Saturday, June 4, 2011, 4-6 pm
Free and open to the public
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.
On May 24th, Mary Virginia and Darius were at BookExpo America, the annual publishing trade industry event (in NYC) signing books at an event hosted by their publisher Princeton Architectural Press.
To Be Published or Self-Publish: An Overview of Options for Artists
Thursday, May 26, 2011, 7 pm
Book signing to follow
Admission: Free; photo ID required for building entrance
In this presentation, Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss both traditional publishing and self-publishing avenues and help participants determine the pros/cons of each.
Book Signing and Reception at ICP
Friday, May 27, 2011, 6-7:30 pm
A reception and book signing with coauthors Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson. Entrance to the museum is a voluntary contribution on Fridays from 5 to 8 pm. Exhibitions currently on view: Eilliot Erwitt: Personal Best, Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945, and Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson will be offering a limited amount of ½ hour and 1 hour private project consultations in the morning and in the afternoon, respectively, on Friday, May 27th.
Book a consultation:
Enter a quantity of ONE (1) for a ½ hour consultation.
Enter a quantity of TWO (2) for 1 hour consultation.
Contact Kelsey Vance for availability and scheduling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last night, Mary Virginia Swanson lead a discussion on the differences and overlapping aspects of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing. Special Guests and fellow Tucsonans LISA M. ROBINSON (SNOWBOUND, Kehrer Verglag 2007) and MICHAEL HYATT (MIGRANT ARTIFACTS: Magic and Loss in the Sonoran Desert, Grand Circle Books 2007) shared their paths to publication. A rich and engaging dialogue with the audience followed. ASMP’s Tucson Chapter hosted the evening, held at Meckler Studio in downtown Tucson.
Next stop: New York City! Two free events are scheduled; a lecture at SVA on Thursday, May 26th followed by a reception and book signing at ICP on Friday, May 27th.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 6 pm
Buy tickets online
“Join leading contemporary artists as they discuss their work, the creative process, and issues in contemporary art. Chicago-based artist collective Temporary Services in conversation with Max Schumann, Associate Director at Printed Matter Inc., discuss their shared concerns about self-publishing and the democratic aspects of artist books. Moderated by MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry.” more »
Contributors and colleagues and friends at AIPAD checking out the book (top to bottom):
Mary Virginia Swanson gripping the lone advance copy!
Peggy Roalf, editor of DART Blog, with the coauthors
Debra and Darren of KlompChing Gallery and PDN Magazine
Lesley A Martin of Aperture Foundation
John Gossage, a featured Case Study
Paolo Ventura and Denise Wolff, contributors
Robert Morton, contributor
When we first started working on the columns that ran in photo-eye Booklist from 2004-2007, we envisioned quotes and interviews with a wide range of professionals and experts in the fields of publishing and photography. Talking with different editors, publishers, designers and photographers made the column truly interesting and grounded. In preparing the book, we kept that diversity intact. Over 50 contributors appear in our book, from 2 sentence quotes sprinkled along the top edges of pages, to essays and interviews with publishing professionals that run to several pages. These sections are titled Industry Voices and are embedded in each chapter, adding to the complexity and breadth of the book.
Publish Your Photography Book wouldn’t be what it is without these voices from the industry, and we want to thank them publicly!
(listed in order of appearance)
Chapter 1. The Photography Book Phenomenon
Frish Brandt, George Thompson, Martin Parr, Jeffrey Ladd
Chapter 2. The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing
Todd Hido, Dale Stulz, Chris Boot, Jason Fulford, Robert Morton, Michelle Dunn Marsh, Geoff Blackwell, Alexa Becker, Lance Speer, Gary Chassman, Joan Brookbank, Deborah Aaronson, Markus Hartmann, Theresa May, Patricia Fidler, Nancy E Wolff, Raymond Meeks, Jennifer Thompson, Lesley A. Martin, Eileen Gittins, Daniel Milnor, Allison V. Smith
Chapter 3. The Making of Your Book
Sam Abell, Leah Bendavid-Val, Denise Wolff, Andrea Danese, Lorraine Wild, David Chickey, David Skolkin, Bob Aufuldish, Sue Medlicott, Mark Klett
Chapter 4. The Marketing of Your Book
Nan Richardson, Scott-Martin Kosofsky, Joanna Hurley, Chris Pichler, Jane Brown, Shannon Wilkinson, Jo Whaley, Rixon Reed, Roy Flukinger, Daile Kaplan
Chapter 5. Case Studies
Alec Soth, Paula McCartney, David Maisel, Lisa M. Robinson, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Sean Perry, John Gossage
And providing fantastic quotes for the back cover are:
Jen Bekman, Gerry Badger, Dennis Keeley
Thank you all!