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

Through the Plain Camera: Small and Shapely Pleasures in Contemporary Photography

Title: Through the Plain Camera: Small and Shapely Pleasures in Contemporary Photography

Photographer/s: Jessica Backhaus, Elizabeth Fleming, Vita Litvak, Christian Patterson, and Shen Wei

Date of publication: 2011