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Spotlight Award, Laura Wexler and Larissa Leclair © Silke Hase

On October 25, 2014, Larissa Leclair was honored with the Spotlight Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, Massachusetts. The award was presented by her former Yale professor Dr. Laura Wexler. The Focus Awards at the Griffin recognize individuals making critical contributions to the promotion, curation and presentation of photography. The awards this year celebrate four people and organizations instrumental in building greater awareness of the photographic arts in the general public. The Spotlight Award is given to an entity that consistently shines a light on photography and has created a far reaching impact in the field. Jim Dow, Dr. Becky Senf, and Elin Spring were also honored this year. Previous recipients include Deborah Willis, Anne Wilkes Tucker, Kathy Ryan, Shane Lavalette, Jen Beckman, among others.

Video tribute.


The Indie Photobook Library on TIME LightBox!


The Indie Photobook Library is TWO!

On May 13, 2012, the Indie Photobook Library celebrated its 2nd Anniversary. Thank you to all the photographers/artists/bookmakers that have made the collection what it is today! I’d also like to thank Advisory Board members Darius Himes, Andy Adams, Shane Lavalette, and Gabe Reed and all the venues that have welcomed the iPL. In the last two years, the collection has grown to almost 1000 books. The iPL continues to promote and showcase 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. I am looking forward to continuing the iPL mission.

Cheers,
Larissa Leclair
Founder, Indie Photobook Library


Larissa Leclair interviewed by Stacy Oborn on Hey, Hot Shot!


The Indie Photobook Library at FotoWeekDC, November 6-13, 2010.


The Indie Photobook Library and Self Publish, Be Happy have teamed up to bring you a fantastic array of indie and self-published books at this year’s Flash Forward Festival Oct 6-10, 2010.


Dide Magazine, the leading online photography magazine in Iran, features the Indie Photobook Library.


Smogranch announces the official launch of the iPL website and writes a glowing review.


Hey, Hot Shot! mentions the Indie Photobook Library in their Week in Review: August 2, 2010


iPL Ambassador Nathalie Belayche and Nick Turpin spread the word about the Indie Photobook Library at Les Rencontres D’Arles 2010

Photograph ©Nick Turpin


Larissa Leclair meets with George Slade at the Photographic Resource Center. Three hours of looking at books from the Indie Photobook Library was just not enough! (July 22, 2010)


Photograph ©Larissa Leclair


Little Brown Mushroom Blog gives a shout out to the Indie Photobook Library (July 16, 2010)


Alan Rapp discusses the state of independently published photobooks and includes the Indie Photobook Library.


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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

Notes and Rests

Notes and Rests

Title: Notes and Rests

Photographer/s: Maryanne Gobble

Date of publication: November 2014

Pop Photographica: Image Objects by Daile Kaplan

Pop Photographica: Image Objexts by Daile Kaplan

Title: Pop Photographica: Image Objects by Daile Kaplan

Photographer/s: Production Photographs: Peter Philbin

Contributor/s: Daile Kaplan, Michelle Hauser

Date of publication: July 2014

Escribo pájaros

Escribo pájaros

Title: Escribo pájaros

Photographer/s: Beatriz S. González Jiménez

Date of publication: July 2014

Balkan

Balkan © Stephen Grebinski

Title: Balkan

Photographer/s: Stephen Grebinski

Date of publication: October 2014

La Gasolineria

La Gasolineria

Title: La Gasolineria

Photographer/s: Chris Fowler

Date of publication: June 2014

Food Tattoos

Food Tattoos

Title: Food Tattoos

Photographer/s: Nate “Igor” Smith

Date of publication: January 2015

Dinner With Igor

Dinner With Igor

Title: Dinner With Igor

Photographer/s: Nate “Igor” Smith

Date of publication: December 2012

Bungalows

Bungalows

Title: Bungalows

Photographer/s: Jesse B. Moore

Date of publication: November 2014

OBEN

Oben

Title: OBEN

Photographer/s: Diane Vincent

Date of publication: October 2014

LIT

LIT

Title: LIT

Photographer/s: Ana Kras, Marija Strajnic

Date of publication: November 2014