June 4th at Flash Forward: The Future of Photobooks

Flash Forward Festival Boston
Panel Discussion: The Future of Photobooks

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 4-6 pm
Free and open to the public

Panelists: Andy Adams, Miki Johnson, Shane Lavalette, Michael Itkoff, Bruno Ceschel, Alan Rapp

Moderated by: Stephen Mayes, Managing Director, VII Photo

Despite belt-tightening at most publishing companies, photobooks are experiencing a renaissance in the midst of the digital revolution. In early 2010, Miki Johnson and Andy Adams explored this phenomenon in a month-long online discussion organized through the liveBooks RESOLVE blog, and FlakPhoto, which they respectively founded.

Moderator Stephen Mayes will guide an interactive tour through many of the questions that surfaced during the Future of Photobooks project: from “What is a book?” and “Why make or buy a book?” to “Will self-published photobooks ever be profitable?” and “Do more photobooks in the world ultimately make each book less valuable?”

The Flash Forward Festival is being held in Boston at the Fairmont Battery Wharf.