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.

OPEN SHOW DC #2
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

Schedule
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.

BOOKS:

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
burn.01
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

GALLERY HOURS
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
20/40/10

Bill Westheimer
Momento
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
WILD PARADE

Clay Lipsky
Atomic Overlook
Macro/Space
The Salton Sea

D. Bryon Darby
Encountered Aircraft

Deanna Dikeman
27 Good-byes
Clothed

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
Neighbourhood
City: Book One
City: Book Two

John Pitsakis
The Old World
the foreigner.

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

Harry Watts
Studio
FINDS

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
Pactum
The Gift of Loss

Nicholas Venaglia
Pictures
Wandering

Photographer Hal
Couple Jam
Pinky&Killer DX

Stephen Grebinski
Chlopak
Stad

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

Todd M Walker
Mornings/Evenings
Weld

Stephen Gill / Nobody Books
A Series of Disappointments (red/blue)
Anonymous Origami
Archaeology in Reverse
Invisible
B-Sides
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)
Burn.01
Burn.02
(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)
#15
#16
#17
#18
#19

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)
504-528-3805
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

 

The Indie Photobook Library at Conveyor Arts

Pop-up library space from the Indie Photobook Library collection at Conveyor Arts!

Come visit this weekend during the Conveyor Open House
888 Newark Avenue. Studio 491
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 (Map)
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
1:00 – 5:00 PM

More than 300 photobooks from the Indie Photobook Library will be part of the pop-up library space at Conveyor throughout the month of December.

Conveyor Arts recently set up shop at Mana Contemporary, a Tobacco Factory turned artist community, in Jersey City. Their studio space includes a traditional print shop with letterpress and small book binding equipment. They also house an inkjet studio, where they make exhibition prints for artists, and a digital work station for prepping books and photographs for production and exhibition.

Conveyor specializes in small print runs of artists’ books, zines and other printed matter related to photography. They collaborate closely with artists on all aspects of the book-making process, from concept and design, to the physical object. Their mission is to help artists and small publishers tailor their book project to fit the concept within it.

For more info about Conveyor visit their website.

HOW TO GET TO CONVEYOR

There will be FREE SHUTTLE buses running every half hour from Milk Studios at 450 West 15th Street [ on the corner of 10th Avenue in Manhattan ] to Mana Contemporary in Jersey City from 12:00pm to 3:30pm. Shuttles will return every half hour to Milk Studios from Mana Contemporary starting at 2:00pm through 5:30pm. Otherwise, you can take the PATH Train from Manhattan to Journal Square.

The Indie Photobook Library at PhotoNOLA Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2012

 

© Meg Griffiths

Indie Photobook Library Pop-Up Exhibition at PhotoNOLA
Curated by Larissa Leclair, Jan Gilbert and Russell Lord
November 30 – December 2, 2012  – NEWS: The exhibition has been extended until January 20, 2013!

Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 (Map)
504-528-3805
Hours: 11am-5pm

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

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!

Indie Photobook Library at FotoWeekDC, November 9-18, 2012

“A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks”
curated by Darius Himes and Larissa Leclair

FotoWeekDC
The Warner, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC

November 9-18, 2012, 11-6pm

The Indie Photobook Library’s 3rd feature-length exhibition curated by Darius Himes (Assistant Director, Fraenkel Gallery and Co-Founder, Radius Books) and Larissa Leclair (Founder, Indie Photobook Library) will travel from Gallery Carte Blanche in San Francisco to FotoWeekDC. The exhibition titled “A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks” draws from the Indie Photobook Library collection and features 70 photobooks along with a selection of photographs from the books (Eliot Dudik, Matt Eich, McNair Evans, Erica McDonald, Michael Jang, and Lacey Terrell) selected by Gwen Lafage (Founder, Gallery Carte Blanche).

The exhibition “A Survey of Documentary Styles” 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.

You will not be disappointed.

 

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

Featured as one of the TOP TEN Things to do at FotoDC in Feature Shoot!

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

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

Indie Photobook Library at the Peabody Essex Museum

The Indie Photobook Library is honored to be part of the Peabody Essex Museum’s “year of photography” initiative for 2012. As one of the world’s oldest photography collections totaling nearly one million individual objects, the PEM is celebrating photography all year with exhibitions by Ansel Adams, Jerry Uelsmann, and Barbara Bosworth, and public programming dedicated to the photographic image. June kicks off a monthly series of evening programs for adults, each featuring late-night gallery openings, music and food, artist demonstrations, film and talks, and on Thursday, June 21, 2012, a pop-up exhibition from the Indie Photobook Library.

Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970-3783 USA
(MAP)
South Spine-Atrium
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012, 6:30–9:30 pm
Members and Salem residents, $5; nonmembers $7
Current Threads: Contemporary Photobooks from the Indie Photobook Library

Selected from the Indie Photobook Library’s permanent collection, the books presented in this pop-up exhibition feature photographic work with underlying elements of water and celebrate the strength in self-publishing and small collaborative presses.

16 Bilder, Rebekka Seubert / 1%ofONE Verlag
Autre Eden, Philippe Lopparelli / Poursuite Editions
Before Things Change, Seth Fluker / Schnauzer
Black Scabbard Research Centre, Pedro Ramos
Deep & Cold Puddle!, Tuomas Korpijaakko
Dive, Marco Onofri / Senape
Dry Heat, Emi Okabe
Fiume, Guido Guidi / FantomBooks
Forest Coast, Ben Grieme and Clarke Tolton / artbookclub
Freo Beach, event no. 1-5, Chiara Terraneo
Hose Variations, Bjarne Bare / Cornerkiosk Press
Hurricane Story, Jennifer Shaw / Broken Levee Books
Mill River, Joseph Gerhard
Monochromia Botanica, Benny Asrul / 6by6press
Northern Shore, David J. Eisenlord / North Light Press
Oceanus, Elisabeth Tonnard
Of Falling and Floating, Elijah Gowin / Tin Roof Press
Road Ends in Water, Eliot Dudik / Saga Publishing
Shoreline, Fábio Silva and Carlos C. Pinto
Strawberry Snow, Yves Suter / Hakuin Verlag
Svalbard, Greg White
Thank God That’s Over, Emiliano Granado
The Lightness of Being, Alinka Echeverria
The Salton Sea, Clay Lipsky
The Sea Vol 1, Gu Fan / good morning light
The Sundays of Life, Bela Doka
Transformer, Sevim Sancaktar / Reccollective
Water’s Edge, Open To Interpretation / Taylor & O’Neill
Watershed: The French Broad River, Jeff Rich / photolucida