open hours are December 12 from noon to 6pm, December 19 from 11-5pm, and January 5 from noon-7:30pm. Thank you to Courtney Asztalos.
Or email visualarts@cacno.org to make an appointment.

33 titles from the iPL collection, curated on the themes of migration, cultural identity and transition.

Selections by Jan Gilbert (Interim Director of Visual Arts at the CAC)

Transit, Ali Taptik

Eastward Bound, Marco van Duyvendijk

Aspects of Patriotism, Nathaniel Grann (Empty Stretch)

Mediations Two – Have you Ever?, Theo Erbenius (Empty Stretch)

Color Falls Down, Priya Kambli (photolucida)

My Fellow Americans, Dennis Yermoshin

I Still Don’t Know Which Way to Go, Jacob Pastrovich

one and two and up and down, Ting Cheng (Pogo Books)

Oceanus, a Tale of the Sea, Elizabeth Tonnard

Conditions, Andrés Marroquín Winkelmann

The Singled Person, Michael Ackerman, et al

Selections by Russell Lord (Curator of Photographs at NOMA)

Acik Ev – Open House, Okay Karadayilar and Ali Taptik

Inflight: On The Plane, Various (The Velvet Cell)

Moldova / Last Resort, Mark Nozeman

Transitory Space, Leah Oates

Where is My Vote, Ramin Talaie

Lu Xiaoben, Ruben Lundgren / WassinkLundgren

26º 81º, Joshua Dudley Greer

A Mid-Western Tragedy, Nathaniel Grann

But Where Are All The People, Marcus Bastel

Coverage, Christopher Dawson

Defekty, Stephen Grebinski

Selections by Larissa Leclair (Founder, Indie Photobook Library)

Backdrop: The Search for Home, Muriel Hasbun

Nicosia in Dark and White, Thodoris Tzalavras

Inner Loop, Cary Markerink

July 2012: Camo, Tammy Mercure

Stromend Geluk: Aquarium Oriental, Bjorn Staps

Camera House, Pablo Hare

Time and Space on the Lower East Side, Brian Rose and Ed Fausty

Memories in Red, Yelena Zhavoronkova

8 Mile, Sean Davey and Emmanuel Onom Mel

Thinspiration, Laia Abril

Grown Up West, Rebecca Drobis

© Meg Griffiths