“…the Indie Photobook Library is fast becoming one of Washington’s more interesting small collections.” – Mark Jenkins, Washington Post Express, November 9, 2011

Indie Photobook Library at the Corcoran – November 2-20, 2011

The Indie Photobook Library is pleased to announce it’s second feature-length exhibition!
November 2–November 20, 2011
Gallery 31

500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006
Gallery: (202) 639-1700

Curated by Muriel Hasbun, chair of photography, and Susan Sterner, director of photojournalism programs at the Corcoran College of Art + Design with assistance by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio.

10 Weeks: Ice Fishing in Wisconsin, Book 1, Mike Rebholz (Hand in Glove Press, 2011)

Anywhere but Here, Alex McTigue (self-published, 2010)

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Trent Parke (LBM, 2010)

Cityscapes + Birdmen, Jacquie Maria Wessels (Voetnoot-Publishers, 2010)

CLINIC, with many contributing photographers (RVB & Images en Manoeuvres, 2008)

Club 13, Nils Petter Löfstedt (Pierre von Kleist editions, 2010)

Coverage, Christopher Dawson (Blurb, 2010)

Elisabeth – I Want to Eat, Mariken Wessels (Alauda Publications, 2010)

How Terry Likes His Coffee, Florian van Roekel (self-published, 2010)

island, Kyunghee Lee (Takahashi Kunihiro, 2008)

life is a series of small moments, Elizabeth Fleming (Magcloud, 2009)

Living Arrangements, Sarah Malakoff (Blurb, 2011)

Los restos de la revolución, Kevin Kunishi (Owl & Tiger Books, 2011)

Noroc, Cédric Von Turtelboom (Blurb, 2010)

On Approach, Daniel Milnor (Blurb, 2008)

Orchard Volume 1: Crime Victims Chronicle, Raymond Meeks and Deborah Luster (Silas Finch, 2010)

Palmwine & the Grass Cutter, Nick Neubeck (Seems, 2006)

Shared Sorrows, Divided Lines, Justyna Mielnikiewicz (Blurb, 2010)

Sint Gregoriushuis, Ruben Lundgren (WassinkLundgren / Roel& Uitgeefprojecten, 2005)

Studio, Harry Watts (Black Box Press, 2010)

Suburbia Mexicana, Alejandro Cartagena (Blurb, 2009)

The Daughters of Job, Alison Malone (Blurb, 2008)

The Devil’s Garden, Andrew Youngson (Blurb, 2011)

The Family, Stephan Bladh (Nouvel Publishing, 2010)

The Photograph Commands Indifference, Nicholas Muellner (A-Jump Books, 2009)

View From This Side, Mark Dyball (Blurb, 2009)

World Was in the Face of the Beloved, Eric Weeks (Pablo’s Birthday, 2007)

A reception for Selections from the Indie Photobook Library will be held at the Corcoran on Thursday, November 10, 2011 during FotoWeek DC from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is FREE to the Corcoran for the week of FotoWeek DC.

Review in the Washington Post Express by Mark Jenkins. “…the Indie Photobook Library is fast becoming one of Washington’s more interesting small collections.”

Thank you to Joe Hale and all those involved in the exhibition design and installation.




Indie Photobook Library at SPE – November 4-5, 2011

The Indie Photobook Library is pleased to be part of SPE’s regional northeast conference in conjunction with LightWork and Syracuse University. The iPL has partnered with Carlos Loret de Mola to present “bookMarks” – a showcase of  self-published photo-based printed matter. Loret de Mola and Willson Cummer curated a selection of photobooks from an open call to members of the Society for Photographic Education and affiliates and alumni of the New York Foundation for the Arts MARK program. And Larissa Leclair curated a selection of photobooks drawn from the iPL archive that feature printed matter made by regional photographers.

Indie Photobook Library at SPE – NOVEMBER 4-5, 2011

Location: Light Work’s Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, located in the Schine Student Center of Syracuse University. The Schine Student Center is the location of the SPE Conference’s portfolio reviews and we will be sharing the Menschel Gallery with the exhibition “En Foco / In Focus: Selections From The Permanent Collection”.

Exhibition Hours: Friday Nov 4, 10am – 4pm
Saturday Nov 5, 10am – 4pm.

More information here.

The following titles from the Indie Photobook Library will be on display:

Any Fool Can Take a Picture With a Camera Like That, Chad Muthard
Archive {2005-2010}, Eric Bessel (Conveyor)
Before Things Change, Seth Fluker (Schnauzer Publications)
Bookmarks, Tuomas Korpijaakko
Deep & Cold Puddle!, Tuomas Korpijaakko
Dune, Misha de Ridder (Lay Flat)
Matter, Jessica Eaton, Matthew Gamber, Bill Sullivan (Humble Arts)
Mythos, Michael Itkoff
No Bummers Chapter 2: Revenge of the Homeowners, Riley McMaster
Seneca Ghosts, Danielle Mericle (A-Jump Books)
The McCann Family, Karen Davis
The Terrorist’s Handbook, David Schulz (Light Rail)
The Well Ain’t Dry, Cody Chandler
Threshold, Tate Shaw (Preacher’s Biscuit Books)
Todd Fisher
Transitions Rochester 2010-2012, set of six (Visual Studies Workshop and FOTODOK)
Inner Loop, Cary Markerink
Inner Workings, Juliana Muni, FUA, Jason Bernagozzi, Dan Varenka
No Destiny, Gregory Hapern
Reasons to Smile, Andrea Stultiens
Sound Horn, Theo Baart
The “Great Yellow Father”, Oscar Palacio
Traverse!, David Schulz (Light Rail)
Turns, Davi Russo
Visible Library, Sam Falls (Lay Flat)
When We Were Ten, Judy Gelles (Visual Studies Workshop)

The official opening reception at the gallery will be on Saturday Nov 5 during the SPE luncheon at the Schine Student Center from 1:30PM to 3:30PM.



View From This Side

Title: View From This Side

Photographer/s: Mark Dyball

Date of publication: 2009


Title: Noroc

Photographer/s: Cedric Van Turtelboom

Date of publication: 1st July 2010

Shared Sorrows, Divided Lines

Title: Shared Sorrows, Divided Lines

Photographer/s: Justyna Mielnikiewicz

Date of publication: published few copies as a Book Dummy in 2010

Suburbia Mexicana

Title: Suburbia Mexicana

Photographer/s: Alejandro Cartagena

Contributor/s: Gerardo Montiel

Date of publication: 2009

All Things are Always Changing

Title: All Things are Always Changing

Photographer/s: Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman

Contributor/s: text from The Metamorphoses by Ovid

Date of publication: 2008 (edition revision 2011)

Palestine 1937

Title: Palestine 1937

Photographer/s: original photographs: Pearl Braun Chertok

Digital restoration, cropping and enhancement
Book design: Lynda Fay Braun

Date of publication: 2011

Indie Photobook Library in CHINA – November 6-9


The Indie Photobook Library will be in China for the Lishui Photography Festival, NOVEMBER 6-9, 2011.

The photobooks selected explore perspectives on “American life”, the theme for the Lishui Photography Festival. From both American and international photographers we are shown the diversity of what that can be – American consumerism, a personal commute, remnants of a man-made vacation destination, a poetic walk through New York, the KKK, ice fishing in Wisconsin, gritty city streets, communities in California, Ohio, Las Vegas and the South.

(each photograph will link to the iPL catalog record for that book)

10 Weeks Ice Fishing in Wisconsin: Book 2, Mike Rebholz (Hand in Glove Press)

Acdcnyc, Nemanja Knezevic (SuperSizeShe)

Carry Me Ohio, Matt Eich (Blurb)

Down These Mean Streets, Will Steacy (Michael Mazzeo Gallery)

For God, Race, and Country, Chris Capozziello

Less Vegas, Mauro D’Agati (Ahrens Editions)

Mornings/Evenings, Todd M Walker (Magcloud)

My Fellow Americans, Dennis Yermoshin (Blurb)

Rank Strangers, Susana Raab

Road Ends In Water, Eliot Dudik (Saga Publishing)

Sadkids Number 5: The Gonerfest Edition, Geoffrey Ellis

Seaside, Clay Lipsky (Blurb)

Sleepwalk, Zheng Yaohua (good morning light)

Superficial Snapshots, Zine 3: Things I Like About Texas, Allison V Smith

There is Nothing Beautiful Around Here, Paccarik Orue (Owl & Tiger Books)