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

Don’t Forget

Title: Don’t Forget

Photographer/s: Mariken Wessels

Date of publication: 2012

Keepsake

Title: Keepsake

Photographer/s: Mariken Wessels

Contributor/s: Basje Boer

Date of publication: 2011

He was there

Title: He was there

Photographer/s: Mariken Wessels

Date of publication: 2012

8 Mile; photographs from the margins of Port Moresby

Title: 8 Mile; photographs from the margins of Port Moresby

Photographer/s: Sean Davey
Emmanuel Mel

Contributor/s: Motsy David
Stephen Zagala

Date of publication: 2010

Welcome to Bata

Title: Welcome to Bata

Photographer/s: Mitch Karunaratne

Date of publication: July 2012

Paper of Walls

Title: Paper of Walls

Photographer/s: Yves Suter

Date of publication: June 2012

Inflight – On The Plane #1

Title: Inflight – On The Plane #1

Photographer/s: Eli Craven, Amy DiLorenzo, Alexis Gerard, Witney Gibson, Tom McGary, Joe Nigel Coleman, Keith McInnes, Mischelle M, Phillip Kalantzis-Cope, Christian Pitschl, Rivo Sarapik

Date of publication: July 2012

At The Airport

Title: At The Airport

Photographer/s: Andrew Hodgson, Benoit Augy, Benoit Chailleux, Llorenc Rosanes, Hideaki Hamada, Hiroyasu Satoh, James Patterson, Joao Ornelas, Larry Platt, Michael Dietrich, Michael D. Hawley, Michael Sean Edwards, Peter Baker, Phillip Kalantzis-Cope, Richard Newman, Robert Hildebrand, Zel Nunes

Date of publication: July 2012