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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.

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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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

HomeLands: Utica

Robb Hill

Title: HomeLands: Utica

Photographer/s: Robb Hill

Date of publication: March 2015



Title: Common

Photographer/s: David Crompton

Date of publication: November 2014

Falling from a height

Falling from a height

Title: Falling from a height

Photographer/s: Martijn Berk

Contributor/s: Oscar van den Boogaard

Date of publication: June 2013

Un Buen Dia


Title: Un Buen Dia

Photographer/s: Paco Garcia

Date of publication: January 2015

All Night Long Vol. 5

All Night Long vol. 5

Title: All Night Long Vol. 5

The Quarter

The Quarter © Tammy Mercure

Title: The Quarter

Photographer/s: Tammy Mercure

Date of publication: April 2015

Delaware & Hudson Railroad

Delaware & Hudson Railroad

Title: Delaware & Hudson Railroad

Photographer/s: Rob O’Neil

Date of publication: 01/2015

Two Beautiful Daughters: Anger and Courage

Two Beautiful Daughters

Title: Two Beautiful Daughters: Anger and Courage

Photographer/s: Shelly Au

Contributor/s: Shelly Au, Ragan Morales, Amy Au, Brian Boecker, Crystal Boecker, Dave Meserve

Date of publication: 02/2015

Hot Wired Happiness

Hot Wired Happiness

Title: Hot Wired Happiness

Photographer/s: Curtis Hamilton

Date of publication: 2014

Incandescent Issue 7

Incandescent 7

Title: Incandescent Issue 7

Photographer/s: Daniel Ali / Dennis Baburov / Julia Borissova / Jaka Bulc / Elisa Chaudet / Karl Child / Yannis Christ / Kate Dollarhyde / John Hesselbarth / Jordi Huisman / Spencer Jenkins / Nathaniel Jones / Annie Ling / Jane Lu / Owen McCann / Ivette Spradlin / Alnis Stakle / Maxime Taillez / Adam Thorman / Johanna Warwick / Clara Wildberger

Contributor/s: Cutter Williams (Foreword)

Date of publication: January 2015