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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

Art Fare

Art Fare © Andy Freeberg

Title: Art Fare

Photographer/s: Andy Freeberg

Contributor/s: W. M. Hunt

Date of publication: April, 2014

Belle Mort

Belle Mort © Maureen O'Leary, Terri Phillips

Title: Belle Mort

Photographer/s: Maureen O’Leary, Terri Phillips

Contributor/s: Maureen O’Leary, Terri Phillips

Date of publication: October 2013

“Потом/after a while”

"Потом/after a while" © Natalia Baluta

Title: “Потом/after a while”

Photographer/s: Natalia Baluta

Date of publication: May 2014

What I don’t have

What I don't have © Mohammadreza Mirzaei

Title: What I don’t have

Photographer/s: Mohammadreza Mirzaei

Date of publication: 2013

Platform Series

Platform Series © Charles Roderick

Title: Platform Series

Photographer/s: Charles Roderick

Contributor/s: Charles Roderick

Date of publication: Fall 2014

Plane Horizon

Plane Horizon © Charles Roderick

Title: Plane Horizon

Photographer/s: Charles Roderick

Date of publication: Summer 2014

Selected Works 2012-2014

Selected Works 2012-2014 © Samantha Sutcliffe

Title: Selected Works 2012-2014

Photographer/s: Samantha Sutcliffe

Date of publication: July 2014

Beautiful Pig

Beautiful Pig © Ben Schonberger

Title: Beautiful Pig

Photographer/s: Ben Schonberger

Contributor/s: Marty Gaynor

Date of publication: 09/01/2014

Creatures of Habit

Creatures of Habit © Britannie Bond, Elicia Epstein, Cait Kovac, Zak Long, Nate Matos, Sam Slater, Harry Snowden, Jeff Wagar

Title: Creatures of Habit

Photographer/s: Britannie Bond, Elicia Epstein, Cait Kovac, Zak Long, Nate Matos, Sam Slater, Harry Snowden, Jeff Wagar

Date of publication: 2014

Young Soul Rebels

Young Soul Rebels © Dennis Schoeberg

Title: Young Soul Rebels

Photographer/s: Dennis Schoenberg

Contributor/s: Dennis Schoenberg

Date of publication: September 2014